The best thing about living in California is having the beach on walking distance of your home. I love to go to the beach and just hang out, even on a less sunny day. I’m taking a photography class and we have to practice taking pictures outside. The teacher told us to always either go out before 10 in the morning or after 4pm in order to take the best pictures. When the sun is shining too bright, the pictures don’t turn out as good as when it’s overcast. (more…)
Training for a half marathon is not an easy thing to do. It asks for a lot of motivation, dedication and will power. You can’t just show up at the race without months of preparation. I tell you, that would be mission impossible.
Next to running 5 days a week, I also have a weight lifting class (1,5 hour) on Monday and Wednesday evening and since I would love to actually have abs when showing off in my bikini in a couple of months, I added the Lorna Jane Ab Challenge to my workout week too. (more…)
Those who read yesterday’s post about the amazing Bulu Box, probably saw that there was a Protein Pancake Mix included in the box. I tried them out and topped them with agave and blueberries, as you can see on the picture!
The pancakes were really easy to make. You basically just have to add a little water to the mix and bake them. One package is good for 6 to 8 pancakes, so you can easily make a protein rich breakfast for 2 with the mix. (more…)
I recently discovered the world of subscription boxes and after browsing through a lot of them, the Bulu Box caught my eye! Bulu Box is a health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box that helps people to live a healthier lifestyle and feel better in their own skin. I loved the colors of the box, the motivational quotes and of course all the goodies inside! (more…)
As I value health a lot, and since many of you don’t really know my story, I decided to start March with my body transformation story.
Back when I was a kid, I was a really picky eater. I only ate things I was really familiar with and I remember having to stay at the table for an hour after my sisters and parents were done eating, just because I didn’t want to eat what was on my plate. Sometimes I didn’t even know what it tasted like, but I just didn’t want to eat it.
I remember that I was 13 and I went to my first party. (more…)
February flew by! It’s such a short month, you know?! It started off with the Super Bowl and ended with my birthday, which means it started and ended with pizza and cupcakes. It wasn’t the healthiest month for me, because after the Superbowl was done and we ate all the leftovers, I got injured on my ankle and then I got sick, which basically meant that I didn’t run too much this month and my body is not in the nicest shape! March is going to be different though, and I’ll share with you why in the post I’m going to write tomorrow, so stay tuned!
1. Santa Barbara boardwalk
2. Sometimes we have rain in California (believe it or not!)
3. My favorite book
4. This little guy was following me at school
5. Célfie on my birthday
6. Feeling like Marissa Cooper in Manhattan Beach
7. Watching the Manhattan Beach sunset
8. Flowers and leopard look fabulous together
9. Heart pastry & Valentine’s Day crafts with the baby
10. Heart shaped pizza & flowers are my favorite
11. Slaiden likes chasing the birds
1. Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10k
2. Super Bowl SeaHawks party
3. Hermosa Beach Pier scares the baby
4. Hermosa Beach looks like the desert
5. Reflections of the Hermosa Beach Pier fill the sand
6. View from the Santa Barbara Pier
7. Santa Barbara boats
8. El Camino College
9. Seeing the world upside down on the Hermosa Beach Pier
Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.
As you guys know, I’m following this running schedule that I set up a couple of weeks ago. In December and January I did a great job on following this schedule, but for the last 3 weeks I was first injured and than sick, so I really couldn’t run. Last Monday I started working out again and let me tell you, it was so hard to even just run 3 miles. I felt so out of shape!
I kept going through with the schedule though and in the weekend I ran so much. On Saturday I ran 8 miles and on Sunday I ran 10 miles! It was the first time I ran that far! For my Belgian followers, this is 16 km! I ran it in 1:24:50, which is a pretty good time I think. I want to run the half marathon I’m training for in 1:50:00. I think that’s going to be pretty hard for me still, but I have 11 more weeks to train for that. I’m just telling you guys this, not to make you feel bad about yourself or to make it look like I’m perfect in what I’m doing. No, I’m telling you guys this because I’m a human, just like everyone else, who loves cupcakes and pizza and who actually has a hard time to stay in shape and to be healthy. Yet, even though it’s hard, I went through with it, and I’m motivated to keep on running the extra mile, until I’m fully satisfied. (more…)