Let’s talk about the 20%

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “80% nutrition, 20% fitness” a few times.  That’s because it’s really true! A lot of people think they can get away with exercising without eating right. And others believe that just eating well will do the trick. The reality is that if you want optimum results for weight loss,…

Food I eat at the office

The one thing I generally battle with is making time during the work day to settle down and eat. There have been days where I realise at 15h30 that I still haven’t eaten. The workplace dynamics sometimes make it tough to simply enjoy tea time or lunch. However, I’m still to blame. PREPARATION is everything….

The eating out battle

One of the things I used to struggle with a lot was eating out. I could never justify it in my mind why I would leave my place and order something I could prepare myself at home. Lol! Naturally, we all think we have an inner chef! Since choosing a healthier lifestyle, my mindset about…

An apple a day!

Hey, healthy peeps! I recently had a chat with a few ladies about choosing healthier food options. After much debate, it became evident that each of us have our reasons/obstacles that prohibit us from reaching our desired health goals. If we don’t deliberately make the effort to overcome those things, we’ll always feel like it…

Hydrate!

I’m sure you remember when you were younger how it was drilled into you to drink 8 glasses of water a day.  If you’re anything like me, that thought must be traumatising!  I still can’t get around the taste – or lack thereof.  However, water is key in the journey to weight loss and health in…

Snacking away: healthy options

I’m not much of a snacker, but most people I chat to say they feel hungry in between meals. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. One of the problems that prohibits us from achieving the desired weight goals is unhealthy snack choices.  It really defeats the purpose to have 3 nutritious meals and munch on…

Smoothie mania! I love berry smoothies!

The one thing you’ll soon learn about me is that I love quick meals with the least amount of hassle. So if I can get away with washing my fruit and vegetables, and some minimal chopping then I’m all for it! He-he! I’m quite the juicer-junkie but I find that smoothies are more filling. That…

Fitness fun

One of the things I’m really starting to enjoy is exercise!  Not because it leaves you breathless – because it really does – but because I’m starting to see a big difference in a short period of time. I feel soooooo good about myself and I’m always thankful to hear people around me noticing the…

Simple, quick potatoes & salad

I’m always on the run. People ask how I manage to make it all look so easy with 3 toddlers. Well firstly, I’m not alone. I have the most involved husband. He’s equally – if not more – hands-on with everything that pertains to his little ladies. From bath times to meal preps to nappy…

Start somewhere

So often, we bash ourselves over unhealthy lifestyle choices for many reasons. We never allow ourselves to just start. That was the definitely the case with me! Instead of finding encouragement and inspiration from people around me that were already doing well, I’d feel completely despondent and discouraged. The information was always available and I’d…