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Today, 28th March 2017

Today I feel myself, I feel beautiful, positive and I cannot wait to finish work so I can enjoy the beautiful weather in my garden.

Randomly, today I’ve run into a calculator that tells you the calories needed in a day by each one of us. This will help in setting up a limit for your intake in order to lose weight. It is called Mifflin St. Jeor equation and it is based on two values, Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and your activity level.

The formula is below:

Male BMR = (10 X weight (kg)) + (6.25 X height (cm)) – (5 X age (y)) + 5

Female BMR = (10 X weight (kg)) + (6.25 X height (cm)) – (5 X age (y)) – 161

Activity level:

• no exercise = 1.2
• 1-3 exercise days/week = 1.375
• 3-5 exercise days/week = 1.55
• 6-7 exercise days/week = 1.725

Calories needed a day = (your BMR per the Mifflin equation) X (your activity level)

There are various methods to set up a limit but in fact,each of us is unique and our metabolism works in different ways. It would be best to start reducing the intake gradually by 15 – 20% and by having an exercise pattern you will notice your own results. After that, you can adjust the limit, bear in mind never go under 1200 calories a day and take into consideration the level of activity and its intensity.

It is a really useful technique in getting yourself healthier, slimmer and toned up.

I feel a lot better since I’ve started exercising and taking care what I eat and how much. What I really like is that I don’t feel restricted and I can adapt my lifestyle to my preferences. Let’s see how it goes! Be confident!!

xx

Today, 24th March 2017

Today is Friday, 5th day of the week, the day God created mankind setting the bar too high for all of us down here.

What am I going to do today? No idea! Probably licking my wounds after the Yoga class from yesterday. Yes, I did get to attend the class which was as expected, beneficial, pleasant but painful for someone stiff as I am. The trainer was nice, really good in explaining the poses and with a beautiful positive attitude.I am proud of myself for keeping up quite well with others and managing to stretch like a rubber (I wish!). It was a lovely experience which helped me relax, disconnect and will definitely try again.

I’m sure is going to end up in being a mad evening as we are quite a few people getting together in our flat tonight. Worst case scenario, I’ll end up looking inside my eyelids aka falling asleep at 9 o’clock. My friends know exactly what I’m talking about.  Hahaha

Today I got told by my lovely colleague from work, AK, something that really made my day and which is worth mentioning “Smart is the new sexy!”. What was it about that made him say that? Woke up with a wild hair this morning and my friend was fixing me with paperclips. 🙂 Don’t laugh, it actually works!

Have a good weekend, lovely people!

xx

Today, 23rd March 2017

Today I’m going to a Yoga class or at least I’m trying to get into one. Unfortunately, it was straight away fully booked, it seems to be quite popular, so I’ve registered on the waiting list. They say I have good chances of getting in. Fingers crossed!

Never been to Yoga class before, I rarely exercise, ok truth is I don’t do it at all. You might know me, I like eating not gymming! Hahaha

I’ve started going to classes 3 weeks ago and I gotta admit I kinda enjoy it. As for the food, I don’t diet, hate the word “diet” – too related to restrictions, but I’m counting calories, trying to stick to a maximum of 1200-1300 Kcal per day (based on various factors, age, height, weight, the level of activity and many others). I can have anything but within this limit. If you try it you will be surprised how much intake we have daily, unbelievable.

Being a bit “unbalanced”  for the past 6 months I’ve found a good reason to approach a well-known therapy called comfort eating. Made me feel better at the time but not feeling the same now when I notice I need to change my wardrobe. Shopping might be a good approach as well, but not after you see your bank statements. 🙂

A moment on the lips, forever on the hips!I really don’t like this saying as true as it might be.

I hope I’ll get a chance to try Yoga tonight. I’ll let you know how I feel about it.

Today is about Relaxing, Yoga, Meditation!

Well excited!

xx

Today, 22nd March 2017

Everything is about TODAY, or even better, life is all about NOW.

I have lost myself trying to discover TOMORROW. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to get back on track and to stop looking too much in the PAST or to the FUTURE.

Today, I have managed to put together an itsy, bitsy, tiny blog of mine. Truth is I never thought this would be something that I would do, even now I have doubts in pressing the Publish button or sharing the blog for you to read ( please don’t be too harsh on me).

I don’t know how this works but I will go ahead and will try to share with you my Today’s as often as possible.

My life is really, super normal! This is the problem, normality is overwhelming me! I know this is everyone’s life, wake up, go to work, come back, shopping, cooking, eating, shower, TV/Facebook or any other silly method that gets your brain radiated, go to bed and wake up to the same story, just written on a different page.

Myself, unfortunately, I got to a point where all the parts that were keeping me together fell apart. It is so easy to fell apart, to do mistakes, to not be happy or not to appreciate what you have and so hard to open your eyes and to see just happiness, love, family, friends, freedom.

Life is simple, it just depends where you look.

Be generous to yourself, you deserve to live the PRESENT.