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Fitness diary #3

This week, I felt very bad. This had to do mostly with my hormones and with exams. This bad period affected my food intake but luckily, it was going better already near the end of the week.

Nutrition

Friday evening I went to a restaurant with my boyfriend for his dad’s birthday. I calculated everything in properly during the day, I didn’t eat too much and I had 1100 calories left. It was impossible to calculate everything. I had no idea which sauces were in the dishes. I didn’t worry about it too much. If I stayed within 1100 calories? I have no idea!
Saturday, everything went well. In the evening, I ate a scoop of ice cream at the Lokerse Feesten as a cheat of the day.
Sunday I wanted to start the day well with protein waffles but they failed so badly that I gave up. I had been tinkering for at least an hour to get the mixture off the waffle iron. After that, I just made a cheat day out of it because in the evening, we were having guests and it was hard to calculate my macros again.
Monday I started the day well but at night (you can guess it already), there was a party at my friends parents and I felt really bad that day. There was the second real cheat day!
Tuesday, breakfast were left overs from the day before and I didn’t even try to calculate because it was too hard. I still didn’t feel really good mentally, that’s why I decided that I wouldn’t be too hard on myself (yes you’re right, third cheat day)!
When I woke up on Wednesday, I finally felt better. I didn’t have a morning mood (like I have regularly) so that was a good start already. I calculated everything in and in the evening, I could even calculate an ice cream in (and that was also my only cheat)!
Thursday, my macros were perfect again. I have confidence in it again!

Training

Saturday I started over the beginner yoga challenge from Kino. Because I am a little bit more experienced now, I did four videos.
Monday, I went to the gym with my boyfriend. I always think it’s nice when I have a companion to go train. We did a full body workout and I had a sick pump in my arms! We were both sore the next day. Tuesday, I did day 5, 6, 7 and 8 of th beginner yoga challenge. I notice some good progress already in comparison with the first time I did the videos, yippie!

Life

Like I said before, I did very bad mentally at one moment this week. I had crying fits and after that I often binged. You can guess it already: I suffered from my hormones. Next to that, the studying is resenting to me but I don’t want to give up. Still I have to remind myself sometimes that life doesn’t consist of studying alone. I have to learn to not let it offend me so much.

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Before and after my post workout shower

Goals next week

Next week I want to try to keep calm mentally. I noticed that yoga really helps me to controlF myself better in more difficult situations. I then think to myself ‘it’s not worth it to worry about it because that doesn’t take me anywhere’ and then I try to, in stead of fretting, think about something else.
I am going to try to stay within my macros but to me, my mental state is more important at the moment so I won’t worry about it too much if I don’t succeed for one day. I hope to go to the gym three times next week and to do yoga almost every day.

My week didn’t went very well but that means that next week can only go better! I go into the next week with a positive attitude!

Love,

Jana

My top 5 fitness idols

Like every girl who loves fitness, I have people I look up to very much. In this blogpost I will tell you who are the most important ones.

  1. Kayla Itsines (@Kayla_Itines)

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My very first fitness idol was Kayla Itsines because her program was the first program I followed. Before starting her program I used some machines in the gym but nothing consistent. What I think is very beautiful about Kayla Itsines is that she really wants to make women stronger, physically and mentally. Besides that, she posts progress pictures of women following her fitness guides who have gotten great results almost everyday. She also makes sure everyone comes into the spotlight once.

2. Dorine (@DorineFitt)

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The second model I started looking up to was Dorine. I had been following her for a while and I saw she was making a lot of progress. She was different than Kayla Itsines, more muscular and actually I wanted to get a fuller look than Kayla Itsines. I also got a little tired of her fitness guides and wanted to try lifting real weights. Dorine was actually the only one I knew a little who did it, so I asked her for help.Β  Here we are a year later and I think she made a lot of progress.Β Yesterday, she competed for the first time and she ended second! I really look up to her for her perseverance and she really has a killer-body!

3. Amanda Finnie (@AmandaFinniee)

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Amanda Finnie actually has a little bit the body of my dreams. She is the same age as me and I think it’s crazy she already has accomplished so much at this age. Some time ago I decided to do intuitive eating instead of tracking everything. When I was still doubting, I saw on Amanda’s profile that she has never tracked, neither counted calories. When I saw that, I decided to go for it because if she could accomplish this without tracking, then I can do that too, right?

4. Ray Sedrak (@the_nattyprofessor)

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Ray Sedrak is actually the only male fitness role model I really look up to. Mostly I look up to women because I can associate myself better with them. For me, Ray is very special because he taught me so much! He gives super interesting information almost daily on his Snapchat and in his Instagram captions. Most of the time, this information tells about flexible dieting but also about training, supplements. etc. I tried different things he said and I was never able to say he wasn’t right about something! He is also very friendly. I contacted him a few times and he always answers. The coolest thing he ever did was he once gave me a shout-out. I was really happy!

5. Lauren Drain (@laurendrainfit)

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Lauren Drain is one of the most popular fitness models in my opinion. Her pictures are a little spicy sometimes but I like that she is interactive with her followers. She once liked a picture of me and gave me a shout-out on Snapchat! What I also like about her is that she tries to not care about what others think. This isn’t easy of course. She used to be insecure about her quads because they are very muscular but I think it’s beautiful!

So, this was my top 5. I hope I can meet some of my fitness idols at FIBO. Are you going to FIBO? Which fitness idols do you look up to? I am curious!

love,

Jana