I took it for granted

I took it for granted

The way of life has changed, was used be normal will never be normal again. We are entering a new level of normal, a different normal. But not how it used to be. And to me it feels like an era has come to an end, 2020 is indeed a new beginning to many. Thinking back, I feel like I have taken many things for granted. Though I can not turn back time, I did learn (and I think many of us) that we have to be grateful for everything in life.

Starting today, make it a priority to make a list of the things you are grateful for. Or take 3 minutes of your time to think about the things you are grateful for. Lift up your mood, mention the little things that you wouldn’t otherwise think of. Such as being able to hear, to feel, to smell, to taste. The little things in the end is what really matters. Your health that you might take for granted. Your legs, your arms and your heart. All healthy and working, be thankful for that. Even though if you’re not healthy a 100% or you have things that might limit you from doing certain activities, be thankful you are alive and breathing. Be thankful that you are you and you get to live another day. For some, they have taken their last breath last night.

Attitude for gratitude will make times like this easier and more bearable. Take care of yourself, stay safe and be mindful.

God bless 🤲🏼❤️

What helps to boost your immune system

What helps to boost your immune system

Hi everyone,

The world is a funny place to live in. And may we all experience the great things it has to offer us. As we all know, something is in the air… the virus everyone or most of us at least fear. It is scary yes, and depending on your health it can be vital or “just” a flu. But lets all learn from what is happening. I have posted a video on my Instagram regarding how to change your perspective on the Coronavirus. In this blog I would like to put some attention on HEALTH, it is now really important to take care of our body, mind and soul.

Whether if that means going vegan, eat meat every now and then or be a pescetarian, it is all in your hands. Choose the diet that fits you most! But lets also consume less of refined sugars, soda’s, cigarettes, alcohol, etc. To not make it a long health report, I would like to give you some things that can help to boost your immune system. Also, don’t forget to not panic, learn how to be mindful and be in the moment, do not stress, and do not worry about what is going to happen, Be in the moment and be the best you can be for yourself and for others.

Source: Instagram Holisticali

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Tea or water with these ingredients

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Exercise for a strong body

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Daily intake

Paris marathon postponed, now what?

Paris marathon postponed, now what?

I started training for the Paris marathon on the 2nd of December 2019. Four runs every week including one long distance run on the Sunday’s. I woke up early in the morning to do my runs or I did them in the evening after work. I missed some fun activities with my family as I had to do my long runs and I knew it would take me more than one hour.

Whether it was a dark cold morning or a rainy evening, I always did my best 💪🏼.

NOW… the Paris marathon has been postponed from the 5th of April 2020 to the 18th of October 2020. This means that I have to start a new schedule this summer to train for October. Also, I will choose a schedule that is a bit more difficult. This is because I want to go for my desired time, to finish a marathon in 4 hours (my ultimate goal for this marathon) and I’m fit enough to push a bit more 🏃🏻‍♀️.

Here is what I have learned for the past 13 weeks of training (which I will improve in the next few months):

  • I can do more than what I think I can, I should not doubt myself and give anything less than a 100%.
  • I have to listen to my body, when I am tired or I need rest, I SHOULD take rest.
  • I have to do exercises for my knees, feet and core as well as stretching (maybe yoga?).
  • I have to eat the right food before my long runs. I did underestimate it sometimes and went on a run with not enough fuel.
  • I have to do intervals, though my last schedule didn’t have intervals because it was for beginners. And to be honest I didn’t mind because I don’t like intervals (oops 😅). But I need variation in my training when it comes to pace, distance and intensity of my runs.
  • Enter more races (makes the long distance runs much easier)

I also went to the sport doctor which told me that everything was fine with me and I can easily run a marathon in 4 hours. Wiehoo!!! Always good to hear 😄.

For now I want to run 3 times a week and do some strength exercises before the next training starts which will be somewhere in June. I am also excited, and happy that I will be running in a much better weather (hello spring and hello summer 🌸☀️)

P.S. Here is a picture of how my brain and heart function during a run -.-”

 

Running my 4th marathon

Running my 4th marathon

Hi everyone!

 

I have excited news! I am going to run marathon number 4 (side note: number four is my lucky number). As some of you know, I have started this blog to share some positivity around but also write about my running journey. And also some of you know that I have ran 3 full marathons and 2 half marathons around the globe. I love it, and it makes me feel free and strong! But I have not done any marathon or running for the last couple years. I was not motivated and somehow I thought that I was not able to ever become a good runner.

A couple weeks ago I started looking into exercising and working out. I don’t like the gym, it is just not my place to be. So I decided to run again. Give it my full attention and dedication. And so I signed up for my 4th marathon, in one of my favorite cities, Paris!

I will be standing at the start line on the 5th of April 2020 and hoping to finish with a great time! The time that I always wanted. I will also do this differently, I am more serious about my health, training schedule and my knowledge about running. To still make us of this blog, I will also write about my journey and what is does to me. Some real tips and tricks that I can give you based on my running experience.

The good thing is that I am a beginner, and I am starting with a beginner’s training schedule. This also means that I do not know everything and therefore I am eager to get more knowledge about running. I already have three books that tell me more about running better, faster more efficient and extra home exercises to keep me going.

And because I am passionate about writing and running, I will share with you what I learn.

I hope to inspire and to get you motivated to start doing something you love.

 

 

Where will you be at the end of 2020

Where will you be at the end of 2020

The year is almost done, the DECADE is almost finished. We are entering a new era in my head. We are entering 2020, the year where THIS TIME THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT.

The energy is different and the goals and dreams are bigger and higher. So what can we do to make a change this time? Do you feel you are the same person as you were in 2015, 2016, 2019?! What have changed within you and in your life, or not? I am getting more aware every day, I am getting a better and clear vision of what I want in this LIFE.

First thing I want is to LOVE myself and ACCEPT myself. To give myself everything I want and deserve. I want to live full and die empty. Everything I want in this life has to be done, experienced and lived. I AM MAKING A CHANGE A REAL CHANGE THIS TIME.

I have lived in pain for so long, I have been undermining myself for too long, I have not looked at myself properly and told myself I LOVE YOU, TRULY for a long while. I cannot live like this anymore, and I know I am not the only one. I know many feel the same, and want to excel emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.

ASPIRE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE AND IN THE LIFE OF OTHERS.

How are you going to do this and how will you start? I have come up with a plan. The small steps plan, everyday I have to do something as little as eating healthy, staying hydrated or writing in my diary. Every little step we take will at the end make the difference as it will add up to the bigger goals and dreams.

Get yourself a piece of paper and write down your goals and dreams for 2020. Then write the months of the year and break your goal down to make it smaller and to fit in each month. Now break down the month in weeks and write down for each week what things and steps you have to do and take to reach your monthly goal.

Goals should not only be money or work related but also:

Health

Relationships

Self education

Self love

Spiritually

etc.

End of 2020 I will for sure and proudly say I am a different Eman than the year 2019.

I would like to know your thoughts and your experiences. What are the things that you do to make a difference in your daily life?

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