It’s time to talk about activewear

I am one of those people that love new beginnings, new years and new challenges. I’ve had one of a hell 2018 and I hope you did too, but now it’s time to put on paper everything we’re proud of and everything we’d like to change in 2019. For me personally, I feel I overachieved some of my goals this year, with the exception of one big frustration: I minimised my gym visits, ate more sugar than ever and kind of let my body down.

So for 2019, as cliche as that it may sound, I want to get back on track with my fitness routine. And there’s no better incentive than a brand new working out outfit, right? Well today I’m all about the right outfits and wanted to show you some of my favourite from a website called Simply Beach, they not only specialise in activewear, but also  bikinisswimming costumes and kaftans.

One style that I’m particularly drawn to at the moment is the long sleeve tops/bodies. I mean, how cool do these look? They both can be used as swimwear too, which is brilliant. I always say pick black to go with everything, but then I do like these details on the leggings below.

Let me know which ones are you favourite working out pieces. Have you got any fitness goals for 2019? I’m off now to do some online shopping. And because Simply Beach also offers a wide variety of  bikinisswimming costumes and kaftans, I might as well shop for my upcoming holiday right? Maybe Santa will bring me a beach getaway (you never know!)

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FORZA ShakeItSlim – REVIEW

Forza ShakeItSlim Supplements Weight Loss Program Meal Replacement

EN   7 days ago I started a special diet: the Meal Replacement Forza ShakeItSlim Shakes. This starter pack comes with: one cool bottle, 14 protein shake bags. It’s supposed to help with weight loss, by replacing 2 meals per day. The same week I had my Birthday and the Easter Sunday. So of course I did not lose any weight, but they did help me eat less and not gain any weight with all the eating out and cakes and drinks I had. Here is my feedback:

The package is so practical, I love it. The fact that each portion comes in a separate bag is awesome. You can enjoy your shake anywhere, shove it in your handbag and you’re done! Also the bottle is really cool – it has a ball which makes the shake easier to dissolve, so you don’t get those bumps when you drink.

The flavours – is cool that they send you 3 different flavours. Trust me, you need it! If you drink that many shakes you want a bit of variety. My favourite one was the Vanilla one.

The taste was too sweet for me. I love sweet things but imagine having this twice a day- it can get a bit too sweet. That’s why sometimes I only had one shake. But I love that it instantly takes away the sweet cravings. And it has no sugar in it. So for me it was rather: replacing a desert with a shake than a whole meal.

Overall I found it difficult to replace 2 meals with the shakes, not because of the shakes but because of me – I prefer more food. But I did have less cravings and, like I said, after a heavy eating week I have to say I didn’t gain any weight. On the opposite, I feel lighter and fresh. I will continue to have FORZA shakes as a replacement for deserts, as they have only 204 calories/portion.

Forza ShakeItSlim Supplements review

RO  Acum 7 zile am inceput programul de shake-uri de la Forza ShakeItSlim Supplements. Pachetul contine: o sticla, 14 pungulite cu praf proteic in trei arome: ciocolata, vanilie, capsuni. Ei promit ca vei slabi daca inlocuiesti doua mese cu cate doua shake-uri pe zi. Eu n-am facut tocmai asa, insa trebuie sa recunosc ca m-au ajutat intr-o saptamana plina de rasfaturi: ziua mea si pastele catolic. Mai jos parerea mea:

Pachetul in sine e foarte practic. Pentru prima data vad shake-uri proteice in pungulite separate. E perfect, pui cate-un plic in geanta si il consumi cand ti-e foame fara sa cari prea multe cu tine. Sticla e super, merge si la sala sau excursii, iar biluta din interior ajuta la amestecarea shake-ului, asa ca nu ai gogoloasele alea enervante. 

Diferitele arome fac shake-ul mai interesant si mai usor de consumat. Imagineaza-ti sa bei de doua ori pe zi acelasi lucru – eu cel putin m-as satura imediat! Aroma mea preferata a fost cea de vanilie.

Gustul prea dulce pentru gustul meu. Am consumat si alte shake-uri si trebuie sa recunosc ca nu au fost asa dulci. De aceea cateodata am consumat mai putin decat mi-am propus. Insa m-au ajutat ca mi-au redus din poftele pentru dulce. 

Per total pot sa spun ca nu m-am tinut de treaba: Doua shake-uri in loc de masa. Ci mai degraba am facut cate-un shake in loc de desert, sau seara cand mi-era foame si nu voiam sa mananc ceva mai consistent. Pentru asta cred ca sunt foarte bune. Dupa cum spuneam: am avut ziua de nastere, am sarbatorit pastele, am consumat mult prea multe calorii in plus insa nu m-am ingrasat deloc. Dimpotriva, ma simt fresh si deloc balonata. Shake-urile m-au facut sa ma simt mai plina mai repede si mi-au redus din pofta de dulce. Pentru asta le voi mai consuma pe viitor – ca o alternativa la dulce. Mai ales ca nu contin zahar deloc.

♥ Andra

Thank you Forza ShakeItSlim for sending me the supplements.

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Tip Thursday: My Daily Inspiration

dreamy morning I am a simple girl who likes to express her creativity by writing a blog about her personal style and inspiration.  I am packet with a semiprofessional camera and a very patient boyfriend who will always find time to take photos of what I wear. What I do here is a hobby. However, there are loads of professional bloggers out there who work together with a team to provide us great content. Sometimes so great that I think it’s better than a magazine or a book that I can find on a shelf. Because we all spend loads of time online, I wanted to share with you some of my favourite links related to different themes. Scroll down for the list and a bit of information about each. As I mentioned, they are all professional, full time bloggers. The quality of their content is just amazing. Enjoy 🙂

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Nu demult vorbeam de ideea de a avea un blog pentru a ne exprima ideile, creativitatea, detaliile despre un proiect et cetera. Eu personal creez aceste postari cand am putin timp liber. Pozele sunt facute cu un aparat semiprofesional si de catre un fotograf neprofesional: iubitul meu mult prea rabdator. Spre deosebire de mine, insa, sunt persoane care asta fac pe post de full time job. Sunt bloguri care au in spate o intreaga echipa pentru a crea ceva extraordinar. Azi vreau sa vorbesc despre genul asta de bloguri. Cand sunt pe internet, incerc sa reduc timpul pierdut pe Facebook si sa citesc mai mult bloguri sau articole online care-mi aduc ceva in plus, dar care tot o metoda de relaxare sunt. Mai jos am facut o lista cu mai multe linkuri in functie de tema principala, pe care eu le consider extraordinare. Sper sa va placa! 🙂

Blog Andra Dorolti

FASHION

This is the most interesting topic for me, so of course I’ll have to share more than one link!

The cherry blossom girl is my fantasy of style. Probably not a favourite for you, but definitely something that screams my name: pastel colors, light make up, flowers, dresses, romance..

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Pentru ca e topicul meu preferat, va dau doua linkuri in loc de unul!

The cherry blossom girl este o reprezentare vizuala a imaginatiei mele. Suna ciudat, poate, dar e exact stilul meu, exact ceaa ce ma reprezinta: culori pastelate, machiaj natural, rochii, fuste, flori, romantism…

the cherry blossom girl

Kayture is just pure beauty. It’s the main reason I dream of having the opportunity to wear designer clothes. She styles them in such a beautiful way.

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Kayture e pur si simplu un deliciu vizual. O fata frumoasa, fotogenica, cu un stil impecabil. Colaboreaza deseori cu branduri si designeri de renume. De fiecare data mi se pare ca scoate in evidenta calitatea, eleganta si unicitatea hainelor pe care le alege.

kayture

HEALTHY RECIPES

Hungry Healthy Happy is a great blog that has loads of useful information about eating healthy and having a healthy lifestyle in general. However, my favourite thing is the recipes part: healthy ideas for deserts.

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Hungry Healthy Happy va ofera o varietate de articole legate de stilul de viata sanatos, sport, diete. Partea mea preferata e meniul cu retete, in special ideile de desert sanatos.

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DIY PROJECTS

A Beautiful Mess teaches you how to DIY so many things! And their photos are absolutely amazing. What I like about them is that they talk about different things, so the variety of topics is big. You’ll definitely find something useful on their blog.

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A Beautiful Mess cuprinde o sumedenie de proiecte pe care le putem face acasa, unele mai grele, altele mai usoare. Fetele fac niste poze atata de frumoase, incat totul pare sa fie foarte simplu si usor. Imi place ca au o varietate de proiecte cu diverse teme. Sigur gasesti ceva interesant pe pagina lor.

diy ideas a beautiful mess inspiration

PERSONAL GROWTH

Usually for this area I like to read books. I also followed some personal development programs. Maybe you’ve noticed already I am quite motivated when it comes to my future. But being consistent is what I find to be the hardest. So this helps me. One of my favourite personal growth leaders is John Maxwell. You can find his page here, which has many interesting articles. Another great source are the TED Talks which I’m pretty sure you’re already a fan of!

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Recunosc ca din punctul asta de vedere prefer sa citesc carti sau sa ma inscriu la diverse programe. Deseori vorbesc pe blog despre planurile mele de viitor: sa cresc cat mai mult, sa ajung cat mai sus. Pentru a-mi pastra motivatia imi place sa ma inspir de la mari lideri precum John Maxwell. Puteti gasi mai multe informatii si articole utile dand click aici. O alta sursa de inspiratie foarte la indemana este TED Talks – care presupun ca deja e una din preferatele voastre.

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FITNESS

Usually I do cardio and HIIT (high intensity interval training) when I work out. However, this is intense and not for everyone. Sometimes when I am a bit tired I go to Cassey from Blogilates. Here’s her blog where she posts different articles about health and fitness. She also posts videos with short workouts. If you give her your email address, she’ll send you a month’s programme – basically she tells you what videos to watch each day, all available on youtube. I don’t follow her videos every day, but she’s great! And pilates is so good for everyone!

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Amandoi parintii au fost slabi mereu si n-au avut probleme cu greutatea. Dar sigur ca eu a trebuit sa o mostenesc pe bunica. Refuz sa ma infometez, asa ca e musai sa fac sport intens sa-mi pastrez silueta greutatea. De aceea aleg cardio mult, in special de genul HIIT (high intensity interval training).  Doar ca asta nu-i pe placul tuturor si implica multe sarituri care pentru unii nu e recomandat. Pentru zilele in care sunt mai obosita o aleg pe Cassey de la Blogilates. Are o gramada de videouri pe youtube cu diverse exercitii. Iar daca iti faci cont pe blogul ei (efectiv ii dai adresa de email), iti trimite lunar un program personalizat cu exercitii pentru fiecare zi. Totul e gratuit. Ideea mi se pare foarte faina. 

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Leave me links with your daily inspirations! Let’s share links that are worth bookmarking!

♥ Andra

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