Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions With Ksenija Balta

The start of the New Year is a good time to reflect on the past year and make a new beginning especially in healthier lifestyle. To get some extra motivation, we met our charming Oriflame brand ambassador shape Ksenija Balta once again to learn more about her New Year`s resolutions and how she keeps herself in a good shape.

1. Please, tell us, how your previous  has been in general? 
As regards sports, my wishes were higher and my hopes were higher, but I am happy, however, that in the winter European Championships, where the level was high, I achieved the fifth place. I am also happy that health is okay and I can prepare a new momentum for the new year. 

2. Do you have any New Year’s resolutions or goals already for the 2018? 
Certainly, goals are already in place. There are World Championships in the winter and the European Championships in summer where I want to go and fight for high places.

3. Speaking of healthy living, do you like to cook? Where do you usually find the inspiration for new recipes?

I really like to cook and most recipes are from Gordon Ramsay's cook books. Sometimes I'm looking for something interesting on the Internet. And sometimes, when I don’t have all needed ingredients at home, I come up with my own recipes with the ingredients I already have at home. 

4. What are your thoughts on a popular assumption that tasty food always contains a lot of calories? Do you agree that tasty and filling doesn’t always have to mean fatty?
I do not think that good and delicious food should definitely be rich in calories, it still depends on what ingredients to use. However, I totally agree with the statement that the delicious food is not always making people fat.

5. How would you describe your eating habits and daily menu at the moment? Is it important for you that your meals contain all needed nutrients?
At the moment, when I’m on vacation my menu is perhaps a little less healthy than it is before the competitions and during the race period. When trainings are already in full swing, I eat healthy and watch what I eat, because it's important for me to get all the necessary proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals as much as possible from food. And attention should still be paid to the fact that the food would be varied and balanced.

6. What are your thoughts on Wellness by Oriflame products and concept in general?
I really like Wellness by Oriflame products. I like the fact that the shakes have a good selection of different tastes and the tasty bars can easily be carried and used to quickly quench hunger. It's a great that Oriflame has come up with something like Wellness by Oriflame that pays attention to people's health and healthy lifestyle because in today's fast-paced world people are forgetting themselves and it is very good when someone offers them simple and quick solutions to take care of their wellbeing. Because a person who feels good is also a happy person.

7. What do you think about our new Wellness Protein Blend?

I have tried Protein Blend and I am very pleased because it consists of only natural substances and can be added to any food without damaging its taste but on the contrary, it adds value to it. One of my favorite food where I put it in is smoothie. If you feel hungry, it's very easy to prepare and best of all, it will quickly satisfy hunger.

8. Let`s talk beauty a bit. What`s your ultimate beauty rule to live by at the moment? Any winter beauty secrets?
One of my rules is that your skin must always be moisturized. Therefore, every day (twice a day) I clean, tone and moisturize the skin with Oriflame products, which I find very pleasing and suitable for me. But I believe that one of my secrets that I can share with you is to be intuitive and feel happy, it always makes you shine.

9. Have you discovered any favorite Oriflame products recently?
I have a lot of favorite products. One of my favorite includes a complete set of skin care - NovAge. Different lip balms that moisturize my lips, nail polishes, which are so beautiful and fast drying. The product that I can not get over is WonderLash 5-in-1 mascara and I describe it just with one word - WOW.

10. Would you like to share some New Year wish for us all?
I wish everyone a positive attitude, because it is just 10% of things that happen to us, and about 90% is about how we behave. I wish that you feel joy every day and tell yourself that you are beautiful. Reach for your dream. And most importantly I want to tell you - everything will be fine. 

Words by: Photographs by: Valts Kleins “SECRET GARDEN STUDIO”