Friday, 30 March 2012

GO FOR IT




If you are thinking about losing weight or currently on a diet, I have 3 words of you:

GO FOR IT!!!!

It gets easier and the happiness you will have is worth it.

In the end, in any currency in the world it works out as:

DIET PLAN = Couple of Thousand
DIET PILLS = Couple of Hundred
DIET RESULTS - PRICELESS







Thursday, 29 March 2012

4 EVERY ACTION...

Every day you work you hiny off. You go to work (problems, issues and scandals), you come home (problems, issues and more work) and you go to bed feeling like a bug on a windscreen. Before you know it, you are broke and praying for payday to come along.
Stress is the number one killer in the world. It can give you cancer, heart attacks, Aneurysms, strokes and BOY!!! the hits just keep coming! So you stress out about being stressed on top of it all. The easy solution is to work off some steam. Most men like shooting a couple of pints of beer down their throats or a rival avatar on the latest gaming platform like Xbox. They also de-stress by playing card games and building 3D worlds. Woman like watching "chick flicks" whilst sucking down a slab of chocolate (we're easy).
What most people undoubtedly will not consider as de-stressing is exercise. In fact, they consider it even more work. To them I say... Hakuna Matata!
Exercise is any movement. You don't need to join a gym if you don't have time or money. (in my case BOTH)
You can simply make space in your bathroom, lounge, bedroom or anywhere else big enough to swing your ass in. Find 30-45 minutes at night (pre-planning and precooking dinners help- FYI) and move your body.
You can do Yoga, Dancing, Kick boxing, Callanetics,  Pilates, Zumba, Rumba, Skipping, Stepping or anything else you know.
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. You exercise - you feel empowered. You don't exercise - you feel like a failure. 
Music and movement is relaxing and healthy. You burn off some steam and fat at the same time.

There is no rule that says you have to exercise every night or else! But if you do not exercise at all, EVER, remember...


Wednesday, 28 March 2012

DON'T OVER DO IT - RATHER DO IT OVER!

I sit in an open plan office at work. The other ladies (all on the heavy side of the fork lift) order food from the canteen on a daily basis and then bitch about their weight.  Every month-end when the Canteen lady comes around to hand out their bills, I hear how hysterical they go when they realize how much they have spent. (Did I mention I am one of the oldest, but definitely the skinniest? no?)

Moderation is just code for not overeating. Eat small portions, but balance out the good with some bad. You can not eat all bad and then expect good results? Best advice: keep leftover dinner. They are cheaper than buying lunch, and way healthier than the mass produced, oil drenched food you buy.

Moderation is the key to losing weight. The first rule of every diet out there: Cut those portions. You can't have this, but you can have so many speckles of this and so many crumbs of that.
 I am a great believer in small portion, but I eat anything and everything in small portions... Chocolate, cake, ice cream and sweets included. Come on, we all want to eat a Simba Chippie!! Depriving myself and starving myself in order to cut down my calorie intake is not my idea of living. In the great words of Sid the Sloth: "No Thanks, I choose life!!" 

Try to eat healthy, but snack unhealthy on weekends or when you really feel like it. Most of the time, you feel good about eating right and will not be bothered with unhealthy food anyway.
Besides, why would you over do it now on bad stuff and eat the WHOLE lot at once, when you can do it over later?




Tuesday, 27 March 2012

FAT PEOPLE PAY ATTENTION





Weight loss, diet, exercise, health, fitness...They all sound boring and so time consuming, don't they? On your bucket list these will be the last on the list of 10 000 things to do before you die. So why do it? Reason number One, Uno,  един, Jedan, Een, Yksi, Eine and En is:  Looks. 
You look great, you feel great. You look young and healthy and the world thinks you have the stuff that legends are made of! Job opportunities, social events and your sex life definitely have better outcomes.

Fat people can only do so much at work, because others won't consider you "productive" and therefore not give you the same opportunities (and salary benefits to boot). What the hell...I was just too damn lazy anyway.
At parties you can not dance and stand around chatting for long periods of time. Even if you did you would look pretty awkward being the "social butterfly" that actually looks like a butterfly in that over-sized frock. So people expect you to just sit there and look hungry. Guess that is why I never got that many invites to parties?
The most frustrating part of being fat is the bedroom! Having the lights on not to mention Exotic sexual positions are totally out of the question when your back, knees and hips are killing you already. So it's the quick slap and tickle in the dark doing same boring position, knowing your partner is picturing The Queen Mother rather than you!!!
People don't think that fat people know this stuff, but they do. They pay attention more than other's realize and the truth doesn't suck...The truth Bites!! Hard!!

The only resolve is weight loss, diet, exercise, health, fitness...that stuff. Quality of life is not easy. However it does not take sacrifice and hard work. It takes self control, lots of movement and a willing to change some habits.
How crazy easy is that right???




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Monday, 26 March 2012

INSPIRING DIETERS - Got to love them!

Stuff me with cream and call me a Twinky!!! Just yesterday I was with my friends: Paul, Bruce and their lovely ladies. All of them were dieting and exercising. This to me was so inspirational, I ate fruit all day!! I love couples who do the hard stuff together and make it look so easy. Blew me away!! 

I always say if you don't know where to start with healthy eating, follow a reputable diet plan. It is a great start to learning healthy eating habits. Whatever you do, don't make my mistake and leave them to go back to your old ways once you have lost weight? That's when your double chin comes back with a vengeance and your ass takes revenge on all the suffering it had to do. Keep the "good" parts of the diet, stick to the basic plan you learned and eat other things in moderation to prevent weight gain.... AGAIN. Always keep exercising, even if it's walking or dancing. My friends are doing things right and pretty soon they will look as great as they feel.

All diets work if you dedicate yourself to them. All you have to lose is weight, in the end and the little bit of effort your put in now will be rewarded in time.

If you don't like diets, keep this in mind: In the end it's all about smaller portions, healthier foods, lots of water, exercise and low carbs. Sounds simple enough, but it is not.

It's a Science!









Friday, 23 March 2012

www.fukit...







Looking for inspirational websites or blogs? Anything to keep you motivated when it comes to healthy lifestyles, diets, exercise and fun ideas to lose weight? Join the club. Apart from a few professionals out there, very few websites are inspiring. Diet blogs might as well be diaries, because people are blogging about their dogs, what they ate for lunch and their "worldly" problems instead of inspiring with their story. 
Where are the blogs that tell you it's OK to feel down. Missing a meal or not going to the gym for 1 day is not the end of the world? Where are the blogs that pick you up when your self esteem is at it's lowest? Where are the blogs that really get you? 



If you are reading this right now...I feel your pain. I get you! 
If you want to lose weight, there's no time like the present. Start with baby steps and fit healthy foods and exercise into your life, your time and your terms. 

If you are on a diet, but struggling to cope and battling to take one more awful bite of that same thing you had the last 3 days... change it up with something equally healthy and keep going. The rewards are worth it! Nothing is as good as thin looks and feels. 
No matter where you are in the world right now and what you are busy struggling with weight-wize. Know this... YOU have a story to tell to someone that will cross your path and learn from your experience. You are and never will be alone in this.  

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Healthy Eating vs Eating Right

If like me tonight, you one day find yourself gearing up for a Fundraiser, which is at a popular Steak House Restaurant, here are a few tips. Step 1 is to drink lots of milk before you go. Step 2 will be to order a starter as a main meal. Step 3 is to drink a full glass of water before you eat. This is where healthy eating vs eating right clashes.
 


You see, Restaurant food is not considered eating healthy. Even their salads are drenched in oil or dressing.
The contents of said salads also have questionable freshness. So order something cooked anyway. Healthy went out the door when you stepped in, honey. Go wild with choice!!!

What you will be doing is eating right, as you will be having a smaller portion than if you ordered a big main meal. Even better if the starter portions are huge, because you will have leftovers for lunch the next day (water does that to you). Chew slowly and enjoy every bite. Also make sure the food is really fine before swallowing as this will help digestion.
Put your fork down while you are chewing. When your mouth is empty, reload the fork with a medium bite and fill her up!! FYI - people will think you have impeccable table manners!!

When you feel that you are no longer hungry (but not yet full to capacity), put your utensils down and step away from the plate!!! The biggest mistake people make is overeat. Do not eat just because you can't resist the taste or because you can not bare to "waste" food.  Savour the taste while you are hungry and leave some for the next day. That way you can relive the whole experience again! It's called a doggy bag, because dogs always save their bone (albeit in a dirty hole) for another time ...(who knew!!)
 Finally, as they say: You eat with your eyes, so best you squint.





Wednesday, 21 March 2012

GERMS AND CONDITIONS




I have gone viral, but not in a good way. Even though my friend, Maggie, and I eat healthy and exercise, we both got colds. So with our runny noses, headaches and smoker's coughs we look like a sight with sore eyes. All the overweight women whose idea of a healthy diet is one McDonald's burger (instead of 2) and a DIET Coke, are perfectly fine. Go figure!




It's not that we hung out with booger trolls, that touched us.  Unfortunately viral infections and viruses are spread through the air as well. Once they get into you nose, it's pretty much down hill from there. 
Also, the fact that we have officially started Autumn is also a big factor. During the day it's beautiful and warm, but after sunset it gets very cool. There is also a lot more wind and rain this time of year. That means moist conditions with a lot of wind pollination. Ah! Speak of the devil...just started raining. 


One consolation, healthier people get over colds and flue quicker, because of their immune systems. Just have a few more doses of Vitamin C and Zinc. Exercise in moderation and the normal healthy foods should be continued. Yep, we should be fine in a few days....if not, we will have to wear this FOREVER!!!



Tuesday, 20 March 2012

PILL-VERIZED!!!

Diet Pills, Appetite suppressors, Combination Drug therapy, Natural Diet Pills, Diet Supplements. (nice words?)
Yep, tried some of them too. You want to know the truth? Whether they are "All Natural" or not, they all contain pretty harmful stuff.
The diet pill industry grosses about Fifty Five Million United States Dollars a year (USD$ 55, 000, 000-00). I typed that in the loooong format so it can really hit home! And that's just the portion of sales we know of. They promise weight loss with no exercise, no fuss and no guarantees.  

  • Diet pills contain words like Caffeine, Guarana, Ma Huang and Ephedrine to name a few.  These effect your heart rhythm, blood pressure, sleep pattern and brain function. Most "natural" diet pills contain Caffeine and Ephedra, which can cause small little things like STROKES, BLEEDING ON THE BRAIN and SEIZURES... no big deal. OH! and they are available over the counter. 
  • You then get the Fat Blockers. Before you go: "Great where can I find some" know this...they come with eating plans and have been responsible for the body not absorbing vitamins essential to your body. In fact if you like leaky stools, "wet" farts and bloating go for it. 
  • Metabolism Boosters are great fun. True story:  they cause nausea, increase your heart rate and blood circulation, can cause heart palpitations, strokes and yep..you guessed it...heart attacks (aka death's door). So much fun!!
  • Every one of these "methods" still tell you to "combine with" eating right and exercise for "maximum" results. In the end, you lose weight,  because you ate right and exercised (wow). The diet pill or shake just added energy, which..FYI.. you get when you exercise as well. Some foods even boost your energy levels like fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, dried fruits, carbohydrates, water and coffee. 
  • Combination drug therapy is exactly that: a combination of appetite suppressors, metabolism boosters and fat blockers, overseen by a qualified doctor (Ka-ching), and you have to go for monthly checkups, join a gym and follow a eating plan. Very top secret scientific stuff!
  • Finally we have the Green teas, Herbal teas, etc. that "cleanses" and detoxes your body. I am guilty of drinking teas for "constipation" to help my weight loss. Honestly, apart from feeling like you have taken the "Morning After Pill" (whilst going through PMS and giving birth) the day after having slept with a Giant, is not fun. In moderation (once or twice a week) you literally poo yourself thin, but if you overdo it, you can  damage your colon and suffer from dehydration. 
Something to think about.



Monday, 19 March 2012

DIET MYTHS





For the first time in human history, most parents will outlive their kids because of obesity!!!  Not war, not famine, but FAT! We can balance work and homes, our budgets and juggle numerous activities, but for the life of Mary we can not balance meals or exercise???
There are so many diets out there and each one claims to be the miracle cure that's fast, easy and painless. They act like we have a skin rash.  Apply twice a day and the Genie will come out and make you look 20 years lighter.
As I have tried and tested most of them, let me share some of my thoughts around these diets.

Since the early 1900's there have been adverts for soaps, rolling pins, girdles and Trilene (a basic appetite suppressant). Problem was that people's body temperature went up and people died from dehydration and fever.  Then over the years the following diets came:
1) The Zone Diet - a fancy name for low Carb diet. Your body needs Carbs to support lean muscle tissue and brain function. No Carbs in your diet sends your body into Ketosis. You produce high Acetone levels and smell like you are decomposing.
2) Astrology Diet - eat right for your Star Sign? Not scientifically proven and mostly low fat and high Protein based. It will make you wish you were never born!
3) Veganism - I'm South African. Steak is cheap and meat is a staple food in this country.  Great if you like B12 injections!!!
4) The Blood type diet - also not scientifically proven and can not be sustained for long periods. Your body eventually craves the things you are NOT allowed to eat.
5) The Cookie Diet - this Cookie consists of food proteins and Amino acids which suppresses your appetite. And Guess what? It comes with an eating plan which incorporates lots of fruits, grains and vegetables. So you lose weight because you eat right, not because of the "Cookie".
6) Liquids Diets, Diet Shakes and Soup Diets: You don't lose fat. You lose water and muscle tissue. Your poo is like water and your limbs like Jello. You pick up weight the minute you go onto solids. Just like new borns~!!!
7) South Beach Diet - You basically divide your plate into 3 sections. One small one for protein, one big one for Vegetables and Fruit and another for something else...I can't remember, because it's essentially a balanced meal worked out for you that you have to shop for, pre-plan, prepare and spend lots of money on. Too much effort!!!
8) Atkins Diet - The company went bankrupt in 2005. Need I say more????
9) Suzanne Summers Diet & Weight Watchers Diet - Just like any other diet in the book. You have to eat right and work out.
10) Raw Food diet - fruit and vegetables in their natural state, straight out of the ground and nothing cooked. Sounds good, sounds so natural and so healthy. Fabulous that you eat "Super Foods" like raw honey, raw chocolate beans and Goji berries but it's not balanced.  Our bodies needs animal proteins and fats too.

So there's my 2 cents for what it's worth. No diet can be done forever and you pick up weight the minute you go off it. The only thing that can be done is eat right regardless, work out and do not overeat (that's what water and gum is for).

In the mean time, if you want my support...









Sunday, 18 March 2012

BOTTOMS UP!!

Toast life everyday you are alive. Our time on earth is short in comparison to trees and cockroaches.
Raise a glass of multivitamins, because too much alcohol can do this:
Or make you look like this:


Salute the heavens with your bottom doing Yoga or some other form of exercise.


Eat moderately healthy to sustain your looks, energy and health. Since we only have a short time on earth as it is, we might as well not spend it counting calories and living off rabbit food. But we need to eat our leans, greens and beans to live just a little longer.
Laugh everyday and  enjoy the little things in life.
Eat until you have had enough and are no longer starving, not until you can not fit another bite into your tummy.
Finally, get lots of sleep and then wake up toasting another day you have to spend with your loved ones.


Friday, 16 March 2012

Ultimate Weight Loss Motivation

Are you ready for it? Here it is:

You don't need anything to happen to lose weight! 

If you need a life changing diagnosis, a picture of your fat belly bouncing on You Tube, people asking you if you are pregnant (when you are NOT) or that horrible event to happen, before you finally decide to lose weight...then you will not lose weight any time soon. You will wait for that "trigger" that finally changes the whole game plan. That one moment in time when you become so fed up with everything that you instantly drop that chocolate and run barging into a gym.
Two things will happen:
1) you will blow it off and wait for next, bigger and better "trigger". How can you change and disrupt your life when times are bad, when you can not do it when life is good?

2) You decide to lose weight and get to meet Murphy: The one time you actually give it a go, life inevitably gets in the way and the effort is just too great. You stop dieting and pick up weight faster than you can say Ninja Balls.


 

I've been there...so many times. In school, after having babies, every Spring when I need to shed the weight I picked up during winter and everything in between. Sure! I lost weight for that function, the beach holiday and that important event, but do I keep it off? Nooooooooo.
And that my dear readers is why you should not wait for that Oprah moment. The Ah-HA moment that kicks you into gear!! You will try and fail. Before you know it, you will be fat again.

How do you get to the point where you want to lose weight? How do you get yourself motivated without something drastically triggering your will power into action?
1) Decide TODAY, RIGHT NOW to live longer and look younger instead of on being "skinny" and "diet". Lose those "bad" words out of your vocabulary for good. It's about a lifestyle not a passing fad.  Drop the pressure and the hype of weight loss and you will relax more about food and your body. Nothing is forbidden, but everything is in moderation. You can live with that,  can't you?
2) Start making little changes. Cut down (not cut out) salt and sugar, start walking, add frozen vegetables and healthy greens into you meals. Drink vitamins and lots of water. Even if it is only once a day. That's not hard? That's not SACRIFICE!!! Little changes added daily will give you drastic results, but you won't feel it. It won't hurt your time. It will not affect your lifestyle. If you are going to eat, might as well eat healthier than normal. You will feel great and those "good, right and happy" feelings will inspire you to do better.
3) Do not expect results overnight. Who wants that anyway? We are not on a time limited money back guarantee offer. We are changing our lifestyle. We don't need to rush anything.
4) Keep it simple. You don't have to change your lifestyle to suit healthy food and exercise. You can get food and exercise to suit your lifestyle instead.
5) Live your life and live it well. You only get one chance. Start making a difference today.








Thursday, 15 March 2012

Weighting Game

Alanis Morissette lost weight drastically when she finally decided to stop dieting and just eat right because she wanted to be healthier. She did not deprive herself and go all out gym fanatic to accomplish this.


Monica Seles also to stop diets and did what was right for her. She lost a lot of weight without depriving herself.












The moral of the story is: When you decide to stop diets, and just eat right and exercise because you want to, RESULTS are guaranteed and they last.
You don't have to do a 360 to lose a little weight. You don't have to deprive yourself. You don't have to put in countless hours of hard work. 

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

ANGRY EYES!

If you are overweight it is time to put on your angry eyes and take on the world. I know from experience of being fat, that right now there are people judging you. They are making assumptions and jokes at your expense.
They feel superior to you and the gigantic, twin tubs of frozen ice cream called your butt.

Every time you eat you are being watched like a hawk. Every bite you take is dissected. "Which part of her will that stick to?", "no wonder she looks the way she does" or "can she fit anymore into that"  is what they really think. Nobody will say it to your face, but you disgust them. They see a fat person eat and want to chuck.
Every excuse you use, every story, every medical fact is met with "yeah right!!!"
Thin people don't care. They can be thin, so why can't you? No one really understands what it is like to battle with everything on a daily basis, apart from people who were once fat. It's not just a physical battle to do things such as walking, but emotionally and spiritually you fight and give up every day.
I say give up, because as a good doctor pointed out to me once: if you really fought, something would have changed by now.

The good news is that you can take on the world and prove them wrong with no effort at all. You don't have to diet. All you have to do is cut down your portions and cut down on the biggest contributors to weight gain:.
Salt and sugar. Everything contains salt and sugar from bread and cheese right to breakfast cereals. Cutting these down will help your high blood pressure. Veins and arteries linked to your brain, kidneys, heart and eyes get damaged when your salt or sugar intake is high. You reduce cellulite, bad skin and bad emotions like depression and panic attacks when you cut down sugar and salt.
Just cut down that's all. A small sacrifice but with BIG rewards. Once you have lost a little weight, your weight will stagnate. Just add exercise and shock your body into weight loss again. Your will be thinner and healthier in no time!! Get angry, but get started!!!


GO GET 'EM TIGER!!!







Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Tom Cruise or is it Bruise?

In this world so obsessed with the superficial it's no surprise that very few people in Hollywood die of  good old fashioned natural causes any more. It's overdoses on multiple substances, complications during or after surgery and organ failure arising from years of drug abuse.
Whether it's recreational or prescription, drugs are the common denominator in the majority of these deaths. I guess it beats lying there dying of nothing for no apparent reason.

If it weren't for them we won't have Plastic Surgeons in Africa or good dental plans either. However, when did we lose our imaginations, creativity and will to really just live?



Prime example...At the 2012 Academy awards one man looked like a young boy again. I almost felt like a pervert until I realized it was actually the 50 year old Tom Cruise. Scientology must really be working out for him?! Looks like more than just his face was bruised to have all that work done.

They should get back to basics. No drugs, no medical intervention. Just good old exercise and small portions. That's what us poor plebs are doing!!! We have no personal trainers, home delivered meals, personal shoppers, full-time child minders, housekeepers, etc. We go to work, take kids to and from their activities, cook, clean, help with homework, do laundry, pack lunch boxes, exercise, shower and then still try to be 70's porn stars for our spouses occasionally.
We do this with no drugs, even though we have every reason to use this miracle pill...










Monday, 12 March 2012

Be THAT woman

I once went to a dinner party. There was a very eloquent lady, dressed to the nines whom happened to be married to the guest of honor. When she started eating bony ribs with her fingers, so did I. In fact everyone not as educated in the field of etiquette as they had hoped for, followed her lead.  

A new study found that what you eat is not as important as WHO you eat with. Kind of ridiculous, seeing as we normally eat with our better half, and they eat...and eat, and eat!!! 
I suppose in this study they paired woman together. It is very true that women always "mimic" the behavior of a role model such as an older, richer woman or an actress or something. If she ate less so would they. 


I see the same thing when I go to lunch with my friends. Because I always eat out of a side plate, they tend to stop eating when my plate is empty. Not sure if they go home and stuff their faces afterwards, because unlike me, they never seem to get thinner!? (a side order of bitch anyone?)


The moral of the story is, if you want to lose weight, don't just eat like a bird, eat with one. 

Sunday, 11 March 2012

SUNDAY MAYBE SOMEDAY

Sundays are normally hectic days. These days I plan my meals for the week, pre-prepare some of them, do laundry, do a spot of cleaning, check homework and then end it off with dancing.
It sounds hectic, but I love food and I love to cook, so it is not that bad. Also precooking some foods like Rice and Pasta, cuts my cooking time during the week in half, which means I have more time at my disposal.
The cleaning and laundry goes by quickly, since I live in South Africa. Always plenty of sun and not very dusty, because we get plenty of rain almost every night.

Someday I would love to have a Sunday where I do absolutely nothing. Rest as it was intended, but that is a luxury I can not afford. Instead, I take small breaks during the year, a weekend away here and holiday there. That is my rest time. The added bonus is that I get to explore this beautiful country I live in. April we going to the Kruger National Park and surrounding areas. Go on a safari and see the Big 5 in the wild, cave exploring, see amazing waterfalls and places like God's Window and Bourke Luck's Potholes.





June we go to the Drakensburg Mountian. Live up in the snow and do some proper mountain hiking. 

September/ October is West Coast. There you can do whale watching, see the magnificent spring flowers growing in the wild for miles and miles. There are plenty of nature reserves, the wine route, Table Mountain and the small towns rich in culture and history.
December as always is the South Coast. The beach, the sun and the fun.
Four reasons to stay thin, but also four reason to stay healthy. Till then...I will work hard and have a little fun at home.



Friday, 9 March 2012

SEX IS A NUMBER

Statistics show that 80% of people who lost weight regain all of it... and then some,  back after 2 years. (Fudge!!! it seems hopeless, I know). 
But don't give up hope. 
There are 5 things you can do to lose weight right now and keep it off: 
1) Frozen fruit and vegetables are just as nutritious as fresh ones, because they are flash-frozen at their ripest and best. You don't have to live off rabbit food. Incorporate healthy frozen food into your lifestyle and eat "bad" stuff occasionally. This way you don't deprive yourself, lose the plot and go overboard once you have lost weight. 
2) Low fat Chocolate milk is high in carbohydrates, protein and anti-oxidants, which helps your muscles recover quicker after a workout. A yummy way to stay thin (who knew?)
3) Add Lemon juice to your drink or food if you could not eat your daily recommended dose of fruit and veggies. It's loaded with everything and also strengthens your immune system and keeps you looking younger. 
4) Document your progress. Take before and after photos and keep a daily journal of things you did right that day. Also make note of your measurements monthly. This will keep you motivated and focused. 
5) If you skipped exercise, have sex. It increases your heart rate, releases endorphins and hormones, which help fight off disease and old age. It's also a great workout!! 
Imagining the sexiest man alive while doing it... WORTH IT!!! 




Thursday, 8 March 2012

CHANGE - AS GOOD AS A HOLIDAY

The year barely started and already people are so stressed out about work, school and life in general. Some people are getting sick and others are taking holidays. People like me, well...we carry on.  


If you broke and you know it...don't get sick! My advise? Healthy food, some time out for yourself every night and best of all... some nice R&R with friends. It is the Best prevention for a cold. A healthy mind and healthy body takes you a long way. 


So start making changes now. Don't wait for Spring or another New Year's Eve to make changes. Take some time for yourself tonight. Get your family to start respecting your time alone. Use that time to do any form of exercise you know of. Then have do a facial with egg whites or mashed pumpkin and have a nice bath. When you are done end it off with a good night's rest. 


Otherwise you will end up looking like Joan Rivers!!! 

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

LOVE THE STARS

Time is going by so fast!!!! Every day we have is a gift. We can use each day to make excuses or we can use each day to live to the full. I'm not implying you should go sky diving or bungee jumping. Just live well and maintain the balance. Every day you can work hard, eat right, dance your stress away, show your kids affection and be kind to your lover. How?  Don't let you husband meet him. (just kidding). 
dance dancer dancers dancing dances cat cats kitty animal animals

Today you can cut down on sugar. Tomorrow... do the same and eat something home made with fresh ingredients and no preservatives and additives. The day after tomorrow...do all the above and dance to music.  These things are a start. One day is all you need to undo a lifetime of hurt. One day is all you need to undo a lifetime of damage. Because before you know it,  that ONE day had turned into a week, then a month and then a year.  ONE year from now you can be a completely different person in a completely different body. 
By the way life is flashing past us, one year is going to feel like a matter of weeks. 

So, love the stars. Cook healthy meals for you and your family for dinner. Make time to enjoy your family after a hard day's work and then dance yourself happy and thin before you go to bed. About 30 minutes dancing out of a WHOLE day is not impossible.