Not too long ago the company that I work for instilled a pet friendly policy. This goes for both our points of sales where customers can bring their pets and for our corporate building. Which makes my office a dog friendly office, yaaay! Since it’s quite a recent change I haven’t taken up on this…Details
As mentioned in “Why I stopped running during my pregnancy” I was not only ordered by my doctor not to exercise but was also sick for what seemed to be an eternity. Now that both these reasons are gone I’m really trying to get back in the saddle and at least preserve the minimal amount of fitness I still have by doing some kind of pregnancy workout. I don’t expect to make some big comeback or any progress in this area. But this does not mean I should just stop exercising entirely, does it?Details
Actually I stopped exercising all together, but let’s start at the beginning.
The journey so far
I found out I was pregnant sometime in May, day 36 of my cycle. I remember that clearly. At first I thought that was a nice change from my first pregnancy where I found out about it already two months pregnant. Yes, that can happen. Easily. Anyway, turns out it’s not so nice after all because it feels like the wait is that much longer. In my mind my first pregnancy lasted 7 months (plus the 10 day I was overdue), this one is going to last 8 months (hopefully without additional waiting).
Truth be told it would had been the same had I not taken that test. The sickness that followed almost immediately would have given up the news anyway.Details
When the second Apple Watch generation was announced, I preordered it immediately. It was right doing our summer vacation because I clearly remember doing it from my phone on the beach. It then took about a month for it to be shipped so I’ve had it for about a year now. Even though they look stunning, I never could make myself use one of the digital faces like the one with big numbers or the one with photos in the background.Details
If this is is not your first visit here it’s probably pretty obvious but anyway…the blog got a complete redesign! I feel like now it’s much more modern and clean and with a bigger focus on content instead of categorisation which also gives it a lot more room to grow for the future. And while we’re on the topic of growth I also have some big news!Details
Have you noticed that pole dancing is everywhere these days? It has become a legitimate and truly popular fitness form and studios are popping up all around. As a retired dancer I got influenced pretty quickly by all the pole dance mentions I started encountering so I’ve been meaning to try it for a while.Details
Let’s say you’re following a training plan for running. Maybe you even signed in for a race so you really want to follow through. But then life gets in your way. There’s no way around illnesses for example but there are steps you can take in order not to lose your progress when you can’t go out.Details
Before we go into the recipe let’s take a moment and marvel at the wonder of chia seeds, the basic ingredient of a chia pudding.
Chia seeds are seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica and they pack an amazing nutritional punch. They are rich in antioxydants, contain a lot of protein and almost all of the carbs in them are fiber, so they’re a very good option even on a low-carb or ketogenic diet. Here’s their nutritional value in nutshell (values per 100g):Details
Nike+ Running has evolved into Nike+ Run Club. This used to be my favourite running app and it just got updated to a whole new level.
But let’s start at the beginning.
I probably mentioned at some point that I started running when I bought a Nike+ sensor and attached it to the first generation iPod Nano. Yes, those were the times. So this naturally leads you to using the whole Nike+ ecosystem and when I moved to using the iPhone+GPS+app combination instead of the sensor I just naturally went with the same app since it also had all my previous data.Details