6/04/2017

What I Eat In a Day (Weekend edition).

What I Eat In a Day (Weekend edition).


I love watching 'what i eat in a day' kind of videos or reading blog posts about it. I know that it's weird watching someone eat, but it's actually really inspiring. Not only i discover new recipes but also stick to my diet better- seeing all those fit girls with amazing bodies eating clean :D.

So I decided to give it a go, since for once i'm trying to eat healthy and actually doing it. I also started to watch my calories intake and nutrition again, just to make sure i'm giving my body what it needs and i'm not overeating as i used to.

As you know i'm on a mostly high carb low fat vegan diet. I don't eat any oil besides in bread, because that irritates my stomach a lot. So i stick to mainly whole grains, vegetables and fruit, sometimes legumes. I try to eat as much raw food as possible- i eat more fruit than vegetables. That way i won't be eating any artificial sweets later on. Also i drink tons of water for better digestion and because i workout almost every day.

I track everything on Cronometer (not sponsored). I find that it's the best site for tracking your food. Especially it's great for vegans, because it shows nutrition also.

Since i'm focusing on how much i eat and what i eat i don't really cut my calories. When i'm hungry or i haven't eatin enough that day it's likely i'll devour everything that's in my kitchen. So i do my best to eat regularly until satisfied. And i mostly focus my calories on meals that i eat earlier, so later on i'll be eating less (i can't sleep well, when my stomach is still digesting food).


So here's what i ate on a saturday!


BREAKFAST
On a weekend i usualy eat foods, that are more complicated and time wasting to make. And that usualy would be nice cream with toppings. I really love it, especially now as it got hotter outside.

  • 3 frozen bananas
  • some water
  • 1/2 pomegranate seeds
  • 2 brazil nuts
  • 1 tbsp dessicated coconut
  • 1 tbsp goji berries

LUNCH
The day before i had a really tough workout, so i wanted to eat something with loads of protein. I made myself tofu scramble with chives, slice of bread and some sourkraut (being typical Polish :D ). I try to eat as less bread as i can and only stick to one my dad makes at home (made of just whole flour, yeast, water and a little bit of oil).

  • 180g soft tofu with basil
  • tumeric, pepper, garlic powder and paprika to taste
  • slice of homemade bread
  • 3 tbsp saurkraut

AFTERNOON SNACK
Finally, watermelon and strawberry season is here! I had a big plate of both.


  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 cups watermelon


DINNER
I don't really have the same meals at dinner, its depends on how much lazy i am. That day i was. Also i ate it quite late for me so it wasn't the biggest meal of the day. I had some boild potatoes with a salad. Simple, but one of my favourite.


  • 2 cups boild potatoes
  • 1 cup lettuce mix
  • 2 tomatoes 
  • 1 small cucumber
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder

That's what i had. If i wake up early enough i will also do a 'what i eat in a day' on a regular day. So stay tuned!

Bye!





5/18/2017

Being sick for 2 weeks is fun!

Being sick for 2 weeks is fun!

Yes, that was a sarcasm. I absolutely hate being sick and it happens very rarely. Everytime i get even a little cold i do everything to make it go away. The thought of laying all day in bed, feeling pain all over my body is not my kind of thing. I would rather go to university and be busy all the time. I'm just that kind of person who can barely stand doing nothing for 2 hours, i just have to make myself busy all the time. Cause i love being productive.


Anyway, the reason i was absent for so long is i have purulent tonsillitis. And the only way to cure it is to stay at home and take antibiotics, which make my head hurt so much.

So yeah, for the passed almost two weeks i had to suffer, but now i feel much much better. Finally! Unfortunately i couldn't do anything, i didn't exercise or go to university. And also i ate so much junk food you can't even imagine.

But after all i feel energised and actually can do something, even go out. That also means i can blog again! So prepare yourselves for the next week post!


Bye,


5/08/2017

Getting Back to Running / Finding Motivation.

Getting Back to Running / Finding Motivation.


If you're an old reader you remember how last year i was addicted to running. I ran at least 3 times a week (usually 4). I ran so often that in less than a month i extended my distance from 2km to 8km and cut my pace from 7'59''/km to 5'28''/ km. So you can say i was pretty good at it. But unfortunately winter came, it was more difficult to run in a cold ass weather. Consequently i stopped working out at all. Not even at home.

When you do so much exercise, especially cardio (which is my favourite) you build you're strengh but mostly efficiency. Your body is getting use to longer runs or longer bike rides. You don't even feel tired or out of breath anymore. And this is why i was into running so much. I felt happier seeing my results after making so much effort. It made me a lot of pleasure, cause my body was releasing so much endorphins, also called happines hormones.

So not working out at all after all of this hard work resulted in misery. My body got lazier, weak and i became more grumpy and tired all the time. I also gained some weight, which also made me feel bad with how i looked. I couldn't even see my strong muscular legs. Summing up i was unhappy.

I even tried to sign up to the gym, but i felt like i was stuck in this little room, not knowing what i should do and begging for some fresh air, because i absolutely love working out outside. So that didn't work out.

Luckily winter ended and spring started coming in. But not my motivation. I still didn't feel like going for a run, cause i was so used to staying home and laying on my cauch all day. I wasn't motivated at all. And once, when i forced myself to do this, i couldn't even run 2km i was that unfit. So it made me more miserable.

More and more days passed, weather started to be warm. And i started to miss going outside, i thought that i'm missing out on such a beautiful weather by staying home. Also #summerbody, i thought it would be the last chance to lose weight for summer. So i gave it a go, but this time i decided to start slowly, 3min run 3min walk. And it really worked. I didn't want to spit out my longs, my knees didn't hurt as much. I felt refreshed and relaxed.

And since then i'm still running, at least 3 times a week. I lost some weight, i see my missing before leg muscles. But more importantly i enjoy it and it brings me so much happines.

So if you're trying to find your motivation just remember how you feel after a workout. In my opinion not everyone is made to work out. If you really don't feel well after some exercise (considering you've tried at least couple of times, even a light workout) then it's not for you. Exercising should make you feel great, not terrible. It should bring you joy, not misery.

Sometimes people find motivation in losing weight. In my case it kinda worked out, but it just got me started. It's obvious that once you start exercising, you should continuosly do it. Not only to maintain muscle mass, but also to maintain you're efficiency. I really felt bad when after all of this hard work i went back to the very beginning.

Hoping it will finally encourage you to work out, or maybe not. It should make you feel happy, not be dragging you down!



5/01/2017

My Mindful Evening Routine.

My Mindful Evening Routine.

Recenlty i've finally decided to create an evening routine, which would be relaxing and mindful. Meaning for at least 2 hours i would complitely turn off my thoughts and just focuse on the moment. Everyday after a run or an exercise (yes, i'm finally back at running and i'm gonna write a separate post about that) i have a stress-free time, when i only think about how i'm feeling. And i'm going to show you what i do.

1. Long warm shower
I've never been a bath lover, but i do love a good shower. Especially a very warm and long one. It really soothes tight muscles and just feels so cosy and good. Sometimes I can stand there for 30 minutes :D.

2. Making the bedroom cosy
Everyday, after the shower i clean my bedroom, make the bed, turn on lights above my bed and also light some candles. When everything around you looks nice and tidy you also feel nice. Mess can sometimes make me even more stressed, so it's a necessary part.

3. Reading a book
Yes, i'm back into reading too. I'm currenlty reading David Copperfield by Charles Dickens and i really like it. I think reading is the best way to forget about everything, because you are consantly focused on the plot of the book. You use your imagination throughout the whole book, and it's easy to be dragged in by it.

4. Listening to calm music
As you all know i love loud music, but it can be too loud when i try to calm down. That's why every evening i listen to a piano music, preciseli to a Spotify playlist called Piano in the Background. I always loved the sound of this instrument and it really does make me chill.

5. Meditating 
Is what i've been doing very recently before bed. I was very sceptical about it at first. But one day i decided to give it a go and the same day i felt asleep instantly and slept like a baby. It's so soothing. Laying down, without any sound and move can help loads. So i really recommend it!
The app i'm using is called Simple Habits. I came across it while searching for such an app. It's really easy to use and has everything i need. (not sponsored).

That's all of my mindful routine. I hope it will help you with creating your own mindful routine!





4/24/2017

Quitting makeup.

Quitting makeup.


I absolutely love makeup. Every time I go somewhere I need to dress up nicely, the first thing I think about is not what to wear but how to do my makeup. Then I choose the outfit. 

For me, the whole process of putting on foundation or blending eye shadows is just very calming and relaxing. And after 30 minutes of doing it and seeing my ideal result I feel satisfied. Not to mention it is a great way for me to unleash my creativity and artistic abilites. Yes, most of people think of makeup as a camouflage of imprefections. In my opinion it's art. But not always.

You see, when you wake up everyday 10-30 minutes earlier just to put any makeup to look 'presentable' or to look 'prettier' it's not art at all. It changes into 'I need to do my face otherwise I will look tired or ugly' kinda thing. And I used to do it, probably just as many people.

About 2 months ago, looking through social media I noticed that more and more people started quitting makeup. Yes, no makeup at all. And it really got my attention, cause I thought I would never ever go out without at least mascara and concealer. Eventually, after my acne got pretty bad I gave it a go. I only wore makeup about 2 times a week and only stuck with mascara, a little bit concealer under my eyes and a brow gel. Also I limited my skincare routine to a very gentle cleanser, toner and a day cream.

And it changed my skin immidiately!

Not only my acne dissapeared, but my skin was more glowy and healthy looking. It made me feel great and I wasn't scared to go out in public with any makeup at all as I used to. I even stopped apologizing for my 'no makeup appearance', which I think about it now and I ask myself: why do we even have to apologize for not wearing any makeup? It's just a choice. If we want to wear makeup, great. If we don't, great too!

And i'm not saying i'm never not gonna wear makeup at all, because from time to time i still do. It's just a hobby of mine and i wouldn't feel good about quitting it forever and throw away my makeup products. But it just feels so right to go out makeupless and not feeling ashamed of it at all.

There's so much drama made by people saying wearing makeup is useless, that if someone wears it, they lie about their natural beauty. But they don't see that makeup is also a part of someone's personal style. And so what if it looks unnatural? I mean surely a dark red lipstick isn't made to look natural. But if i like it, i'm gonna wear it.

When it comes to natural beauty i support it with all of my heart, cause in my opinion every woman/man should embrace it and feel great with themselves, even without makeup. But if they like to wear it, it's fine by me. As long as it's comfortable and they feel good in it.

And still whenever I see someone's wearing bomb makeup i'm like 'damn, i wish i could pull this off'.

So yeah, these are my thoughts on makeup. Let me know how you feel about this topic!



4/20/2017

I think it's too late for a 'New Year, new me post' kinda thing

I think it's too late for a 'New Year, new me post' kinda thing
Hello everyone!

Or should I say anyone? It's been so so long since I posted anything here, so I don't know if at least one of you stayed. Probably not :D. When I think about my last post I feel like that meme with old lady saying: It's been 84 years hahaha.

So you might think what happend. Why I stopped blogging and why I decided to start it again now. First of all I stopped beacuse life got in the way. I didn't do this for money, not that I'm going to now, but it was way easier to quit it for a bit. I'm studying in University now, consequenlty I focused all of my time to study. OK, I also did party a bit. At least I'm honest!

And that how it went. I didn't even try to write a post, but I was still thinking about it. More days passed and less I cared if I posted anything or not. And not only here, on my blog, but also on Instagram too. It started to feel like I did actually quit and I didn't intend to come back.
But after New Year's and that 'new year new me' came around I thought maybe it's time to at least write something. This thought was running through my mind for 4 months and now I finally sat in my chair, in front of my computer, fresh spring breeze coming out of my window and felt like I'm ready to raise my voice again. And since I had no hobby that could fill my bored free time (I stopped reading, baking and working out) I was miserable. For the passed 3 months I've been constantly wasting my time on watching TV or Youtube videos. I didn't see my friends so often and I just wasn't in the mood for going out at all. That made me very lazy (fat too :D jk) and tired all the time. It got to the point, where I was not happy with this situation. But I was so used to this routine, that I didn't want to stop it.

And what do you do when you don't feel like it? You force yourself! I know, a bit harsh. But it's true. If I am the only one who actually have a control over my life and I am in 100% responsible of what I do to myself, then why don't I change it for better?

That made me think, and kept me awake at night.

So yes. Not only this is a fresh new start (or contunuation) of this blog, but it's also a fresh new start for me. Who said new year's resolution should be made in the begging of the year? You can always make changes in your life and don't wait for 'next week on Monday' or 'next month' or even 'next year'. Do it now! The only thing that is stopping you it's you!

I feel like this post turned from an update to an uplift :D. But anyway, that's my story. I'm hoping that all that rumble makes sense and is well written- written in proper English. This happens when the only english you hear is from TV or Youtube. And let's be honest, not the best source of grammar :D.

To end this essay I hope you're having an amazing time, whether you're in school, work or on holidays (if it's the last one I'm so jealous!). Let me know btw!

And that is it for today. I hope and I know that we will see each other soon, in a more positive post.


Have a great day!





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