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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 →

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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 →

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 →