All posts filed under: Lifestyle

10 ways to upgrade your daily health routines

”It’s not about perfection. It’s about consistency and aspiration. Small steps every day, that’s when magic happens. Change arise from being consistent.” Linda   Start every day with gratitude. Be grateful for what you already got/achieved in life. When you’re thankful of what you have you’re open to receiving more. Be positive. Choose to go through life with a positive mindset and life will get much easier; it’s as simple as that. There’s something positive in each and every day. Vibrate positivity and you will attract positivity. Listen to your body. Your body speaks to you in mysterious ways, learn to listen. Don’t press the autopilot button, you’re not a machine. Feed your body. Food is awesome. Food is fuel. Choose nutrients that help build and maintain body cells and tissues – foods that are good for your body, mind and soul and that help prevent disease. Following a well-balanced diet is the best way to maintain healthy tissue. Take care of your body. Feed your soul. Do the things that set your soul on fire. Things you’re …

A breather

My two weeks in Budapest have come to an end. It’s been two very relaxing and chill couple of weeks. The weather has been perfect – warm, but not too hot and the sun has been out almost every day. The last week I’ve been by myself, since my boyfriend had to leave for work. Spending time alone, in a city that’s rather unexplored is something I recommend everyone to do at least once. Although I’ve been here many times before, exploring the city on my own has been a very positive experience. This city is stunning. I’ve been… Walking, walking, walking Practising yoga Enjoying nutella donuts (one too many..!?) Observing people Doing crossfit  Spending rainy days at coffee shops Enjoying breathtaking views of the city Running my first 10 km in a very long time, and it didn’t feel too bad. Actually, it felt pretty amazing. With a steady pace I enjoyed a beautiful and tourist-packed pre summer evening Trying to overcome my fear of heights Loving every minute of the warm weather  

How to get out of a funk

”When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”   A couple of tips & tricks for those down days when you lack motivation and feel slightly lost. Cause let’s face it, we all go through them. But remember, everything is temporary.  Go outside; There’s nothing as uplifting then to breathe in the fresh air. Spending more time outside will calm your mind, and makes your thoughts clearer. Enjoying the early hours while taking a morning walk will set good intentions for the rest of your day. Change your surroundings; If you don’t have the time or money to travel simple things like going to a different café or taking another path to work might just as well help you to see things from a different perspective. Move your body; Being physically active is important for both the mind & the body. Feeling stuck and unmotivated? Chase those endorphins! Create something; Write a short story, paint, bake a cake, attend a dance class, play an instrument. Do something your mind isn’t used to. Do not fare – …

My thoughts on plant based eating

”Don’t forget: We all thrive on different foods. And healthy looks different on every body.”   In the end of December 2015 I switched to a vegetarian diet. Transferring to a vegetarian diet wasn’t that big of a deal since I haven’t had red meat or pork in approximately 16 years. I guess the main reason was my body started craving more and more vegetables and plant based foods. However, I was still eating dairy in form of goat cheese and halloumi. After a month I decided to quit all dairy products, since I’m anyhow intolerant to cow milk. At first I thought (or wished) my stomach could digest goat milk better than cow milk, but in fact it doesn’t. Imagine the struggles since halloumi was one of my favourite foods! However, quitting dairy has improved my skin, stomach and throat(?!) While eating cheese and dairy I usually suffered from skin rashes, stomach cramps and infections in my tonsils. Between March 2016 – January 2017 I followed a mostly plant based diet (I write mostly since I had egg …

Instagram & Sunday sprints

Welcome Sunday! You’re almost my favourite day. Not really, but we’re getting there. What should I do with you today? I had my coffee (or two cups) already so I’m more than ready to get on with this day, although heavy clouds are coming in. However, I’ve been awake since 8 this morning, busy making myself breakfast and working on the computer. But now it’s time to hit the gym. There’s gonna be some serious sprinting involved followed by a visit to the neighbourhood coffee shop. Yes I now, I love my coffee. Tip of the day; If you want to kick-start your metabolism try incorporating sprints into your workout routine – at the end of a gym session or simply as a workout on its own. I usually follow this set up: 10 minutes warm up (10 km/h) 15-20 sprints (30 seconds on/30 seconds off) Pace between 15 km/h – 20 km/h depending on your fitness level. Those 30 seconds on should be though. 10 minutes cool down (10 km/hour) Stretch. Remember to stretch out those …

Favourite soups & lazy Tuesdays

”Fuel your body with healthy, nourishing food that makes you feel alive.” This delicious african inspired sweet potato soup with peanuts and lentils is definitely a new favourite. It’s nourishing, perfectly creamy and full of flavour. My cup of tea. I’m usually all about making my own food, but when I don’t have time or just don’t feel like it I grab myself a soup or veggie stew from Spoons. Today I felt extra hungry (it has to do with the fact that I spent almost 2.5 hours at the gym yesterday) so I cooked myself some basmati rice, fried it in coconut oil with fresh coriander, kale and mushrooms. I added the soup to my bowl of rice and enjoyed it as a kind of sauce. Perf and absolutely delish! I love eating rice with some kind of spicy sauce, it’s the best! Carb lover as I am 😉 The soups from Spoons are really filling and contains a lot of yumminess and healthy ingredients. Two thumbs up! Especially on those days when I’m …

What I eat in a day

The foodie in me loves the ”What I eat in a day” videos on Youtube. So I thought why not make a blog post about what I eat in a day. This is an example of a good day, usually an active day with a gym session and maybe even morning yoga or a morning walk. I try to eat 5 smaller meals per day rather than 3 bigger meals. I love snacking – can’t live without my afternoon snack! Furthermore, I opt for drinking 2-3 litres of water per day. Since I’m an active person I have quite a big appetite. Now, when I’m aiming for a more plant based diet I need to make sure I fill my plates with enough veggies, brown rice or sweet potatoes in order to feel full and have energy for my workouts. Brekkie – The best meal of the day. I try to start my mornings with a big glass of lemon water. It’s a great way to start the day, cleaning out all the toxins 😉 …

A Sunday well spent

”Find joy in the ordinary.”   Yesterday was a cold, yet beautiful sunny day in Budapest. Started my Sunday morning with a 35 minutes yoga flow followed by a delicious brunch. Strolled around for almost 4 hours; went to Budapest castle, Fisherman’s bastion and up to the top of Mátyás-Templom (Mattias church). Drank soy hazelnut latte and mulled wine while enjoying gorgeous views over the city. Later when I came home I was so tired it felt like I had been running a marathon. The cold, fresh air makes you pretty exhausted. If you’re suffering from insomnia try spending hours outside, breathing in the fresh air, and I bet you will sleep like a baby. This city is so graceful. Could watch it for hours.  

Eating plant based in Budapest

Last evening we went to Vegan Love here in Budapest – a plant based restaurant with a vegan street food menu. By far the most delicious food I’ve had in a very long time. Definitely worth a visit! (I’ll most probably will pay them a visit again before I leave) I had the BBQ Tofu steak burger – tofu marinated in BBQ, vegan smoked cheese, baby spinach, tomato, crispy roasted onion and garlic veganaise. I was in food heaven. So many delicious flavours in one bite ❤ They also have couple of smoothies on the menu and I tried a green one with apples, pear, baby spinach, goji berries and banana. My boyfriend decided for a sweet potato burger, also a great choice. VEGAN LOVE Location: 1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 9.