Gym & tonic

1:11 AM Imke Db 43 Comments



Those among you who follow me on Snapchat, might have seen it already, but I'm up for the Kayla Itsines challenge, and started her Bikini Body Guide, which is supposed to give you a Victoria's Secret Angel body in twelve weeks. To be honest, I'm enjoying it! My legs were so sore I couldn't properly walk for three days, but it's the satistying kind of pain, like when you do an hour of cardio and you're all sweaty and red, but you feel so good and satisfied. 

I've been an athletic kind of girl since I was little, and I've been playing volleybal for nearly my entire life. Moving abroad meant leaving my amazing volleybal teammates, which was quite hard to me, and I went from many hours of sports a week to just some sit-ups and push-ups to try to keep in shape. Eventually in Paris I joined another volleybal team, with whom I played every Friday night, and enjoyed it so much, making new friends and toning up again. 

Unfortunately moving to London put my "athletic life" on hold, as I had to adjust to a new city, a new house, and the fact that I now work Mo-Fri 9:30-18:30. The work is very interesting, and I'm so happy and blessed to have the opportunity to do this internship, but the first month, I literally came home and collapsed on the sofa. From a student's life to an office life is tough, I swear you, but now I'm completely adjusted to my new city and new lifestyle, and have taken on sports again. 

For about a month now I've been going to the pool regurarly and can now do 60 laps without stopping, but I'm craving for more - and for a toned summer body. So I decided to take on the Kayla Itsines challenge, and I can recommend it to all of you. It's very consuming but also very satisfying, and bad for my wallet I might add... 

As propably many among you, I love dressing nicely for the gym, with some cool kicks and a few fancy touches, like a silver scrunchie and a mesh sports bra. But it's mainly the shoes I have an obsession with, as a girl can never have enough Nike's, ever. I own three pair of Nike's, but when browsing the lovely webshop EscapeShoes, I discovered even more gorgeous sneakers that are on my wishlist. How about bright blue Air Max? 

Oh yes, nice sneakers motivate me to work out, and work out well. And yes, I swear by Nike shoes, because I had to buy a new pair of trainers every new volleybal season (never work out with worn out shoes, it's so bad for your knees and back), and Nike is quality-wise definitely worth its price, and the fact that their designs are so cute, is a big big bonus! Prejudiced? Maybe a bit, but from my experience, and I've owned lots and lots of shoes, they just offer good shoes with stunning designs. 

But I'm starting to trail off, and this is probably the longest blogpost I've ever written, so let me ask you: any among you who are following the BBG? Or have finished it, and would like to share their experience with it? Maybe any fellow volleybal lovers like me? And let me know, what are your favourite trainers? Nike girl like me, or do you have other brands to recommend to me? Let me know! Now I gotta put those kicks on and do my cardio. I hope you enjoyed this kind of post, as this is the first time I focus on sports only. 

Oh and the title of my post, you're wondering? Well, after the gym, a girls deserves a fine glass of G&T, isn't it? Thought so! 



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43 comments:

  1. Love your selection! Sneakers look all great!
    Very nice blog by the way :)

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    Juliet
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  2. Outfit selection looks great! Good luck with the fitness challenge, looking forward to seeing the results!

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  3. Victoria's Secret angel body in 12 weeks sure sounds intriguing. Naturally I'm googling it now...I might have to do it too

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  4. Totally in love with those silver sneakers :) And what a cool title :p

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  5. I LOVE that sports bra! I may have to get myself one :) Thanks for sharing!
    xo Kiki
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  6. I do not have that obsession with dressing up to go to the gym. When it comes to sportsfashion I love clever quotes, but I don't mind working out looking like shit.

    That sportsbra looks like heaven though.

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  7. Great post! Workout clothes always motivate me!

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  8. I'm so in love with the silver sneakers, they are gorgeous!

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  9. oh wow go you! hope this challenge is a success! :)

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  10. Good luck my dear!!! I'm too lazy for this activity!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

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  11. Nice clothes motivates me too, but I should practice more sport...
    Good luck with your challenge!
    xoxo

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  12. Awesome collection!!

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  13. Wonderful sneaker collection and I must admit that I loved the title so much. Gin & tonic are my favorite drinks. IN LOVE with pretty much every gin!

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

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  14. I've never heard of this program before. Sounds pretty cool. I usually just do my stepper at home, but it's always good to find a new workout regime:)

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  15. Great article and great collection dear.Love to know you a bit more.
    So,we´re in same insane of sport.I also always do hard training 3x or 4x a week in the gym.So i need also a fancy sport clothes.Good luck for all your challenge dear.Kisses xoxo

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  16. Succes met de challenge! Ik vind de sneakers van deze outfit echt geweldig! XO

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  17. I love your selection of sneakers Idu!

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    Nilu Yuleena
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  18. Such a cool look :-D

    xoxo
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  19. nice
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  20. Great gym ensemble. I love the sneakers. :)

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  21. Stunning pieces, love the first sneakers. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  22. Now that it's summer, I'd like to start swimming more too. Great gym picks!

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  23. Totally loving those silver shoes.

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  24. Hihi the satisfying kind of pain is indeed the best kind :D And I feel you, going from the school life to working is a huge adjustment. Especially if you moved in the process as well. Anyway, good to hear the challenge is going well. Maybe I would dare to take it on with a gym outfit looking like that! :D

    x Aurélie

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  25. These sneakers are so cool!I'd definitely work out in them :)

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  26. Omg I couldn't do that challenge Imke. I really admire you. I know that I need to workout as well but well I will someday ;-). Love your picks! the silver sneakers look so rad!

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  27. Love this post! I just lost 12 pounds and I'm ready for new workout gear! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  28. Love this post! I just lost 12 pounds and I'm ready for new workout gear! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  29. very cool workout clothes!
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  30. Great selection!
    Have a nice week end!
    Natallia Jolliet
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  31. Hiya babe, lovely staf i need this !
    thanks for sharing this with us.

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  32. Amazing selection!
    Have a nice week end!
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  33. thank u for visiting me :)
    f4f?
    have a nice weekend
    kisses
    isidora
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  34. Perfect selection!

    XX

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  35. Wow die zilveren sneakers zijn echt zalig! Veel succes met het volhouden van de challenge!

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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  36. I love this specially the shoes <3
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  37. I like your sporty outfit!

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  38. Ohmygosh I feel your pain!! I played volleyball for 8 years through school, absolutely adored it; but then I moved out of London and all that went out the window...now I'm back but I'm working full time so I haven't found time to play anymore...been working hard to make time for gym though because summer is just round the corner and I need to shift a few pounds!
    Good luck bub <3
    xxxxxx
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