Saturday, 28 February 2015

A coffee addict's tea picks.

Are you a tea person or a coffee person? I can safely say I'm on team coffee! I drink it every day and sometimes I have more than I should. Recently however, I've been drinking more and more tea. I was stressed out and cut back on the caffeine to make sure my body wouldn't go into overdrive. So today I present you with my favourite teas, including the one that made choose for tea more often. By tea, I mean both actual tea infusions as well as herbal infusions that don't contain the tea plant.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

A skin saviour.

When it comes to skincare, I only use very few product. Unless I need to take my make up off, I'll only use water to wash my face because I don't find skincare product add any value. Lately however, I've rediscovered a product that I've been using on and off for several years. This is Rivella's Derma Repair Complex. It's done my skin a world of good!

Friday, 20 February 2015

Life with congenital heart disease.

I've been in doubt for a long time about whether to write about this or not, but as I write posts on exercise regularly, it seems relevant to tell you about my heart disease and how it affects me. I'm not even sure where to start, but things I want to cover in this and following posts include a bit of my story, how it affects me in daily life, and how it affects how I exercise. So I decided to try and split it up into past, present, and future. Some things never change though, so it's not easy to completely split it up. Anyhow, here's the story of my past.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

A recipe: fool-proof American-style brownies.

Do you like brownies? You know, chocolatey goodness, crispy on the outside and fudgy on the inside? Well if you do, keep reading! Here's a recipe that even I managed to get right from the fist time. When my family tried these, they told me how good they were and asked for the recipe, so they are definitely delicious.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

The key to exercise success.

Over a year ago I started to run regularly to improve my stamina. As we're approaching spring, I'm also keen strengthening my abs and glutes a little. There's one single piece of advise that anyone who wants to work out should keep in mind. It has helped me a lot already and still does now.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

A foundation light enough.

It's always a struggle to find a foundation that matches your skintone, but if you're on a budget and live in Belgium, things are even worse. Drugstores or brands seem to think we're all rather tan, since they don't sell their lightest shades here. But then MUA became available here too and there's foundation light enough for me in it's range: the Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation in the shade porcelain.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Journey to minimalist running: 4 to 5k.

Wow, it's almost been a month since the last update! It took longer than expected to get up to 5k because I had to take a break from running. But after that I picked it up where I'd left off and increased the distance again. Here's how running has gone along with my further plan and some notes on what's changed compared to running in classic trainers.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

A make up wishlist.

Rationally speaking I find that I really don't need any more make up. And I try not to buy things I don't need, but of course there are a few things that I just want! Okay here it is:

Monday, 2 February 2015

A week's worth of food.

I decided to keep track of what I eat again for a week. Last time was in spring. It motivates me to eat more healthily because I know I'll publish it, and it's just nice to see it all written down and know exactly what I ate rather than having a vague idea about it. I also drink quite a lot of water before breakfast and throughout the day, but won't mention it, other beverages are always stated. And when I drink coffee it's always with a - big - splash of milk, but tea is just tea with nothing added.