Real Talk, Uncategorized

Panic Attacks on a Treadmill

I had my first massive mental breakdown in October of 2017. I was a few weeks away from my 31st birthday, lying on my bedroom floor and sobbing uncontrollably. As I near my 2nd anniversary of this breakdown, I'm worse off than ever. I'm typing this from day 5 of my doctor ordered bed rest.… Continue reading Panic Attacks on a Treadmill

Diet and Supplements, Uncategorized

I’ve been overeating this whole time

I've heard about If It Fits Your Macros for a really long time, but it wasn't until I signed up with my coach Kayla van Rooyen that I understood how amazing it was. I also realized how much we really overeat in the process. When I was first given my list of daily Macros, it… Continue reading I’ve been overeating this whole time

Real Talk

Dear Skinny Me

This was taken at Riley's birthday party - when all you ate was a handful of broccoli and 7 litres of water. Remember how you cringed when you saw this picture because you thought that you were overweight? Do you remember how you beat yourself up about wanting a slice of Riley's birthday cake? How you… Continue reading Dear Skinny Me

Dear Diary

New Year, Same You

Are you still soaking in the aftermath of Christmas lunch leftovers and champers? Finally waking up from that week leading up to a new year where no one knows their name? Same, TBH. ICYMI, I've been going through some pretty radical shifts in my life lately (thanks, Nervous Breakdown), and it's leaking into my blog… Continue reading New Year, Same You

Dear Diary

Lessons in letting go

I had a nervous breakdown last week. Not the dramatic kind that you tell your husband you're having when the kids misbehave, but the legitimate kind that your doctor diagnoses you with. If I think about it, the reason why I'm now sitting in pyjamas with a 5-day old messy bun started in 2011. I'm awful… Continue reading Lessons in letting go

Diet and Supplements, Uncategorized

Weight loss on a budget

Losing weight can seem expensive when you don’t know where to start. Thankfully, we now know tricks and secrets to budget weight loss plans. Weight loss journeys can be challenging, especially when you don’t quite know where to start. It can seem costly, time consuming and too hard to follow through with, but it doesn’t… Continue reading Weight loss on a budget

Diet and Supplements, Uncategorized

What to eat for weight loss

We all know that we need to eat healthier for weight loss, but do you know what food to eat? Here are the food groups you should be eating… There is a lot of talk about eating healthier and moving more for weight loss, but when you’re starting out it is difficult to know just… Continue reading What to eat for weight loss

Diet and Supplements, Uncategorized

Staying motivated

Staying motivated to stick to a weight loss journey is tough, so it helps to have a cheering section and an arsenal of motivation tips like these. Permanent weight loss requires making health changes to more than just your food choices, but also to your lifestyle. They aren’t always easy to do though, so staying… Continue reading Staying motivated

Dear Diary, Uncategorized

Life, Love and Paper Towels

I am often told that I am so lucky to be married to a tattoo artist. Isn't it awesome being tattooed for free and whenever I want to?  What most people don’t realise is that like any relationship; being in love with a tattoo artist has its challenges. You might think that I can drop… Continue reading Life, Love and Paper Towels

Dear Diary

Happiness life hacks you actually need

Jis, depression is tough though. I'm pretty sure that people assume that you just pop a little pill and you're the vision of happiness, amirite? That isn't how it works, and you do need a little something extra to get through the day. I've been determined to be happier lately. Like obsessively so and it's… Continue reading Happiness life hacks you actually need