Healthy Eating

Hey again,

Today I’m actually writing this post from Sweden. After living 2,5 years in Los Angeles, I have now moved back to Sweden and am done with associate degree, finally. From living in Los Angeles for 2,5 years, I have formed a new view of my lifestyle, and I will definitely bring that with me to Sweden. In LA, there are people working out everywhere, on every street and every corner, which has influenced me a lot. The closeness to the beach and wonderful walks and runs by the beach is something I will miss a lot though. I’m not looking forward to go for a walk in rainy or snowy Sweden right now, but I will anyway. I will implement my new habits into my new life in Sweden and working out and eating clean has to be a part of my life here as well. And I hope you think so about your lives as well. I think it’s great that there are so many different inspiration sources for a healthy and active lifestyle. There are thousands of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as blogs with workout tips and sites with recipes for healthy food. One great source for this is the Facebook page “Healthy eating” that has great inspiration pics and recipes for great food. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Healthy-eating/146940835478581?fref=ts

There is also this cool Twitter account that gives great health tips: https://twitter.com/HeaIthyTips
I hope you all will keep getting inspired and motivated for a healthy lifestyle, I know I will do everything to accomplish my dream of getting healthy, fit, and get a stronger body, so that I eventually can start Cross Fit to the fall. That is a goal that I will work hard for during this winter and upcoming spring.

Keep on sweating,
Cheers!

Inspiration pics

From me to you. Take a look at these pictures and reflect: How does these pictures affect you? Personally, I think they’re all awesome and they give me lots of motivation! Eating clean is a daily challenge that I face, but I want to succeed more than anything else. The workout is an important part of your health, but what you put on your plate each day is what gives you the fuel and energy to perform well in your workouts and daily duties. Please find the time and make it a part of your daily routines to think about what you eat, what the food you put in to your mouth will actually do to you, will it fuel you and give you energy, will it make you motivated to keep on going, and will it make you feel happy about yourself? Then you’ve made a good choice! It’s all about your choices. You have the choice to find, or to MAKE the time to workout. You have a choice of buying healthy or unhealthy food at the grocery store. And by making these choices in life, you are also choosing your own health insurance. If you buy the unhealthy food and spend very little time moving your body from the couch, you are more likely to affect your heart negatively and your brain as well. Your brain needs all nutrients to work properly and to keep you energized to be able to maintain a healthy body. Never forget that it’s your future that you are determining by what you put in your mouth, and by how often you lift your but off the couch and move it!

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Second week – more results

Hey guys,

My last week have been busy. I planned to update with some posts during the week but it’s been a lot going on, trying to fit in 1,5h walks every day into my already busy days with school and work. Anyways, this past week have been pretty much the same as the first one. I have been going for morning walks (between 5-6 miles) before breakfast every day to keep striving towards my goal of losing some weight and becoming healthier. This past week I planned to start going to the gym, but the week started badly with head aches and stuff so I actually stuck to only walking this week as well. But not to worry! The results keeps coming anyway! During this last week I’ve been eating clean with almost no carbs and no sugar and it works out very well. A great tips is to make awesome salads! Even though I don’t like vegetables very much, I still make some great salads with the ones that I actually do like. My favorite salad right now that I think you should try is with: baby spinach, romaine, cucumber, corn, avocado, goat cheese, and prosciutto – all bought at my favorite store Trader Joe’s. I really love shopping for groceries in that store. Oh my, how I will miss that store when I move back to Sweden in a couple of weeks. This will be just a quick update today but I’ll touch base again soon!

So results for the second week: In addition with the first week I have now lost 3 pounds. 3 pounds in 2 weeks, I can barely believe it. Wooohooo! Let’s keep kicking it!

/ Linda

First week – walking

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Picture borrowed from http://www.prevention.com

Hi,

Today is one week since I started my own little fitness challenge. Last Sunday was the day that I told myself that I need a change in my life, and that’s the day I started. I posted my first blog post Tuesday this week, the 5th, and that was within the first days of this challenge. I guess I should tell you a little bit about my “challenge”. For the moment, I don’t really have any particular goals except for making a change in my life. I have never been much of a “working-out-girl”, but I had a time period about a year ago when I started to take health and working out a bit more serious, but then for some reason it stopped. I always find it hard to find motivation to keep going, so because of that I haven’t been working out for a long while now, and I get a bit disappointed realizing that all those results I gained previously are now gone. But maybe that is what gets me going again, the realization of how I “wasted” all those sweat and tears for nothing, since I’ve just thrown it away. I will not let that happen again! So from now on, I will implement working out and eating healthy in my daily habits, and so it shall be! Of course, I have some small goals with this challenge, and that is to get healthier, loose weight but most of all turn fat into muscles, and also to eat better food and stay away from sugar and carbs. For starters, I will take this challenge one week at a time but my plan is of course to keep doing this “for ever”. I want a healthy life, and you don’t get that from putting sugars in your mouth and wathing TV, believe me!

So for week one, what have I done? For this first week, I started a bit slow. My goal for this week have been to start walking more. I’m thinking that I should not rush into this and go insane with going to the gym everyday because I know I get bored so easily, so I’m taking baby steps and starting with what seems more attainable to me. This week, I have been out power walking for at least one hour a day, but most days even 1hr 30-40minutes, which feels better for each day. The goal for a good day of walking is 10.000 steps a day, and I have reached that every day since I started walking. Did you know that increasing your walking to at least 10.000 steps a day reduces your risk of heart disease? So walking is not just good for your fitness goals but also for your overall health! This week, I have been eating healthy, skipping the bad carbs and sugars as far as possible and I’ve been walking each day – the results: – 1 pound!

What else do I have to say today… Keep going! If you need a good but not to hard start, I definitely recommend you to start walking. Most people have an hour to spare a day to walk, and if not an hour, at least 20-30 minutes a day will make a good start. Bring your friend, your mother or father, your neighbor, or just your headphones and some good music and get out of that couch right away!

/ Linda

My Lifestyle Change – Your New Fitspo

Hi readers,

So, this is my first post on my new blog. As a combination of a school project and me taking new steps in life towards a healthier lifestyle, I chose to create Yourfitspo for both you and me. In this blog, I will share fitness and health inspiration such as workouts and good foods, to keep myself on track and to motivate you to do the same. Please follow my blog and my journey to a better, healthier lifestyle. Enjoy Yourfitspo!

/Linda