Isabelles personal rantings about how to keep your sanity and strength when winter is coming.

Back at the office and after the long sweet summer with much time for everything the everyday hamster wheel feeling still keep coming closer.
I got a question on a Facebook forum I’m in about our best tips for not getting too tired during winter and I actuality realized that I’ve done something this past winter that helped me alot. So why not share this with you!

  1. I got sick alot. Every fall. Then this year a friend introduced me to Probiotics (I eat the ones from Innate). I don’t really like to pop pills but I believe this is working?! Have you read the book Charmen med tarmen (Gut by Guilia Enders) she is a scientist  and explains the importance of a happy tummy and what it does to our health and well being. An easy and fun read even though its a lot about poop. Anyway since I’ve started to eat the probiotics I haven’t got ill once. Everyone in my family has been ill, even had stomach flu’s  but me- nada! So I keep on going, think it might be a good idea.
  2. I started to train with a personal trainer at the gym. I just chose the gym closest to home (‘minsta motståndets lag’ as we say in Sweden) The Path of least resistance. And I asked for a trainer that was fun as in wanted to do different stuff. First 3 months I trained 2 a week with him and after 1 per week because I started filming the TV show. Not only has he found my weaker spots. It’s normal to train on things you’re already good at. So we worked with other things and because of it I’m stronger and nowadays longing to train again. It’s like it’s in my blood. I just have to do it. Have I sometimes hated going there – sure thang,  still do but now I still go and let the inspiration come later. I guess I work out 3-5 times a week. Sometimes it can be just for 15 minutes. Like go running real hard for a quarter and then that’s it. Like I said I’m stronger but also happier and it helps my posture, playing with the kids and me wanting to eat more healthy. (Still 1 kilo chocolate a day but you know intensions are good to have).
  3. I’ve been thinking if my hormonal IUS. I was so over putting hormones into my body but after having a copper IUD for some years and bleeding like a pig on slaughter every month, the doctor told me to reconsider. The first 3 months were crazy. I felt so weird and mentally unstable but after that the bleeding stopped completely and I feel more mentally stable. What I heard is a really small dose of hormones going out so I hope it’s true. And what I can tell it’s a winning concept.
  4. If I don’t sleep enough I go wicked witch of the west directly. Totally bonkers. Well no news but recently I really started to notice that in periods and especially in the winter I need my sleep. If I sleep to little for just some days everything falls. I don’t work out as good, my temper at home is bad, my patience goes down the drain and only after one night with to little sleep I crave sugar as a bear is hungry after winter sleep. This is true to many people but I have never realized this was my like key thing or my Achilles heel. I find that the Bedtime feature (Läggdags funktionen) on my Iphone is great. There I can watch my sleep, hoe long I’d like to sleep. How long I haven’t slept or sleep each night. The best thing is the cute alarm that goes of about half an hour before it’s time to go to bed. Without it I loose track of time. Very good. I guess it’s even better with an apple watch or fit bit or whatever but this works fine with me. If I notice I need some more sleep I try to go to bed really early one night. Even before the kids.

 

I hope this can be some help for you too. And look I got a haircut yesterday and had to post a selfie on Instagram. Follow me there!

xxx

Isabelle

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Ericareply
August 13 at 10:08 AM

Tack för att du delar med dig av dina erfarenheter! Vill passa på att tipsa om boken och bloggen Food Pharmacy som baseras på Professor Stig Bengmarks forskning om tarmflora (som Guilia Enders angett som referens i sin bok). Där finns mycket bra läsning och trevliga recept :)
Ha en fin höst! Kram Erica

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Ericareply
August 13 at 10:08 AM

Tack för att du delar med dig av dina erfarenheter! Vill passa på att tipsa om boken och bloggen Food Pharmacy som baseras på Professor Stig Bengmarks forskning om tarmflora (som Guilia Enders angett som referens i sin bok). Där finns mycket bra läsning och trevliga recept :)
Ha en fin höst! Kram Erica

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