Weekend pancakes

Good morning guys and happy weekend!

Today is my work Saturday but I woke up feeling all types of happy for no apparent reason. I was also inspired to make this fitness friendly Saturday breakfast which includes pancakes.

I already told you that I am struggling to stay healthy and active during quarantine and I successfully turned it into my daily habit. I don’t skip my workouts and I try to eat a healthy and balanced diet. It is really paying off since I have been feeling much better and am able to cope with this current situation with a positive attitude.

My shift starts at noon and after that I will be resting and tomorrow I am going over to my sisters where we are celebrating Mother’s day. I can’t wait for my nephew to give me a proper workout because that child never stops. He is super active and is always running around. The last time I spent the morning with him my tights were killing me because he made me jump with him for hours on his trampoline. Yes, he has a trampoline (long story).

I am really happy about Croatia slowly going out of quarantine. Our bars and restaurants are being opened starting 11/5/ and there are less restrictions. We already know this will probably cause a new surge in the number of ill people, but I think that we will get through this fine because we became much more careful. I just hope people will still practice social distancing and keep themselves safe.

How is the situation in your country and what are your plans for the weekend?

Positivity Press #12

Hello world!

I know it’s Monday and that generally people don’t like this day but think of it as a start of a new, productive week in which you are going to accomplish a lot! Now for you, who are like me and are half asleep at their job and for the rest of you here are some pics of breakfasts. Oh, the days I actually had time and energy to do such a breakfast in the morning. I hope you like it and that they give you inspiration to start you days with some yummy food.

 

Sending love and positive vibes,

Luna

Rainy Saturday

I set my alarm to 7 this morning because I have a bunch of studying to do this weekend and I really need an early morning to do my meditation, workout, cook, clean my apartment and everything else but when the alarm went off I just heard rain falling and couldn’t force myself to get out of bed. My will power was straight to zero. No. I just wasn’t getting up so  I slept for one more hour and then the guilt made me get my lazy ass up.

I made my yummy breakfast with some music in the background. Currently, still obsessing over Machika by J Balvin. It’s just stuck in my head since it came out. Also, loving the El Farsante remix by Ozuna and Romeo Santos. As you can see, I’m into this type of music.

My breakfast is pretty simple. Just some crunchy raspberry muesli with dark chocolate, an orange because I can’t eat my breakfast without some fruit and my hot lemonade. It’s just a half of squeezed lemon, some honey and hot water. I really enjoy drinking it to cleanse my organism and it’s also yummy, like a lemon tea.

Anyway that’s it from me this morning. I have to make my big cup of coffee and get down to work even though I just want to be in my bed and watch movies.

Enjoy you weekend!

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Caramelized banana oatmeal

Good morning! I don’t know what time it is in your country (tell me in the comments) but here in Croatia it’s 10:20 in the morning and I’ve been up since 8. Decided to take a morning walk to clear out my head and run some errands and now I’m enjoying my delicious, sweet breakfast.

I wrote in my post Grateful that I’m a big breakfast enthusiast so I decided to share one of my favorite and very easy breakfast recipe. This is my caramelized banana oatmeal.

All you need is some oatmeal, a banana, honey, salt, coconut oil and cinnamon. You cook your oatmeal on the side and you heat up a pan. Place the coconut oil, honey, salt and cinnamon on to the pan and when everything is nice and melted place your banana slices there. Turn them once to get some caramel on the other side as well. When you place everything into the bowl add some more cinnamon or flax seed, as you wish and enjoy your breakfast!

In my version there is also a large cup of black coffee waiting for me because I have so much studying to do today. I was a bit disappointed yesterday because I found out I failed an exam. It was actually translating a text from Croatian to Spanish and I honestly thought I did a good job, but no. I failed. It’s not the end of the world because I have the right to take the exams four more times so I’m going to study really hard to pass it.

This is pretty much it from me today. Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Being grateful

Throughout the day we thank our god a million times for something that happens good to us but most of the time it’s just empty words without any meaning. Today I decided to begin to actually be grateful for the little things in life which I take for granted because I honestly believe my life will be more fulfilled if I perceive some small, everyday moments as great life gifts.

I am grateful that I have a small circle of good friends which are always there for me and that I actually have friends who can sit with me and drink coffee for hours and just talk. Drinking coffee together is something me and my friends do often. In Croatia an hour and a half long coffee drinking is a part of our culture. Take-out coffee is not so popular with us because we like to sit in a bar and drink our coffee with our friends and we are so used to this that we take it for granted. I decided to be grateful for having friends to do this little coffee drinking tradition with.

There is one special friend I have. She is my best friend and the person that knows me best and she is my mother. I’m not some mommy’s little princess but my mother is such a special person, she’s my warrior and I’m so grateful to have such a strong role model in my life. She taught me what love is, that I can survive everything and that I’m strong enough and good enough to reach my full potential in life. She made so many sacrifices for me and I owe her to be the person she always believed I was.

I am grateful for every morning in which I have time to eat a healthy, delicious breakfast. I’m a breakfast enthusiast, breakfast is everything but I stopped appreciating it as I did before. From now on, every time I have my oatmeal or sandwich in the morning I will remember to be grateful to be able to enjoy it.

Zadar is such a lovely, warm, beautiful town and I enjoyed it a lot until I got used to it. I forgot to appreciate the sea, the bridge, the Greetings to the Sun, the Sea Organ, the talkative people, the beautiful sights and beaches, the old town… Most of the people who visit Zadar are left amazed with it and I live in this beautiful city so I’m going to be more grateful for all that it has to offer. Click here to check out some photos of Zadar if you want!

I have been going through some hardship lately and I talked about it in my post Self-doubt and Lack of Motivation. I am grateful for all the problems I went through, all the nights spent crying and for every time I thought I won’t be able to go forward anymore because if I hadn’t gone through all of that I would never be able to start building a stronger version of myself as I am doing right now. This collapse I survived made me realize I am strong enough and that hardships are here to make us remember what we are capable of so I’m grateful for the good and the bad, the darkness and the light.

I could go on forever with this list but I’m going to stop here. I hope you liked this and tell me in the comments what are you grateful for!

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Organization and morning routine

Sleepy is the word to describe me today. I’ve been having trobules sleeping because I spend a lot of time in the evening in front of my laptop studying or writing that I can’t fall asleep and in the morning I’m just a mess. I managed to crawl out of bed today an hour and a half before I had to leave the house to go to my lecture. I woke up at 6:15 because I had a morning lecture and despite feeling miserable for not being able to keep my eyes open it feels great to see I’ve checked off everything off of my to-do list.

Again, I’m still working on getting myself out of my dark place so I decided to establish a healthy morning routine to get me in a good mood. I kick off my day with some morning stretches. Afterwards I make my breakfast which mostly consists of oat meal and a strong coffee. I do all of this with some good background music. Since I study Spanish I’m pretty crazy about the music from Latin America and my morning playlist currently contains singers like Maluma, Ozuna, Gente de Zona, JBalvin…

When I’m done with breakfast I get dressed and then I meditate for approximately 15 minutes. Today I used Vishen Lakhiani’s 6 phase meditation. Then I walked to my university for 40 minutes to get some LISS workout in my morning and I was done.

Organization is right now my way of keeping myself reassured that I have some control over my life. I’ve downloaded an app to my laptop and my phone where I write my to-do list, shopping plans, simple errands etc. It just feels amazing to see that I’ve checked everything off of my to-do list before going to bed. I’m exhausted but it still feels great and I honestly think I will be able to pull myself out of this by just making simple steps.

Writing everything here makes me feel better and I hope I’m not bumming you all out and being boring. As soon as I write a poem or have some other idea, I’ll post it up immediately! Be sure to leave me a comment or DM me on Instagram if you are going through something similar so we can help each other.

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Advent in Zadar

Yesterday I went to the Advent in Zadar with my friends. The night started great with me waiting for the bus and my friend Leonora calling me to tell me she’s late. That’s kind of her thing. She rarely comes in time for anything. I went back to my apartment because it’s very close to the bus station and I waited for another bus. When we finally got to the Advent we found our friends. We drank mulled wine and enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere. It wasn’t cold for me but it was for my friend so we ended up in a bar drinking wine and talking. It was such a sweet night.

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breakfast

I woke up late today and I was craving a big, tasteful breakfast so I made one. My regular cup of coffee, water, sandwiches and orange. Now that I’m full it’s time to get down to business but it’s really hard because the only thing I can think about is going home this week and Christmas. I just can’t wait.

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Procaffeinating

coffee

Morning guys! So I woke up, had some oat meal and now I’m drinking my too strong for other people-no sugar-black as my soul coffee and literally I’m panicking over here. My last semester didn’t go as I planned and I still have three more exams to take and I’m freaking out because no matter how much I study I just constantly have the feeling I’ve done nothing.

I hope this feeling will go away with time because it’s making a terrible influence on my concentration and will power to study. I seriously hope you’re having a better Monday than me and if you have some advices on increasing my concentration level or generally some study tips feel free to share them with me! Have a great week!

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Breakfast and barbecue


I ate too much yesterday. Waaaaay to much. My friends and I had a small barbecue and in the morning, while everyone was still sleeping, I made my boyfriend and me some breakfast. We went to McDonalds last Sunday and he really wanted to try the Mcwrap breakfast tortilla so I gave it a go. It turned out pretty good, pretty tasty, I was proud of myself because I am not much of a cook.

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The tortilla is homemade and it’s one of the rare things I can do because it’s extremely easy. Some water, flour, salt, oil and tadaaaah. We filled them up with some scrambled eggs, salad, tomatoes and bacon. On the side we have some fruit, a cappuccino and I have to drink my magnesium which tastes awful.

Later that day we had a barbecue. The boys did most of the work. Ivana and I made sure we have something to drink. There was some beer for the guys and some wine for us. I just have to say it was so good. After we ate we watched some TV and in the end we watched Deadpool so I had a chance to see the whole movie and not fall asleep like last time.

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Today I have to get down to work because I’ve been procrastinating like crazythese past few days. That’s it for me today, hope you’re having a lovely Sunday. Love you all!

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Breakfast time

Breakfast time! I haven’t eaten strawberries in so long and when I saw then in the grocery store I couldn’t leave without them.

breakfastSo, I just toasted some bread, placed some peanut butter to get my protein and chopped up some fruit on top to get some sugar in my breakfast. Of course that I have a coffee on the side because there’s no life without coffee.

I try to eat better because my organism was feeling down due to late night studying and exhaustion but there is one thing I’ll never be able to get out of my food menu and that’s bread. I used to even eat it with pasta before. But at least I try to eat whole grains bread.

Today I’m spending all day at home but tomorrow I’m off to my university again. Can’t wait for the weekend to go out partying and also I had a deal with my roommate to treat ourselves with some pancakes after the exam.

I’m also working on a new poem so I hope I’ll have it up by the weekend or at least next week. Enjoy your day everyone. Kisses!

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