TRAVEL VLOG: GILI ISLANDS, INDONESIA

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English
Gili Islands is FUN FUN FUN! If you ever go to Indonesia, you have to stop by these Islands for at least a couple of nights. I have to admit I’m having a little bit of a hard time eating when I’m traveling as you can see in the video, and I don’t know why, but it always sorts itself out after a couple of days at one place. Do you ever feel that way, maybe you have some suggestions for me?

Norwegian
Gili øyene er helt vanvittig gøy, jeg har ikke ord! Hvis du noensinne drar til Indonesia så må du innom disse øyene minimum et par netter. Jeg må innrømme at jeg har en smule vanskeligheter med å spise når jeg reiser som du kan se i videoen, og vet ikke helt hvorfor, men det ordner seg alltid etter et par dager på samme sted. Føler du det samme, kanskje du har noen tips?
Xxx

 

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Guys!
Don’t forget to check out and follow my Instagram now that I will be headed to both Paris, Singapore and Australia! I will as always post every day on Instagram!! I just partnered with a European airline that I’m so excited to tell you about! I’m spending a few more days in very cold Norway, heading to Paris for two nights, then spending another weekend in Norway before flying to Singapore. I literally can’t wait to feel the humidity again!
Oh, and if you want to, add me on Snapchat which I will be using on all my travels @jeanettewalayat
Xxx

 

How to successfully become and stay healthy

Today I want to share some thoughts about the balance of a healthy diet and a healthy life, without letting it go too far, and without giving up.
Of course the term “healthy” can be interpreted in so many ways so I would like to point out that for me personally, being healthy is a state of mind, body and soul that works in a balanced way together.
I strongly believe in working on all these aspects, for being able to achieve goals that will last, and not something that will last for a week, a month or 6 months.
You basically have to start from the inside and then go outwards.
Mind, body, soul.

1. Set your own personal goal

Don’t set your goal according to what somebody else is doing, what a magazine article has told you is right or wrong, how you or someone else look like, and not by what society tells you.
This is extremely important.
I don’t want you to measure yourself up to something that is not you. I don’t want you to put a image in your head that is wrong for you, and I don’t want you to think that if you don’t fit into anything of what you have pictured in your mind, that you can’t make it or that you can’t become healthy.
Work with yourself, and only yourself. Who are you, what do you want to achieve and why, why do you want to make this change for you, or do you even want to make it for you? Try to work on figuring out what YOU want, and make the goals from there and on.

2. Focus on the steps, little by little, it’s a process.
I also strongly believe in not putting the goals too high, because sometimes we just get so energized and hyped on a thought and goal, that we simply put it too high, or in a place it doesn’t belong in our world, or life.
Also here it is about finding that balance that is good for you, and taking it step by step, understanding that it is a process and understanding that during a process you are going to feel like you fail, many times. That this is just a part of it all. This is how you learn, grow and develop anything and everything. You are on your way!

3. Don’t give up just because you have given up before, or when things get hard.
It’s so easy for us to remember the past so well that we take our previous failures into our life at this moment. This is not how you change something, or achieve something. It doesn’t matter what has happened in the past, we are not in the past right now. It doesn’t matter if you fail once, twice or ten times, as long as you don’t stop. Don’t give up. The only way to actually fail, is to give up. I don’t want you to look at the small picture, I want you to look at the big picture and the long term picture.
If you skip your workouts two days, or even for a week – You haven’t failed as long as you don’t skip them forever
If you eat a big piece of a chocolate cake, when you decided you were not going to – You haven’t failed
If something happens in your life and you are not able to take on everything you said you should do, whether it be working out, work, appointments or anything – You haven’t failed
Everything is a process.
Life is a process.
Keep going.

4. Be kind to yourself on the way to your goal, celebrate yourself and your steps, stop putting yourself down, it is not going to make you better or put you where you want to be

This can be a really tough one, especially if you have high goals for yourself. I can personally relate to this one a lot over the last years in my life, and I feel like I’ve gone through the whole specter. It is so important to stop putting yourself down, and start being kind to yourself. Don’t forget who you are, and what you are worth. Even if you don’t feel it today, it is 100% true. You are a worthy human being and you deserve goodness, love, respect and happiness. Take care of yourself, sometimes the only person you have in your life is yourself, so what are you going to do if you don’t like being around you? Reward yourself, take some alone time, go to a spa, get a massage, eat a nice dinner alone, see a movie and laugh alone. Be good to you.

5. Have fun, fun fun!
What’s really the point of anything if you don’t know how to also have fun in any process? Let go once in a while, laugh till your belly hurts, love till your heart burst, eat a donut, sign up for a dance class! Don’t take anything too seriously, life is here right now and by accepting having fun, you also open up to more good in your life. You can have fun and at the same time workout and eat healthy 5 times a week or more, you can have fun and still work 13 hours a day, you can have fun and study, you can have fun when you are losing weight and you can have fun during your workouts.
How?
By simply finding you! What do you like, and what do you not like? What makes you want to get up in the morning and seize the day and what makes you only want to stay in bed? What makes your heart filled with warmth and what makes you sad? Follow yourself on the way to a healthier lifestyle, and it will be so much easier. I promise you.

Are YOU ready?
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That would mean so much to me.
Xxx

 

Singapore Next

Guys!
I am beyond excited for my first trip ever to Singapore! I have been several places in south east Asia but never to Singapore.
So far I’ve only looked up a few places and things to do and see there but it looks absolutely fantastic!
Have you guys heard about Changi Airport by the way?
Apparently it’s rated as the worlds best airport (!) so let’s see what this airport has to offer! I’m going to bring my camera with me, my Vlog, my Instagram, my blog, one of my best friends that first is coming to visit in Norway, and then off we all go before headed further!
South east Asia has not disappointed me so far, and I know it won’t disappoint me now either!
I am ready!

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TRAVEL VLOG: GILI TRAWANGAN

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Wow!
Our very first day at Gili Trawangan was a experience!
This is such a adorable and fun (!) island, and you can visit the whole island in half a day. Of course the only transport here are the horses, but please do not use the horses when you visit The Gili Islands. They are not treated properly at all, most of them are starving, staying out in the extreme heat and sun for hours, and this is something I had a very hard time with when staying here at Gili Trawangan.
This is literally the only negative thing I have to say about this gorgeous and fun island in Indonesia.
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3 habits that will make you not a victim in your own life anymore

Have you ever said one of these three lines (Or similar ones)
1. “I can’t lose weight because I have a back pain?”
2. “I couldn’t finish my project because my project partners were not easy to work with?”
3. “I can’t do what I want in life, because I have depression and anxiety?”


Let’s be honest here.
Every single one of us have had these thoughts, or similar ones, at least a few times in our lives, if not a lot. Maybe you even have some of these thoughts every single day, maybe today, which is by the way, completely normal.
But is it healthy?

Don’t get me wrong.
It is not to say that either having depression or anxiety, or having back pain, is easy.
It is not to say that everything in life is fair.
It is not to say that it’s not easy to not (!) blame those type of factors for how our life is.

But (!) most importantly is to acknowledge, understand and be honest with yourself –
YOU are in the very end, no matter what external factors happening, no matter your past, no matter what – In charge of your own life. You are stronger than this, and you are more capable than what you give yourself credit for.

Take charge.
Stop being the victim.
There are always ways to change it around, and do better. And why exactly do you want to do this? For yourself.
You deserve it.
You don’t deserve being a victim anymore.

I’ve been the victim of my own mind, my past, my circumstances, my excuses.
I wasn’t able to lose weight, I was overweight, I was depressed, I was exhausted, I was angry at my past and everybody in my life, I was not happy. And who was really to blame?
Myself. Because I let myself stay in the same situation, around the same type of people and I let myself drown in my own victimizing of my very own being.
What did that result in?


I was not able to live my life happily, free, and live life to the fullest.
Now I know that we CAN, we are capable.
If I can do it, YOU can do it.
We don’t know each others past, circumstances or anything else, but we do know that we are strong enough and worthy enough.
Never make the mistake of assuming that someone else’s life is easier, or that if someone has something you want, that they haven’t fought for it. We don’t know.
Always stay humble.


So how do you start taking responsibility in your own life, and stop being the victim?


1. Be aware. This is the most important one. If you are not aware, and not honest with yourself, how on earth will you know how to change something? Just start easy by learning to be aware of your thought patterns.
2. Acknowledge. Every time one of these victimized thoughts pops into your mind, accept it and don’t blame yourself. Acknowledge that this is how you feel. It is ok to be angry, sad or disappointed. It is ok to acknowledge that life isn’t easy and it is ok to cry.
3. Change. Do something to change the pattern of thoughts. Accept that that’s how you feel, and only then will you be able to little by little, replace it with something else.

If you are having a hard time losing weight due to back pain, learn about back pain, what you can do to ease it or possibly even fix it, take responsibility for it and learn what type of exercise you can do.
If you are having a hard time finishing a project due to difficulties collaborating with the people in your group, take charge and start communicating. Talk with them. Ask what can be done and be the one who does a change. In worst case, maybe there can be a change in the actual group members that is beneficial for everyone. Understand that everyone is responsible, and everyone is included.

If you have depression and anxiety, take responsibility for that and seek help. There are so many ways to work with this, and everybody has to start somewhere. If you just keep on telling yourself that this is how it is, and there is no way to change it, that will also be the result in your life and the truth for you.
If you tell yourself that this is how it is right now, I am not happy or satisfied with it and I will do whatever I can to work on this, you open up for the possibility to change it.
Your thoughts create your life.

So remember:
Awareness
Acknowledge
Change

Are YOU ready to take some steps?
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Xxx

 

TRAVEL VLOG: MONKEYFOREST STREET, UBUD, BALI

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If you plan on visiting Bali, don’t forget to stay at least one or two nights in Monkeyforest street, Ubud.
The fact that the monkeys live here freely, and that they are climbing on restaurants wall, waking you up outside your bungalow in the morning and stealing your stuff is to me fantastic, incredible and I’m literally out of words.
If I could just pack up all my stuff and move here  I would do it in a heartbeat, so maybe this is where I’ll spend my old days, what do you think?
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Xxx

 

10 ways to get enough energy and workout daily

  1. Eat right and enough food
    There is no way around it – If you don’t fuel your body with what it needs for all it’s organs and functions, your energy to actually work out won’t last too long. We can only run on “not enough” fuel for so long, and you don’t want to put your body in a negative spiral. Take care of it!
    You need food and energy for just being alive, for all your daily tasks, for being able to do your job, and on top of that you need a little extra if you are going to have enough energy to workout daily.
    The easiest way is actually learning how to listen to your body: when you are hungry, eat, when you are not hungry, don’t eat. Don’t overdo anything. Work on finding a balance.
  2. Sleep enough and rest
    There is no way around this one either. You need rest to recover from your everyday life, and from your workouts especially. When you push your body, and you break down your muscles at the gym, your body needs rest, sleep and energy from food, to recover and build up. This is how you become stronger, more fit and become the best version of you possible. Only you know how much rest is the most beneficial for you – What’s enough, what’s not enough and what’s too much.
  3. Don’t overdo it when you actually are at the gym – Follow your body and your own personal growth. Everyone is different
    Stop comparing yourself to everyone else – You are in your own space, your own mind, your own body and soul. This is your growth and process – Not the person next to you, not a model you saw in some magazine, not your neighbor, not your friends, but you. Keep track of your own progress, either on a piece of paper, in a note on your phone, or in your mind, and remember to keep challenging yourself, but also allow yourself to have days you don’t have to be 100%.
  4. Make sure you get the right vitamins, minerals and everything else your body needs
    For some people, taking vitamin supplements and other supplements such as proteins, is necessary. If you don’t have a lot of knowledge on the subject, you can easy either talk to a personal trainer who also specializes in nutrition and supplements, or you can do it as easy as talking to the people who works in a supplement store. You can even learn it yourself by reading and studying, online and/or books.
  5. Take days off in between, or change your workout routine
    Our bodies and minds easily like to stay in a comfortable zone, both physically and mentally. By staying there too long, the progress will stop. It is important to allow yourself to have a few days of rest, or for example only do cardio days. if you do a lot of weight and muscle workouts. You will benefit more from it, both mental and physical, and make sure that you keep the workouts fun and the progress going. You don’t have to be bored at the gym, and you don’t have to get stuck in one routine for too long – Change it up a bit, have fun, take a class, run outside, go bicycling, go hiking, try yoga and experiment.
  6. Drink enough water
    Please give your body enough water. It is so easy to forget to drink enough water, and it’s so important. If you think it’s difficult, try first to make a deal with yourself about changing almost all the other drinks you (possibly) drink during a day, with water. Examples here are juices, smoothies, coffee, milk, tea and so on. Also try to always bring a water bottle with you, and always bring a water bottle at the gym. Make it a habit.
  7. Meditate and take breaks from your everyday life
    To regain strength, motivation, happiness and energy you need to completely “shut down” once in a while, preferably every single day. It doesn’t matter if it starts with only 10 min a day. It’s a start. If you haven’t tried mediation before,  there are so many options nowadays that you can literally pick and choose. How about trying a meditation app, just to get a sense of how it works? Or maybe try a mindfulness class? Learn how to breathe properly, be present in the moment, release stress and be good to yourself. You deserve it.
  8. Be kind to yourself and have fun. Every day.
    Having fun gives so much energy, especially for me. I have to laugh a lot. All the time. I have to dance around. I have to play and I have to live. If I go too long without these things, my energy drops and I become more sad than I would be if I didn’t stop it. I can even get depressed. Every single thing in life is about finding the perfect balance for you to get the most out of your life.
  9. Do what YOU love at the gym, not what you dislike, or in worst case – Hate
    As I mentioned earlier, workouts are suppose to be giving in one way or another. For some it might be giving just to get started, for others it’s about knowing, seeing and feeling their body change, becoming stronger, getting more endurance, getting more energized, maybe fitting into a piece of clothing you haven’t in a while. Try to make the most out of the time at the gym, and be in your zone. This is actual, real YOU time, so don’t waste it. If you don’t like what you are doing now – Do something else.
  10. Drag your ass to the gym, and do something! Get started! Everything is better than nothing
    Every workout doesn’t have to be an hour long or more, sometimes 20 minutes is enough, sometimes 30 minutes, sometimes 45 minutes. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to this, and you are lucky enough that you can figure out on your own what works better for you. I always tell people – It’s better to get started, to just do it and get into a routine, then skipping it.
    Are YOU ready?
    Xxx