Skip to main content

Once a Gypsie, Always a Gypsie..

This post idea came to my mind when I was sharing my expat experiences with a colleague at work. We were discussing about how it is that when you got the taste of living abroad for the first time you will get hooked. Of course you will miss your own home country but at the same time you gain something really valuable: thrilling experiences, meeting new people, getting to know different culture, seeing how other people live, getting used to daily life routines which are the same as you had before you left but not quite, wondering all the strange products in the grocery store and the list goes on. We came to the conclusion that once you have let your home country it is easier to do it again. When you have had this kind of incredible experience, "ordinary" life back home doesn't feel like the same as it did. So once a gypsie, always a gypsie ☺ This is a part of me now. In fact, I dream about moving abroad again 😂Having done this twice, it is always at the back of my mind that I want to experience more and see the world 💗 I don't want to settle for ordinary life. But that's just the way I am..

This is how I came to the idea of this post..As I usually write about health and fitness, now I would like to write something about myself. Some other things you perhaps didn't know..


spring weather in Finland

  • I try to live as I preach. This means eating healthy, sleeping enough and exercising on a regular basis. Having said this I am not too strict about myself so 80/20 rules apply to me as well. Of course I am a human so I sometimes overeat because I just LOVE food and I am an ex sugar holic. Here you can read how I got rid of sugar.


  • I am an outdoor person. This means that I try to workout outdoors as much as possible. Spending enough time outdoors and breathing fresh air has so many health benefits: you sleep better, it's good for your lungs and skin. Read more here: The Benefits of Outdoor Training.


  • Right now I am obsessed with peppermint tea *, carrot juice* and tomato soup. Every evening I enjoy a cup of peppermint tea. This does wonders for your bowel movements and if you have digestive issues, it can improve your digestion.  Carrot juice gives your skin a nice glow and it clears it up as well. 


  • I love travelling. If I spend my holiday at home I will start to feel anxious. I need to get away ☺ After a holiday abroad I will so energetic and inspired.

  • I have always been really active and exercised regularly since I was 10. That is when I started to play football and I still play it. Having said that my working out has always been a huge part of my life (even before it came so famous to go the gym) I really got into fitness when we lived in Malaysia and I started my Personal trainer studies. Before this I went to the gym only once a week but after my studies I started to workout with goals in my mind. 


  • I started to drink smoothies when I was 12 and this was long before the smoothie hype! I have always loved eating berries and one day I noticed that my mom was making smoothies from berries and yogurt. I tasted it and loved it! In my opinion smoothie is the best drink ever! I naturally crave healthy food 💗


  • I love working with children and that is why I am a teacher. Every work day is different and you never know what the day will bring you 😅 Children are so genuine and they are living in this moment. We have a lot to learn from them 💗


  • I have tried many diets along the way. Now I eat foods which make me feel good and I try to avoid foods which make me feel bloated or tired. However, I don't stress about it anymore. Read more here.

  • I teamed up with JustStrong and I am now a JustStrong ambassador. JustStrong is an athletic wear brand that supports strong women and female empowerment, not just in the gym, but in everything they pursue. You can use my code JENNIHAMA10 to get 10% discount.


Hope you liked this post 💗

Have a great day,

Jennikatja

Follow me on instagram 

http://instagram.com/jennikatja


Read more:



Comments

Popular posts

I Quit Drinking Coffee and it Changed My Life

The U.S.Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says about 80 percent of U.S. adults take some form of caffeine every day. Accordingly, coffee is one of the most commonly used ingredients in the world. But caffeine does so much more than just keeping you awake.It’s a central nervous system stimulant that affects your body in numerous ways. So, let's talk about this and why drinking coffee might not be good for for you. While there has been numerous studies about the benefits of coffee, such as it increases alertness, lowers the risk of depression and reduces the risk of brain diseases, it has also negative effects on sleep and anxiety and it can cause headaches, panic attacks, adrenal fatigue, loss of energy, it can deprive minerals and vitamins from your body (read more on here)
As I mentioned before(here), I quit drinking coffee last spring. Well, how did I get the idea to stop drinking coffee? After consuming my morning coffee, I noticed that at first it made me feel like a super …

5 Effective Weight Loss Drinks

When it comes to losing weight, there is a lot of different kinds of detox packages and weight loss drinks available. However, I would not recommend using these products because they only offer short term benefits if any benefits at all. Instead I encourage to use a weight loss method which is sustainable. Usually this is acquiring healthy eating and exercising habits for life. You can achieve this by following my Nutrition Programme.

Surely different starter kits, such as detox kits and ready to eat soup diets may come in handy but eventually when you have lost some weight, you should opt for methods which offer permanent results. Therefore, in this post I will share with you 5 effective weight loss drink recipes. I would like to remind you that drinking these drinks are not your only diet.  On the contrary, these are recommended beside your healthy meals and these healthy drinks could replace your other sugary sodas and juices..Besides they are also healthy and delicious too.

WHY s…

How to Stay Young and Healthy

The other day I watched a really interesting BBC document about how to stay young and more specifically how to prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease. As you get older your brains begin to shrink. As a result of this your cognitive skills diminish. How to prevent this? The key is to use your brains on a daily basis. More specifically scientists have discovered that learning a new language has the most efficient way to prevent dementia because learning will increase the size of your brain. According to these scientists other important ways to affect the size of your brain were

readingexercising in generallearning a new skill, such as playing guitarstudying
In the document researches investigated whether regular walks or ping poll plays had an effect on the brain tissue. The test groups walked or played ping poll for 2 hours per week. The results revealed that both test groups gained positive effects on their brain tissue because of their increased exercise. Moreover, their cognit…

Why Are Cola Drinks So Addictive?

Did you know that in Argentina people drink the most soft drinks in the world? Their annual consumption is 155 liters per capita.  Not far behind is number two, the USA with 154 liters per capita. Americans are one of the largest consumers of the soda drinks in the world because of their modern lifestyle and high incomes. As it is very common to drink colas or other soft drinks but I have heard many people saying that they cannot stop drinking them. I started to wonder what is it that makes drinking Coca-Cola so addictive? Is it the caffeine, sugar or the artificial sweeteners? Besides what's the harm in drinking Coca-Cola? Below I will examine these three issues. Caffeine content
The caffeine content in a 330ml serving of regular (sugar) Coca-Cola is about 32 mg. Compared to a a mug of coffee which contains 100 mg of caffeine that is a bit less. According to the Coca-Cola company the caffeine in their drinks is not addictive. However, if you are really sensitive to caffeine, you…

My Healthy Morning Routines

What kind of morning rituals do you have on the weekends? In this post I will share mine. I try to follow a consistent sleep schedule in which I try to go to bed at 10 pm at the latest on the weekends and wake up at 7.30 at the latest. Having said this, if I stay up later than 10 pm I don't stress about it. But if I have a "normal" weekend at home this is what I usually do..I have found a lot of positive things about waking up early. Previously I wrote about how waking up early made me more productive and how to become a morning person. I encourage you to try this!
After I have woken up, I drink a glass of room temperature water which I have left in my toilet the previous night. Then it's time to move my body. This part of my morning is the best part which encourages me to wake up early. My morning movements depend on how I feel in that morning. Sometimes I go for a short walk or run just to get some fresh air and wake up my body. In my opinion there is nothing like…

10 vinkkiä turvotuksen vähentämiseen

Vaivaako turvotus? Kokeile alla olevia vinkkejä ja saatat päästä kiusallisesta turvotuksesta eroon.

1. Syö säännöllisesti pieniä aterioita 5 kertaa päivässä.

2. Lisää kuitujen määrää.

Kuidut auttavat suolen toiminnassa, mikä jo sinällään vähentää turvotuksen tunnetta vatsassa. Tähtää 25 g päivässä. Hyviä kuidun lähteitä ovat kaurapuuro, täysjyväviljatuotteet, päärynä, avokado. Kaurapuuro marjojen kanssa on hyvä nesteenpoistaja.

3. Vältä suolan käyttöä.

Muistathan, että leivässä on yleensä paljon suolaa, leikkeleistä ja juustoista puhumattakaan. Jos käytät näitä elintarvikkeita, valitse vähäsuolaisin vaihtoehto tai sydänmerkki. Älä lisää suolaa riisiä keittäessäsi. Katso myös paljonko kasvis- ja lihaliemikuutiosi sisältää suolaa. Voit yllättyä!Suolaa tulisi saada maksimissaan 5g päivässä. Useilla suomalaisilla tämä määrä ylittyy reilusti.

4. Vältä nopeita hiilihydraatteja.

Näitä ovat muun muassa sokeri ja valkoviljatuotteet. Nämä keräävät nestettä elimistöösi ja aiheuttavat turvotusta …