“If you live of a man’s compliments, you will die from his critisism.”
That’s the quote of the day for ya. Suck it up.
About believing in yourself. About having confidence enough to speak up. To stand up for yourself.
I’ve seen over and over again how much self-belief drives outcomes, and that’s why I force myself to sit at the table even though I’m not sure I belong there.
And when I’m not sure anyone wants my opinon, I speak up anyway.
Ok so fake it ’till u make it. Three simple things on your way there.
- Knowledge. Start there. The more you know… you know?
If you feel insecure about a certain thing, subject, history or anything you’ll appear just as that, insecure. So make sure you get your facts straight and no one can step on your toes. Intelligence is sexy.
2. Body Language. Read it. Yours and others. This tool is more useful than you might think. Make a powerful position and you’ll ace it. (Take yesterday as an example, I was confident as f*ck while walking to that barbell, and boom! 45 kilo snatch got up. Long time no seen.) Your brain can’t make a difference between reality and mindset.
Chest up, shoulders down. You got this.
3. Get fresh. Put some lipgloss on it, do your hair, set nails on point and wear those hell of a pants you know your butt looks great in. Whatever you feel like and no matter what: get up, dress up and show up (and of! Hehe). A simple lesson but oooh so very important!
Ok still sore from this weekends training so here’s what happened today:
Front squats (slow and paused)
Strict pull ups
So pure strength. Great.
Speaking of confidence and mindset. My little KAY-car just won’t start. Instead of go insane (cuz’ today at 6 pm there’s cleaning day on my street and I really have to move my car by then) I try to focus on what I can control. And I’ll beg for help. Haha. Anyone with jumoer cables and a car please? Today. Asap. Thanks a lot! I’ll buy you cookies!
Okok. Here’s what’s up.
If you own an kitchentable and/or chairs you don’t give a damn about anymore, let me know. That and a sidetable maybe? A nice sofa? IDK what you can bring to the table, just bring it friends!
I’m also looking for an ancient globe and huge frames.
Hollaaaa I just came out from the shower after a mash up I made myself:
5 reps, 5 sets from 35kg-45kg
JenJen and 10 rounds 4 time:
10 cal assault bike
10 overhead squats
10 lateral burpees
It’s nice to mix lightweight stuff you like and make it horrible. It was a success!
Can’t wait for thaisession Saturday though. Long time no seen.
Byebye have a nice day!
It all comes down to these things…
…when it comes to what we can control as human beings.
Discipline. I don’t wanna brag, but if it’s one thing I possess it’s discipline. I have no problem with “just do it”. Just go ahead and do it dammit. Wake up early, walk that extra mile. Put your mind on GO. No whining. If I have a specific goal in front of me, Imma do whatever it takes.
Take this spring that’s ahead of us. I have several goals. So I’ll work day and night (yes, I will work 1 night a week all spring), and I will save up for my goals. And in training. Yepp. Goals there aswell. Work hard, play hard, grind harder. D to the iscipline.
Focus. Oooopsiedaisy! I lack in focus. Lots of interesting stuff to do, do watch, to jump on along the way. I guess that’s what we call life? Distractions? I’m an expert of wanting to do several things at the same time. Perhaps because I don’t wanna run out of time or something I don’t know. But time is running anyway right? Some people live their life as if they’ve got aaaall the time in the world. I just wanna do so many things I possible can. I’m working on it. Focus now.
Effort. Yeah, you can’t half-ass aything. Lame. All-in or nothing at all, that’s the way I do. Always do the best you can at all times. And be wise, do your best from your starting point. Don’t compare yourself to others. Their story might be chapter 14 and you’re at the prologue. Always give 100% and do it for yourself. You decide how your 100s will look at this moment. And this moment. And this. You get it.
E v e r y t h i n g else is kinda outta your control. Sorry.
Anyway. Had a blast today with Sonny and Jimmy.
Here’s what’s up:
1= 11 cal row
2= 8 hang clean 35kg
3= 12 wall balls
4= 6 db snatch
5= 10 lateral burpees
6= 1 rope climb
x 6 rounds
Awesomeness. Great job as always guys and it’s so much more fun to train togehter and kick some serious ass together!
Let’s do more fun! I like this!
Wow, what happens next is like a lightning bolt. TeamWOD and the coach was…me! Yes!!
A really fun one, legtime! So frigging nice to see our great athletes sweat and swear and fight like the beast and beastettes they are. Beautiful IF you ask me.
And you should.
Catch u on the flip side!
Can’t stop listen to…
Raining men-Rihanna & Nicki Minaj.
Started this day best way possible. Team training with Ida & Kristina. Aka the superheroines.
10 cal assault bike
10 pull ups
rest 1 min
rest 1 min
rest 1 min
over head squats
hand stand push ups
It was fab! Finished last. Oh lord. Well, next week Imma start a new challenge and it will take me to next level sooo might not be last next time. Hehe. BOOYAAAA!!!
A few New year promises:
1. Lots of sessions with my new band, sing loads of Rihanna, Queen B and Lauren Hill.
2. Give myself time and space (and state of peacful mind) to read great books.
3. Educate myself. Preferably: neurological philosophy.
4. NOT cut my hair.
5. Love hard and strong and show it.
6. Support my local everything.
7. Buy a colorful lamp to my apartment. I know e x a c t l y which one.
8. Aim high higher highest.
9. Kinda be a fruit loop in a world full of cheerios.
Have a superfly day now!
Year In Review 2016
What one event are you going to tell your grandchildren about?
Not one specific event. I will tell them to trust in magic. And their gut feeling. Mostdef gut feeling at any given moment.
If you had to describe your 2016 in three words, what would they be?
Intense. Dreamy. Chaotic.
What new things did you discover about yourself?
That I am smarter than I think.
What single achievement are you most proud of?
Liv4fuckingJens podcast success.
What was your favorite place that you visited in 2016?
(I had the most perfect place in my daydream though).
Which of your personal qualities turned out to be the most helpful this year?
My ability to see the humor in things when times are rough.
Who was your number one go-to person that you could always rely on?
The best squad: my sisters and Livia.
If someone wrote a book about your year, what genre would it be?
Which new skills did you learn?
How to open a door with one hand while holding three bags, a bike, a coffee cup and 456 keys in the other without curse even once.
What, or who, are you most thankful for?
For being surrounded by people who picks me up whenever I’m down.
What was the most important lesson you learnt in 2016?
To keep my guard up at all times or else get punched in the face.
Which mental block(s) did you overcome?
My complex about my laughter and to smile with my teeth.
What was your biggest break-through moment career-wise?
To realize that I can affect so much more than I think and make it fun.
To be proud. To be softer.
That I really like my job and my colleagues.
What book or movie affected your life in a profound way?
The kite runner.
What was the best compliment that you received this year?
That I spread positive energy around me.
Well there’s actually another thing but I can’t scribble it down because I wanna keep it forever in my heart.
What little things did you most enjoy during your daily life?
Long breakfasts, coffee with Oatley milk, barbell sessions with friends and that cigarette at my stairwell-balcony in the summer nights.
What cool things did you create this year?
A few paintings, a band and sweet memories.
What did you think about more than anything else?
“How do normal people do? I can’t even.”
What topics did you most enjoy learning about?
Humans. Sound. Philosophy. Music. Skin care.
What new habits did you cultivate?
What advice would you give your early-2016 self if you could?
Take a vacation girl.
What was your most common mental state?
On my way somewhere in a dream inside my mind.
Which worries turned out to be completely unnecessary?
Every worry is actually unnecessary. Why worry twice?
What one experience would you choose to repeat if you could?
“Let’s never come here again, ‘cause it would never be as much fun.”
What was the best gift you received?
My green-pink bedspread.
How did your overall outlook on life evolve?
From my own reflection in the mirror to see the world through a prism.
What was the biggest problem you solved?
To save my car from the junkyard.
What was the funniest moment, one that still makes you burst out laughing?
Haha, it ain’t barred just jet.
What purchase turned out to be the best decision ever?
What one thing would you do differently and why?
Be more forgiving towards myself.
What do you deserve a pat on the back for?
For fucking making it.
What activities made you lose track of time?
Spending time, sharing thoughts and life. About nothing and everything at the very same time.
(If time exists that is).
Year To Come 2017
What do you want the overarching theme for your 2017 to be?
That love conquers it all.
What do you want to see, discover, explore?
I wanna see more humanity and magic realism, I wanna discover another dimension and I wanna explore the ocean.
Who do you want to spend more time with in 2017?
Those once-in-a-lifetime people I love so much you know.
What skills do you want to learn, improve or master?
I wanna learn a muscle up, improve my self-esteem and master shitloads of songs to sing with a really badass attitude.
Which personal quality do you want to develop or strengthen?
My crossfit coaching.
What do you want your everyday life to be like?
Where do I even begin?
Ok. So it kinda begins with a thorn apartment and ends up with Illuminati.
Which habits do you want to change, cultivate or get rid of?
Perhaps I should try to get rid of that chaos-intense-dreamy state of mind.
But then again, who wants a slow-still-silent-non-dreamy life?
Heeeell no! Not me no. I’m out.
I wanna get rid of energy thiefs.
What do you want to achieve career-wise?
Establish the blood-podcast for real.
Take a philosophy course.
How do you want to remember the year 2017 when you look back on it 20 years from now?
2017? Oh! That was the year when we finally had peace on earth, the ice stopped melting and the only language spoken was the language of love.
It was also the year when I finally had peace in mind, I had no more meltdowns and love was the solution.
What is your number one goal for 2017?
To do: everything I can.
I am so aware. It’s almost painful.
Speaking of pain, my ribs. Damn! Made it through Idas little 12 days of X-mas despite the despair.
1 hang squat clean
2 front squats
3 pull ups
4 push ups
6 walking lunges
7 burpee box jump over
8 kettlebell swings
9 cal assault bike
10 wall balls
12 handstand push ups
Buy in: 200 double unders.
You know the drill, do number 1 and then 1+2 and then 1+2+3…yada yada yada…
Hmm took Ida like 12 minutes and me up and about 50. Oh lala! I needed it so bad. Thanks gurl!
I will give the serie Rectify a shot today. My big sis’ says I’m a lot like the character Amantha Holden, both in looks and in manners. Hm. I just have to check her out then. Must be a pretty cool broad! Hehe.
What else will I do today? Read my book and figure out what 2016 taught me, what have I learned? What will I do different 2017? I bet 2017 is THE YEAR btw.
Focus will be on living life to the fullest, perhaps not always have a plan (so overrated), and go with the flow.
I will try to provide the light of awareness and wholeness to the ones I love.
I’ll even slow down from time to time (can I!? It’s a goddamn double dare).
Oh I will make my apartment the best apartment in town, I will go to spa-trips and I will save for several more trips and adventures and I will mosdef continue my hustle.
And I’ll write a letter to the 18-year old Jennifer.
Hollaaa and catch u on the flip side. We are evolving there.
-Hello how are you?
Might be the most cliché standard phrase of all times. 99% of the time you’ll get a:
-I’m fine thanks, how are you?
And 99% of the time that answer ain’t the truth.
Perhaps the person in question is fine, it’s just that…I want more.
I wanna talk about what kind of music that makes you feel, memories, what you’re afraid of, your favorite scent, what you think about space, what happiness is to you, what’s your favorite colour, if you have seen a ghost, when the last time was that you laughed so hard you cried, if you believe in love at first sight, what you desire the most, what your nickname would be, what theme song you’ve got in life, how you feel about death, if you remember your last dream, your darkest secret, what your motto is, if you have any regrets, your favorites line in your favorite movie, when was the last time you sang to someone, how much coffee is too much coffee.
Stuff like that.
Don’t hide behind shallowness and fear.
More than this, you know there’s nothing. More than this, just tell me one thing.
Here’s one line from one of my favorite movies Lost in translation:
Bob: I don’t want to leave.
Charlotte: So don’t. Stay here with me. We’ll start a jazz band.
Btw todays WOD was a goddamn race.
50 box jump overs
50 wall balls
50 push ups
50 wall balls
50 box jump overs
….Kaboom! Chaos. Fun!
STOP global whining.
I intend to erase bad energy and crappy vibes out of my life. Stop complaining about things if your intentions are not to discuss or get rid of your problems. If it’s just for the whinings sake? Then I think you should just shut up. If you can’t (traffic is too slow? it’s raining?) or won’t (lazy ass) do anything about your situation? Get out. At least don’t forward your negative energy to someone else. I’d like to do other things with my time than hear about useless nonsense. It drains everyones energy in the end.
I also intend to make shitloads of money so I can travel a lot in 2017. That’s a goal. Ok. 4 different countries will be visited. That’s a promise to myself. The first months next year will be hard work work, but we know, hard work pays of.
Did a lonely wod this morning:
10 cal ab
10 high box lunges with kb
Now Imma do stuff and later Christmasparty with Crossfit 360. Whatta blaster!! Looking forward to have a great evening!
Have a superSat!
This is Thurrrsday.
Train together with others and you’ll improve and get awesome. Train together with the Breakfast club and you’ll double that.
15 sets of power clean and a clean
Something something from Regionals:
25 cal row
25 box jumps overs
25 wall balls
25 push-ups (ring dips)
25 cal assault bike
This was fun! Thank you for pushing it guys!
Now it’s prime time for some editing. Some fixing. Some planning.
We’ve got our feets on fleek, nails done, hair on point and soon the other one will have a hot tan and I will not. Or maybe I will anyway because I’m gonna hide in your bag because you call me your little shrimp so I guess I fit in.
I salute us! I salute you Livia!
Let’s take a walk in the park with our new adidas skirts, laughing and yelling while we solve every problem that ever exists.
That’s what we do,
I love you.
Woke up pretty sore in my back from yesterdays session at Redline. Yes, I noticed I haven’t been to thai for a while now. Very nice thing to explore. Booyah!
A new year is coming, how to handle it? I’ve heard that 2017 is the shit. That’s what I’ve heard.
What about the atoms? Will they stick around forever? What if they refuse to collaborate? Just like that.
When you think about it, everything surrounding us and inside of us is round and contains life. Big circles, small circles. The earth, cells, atoms, the year, a womans womb, balls (pardon me), space (I guess). You name it, it’s round. Life is circular.
I’m on to something huge over here. Wait for it…waaaiiit fooor iiiit.
Breakfast club this morning. And it was fab.
15 minutes to make 15 lifts: 1 hang snatch+1 snatch.
Golden tips from Cristian and the lifting part got pretty decent after all.
20 minutes to make 3 reps clean & jerk 5 sets.
Aaaand as a lil’ finish, cardio:
max assault bike cal
50 wall balls
max row cal
max row cal
50 air squats
max assault bike cal
Baam! Thank you Cristian, Nicole and Sonny for this fresh Monday start! I’m ready for reality to hit me now. Go ahead I’m here.