It has been a while

So.. When I first started this blog earlier this year I was feeling so motivated, inspired and determined. But after a few months I pushed myself too hard and set my goals way too high. It all became more of a chore – I felt like I HAD TO update my blog once a day, I HAD to go to the gym 4 times a week, I HAD to take photos, I HAD to measure every inch of my body and when the weighting days came, and I had not lost any weight, it felt like a massive defeat. To be honest I felt really unhappy and just had to stop. Hence why I haven’t even logged in to my blog since the last time I posted something. I can see that a few of my last posts have been very negative and as a person that really isn’t me, so I know I made the right decision to stop. However, I do miss writing and will from now on post a little update every now and then. I do wish to continue with what I started, but not as organised and as ‘strict’ like before. And I do hope you will still follow me! :D

Nadia xx

 

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mixed feelings

In less than 3 weeks I will be living in my new home and I have to admit, I have mixed feelings. I’m obviously excited to move! Goodgreef, I cannot wait. But I will be missing my bedroom in Almere. It’s my first home in The Netherlands(apart from when Sabina let me live at her and her fiancés place inUtrecht; THANK YOU GUYS!) and I have really enjoyed my time here. The city of Almere not so much, but this bedroom has so many memories from all the adventures since I moved here. Thank you everyone who came to visit me last year! Since I’m moving you’ll just have to come and visit again!

weight goals

Thought I would share with you my little goal overview. As you can see I have hit my goal the last two weeks, but it’s from now on it will get interesting and more difficult. After this week I will see if I have achieved my goal, and if not I will have to make some changes to see if next week will be better. It may seem weird to have a goal-table like this, but it does motivate me to keep it up! It makes it more fun when you see achievements on a weekly basis.

the ugly truth

Today is the day I have been dreading for a while. Not because I have to eat healthy or because I have to start going to the gym or because I can’t stuff my face with chocolate anymore. No, it’s because today is the day I have to actually say my weight out loud. 110 kg. 110kg? 110 kg… I nearly fell off the scales (corrected: broke the scales) when the moment of truth hit me. I weigh 110 kg. How is this possible? When did it start to feel ok to let myself go this much? I wish I could blame it on something, but I can’t. The only one I can blame, is myself. And it really sucks to be honest. But, instead of complaining anymore about it, I need to make some changes in my life and that’s what I want this blog to be; my motivation to keep going, towards my main goal of losing 40 kg and being addicted to a healthier lifestyle. Every Friday will be weigh-day, #WeighDayMayDay, and I will use this blog to post my ups and downs, my thoughts, tips, advice, exercise routines and everything else in-between. Wish me good luck.

Photo from Google

doughnut-issues

You know what I was thinking today? How am I going to be able to stop putting food into my mouth? It’s like an addiction, I constantly crave for something. If only the craving was for something healthy, but no! It’s like my brain is so fixated on getting a hit from the fat, the salt and the sugar. ‘I’ll just have one chocolate!’ and then a whole bag later.. It is actually ridiculous and I think that will be the hardest to let go. 5 years ago, when I lived in Norway, I lost 20 kgs. I worked out nearly every day and I ate a lot, but moderate and healthy. Looking back then, I wasn’t half as bad as I am now and I do wonder how I’m mentally going to be able to stop. Thinking, if I don’t stop I can end up becoming really ill, doesn’t even help a bit. But I want this and my body needs this, so what can I do to stop thinking about those damn doughnuts all the time?!

​Picture from Google.

not the best start

You know.. cancelling my gym membership probably isn’t the way forward as I should really start training, not quit training. But as I previously mentioned, I’m right in the middle of finding a new apartment in Arnhem and I think I maybe got a little bit overexcited and thought ‘I need to cancel before I move…’ without actually knowing when that will be. So, home workout tips will be much appreciated!! This also gives me a chance to go outside and actually enjoy the fresh weather that has come upon us. So frisky. And by frisky I mean cold. Ice cold.

Picture from Pinterest

motivationblogging

Hi everyone! Quick intro; Nadia, 27 years old, Norwegian/English, living in The Netherlands. As you can imagine, I am very lingofused (language confused), so I do apologise for any spelling mistakes. I think this may be the 15th blog I have started since I was 16, but there is a completely different reason for why I have started again this time. Previously it has been about fashion, make-up, interior.. basically what most girls blog about. This time I want to use the blog for motivation; motivating myself towards a healthier and happier life.

My end-goal is to lose 35 kg (5,5 stone) and you may think ‘Wow girl, that’s way to much’, but I can tell you right now, it is not. For a girl (woman, same same) my age, my height and weight do not work well together. I am the heaviest I have ever been and instead of complaining about it constantly, I really should do something about it. By writing about the journey towards my end-goal, I hope I can actually stay motivated and show both myself and others that I can do this. From Monday 9th January 2017 there is no going back.

I hope you will follow me and if you have any good tips, please tell me :)