03-03-12

I've been getting fit!


Yes, you read that right. I have been working out again.

I hadn't for months, so needless to say, I looked like pudding. I decided to take on the 30 day challenge by Bodyrock.tv. And today was my last day of the 30 days. In the whole month, I have not missed ONE excerise, and have only slacked off in one. So I'm pretty proud.

To compare for you, the results of the fit test I did on day one, compared to the results of today:

Squat Jumps:
Day one: 31
Day thirty: 34

Push ups on knees:
Day one: 18
Day thirty: 25

Burpees:
Day one: 15
Day thirty: 15

High Knees:
Day one: 134
Day thirty: 160

Switch Lunges:
Day one: 42
Day thirty: 50

Tuck Jumps:
Day one: 30
Day thirty: 30

Tricep Dips:
Day one: 19
Day thirty: 40

Straight abs:
Day one: 13
Day thirty: 22

So the fit test is done by 50 seconds of excercise, and then 10 seconds rest. And that eight times. That is also why some of my scores are the same, it is impossible (for me) to do more of those in 50 sec, no matter if I'm tired or not.


As you can see in my results I've gained SO MUCH strenght in my arms. That's my biggest gain. I've not lost a single pound, but my body has become more toned, stronger and fitter. It's a little less jiggly.

And that all with just working out for 12 minutes only 5 days a week. For one month.

Really?

Yes, really.

O, and it's free.

I love you Bodyrock.

xoxo

Ps. Yeah the pictures are somewhat sexual, but I guess I'd walk around in my panties too all day long if I had their body ;) LOL.

29-01-12

Nails

So.. remember this? Yes, my nails were a horror. For about nineteen years, sadly. You would think it's hard to get over a habit after nineteen years of doing it. And it is. But persistance pays off, always and everytime. Take a look at this;


I can be proud.

22-01-12

New years

So it has been a while, for sure. But i've been requested to update, so here we are, ha!

I've been busy, and happy. My dreams have come true, some of them at least. I have completed my intership, with a final mark 8! That's very good. I was very happy there, I fitted in, and realised this was my dream. I had fulfilled it. I was now a published magazine journalist! And now I know for sure that this is my dream, my passion, this is what I want.

Also I moved to Tilburg, which is basically my second home. I'd been cruising around the city for three years, before i finally moved there, so it was like coming home. I know the city, I know a lot of people there, and I'm pretty sure it'll be my hometown for the coming years.

I took up sports again! At the beginning of this new year. I had wanted to for months, but I bought a gymsubscription which started january 1st. I have invented squash, a ball game that I love. I'm quite good at it too. And now that I have lesser classes, I want to enroll in more sports. Pilates and yoga probably.

I started my own company: Milou van Roon Teksten. So that makes it easier to sell my magazine articles. I've also had to pleasure of writing my first bussiness text.

What more to tell? I'm about to start graduating, which is scary, but I'm looking forward to it with confidence. And tuesday me and Joris will be together for three years. Which is very nice ofcourse.

Take care!
xoxo

09-10-11

Check up! Very very late

Omygod, this has been too long!

But what can I say.. My life consists of routine. Working life as they say.

Get up at 7, have breakfast, shower and get dressed, walk to bus, take bus, take train, take another train, walk to work, work, lunch, work more, same travel routine only other way around, get home at 6.30, make dinner, eat, relax, sleep. And then the same thing all over again.

I AM having fun though. Working at a magazine is a dream come trough and it is something I could see myself doing every day for the rest of my life. Wether freelance or on contract-base. It does make me a tad insecure. I want to do SO well on this internship, and feel that I have so little time to deliver. I'm halfway there already! My goal is for them to ask me to write freelance for them. I would love that, but I'm not there yet and it scares me.

I like to think of something Steve Jobs said. It was along the lines that you cannot see the future, only the past, and you have to trust that eventually your past will bring you to the place you want to go in the future. Connecting the dots. I am trying to do just that.

Hoping you're all fine.. I am.

Hugs and lots of love!

03-09-11

Ebay fanatic

Hello lovers,

So my internship has been going well. I've gotten a few stories handed to me already so that's challenging but also very fun. I love that they trust me enough to do well on them (mind you, they have not read a single word that I wrote yet).

Because of that, and because of the fact that I got money that I had been waiting on for quite some time, and had been loving some things online for quite a while now, I had decided this morning would be an Ebay shopping spree morning.

I'll show you what I bought (omg I cannot wait untill it all comes rolling in):


A maxi-skirt. I can't wait to pair this with either flipflops or high heels and a loose shirt! It comes in all sorts of colours (I'm totally eying the mustard-collored one too) and is only about $17 without shipping (including belt).

This hot pink blazer for $27 excl shipping. I am SO in love with this blazer, and have been for weeks now that I gave in to it. I normally don't buy clothes from Ebay but this time I couldn't resist. Would work amazing with just about anything, over a dress, or a jumpsuit, a simple jeans and top combination.

After drooling over lots of lovely fashionbloggers wearing big gold watched I decided to give it a try. I'll have to get it shortened, but I can't wait to try it. $20 and free shipping.

Gold collored bangles to pair with the bracelet. $4 and free shipping

To pair with the bangles and bracelet this cute Dogeared inspired bracelet. Only $3 and free shipping.

A simple scarf to pair with whatever. Nice for in the office. They have ALL colours and I might to back to buy more. $2.16 and free shipping (yeah, incredible huh)

This bag I had been watching and doubting for months, but now it was on sale for only $19 dollars with free shipping so I couldn't resist. They have all sorts of colours, and I am totally loving the blue one too. Anyways this I could totally rationalize for myself for three reasons: 1) I don't own a big black bag 2) My other (brown) bag is totally ripping and falling apart 3) It's so pretty.

I still am eyeing another couple of things but I reached the limit of what I was going to spend (only went over it by 1 euro I think). But it is damn hard to stop once you're going haha.

Hope you like it, and hope it all fits and gets delivered quick!

XOXO

31-08-11

I'm a little bit bored

So.

My intership is starting tomorrow. I don't know what I've shared about that this far, but I'll give you a little summary.

I'll do an intership in Hoofddorp. That is pretty near Schiphol, our biggest airport, and not far from Amsterdam too. From where I live in Utrecht, it will probably be an hour travelling each morning and each evening.

Older cover of Viva

I will be in a huge office building. I guess so you could compare it to the Conde Nast building. Here it's the Sanoma building. It contains probably about 20 or 30 magazine titles, so it is HEAVEN for me.

I will work for Viva, from september 1st to december 1st. I am so nervous but I'm actually even more excited. I really want to do very well, but I know I'm there to learn. So that will work out I guess. I can't wait to write fun articles, to come up with the ideas and actually be able to work them out.

More recent cover

Viva is a weekly magazine for women aged 20 to 35. They are fun, independent and intelligent ladies. A lot of the articles are about relationships, sex, and news. But it's always very fun, and not tacky at all. It's a hugely creative title, and I can't WAIT to learn all about it.

Always bright colours

So, well, that's my planning for tomorrow and afterwards. As of today, I'm missing my boyfriend and staring at my laptop untill something happens.

XOXO

20-08-11

You HAVE to see this video

No, it's not Lady Gaga's new video. Even though that one is worthy of a monument.

This is Mika's new video. And somehow it speaks to my soul. I'm not sure what it is. I guess it's the different little stories that the caracters represent. Or maybe that's just my interpretation. I'm a sucker for normal caracters with their own little crazy habbits.

Besides, the song is just TOO happy and summery to be true. Since French is one of my favorite languages (oui, je parle un peu aussi) this song HAS to be my summer anthem. Check it out!


Mika- Elle me dit

Ps. The part where they all dance makes me want to jump around my room in my pyjama's.