i have had this blog for a long time now, but i realized that i have never written anything about my work outs here. sports are such an important part of my life and with my slight ADHD i really need to move, otherwise i’ll freak out. unfortunately there’s not a lot of time to do sports during the week, since i work full-time and i have blog related events almost every night of the week. BUT i am in the lucky position to choose between two really nice gyms and i try to go there as often as i can. next week i will be running a 16km run and i am trying to get prepared as best as i can. i decided to put together a little routine that always works for me:
1. warm up: cycling or cross-trainer 20 min.
2. strength: 3 x 15 sit-ups / 3 x 15 push-ups / 3 x 15 lunges
3. cardio: 45 min. running
4. cool down: 10 min. walking
here are some advices that will make your life a lot easier when you work out:
1. hydration: drink, drink, drink a LOT of water
2. music: have a good playlist prepared, music pushes you more than anything!
3. pulse: work with a heart rate monitor! it will prevent you from running out of breath before you have even started your workout
4. reward yourself: for every 10 min. more you spend on the treadmill, get yourself a little reward
5. keep a diary: take notes of your work-outs, you will see how much you have done and it will “force” you to keep exercising every week
6. buy fashionable active wear: this is probably the most girlie thing i have ever written here, but fashion is also important to me in the gym! it sounds extremely superficial, but i feel so much more better in cool active clothing (and i feel like a bad ass triathlon competitor or something)
7. S-T-R-E-T-C-H: stretching is SOOOO important for your entire body and the work outs coming. so never forget to STRETCH! (have i emphasized it enough with all those capitalized words and exclamation marks?)
after i work out i always have a snack on my way home, before cooking a proper meal. i mostly carry an apple, banana, a smoothie or some whole-wheat crackers with me. when working out it’s REALLY important to eat. starving yourself will get ya nowhere (old gangster lady voice)!


albertina passage is a quite new place in viennas first district, right by the opera. it’s supposed to be a dinner club, a place where you can eat out and party at the same time. when we first arrived we were really impressed by the interior. the light and the music set a perfect mood.
apart from the food and the music, albertina passage really wasn’t worth the money. the first problem we had was that we got the worst table ever. we were sitting on a table in a corner, far away from the stage. i called months before to get a good table, since it was peter’s 30th birthday and asked for a good table by the band. anyway, the waiter gave us a much better table when i asked him to. then the night went on and albertina passage disappointed me more and more. we got our starters before we even had our drinks, the bread arrived even after that. if one pays 18 € for a starter, i should be able to have my glass of wine with it, right? for mains we had the rib-eye steak and fish, which were both delicious.
the waiter then forgot about us, we sat in front of our empty plates for almost 30 min. we weren’t even asked if we wanted dessert, but at that point we didn’t even wan’t anything else than get out of the place.
my resume: a very beautiful and special place, high quality food but awful service and definitely not worth the money. too bad.


you might have noticed one thing:

like love

and as someone who loves food you need to have friends who love food as much, so you can have tons of food-related dates. my best friends family owns a chocolate factory, my brother orders sweets for over 100 € online every christmas and my blogger friend anna (h.anna) creates the most amazing vegetable delights. after inviting her and the bf over to our place for brunch a week ago, they returned our invitation the past weekend. on sunday we went to anna’s picturesque appartment and ate for hours. 

here are some impression and YES you have the right to drool all over your keyboard!


coat, jacket and blouse H&M / trousers ZARA / bag L.CREDI / shoes TOPSHOP
on monday the bf and i met a really sweet friend from london, who came to visit for some days. we decided to go to das moebel, a really cool café in vienna (where all the hip and cool kids go). i’ve wanted to go there forever and finally made it. we tried their brunch and strolled around town for a little bit after. i also got to wear my new jacket by h&m trend, which i am completely obsessed with. can you be in love with a piece of clothing? YES YOU CAN.
also i am so excited to tell you that i won this incredible la prairie give-away by notorious mag. it’s worth 475 $ and i can’t believe that’s it’s gonna be standing in my bath room. i think after using it i will look as hot as like heidi klum!


after a really long day last night i went to petit maroc in vienna’s 7th district, which was on our “we need to go there”-list for a long time. i’ve heard so many good things about it and turns out they were all true. we spent a wonderful evening, with wonderful and friendly service. the tagines are really amazing and the interior just blew my mind. very simple, but still so romantic (that’s why my photos turned out a little dark… but at least you’re feeling the mood). back home I fell asleep like a baby. happy, with full stomach!
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