I woke up and could still move. That is a good sign. And as advised by my trainer I am going to do some cardio in the gym now. However it took me 30min longer this morning to get all my stuff together.
Later I will be meeting a friend from Spain. I feel like I'd rather sleep right now but I am still looking forward to seeing him again after almost 2years.
Interestingly I managed to stay on the cardio for 35min but am now actually feeling some tension in my muscles.
The trip to the gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer feels more like an odyssey and personally I don't find the idea of the place exciting or interesting at all. It is a symbol of separation and it should always be there to remind us of how stupid some governments can be, but to meet there for fun is something I cannot fathom.
It was fecking freezing and I was waiting for 40 min. When I was finally giving up my friend run into me, who was waiting on the other end of the street. I was so angry with him though in hindsight it is probably for my fault than his (but don't tell anyone). We decided to search for a cafe to get warmed up I had a hot white chocolate and a quiche- not very vegan of me :( but it was delicious.
Now I am hoping to get into bed by 10, otherwise I won't make it to get up at 5 to 5.30.
I was thinking about my Eurovision outfits... I really want to fit into my dress from last year and make a few new ones. As I have the prints already I need to get my thinking cap on for the design. This time I want to make something with a bit more quality than my last years attempts. Considering that I have time to design and any of my silhouette designs can be interpreted for Eurovision I am hopeful.
Waking up at 6.30 indicated that I was indeed not fit for the gym. Instead I booked my next flight to Dublin after several attempts during the weekend had failed. Talking about Dublin: severe weather warning was issued due to chances of snow and temperatures plummeting to -1C. Considering that it was -8C in Berlin with quite some snowfall I smile at the idea of the mild weather in Ireland.
Right now nothing seems to motivate me to get out of bed. In the end it took me about an hour. Which also means I will have only about an hour in the gym. At least I am going.
I am looking forward to tonight. I am going to the theatre to see my fair lady. From the looks of the posters it is a classical adaptation. Which to me also means I get to see a few beautiful garments.
Highlight from a fashion point of view were the black/white outfits at the racecourse. Overall it was a 7/10. The vocal performance was good but not great. The theatrical part was really good from most roles.
IKEA day. Today I set out to get my kitchen an upgrade by getting a kitchen table and a mini dishwasher. Also my tab had to be fixed as it was leaking. So glad I have a handy neighbor friend, who fixed the leak and accompanied my to ikea (and media markt and Bauhaus).
While I ended up not buying a table I was happy at the end of the day as I got the right idea of what I want for a table. I also got the extensions needed for my dishwasher (initially I wanted to hide the dishwasher under the sink but then the water would not have been able to drain.), and the projector screen that I get installed next Friday. I also got an audio connector for my sound station and a new DVD.
I have found a table. Searching online for a industrial wood to make my own table I found one on eBay that is exactly what I want... Well it is a bit too short, but I'm currently talking to the seller to see if he can manufacture one for me with longer legs. At the moment it might work with just a little increase in price.
In the afternoon I went to see the Russian circus on ice. It was really aimed at children and therefore the presentations at times really low. However, artistically it was enjoyable. Highlight of the show was possibly the moment they started hula hooping with cubes.
My next EMS session. Today my arms seem to have been the focus of pain. Well, the things we do to get what we want... Today, however, have also learned something new that is probably useful for a lot of people trying to get rid of a few pounds in certain areas. No matter what sport you do, you cannot manipulate your body, to tell him where he should take from his reserves. So while sport will tone a specific area that becomes tighter, it will not necessarily makes you skinnier. For that purpose I actually have to create a negative energy balance at the end of the day and use the power of mind to hope for certain areas.
I am so excited. I just got a ticket to a fashion trade show. This one is two in one: the ethical fashion show Berlin and the green show room. In an ideal world I will get to see the talk about global organic textile standards, the salon show and the ethical fashion on stage as well getting to talk to some experts about green sourcing of fashion in Berlin and the options to reduce the carbon footprint of a collection.
I am getting ready for the trade show. I'm finally wearing my project denim jumper. The one I bought on the alternative fashion show last autumn... I think this day should get a separate post.
pennyless fashion designer working towards London