This weeks…

What am I grateful for?

The intelligent, strong women I am so lucky to call my friends. They’re truly gorgeous inside out, and we share so much of the same point of views. I can’t believe I found them. Another person I’m specially grateful for this week is my roomate Monica, she’s  as kind as a person can be.

Ps: Shoutout to her for waking me up multiple times this past week. I am the heaviest sleeper ever, so she deserves all the credz she can get! haha.

What made me smile?

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This weeks goals?

I was sick this week, therefore, I didn’t really set any high goals. This is what I wrote down:

  • Breathe
  • Survive

As you can tell, I made it. heh

This weeks best workout?

It has to be the one I did sunday morning. I decided to really kick it, due to my absence for the past couple of days. I ended up doing one hour of running and a full body workout afterwards.

This weeks song?

My love for beyonce’s new album “Lemonade” cannot be expressed into words. This song has been on repeat constantly, ever since it was released.

Good night everyone. ❤

Sustainable Lifestyle (part two)

The three pillars of sustainability:

Economical development

This is the issue that proves the most problematic as most people disagree on political ideology what is and is not economically sound, and how it will affect businesses and by extension, jobs and employability. Economic development is about giving people what they want without compromising quality of life, especially in the developing world, and reducing the financial burden of doing what’s right.

Social development

This pillar contains first of all; awareness of and legislation protection of the health of people from pollution and other harmful activities of business and other organisations. Secondly, the importance of maintaining access to basic resources without compromising the quality of life. Sustainable housing  and how we can better build the homes we live in from sustainable material, is also a hot topic today. The final element is education – encouraging people to participate in environmental sustainability and teaching them about the effects of environmental protection as well as warning of the dangers if we cannot achieve our goals

Environmental protection

The tremendous harm we do to our environment today is the primary concern for the future of humanity. Environmental protection defines how we should study and protect our ecosystems, air quality, integrity and sustainability of our resources and focusing on the elements that stresses our environment. In addition,it concerns how technology will drive our greener future; the EPA recognized that developing technology is key to this sustainability, and protecting the environment of the future from potential damage that technological advances could potentially bring

The primary goals of having a sustainable lifestyle.

  • End poverty and hunger
  • Better our standards of education and healthcare.
  • Sustainability to include health of our land, air and sea.
  • Tackling the effects of climate change, pollution, and other environmental factors that harms people’s health, lives, and livelihood.

I could have written so much more about this subject, but I decide to end it here. I’ll get back to it on a later occasion, I don’t want to overflow you with too much text and information at once.

Just some quick facts to end it with.

The main source of environmental harm

The meat industry/ animal agriculture – THE ONE INDUSTRY THAT HARMS OUR PLANET MORE THAN ANY OTHER.

  • A source of 51% of all greenhouse gasses.
  • A meatbased diet requires 18 times more land than a plantbased diet.
  • Responsible for 65% of the all human caused nitrous oxide emissions (a greenhouse gas with 296 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide).
  • Number 1 cause of rainforest destruction.
  • Responsible for 91% of the Amazon rainforest destruction.

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Everyday ONE vegan saves:

  • 1100 gallons of water
  • 45 pounds of grain
  • 30 sq. ft. of forest land
  • 20lbs CO2 equivalent
  • 1 animals life
  • A vegan diet also cut our carbon footprint by 50%.

Being a superhero has never been easier. Go vegan.

Puh! that’s it for sustainability today.

Have an awesome day!

Sources:

“What Is Sustainability and Why Is It Important?” Environmental Science. N.p., n.d. Web.

 

Banana cinnamon toast

For breakfast this morning I decided to make a new twist to my meal. Usually, I make different varieties of oatmeal bowls, but today I changed it up with banana cinnamon waffle toast. Not to brag or anything, but it tasted like heaven.. 😉

Firstly, I took two slices of bread and smeared them with coconut butter/oil, before I left them in the waffle iron. Thereupon, I let them heat while I made my regular cup of coffee, and sliced one banana. When the toast where  ready I decorated it with banana and cinnamon. This process only took me about five minutes. Easy peacy.

If you want to take this meal to an higher level, you can also smear the toast with chocolate or peanut butter and/or cocosa sugar. I mean c’mon, it is saturday. Unfortunately for me, I did not have any of those available today, but it is just a tip.

Have a great day. ❤

Uphill -where the magic happens

When I am out running and I get to the part where the hills are at their steepest, I have one sentence that I always tell myself repeatedly until I get to the top; “This is where the magic happens. This is where the magic happens.” It is when you feel like dying, that the real changes appear. Both mentally and physically.

When you are so drained you feel like dropping to the ground gasping for air and surrendering to the lactic acid. That is where the magic happens. That is when you should find the inner strength to let the pain transform you into a better version of yourself. Similarly, this applies to every aspects of your life. If you ever feel unmotivated, drained, hopeless, uninspired and sad -tell yourself “this is where the magic happens”. In the end, when the pain leaves your body you are standing as a sharper, shinier, stronger and better diamond than you have ever been. Keep going.

Happiness is…

…The first cup of coffee in the morning.

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…running in the nature during spring while it rise and shines back to life, after a long and cold winter.

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…Meeting an old friend and realising nothing has changed.

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…Eating delicious vegan food with clear conscience.

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…Taking your makeup off, after a long day of work and/or school.

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…Laughing until your stomach hurts.

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…Enjoying a cup of tea while reading a good book.

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What makes you happy?

Hugs. ❤

Arnold Schwarznegger says no to meat

Arnold is known by his great physics and bodybuilding career, therefore, many people look up to him and try to copy his way of living when they are working on their lifestyle. That is why it is such great news that he has decided to stop eating meat. Actually, he encourages everyone to do the same and he has, finally, realised that you do not need meat to get your protein and build muscles.

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Hopefully, more people out there trying to build muscle or get in shape get affected by his decision and minimizes their intake of meat. The meat industry is indeed the biggest threat to our planet, so it is about time that people start opening their eyes and do something about it, rather than just having their own needs in focus. 

You can read more about it here and here.