What I do when I lack motivation | Short and sweet Glute Workout

I’m feeling quite demotivated to exercise and eat healthy at the moment… Like, I’ll be honest with you guys… I’m writing this post in bed while eating Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups… Lately my diet hasn’t been on track, and I do have days where I don’t manage to eat a single veggie. I’ve been craving sweets aaaalll the time for the past couple of weeks, been feeling tired, irritated and, well… Just not my best. On top of that I’m feeling really unmotivated with my workouts… Sometimes eating healthy and...
   

Places to visit: Ladies Night at Oeno Wine Bar – Dubai Marina

Last night I went for the “God & Goddess Night” at Oeno Wine Bar located in The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina and had an amazing time with my friends! Every Tuesday ladies can celebrate being a goddess from 6PM until midnight. For just 60 AED ladies receive unlimited selected wines (choose from red, white, rosé or bubbles), bread, crackers, cheese & other nibbles. The food and wine was great considering the price. At only 60 AED it’s affordable for anyone – even that friend who can...

My diet tips for a flat stomach & tiny waist

Why is your midsection still fluffy? You’ve put so much effort into toning it. You’ve said no to so many social events and given up on your favorite sweet treats, so why on earth is your midsection still not looking the way you want it to? I’ve personally experienced how, for so many people, much of the most popular how-to-get-a-flat-belly advice just isn’t working! And how some of it might actually be working against you in your quest for a flat stomach! I know we’ve been told it’s important to...
   

Saturday evening in Dubai

Yesterday I was supposed to meet up with some friends at the mall after my workout, so I brought my new red jumper & sweatpants and some comfy slippers… I love dressing comfy for the mall haha! But we changed our plans at the last minute and ended up going to a nice beach club at Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Hotel instead. Usually I would have dressed up a bit, going to such a nice venue, but hey, what’s wrong with casual as long as you can do it with a...

Want strong glutes? But have a busy life? This workout is for you!

I love training glutes, but I don’t like spending a lot of time in the gym. I mean, I love the gym, but I work with clients in gyms every day so when I finally have some time off I like doing other things than working out… When I’m not working I’m always so busy living life, that even a 1-hour session can be hard to squeeze in sometimes. But I wanna stay in shape and not neglect my glutes! What to do? To get the best of both worlds,...

Ladies Day at Nikki Beach

If you’re from Dubai then you already know that Tuesday is officially LADIES DAY pretty much anywhere you go… Meaning females get discounts, complimentary food & drinks or free entrance. This Tuesday me and some friends went to Nikki Beach for lunch and some sunrays… I was a very hot Februaty day (31°C) and the stylish beach club made the perfect location for our 1950’s themed lunch of burgers, fries and milkshakes. I was wearing slightly see-through open knit Zara dress over my bathing suit, H&M wedges and Dolce &...
   

Heartbreak & how to (quickly) get over your ex

I want to start being more open and honest with you guys. I’ve strictly been a fitness blogger for years, but as I mature personally, I feel like I want to share more of myself with you. Be more open and honest about the life journey that I’m on. And since it’s Valentines Day, and I’m sure I’m not the only single girl left in the world, I’d like to share a bit about my experience with heartbreak and how to get over a man you’re in love with –...

Spoil your darling (or yourself) this Valentine’s

Sponsored post All you need is love this Valentine’s Day. But spoiling yourself or your darling a little extra never hurt ;) In tribute to love this Valentine’s Day, Daniel Wellington’s exclusive heart charm has made a comeback. It’s such a cute detail and comes in rose gold or silver to match perfectly with the watch of your choice. You receive a complimentary heart charm with every purchase of a leather wrist watch until February 14th. Use my promo code “AMANDALOUISE15” for 15% off your purchase and remember they offer...

How To Be Happy

At 21, I was diagnosed with work related stress and anxiety. It was the lowpoint of my life, and I’ll never forget how it feels not being able to get out of bed for days and weeks and crying uncontrollably, for no apparent reason, on a daily basis. I wasn’t technically depressed (at least I have never been diagnosed with depression) but for years (and sometimes still to this day) my life felt like I was balancing on the edge of falling deep into the darkness. From time to time,...
   

Places to visit: LaOla – Kite Beach

Kite Beach is always buzzin’ on the weekends. And if you ever find yourself ind Dubai during the cooler months, you owe yourself to spend a day here! One of my favorite places on Kite Beach is LaOla. Their food is always fresh and amazing, they have a beautiful “rooftop” where you can enhoy your food and coffee with full view of the beach and the prices are very reasonable. If you go for breakfast (or if you’re just a lover of breakfast foods at 2 PM like I am)...

My FAVE ab workout

I’m not even gonna sugarcoat it… I HATE training abs. As in I never ever used to think it’s fun or enjoyable. I used to skip abs 95% of the time… But let’s face it, having just a slight indication of abs makes you look fit and it’s pretty sexy. So I inveted this short & sweet ab workout that get’s the job done in no time! It’s my FAVE ab workout: A1: Weighted Bosu Ball Sit Ups A2: Alternating heel drops (video shows bent knee version, I do them...

My Morning Ritual | Meditation Journal

If you’ve followed my blog for years, you will have seen my meditation journal before. I used to write in it a few years back, but have been taking a break until I recently felt a need to work on my own healing again. I take a bit of time every morning to meditate and reflect with the journal. Every day it asks me to set my intentions, answer a thought-provoking question and write a daily note to myself. It’s a liberating feeling, to be able to write down my...