My Fitness journey: Update#2.1

Hi guys

I told you I would give you guys an update on my Fitness journey every two weeks, so here I am! Today I’ll talk to you about what I ate the past week and what I did in the gym in general. I’ll also give you guys my muffintop workout. I still feel it on my sides while I’m writing this haha. I won’t be writing a lot about the first week because I had a lot of difficulties at the beginning. Thomas didn’t have any time to go to the gym and I didn’t want to go alone, but I was also very lazy. I also wanted to eat salty and fatty things constantly. Not good. The second week I decided to just go for it, and I did!

Fitness.
This week I went to the gym on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 

Week 1 (Tuesday) Here I did a lot of cardio and some of the weight machines for my legs and butt. My entire routine is described below.

Monday: Today was a big cardio day. 20 minutes on the space walker ( this is what I call the machine because I don’t know what the real name is haha). If you want some more information on this machine go check out one of my previous blogposts. I killed myself on this one for about 25 minutes. I also tend to do little walks/stairs on the machine. When I do this I don’t move with my arms and push the machine downwards. As if you’d walk up the stairs. This really activates your glutes. After this I decided to attack my legs. I used every single leg machine in the gym and put it on weight +- 30 kg. 15 times and 10 tiny pulses each time. Then I wait for about 20 seconds. I did this 4 times in total on every machine. My favorite machine is the leg press! I also have a lot of leg exercises you can do at home and I’ll make a separate blogpost about this! After the muscles I did a cool down on the treadmill. I walked uphill (slope: 8) and with a speed of 5,5 for about 10 minutes.

Tuesday: Today it’s time to sculpt my butt. I have a very nice butt routine that I combine with the two machines they have for your butt in the gym. But first it’s time for a cardio session on my favorite machine: Space Walker. I did this for about 20 minutes. After that I started with my butt routine. I have an entire list of exercises that I go through and I do each one for about 30 seconds with a 20 second pause. I do it in a HIIT kind of way so that I activate my metabolism whilst training my muscles. I will describe this routine in my next blogpost since I will be describing my muffintop routine in this one! After that I do my ab routine. This routine I do like my butt routine, 30 seconds on 20 seconds off. I’ll be explaining my ab routine on my vlog very soon! 

Thursday: Time to shred those muffintops. First some cardio, as per usual, but after that it’s time to handle those love handles and muffintops. I also like to do this one 30 seconds on, 20 seconds off. I’m planning on leveling everything up to 40 seconds on, 20 seconds off though. These are the exercises I like tried this week and I have the feeling that they really worked. 

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  2. candle stick dippers: Really love this one! On each side 30 seconds on, 20 seconds off (or 40/20 is you want to go more advanced)
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  3. knee to elbow crunches
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  4. Russian twists with 2 kg weight (if you are a beginner I would start with 0,5 kg or 1)
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  5. heel touches
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  6. toe touches: But I like to do it a little different => in stead of touching both toes at the same time, touch left than right than back to left. That way you activate your sides more!
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  7. Dumbbell side bend (30 seconds on, 20 seconds off on each side)
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  8. side lying rotation 
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  9. side to side rotation 
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After this I did a 10 minute cool down as I described before. I ended with my ab routine! 
I also try to take the stairs as much as I can instead of the elevator! 

I’m planning on doing a blogilates routine sunday. I love doing PIIT videos. If you want more information on the videos I like to do go check out this video!

Food.
Food is the most important thing when you want to loose weight! 80% of your healthy lifestyle must consist of healthy foods. These are a few things I changed in my diet the past weeks. If you want some specific recipes go check out my youtube channel and my week vlogs. In these I show you what I eat in a day!

  • I stopped drinking soft drinks, that includes Cola Zero! I really don’t like the way my belly feels when I drink too much fizzy drinks and I get a very bloated feeling every time. I started drinking water everyday and I noticed my belly being less bloat-y and it made me drink even more water, which is very good for your diet! 
  • I implemented more proteins in my diet! I started to eat a lot of chicken and other ingredients with a lot of proteins in them. You can always look this up on google and find a lot of different kind of foods with a lot of proteins. These are good to build muscle and very healthy. In general that means that I eat HIGH PROTEIN, LOW CARBS! But not NO CARBS because your body needs energy that comes from carbs and it’s just not healthy to never eat carbs!  
  • I bought some Whey Protein and I’m going to start drinking a protein shake from time to time to get very lean and to not loose my muscles to fast! 
  • I started to eat ONLY whole grain versions of food. No plain pasta but whole grain pasta or pasta made from lentils! Whole grain cous cous and rice, … Your body needs to work a lot harder to digest these kind of products and that means your body burns more fat whilst doing it. It boosts your metabolism and you get hungry a lot less.
  • I started to take my apple vinegar pills again, every morning.
  • I decided to do some intermittent fasting in the morning. That means that you don’t eat anything until it’s lunch, for example. That way your body is going to use fat to for example digest your food instead of the energy from your breakfast. 
  • I try to calorie count my food intake. This way I can track how many proteins and fat my body gets every day. I track this with the app called “Food”. I eat about 1600-1700 calories a day MAX.
  • I stopped snacking after 20:00. 
  • I introduced a cheat day to each week. This day I can eat whatever I want. This tends to boost your metabolism and that means you burn more fat. This week my cheat meal was a big bowl of BOCCA PASTA. SOO GOOD! 
  • I’m also planning on implementing more vegetables and fruit to my diet!
  • A VO CADOOOO  and other healthy fats such as nuts!
  • I’m planning on eating more greek yoghurt as a snack because I really like it and it’s so good for you!

In general:
As I said in a previous post, I try to see this as a new lifestyle instead of a diet. It’s just not healthy to see it as a diet and you won’t be able to continue this lifestyle if you see it as a restriction, not mentally and not physically. In the beginning I had a lot of difficulties. I craved so much fat, burgers, pasta, pizza, chocolate… But I just had to get through it. Sugar is an addiction and you need to not eat any to stop craving it.

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These are my very first before-after photos. As you might see my muffintops and love handles had decreased in size and my muscles are a little bit more visible. My belly fat is beginning to decline. My but is a lot more lifted since I’ve began fitness-ing again and I love it! In general I feel a lot healthier. My bowls began working in a healthy way again and I noticed that a lot. I feel very good mentally and I’m starting to get my energy back. I’m excited to see what the next few weeks will bring! 

If you have any more questions you can ask me on Instagram @lauralynnsworld or in the comments! 

Greets 

Laura

 

 

 

 

Our Greece adventure itinerary!

Hi guys! 

Since a lot of you have asked me what I’m going to do in Greece and where I’ll be going, I decided to make a big blogpost about it! I’m going to tell you guys day by day what we’ll be doing and seeing. If you have any tips for restaurants or cafés, let me know in the comments! I’ll add a little compilation of photo inspo to each destination we’ll be visiting!

Day one to three: Athens
Athens will be our first stop! We decided to stay here for about two and a half days. It’s our first stop and we won’t be hiring a car yet. We want to just take it all in. This is the capital of Greece and you can see a lot of cool things here. The Acropolis being the biggest attraction. I’m a big fan of history and culture. I just love old things and imagining people from the old times walking around in certain places. This will be so beautiful! You also have a lot of other things to visit such as the Parthenon. Me and Thomas love strolling around in a city and getting to know it as well as possible so we’re planning on walking around a lot in the different neighborhoods, Plaka being one of the most beautiful ones. A lot of pictures will be taken here people. We also want to eat until we die on this trip so this will be a big part of our Athens adventure. I also would love to do some shopping and strolling around in the markets and we’ll have plenty of time for everything.

Day 4: Epidaurus, Corinthe and Nafplio.
After our great Athens citytrip it’s time to hop into the car and start our epic roadtrip. Our first stop is Epidaurus! Also here we’ll be able to imagine how the old greek lived. One of the most beautiful things to see here is a very nice and beautiful old theatre. 

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After visiting Epidaurus, we’ll be heading towards Corinthe. Here we’ll be visiting Ancient Corinth. This is a very nice archeological site. Today we can see ruins from temples to baths. To end our day we’ll be heading to Nafplio. This is a very beautiful city by the coast and it’s just the most romantic thing ever! We’ll be arriving here around 16:00 so we’ll probably stroll around a little and eat some delicious food.

Day 5: Nafplio to Mycenae to Sparta
Waking up in a beautiful, cosy and instagramworthy little beach city. Our plan is to walk around by the beaches and take a plunge in the sea. We’ll also be taking a lot of instagrammable photos and eating our butts off! After our mini beachbreak it’s time to drive to Mycenae. Here we find a big archeological site which used to be a military stronghold. As I said before, I LOVE archeology and ancient stuff so I’ll enjoy this A LOT!
After our jump back in time we head to Sparta. THIS IS SPARTA! It sounds like a very impressive city but it actually isn’t that big. There isn’t a lot to see here but it’s so legendary. It happened to be a 20 minutes drive from our next destination so we decided to pay this legendary place a visit!

Day 6: From Mystras to Olympia
Today we’ll be visiting a very big archeological site! We’ll be needing 4 hours to see everything so it will possibly be an early morning. 

After this and some food to fuel up (and maybe a car fuel up as well haha) we might be heading to some awesome waterfalls. We’re not sure if we’ll be doing this because it’s a little detour, but it looks so pretty and I think some refreshment will do us good. They are called the Polylimnio waterfalls and yes you can swim in them! 

We’ll end our day in Olympia, have some amazing moussaka and go to bed because the next day is going to be awesome! 

Day 7: Olympia.
You might think of the olympics when you hear this name and actually this is the place where the very first Olympic games took place!! WHAT!? That’s crazy and you can visit some insane ruins and shit here. It’ll be epic. After lunch we’ll be heading towards Delphi. Getting our bellies filled with fried greek deliciousness and strolling around a bit but then straight to bed for our next adventure.

Day 8: Delphi and Meteora
Delphi used to be one of the most visited oracles of Greece. Legend says that the oracle was made by the god Apollo. It’s situated on and between the mountains and looks amazing. The legend and history of this place makes me so happy and I’ll be so excited to visit this incredible ruin. 

Next up: Meteora. It’s time to get our legs moving and our hike skills activated because this is one of the most epic places to hike that I have ever seen (on photos at least). There are six monasteries that are built on immense natural pillars and you can do a big breathtaking hike to see all of them! 

Day 9/10: Meteora to Thessaloniki
The day after we’re planning on getting up early and hiking to see a sunrise! Or we’ll just do another hike in the area. After a lunch we drive to Thessaloniki. The second biggest city in Greece! It looks so pretty and yes you can do some shopping here. There are a lot of fun activities to do here so we’ll be staying here for 2 nights.

Day 11/12: Island time!
Big drive to Athens and hop on the ferry because it’s time for some island madness. Our first stop: Mykonos. One of the most famous Greek islands so we can’t skip this one. It’s famous for its white beaches, beautiful houses and nightlife. It’s time for us to relax here and soak up some beach, sun and cocktails. We’ll be gorging on so much food on these islands, you won’t even believe it. Chill mode is on!

Day 13/14: Paros
This is also a very beautiful island but slightly less touristic! We’re planning on renting a scooter here and discovering the island! Also some beach action and food madness will be present. And oh! A lot of Instagram footage will be shot here haha :p.

Day 15/16: Santorini
To end our Greek adventure in style, one of the most beautiful islands in Greece: Santorini. You have probably seen it all over instagram already and there’s a reason for that. The island is just so breathtaking! From the houses to the streets to the beaches. The perfect end of our amazing trip! Eating ourselves in a food coma while burning in the sun for the last 2 days and then it’s time to head home. 

ET VOILA! That’s our itinerary! I hope you guys got some inspiration and you can always give me some extra tips in the comments!! 😀 

XOXO

Laura

My fitness journey. PART TWO. The beginning.

Hi guys!

As you guys might remember, last year I started my FIRST fitness journey. I blogged about everything. The hard parts and the tips, everything. This year I’m ready to take it to the next level. I think this is the year that I will accomplish my dream body goals. I will not only look better (my abs will be visible guys) but I will feel better than ever. I noticed that working out and being healthy has a very good effect on my mental health. And so, I’m also ready to feel happier than ever this year! You guys might have a few questions so I’ll break down the game plan and starting point.

My goal: I don’t really have a weight goal. I don’t know what my ideal weight would be so I’m not setting a weight goal. I’m setting a body goal. I want to look tight everywhere. My belly fat needs to be gone and my abs need to be a little visible. I want the side lines and maybe the middle line to be visible (I don’t want to see the SIX PACK as in 6 cubes). My muffintops need to be very very gone. I want my legs and butt not to be extremely skinny, but to be muscly and also tight. And NO, I do not mean female bodybuilder type legs. This means that I want to lose weight but also that I want to gain muscle. This might, hopefully, help fight my cellulite aswell. I also want a little bit of muscle in my arms but not too much. And most of all, I want to feel healthy, have a better endurance and be happy with myself. This is the year I will make it happen

My training: At the moment I’m doing “blogilates” on youtube. I was doing the 30 day AB challenge but I had to stop because my exams were too much work. From tomorrow I’ll be continuing the ab challenge. I’m also doing a lot of body weight exercises (squats, lunges, …) and HIIT exercises. Usually I do a combination of HIIT and Pilates (around 3 to 4 videos). When school starts again, I’ll be going to the gym. My plan is to do some cardio for around 30 minutes, after that some weight exercises (with the gym weight equipment) for either my legs or my butt, a small PIIT (pilates intense interval training) exercise (15 min) and to finish I’ll end with some ab exercises (around 15 minutes). I’m planning on doing this AT LEAST 3 times a week. In the weekends I’ll do some blogilates.

My food: I’m planning on cutting a lot of the carbs. I know, how can one live without PASTA? I’ll be changing it up with pasta made from lentils for example. I will also not eat any more white bread, white rice or white couscous. It’ll all be whole grain from now on. I can not give up my bread because I love it so much and that would make me unhappy, so I’ll change it up with whole grain and a salad from time to time (lunch). I’ll also be making a lot more healthy fat (avocado, salmon, …) recipes, vegetables and good meat (mostly chicken, lamb, …). To change it up I’ll be having a cheat day every week. This quicks up your metabolism and I just need a pizza from time to time. I also tend to drink only water and no more (or less) cola zero. More fruit, no more eating after 20:00, every morning starting with a breakfast and no more in between snacks (unless it’s a fruit snack or a whole grain snack). Alcohol will be kept to a minimum.

My mindset: I’ll be doing everything to make myself happy this year. Being healthy is going to be a part of that. I want to change my lifestyle completely, not go “on a diet”. I want to be healthier, feel healthier and eat healthier. I’m also going to be more active and I’m going to try and not lock myself up in my house to much.

I want to reach my goal in July.

This is what I’ll be doing, in a nutshell, for the next months. I’ll keep you guys updated with “update blogposts” and “before after pictures”. I think I’ll be trying to post every two weeks. I’ll share my tips, food diaries etc. you will be able to watch how I make this all work from day to day (f.e. how I make my recipes, how I do my workouts) on my youtube channel. I’m vlogging every week and posting a week-vlog every sunday. You can also follow me on Instagram to not miss out on any small tips and workout ideas (@lauralynnsworld) I hope you guys will join me in this journey and that you’re ready to go for it! LET’S DO THIS!

youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/LauraLynnsWorld

 

Christmas Wishlist 2018

Hi guys! 

As a tradition it’s time to write a blogpost about what I’d love to have for Christmas. I have a very big list this year so hold on to your reindeers! Hopefully you can get some inspiration if you don’t know what to ask for yet!

LUSH

As usual I would love to have some Lush bathbombs! I always love to get the christmas collection. It’s the perfect way to relax after a long day of studying during exams. A nice BODY OIL from RITUALS is also something I would love to have! 

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LAPTOP/IPHONE CASE 

I would love to have a cool laptop case to put around my laptop as a protection, but also a case to put my laptop in when I travel. I would love some marble/palmtree/instaworthy vibes on my laptop! And I also think it’s time for a new Iphone case! I love original cases that stand out but I haven’t had the time to look for one. Surprise me guys.

I really like the cases from the brand Wouf by the way :O

 

FITBIT ROSE BRACELET 

This is something small that I would really like to have. It can make my Fitbit Versa look a little bit more fancy! Not a lot of explanation needed on this item 🙂

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A LOT OF HOME DECO

Since I’m moving to Antwerp next year, I’m dreaming of a lot of deco stuff! And I really mean a LOT! These are some of the things I would love to find under my christmas tree! 

  • A cool Welcome Mat with a nice quote on it! 
  • A pretty velvet pouf in grey/brown/beige/dirty pink 
  • A vintage drinking cart! 
  • Some ceramic bowls 
  • Hip and cool placemats to eat food on 
  • A Nespresso machine 

Everything even remotely Scandinavian Dark brownish would me smile! 

GYM STUFF 

I go to the gym a lot, or I try to as much as I can (lol), and I would love to have a pretty girly gymbag in which I can keep my towel, gym card, earphones,… It can’t be too big tho. It needs to fit in my locker :). I would also love to have a new yoga mat with a cool quote on it to kill my abs on! I want the mat to be as thick as possible because I have a fragile back. Some cute girly weights to train my arms would be amazing too. Some gym clothes are also ALWAYS WELCOME! I really like the ones from gymshark and the new collection by sarah’s day on White Fox Boutique! OH. And maybe some chocolate whey protein. Okay that’s everything… I think :p

 

THE COMPLETE HARRY POTTER BOOKSET. 

Do I even need to explain this? In English obviously. 

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A NEW SMALL HANDBAG AND WALLET 

I would really like to have a nice winter-y new bag from Guess or Ted Baker. But I would love to have a new wallet even more! My old one is like… very old so it needs a replacement. And I mean a big wallet for all of my money… #IWISH

 

HP SPROCKET

This is just so cute! You can take it with you everywhere (in your purse or something) and you can print out little photos and hang them up and shit. I would really love to have this!

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ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH

This might sound to you as the lamest gift in the history of christmas gifts. But I would really like to have it so give me some slack.

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I think that’s all folks! I hope you guys enjoyed my wishlist and got some ideas yourself! Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS SWEETIES 🙂 ❤ 

Oh! I forgot. Some jewelry like a cool necklace would be lovely. K that’s all. Bye.

Autumn Q&A

Hi guys! 

Normally, I was going to make a video in which I would answer all of your questions. But I thought it might be nice to make a blogpost about it for once! That way my English followers can also read my answers! So here we go! 

If there would only be one fruit left in the world for you to eat, which one would you pick? 
This one is soo hard!! I love fruit so much! But if I need to pick one, I think it would be strawberries. I really love the taste of them and combining them with some ice cream is just da bomb!

My favorite thing about fall?
Also a very hard question! Fall is my favorite season and that’s because of many reasons. I think I like the colors in Fall the most. I really love how the orange colors can make everything feel warm, even though it’s getting a lot colder. And I just LOVE wearing those colors as well! 

Have you ever loved someone else besides Thomas? 
Yes, I have had one other serious relationship in the past. I really loved him but we were too different and things took a very bad turn. I’m much more in love with Thomas though. I don’t think I could survive without him. 

Who are your favorite Instagrammers?
The instagrammers I look up to the most and who I really enjoy following are:
@xeniaadonts, @sarahsday, @leoniehanne, @debiflue, @jannid, @jonolsson, @doyoutravel, @limaswardrobe, @lottefeyen, @queenofjetlags, … But I also really like following celebs such as Lili Reinhart from Riverdale f.e. to follow their adventures! 

What is your dream job? 
My absolute dream job is to travel the world with my Instagram. I love creating content for you guys and making people happy through social media. It would be a dream come true to be able to live off that love of creating. Making vlogs and instagram photos for a living is hard, but I would be the happiest girl alive if I could pull it off one day. I do try to stay realistic though. I would also be very happy helping people with my psychology degree! I don’t know what the future will bring. Who knows… Maybe I’ll be able to partly do psychology and partly do Instagram one day? The future will tell I guess!

What’s your favorite clothing brand? 
I have a few. I really love Mango but I also really like Pull&Bear and Bershka. Every clothing store that has a very nice streetstyle/jeanswear collection but also has some very cute dresses/jumpsuits is a fav to me!

Do you live in a studio apartment in Ghent?
Yes, I do. But it’s the last year that I will be living in a small apartment. Next year, I’ll be moving to a bigger one with a separate room, kitchen, living room and desk area!! I’m so excited and I’ll be filming everything so that you guys can go through it with me!

Are you planning on studying something else after your masters degree in psychology?
I might opt for an extra degree in Psychotherapy. That way I can actually help people recover and give them therapy! I’m also thinking about a social media marketing degree, but I’m not sure about this yet at all. I don’t know where I’ll stand in life after the next two years, but I try to keep every option open! 

I always have problems organizing a trip? How do you do it? Where do you get your inspiration?
There have always been a lot of countries on my bucketlist. I try to write all of the options down and then me and Thomas go over all of the options. Is it expensive, what can I see there, how’s the food over there (I look on tripadvisor and such),… I always take a look at group tours for young adults on Gadventures or Intrepid. Or I try to calculate the costs of a solo trip with Thomas in detail. At the moment we’re thinking about Mexico or Croatia depending on budget and when I’ll need to start my internship. If you guys ever have any questions about planning a trip ,you can always send me a message on IG or an e-mail!

Do you know a nice shop for wollen sweaters? 
I think you can find some very nice ones in a Mango store/ And Other Stories store or maybe in a Monki store!

Describe yourself in one word? 
Dreamer.

Advice for Instagram growth? 
Try to be yourself and to differentiate yourself from other bloggers on Instagram. Try to be your beautiful, open and honest self and take your followers on a journey through your world. Try to create high quality content, try to post every day and try to find the perfect filter for your feed and personality. Make your personality reflect in your pictures and try to find original ways of creating content. Always try to improve yourself and ask yourself what you can do better. You also have to be active on Instagram. Like other people’s pics, comment on someone’s instastory or new photo, or follow people who you like. They might follow you back! ( don’t be a spammer tho 😉 )
I also think instastories are very important. It’s a way of showing your followers a behind the scenes of your life. Try to be as genuine as possible. If you’re naturally funny, be funny. If you’re not wearing make-up, don’t put it on for the gram. If you have a certain accent, don’t try to hide it. People see right through the fakeness. I think being real and original will get you super far, but you’ll also need to put the hard work into it. Try to shoot for new photos every week, try to find new places to shoot (new outfits to shoot), take high quality photos, try to find good captions, ask your followers questions, make good instastories every day. Always have your Instagram in the back of your head. If you’re drinking a coffee, you should immediately be thinking: “I need to take a pic of this that way in that angle” or “I need to make a Story about this amazing coffee!”. Followers won’t come by themselves. It takes a lot of work, creative thinking and dedication to get far on Instagram these days.  If you really work for it, you’ll get there. Just believe in yourself (and BE YOURSELF), do what you love and create what you want!

This was my Q&A! I hope you enjoyed it! If you have some other questions, you can always ask me on my IG. See you later babes!

 

Greets

LauraLynnsWorld

 

 

 

 

 

Must Do’s in Autumn!

Hi guys!

Very long time since I’ve been on here! That’s because I’ve been traveling a lot in summer and I didn’t find the time to write anything for you guys. I was mostly caught up on vlogging and editing and let this blog fade away a little. But those times are over! It’s fall and that means getting cosy in your sofa and THAT MEANS writing a blogpost now and then. 

Since Autumn is maybe my favorite season of the year. I thought it would be fun to write a Bucketlist for Autumn with all kind of fun ideas to do during this lovely season! So here we go! 

1. Go hiking in the woods or by the beach! 

There’s nothing more beautiful than the leaves changing color and being able to breath in some fresh air again. All of the colors and the animals during this season are just magnificent and it’s so fun (and healthy) to just go out and explore nature. Take your dog or your mom or your lazy bf with you and make a day out of it during the weekends. I guarantee you’ll have loads of fun! 

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2. Drink and eat Pumpkin Spice everything

I don’t think I’m the only person who is addicted to the Pumpkin Spice latte in Starbucks? It’s so delicious and it tastes like your drinking Autumn! Why not try and replicate it at home? Put it into cookies or hot coco? Experiment with this delicious spice and make other people happy with a little sip or nibble! Or drink/eat all of it yourself under your blanket in the sofa with a good Netflix series on! Speaking of which…

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3. Get your Binge on!

If there’s one season that’s perfect for some big Netflix Binge sessions… It’s fall! I don’t think I need to explain this to you guys. Just put on that series and enjoy it!

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4. Decorate and buy some pumpkins! 

If there’s one thing I love about fall, it’s the decorations. The halloween atmosphere and the orange&brown everything! Buy some pumpkins and maybe even carve them! Buy some scented candles and decorate your house with some witches and cosy fall decorations!

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5. Have a fall photoshoot! 

As I already pointed out, the colors during Fall are just the prettiest! That means that you just have to take your camera out. Go and have fun with it and take some beautiful pics!

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6. Make some Cinnamon buns on a lazy Sunday afternoon!

This is just THE BEST Autumn Dessert there is! It’s not difficult to make at all and it’s just soooo delicious! Enjoy it with some hot coco and you’ll feel so happy and cosy.

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7. Shop ’till you drop! 

I just adore FALL FASHION! I think it’s the most beautiful fashion season and that means that you just have to buy some pretty skirts and cosy sweaters, right? Oh, and buy a pumpkin spice latte as a shopping break 😉 

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8. Watch some halloween movies!

They don’t have to be extremely scary, but just watch at least one! It’s so fun during this time of year! There are so many movies to choose from. It goes from ‘the nightmare before christmas’ to ‘the conjuring’. Get creative!

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9. Make a delicious, warm soup!

Soup during a cold fall day is just the best thing! Make it and surprise your friends and family with a warm cup of creamy goodness.

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10. BONFIRES!

Invite some friends, make some hot coco and put on a bonfire in your backyard! This is THE SEASON for bonfires and friends and marshmallows and all of those fun things! 

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Autumn is such a pretty season and it’s over so rapidly. Enjoy it as long as you can and make the best of it! Autumn is a season in which you learn that it’s okay to let things go and to sit down and relax for a minute! I hope you guys have a lovely season! If you have some other fun Autumn ideas, tell me in the comments!

Foods that helped me lose weight!

Hi guys! Today I’m going to share with you the secrets behind the foods I’ve been eating during my new healthy lifestyle. They make me feel more fit, healthy and energized! They did not only help me lose weight and cellulite but they tasted very well! Here we go! You guys do need to keep in mind that there isn’t a magic trick that will help you lose weight. You need to adjust your lifestyle not only food-wise but you also need to incorporate workouts a few days a week! You can’t choose one of my food-tips and not change your unhealthy foodpaterns and think everything’s going to magically change. You need to just start eating healthy and nutritious foods.

  • A LOT OF WATER. Since I’ve changed my lifestyle, I’ve incorporated a lot of water in my life. It’s so healthy for literally everything you can think of! I try to drink at least 1,5 liters a day every day.
  • Green tea. Since I’ve been drinking this I’ve not only started to feel a lot more energized but I’ve noticed that it helped me lose some inches around my stomach. It also has a lot of other health benefits.
  • Apple cider vinegar pills. I’ve been taking these for a few weeks now and I’ve noticed that it really helps. I take the pills instead of pure vinegar because that could be very bad for your teeth. It helps boost your metabolism and it’s just so easy to do every day!
  • Apples. I’ve been eating a lot more apples because it boosts the function of your bowels. This is very good and that helps you to lose more weight. I switched to apples instead of cookies or other snacks! If you eat apples on top of unhealthy foods, it will not help you in any way!
  • Protein shakes and bars. This is also a new snack that I’ve been eating/drinking during the days. I do a lot of muscle training because muscle also burns fat and in order to let your muscle grow you need fuel. Fuel = Protein! BUT! Only eat or drink this if you work out on a regular basis and if you are building up muscle with your workouts. If you don’t do this and consume this type of food, it could have the opposite effect!
  • Every day for almost 2 weeks now, I’ve been eating an egg with some Spelt Bread in the morning. It’s full of protein and so good for your body! It also helps to keep the hunger away for a little while longer!
  • BEANS BEANS BEANS! They boost your metabolism, which helps you LOSE FAT! It’s also very delicious. You can make a healthy Chilli Con Carne for dinner and other bean recipes and you will certainly see the difference!
  • FISH. For a LONG time I didn’t like fish, but I’ve started to eat Tuna and Salmon the past month. It’s so good for your body and it’s also filled with protein. It contains of healthy fats and also boosts your metabolism. It’s very yummy in a salad or with some rice and vegetables! You can find a lot of different recipes online if you’d like to eat some more fish.
  • Chicken. I eat chicken almost every day. This is the food that has the lead role in my diet story.  It’s good for everything. Very nutritious, healthy and filled with protein yet again!
  • Olive oil and coconut oil. That’s what I’ve been using to cook my meals. It’s an easy change that can have a lot of effect! Leave the butter alone people!
  • My mom also makes a healthy variant of mayonaise with Apple Cider Vinegar to put on my healthy sandwiches (SPELT BREAD OR WHOLE GRAIN BREAD)
  • Dark chocolate. Whenever I’m craving something like candy I take a little piece of dark chocolate! It completely destroys my cravings and a little dark chocolate a day is very healthy.
  • Spelt everything. Spelt bread, Spelt Pasta, Spelt life. It’s way healthier than just plain white pasta!
  • Eat a lot of fruit! Especially before 16:00. It’s very good for your metabolism and for your body! Berries are a very good choice for example.
  • Greek yoghurt (natural) with some honey is one of my favorite snacks!
  • Avocado is just one of the best things you can eat when you’re trying to loose weight and above all of it’s health benefits, it’s extremely delicious aswell :O
  • Make everything a little spicier. It helps boost your metabolism which helps you lose more FAT

So that’s basically everything that has helped me in this journey. I hope my blogpost helped you guys a little and you can always ask me some other questions on my Instagram @lauralynnsworld!

See you next time babies

 

XOXO

LauraLynnsWorld