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My Best Workout Tips

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  • Find your own thing! Cardio, weights? Intervals, powerwalks, crossfit? I used to only do cardio (mostly because modeling had gone to my head), but now I’ve realised how much I love weight lifting. I also love intervals or running outside to clear my head. It always helps! But it needs to be outside, if not I just find it way too boring.

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  • If you’re feeling super annoyed, angry, frustrated or sad – put on some power music and get to the gym to do your favourite exercises. I always feel like it in some way gives me my strength and power back. I can go back home, take a nice shower, put on some cozy clothes and think new thoughts with a much clearer head.

 

  • Good music or podcasts! Sometimes I want music that makes me give that last push, but somedays I get bored so easily and it can be more of a struggle to go – that’s when I love my podcasts. I usually listen to true crime, and having something interesting to listen to as I make my way to the gym and also do my exercises makes it so much easier on a more slow and unmotivated day.

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  • Try new exercises! Ohhh so many times have I gone into a pattern of just doing the same things over and over… You get so bored. Trying new things is always a good idea, and it can easily make you go more often and generally do more work at the gym. Or outside. I find that if you look up the right pages on Instagram you can get some good, new ideas!

 

  • Consistency. If you want results, you can’t just do some sort of exercise once a week every month. It does take some dedication and discipline. The main thing for working out should be staying healthy, but even with that there’s many of us that keeps on saying “I don’t have time”.  You need to plan. Sometimes it might take an early morning or a late night to just get it done. Or if you don’t want to spend the morning or evening at the gym, it might take you putting your gym clothes in your bag for after work. Or that you get up from that couch one hour earlier instead of laying there with your phone in your hand, just scrolling.

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  • It needs to be healthy. Too healthy can quickly get very unhealthy. I know. And I know a lot of you guys know. If you’re stressing too much about it, if you feel like you’re losing yourself in any way or that you’re just not okay with the whole food, gym, healthy, strong thing – then stop. Stop and talk to someone who will be there for you to listen and help you out. It should be something you do for the health of your body and mind, it should never go the other way ❤ That will never make you happy. It’s so important to not exclude the life you love to live just because you exercise. Pizza, snacks and lazy days are still so important.
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Tenkte å dele noen flere bilder fra photoshooten med X-life. Jeg trener ganske mye, og er det en ting som hjelper på motivasjonen så er det nytt treningstøy.  For å være ærlig digger jeg å bare kunne gå rundt i det til vanlig også, og velger det gjerne over stramme jeans. Alle treningsklær finner du på x-life.no!

I thought I would share a few more pics from the photoshoot with X-life. I work out quite a lot, and if there’s one thing that helps with my motivation it’s new and fresh workout clothes. To be honest I love to wear it as an everyday thing, and I prefer it over any tight jeans. You’ll find all of these clothes on x-life.no! 

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Like I told you the other day I did a photoshoot with a fitness company, X-life.no, and here’s some of the pictures! Had a lot of fun with such a great team, and I really loved the clothes as well. Especially the last one which you guys already know if you know me… Baby pink is my all time favourite!

As you know I spend a lot of time working out, especially weights these days, so it’s really a lot of fun being able to shoot something like this.

Hope everyone’s good and happy ❤

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My Fav YouTube Videos!!

It’s quite a few YouTube videos on the channel now – so I thought I would share some of my favourites with you! It used to be only my channel so I do have some videos that’s fun for me to look back at, but probably a bit boring for everyone else, which is why I put some on private now. Now it’s me and Dan’s channel together because of the videos we have already done, and the ones to come!

But I thought we’d do a little flashback and look at some of my favourite ones on the channel! And maybe you can share yours!

Who remembers this?!? Hahaha. It was our first ever video and I remember he was surprisingly willing to do a video with me and for me to put it out. Have we changed any? Lol.

So unforgettable! One of the most amazing trips of my life. Dan wasn’t even supposed to be there, but we were away from each other for two weeks and he found the cheapest flight – and three days later he landed in Bangkok. It was my first time in Thailand, and his ever time outside of England and on a plane! So special.

Haha and of course this one!! It wasn’t as easy to convince him as when he got to do my makeup, but I managed it and I was so happy lol. I remember you guys liked this one a lot as well! Maybe it’s time to do it again?? 😀

DEATH. This one almost killed me. Or at least made the ambulance come to my house and I had to go to the ER. Don’t eat a ghost chili guys… Especially if you chew it whole because it will be chilling in your stomach hours later just burning up.

Workout video! Some of my fav workouts that I still do today. But with a tiny bit bigger booty and a stronger body. Hard work pays off. Maybe I should do another one with some new exercises?

First prank! This one was funny and I really got him. Dan said he would get me back, but I’m still here waiting. Hmmm. Maybe he just can’t do it as good as me 🙂

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BEFORE AND AFTER PICS – What Did I Look Like When I Was “Perfect” In The Modeling Industry?

So I have told you in videos about my first meeting with the modeling industry, which you can find here if you haven’t seen it yet, and I started thinking… You know, I actually have quite a lot of pictures – why don’t I show you guys before and after?

So lets start… In these pictures I was actually told I was “perfect” and how everyone wanted me in the industry. I had just came from Athens and had recently been at my skinniest, on the pictures I was in Milan and had started to gain a bit of weight but damn I was still struggling a whole bunch looking back at it. Not eating, binge eating, “fixing” it with only drinking juice the day after… All these things coming back to me like HOW did I think it was ok and normal?! It’s almost like I forgot it all until I start really thinking about those times. So here you see a sad girl really struggling inside but still being told she’s “perfect”. Messed up, right?

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This was apparently the “perfect” size for me in the modeling industry… Being skinny like that does NOT make you happier by the way, if you were wondering. It’s all about self love, and when you are told you have to be a certain way and you choose to listen to others and change your body after their words, you have lost yourself and there’s no love left. This was in 2014. If you watch my video there’s my information about how I was struggling, and for how long.

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NOW – STRONG, HAPPY AND CAREFREE ❤

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Then here I am todayyyy! Still doing modeling, still doing what I always wanted – more than ever actuaully. I’m working towards what I want, I love myself and I’m just enjoying food, weights, everything that brings me happiness! I have always had a passion for working out but always felt like I had to restrict what I could do because of modeling, I was wrong! To me I do not want to do high fashion modeling, and modeling is not everything to me, not at all. I have so many things I’m working towards and even bigger goals. I’m not trying to get told how to live my life by an agency that doesn’t understand me, I’m gonna do my own thing and be surrounded by people who respect that. I do weights, get stronger, see results of my hard work while feeling happy about it and it’s actually pretty fucking nice having my booty back, because it has always been there, I just literally starved it away which is so sad. It has obviously grown as my strength has grown as well, which is also pretty cool.

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Feel free to share! And if you have a story to tell or you want to talk or anything feel free to reach out or just leave a comment ❤ Loving yourself is always the most important thing.

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Pictures – Intense Workout & Santa Monica

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It’s been so long since I’ve done this, but it’s such a good workout! Met up with Emma yesterday like I said and had an intense workout before we went to eat. I got to see a new area as well, which is cool! If you want to follow me even more on my journey here and see more personal and everyday things you can add me on snapchat: martefre.

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Here you can see the amazing acai bowls as well! I’ve had one earlier when I just got here, but this one was soooo much better! We had it at Rawberri in Santa Monica, and I will for sure be going back there.

This is what happens when you go out but don’t drink too much, haha. Had such a nice day and I know I would’ve just been laying in bed if I didn’t keep to just a few drinks. For sure so much better like this!