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.

Why I decided to go vegan

I’ve been vegan for just three weeks now, but I still wanted to share how and why I decided to make that step.

I’ve been interested in the topic for a while just thinking it was kind of interesting. I can’t remember exactly how I even found out about veganism, but after I heard some things about it I wanted to inform myself so I bought a book and found the topic getting more interesting the more I read.

I didn’t go vegan right away though. I ate “normal” for a while after that and became a vegetarian in 2014. I actually didn’t plan on eating vegan for a while, because like most people, I was like “hell, you won’t be able to eat anything at all.” Then YouTube suggested me some videos from vegans and I just watched them and informed myself. Watched some documentaries and read some articles.

And then all of a sudden I thought “hey let’s just try it out” because I have to admit I was a little bit disgusted with what I saw and read.

Still I am not judging anyone who still eats animal products, because I think it’s a choice you have to make for yourself and you have to respect what people want to do or in this case want to eat. Because it really is a big change you have to make and can be kind of hard. That’s why I think it is important to inform yourself first and decide after that if you want to go vegan.

Here are some videos I watched and the website of a vegan cook, who’s books I love:

101 – Reasons to Go Vegan

Tips for Vegan Beginners – there are a lot more links in the info box of this video

Vegan Cook – Attila Hildmann – loooooove his books!

If you would welcome a post about Tips for Vegan Beginners from me, let me know. x