One year anniversary Giveaway winner!

mushroomsHello my readers!

I hope you are heaving a great day. As I mentioned in my last post that I will have a giveaway sponsored by Myprotein and Bodyenergyaction. You just had to answer my simple question, share my post and like my Facebook page and also Myprotein’s Facebook page.

Most of you would like to see more healthy recipes and fitness videos, so I will work on these 🙂

The winner of this Giveaway is Anita from anitasworlds blog. Congrats to you girl, pls contact me for the details.

Have a great day everybody, don’t be sad if you did not win, more Giveaways to come! :*

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One year blog anniversary + Giveaway!!!

Hello everybody!

Hope you are ok, and having a great day. I was a little sick lately, but now I’m back!

I am very happy to announce that this weekend (April 26) it is my Blogs official Birthday!

So I want to thank you all of you for supporting me by reading my articles, commenting and giving me so many nice feedbacks. It makes me so happy to help and inform you with my articles, so I decided to show YOU, my appreciation!

I am organizing a GIVEAWAY! Open worldwide!

The prizes will be sponsored by Myprotein and BodyEnergyAction.

Here is what you can win:

L carnitine tablets (180 tablets): http://tidd.ly/dea96cdd

Blender bottle: http://tidd.ly/49cc2ba5

Aqua slim diet water: http://tidd.ly/f7d956a8

Pulse V4 Muscle & Strength: http://tidd.ly/f04917ca

Milk protein smooth: http://tidd.ly/aa85020d

Commit to be fit top from Body Energy Action 🙂

IMG_20140424_034338Now, here is what you have to do to WIN:

1.) Like Bodyenergyaction Facebook page

2.) Like Myprotein page

3.) Share this photo on your page

4.) Subscribe to my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaXlC-eF3ME-4Aw0pj608zw

5.) Comment: What would you like to read/ see more on my blog? Healthy recipes? Healthy desserts? Workout videos? Workout tips? Fitness tips? Fashion posts? Travel posts? Just let me know in the comments! 🙂

Good Luck!

Giveaway ends Monday night. :*

Dacă ziua ar avea 48 de ore/ If the day had 48 hours

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Bună dragilor!

Astăzi am pentru voi un articol puţin mai diferit decât cu ceea ce v-am obişnuit până acum. Acest articol nu o să aibă ca temă fitness-ul, reţete sănătoase sau tipsuri despre cum să avem o viaţă mai echilibrată şi sănătoasă.  Astăzi veţi avea ocazia să mă cunoaşteţi puțin mai bine 🙂

Acesta este primul meu articol pentru cei de la Orkesta în colaborare cu WarchShop.ro, care au o simplă întrebare şi anume „Ce ai face dacă ziua ar avea 48 de ore”…. interesant, nu?

Nu am stat prea mult pe gânduri, deoarece eu chiar am o problema a „time managementului”, nu pot să îmi împart timpul în aşa fel încât să pot să fac tot ceea ce îmi propun.

Haideţi să vă spun ce aş face eu cu acele extra 24 de ore într-o zi.

  1. În primul rând aş putea să lucrez mai mult. Mulți stiţi deja că sunt antrenor personal, ador profesia mea, iar prin munca mea aş putea ajuta mai multe persoane dacă aș avea mai mult timp, deci, toată lumea ar avea de câştigat 🙂
  2. Aş avea timp să citesc mai mult. Cititul e tot timpul pe ultimul loc în zilele noastre, cel puţin la mine, deoarece tot timpul este altceva de făcut, ceea ce pe moment e mai important. Asta include să fac un plan de antrenament pentru un client, să merg la o întâlnire de afaceri, să mă plimb cu căţelul, să gătesc şi aşa mai departe. Așadar, niște timp pentru citit ar prinde foarte bine. Citit o carte, evident, nu articole pe internet sau Cosmopolitan 🙂
  3. Aş petrece mai mult timp cu persoanele dragi mie. Niciodată nu am suficient de mult timp de stat la poveşti,  de schimb de idei, împărtășit de experiențe.
  4. Aş dori să am mai mult timp pentru gătit, să încerc reţete noi și delicioase la care deseori mă gândesc, dar nu am niciodată timp să le fac. Ador să gătesc, aş putea să stau în bucătărie câteva ore bune în fiecare zi. 🙂
  5. Mi-aş dori să petrec mai mult timp cu căţelul meu,Jimmy, care are 14 anişori şi nu ştiu cât îl voi mai avea aprope. Mai mult timp ar însemna să mă ocup doar de el, sa-l piaptăn, să ne jucăm, să ne plimbăm, să-l duc la vânătoare de iepuri 🙂
  6. Aș dedica acele ore în plus pentru relaxare, aş încerca o oră de meditaţie, ora în care să nu mă gândesc că trebuie să mă grăbesc la dentist, la ora de aerobic, la masă, la întâlnire…etc. Să-mi eliberez mintea complet și să elimin orice stres cotidian.
  7. Dacă fiecare zi ar avea 48 de ore, cu siguranţă aş scrie articole zilnic, pentru că am foarte multe idei pe care vreau să le  împărtăşesc cu voi, dar timpul… e mereu o problemă. De fapt, lipsa lui!

Aş mai putea enumera multe multe lucruri pe care le-aș face dacă ni s-ar dubla timpul: aş face mai multe videoclipuri cu exerciţii, aş încerca un sport nou, aş viziona toate filmele noi care apar la cinema (evident, cele interesante) aş zbura pâna în Roma şi m-aş întoarce in aceeaşi zi 🙂 sau aş sta la plajă câteva ore bune… dacă ar fi o plajă la Cluj 🙂

1382374625Concluzia este faptul că fiecare persoană își face timp pentru ceea ce e cu adevărat important în viaţa sa. E vorba de a-ți stabili niște priorităţi.  E foarte uşor să ne găsim scuze  ca:  nu am timp să merg la sală, nu te-am sunat pentru că nu am avut timp, nu mă îngrijesc pentru că nu am bani, etc.  Dacă îți dorești cu adevărat să faci ceva, cu siguranță poți găsi timp pentru acel ceva. Timpul nostru este proiectul nostru, ne aparţine. Trebuie să preţuim acele 24 de ore pe care le avem în aşa fel încât, atunci când  mergem la culcare să ne simţim mulţumite si împăcate cu noi că am făcut tot ce am putut în acea zi! Și pentru că timpul se măsoară în ore şi minute, un ceas care să ne reflecte personalitatea este absolut necesar.  În acest sens, eu aş alege acest superb ceas Fossil. Voi ce aţi alege din colecţia vastă de pe watchshop.ro?

 

Hello my dears!

Today I’m going to post a different kind of article, something different with what you are used to read on my blog. This article will not include fitness, healthy recipes or healthy lifestyle tips! Today you have the opportunity to know me just a little bit better 🙂

In collaboration with watchshop.ro , who asked me to write down, what would I do if the  day had 48 hours instead of 24, interesting question right?

I did not have to think too much on this subject, because I’m having a really hard time with managing my time. I never have time to do all the things I propose to do in that day.

So let’s see my list, what would I do with those extra 24 hours a day 

  1. First of all I would like to work more. As most of you know, I’m a personal trainer, I love my job, so working more I could help more people to get in shape and have a healthy lifestyle. This would be the best for everybody right? 🙂
  2. I would like to read more. Nowadays people put reading on the last place, other things are always more important. In that moment I feel it’s more important to make a diet plan or an exercise plan for a client, to cook, to go out with the dog etc.  So some extra hours for a relaxing reading would be very welcome.
  3. I would like to spend more time with my loved ones. I feel like I never spend enough time with them, a little more storytelling, just talk about our daily experiences and thoughts would be so good.
  4. I would like to have more time to cook. To try out new healthy and delicious recipes what I have in mind, but I never find the time to actually make them. I really adore cooking, so some more hours in the kitchen would be very nice!
  5. I would like to spend more time with my dog, which is now 14 years old, and I can’t know how much time he will be around. I would like to dedicate much more time just to him, to brush him, to actually play with him, to take him for a long walk or rabbit hunting 🙂
  6. Those extra hours in plus I could use for a good relaxation. I would like to try a real and intense mediation, to clear my mind, and for that one hour not to think about my appointment to the dentist, my clients, my work, meetings… To free my mind completely and release the stress.
  7. If every day would have 48 hours, for sure I would write an article every day, because I have so many ideas to share with you, but time is always a problem….I mean having the time 🙂

I could tell you more about what I would do if we had that extra 24 hours…but I would be dreaming too much I think. I would do much more fitness videos, I would try out a new sport, I would watch all the new good movies from the cinema, I would fly to Rome and back in the same day, I would go sunbathing on the beach…..If Cluj (my home town) would have a beach  🙂

270612The conclusion is that every person makes time for what is really important for them. It’s about priorities! It is very easy to find excuses like: I can’t find the time to go to the gym, I don’t have time to call you, because I’m busy, I can’t go to the hairstylist because I don’t have the money and the list could go on and on. If you really want something you will find the time for it. Our time is our project. We have to cherish those 24 hours we have, and in the night when we go in our bed to feel accomplished and proud that we gave our best to do everything we proposed.

Because time is measured in minutes and hours, a beautiful watch that reflects our personality is a must. In this case I chose this stylish Fossil watch. What would you chose from here watchshop.ro

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Raw and healthy Nutella recipe

Screenshot_2014-04-10-11-03-43_1Hello everybody!

I have an amazing recipe today, guess what?! I made Nutella, and not any kind of Nutella, this one is healthy and full of nutrients! It has no added processed sugar no milk no chocolate no artificial colors, no artificial flavors and so on…

Did I make you curious about the recipe? Yes, I think so.

Here is what you need:  

  • 2 cups hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoon of unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of natural raw honey (if you prefer it sweet)

Steps:

  • Soak the hazelnuts overnight
  • Place them in food processor and process for about 3 minutes, until you get a buttery consistency
  • Add the honey and cocoa powder to the buttery consistency and process ingredients until they are all well incorporated – about 2 minutes.
  • Melt coconut oil and add one tablespoon at a time, processing each time your add a tablespoon
  • Once you get a creamy butter consistency, stop processing, scoop out all and your delicious Nutella is ready!

I tell you the taste is so very similar to the famous Nutella from the stores and it is so much healthier. I don’t know one single person who doesn’t like this delicious chocolate cream, I have to recognize I adore it so this healthy option is more than perfect!

Try it out and let me know what you think!

Have a beautiful day! :*

The only vitamins I take

PhotoGrid_1397047738714Hello my dears!
You know I love to eat healthy food, I think it’s the best thing you can do to your body. The best way to get all the nutrients is to eat as natural as possible, without processed foods and chemicals. Sometimes even if we eat all the good things we still need a little boost, and this is the time when vitamins and supplements come in our help. The only vitamins I take are the cod liver oil soft capsules which are a high quality source of Omega 3 and its active fatty acids http://tidd.ly/24fa01a2
Another great supplement is the green tea extract which is a highly effective antioxidant that has been used in Chinese herbal medicine for thousands of years http://tidd.ly/f773429f
And some multivitamin http://tidd.ly/26023e1f for more energy!
These all are from the company Myvitamins.com, check them out they are very effective and high quality products.

Have a beautiful day!

 

Why is protein so important in our diet?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHello my dear readers!

I have something to share with you about  a question I’ve been asked a lot. My diet and supplementation. So here you go a little story about our best friend the Proteins! 🙂

Protein builds, maintains, and replaces the tissues in our body. Our muscles, organs, and our immune system are made up mostly of protein.

So protein is the building block for muscle and, since the body can’t store excess protein for later as with carbohydrates and fat, consistent intake throughout the day is needed in order to keep muscles strong and healthy. Consuming a higher protein diet can help you lose weight. Protein helps regulate appetite and cravings by enhancing the feeling of fullness for longer after a meal or snack.

Because it is recommended to eat protein frequently throughout the day, you might think this means you have to eat beef several times a day, but that’s not the case. Here is a short list of plant and animal protein sources:

Animal Protein

  • Fish (anchovies, calamari, cod, flounder, salmon, sardines, swordfish, tuna canned in water, tuna steak, sushi)
  • Shellfish (crab, lobster, oysters, shrimp/prawn)
  • Poultry and other meat (chicken, turkey, buffalo, filet mignon, flank steak, lean ground beef, fat-free ham, lean pork loin, top and bottom round of beef)
  • Dairy (milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, cheese)
  • Eggs
  • Supplements (whey, casein)

Plant Protein

  • Legumes (beans, peas, lentils, soybeans)
  • Vegetables
  • Grains
  • Cereals
  • Nuts & seeds

Supplements

Whey protein contains many essential amino acids that boost the immune system and promote overall good health. You can find it in dairy foods, but also as a supplement in powdered form. The flavored powder tastes great sprinkled on oatmeal or mixed with milk, water or juice.

Whey is quickly digested, which makes it great for eating around workouts. Many protein shakes combine whey protein with another type of slow-releasing protein, casein. This mixture provides a combination of fast and slow releasing proteins, which allows for complete coverage over two-and-a-half to three hour window between meals.

Protein shakes with some additional carbohydrate accelerate workout recovery. You can easily make them yourself by mixing water with a scoop or packet of powder, so they’re a quick and easy snack that’s rich in protein but low in of bad fats.

10530911-1395068394-711095My choice:

As you know some time ago I got a package from a brand called MYPROTEIN, UK’s nr. 1 sports nutrition brand. They sent me some products to try them out, and I have to tell you I love their products.

I am a very busy girl, so I like the quick and healthy snacks throughout the day.

Immediately after a full night of sleep or a tiring workout, the body has little to no protein available to rebuild tissue. So if I have to run in the morning I just drink a tasty shake from MYprotein, my personal favorite is the Impact Whey Protein in strawberry cream flavor – you can purchase it here http://tidd.ly/ad8d69fe

Sometimes I like my protein shake denser, in this case I add some Protein Crispies http://tidd.ly/4824e202 – they are so so tasty and they fill you up for hours.

Another very important thing in my diet is the presence of greens and antioxidants.

I put a scoop into my smoothies from this delicious Total Nutri- Greens in Tropical flavor which is a blend of 22 different super foods – http://tidd.ly/83adc24b.

Hope you enjoyed this little presentation about the supplements from my diet, I really think you need good supplementation if you are working out on a daily basis.

 Have a nice day guys! :*