Not a Qualified Trainer, conducting a Class


I’ve learnt so much this past 6 months. My studies is going well and the training at the gym Awesome! I can’t believe I hated Gyms, I had a complete wrong idea of it.

I decided to join the gym not only for my practical hours, but also to improve my fitness level. And I am so impressed! My muscle strength and how quick I started to tone. The resistance machines really works.

Working with professionals

I great way to understand and up my knowledge. How they know every detail and they speak pure “fitness language” hehehe

Joined a boot camp session

Oh my hat! I joined this class because of some business venture. The person who gave the class did well, until I picked up some things that could’ve gone terribly wrong because of lack of knowledge. The body alignments etc. I don’t want to go to deep in to it but, I feel people who are not Qualified Trainers or at least busy studying in that field should give classes. 

Someone told me, it is Nonsense. And I quote “who said you need to have a fitness qualification to train”

As a fitness student I simply disagree, and I encourage people to get trained by professionals!
Let’s do Health

Is it worth holding on…

I decided to befriend them. I made the choice.

In everything I do my whole entire life, they’ve been there for me. In fact, they still are. I can’t help to say or ask myself sometimes if it is worth holding on to them. When anxiety takes over, it’s to go to them because they are so Positive, so Strong. When I am in the dark hole it’s as if I do not want to see the light at the end. I just want to sit and stare at the darkness, punishing myself. Deep inside my friends will always reach out, not giving up on me because we are part of each other.

DETERMINATION

To keep trying, to keep pushing and not give up. No matter how tough it gets, to hold on and keep moving.

Well, I can’t help asking myself sometimes… Why don’t you just give up, stop being ambitious, be like some people who don’t live life but only exist.

But that’s not who I am, it’s not how and what I feel. I can remember from the day I could think and understand, I knew I want to mean something in life. I knew I can be more.

I’ve always had Determination by my side.

MOTIVATION

Mostly Self-motivation.

The ability to do, push and reach something without the influence of others. Yeah, that’s pretty much how it’s been my whole life. However, I must add that I do appreciate those who takes the time to motivate me, especially the ones who sometimes don’t realize it. Sometimes people just say or do something without realizing the impact they have in someone’s life.

I go nowhere without Motivation, it keeps me strong and remind me of my goals.

WILL-POWER

It comes with Determination. When I put my mind to something I stick to it. I know discipline comes with it, and yes, I can be well disciplined. I don’t like failing without trying, I will not set a goal and not reach it. Unless, unforseen circumstances arise and changes needs to be made. I can handle change but, not pushing through is not part of me.

COURAGE

Without Courage none of it is possible. Courage needs to eat, drink and sleep with me. In today’s life, Society, the people… I need Courage. It keeps me focused on what’s my needs, beliefs and priorities. It is not always easy, the struggle is real. But I know in my ♥ Heart, God gave me Courage.

FAITH 

As a child of God, I firmly believe he is by my side at all times. I know he got big plans for me. I just need to have faith, walk in his footsteps and not the world’s.

With Faith comes Wisdom. God wants what’s best for us, but he gave us Choice. If we are focused on the wrong things and don’t listen to the voice of God, we lack wisdom.

It can be hard sometimes. But I have Faith
My Health and Fitness journey is tuff but I love it. It made me a better person. I am a go getter, I am strong. Mentally, Physically, and Spiritually.

LET’S DO HEALTH

The Goal versus The End result

Fear = Doubt

It has been almost more than three weeks now. I got stuck again. I went into my corner of fear/doubt/negativity/disbelief

A corner I often visits, a corner I sometimes want to stay in for as long as I want to, knowing it is slowly damaging my inner self. But, it is easier to sit there than to get out and face the world, face the challenge, to stay Positive, to keep Believing and to learn from my Mistakes.

 I am a strong girl, a strong Believer, a Dreamer and an Achiever. I know with every challenge there will be obstacles and I know I can overcome it, but for the past three weeks it felt like I just wanted to not try anymore. I felt like giving up on ambition, to just Exist… Why oh Why? I started to not believe in myself anymore, I started to have more Doubt in myself.

And yet, the strong, courageous, determined girl deep inside of me did not give up. Through all the Fear and Doubt she just don’t give up on me.

The result vs the Goal

I came to realisation, my problem started when I decided to focus more on where I want to be rather than focusing on the Goal and the plan. I wanted the end result so badly, I lost complete focus. It lead to me not doing what I am suppose to in order to reach the end result. For example: my studies, registering my business, set up a business plan, do research, all of it stood still…

There is always Hope


I am glad I can admit when I am making mistakes. I wanted to write so many blog posts already, but because of the corner of self doubt I didn’t want to.

But here I am, not giving up.

The reason I chose Health and Fitness

 I will always say, I just love this Journey!!! The challenge is never ending, the temptations, the emotions, I can name so many. It is not only physical, it is mental and spiritual.

Finding yourself, that self love, innermost, the peace is just wonderful.

On bad days, taking a run or doing a workout at home do wonders. Instant change in moods and mindset. 

We also sometimes forget to pray, just pray..

I plan to make the most of my journey no matter what.

Yay to a Positive Lifestyle no matter What!

It’s not the Tummy, it’s the Thighs

As a fitmom at home I am trying to reach my fitness goals on my own. I will add some yoga, Pilates, concentric,eccentric exercises. Also, cardio, some weight training, bodyweight you name it.

I am quite successful so far, but through this journey I could see which muscles are the toughest. Believe me, I am struggling mostly with my thighs.

My tummy muscles wasn’t that hard to work, yes it is a process and it does take time but, I could reach my abs goal  much quicker than my thighs.

JackMuller/DanieUys Park

I think the thighs needs more work when you’re exercising at home. With leg extension machines you’ll reach your quadriceps faster or let me say targets that specific muscle group more effectively. When you want to target your hamstrings the legcurl machine, I like the legpress machine because you can work quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves.

At home I feel it is much harder, also effective, but more work. The lunge, donkey kicks, leg lifts, jogging, doing stairs ect. That is some of the exercises that’s helping me with thighs. I decided to join the gym just to work on the resistance machines to build my muscle strength. I am looking forward to see the results.

I still believe the Smooth muscle(tummy) not that hard to get rid of. With a proper diet and exercise you can get build abs very quick.

The Thighs…. 

Willowbridge Shopping Centre

I think it is more work because the thighs are made up of soooo many muscles, strap like, short banks ect..

Well, I am still getting there lol

Working the thighs

Keeping faith


We like to use those words a lot. The words “Have Faith”. We use it in times of discouragement, sadness, heartache, even in our days of joy and happiness.

Believing in something we cannot see, we’re not certain about but, we want or need it so badly we start Believing. I believe in Faith through God. It is not always easy but God always came through for me all my life. Jeremiah 29:11

I am facing negative  energies everyday at my workplace. It is so hard for me, it is three years now. Last year I almost resigned because of what people make me go through. I am already not happy because it’s not where I want to be, but it is helping financially. I am working towards my goal, the career I want. It is just sometimes I feel I am stuck at my day job, where if I had to be outside working harder and more productively towards my goal, success will be achieved.

I feel I am saying I have faith in God but, am I fooling myself? Inside of me I have this burning desire to just do what I need to do in order to reach my goals. I already prayed about it, God already answered me, but here I am… Stuck with doubt. 

So, yes I do sometimes question my faith. But, I am human. I sin everyday, I make mistakes and I repent. I ask for forgiveness and move forward to better myself as a true believer.

Everyday is a new day, new challenges, new everything.

I won’t give up, because Jesus will never give up on me.

Let’s Keep Faith

Valentine’s Day

Camps Bay

I wanted to share this post on Valentine’s day, but my week is quite busy. Well, it is the month of Love so I will be sharing it anyway.

My View

For some reason I do not like celebrating this day with gifts ect. I have a husband who literally makes each and everyday a day of love. He is so affectionate, kind, loving and Crazy Lol But he always makes sure I feel loved and cared for each and every day.

He knows I do not want him to buy me gifts on this day but, he still does…

I think I feel this way because he already do so much for me. He buy my clothes, shoes, make up, fitness magazines, cellulite creams, and on top of that he helps with Everything In the house. He is a awesome cook, yum yum I can’t get enough of his food. 

To wrap it all together, God blessed me with a great man.

I still can’t really say why I do not want to celebrate this day, and even though I am thankful for the gifts from him and my little boy, I still feel the same. PS: I got them gifts too…

So, my view… It’s a day of great memories and got a beautiful meaning to it. I do not dislike or hate it, I just don’t feel like celebrating it.

Appreciation

I am actually glad there are such days, because not everyone is blessed with a passionate, loving, romantic partner. So, these days will be the days they are looking forward to, as that’s the only time their partner will show affection.

I hope everyone will enjoy the month of love, and let’s try our Best to show how much we love each other each and everyday. Because life is so short, let’s share the love while we are still alive and together on earth.

Keep Well and Stay Awesome

Regular exercise keeps weight gain away

I’ve been trying a lot of methods of diets before. I must say, ever since I started to follow regular exercises and balancing what I eat, it’s been a success. Yes, regular exercise helps keeping weight off. I try to do it 3-4times a week. Cardio, bodyweight, metabolism and strength workouts. It’s very important to balance the types of exercise.

When you exercise, your body asks for nutritional foods. There is really no satisfaction when you try a take away Burger, a soda, sweets… You can name them. I personally, sometimes use to sip on my husband’s soda, and it actually tastes yach..meaning, I can taste the sugars and unhealthines. I do not desire any take out foods. PS: but my biltong and drywors once a month I want lol

Since last year January I maintained a perfect weight. I just see improvement. I love it and want to encourage everyone, just stay active. It doesn’t have to be a gym, take on parks, beaches ect. It is fun, fit and healthy!

  • Let’s do it for the love of Health 

Happy Child Happy Mom

Happy Not Spoiled

I will always do everything in my power to see that my son is Happy and feel loved.

Every choice I make, I always take in consideration how it will have an affect on my son and family. 

I so badly want to leave my job and start from scratch with my business, do my studies full time. But, I can’t. At the moment things are going well, we are doing good and improvement is there no matter how slow. So, in this circumstances of being unhappy at my job, I need to make things work around it. 

We live close to my Son’s school, I’ve changed my shift from 07:30 to 16:10 in order for me to take my son to school, not too early but 10minutes before school starts.

Since last week, we got a notice our lease are not renewed!!  Oh my hat!! As we on a house hunt or flat, I am getting more stressed and panick. The places either to far or too small. And through all if this I am just thinking of my lil boo 

Yes, sometimes change is good and needed. I do not believe in putting myself in unnecessary uncomfortable situations. I left our predicament in God’s hands, he always look after his children. We looked at a very nice house yesterday, in fact, Perfect. But the area is not what I am use to, I didn’t feel save outside but the inside awesome… Is it enough though?? I am not prepared to put ourselves in danger.

I remember one day we took a drive to Sea Point, taking our boy out for the day. For some reason my husband and I had a fight. He decided not to go anymore, and guess what this scared and fearful mom did.. She drove lol I did not know how or where, but I thought in my mind, I am not going to disappoint my child because two adults are being “stupid” (a word my son believe is swearing)

We get up early in the mornings, so that everything can go smoothly. We want our son to wake up with us kissing and singing him awake everyday. And it works. He go to school knowing his family is happy. When I discipline him, or help him right I always make him understand it’s because I love him, and I need him to understand when he is wrong and to accept being disciplined and learn from his mistakes.

Sometimes I feel I fail as a mommy in certain areas, but I make sure my child is happy, loved  and cared for.

My Mom

I love my mom however, we never had a very close relationship. I grew up at my grandparents. My mom and I use to fight alot when I was younger. I was always angry at her for not always being there for me. I never wanted kids because I was too afraid of making the same mistakes. But I’ve decided to learn from hers.

But as I grew older, I started to realise I can’t punish her for her mistakes. In her weaknesses she still tried, even if I felt she should’ve done more. She did good, she taught me to be a strong woman and to never want to be like the world. I am so grateful for what she did, what she could.

Today I can help her where I can, I prayed a lot about my grudge feelings and hurt. God helped me to overcome it. She us my mom and I will not change her for anything.

Let’s keep iur children happy, even when can’t give them anything. We can always give them Love. Let us not leave them with grudge feelings, hurt and pain. But let them always remember we tried our best.

Let’s Do Health!

I am happy with my progress #fitmomathome

Balancing @Tygerfalls

I want to start off by saying hello to everyone.

I think I am one of the most inactively bloggers. I am working on it though. I love expressing myself and sharing, but sometimes I don’t want to share something unless it has good meaning, or can touch someone out there. I’ve started to be more active on Instagram too, I must be honest as a minimalist it’s a little hard to adapt to some things. I do not believe in having too much social media accounts, I thought Facebook and twitter was enough. But, I have plans to start a business and realised Instagram is very much Needed LoL

My fitness progress

I love it I love it! 

My body, mind and soul feel so good. I am so close to getting my dream legs it’s in believable. And then there’s my arms too.. Ooh the deltoids, and my back. I improved with posture and with a lot of exercises I use to struggle with.

Balancing #fitatwork
Balancing #fitatwork

Everyone say tummy muscles is tuff, but know mentioned thighs!

Oh my Hat! Boy, it is tuff to tone thighs, hamstrings and quadriceps. I can’t believe they don’t make a fuss of that, rather than the tummy muscles. I reached my sixpack goal faster than my thighs. In fact, I am still working hard on it. When I started to do more lunges, donkey kicks, plie squats, bridge poses it really helped a lot.

I am still trying my best everyday. I do not plan to give up. I am the happiest I’ve ever been. Having a lovely happy family. We keep on moving forward, working towards a better “us”. God is always on our side, as this is not only a Healthy journey in flesh, but also spiritually. 

I balance my love for Health and fitness. I see to it that I do not obsess about my body, but mostly keeping it healthy and clean as a child of God.

Find your happy place, eliminate everything that’s toxic to your body, mind and soul. Don’t put your trust in food, (binge eating). Pray regularly, even if it’s about something small as to not eat when you’re not hungry. God wants us to be happy. We do not have to walk with long slender legs, or six packs but remember, your well being is important.

A walk at JackMuller/DanieUysPark

Let’s do Health

Another blog about my fears as a Mom

On 11January I’ve shared a bit about my fears as a mommy. 


My son is settled in at School

After a long week of crying, feeling sad and worried, everything is doing quite well now. 

We are so Happy to see how grown up our little boy is. His teachers love him, in the mornings we can see how he tells them long stories hehehe(and that boy can talk). Other kids calling him by the name etc. 

I noticed he don’t really want to kiss me in the mornings, so I asked him why. And as always he had a good made up explanation and the very next day he gave me a big kiss to please me hahaha.

The kids must take extra clothing for oopses. And my 5yr old got a phobia to not “number2” anywhere but at home. That was my biggest fear, because it is a full day. I always tell my husband, he won’t be able to hold it so long. So well, Today… My husband fetched him then me. This little son of mine, got his pants on back to front and his under pants tucked into his pocket zipped close. He told us he had an accident, and everything is fine LOL

I am trying now to explain to him nicely, it is fine to tell your teacher to go to the loo. Yeah, that boy got some skills.

I love how he tells us in the morning not to be late, and at night my big boy sleeps at 20:00pm. When he was younger we struggled, he never liked going to bed on time. But now, it just happend naturally 🙂 

Parenting

I would love to say all parents love their kids to bits, but what I see and hear everyday is disgusting! Today I heard a mom asking her boy around 9yrs old, what did the girl around 2-3yrs say.. The boy answered: she want to be picked up The mom’s response: is she insane!

Omw! I will die if anyone speak like that to my son.

A week ago, my husband saw a nanny standing under a tree with a 3yr old boy, it was a hot day. She was drinking water while this poor boy was reaching out for it but she was seeing to her needs first. It kills me, if my husband had to tell me earlier I would’ve stopped and confronted her.

We as parents should love all kids even if it’s not our own. They need love, nurturing, care, empathy, guidance, discipline etc.

I love every second, minute, hour, day, night, of being a mom. Teaching my child, disciplining him, loving him, being crazy with him and just looking at him. How he grows everyday.

Everything I do, I first consider my family. That is what we as mothers do.

A Shout out to all wonderful moms out there, who is striving to be the best she can. Accepting  the mistakes and failures, by learning from it and moving forward.

Let’s Do Health