Petite blog for Peruvian wellbeing

Category: lifestyle (page 1 of 4)

Breakfast quinoa

Breakfast is one of my favorite rituals. I don’t always have time for it. But when I can, I really enjoy sitting at the table with a cup of tea and a bowl of good things to eat. I’m still trying to eat quinoa with everything. This time, here is a post for bringing together a simple quinoa breakfast bowl. Español aquí.

There is something very relaxed about breakfast bowls and that is that you can generally combine them as you best choose. In this case, the base is quinoa. Do you remember how easy it was to prepare it with all the other Andean superfoods? I chose strawberries for this post because they were in season and I love the sweet taste of honey. How do you enjoy your breakfast? Read more

Five tips for a successful bachelorette party

Bachelorette parties are fun and special. They celebrate your friendship and affection towards the bride. This year a very close highschool friend of mine asked me to be her maid of honor and I organized a bachelorette party for the second time in my life. Today’s post shares five tips for a successful bachelorette party from these experiences. I hope you like it! Español aquí.

Regardless of the fact that I am by no means an expert in relationships or weddings, it only seems fair to pass down this knowledge that I have gained twice fold. The first time it was for my older sister and, the second, for my great friend. Here is what I picke up. I hope it helps. Read more

How to pick a lunch menu spot

I share a lot of empathy with my peers about bringing food from home at work. We like home cooking, knowing how it was made and the money saved isn’t bad either. But we can’t all do it. For all the times I can’t bring lunch to the office, I spent some time thinking about how to eat something healthy. Español aquí.

I recently found a menu post that’s close to me that cooks like home. Not without before making some bad choices that included “chifas”, cevicherías and Creole menus of dubious origin that will remain anonymous. Here’s how I made my choice and hope you can find your own corner to enjoy as much as I do La Valeriana at Petit Thours Avenue. Español aquí.
Read more

#LaLigaSomosTodos: Fundraising idea for the office with food

I’m very excited to share this post with you for a fundraising idea for the office. One of the best practices I learned from my prior employment was participating in a food drive. As a part of an international company, the enterprise let each office choose a local charitable cause close to their heart for a donation. The trick was encouraging the workers to get involved by asking them to raise an amount that the company would pledge to meet. Spanish here.

Read more

How to run (or jog) in cold weather

So there I was, all dressed up in my running clothes and unwilling to get off the couch. Outside, it was a full on winter in New York City and my body was resisting my will to stay fit. With no gym membership, jogging was my best option to break a sweat during my brief visit. If only I could make myself start. Español aquí.

While I live in South America, Lima is not the eternal tropical paradise I wish it were. We have about three months of summer and the rest is a bland grey haze that can get rather chilly. Then again we don’t have heating. That’s probably why we get cold. I used to jog year round, until I had a knee injury. Here is how I did it in the cold of Lima and NYC. By the way, no makeup.

1. Onion test run
If it’s your first time, go for a test run dressed up in lightweight layers that you can take off and tie around your waist. The truth is that you will get warmer as you run and you probably won’t need all the layers you started out with. In Lima, I do well with a long sleeve shirt and leggings, and in NYC I added a windbreaker jacket. Looking at what your fellow co-runners wear also helps. To each their own.

2. Invest in items that are made for cold weather
I recommend looking for items made in fabrics that are meant for cold weather. Leggings and a shirt are key to keep you warm on the inside of all your layers. My first item of this sort was a long sleeved dri-fit shirt. It kept me warm so I got one for my dad. We used to jog in uniform.

3. Have a playlist
Music makes good company if you don’t have a buddy to run with. Not to mention that listening to awesome songs will definitely get you in the mood for your run. Making a playlist will avoid interrupting your vibe when an unexpected mood killer song pops into your ears. Bonus points if you time your playlist to be as long as your run.

4. Map out your route
It’s a probably a good idea to know where you are going. Because I am a woman, I like to run on busy avenues and avoid quiet streets. I feel safer this way, especially when I go out in the early mornings or late nights. I always find fellow runners and municipal security along my way. Planning out your run will let you know how far to go. If you tire yourself out, how will you get home?

5. Motivate yourself
In case you are wondering if I ever got off the couch, I did. I googled workout motivation and came across some pinterest photos of amazing looking women. It made me think how I wanted to look as good. I knew it was up to me. So I got off my hiney and out to the street. It was totally worth it. I talk about motivation again here.