I know a lot of you are interested in my diet and fitness. I receive emails asking about staying healthy on an almost daily basis. I’ve talked about my personal point of view HERE, and not much has changed since. It is a blessing, that I actually have a great liking for healthy food. The things I find myself craving usually involve lots of veggies and fruit. Also, I really don’t have a sweet tooth at all. I hardly ever find myself wanting candy or chocolate (other than an occasional spoon full of nutella or peanut butter) and I can easily skip dessert. Personally, I feel that diets are not the way to go. It is all about changing your mindset and making a healthy diet and regular exercise part of your life – to a point where you actually enjoy it. I am realistic about my lifestyle and know that 3 workouts per week are just about all I can squeeze into my schedule right now. That’s ok for me. While I usually hit the gym or go for a run, I also love trying new things. And this is where TRX training (also known as “suspension training”) comes into play.
Guess what? I’ve been tea-toxing! I haven’t posted about it on Facebook or Instagram (@vickyheiler) because I didn’t want to hype the whole thing, and also because I wanted to take some time to test it before writing about it. First things first: for those of you that don’t know what tea-toxing is, it is basically detoxing by using tea (in combination with a healthy diet and exercise) to flush out toxins from your body. Simple as that. I’ve been playing around with the idea ever since Anna told me that she ordered her Tiny Tea back in December. But then with Christmas, our vacation and everything else I totally forgot about it. That is until about 2 weeks ago when I first discovered Bootea on Instagram. I decided to go with Bootea UK instead of other detox teas because it was the only one that actually listed ALL of the ingredients online, instead of just writing “chinese herbs”. I am now done with the first 7 days of teatox and wanted to share my experience so far with you.
As you guys know, I have a few beauty products that I am literally addicted to, including my beloved Kiehl’s bb cream, MACs studio fix skin finish and the “pink leopard” bronzer by Too Faced (which unfortunately no longer exists, but the sweetest Anna managed to steal one from her mom’s cosmetic bag for me ♥ you guys have no idea how happy that made me!!). I’ve been using these products forever and am still super happy with them. But then, there are also some that I like to switch up every once in a while. I like to try new things, in the hopes of finding something I love just as much as my other favorites. So when NU3 approached me and gave me the opportunity to try their new online-shop, it was the perfect chance to try a few new things that I’ve been meaning to test.
The challenge is simple and goes like this: “No carbs for dinner, but plenty of water all day!”. New month, new goals. Easy as that! But, obviously it needs some explaining:
Ever since returning from our trip to Dubai & the Maldives back in May, I have slowly watched the scale go up a bit (I blame all those summer BBQs) – in total I have gained 3kg over the past 4 months. It’s not really a big deal to me – I am, and have always been, pretty comfortable with my body, my jeans still fit and I know I live a healthy life that includes lots of fruit and vegetables, as well as regular exercise. BUT those 3 extra kilos are definitely not necessary – let’s just say I could do without them! And, since Mike and I just booked our next vacation over New Years Eve, I now have something to look forward to (in terms of wearing a bathing suit and such). That is why, for the month of September I have decided to skip the carbs for dinner and drink at least 2.5 liters of water every day.