moving on a narrowboat

A few days ago we paid rent for the last time. Because we bought a narrowboat. And on June 15, exactly 5 years since we moved to the UK, we’ll jump aboard to start a new chapter of our lives. Becoming minimalists In the summer of 2016, we decided to adopt a more minimalist lifestyle. We started like everyone else – decluttering our home. We documented everything on the blog, so if you want to read how that went, start here. A simpler home made our lives simpler too. We noticed that the less we have, the less we worry and the less we careRead More →

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It’s the final week of April, which is Stress Awareness Month. If you missed any of the previous posts, here’s what we talked about on the blog and on YouTube: Week 1 – One tip to reduce stress Second week – Time management and productivity tips to get things done Week 3 – A 20 minute Yoga practice for relaxation Today, I’m listing the top 5 relaxation activities that research shows you use and love. And then, I’m going to give you a 4 step formula to make time for them in your life. Because consistency is what makes them effective. Top 5 relaxation techniquesRead More →

yoga for relaxation

April is stress awareness month and one of my favourite relaxation techniques is Yoga, of course. Join me on the mat for a quick 20 min yoga for relaxation practice to stretch hips and shoulders, the muscles that hold most of the tension we build up during the day. If you missed any of the previous posts for April, here’s where you can catch up: How to reduce stress. My top tip Time management and productivity tips Don’t want to play the video? Here’s the list of the poses, hold each of them for 5 breaths. Yoga for relaxation poses Seated side bend, both sidesRead More →

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Before the beginning of the month, I sent out a survey to know what you need me to talk about the most when it comes to stress management. The responses are anonymous, but I can share some statistics with you and here are two questions that showed surprising, or maybe not surprising but eye-opening results. For the question “On a scale of 1 to 10, how stressed do you feel right now?”, the most popular answer was 7, and no one answered 0, 1 or 2. Sad. And for “What stresses you out the most?” the two winners, with 67% of answers each, were moneyRead More →

how to reduce stress

April is Stress Management month on Green Zen Fit, so make sure you stay tuned for the next few weeks when we explore how to cope with stress, how to reduce stress, relaxation techniques, and simply put – how to be happy. Use this form to subscribe to our email list, and you’ll get weekly emails from me, plus some freebies as soon as you hit that button. Prefer video? Catch this episode on YouTube! And give it a thumbs up or subscribe for support! <3 This week I want to talk about one tip I have, a mindset shift that’s helped me be happierRead More →

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We made it to week 4! I hope you enjoyed these posts and videos as much as I enjoyed creating them! If you missed any of them, here’s a reminder of what we talked about: First week – Step by step guide to pain-free batch cooking (Blog and Video) Week 2 – A fail-proof formula to create meal prep recipes when you’re out of ideas (Blog and Video) Week 3 – Portion control (Blog and Video) On this last week, I’m sharing what I eat in a day, striving for a whole foods plant based diet. I’ll also tell you how many calories and howRead More →

It’s week 3 of our March challenge. On week 1 we talked about batch cooking, on week 2 I gave you a simple formula to create meal prep recipes and now let’s talk portion control. The simplest way to put it is this: if you want to maintain the weight you have you need to eat as many calories as you burn; if you want to lose, you need to eat less; if you want to gain, you need to eat more. It’s math anyone can do. If you want to know how many calories you need, we explain it in this blog post. OurRead More →

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This is the second post in a series of four, so if you missed the first one, go here to check it out, it also contains a YouTube video in case you prefer the content in that format. In the previous post, I give you a 10-step meal prep guide to avoid overwhelm and common mistakes when batch cooking. If you search online for meal prep, you’re going to see loads of “rice, chicken and broccoli” lunch boxes. I’m here to tell you that it can be better than that. When your lunch is not boring, you’re more likely to enjoy both eating the foodRead More →

If you see awesome pics online of 10 lunch boxes perfectly packed with hashtags like #fitspo and #SundayMealPrep and your reaction is “nobody’s got time for that” or “I wish I could do that but I would destroy my kitchen”, this post is for you. I get it. It can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start and you don’t have a clear step by step guide. Remembering an ingredient while the food is already cooking or dealing with a mountain of dishes afterwards can take the joy out of it, and you won’t want to do it again for sure. But I’mRead More →

business lessons i learned

It happened almost a year ago. I was in the office, testing an update of the streaming app. So I was watching TV for a living. My back was aching, my hips were sore (I was already seeing a physio), and my right thumb was slowly taking the shape of a claw on the remote control. The clock was showing 3 pm, and even though there were only two more hours until I had to run to catch my train, I realized I couldn’t do this anymore. I wanted to spend my time doing something more meaningful, something that won’t break me. I got upRead More →