bATTLE OF THE BULGE

There is a war that continues to break our spirits and taint your self respect. The war of being overweight, or shall i be quite blunt and rip the band aid of and say it “war against fatties”.

Gosh there are so many products out there claiming to be sugar free or that free or whatever the case might be free………apparently it’s all in the fine print, i mean seriously which people especially parents has time to read the ingredients section on each and every item you buy. Nobody has time for that. Or even simply cooking different food to cater for everyone’s needs. Not in this house hold.

It was a long journey for me, however i found my feet and decided that having a healthy eating plan whereby it includes the whole family. It’s not easy to give up on luxuries like fizzy cold drinks and sweets, however it is possible as i’ve seen these past 5 days in quarantine.

We are living in a society where everything is a constant rush, as parents, we don’t have time to make healthy lunches and give our kids healthy juices anymore. With all the health problems out there especially kids that are a bit more active than others tend to have a more sugary diet. Footys future drinks have made it possible for me to ensure that our whole family can enjoy sugar-free drinks.

Thanks, #foootysfuturedrinks for my package, we absolutely love the flavours not to mention the health benefits. #nopreservatives#sugarfree#aspartamefree#adhdfriendly#diabeticfriendly#healthyliving#healthylifestyle#footysforall#footysforkids#eathealthy#healthydrinks

Die Boemlaar

Die Boemelaar was op een tyd n seun, n pa, n oupa, hy was ook deel van die sameleweing en hy het selfs n goeie werk gehad.

Mens ken nooit werklik die regte storie hoekom hy vandag a Boemelaar is nie, sy stories verander so by die dag, miskien is dit die ouderdom of miskien is dit sy geheue wat hom verlaat.

Hy dra min besittings rond, hy vra vir niks nie, as jy vir hom n bord kos aanbied sal hy dit neem en dankie se. Maar dus al wat hy sal aanvaar. Hy het darem nog so bietjie trots oor in homself, hy wil nie klere of skoene he nie, maak nie saak hoe koud of hoe warm dit word nie.

Die mense in die omgewing ken hom al, baie mense wou hom al help van die strate af, maar sy trots is sterk, maar mens kan die pyn is sy oe sien, daar is n verlange wat nie wil rus in sy hart nie, alhoewel daar so bietjie bitterheid deur slaan.

Het hy net vir homself gelewe, wou hy net leef vir die “joyride moments” van die lewe, het sy verantwoordelikhede sommer net so agter gelaat omdat dit nie die lewe was wat hy gekies het nie?

Hoekom sal n man wat so baie gehad het in die lewe als opgee vir n lewe van nietigheid, wat was die doel? Wat wou hy bereik deur mense wat lief was vir hom te verwerp?

Ek is seker ons sal nooit weet watse “emotional baggage” hy saam met hom rond dra nie, mens kan hom net jammer kry en vir hom n bord kos al is dit n “toasted sarmie” aandra, want ten spyte van die feit dat hy n Boemelaar is, toon hy altyd dankbaarheid aan. Miskien sal hy eendag sy mense vind..

My Cat has left this world for a better life in Fur Heaven…

Some people are broken and some people are whole, some people are live on the edge and some live in fear. Some people choose to have kids and some choose to have animals…..I’m the latter. This week was a tough week, we had to make a decision to put our beloved cat Bella down due to being hit by a speeding car and her back broken in several places, now had this been a child people would’ve been up in arms and doing what they do best to bring the fool to justice.

I had lost many animals in my life, but Bella was special, she was a rescue cat and I had seen her on FB for weeks that nobody wanted to adopt her and I said to myself that should she be available the following week I would take, even though my husband threatened me that I am not allowed any more cats especially since they are are curious and roam freely.

I took the plunge and I fetched her without telling anyone, boy I was in trouble, Bella was already 4 months old and she was sickly and just as she got better it was time for her to be sterilized. It took her very long to fit in with our family but none the less she did, she was simply a furball of fluff…

No Lights

So for some people I suppose loadshedding doesn’t effect much especially if they have generators and ups and whatever other gadgets the market provides.

Working and going to school the whole day coming home to darkness leaves you with multiple feelings of how on earth are we will manage to get all our tasks done.

So homework and supper thanks to our gas stove was enjoyed by candle light and I must say what a lovely evening it turned out to be..

Mom’s hussle..

So we heading for our 3rd month in the New Year and everyone is settling into the hype of schedules and daily tasks and routines. The clock is ticking and just like that we are back in the rat race.

The race of life and work however has never really changed for us moms…..it’s a constant. We keep moving, we ensure the foundation of our families are strong.

We tend to carry the whole world’s load on our shoulders to ensure that the whole family keeps moving forward. We sometimes lose ourselves in other people’s lives and forget to feed our souls.

The hussle is real……though so are our needs, we need to feed our souls with goodness, we need to make sure we are nurtured and love ourselves to be strong enough to carry out families.

When Beauty Isn’t Skin Deep

Cosmetic Injections

Some say beauty is skin deep, though I think beauty is in the eye of the beholder, sometimes our skin requires a little more than a face scrub and face mask.

When the years on your face are running faster and all that you need is a tweak here and there.

Cosmetic injections are the newest non-invasive cosmetic treatment which leaves you with a brighter, bouncier and more even skin, unlike botox and dermal fillers. The main reason for injectable moisturisers are intended to make your skin look and feel better, without changing the shape or appearance of your face.

Some cosmetic injections makes promises of improved skin smoothness, hydration and elasticity for up to nine months. This is one way of tweaking your skincare regime for the new season or seek out a professional treatment.

I found that more people are leaning towards a more holistic procedures and it speaks of a general shift towards looking and feeling ‘better’, rather than ‘younger’, even more motivation to avoid any risk, never be lured by all these fancy procedures and search out the absolute best clinicians in the business having some procedures can prove to be disastrous and leave you in a dangerous situation.

https://www.nakedlyyours.com/blog/26/4-Reasons-Why-You-Should-Use-Natural-Skin-Car

Importance of Self Defence

Why is it important so important for people to be able to defend themselves, especially woman and children?

Being able to take care of yourself mentally and physically, is very empowering in many ways. One of the biggest advantages to taking self-defense is the way it makes you feel afterwards. Self-defense classes will build confidence in yourself as well as others and help you stand up against bullies.

Self defense requires a lot out of your body, including the ability to improve your balance and without falling over. Without balance it is almost impossible to fight, thus improving your balance also means improving focus. You will be better prepared to protect yourself, through gaining your body control and balance.

I think in many ways something that keeps us from following through with self defence classes is a lack of self discipline and having seen and heard of all the latest murders and attacks, people especially woman and children should be extremely self disciplined and motivated to practice weekly.

Being prepared and physically fit can prepare you for any possible dangerous situation. Continuous practicing prepares you for when a situation arises that may require you to protect yourself. Physical and mental awareness will work on your reflexes of an attack.

It is important to be aware of your surroundings.

Check out this link and choose a self defence class that’s suited for you..

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