Today, 4th October 2018

I was reading today a news article about this “tagging” system that has been going on for so long on our own appearance which has made me think about the fact that since I was around 12 I always felt I’m not happy with my body and I’ve been all the time setting up goals to look like others. From 16 I’ve been on a constant diet, on and off, but with no major super model changes, because without a doubt we all relate to those examples, magazines , TV stars, singers, actors, that unicorn, fairy land of perfect bodies without any effort, or help, or massages, or treatments, or supplements, or personal chefs, or trainers or… you get the point.

I really need to start identifying myself as my own body, mind and soul. For the past 2 years I can definitely say I’ve been working on my mind and soul side of things, been through a really crazy ride, actually it was more like a whole theme park with front tickets to panic attacks, anxiety, depression, insomnia and all the other extras that comes with this.

I feel like this has become lately a reality not just for me but for the whole world, no matter the age, country, social position, bank account status we are all in this and trust me, we are all equals! I have overcome most of my fears, with patience, with love, with help and now I realize this made me more aware than ever of my own life, feelings and thoughts. I got far and I’m proud of that.

Now I need to start loving my body, embrace it, accept it, take care of it and I’m sure all the rest will follow.

Love yourself more! Today…

 

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Today, 10th May 2017

Today on my way home I got to see something that made me smile. Yes, I love food, every piece of it! What my body has to say? Bring it on!! What my scale has to say? Warning, please, only one person at a time! Hahaha 😀

Anyway, thank you Fuller for putting a smile on my face but I will stay away this time, I’ll take my chances!

Fuller Smith & Turner, Brentford

Today, 24th April 2017

Today I am writing to myself. This is just a statement, telling me that what lies within me is not for everyone to see.

I love people, but sometimes I just expect too much of them and with great expectations, you get great disappointments. Cherish the people that see the GOOD in you. Treasure them for loving you for who you are.

This is me, this is who I am, this is how I was designed to think, to live, to love.

NOT perfect, but UNIQUE.

HONEST and GENUINE.

Me…Myself…I…

I thank myself today for all my achievements, mistakes, failures for becoming who I am.

Have the courage to be yourself and not how others would like you to be.

” Cold hands, warm heart”.

 

Today, 7th April 2017

Today made me think a lot about FAITH. I do believe things happen for a reason, right or wrong, good or bad, everything is meant to be. They say if you pay attention to every small mistake, gesture, coincidence or people that you randomly meet and you find out you have so many things in common, despite age, religion, country or beliefs, those are signs of events which are already assigned to happen in your life. Let’s call it, DESTINY!

Have you ever experienced to wish for something to happen so bad and no sign of it, but when you gave up on that thing to come to you so naturally?! I believe things get to you when you are ready to take the most out of them. Bad things? Unfortunately, a reality. You can’t avoid them, you can’t fight them, sometimes you can’t even win, you just need to accept them, understand them, embrace them and get a chance to know them better.

You know what else makes me believe in faith? Deja vu! I can’t remember who told me, but they say that deja vu is just a confirmation of your already planned destiny. You know what? Every time I am experiencing one it puts a big smile on my face and I tell myself,   “I’m on the right track, thank you, God”.

So, you know what:

” Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be”

Hope you have a great weekend!

xx

Today, 6th April 2017


Today is my mother’s birthday, bless her, she is turning 48! Young mamma!! Today is all about her ♡♡.

My mum, she is a very special lady, 150 cm tall, 49 kg, thin as a twig. But don’t get yourself fooled, the lady she means business, works in the army, been twice in Afghanistan, graduated University when she was around 40 and she is still looking to develop herself in so many ways. She made her life as she wanted through hard work and lots of sacrifices.

She is my inspiration and I’ll always be thankful for the beautiful person she turned me into.

I’m really proud of you mum and you should be proud of yourself, look at me how fabulous I am, you did a great job!! Haha…modest as always.

Love you mum, my dear friend, I miss you!

xoxo

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