• Health & Fitness

    Emotional eating

    This blog will be about my most recent experience with emotional eating – particularly BOREDOM eating.   Emotional eating is something I still struggle with from time to time.  As we all do, whether we realise it or not.  This past weekend, my hubby was working both Saturday and Sunday, for 12 hours straight.  I took this opportunity to have some proper “me” time at home, but what I didn’t take into consideration was the fact that during the week, I already work from home, do housework and oftentimes train from home as well.  So literally spending the weekend at home ultimately meant boredom set in.  I hadn’t noticed it…

  • Health & Fitness

    Body image

    BODY IMAGE – is something that changes for me every year (even months, to be honest). I’ve been almost overweight for my height (nearly 60kg) & I’ve also been down to 46kg. I’ve gone from competing nationally for CrossFit, to hating any sort of sport, to having injuries, to not exercising at all and everything in between. I’d binge, purge, limit my eating, go on diets, exercise at midnight. I’d eat healthy, train hard, then eat too much again. Through all those years, I felt like I was never satisfied with my body, no matter what I was putting it through. I don’t know if hitting the big 3-0 has…

  • Life

    Perspective

    “The quality of your life is directly related to the state of your mind.”   Something I read this morning in a Wellness magazine struck with me.  I had a situation over the weekend where I was about to beat myself up with negative talk because I was eating more than I normally would on a week day.  Sounds so petty, right? For a change, I caught myself just before the tirade of self-debilitating thoughts.  For some strange reason, in that moment, i thought to myself… “What if you DIDN’T beat yourself up today?  What if you spoke nicer to yourself?  What if you allowed yourself to enjoy those treats…

  • Life

    Love yo self!

    How many of us look at exercise as a form of punishment? As a means of “losing weight”, “toning up”, being sweaty messes, a chore, an appointment we want to cancel? As a personal trainer, I see many people day in, day out whose goals are to “lose weight” … Others will say “I want to get rid of this” as they latch on to their stomach area … Some pinch the back of their arms and tell me “I hate this flappy bit” … etc. It breaks my heart a little bit to hear others talk about themselves in this way. (To be honest, I am still guilty of…

  • Life

    January Check-in! Life update.

    2018 is in full swing!  This is a quickie blog post because I just wanted to check-in with you guys and let you know how my new year is going so far 😊If you don’t already, make sure you follow me on my Instagram (@jardanizzle and @rxevolution.pt) for updates!  I would love to know how your first week of 2018 went 😃 What I’m loving/my highlights so far: 🌟Working full-time from home – comfort and convenience all in one 🌟Seeing the development of my little home gym – currently working on finishing my gym and office transformation Vlog. 🌟Welcoming new clients for the year 🌟This is a random one, but it totally…

  • Recipes

    post workout snack ideas + two new recipes!

        happy FRI-YAY everyone! today, I am sharing with you two new recipes!   a few of you guys have been asking about Post-Workout Nutrition so I thought I would try out a couple of new healthy snacks and chat about the topic here on my blog.   now, we all know exercise and healthy food go hand-in-hand when it comes to achieving your goals, hence it is super important eat the right foods after a workout to help you get to where you want to be.  in saying that, everyone has different goals and are on different paths, so if you are after something more specific, then I…

  • Recipes

    how to make your own acai bowl!

    okay guys, HERE IT IS!  the eezy-breezy super simple ACAI BOWL recipe that will tickle your tastebuds through summer ☀️ to be completely honest, this was my first time making MY OWN acai bowl as i would normally just buy it from a cafe but i thought it would be fun to customise my own and have some fun with it. i used TROPEAKA acai berry powder and a little bit of BERRY BAE’s bilberry powder but feel free to use any brand you like or get those frozen ones from health food stores 😊 i also topped it up with my fave fruits as well as some LOVING EARTH choccies 🙊 please…

  • Health & Fitness

    5-day nutrition challenge

    Goooooood morning to you! ☀️I hope that you are having a fabulous week so far. If you have been following my Facebook & Instagram, then you would know that I am starting a nutrition challenge TODAY 😄 I have also made a YouTube video (posted down below).  Please check it out if this is something that interests you!  I also show you guys what I bought from our recent Sunshine Coast trip… it’s a little health foods haul 🍉 THE CHALLENGE: Pick a different fruit or veg for FIVE days.  Something that you would not normally go for when you are grocery shopping. Try it by itself or cook something new with said fruit/veg.…

  • Health & Fitness

    my top 8 health foods I use EVERYDAY.

      Today, I thought I would share with you guys my top 8 health foods that I use in my diet every. single. day.   These foods are my ABSOLUTE must-have every day because when I don’t consume them, when I SKIP even just a couple of days… I can feel the difference within my body and mind. These products are NOT sponsored, I genuinely love them and use them in my daily routine.  My diet is NOT perfect BUT I do try and make an effort to consume a wide range of micronutrients so that I can feel the best I can possibly feel.  SO, without further ado, let’s…

  • Recipes

    Chocolate & Walnut Protein Brownie Recipe (Paleo/Gluten-free/Dairy-free)

      Link to YouTube video: HERE These brownies may scream naughtiness BUT they are actually Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free!  If you would like to see just how RIDICULOUSLY EASY they are to make, then click HERE for the full video.  Alternatively, you can also print out a PDF file for instructions 😍 Print me!         I hope you enjoy this recipe!  I love having a piece or two (okay, let’s be real….THREE) with a cup of coffee.  It’s currently raining this week where we live and it’s the perfect snack to enjoy while reading a book or watching a movie ❤️