Did not know I made my last blog this long ago.
So where to start?
Well let’s see I did some extra Hulahoop workshops like the Rock’n roll festival on my island Terschelling which was so much fun I will go again next year. After this teaching I had my holiday with Mathy in Mallorca. Bring us back please! Sunshine, sea, sand, food what do we want more? I love it and already missing summer, but if there will be some snow or ice this year I will enjoy winter too!
Oh and didn’t mentioned I have my Hoop coach certificate since this summer. So also I keep on learning because I am busy with a new teacher training for my Yoga. OH yes also I am fighting against one of my biggest fears like driving. On my pace I am taking a lessen in two weeks so not in a speed pace at all but this works for me. I even like it now! Pfiew its so long since i write my last blog that I will forget a lot of important stuff to tell. Dex is fine he is getting older and still itch sometimes but now the winter is here he is better then he was in summer.
But I am so busy with teaching, making new plans and yesterday I start my own Hoopdance indoor lessons.
So looking really forward to do this and also I am promoting Hoopdance and sell Hoops on Winterwonderland markt in Hilversum. But there will me much more so again I keep you posted and hopefully little bit earlier this time.
Of course at the end of the year we are visiting the family and friends and going to my roots Island again.
It is two months from here but already I wish you some really nice day’s with Christmas and wishing you a happy healthy New Year!
Everything changes and nothing stands still that’s how everything moves forward into the future!
And that’s why sometimes you have to choose between things or opportunities which you both like!
Today I gave my last Power Yoga class at Van Hellemond Zuid because I got the chance to teach a weekly Vinyasa Yoga at Ananda Yogacentrum starting next week! So yes I am totally happy about this and looking forward to this so much, but also I had to say goodbye to my lovely group at Van Hellemond Sport.
They came in every Saturday morning before eight oçlock and I see so much progress in them, so was little difficult to say that I am going 3 weeks ago. But Nobody said making steps forward and dealing with choices is easy! But it’s required to grow.
Another beginning for me is my hospitality job! I am working in a restaurant with lovely people so it’s not that I don’t like the job but it’s getting to busy with my teaching and work at home. So before my body starts to complain I am losing another day, from next week I only work part time in the restaurant.Two day’s left now and I like the variation between those two jobs. I am going to work there for 2 day’s and the rest I teach Yoga and Hoopdance or will be working at home.
I always have to many ideas in my head so I need this extra time for making things done. And there will be more nice plans but can’t tell you before it’s settled.
I will keep you posted again 😉
Yes it’s been a while ago! I am so busy with lot of plans, classes, study and making the new website and stuff but it’s all good and I love what I am doing. I already teatched two of my One with Nature workshops where we had this amazing sunshine and even the Cow’s came by to sniffing around. And the second Hoopdance course I gave was a great success. There are fun things coming up soon but this is the story so far. The K9 is doing good and we love to walk in the beautiful forest with so much Green. But this week it’s a little harder for him because of his Atopie ( allergic for grasses and some plants) and then there is the heat. So I have to walk early or late and keep an eye on how he’s doing. And his boss is little bit the same 😉
I also have more Eczema when it’s to hot. When there is little wind or when I am moving there is no problem but I can’t lie down on the heatest moment of the day. But that’s just fine by me, I can do Hoopdance or Yoga and doing Surya Namaskara in Sunshine! Just enjoying this summer weather and salute the sun! I got so much more energy and vitamin D from this lovely sun! Hopefully I can enjoy Oerol with same kind of weather, I am really looking forward to this family/festival holiday! I missed it and really want to go to my Island! I’ll keep you posted
Wishing you the best holiday or enjoy summer in your own garden!
It’s been a while ago that I write a new blog! I was quite busy last 3 weeks! I had to learn for my first aid certificate, and yes I got it! Then I was sub teaching a lot of extra Yoga classes besides my own classes. This week I had 4 Yogastudy day’s in Breda at Yogasite and then there are my working day’s in Hospitality and the making of new classes for Yoga and Hoopdance and my own practice. And then there is the HVIT (Home very important things) like my boyfriend, Dog, cleaning the house, and administration things.
Am I complaining? Nope I love it and have more energy then I ever had, and I am grateful for all those opportunities I’ve got. But let’s face it I am a human. I can’t sleep for 6 hours and then work from 7 till 12 at night day in and out. I really want to but there comes a moment your body starts to fight. And for my job the body and mind both are very important. So that’s the reason I let go of my Blogging these weeks and I will be writing when I am able to write! I had a really inspiring workshop from Tulku Lobsang about compassion and Love and learned a lot from him! So if I want to keep doing the things I like to do I need some self love and compassion and I am practicing right now 😉
Also my beautiful niece Amelie is born last week! She is so cute and hope te see her again soon! I still don’t want baby’s our self but I am going to be the most fun and favorite Aunt there is!
I promised to keep you updated about my hormone and skin problem! It’s really going better with both! I don’t want to say it’s solved because I have to see for a while how it’s going but my hormones are much better and my cycle is more balanced than it was before. It’s still not perfect yet but we are going the right way! And my skin is way better then it was. There are few day’s in my cycle that my skin is really bad so hope that’s also going to be better in future but for now I am happy with this progress. And there are more factors that makes Eczema worse like when I have more stress and have less sleep it is not helping. But with my diet I have the best control over it and my hormones are much better then before. Sunhine or sometimes some fake sun also helpes a lot! I am now doing the full Gaps diet. It would be better to do the other phases longer then it would change much quicker but with my job and active lifestyle it’s not making me happy at all so I choose to go for full Gaps now. It means I make baby steps forward but better to handle. Full Gaps means you can have everything of the Gaps list little bit like Paleo with some differences. Bone broth I need every day and Probiotics too! Good fats and Protein are important as well. And sometimes I even make a small cheating moment (not whole day like I did before the diet) like Monday when we went to the movie. Normally I eat milk chocolate but because it’s to difficult for me to eat it one day and not the other day, I don’t do that anymore. But Monday I eat some gummy bears because I like the candy but It’s easy for me to eat it only on a special day or something.
Last weekend I was spending some time with Mathy and the family on the Veluwe resort. After being busy all the time I needed some time to rest and relax a bit. Every year we have this weekend and this time it came at the right time! That also means I still do my personal Yoga and Hoop practice and playing around in the park or Tree’s 😉 that’s also part of relaxing. To feel free and one with Nature again . Yes I am thirty now but that doesn’t mean I have to stop playing! You grow old when you stop playing so I am not going to do that! Some people think I am a bit crazy but little bit crazy is fine by me! I am doing my thing and hope I can inspire some people. After this weekend I am busy again and have lots of new plans coming up so I will keep you posted !
As you know I am very busy with my Hoopdance stuff! The teacher training, my own practice and also teaching. So last saterday I had to teach at Hellemond Sport my Poweryoga class. So I was telling my students that we are going to practice setu bandha sarvangasana (brug) and for some people the urdhva dhanurasana (wiel). And that sometimes there is no space yet in shoulders, elbows and wrist or other joints. So they have to be patient and don’t get frustrated because I have some issues with this pose too! And while I was saying this and show them my Urdhva dhanurasana I felt that I had so much more space then last time I was practicing this Pose. I came much higher and it felt really nice. Two years ago I practiced this pose almost every day and didn’t come any further. Now I didn’t do this one for a long time, but I use these joints a lot in Hoopdance! This means my Hoopdance practice helped my Yogapractice. How cool is that? Also it’s much easier to use the Bandha’s for Yoga if you do a lot of Hooppractice. And the second thing to learn from this is that sometimes hard and forced practice will not bring you further and you have to let it go and maybe within some time it could still happen. And if not, that’s fine too! My Urdhva Dhanurasana can still improve and I see a lot in this picture I want to adjust but I know it will be better in time if I be patient and enjoy this progress! I hope I will inspire you to do Yoga and Hoopdance for yourself not because the pose needs to be perfect!
Last week I was telling in dutch how I had to start over with my Gaps Diet. Because of the leaky gut issue. Sounds scary but with Gaps you reset the whole Gut area and problems disappear! What are my problems? The hormones are out of balance what results in bad skin and Eczema! Two years ago I did the same and my skin was really soft and smooth. Then I went for a holiday and eat everything I want. Then in those two years I didn’t care so much on what I eat. Of course it was still healthy but I also eat less healthy stuff too! Because I stopped contraception and losing weight I didn’t care so much about the extra Calories because I am a very active person . But now I am here and my skin is very dry and rough because my hormones are still a mess. I am going to a Doctor but I also made the decision to start with Gaps too! Because I think the hormone problem is also a fact of the leaky gut. I started last week and already I can feel how my skin is changing again. I have to do it for next couple of weeks but the first two weeks are the most difficult because of the Soups! Bone broth is cleaning the whole gut area and is very healing for every person. After these two strict Soup weeks I can eat little bit more and try things from the Gaps list. It means home made Bouillon is the base and the rest you can have is: Vegetables, Meat, Fish, Egg’s, Nuts and some fruits. Absolutely no SUGAR, DAIRY, GRAINS and CARBS! Later on I need the good probiotics and Fish oil extra. So how was last week? I think I did ok! I didn’t get hungry because the soup is very nutritious but it’s totally boring and it takes a lot time to make all this. Also the first weeks are the heaviest because everywhere you see Chocolate or other delicious foods I really like. But I know why I am doing this and it’s going to make me feel better so it’s worth the fight! I always drink Ginger Thee but now I have to drink it a lot more because it also helps healing the leaky gut. Next week I let you know how it’s going!
Degene die mij de laatste tijd een beetje gevolgd of gezien hebben weten dat het nog steeds niet helemaal pluis zit met die hormoontjes. Ik kan mijn huid 3 keer achter elkaar insmeren en vervolgens droogt het nog uit. Alle lieve goed bedoelde smeersel tips heb ik helaas niks aan zelfs Aloe vera droogt mijn huid uit! Dit komt van binnenuit! Daardoor regelt mijn temperatuur zich ook niet helemaal goed, zelfs op mijn werk heb ik het koud en als ik met mijn laptop op de bank zit, zit ik onder 3 dekentjes. Dat zegt genoeg! Ik zal de details over hoe mijn cyclus is even weg laten maar dat er iets niet klopt is wel duidelijk. Dus ik heb mijn bloed laten testen en Ijzer, Schildklier, Vitamine D en B12 en twee hormonen was allemaal gezond. Das fijn zou je zeggen! Maar liever had ik gehad dat daar wat uit kwam zodat ik er wat aan kon doen. Nee zoals gewoonlijk in mijn leven gaat niks heel makkelijk en zal ik er wel weer wat van moeten leren. Dus een inwendig onderzoek zal nog moeten plaatst vinden, nou daar word je blij van.
Intussen heb ik me weer in mijn Gaps boek verdiept want twee jaar geleden werkte dat goed en was mijn huid na 2 weken al een stuk zachter en mooier. Een maand later zijn we toen op vakantie gegaan en is een normaal voedingspatroon er weer ingeslopen tot nu zeg maar. Verschil is alleen dat mijn huid toen niet zo erg was als nu en ik toen nog aan de Pil zat, dus even afwachten of het nu weer zo zal werken. Dus ik heb me er weer in verdiept en hoe saai en moeilijk dit dieet ook is en zal worden het zal me zoizo goed doen. Het zit er namelijk dik in dat ik Leaky Gut heb (lekkende darm). Klinkt heel eng maar dan neem je voedingstoffen niet goed op en die afvalstoffen kunnen toxisch worden en in je bloed komen, waardoor je dus allerlei klachten kunt krijgen. Zelfs hormonale disbalans. Met het Gaps dieet reset je het hele darmgebied waardoor je daarna weer normaal voeding kan opnemen. Klinkt goed allemaal maar vergis je niet. Dit betekend dat ik twee weken voornamelijk op zelfgemaakte helende soepen (moet van botten getrokken zijn met veel gelatine) moet leven en daarna steeds wat meer er bij mag proberen. En met mijn actieve werk gaat het intens lastig worden en zal ik waarschijnlijk niet altijd even vrolijk zijn. Een Vega lifestyle zit er dus zoizo voor mij niet in, maar dat wist ik al! Als ik een paar Gaps fases verder ben hoef ik heus niet elke dag vlees of vis te eten dus word ik weer gewoon flexitarier maar op uitsluitend plantaardig voedsel kan ik dus niet leven. Zoizo zal het komende half jaar maar misschien wel voor altijd de Suiker, Zuivel, Chocola en granen uitgesloten zijn. Nou ben ik normaal al een gezonde eten maar de Tony repen die ga ik nu al missen! Het moet nou eenmaal want dit is geen doen zo! Dus lieve mensen ook al word ik volgende maand 30 een glaasje alcohol of chocola zit er echt even niet in Sorry!
Last week I started as a entrepreneur and things are going really fast! Every baby step makes me happy but I’ve been very busy with study’s and learning so now I am finally ready to build my business! From January I am going to work three day’s in stead of four in Hospitality Fat Joe’s and going to teach and give workshops a lot more! I do like my job at Fat Joe’s too with my lovely colleagues but I am working to make my dream come true! Still doing study’s of course but also working on my teaching skills and giving people the experience I have had with Yoga and hoopdance! I have a lot on my mind right now but I love it because I am learning and growing! New business bank account and administration work is also part of the job now. First Hoop workshop is already full booked so there will be a next one 18 December. Just look on my FB page! The rest you will find out in a couple of weeks I let you know! If you work hard Karma rewards!