life update.

Hey guys,

so I thought I’d just give you an all around update on my life, university, fitness, health, all that stuff.

Covering uni first cause I think it’s the topic I can cover the quickest. So I’ve been studying International Business Administration for almost two months now. I have to say that I am not really sure if that is really the thing I am looking for, but it’s just the beginning and I guess there’s a lot of base that needs to be covered first. Some classes are really interesting and some are not and I’m actually kind of nervous about the exams that are starting in the middle of July. I just hope that all goes well and I don’t have to do a class again.

Now onto health and fitness. I have to say that I have been really good with the fitness part at the beginning. Like I went to the gym 3-4 times a week at least and on the days I didn’t go I did some yoga at home. Lately I’ve been slacking, though. I just feel really down and don’t really have the energy to do anything. But, it’s finally starting to wear off and I feel more like being active again and am really looking forward to going to the gym again.
Health wise though I am struggling a little. I want to get into meal prepping, but can’t really find the perfect recipes. I usually eat what I’m in the mood for and as you know from my previous post, breakfast is the only thing I am actually prepping. I do prep lunch for mondays as I am at uni all day. Hope I’ll be able to do more of that in the future, as it will really help with being more aware of the calories and macros I eat. What I can recommend to prep though are rice dishes like the one I posed in my Favorite recipes post a while ago or wraps are an easy thing to prep as well. Just cut up a few veggies and you’re good to go. IMG_2411

 

 

Here I just added some Hummus as my sauce then put on some lettuce, spinach, cucumber, paprika and corn. Usually I also add some Tofu that I seasoned with some pepper and paprika then cooked it with some coconut oil and soya sauce and then cut into stripes and some beans, but I didn’t have beans at hand that time and was too lazy to prepare the tofu. But I hope you get the idea 🙂

 

 

 

 

I also started to increase my protein intake.
Here you can see some of the protein bars I’d like to eat. Most of the time I have one of them at hand to snack on if I didn’t pack enough food for Uni. Processed with VSCO with f2 preset

So here we have Veganz (they are currently only available in Germany, but if you’re from the US I can recommend trying the GoMacro Bars, which are also vegan and have a great message behind them), Clif Bar and the protein ball co. I also ordered myself the vegan protein blend by MyProtein, which I like to take during the weeks when I am going to the gym often.

I hope you got an idea on what’s going on in my life right now. Health and fitness wise I also decided to join a fitness community that includes 12 week challenges, which I’ll join around the middle of June. I will update you on that and tell you which one I decided on when I actually joined and am in the middle of the challenge maybe so I can also tell you about my experiences and show you some results. If you can’t wait that long, then follow me on Instagram as I will probably post something about it on there as well.

Hope you enjoyed that post and I’ll see you next time – xo.

 

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My Go-To Breakfast|vegan

Hey guys,

today I thought I’d share my go-to breakfast with you. I’m seriously eating this almost every single day. It’s perfect on the go and really quick to throw together. Here are the ingredients:

  • one apple
  • oats
  • flaxseeds
  • walnuts
  • dates
  • soya yogurt

 

All you now have to do is mix everything together and you’re ready to go. When I take it with me to uni I put the yogurt extra, because I personally don’t like it when it has that mushy consistency.

I also wanted to just give you a quick update on how my workout and everything is going. I have been going to the gym a lot lately and started lifting weight, which I really do enjoy. Unfortunately my body isn’t really used to it, that’s why I felt really down yesterday and just did a light yoga session and went for a walk outside. I think it is really important to listen to your body, but still do something, like go for a walk or do a quick and easy workout at home. Just be easy on yourself and don’t push it. Try to slowly increase the intensity of your workout sessions.

Anyways, I hope you all have a nice weekend.

See you next time – xo

my skin care routine

Hey guys,

as I just recently started using new products for my skin care routine, I thought this would be an interesting topic to write about.

I’m not the kind of person that puts tons of products on their face or their body in general. For a long time all I used was some creme and that’s it. But cleansing your face is important, especially when you wear makeup.

So after my last cleanser and face lotion ran out I was desperately looking for a new one and found these products by Martina Gebhardt in a local shop that sells organic stuff. As I may have mentioned I am trying to include more and more vegan friendly products into my daily life and as they were standing by the vegan beauty products I thought I’d give them a try.

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I’ve been using these products for about two weeks now and I have to say I really like the way they make my skin feel. It does feels soft and cleansed after I use them. I am also using both products in the mornings after getting up and before I go to bed at night. The Martina Gebhardt website recommends using both products in the morning, but only the cleanser at night as it is enough to moisturize your face, but I found that my skin does feel dry after just using the cleanser, so that’s why I am using both products in the mornings and nights.

If you want to check the products out you can get them here. I don’t know if they are shipping worldwide, but I saw that they do ship to a few countries in Europe! 🙂

Hope you enjoyed reading this post and I would love to here what products you included to your daily skin care routine.

See you next time – xo.

Veganism

Hey guys,

so today I thought I’d just talk about something that’s been on my mind a lot recently. As you already know I am a big YouTube fan and am watching quite a lot of different channels. The thing that I recognize more and more lately is that veganism is a topic that’s coming up a lot. So I started reading comments whenever the topic came up and it’s just that there are cruel things people say, that I just don’t understand.

How can you say veganism is wrong? How can you say humans are designed to eat animal products? And how can you judge anyone, no matter if they’re vegan or not and say that out lot while being sure you’ll hurt their feelings?

For me it just doesn’t make sense. Yes, I do think that the vegan lifestyle is the right one, BUT I’m not forcing it on anyone. That’s just not the right way to do something like that. In my opinion people have to chose themselves to go vegan, they have to want to become vegan. People have to be openminded about that lifestyle and educate themselves.

I mean I’m probably not the best vegan out there either. I’m fully living on a vegan diet – still eating way too much junk food, but yea, I’m trying. Also I’m trying to buy more and more vegan beauty products and all that, which is a struggle sometimes, but well I’m sure with time I’ll master that as well.

I know being vegan or going vegan isn’t easy, especially in the beginning, but it’s a step in the right direction. Go and watch some movies or speeches on Netflix and YouTube and just educate yourself. Even if you don’t want to become vegan, just do it so you’ll maybe understand why other people made that decision and try to tolerate and accept it.

I know that maybe some people get harsh when you comment on their eating habits, but that’s just life. Everyone is that way. And yes, I also would like to scream at my friends when they’re making a stupid comment about how my food looks so good, even though it’s vegan or that it tastes good, even though it’s vegan. Like WTF?! Vegan doesn’t mean that it has to taste bad. Vegan doesn’t mean that your food can’t look nice. It’s not like I’m making a comment about them eating dead animals. It does get annoying at times, but I try to just ignore it and simply reply to their comments with information about veganism.

I guess this was like a post full of me rambling and I don’t even know if it makes sense, but yea.. If you don’t agree or do or don’t understand what I was saying, please do comment. I’m not going to force this lifestyle on anyone, I just want people to understand and accept why I decided to go vegan. I would also recommend everyone to go and watch Conspiracy the movie’s available on Netflix in most countries and really opens your eyes to what is going on with our planet and how people are trying to cover up what’s happening to it.

Really hope you somehow enjoyed reading this post and that I will see you guys with my next post – xo.

Recent Reads and Books I love.

Hey guys,

so today I thought I’d make my next post about a few books that I really love to read and the ones I am currently reading or have recently read.

I think I’m gonna start with my favorite books.

The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read this book. If you’re a sucker for love stories and you like Nicholas Sparks books I really recommend this one. The story is really beautiful and makes me laugh and cry every single time.

“A brush with tragedy pushes Denise to the brink. She is pulled back by dashing fireman, Taylor – but how far will he be prepared to go for her when it really counts?

As Taylor helps Denise recover from the shock of her son’s disappearance, their chemistry becomes undeniable. They are a perfect fit, but just as she lets herself relax, she realizes it is too good to be true – Taylor simply cannot open his heart to her. 

As his conflicting desires throw Denise’s emotions painfully awry, she begins to regret gambling the balance she had created with her son. Taylor has to decide: draw back or dive in. Can he open himself to Denise’s love and give her the happiness they both crave?”

Okay so that’s the description on the back of the book. Does’t give it much justice if you ask me. What you don’t find out here is that Denise’s son has a problem with speaking properly. He’s behind in learning to speak and Denise is trying everything to help him learn to say the simplest words. It’s amazing to see the progress she’s making and the way she’s struggling. Seriously read the book it’s simply AMAZING!

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The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

Many of you probably know the movie to that book, but if you haven’t read it yet go on and read it. I personally haven’t watched the movie yet, because the trailers looked so different from the story I read and I still don’t know if I want to destroy the things I made up in my mind, even though that many people told me the movie is really great.

There aren’t many things to say about the book other than that I really enjoy reading it. I’m a sucker for cowboys so yea this book had me right from the beginning.

“Ninenty-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, an image of his adored – and long-dead – wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together: how they met, the dark days of WWII and its unrelenting effect on their families. 

A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko’s life is about to change when she meets the young, rugged Luke and is thrown into a world far removed from her privileged school life. Sophia sees a tantalizing future for herself, but Luke is keeping a secret that could destroy it all.”

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

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Don’t think there’s any description needed for this one. I just love Harry Potter and think it’s a go to series when you can’t find a new book to read or are just sick of love stories. This is seriously one of the best series ever written. I also do love the movies, but the books have just so much more to it, that you’d never know when just watching the movies. In today’s world I think Harry Potter is definitely a must.

After series by Anna Todd

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So this is one of the most recent things I’ve read and I have to stay I do like the books, but the story is kind of … I don’t know it’s just a back and forth all the time which continues throughout all four books. After seeing the books everywhere and basically seeing everyone read them I thought why not and gave them a try. I really did enjoy reading them and I like the story behind all of it, but the constant back and forth just isn’t for me. At some points I was screaming in my head at Tessa to just suck it up and leave Hardin.

“Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way. But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

But he’s also rude – to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does – until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.

He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.

Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her? Unless…could this be love?”

All in all though I have to say that I’d probably read the book again, just because I think it’s good series and you don’t have to think about much while reading it. And who doesn’t like bad boys? 😉

HACKER series by Meredith Wild

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So I found these books when I was in England last summer and just gave them a go. I reread the first four books recently as the fifth book came out in September 2015 and I read all of the first four books in July and I prefer reading a series in one go rather than having to wait months and months for the next one. That’s why I waited until a month ago to purchase the fifth book and reread the whole series. Really enjoy this series, but what I discovered while reading a lot of series like that is that it seems like the authors always have to make everything more dramatic with each book, which in my opinion makes every thing a little bit less realistic. But, who cares?! Still love those kinds of books!

“Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation, she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling start-up website. The only thing she didn’t prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who seems determined to derail her plans. 

Billionaire and rumoured hacker Blake Landon has already made his fortune in software, and he’s used to getting what he wants. Captivated by Erica’s drive and unassuming beauty, he’s wanted nothing more than to possess her since she stepped into his boardroom. Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defences and fights for her trust, even if it means sacrificing a level of control he’s grown accustomed to. 

But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica’s past, he threatens not just her trust, but the life she’s fought so hard to create…”

According to Amazon it’s “The perfect new addiction for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Sylvia Day’s Bared To You series.” – so if you read Fifty Shades of Grey or the Bared To You series you should definitely try this one out 😉

The 80/10/10 diet by Douglas N. Graham

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I am also currently reading this book whenever I have time as a lot of vegan bloggers and YouTubes recommended it and I am still educating myself on the vegan diet and which food are the best for your body and health. I am not very far along with reading it, but as fas as I can tell it’s really interesting to read and I would also highly recommend reading it if you want to educate yourself on a raw vegan diet and also just to educate yourself in general. I don’t think that I will agree with everything he says, but some of the aspects I read so far are really inspiring and also helped me in finding ways to explain other people a little better why I chose this lifestyle.

Hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll see you next time – xo.

Beauty Products I use every day.

HeyHo 🙂

Today I thought I’d share some beauty products with you I use every single day. Hope you’ll enjoy this post. The products are mainly all from the drugstore so they’re affordable.

Makeup 

First of all I have to say that I’m not going all out with my makeup every single day. I only use foundation, bronzer, highlighter etc. when I’m going out or feel like it. Most of the time though I’m too lazy and just put on the things you can see below.

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  • Concealer: Wake Up Concealer by Manhatten in the shade 002 Classic Beige
  • Powder: Soft Compact Powder Natural Look by Manhattan in the shade 3 Beige
  • Blush: Either Powder Rouge Tender Touch by Manhattan or 09 Journey by NYX
  • Mascara: either Colossal Go Extreme! by Maybelline or Perversion by Urban Decay
  • Eyebrows: the pencile is by Lacura Beauty in the shade blond
  • Brushes/Sponges: 106 Powder Brush by Zoeva, for my concealer I use the miracle complexion sponge by Real Techniques and I have no clue where the brush I use for blush is from and my eyelash curler is by beeline

General Beauty Products

So the following products are the once I also use on a day to day basis except for the shampoo and conditioner as I am not washing my hair every day.

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  • Shampoo/Conditioner: argan oil of morocco by OGX
  • Shower gel: either any by dove or sebamed
  • Body Lotion: Express Hydration by Nivea
  • Cleansing lotion: either the cleansing location or the gentle exfoliating scrub by Nivea
  • Wipes: by Cien
  • Face Cream: Soft by Nivea
  • Toothpaste: Extra White by Odol-med3

 

Hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll see you next week. – xo.