The Background and Birth

I’m happy to see you are as curios about the background and birth of the lifestyle challenge as I was determined to write about it!  If you are wondering what the lifestyle challenge is; why you should attempt it and how it works – click right here for more info. The lifestyle challenge, is a…

Thankful and grateful

In 2015 I learned the meaning of Gratitude

My word for 2015 is “Gratitude”.   The journey hasn’t quite matched the expectation at all.  At the beginning of the year I though living a life of gratitude meant everything would be pretty and airy and fun.  Instead I came face to face with mountains and learned the true meaning of gratitude. Gratitude in health…

October reflections

October Reflections

October has been a stressful month. God has a sense of humour — it is like the past has come back to haunt me and am left to regain newly acquired focus in the midst of a nightmare.  It sounds dramatic, even thought I don’t mean for it to be. My mind says it is a…

2014 Planned

2014 Review – A good year

My word for the year 2014, was plan.  Was it a successful year?  I guess there are many ways to define success.  And depending on my state of mind and my mood, I could argue my year for and against the definition of success.  I will say this.  2014 was good to me! Airshow 2014…

weight-loss & goals

Weight-loss and Goals | December edition

November was a right off.  In the end I started the month a kilo down from where I started, so not all bad! I’m a couple of kilos away from the 20 kg weight loss mark.  In hope of ending the year twenty kilograms lighter than I started, I have decided to make the following…

Food dependency

I use to be a smoker.  As we started counting down to midnight on the 31st of December 2009 I puffed away at my very last cigarette.  I started 2010 as a non-smoker and thankfully have never touched the stuff again.  I started gaining weight slowly and consistently ever since I stopped smoking and although…

kid-free date night | Loving K

A Kid-free Night and your husband takes you to the gym

Yesterday afternoon, Logan and Oliver were shipped away to K’s parent for the weekend.  This gives K and I, two precious kid-free evenings to ourselves.  When I asked him what he wanted to do last night, his one and only desire was to go to the gym with me. Sweet and romantic? Some may say…

Good-bye August, hello S P R I N G

There is nothing like a birthday to remind you of the looming birthday milestone that is now officially less than a year away!  I will save the birthday post for another time.  For now I would like to focus on my progress for the month of August and goals for September. Goals for August were:…

Banting | Month 1

Overview: 14 x gym work-outs 6 x dog walks (33.6km) 4.2kg (roughly 20cm) Resizing my engagement ring Pilates classes It is easy to understand why banting is referred to as a lifestyle and not a diet.  Diets are hard, it requires discipline and you always crave the things you are trying to stay away from.…

2014: The year of planning

4 Years ago today, was the day I exhaled my last puff of cigarette smoke. I remember it pretty clearly – as we counted down from 10, I was so busy clutching the cigarette in my hand that I couldn’t actually do the count. As midnight struck I was finished.  I dumped the bud in…