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…

Vegan pizza on a chickpea flour base and no cauliflower in sight!

Since starting this journey, I pretty much hadn’t had any pizza for the best part of a year. I was seriously missing it. What with my lactose intolerance, and my wariness of simple carb-laden white flour, I had to think up a means of getting pizza into my mouth without worrying about the after effects…

Starting my new healthy lifestyle, and staying the course – Part 4: The trouble with establishing a consistent and effective workout routine when you hate physical exertion with almost every cell of your being …

When I was at school, I was never particularly sporty. I was clumsy, and being out of breath a lot (due to asthma) never made doing any exercise an enjoyable experience for me. I was the one who was always picked last to be on team. I was the one who dropped the ball. I…