Happiness, journey, life

Living to the power of “P”

Today I realised how important it is to live your life with Positivity.

Definition of positive thinking:

Positive thinking is a mental attitude in wich you expect good and favorable results. In other words, positive thinking is the process of creating thoughts that create and transform energy into reality. A positive mind waits for happiness, health and a happy ending in any situation.

I have a short story to tell –

We listen to the radio every morning before getting ready for work. So this morning there was a competition (you send your name, they will phone you and you must say a certain phrase when answering the phone.)

Now also you must understand it is a very popular station so there are 1000’s entering their competitions. I obviously entered because I love winning, it is so cool.

I sent the message and I was 100% sure they would phone so I wrote down the phrase I must say when answering, everything- I was ready to win. My boyfriend said, ‘they won’t phone man, why you writing it down?’ I replied, ‘I am preparing my fields.’

A few minutes later my phone rang and it was them, I said the phrase and I won R4000.

This made me realise, being positive, preparing yourself for success is SO important!!

Do you know that if you prepare yourself for success the chances are, you WILL be successful!!

The brain is a wonderful thing but it can be very dangerous!!

Lets look at our thoughts…

If you repeatedly say “I cannot do this!!”

What is going to happen? You will NOT be able to do it!!

Your brain is so strong, but unfortunately he cannot ‘work’ on his own, he will become what his ‘owner’ is.

Now you must ask yourself the question, ‘what type of owner are you?’

Do you speak positive words?

Do you work hard?

Do you believe in yourself?

Or…

Are you always complaining, being negative?

Are you always looking for excuses as for why you cannot do something?

Do you give up before even trying?

This is very important, what type of owner are you??

Your brain will only be as strong as you allow him to be.

The brain can be a very strong tool, but it is up to YOU to activate his strengths.

How to be a good owner to your brain:

  1. Firstly, you need to realise – it is up to you!! It is no one else’s job to live your life. You are responsible for the life you live.
  2. Be positive – if YOU are positive, you will get positive results because your brain will be focused on only positive things.
  3. Let no person get you down – You are special, nothing that anyone else says should matter, don’t allow any negative comments in your life.
  4. Work hard – train your brain to go the extra mile, to work just a little bit harder everytime.
  5. Set goals – set a goal and tell yourself that you will NOT stop untill the day you kicked that goal under the butt.
  6. Tell yourself you are beautiful – every morning you wake up, look at yourself in the mirror and say ‘morning gorgeous.’ Why?? Even if you do not think you are gorgeous, by repeating it everyday, believe me, you will start believing that you are!! And you are, you should believe it 🙂

Being positive will do so much for you. You will live a better life, you will achieve more, you will be much happier and most importantly – You will wake up with a fire in your heart believing that you CAN do everything you put your mind to!!

Your success, what you become in life, your happiness, your health, your dreams, your salary, your weight – it is all up to you!!

No one can force you to be a happier, stronger person.

Just remember this quote:

“The decisions you make today will be the person you are tomorrow.”

Why would you want to be a negative, unhappy, unsuccessful person out of your own will??

If you want something, WORK FOR IT!! Nothing gets given to you on a silver plate.

If you feel negative, think about positive things that makes you happy!!

You are the owner of your brain, of your life, only you can make the decision to change things, either for the better or, unfortunately some people decide to change for the worse.

I ask again, what type of owner will you be from today onwards?

You are stronger than you think, you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to!!

Prepare your fields, for when the day comes and it starts raining you are ready.

Do not live a life where one day you look back and wish you had been more positive, stronger, happier… There is never a better moment than RIGHT NOW, if you want to be happier, make the decision to start being positive.

🙂 xx

Health, journey, weightloss

Spending time at your Happy Place…

Sometimes all you need is a little bit Vitamin C….

I heard the other day, people that live by the ocean is naturally happier people than people living inland.

Do I believe that statement?

ABSOLUTELY!!!

I grew up living at the beach, being an adult you have to go where you can make a better living. Unfortunately for me, I had to leave my life at the beach and move to the BUSH!! Complete opposites right?

Eversince I started this journey, some days it just feels like I need to go sit on a rock and listen to the waves crashing.

It is Gods therapy for the soul!! Its beautiful, it is free and it WORKS!!!

This is what I want to do after exercising – lie on my back, close my eyes and feel satisfied with what I’ve just done. Feel happy and feel good about myself, because that is how the ocean makes me feel – it makes me feel SO good!

Have you ever felt sad and decided to go sit at the beach??

How your heart all of a sudden just feels calm, like everything is going to be fine.. It is the most amazing feeling ever!!

The best therapy in the world, I am almost 100% sure of that.

Exercising and trying to live a better, healthier life can sometimes be so depressing. I honestly feel bad some days, like it’s such a waste. Then I think, all I need is a soul session with myself on a rock somewhere along the beach…

Although I do not have it now, this is what I do. I know it is weird…

I imagine I am sitting on the beach and I actually downloaded music that sounds like waves crashing. I close my eyes and I go to my happy place – wonderful!!

My point is, if you can not literally be at your happy place, in your mind you can go there.

Setting the scene and completely giving yourself over to the thought of being there for real, you will be surprised how REAL it actually feels.

I go to the beach a LOT in my mind. You probably think I am crazy, but try it.

Therapy for the soul, it makes you relax and it is a wonderful way to renew your strength for whatever lies ahead 😀

Health, journey

Homemade Smoothie Recipes

Having a smoothie is always a good start to my day, especially in summer. Eating heavy foods is not always the best option, when you live in a place where the heat is terrible you tend to feel very uncomfortable after eating a hot or heavy meal.

Smoothies can give you an extra boost of minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals because it often includes fruit skins and pith. When you decide to make your smoothie with yoghurt or milk, it gives you a calsium boost aswell.

Now I’ve read about smoothies helping for weight loss – they say, “Calories in liquid form have less satiety, or hunger-curbing power, than calories in solid form.”

So in other words, it doesn’t keep you so full, as it would’ve if you ate the fruits whole. 

I tend to disagree, having a smoothie in the morning makes me feel so good and actually keeps me full for quite a while, when I eventually get hungry, it’s a nibbly feeling, not this terrible hunger feeling of eating a 500g steak.

Anyway, thats my opinion and what I feel works for me. Here is a few smoothie recipes if ever you feel like throwing a few fruits in a blender.

Strawberry Smoothie

1  cup frozen strawberries

1  cup milk/fat free yoghurt

1  banana

8 -10  ice cubes


Kiwi Smoothie

3 kiwifruit, peeled and cut into chunks

2 frozen banans, cut up into 4 pieces

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 cup fat-free plain yogurt

3 tablespoons honey

1-1/2 cups crushed ice

Add a little bit of water and blend together until all leafy chunks are gone.

Add mango, pineapple and bananas and blend again until smooth.


Banana Smoothie
2 bananas

375ml (1 1/2 cups) skim milk

70g (1/4 cup) fat free yoghurt

2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter

1 tablespoon honey

6 ice cubes
Green Smoothie

Tightly pack 2 cups of leafy greens in a measuring cup and then toss into blender

1 cup of plain, fat free yoghurt
Watermelon Smoothie

  • 3 cups seedless watermelon, frozen
  • 1 cup milk (almond milk, soy milk, whole milk)
  • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Enjoy!!!
Health, journey

Confession time..

So I have a confession.

I don’t believe in cheat days, it messes up my whole mindset. When I do something I want to do it all the way or not at all…

Today it was one of our colleagues Birthdays and his wife ordered cake, Oh my Word!!! Black forist cake to tell you. I felt so bad to say that I don’t want a slice, she went through all the effort, invited us for a slice and then what am I supposed to say? “No thank you I don’t want”??

So I had a slice…Afterwards I felt SO bad, it felt like I ate a cow. 

I was standing outside thinking about this story when I realised, this is not a diet I am doing, it’s a LIFESTYLE CHANGE!!! I can’t say I will never have cake again, I am still (hopefully) going to live another good 50 years and to say I will never have cake again is unrealistic. 

Yes, I will never have a HALF of the cake again, but a small slice on someones birthday won’t kill me right?

I don’t like ‘cheating’, especially seeing that it’s so early into my journey. But it is a whole mind shifting process that I had to go through – in the past I did ’30 day diets’ or ‘loose 10kg’s in 2 weeks’, yes, THEN you can’t cheat because it’s scheduled meals you have to stick to.

I realised today, after a fight with myelf, having a slice of cake is not cheating, there is no CHEATING in a lifestyle change, only bad decisions!! Having 3 slices, thats rediculous – BAD decision!! 

Changing your lifestyle is realising  how much of something you can have before it’s bad for you. Not killing yourself over something you ate but to realise you are only human. 

I will never buy myself cake or a chocolate again, that I promise you. Buying it for MYSELF is out!! I prefer not eating wrong things anymore but when something like today happens where you are put in a situation where it’s a birthday for example – have a slice, ENJOY it and forget about it!!!

It’s a lifestyle change, not a quick fix diet!!

I don’t know if I’m wrong, I am sure you’ve come across a similar situation before, what did you do??