My approach to a healthy lifestyle!

Approximately once a month I dedicate some time to write articles for this website: healthylux.com

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Healthylux is a directory to find anything health related in Luxembourg including a place you can find all health practitioners, instructors and so on. Read more about the website here: Let’s get healthy together!

Last month they interviewed me on my approach to healthy living. I think it came out pretty good. What do you think?

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Brrrr

Last year when the weather started to be colder I realised something weird. For the first time I was really cold! It felt that no matter what I did, I kept being cold! I would wear bigger jackets. I would exercise more. I was even given an electric heating blanket for Christmas! I was just cold!!

This was also the first fall where I was losing weight.

Could it be that for the first time I didn’t have an insulated heating layer that was my own fat and skin? Could it be that because I was now thinner and my blood closer to the cold or something? Could this be the reason I was so freaking cold?

I don’t know, but what I do know is what I did about it!

I tried to figure out if there was something in my diet that could help the situation. Was I low on some vitamins or did I lack proteins because I had stopped eating meat?

This is when I started to notice a particular pattern! See if you can see it yourself:

I eat cereal or yoghurt for breakfast. I love eating salads or healthy sandwiches for lunch. Evenings was usually pasta with vegetables in one way or other.

Did you notice it?

There is hardly any warm food! Only dinner seem to be cooked food. David Wolfe from the raw food movement would be thrilled! However when you live in a cold climate like we do, eating cold foods all year long just doesn’t work!

So I started to eat more warm foods! I started eating soups or some other warm meal for lunch. The soups were amazing, because they are also a really easy way to get more veggies into your diet! And you can make a whole batch during the weekend that will last you all week!

Lo and behold, it did the trick. I did have to remind myself each time I chose my food. I would look at the delicious salads or other colds foods and respectfully decline. I had to learn to order soups in restaurants for lunch!

Not just food, but also drinks! I drank more warm teas instead of cold drinks.

It seems like such a first world problem, but I am sure I am not alone here.

I invite you to listen more to your body and try to find out what it is really asking for! My body was clearly asking for more heat!

Spring is on its way! Let’s hope for a warm one!

 

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Why Monday is the best day to workout

 

 

When I started boxing many years ago the weekly classes were Mondays and Thursdays (they still are 😉 ) and in the beginning I had trouble getting used to working out Mondays. I mean, I had just gotten over my hangover Monday morning… only joking a little! And getting through a whole working day after the weekend was hard enough! So ALSO going to the gym or to class afterwards was daunting.

…until I got used to it!

After some time I actually thought it was the best idea. Here are some of the reasons:

  • What else are you going to do on a Monday night? Is it getting in the way of all the sitting you are doing ;)?
  • When you start your workout-week Monday, you already have 1 down before your mind and body has even realised that the week has started 😉
  • You just start your week off in a great way! You will have more energy and feel better about yourself for the rest of the week.
  • IF you should happen to cancel the Thursday class, it is not the end of the world, because you have already had one great workout for the week! Amazing!

 

There you have it! Monday is a great day to work out! Then it is done! Very simple.

That said, I do think and encourage you to move every day! ESPECIALLY if you have a sitting down job! You don’t have to do a fitness class or go to the gym every day, but you do need to move. Go for a walk or a slight jog, whatever feels good and fits your schedule!

Now, tomorrow is Monday! So if you haven’t yet, go pack your workout clothes and put the bag in the car. Then put in it your calendar. Then go online a book your lunch time boxercise class at claremariepilates.com or your evening boxercise class at hiitme.lu/jess_boxing !

See you there! 💪🏻