My body changes: strength +weight gain

So in November 2019, I decided it’s high time to move my exercise game to the next level. Because I am a type-A stressed take no nonsense from myself kind of person, it had to be executed right away, preferably before 31/12/19 because, well, just because. I have an exhausting need to be different. that’s […]

Those calories don’t count (or do they??)

If there is justice in this world, then some calories really shouldn’t count. If they have to count, well then they should be on a big, huge, discount. I am talking about  food preparation -tasting calories: If you are frugal, (I hope you are, this is definitely the place for you if you are, or […]

How I failed my 2020 resolutions on 1/1/20.

I have this tendency to criticize. I guess it is no wonder I worked in the justice department for more than 28 years. Or maybe it goes the other way- maybe I was a happy free spirited holly go-lightly before I started working as a lawyer, and the job- and the horrible things I witnessed […]

The race to being “the perfect retiree”.

If you had this romantic notion, that once retired, you will automatically cease to be an up-tight type-A achiever ( that is, of course, assuming you already are, no need to become one deliberately, mind you!), Well then. Reality check: You don’t. The mere fact that you are no longer commuting to your cubicle and […]

I started checking my macros-fact based information on my diet!

So….for the last 51 years, I’ve been guessing my macros and calories, based on, well, nothing actually (??). maybe a hunch. I kept thinking: “oh, who needs to count calories or track macros anyway, I ‘m no elite athlete, ( frankly, not even close), I stopped participating in races ( introvert, told you, why are […]

Nap chat

Today I want to discuss something truly magnificent, that is definitely one of the holy grails of early retirement: The nap. You know, that short up to 50 minutes sleep in the middle of the day (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????!!!!!!????????!!-etc) Yes. So immoral and unproductive. Doesn’t get you closer to your goals . Doesn’t check anything off your […]

5 tips on Double duty – the only way to go!!

A long long time ago I realized the only way to get things done is to make absolutely sure I use my time effectively. This means using every minute twice. The method is simple, frugal, healthy and very very effective. Here are my 5 tips on how to double duty in a simple and effective […]

Can you overeat healthy food???

Well, yes.you can apparently. I can attest to that. Personal experience. While I was convinced that you can only binge on sugary -carb-loaded whatever ( I bet you don’t even need to use your imagination…everybody has a week spot for something food concerned) – Well- turns out calories are calories, and, much like finances, if […]

My struggles with intermittent fasting.

I have been practicing intermittent fasting since January, and I think it’s time to share my opinion on this oh so controversial subject. I remind you I am no doctor/dietitian/anything of the sort. Just me. early retired me, plenty of time and enthusiasm, a genuine interest in healthy nutrition, preferably vegan (for me) but not […]

5 tips that made my trip to India so great!h

So last week I told you about the present I gave myself for my 51st birthday: 2-week Intensive yoga course in India-full and honest review! Now I believe it is time for me to share the best tips I used, that made my first trip to India, alone, not possible-but a meaningful and unforgettable trip. […]