Reflect: DNA Testing 1, 2, 3

Why DNA Testing? After suffering terrible symptoms before my monthly menstruation, countless doctor visits with no clear answers, I decided to educate myself about my body’s composition by going for Nutrigenomic DNA Testing. I was recommend to 3×4 Genetics in Cape Town by a friend and went in for a swab in the mouth to…

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…

Fuel Notes: Yo Goodness Cafรฉ

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…

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…

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…

Sweaty Notes: PWR by Kelsey Wells Guide Review

Kelsey Wells is a powerhouse. In every sense of the word. Her body is one of the best I’ve ever seen, tantamount to a real life wonder woman. Add the fact that she’s a mom, bring about a whole new level of inspiration with a hint of envy. Her positive attitude is what I love…

Fuel Notes: Banting Boulevard Premixes

Oh the beauty of premixes, saving me the shame of kitchen disasters and my husband being subjected to said disasters and buckets full of tears. My baking misadventures have improved though over the years, especially when attempting healthy recipes, but now and again, I still manage to do go crazy with the coconut flour and…

Sweaty Notes: My Running Journey

If you told my younger self that I’d be running today, I would have frowned at you and said “Whatever”. If you told her that she’d be loving running, going for longer distances and faster paces, there would have been a lot of laughter, maybe even tears. A few years ago I was diagnosed with…

Fuel Notes: KombuchOFF!

Kombucha, if you haven’t tried it yet, under what rock have you been sleeping? The sparkling drink rich in probiotics have been a staple in my fridge the last year, replacing my usual beer over the weekend during times where I just didn’t feel like alcohol. As you may have seen before, my firm favorites…