instagram

Thought I would share my instagram accounts: 

@miniheffaa_ 
my workout, bowling, daily life instagram. This is the one I update the most


@makeupbyandersson_
Some of you may know about my creative side, some may not but here is my makeup & daily outfits instagram. 


Feel free to follow! 

thursday

Things just keeps getting better. 

My legs are still so sore from Mondays leg work out. Why do I always push myself so hard? Haha I regret it every time I'm gonna sit down, stand up, walk etc. 😂 I just LOVE squats. 

So yesterday I could barely move. I decided to take the day off from practice and working out. I went to team practice anyways to help out with bowling balls and to discuss the pattern they were bowling on. We made some progress. 

Today I actually planned on going to the gym but decided to bowl a little longer instead. Practiced with Amanda on Montreal today and it still surprises me how good it feels to bowl. From the bottom of my heart I really enjoy it right now. 
And it got even better when I received a phone call with the news that I got the job I applied for!! I was on a job interview this week, i was so nervous, you have no idea! But obv it worked out pretty good. :) I will sign some papers in two weeks and after that I will tell you all about it 👌  
evening was spent with mom, we made dinner and she surprised me with a Nutella mud cake. Oh dear god it was delicious. 
So good just hanging out with her tonight. Good food, good wine, good company. No better way to celebrate. 

Ready for bed now. 
Gotta get up early and get ready to ✈ to Stockholm for a weekend with team sweden at Bosön. 

Talk soon 
x


regional tournament

A big fat thank you goes out to my mom who always supports me, believes in me and is always there for me. it has been going on for quite a while that i have been doubting myself on and off the lanes but this girl is not here to give up. I decided to turn things around, worked hard on the lanes, physically in the gym and mentally at home and yesterday it finally paid off. I dared to go out on the lanes to bowl one shot at a time, to believe in myself and to enjoy it. the result: 1482 (with 8 per game) and leading the regional tournament. Here's to never giving up! I couldnt have done it without my number one idol in the world, my mom and of course my dear beloved IQ Tour and Optimus 😀 gosh. Going to bed with a huge smile. Finals on monday, wish me luck! 


Q: any good tips for bowling clothes?

A: Let's see. 
When I bowl I prefer wearing stretchy skirts or shorts/pants. My favorite skirt is out team outfit, it's a tennis skirt. I don't know where it's from but here are a few suggestions below: 


http://m.nike.com/us/en_us/pd/court-tennis-skirt/pid-1376035/pgid-1376031

Or some of my favorite shorts/skirts from Röhnisch 


http://en.rohnisch.com/en/artiklar/elle-skort.html

Golf clothing or Tennis clothing are perfect for us bowlers. :) 

Good morning

I got back home Vimmerby on Monday.  Went straight to the gym for a squat-party then off to the bowl for house league. Unfortunately my team mates never showed up so I couldn't bowl. Yes. I was grumpy about it. 

Tuesday I woke up, laced up my running shoes and went out in the beautiful weather. Stair workout to warm up then pw/run down to the beach and back. I have never ran on the beach before and damn it sucks Hahaha. Good workout for the legs for sure. 1,5h later I was home again, showered, got dressed and made some food. Had to get ready for practice. 
Yesterday's practice was actually better than expected. I worked on my release, to get more side on the ball cause lately I have been so much up the back. Good feeling actually. Gonna keep working on that tonight with mom. 

Now: breakfast. 
Later: gym? practice and work 

👌 

youth team

So proud of the young talented guys I coach back home. Today they finished first and second at the last practice/tournament of the south region. 

http://iof1.idrottonline.se/SvenskaBowlingforbundet/Kontakt/Distriktsforbund/SkanesBowlingforbund/Nyheter/Egnanyheter/UngdomsbowlingensDag/

Nice job guys!! 


update

I KNOW 
it's been forever AGAIN. I'm just enjoying life to the fullest. I had a rough time a few weeks ago but thanks to the amazing people I'm blessed to call my friends, I'm happy again. 

I'm back in the gym, kicking ass. Trying out some new products that is gonna help me get my body the vitamins and stuff that I need. Looking forward to see what it can do for me. 

Also working a little, lucky me I can do it on distance too. ✌ 

So what else has happened? 
I'm right now in Vimmerby visiting my best friend. Had an unreal Friday watching her trying on wedding dresses and go through the plans for THE day. So happy for her.

As I said. Enjoying life. Weather is starting to get better in Sweden too. Spending this afternoon in the backyard in the sun, working on that tan ;) hahahaha jk. But it's actually warm. So I'm gonna keep doing this for a little while and I will get back to you tomorrow when I'm home again and in the gym. 

Lots of love
And thanks for being patient people X 


weekend

Leta reflect över the weekend. Well spare practice gave results. 

I don't think there is something wrong with my physical game. I believe I need to work on my mental game. Cause I can bowl sooo freaking good in practice but when I step out on the lanes during a competition my head just blocks. I tend to focus on everything and everyone else instead of just myself and my own bowling. Like I'm afraid of succeeding. I just put too much pressure that it's not even fun anymore. 
Don't get me wrong, it is fun, I love bowling, but when you're so focused on what not to do, that's when you fail. 

Time to focus more on the mental game. 
Anyone have any suggestions of books etc? 

Other than bowling I'm finally back in the gym after having a terrible cold. Leg day yesterday with one of my friends in the military haha. Guess what? I'm sore today! Haha 

Getting ready for a new session at the gym with Rebecca. Later on is coaching session, bowling practice and work 👌 


swedish elite championship

Yesterday was a very long day. 
I drove for 4,5h to get to Örebro where this year's swedish elite championship is held. 

So what is this tournament? 
In Sweden we have two types of swedish championships. One is more for the amateur bowler and one is for the elite bowlers. The amateur one is 22 different classes, depending on average, age and gender. The elite championships top 16 qualifies of the overall ranking of the year and then another 8 spots is open to another qualifying where anyone can bowl. 

Qualifying, for those 8 spots, bowled on Athens pattern. It took 1520/8 to make it through.  

24 ladies bowl first and second squad on Stockholm 34ft and Tokyo 43ft. Nina bowled very well and is now leading on 2746/12. Top 16 made it through for today's 3 pattern and the cut was 2389/12. 
I'm sitting 9th with 2482/12. I was not close to striking as much as the other girls were on the short pattern. I have two games that I really struggled in. Game 4 i just couldnt get the last pin out. 9pin twice, 10pin twice, 4 pin and 7 pin. Just can't afford that when some of the girls are killing it with 1480's. 
The longer pattern was a little bit better. The scores were lower but also made it harder to catch up. 

It was a long day as I said. Drove for 4,5h. Bowled for 6h. And ate alot. That's pretty much all I did. 

I got a somewhat good night's sleep. My body is tired and sore but feeling alright. Today is a new day and a new pattern. It's all or nothing, top 8 makes is through to tonight's round Robin. We are bowling on Montreal next! 


"make your spares"

Yesterday was one of the best days in a very long time on the lanes. I litterally enjoyed every second of it. The first hour I was working on my push away, ballmotion away and tried a few balls that I haven't bowled with much lately. Ended my practice session with 40 spareshots, 20shots on 1 pin left and 20shots with two pins left. 39/40. Stupid 3-9 ruined my 100% 😣
Close! Still a good session. 

When I was done my brother came to me and asked if I could sub, we have a 50+ tour event in our bowling center and someone cancelled 45min before the squad.  I said yes. I mean why not? 
Good decision since I bowled very well. Pattern was Seoul and I bowled 1420 with my Asylum and IQ Tour solid. Too bad my scores didn't count ;) 

Also went over my bowling balls, made sure everything is set for the weekend. Packed my bags. Or at least my bowling bags. Need to get my clothes together. Aaaaaa so boring. 

Oh well leaving tomorrow for Örebro and swedish Elite championships. Tough weekend coming up. 3 different patterns. I will tell you more about it tomorrow. 

increase/decrease

The last two days of practice has been focus on speed. How to increase my speed and also decrease. 

This can be a bit tricky. What I tend to do wrong when I increase my speed is to not be quick enough in my push away. I need to be more aggressive from the start and just go with it. Normally to increase my speed I move back on the approach to get a longer distance to the foul line. This forces me to take longer/faster steps.
What I wanna do is move back on the approach,  straighter start position as in not bending my knees that much to get higher from the floor (think loft) and also be aggressive in my push away.

 So when I do the opposite, decrease my speed, I move up the approach. Normally I do a 5 steps approach but when I wanna decrease my speed increase choose to do a 4 steps approach instead. Why? Cause it feels more natural for me. I can still be "aggressive" but with a lower ball speed. 
I need to remind myself not to drop my right shoulder though. What I wanna do here is 4 steps with more bend knees than normally to get lower in my body/swing, feel relaxed, open up my shoulders to be able to open up the lane. 

What to do tomorrow on the lanes?

project bowling

So yesterday I met up with one of my friends, she is going to help me out with a project I'm doing right now. We took some fun photos and today I got a sneakpeak of two photos. 

Pretty cool huh? Look at my chubby cheeks! Hahaha. I can't tell you yet what it is but hopefully this is gonna help me make my pwba - dream come true. 

Can't wait to see the rest! 

apartment

Thought I'd share pics of my new apartment




practice makes perfect

After a rough week on the lanes in munich I decided to practice my ass off during the week. I felt terrible after that lousy performance and I decided I don't want that to happen again. Whatever happened. I really just think it's my confidence but self esteem grows when you practice alot. 

Took Monday off. Just really spent the whole day in bed. Practiced tue, wed, Thurs, sat and then bowled league in the afternoon on Saturday. It gave result. 
900/4 games, didn't bowl THAT great but I was mentally there and more focused than I have been in a while and I could make the changes I had to do. Was a great feeling for sure. 

Gonna stay with that dose of practice this week too. Challenging weekend coming up, swedish Elite championship. Hoping for a great tournament. 

Other than that I have very much enjoyed my week off with my friends. They have been truly amazing supporting me and they have put a smile in my face again. Such a great time. 

Ended the weekend with dinner at my brothers place. DELICIOUS FOOD. food coma and slept for 10 straight h to be ready for a new week! 
Bring it :)

Think before you do

I'm not looking for anyone to feel bad for me, I just wanna make that clear. 
If you were gonna discribe me as a person, using 3 words, how would you describe me?

I would say
Passionate 
dedicated 
caring 

I have lost myself the past week. When someone you hold close to your heart treat you like you're worth less than the dirt under its shoes, it kind of shakes your world. No need to share more details but friends, I'm not an angel. I've made some stupid decisions, I have hurt people but I have also learnt from this. I'm trying each day to become a better version of myself. I feel that so far I'm doing pretty good. But what I wanted to say was: think before you do. Be careful about the people you have arround you. 
Treat people the way you want people to treat you. 
I know, we all make mistakes but there is thing called an apology. Feel regret. Make it up to the person. Not rub it. Not act like you didn't do anything wrong. 

It's heartbreaking. You question every single word, every single act. 
Heartless people. May you guys never experience the pain I feel at the moment. And may you never be the one causing such pain.

sandraontheroad

This is me. Sandra Andersson. In this blog you get to follow me on my adventures all around the world for bowling.

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