Tuesday, September 16, 2014

|Interview|:: FIT IS FINE & Urška Ahac ::

One of the things that I love to do is living a sporty healthy lifestyle. When I was younger I played tennis (a long time ago) and later I was dancing hip hop (loved it!). Nowadays I love to run. It gives me time for me and my thoughts, the music that I love (I always run with music, it`s a big motivator for me, maybe because I used to dance, who knows) and most important, after a long, hard day it`s the only thing, that gives me energy. <3 Well, ok, I also love hiking, spending time in the nature and try to eat as healthy as possible. Ah, yes, times do change. :) No worries though, I`m still up for a good party night. ;) Anyhow, I wanted to say that being sporty is a big part of my life, so I`ll make interviews with people that I admire and that are an inspiration to me and other people.

First on the list is Urška, a girl that never runs out of positive energy and is a true fighter.
Check out her blog and facebook to find more information/inspiration (it`s written in Slovene, so you better use google translator if you don`t understand it). :)

1. What would you say, being active means to you?
Working out is such a massive part of my life. It means healthy relationship with my body, self-consciousness and beside that, it is also very socializing. :) 



2. What`s your favourite sport? Is it just a hoby for you or are you taking it to the next level?
My favourite sport is definitely running. I love to run marathons, but more than competing with others, I`m competing with myself. Beating my own record, means everything to me. :)




3. Who or what influences you?
My boyfriend. He`s an Ironman and I love watching the discipline and motivation that he showes. It˙s contagious. 

4. Are you listening music while training? Is there any song that gives you that extra boost when you need it?
Music is my doping, so yes, it's big part of my training. I love to listen strong and hard rock rhythms. They keep me going while sprinting or doing long distance runs in the nature.



5. Do you prefer to train indoor or outdoor?
100% outdoor. That`s why I`m not a fan of the time between summer and spring. I think I should move somewhere with non stop summer. :)) 




6. What`s the hardest thing you`ve ever done?
I hate doing interval trainings (15x400 for ex.), I usually cry doing them.
Last year I was competing in a 10km run and it was 40 degrees outside, so I suffered from a huge dehydration... and last race, 28km trail was hard as well - dehydration again. :) Got to do something about my water intake :)) haha

7. Name one thing you can`t live without.
Independency. I live by "never complain - never explain" rule. You`re the creator of your own fortune and happines and no one can take it away from you, but yourself.


8. Favorite breakfast? p.s. We all like simple recipes.
Cereals with quark and some vanilla proteins with water (mixed together), sprinkled with nuts and blueberries.
I love to have that as my pre-workout meals as well. :))

9. Do you have any piece of gear that you don`t imagine training without?
Running shoes for sure. :) 

10. As a girl, do you like to combine fashion and sport?
Love it! Always spending too much money on that. But I believe that you need to feel good while working out and that`s why nice clothes are big part of my trainings. :))



11. Any special goals for the future?
Considering sports - no. Professional sport was a big part for more than half of my life and I`m done with that. I love running, but I don`t have any professional goals about that.
On the other hand I know that I will dedicate my life to sport and wellness - as a trainer and holistic nutritionist. I love working with others and share my knowledge.

I hope you enjoyed the interview! ;) If you would like to be featured in one of the next posts or you have a friend that would be perfect for it, let him/her know or let me know, so I can get in touch with him/her.  Let`s hope for a lot of sporty, healthy, fit people that are an inspiration/
motivation to many people.  

Good night! xx


Sunday, September 14, 2014

:: Carrot Cake With Vanilla Pudding - Très bon! ::



Tadaaam, time for another recipe! I`ve spent a lot of time in the kitchen this past week. How come? Well, if you decide that you`re going to eat homemade meals for lunch at work, you have to work hard for it. I actually prefer baking than cooking, so I`ve been baking pies that are great for breakfast or a snack. :) I`m going to share one of my favourite ones this week:

CARROT CAKE WITH VANILLA PUDDING
Ingridients: 
150g spelled flour (for a gluten free version take 150g millet flour) (150g pirine moke, za brezglutensko verzijo sem uporabila 150g prosene moke)
1 baking powder (1 pecilni prašek)
cinnamon (cimet)
7tbsp stevia (I just used 2tbsp of honey) (7 žlic stevie, jaz se uporabila kar 2 žlici medu)
2 eggs (2 jajci)
100g coconut butter (100g kokosovega masla)
1/2 greek yogurt (1/2 grškega jogurta)
225g grated carrots (3 mediu sized carrots) (225g naribanega korenčka - 3 srednje korenčke)
30g ground walnuts + chop some for the crunchy feeling (30g narezanih orehov, dodatno jih še nekaj narežite, da bo malček hrustalo) :) 
+ you will need one Vanilla pudding for the topping! 

Mix everything together in a large bowl (except the pudding), put it in a small pie model and bake it at 180 degrees or in a fan oven - 160 degrees, for 40-45 min.
After you take the cake out, you have to wait that it cooles down and in the meanwhile you can prepare the pudding that you just spill over the cake. For the best outcome put in in the fridge for a while.
Vse skupaj zmešajte v veliki skledi (razen pudinga) nato dajte maso v mali tortni pekač in pecite 40-45 min na 180 stopinjah, v ventilatorski pečici na 160 stopinjah.
Ko je pečena jo dajte na stran, da se ohladi, medtem pa pripravite vanilijev puding, ki ga lepo enakomerno porazporedite po biskvitu. Lahko jo pojeste še toplo, meni osebno je boljša, ko jo čez nekaj urc lepo ohlajeno vzamem iz hladilnika. ;)

Do you prepare your meals for work? If you have any easy/quick recipes to share, please, don`t hesitate! ;) 

I hope you guys are having a great weekend! I`ve been a bit busy lately, having so much going on that I barely find the time for blog or myself, but that`s just how I roll and it feels good. ;) 

Hugs,
M.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

:: weekend snapshots ::


Friday we did some heavy partying. Gramatik did a great job, I left the scene overwhelmed. Loved it.

Saturday started pretty late for me, since I`ve slept a bit longer. After lunch we went for a coffee in a great "new" icecream place - Vigo.

delicious.

My ex flatmate and a good friend - Vesna.

The lovely view from the window.

Mirror snapshot of Vesna. I had my camera with me after a long time.
... and for the end, I went on a 10k run in Ljubljana, which ended up good, but it was my funniest run ever. :)
Happy weekend to all of you as well!
p.s. Visit my instagram for more photos: majarotovnik

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