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Hey guys! It’s already Wednesday, yay! I feel like this week is gong by so fast! I wanted to write a post last night and tell you about my doctor’s visit for my back but was too tired and decided I would tell you about it today. My doctor told me it’s probably just an inflamed ligament and there is absolutely no reason for me to be lazy 🙂 I should do whatever I want, just avoid the kind of exercise that hurt. She told me to treat it with some anti-inflammatory and I should be fine!

So after another week-long hiatus from ballet, last night I went; I must say, after a few exercises that required a lot of jumping my back did hurt a bit, so once I came home I iced it and then put some arnica cream on it.

But lets get to the main topic about this post…food!

Breakfast was chocolate chip pancakes with peanut butter and apricot jam, served sandwich style plus a glass of oj. This is the kind of breakfast you need before tackling an hour long walk with the dog in the cold park!

Lunch came together in a flash because I was starving: I grilled some eggplant and made little sandwiches with hummus and a sun-dried tomatoes sauce on top ( I love this sauce!) plus a small leftover of pizzoccheri, which is a typical italian dish from Valtellina and consist of buckwheat pasta, potatoes, cabbage and cheese! It’s really good. Also a handfull of chocolate chips was consumed as a dessert.

Before swim i had a snack (undocumented) based of some chocolate chip cookies and oj. These cookies to be precise:

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Dinner was super late, but really good: I re-heated some of the tomato sauce pasta my family had for dinner and added half a can of beans, plus had a salad with hummus dressing

You can see fumes coming up from the pasta!:D

As I say previously, I went swimming today! I was highly tempted to ditch it, but the forced myself out of the comfort of a hot house and into the cold and foggy streets because I knew I wouldn’t regret it. Apparently part of me was still against it because, i don’t know how, I managed to get lost going there: I got off at the wrong bus stop and then just couldn’t find my way! It was highly embarrassing, because I know the streets around the pool. But I managed to get there, swim for 50 minutes, shower and get out in even foggier streets! Oh, with wet hair 😀 I’m no fan of the hair-dryer!

I was having so much fun taking pictures of myself in the middle of the streets ( no one was around, thankfully ;)) that I practically missed my bus! I had to run to catch it, and the driver was kind enough to wait for me.

And the time has finally come for me to go to bed! Good night to y’all!

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I don’t know about you guys, but my older sister and I loved to play with mr. Potato Head.

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What was especially fun was trying to place everyone of his body parts in his…back compartment?

That and misplacing is body parts…don’t try and tell me you never put an arm where is nose goes 😉

Unfortunately, Mr. Potato, tired of being mistreated, moved on to a better home, but today my sister was able to find a decent substitute:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He’s not as versatile as Mr. Potato Head was, but he’s still a charmer 🙂

So cute in fact that he was rescued from becoming our dinner, which consisted of this

Which, my dear friends, is how true pesto pasta should be! Pasta with boiled potatoes, string-beans and, obviously, pesto! It’s really good, you should try it!

Dessert was what my mom called “wacky cupcakes”, vegan! My sister made them, and they weren’t bad!

What was left of them 😀

 Tonight I had ballet lessons but i skipped again – sort of bugs me – because my tailbone has been aching. Thank’s to it my activity levels have been extreemely low, so I’ve decided that, starting tomorrow, I’ll start swimming once a week! I love swimming but am terrible at it, which is the main reason I never go; I’m a bit afraid of judgement, you see :). But I was once terrible at running and afraid of exposing myself and feared what other runners might have thought about me; but I conquered my fear and now love it and am not that terrible anymore…or was, at least, thanks to you tailbone! Plus actually writing on my blog that I’ll be swimming tomorrow and every following wednesday…I can’t back out now!

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Dancing Hippo

Hello to everyone!

what happens when you skip a whole week of ballet lessons?

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You end up with shaking muscles,and you crawl back home because your legs are sooo tired…and I assure you I am not exaggerating! Ballet might seem a light, delicate, graceful and easy sport (or art? I say both ;)), but it really isn’t! It requires a lot of strength from those lean muscles..which I do not have, but that’s another story! 😀 I’m not really such a good dancer! I wish I were like this

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Instead, I believe I’m more similar to this

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Anyone recognize where the dancing hippo comes from?

Thankfully, dinner was all ready once I managed to crawl back home after ballet: my older sister had prepared black bean burgers with buns so we could assemble burgers! I added fresh spinach, tomatoes, avocado and mustard to mine: it was delicious!  Stupidly I forgot to take a picture to show you guys 😦 I never think about it, I’m not used to it! But I promise you I’ll do my best tomorrow! I wanted to do my very first “what you ate Wednesday”!

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