TRAVEL KIT

After more than 7 months without getting a proper haircut done today was the day!

Just in time before my best friend little sisters graduation and for my next trip!

Meanwhile traveling I’m trying my best to take care and protect my hair and skin as much as possible.

For my hair, I’ve been using Redken hairproducts for years and very happy with what they have to offer. And sometimes when it gets to salty or to much sun I even use coconut oil for my hair before or after surfing.

But since I’m going to a new place I never been before I thought it was time to try out something new! So this is the new serie from Balmain. I had no idea they made hair products! So this will be fun to try out :) Love this small little travel kit, 199 swedish krona for a little cute bag with shampoo, conditioner and leave in condition spray or salty spray!

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 XO / J-C

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Day 5 / The beginning

It’s been 2 days since i finished my juice cleanse and…

My last juice day went smooth and easy, maybe because I knew it was the last day!

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BUT! just because the juice days is over dosen´t mean that it’s ”back to normal” or how it was before. Not because I was eating unhealthy before or anything. Its time to take it to the next level.

Dani my juice maker is a expert and told me its extra important to not eat gluten, pasta (or other half fabric), olive oil, meat, fish, milk and more.. (eat like a vegan is easier to say).

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First week is extra important after a juice cleanse because the first week your’e body lose a lot of water and second week fat. Well as i said in the beginning my goal is not to lose weight but to get into a more vegan lifestyle and choose only good and healthy food for my body.

The biggest different so far is that i don’t feeling so hungry all the time and I don´t feel like eating any sugar.

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I believe it was the perfect timing to do the cleanse. By thinking about it for such a long time and slowly going from growing up with swedish traditional food to stop with milk and eat more vegetarian food and now -> Treat my body with only the best food that fits my body the best! I’m feeling fantastic! Thank’s Dani for the help!

And so the journey continues, this is only the beginning ;)

XX / J-C

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Day 4 – ZzZzZzz

Yesterday was day 4 on my juice cleanse and the worst day.

Kicked off the morning with 1 hour surf session between juice no.1 (9:00) and second (11:00). If i only knew that i would..

sleep between 2nd (11:00) and 3rd (13:00) juice, and also between 3rd and 4th (15:00).. And also between 4th and 5th (17:00)

Haha yes you can almost call it a day right there.. My sleeping and very exhausted body was to tied to make this blogpost yesterday after my last juice at 19:00.

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And detoxing is not always so beautiful even if the juices looks delicious. They are also quite strong to the tummy are ofc ment to clean the inside.. And yesterday my tummy started working on the cleaning progress..so… the rest you might can figure out ;)

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Besides that. I feeling happy in my body even if I feel weaker and more tied that usual. I don’t feel bad of laying down. Witch I think is very good for me, I’m always running around doing things. I never really sit still and do nothing.

 

Today is my last day of juicing (day 5).

I just had my first juice around a hour ago and when i woke up this morning 7:30 i felt full of energy and ready for another day of juiceing.

And right now. I wouldn’t mind doing a 7 days juice detox… But first.. Let’s take one juice ahead ;)

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X X / J-C

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DAY 3 – Hungry

More than half way now, wow. After yesterdays post my hunger kicked in the evening.

I was so hungry….! LUCKY, Dani came over with a small little apple/cucumber juice and it all was fine after that.

So i hope from now on that the worst part is over because I heard day 2 is the worst day ;)

TODAY

My day started as usual at 8 with a glass of varm water with lemon before Dani came over with all the juices just before 9 o´clock. After my 2:nd (11:00 o’clock) I went a 1,5hour yoga class and had my 3rd (13.00 o’clock) juice straight after! A bit of studies and siesta between juice 3, 4 (15:00 o´clock) and 5 (17:oo o’clock). And since my back is feeling better i went for a evening kite session at 19:oo, so i had half/half (before and after) kiting.

 

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Obs, another thing is that the body gets really tied, I got warned before my juicing started that I probably would get more tied and are not supposed to do ”heavy excises”. So today might was a bit to much! Can’t wait to sleep now!

But first, watching the WSL Fiji pro!

Nighty Night / J-C

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Day 2 – tips, thoughts and goals.

Day 2 – feeling awesome

But let’s start with yesterday. Yesterday was my first day of juice cleaning and i have to say it all went much better than i expected, even if I still had to pie over 10 times durring the day but when I went to sleep I felt relaxed, not hungry at all and happy in my tummy!

 

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When it’s Juice o’clock:

9:00

11:00

13:00

15:00

17:00

and 19:00

Just had my last juice for today and so far its gone smooth even today, even if i expected to stay in bed all day after my physiotherapy this morning but I’ve been feeling great and happy all day, the best thing is that i get a little hungry around 5-10 minutes before my next smoothie witch is perfect timing.

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So my trips and thoughts so far to you how thinking about doing a juice cleansing.

My goal is not to lose weight, even if most people do. But I hope i will feel more fresh in my skin and body afterwards. So know your reason why you are doing it! 

And you really have to like the juices you drink. If not, it’s gonna be really hard, especielly if you doing a 5 or 7 days juicing.

Stay motivated, 5 days can feel like a short time but also as a very long time. It’s important to stay motivated (thats why you should have a clear vision why you doing it).

Doing it yourself? important to do a lot of reachers before, so you get all the protein your body needs.

And.. Its a lot of work, lucky i have Dani that is making all my juices every morning and delivering it to me. So if there is someone els doing it for you, make sure its professional or someone how knows.

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And to my goals..

Why i think my last 3 days will go smooth is because (of the previous reasons) and because I want to eat more vegan in the future. Why that..

Since a year or two back i pay a lot of attention to what i put into my body, what makes my tummy happy or sad. And I decided that it’s not worth to eat ”cheap food” or junk food because it makes my tummy upset, I get more lazy, angry and grumpy if i eat bad food. And same with alcohol, i drink less and less and now almost never. I don’t like to taste of it, i don´t feel happy when I’m drunk and it makes my body feels like %&”# for days. And after 23 years I’m over it, I want to quite everything that makes my body unhappy.

But as for many others the temptation or the craving is always there around the corner but it won’t be there forever if I make my decision.

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LOVE / J-C

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FINALLY – DAY 1

oh oh oh its been quite some time since last time.

Well i wish I could say that I’ve been busy being on the water the hole time but no no. Its been chiropractors, fysio, osteopaths and after 2 weeks of pain in my lower back it’s getting a little by little better. But the pain has coast a lot, been very tied, trying to do something fun but ending up even more tied and so on on. Well me and Stefan haven’t been that lucky get after ”never-ending-flues” and back problems.

But enough about that. The light i had in my mind for the past days with been making me pretty excited is that today i started my Juice cleansing! Finally, wanted to do a ”proper” one for a long time now. My friend Danni is the expert and will bring my 6 juices every morning for 5 days with all the vitamins and other goodness that my body needs! I will share more tomorrow about my first day ;)

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(pic from 9.15 this morning, just after finish my first bottle.)

XX / J-C

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Somewhere in between Spain and Morocco

A day trip to Gibraltar yesterday together with Stefan and Stefans sister Lisa that is here for one week visit!

Looks like a mini Cape Town from above 412meter mountain ”The Rock”.

 

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XX / J-C

 

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7 DAYS OF RAIN

7 days has passed and I’m finally getting back on track (slowly)

 flue, pain in my lower back and raining everyday straight for one week here in Spain.

But today I’m finally back on my feet and the sun is shining!

Thanks to loads of smoothies and positive vibes ;)

My afternoon and study power smoothie from yesterday

Recipe 

Pinapple

2 banans

Minta

coconut milk

maca powder

coconut oil

honey

chia seeds

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X X / J-C

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CHANGE PLANS

Change plans.

After the event last weekend we where supposed to fly back to Spain on Wednesday this week, but after Stefans horrible flue we had to change our plans a little, instead we drove 3 hours from Vienna to Stefans hometown to spend some chill and quite time in the mountains.

Not to bad tho :) Austria is such a beautiful country can’t wait to get back here in the Summer!

 Now (as I write) we waiting for our connection flight in Düsseldorf to final destination, Malaga.

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New favorite jacket from Zara. 

LOVE / J-C

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WIEN 2.0

 

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Strolling around Wien, shopping, looking at the buildings, get new haircuts (for ones) and lots of kisses.

<3 / J-C

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GOT NO TIME TO WASTE

A little update from last Wednesday!

For me there is no time to waste, not even a day of traveling.

This is how a normal travel day could look like… So lets throwback to last Wednesday when me and Stefan went up at 5am to make some (18 oranges) juice meanwhile waiting for sunrise so we could go for a surf session before our 2 hour drive to malaga airport to catch out flight to Vienna and Surf Worldcup in Podersdorf…

 

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More to come…

 

XX / J-C

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HELT VANLIG TISDAG

Det rullar på om ”vanligt” här i Tarifa, Stefan är tillbaka från Franrike där slut resultatet blev en delad vinst mellan de 4 tävlingsnissarna som gick i final efter att vinden inte var stark nog för att slutföra tävlingen!

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Ännu en helg har susat förbi och det har snart gått en månad sedan vi landade i Malaga.

Ett par yoga pass och jag känner att jag är tillbaka på banan igen efter lite små förkylningar.

Men har också testat en ”ny” sport, som jag snart kommer berätta mer om. Något jag verkligen velat komma igång med länge men inte haft kapacitet att kunna göra för mina knäskador.

Här är lite smått och gått sålänge ;)

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Life is good in Tarifa, and things are rolling on! Stefan is back from France after a shared first place together with the 3 other finalistes in the competition after days without the right conditions to complete the comp.

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Anyhow, another weekend have flue by and its almost been a month down here.

After a bit of illness in the past weeks I’m finally back in my yoga mode. I also just tried out a ”new” sport. Something I wanted to try out for a long time but haven’t been able to because of my knee problems. I will tell you more about it soon ;)

This is some sweets from the weekend!

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Water in and off the water

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Some shoots from the past days in the water here in Tarifa! Thanks Surfers for hooking me up with the next season wetsuit from RipCurl.

Love / j.c

SUPER FUDGE

Min senaste upptäckt och något jag absolut inte kan vara utan! Är helt frälst, i… RAW FUDGE.

Enklaste och godaste receptet jag provat hittills!

1 kopp dadlar

1/2 kopp varmt vatten

1 kopp med kokosolja

1/2 (eko) kakaopulver

1 tesked vaniljsocker

och lite salt!

Lägg dadlarna i varmt vatten en stund (10-20 min) och sedan mixa allt tillsammans i en blender. Häll ”smeten” i en form och sedan in i kylen ca 2-3 timmar, sedan är det bara att skäras upp i bitar hur man vill ha det och mumsa i sig! Man kan alltid lägga till lite extra krut med salt, citron eller annat som passar sig i smaken!

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Something i can’t live without! RAW FUDGE…

Mmm, i can’t remember last time i was eating chocolate, this is differently my lastest thing!

// Recipe you find in the pic ;) //

 

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So good and so easy to bring to the beach!

XO / J-C

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SURPRISE

It’s not everyday you get a big box full of surprises from Marc O’ Polo demin collection. I’m totally overwhelmed, BIG thank’s to Jessi and the rest of the marc o polo demin crew and also thanks to Stefan for the surprise ;) #Followyourenature

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Love / J-C

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK

Veckans höjdpunk denna veckan är att min käraste, Stefan just nu befinner sig i Leucate, Frankrike för att delta i världscuptävlingen i kite. Han har hittills lyckats klättra sig igenom tävlingen och ligger just nu i top 4 vilket innebär att han är i semifinal.

Håller alla tummarna för att han nu kan ta sig hela vägen till final. Vilket fall som helst så kommer vi givetvis fira ordentligt när han är tillbaka i Tarifa.

Återkommer med resultat asap ;)

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Highlights of the week

My dearest, Stefan is right now in semi-final in Leucate in France and battling for the worldcup title in kiteboarding. Currently waiting for the wind conditions to prove to finish the event. Very exited about the results so far and can’t wait to have him back in Tarifa and celebrate!

Coming back with the final results soon ;)

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Sist men inte minst! Min bror fredrik lyckades ta hem en 4:e plats i helgens Kallerwald-bikemaraton i Tyskland. Är himla stolt både över Stefans och Fredrik insats även om fredrik såg ut såhär efter målgång…

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And last but no LEAST! My bother Fredrik just took the 4th place in the Kellerwald-Bikemarathon  competition in Germany this weekend. Im a very proud girlfriend and sister now even if Fredrik looked like this after the race..

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XO / J-C

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LIFE RIGHT NOW

TARIFA UPDATE:

Det har vart lite kasst med uppdatering på sistone, det kan bero på en liten 4-dagars förkylning och väldigt dåligt internet anslutning. Ja det är svårt att tro, ja menar det är ju Spanien, men vårt wifi fungerar ungefär 10 gånger sämre än vad internet gör i Sydafrika! Nåväl, nu är vi här och här är en litet flöde av från gårdagen. Små plugg på morgon, ett lättare gympass, meditation och en liten siesta, sedan bar det av på en spontana utflykt till El Palmar, ca 1 timma från Tarifa för lite kvälls surf.. (och såklart en acai to-go).

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Its been a bit quiet here lately, that can depend on a little flue that i had for 4 days and the horrible wifi situation we are dealing with down here in Spain (yes, 10 times worst than in Cape Town).  Anyway, now we are here and this is some shoots from yesterday, when the day started with some studies, meditation, gym session and then ended up with a spontaneous trip to El Palmar for some evening surf.

Just another day in my life ;)

 

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LOVE /J-C

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FRIDAY FLOW

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SO FAR SO GOOD – Been having a little hard time with the internet and wifi down here lately but will figure out soon!

Everyday has been well spent so far, two days of kiteing, surfing in El Palmar yesterday with an amazing sunset! Lots of banana pancakes for breakfast and long mornings! Gonna enjoy the weekend now before my Spanish studies starts on Monday!

Today looks windy so lets hope for some kiteing later on!

// PS. You also find me at instagram, @franksay //

Lots of love / J-C

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DESTINATION – TARIFA

Igår landade vi i Tarifa, efter mycket om och men så löste sig flyg, boende och bil uppgradering tillslut!

Riktigt gott å vara tillbaka här, 20 grader och strålande sol! Under dagens lunch besökte vi ett nyöppnat cafe som vi blivit tipsat om från en vän. Coco Rock, helt magisk acai! Kan verkligen rekommendera detta place för dig som har vägarna förbi, resten av dagen blir att skiva ihop brädor och landa i våran nya lya för kommande veckor!

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Yesterday eve we landed in Tarifa, after flights, organize a place to stay and car upgrade we finally sort everything out in the end!

Its great to be back here! 20 degrees and sunny! We just had lunch at the new place in town called Coco rock, the acai is just amazing! if you have the roads by, you should make a stop here! Rest of the day we gonna put together our gear so we are ready when the wind kicks in. And off chill and enjoy the time at our new place for the next weeks!

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XO/ J-C

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N e o p r e n e

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Spanien låter varmt men prognosen säger att det inte är mer än ca 20 grader i luften och 16 i vattnet. Tack till surfers som kittat upp mig med nästa års kollektion våtdräkter från Rip Curl.

X X / j-c

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