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I’m a woman who knows what she wants, sets her goal and doesn’t stop until that goal is reached. That has been my mindset since years; it has brought me quite far. And… in many difficult but interesting situations. But I’ve never been into “easy” anyway.

When I shared my weight loss on facebook last week, “how did you do this?” was the most frequently asked question. So it was only logical that I’d share my story with you. My goal is to lose 8-10kg. I’ve currently lost 7, so that means I’m almost there. I can hear you think “wow” but in fact achieving it isn’t the difficult part. To stay on this target weight, that’s where the challenge lies.

An intensive diet was never part of the plan. I didn’t want to starve myself for temporary results. So the only way to have lasting results was to adjust my lifestyle, this through sport and a different way of eating.

My sports activities include running, abdominal exercises, hometrainer sessions and since a week bicycling. Swimming & lifting weights are definitely sports that I’d love to add to the list in the near future. My focus is currently mainly on running.

  • Running : 2 à 3 times a week – mostly in the morning to start the day with a clear mind. I’ve built it up slowly and currentely running 6-7k per session. *IMPORTANT women better eat carbohydrates before they start exercising to burn more fat, while men better wait until afterwards.
  • Abdominal exercises : 2 times 30min/week. (in a next post I’ll give you a better view on the exercises + programs I use and which ones gave me the best results)
  • Hometrainer session : a good alternative to have some movement & exercise when I can’t go out for a training session. (Single mom life, baby!) You’ll catch me in the garden with a headset and some good music while giving my all.
  • Bicycling : I’ve started a week ago and it goes well. Currently lookin’ for some beautiful routes from at least 10 to 15k. Oh and I love cycling uphill!

These exercises have given me more muscles in my legs, my bum and my tummy is flatter too. As you can see I’m not training for hours, but I do it regulary and that seems better and easier to sustain.

This is one part but what about my eating habbits?

As breakfast I eat porridge with sugar and/or fruit – bananas and strawberries work the best for me. We eat a lot of vegetables too, spinach is the absolute favorite of my boys. My dishes consists mainly of poultry or fish, since I’m not fan of red meat. And you will always, and I really mean always, find a lot of sauce on my plate. I’ll never get rid of the sauce, never!

So, what I eat didn’t change, how I eat did.

Instead of eating a lot at once, I now eat smaller portions and this 4-6 times a day. And because of the smaller portions, I’m less hungry anyway. I also eat quite early and take my last snack at least 30-45 minutes before I go to bed. Not because I believe in those stories of “you will get fat purely from eating late at night” Believe me, that’s just a myth. As long as you don’t consume the majority of your daily calorie needs, there’s no problem. It’s more because it’s unpleasant to go to bed with an uncomfortably full stomach, you’ll still be satisfied in the morning and that will result in skipping breakfast. This will disrupt your metabolism.

Is there no more room for candy? Of course there is! Thanks to all my workouts I’m perfectly able to eat candy. And I enjoy it even more than I did before.

There’s still a lot of work to be done but I’m proud of what I achieved in those 2 months. Can’t wait to see how my body will transform in the next weeks. I’m off now, running! Talk to you soon. Love always, sporty spice 😉

::: I’M WEARING :::

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13 Comments
  • Toffe foto’s! Goed bezig, ik ga het afvallen ook weer oppakken!

  • nicole orriens
    May 18, 2018

    Wat leuk dat je ook hardloopt! Ik doe dat ook, inmiddels al zo’n 16 jaar zelfs. Elke ochtend! Het is een super begin van de dag.

  • Felice Veenman
    May 18, 2018

    Mooie foto’s !Hardlopen is zeg maar niet mijn ding, wel geprobeerd hoor. Ik loop of fiets elke dag een uur

  • Mark
    May 18, 2018

    Hardlopen: heerlijk om je hoofd leeg te maken. Zeg maar een soort van meditatie in beweging 😉

  • Daphne - verdraaidmooi
    May 18, 2018

    Mooie outfit! Ik houd zelf meer van fietsen of wandelen.

  • Chaya
    May 18, 2018

    Mooie outfit. Hardlopen is fijn om even alles van je af te rennen.

  • Leonie
    May 18, 2018

    Goed bezig hoor! Nu volhouden! Mooie outfit trouwens.

  • Stephanie
    May 18, 2018

    Hardlopen mag ik niet doen voor mijn hernia, maar snelwandelen wel 🙂 Mooie outfit wel!

  • Janine
    May 18, 2018

    Hele mooie foto’s!

  • Robinbeeblog
    May 18, 2018

    Yes! Work it, love your outfit, photo on point! Every time you amaze me

  • Sylvahna.nl
    May 19, 2018

    Supergave set en hele mooie foto’s!

  • Ilse visscher
    May 20, 2018

    Mooie fotos! Knap dat je zo hardloopt. Is alleen echt niet mijn ding, dus hou t bij yoga haha.

  • Josan
    May 20, 2018

    Geweldige legging! LOVE it. Sinds april het sporten weer opgepakt.

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