Feeling Grey .. Feeling Blue


Jasmine Elnadeem

It doesn’t take a lot to confirm that weather affects your mood, and in Sweden we witness more dark days than the bright ones.

Things has been a little gloomy when you wake up in the morning and see no light.

So it is time to take your vitamin D regularly and hope for the best.

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But what else can you do in these days to have a bit of fun?!

Oh baby, I got some tips for you:

1- Take a hike and see all the colored leaves. I actually moved to new place so looking forward to explorer the area around us.

2- Fika and more Fika. Yes Swedes love to have a lot of coffee breaks (fika) but in these days cafes feels more warm and cozy than the rest of the year.

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3- Mysa time. It means cozy up. You can do that alone or with friends. Light some candles, put some flowers and enjoy a drink or two.

4- Time to go to the museum. Last year I spent a lot of rainy days at different museums. Still there is the ABBA museum which I wish to see this year.

5- Get fit in the gym. More Swedes turn to escape the dark mornings and days by heading to the gym. It is natural to invest some quality time in oneself. Running outside makes no sense so the gym is an ideal place anytime.

Today I’m heading to the gym after work, I will have an early dinner then cozying up in front of TV or maybe I will curl up with a book.

Have a great day y’all! Puss Puss

LET’s GET PHYSICAL


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Since the Christmas and New Year holidays I had a minimum move and ate like a pig all the food and leftovers from noon till night without feeling guilty.

Now I’m back to hit the gym hardly aiming to balance between my moves and my diet.

I’m not really into running so I do my cardio in other ways and sometimes 30 min of a cardio can be enough to energize my body then I move to another type of exercise.

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Last week I had the chance to try the first Ride + Twerk class at Urban Ride together with Linda and Jacqueline from Enough Dance Crew.

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My general health goals is to feel physically and mentally strong and balanced. I want to try go back swimming but being a swimmer till the age of 18 makes me hesitate to start again.

In the end I’m happy that I keep moving here and there and sometimes I’m everywhere πŸ˜‰

RIDE & WΓ–RKOUT GLOWING IN THE DARK


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Jasmine Elnadeem

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Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. I like to get my morphine to survive life.

When I have major changes going on in my life, or I’m just frustrated from work, people or even about where I am, it’s easy to get trapped in a cycle of depression, bad moods and frustration. But when I’m facing a particularly hard time, I head to the gym in order that my stress disappears.

To stay healthy, train yourself to be the sculptor of your moods and remember that adults should do 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every week.

It appears that any form of exercise can help depression and cycling is a perfect example of a moderate exercise.

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I ended last week with a “Glow in the dark – Ride + WΓΆrkout” at Urban Ride. We drove 30 minutes spinning and then 30 minutes workout.

Hahahaha I felt pretty shaky in my legs as that was 3rd workout in row. But afterwards we were invited to pumpkin soup, good cold drink, protein bars and healthy sweets. Yum Yum!

Now I start my week with my batteries fully charged.

Thanks Urban Ride & Pischa πŸ™‚

XOXO