Yesterday, the diva in me wasn't quite feeling it. I'd pictured everything in my mind perfectly and nothing was turning out the way I wanted to. We'd set up everything to shoot 'happy' lifestyle pictures (girl, that's what I'm all about!) and my friend would shoot 'me' for once. I - as a photographer - am super good at making people feel at ease and I bring out the best of them in pictures, because I find every single one of them truly beautiful. But sometimes when I stand in front of the lens myself, I tend to feel really shy, reserved & insecure. To be brutally honest, I just feel fat & ugly a lot of the times. This is no pitty party, but an issue many deal with.
A lot of us are extremely hard on ourselves, our standards are just way too high and we have to be more gentle and loving towards the one person that is most important, which is you! We (sadly?) aren't part of the Kardashian clan, so we don't have personal trainers standby 24/7, nor do we have personal chefs who count our calories. It' s a work in progress, but take your time to daily practice kindness towards yourself and treat yourself like you'd treat your best friend, because you deserve it! You got this, sister!
Taking care of myself
I've been through it all... all the diets and workouts you can imagine. I've had highs, lows and lots of yoyo-ing in between. So, I've decided to take baby steps towards my new, balanced life. I don't dream about a 'ripped' body (anymore), all I wish for is a healthy body and happy mind. No unattainable goals, but a great & healthy lifestyle I can keep up with.
'Health box' by Faya
I've started this whole new balanced lifestyle journey by testing out this special edition 'Health box by Faya'.
Fajah Lourens – Dutch health & fitness guru - has selected her 10 most favorite products with much care in this perfect toolkit. There's everything you need in this little box to get you started and it's all very easy to take along with you on vacation, so there are no excuses really!
This is what the box includes:
- Faya MKBM Cellulite Cup
- Kneipp Massage Oil
- Faya Jumping speed rope
- Orthica Magnesium-400
- Orthica Fish EPA
- Orthica Multi 4 All
- BLACKROLL® MINI
- Squalan Pure Facial Oil
- Sportbay Elastic bands
- Body & Fit Giftcard
Faya has not only thought about letting you getting enough exercise in, but also about the post-workout care and some extra supplements to nurture your body to the fullest. I especially love the elastic bands and cellulite cup and will use them frequently.
Follow me on my journey
You can follow my health & fitness journey on my blog. It'll give me some motivation on days I just don't feel like it and hopefully help you out too! I'm planning on sharing progresses & losses, books I've read, delicious recipes, fun activities, awesome workout gadgets & gear,…
Are you ready to take that step with me, you hot stuff you?
*Thank you Healthbox for giving me the opportunity to test this amazingness!