Keep that core tight! 

A couple of days ago I was crying to God because I’m currently nursing a back injury which means that for the past two weeks, I’ve been unable to lift heavy. It is absolute torture!!! Going to the box, watching people throw their bars while I’m there stretching my lumbar spine 😴 and then the…

Keep It On the Right 

I remember the day I started wearing the black band on my wrist…okay maybe I don’t remember the exact date BUT I do know that it was a couple of days before my 27th birthday (loved that day!!!) I was on ‘fuel for fire’s’ Instagram page where they wrote about the white rubber band that…

I Won’t Forget…Whispers of Love 

It’s my birthday today!!!! I’ve been excited about this day from the 1st of January 2017 😂 . So excited in fact that I started writing this post on the 11th of April, 7 days before my special day. I was on my way back from work listening to ‘I Won’t Forget,’ from Brian and…

Post-Open Reflection 

Two weeks have passed, the Open is over and training has gone back to its usual schedule. I’ve read a few posts on post-Open reflection, so here’s mine: I hated the Open 😂 This year, a recurring injury flaring up, partly…if not solely because of my inconsistency in keeping up with my strengthening exercises and…

17.1

17.1 is done and dusted…at least for me it is. Don’t believe me? I’ve already submitted my score, but before you go search for my name, let’s finish  this fantastic blogpost okay! Confession, I was not going to do the Open. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love CrossFit. I mean why else would I…

#Goals

I love the word goals. Last night as I watched Beyoncé’s Grammy performance, I thought #pregnancygoals. Her dance moves…#goals, her body pre-pregnancy, you guessed it…#goals! A couple of weeks ago at the box, I was admiring Andreia’s butt! If you have been lucky enough to see her butt then you’ll understand why; #buttgoals. A few moments later I…

Skinny vegan

Very early on, at the start of my vegan journey, I remember someone asking me how come I wasn’t a skinny vegan…almost three years down the line, I still haven’t figured out how all this kale and broccoli can be so disrespectful to me, and hasn’t yet caused my butt to whittle down at least…

You’re Gonna Be Ok

Initially when I was thinking about my next post, I considered writing about how much I hated Tuesday’s wod…maybe not the wod, but one movement in particular…toes to bar. 6 Rounds For Time (why!!!) 7 x Burpee Box jump over 14 x T2B<—evil!!! 21 x SDHP (50/35kg) 15 min time cap WOD 2 (just to ruin your…

Barbells & Eating Disorders

Here’s the thing; I’m like Taylor Swift…well minus the lying about the conversations we’ve had. So maybe I’m more like 2014 Taylor Swift. If you ever cross me, I will write about you in my blog 😂 we can all be grateful to God that He’s peppered in a little bit of wisdom, so I…

Going It Alone 

There’s a saying that goes “if you want to go further, go together…” hang on while I get the correct quote from google… If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. I find that this quote is applicable in all areas of life; whether in fitness, your…

What God Teaches Me Through My Shoes

On the 1st of January, as the majority of the world does, I thought about the things that I want to improve this year; personally and professionally. I love to dedicate a bit of time on the 1st to sit with God and pause, ponder and reflect on all of the things that He has…

Sun dried tomato pasta salad

You’ll need: -500g pasta (I used fusilli, but any pasta is fine) -Sun dried tomato quarters -500g brown lentils -Vegetable stock -Fry’s chunky strips (2 boxes) -Stir fry mix of green beans, red cabbage, julienne carrots, red peppers and cut baby corn) For the sun dried tomato and black salt dressing: -Vegan mayonnaise (I used…