for me surfing is the absolute best way of having fun, relaxing, being in the nature and at the same time working with your body – without thinking of it, cause it’s so much fun 🙂 that’s why I miss it like CRAZY all the time when I’m not there… I can offer you at the moment a discount so YOU can go surfing also! simply use my discount code LAP126, for the destinations that lapoint offer to Morocco, Portugal, Costa Rica, Bali etc.., and you get up to 500 SEK off the price (read more on their website to find out for which places it’s 500 or 300 discount, or contact me!) YEEY!
i’m home after two AWESOME weeks in Taghazout with the lapoint team!
my surfing improved more during these two weeks than it has before, that’s for sure. at least in my eyes i did it, and that’s the most important thing. both the physical training and the mental training helped me a lot! i felt stronger than ever in my body and in my head i felt stronger so i could stay positive after even the worst wipe-outs.
i don’t know how much i actually thought i would improve my skills in surfing during only two weeks… i mean face it, no one becomes a pro after only two weeks of surfing, when you haven’t done it for 4-5 months. however you can always learn a lot more, and also if you prepare like i did. i was able to surf with great (!) surfers, like the trainers of the lapoint-team, a world class surf instructor from Portugal, the Portuguese surfer and owner of the camp, and i even happened to ride the same wave as the manager of Rip Curl Europe. These and all the other experiences got me even more inspired and the list of “thank you”-s to people has grown.
this trip has made me want to work even harder to surf even more and even better. i am much more open to all the tips and help i can get from any one – cause together we do get better. i do hope this project not only helped me a lot but helped some of you guys on your way to achieve something. the project in school is coming to and end – but my surfing if for sure not! i am stoked and so happy i started this project… and did it work? well, if you ask me it most certainly did.
tomorrow I’m getting up at 5 am to get ready for morocco. I’m very excited.
the last few days, as I wrote in the earlier post, I haven’t been able to continue with the exercising as well as I did in the beginning and in the middle of this little project of mine. However, luckily I could go to the gym one more time before I’m leaving, just to carefully go through the exercises like one or two pop-ups, push-ups, some balance training (like standing on the half pilates-ball making squats), sit-ups on the pilates-ball etc. Don’t know how much that helped to improve anything, but with a positive attitude I’m sure it did 🙂
Ok, so during my two weeks in Morocco I might be able to update on the blog, however not quite sure since I’ve decided not to bring my own computer and not entirely sure whether I’ll be able to borrow one there or not… Otherwise; I’ll “see” you in about two weeks time! Thank you so much (so far) for following me and giving me great feed-back.
I reached my goal on more than 5000 viewers before I leave! (5036 last time I checked!) BYE!
I realized something quite important today while I was on my way to the pool to do some swimming, and that is how important it is to find your own balance in life. A balance between all things you want to do and all things you “have” to do, which hopefully aren’t many… It can be truly hard, even though you’re the person who sets your own goals and are determent to achieve them, sometimes you can get off balance. I mean, before I started my little project towards developing my skills in surfing before I travel to Marocco (thanks to LAPOINT for making it happen!), I didn’t know how much I would be able to work-out and manage to push myself, and I won’t know it until the end of the project. I just did a little risk taking and made a plan I thought I’d be able to stick to, and it has worked pretty well. It’s so important to listen to your own body though, and often remind yourself why you do what you do, why you push yourself and why you get up early in the morning before the sun has risen and the frost on the ground doesn’t look too tempting to crush.
Not only in situations like this it is important to listen to your body, but in all situations. It can however be very difficult sometimes. Often it is your brain that says “no” but you can physically always push yourself more than that. However if you always push yourself when your brain says “no”, maybe you’re not doing what you actually want… ever thought of that? My brain says “no” when I’m tired and simply can’t be bothered, and then I push myself, keeping in my mind what my goals are and where I want to go, and soon enough the bad thoughts are gone. Sometimes I watch my favourite surf movie to get motivated again, or say to myself “then don’t work out if you can’t be bothered, it’s up to you!”…. but then I feel bad and I put on some good music and I’m on the right track again!
So today when I was on my way to the pool I got a bit off balance. I had so hard to get myself out of my house to go swimming, took me almost an hour to decide whether I should to it, or if I could just skip it. But then I said to myself that 30 minutes in the pool is really not that much, but it means a lot in the long run, so giving up some time to go swimming felt hard before I did it but arfterwards it turned out to be one of the things that made my day. I felt though that 30 minutes was enough, because just the fact that I did it on a day when it felt sooo hard to do it, feels good enough. I’m proud of myself, which is another important fact when finding your own balance. Between the pushing and fighting towards your goal, don’t forget to be proud of yourself, otherwise it will be very hard to get where you want.
do you feel any temptation to go surfing yourself? that’s what I thought… how tempting is it to just book a little (or longer!) trip to a great surf destination and play for a while in the water and actually see great improvements?? My advise to you is to go with lapoint, the company that I always go with and that I’ve learnt so much. That’s where I’ve learnt everything from when it comes to surfing, and you can do the same! If you type in the discount code: LAP126 when you book it, you get 500 SEK of the price! How good??
You can also go on kitesurfing-trips as well as snowtrips! Go visit their website http://lapoint.se/ for some more information and to daydream away…. Ask me questions if you have any and don’t forget using the discount code LAP126