Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Amazing Transformation Of A Guy Who Didn't Give Up

Just wanted to pop in and share this very inspiring video with you guys. It truly is a blessing that I got to see this. I am signing up for some yoga classes next week. Will let you all know how it went :)

Much Love

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fitness Tips & Advice

What a busy couple of months this has been for me! Since the last time I added a blog post I changed jobs, moved homes and now once again I am trying to get my body in shape and it seems this time it is really working out for me :) The only thing I must just not do is GIVE UP! 

Time after time I go on these diets, follow it for a week and don't see results. Whats the next best thing to do? I go to the nearest shop and buy the biggest chocolate or biggest piece of cake my heart desires. Right at the moment of the first bite I can feel the guilt building up inside of me, ignoring it, I keep on chomping down till there is nothing left. 

THIS TIME IT WILL BE DIFFERENT - this post will be there to haunt me if I don't stick to my guns :)

This is more of a lifestyle change incorporating some of my favorite Evox supplements that I know works for me and gives my body what it needs.

Lets break it down:


- Early Morning (06h30)
1 cup of luke warm water - think about it logically, this is so good for your body, it cleanses your system without shocking it with ice cold water, luke warm water gently cleanses your colon.

- Morning (08h00)
1 packet of instant oats, 1 banana or a handful of other fruit like strawberries or mixed berries

- Mid morning (10h30)
1 Evox Lean Pro Shake - you can read all the product information on my Evox Supplements page.

- Lunch (13h00)
1 Chicken breast pre boiled in water with carrot, celery and peppercorns. (I boil 5 breasts for the week and just keep it in the fridge - I find boiling the chicken breast like this adds excellent flavor)
1 cup full of sweet potato sprinkled with cinnamon or nutmeg - you can also alternate the sweet potato with brown rice or a whole wheat wrap.

- Mid Afternoon (15h30)
1 Evox Lean Pro Shake - you can read all the product information on my Evox Supplements page.

- Dinner (18h30)
I don't really have a dinner menu, I try and eat foods with only one ingredient. Steak, Hake, Chicken, Tuna, Salmon, Fresh Vegetables - no starch in the evening (potato, rice, pasta) and I end the meal off with a glass of water and fresh fruits like strawberries or an orange.

Alternatives: If you have to eat bread - eat 100% rye bread - if you have to eat butter - eat pure unsalted butter from Clover - only use olive oil in your cooking - I also use it as a salad dressing together with a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice.

Important Tip 1: Do not over indulge in salt - I try to not have salt at all - salt stores water in your body and it is really bad for your heart - you need a good heart - that's the most important thing of all!
1 cup of mixed vegetables or salad - any vegetables!

Important Tip 2: Any diet that tells you to only eat certain fruits and vegetables - you can know right then and there, it is only a short term solution diet or a crash diet and you will put the weight right back on afterwards. Humans are made to eat any fruit and vegetables as much of it as they want. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise! This is not a diet, it is a lifestyle change.

MOST Important Tip 3: Drink lots and lots of water - I promise you, every time you feel peckish, every time you feel like having that cup of coffee loaded with 3 sugars, have a sip of water, and remember why you are doing it. You are doing it for you! Water cleanses your body, it gets rid of toxins, your skin starts to glow, the monthly breakouts disappear - soon you will not need to spend any money on make up because you will love your natural glow of your skin! Embrace it! 

MY EXERCISE: It's simple - I walk 20 minutes every day.



Thursday, August 16, 2012

My new best friend

I would like to introduce you to my new best friend!! is the latest in calorie count technology and is a truly amazing piece of application (almost as delicious as that New York Style Cheese Cake but 0 of the calories)

This is a fitness blog but what I am about to tell you might scare you...

YOU CAN EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT in moderation off course :)

This applications allows you to enter your current weight, then enter your goal weight and it will work out according to your age and height your goal weight and how many calories you are allowed to eat to get there.

For me, as it was worked out, I will lose 8 kg in 6 weeks if I carry on eating like I did today.

Here is just an example of my meal planner for today: (I know it is in red at the end but I must still add my daily exercise and then it will be quite a bit less)

The application is free to download and can be used by young and old, men and women. To maintain or lose weight I will definitely reccommend this.

I still try and eat healthy every day and combine my diet with Evox Supplements which can be viewed on my Supplements Page.

Losing weight is now easy for anyone, as long as you count what you eat - after all -



Sunday, March 27, 2011

My week in PLAYLIST

I have been wanting to add this weekly post to my blog. My week in playlist! This is for when I do manage to go to the gym, the only thing that gets me through it with a smile is my up beat play list playing through my Ipod. Sometimes I make a fool of myself singing along or shaking my hips to my favorite tunes *blush!

1. Crazy in love - Beyonce
2. Hold it against me - Britney Spears
3. For your entertainment - Adam Lambert
4. Take over control - AfroJack
5. Happiness - Alexis Jordan
6. What the Hell - Avril Lavigne
7. Rock that body - Black Eyed Peas
8. All the small things - Blink182
9. 3 - Britney Spears
10. Yeah - Chris Brown

You can download all of the above songs here.

A truly smart way to train

Um, well bet this hasn't been high on your list, but moves that involve quick direction changes (like you see on tv in a tennis match) make your mind just as nimble as your body, according to new research.
"You have to think fast, which creates new neurons in your brain," says study author and physiologist Thomas Walker. "That sharpens your memory and your cognitive skills." To get your brain more buff, try to add a good game of squash to your workout every week.

1 Minute fix

When you are jogging  uphill, shorten your stride but maintain your pace. Just like changing gears on a bike, this will make powering up inclines feel easier.

Everyday Challenges

Being out and about this weekend to DHL Newlands Rugby Stadium and local pub with Juicy Jemma, I realized one thing that's very important and I think every woman should practice... How practicing your squats will help you when having to go to a public restroom during a rugby game or a booze out at the local.

Do you have the strength to tackle every day challenges?

Squatting in a public restroom

The test:
Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, hands on hips and squat down until your thighs are parllel to the floor; hold this position as long as you can.

How'd you do?
- 30 seconds or longer: You're good to go just about anywhere
- 20 - 29 seconds: Take it easy on the drinks until you practice those squats (Tip: Try 15 - 20 every other day)
- 19 seconds or less: You might want to hold it until you get home!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Correct Office Posture

Do you ever find yourself in one of the following positions at the office?

If you have answered yes, even if you haven't answered at all, the following post is for you!
If your plagued by headaches, back or neck pain or a sore wrist at the end of a work day, you posture may be to blame.
Here are a few tips and how to's to make every day at the office a NON SLOUCHY day.

- It's important to get up and move around every 45 minutes to relieve the pressure build-up on the body from prolonged sitting.
- Your office workstation should avoid static and awkward postures and it SHOULD help support the S-curve of the spine in an upright position.
- Your chair must have suitable Lumbar support to prevent lower back pain.
- The height of your chair is very important, your shoulder girdle should remain relaxed, while the wrist and forearm should be just above the keyboard.
- Your thighs should be supported at the right length, too long or too short will cause pressure on the blood vessels of the leg and could result in deep vein thrombosis.
- Adjust your computer monitor height so that  you're looking straight at the screen, not downwards or upwards.
- The keyboard should be flat to avoid your wrists being at an acute angle while typing.
- There should be enough room underneath your desk for your legs to extend out and change posture.
- Hanging legs puts strain on the lower back, so don't set your chair too low, use a footrest instead.

If you follow these easy steps, it will prevent you from having to wear cheap ridiculous chinese imitations like these:

Till next time,

Meal Math

I came across this unbelievable discovery thanks to Shape Magazine!!!
1 x 75g packet of Jelly Tots = 3 slices of White Bread!

The time is now!

How many times have we been saying: "Today is the day!"
Instead of constantly promising yourself you'll do something tomorrow, decide to take action this minute - even in a small way.

Run a 10k

Learn French

Deliver an overdue apology to a friend

Small things like lacing up your trainers or finding a languages school online is incredibly freeing to realise you have the power to do something now that will help you achieve your objective.