Soooo, I was planning on doing a monthly article on the yoga classes I did that month. Lord knows I can’t do weekly Anythings, but I like monthly articles. It is the only structure on my blog I seem to be able to handle. Most of the time anyway.
I had intended to write a monthly article on the different classes I do, the struggles I still experience in terms of work-life balance as well as resistance, and all the positive effects and experiences I have in my yoga practice.
But alas, this is ending before it even began. Click on to read about my yoga practice in September and how I fucking broke my ankle.
I am so happy I started this monthly Shit I Did stuff. It’s so nice to have a visual and elaborate documentation of 2014.
It also serves as a constant reminder that I’m blessed, that the people in my life are wonderful and that I need to stop taking pictures of myself with fucking lattes because I have about three million of those.
How and why was my September a pretty good month? Find out below!
When I first found out about Studyspo, I had only one thing to say: Move over, Fitspo.
At least enough so Studyspo can scoot in right next to you. From what I’ve seen smart girls want to be fit and productive, so move that disciplined, toned butt and make room for your baby sister.
FITSPO Because young cool people like to string words together and abbreviate, Fitness + Inspiration turned into the word Fitspo.
Fitspo is basically all images that inspire you to work out. All the words and pictures that motivate you to stick to your exercise regimen and your heathy breakfast routines. They can go from sexy fit girls to quotes about running, but the collective purpose of all this material? To make you happy about getting or being fit, doing your squats and eating your veggies.
But next to the well-known fitspo trend, there is also such a thing as studyspo.
And…I love it.
I think everyone should know about it.
Click on for a more info, and my recommendations for the best studyspo online.
Pheuw. My work schedule is shrinking back to its regular size (most of the time anyway), and that medium-size fit there suddenly seems so much more room for activities! Even fitness activities!
I enjoy exercising, but honestly? When I’m busy, I need to chill more than I need to move. So screw it: If I’m tired and I want to blow off a work out for a night on the couch with my iPad and Oreo cookies, I will. And if I want to do that five nights because I have had a tough week and I’m exhausted, I will do that too. I’m an adult, I can do that, and you can’t do shit about it, son.
But when I can, I also really love dedicating a part of my day, however small, to moving my body. With the purpose to feel better, to relax and enjoy.
Here are a couple of my go-tos around town if I want to exercise: My favorite work out places in Rotterdam.
So, I was bored one day, went grocery shopping and came home with Albert Heijn’s super juices.
I love green juice – I make it myself a few times a week. But it requires some time and effort, and sometimes it’s easier to just grab something on the go: that’s when juices like this can come in handy. So this could potentially be great. Right?
I dedicate this taste test to two of my favorite online people: Femke and Aline. Because they’re hilarious on and offline, nothing could ever top their taste tests (click here for the other one) and I am not worthy.
You can guess from the title that I am not on board. But click on if you want to know why.
As those of you who follow me on Twitter and see my occasional rant might know I’m not on Team Why-Does-Everyone-Looks-So-Perfect-Online-Ugh. Surprisingly. It’s one of the few things I rant against, instead of about.
But I’d like to talk about that today. The “Instagram Life.”
(I don’t think my eyes have ever been this small in a picture. In my defence, it was 6 in the morning at the airport in Bangkok.)
It’s summer and that means a lot of you are enjoying some well-deserved time off from school or work. And many of you might go on vacation. Whether it’s camping in your own country, inter railing through Europe or chilling on a beach somewhere: You’re on vacation. It should be good for you.
Just the relaxing and doing fun or adventurous things is going to be plenty good for you, but if you want to make your holiday a little easier, enjoy your time more and come home even more refreshed: There’s plenty of easy, healthy and fun self help-y things to do!
Click below if you want to read about how to self help during your vacation!
As you might have deduced from the fact I only mentioned I was going to Thailand 3 times in almost a year – once on Twitter, once on Instagram when I got my vaccinations and once on my blog bitching about advice I did not ask for- I’m not that big on the travelz.
I mean, I like it fine but I don’t get all starry-eyed and moony about
traveling a vacation, and I think “finding yourself” while traveling is bullshit. You can “find yourself” on the fucking couch as long as you take the time and make some effort. I’m a big believer in the saying “wherever you go, there you are.”
Well, guess what?
Along with all the Pad Thai and sticky rice, I would be eating my words. All of them.