8 reasons why training with your partner is awesome

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‘Train together, stay together.’ It might sound a bit silly, but it is absolutely true: training with your partner comes with countless advantages! Today, I’ve put together my top 9 that I want to share with you. 

1. You always have someone to spot you

It can sometimes be difficult finding the right person that is able to spot you. But when you bring your boyfriend or girlfriend to the gym, that problem disappears. You both always have someone to stand with you when you’re trying to make a new squat or bench press PR.

2. Sweating is absolutely not a problem anymore

When you’re always coming home as wet as an otter after you workout, it might be a bit uncomfortable to kiss or hug your sweetheart . But when both of you have been pumping iron in the gym together, there’s no reason to be ashamed about it.

3. Cheat days are twice as fun

If you thought it was fun to sweat together in the gym room, just wait until you guys hit your cheat day. Believe me, enjoying a huge, greasy burger is so much better when you get to do so together. You don’t need to control yourselves since you’ll both be back in the gym in a few days and you just get to see the utter happiness written all over their faces as they eat!

4. Your sex life is going to experience a big boost

Working out regularly often works to make people feel better in the skin they are in and also gives their self-confidence an enormous boost. And let’s face it, isn’t sex always better when there’s nothing to be shy about? You’ve got two people who are super comfortable with themselves and also with each other. On top of that, it’s a cardio workout that’s going to build up your endurance. Bring on the extra workout!

5. There is no one to fuss about your workout routine

If your boyfriend or girlfriend doesn’t understand the commitment that comes with a fit lifestyle, it can be sometimes annoying for them to know that you want to spend your Sunday mornings in a gym for instance. But if you share the love of gym and working out, you both can jump out of bed without disappointing anyone about the loss of quality time.

6. You never have to think about what gifts to get

When you share a hobby, picking out a gift gets just a bit easier. Bottles, yoga mats, a pair of dumbbells or a new sports outfit. A special advantage is that you can also use them yourself most of the time! It’s a gift that keeps giving.

7. You always have someone who will encourage you to get off the couch

You sometimes just have those days where it feels like you’re stuck to your bed. Even going to the bathroom takes extreme effort. When you have those days, it’s your partner who comes in with that encouragement to get you out of that slump. Even though you probably don’t want to hear it in the beginning, you’ll be proud of yourself after you go workout!

8. Massages all day long

This is probably the best reason on this whole list. Sore muscles is unfortunately part of the deal when you’re regularly at the gym  or being active in some way. Luckily, your sportive lover knows this all to well. This means that you’re always ready to give each other a nice massage after a day of trying to function with your muscle soreness.

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9. You’re going to share a lot more laughs

A healthy diet and exercise improves your overall mood and general feeling about life. So going to the gym together is going to lower the amount of times you get into silly fights over the little things, making room for a lot more laughs. On top of that, you have more energy to actually go out and do things together. No more excuses!

So, are you a Fit Girl who is into training with your partner? Tell me why!

5 Everyday Fit Girl Problems

Being a Fit Girl is awesome! You feel super healthy as you sit down with your bowl of kale salad (guilty!). You’re also secretly just a bit proud when you buy almost only fruits, grains and veggies at the supermarket.  And you feel incredibly sexy the day after you’ve exercised. You might even set off a metal detector with your abs of steel! Sometimes though, your friends don’t manage to be on the same vibe as you and you may find yourself on the receiving end of some jokes about your Fit Girl habits.

I’m not the only one experiencing this, right? Don’t get me wrong, I love my friends, but some of their jokes really make me want to throw a high-fiber cream pie in their faces. I often catch myself on the defensive “haha, noo, I’m not that much of a Fit Girl!” But really, that gets me nowhere. So what if I am? I’m curious if you all can relate to the most common Fit girl problems (all are true stories bro)!

When you post a super healthy and Instagram-worthy salad and your friends talk it to death in your group Whatsapp.

The salad in question. This picture was later used as a rebuttal to when I once claimed that I wasn’t “such a die-hard Fit Girl.”

When you haven’t seen someone in a while, and the first thing they do is poke your stomach and ask “how is it going with your abs?”

Thank you for inquiring about the well-being of my abdominal muscles. I haven’t seen them in a while, but I’m sure that everything is going well with them. Maybe they’re a bit in shock from the unexpected poke.

When you want to eat a pizza and someone says “But you can’t eat that as a Fit Girl, right?”

Oh watch me.  I like to always choose the biggest and fattiest pizza there is, just to prove them wrong.

When there’s a sleepover, and you suggest a healthy breakfast, and your idea gets completely bashed.

And then they say “We’ll pick up some Greek yogurt for you”. No, it doesn’t matter anymore. I’d rather eat my shoe.

When it comes to sports and someone says “you don’t have time for that”.

1) Are you implying that I don’t have a life? And 2) I make time for things, that is something different. Byeee.

I have to admit that I find my friends super sweet. Thankfully, I have a healthy dose of humor and can laugh about it with them. What Fit Girl problems do you experience? Or do you have some more to add to the list? Let me know in the comments below!

10 thoughts you have during Christmas dinner

1. You have given all sorts of presents to everybody except yourself. Yup, and now you’re sitting without a pretty Christmas dress.

2. Your stomach is growling for 3 hours because it’s been such a trek to the place where you are eating dinner and of course your family, as always, were running late. You can only hope that no one will see you when grab a bag of chips to save yourself from passing out!

3. Does your aunt ever stop asking why you’re still single? Oh no. She doesn’t seem to understand that you are more than happy with your pizza.

4. When the noise level is rising and everyone is climbing over each other because there are too many people and you’ve clearly not drank enough to survive the chaos. 

5. Just think of all the leftovers you are going to be able to nibble on tomorrow…alone. That will make you enormously happy.

6. When is it appropriate for the quick outfit change? That beautiful dress you started the meal in is now too tight for you and your food baby.

7. Oops! Forget about keeping room for dessert …

8. Do you remember anything about the promise you made ​​a few days ago to take it easy on yourself during dinner? Right …

9. Okay, the next few weeks I’ll not eat anything more.

10. Oh wait, the 26th of December is the basically Christmas day, round two. What’s on the menu?!

 

Top 3 Fit Girl must see series

Looking for something  you can fill those upcoming lazy Sundays with? Search no more! Today Imma hook you up with this Top 3 Fit Girl must see series and believe me when I say HOOK YOU UP, because I know for a fact that the shizzle I’m recommending is guaranteed to become an addiction instantly. Lets Go!

Must see 1 – EMPIRE

Last year director Lee Daniels, which you may know from movies as The Butler and Precious, smacked his name on a hot and sizzling TV series for FOX called Empire. This “sexy and powerful new drama” stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray in a family affair with a powerful music company Empire Entertainment in its center.

EMPIRE: Cast Pictured L-R: (Bottom Row) Bryshere Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon (Middle Row) Grace Gealey as Anika, Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon (Back Row) Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon and Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha on EMPIRE Season 2 premiering Wednesday, September 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: James Dimmock/FOX.

Howard plays Lucious Lyon, a hip-hop mogul who got his start in the streets. He has three sons, Hakeem, Jamal and Andre, and a vindictive ex-wife, Cookie. They all get along famously and never fight and share the wealth equally, the end.

Just kidding 🙂 the Lyon family looks like it has 99+ problems and their family feuds, arguments, love affairs and musical talent will have your face glued to your flatscreen in no time. Empire contains a lot of man candy too so if you are feeling a little bit lonely on Sunday… You know what to do 🙂

Season 1 has 12 episodes. Season 2 just started and will have 18 episodes of Empire-goodness.

 

Must see 2 – POWER

Power tells the story of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, played by the oh-so-tall-dark-and-handsome Omari Hardwick. Ghost is a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city’s elite. He wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there’s just one problem: Ghost is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all.

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Power had an 8 episode counting first season, a 12 episode second season and has just been renewed for a third season that will also count 10 episodes. Got to love it!

 

Must see 3 – SCANDAL

No list of mustsees is complete in my opinion if Scandal isn’t on it. The series featuring Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope just started with a sizzling fifth season and director Shonda Rhimes, who we all know from shows as Greys Anatomy and How to get away with murder, doesn’t disappoint EVER!

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Scandal follows the twists and turns of a professional fixer, and her team of lawyers, hackers and political insiders. A former media consultant to the President of the United States, left the White House to open her own prominent crisis management firm and now dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite and keeping their secrets under wraps. Doing all of this and more wearing the cutest outfits you have ever seen accompanied by a whole lot of fine-ass-looking-men 🙂

To make any sense of what more is happening in Scandal I highly advise you to lock yourself in a room, put your phone on silent and watch ALL FOUR previous seasons before starting on the current one. Trust me, you will thank me later!

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There you have it y’all. Let me know your thoughts on these series and feel free to drop some tips in the comments as well. I hope you will have fun watching while you take a well deserved break from your  gym duties!

8 #FITGIRLCODE festival essentials

Our favourite play time activity at #FITGIRLCODE is going to an outdoor festival on the weekends! There’s nothing like dancing for the equivalent of a 10K run in the sun and showing off that booty you’ve been working on for months. I have compiled a list of summer festival essentials that are meant to combine fashion and the optimal festival experience:

 

  • Fanny pack- This type of bag will make your life so easy while dancing and grooving, and you won’t need to worry about misplacing it anywhere. You can wear it around your waist or across your shoulder, so  many possibilities!
  • Romper with pockets- rompers provide comfort since they are soft and are not constraining, and they also allow adequate air flow to parts of your body that might get sweaty. Look for one with pockets so that you have a place to stow away any trinkets you find, like a lead singer’s guitar pick or your roommate’s keys that she is afraid to lose.
  • Wild and round sunglasses- Let loose with animal print-inspired sunglasses, I’ve chosen one pair of thick glasses and one pair of thin. Which suits you best?
  • Choker necklace- This accessory is easy to pair with any outfit, and you can keep it on all weekend without worrying about it or taking it off to swim, shower, or any other activities you wouldn’t want to wear your precious stones while doing.
  • Suede shorts or skirt- suede is a material that will make you stand out, and you’re sure to wear the item in the future as well as suede can be worn all year round. I love this eye-catching red colour and, again, pockets always come in handy!
  • Monochrome sneakers- are you an all-black or an all-white girl? Take your pick between these amazing sneakers that can seriously be worn anywhere from the office to a party. Keep in mind that if bad weather is forecasted for the day of your festival, you might want to stick to a very old pair of shoes since achieving the perfect festival outfit is not worth ruining these beauties.
  • Fedora hat- Stay cool, protected, and fashionable with this colour block fedora hat. The price is totally reasonable and there are many colour options!
  • Oversized denim jacket- just as comfortable as it is stylish, an oversized vintage Levi-style denim jacket is perfect for a chilly evening once the sun goes down. I highly recommend buying this at a secondhand store near you, otherwise you will often overpay and the quality of the original Levi’s is just unbeatable.

I’ve also thought of some essential non-clothing items that you’ll be glad to have, especially if you’re going to a longer festival. Don’t forget to pack:

  • dry shampoo or taft volume powder (Andrélon sells both)
  • baby wipes
  • a hand-held fan
  • a portable phone charger

All dressed up with nowhere to go? If you’re in the Rotterdam area, don’t miss the Blijdorp Festival taking place on Saturday, August 15th in Roel Langerpark. The lineup will not disappoint any girl who wants to show off her moves, and you’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome and atmosphere. 

Let me know what your festival essentials are in the comment section below!

New #FITGIRLCODE tops now in

Because a girl can never have too many clothes, we have three awesome new #FITGIRLCODE tops for you to add to your wardrobe. Life’s too short to wear plain shirts, that’s why #FITGIRLCODE brings you three, all new quotes to make you stand out from the crowd this summer.

Let’s be honest, in this weather it’s far too hot to stand in front of your wardrobe for hours deciding what to wear, so keep it simple and make a statement in style with any of these tops! Not sure what to wear to that music festival next weekend or to wear over your bikini to the beach? Take your pick from these new #FITGIRLCODE tops that will keep you looking cool after the gym, or while you’re chilling with your friends and enjoying the sunshine.

FESTIVAL

Spend time doing the things that make you happiest. When you’re wearing this tank top at a festival or in the gym, make sure to accessorize it with a smile!

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KILLER

Killing every workout is a crime we want to be guilty of committing. Rock this t-shirt when you want everyone to know that you show no mercy.

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JEALOUSY

Every day is a new chance to make goals and smash them! Be your own inspiration and wear this t-shirt to show that you are giving it your best shot each and every day!

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With a quote for every occasion, these are the perfect addition to your wardrobe! Whether you are going hard in the gym or enjoying the sun at a rooftop party with friends, rock one of these awesome tops and inspire those around you to make the most of their time! 

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The 7 Days of #FITGIRLFEVER is here

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Starting today, you will get the unique opportunity to experience #FITGIRLCODE to the fullest. The entire week up until Sunday (01.03) ordering for 60 EUR or more from the #FITGIRLCODE web shop you will receive a goodie for FREE!!! Winter is not yet over and we are still suffering from wind, snow and cold weather. Now is the time to protect yourself and level up your looks. Every day you will get the chance to receive a different goodie from our web shop worth 15 to 18 euros! The promotion finishes daily at 23:59 CET. So don’t let that chance pass you by and use this opportunity to boost your closet!

Here are the goodies that you can receive for each day of the week:

  DSC_2406Kopie kopieMonday: Free Beanie (Black & White)

Well this would wrap up perfectly in this chilly weather..! Sweaters and beanies is the way to go when it’s drizzling, snowing or raining outside and when your hair gets way too messy once you step outside into the madness. Wearing this hat, you can easily say Beanie There, Done That every time you completed a killer workout!

 

 

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 Tuesday: Free Original Bag (Black)

It is the all-time classic and our own personal Audrey Hepburn of the bags. It almost sums up what Fit Girls stand for and what we all wish to achieve in life. If you agree, then show it to the world by joining our 7 days of Fit Girl Fever on Tuesday! The bag is also made from a strong fabric so that it would be possible to carry more with you. It is also made out of 100% organic cotton, which means it didn’t do any harm to the environment. Furthermore, the ink on the bag is on the basis of (honest) soy-oil.

 

 

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Wednesday: Free Water Bottle

If you are always struggling with the amount of water you should drink and you’re looking for a fabulous accessory to bring to work you should totally consider tuning in for 7 Days of Fit Girl Fever on Wednesday and receiving this amazing water bottle which not only can fit fruits and berries but also can make a good accessory for an Instagram post or your work desk.

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThursday: Free Mermaid Bag (White)

Everybody wants to be a mermaid. Carefree, mesmerising and Queen of the Seas. By having The Mermaid bag, you would at least be one step closer to becoming one! The bag is also made from a strong fabric so that it would be possible to carry more with you. It is also made out of 100% organic cotton, which means it didn’t do any harm to the environment. Furthermore, the ink on the bag is on the basis of (honest) soy-oil.

 

 

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Friday: Free Craver Bag (Black)

We all crave for food, however this craver bag completely motivates you to opt for a Victoria’s Secret Model rather than a bar of chocolate. The Craver bag is suitable for any kind of appetite! The bag is also made from a strong fabric so that it would be possible to carry more with you. It is also made out of 100% organic cotton, which means it didn’t do any harm to the environment. Furthermore, the ink on the bag is on the basis of (honest) soy-oil.

 

 

 

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If you absolutely love those #FITGIRLCODE water bottles and you so happen to miss Wednesday’s order, fear not! You can still do so on Saturday and get your exclusive water bottle. It can be used universally, however suggested to be seen more at the gyms. 😉

 

 

 

    Tote Badass WIT fotoshoot nieuwSunday: Free Badass Bag (White)

Pizza is everybody’s friend and you can never go wrong with it! The Badass bag couldn’t care less for opinions and is meant for ladies that would always choose a pizza rather than knowing what those haters think! The bag is also made from a strong fabric so that it would be possible to carry more with you. It is also made out of 100% organic cotton, which means it didn’t do any harm to the environment. Furthermore, the ink on the bag is on the basis of (honest) soy-oil.

 

 

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In addition, in order to receive free shipping you should order over 75 EUR in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg and over 150 EUR ordering internationally. Also, take into account, that if by any chance we run out of certain goodies for that day, either way you will receive a #FITGIRLCODE bag made just for YOU!

Also, keep in mind that due to a large amount of orders we might face a slight delivery delay, however we will make sure that your order will reach you as soon as possible!

#FITGIRLCODE clothes are made of organic cotton and the working conditions in the making of clothing are guaranteed to meet the standards.

 

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Top 10 movies for December

With Christmas and cold winter nights coming up, I love settling myself on the couch with a pot of tea, Christmas candy and an awesome movie. So I decided to create my top 10 favorite December movies! Hope you enjoy them just as much as I do. Now get your favourite comfort food and crawl under a warm blanket. Time to do some serious relaxing! 🙂

1.Home alone

Oh man how I loved this movie as a kid. This little boy has been forgotten and left home by his family while they left for a holiday. So he is home alone .. and two burglars try to break in the house but he sabotages every step of their way with smart traps. It was awesome to see how this cute little guy fights against the crooks.

 

2.The Grinch

A filming of the classic book written by Dr. Seuss where a green haired evil creature called “The Grinch” (played by the awesome Jim Carrey) tries to ruin Christmas by steeling all gifts from the supercute people “The Who’s”.

3.Love Actually

In this movie there are 10 different love stories where some loves are answered and some are broken. This movie has been recorded in London. London is one of the most romantic cities during Christmas 😀 So get you hot coco ready and crash on the couch and get ready for  whole lotta romance!

 

4.The Santa Clause

Again a Christmas classic where the fantastic Actor Tim Allen takes over Santa’s job because he thinks he killed Santa after scaring him which lead him to fall off the roof. Slowly Tim Allen turns into a “real” santa (Grey hair and beard, big belly and growing cravings for cookies and milk). He’s got to deal with this transformation in normal life.

 

5.Harry potter series

Take out the butter bears and the chocolate frogs! Potter comes to save the world and makes your evening magical! Especially the enters Hogwarts the first time and gets welcomed in the hall with all the other young wizards. Isn’t everyone secretly waiting for their own Hogwarts letter? There are fireplaces, Rudolph sweaters, young teenagers with magical wands and exciting magical searchings and battles.

 

 

6.Nightmare before Christmas

This is a fantastic animation movie by Tim Burton. The movie tells a story about Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween town. He gets bored with the same activities he does with Halloween, so one day he stumbles upon Christmas town and gets inspired by the Christmas vibe and tries to do the same.

 

7.The Muppet Christmas Carol

One of Charles Dickens classics “A Christmas Carol” has been muppified! Full of jolly songs and happy muppets 😀 I especially love the “Marley and Marley” scene. Where the ghost of Marley and Marley come alive and sing their anthem song.

 

8.Bridget Jones Diary

In my opinion, one of Renee Zellwegers masterpieces. The single “Bridget Jones” is searching for love. At first she was the loneliest woman that spend her nights “All by herself” (a fantastic scene where she sits on the couch, drinking her wine alone and crying Celine’s Dion “All By myself” out loud) or with friends and of course wine. Then she gets into a fling with her sexually frustrated boss. At the same time her mother tries to hook her up with an old childhood friend. Lots of doubts, hesitations and romance.

9.Happy Feet

Yaayy!! The tapdancing penguin. So adorable! It really makes my feet happy and eager to dance with the happy tappy sing a long songs 😀 Cuteness all over the place!

 

10.The Holiday

A romantic movie starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Jack Black and Jude Law. Diaz and Barrymore meet each other on internet and looking for a change. So they decided to switch homes during the holidays. Of course there are some romances going on 😉

So, Fit Girls, what are your favorite movies? I’m looking for some new movies to check this Xmas 😉