Sunday, 28 December 2014

Journey to minimalist running: increasing the distance.

In the last update I'd reached 1k in my new shoes. Since then I've been slowly increasing the distance.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Journey to minimalist running: first steps.

I was very eager to get started with minimalist running, but wasn't quite sure with what distance to get started. I'd read a few different thing start with no more than 200 yards, start with 1/4 mile max. I went for 400m, which is about 1/4 mile. I did this twice after my regular jogs: once on my bare feet and once in my minimalist shoes. Here's how this went, what I learnt from it and how the following jogs have been.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

A review: alverde deodorant.

A couple of days ago, my sisters and I went on a little shopping spree. We wanted to go to a few places and get a some Christmas presents. One of our stops was a small place in Germany which is actually very close to our home. There are a few shops there like Takko fashion and Deichmann and others of which I forgot the name. We only entered two shops there though: a shop with all kinds of very cheap stuff, and the shop we were really there for: dm. We'd heard this drugstore (Drogerie Markt) had a lot more natural products than our drugstores and that products there were considerably cheaper. I didn't really need anything but wanted to try out a few new things. So I left the store with two deodorants that are both free of aluminium salts, and a bag of banana crisps.
That's an awfully long story to start a review with, so let's get started!

Friday, 5 December 2014

An exercise update.

Since the last exercise update I only ran 5k's plus the short distances to get used to my new shoes.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Journey to minimalist running: preparation and shoe choice.

Since deciding that I want to transition to minimalist running, I spent a lot of time reading information on the internet. I found that there are two approaches to transitioning. The one you choose affects which shoes you'd want to get. But every source seems to agree on following point: you need to transition slowly and carefully to let your feet grow strong and prevent injuries!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Journey to minimalist running: the decision.

If you follow me on Twitter, you may know that I plan to transition from running in classic trainers to minimalist shoes. I intend to share updates on that here, so I'll start with my jogging background and the decision to go for minimalist running.

Monday, 17 November 2014

An exercise update.

It's been a while again since the last update. As always there have been ups and downs.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

An exercise update.

It's been a while again, hasn't it? There hasn't been an update because I haven't done much jogging lately. I couldn't go for two weeks and then of course I was back to square one. Here's the details:

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Sport gear upgrade: the heart rate monitor.

Recently I got myself a heart rate monitor. I wear it to try not to push myself too far. That does not always work though, as I may keep on going with a heart rate of 183. I went to Decathlon and this is what I got: 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

An exercise update.

It's been another week and a half or so since the last update already. I've done four jogs in the meantime. Here's how they went.

Friday, 12 September 2014

An exercise update.

It's not even been a week since the last update, but I've made a lot of progress in that short time span though! This time around it's a very positive update!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Easy Peasy Recipe: Courgette chips.

So I saw a recipe for courgette chips floating about somewhere on the internet. It involved herbs and parmesean. As I had a courgette that needed to be eaten in the fridge, I did an improvised variation.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

An exercise update.

It's been over a month already since I last did an exercise update. Back then, I said I needed to get my act together. In reality there have been ups and downs again. But I'm very happy with the up's, since that's better than the last time I wrote up an update!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Two Brazil nuts a day keep the doctor away.

Lately I've been watching loads of videos on the YouTube channel IHealthTube. One of those videos has made me make a slight change in my diet. In this video it is said that, if every girl and woman in the United States would take a selenium supplement of 200 mcg every day, the incidence of breast cancer would be decreased with 82% in one generation. Dr. Glidden, the doctor that's being interviewed, goes on to argue that we should use supplements to stay healthy.
After seeing that video, I started doing a bit of research on selenium.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

An exercise update.

It's been a while since I've done an update on jogging. Okay, a long, long while. And I wanted to do an update on the 30 day ab challenge as well. So here it goes:

Friday, 18 July 2014

Easy Peasy Recipe: Raw Italian sweet pepper.

Does anyone like raw peppers? I never thought I'd voluntarily eat that, but when I tried raw Italian sweet pepper, I was pleasantly surprised! Then I tried adding some extras to it, and I've been making this for lunch a few times lately.

It's so simple, I'm not even sure it's worthy of the name 'recipe'.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Beating the cold.

In the past weekend, a cold was working its way into my system. It started in my throat and managed to work its way into my nose and sinuses. Luckily I have a few tricks up my sleeve to beat it!

Friday, 27 June 2014

Easy Peasy Recipe: coco(a)-nut granola.

Last week I stumbled upon an amazing recipe of grain free granola. A few days later I managed to make a batch and absolutely loved it. It tasted great and kept me full throughout a busy morning.
As I was working with the ingredients I had, mine is slightly different than the original recipe, but it is definitely my new favourite breakfast!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

PerBlan tooth powder review: mint vs lemon.

One hundred, that's the number of this post! Since the most viewed post of all is the PerBlan tooth powder review, I figured it be nice to make the 100th one related to that.

Recently I repurchased the tooth powder, but I got the lemon version to see if there's any I like better.
So here's a comparison of the two.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

A week's worth of food.

Never in my life have I kept a food journal, but I figured I could write down what I eat every day for a week or so. It may help me eat better for I know I'm going to write it down! I always start the day with loads of water and I drink more of it throughout the day, but I haven't written down every time I drank water. Everything else is written down.