Running errands as an introvert!

A few days ago, I was talking to my good friend (we go back more than 25 years of blood sweat &tears at work, and kept our friendship through retirement), and she has this thing where she insists on talking with me when she runs errands around town.   The thing is, she gets really worked …

Take care of yourself. the rest will follow.

This morning I woke up, and it was chilly, and the mere thought of going out for a run was giving me the shivers. I got up and made myself a cup of strong coffee, filled my hot water bottle and got back to bed to contemplate my next steps. Now I know you may …

The perfect pea protein!

If you are vegan/avid health freak/ curious George- than you couldn’t have escaped the pea protein craze. Evidently, a lot of vegan protein powders are made of, mainly , pea protein. So- I thought to myself-( I do that a lot. it’s definitely a good thing to befriend yourself, especially in times of social isolation- …

Yummy healthy post workout breakfast!!

Autumn is here, finally. Love this short, sweet season. I guess everybody does, I mean what’s not to like about fair weather, falling leaves, the promise of a cozy winter (things always look better when expecting them- also see- trips abroad: a dream before- many times a disaster during, a dream in retrospect. that’s the …

Post workout Ice cream?? totally!

(Not a dietitian, not a health instructor, retired lawyer+health enthusiast here, I do my research before anything I do, because I have a lot of free time , and in my opinion this is the best way to use it). Want to pack 40 grams of protein in one yummy meal? Have a sweet tooth …

Revisiting Pollyanna: a test case in positive psychology.

So, the gyms have opened up here, and I got back to swimming. Swimming is most definitely one of my favorite ways of exercising, because: #1. it is a good workout- incorporates lung work, arms, back muscles, leg work ( I do breaststroke. not ashamed. I am aware of the fact that it makes me …

Pre-workout snacks debate-seriously??

So, recently, since enhancing my workout routine, I changed my eating habits. Whereas before, I worked out having absolutely nothing to eat before, that is nothing for the 14-15 hours before training (intermittent fasting thing) except for my 1 cup of black coffee-no cream or sugar added- now I started eating a slice of whole …

If you don’t have bread, why not have (rice) cakes? (M.Antoinett)

Until a few weeks ago, I never ate rice cakes. They were considered “bad diet food” in my personal food terminology. I do hope you remember I am no RD or Dr or any other (non) possible combinations of these 2 letters.early retired health enthusiast.as I always say- use your brain, it was put there …

Mirror mirror on the wall- what mirror will make me look better than all?

Ok- so I already wrote about my body changes -as in I gained weight while in the process of trying to gain muscle. In case you forgot or happened to skip that iconic post of mine, here is a link. My body changes: strength +weight gain I wrote that I found out that for me- …

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 …