2019 reading list

It’s that time of the year. In between parties and mince pies, you reflect on how 2018 went and you plan 2019 to be the best year ever. I do it too. I’m not so crazy about new year goals as I used to be, but that’s only because I made it a habit to not wait for the beginning of the year or the month to start working on something. However, 2019 is also the year that I’ll start as fully self-employed, so I do have projects and goals that I’m planning at the moment. For this post, I’ll stay away from goals, butRead More →

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This post is sponsored by adidas. Although they provided the topic, all my ideas are mine, as usual. Are you one of those people who say, at least once a day in random conversations, “I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas”? Well, I am. Because I remember last year’s holidays like they happened yesterday. A lot has changed since, but there’s one thing that doesn’t change as the years go by. Come the holidays, everyone has a burning desire to give back. We’re closer to our families, we give and receive gifts, and we want to make a difference in the lives of those that areRead More →

On the 2nd of September 2018, Alin and I ran on the hilly roads of the Kauai at the Kauai Half Marathon and Marathon. I crossed the finish line of my 6th half, and Alin earned the medal of his 3rd full marathon and an honourable 5th place. Everything you’ll hear about this race is true. They say it’s brutal. That it’s hot, hilly and humid. ALL true. But nothing can bring you down if you prepare for it. Race Expo The expo is open for the entire weekend of the race. It’s hosted at the Hyatt hotel, and even if you’re not running, youRead More →

favourite youtube channels

Because you loved the posts in the “Meet my heroes” series, I’m back with a new one! If you missed the first two, here they are: Best podcasts to listen to on the go Best personal finance books Another one of my favourite ways to learn new things, apart from reading and listening to audio, is video! I find it easier to process information if it’s accompanied by images and sometimes more personal if the person speaking is in front of the camera. And I think you’ll agree with me when I say that life is a bit easier if the video is free. Yes,Read More →

narrowboat life

We live on a narrowboat. A 55ft grey craft called Tipsy Gypsy. Things are not always easy, but the benefits outweigh the struggles we might not have living on land, so we’ll stick to this lifestyle for as long as we can. If you want to read more about the move, I shared some details in this blog post. Unsurprisingly, life on the water is different. We’re completely off the grid and travel a few miles every 2 weeks. Some things are 100% amazing and others make us realise how easy life is in a house – you never have to worry about resources likeRead More →

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How many times lately did you dream so big that you are frightened to even think about it? That’s where I am now. Ground zero. Only a dream. A big one! After enjoying a chillaxed 3h10 marathon on the hills of the Kauai island, I had to upgrade my dreams. This story is about how my 2h40 marathon story started. It wasn’t too long ago when Andreea and myself were running our first ever marathon, London. It was in 2016. I crossed the finish line after 3 hours and 49 minutes. Not bad for a first one but I failed my target of 3h30 –Read More →

yoga pose

If you’re already a Yogi, high five and please share this with someone who might benefit from it! However, if you’re not yet convinced, this blog post is for you. Any excuse you might have for not practising Yoga, I’m going to crush it! You might already know my story, but if you don’t, here’s the short version. Back in the day, I thought Yoga was weird, mainly because media had painted a different picture than what it actually is. But when I started doing more fitness, I needed something to stretch and relax my muscles and help me avoid injury. I went to aRead More →

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When I was 22, I was the kind of youngster who buys an iPhone just because the other people in the office have one and I needed to fit in. The kind of person who spends their weekend shopping at the mall for things they don’t need. That has a maxed out credit card to get designer clothes. I had nightmares and worries that I can’t repay my debts. I’ll be 30 in a week. I have no debt; I live on a boat that I bought with cash and this year I’m spending my holidays in Hawaii. I invest for my retirement, and I considerRead More →

vegan barbecue

This is an adidas sponsored post. However, all ideas, images, and content are mine, and I’m being compensated to share my best tips on fitness and healthy living. This year the UK had the best summer in many years. Almost 2 months of hot, sunny days. We enjoyed long walks, nature, and a fabulous time on the boat ever since we moved in June. Half marathon training If you’re a runner, you know that summer is also training season for any autumn race. Alin and I are preparing for the Kauai Half Marathon that will take place in September, and this week we reached theRead More →

best podcasts blog title

Here on Green Zen Fit, I’m usually the one that gives advice or offers inspiration. But have you ever wondered who inspires me?! I decided to share with you what I listen to, what YouTube channels I follow, what blogs I read and the books that changed my life in a mini-series called “Meet my heroes”. I’ll start with podcasts. I love them. Whether you’re commuting to work, doing a long easy run or just chilling at the beach, podcasts are one of the best ways to consume information. They are hands-free and don’t require you to look at a screen. And they can beRead More →