The Challenge


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My gym’s 60 day Body Transformation Challenge started yesterday and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of something that’s going to change so many lives. Continue reading

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Training for #werunsf


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In 5 weeks I’m running the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco and I couldn’t be more excited about it! Ever since I heart about this race I’ve been wanting to actually run it. The last 2 editions I would sit behind my phone on race days and check out the hashtags of the race so I could see how everything looked and which price the winners would get.  Continue reading

March Workout Schedule


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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.  Continue reading

Before & After: 2009 vs now


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The first 3 pictures were taken in 2009, the last ones were taken in 2011. I shared the first picture to show you how swollen my face was and how it is actually possible to change your whole look. I included the second picture to let you know how that reducing the fat on your back can make you look so much more beautiful. The last picture is one of my sisters and I. We all look so much better and more grown up in the last group picture! Yay! 😉

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. Continue reading

10 miles: A new milestone


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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. Continue reading

Motivational Monday: Time


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Today’s quote is so true and I sometimes recognize myself in it. But indeed, what’s 30 minutes of training if it can make you feel happy for a lifetime?!

I’m almost off to my Pilates class which I love because its a 1 hour full body workout! It will be my last class for a while now so I’m going to enjoy it for sure!

Get out of your couch and go running for half an hour! I promise it will make you feel better! If its raining and you don’t like rain then look for Blogilates on YouTube and do three of her videos! 😉

Happy Monday!

Xoxo
Julie