Hi awesome people!

So I've been meaning to write this post for quite a while, but didn't know how to start it. Since a lot of people have been asking me about my lifestyle and/or diet, I'm gonna say this: I am not a vegan. Although I am trying to put as much plant based meal as possible in my diet. The reason I'm doing this is because I want myself (my mind and body) to feel good and be healthy inside and out. I feel good because I know I'm doing something that make myself and the environment better. This barely has nothing to do with trying to lose weight or anything like that. Having slim figure is probably just the bonus of living a healthy and balanced life.

Talking about losing weight, I've struggled with body image, like, a lot. My body is pretty curvy, I don't have the figure of a model and since I was 13 or 14 people around me did say something about it even make fun of it even though I know they might not mean it, probably. I knew I wasn't fat. But for a 13-year-old girl, being told that you should lose some weight was really discouraging and had an impact on the self-esteem.

When I was a bit older, I was really sure that I should find a way to be more confident about myself. My body has nothing to do with what I'm capable of and how people see me. It wasn't easy, but I'm happy now that I can actually say that, because I know that a whole lot of people will judge you from how you look but there are also those who respect and care about you, your viewpoints and your ability despite your physical appearance. And the latter are the people who deserve your time and attention.

If you're not feeling good about yourself, do something about it. Find what makes you feel uncomfortable/not good and try to shift the negativity towards balance and positiveness. I didn't like how I felt about myself because I didn't give my body what it needed. I ate less natural and more processed food way more than I should have and didn't exercise much, I was afraid of feeling something that might make me feel "weak" (crying included). Trust me, crying is not a sign that you're weak. People who don't cry are not always tough!
I decided to change so that I can feel good about myself. I started to exercise, take yoga class, move my body more, eat healthier, think positively and be vulnerable. Now I'm not yet where I want to be with my emotional journey but I'm getting there and feel way better about myself!

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line." - Lucille Ball

Rara x

Hi! <3

Who's ready for another delicious, easy and healthy smoothie recipe?! You barely need 5 minutes to make this one, perfect when you're feeling hungry between meals or just any time of the day, really.

Blend until smooth:
(For 1 serving)

1 frozen, ripe banana
6 strawberries
1 tablespoon of acai powder (optional)
1 tablespoon of chia seeds (optional)
a dash of soy/almond/dairy milk
about 1 cup of cold water