Sunday in the jungle


What I enjoy most on Sunday is maximum chill and a visit in my favorite plant shops to see what’s new, and eventually what my heart will fall for! I wasn’t looking for anything and spent time watching the orchids growing in moss without a pot to keep it together! But orchids are not my favorite. I like the greens of leaves but not so much the colors of flowers.

And then I saw it. The aisles with all the minis, like really all of them! They’re cheaper than grownups and take less place in my crowded apartment! And I can watch them grow over the years 🙂 3 bought 1 free, the deal was sealed! My new babies are called Syngonium ‘Maria’, Beaucarnea Recurvata, Fittonia Albivenis and a Peperomia Prostata! I’m a blessed plant mama! 🙂 

Lost in Trees

Yesterday was so much fun! We went in the forest with my bestie Solen and one of her friend (and her American staff dog).  I was so scared of her dog! Since I’ve been bitten by one years ago, big dogs has been a fear of mine. But yesterday it all turned great! I took my time and got closer to it and ended playing with him a little 🙂 and the Solen took out her camera and captured beautiful images of me in the so peaceful ambiance. Totally my kind of places! We walked and rested in the middle of the nature for what seemed like hours, then had a drink. Cheers to these moments! 

Days off


When it’s all going so fast and overwhelming, I enjoy taking 1-2 days off to breathe and relax. And most important, take care of my plants! I started filling the appartement with plants a year ago, now I spend my time growing them in best conditions. It’s really a therapy in itself!

I feel I have so much to learn from these little green friends! The patience and devotion, the heart that cracks every time a leaf dies 🙂 Now my next goal is to find a Begonia Maculata, I love their leaf pattern and white dots!

Today I’m at my mom helping her with groceries and stuff, since the surgery she has to be careful about lifting weight and carrying stuff! Well, just an excuse to get my mom just for me 🙂 Have a nice Friday! 

Reflection

DSC047112 Months since my last post. Time goes at the speed of sound when you’re an adult and nobody ever told me that.The work hours, the commitment and my new professionnal goals totally broke the balance between job and private life. But I don’t want to let go of this tiny, humble spot I created for myself just here. It’s my mini world 🙂

This morning I was up at 8am, I had a migraine last night that sent me to bed at 9. The weather was gloomy outside, almost rainy, and all I needed was a walk in the empty sunday city. I quickly put some warm clothes on and left the house. I couldn’t stop thinking about someone I used to know, bitter thoughts, so I walked my way until this thoughts found their way back to where they belong.

It was also time for me to reflect on the 3 last weeks we had with my family. On september 23rd, my mom insisted I visited her, and I was really enthusiast about possible good news she would tell us. Big. Error. We sat with my lil sis in the sofa, watching my mom clearly uncomfortable, about to reveal the reason she asked us there. And I never thought I would hear this word out of an astological context. Cancer. It immediately brought me to tears and fear. A dark spot was found after her last mamography and it had still to be tested. Now two weeks after, the cancer has been diagnosed as tiny and not invasive, and my mom went to surgery to get all those nasty things removed out of her body. Cancer is so scary, even more when it happens to someone you love because there’s simply nothing you can do. Can’t wait for it to be past.

After 3.5 km in the cold morning breeze, I decided to head back home with a much better state of mind.

Green house

Green babes everywhere! I’ve moved the plant nursery from my bedroom to the kitchen, and all I can say is that they all love their new spot! Here are living mama Spathi and one of her babies, two Schaefflera cuttings (one has finally rooted!) succulent leaves propagating, two strings of pearls and a baby avocado tree- made some guacamole yesterday and added two seeds in water 🙂 I also have a dozen of sunflowers growing in the livingroom ! There’s so much learning, it takes patience and daily care to grow happy plants! Growing greens is my favorite hobby besides fitness and it brings me so much peace and smiles, I love it:)

Des plantes partout! La nureserie des plantes a atteri dans la cuisine ou la lumière est plus constante et moins agressive, et on peut dire que les licataires s’y plaisent! Il y a maman Spathi et une de ses filles,  deux boiture de sxhaefflera (dont une a finalement fait des racines!)  des feuilles de succulentes qui se propagent, deux chaines de perles et un bébé arbre avocat – j’ai fait su guacamole hier et mis deux noyaux a tremper 🙂 il y a aussi une petite dizaine de tournesols qui grandissent tranquillement dans le salon! Il y a tellement a apprendre, ca demande patience et entretien de tous les jours! C’est vraiment ce à quoi je préfère m’occuper en dehors du sport, c’est tellement plaisir et ca me fait sourire au quotidien 🙂

Busy days

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I entitle this post “busy days” but it features just one picture… Well, my camera is in a bad mood lately and will only charge every other day which means I only have my phone most of times. And phone pictures are okay-ish for Instagram but here I’d rather only post good quality ones! for every other picture you can still catch me @fitonova_ ! Welle these past days I have been pretty busy, I’m starting to take training/diet to another level which means I’m reaaaaally more into it ! Yesterday I worked out on my lunch break (biceps/core/shoulder) and went back in the evening to meet my beautiful friend Meryl and added another session (back/glutes). I also went to the gym this morning , hit hamstrings and quads and back…. Safe to say, if soreness could kill I’d be dead by now!

On the diet side of life, I no longer have sugar cravings! I really don’t know how this happened! I bought some chocolate the other day and still haven’t eaten it! crazy right? Well it’s a good news for me because I no longer have to fight these cravings, let’s hope it lasts! Above is a picture from tonight’s meal, I hesitated between having sushis or pizza as a cheatmeal, but the only thing I really wanted was stuffed zucchini! it’s so simple to do and so healthy it’s not even a cheatmeal ! All you have to do is cut the zucchini into 2, remove the inside and stuff it with a mix of ground beef,/mushrooms/herbs, a bit of olive oil and also low fat cheese! 40 min in oven at 180°C ! For those interested, the whole plate is about 200kcal/14P/9F/8C ! Now i’ll just chill at home and watch Hannibal 🙂 cosy evenings are the best! I’d also like to add that tomorrow is a very important day, we get to vote in France. It’s a right, but it’s also a duty! If you want to make things change you have to get your ass off the couch and head to the vote place! Nothing will ever change if we don’t give our opinions! There’s so many countries where people can’t vote and have no choice, we have it so we have to take advantage of it and take a few minutes for it 🙂

I’m really hoping you’re having a great saturday night, either you’re going partying or just chilling like me! 🙂


J’appelle ce post “busy days” mais je n’ajoute qu’une photo… Eh bien c’est tout de la faute à mon appareil qui ne charge qu’une fois sur deux ce qui veux dire que je n’ai que mon téléphone la plupart du temps! Et autant c’est bien pour Instagram, autant ici je préfère des photos de qualité… Du coup pour avoir plus de photos ou d’infos en ce moment, suivez moi sur @fitonova_ ! Ces derniers jours ont été vraiment chargé, entrainement et régime beaucoup plus sérieux et je suis vraiment plus concentrée à atteindre mes objectifs! Hier, entrainement sur la pause de midi (biceps/abdos/épaules), puis le soir en compagnie de la jolie Meryl (dos/fessiers). Ce matin, c’était ischio, quad et dos au programme… Autant vous dire que si les courbatures pouvaient tuer, je serai déjà morte 🙂

Niveau diète, et bien plus de petites faims! Je ne sais honnêtement pas comment c’est arrivée, moi qui me bats toujours contre les petites fringales, surtout le soir. Et bien figurez-vous que la dernière fois j’ai achetée une tablette de chocolat que je n’ai toujours pas mangée! On espère que ca dure! De même pour ce soir, j’hésitais entre sushis ou pizza pour mon cheatmeal et ce sont finalement des courgettes farcies qui m’ont donné envie. En plus c’est super simple à faire, pour la photo au dessus, j’ai simplement enlevé l’intérieur de la courgette, j’y ai mis un mélange de bœuf à 5%/champignon/herbes, un filet d’huile d’olive vierge et du fromage râpé à 15% de mg. Au final dans l’assiette, environ 200kcal, 14P/9G/8G , des supers macros et le ventre bien rempli! Maintenant pour moi c’est repos, en regardant Hannibal 🙂 Les soirées tranquilles sont les meilleures 🙂 Et demain, c’est un jour super important pour nous, j’espère que vous irez voter! Rappelez-vous qu’au delà du droit, c’est aussi un devoir et nous avons la chance de pouvoir donner notre avis dans ce pays. Beaucoup d’autres pays ne permettent pas cette chance! Cela ne vous prendra que quelques minutes alors je vous fait confiance pour mettre le bulletin dans l’urne demain!

Qui que vous ayez prévu ce soir, J’espère que vous en profitez bien, que ce soit en mode soirée ou calme comme moi! 🙂

Back to work

I. Am. Tired. Like, awfully tired. It’s how it feels when you’ve finished your first day back to work right ?   : ) But it was nonetheless a very good day, I was in a great mood and it’s all that matters. I’ve been feeling well lately and it shows !  I don’t stress that easily anymore, I smile and laugh more, and it’s becoming a virtuous circle. I appreciate that, I’ve been feeling down for long so it’s like sunshine after rain : ) went home for 30min crazy cardio, then FOOOOOOOOOD then bed. That’s all. Not a single thing more ! 

Je. Suis. Crevée. Genre, horriblement crevée. Mais bon je suppose que c’est normal après le premier jour de reprise !  Cela dit c’était une très bonne journée, acec un super moral et ça ca fait tout. Je me sens mieux ces derniers temps et ca se voit !  Je ne stresse plus aussi facilement, je souris et je ris, ca devient un cercle vertueux ! Ca fait du bien après ces derniers temps où j’avais moins le moral. C’est comme le soleil après la pluie  : ) après ca retour maison pour 3p binnes minutes de cardio folle, puis manger puis au lit. Et c’est tout. Pas une chose de plus  : )