EXTERNAL vs INTERNAL 💚

Big topic is about motivation. What makes you to look after yourself?

Think what type of motivation is actually dominant in you

Is it something internal? Or are you doing it to look good for someone ? How about a scenario when that someone is gone? Nothing and no one is permanent – that’s what I believe in. 🤷‍♀️ What are you going to do when your external motivator is no longer around – will you ruin what’s you worked for ?
It’s not selfish to be good for yourself, to choose health for your own lifestyle. 🍃

Someone might judge me now (perhaps, judging not just now – all the time) saying that it’s too much of self love here – well, if nothing is permanent, why then is it a selfish move to work on your internal motivation?

I’ve seen some of my friends in the past who made an effort to be liked by someone..guess the outcome..broken hearts, self hate, aggression and depression.
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The way how you feel about yourself inside influences people like a magic stick; it’s proven, it works..
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You need to check what type of motivation is dominant in you. I am not saying you need to just focus on your intrinsic motivation; however, make your passion and goals are independent from external influences.

It might be hard at the beginning and don’t expect it will happen straight away. It takes long months (some people require even longer) but the result will make you feel free in some ways.

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I never wanted to be a strong person at some point of life..then I realised I wouldn’t achieve what I achieved without some strengths. When you are weak, people will hurt you and this is why you need to have some sort of self-spirit to take a bigger step towards you dreams.

I used this concept on my fitness journey and I am proud to have results I have. Why not to apply this to other aspects of your life? Happy to chat about this idea!

HEALTHY CHOICES 🌱

Eventually, you will come to the point where you need to make a choice: work towards being skinny or work on your fitness and lean muscle. 
Either can be good depending on what you want to achieve. My choice is to be and look healthy and fit..especially when I wear swimwear 

👙 Swimwear set from @cheekyswim_

Also, do not be afraid to TREAT YOUR BODY! I came across so many people who have enormous feeling of being guilty for eating a piece of chocolate or having few sneaky chips while watching a movie.

There is a constant circle that you have to break: eventually you will experience craving (even if you are eating super clean), you will satisfy your craving and the sense of guilty pleasure will pressure you. The pressure will develop extra cortisol in your body. Cortisol is the stress hormone that doesn’t bring any good to you: tiredness, weight gain, infections, anxiety, etc. Moreover, you can get stress eating and consumer even triple times more than you have just eaten. I have gone through a lot of stress overeating situations and it takes time to break this..

Just relax and let your self to let it go sometimes!

Photo by @stewartdouglasphotography 💃 Stylist and make up  @angela_alina 🤩 

Eat well and clean including lean meats, healthy fats and complex carbs and your body will thank you. You will feel better; your metabolism will go up; your skin will clear up and glow

Have a cheat day when you can have a sneaky drink 🍸 and a piece of chocolate 🍫, and your body will be challenged. When it’s challenged, you will get boosted metabolism, serotonin level will go up and you will get a better resistance from sugar craving for the whole week ahead. 

When you are working on events and attend events, your healthy dieting can be affected by the social aspect of your life…just enjoy @angelinaalina


Protein Pancakes 🥞

Pancakes 🥞 are a little piece of my childhood. Running around with boys (hence, my nickname was the boy 😆), playing football (or, I’d say trying to do it), then came back home and enjoyed best ever family made pancakes 🥞 
Great times! Obviously, pancakes are very high carbohydrates calorie food and I forgot a moment when I enjoyed some last time.. There is only one way to enjoy my pancakes, healthy & guilt free! Thanks, Blackbelt Protein @blackbelt_protein for sending me fantastic gift and help me discover my guilty pleasure from childhood in a healthy way #healthychoices

Repost from @BlackBelt_Protein

I like easy but nutritious breakfast. When you have just done intensive workout in the morning, it is crucial to have breakfast enriched with protein.

hree forms of proteins are included in the BBP pancake blend. Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, and Egg white powder. Pancakes Include vitamins B1, B2, B6, C,D & E and 74 trace minerals which provides bone, joint & digestive health benefits. Great for an intense cardio workout!

Original post from @Angela_alina

Best way of preparing BlackBelt Pancakes that I found is

Mix 65g powder with an 150ml almond milk.
Toppings:
Pancakes already honey flavored so it’s good to add a teaspoon of honey
1 medium size banana
100g protein fat free yogurt 
A bit of cocao

Enjoy! Feel free to share your best Pancake recipes here 🙂 🥞🥞🥞

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Do you know how to measure your workout results?

Normally, you need 6-8 weeks to see the outcome of your trainings and your progression within your goal (obviously, we all different so 6-8 can vary). Mine is around this time.

What about instant result? Do you know how many calories you have just burned? Was it that level of intensity you were looking for? 


Easy rules but worth to remind:

* You want to loose weight, you gotta burn more than you eat
* You want to maintain your current weight, just exercise approx. same as you burn and don’t eat crap
* You want to build muscle weight, push on strength trainings rather than running or cardio

38X Fitness Training in my new EDGII Leggings is just 🔥🔥🔥

It is easy to get confused how much you have eaten just now (i.e. “hidden calories”). Therefore, it is important to have some indication of the workout intensity. Heart radars – yes!

One more awesome discovery.. Edgii Collections, @edgii.team@edgii_collections a growing luxury designer’s brand based in Sydney. When we discovered each other, well, it was a definite collaboration.

The highlight of their collection is the slim-technology leggings, which I can wear in my every-day training plan to lose weight and tone my body shapes (two in one!). The product features caffeine and rose hip oil micro-capsules, and these components help accelerate calories and fat burn. 
Moreover, during/after exercise, the leggings can also compress your legs and stimulate thermal activities which will maximize the effectiveness of your fitness routine. 
What is my favourite part about it is the fact that the small potato chips graphics at the bottom of the leggings changes colour from yellow to white when you sweat (an indication that some calories have been burnt, which is why the leggings are great for the gym). 

Comment below what your favourite gym exercise 🤙🏽

Watch your thoughts 💛💛💛

When we are little, we are often told “choose your words carefully” or something like “think and then say”, etc.


What a great piece of advice. I wish someone also said “choose your thoughts carefully”. Words are made of thoughts – if they are poisoned, guess what words you should expect coming out of your mouth?

Doyles On The Beach, Eastern Suburbs https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvq1P-Wh4eK/


Keep an open mind – open to yourself and others. There are not always great things happening; happiness and things that makes peace in your mind are important.
You can be beautiful, smart, educated, or have some sort of position in life. Does it really matter if you cannot transfer it into your thoughts?

I like to watch people. I like to go for a walk and watch them, sit in a restaurant or cafe and watch them, watch them when they have mixed feelings or have to make important decisions in life. When they don’t realised they are watched, this is the best way to see their thoughts..

Loud Thoughts by the Ocean
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Truth about Pilates

TRY NEW WORKOUTS 🤙

You don’t want to get bored while training – you want to feel energised, excited and happy after a good session. Then you gotta be more creative and try out something different for your workout routine. 


For instance, I like boxing 🥊 so I LIKE TO COMMIT to this type of exercise. However, even enjoying my boxing sessions, I still find it important to differentiate my fitness journey.

💥 Why not to come out and run along the beach or beautiful landscape area?


💥 Why not to try complete new fitness class that you never tried before?


💥 Why not to include the muscle group that you normally haven’t trained yet?

It is important to differentiate your exercise plan. You get used to same trainings, your body does; and it is just boring to do same stuff again and again.

 
I have recently tried pilates. It’s been known for its benefits in increasing flexibility, shaping your body and improving overall body posture.

I like to choose exercises that are calories consuming. Of course, pilates as any exercise will burn some of your calories – some yoga and pilates studios like to use this fact to promote weight loss programs to sign up more people and get extra $$$ Smart advertising technique; I can only hope that people can be little bit smarter than that and at least make some research before believing in ads. 
Pilates mostly aims to target the back, abdominal and hip muscles – this type of exercise required to use the body’s own weight and resistance. It is great for toning your core muscles and make your tummy flat. When I discovered it, guess, what type of exercise I do the most before bikini shooting? 🤔 👙 💛

It does help you to shape your body BUT it won’t be effective if you are dreaming to become skinnier. 
Well, you might not loose kilograms but you will definitely loose some numbers around your waist and upper hips. Do the kilograms matter much in this instance? 




Stay Hydrated 💦

For my blog I’ve been researching a lot about overeating (as we know, results consist from 80% nutrition and only 20% exercise)– mostly stress overeating as this is my personal problem. However, I found one more reason for it – dehydration. W

hen you are really hungry after a main meal – have a thought maybe it is because your body is dehydrated?

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Good findings to take on:
💦 Stick to a hydration schedule – make sure you drink enough water at different times of a day


💦 The more water you drink, the less room you have for consuming calories

💦 If you really feel like chewing something, think about food contained water I e 🥒 🍉 🎃

💦 Don’t forget to add on electrolytes as water reduces level of sodium which is one of your nutrition elements