My Workout Plan

Hi guys!

I’ve decided to share my road to a more healthy body with you guys. I’m going to Mauritius in about 7 weeks and I’m going to try and get a beach body (or something close to it) in those 7 weeks. This is going to be hard, but I’m going to try. I thought it could be nice if I’d share my workout plan with you guys, not only because many of you are interested in it but also because I’d like you to work out with me! I think it would be very fun if we do it together. I’m going to keep you guys up to date with my workouts on instastories (@lauralynnsworld). I’m going to give you guys an update every week or two weeks about my progress and my difficulties that week. I will also make some videos about what I ate that week and maybe I’ll even try out a workout? Healthy food recipes will appear on the blog as well.

This is the first post I will write about my “Road to..”. I’m going to lay out my workout plan in general. So here we go.

I’m going to do a workout each monday, wednesday, thursday and saturday. I don’t think I’ll be able to workout every day because I’d like my muscles to recover as much as possible and I also have a busy school schedule that I have to combine with blogger activities. However, if I find the time on one of the days that I’d normally not workout I’ll do some ‘Blogilates’ videos.

First of all, I’ll always wear a fitbit charge 2 when I workout to track my calories and my heartbeat. This isn’t a necessity but I really like wearing it because it motivates me to kill myself during my workout.

On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday I will be going to the gym. Each of these days I’ll start with 30 min of cardio. I really like walking “uphill” on the treadmill. I normally walk at speed 5,5 and my hill will be around 6%. The last 10 minutes I walk with a slope of 7%. I’m also going to the other cardio machines and I’ll tell you what I think about them in a blogpost. But at the moment this is what I will do as cardio. You can also do something else like running or on the elliptical machine.

On Monday I’ll focus on my legs. I’ll do 4 reps of each 10 lifts on each leg machine in the gym I go to. There are about 4 machines that train my upper legs and these are the ones I use. I put on a weight of about 18-24 kg but if you’re a beginner you should start with the minimum. After each sets of 10 reps, I wait 30 seconds before I move on to the next set. After my leg workout I’ll do a ab workout with my boyfriend. I do this PIIT (pilates high intensity interval training). This means that I’ll do one movement for about 45 seconds and then I get to rest for 15 seconds. After these 15 seconds I move on to the next movement. The total of movements I’m doing is 7. I got the different moves from the “Extreme Abs” videos on the Blogilates youtube channel. I will put them below but you can also make your own version with the ab videos you can find on the Blogilates youtube channel. If you don’t understand which kind of exercises this are, you can find out easily by searching them on Google.

  • Criss cross
  • Full Sit-up
  • Crunch with legs and arms twisted
  • Ankle reach
  • Corkscrew
  • Heel extension
  •  Earthquake

On Wednesday I’m going to do a big butt and thighs workout. I will also be doing this PIIT style like I described earlier. I’m going to try and change up my exercises each week and I’m going to chose exercises from the following videos.

There are a lot of other videos with a lot of other exercises so if you want to try something else you will definitely find it on the ‘Blogilates’ Channel.

After this I will also repeat the ab workout from Monday.

On Thursday I’ll also start with a 30 minute cardio workout. After that I will focus on my saddlebags and muffintops. Guess what, the exercises I use for this are also from Blogilates. Again I’ll do this PITT style like I described to you earlier. I really like following exercises and I will be changing them up each week. These are only a few examples! I will post the exercises I’ll do each week on my instastories and on my weekly progress blogpost (@lauralynnsworld)

On Saturday I’ll be doing a full Blogilates workout. I’ll start with 28 minutes of PIIT/HIIT/CARDIO. I mostly do the following videos:

Cardio beat workout, Ultimate fat burn workout , Wonder woman workout 

You can also use videos from the PIIT calender which you can find on this website: https//:www.blogilates.com/

After these 30 minutes I’ll be doing a combination of abs and legs workouts with her videos.

This is my workout plan in a nutshell. Hopefully you guys like it and want to join me in my journey to a healthier body and lifestyle.

Tell me in the comments below what you’d like to see on my blog or youtube about this!

XOXO

Laura

 

My hair Analysis with L’oréal

Last Friday, I was invited to go to the L’oréal headquarters in Brussels for a hair analysis. L’oréal has designed a new product called a ‘Power Mix’. Thanks to all the different types of ‘Power Mixes’, the hairdresser can make a hair treatment that fits your hair type perfectly by mixing different things together. I had to fill in a form with all kinds of questions about my hair and about the way I treat it. After this, a professional hairdresser took a look at my hair and he told me exactly what my hair needed to look healthy and beautiful. He also told me that he loved my hair colour and that I had a colour that a lot of girls want. That made me blush a lot (hihi 🙂 ). The hairdresser was very kind and although he spoke French, I understood almost everything he told me (I was surprised by myself). The professional told me that my hair was very healthy overall but because of the fact that my hair is pretty long, I need a very nurturing and strengthening hair product. Because my hair is longer, my hair is also a lot more vulnerable. He suggested I’d start using the ‘Inforcer’ products mixed with a power mix called : Shot Nutri Glycerol. This is a nourishing additive. They mixed it and tested it on me immediately.

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The first thing I noticed when they started to wash my hair, was the smell. The smell of this product is just amazing. And the smell stays in your hair even after it’s dry. The ‘inforcer’ shampoo is very foamy and I really like that. After the shampoo, it was time for the hair mask mixed with the power mix. The power mix also smelled fantastic. I don’t know how they make their products smell this good, but I seriously love it.

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After they washed my hair, my hair smelled amazing and it was so soft! It was time to start brushing my hair. The hairdresser brushed my hair backwards to give it more volume, and it really worked. My hair had a lot more volume! But the most remarkable thing is the way my hair felt. It felt very light, soft and it smelled fantastic (yes, I already said this, but it’s just a fact!)

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I was very happy with the results and I got my personalized product home with me. I would seriously recommend it to everyone. It’s so important to treat your hair with the right care, and with this product your hair doesn’t miss out on anything. You can get your  personalized product at your local L’oreal hairdresser! I don’t know when exactly, but it’s coming!

Thanks for having me, L’oréal. As usual, it was a pleasure.

❤  Laura

L’OREAL SERIE EXPERT

 

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Hello and Welcome to another blog post!
Today I want to talk to you about one of my favorite new hair products : the new series expert line by L’oréal. It’s a line which helps repair damaged hair and it really works. In particular I am going to talk about the INFORCER. There also are other kinds of shampoo that work on other parts of the hair, but I liked this one the most!

First off I’d like to say that I got these products from L’oréal to try them out. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t give my honest opinion about them. Everything I write in this blog post about the new hair-line is my REAL opinion and it is not sponsored in any way.

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So I’d like to begin by saying that this hair-line smells amazing. Do you know the feeling you get when you get back from the hairdresser and your hair smells heavenly? Well, that’s the exact feeling I get when I am using this product. The shampoo has a soft structure and it smells INCREDIBLE. Also the hair mask has a very nice structure and I love to use it! There is also a leave in conditioner which I adore using. When I wake up my hair feels freshly washed! Every time I use one of the new products my hair smells and feels amazing. It feels very soft and I have less breakage (I seriously mean this when I am telling you this!). I am someone who has very fragile hair. It breaks very fast and it’s very hard to handle. But with this product my hair is thicker and looks way healthier. As usual L’oréal didn’t disappoint!

I also used it in Vietnam. Normally when I go traveling my hair has to endure a lot and because of that my hair looks like a mess sometimes. I had way less troubles with my hair this holiday because of this product line!

I would very much like to recommend this hair line to you guys, I am seriously in love!

 

How to get that bikini body : My Journey #1

Hi guys!

Today I want to talk to you about my newest addiction. SPORTS and BEING HEALTHY. About a month ago (one month and a half or so) I started doing Blogilates on Youtube because I wanted to get rid of all the fat that I didn’t want to see anymore. I didn’t like the way I looked anymore and I didn’t feel good. I didn’t feel healthy at all and I felt like a loser a lot of the time.

So I started with PIIT (Pilates Intensity Interval Training) and Muscle workouts for my legs and abs. I really wanted to look better and feel better asap. At first, it was very hard to do the sports and to have the perseverance to do it. I was very lazy and I just watched Netflix all the time. This resulted in the fact that I stopped doing my Blogilates Calender after one week.

But 2,5 weeks ago, I saw myself in the mirror. I really didn’t like how my body looked and I saw a lot of flaws on my body. I normally had a lot of confidence but I just felt lazy all the time, I felt like a loser and the only thing I saw when I looked in the mirror was my cellulite and my fat. I could literally cry.

I didn’t start doing sports because of other people, because I really don’t care about what other people think. I am also of the opinion that you only need to start a diet when YOU don’t like the way you look. You never need to start doing this for others because it will not make you happier. You need to do it for yourself and if you feel good the way you are, just keep feeling that way and don’t care about what other people say! You also don’t need to care about all the extremely skinny girls in the world. Every body is unique and beautiful in it’s own way. You never need to start dieting because you want to look like a supermodel because there is this thing called photoshop and it makes girls look like BayWatch babes when they are really just like anyone else. You only need to start working out when you want to feel en look healthier, not because you want to look like the girls in the magazines. (I do recommend to you that you have to try and eat as healthy as possible because that is way better for your body and maybe it will make you live a little longer 😉 )

I started working out because I wanted to feel and look better for myself. And I also wanted to feel a lot more energized. So I just did it. I downloaded the Blogilates Calender and I started doing sports every two days. One day I would do cardio and two days later I would do abs or legs. I started drinking much more water and I started eating healthier.

After a few days I wanted to do more. I started to try and walk a lot more throughout the day because I had the feeling that I didn’t walk enough. (I’m a student and I spend a lot of time behind my desk). I began to go take fast walks with my dog and I really liked it. I also started doing cardio and abs/legs on the same day, every two days.

I also wanted to get rid of my cellulite so I started taking a lighter contraceptive pill and I started putting on cream every morning and evening. And after one week I already see the results!

I just wanted to write this blogpost because I wanted to let people know that everyone can lose weight and feel healthier if they really put work into it. If you feel bad about yourself on a daily basis and if you really don’t like the way you look. Just change it. You have the power in your hands and if you really want it, you can do it.

I have been doing all of the above (intensely) for about three weeks and I eat healthier every day. I already feel and see the results. I feel very energized ( my boyfriend is sometimes frustrated about it haha) and I really like the way my body is starting to look. I’m only doing this for a few weeks and I already look and feel much much better.

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So, now I am going to tell you what I do every day (every two days)  :

  • every two days I do my workout : I start with a PIIT video from Casey Ho on youtube. After this I do a cardio video from Casey Ho.
    • If I want to work on my abs I do one of the EXTREME ABS videos (once or twice)
    • If I want to work on my legs I do one of the LEG videos (I mostly use the videos that you can find on Casey Ho’s Calender for my leg workouts)
  • Every day I try to take a 30 minute walk (I try to walk as fast as I can) with my dog.
  • I try to drink 2 liters of water every day
  • I use the app : LifeSum
    • It helps me track my calories and it helps me to not eat unhealthy snacks. If you go over the maximum amount of calories for one day, you circle turns red. I really feel bad when this happens so I try to avoid it and I succeed most of the time.
  • I try to eat a healthy breakfast. I normally don’t eat breakfast (yeah, I know it’s not healthy) but I am trying to change that!
  • I try to not eat unhealthy snacks. I push myself to eat as healthy as possible (but sometimes I take one little chocolate if I want to 😀 )
  • I mostly try to eat NORMAL. I don’t STARVE myself, I just try not to eat unhealthy and not to eat too much! (mindful eating)
  • I only drink Cola Zero if I want something other than water

So this is what I do to feel healthier and to look better every day. I hope I inspired you to be healthier. Maybe I gave you the push you needed to try this all yourself.

I hope you liked my post a little bit! What do you like to do to be healthier?

Tell me below!

Greets

Laura (licious)

Fight the Cellulite!!!

Hi hi! Today I am going to tell you guys something about my worst (non-human) enemy. Cellulite! I have been fighting this monster for over 2 years and I am starting to defeat it. I wanted to share some tips and tricks on defeating this monster with you. I wont be able to post a blogpost Tuesday so I am writing you guys a very big one today!

First of all, drink a lot of water! Not just 2 glasses a day but a LOT more! I think everyone who already searched for Cellulite remedies has found this tip everywhere. Water is just so good for your body. It is good for your whole body and you feel a lot more healthy when you drink more and more water every day.

I also try to do some more exercise. You need to do some more legwork people. Go for a walk, a run or walk up and down the stairs in your house a few times. This gets blood flowing in your legs and it will definitely help your legs fight the cellulite. Try to do this every day! It doesn’t have to be a big workout but just keep moving and you will see the difference.

You can also do some exercises for your legs. I normally do the exercises from Blogilates on youtube. They are very good and you can feel that it’s working while your training. PLUS you can just do it at home. It’s that simple!

I also try to massage my legs from time to time because this also gets your blood flowing and it wil certainly help you get rid of the ugly bumps in your skin. There is one product that I like to use in summer for my legs and I really get the feeling that it works BUT you need to put it on every day otherwise it wont have any effect. Once you stop using this, your cellulite will come back. It is a really nice product but it isn’t a permanent solution. You really need to drink more water and exercise more if you want to get rid of it forever. The product has 2 kinds of creams. A daycream and a nightcream. The products are by VICHY. After using this cream for 14 days (every day!) you really see the result!! Let’s first talk about the night cream.

vichy_cdnight_01The Night cream has a blue-ish color and it smells really nice. 5% of the cream exists out of caffeine. Caffeine is really good for your skin and you can really see that in the results.You really have to massage it in for a few minutes to get a better effect!

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The Day cream bottle is very cool. It also contains of 6 % Caffeine and it is a fast acting 14 day serum to get rid of cellulite.

These creams are very nice and I definitely recommend them to you guys but as I said before they aren’t going to get rid of your cellulite. They are going to make your cellulite a lot less visible but that’s it.

I also try to scrub my legs with COFFEE SCRUB every week. I make my COFFEE SCRUB myself. It’s very easy to make and you don’t need a lot of ingredients :

  • 5 spoons of coffee ground
  • 3 spoons of brown sugar
  • 2 spoons of coconut oil

Just mix everything together into a creamy mixture et voila!! Try to rub it in as long as you can to get a better effect and try to do this once every week.

There are also some foods that you can eat which can help you get rid of your cellulite :

  • bananas
  • chilli
  • ginger root
  • pineapple
  • sweet potatoes
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • green tea
  • salmon
  • garlic
  • cucumber
  • cider vinegar (put some cider vinegar and lemon drops in a glass of water every day!)

The key to getting rid of cellulite is HARD WORK. This is a monster that you have to fight with everything you have. If you are really serious about getting rid of it, you need to combine all of your forces and methods to get the best results. I swear to you that you will see results but you can’t give up. Cellulite is a bitch and it’s a never ending fight. Just try to be healthier on all levels. If you get rid of it eventually, you can’t go back to old habits because it will re-appear. Getting rid of Cellulite means changing your life a little bit for the better. A lot of water, A lot of exercise, A lot of massaging/ scrubbing and A lot of healthy foods will give you A BEAUTIFUL PAIR OF LEGS FOR DAAAYZ!

These are my tips against the BIG MONSTER. I hope they helped a little and that I inspired you to join the fight that 70 % of women are fighting every day.

Follow my blog for more beauty advice and fun blogposts because there is going to be a lot more coming

XOXO

Laura(Licious)

 

CHRISTMAS LUSH HAUL | 12 Days of Xmas #Day12

“On the Twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Twelve Drummers Drumming
Eleven Pipers Piping
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
And a partridge in a pear tree”

Tonight’s Christmas Eve!!! Yay, It’s Christmas in a few hours! The only sad thing about this is that it means that my 12 days of Christmas are almost over. This is the last blogpost. This is day 12 and that means that after this blogpost, Twelve days of Christmas is officially over. (crawls back into the darkest corner of the room and starts crying). But, there is still one more blogpost right here for you guys to read and you can always re-watch or re-read some of the things I made for you guys this year.

This is the day that I am going to talk to you about all of the Christmas Lush products I have already tried out this year!!!!! The most exciting post to end a very fun 12 days of Christmas. Let’s just begin with this amazing lush adventure.

SHOOT FOR THE STARS : BATHBOMB 

This bathbomb. There are just no freaking words for it. What The FCK. This is the best bathbomb I have ever seen. It has sparkles, blue colors, amazing scent (orange and bergamot) and it has yellow stars that take a long while before they dissolve. And the best part is that these stars are actually little bath oils and they treat your skin like a Queen. This bathbomb has everything you need to have a relaxing and beautiful bath! I give it a 10 out of 10. (you heard it right, the maximum score)

MISTLETOE : BATHBOMB

This is also one of my new favorite bathbombs ever. It has Glitter and it is PINK! I just love the combo of glitter and pink. It also smells AMAZING. It smells like jasmine and I didn’t want to come out of my bath until the water was cold. This is definitely worth a try. 9 out of 10.

NORTHERN LIGHTS : BATHBOMB

I bought this bathbomb because of the name. How promising is that name? I really want to see the northern lights one day and I just had to try this one. At first the bath looked like in the photo but after a while it turns green-ish. Just like the Northern Lights. The name is perfect for the bathbomb and I really enjoyed it. But I missed a little touch of glitter.It also had a very nice smell! I give this bathbomb a 8 out of 10.

GOLDEN WONDER : BATHBOMB

This bathbomb sounded so very promising. GOLDEN WONDER, WOW. I immediately began thinking of a golden bath with loads of glitter and an amazing smell. But sadly, this wasn’t the case. The bath turned green and the smell wasn’t all that amazing (just a basic orange scent). The only thing I really liked about it were the little stars. This bomb was a bit of a disappointment so I give it a 6 out of 10.

SO WHITE : BATHBOMB

This bathbomb smelled like heaven! It had this nice fresh apple kind of smell and I just loved it! And it also looks very nice!! I give this bathbomb a 8 out of 10.

FATHER CHRISTMAS

This is a bathbomb that returns every year and it is just really one you need to try. It smells amazing (bubblegum smell) and the bathbomb just looks magnificent. You almost don’t want to throw it in the bathtub. The only thing i’d like to change about it, is the green. I get why it is green (because of the color of the christmas tree) but i’d rather have a red-ish bathtub!! I give it a 7 out of 10.

So these are all of the products I have tried out SO FAR. My mom, boyfriend and brothers didn’t want me to buy too much maybe because I will get a Lush Present from them! if this is the case, I will update this blogpost with other reviews about the lush christmas products!

So guys, This is the last post for my 12 days of Christmas. I really enjoyed making all these videos and posts for you guys and I hope you enjoyed them aswel. I think I will do this next year aswel if I got the time. Thank you guys so much for all the support and all of the love. You make me write and edit and film better and you make me love making things even more. Thanks for being such loyal followers!

You won’t be hearing a lot from me for the next month but I am going to Berlin in February and I am going to make a lot of fun things for you guys about that adventure.

Have a lovely Christmas and Share the love!

XOXO

Laura(Liciouss)

 

LUSH : the big review

Hi everyone!

There has been a big hype for about a year now about Lush! Lush makes several amazing products for your skin and hair and has awesome bath products like bathbombs and bubblebars. The cosmetics they make are handmade and not bad for the environment. When you walk into a Lush store, you will definitely walk out with a big smile on your face. The people who work there, are literally the most friendly people on this planet. They always make you feel special!

Last year, my best friend introduced me to the magical Lush-products, and I fell in love immediately. I love taking baths and therefore I love bathbombs! All the other products are also amazing, but I personally love the bathproducts the most. Since I fell in love with Lush, I have bought several items throughout the year. Today, I’m going to give you guys a review about the products I have already used.

Bath products :

First of all, I’m going to start with the bath products because they are by far my favorites. I love taking baths, it relaxes me, I can sing along with the radio and I can come out of the bathtub after half an hour looking like an older lady (referring to the wrinkled toes and fingers you get when you get in contact with water for more than 15 minutes). Here we go!

The twilight Bath bomb

 

This bathbomb is amazing. First of all, I love pink water! Second, It smells like lavender and I love the smell of these flowers so much! I give this bomb a 8 out of 10 

Dragon’s egg 

I think this one is my favorite. I love dragons and I love the smell of lemon (Also love mojito/daiquiri cocktails). Also the colour is very surprising. I didn’t expect the orange, but I thought it was magnificent! I give this bomb a 9,5 out of 10!

Father Christmas

This bath bomb is very nice and original. But it was a bit disappointing. I thought that my bath would turn very pink, but instead it turned very very green (christmas tree green). It is a nice idea, christmas ball that changes your water into christmas tree green, but I don’t like bathing in greenish water because it looks kind of dirty. I give this ball a 6 out of 10.

The experimenter

This is also one of my favorites. It has a very nice smell and it has different colours. You really don’t know what to expect when you throw this bathbomb in the water. At first, you get to see a magical colour rainbow but after a while the water turns completely purple. And the best part … Your bathtub is filled with glitters! I didn’t want to get out of this beautiful purple bathwater. I give this bomb a 9 out of 10.

Shoot for the stars

I had very high expectations for this one because of the name.  I tought my bathtub would be filled with blue stars or yellow sparkles. But it really wasn’t that nice. It smelled really nice and the bathbomb looked very promising. But the results were a little bit disappointing. The water just turns dark-blue, nothing yellow or no surprises at all. I give this bomb a 5 out of 10.

Lord of misrule 

This ball was very very nice! I expected greenish bathwater, but it caught me by surprise. The water turned reddish/pink and it smelled wonderful. Vanilla and pepper, amazing combo! I give this bath bomb a well deserved 8 out of 10 

The Famous intergalactic Bath bomb

This is one of the most famous bath bombs. It deserves its popularity because this bomb is marvelous. It gives your water a very nice blue colour and smells like peppermint. It feels like you are swimming in space. Who doesn’t want to experience this? I give this bomb a 8,5 out of 10!

Hair products :

The lush hair products are a little bit more expensive, but so far they are worth the money. I have used 2 hair products :

Sea Spray Hair mist : I found out about this product in the magazine “Elle”. This product is magnificent. It makes your hair less frizzy and it gives your hair not only a beautiful shine but it also gives your hair a wonderful smell! You hair smells like the ocean (not a fish kinda smell, but a fresh/sweet ocean smell) and it gives you a  fantastic summer feeling! It’s very nice and I give this product a 8 out of 10.

Roots hair treatment : I got a sample of this product for free and I tried it out immediately. You had to put it on your hair when it was still dry. I thought this was very strange but I just followed the instructions. I put it in my hair and when I was done, my hair was the most greasy that it had ever been. You had to wait a while before washing it of and after I washed it off, my hair felt enormously soft and it smelled incredible. I was very very satisfied by this product and I will definitely go and buy myself this marvelous hair product again. I give this product a 7 out of 10.

Scrubs :

I have only bought one Lush scrub in my life. The Bubblegum Lip scrub. You need to massage your lips with the scrub for a small minute and afterwards you can lick the scrub of your lips… And you can eat it! This scrub does not only smell like delicious bubblegum flavoured candy, it also tastes like it! And on top of all of this, my lips are extremely soft afterwards (something that my boyfriend really likes 😉 ) This product gets a 9 out of 10 from me.

These are all the Lush products that I have already tried. I really like Lush, and I will definitely continue using their products. Hope you guys liked my post. Give it a thumbs up, share it with your friends and give me your e-mail address (home page in the side bar) so that I can keep you updated om my adventures.

XOXO

Laura(Licious)