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 →

top 3 personal finance books blog title image

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 →

productivity tips blog title

This is part 3 of the work-life balance series on the blog. If you missed the previous ones, go here for week 1 and here for week 2. After making sure you’re happy with your job and then setting some boundaries to make space for the most important things in your life, there’s one more piece of the puzzle. Being productive helps you not only deliver faster but gives you a sense of accomplishment. Have you ever felt that you’re working and working and it’s still not going anywhere? Lacking results can make you enjoy your work less and add frustration that can bleed intoRead More →

work-life balance part 2

This is a 3 part series on work-life balance. Welcome to Week 2! In week 1 (go here if you haven’t had the chance to read it yet), I talked about how to make sure you have the right job for you. If you’re so unhappy that every Monday morning you need to be pushed out the door (I’ve been there!), go ahead and check it out. Not everyone gets to do something that they’re passionate about or a job that can be considered meaningful and full of purpose; but if it’s sucking the life out of you, it’s wrong! Work-life balance on your terms.Read More →

work life balance blog title

Here’s something about work-life balance: you don’t talk about work-life balance unless you don’t have it. So if you ever mention it to your partner, friend or manager, this post is for you. Hi. I’m Andreea. I haven’t been stressed at work since 2013. Six years ago I was doing what any 24y old does – climbing the ladder. I had a lead position in a big corporation, working around 10 hours a day and taking meetings in my pyjamas at 5 am. But I had no other responsibilities, so working my ass off was ok, even if I was stressed and crying a lot. MyRead More →

plastic free july blog title

We finally reached a point in history when we realized that recycling doesn’t work. If it did, we wouldn’t have oceans full of plastic and turtles with straws up their noses (we’ve all seen the video, I suppose). It’s time for you and me to act and start a journey to a plastic free life. Because there is no other way. If you don’t know where to start, I have 3 simple steps for you. 1. Start with what you have In the beginning, there’s the temptation to get rid of all your plastic and start from scratch with hipster tote bags and cool waterRead More →

OrganiCup review blog title

OrganiCup is offering a free cup to one Green Zen Fit reader, so check out the post to know more! This week was World Environment Day, so I decided to talk about something that can have a positive impact on our planet. In August 2016, I declared myself a minimalist. Part of the decision was for the environment, but a big part was for my own sake. I wanted to have more space, to spend less money and less time on activities that don’t bring value to my life. One of the first things I did was replace disposable items with reusable ones. Think aboutRead More →

healthy choices for breast cancer prevention blog title

I’m currently reading “How not to die” (UK/US)* by Dr Michael Greger. I’ve talked about the book before in this blog post back in February, and it’s one of those books that you read with a pen and notebook. I’m learning a lot, and I recommend you get yourself a copy no matter if you’re an omnivore, vegetarian or vegan. The book is full of science-backed claims about the relationship between food and disease. Surprise, surprise, plants are winning. I’ve already devoured the information on heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, brain disease and different types of cancer. But when I reached the chapterRead More →