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…

Reflections: Clothing – Why Size Does Not Matter

BACKGROUND About a month ago or so, I finally found plaid pants at H&M. I’ve been looking for the perfect pattern and fit for years and when I spotted, not one, but TWO different pairs in exactly the style I wanted, I was ecstatic. Being in a rush during lunch time, I fit on the…

Reflection: Grounding Yourself Through Gratitude

BACKGROUND I am no psychologist, and definitely have no educational background in all of this but I have my story like we all have and have dealt with the trauma via the help of a psychologist quite a few years ago. She helped me understand why I feel the way I do and gave me…

Reflections: My Health & Fitness Story

Weight Lifting. Jump Lunging. Deep Squat. Sit Up.Β Sweat Dripping. Heart Racing. Body Confidence. Self-Acceptance.Β  I am Luci, fiercely independent and known for my ambition and perseverance. I am a Financial Accountant by day for a Social Media Advertising Agency and by night I am a part-time student while dabbling in playing drums of the heavy…

Reflections: iWeigh

i Weigh… A marriage, a friendship, a life commitment Three dogs, their leads and all their puppy cuddles A degree, a great job, all the numbers Passion, Perseverance and Independence Depression, Anxiety and Anger Management A drumkit, headbanging, and punk sing-a-longs My Dumbbells, my Barbell, my Kettlebell All the planes I’ve climbed, the countries I’ve…

Reflections: Confidence in Your Entire Self

When I took the below picture a few weeks ago when I got this gorgeous piece from Online Bikini Shop I felt so damn proud about my health and fitness journey, and the amount of self-love and acceptance that came with it. Being comfortable in my own skin has been great for my confidence. But…

Reflections: Turning 30

Notes on some lessons I’ve learnt in life so far. On Life Don’t regret or resent your hardships. It builds your character and provides a potential foundation for a strong work ethic. Travel as much as possible. Commit to it. Book it. Stand up for your beliefs, respectfully. Having a dog will change your life….

Believe

Part 1 inspired by the Lorna Jane Active Living Diary Eliminate Doubt Hate be True. Confidence Attitude Care Just Do. Authenticity Belief Love You. My Favourite Quote at the Moment: How Do I Believe in Myself? Eliminate Doubt via Awareness of Triggers Stop. Observe. Think. Proceed. Positive Attitude Practice Gratitude My Ultimate Believe Goal for…

Reflection: Maintenance Mode

MAINTENANCE MODE: ACTIVATED A younger me dreaded this phase. With nothing to lose, how would I track any type of progress I am making? How would I prove to the world that I am worth their likes, follows and kudos? How would I prove to myself that I am indeed exercising enough, eating clean enough?…