It's been a while, right? I've been working on some personal projects (telling you more SO SO SO SOON), but I made sure to never forget a big porridge bowl for a wholesome breakfast. Today I made cinnamon-turmeric porridge with yogurt for the first time, and it tasted amazing! Definitely having that again soon. Otherwise I'm a little disappointed in me regarding my eating habits, I had so much sugar again this week after doing so well in the past month. I have to get back on track and control my sugar intake!! I love myself enough now to nourish my body and take good care of myself. But I know these 'mistakes' are part of my recovery, and I feel so lucky to be able to experience it all! Yes, it is hard, but it has also given me so much. I really believe that everything happens for a reason! So my goal for December is definitely a lot of good food, and a lot of good mood!
And here's the recipe for my yummy breakkie:
1cup rolled oats
1tsp ground turmeric
1/2tsp ground ginger
1 1/2cup water
a pinch of salt
mix all ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil
1 1/2tbsp peanut butter
1tbsp blueberry jam
chia, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds
Talk soon, enjoy!
I'm so excited about finally writing this post! In October I hosted my first pilates camp, and it was amazing! Four days of quality movement, good food, saunas, pools, hiking, and lots of laughing. I wanted to host a retreat like that for a long time, and I'm so happy it went so well!
Here's how it was. On Thursday we arrived at our apartment in Bled, Slovenia. There were five babes and I, so we chose our bedrooms, and had a 'hello' coffee. And then it was on! The hikes, pilates classes, cooking. Everything. On Friday Simona came as a guest yoga instructor to teach a yoga & meditation class, then Alenka came over to give us a lecture on communication based on TA, on Saturday we had a SPA morning as Wellness Luisa Bled, went for a hike, again more pilates,.. I think all of us really had a great time, and now finally the video Žiga made is here! It really takes me back and gives me motivation to host another pilates camp soon! What do you think, would you like to join?
Feel free to contact me for any info or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just say hi on my Instagram.
August and September really caught up to me, since I wasn't working as we were preparing for our wedding. So now I have so much things to do and take care of! It feels good working a lot again, I missed it. But what I missed even more is posting on my blog regularly! So I definitely have to include that in my weekly plans.
A couple of days ago I made the best pumpkin soup I ever made!! I altered my previous recipe a bit and the result was just amazing.
Finely chop the onion, and stir fry it on the vegetable oil, add a little salt (approximately 7min on medium heat). Then add the peeled pumpkin chopped into cubes and fry until the pumpkin starts turning a bit brown, then add water (add so much water all of the pumpkin cubes are covered), cinnamon, and turmeric. Cook for about 30 minutes.
Cut the asparagus into 2-3cm long pieces and saute them.
Set the soup aside and blend it until smooth, then add the asparagus and set on the stove just until you bring it to a boil.
For the croutons take the butter and melt it in a frying pan. Cut the toast into cubes and put it onto the hot butter. Remember to stir it well, so the butter doesn't get soaked up in only some of the croutons. Fry until crispy brown.
Next you fry the onion. I took a small pan approximately 5cm height and filled it with vegetable oil. I chopped the onion into small pieces and dipped it in some salted flour, then I put it into the hot oil and fried it until brown and crispy (5-7 minutes). To my bowl I also added 1 tbsp sour cream, 1tsp pumpkin oil, and a handful of pumpkin seeds.
And that's it! Definitely my go-to recipe this fall.
Let me know if you decide to try it out, I'd love to read some feedback!
Have a wonderful weekend guys, talk soon!
September 1st, 2018
a letter to myself
Welcome back. Welcome back amongst the flowers, the people, the Sun. The world lost you for more than a decade, and what a loss that was. Now, your return brings joy, serenity, and light. The battles you’ve won, and the ones you’re still fighting, will bring you peace and strength. What happened to you is terrible, and I feel sorry for you, things like this I wish upon no one. It is ok to grieve over yourself, to feel the sadness, the anger, the desperation – all of it. It is ok to cry your heart out for years, and it’s ok to feel empathy towards yourself.
You survived yourself. Your survived a disease which invaded your mind and took over who you are and what you do, where you’re going and whether you’re worthy or not, and what determines that worth. Anorexia lived in you so long you forgot who you were, you forgot you some day even were someone. All you knew was her. You never felt at home in your body; rather it felt like a prison, and the only way out is – well, you know what, you tried that, too. But something inside you kept __________ (no word for it). Something kept you going. And for years you were wondering what that was, and now I can finally tell you: it was you all along. The Nina you forgot, the Nina Anorexia buried deep, deep down. It was you who saved yourself. And I am so proud of you. You are a light that will never stop shining, you are the energy that Earth will harvest when your body leaves. Little Nina now grew, breaking free from the prison of eating disorders. Now, she once again lives inside you, as a bright light, as a galaxy, as a goddess. You become one, you became yourself. Now, the universe is your garden, and the planets dance only for you.
What you pulled through, walking out of it with a few bruises and scars, but with your head high, and your face towards the sun, is something extraordinary, something astonishing, something whole. You are extraordinary, astonishing, whole.
I love you more than words could say.
The following photos I took (kind of) gradually over the past 3 years of my recovery. Starting with accepting my insecurities as beauty, my ‘imperfections’ as uniqueness. Each day I keep fighting for my life, making positive choices, thinking good vibes. We make our own beds, and I sure as hell want it comfy and soft! (:
I hope you guys are doing well. I've had an amazing day today, as well as yesterday! Yesterday morning Žiga took me on a breakfast date to Bazilika bistro, and I loved it! I was there before a couple of times, but only for drinks, I never tried their food before and oh was I missing out! We had the breakfast granola with yogurt and fruit, and I also had a detox smoothie while Žiga kept it warm with some coffee. Everything was really tasty, and the portions are just right, I definitely recommend you pay the place a visit!
I also wanted to ask if any of you suddenly began to experience acid reflux and stomach pains after yogurt / milk? I'm not lactose intolerant or anything, but I just noticed my body really isn't friends with milk or yogurt :D It's weird because milk chocolate, cake, cheese, etc. is ok, just those two products mess up my belly. Anyway, I just wanted to see if there's someone out there with similar issues (please let me know if (how) you solved them♡).
Talk soon, have a nice evening!
Upam, da se imaš super. Za mano je čudovit dan, in tudi včeraj sem se imela odlično! Žiga me je namreč zjutraj presenetil in peljal na zajtrk v mesto. Izbral je Bazilika bistro, kjer sva že bila na kavi, a hrane še nisva poskusila. Za zajtrk sva naročila granolo s sadjem in jogurtom, jaz sem izbrala še detox smuti, žiga pa, kot vedno, kavo. Res sem bila prijetno presenečena nad hrano, zelo okusno in tudi kar se tiče porcije ravno prav!
Da ne pozabim - nikoli nisem imela težav z mlečnimi izdelki, zadnje čase pa opažam, da imam po mleku in jogurtu refluks in čutim bolečine v trebuhu. Hecno se mi zdi, ker vse ostalo (čokolada, torte, siri, smetana,..) je ok, samo pri mleku in jogurtu imam težavo. In ne, nimam intolerance na laktozo ali karkoli.. Zanima me, če ima še kdo podoben problem in če, kako ga je rešil/a - bom zelo vesela nasveta! Hvala ♡