Year: 2016

NOSTALIC FEELINGS

NOSTALIC FEELINGS

Wrapping up the year is always something that makes me slightly nostalgic. The anticipation of the new year to come, looking back to what has been (both positive and negatieve), learning moments.. I think I can say 2016 has been pretty good to me, but […]

TAKING CARE OF MY BUSINESS

TAKING CARE OF MY BUSINESS

From the moment I started posting slightly more personal pieces on my blog, I started receiving slightly more personal questions also. Personal as in: people are curious creatures and many of you wanted to know more about for instance my training routine, what I eat […]

6 MONTHS OF PERSONAL BODY PLAN

6 MONTHS OF PERSONAL BODY PLAN

Six months have passed since I started this experiment. I call it an experiment because I wasn’t really sure if this thing called Personal Body Plan was something for me. I’ve never really been the biggest fan of gyms, I’ve never really felt comfortable in those group fitness classes and I certainly never envisioned myself going there at least 4-5 times a week. Until I did.

Besides the fact that I lost 18 kilograms over the past months (here you go, you curious little monsters ;) I’ve had so many questions about what size I was and now am, how much I weigh and how much weight I lost, so here’s your answer), I feel like I gained so much from this experience. It might sound as one big fat cliche, but working out the way I did (weight training) is something that gave me so much confidence. And I’m not only talking about the weight loss or the shape of my body here, I’m talking about the fact that it feels amazing to feel what your body is capable of. I mentioned this before, but I’ve always been a sporty type. I practised all kinds of sports, and enjoyed every single one of them to the fullest. People asked me so many times how I get motivated to train a lot, but honestly: I don’t really ‘get motivated’, I just am! But when I started weight training I realised I really didn’t know what I was doing. I thought I knew, but if I really knew where I was going, how would I have gotten so lost?

So that’s one of the main things Personal Body Plan has given me during this 6 month ride: knowledge. Knowledge about my body, to be able to use and move it in the best way possible. But also to understand that my body is different than your body is. Seems like a no-brainer, but my body is mine, and therefore functions differently than yours. Also the knowledge about the weights/machines at the gym. I honestly didn’t know how to use them properly and even though I wouldn’t call myself a pro now, I do know how to use them. And last but not least: knowledge about myself. That I’m able to endure and grow so much stronger in the process both literally (you should have seen my arms ;)) and figuratively speaking: I honestly feel this trip made me a better person. Looking forward to the next 6 months.

Oh, and Claudio: thanks for being the best coach I could have possibly had. Thanks for guiding. Thanks for being positive when I was trying to tear myself apart from time to time. And thanks for letting me know there’s always someone out there with bigger shoulders than me :’)

Dress – Topshop / Sneakers – Nike via Sarenza / Bag – A.P.C. 

THAT STORMY SUNDAY

THAT STORMY SUNDAY

If there is one car that gets me – not the biggest car enthusiast out there – excited, it’s this one. Volkswagen kindly enough let me test drive this beautiful Beetle Cabrio Denim edition (told you! Has my name written all over it!) for a […]

ADDING TRENDS IN A SUBTLE WAY

ADDING TRENDS IN A SUBTLE WAY

Trends. I’ver never really know what to do with them. Even though I definitely don’t consider myself an authority when it comes to having the most unique personal style, I’ve never been one to follow all trends either. On the contrary, for most of my […]

BIRTHDAY: THE AFTERMATH

BIRTHDAY: THE AFTERMATH

First word that comes to my mind when I think about the day after my birthday (yay, I turned 29 yesterday!): comfort. Hence the incredibly snugly Classic Short II Ugg boot, a loose fitted pair of dungarees and a loos top that looks slightly chique, but feels like you’re wearing pj’s. Easy peasy, on a day in and around the house. Hope you enjoy your weekends :)

Top – H&M / Dungarees – Costes / Boots – Ugg Australia #myCLASSICstyle / cap – Asos

PERSONAL BODY PLAN: CONFIDENCE

PERSONAL BODY PLAN: CONFIDENCE

​Time for some personal reveries, because boy did I do some contemplating since I started my Personal Body Plan journey… First of all, I want to point out that I really don’t want to come across as this whining person with a negative vibe around […]

FASHIONCHICK SHOPPING DAYS

FASHIONCHICK SHOPPING DAYS

Hurray, it’s Monday! Which means a fresh new start of the week, new opportunities and.. a new outfit. Literally, because my entire outfit is new (except for the bag, that’s an oldie). To celebrate Fashionchick’s Shopping Days (on October 29th and 30th), I picked up […]