Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Coaching in LA - Photo shoot with Tracey Mallett

A beautiful active day!

Early wake-up because the future belongs to those who rise early!

Freshly squeezed lemon juice in room-temperature water + sobacha + multi-vitamins

To wake up my body: a bit of yoga, 100 abs on the floor, 100 glute contractions ("The Bridge"), 30 push-ups

Breakfast: a homemade buckwheat chapati + 1 tbs of chestnut jam from Corsica + 1 peach + 1 prune

Then I head towards the airport for 36 hours of craziness :)

Coaching sessions, interviews, and a superb photo shoot on the beach in Malibu which I will post photos of very soon :).

A very short night because the photo shoot starts at 5am….the stress and jet-lag are killing me so I wake up at midnight and don't go back to sleep...I am more than ready on time!

After a make-up session and some peaches + cookies we drive 30 miles south to Malibu in the caves on the beach for beautiful photographs...then return to Santa Monica for a session in the studio with Tracey Mallett (master Pilates instructor and celeb in the USA).

At midday, I let myself go with a nice serving of sweet potato fries…the consolation? In addition to the fact that it tastes good, it's also good for your skin due to the strong concentration in antioxidants (giving it it's famous orange color). Since I love them, I am happy as a clam, hence glowing in the pictures :)

I must say, I was very happy with this shot...why? Well for the first time in many months, I am really proud of my abs, and the visible results of good physical-activity and a balanced diet without frustration or deprivation (as you can see on my blog :)

I finish the day with a trip to Venice Beach to decompress after10 hrs of non-stop may sound simple but to keep up your energy and your smiles for 10 hrs, I assure you, is not easy to say the least...if you don't believe me, try it out, LOL.

Dinner in Venice Beach: sushi and edamame + green tea

Then I head to the airport and almost miss my flight….the line for security is so long! They close the door of the plane right after I step in, like something out of a movie :).

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

One day of relaxation!

Experiencing full on jet-lag , so I take care of myself today :)

I wake up a little later because of the 9 hr time difference, but at least switching to this timezone is much easier ;)

Upon rising: lemon juice in room-temperature water + sobacha (buckwheat infusion) +a handful of nuts/dried fruit mix + 1 banana + 1 peach

30 min yoga + 1 hr massage to relax my muscles and rejuvenate my body after all those hours of travel.

1 hr of biking all on the telephone because after 3 weeks of vacation I have tons of things to catch up on!

Raw lunch on the go: a handful of nuts/dried fruit mix + 1 banana + 1 coconut milk yogurt

A small walk
100 abs on my ab lounge

Snack: 3 thin slices of pastrami

Dinner: Corsican green beans made by papa (yum!) + 1/2 chicken sausage + 1 grapefruit and 1 handful of cherries

To bed early!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Day Boyz Training

Early wake-up due to a very early yoga class (well 7am to be precise, but it is early for a weekend)

Lemon juice + sobacha before 1 hr of yoga where we focus on headstands - a great way to build up crazy energy!

Breakfast: 1 baby raw bar + 1 apple + some cherries...I keep breakfast light because lunch promises to be very intense (a barbecue which is expected to go on for about 7 hours)

Then training of "Da Boyz" in the woods:
1 hr of intense running, sprinting, walking, abs, etc...tiring but great! Da Boyz worked very well, congrats!

Lunch/Dinner - starts early and ends late so just one long extended meal:
root chips + some dips like humus and cashew salad....some grilled grilled potatoes....fresh vegetable bread nor cheese or wine...I stay in control ;) because then dessert comes: red fruits terrine (yum!!) and apple tart - wow!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day - Fourth of July

Holiday today! It's the 4th of July - Independence Day!

On the menu: light breakfast because dinner the day before was rich:
1 sobacha to detoxify + freshly squeezed lemon juice in room temperature water + 1/2 papaya with lime + 5 Brazil nuts.

2 hr of rando in the canyons under a strong sun but protected with sunscreen! Luckily an organized person had brought water along :)

Quick Mexican lunch
some chips with tomato sauce + fish cooked with lemon + water (no beer for me, I hate it :)

1 km swimming

No snack...

a finger food dinner with a lot of temptations which I don't really resist :)
Fortunately the dessert is very healthy with fresh fruit (cherries, lychees...)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Argentina - Germany Match

Breakfast: Juice of 1 lemon + 1 sobacha
a homemade buckwheat pancake + 1 orange

Superb match between Argentina & Germany...Argentina got smashed!!!

1 hr of Fartlek in the marsh
200 abs on my ab lounge
30 push-ups

Lunch: 2 artichokes with soyonnaise + green salad + pineapple carpaccio and 1 Red Mango frozen yogurt (yum, yum)

Beautiful nap, it did me's hot...I read and relaxed

Snack: 2 mochis (2 little Japanese ice cream treats, which contain just 220 calories to be exact)

Dinner and fireworks: on the menu,
various salads, 1 grilled sausage, a little tomato/mozarella and for dessert I let myself go on a few Northern African pastries