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.
While I do workout less than I used to (because for some reason 24 hours in a day just aren’t enough lately), I still try to go to the gym at least 2-3x per week. Mike and I just recently discovered that we’re actually pretty great workout-buddies (only took 7 years to find that one out …) and we’ve made it a ritual to hit the gym together. I’ve also taken on a post-workout-habit of his: The protein shake! He goes for the manly version (just water & protein powder), but that just tastes ewww. So, I decided to throw in a few extra ingredients and created my “purple-post-workout-protein-smoothie”. It is so good, makes me full for hours (if I don’t have time for lunch, this is my go-to meal) and even looks pretty.
It has been quite some time since my last fitness post. The main reason for that is that I simply don’t work out as frequently anymore and it feels wrong to me to give you guys tipps on how to stay active, while I am kind of struggling with it myself. Life has been super busy lately (which I love) but I’ve rarely seen the gym and only run about 2-3 times/week at the moment … However, after I posted this photo of myself on Instagram wearing a bathing suit during our vacation on Kuramathi Island I received a ton of emails, asking about my fitness and diet. While I wish I had the time to always answer all your emails, I simply don’t but sincerely hope this post clears up a few of your questions.