Friend Friday: I am built for comfort, not for speed.

by byanika on 29/04/2011 · 45 comments

in By Anika,dresses,Friend Friday,self worth,spreading the love

Hi Sweethearts!

This weeks Friend Friday questions deal with the delicate subject of fitness.

I would like to start with a disclaimer:  

“What you are about to read are my honest and spontanious responses. I have the utmost respect for people who are fit. I, however, am not.”


Do you keep some kind of fitness routine? 

I follow a rigorous routine of  throwing dance offs in my living room. Why? Because I am intent on having as much fun as possible while moving about.

Has working out, maybe training for a marathon or something of that nature, helped with your own perception of body image?

In a word, no. But rapelling down a mountain (ok, fine, a wee hill) gave me a deep appreciation of the force that is gravity. Also, it gave me a chance to perfect the art of denial. I will never ever own up to those pictures of my bottom coming down from above.

When you are hitting the gym or just going out for a long walk what do you wear?

At this point I would like to direct your attention to the pictures displayed in this post, as they serve as a perfect illustration of “Anika does sporty-chic”.

Is it about functionality or fashion?

Functionality, obviously.

Do you feel there is a cultural perception of what you ‘should’ be doing for your own physical fitness?

Yes. I probably should stop being plus sized.

The thing is though, I am healthy. I am a vegetarian, how unhealthily can I possibly eat? (Don`t answer that.)

Dream big… what would be your ultimate fitness goal?

That would be to take my dancing to the next level as a professional flamenco dancer ,dancing my soul and heart out in a two hour solo-performance to the fierce rythm of a drum and the clapping of hands.



I bought this H&M dress in Brussels. It was six sizes too small, so I cut off the bottom of it and added the material to the back. It was never going to happen otherwise.


As you know I like to spread some serious love here chez moi. Recently I have been at the receiving end of a shower of love,  thanks to Stephanie of The Loudmout who very kindly featured me as her inspiration for April.  I can not tell you how much I appreciate all of your lovely comments and our conversations on twitter, sweethearts.

I also need to give a big thanks to Casee , B, Bella and Ann for giving me lots of help and input on my header and sidebar. You guys are true blogger divas, and I am in awe of your kindness and skills!

The Friend Friday project by Modly Chic is a way for fashion bloggers to share more about themselves and create a friendly connection with other bloggers. Join the conversation by joining the Fashion Beauty Friend Friday Google Group.

If you would like to join this wonderful network but feel unsure of how it works be sure to check out the eminent post on just how to do the Friend Friday by the gloriously talented and savvy Grit and Glamour!



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