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Why do I travel?

One of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life was to travel as much as possible, and quite frankly, as far as possible! Exploring new countries and cultures has become one of my favorite hobbies in life, and I can always make room for travels. The feeling I get after landing in a foreign country, with nothing but my travel documents and bare essentials, is indescribable and only those who have experienced it know it! So, why do some people get the travel bug and get itchy feet to go as far as they can, while others are quite happy with an annual visit to their favorite (and often times quite close-by) vacation spot? I believe it all comes down to character – some of us feel cozier at home, and some of us feel more at home when we are on a foreign land. Whichever works for…

5 Reasons To Add Plyometric Training To Your Fitness Routine

What is one of the best ways to have fun and spice up your training? Plyometric Training! Perhaps one of the reasons I love it so much is because repetitive bounding reminds me my childhood activities, but there is an another reason too: Serious muscular power, agility, strength and speed. Plyometric training is ideal for improving your overall physical condition and get your body in shape quicker. Plyometrics (Plyos) depending on the intensity of your training will give you a great cardio training too, while working on major muscle groups. Plyos won’t let you down if you aim for weight loss and leaner, more defined looks. What Is Plyometric Training? Plyometric Training, also called Plyometrics, is a compilation of physical exercises that consist of what are called “explosive” movements. Some primary examples of plyometric training exercises include: Jumping lunges Burpees Box jumps Mountain climbers Clap push ups Benefits Of Adding…

5 Ways to Choose the Best Workout Program for You

Finally decided to take control of your health and follow a fitness plan? Congratulations! It’s time to choose the best workout program for you. The first step to turning your life around is deciding you want to. Now that you’ve done the first step, there’s an entire journey waiting for you. And while it may seem easy, it’s not as simple as it sounds. But don’t worry, that’s what I’m here for. I’ll help you decide on the right workout plan for you. A common question I’m always asked is if you should follow a fitness plan that you deep down hate, but have heard a lot of success stories. Others have asked me if trying out celebrity workout trends is worth it. The short answer to these questions is no. When it comes to choosing the best workout program, remember that many things come into play. For starters, you don’t have…

Emotional eating (part 2): How to beat the comfort food feeling!

Are you really hungry, or are you going through another emotional wack? Emotional eating is a little bit tricky! I totally get it if you tell me that you are tired and you just want to reach out for a little bit of comfort in something small and delicious like a piece of chocolate or a cookie…and to tell you the truth, life is too small for worrying about eating a tiny cookie. It’s the little pleasures in life that make our days special! You see, you are not going to book a first class ticket to heaven if you behave, because it’s not a sin to enjoy naughty food…What most likely makes your relationship with food a living hell is the guilt of overeating. The real problem with emotional eating is not what we eat, but how much we eat and our inability to take control. These moments that bad mood takes…

Emotional eating: Why do you love comfort food so much?

Hey there beauties, After reading your messages about my posts on nutrition, writing about emotional eating was the next post to do. Many of you told me that you find hard keeping on track. So, what is some ways to stay away from comfort food? I know it can be a big struggle trying to change your habits, especially when there is so much going on in your life…because, Hey! Life is never perfect! How many times have you found yourself unhappy eating ice cream or peanut butter from the tub? And what about this uncontrolled grazing state? Or the crazy cravings you have? I certainly had a lot of these moments in my life and I can not always blame PMS for that! I don’t know if this will make you feel better, but you are not alone…in fact, I haven’t met someone so far who has total control over…

Stay Fit & Fab with BodyBoss’ Ultimate Body Fitness Guide

It’s summer and you know what that means – fun, sun, and travel! Now, before you pack your bags for an unforgettable adventure, make sure you have a way to fit your workout in your schedule. Don’t know how to do it? No problem! The Ultimate Body Fitness Guide by BodyBoss will keep you in check this season. Let’s face it, sticking to your workout plan is difficult whatever season it is. But it becomes much more challenging during summer when all you want to do is have fun and go on road trips with your best friends. Am I right? Today, I’m going to share with you a fitness guide I discovered that I really love for three reasons: It’s easy to do You can do it anywhere You don’t need any equipment What’s the Ultimate Body Fitness Guide by BodyBoss The BodyBoss Method combines different exercises in a…

Let’s talk about macronutrients in your diet!

Knowing how to use macronutrients as an ally to your diet does miracles in your training and shaping your body! As I explained on my previous blog post How to turn a “diet” into fitness goals, the way we combine macronutrients in our nutrition affects our appetite, hormone levels, energy and general health. Each of the macros has a different effect on our bodies in ways that help your overall fitness goals. If you use your macros in a smart way, you’ll very soon see results on your body and understand the meaning of “We are what we eat”. So, don’t worry, it’s all about chemistry here, and it’s much simpler than it seems! Protein: The muscle builder Why should you love protein and include it in every meal? Protein intake is vital, because it regulates most of our body’s functions. It is important for cell renewal and maintenance of various body structures such as organs, blood circulation and…

Personal Diaries: Family Bond – Reconnecting with my those who matter

As my five-year trip away from my family came to a close, let me take a moment to reflect about family bond. A few years ago, I would never think how important is to stay connected with my roots, and most of all with my parents. When I left my home country five years ago in pursuit of my dreams, I knew that my life will be full of travel. I was excited to see the world and thrilled to meet people from all walks of life. Most of all, I wanted to live my own adventure; an adventure that was full of changes and life lessons. It was then that I realized the importance of family bond and love. A Constant Change You know what they say, “the only thing constant is change.” Today, everything changes so quickly, and if it happens to follow a similar career to mine,…

Uncovering the Hidden Gems of Greece

Many people from across the globe long to go on a Greece travel holiday –and for good reasons! My home country is known for its beautiful picturesque tourist spots and delicious local cuisines. In fact, Greece is expecting over 30 million visitors this year! If you’re searching for Greece summer vacation ideas but aren’t looking forward to joining a throng of tourists, here’s a tip: take the path less travelled! Greece isn’t just about Athens, Santorini, and Delphi. There’s a lot more to the country than you think! So, if you want to make your summer vacation unique and memorable, think about uncovering the country’s hidden gems. Let me take you to the place I grew up and give you some Greece summer vacation ideas you could try: Visiting Quaint Places Away from Tourists I grew up in the area of Volos and Pelion, two stunning areas that you should definitely…

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