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24.1.16

BFF Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Hey everyone,

How are you? Surprisingly January is going pretty fast, my test week is over and I'm already looking forward to my next holiday in Febuary and of course Valentine's Day! I've never had a boyfriend on Valentine's Day haha.. I wish I had because I see so many couples doing cute things on this special day and showing their love to each other. Also on the internet there are a lot of cute pictures of couples and on YouTube cute couple videos. But I'm a happy single teenage girl right now and that's fine too! Today I wanted to share with you the BFF Valentine's Day Gift Guide for some inspiration if you are looking for a cute gift for your friends. 

bff valentines day gift guide

Valentine's Day for me is besides having a boyfriend is showing you're grateful for what you have and for the persons that are in my life. I always give my parents a cute card which says I love you just because it's a nice way to show your love towards the people you care most about. At school students can surprise each other by giving them a red rose, and it's anonymous so it's even more fun because you have to find out who gave the rose.(at least I did, and I found out my friend gave it to me haha...;)

This is my gift guide for your bff. What I always love to get is jewelry. I'm kind of obsessed with heart necklaces right now, they are just so cute and especially for Valentine's Day coming up. Makeup and other accessories are always good too! 
Do you like Valentine's Day? 

Have a lovely day,

Isabella 

16.1.16

The secret of staying fit and healthy

Hey everyone,

How is your day? Next week I have my test week, luckily it's only four tests and the week after only one to go. The only plus point of having a test week is that you have to stay there in the morning and than you can go home. I thought it would be a nice idea to share with you one of my secrets to stay fit and healthy, why I do pilates and why you should start too! Enjoy and get fit in 2016! Check out my other post about Cassey Hoo fitness here to stay fit. 


The secret of staying fit and healthy


About a few weeks ago I wanted to try something different besides the Zumba. I started doing more flexibility exercises, yoga/pilates and just simple exercises for toning your body. Working out for me is a way to relax after a long school day and really clear your mind and think about nothing. 


My weekly fitness routine

MONDAY Ballet class + at home 10 stretching routine
TUESDAY Zumba 30 minutes
WEDNESDAY 30 Minute Pilates workout
THURSDAY Zumba 30 minutes
FRIDAY Toning exercices for legs/butt/abs 15 min + 10 min stretching routine 
SATURDAY Ballet class
SUNDAY Relax day 


This is how my weekly schedule looks like. When I don't feel like working out or I'm too tired I try to do half the workout or just skip it for a day. Sometimes I also switch up some routines and do the workout I enjoy doing that day. Because working out has to be fun remember! It's good for your body to combine different kind of workouts. It's also what professional athletes do. Your body will be in a better shape and when you continue combing cardio and stretching/Pilates kind of workouts. This year I signed up for ballet classes and I really regret not continuing it when I was younger. It's really beautiful and maybe sometime this year the teacher said I can have pointe shoes yeah! These classes are at a ballet studio, but the other workouts I do at home in my own room. If you want to know where I find my workout routine videos, here I have some tips for you.

For Zumba I use the videos from Kim Johnson, a fitness/Zumba instructor that has a website where Zumba videos of one hour long are posted every month. They are very fun to do and really good cardio workouts. http://kardiokim.com I'm sure you also know that you can type in Youtube Zumba and get videos too or type Zumba and a name of your fav song and you get your videos too. You can make your own Zumba playlist on YouTube! 
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For my toning exercises my favorite channel on youtube is Blogilates from the fitness instructor Cassey Ho. She's amazing in doing all these exercises and building her own workout calendars. So when I want to do some toning exercises I just type in her channel legs or abs and than I choose a few videos. I don't really follow the calendar, but if you want/need a real schedule and being motivated by other popsters it's really a great idea to stick to the schedule. https://www.youtube.com/user/blogilates/featured
                              
What is Pilates?
Pilates is very similar to Yoga but concentrates more on your core and your strength. The movements seem easy but when I tried it for the first time it didn't really look like it was the move the instructor did haha. But after a few times it gets better and better, it just takes a little time. Pilates is also great for your posture and for your flexibility. It's a good way to clear your head and become relaxed. Afterwards I always feel like I'm stronger and feel really relaxed. For my Pilates workouts besides YouTube I go to the balanced life http://thebalancedlifeonline.com/pilates/28-days-of-pilates-day-17-your-health-vision/ where you can find Pilates workouts that are really good. She also has 28 days of Pilates that I still would love to do! Another site is https://www.doyogawithme.com/yoga_classes Here you can find al, types of Yoga and Pilates workouts from beginners to more advanced workouts. I love that the instructors are really calm and explain what you have to do well. 

I hope you enjoyed my post and found it helpful. Basically the secret to staying heathy and fit is to eat well and combine different types of exercises. 

Have you ever tried Pilates
Have a lovely day, 

Isabella