Yesterday I met up with some of my lovely friends and we had so much fun! More of that at the end of the post. Because this is not the only reason why I feel so good today.
Do you want to know why?
Are you ready?
I am eating healthy now and I work out a lot.
Noooo, don't leave my blog now haha because you probably expected something really cool, right? Well it is really cool and amazing so please take your time and read some of this. Actually my friend Emilia found some nice words to describe the very same thing that's happening at the moment XD So check out her post on this as well.
I am still struggeling to explain this properly to people, so I apologize if there are things you don't understand right away.
I decided to split this post into "food", "workout" and "feeling" ;D
I would say I used to eat like the average teenager//young adult~ maybe a little better since I have never liked fast food and fizzy drinks. But I am a big sucker for pasta, chocolate and all sorts of candy and also I used to think that living a healthy lifestyle with lots of fruits & veggies would cost a lot of money.
So I usually stocked up on pizza and ready-to-eat meals :'D
But let me tell you that the pizza in the British supermarkets is actually shitty :'D I mean it tastes okay... (usually around 2 pound, but I've tasted some super disgusting ones for 60p!) but you don't get what you pay for unless you go to a restaurant.
At some point, I stopped trying the pizzas here because I was so disappointed and after I had "super-watery-singapore-noodles" I gave up on the prepared meals.
That's about when I heard about clean eating.
Which is NOT a diet ;D
At my current state, I don't want to lose weight. After christmas I lost 1-2 kg or whatever because everyone gains weight in the festive season, but that's normal isn't it?
So when you look at that picture; the "obvious" strikes you: Lots of veggies, fruits, a little carb and...hey, what's that? Dark chocolate! *-*
Actually meat and fish are missing but google images did not want to help me.
You might think that this picture could come directly from a boring women's magazine where it says "with this plan, you're gonna lose x kilogram in x weeks"
Well~ that's not it. Once you eat healthily, the weight will take care of itself because clean eating is not something you do for a couple of weeks, it's for your entire life and it has nothing to do with diet.
No food is forbidden, you don't do ridicously small portions, you can actually eat carbs in the evening and YES you can have this super-cheese-pasta, the pizza, the chocolate...as long as
1) you don't have it too often
2) It is not too much processed.
Y'know that the food industry adds a freakin high amoung of chemistry to products in order to give them more taste, right? Exactly this stuff is what makes us tired & hungry again after a few minutes.
Sorry for talking so much about the difference between this & diets but I think it is important.
Typical mini-food haul ;D
Brown pasta, lots of quark, cucumber.
Here is come chocolate lovely Julia sent me ♥ A survival pack for Scotland hehe♥ She also wrote me a cute card. I am very happy ♪
Uhm...and cookies and cream never made it safely into my kitchen because I ate the pack (was a small one luckily) in the hallway haha XD
If you want to follow this lifestyle too, there is a lot of stuff about it on the internet and great recipes too! For example, check out these pancakes on Emilia's blog.
Or the whole weat bread with quark and avocado *-* next to oatmeal, natural yoghurt and kiwi plus honey hehe. In the past few weeks, I did not add any sugar to any of my meals, just banana or honey ♪
OK now enough about the food part.
Of course the gym is an important part, but "abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym".
However, I do love working out & tips of this amazing lady here.
Her Youtube channel is soo addictive haha XD
Many woman underestimate how important it is to NOT ONLY DO CARDIO. So skip that crosstrainer once in a while, or just go for 10 minutes and then to crunches, plank, squats...!
It sounds painful and it is but it's worth it.
I've always liked sports and as a kid I was in a swimming team and I enjoyed playing hockey with friends, going ice skating and of course play tennis. I come from a tennis family so for us, a good tennis match is leisure, not sports actually ;D My father STILL beats me 6:3 or 6:4,...I gotta push harder there. It is a shame that I can't play tennis in Scotland :(
In Aberdeen, I somehow find the gym easiest to go to because it is very cheap, the classes are great and it costs only 17 Pounds a month *-*
I go there with Emilia these days, but today Julie is also gonna join us ;) Sometimes I see other classmates because our gym is absolutely great! It's clean, easy to get access to...and open early in the morning till late.
More about this maybe at another point ~
A gym outfit ;D It's a twin outfit with Emilia haha.
these days I never wear my bangs down because it's so annoying when I do sports and when I study I usually put them up anyway.
I am dying to get exactly this top though~
It's designed by Cassey.
The FEELING Omg, absolutely my favourite part. I feel so good despite of university stress, being away from home and boyfriend etc. It's like...my body thanks me for giving it the food it needs and taking it to the gym ;DMy skin is very happy too ^-^
No break-outs etc. I could go out without make-up but of course I don't since I love make-up so much. :3
I've always thought that the stuff people say about eating healthy food is "fine and interesting, but nothing a normal human being can do".
Well, I was wrong.
It is actually even cheaper to cook yourself rathet than buy those prepared meals XD And I usually cook for two days & I do that in the evening becaue I still study.-->pff of course.
Food at university is so expensive T.T I prepare my own salad&sandwhich these days.
Wearing a sleek blush again.
Any very simple make-up.
It was Namwan's belated birthday party and we just met up with the girls to have some nice dinner, watch a movie and drink champaign (my first champaign ever and I didn't like it ~ bye, bye, high society!! :D).
Should probably get instagram again T.T Pictures like this look boring without a filter...
The cake was a bit too heavy for me, so I actually didn't eat any of it. But Namwan gave us something called "flower cookie"? XD Have a look
it's a Thai sweet and truly pretty. Just like her ♥ I am glad that I have met you, sweety.
Our food ♥ Most of it was selfmade. Yay to healthy food!
Look at them fish egg bread thingies ;)
Thanks for reading :)
And the long post was long...Soryy ♥