Körpersignale nie ignorieren!

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Hier der neue Artikel aus meiner Kolumne. Nichts Neues, aber umso wichtiger: Mache immer nur das, was dir gut tut und ignoriere nie Signale deines Körpers (Schmerzen bspw beim Yoga).

 

 

 

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How to dress for the gym

Hello everyone

Actually, I didn’t think this would be a topic to discuss. I assumed, everyone would know, how to dress to work out in a studio. But as I read this article of a big swiss news paper, NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), I realized, that this is not the case!
People, there is nothing more important than fresh, washed, nice, functional clothes at the studio. You sweat, you probably have a red head, tousled hair, you don’t wear make up… You’re not the most glamorous version of yourself. Because of that your clothes are even more important. There’s nothing more annoying than someone with sloppy clothes and a… nasty smell (that’s why I try to avoid garlic the evening before a workout).

What you should consider:

  • freshly washed clothes
  • sports bra, shirt, shorts or leggings (functional fabric is to prefer). Don’t show too much skin. Those bra and leggings outfits are reserved for sports models at shootings!
  • no slurred clothes
  • try to look sporty. I don’t understand how people come to a gym with those trainers, which you wear on your couch on sundays.
  • you don’t have to go with labels. H&M, ZARA, Esprit, Mango and others offer good alternatives
  • clean running / workout shoes
  • bring a fresh towel

Here is the link to the article (in German):

http://bellevue.nzz.ch/mode-beauty/wie-zieht-man-sich-zum-fitness-an-der-workout-dresscode-ld.122455

Have fun and stay fit!

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Favorite snack option

Hello, hi and welcome!

 

I needed a little more inspiration time then I thought. Sorry for that! But this post is about something I really believe in.
Do you have this nasty little cravings about 4 to 5 pm? Do you reach for an apple and don’t feel satisfied? Well, than you’re on the same point I WAS.
About the time I mentioned I often feel empty, slightly hungry and idly. Fruits are healthy and contain a small amount of calories I thought. I choose to eat an apple, a kiwi… But I wondered, why I still felt hungry and not satisfied. So I asked a nutrition consultant, what she suggests to do against these nasty cravings, which makes at least me pretty grumpy.

She had a very simple answer: “Go with those Chiefs protein drink. You get them in Coop (a supermarket in Switzerland). They have no fat and are a good source for protein.”

Aha! But I’m very picky when it comes to drinks and their tastes. Urgh, I tried a lot of bad protein shakes and other beverages. But I stayed optimistic and bought a chocolate Chief and one with the flavor of mango. I tried them both. Chocolate didnt tickle my palate, but the mango-flavored Chief was tasty!

“Protein is good for our muscles, it keeps your insulin at a average level and it prevent binge eatings”, the consultant explained to me. Well, I knew that stuff before, but wasn’t able to transform the knowledge into a solution for a “problem” in my real life.

Since then I overcome my carvings on afternoons with a few sips or a whole Chiefs protein drink. And since I’m not that hungry at 7 /7.30 pm, I don’t overeat at dinners that often anymore.
Try it yourself! It’s worth it!
And: The soccer player Breel Embolo is the face of the Chiefs protein drinks. Have a look into the interview and a clip. http://www.coopzeitung.ch/Breel+Embolo+ueber+Chiefs

 

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Enjoy the autumn!

XXX

 

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NEWS: my own “column”

Hi everyone

I’ve been writing articles for years now. I’m proud to announce: A week ago I started my own column for the local paper “Küsnachter”.
That’s why I hadn’t the time to post so much on my blog.
New posts are about to come, I promise!
Here’s my article, in german (my actual motherlanguage).

Have fun, stay fit, happy and healthy!

column

XXX

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Polish… Nail Polish

Hello everyone!

 

I allowed myself a summer break. Now I’m back and the kids have to go back to school so do the teachers. In the meanwhile I was studying for my Pilates degree and did  a few workouts, power yoga included. A post about power yoga is coming up soon. Anyway.

Summer time reminds very woman of their toenails and that they need as much – or during summer even more – attention as every other, more public inch of our body.
I’m not into pedicure or manicure. I don’t wanna spend hours in a beauty salon while the sun is shining and everyone sips a cool drink on the beach or in a fancy bar. So I went on search for e nail polish, which should (be): – simple to apply
– last more than 3 days without flaking off
– have a nice texture

We all know O.P.I. or Essie. But there’s a rather new brand (in switzerland) called: Sally Hansen. The problem is: You won’t get it in every store. I found a nice selection in the drug store in Küsnacht. I bought a nude colour, because that matches every outfit.

I applied to layers (not using a top coat or base coat). That was even easy for me. It had this gel-texture like look, which I adore.
So… It looked great, but I doubted, that the polish would last longer than a few days with pool sessions, workouts, socks, sandals…
Well, well… I was wrong. It looked great for two weeks! I was positively surprised and really happy!
And I can tell you: The Sally Hansen “miracle gel” polish lasts great on your fingernails too! It’s a great product; easy to apply, long-lasting, nice texture. I’d recommend it to every of my girlfriends.

Oh! And there’s an extra now. Sally Hansen has a top polish, which makes the look even more “voluminous”. I’m happy to announce: I’m hereby a Sally Hansen Fan!

Go and check it out! Have fun!

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Zurich’s finest

Hello from and to Zurich

No, this post won’t be about food, beauty or a workout.

Today I wanna write about all the nice (new) things Zurich has to offer.
Workouts, nutrition, fashion, beauty – I love these topics, but I’m living a beautiful life in Zurich, for which I’m very thankful for: I work as a teacher in a school and at weekends and a few nights during the week I truly enjoy this wonderful city with it’s great spirit.

It is a comparatively small city, but as you will realise, when you’re stay here for a few days, you got cool fashion shops, malls, clubs, restaurants, coffee shops, jewelry and gift shops near by. It maybe seems boring, but this city is developing non-stop. Sometimes I’m surprised how such a small city is able to keep up with large cities. Sure you can’t compare Zurich to New York, but there’s this business-minded, stressed, hip spirit mixed with the gracious and healthy living.
That’s why a group of girl, including me, met each other, when there boys were in France visiting the European soccer championship.
This fact shows, how young women in Zurich live these days: They stay together, laugh together, talk about serious topics as the world’s problems or fears, the have a few drinks by the way and enjoy the security of this town even in the nights.

But now I lost track of what I really wanted to post. Anyway… Here are a few of my favorite spots in Zurich:

 


Restaurants/Bars/Coffee shops:

Puro: Just opened it’s doors a few weeks ago, serves healthy food, has a terrace.http://www.simplypuro.ch/the-social-club

Apo-theke: A little coffee shop close to the university of Zurich, where the hipster and  health-consious students grab their coffee or lunch. http://www.apotheke-zh.ch/

Milchbar: a nice, small, self-served coffee shop. I love the atmosphere there. http://www.milchbar.ch/

AURA: a upper class restaurant with asian fusion food. Pretty expensive, but delicious. Has a bar and a club too. http://www.aura-zurich.ch/

Latino: one of my favorites when it comes to italian food. Not in the “business district”, but in the hip and pretty expensive part of Zurich called “Seefeld”. Very good food, fair prices (for Zurich…). It’s a hotel too. http://www.hotel-seegarten.ch/

Tiffins: Also in the “Seefeld” you’ll find a great asian restaurant, but the atmosphere there is not as comforting as their food. But still: Once a month you’ll find me there. http://www.tiffins.ch/index.cfm#1001000

Seerose: By the lake, for all of you who want to spend a little more money on good food, there’s the restaurant Seerose. People also get there with their boats. http://seerose.dinning.ch/#home

Ojo de agua: As it’s name says: an Argentinean restaurant with only a few meals, high quality meat of the owner’s beef. Small place!!

Madonna: a restaurant with black/dark interior, good Italian food and a small terrace just by the Sihl (a creek). http://www.madonnabar.ch/

 


Fashion:

Jelmoli (mall): You’ll find a wonderful food section, a big beauty and jewelry section, a floor for mens fashion, one for women, ZARA has a little shop there, you can buy high standards for your bedroom and bath and there’s a really cool and big section with everything a sports fan wants, even a small Nike store.

Brandy melville: Has a store by the “Hechtplatz”. I like their style, but most of the clothes are not really made for work.

Scotch & Soda: Store near by the “Bellevue”. Cool stuff, nice store.

Ana Blum: Is a little boutique in the district of Seefeld, where you find nice leather bags for a very good price, accessories, purses, make-up bags and some clothes or interiors. This store is a insider’s tip, for real. 

The “Niederdorf”, the historic town of Zurich, has a few small, relatively unpopular stores, in which you’ll find nice clothes and shoes. On “Bahnhofstrasse” you’ll find all the big names; Louis Vuitton, TODS, PRADA, Rolex, ZARA, Mango, H&M, Thomas Sabo, Massimo Dutti and so on and so forth.

But the store, you really have to visit, is: EnSoie. It has established it’s own, recognizable style of porcellan, fashion and jewelry. If you wear their clothes, jewelry or you own an Ensoie-vase or plate, every Zurcher (as we call ourselfs) will recognize it. This is a must. But expensive. The family opended a few years ago a second store in LA. https://ensoie.com/

 

I visited a few cities in Europe and North America. But none of them is as small, but international as Zurich. This is my home, this is where I come from and what feels like home. And… My family name means: I’m a citizen of Zurich. So… What do you expect?

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Map of Zurich (District 1)

source: https://files.ifi.uzh.ch/rerg/arvo/esec97/images/central_area_map_zh.jpd

 

 

XOXO

 

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Cindarella moment

Hi there!

The sun was shining, the temperature was nice, we were in a good mood and hit the city today.

One of our “shops to visit” was the nike store in Jelmoli… There I fall in love with an amazing pair of shoes… Seen, bought, worn!!!

Nike releases this colour only once in a few years. And even the shops can’t tell when these kind of shoes come or how many of them they’ll get. Yesterday there was a long line waiting to grab a pair of those… I got them today, peacefully and only because of my small feet! So…

If you see them, fall in love with them… They’re totally worth buying! These shoes are the it-piece of the moment!!

XOXO

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