Endorphins. That’s addictive …

I’m lazy, very lazy… Like seriously, lazy… And I like my habits, good or bad, I like them.

Consistency is helping me survive in this difficult world. I’ve started gym last month and now, I cannot imagine myself not going. I’m not a gym freak, I’m not doing exercises for hours but I need my 30 minutes a day, every day.

Well, apart from weekends πŸ˜‰ like I’ve said I’m lazy. I have managed to build a habit and going to the gym every day after work. I’m driving automatically to my gym car park. And even when I have difficult day, well… I’m already on car park so going. Bag prepared every day.

I never even though I will be one of these people… Going to gym daily… Well I was sure that treadmill must be so boring, it is. Very… Then I’ve got time to think about different things, set up everything in my head. It’s me time.

If you ever think to go… Just go! At least try! Seriously, no one is judging. This was stopping me the most, me fat, at gym, everyone will watch. And no one is, people don’t bother, they came to do something for themselves.

Definitely try! If you don’t like it or can’t that’s fine, there are many different things to do! I’ve learned that live is to short to be scared all the time!

Gym. First time ever.

Three weeks ago I’ve started going to the gym, never been and I haven’t had an idea what to expect.

I’ve made an appointment with one of the trainer’s and she showed me some of the machines and how to use them.

I’m determined, didn’t give up after one day despite my body being in agony as my training was very limited.

I was going to the gym every day after work and was very disappointed as it looked like I’m not looking any weight. The only positive thing I’ve seen was relax. Working out my daily stresses was great!

I weighed myself today, three weeks, 6.2 kg less. It’s amazing how little time daily is enough to change everything.

I’m continuing my journey, trying to eat better and moving more. I’m still classed as obese, but at least I moved from class 2 to 1 πŸ˜‰.

Keep your thumbs up πŸ™‚

Do the things you afraid to do….

I used as a title quote from my favourite motivational song / speech… I won the most of good things in my life following this rule. I won my husband πŸ˜‰ as i invited him for a prom two months later after we met and haven’t spoken at all 😊.

I’ve got my son where my pregnancy was difficult, I was 19. I finished it technician course being a young mum; started my own business.

Investing in business despite having no money, closing business due to poor health… Going abroad alone to earn money and take it back to Poland… Staying in the UK and taking my family with me, renting a flat and buying a car a few months after…

There are many things which I can be proud about. At least they are a good reason for me. I fight my demons, my body and my mind.. going forward I’m not planning to stop.

This week after a month of thinking I went to gym… Just for a walk around but I finally decided to go and face my fears… I’m fat, not overweight, just fat… And I need to do something about it because I’m the only person who can do something about it so I’m doing. I’m afraid. Not gonna lie, Monday is my test hour and I’ll need to face my demons. Wish me luck guys!

L

Low carb keto I’m going back

After a long hesitation I have finally come back to my diet.. why I say mine?

Just because it was worked miracles with me. I was full of energy, happy, lost weight and never ever hungry.

Lack of time and stressful job has done a lot bad to me and my body. I have to literally start all over.

I have been on low carb diet for almost a year, and you would think after that long time it’s easy to come back… It’s not. Like always, to change something, there is a need for s few factors to go together, willingness to change, commitment, positive attitude and time.

Cauliflower pancakes on mushroom sauce

Finally, I have changed my job and it was a blessing. I’ve got enough time now to prepare and plan my meals. Also, there is shy plan for joining gym πŸ˜‰. For now, I need to concentrate on meals.

I have cooked some cauliflower, mash it. Add coconut flour, almond flour, a bit of cream, a few eggs, spices and a few spoons of psyllium husk. Form pancakes with spoon and fry on olive oil.

For sauce, which is not exactly a sauce πŸ˜‰ Melt some butter, fry onion, mushroom and some sausages together, add cream and spices… Boil until reduced and not so runny. Enjoy ☺️

Simple, quick to do and the most important, delicious πŸ˜‹

If you feel you would like to help with our dream,please reach out to go fund me and give it you can. Even Β£1 makes a difference https://gofund.me/f353a3b2

Thank you! ‘See you soon’

Back to square one… Jo-Jo effect

During the pandemic in 2020 everyone was gaining weight… Due to restrictions, staying at home, stress eating, being bored…

I stand up for myself and start a healthy path. No sugar, low carb, intermittent fasting, a lot of walking, basically all the best things you can do I have been doing.

During 2020 I have lost a lot, around 25kg which is almost 4 stones. Process wasn’t very easy but not difficult as well.

Only by eating healthy I’ve lost all the weight. Never been hungry and always happy.

Sound good, isn’t it?

Yes, it’s not too good to be true but felling out of the diet was unexpected and brutal.

I have been going through some stress and got one or two things I shouldn’t and here I am again. After another year I am in square one.

Today is the day I’m coming back. I’m going back to fight the battle and win it for myself. My health is way more important that eating another donut.

I’ll be sharing my process with you all. My sister is getting married soon, this is one of the reasons I want to be healthy and slimmer as well.

Today, I have started with zucchini noodles with sausage and cheesy sauce.

Let’s the journey begins.

A farm in UK – my dream

Since I was little I was in love with a farm life, freedom and responsibilities. I was born in Poland and first 19 years of my life I spent on farm, helping my family to grow vegetables, fruits, care about animals, cook food and work on a field.

Collecting eggs, milking a cow or picking mushrooms, this was something I was doing on daily basis. Really enjoying this type of life.

I have moved to UK with my family in 2014, to start from fresh. I started to climb on the career ladder, hard from beginning, long way but finally I have reached the level I was keep trying to achieve…

I am very successful, jumped over 5 steps on the career ladder in past 3 years. I was sure, that achieving that much will make me so happy but it didn’t. I love my job, there is no doubt, but I do have a feeling in my gut that this path is not mine despite enjoying it. I always dreamt about farm life, growing, foraging and picking…

I feel inside that nature, farming, food etc is the life I would love to live. My husband is in love with this life as well. We have set up fundraising in gofundme to help us achieve our dreams.

This is the link to our fundraising, there are some extras for good people who want to support our goal. https://gofund.me/f353a3b2

We would like to have a farm in UK, producing eggs, veggies, fruits, plants, herbs and mushrooms. Invite people to give them farm experience.

I bake bread, cook, grow vegetables, mushrooms, herbs, picking mushrooms and herbs, already. I would like to share my experience with others. Show them how beautiful and satisfying this kind of life can be.

Please help us to achieve our dreams if you can!

Kalanchoe ointment for scars and healing skin

I have been reading a lot about wonderful properties of kalanchoe pinnata and daigremontiana. It took me a while to find and buy them, a little bit longer while to grow them to the size where can be use for ointments.

I am preparing two different types of ointments, one based on goose fat for deeper penetration in the skin and second, plant based, vitamin E oil, Shea butter and avocado butter. All ingredients are organic, unrefined.

First and main rule, plant cannot touch metal.

I use porcelain knifes, wooden chopping board and marble mortal and pestle. Hair net, face mask and gloves are important to make sure ointment is not contaminated.

I add base in the glass bowl to make it melt, add washed and chopped kalanchoe, make it heat for an hour over the water bath.

After an hour I drain the liquid through the cloth to containers for ointment. I have put them aside to let it cool before I’ll put lids on.

After its cooled I keep it in the fridge, just one on goose fat. Plant based I keep in room temperature so it’s in perfect spreadable state.

Left side goose fat based, right plant based.

I use it as a Super moisturizer, like for cracked skin. I used this ointment for scar after surgery. Also, on peeling skin, which don’t want to heal.

THIS IS NOT A MEDICAL ADVISE OF ANY TYPE. YOU ARE USING THIS OINTMENT ON YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY.