1. There is no magic pill or tea. Weight loss is 80% what you eat and 20% exercise. Yes, both are important and it’s you who has to put in the work. Sometimes I wish I could workout all day and just eat whatever I want, but unfortunately it doesn’t work like this. 2. The only diet that will work is the one you can keep forever. If you opt for short fixes (“lose 10 pounds in 1 week”), the results will also be short term. Think about it: if you only make some changes for a week, you will only see results for aRead More →

If you have an Instagram account and practice yoga, you’re probably one of Kerri’s 1m followers. She comes to London every year for 3 days of workshops and I was lucky enough to get tickets before they were sold out. Here’s some of the things I took away after 9 full hours of yoga wisdom. Day 1 – Strength and Flexibility Your diet influences how flexible you are. For this reason, Kerri has recently become a vegan (and if you’re not a vegan, do know that dairy is a no-no for flexibility). Being a vegan myself, I’m glad that my decision will also have aRead More →

We’re very excited to tell you that Wren Kitchens reached out to us to take part in the #LittleKitchen campaign. The campaign is all about getting children involved in the kitchen – cooking and eating nutritious, wholesome meals and having fun doing so. This was right down our alley. In a time when fast food consumption is dangerously high, teaching children where food comes from and how easy it is to eat healthily is a simple way to make things better. Update: This recipe made it into the #littleKitchen e-book! Whoop whoop! You can read about the campaign and download the e-book here. We’re crazyRead More →

We know that being healthy is more than exercising 3-4 times a week and being careful about not eating too much sugar. It’s also the little things that you do every day. We made a list of *our* little things. If you have any other ideas or tips, please, let’s make the list bigger. Physical Health Use natural products. From your toothpaste, deodorant, shower gel to beauty products. The industry has evolved enough for us to get what we need without the added chemicals. The brands that we’re using all the time are Jason, AloeDent (which is a fluoride-free toothpaste), Lush (I can’t think aboutRead More →

The Finish lines of 2015 (races and life) 24 February First of all, we got married. Twice. The civil ceremony happened in London, at the Enfield Council on the 24th of February (which for us in Romania is like a Valentine’s Day). It was simple and nice and ended with 6 people having dinner at one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants. We were just one month in the weight loss program, so still a bit chubby. 10 May The big fancy wedding happened a few months later in Bucharest, Romania. We celebrated together with all our friends and families in a wonderful location. Ceremony was outside,Read More →

A few weeks ago, we registered for a winter virtual 5k because we couldn’t join any local Christmas themed races. What is a virtual 5k? It’s a race that you can run anytime, anywhere, and you get the medal by post. We joined the one from The Journey To Skinny, called Winter Wonderland. The medals were delivered so we started planning. Where to run? When? The only request from the organizer was to run between the 20th and 30th of December. On the 22nd the Beagles were with some friends, so we decided to make a day out of this event. We had 2 moreRead More →

You woke up one morning and decided to change your lifestyle! Good for you! You’re gonna get healthier, stronger, fitter. Excellent. Everything will take a turn for the better. And you have our support!!! Unfortunately, before it gets better, it gets a little bit worse. Whaaat? But you have to understand it’s normal, it’s just a phase you have to go through and you must not let it discourage you. 1. You will catch a cold. A bad one. I saw this happening to many people, including me. And it absolutely bums you out. You’re trying to get healthier but you get sicker? Yes :(.Read More →

We had this challenge on a wall in the living room for many months. We tried once in May, but we went on holiday and forgot about planking. Actually no, we didn’t forget, but it was our honeymoon! Why plank during our honeymoon? We tried again in August, but got bored. Having already set 3 challenges for us in October we said “what the hell, let’s add this one too”. Most of all, we wanted to get the paper off the wall, because it was mocking us… every time we were looking at it, it seemed like it was saying “haha, you never finished this”.Read More →

Why?? We’re members of The Running Bug website, and they had a challenge, organized by running gear brand, Ronhill. By running 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 31 consecutive days in October, we entered prize draws. Of course, I forgot to log day 19, so I didn’t qualify for anything more than 15 days, but I did run every day. Update: We didn’t win anything. How was it to run every day, for 31 days in a row? A few facts. We ran more than we were supposed to. Of course, you can’t run just one mile a day. This would mean planning routes andRead More →