Set goals and discovere these running facts

My running adventure is going great. After hitting 10k I was already superexited. Now I set new goals and try to reach for the stars. Here are new running facts that I discovered.

Running is addictive
Yes and I admit I still find it hard to keep on going but honestly I can not imagine no being able to run. I run each 2 days and I feel like I am already hooked on that pattern. If I could I would run each day but my muscles need some rest.

Running clears your head
During my run I feel free. I have the power to keep on going without being held back. It is just me, a playlist and the woods. My mind is set on the run and nothing else. Time, I do not keep it in mind. If I am late for work because I ran more… so be it.

Motivation is made by goals

Each run I have a goal. That amount of miles, finish within a certain time. Sometimes I even crush my goals. Each week I want to increase my miles. Not by big distance but small steps. So failure will not be that bad.

The runners high it does exist
I was in doubt of it at first. Because whenever I ran 5k I never felt it. But after hitting 8k I had a feeling that I could run even more. Sometimes I believe it is also caused by running in the woods. Especially in the morning the scenery takes my breath away. Some peace before hitting the rush of everyday life.

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And guess what, today I crushed 12k! I felt so happy! My face was red, I was tired, I needed to stretch but woooh I was so happy! I really need to download runkeeper because it’s a better way to track my progress 😀

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Time off

Hi guys, I had awefull days at work so I took some time off. I am now resting at home and when you read this I will be in Amsterdam for the weekend. Looked forward to this trip for a while. I am in desperate need of vacay.

While I only have a day to relax I decided to clean up my garden and enjoy some sunshine. I really need to get more days off. I guess it will not be easy. During the years I noticed that I am somehow not made for a normal routine.

Jobwise I hopped for one stupid thing into another.. in the end I never found satisfaction,felt depressed and actually got the feeling that I am not capable to function as others. Perhap it’s just the sector, but I cleared my mind and decided to go for something completely different. Motiviational letter ready, Cv updated and let’s give it a try. I will send out my “copywritingskills” and hope to be able to find my passion.

Time off can be somewhat all you need to realise if you have to keep on going you need to make changes. I don’t know if I actually can manage to get another job but I am going to give it a try. Life’s to short to be unhappy.

And perhaps it might sound stupid but I still need to work at least for 39 years or so I want to do something I like. I am tired of fights and shit. I want more freedom and I can’t have it at the place I am right now. I guess sometimes you need to have eyeopening moments and this is mine. Logistics au revoire, not wanting to see you ever again!

I will share my journee with you guys!! As I am scared of failing I did not even dare to send out my CV and letter. My boyfriend tries to convince me ☺️ and tells me to “give it a try”.

Curves, and what if you hate them

Curves, you can hate them, you can love them, but when you have them you have to deal with them. Honestly I have a real hate-relationship with my curves. I feel like my ass and my boobs hold me back a lot. I do not like them at all. I can not wear my favorite style, they are not actually sport friendly, they make me look fat.

They make me look fat. There I said it. This is the biggest issue I have with my boobs and legs. They make me look fat. I can repeat it a million times. But I can not change them. I could get rid of them with surgery, but first it’s not worth the investment and the risks. So I am trying to get rid of them with exercising, minimizing bra’s.. . I am jealous when people loose weight on their chest. Ok, I feel like a complainer right now.

Curves are “embraced” nowadays. And how hard I try, I do not seem to succeed in “embracing” them. They keep on bothering me. Why do I adore skinny people and why do I seem not able to get that fantasy out of my head. During the whole recovery process I always ended up wanting to be thin. Still. I feel amazing when I am able to run 10K, I feel amazing that I see my body become more strong. But I also want to loose my curves please.

So that’s when I thought, I do not need to embrace them because everybody else does. I just have to keep going. Exercising makes me feel good, one day I will succeed in loving my body.  But right now, I do not embrace my curves. I embrace the strength I have to push me for running 10 K 3 times a week. The strength to go boarding all day long! So thank you persistence for not letting me down!

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Life is better in Pink

No boring black tattoos this time. Today we are looking at some amazing pink tattoos! Because life is better in pink.
Discover the most amazing full pink or almost full pink tattoos in this blog.
All pictures are from pinterest.

Flamingos are hot and happening, hooked on those cute little birds like me.. well thennyou will love this piece of work. Ideal for all ladies who love to it a bit more special. The vibrant pink looks amazing on a tanned skin! It is the way of getting a summervibe just by looking at your own tattoo!

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The following piece is even a bit more special. It’s a pink mandala. Ideal for those who love mandalas but would love it more subtile than a regular black one. You will notice that this one actually a bit less “in your face.” So if you are still in doubt a pink version might be the solution.

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And yes flowers can’t miss in this post. The watercolortechnique is ideal for these kind of tattoos. I absolutely love the realistic part of these tattoos. Flowers are timeless, they do not have to mean anything, they can just be pretty. And those regular roses, we have seen them all, time for something new!

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Nice thing about these pink tattoos is that they make boring design instandly more awesome! A normal design is more special when it’s completly in pink. Just because it’s not seen that often it’s already a better choice! Because honestly having the same tattoo as somebody else is not that pleasant.

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What’s your favorite tattoo in this post? I fell in love with the mandala. I would love to have a mandala but often they are soooo big. This one is ideal for me. Perhaps on my back. Oh and yes that flamingo… yes that one is also amazing.

A week in pictures

Hi guys, another week another lookbook from my life! Guess you will notice I bought loads of new clothes. Well why not? It was time to invest… in timeless pieces! Guess what? I bought all from my favorite brands!

French connection please

When you feel like you have absolutely nothing to wear.. go for stripes! You absolutely can’t do anything wrong with stripes! You create this amazing Parisian vibe. I found this timeless piece from French Connection and absolutely adore it! I loved it so much that I actually both a second one.

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I have a thing with “long sleeves” lately. Ideal to wear under a kimono, blazer, but also great to wear to work! Always better than a regular tshirt.

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And this last one was too funny! I could not just leave it in store!

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Co couture as a plus
The following items are from co couture! An amazing Danish new brand that offers great quality for a fair price! Love it!
I was looking for a bomber already a few weeks, did not want to spend too much and then this one popped up!

And that sweater! Seriously, how can you not love it? The color, the birds and you should feel it! It is so soft! I actually hope it will no be too hot for the following weeks.
Both of these items are timeless because I know I will wear it a million times.

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Guess you can ser my style switches from tomboy/street to Parisian! I actually believe this is the best way to dress for me. I am not a girly girl. But I was planning on starting to wear dresses again! Haha let’s hope that next week I can show you some dresses. I still need to get a bit more confident to wear dresses!

Sad world.

Hi guys, I had another blog planned for today. But I rescheduled. I felt like my complaints, my clothes or my whatever was not important. It is not important. Today I just want to share love.

After Paris, Brussels,… it was that time again. We woke up with the horrible news that over 20 innocent people lost their life. Each day people are killed for no reason. And whenever it is close to home we are brutally awaken by the fact that it also could happen to us. For people in the Middle East it can actually happen each minute.

We do not need to pray. We do need to act. Spread love and conquer the hate! Not only in Europe but all over the world. Terrorism, drugwars, trafficing, it kills daily. Innocent lifes are taken. And we do nothing.

Ok, we can not save an entire world, but we can spread a vibe! A vibe of love, positivity and compassion! Don’t be a racist, don’t be homophonic, be openminded!

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Do not live in fear. Fear is not what we should show! We should show positivity and strenght!

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My thoughts are with all of you!

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Dr Organic Lavender conditioner

Today I wanted to introduce to you my favorite conditioner! Not only do I love their skinproducts I also gave the conditioner a try… read why this organic, ecofriendly hairconditioner became my favorite!

Lavender.

This conditioner smells already amazing when I open the bottle! A smell of Lavender takes over the room. I take a small amount and rub it over my head. Heaven. The lavender smell is strong, not to chemical. Lush lovers can compare it with Sleepy! It actually smells the same. Lavender has a relaxing effect and that’s why I love it so much. I have a lot of stress and if something has a relaxing effect I have to try it.

The effect
I was looking for a great conditioner for a little while. I tried a lot of Lush products but they were not that effective. I need strong conditioner because I have so much hair! I let it dry to the air and don’t comb it. No I am not covered with dreads. I just try to grow healthy, long hair! Combing wet hair and blowdryers are so bad. This conditioner detangles my hair and it feels soft. Plus the lavender smell really lasts long!

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Organic
I only use animalfriendly products. I am a big fan from Alverde, but it’s only available in Germany. I also love Lush but sometimes I love to try other products and save money! I bought this lavender conditioner 2 for the price of 1! I paid €8,99 for 2 bottles! Ow it’s a bargain. Dr Organic often has these amazing sales and I love sales.
Next the product has no chemical ingredients and that’s why it is ideal for everybody!

If you take a look at the picture you can see immediately the ingredients and that it’s free from damaging products!

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Did you already try Dr Organic products? Do you love lavender because this is a musthave!