Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Week 12: #wia100healthydays

This week was an exciting and physically challenging week. I went to Cape Town for two days and I did a lot of walking while touring the magnificent city. While it was relaxing to be breathing fresh ocean air and lounging on the beach. It was also grueling as I had to walk around with my over packed backpack on my back the whole time and covered lots of distances some were even uphill climbs.

I used to be high jump champion 
Saturday I was just to tired to get out out of bed to go and run, will see this Saturday. On Sunday I actually walked close to 7 km. I haven't really been challenging myself in the food department.  I noticed that I have lost some weight so I guess I'm doing something right. I'm not looking to lose any more weight though. Just focusing on being stronger, more flexible and fitter. 
Attempting a handstand
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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Lipidol- new preventative skincare range

Last week Wednesday I was in Cape Town  for the launch Lipidol in South Africa, Union Swiss the makers of Bio oil a product that is favoured by many South Africans  and I myself use and is also  available in 80 other countries. What I particularly liked was the thinking behind the process of even selecting the packaging of the product. Union Swiss wants nothing to come in between the consumer and the product, which is why the different shaped bottles are Clear and come in clear  wrapper and not a box. Though there's more to love about these products like this being  preventative skincare product, affordable and available exclusively at Clicks stores across the country for only  R 79,95 each.


Union Swiss promises to wow us with its latest range of oils that will be used as preventative measures instead of corrective products as are currently on offer at the moment. 
This skincare revolutionary process took a total of 8 years to come about and even the colour and scent of the products themselves what put into consideration and has significant meaning. Like the After Shower Oil is clear and has not distinct scent to give the consumer the feel and look of being clean as one should feel after a shower. 

Cleansing Face Oil, Cleansing Body Oil
After Shower Oil, Sunscreen Oil
After Shave Oil, Overnight Face Oil

Lipidol is set to launch in nine countries in 2015, having already launched in New Zealand and South Africa will also launch in Malaysia this week. 

There's a video on their webiste  which explains why our skins needs oils and detailed list of the safe ingredients used to manufacture these products. I learnt so much at this launch about skin and lipids. 

I look forward to trying out the Cleansing Body Oil and the After Shower Oil  which have been given to us, as you all know much I love my skin and always looking to use products that help my skin stay at it's best. 

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

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