Friday, April 14, 2017

Mystery blogger award!

Awww yeah!
How cool is this?
The following blogger created this Mystery Blogger Award: Okoto Inigma

I have been nominated by the lovely Andrea and Autumns mummy
to take place. I am very honored indeed. Thank you, gals!

So, here are the rules for this award
1. Put the logo/image on your blog - and check!
2. List the rules- doing it right now.

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog - done.
4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well - also done
5. Tell the reader 3 things about yourself

3 things about me:

*I am organizer of themetweets on Twitter. I host different themetweets every month!
*I think that most likely if I were to live in Italy I wouldn't be able to walk anymore, rather roll because of all the amazing food there.
*I am a big fan of working with the angels to guide my life. 

6. You have to nominate 10-20 people - On it, right after finishing up this blog.
7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog - Sure thing!
8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice. With one weird or funny question (specify) - I'll get to this right after answering the questions of the lovely gals that nominated me.
9. Share a link to your best posts. - You will find this one at the bottom of the blog.

Questions that I was asked by Andrea:

  1. What’s your favorite way to spend your free time?
    It really depends on my mood. I love so many things. Writing, cooking, dancing, working on creative projects. You name it!
  2. What are you proudest of in your life?
    That math exam I took and passed. I know it sounds insane, but it reminds me that anything is possible when you put your mind to it. I had never had a good score my whole highschool career and on my retake of the exam I scored more than well. My motivation? I didn't want to stay in that highschool for another year!
  3. How do you feel about gender queerness?
    Everybody gets to be as queer as the like. I accept people the way they are. When they have a good heart, of course
  4. What’s the latest book you’ve read?I am reading a fantasy/romance book written by and old classmate. She gifted it to me.
  5. If all the world’s a stage, where does the audience sit? (crazy/ philosophical if you so desire)
    Floating on clouds, you know!
Questions that I was asked by Autumnsmummy:
  1. What’s one food you hate and why?
    It must be goat cheese. The best way I can explain is that for me it just tastes like goat. Even when I have no idea what a goat would even taste like.
  2. What is your favourite song?
    She used to be mine - Sara Bareilles
  3. Where would you like to be with your blog this time next year?
    Hopefully reach more people and inspire them to make their long awaited life changes
  4. Describe your favourite shoes
    Not much a shoe girl. I care that they look nice enough on me and match my outfits. I prefer tough and sexy. Maybe I need a shoe therapist.
  5. Is there a particular blog post you’ve enjoyed recently?
    I liked Andrea's meditation challenge. It just reminds me that I have to get back on track with that.
Questions I have for my nominees
1. What is inspiring you when you create?
2. What were you like being a kid?
3. Where would you travel to if you had an unlimited amount of money that could be only spend on traveling?
4. How does one learn best from life? 

5. What's in the back of the trunk (funny/crazy que stion. Answer what comes to mind first)

And my nominees are...

I am proud of this blogpost I did: The little changes

Changing Rainbow - Going back in time (day 25)

 The goals:

1. Getting to a weight of 69 kg by the end of these 100 days

2. Achieving a daily structure that involves: relaxation, work, study, and exercise

The last to do list
1. Meditate daily to enhance focus & motivation. (Find the meditation challenge here)
2 Have 3 meals a day.
3. Work out all the things that motivate me to make these changes.
And rewind...
I know I haven't blogged in a while. I have been on a family visit in France and trying to make sense of my very own wonderland situation.
Do you know what the queen from the story symbolizes? The whole: Off-with-your-head?
It's been said that it links to overthinking things too much.
I've been trying on different ways of meditation. But most of all, I have practiced mindfulness. It helps you to stop overthinking things and to be present in the now. To let the moment unfold. When many changes at the same time occur (as they so often do), I tend to panick. I grab the wheel and steer in the direction that demands the most attention from me, and forget everything else.
Over the last few weeks I had to bring myself back quite a few times to keep my attention focused on these very important goals.
It didn't go all that bad

I can gladly say that I have achieved the following so far:
- No coca cola on weekdays
- Having 3 meals a day
- Meditating daily (focus is enhancing!)

- Making a weekly schedule to reflect on

Right now, as I am sitting here I feel like I've forgot about something I assumed was going to be a great and helpful thing for me. I am refering to why I am doing this.
I am refering to point number 3 on the to do list.

So here it goes my list

Achieving goal number one will be a step to me being healthier
Achieving goal number one will help me feel more energetic
Achieving goal number one will help me to feel fitter
Achieving goal number two will help me to find balance in my life
Achieving goal number two will prevent me to fall back into old habits
Achieving goal number two will give me more time to achieve other goals daily
Achieving both goal number one and goal number two will have a positive influence on my quality of life
Achieving both goal number one and goal number two will make me generally stronger and more disciplined.
On my week in France I really took the time to carefully think through the kind of schedule I would like to have for my days. And developed it based on my first goal. My days now include a morning meditation, breakfast, study time, a break, exercise, lunch, either work or another study session, an afternoon break, some household activities, diner, time for myself, and time together with my partner and my 8 hours of sleep. I know it sounds like a lot, but it's all doable within my day.
In France I also got really inspired to change my eating habits. The French usually have a warm meal twice a day. We dutchies are known for eating so many sandwiches. I actually prefer the warm meal for lunch. I function lots better on it and stay energetic for longer.

So here is my game plan, 

To do:

-Next week, twice a week I will make myself a warm meal for lunch including veggies, protein and some carbs. One weekday and one weekend day.
-Next week, before starting my diner I will have a side salad first.
-For the next week my biggest focus point will be to keep my daily exercise plan in.

My tool to help?
A POP... plan of preperation. Planning is helpful and gives me more chance to succeed

Lots of love,