• 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

    my four favourite ways to destress and practice self-care

      I’ve always been a fan of self-care and self-love.  it’s definitely not something that comes easy to me (or a lot of people for that matter) but ever since I have learned to take care of myself more, I have noticed a big difference in every aspect of my life.  without getting too deep into it, I think self-care and self-love is SO unbelievably important because first and foremost, YOU are the most important thing there is and YOU should be taking care of yourself so that you can function at your highest and most abundant self and from there, everything else will flourish, including your relationships, your health,…