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Monday Mood & Workout

”You don’t get what you wish for. You get what you work for.”   Woke up with the sun. I sense it’s spring in the air. It’s the lighter days, I know it is. I adore them. Everything becomes lighter, not only the days, but the mood. Dear spring, we’ve been waiting for you. When you show up every flower starts blooming. Animals waking up from their winter sleep. We bloom. Even with fragile hearts.  I felt very energetic this beautiful Monday morning. A quick morning stretch, food blogging, writing and a well deserved workout. I think I’m ready for some studying (yawn)… I really would rather clean. Every time I know I should do something, I start cleaning. Cleaning is always a good idea. But even I know I don’t need to clean 7 days a week. And you know what!? I booked skydiving 😀 Or I asked the company when it would be a suitable day in May. One step closer to facing my fear of heights though… To escape fear you have to …

HIIT WORKOUT

HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training I love a sweaty workout. Short & intense – that’s my thing. Preferably in the morning to wake up the mind and body; getting ready for the day ahead. The best start. So refreshing! These workouts are perfect to do at home, no fancy equipment is needed (just a chair or bench for the step ups and tricep dips & a skipping rope). No excuses. Let’s do this. Do 3-5 rounds, depending on your fitness level. Rest 1 minute between the rounds. Remember to do some light stretches after each workout. Grab your water bottle, choose 1 of the 5 workouts below and get ready to sweat!  I enjoy going to the gym, but some days when I don’t feel like it I rather workout at home. Then a sweaty HIIT workout is perfect ⇓ 

Be active

”Small progress is still progress.”   You don’t have to spend hours at the gym every day in order to be active. Some days all you need is a quick 30 minutes workout to break a sweat and keep the blood flowing. Keep it simple. Whether you decide to go for a run, do tabata exercises at the gym, take a power walk, complete a nice yoga flow or do some body weight training it’s important that you do something you enjoy doing. Listen to your body. Tips & Tricks for an active life It’s a lifestyle – being active should be regarded as a lifestyle; make it a habit. Make sure you’re active in your every day life; we tend to spend too much time in front of our computer or mobile phone – remember to move your body, stretch it out so you don’t get stiff. Don’t complicate things – Keep it simple! You don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive gym cards (although it could be seen as an investment for …

Stay active

In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle it’s important that you try to stay active and workout regularly. Try to exercise at least three times a week for a at least 30 minutes. And that means 30 sweaty minutes 😉 But the most important is that you stay active every day. And by active I mean going for a brisk 30 minutes walk, cleaning the apartment/house, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, doing some light yoga/stretching, playing with your kids, dancing to your favourite song, taking the bicycle instead of the car, those kind of things. It’s easy to forget about the time when you’re in front of the computer, minutes become hours and all of a sudden you’ve been sitting in the same position for way too many hours. Making you feel tense and stiff. Try to take short breaks every now and then; drink some water, stretch your shoulders etcetera. I’m one of those lucky persons that only has a 30 minutes walk to work. It’s a great way to start the …