11 Tips for Health, Happiness and Balance

Here is my ultimate list of tips on how to lead a healthy and happy life. Eat Clean Eating clean is a widely used expression these days and it means different things for different people. For me, eating clean means avoiding processed foods and foods which cause a negative reaction in my body, such as…

Why Affirmations Can Help

Have you ever looked for affirmations on pinterest? There are hundreds! "I am in the process of becoming the best version of myself". "I am healthy and filled with energy". "Today I will not stress over things I can't control". "I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life". There…

Where Are You With Your New Year’s Resolutions?

I wrote a blog post 3 weeks ago about the best exercise for beginners. I wrote it for all those who decided that 2018 would be the year where they would take up exercise and start the journey to a happier and healthier self. January is coming to an end now and I wonder how…

Inspiring Books Part 1

It is the New Year and maybe you got a book voucher from your aunt?  And/or you are looking for inspiration on your goal to lose those pounds and become fit and healthy and happy? Now here is my list of books that helped me on my journey to slim down and eat well. These…

The Best Exercise for Beginners

It is January and the gyms are full of people whose New Year Resolution is to get healthy, fit and strong. I am talking about beginners here, people who are new to exercise. Who last time they participated in sports where in high school. Or university. People whose lifestyle does not include regular exercise or…

No Excuses – The Workout You Can Do Anywhere During the Holidays

So the Christmas holidays are coming up. And I will be traveling! I'm super excited as we're going on safari and then to Zanzibar to chill for one week. This means I will be without a gym for two weeks. Maybe you are traveling too? Maybe you are visiting family and friends and will not…

25 Tips on How to Start Losing Weight

1. Assess Your Goal Why do you want to start losing weight? The why is the single most important motivational factor. If you don't know why you are doing it, it is highly unlikely you will get there! Maybe you have several reasons, or maybe you just have a vague idea. Maybe your doctor told…

How to Set Goals You Will Actually Achieve

We all have been there – we set a new goal and work towards it for a week, a month or, rarely, even longer, but eventually we give up because we do not see results. The SMART way of setting a goal may help you. In this case, SMART is an acronym and stands for…

Dealing With Negative Thoughts

Unless you are blessed with amazing self-confidence and/or are the lucky winner of the gene pool, you probably have days where you are standing in front of your mirror and don't like what you see. I used to have lots of these days when I was unhappy, unfit and overweight (you can read about it…