Friday, January 21, 2011

Studies on the brain obesity

Here is a wakeup call. Some days ago a read some articles about brain inflammation and obesity. You might think right now: "Come on girl you are not obese, maybe a little bit too chubby but definitively not obese. So why shout you care". To be honest I care because it scares hell out of me. Two years ago I found out that belly fat increases the risk of diabetes. Although using fear as a motivator isn't the best idea, I shed some kilos and never gained them back. 
Let's get back to the original story. Scientists figured out that obese people have a constant inflammation in their brains. That doesn't mean that obese people are less intelligent than others but the inflammation affects areas of the brain that are responsible for self-control.
Isn't that interesting? 
I always thought that self-control, motivation, vision, and the right choice of food are the ingredients for a healthy lifestyle. Well, it seems that self-control might be something that's not equally distributed among all people. Thus what are we going to do with this piece of information? In my case I'm going to put it on the "things I don't want to have in my life list". The list is not very long because I usually focus on things I want to have in my life more than the opposite site. 
In case you do have a hard time to control yourself in terms of food or exercise, I can recommend you to use the other factors :). To have ha vision is vital; you need to know where you want to be before you get started otherwise it will be hard.
For 2011 I want to regain physical fitness. So I pictured my future self to be fit by no means and I figured out what I could do during the day. Also I knew that walking stairs is beneficial, I always avoided them as much as possible. Now I’m giving it a try and I do walk the stares to my office (9 floors) at least once during the day. Believe me small things can have a huge impact.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Irony of studying psychology. I need to read texts about procrastination which are so boring that I rather procrastinate than reading them. :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Gears

After one year of failure, directly followed by a year full of pain, and a couple of years of fun, I developed a passion for snowboarding. Today I’ll pick up our boards from being prepared and repaired for the upcoming holidays, and recreational days in the Black Forest. So I thought I let you know a bit about the gears I recently bought:
I wanted to have a new binding for a while and waited desperately until the old one looked bad enough to be exchanged. This time I bought a K2 Cassette binding. Until today I didn’t regret the choice.
Another piece that I wanted to buy for a while is a protector vest. Mine is black but the picture was way better in white ;). 

At the moment I’m fully equipped for the season and I’m longing to go. Please let it snow!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy New Year

Jippiii a new year. From the depth of my heard I wish that this year will be your year, so that you will accomplish everything you want to. The first days of the year passed by so fast and had been awesome!
Last weekend Andreas and I visited our NLP Practitioner course and learned a lot about motivation. Although I never would have thought that I'll be verbalizing this, starting to learn NLP was the best decision I took in the past year.
Unfortunately, NLP skills cannot be demonstrated in a blog post. To compensate for that I like to invite you to take a look at some pictures I took in Berlin:

Take care!