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. Once upon a… Continue reading Weight loss has nothing to do with the scale…

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Real Talk, Uncategorized

How to gain 20kgs with hake and brocolli

I didn't realize that it has taken me so long to blog again, it seems like only yesterday I was bubbling over with the excitement of healthy living. I remember being so passionate about fitness and spreading the word about weight loss that I became blind. I think that this post is long overdue because… Continue reading How to gain 20kgs with hake and brocolli

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

Real Talk

You are not going to like what I have to say…

Real talk, today I want to talk about your how you will never, ever achieve your goals. Before we start get yourself a cup of tea because I think you're going to need the comfort. Since starting my weight loss/fitness/ healthy living journey, I've been actively involved in empowering women to do the same. The… Continue reading You are not going to like what I have to say…

Real Talk, Uncategorized

Are you sabotaging your weight loss?

We can be pretty darn nasty to ourselves. This becomes especially clear when on a weight-loss journey that isn’t going according to plan. Here are some ways to start being kinder to yourself … Move on There comes a point in your life where you need to let go of what you were and start… Continue reading Are you sabotaging your weight loss?

Parenting, Real Talk

The mom curse

Here is what I will never understand, if we are the writers of our own story, why do we let other people dictate how it goes? Why do we let that nasty little voice in the back of our minds tell us what we are going to do? How dare the little demons of doubt… Continue reading The mom curse

Dear Diary, Uncategorized

Love (me) actually

It's been nearly a month since we last spoke. I can blame work, life or anything else that pops up in a day, but I've just been out of touch. I've put off blogging for a while and it's just because I really didn't feel like it. This month has been a busy one, full… Continue reading Love (me) actually

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Roller Skating isn’t just for the 70’s

Imagine the throbbing sounds of disco pulsing in the background. Knickerbockers and pigtails a plenty while the smell of fried foods lingering over the smell of sweat and aftershave. Gaggles of young people all gliding effortlessly across the smooth concrete while a mirror ball illuminates the night. This is how I imagine it would have… Continue reading Roller Skating isn’t just for the 70’s

Dear Diary

New Year. New Me

Something that never ceases to amaze me is how cynical everyone is at this time of year - and by this time of year, I mean a new one. All of the New Year, New Me talk has everyone's half empty side showing in a big way, and it's so lame. Me? I am a firm… Continue reading New Year. New Me

beauty, Real Talk

Wedding bells vs. Dumbbells

Is there really a difference? Both is designed to make you stronger, right? If nothing else, wedding planning will put hair on your chest.If there is one thing I am totally comfortable with and that is walking into a new gym and heading straight for the free-weight section. This is where I feel safe, where… Continue reading Wedding bells vs. Dumbbells