Poetry: I choose

I am a woman I chose to not have children this does not make me less than this does not make me greater than I am responsible I am accountable to be happy to be free in my thoughts, my thinking and in the depths of my being I am a woman I chose not…

Fuel Notes: My UCook Experience

The Easter Bunny hopped into my inbox early with a tempting offer this year: a R200 uCook coupon and free NOMU Chocolate products. My chocoholic self convinced me and my husband to finally order a UCook box to test for a week. I’ve always been curious about the service but have never been keen due…

Reflect: The Truth about Abs

Shift from Superficial to Performance Abs. Abs. Abs. One of the most coveted “proof” of being fit in this Instagram perfect world. What. Utter. Bullshit. I want to start off with a little bit of a lecture. I have learnt the heard way that being on this health and fitness journey should be more than…

Sweaty Notes: FIERCE by Chontel Duncan (Sweat App)

After discovering that the Sweat app has improved its user interface and functioning, I was sold on the app and motivated to use it for my 2019 fitness routine. With the latest update, I was delighted to discover two new trainers with new plans on the app. After doing some reading on the SWEAT Support…

Sweaty Notes: Kaskazi Kayaking

My love for the ocean keeps growing as I am becoming more adventurous and putting fear aside. I am healing from a lot that has happened throughout my life and relishing in moving my body, especially while outdoors and preferably with an ocean breeze present. A few weeks ago after an anxiety episode, an acquaintance…

Fuel Notes: Yo Goodness Café

If you live in Cape Town CBD or the Atlantic Seaboard, you are spoiled for choice when opting for healthy, convenience foods or restaurants. After a walk or run on the prom, it’s easy to go off to a market or trendy smoothie bar to ensure that you stick to your health goals. But drive…

Recipe: Triple Black Forest Chocolate Flapjack Stack

When you need a breakfast that chocolate dreams are made of. Ingredients 1️⃣ Banting Boulevard Chocolate Flapjack Premix (I halved the recipe) 2️⃣ Happy Being Co Cocoa Collagen 3️⃣ Antonia’s Peppermint Nut Butter 4️⃣ Eggs (as per premix) 5️⃣ Milk (as per premix) 6️⃣ Vanilla Essence (as per premix) 7️⃣ Yoghurt 8️⃣ Frozen Cherries &…

Reflect: Why I went off the Pill (and why you shouldn’t)

Contraception. Back in the day when I was a teenager, the scandal of early teenage sex and how to avoid pregnancy was a big deal. Society was definitely not as daring as it is today and contraception was discussed in whispers and low voices among teenagers and parents alike. Fast forward 15 years or so…

Fuel Notes: Happy Being Co

The Happy Being Co Launching from the Banting Boulevard brand, The Happy Being Co is a local company on the forefront of innovative collagen health products. They have a range of collagen powders suitable for adding to your drinks and smoothies, or even other healthy treats you can think of. They also created some handy…

Reflections: 2019 Goals – Simplicity

SIMPLICITY My intention for 2019 To be honest, initially I was not really keen to set goals for 2019. The last few years have been a whirl of goal setting, pressure and smashing them. With my personality type, I will always give a 110% and that is my gold but also my shadow. I tend…