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Confessions of a Fit Girl

We all have our moments of weakness. You bury your face in chocolate, don’t get of the couch for days and use sweatpants for anything other than what they are meant for. This week was one of my low points in life. Let me tell you why.

My name is Aranka and I haven’t worked out for nearly 2 weeks.

This however, is not my confession. I have been beating myself up over the fact that I am not working out 4 times a week anymore. I have consumed more Kinder Buenos in these last weeks than the entire year 2014. I tell myself that “I’m not a real Fit Girl” and get stressed over the fact that I have yet missed another workout.

I thought my confession would be that I haven’t worked out in a while and that I pretended that two chocolates in both hands does count as a balanced diet. Writing this article I realized that I have been a bad little Fit Girl but not in the way that I thought. #FITGIRLCODE is about taking care of yourself, the body you live in. It’s about helping each other, paying it forward and letting someone help you when you need it.

I will get back up on my feet and to the gym. But not because I am forcing myself, not out of guilt. I will start taking better care of my body because I know that it will actually help me destress. I must train my abs in order to spare my back. And I must chill the f*ck out when I’ve missed a workout.

How to get your mojo back

Here are some tips to help you get back on track:

  • Make a realistic planning
    Manage your own expectations and plan some “me time”. I use that time to watch Pretty Little Liars, paint my nails, and watch YouTube video’s of cute cats.
  • Listen to your body
    If your back hurts, don’t just keep going. Consider yourself warned and chill.
  • Remember you’re not perfect.
    We’re all human. So whether you’ve been busy with work, school or can’t go to the gym because you’ve missed a workout. Stop the pity party, beating yourself up and stressing. Everyday is January 1st, you can start NOW.
  • Let people help you
    Sharing is caring and not only the good stuff. Friends and family are there for you, also in hard times. Ask a colleague if she wants to join you in a “clean eating week”
  • Workout in the AM
    When you have worked out in the morning, you will feel more energized during the day.

How do you get your mojo back? Share your wisdom in the comment section!

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  1. iris

    Hey Aranka

    Aaahhh wat fijn om te horen dat jullie dit ook hebben (niet persoonlijk natuurlijk :$ )

    had deze week precies hetzelfde!
    Veeeel (echt veeeel) gegeten..
    Chocolade + meiden .. tja.
    En voelde me aan het eind van de week verschrikkelijk; misselijk, opgeblazen buik, geen fitheid, geen puf.

    Ik denk dat alle fitgirls dit wel eens hebben. Ik schrik er wel van, want ik wil echt niet terug naar mijn ongezonde leefstijl.
    Het voelt zo goed en fijn (en FIT) to be a fitgirl.

    Meid veel sterkte deze week, even de knop omzetten =)
    En net zoals ik weer gaan genieten van gezónd voedsel!
    en daarbij lekker knallen tijdens het sporten, heerlijk voor de stress!

    Groetjes Iris

    • Aranka

      Hi Iris!
      Bedankt voor je lieve berichtje 🙂 Ik ben niet de enige en we moeten elkaar lekker motiveren als we in de put zitten. Laten we afspreken er allebei weer voor te gaan!

      Liefs,
      Aranka

  2. Danielle

    Ik kijk naar mn progress pictures dan zie ik hoe erg ik al vooruit ben gegaan.. daarbij kijk ik dan op blogs zoals deze 😉 om lekkere recepten te vinden.. nieuwe dingen die ik uit wil proberen. En ja het hardlopen daar verlang ik dan weer vanzelf naar als er een zwak zonnestraaltje door de wolken valt..

    • Aranka

      Super lekker bezig dus. Fijn om te horen dat we je helpen met lekkere recepten en leuke blogs!
      xo Aranka

  3. Fabienne

    Thanks Aranka I really needed to read this article because I haven’t worked out for 2 weeks either and it really makes me mad. But I’ll try your tips to get back on track

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