My friend Paula from @plantifultaste tagged me yesterday to share some facts about myself and I thought this would make a great first post on my new blog. Thank you lovely <3

So let’s dive into it!

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1. One of my biggest passions is traveling. I love discovering new places and landscapes I’ve never seen. Traveling more is also one of my main goals I’d like to focus on in the future. It is just an amazing opportunity to get to know yourself better and create some space which allows you to question your current beliefs and develop new convictions. It can be extremely eye opening and fulfilling – that’s what I love about it!

“One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

2. I’m a highly sensitive and emotional person. Loud noises or bright lights can easily irritate me and I get extremely grumpy when I am hungry or have to do a lot in a short amount of time.

3. Those who know me may remember that I’ve always wanted to study medicine because I thought this way I could devote my life to helping others. However – long story cut short – I noticed the health care system and pharmacological industry are not nessecarily what I wanted to support. I read a lot of medical studies and informed myself thoroughly on nutrition. Did you know about 70% of premature deaths can be avoided through eating a wholefoods plantbased diet and engaging in physical activity? Most of the drugs (e.g. statins, ACE inhibitors etc) are totally superfluous and a lot of surgeries are performed unnesseccarily in order to make money. This is not a system I would like to work in and one of the reasons I’m currently struggling to find an alternative.

4. I’m extremely passionate about nutrition. This is because I think our health is the greatest gift we have and we do not appreciate it enough until we notice what it means to not be in great health anymore. It was also one of my main motivations to go vegan. If you want to inform yourself on that topic books I can definitely recommend are “How not to Die”, “The China Study” and “The Starch Solution”. You could also watch the documentaries “What the health” and “Forks over Knives”. A great vegan and German YouTube channel is “Vegan ist ungesund”!

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates

5. One of my hobbies is going to the gym and lifting weights. This might not sound like a fun thing to do for some of you but I love it and have been doing it for 4 years already! I love working out in general and whenever this comes too short I tend to feel out of balance and my stress level becomes unbearable. Exercising is an amazing stress reliever, mood enhancer and energy booster!

6. Going vegan was the best decision I’ve ever made. I do not regret it one bit and could never go back. Sometimes I even feel upset about it, as it is literally so easy once you know how to do it and you can eat everything you normally would in a cruelty free and healthier version. Plus as it is better for your health, our planet and the animals there is absolutely no rational reason to continue to eat animal products.

7. Theoretically I am a dentistry student but as I hadn’t really had enough time to look for alternatives concerning my studies I decided to take a year off and hope I’ll be able to travel and find something that suits me better. Recently I’ve been playing with the idea of studying psychology instead and think I might enjoy it as I’ve missed real books, analysations and literature in my studies.

8. I’m so happy to finally have some time for myself. I enjoy reading books about all sorts of topics, painting & sketching, taking photographs & editing, listening to podcasts, writing a blog again, incorporating routines into my daily life and working on refraining from unhealthy behaviours.

9. One year ago I injured my knee and had to undergo surgery. Before I’ve always loved running but as the load on the knee joint is very high I’ve been afraid of trying it so far. However I even purchased a book about running and the right way to increase training and hope to slowly incorporate running into my exercise routine again.

10. Every morning I start my day by brushing my teeth, drinking water, practising yoga, listening to a podcast and having breakfast. This is a morning routine I’ve developed during the last few weeks and I love it so much as it makes me feel energised and empowered. I even love going to bed now which has never been the case before!

Do you have a morning routine? If so, what is it? Let me know in the comments below!

I’m so excited to share all of my ideas with you – so stay tuned! 🙂

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

All my love,

nutriousniki

About Author

Niki is a 22-year-old dentistry student from Germany. She loves to inform herself on nutrition and shares healthy vegan recipes with her followers on Instagram.

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