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 😉 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 😉.

Keep your thumbs up 🙂

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 😉 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

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.

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.

Choices choices choices

Are you keep choosing wrong like me? Wrong food, not my colour, not right dress? We are keep making choices, good, bad, small and big.

Making a choice and sticking to your decision are actually two totally different things… Are they?

Sticking to decision is actually a route of good choices. Nothing more. We are imaging how difficult is something, how difficult is to loose weight, how difficult is to stop eating sweets, chocolate. Well… It’s not super easy but it’s also not super hard.

If we are motivated enough and not loosing our goal from sight, we can do everything. Really. It’s not a joke, you and you, and you. We all can.

All my life I was convinced I’m not good enough, I’m not slim enough, I’m not smart enough, I’m not pretty enough etc. All my life I was concentrated on this how I’m not good enough.

I’ll tell you a secret.. actually I am. I’m good enough, and you are, we all are. Look at this from different perspective, it’s hard to change what you think but it’s something what you can do. And we are back on the importance of choice. And I’ll stress this once again, choose to respect yourself, choose to feel good about yourself, choose to admire yourself, choose wisely.

One choice after the other, you will choose healthier food, orange instead of chocolate, walk instead of pizza night etc. Try to make good choices, not for others but for yourself. There should be no one more important for you more than you, your health and wellness. Make yourself happy and healthy, other good things will come when you’ll start to feel good about yourself.

I’m here with you on that journey. Making myself healthier, happier and worthy. Let’s all choose good for ourselves and our families.

Pink Oysters Asian inspired stir fry Recipe

Just to make you aware, this recipe is in party size, so unless you have 10 people to feed I would strongly recommend to make smaller portion 🙃😉.

What to prepare?

2 table spoon sezame seeds

5 table spoons toasted sezame oil

2 cloves of garlic

1 onion

250g of chestnut mushroom

220g pink oysters

400g rice pasta

Vegan vegetable bullion pot

4 big peppers

200g asparagus tips

1/2 tea spoon salt

2 tea spoon garlic powder

5 table spoons of soy sauce

1/4 tea spoon of dried chilli

Sprinkle of chilli cayenne

Put rice pasta aside in bowl and put vegetable pot on top. Leave for now.

Take a quite big pot, put on low heat on the hob. Add oil and sesame seeds to the pot and wait until golden.

While sesame seeds are getting gold tan, chop garlic and onion.

Cut all chestnut mushrooms in four pieces and add to pot, sprinkle a bit salt.

Add pink Oysters chopped in strips. TIP: pink oysters could be very chewy, especially stem. Make sure stem is chopped very well or put this in your compost. I don’t like to waste food so I just chopped it well.

Boil 1.5 litre of water and add to prepared earlier pasta. Cover it to make sure pasta will soak in bullion.

Change heat from low to medium, add chopped bell peppers and asparagus. Add all spices. Drain pasta from bullion, add to pot with veggies and add some of the bullion to the dish. Turn off the heat after 5-10 minutes, stir occasionally to make sure food does not stick to the bottom of the pot.

Enjoy your food with friends and family!

Where to start from…

I would like to invite you all to be a part of my journey towards health, sufficiency and wellbeing in general.

We are living in times where there is a big need for consideration about planet, environment, children, seas, animals etc.

How often we are forgetting ourselves? Our own health should be our priority, and following all good for us things we will be cleaner and more friendly to Earth, but not only; to our friends, family, children, workmates etc.

My blog will be about everything but mainly about my route to health and loosing weight (of course) and my passion which is food.

So you may be surprised or not really 😉 by new posts, topics, recipes, reviews and other things…

I hope our joint journey will bring both, me and you, a lot of excitement and knowledge, but overall healthy and happy life.