Love Island – Is it all just fun and games?

Disclaimer first: I have actually never watched a full episode of Love Island in my whole life.

Until a few weeks ago I would even have sworn that this kind of show exists UK exclusive, but doing research for this blog post prooved me wrong. There is a German version on RTL 2.

Now how come I want to talk about a show I never watched?

 

Love Island
Love Island got me thinking…

 

First of all, if you are active on social media, there is no escape. Everyone is constantly commenting on who kissed whom and who betrayed XY behind their back.

And yes, I do know there is a mute button for certain topics. I wasn´t bothered.

I just wasn´t interested.

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Working from home – Patience

I always figured I was of the impatient kind. And that nothing in the world could ever change that.

As someone that was used to grasping new things quickly, I never really had the patience to sit down and try long and hard. That almost broke my neck in medical school, as some of the topics required me to just do things repeatedly until I had memorized them by heart – a concept that to this day doesn´t agree with me.

 

Working from home
Working from home

 

That is just the way it is, I told myself. I will lead a long, happy and impatient life.

And only get average grades at med school.

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Vaccination – LLL Vlogs 50

I bet the topic needs no introduction. Ever since Kat von D posted a picture on Instagram, claiming that she would raise her child without vaccination, it has been all over the internet.

And I am kind of glad it is. Not because someone with a huge following and influence spoke out against vaccines. That is harmful to the cause and has in the past proven to lead to a decrease in vaccination.

 

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Vaccination certificates – these are mine

 

But because vaccination is a hot topic once again, with other influential people speaking up about their experiences (Caroline Hirons, just to name one).

See, transmittable diseases and vaccination are part of my daytime job. I have been on the radio numerous times, I am going to speak on a panel on this topic come Monday and if the time for talking is done, I am one of the squad that visits your school/kindergarten/whatever to see if the outbreak of measles happening there puts your child in danger and if quarantine is needed.

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LLL Vlogs 37 – Travel plans

Don’t be fooled by the pretty picture! There are no sunsets in this video, in fact the sun has long set and you will only get to see me, fresh from the shower (in clothes!) and with a towel wrapped around my head.

Wait, that sounds off. I didn’t obviously shower in clothes, I meant that I put on clothes after the shower to film the video.

 

Travel plans
Travel plans

 

Even though, given how I was feeling when I filmed it, I would not have been surprised if I had forgotten to get dressed. Seriously, if my head wasn’t firmly placed on my shoulders, I think I might loose it somewhere these days.

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The Birthday Tag – LLL Vlogs 34

Do birthdays in your family also come in multiples?

We have seven  to celebrate from February 7th to March 12th, then months with only a few sprinkled in, and then again four within three weeks time starting October.

Needless to say that birthdays and party planning are keeping me occupied right now. Mine has come and gone, with no celebration due to the fact that I was a) sick and b) turning 39, which didn’t feel like a huge milestone.

 

The Birthday Tag
The Birthday Tag

 

Next up is my daughters, she will be four tomorrow. Seriously, I cannot believe how time flies, it feels like yesterday when she was born. Heck, it feels like yesterday when I was crying on my living room floor because my then ob-gyn had told me I was most likely never going to get pregnant.

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5 fitness and health tips for mums (and other busy People)

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Five tips, because that is what all the magazines do.

And because it only looks good on camera when you count on one hand.

But I will throw in something else here at the beginning. Not a tip, but actual advice!

 

5 fitness and health tips for mums (and other busy people)
5 fitness and health tips for mums (and other busy people)

 

If you don´t know your way around working out or healthy eating, go talk to a professional. Get a medical check, book a PT, or even trust an experienced friend. But please have someone that knows his stuff help you with how excercises are actually done.

Do not, by any means, just do online videos if you have never worked out before. And, no matter how fit and toned that person looks, don´t take workout advice from someone online that isn´t a certified PT (or yoga/pilates/whatever instructor).

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Intermittent fasting and my 9 months postpartum body update

After filming my 6 months postpartum update where I talked about my diet and exercise routine, I received a lot of questions about Intermittent Fasting, or interval fasting as it is called in Germany.

 

Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent Fasting

 

Some of the questions were repetitive, so I decided to go into more depth with this video, covering the scientific background, different options of how to do it and the beneficial effects it has on your health, even if you don´t need to loose any weight.

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My diet and exercise routine – 6 months postpartum update

I promised I´d wear a bikini for our France holiday, and I did. 6 months after having my son, and not completely satisfied yet, but proud of the progress I have made.

In this video I share with you my diet and exercise routine, or at least what I did before I completely fell off the bandwagon while moving.

For comparison see me 3 months update here.

 

Please watch in HD and on YouTube for the ultimate viewing pleasure.

Oh, and a little disclaimer: Wear a bikini whenever you feel like it, no matter how much you weigh or if you exercise.

 

More info on Intermittent Fasting (I do the weekly version, there are different options explained)

Bikini Body Mommy Challenge 5.0

 

What do you do to stay in shape?

 

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Weight loss and body changes after pregnancy

There were many things I wanted to know when I got pregnant.

I wanted to know if I would be a good mom.

I wanted to know how my life was going to change.

I wanted to know what labor would feel like.

And, superficial woman that I am, I wanted to know how my body would change and how (and if) I would ever get back to my pre-baby body.

Bounce back, as it is called these days.

 

Weight loss and body changes after pregnancy - my 3 month postpartum update

 

Now, two pregnancies later, it is the question that always comes up when we are talking baby stuff. The one thing every woman who is planning on having babies wants to know.

So I sat down and talked you through weight loss and body changes after pregnancy.

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My labor and delivery story

No breaking news: I had a baby in early March. And you are probably tired of me banging on about it.

But many of you asked for more background information, so I figured I would film a little video, taking you with me on the journey to the hospital and into the delivery room.

 

My labor and delivery story

 

Well, not really into, just narratively into, because

a) I don’t think anyone would want to see the bloody details and

b) I had many other things on my mind that did not include picking up a camera.

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