Consistency: Just keep going

So, it’s been a little while since I last posted anything on this blog, which is kind of funny seeing as this post is going to be about staying consistent. Yeah. For the last let’s say four months, I’ve been unable to work out as frequently as I’d like to due to some health issues…

Getting a little addicted? Living at the gym?

I don’t have a strict workout routine. What I mean is, I work out regularly each week (as long as I’m well and able to), but my routines per session are different each time. Sometimes it’s strictly lifting. Other times, it’s more High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), or it’s a mix of those two with…

Want to track your progress? Put the scales away.

I weigh myself around once every 5-6 weeks. Sometimes it’s a little more frequently than that, but I try not to do it too much because I’m the sort of person who would obsess over it. Honestly, I just don’t think it’s the end all and be all for tracking weight loss – or more…

Calories

I don’t count calories. When I first started this journey, I began with the mindset that this change was going to be for life. It wasn’t a fad or some short-lived phase I was going through. This was going to be a lifestyle transformation. I knew from the beginning, that there was no way I…

I declare 2018 to be the year of the sports bra!

I’ve come a very, very long way. This time last year I was roughly 14kg heavier, I was overwhelmed and I wasn’t sure if I was actually going to accomplish what I set out to do. For someone like me, embarking on anything fitness related was pretty major. I’ve already mentioned in previous posts how…

Self-Care: Part Three – changing your environment

I confess I’m one of the messiest people you will meet. I don’t mean dirty, but I mean, I just tend to have stuff everywhere. I’m not the best at keeping things tidy. But I recognise how too much clutter and stuff all around actually affects my mood and my ability to think clearly. I suppose…

Self-Care: Clearing Out

Part of looking after yourself is ensuring you don’t have people who aren’t rooting for you surrounding you. These can be friends, or family members, work colleagues … whoever They don’t even have to have any malicious intent against you specifically, (they themselves might not even be conscious of it), but their negative energy and…

Self-Care: Part One

I’ve been thinking about self-care. I’m of the view that eating well, staying active, showering, brushing your teeth, general personal grooming etc are standard things we all ought to be doing every day. But when I talk about self-care, I’m talking about the little bit extra we can do for ourselves, that involves taking a…

Chickpea Flour Pancakes

I’ve been asked by a few friends for the recipe, so here goes: 1 cup of chickpea flour 1/2 cup of water Seasonings – such as turmeric, white pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt to taste, dried herbs 1 teaspoon baking powder How to: Whisk all ingredients together until you have a smooth…