How I earn all those chocolate goodies :)

I hope you don’t think that I just bake all these desserts and don’t work hard to earn to eat them. Train hard, eat hard :) Desserts after all are treats and not food, even if they are paleo :) Having that in mind and having in mind that I have tasted today all of the previously posted desserts, I felt that I have to make a workout, so that I wouldn’t feel that guilty of treating myself too good for no particular reason :)

I picked up an old workout from Bodyrock.tv website and boy oh boy it was nice. My sweat was literally dripping and I don’t remember when it happened to me, probably in Spain when it was super hard and any small workout ended up in a sea of sweat. But now I am in Quebec and it is not hot at all. Workout was 500 rep time challenge:

1. Prisoner Squats – 50 reps

2. Sit Ups – 50 reps

3. Forward/Backward Lunge – 50 reps (25 on each leg)

4. Push Ups – 50 reps

5. Reptile – 50 reps (switching legs)

6. Turkish Get Up – 50 reps (used 10 lb. weight from dumbell)

7. Side V-crunch – 50 reps (25 on each side)

8. Split Push Ups – 50 reps ( switching from wide stance push up to close stance push up)

9. Jump Forward And Two Jumps Back – 50 reps

10. Reversed Plank Knee Tucks – 50 reps (switching legs)

My time was 26min.17sec. Hardest part: Turkish Get ups, as I have never done them before, so had to work on figuring out proper positioning of the body, so it seemed to take forever to make 50 of them. Really nice workout though.

On Acting My Age. What does that mean?

 

Do I act on my age? Actually, I don’t know what that would mean. I act as I feel would be best for me. Would it be similar to what other people of my age do? Definitely not majority, however I don’t think I would be unique. I just like experiencing things differently. I stopped drinking my moms milk too early, i started walking too early, I started going to school at the age of 5, i was skipping classes, I dropped out of high school couple month before final exams and graduation and went to hitch-hike around europe at the age of 18. At 20 I studied in 2 universities simultaniously: law and philosophy, because I wanted to see my limits, at 21 I also started working part time in marketing, willing to push my limits even more. Then I graduated, kept working in marketing related area. Dropped everything after couple years and went to volunteer in farm in Italy and Spain for few months. Moved to live in BArcelona and worked in various jobs, like bars, hostels, pub crawls, because wanted to experience that. After couple years moved to Canada, try to enter to do MA and Phd and while waiting for results and immigration papers, started learning french and working as a nanny. If I Plan to have children, better get experience before. Am I acting by my age? I don’t know. I just keep following myself and my sometimes crazy life projects…Life is a gift, I just try to use it as much as I can and try not to forget this simple fact…

Finding Job in Barcelona

I wrote this little article some time ago, but I decided to post it here, maybe someone will find it useful :) Plus, it is nice to remember the times there….I would not go back right now, but I am sure that we will be back at least for half a year at some period in our lives.

And so…yesterday Vida got her first job in Barcelona. She will be working in an irish pub pretty close from home as a bartender. the salary is pretty good – 6 euros per hour and she will be working 5 hours per day. however, for her it was a pretty shock as she is carrier oriented, so she was hoping straight away to find job in her area and start making a carrier. but in Barcelona usually it is not working that ways, unless you are spanish, french or at least very qualified native english speaker. I remember, when I came to Barcelona I lost any illusion  to find job as a project manager, especially not knowing spanish language. And even though I consider to have almost perfect English, it is not helping either. So, what do expats usually do in Barcelona:

Job number one: teaching English, that is what Milli is doing. She is earning pretty good money, around 10-20euros per hour, depending where she is teaching. The only difficult thing is to get enough hours to make living, but once you are on the track, everything is pretty fine.

Job number two: working with sales over phone. Luckily I did not have to do this type of job as I simply hate phone and can’t imagine myself selling something.

Job number three: working in a pub, restaurant, hostel, hotel. I tried some  of it, working in a restaurant and now I work in a hostel. There might be pretty hard and pretty easy jobs, depending where you find it and depending on the owners. Luckily, my current job is amazing and I am proud of working in ecological hostel, so even though it is not what I want to do for rest of my life, I am really satisfied with it, plus I satisfy my urge for ethical job.

Job number four: working with promotion. I have done it myself, it is amazing how many clubs are needed to be promoted and how many promoters you can find around beach are and Las Ramblas. Club, pubs, coctail bars, restaurants, pub crawls, flamenco shows. So, if you will ever come to Barcelona, search for flyer people, at least you will get discount for entrance, maybe free entrance, maybe some little extras…

And for sure there are much more…just need to search and believe. Some people find it really easy, some harder. But if you want to experience the vibrant energy of barcelona, give a try :)

Barcelona

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