I love anything that involves the ocean. Swimming, snorkelling or surfing are all fun, which distracts from your mind that you are actually doing a workout. Being outdoors in the sun and the salt water is great for freeing your mind and feeling alive.
I’ve had a lot of different stages in my life. From eating too much as a kid and being severely overweight (left), to not eating enough and losing almost all of my muscle (middle). I have worked very hard to give and rebuild everything I have deprived my body off in the past. In the picture on the right, I feel better than ever, despite gaining a fair amount of weight, which scared me in the past. Losing weight is not always the answer to all life questions. Remember that.
Hey can I just say that the opportunities involved with being at an actual university as opposed to a degree run by a college is amazing like I’ve been here 2 days and I’ve already volunteered for an electric motorcycle build, the uni’s environmental society named ‘the green team’, and the uni’s vegan society who chose to officially identify as a club instead of a society bc that means they can still do fundraisers and events.
Remember, you can get ample amounts of protein from WHOLE, PLANT BASED FOODS, and NO, you do not need to chug protein smoothies to get gains. IN FACT too much protein in the body is incredibly inflammatory!! REMEMBER THIS! Yes, you can get too much! Meat/whey (dairy) based protein is also inflammatory and is actually harder for the body to use to make muscles! Imagine what the body goes through being so burdened with inflammation.. and then you add more protein on top of that? Yikes!
I’m not kidding everyone, this is all true, scientific information that you can RESEARCH for yourself. Please, do your body a favour and go VEGAN! It is not a joke, you are hurting your body with animal products!
Included in the the purchase is a 10ml roller bottle filled with a soothing and light carrier oil infused with pure, raw, vegan oils which match the chakra it is associated with. The oils are specially picked to induce meditation and heal the parts of the associated chakras. Each blend is specially made with the finest oils available, infused together to create the perfect balance in the chakra in need.
Root Chakra: Located in the pelvic floor, this blend brings sensual aromas with ylang ylang, and for its representation of the Earth and grounding, cedarwood oil and cypress wood oil and infused.
Sacral Chakra: This chakra of abundance and pleasure holds citrus tones of sweet orange, bergamot, and lemon. A background scent of clary sage oil and honeysuckle oil is purifying and creates the sensation of lightness and well-being.
Solar Plexus Chakra: For feelings of self worth and self esteem, this blend holds clary sage and powerful blood orange. In the background is the uplifting infusion of healthy basil.
Heart Chakra: Decadent rose and frankincense combine in this peaceful and happy blend. The heart is soothed and allowed to open with the use of lavender, calming, soothing, with powerful ability to relieve negativity. This goes along well with the positive and loving tones of rose, and stabilising, connection building raw, vegan frankincense.
Throat Chakra: Located in the throat, this blend is soothing and raw, remedying sore throat and inability to speak with pure spearmint oil. Background notes of lavender calm, soothe, and validate feelings of shyness and detachment. Finally, eucalyptus oil, with its respiratory healing properties, ties together this smooth blend with an earthy, aromatic twist.
Third Eye Chakra: For the Third Eye Chakra, myrrh stimulates and relaxes the mind at once, and helps break through delusions and anxiety. Cinnamon leaf extract and a small amount of clove add spice to this oil infusion, which pairs wonderfully with light, strong and soothing myrhh and pure vanilla.
Crown Chakra: For feelings of loneliness and detachment, the Crown chakra blend features soothing and stabilising vanilla extract. Dill seed oil is rejuvenating and pairs well with the added honeysuckle oil and ylang ylang oil, for confidence and clarity.
To use: Inhale deeply, apply to pukse points; wrists, to the neck, behind the ears, the soles of the feet, the bottom of the big toe, and the back of the knees.
I've been thinking about studying in vienna for some while now but I'm not sure yet could you tell me about your experience living there? your likes and dislikes? xx
-studying is comparatively cheap, so is housing (compared to most bigger cities in germany/france/england etc) -considering it’s size and how backwards we seem in a lot of ways,we have quite a big vegan community and there are lots of food options for vegans -nice old building -it’s quite calm here but nevertheless a city
-YOU CAN SMOKE EVERYWHERE, austria is a smokers heaven, bars restaurants, clubs….people are smoking everywhere -supermarkets, malls etc close at 8pm (apart from a few exceptions) and are closed on sunday. i guess it sucks sometimes but honestly i think it’s nice that we get a day off of consumption
cons: - right winged parliament but this is like a common theme currently throughout europe -people are very cold and grumpy
🌱💪 Vegans often hear: “but where do you get your protein?” Well, thanks to a large study that compared the nutrient profiles of around 30,000 non-vegetarians to 20,000 vegetarians and around 5,000 vegans. We now know that vegans average 70% more protein than the recommendation every day.
So protein is by far the most overstated nutrient. People are unnecessarily obsessed with protein - but it’s very, very difficult to actually be deficient in protein, and only people who are falling far short of their recommended daily calorie requirement (such as people with eating disorders) will be deficient in protein.
It is very easy for a vegan diet to meet the recommendations for protein. Nearly all vegetables, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds contain some, and often much, protein. Fruits, sugars, fats, and alcohol do not provide much protein, so a diet based only on these foods would have a good chance of being too low in protein. However, not many vegans live on only bananas, candy, margarine, and beer. Vegans eating varied diets containing vegetables, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds shouldn’t have any difficulty getting enough protein as long as their diet contains enough energy (calories) to maintain weight.
Athletes such as bodybuilders of course have a greater daily requirement for protein, and we’ve covered many vegan athletes building huge amounts of strength and muscle without any issues. There is normally no advantage in consuming more than 0.82g/lb (1.8g/kg) of protein per day to preserve or build muscle. This already includes a very safe mark-up. There hasn’t been any recorded advantage of consuming more than 0.64g/lb. The only exceptions to this rule could be individuals with extraordinarily high anabolic hormone levels (steroid users).
Transformation Tuesday, even though it’s an hour into Wednesday…
One year of fitness and lifting, and 6 months of veganism. One year into building more strength than I ever thought was possible for me, both mentally and physically. I have come so far and honestly, I am so damn proud of myself. If you told me I would be eating oreos before hitting the gym to squat and deadlift 2 years ago, I would have thought you were lying. Now I regularly eat oreos as a pre-workout snack most days without a second thought. (Can we also just take a second to recognize that booty progress though hot damn….)
This year has been a year of healing for me. A year I finally made peace with my body and learned that if I care for it properly, it will show.