Monday, 15 September 2014

Week 11: #wia100healthydays

My ankle has been sore for a while now so I haven't been able to exercise properly.  On Saturday morning I decided to go running around the neighbourhood instead of doing the parkrun. I met so many runners and cyclists along the route including one of the ladies I met at the park. Her compliment " your figure is like a trigger"

The run took me 31 min for less than 3 km as I had to walk most of the way. Really slow time but I'm just glad I got up and exercised. I'm happy the weather warmer now if not hotter. It makes it easier to go out and exercise. 

As for the food I eat it's still a work in progress. Truth is I hate cooking and am too lazy to try anything new that takes a long time to prepare but eaten in less than 10 minutes. I need to start working on meal planning and better budgeting for a healthy lifestyle. I also noticed I'm drinking more water lately which I'm sure my skin is grateful for. I love summer. 

Shepherd's Pie

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Friday, 12 September 2014

Week 10: wia100healthydays

Wow it's already been 10 weeks time does fly when you're having fun. I got a chance to play with a weighted hula hoop. It was so much fun and I definitely had time a great workout

 It seemed too wide but once I started spinning it, it balanced easier.

I did some research and found some amazing benefits of hula hooping other than being fun. From great core workout to calorie burner. See the links below.

I have also started jumping rope again due to time constraints.  My target was 10 min which is equivalent to a 30 minute jog. I managed to do 12 minutes without stopping the first day. I had a cheat meal of chips and a fizzy drink. Not sure I like the idea of cheat meals. They seem to trip you up on your healthy eating.

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Fresh Strawberries

My cheat meal

What are your thoughts on cheat meals? 

Monday, 8 September 2014

29 & Delightful

made by @curtis_lola 
This is past August was my birthday month. I spent pretty much the whole of August celebrating and reflecting on my life. I truly appreciate all the people who took their time out of their busy schedules to spend it with. I've learnt a lot in my 29 years on this earth and I'm sure I'll learn some more. 

  1. Life is full of surprises
  2. Your plans don't always roll out as intended and that's ok, they might be better than you expected. 
  3. Your dreams will change as life happens to you. 
  4. Trusting your gut instinct is a reliable way to make choices. Don't ignore your gut. 
  5. My relationship with my mother is better even though we live in different countries and the love and respect I have for her increasing with each year. 
  6.  My sisters have helped shape and form the person I am today and I love each and every one of them.
  7. It's ok to adopt some traditions particularly the good ones, Buying gifts regularly is a great tradition that I've adopted. 
  8. It's also ok to abandon traditions that don't work. 
  9. While it is a difficult thing to do, know when to let go
  10. I've come to appreciate the good qualities I have and strengthen the weak and drop the bad.
  11. Happiness truly is choice my long term relationship ended in a shocking way but I didn't allow to ruin my birthday celebration. 
  12. If you read my tweets you will remember this one- I won't waste time on things I can not change. 
  13. Don't allow concerns to become worries, they steal your joy. 
  14. Choosing to take care of yourself isn't a crime, in fact if you do you have more energy to take care of the people around you. 
  15. In love there will be disappointments but don't stop loving.
  16. Speaking of love, guard your heart. 
  17. Be deliberate in your actions 
  18. I hate this one but  actually don't know everything but be sure to know this I will research before putting it out there. 
  19. Plans should be carried out immediately. The longer you wait the harder it gets to pursue them. 
  20. Not fighting doesn't mean you've given up. These so many options to consider
  21. Celebrate the victories particularly the small ones, they help you stay grateful. 
  22. Have faith that things will work out
  23. Each day is a new day, be in that day with that day's concerns
  24. Love your body and treat it well, it's the only one you've got. 
  25. Don't be swayed by other people's negative comments about your life. You know what's truly going on
  26. Sleep more often, you won't ever regret having had a good night's sleep
  27. Research is vital when setting up plans for the future but don't let findings discourage you from pursuing them.
  28. Prayer is most important, it will sustain you through the hard times and ground you through the good times
  29. You're allowed to change your mind about something, as many times as you like.

At the office

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Week 9: wia100healthydays

Last week I Went to boot camp and yoga at SunfitSA Yoga was really intense we've been stretching using straps to extend ourselves. I've seen real progress in the area. I'm slowly becoming more flexible, I'm still not able to touch my toes comfortably but I can reach them now. Before I just rested my hands on my shins.  

Safe supplement

I'm trying to work out a suitable time table so I can still exercise and study. I don't want to give up .  Home workouts might be the best but require discipline I'm yet to acquire. This challenge is really becoming more than just fitness. I'm also being challenged to learn to manage my time better and to check what I make priorities. 

I don't see any real change yet not I expected any though. 

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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Week 8: #wia100healthydays

This week saw me reaching the half way mark of the challenge. While I did not go to any of the SunfitSA classes I was very physical and did a lot of walking while sorting out errands. It was a relaxed and restful week. I celebrated my 29th birthday with healthy and not so healthy food.

I did however manage to do my Sunday walk 2,78 km in 34 min. For some reason I keep forgetting to track my activities during the day. I'll try to be more conscience of it when I'm moving around. 

I recently started studying and am trying to figure out the best times to study and this has slightly affected my exercise routines with SunfitSA. I'm going to have to work out from home in the days I can't make the classes. I also need to get back into running on Saturdays the weather is much warmer now. 

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