Parenting, Uncategorized

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Self-Care

A lot of us think that self-care has to be a day at the spa, a 3 hour facial, or girls night out but that is actually not the case. If I were a doctor, I’d recommend a daily dose of self-care with a side of “me time”.

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Real Talk, Uncategorized

Setting goals and sticking to ’em

At the moment, I have a lumo pink yoga mat gathering dust in a corner of my room, a Daily Yoga app payment on my Telkom bill and I can’t tell you when last I hit the mat. It’s not that I’ve lost interest in living better, I’ve just fallen short of forming habits. I know how that goes, I am a cold-turkey non-smoker because I formed new habits to kick the old, nasty one. So, why can’t I stick to the goals I set?
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Real Talk, Uncategorized

Weight loss has nothing to do with the scale…

You might think that the picture shows my weight loss transformation, but it’s the total opposite – I’ve gained all the weight back.
This post isn’t to shame myself or get sympathy, rather, I feel compelled to warn new weight loss journeyers against the desperation of going about it the wrong way.

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Dear Diary

Help! I’m an Ego Maniac

I’m currently eating my feelings after an argument with my husband. They’re Smart Bite biscuits and I have tracked them on MyFitnessPal, but I’m still using my victim brain to justify my behaviour and I’m willing to bet that you do this too. Continue reading “Help! I’m an Ego Maniac”

Dear Diary

Letting go of the “When I Have”

There is a pretty good chance that you have the same problem as I do, you probably have a case of the When I Haves. That’s okay because it seems like everyone does. Continue reading “Letting go of the “When I Have””

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.  Continue reading “Lessons in letting go”

Dear Diary, Uncategorized

Spoiler Alert: You don’t have to love your body all the time

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t love what my momma gave me all the time, and that’s 100% okay! You don’t have to love your body all the time either, and here is why. Continue reading “Spoiler Alert: You don’t have to love your body all the time”