Hello Human’s and Happy 2018!!

(better late than never right?)

Trying to fathom that yet another year has gone by is insane! The gym’s are full of all the “new year, new me” people and everyone has jumped onto juice cleanse trends and detoxing. Give me a break would ya?

I’m all for trying to have a healthy lifestyle, but the reality of new year resolutions is that they just don’t work half of the time. The reasons for this are that A) People go balls to the walls instead of easing into it, and B) Most of the time its a punishment for overindulging over the holidays.

So instead of starting some “new year, new me!” bullsh*t, I am going to share some goals/changes that I have set myself for this year! Whoop, Whoop!

 

 

  1. Sketch more.
  2. Practice Yoga at least three times a week.
  3. Run more. This one I got going towards the end of 2017 so I aim to keep at it.
  4. Concentrate on my business & blog content. (yes, I know I’ve been neglecting this baby of mine lately)
  5. Say YES to any adventure that is thrown my way!

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I do have some more specific fitness goals such as squat 100kg’s for reps, deadlift 100kg’s for reps and get to running 5km in 25 mins and under. But if I don’t get to these goals I won’t let it consume me, there is much more to life at the end of the day.

I hope 2018 is a magical one!

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It is SILLY SEASON!!!!

My favourite time of year is HERE! And with it come’s the inevitable consumption of not-so-healthy food and drinks.

So for those of you who, like myself, like to keep it as healthy as possible around the festive season, here is a list of my tips and tricks to keep your health on track while still having festive fun!

  1. Drink plenty of water. This is easily one of the most neglected healthy habits for most people! I like to have 500ml – 1 litre of water every morning before breakfast and then at least 2 more litres throughout the day. This will help you avoid snacking during the day and keep you hydrated.
  2. Do outdoor activities. Yes, we do enjoy lounging around and relaxing during our holidays, but try and get outdoors. Try to learn a new skill this festive season, be it surfing, skateboarding, snow boarding or mountain biking – it doesn’t matter! Being active will keep your body using energy and maintain your metabolism levels.
  3. Exercise early in the morning. Even if you just do a bedroom/hotel room workout, get it done as you wake up so you don’t have an excuse not to do it later in the day.
  4. Keep breakfast clean. It is more likely that you will make healthier food choices throughout the day if you have a healthy start. So don’t fall into the trap of eating an unhealthy breakfast during the holidays.
  5. CALM DOWN! This may sound funny – but people seem to go food-crazy once they’re on holiday, it’s as if they will never get to eat again! So just remember ice-cream, chocolate and all the goodies will still exist next year – you don’t have to consume it all this holiday! 😉

Have a Merry Christmas everyone!

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With the festive season creeping up upon us, we have asked Amo from Amo Creative to give us some tips on creating the perfect table setting for Christmas! Personally, I LOVE the idea of using greenery as table decoration, and it is a budget buster too 😛 There is no need to buy it, just go out and pick some! Here is what Amo told us when we asked her for her expert advice on table decor:

There are so many beautiful ways to entertain your family and friends over the festive season.  Whether it be a casual meal outside or a semi-formal meal around the table inside.  We took our inspiration from the colour of the year Greenery.

Lighting can set the mood to a dinner or party. Grouping candles together make for a great table display.  Mix your candles, use different heights.  You can also include small tea light candles in glass scattered around the centre of your table.

Personalise your table and keep it simple with a sprig of foliage from the garden in a small glass bottle and add a name tag.

See below for more ideas.

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