I believe in challenges

by Marlies Dekkers
From a young age I’ve done all kinds of sports. I’m an active person who likes to challenge myself. But I came to the shocking conclusion that I used to sport like a girl…

When I saw male sporters, I knew I could never become as strong as they are. But I never had a female rolemodel who gave me the right example or challenged me to take it to the next level. I honestly always thought my sport level was above average. In my carreer I always aim for more, but in sports I was satisfied with what I was doing. Or, was I running away for difficulties? Scared? Where was the fighter mentality I normally have in everything I do?
Then, the right challengers came across. High level fitness became more popular than ever for women and true rolemodels arose. There came more female personal trainers and I got inspired by their power and motivation. I noticed that I never discovered how far I could go, how strong and fit I could become… I used to sport like a girl.

I really got my wake-up call. I found out I could do far more and I set new goals. Within a few weeks I became much stronger. On Instagram I follow a lot of female sport rolemodels. They are extremely dedicated and they keep inspiring me. I scroll down their pictures daily which gives me a bigger smile when my personal trainer arrives to exceed my boundaries again.

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, let’s talk #seduceyourself. To me, the summum of seduction is driving a man insane, just by exposing a glimpse of your wrist while pouring him tea. Can you imagine?