Power Girls - Barbara Malewicz
Power Girls is a series showcasing how real women conquer work & life challenges but still balance to sweat, eat clean and fit wellness into their everyday lives.
We sat down with our favorite rainbow lovin', self proclaimed Barbie aficionado to get an inside look at how a busy gyal stays healthy. With a schedule full of photoshoots, press releases, running her own lifestyle site and the online edition of Wad Magazine, Barbara Malewicz finds a way to make healthier choices on the Go.
Q. What is your background? (Work etc.)
I'm an editor at WAD Magazine, I manage all the web part and also writes articles on the print edition. Aside from that, I am very active on my personal Instagram and I manage my blog ilovemalebitch.com, a pink gazette retracing some of my experiences.
Q. How do you start your day?
I take time to open your eyes before plunging myself in hot water, and try not to hang it ...
Q. Whats your daily relationship with food? Take us through your eats from start to finish.
My breakfast is what I prefer that morning so I never eat the same thing. Normally I have a preference for Greek yogurt topped with muesli, fresh fruit juice and vegetable mix (banana, cucumber and bell pepper, for example), and then pancakes without eggs and with soya milk.
I do not eat a an enormous lunch when I work. It's always something like a simple salad (avocado / tomato) or soup, with fruit in the afternoon.
Then at dinner, most of the time it ends in quinoa, with feta cheese, vegetables cut into thin slices, or downright fruits (mango, strawberry, pineapple) for a sweet version. I add a bunch of stuff, nuts, raisins, almonds, grated coconut, pumpkin seeds ... and I find myself with an incredible bowl.
Q. What are Reviews some of your kitchen staples?
Chia seeds and flax, cinnamon, and always always a blender!
Q. How do you like to sweat?
Jumping rope, running to the gym (in truth, I alternate between 30 minutes cross-training, then 30 minutes of elliptical that simulates a running movement uphill and finally 15 minutes fast walk uphill on the treadmill). I finish up by working the abs and thighs.
6. We know your schedule can be quite hectic, how do dig up motivation?
I think the my next photoshoot and the fact that I want a good result!
Q. What role Does music play in your workout? What are your fave tunes sweat?
It's the most primal part. Music is what elevates me. What pusI will be accelerated smoothly, boosted by the pace.
The most successful titles: Azaelia Banks - 1991 Britney Spears - Toxic, Destiny's Child - Bootylicious
Q. What is your beauty Regimen? One step you never skip?
Every day I clean my face with a soap-free cleanser before applying a serum for sensitive skin then my moisturizer.
Oh..and never ever do I skip cleansing before moisturizing
Q. Any beauty Essentials?
The purifying scrub by Aesop.
Q. We really live by beauty from the inside out and less is more? What do thesis Menos Mas Mantra's mean to you?
Ah fact! You are what you eat, better to stay as natural as possible, both with what we eat, but also with what is applied on the skin!
Q. Best advice you've ever received
Remains humble at all times, keep feet on the ground, spending time with your family, remember simple things.