On Days Like This…

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Hello! Happy Monday!

I’m thinking everyone is having a great Monday since it’s a holiday! haha I will be doing some work but also enjoying the day with a family bbq ūüôā

These pictures are from Friday. The day was beautiful and I made some yummy oatmeal (brown sugar + maple syrup) with peach and kiwi. I normally eat oatmeal with peach because I like how sweet it tastes but I had some kiwi at home and decided to add it this time; it turned out to taste really delicious since the kiwi brings some tropical flavor to it. Very refreshing!

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Hola!!

Es lunes pero es un dia feriado aqui en USA entonces supongo que casi todos estan teniendo un suuuper lunes! Yo voy a trabaja un poquito y disfrutar de un bbq en familia.

Estas fotos son del Viernes, el dia estaba super lindo y hice una avena super rica. La avena tiene azucar morena y miel. Casi siempre como mi avena con durazno pero estaba vez le anadi kiwi. No sabia como iba a quedar pero me encanto la verdad porque el kiwi tiene un sabor como tropical que es super refrescante.

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How do you take your Oatmeal?

Como preparan su Avena?

Xo, Belen

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Life: Good Morning

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Good Morning!

I’ve tried juicing before. When it became the “it” thing to do to be “healthy” I tried it; I’ve done that 5-7 juices a day I think and maybe I was a little crazy. I mean, in the moment it’s torture but at the end of the day you feel amazing. Now, that I have gotten over the “it” thing, I still do it but I do it like a normal person.

Sometimes when I feel bloated or I’m having one of those “Ugh, I’m fat and ugly” days, I turn to my juicer in the mornings. Mornings are what sets our days apart from a good one or a bad one. I don’t know about you but I love GOOD days!

When I do my juices I always try to mix veggies with fruit because I don’t really like the taste of most vegetables. Here’s a recipe I did the other day.

  • – Cucumber
  • – Kale
  • – Orange
  • – Broccoli
  • – Apple

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Buenos Dias!

He tratado muchas veces eso de “juicing” . Cuando se puso de moda, probe eso de tomar 5 o 7 jugos al dia para limpiar el sistema. Sueno super loco y la verdad es que en el momento es una tortura pero al final del dia, se siente riquisimo! Ahora que ya esta pasando de moda, sigo tomando bastante jugos pero ahora como una persona normal.

Aveces, cuando me siento inchada o solamente me siento “gorda y fea”, siempre cuento con mi maquina de jugos. Las mananas son lo que separan los buenos dias de los malos y no se ustedes pero prefiero mil veces los BUENOS dias!!

Cuando hago mis jugos, trato de mezclar frutas con vegetales porque en verdad no me gusta mucho el sabor de algunos vegetales. La siguiente es una receta del ultimo jugo que hice:

  • -Pepino
  • -Kale
  • -Broccoli
  • -Manzana
  • -Naranja

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And the following is the result… It might sound crazy ¬†and like a total lie but, whenever I drink a juice like this one in the morning, my day is full of energy and I tend to stay fuller through-out the day.

Y el resultado es el siguiente… Puede que suene como una mentira pero cada vez que tomo unos de estos jugos en la manana, mi dia esta lleno de energia y me mantengo mas llena que normalmente.

androbel, food, health, fitness, juice, juicing, veggies, fruit, lifestyle, miami, bloggerWhat do you do to keep your energy up?

Que hacen para mantener su energia?

Xo, Belen

Life: Work It Out

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Hi!

So, today  is the day about working out. I played volleyball since I was 9 until I was about 19-20 years old. For all those years I took working out for granted because it came with the sport and it was so much fun. Well, when my volleyball career came to an end, I realized I had to start working out. It really hit me when I started noticing my nice legs disappearing.

For my workouts I like spinning because it burns lots of calories and also keeps that rush going while working your legs and butt. Did I mention my volleyball career ended because of a back injury? Well, spinning is not so great for my back either; I have to do everything in moderation.

To try to keep things simple, I like quick and effective workouts. Usually, I go to the gym with my sister and run on the treadmill and then do some planks. Other times I warm up on the treadmill and then do yoga. But, sometimes I just workout at home. Jumping rope is awesome because it keeps your heart going and you can really feel your legs and abs working. When I jump rope, I usually do 15-20min. I jump for 1 min and rest for 20 or 30 seconds. Try it. After 10 min, you can really feel everything working. Even your arms!

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When I work out, I love being comfy. Tight clothes have never been my things. Not in fashion, not in sports.

How do you guys work out?

Xo,

Belen

What you don’t know about Saunas

Hi! 
My sister and I have gotten into the habit of going to the Sauna or Steam Room after working out because it feels sooooo relaxing. Every time I come out, I feel like a new person, no stress at all. And after, a good shower and I’m ready for bed. I have always known about saunas and steam rooms but never really understood the reason behind them so I did a little research about saunas. Here’s what I found:¬†

Aid adaptation
РReduce stress hormones, 
РLower blood pressure 
– Improve cardiovascular conditions
– Relieve symptoms of a cold
– May help improve endurance in sport
–¬†Perspiration¬†is a sign of autonomic responses trying to cool the body

Also, Did you know? 

The Finns use fresh leaves, to gently slap the skin and create further stimulation of the pores and cells. 
Apparently, there are more saunas in Finland than there are cars. Weird? Yeap, but kinda cool, too. 
Fire was seen as a gift from heaven in Finland, and the hearth and the sauna oven were its altars. 

I don’t know if steam rooms have the same purpose, I’ll have to do a little research about that. I found all of these facts al over the internet, please correct me if I’m wrong.¬†


I don’t know about you but, I would love to go to Sauna in Finland!!¬†
Xo, 
Belen

Sweet Emotion

Hi! 
So, I’ve decided to do it! I have been thinking for a while about incorporating video to my posts but it’s just a little bit embarrassing and my shyness doesn’t really help either but here it is! What do I do when I get home from my 8:30-5pm job? FASH MY FACE! I hate the feeling of dust on my face. I don’t necessarily have dust on my face but it just doesn’t feel clean and I don’t like it. After that happens I make coffee. Cute coffee mug, right? And after that I keeping blogging or working on my store or doing homework (which is what I should be doing right now).¬†
Then comes the workout and after that follows food or when I feel like I need to be healthy a green juice. 
Hola! 
UFFF! Que verguenza! jajajaa hace tiempo tenia la idea de poner videos en mi blog pero la verdad es que me da mucha verguenza hablar peor bueno aqui esta! Que hago apenas llego a mi casa del trabajo? Me lavo la cara!! odio la sensacion de que tengo polvo o simplemente que no esta 100% limpia. Siempre que puedo me lavo la cara. Donde sea. Despues de eso, me hago mi cafesito y de ahi siguo en el blog, o trabajo en mi tienda, o hago tareas (Deberia de estar haciendo eso ahora). 
Despues de eso hago ejericios y de ahi como pero si siento que tengo que ser saludable me hago un “green juice”.¬†

So, trust me when I say this. I wish I had money and I could buy those $10 juices they sell at Whole Foods but I just don’t have that kind of money. Also, trust me when I say this next thing. I’ve looked up a million green juices and I’ve tasted one million of them. Some can be really gross.¬†
This one is the latest one I’ve tried and it was really good. Well, as good as it can get.¬†
Ojala tuviera el dinero para comprar esos jugos que venden en el supermercado que cuestan como $10 por botellita para ahorrarme el trabajo de hacer mi propio jugo pero son demasiado caros entonces nope. Les quiero decir que durante ya mucho tiempo he estado probando diferentes recetas de estos jugos y la verdad es que he probado unos muy muy malos. Esta ultima receta que probe es la mas rica. Espero que les guste. 
The recipe/ La receta: 
Р3 Kale leaves (medium size) 
Р1 carrot (big size) 
-1/2 cucumber 
– 1/2 a lemon (for my spanish friends… yeap. the yellow one)¬†
Р1 apple (fuji apple) 
* the apple makes the juice sweet- the lemon gives it a refreshing touch. 
* La manzana hace el jugo dulce- el limon le da un toque refrescante. 

Why green juices? 
-If you are not into salads, a green juice is a way to get your veggies in! 
– It’s a natural drink which means natural sugars.¬†
-You are extracting all the juice and pressing the nutrients out- you get everything!
РThey are not heated to protect them from bacteria while at the same time killing the nutrients like bottled juices. 
Porque? 
РSi no te gustan las ensaladas, estos jugos son tu otra opcion para comer tus vegetables. 
РEs un jugo natural lo que significa azucar natural. 
РLe quitas todo el jugo a la fruta/vegetal y al mismo tiempo logras obtener todos sus nutrientes. 
РLos jugos enbotellados son calentados a altas temperaturas para protegerlos de bacterias (asi duran) pero al mismo tiempo matan los nutrientes- un jugo natural no tiene este problema. 
SO… get juicin’! Don’t substitute food for them. they are not a source for fiber!¬†
Entonces… comienzen a tomar jugos nutrientes! No substituyan comida por jugos. No tienen fibra.¬†
Xo, 
Belen

Inspiration Mondays!

Hi! 
So, my sister and I have come up with new ideas for this blog. You will be seeing the difference this week but for today we are posting pictures that inspire us; I think it is important to remind yourself every day why it is that you do what you do, whether it is at work or at home, whether it is with your boyfriend, girlfriends or family because you do not want to get lost in the routine of life. Since Mondays is the start of the working week and things start to get hectic, I thought it would be a good idea to do a post every Monday about inspirational stuff so we get motivated!! 

I chose this picture because I loved the bow belt and the sparkly skirt. On Mondays I’m always like “Can I wear sweatpants? but the reality is… no! dress nice, do things…big things! ¬†

This picture just inspires me to live in a house like this… it’s old school, I know, but I love this style.

Be a warrior! Try your hardest, never give up. 

Last week I slacked off and did not work out as much as I wanted to, so yes, this week I will be Beastin it! (pic.from blogalites)                      

We hope you have a Blossoming Week! 
Androbel Family