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Hitting the gym; on the machines

Hello!

Which of you guys visit the gym? And with visiting, I mean more than 3 times a year. (After Christmas, Thanksgiving and before your holiday)

I recently got myself a new gym membership. I’m very proud of that. I run a few times a week, but I wanted to do something more than cardio.

I got my membership and I went. By myself. I was completely overwhelmed by all the machines, and in the end I only went on a bike and in the steps.
Not what I had in mind.

So, determinate to do it better, I went again. But what to use, and how? I asked it to my gym teacher. She helped me understand why machines can be helpful during your process, and now I wanted to share my new found wisdom with you.

There are a lot of machines; and it’s good to use them on certain area’s. The benefit is that with one machine you (most of the times) train different areas. So it’s always good for something. It can also help training parts that cardio isn’t training.

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Going to the gym and use the machines isn’t a man thing only. If you follow the steps on the machine or in the guide, it can be very beneficial for muscle grow and a stronger body.

So don’t hesitate; ask someone to join you and just try things out. If you’re insecure like I was, you can always as an instructor to help you out. You’ve already done the hardest part: to go.

Good luck and a good training!

Love,
xx Jazzie

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Juice fast day 2

Hey!

Already day 2. I survived day 1, it went pretty well. Did had a light headache bit that’s also due to the cold I had to face outside. It was freezing and I wasn’t wearing a hat. My fault. I also made a video about yesterday, it’s here. I tell about the juices and drink one in the bus.

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About today. Was I excited this morning?
YES!
Was I feeing fit today?
NO!
Will I continue this fast?
YES!
But I wasn’t feeling that good. I was hungry all day. At the end of the afternoon I are one apple. I just had to. I’m not feeling guilty. I also baked cookies out of the leftover pulp from my juices. If I feel like I need to eat, I can eat that. At least it’s healthy. This is the video about today.

A lot of people told me today that I looked pale. I wasn’t wearing make up, but maybe it’s because of the detox. I felt tired and I wasn’t that happy. I think it’s also because I wanted to eat the sushi my mum got. I’m still determined to continue. Let’s see what tomorrow will bring me!

Love,

xxx Jazzie

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Juice fast day 1

Hey!

I wanted to be more prepared and healthier this year. I’ve been sick for a few weeks. I had trouble with my digestion, headaches, and pain in my belly. Last week I also got a sore throat and I decided I really had to do something about it. I thought I had two options;
1. Go to banana island.
2. Do a juice fast.
I decided to go with option 2. So I’m juice fasting now!
I have my own juices but I also ordered some from a Dutch company, called “Brandstof Amsterdam”. On their site they said this;

We make organic juices, made with seasonal fruits and vegetables. We freeze the juices in, so the vitamins are kept inside.

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I thought I should give it a go. The (new) job I have, works with them. That way I could get some for a special prize. I ordered some beetroot/fennel and some mango/orange.

I will also be filming about my juice fast. Be sure to check my channel, would love to hear from you.
This is the link. In this video I tell all about the juices I’ll be drinking and more. I’ll keep you updated.

I’m also a bit curious  (when am I not curious?) are there people here who did a juice fast? For how long? How did you feel afterwards? Thanks.

Love,

xx Jazzie

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Calorie counting and losing weight

Hey!

A lot of people who are trying to lose weight, see calories as their enemy. If you count them, and stay under a certain amount, you’re sure to lose weight. But are you?

As a vegan I eat a lot of fruit and less fat. I don’t eat a lot of bread and more vegetables then other people. So for me it’s important to eat a bit more calories out of fruit then you normally would. Fruit has a different nutrition value then a sandwich. 

Does it mean I need to count my calories in order to lose weight, but in a healthy way? Nope.
I think that whenever you focus on the calories instead of how hungry and satisfied you are, you’re not doing it right.

Of course it’s important to eat enough. You need to eat in order to get energy, so don’t deprive yourself from food!
As a beginning vegan it might be handy to track down your calories, in order to make sure you’re eating enough. But as the time pass, you’ll learn to feed yourself well, and more important enough but not to much!

My tip is: track your calories in the beginning, but stop whenever you made your new lifestyle your own.

Love,
xx Jazzie

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Vegan things

Hey everyone,

I wanted to write a blog about things that every vegan may experience sometimes. Just because. ☺

1. “So you do eat cheese right?”
2. “I could never do that!” Yes you could. Just try a little harder.
3. “I only eat organic meat!” So then it doesn’t hurt the animals, right?
4. “That sounds sooo boring!” It really isnt; I eat a lot of different veggies and it challenges me to be more creative.
5. “Then you can never eat out again?!” Is this even a question? Of course we can! We just need to call the restaurant first. (Most of the time)

These are the ones that annoy me the most. Do you have some suggestions to write another blog about, or just have some points to add, please leave a comment below.

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Even vegan cakes are really good to make and very delicious  to eat!

Love,

xxx Jazzie

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Getting in your vitamins

Hey!

I wanted to write a bit more serious post then my last one. That’s why I’m writing about a topic that’s important for all of us: vitamins.
Let’s face it: we all want to live a healthy life. And many of us are already on the good way. They are vegan, or vegetarian, living a plant based life or cutting out sugar.
But what happens if you switch from one lifestyle to another?
Your vitamin intake changes too.
Is that a bad thing?
No, not necessarily. But I wanted to say it, because it can cause problems if you don’t act on the long term. It seems logical, but most of us don’t think about it.
We’re already eating more greens, more fruit, so why would you?

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Because every food you put in your mouth, has a different nutrition value. So when you adapted a new lifestyle; be sure to check your blood every once in a while. That way you make sure you’re not getting any vitamin deficient.

Love,
xx Jazzie

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BBG week 4

Hey everyone!

yeah, I’m already on week 4 of Kayla’s program. I’m starting to enjoy it, it feels nice to work yourself in sweat. ALthough it’s still hard to do it on school or work days. Like yesterday, I had school and a tea date with my best friend. I was back home around 9, and felt so tired.
So I did it the day after. I don’t think that’s a big problem.
I also have a question: Do you guys drink?
It’s, like we call it here (roughly translated) “partyweek”. It’s like carnaval. All the bars in my village open the doors, they sell drinks on the street. There’s also a fair; with a lot of fun things. Everybody meets eachother; we drink, we laugh, we recollect memories.. And everybody drinks.
I don’t drink much, but I also drink a few glasses. What do you think about that?
Here are my results from this week:
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I hope you’re enjoying it as well,and that we can see some results in the following weeks!
Love,

xx Jazzie