Things that make a marriage cool: Doing sports together

Spending quality time with your partners brings you closer together, but if that quality time includes doing sports, you kill two birds with one stone! How so? Well, doing sports together has many other cool benefits.

  • Improves your looks. Do you want to look your best and stay attractive to your partner? Exercise is the answer! Don’t take your partner’s admiration for granted. Of course, a marriage should be based on deeper qualities than physical appearance. Still, looking after your body will make you look your best, increase your confidence, all of which will make you very attractive to your partner.
  • Has health benefits. It is known that doing sports lowers the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and osteoporosis. Not only physical health, mental health benefits greatly from doing exercise. It relieves us of stress, is relaxing, and boosts happy feelings. It can also positively affect self-esteem.

There are so many sports you can do with your partner, some are even more fun if you do them together!

My suggestions:

winter and summer sports

Our personal favorites are skiing & snowboarding, jogging, beach volleyball, and windsurfing. These are the sports we do together most often and are most passionate about. Of course, some people are disabled or suffer from chronic diseases or advancing age that prevent them from engaging in vigorous exercise. However, even such couples can benefit from doing light exercise. That can mean just going for a walk in the neighborhood. It’s better than sitting at home in front of the screens all day!

enjoying summer sports together

doing winter sports together

Do you do sports together with your partner? Which are your favorites?

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Amazing pool at the lake

Spa at the lake

I wanted to show you this awesome place I visited last week! (just had coffee on the terrace, ahem) It’s Spa at Millstatter See, Carinthia. Isn’t this the most awesome pool at the lakeside?!

I know there are many amazing pools on the beach front, but at the lake? This one is the coolest I have seen so far!

Have you seen any pools by the lake? Share!

First Sight – Our wedding location

Whether a person, a pet, an object, or a place, write about something you connected with from the very first second.

Daily Prompt


 

Derek and I had a short engagement -he proposed middle of July and we were married on October 12 2013. Therefore we had to make decisions fast. It wouldn’t work out well if we hadn’t known exactly what we wanted. But we did. One of the first things we needed to arrange was the location of the ceremony + party. I quickly started searching around for nice spots in my home country.

I discovered an old mansion, that belongs to a wine company Dveri Pax. I never even heard about that place before, let alone visited it. After seeing the pictures of the mansion’s surroundings and their wine cellar, where they also hold dinner parties, I sensed I was onto something good.

The next day, I drove there with two of my friends in the late summer afternoon. The sun was low on the horizon and was the land was bathing in the warm light. We were driving on curvy countryside roads when a beautiful sight opened bellow us: Dveri Pax surrounded by trees, ponds, and fields of grass. I was charmed there and then, and seeing the property close-up only reassured me of its beauty. A kind worker took us on a tour of the surroundings. I already saw myself taking wedding pictures there. We were also taken inside the mansion, into a big, wine-cellar-like hall, entirely made of stone. This is where we would have our celebration. And we did. SONY DSC

first sight-location of wedding

Next weekend when Derek came to visit me, I took him there to have a look himself, and we were unanimous that this was what we wanted. We knew it from the first second.  pond at wedding location

 

Getaway in Italy

Finally we managed to get away for the weekend, and we drove to our (becoming traditional) “nest” in Grado, Italy. We so needed to unwind and chillax 🙂 In addition to laying on the beach (if it’s warm enough), we were hoping to do some windsurfing (if it’s windy enough). And we were lucky with both! Such a great little vacation!

On Sunday there was crazy wind, and our beach became was crowded to the last spot with kite surfers and windsurfers. I only went in the water in the morning, because the wind was too strong to be out there without a harness (which I still don’t have). But Derek stood out there pretty much the whole day, and right at the end he busted my sail -yes, he was surfing with mine, because the wind was too strong for his huge 7 meters. I was very disappointed because I was really looking forward to going again the next day when the wind calms down. So we decided to fix it ourselves with tape and a sturdy shopping bag! 😀 I tested it the same morning and it held perfectly well! Good thing I’m not ashamed of going out with a piece of shopping bag on my sail 😉 I really don’t care, as long as it goes.

Here is me fixing the sail on our balcony. fixing the sail during Grado getaway

And here is me going with the sail, proof that it works 😉 me surfing in Grado during Grado getaway

We celebrated our 7 months with a nice dinner in the old town. It was also our 2 years of being together! We got married on the 12th of October 2013 and we started dating 12th of May 2012 🙂 ❤ ❤

aniversay dinner in Grado  celebrating 2 years during Grado getaway

New shoes and a delicious salad dressing

Hello guys! Today I went to the store to try on my three running shoes picks, of which I wrote about in my last post. Right away, Adidas Supernova Glide felt extremely soft and comfortable. Nike’s were comfy too, but felt a little hard when I tried walking & running –

yes, running in the store! Giga Sport stores have a running band where you can give your shoes a spin before you make your decision, and this is exactly what I did 🙂 there is even a camera in the back of the band making transmitting a picture of you as you run real-time on a screen in front of you. I never saw myself running from the back before, it was kind of funny 🙂

Anyways, when I ran, I felt a big difference between Nike Lunar and Adidas Supernova Glide, Nikes were just not that comfortable or bouncy. I also tried Asics Gel Kayano, but the size somehow didn’t fit my foot! I was happy about that because I wouldn’t buy them anyway because of the price 😉 Image


I just made dinner and tried a new salad dressing, namely soy sauce & lemon & tahini. You need:

2 table spoons say sauce (I use reduced salt one)

1 tea spoon tahini

Some drizzles of lemon juice

It is absolutely delicious!!! I love, love, love it! You have to try it!

Gotta go now eat it up 😉