In yesterday's post I mentioned being part of an amazing project - I had the chance to be featured on @inbedwithklara. Klara is a true girlboss. She made this project to spend time with real people, taking photos of them, and sharing their stories on Instagram. From battling anxiety, depression, eating disorders, to happiness, social gatherings, a healthy lifestyle, etc.
I feel talking about these topics is crucial to solving our problems. The worst thing we can do is hide behind the four walls of our comfort zone, talking only about the pretty happy lovely little things. We need to face our fears, and fight our demons. There is no success without action, and there is no action without a positive mindset.
Again, I'm flattered Klara has invited me to be a part of this wonderful story. I encourage you all to read the stories of these real, honest, brave people, and to maybe be inspired to make a change, share your story, or help out someone you know.
Let's love the bodies we live in, accept and nourish them, be honest to ourselves and respect our true wishes and needs. Let's stay true to our values, and share this positive vibe!
Have a lovely day, talk soon!
How is your weekend going so far? Mine is great. I've had so much fun shooting with some girls, I was featured on @inbedwithklara, spent a lot of time outside, had lunch at my mom's place,.. To make it short: I'm enjoying myself. Today I wanted to share a couple of simple tips that make my life better you can easily follow.
1. GO FOR A WALK EVERY DAY
I prefer walking in the woods, or go on a hike, but a stroll through the city works just as well. In that time turn off your phone, and take that hour or two just to get in touch with yourself. It's so easy to get distracted with
all that social media fuss these days, and trust me, your body needs some 'me time'. Walking improves your posture and clears the mind. Spending time outside also helps our body release serotonin and dopamine, the hormones of happiness and love, so fresh air is basically an anti depressant (so is chocolate, by the way)!
2. DON'T RESTRICT YOUR FOOD INTAKE
Food is very important for your well being. It is fuel for your body, and pampering for your soul. It's ok to eat chocolate every day, it's ok to spread some extra butter on your morning toast, and it's ok to have midnight snacks. But always make sure to have a balanced diet, for your body to work properly it needs vitamins, minerals, sugar, carbs, protein, fat, and so on. So don't restrict your food intake in any way - listen to your body, it will let you know what and how much of it it needs.
3. PAY ATTENTION TO THE LITTLE THINGS
The little things aren't so little after all. It's the little things that make a big picture. Pay attention to the sound of boiling water when you make coffee in the morning, to how your bicycle makes a funny noise, to what the birds are chatting about on your way to work. Pay attention to how the paper in your office feels like when you refill the printer, and how cold the pen is when you first hold it to sign the letter. Be aware of your surroundings, and most importantly - be aware of your body. Your breathing, the pace of your heartbeat, the warmth of your skin. Embrace the little things, they make life beautiful.
Yesterday my boyfriend and I went for a walk, and to pick some chestnuts. It was beautiful, how the sun made it's way through the tree tops towards the ground, warming it up and filling the space. The fresh air and the calm of the woods really do make life better. So get your butt off that couch and enjoy life!
What a beautiful Saturday morning, right? I love waking up to the sound of rain, it's so calming. I just had breakfast, and now I'm craving for something sweet! Earlier this week I made these raw chocolate energy bars, with the intention of 'snack prep' for the whole week. It didn't work out. I ate them all in two days. Now I deeply regret my actions, because now I have nothing - NOTHING - sweet in the house! How terrifying is that?! Anyways, I think I need to make more. If you want to join me, here's the recipe:
Have a lovely Saturday, talk soon!
Today I prepared a quick smoothie recipe with a huge bonus - Greens & Juice powder. You can put that in any kind of drink, and let it work it's magic. It's very high in antioxidants, boosts you metabolism, increases energy levels, strengthens the immune system,.. If you're as much of a health nut as I am that's definitely something worth investing in! (shop it here)
Now here's the smoothie recipe:
And tomorrow I'll post a recipe for THE best chocolate energy bars - can't wait to share that with you!
Talk soon, x
As promised, the STRONG.SI recipe game is on! Today I prepared some super easy chocolate protein bites. It took me 15 minutes all together, so it's the perfect snack to make if you're leading an extra busy lifestyle! Not to mention you can have them to-go, just pack them up in some tupperware and you have the perfect snack at work or school.
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and roll bite-sized chunks until smooth. Chill overnight, and voila!