4 tools to plan your workouts and life

Planning. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I absolutely hate it. Planning makes me aware of all the things I have to do but also helps me keep track of all the things I have already done. Because I know I am not the only one who likes to keep track of their workouts and also because planning can be quite a task, I share 4 tools I use to plan my workouts and my life!

1. Planner
The first tool is my 18 month Paperblanks planner. In this planner I plan my appointments physically with pen and paper. I usually only plan work appointments and special fitness related events in here. To keep everything nice and neat, I plan my daily workouts elsewhere.

2. Cozi
Everything that goes in to the planner above and has to do with working (out) together with others , I also add to my digitally shared calendar for which I use the app COZI. Cozi is an app that is also used as a family calendar. I on the contrary use it with my colleagues to plan appointments regarding our joint activities and also use it to notify my family and friends whenever they want to know what I am doing. This tool is very user friendly, can be easily shared and has a lot of  other options like grocery lists and to do lists.  I use it mostly on my smartphone, which is a Sony Xperia Z.Cozi

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What to look for in a Personal Trainer : The basics

Starting your fit journey, or taking it to the next level can be rather difficult at times. Instead of giving up or staying in your comfort zone, you can opt for booking some sessions with a Personal Trainer, someone who is skilled and can help you accomplish your goals. But what to look for in a Personal Trainer and where do you start looking when you decide you want to do this . What to look for in a Personal Trainer : The basics are up next!

Before you determine who you are going to train with determine your goals. It is way easier picking a trainer when you know what you want to accomplish. By determining your goals first you will find your self searching for PT’s who’s expertise suit these goals and not the other way around.goal1-300x235

Some PT’s have their own gyms, some work in mainstream gyms and some just work all over the place, even outside or at your home. When you search for a PT, make sure you know where you like to work out. There is nothing wrong with being the  inside-the-gym type or the -nice-weather-lets-train-outside-type, but make sure you pick a trainer that suits these preferences to. By doing this you’ll make sure you have a good time, feeling comfortable and utilizing not only your but also your trainer’s skills.

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Fashionable Fitbit Collection by Tory Burch

Us Fit Girls, like to keep track of our progress as best as we can and there are several ways and gadgets to help us do that. There’s the Nike FuelBand, the Samsung GearFit, the Fitbit, the jawbone and so on…. Another thing they have in common, besides counting calories and telling the time is that they are plain dull and some quite …ehmm…ugly. Fortunately, there’s now a fashionable Fitbit collection by Tory Burch out on the market and it looks pretty cute! 


Fitbit goes fash

This is how the Fitbit wristbands looked like before Tory decided to give them a fashionable upgrade. The thing with these types of bands is that they tend to have this cheap feel to them (even though they are obviously not), they are dull and unattractive and just don’t complete the look unless you’re sweating at the gym or out for a run! Since you can essentially plug the actual measuring device from one band to another, why not give it a better look?




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What is oil pulling?

So the internet is filled with people trying oil pulling and everybody seems so be psyched about it. Now I am quite a curious monkey and I want to try it too. I did a little research and this article will be the first part, next time you will be reading more from me about oil pulling, it will be with the results!

What is Oil Pulling?

First things first
So what is oil pulling? Oil pulling, also known as “kavala” or “gundusha,” is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth on an empty stomach for around 20 minutes. This action supposedly draws out toxins in your body, primarily to improve oral health but also to improve your overall health. The reported benefits include:

  • Whiter teeth
  • Cavity and gingivitis prevention
  • Better breath (halitosis suffers also reported greatly improved morning breath)
  • Stronger teeth and gums
  • Less jaw pain (TMJ sufferers noted great improvement)
  • Improvement of sleep problems and sinus issues
  • Alleviation of headaches
  • Hangovers and skin issues (reports have shown improvement in acne, psoriasis and eczema)


How it’s done

Put 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil into the mouth. I think I’m going to use an organic coconut oil. Scoop it out as a solid and let it melt in your mouth before swishing.

Swish for 20 minutes. This is long enough to break through plaque and bacteria but not long enough that the body starts re-absorbing the toxins and bacteria.

Spit the oil out. Do not swallow the oil as it is hopefully full of bacteria, toxins and pus! IEW!

Rinse well with warm water. They say warm water seems to clean the mouth better. Swish a couple of times with warm water.

Brush well. Make sure you clean your mouth afterwards.

So I’m starting Tuesday with oil pulling and intend to do it for a month. I will take a before picture of my teeth so we can see the results. Wanna try it with me?