Hi there! I’m on week 15 of the Bikini Body Guide (BBG) by Kayla Itsiness. I’m doing it with the app ‘SWEAT’, which includes four full programs: the classic BBG, BBG Stronger, Mind&Body and the Post-Pregnancy programmes.   So… how did I start? I’ll be honest. It took me ages to start the guide properly. There I was: Week 1 “Legs”. All I will say is that that first workout can be one of the most discouraging things you can ever attempt to do if you’re not already fit. I had to stop the timer five times in seven minutes and my legs…

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These past months have been a big challenge for me. I haven’t really been enjoying my degree and that’s affected not only my life but also my relationships with my loved ones. Feeling that what you’ve been doing for the past four years of your life doesn’t bring you happiness or excitement it’s a scary thing.   Today, after thinking a lot about it, I’ve come to the conclusion that I want to redirect my life. To start over. To make choices because of my happiness and not to please anyone else. Even though I’m going to finish my degree (it’s almost over anyway), I’ve…

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’m now very into fitness. I train a lot and because of that my dietary needs have changed. That’s why I’ve significantly increased my protein intake.   Your protein needs vary depending on who you are, your exercise and your lifestyle. As a rule, it’s recommended to have half a gram of protein per pound of bodyweight.   For me, because I train a lot and very intensely, I feel I need a little bit more. I usually have 70 to 100 grams of protein a day. This way I feel my body recovers faster and I’m…

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Welcome to part two of my ‘Back To School’ series. Today I’m going to share some tips on making healthy choices when you’re studying hard at uni:   Prepare to stay healthy and save moneyWhen I’m too busy to eat, the last thing I want to do is cook. That’s why meal prepping is so important for keeping my body nourished – and me feeling my best. It’s usually less than an hour to prep for the week.And it’s so easy. First, shop with a list of exactly what you need. Once you’ve cooked your meals back home, divide them into lunch boxes. Then just…

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So it’s that time of the year again. Routine is back. And one of the things I find difficult when I go back to uni is making time for the gym. I can always find an excuse or something I could be doing instead. BUT I know how important it is and how good it feels, so I show up.   I show up even when I don’t really feel like it. Because remember: you never regret a workout. So today, I thought I’d share some tips that reaaaally help me and that I hope will help you too:   Plan your timeMake workouts part…

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