Learning life lessons before the sun rises

So, a couple of weeks ago I discovered that I could jog 7 km (4 miles) before breakfast. This was obviously a milestone for me as it is an incredibly practical route for me and increases my number of steps in a day greatly.

However, a couple of days later I realized that my fitness abilities and joint abilities are not exactly aligned, as I in some way fucked up my ankle and had to practically limp home one day.

Fast forward to a few days ago and my ankle is feeling fine. So I warm up with some hard, but short, elliptical work-outs for a couple of days, and then with some light walking (too, in and from the mall to be perfectly honest. 9 000 steps though, so, what up?).

Then today at 4 am I set out to jog once again. Not only do I jog, but when I come to the hill leading up to the bridge, what do I do? You know, just what any other reasonable human being recovering from an ankle injury would do. Sprint up the fucking hill. Then proceed to jog across the entire bridge.

5 minutes later the pain hits me so hard, and I`m like “Omg, I have to turn”. Every step was just so painful. So, I turn.

And this whole walk-jog, I have been listening to the Julianne Hough episode on Lewis Howes podcast “The school of greatness” and she`s talking about being a young dancer and the whole perfectionist thing. Which makes me think about ballerinas, the only dancers I care about because they`re amazing, interesting and too me the embodiment of perfection. Above all I admire their insane work ethic. They don`t step down no matter what.

So I thought to myself “Zoë, a ballerina would never quit like this over some ankle problem, there is no blood, no bones sticking out, you`ll be fine”. So I figured that even if today wasn`t the day were I would jog that route again, it would at leat be the day were I would walk it.

And you know what? It took forever and honestly my leg got a little fucked up from the weird way I was walking, but I finished that walk. Pluss, I got some added steps from when I initallly turned and walked back.

And eventually my ancle didn`t even hurt as much.

The lesson that I took from this?

Sometimes the best way to get back where you were or get to were you want to be, is to take a step back. It can be insanely frustrating. But what`s even more frustrating than spending double the time on a route, is not being able to take it at all because your hybris makes you push yourself too far and puts your recovery back. Listening to your body is so important. If your feeling pain, there is a reason. Your body isn`t pranking you, it`s giving you important signals. And I feel like this applies to so much more. For example, if you`re feeling super anxious at work or you feel depressed when you reatreat to your appartment at the end of the day. Maybe take a step back in your career chain and see if you want to go with option b? Everything in life doesn`t have to be lineare. Maybe your living room is painted in a colour that`s draining your energy? Maybe you should get a dog? Whatever is going on in your life, take time to check in with yourself. And don`t just feel the feelings and move on. Make change where change is needed. You are worth investing time and energy in.

That`s all for this little rant. I am just so happy that I actually went through with this walk and managed to not jog even when my ankle started too feel more ok, and even more happy that I had a mini-awakening, haha. I hope that this resonates with some of you. I really feel like anything you can do for yourself, you should do for yourself.

Have a great day,

and love yourself!

 

 

 

Counting down to christmas

Finally got the next days of my christmas calendar. Days 12-16. More practical this time with face cleansing mousse and nail polish remover pads. But still some make-up in there. And a highligher brush, that I will without shame say, is the softest brush I`ve ever touched! mm

Includes:

Which accessorie is more important?

Personally I will always swear to shades and purses. But obviously I also believe stongly in the power of shoes, and statement jewelry. And all other accessories. But what I`m wondering is, what`s your favorie accessorie(s)?

What`s going on over there?

To keep it short and sweet (for once) I am just posting the content from my new page “2017” goals on my main page so that you can see what it`s all about, and also so that you actually hear about it, since new pages aren`t shared in the same way as posts.

So here it is:

As 2017 is fastly approaching, I`m thinking that it`s time to really organize and structure my goals and plans to achieve them. So I`ll be adding (and maybe deleting some) on this page throughout December as I make up my mind on what I really want. In 2017, I will of course regularily post updates on how my goal reaching is going. Hey, maybe that`s my first goal? Actually sticking to something. Haha.

Update:

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Anyways, as you know, I am an avid reader (I know, what a nerd ,right?), so for my first post on this page, I`m adding my reading list #dontjudge

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What would you like to see more of?

I know my posts have been a little all over the place lately (all this passion and only one blog aah). So I was wondering, which types of posts do you prefer? And are there any that you would like for me to start writing? 

 

 

And also which of these do you think I should try (I mean, if any haha)?

 

I got a makeup Christmas calendar!

So as you might know, I am a 17 year old high school student, so I still live at home. Which means that every year I get a Christmas calendar to count down the holidays with a small gift a day. Usually I get stuff like lip-glosses and lollipops (which are both things I love), but this year the game stepped way up! So, obviously I December first was a while ago, but I didn’t really care, my mom is always a little late with the calendar, so I think it’s funny. What’s even better is that for every day that goes by I`ll have one more item to look forward to. Which means that today I got eight gifts! And the items? You guessed it. Makeup! Specifically from MakeupMekka which is my number one favorite makeup company for many reasons! Primarily that they have amazing and super pigmented (and smooth/comfortable af) products and don’t test on animals J

Anyways, here is a picture of the amazing stuff I got!

Rundown:

Pro Water Resistant Kohl Pencil- black

Beautyblender/Blending Sponge Pink

Moisturizing Balm Chubby Stick- Natural Knockout (just tried it, so smooth, so shiny, I`m in love!)

Glow Girl Face and Body Liquid Highlighter 

Smooth and Creamy HD Lipstick- Naughty Nordic

Shine Trio Cream Highlighter/Blush/Bronzer (actually already had this, but shh, don`t tell)

All Natural Soothing and Protective Lipbalm

Lipstick Wheel- Fabulous Five

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That angelic feel that comes with new makup.

 

Where do you prefer to get your makeup from?