Posted in fitness, health, life, lifestyle

My health journey

Hello My Lovely Readers!

Today I wanted to talk about (as you can see from the tittle) about my health journey. In my recent post which was about a fitness guide named Fitazfk that I will talk about my health journey. So I don’t waste more time rambling. Here it is.

It all started when I realized how much weight I have gained in the summer. I don’t say that I was fat or anything but I was not lean like I used to. And that was not the biggest problem. I just haven’t felt healthy. I was not going to the gym nor ate properly. I consumed junk food (not a lot but I definitely went to McDonald’s a few times) and I just haven’t felt energized. I sat home watching TV, binge eating and not exercising. And that was such a relapse for me. I was sad and I felt like a completely different person than I used to.

So I told myself ‘Stop and get yourself together’ (a couple of times) and I finally started to make some effort for my goal. My goal was to step on the path where I used to be and nothing more.

So as a normal person I jumped on Pinterest and started looking for fitness plans. I wanted a plan because I like it more when a guide or a trainer tell me what to do because if I have to do all by myself than there won’t be any progress. After a long period of searching I finally found an affordable guide which I thought will help me. (I wrote a detailed review with my own experiences you can check it out here.) So I started doing it. Besides one or two problem I enjoyed doing something for my health. Finally. I started eating more healthy and exercising daily. I must admit it felt good. But it was real hard to get back on track. And sadly it was easy to get off this path.

It started with a family holiday in a 4* hotel. I think everyone can guess what happened next. Yes like a completely ordinary person I could not resist to eat cake, pasta some more cake and everything else which was not in the diet plan. And the truth is that I ate because there was a big variety where I could choose anything and of course I chose everything. Even if I was full and when my body did not need it at all.

And after we got home I was so despite. I didn’t know what to do now because a screw up everything.

But then I was like ‘I can’t do this anymore’ so I dedicated my time thinking what should I change why doesn’t it work. I started to do grocery shopping differently. I only bought vegetables, eggs, meat, fruits and nuts. My diet started getting better and better. I started doing exercises daily again. Finally I went back to the gym I used to go again or if I was not feeling going to the gym I searched tabata or HIIT workout on Youtube and after that I did some strengthening exercises for my abs and arms.

(I have some favorite Youtube workout videos if you curious write in the comments and I more than happy to share it.)

And I’m almost forget one of the great things which helped me to eat healthy. I never thought I would say this but calorie counting. Or something like that. Don’t get me wrong I don’t say it’s a bad thing I just never thought I would try it. Okay I’m not doing it like a pro and not that strict at all. I downloaded an app where you can write in if you want to lose weight, keep your weight and just simply eat healthy or gain weight and muscles. After that it gives you how many calories should you eat and that is it. You can choose and write in your meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and as a snack. You can see how many carbs, fat and protein did you ate that day. You can count how many glasses of water did you drink. And you can also dial in if you did any exercises. I’m really loving this app because it gives me a picture of how much should I eat. I learned how many calories are in different meals, snakcs and that makes it easy to choose what will I eat. Because if a meal is full with fat which I don’t need than I won’t eat it. Finally I understood what it feels like when people say “you are what you eat”. And please don’t think that I starve myself or I don’t eat anything sugary or sweet and I just have vegetables all the time. Belive me I eat f. ex. ice cream. A lot. Because I eat so much healthy food there is always left some place for some ice cream. And just yesterday I ate paleo cookies for the first time in my life. I didn’t thought it will be horrible but I would never dreamed that I will like it so much.

Now I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been and I’m not kidding. I’m now on holiday again for a few days and we eat out every day in restaurants and I order usually salads or grilled meals. I really enjoy this and I’m so happy about where am I right now.

I can talk about this topic for real long time. But for now I think this is enough. If you are curious and want to know anything I would be happy to answer it. Hope you enjoyed this little journey of mine. Hope that there are some information that will help you too.

Have a wonderful day. Much love

Kat

img_0019

Advertisements
Posted in Challenge, fitness, food, life, lifestyle, Uncategorized

Fitazfk overall review

Hello My Lovely Readers!

It has been a long time since I updated you about my ‘fitazfk jouney‘. So here it is.

As you could see in the last two posts that I made about Fitazfk’s guide I was pretty impressed about the programme. I still think that it is great just not for me. Maybe because I was not fully committed or something. So I can say that it wasn’t the BIG break-through for me. However it pushed me on a new journey but I will talk about that later in a different post.

Well the biggest difficulty for me was the equipment. I mean almost all of the workouts in the last two weeks had to be done with equipment. Which is not fine for me because I don’t have any weights at home or kettlebell or anything besides a yoga math and a jump rope. I wasn’t in the mood to spend money for things that I may not use again and I just don’t have enough room to keep weights in my apartment. So I was there with no equipment.

(But this can be my own personal problem and I don’t want to blame the guide because it was in it that some exercises need equipment. I just didn’t think that some means every.)

The other thing why I stopped doing it is that we went on holiday with my family and there was just too many food so I stopped for a few days and there were the lack of equipment so I totally stopped trying after that. And I lost interest too.

But I would still recommend the guide to people who are fully committed and have weights at home because it is a great way to become more healthy!

I think that is all for now. Hope you found it helpful. I will post soon about my health journey because I think I finally making progress to achieve my goal: BEING HEALTHY. If you are curious than you can follow my blog. Comment if you want to share your own experiences or give some advice.

Hope you having a wonderful day! Enjoy every moment because life is short. Have a great day! Much love

Kat

Posted in Challenge, fitness, life, lifestyle, Uncategorized

1st week of Fitazfk

Hello My Lovely Readers!

Well, first week is almost over so I’m here with a little update on the Fitazfk 28 days fitness guide. If you haven’t read my last post about the guide (that was about my first impressions) and you are curious you can check it out here.

Fitness part:

The guide is really nice. It gives a helpful description about the exercises you should do so if you are not familiar with the name of the exercises or how to do them don’t worry you will understand it easily. There are sessions 6 out of 7 days. The last day is rest day so you can chill and don’t have to do anything just follow the diet and that is all. There are days when you should do HIT sessions (means High Intensity Training) and there are days when you should do toning exercices, and build muscles. Each day the exercices last 28 minutes. Like I mentioned in my previous post there are different levels of difficulty that means if you are a beginner you should do less reps than an advanced people should. At the beginning they test if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced so you don’t get to decide which one would you like to do. The sessions are not that hard especially for those who are ‘in shape’ and work out. BUT I still got very sweaty doing some session. Oh and I almost forgot to mention that there are exercices which recommend to have equipments around you. Sadly I don’t have this at home so I did everything with bodyweight only. I think this is the only downside of the guide. The equipments. Because not everyone has weights at home.

fitness-for-actors

Nutrition part:

I mentioned that there is a meal plan, a diet that you should follow. I think this is not that hard to follow because if you are eating healthy now than this won’t be a difficulty. You should eat a ton of veggies which is fine for me because since I was a child my fuel was veggies and fruits. And because of that it wasn’t easy for me to skip eating fruits. The diet says that you can eat a handful of berries before working out or if you are craving some sweet. Sadly I ate a little more than that… And I had 2 days with family which means I didn’t follow the diet every day. I wasn’t able to resist the fruit soup and the grilled cheese that my grandmother made. I know that is a shame but I tried to drink  tons of water after that to cleanse my body.

eatright

Result:

The guide says that after this first phase you should lose 2-4kg. Well I think I lost a kilo or maybe 2 but I think there would be a bigger result if I follow the guide constantly. I feel much healthier and that is great because the last 2 weeks I was on a holiday and I felt like crap when I got home (that is why I started this guide) so this is already a great result for me. I can’t wait to continue this journey and to share it with you too.

Hope you have an amazing day! Thank you for visiting my site. If you have questions or anything to say comment and I will answer for sure. Love you all!

Posted in Challenge, life, lifestyle, Uncategorized

Fitazfk first impressions

Hello My Lovely Readers!

Long time no see. Here I’m for testing this new fitness guide named Fitazfk for you. I saw this everywhere so I thought let’s give it a try. Before I bought it I wanted to read about more and watch the ‘result’ and just simply that what was the experience like. And I found nothing. So I thought if someone would want the same then here I’m with some help.

So this first post is about my first impressions of the guide. Well it looks nice. It has a lot of pictures in it and helpful images about the different exercises. It describes everything very clearly. It contains a meal plan and exercises for each day. (I bought the 28 days fitness challenge.)

It has 3 different categories for beginners, intermediate and advanced so this way everyone can have a workout for their own needs. There are different variety of exercises and trainings in the guide so you don’t have to do the same thing every day.

The meals contain a lot of vegetables, meets and eggs which I really like. But sadly the fruits are not really in the diet.

That is all for now after the first week I will update you all. I hope you have an amazing day and don’t forget to have fun! Love you all.

Posted in life, lifestyle

What is new?

Hello My Lovely Readers!

I was watching series when suddenly an idea came into my mind. I thought I will start a new “post series” named ‘What is new?’. I thought this would be a great thing to share with you. My new favourites or new things, shows, movies that I watch or new products that I use or anything new in my life. So let me know in the comment if you like the idea and now let’s start this.

  1. New series: Recently I started watching Gotham. This is a very similar to the series named ‘Arrow’ so if you liked that you will like this too.
  2. New shoes: This is very random but I thought why not to include my new favourite pair of booties. (I wear those in this post.)
  3. New lipstick: My very new fall lipstick is from Avon. I ordered it online and I absolutely love the color. Soon there will be a post on it.
  4. New beanie: Grey beanie. My fav. I wore it every single day. I love the look of it. Simple but cute. Sadly I did not find a photo where I wear it but I promise there will be soon. (With my short hair.:) If you didn’t see my post about my haircut you can check it here.)
  5. New nails: Here is a photo of them. Just a natural nude color with diamonds. But I love it.3599
  6. New recipe: Last weekend I tried a new recipe from a magazine. It was an apple pie recipe. It was very delicious. I was craving for apple pie so I had to do it.
  7. New music: Last week (I think) Fifth Harmony came out with a new song and I’m loving it. The tittle is That’s my girl. If you have not heard it yet you should check it out. And my fav since I first heard it is Mike Perry-Ocean drive.
  8. New movie in cinema: I watched the new Bridget Jones movie last Saturday. It was pretty good. I did not expected to be this good.
  9. New clothes: Finally I can wear my sweatshirts. I couldn’t wait this time of the year.
  10. New bag: My absolute favourite thing that I recently bought is this bag from Stradivarius. Here you can see photos.

Okay well I think this was all for this post. Hope you guys enjoyed this. Have a wonderful day! See you soon. Bye.:)

Posted in beauty, lifestyle

My new haircut

Hello My Lovely Readers!

Wednesday was a very exciting day for me because I went to a hairdresser and cut my hair. On Monday I finally decided that I have the strength to cut my hair so I called my mom and I said that I want to cut my hair. Her first reaction was that I will regret it and that I shouldn’t do this. I told her I will cut my hair because it is needed. My ends were destroyed. So she came to terms with it and reserved me an appointment with my hairdresser. I was so nervous. I never had short hair before so I didn’t know what to expect. Two days later after school I set off for the salon. I was so excited. I finally arrived and sat dawn on the chair and there was no way back. It was interesting because I was not nervous at all. I just simply couldn’t wait for the result. Once or twice I was like ‘I don’t want to do this… Am I crazy’ but the hairdresser told me that everything will be okay and the ends were so bad and if she is not cut those off than it will naturally break down. And I know that it will grow faster when it is healthy. And after that little complication everything went fine. I sat there for like an hour and after that it was finally done. I was happy. I looked so different with that new hair.

Now a few days later I have some experience with it and I’m still liking it. I was a little bit sad when I saw the size of my bun but I will figure out something for a ‘bigger size’ bun. One thing that I hate in this new hairstyle is my ponytail. It is looking so bad because I have a ton of hair and I did not cut layers. But in total I’m liking it and experimenting with new hairstyles and I’m sure I would not undo this.

And now here are some pictures. Unfortunately I do not have really good photos of my new hair just those few selfies wich I sent to my friends. But if you know me you know there will be new photos soon.:)

Okay first this photo was my inspiration. I found it on Pinterest.

c28b520926e89d4ed2a9c9a16a65f181

Okay now here are my ‘before’ photos. The truth is that I took these with timer on my phone and that is why it is not the best quality. And because the sun went down so the lights were bad too. Sorry for that but if you want you can watch some other post because I have a lot when you can see my ‘before’ hair.

And finally my ‘after hair’… (it is not naturally wavy it was made with a curling iron)

And this is it for today. Hope you guys enjoyed it! Let me know in the comments if you like it or not. I’m curious. Have a wonderful day! Bye. See you soon.:)

Posted in lifestyle

12 things you can do alone

Hello My Lovely Readers!:)

Summer is all about hanging with friends and having parties, but sometimes you find yourself alone? Then this post is for you. I collected 12 things you can do alone and most of these are free so you don’t have to pay money for it which is awesome. So let’s start this.

  1. Movies-First and obvious thing is of course watch a movie or start a series. Recently I started to watch films every day and it is a great time to relax and write a to do list or collect ideas to blog post. If you are enough brave you can go to the cinema and watch a film alone. I want to try it for a long time because it would be fun and a different experience. And if you are a little bit “afraid” than you can go early in the morning.;)
  2. Youtube workout-I discovered recently that how much fun is this actually. I like to do yoga classes but nowadays I did a few zumba and dance workout and it was so amusing and great because I didn’t have to go out of the house. And if you are like me than this is a big plus (#lazy). And on the top you don’t have to do embarrassing moves in front of other people because let’s be real not everybody can dance like a pro and sometimes if you are trying to copy the teacher than your moves are something completely different from it have to. This is not a problem but I’m sure that there is someone who is afraid of going dance lessons because of that and this is a perfect alternative for that. +And if you want to go out you can go to classes (box, yoga, etc…) or for example I love to go horse riding and it is a great workout and you are in the fresh air and that is always a plus.
  3. Blog/Youtube-This is a bigthing nowadays. Everyone is on their phone and laptop. People do videos and make blog posts. If you have creativity and you want to share your thoughts or things you passion it about this is a great and useful hobby. But recently this whole Internet thing became jobs to a lot of people. If you are hardworking than this could be a really good source to make money. So good luck!
  4. Photography-This is also became a big thing and everyone takes photos.  I’m not saying that you will be famous or anything but it is great for a hobby again and you may become a popular photographer or insagrammer or you will have a popular photography blog. Who knows?! But if it is just a hobby than go ahead and do it! Nowadays you can even take photos of you with the timer on your phone or anything.
  5. Shopping-Everybody loves shopping. But did you try it alone? It is so much fun! You don’t have to pay attention to anyone and you can stay there and change clothes as many time as you want.
  6. Cooking-It’s summer and it’s time to experiment new recipes and make meals to yourself.
  7. Book store-If you alone and you love books and reading than this is the perfect thing that you can do. You can sit there as long as you want and read into a million book or you can start or finish one if you want and that is sure that no one will disturbs you.
  8. Bicycle/Hike/Walking-This is the perfect activity to relax and be alone. There isn’t a thing that is better than when you are walking and listening the sound of the nature. I highly recommend this activity if you love observing the nature and immerse in your thoughts.
  9. Pinterest-When you spend 2 hours without realising that even a few minutes passed. I don’t have to say anything else. This is my guilty pleasure.
  10. Restaurant-Okay this is a big thing and I admit that I havn’t done that. Yet. But I think that can be a great ideas to spend time with your fav book or with your journal or even your blog. If you don’t have the courage (which I completely understand) to go to a fancy restaurant and eat alone than you can jump int to a cafe and drink something or have a cookie.
  11. Classes-You can sign up for classes like yoga or for a class that teaches you how to fight and to self defense or seriously for anything. There is so many classes now and I think you can find one that you like.
  12. Plant-Raise a flower or cactuses. This is fun.(and you can take cute photos of those)

This was all for today. I hope you guys enjoyed it and find it helpful. I have so much fun while I made this post. Now I feel like I want to do so many things alone.

Let me know if you liked the post or tried any of these activities and if you have any other ideas than I like to hear that so please share with me. I hope you have an amazing week so far. Love you. Bye! 🙂