weight loss

Reaching for the sky

Reaching for the sky

Would you believe me if I told you that the Sky Run was the first trail run I ever entered? It was just under a year ago. I didn’t yet own a pair of trail shoes, had never actually done a trail event and hadn’t run further than 21km in my life when I signed up for the torture that awaits me on November 17th!

Mind the gap

Mind the gap

I recently did a poll in my stories to understand a bit more about this great community and some of the reasons why you’re here. So many of you replied that you loved how “real and honest” I was. It’s lucky, that, because shit just got real! This is a pretty public platform for a midlife crisis, but here it is…

My Dementia Story

My Dementia Story

On moving to the farm I took over the running of “A Place in the Country” specialist dementia care centre. Let’s be honest, running a dementia care centre is not on most 30 years old’s bucket lists! It’s not something I ever envisioned myself doing but that’s exactly what I did!

Border2Beach Psycle Tour

Border2Beach Psycle Tour

My husband was recently part of a team of four cyclists who cycled 2200Km from Beit Bridge to Cape Town for dementia awareness and to raise funds for Alzheimers SA to train caregivers. There is a very special reason why he chose this particular ride to honour his late father…

Mama's going green

Mama's going green

I’m excited to announce a new segment on the blog dedicated to sharing ideas for how we can all be more environmentally conscious in our every day lives. The best intentions don’t necessarily equate to the best choices; often simply due to a lack of education. For this reason, everything we share will be thoroughly researched and evidence based.

Eating the Rainbow

Eating the Rainbow

Let’s talk gut health. Not a sexy topic, but a relevant one. There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that the GI tract is not only important for the absorption of food, but it has links to mental health and overall well-being as well.

Holy Shin, that hurts

Holy Shin, that hurts

I have the calves of a Springbok prop. They are neither particularly feminine nor exactly suited to long distance running. Really, they are more of a curse than a blessing. And yes, I’m talking about shin splints. It’s an injury that plagues many runners, especially those who are new to the sport and looking to build up their mileage.

Mama's 4 week reset

Mama's 4 week reset

I’m on a mission to hit the reset button. I need to take a holistic view and make the necessary lifestyle changes to optimise my overall health and wellness. I’m super excited to be partnering with nutrition guru Patrick Holford to bring you an adaptation of his “Six weeks to Superhealth” program, in my attempt to do just that.

Fatties Anonymous

Fatties Anonymous

A friend, also looking to make some changes in her life, had added a few of us to the group to see if we would be keen to join a weight loss and fitness challenge. I teased her that she had signed me up for Fatties Anonymous – and the name stuck.