blog title image with yoga and chakras

A while ago, my Yoga journey opened a new door for me. I started learning about the Chakras and got the opportunity to understand even more about myself, my life and how the body reacts to different events or emotions. The beauty of the Chakras system is that even if you don’t believe in it, you get the chance to evaluate what’s going on with you, find the issues and start working on the solutions. I am now a certified Chakra therapist, and I invite you to join me for a 7 Day Free Challenge to explore and restore balance in all aspects of yourRead More →

Many runners know now that static stretches are not recommended during warm up. Then what do we do to prepare our muscles for a race or a training run? We used the following sequence many times and it had a positive impact on performance and how the body reacted to long distances. Here’s our running warm up, that we used even if we’re outside, next to the start line, in a hotel before a race or just preparing to leave our house for a training run. Running warm up sequence 1. 3 Sun Salutations (if we’re inside or have a mat) – full body warm-upRead More →

two simple wholefoods vegan snacks

It’s almost the end of Veganuary, but many people will choose to stay vegan even after the month is over. And for that, I salute you! I already posted about some tips and advice for the transition here and today I’m going to share with you my two favourite wholefoods vegan snacks. One is sweet, and one is savoury, so you can pick the one that satisfies your cravings best. And as a bonus, you’ll learn a new way to eat kale and not hate it. 2 Wholefoods vegan snacks that require little to no cooking 1. Sweet option – Nuts and dates We all enjoyRead More →

After setting our goals for 2018 and signing up for the Kauai Half Marathon and Marathon event, we started training. Both in the gym and on the road. Luckily at the beginning of the year, I was allowed to work from home for two weeks, so I was able to join Alin on 2 of his weekly running workouts: hills and running intervals. Here’s what we did and how we modified for my level. 1. Hills workout This is one of Alin’s favourite type of running workout, and he wrote a few times about the benefits. 1. Warm up with a few squats, lunges and hipRead More →

Our goals for 2018 and how we measure and track them. Money goals | Family goals | Fitness goals | Health goals | Whole foods plant based diet

During the two weeks off work during the winter holidays, Alin and I did a lot of planning. 2017 wasn’t the best year, and we’re determined to make this one much more productive. This is how we planned, how we’re tackling and how we’re tracking our goals for 2018. Goals for 2018 1. A home routine that works for everyone I know I sound a little bit like Theresa May there, but after we moved home last March, everything has been very chaotic. The house is bigger and requires a lot of attention, many things totally new for someone who always lived in a flat.Read More →

One of our goals for 2018 is to get better at meal planning and meal prepping. Because we cook most of the food we eat, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen and optimizing this will be both time and money saving. Benefits of meal planning 1. It’s budget friendly I dedicate a whole chapter to meal planning in my e-book, The Smart Girl’s Journey to Financial Bliss because it can cut your grocery shopping bill in half. You go to the supermarket with a list of items and the correct quantity you need to make the meals that you considered in advance.Read More →

I know some people want to try Veganuary and there are many who are just wondering how it might be going vegan. We’ve been vegan for almost two years now and flexitarians for another year and a half before that, so if you need some advice, here’s mine. 1. Your heart has to be in the right place – Find your WHY What’s your motivation? The reason behind anything you do determines if you’re going to be successful or not. There are people who do it for health (plant-based diets were proven to be very efficient in heart-related problems) or people like us, who do it for the animalsRead More →

It’s that time again. Time to look back at the year that went by even faster than the previous one. To be honest, I’m surprised that I could find a few things worth mentioning because 2017 wasn’t our best year. We changed home, I changed my job and developing a new routine has been challenging. Plus, the constant uncertainty of what’s going to happen once the UK leaves the EU added some stress. But still, life goes on. And there’s one thing that didn’t change. We kept running. Races in 2017 1. [Alin] Southern Cross Country Championships Alin started the year with his first XC race.Read More →

Minimalist Gift Guide

If yours is a minimalist, I have put together a list of rules and gift ideas to help you get through this. As a minimalist myself, I know what items to recommend and the ones that you most definitely must stay away from. Rules. What to buy or avoid buying when shopping for a minimalist 1. No home decor There is nothing more annoying to us minimalists, than useless things that will take up space in our home. All the furniture and decor we have, went through a process of careful selection, so I wouldn’t want to receive something that doesn’t fit in. It’s a veryRead More →

I did it, I launched my own e-book, on my own website. It took planning, writing, editing and all my free time of the past two months. However, “The Smart Girl’s Journey to Financial Bliss” is now live on https://greenzenfit.life/shop, and with a bit of promotion work, it will bring me some passive income and help me achieve my saving goals faster. Publishing an e-book is something that anyone can do, and it’s a reasonably sized project for people who want to dip their toes in the sea of passive income possibilities. It’s big enough to give you a sense of accomplishment and test theRead More →