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New routines – think smart

In the 45 days I stayed at the temple I got a new routines like meditation, yoga, supplements, diet , walking a lot and low-stress lifestyle, which I really need to keep going.

It’s so easy to implement new habits and routines, while living in a protected world like the temple, where everything is based on having these healthy habits. Sticking to them outside in the real world is a challenge.

Practically  it’s challenging since I’ve got a steady place to live yet here in Sydney. Therefore every day is filled with a massive amount of new impressions, new people and using a lot of the time on the process of getting settled. Keeping up the new routines will be a lot easier when I get a steady place, where I’ve my stuff around me and easy to access. Until then I just have to do the best I can.

The easiest thing to do is the supplements and the food (here in Bondi there are healthy food stores all over the place). The yoga has become the greatest challenge since I need space and peaceful surroundings, but now I’ve a mat so on dry days I can go to the roof of the hostel or the beach to practice. The meditation has been a challenge, but this morning I went for a walk in the rain and put on my theta wave music – that worked wonders – just like using it in the evening just before bed time.

When I get my “own” space (probably a shared flat or a room) – my morning routine takes about 1 hour beside breakfast and personal stuff. Yes I’ll have to get up early in general, but that is not a problem for me.  I need access to a good kitchen, refrigerator, live close to organic stores, hot water washer, not waste too much time on transportation and be able to get early to bed (quiet place). I really hope to live in walking distance to the school maybe 15-20 minutes so I’ve some walking Incorporated in my day. Why do it the hard way if you can do it the smart way ;).

I don’t know about you guys but it’s possible, but it takes effort and smart thinking. Getting as much as possible incorperated in the daily routine so it also frees time to the fun stuff 🙂

I know I’ve to do this because the benefits make a huge difference in my life and I might actually get a life free of any symptoms from my dyspraxia. Again it’s about smart thinking and long term thinking in this case long term isn’t that long since I already experiences a huge difference from before I stayed at the temple. 🙂

Later on I can add more like trigger point and starting studying in the evening beside work but first I’ve to make the foundation for my new life work. It’s like building a house. If the foundation is solid and good the house will last and will be easy to maintain 🙂

 

New recipe – body booster wrap

BodyboosterwrapWhen i make a new dish I always takes pictures and often share them on my facebook/instagram/twitter. This time I was asked for the recipe from several people, so here it comes – the recipe for my wrap of spinach pancakes with homemade mayo, salmon and avocado. 🙂

Healthy food has to look great and taste like heaven

These last months I’ve been going through a lot of recipes (all clean living and paleo), The thing that struck me was that a lot of the pictured recipes looked grey and dead. Wonder why it is like that. No wonder people stick to what they know.

I don’t eat food just because it’s healthy. For me food has to smell good, taste good and look appealing. If I want to use a new recipe it has to be better than what I usually cook.

When I cook it’s like a dance that I love where I use my senses. I smell the food. Like when I shop f.ex. strawberries, I never buy them if I can’t smell strawberry. I always taste so the food is tasty. If you forget to taste the food often is bland. It has to look good so I want to eat the meal. For me an appealing look is colourful and nicely arranged.

11377198_10205956088073618_7236669379016976083_nThe picture is from yesterday where I celebrated a good result, so I made a 3 course meal. The meal was based on what I could find in the shop so it became: As appetizer green asparagus with serano, homemade paleo mayo on mixed salad. Then hot beetroot with feta, fresh spinach, walnuts, dried figs and a little mayo. For dessert it was chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries. The beverage was organic apple juice. All made as clean living and mostly paleo.

This was a good meal. Smelled good, looked good and tasted amazing.

“Stepped over the line” – Day one in a new life

I need to get in sFeatured imagehape and regain full control over my body so I’m not a prisoner in my own body. Therefore I’ve made an exercise regime to get me there.

Today I started on a 12 weeks running-program for beginners because the 22nd of August I’m participating in ColorMeRad five km run. Some have asked me why I chose ColorMeRad – Easy answer – it’s so crazy and I get a multicoloured body afterwards. For me that is a very good reward ;-D

Today I had to speed walk and I did my shopping on the way so I got a light weight down hill walk and a heavy climb up again to the house. It was a 3,4 km walk on a cold but lovely day. Apparently I chose a good time to walk because it’s raining now.

Normally I find running boring but my little friend was out today and she asked me if I could pronounce her cat’s name “tiger”. When I could do that I got thumps up and could carry on with my speed walking. 😀  Beside that I’m going to make it one of my ways of meditating. Already today I could feel how much happier I felt after the walk. The program is build in a way so I’ve to use 3 days a week to reach my goal.

Beside that I’ve my weekly PT-lesson where I’m having major progress now because my PT is good at pressuring me to the point where my body gets out of control and that is very important according to the dyspraxia. It helps me getting better body control fast.

To get better coordination I dance swing ones a week.

If one of these things isn’t possible I go swimming.

Once a month I have a session at the rehab center in the hot water pool with watsu (water therapy) to get my body stretched and relaxed. At home I use a waff and triggerpoint roller to stretch and gain more mobility especially my hip.

I know this is a huge program so diet and mentality needs a push but I’ve asked for help and now I hope to get a positive answer. Beside that on facebook I’ve asked for others who are interested in an online sparring-partner for mutual support in reaching our respective goals so if you are interested let me know or if you are interested in coaching me let me know 🙂

Banana Pancakes

I love banana pancakes and now at last I got a recipe without flour. I use them for snack at work. It taste good and is easy to eat between meals.

Get the recipe here

Ice cream the healthy way

I love ice-cream big time. My whole life this has been a thing for me and several countries I’ve visited I remember by a flavour:

  • Australia – hazelnut ice-cream and strawberry sorbet
  • Caribbean – vanilla with fresh berries and fruit
  • Denmark – tricolour (strawberry, vanilla and chocolate)
  • Italy – lemon sorbet
  • Norway – Krone is (ice cone)
  • UK – mint ice cream
  • USA – strawberry cheesecake (Ben&Jerries)

Right now I’m trying to avoid dairy product and refined sugar so I when I get my own place to live in some time in the future I’ll invest in a serious ice-cream machine and I’ll begin to experiment with making my own ice-cream until then I’ve my fast solution – read more and get the recipe

The Love of Cooking

The grief from the death of my mother caught up with me today, so I did what I do best. I went into the kitchen and cooked while I saw my favorite movies when I’m sad (The last song, 27 dresses and P.S. I love you). I cooked for several hours as you can see at the

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