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  • Writer's pictureKristina Lang

With dance and joy, with you/Uz ples i radost, sa tobom

Updated: Mar 7, 2022


January has passed somehow quickly, although it is really a long and for many people a boring month. As I promised myself in December, I enrolled in a gym. My intention is to get in better physical shape and lose some weight, but I am currently failing in both fields. Since I was eager to achieve my two goals, I started exercising right away every day and that didn’t seem like a good idea. I got myself into a state of light but permanent physical fatigue, and my weight began to rise instead of falling.

My gym, of which I was a member several years ago, offers me many opportunities. Fitness classes are the most important for me, but I have also learned to enjoy independent exercise. It was a nice feeling when I joined the fitness class called "Body combat", which was my favourite class years ago, and when I realized that I'm still good at it. I also love "Zumba", an exercise that resembles Latin American dances, although I'm not great here and I still have a lot to learn. Yoga is hard for me so far, and I can see that I'm out of shape after attending yoga classes. In addition, the gym has a nice pool, three jacuzzies with different water temperatures, although I usually do not go into the coldest, as well as two saunas.

I spend some of my evenings there before I go home and turn on the news. A lot is happening both, on the British and international political scene and I can't close my eyes from the world around me. Some prospects are frightening, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine could escalate into a global war. As a person who has experienced war in my homeland, I know that war can happen to anyone much easier than most would expect. In the end, what we have learned in this pandemic is that some nations are privileged, but those privileges are limited.

And while a world-wide drama is unfolding on a global scale caused by a pandemic that may finally slow down, I'm trying, and somehow succeeding to make my life beautiful and significant, and this blog that I write to my friends is nothing but a real, small joy.


Love

Kristina

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022


Uz ples i radost, sa tobom


Siječanj odmiče i nekako mi je prošao brzo, iako se zaista radi o dugom i za mnoge bezličnom mjesecu. Ja sam, kao što sam si i obećala u prosincu, upisala teretanu. Namjera mi je da se dovedem u bolju fizičku formu i da skinem nešto kilograma, ali trenutno posustajem na oba polja. S obzirom da sam nestrpljiva da ostvarim svoja dva cilja, krenula sam odmah sa vježbanjem svaki dan i to čini se, nije bila dobra ideja. Dovela sam se u stanje laganog, ali permamentnog fizičkog umora, a kilaža mi je počela rasti umjesto da padne.

Moja teretana u kojoj sam prije nekoliko godina vec bila član, mi pruža mnoge mogućnosti. Za mene su najvažnije grupne vježbe, ali naučila sam uživati i u samostalnom vježbanju. Bio mi je lijep osjećaj kad sam se pridružila grupnim vježbama pod nazivom “Body combat” koji su mi pred nekoliko godina bile najdraže i kad sam shvatila da sam u tome još dobra. Volim i “Zumbu”, vježbanje koje nalikuje latinoameričkim plesovima, premda tu nisam sjajna i još moram dosta učiti. Joga mi je zasada teška i tu vidim da zaista nisam trenutno u najboljoj formi. Teretana ima lijepi bazen, tri jacuzzija sa različitim temperaturama vode iako u najhladniji obično ne idem, kao i dvije saune.

Neke od svojih večeri provedem tamo prije nego se vratim kući i uključim vijesti. Puno se toga dešava na britanskoj i internacionalnoj političkoj sceni i ja ne mogu zažmiriti na svijet oko sebe. Neke su perspective zastrašujuće, jer bi invazija Rusije na Ukrajinu mogla eskalirati u jedan novi svjetski rat. Kao osoba koja je doživjela rat u svojoj domovini znam da se rat moze dogoditi svakome i to puno lakše nego sto bi većina očekivala. Na kraju, ako smo nešto u ovoj pandemiji naučili jest da na svijetu ima privilegiranih nacija, ali da su privilegije u mnogo čemu limitirane.

I dok se na globalnom planu odvija drama svjetskih razmjera uzrokovana pandemijom koja možda konačno posustaje, ja pokušavam i nekako uspijevam, svoj život učiniti lijepim i znakovitim, a i ovaj blog koji pišem svojim prijateljima, nije drugo do jedna istinska, mala radost.


S ljubavlju,

Kristina

Utorak, 25. siječnja 2022.

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