How I almost got a sixpack for my birthday

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Hi girls! Four months ago, I set a goal for myself: I wanted a sixpack for my 30th birthday. And today is my birthday: Hip hip, hooray!ย I’ll share my journey on how I almost succeeded on my way to get some more ab definition. Let me tell you how I got as far as I am now. Hopefully you will learn some tips and tricks from my journey: the road to a sixpack!ย 

Okay, so, why a sixpack? It might sound like a superficial goal: of course a sixpack looks great, but what other purpose does it have? Well, I’ll tell you. To me, a sixpack is the ultimate proof of fitness. You’ll have to train hard, but also keep a close eye on your nutrition. And you’ll have to be patient. Very. Very. Patient. For those who have never met me: I’m a super impatient girl! I cannot sit still for a minute, haha. So sticking to a fitness and food regime for a long term goal, was the best thing I could commit to. No quick fixes! This goal will take me months to reach! And I was up for a good challenge.

So when I started blogging for #FITGIRLCODE, I was looking for a long term goal. A sixpack it was! I started using the hashtag #sixpackbefore30 on my Instagram account (@fitgirlroos), because I would turn 30 in April. It was my goal to be the strongest, happiest and fittest version of myself at the age of 30. With some good abs, preferably!


One of my Instagram pictures: My weight hasn’t changed much! But my abs have changed! This is why you shouldn’t trust your scale ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. Stefanie

    Je ziet er geweldig uit op je 30e! Happy birthday en een hele fijne dag! Liefs X

    • Roos

      Dankjewel Stefanie, heel leuk om te horen! x

  2. Nicole

    Van harte Roos!!! Heel leuk artikel, super leuk geschreven! Fijn om te lezen dat je ondanks je doel, toch geniet en niet “obsessed” was. Je ziet er super uit, keep it up!

    • Roos

      Thanks Nicole! Ik vind dat inderdaad heel belangrijk: lekker sporten en gezond eten, maar niet TE! x

  3. Scallywag

    You look gorgeous and i think a 4 pack is actually plenty great enough!

    • Roos

      Thanks, that’s so sweet! But who knows… maybe I’ll hang on for that sixpack a little bit longer..? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Selma TLBC

    You look amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ 4 months to achieve that is great! A sixpack before 30 is also a goal of mine, but my birthday only comes in September ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Roos

      Thanks Selma! Good luck with your sixpack journey! Remember: it’s mostly in the diet! But its important to treat yourself with some of your favorite unhealthy food as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Laurie

    Love it! My goal is a sixpack before 25, which is in July!

    • Roos

      Go go go Laurie! Let that young metabolism of yours kick ass and you’ll definitely succeed! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. The Losing Struggle

    Leuk om te lezen!
    Ik heb goede buikspieren, maar chocolade is net iets te lief voor mij en kan ik moeilijk laten.
    Door dit te lezen krijg ik wel meer inspiratie om er voor te gaan.
    The Losing Struggle | Bloglovin’

    • Roos

      Thanks! Die struggle is inderdaad heel herkenbaar ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Marye

    Knap hoor!
    Ik ben trouwens benieuwd hoe lang je bent.
    Zelf heb ik een vergelijkbaar gewicht, maar vind dat zo zwaar klinken.
    Weet dat het wel meevalt, maar het is goed om eens iemand anders te zien die strak ik haar vel zit met hetzelfde gewicht.

    • Roos

      Thanks Marye! Ik ben 1.77m. Mijn BMI is dus tussen de 22 en 23, dus ik ben absoluut niet mager. Spieren wegen ook meer dan vet!
      Ik zou het getal op de weegschaal niet zo serieus nemen en gewoon lekker in de spiegel kijken, hard trainen en dan komen de resultaten vanzelf (wat de weegschaal ook zegt hihi)

      • Marye

        Thanks! Ga ik doen. Ik ga lekker focussen op hoe ik in mijn vel zit en op mijn progressie bij het boulderen (mijn sport ;-))

  8. Jenni

    I do not have an apple figure by myself, but does it mean that women with apple figures will never be able to retrieve a sixpack? Cause that’s what I read.

    hugs and kisses from Jenni

    • Roos

      Hi Jenni! Well, never say never! But those with an apple shaped figure will have a bit more difficulty getting a sixpack. They would lose bodyfat quickly on the arms and legs, but not so on the belly ๐Ÿ™‚
      If you get your fat percentage low enough, ofcourse at some point your abs will eventually show, no matter the body type (but chances are you will get frustrated and that’s not what you should go for!)
      Thank for your reaction! X

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