• 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

    Sunsets

    The other night, I finished my workout in our garage gym around 6:15pm. As I was packing away my equipment, I was also listing my To Do list in my head … feed the dogs, shower, cook dinner, make lunches… with each task, I slowly started to pack away faster, almost slightly frustrated that I couldn’t just go inside and relax. Then, I turned around and was hit in the face with this view. I literally put down the mat I was holding, took a DEEP breath and stopped the rushing, the thinking, the flustered way I moved…and just BREATHED. Allowed myself a few minutes to admire that sunset, those…

  • Life

    Explanation.

    So I haven’t posted here in a while.   For whatever reason, I feel like I owe some sort of explanation for my absence.  Truth be told, this all started to feel like “work” to me and hence I lost motivation and interest in creating blogs as it required so much effort and thought.  Some days, I felt pressured to come out with a blog post that ticked all the boxes – it had to be perfectly written, it had to have beautifully captivating photos, its content had to be valuable and interesting.   The pressure was of course, no one’s fault but my own.   It was just me…

  • 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…

  • Life

    3 Simple Tips to Help you Achieve Your Goals

      🎉 With 2018 just around the corner, it’s no surprise that the most popular practices of late are goal-setting & new year resolutions.   While I certainly don’t believe that you need to wait until a new year to set goals and make plans, I do understand the energy behind the idea of “fresh starts and new beginnings” as the year draws to a close. I admit that I personally THRIVE off this whole vibe and being the #organizationnerd that I am, I’ve already redecorated my office, purchased new planners and whiteboards and organized all my pens, markers & highlighters 😅 It’s like I’ve geared up for a stationery battle and I…

  • Life

    How to not give a f**k this Christmas

      WARNING: If “curse-words” offend you, then this post might not be for you.  OR you can just replace the naughty words with “puppy”.  Happy reading 😊 Blog post title inspired by my current read “The subtle art of not giving a f*ck” by Mark Manson.  Hear me out, this post really IS in relation to having a guilt-free (or pretty close to) Christmas Holiday. While reading Manson’s book, a quote stood out to me: WHAT do we give a f*ck about? What are we CHOOSING to give a f*ck about? And how can we not give a f*ck about what ultimately does not matter?   With Christmas & New Year…

  • Life

    7 things I learned in 2017

    As 2017 draws to a close, I thought I would reflect back on the things that I learned from the past year 😃 1. Surrounding yourself with good people is just as important as breathing. As I get older, the more I realize the importance of surrounding myself with good people – the kind that inspire me, support me and understand me.  This year, I have really learned the it’s okay if some people don’t stay in your life – myself and everyone else will evolve and change and not everyone is meant for each other.  It’s okay to let go, as long as you are happy. 2. Money is meant…