When I started my journey proper in December 2016, I was weighing in at 101kgs and was miserable, lacked anything resembling self-confidence and couldn’t (or wouldn’t) find any time in my life to take care of me! And so it was with that mindset and value system I started the process of getting healthy, lean, … Continue reading The Cost of Having a Banging Body!?
I am passionate about the work that I do as a coach and for the past four years have been blessed to be part of the team at The Foundation Clinic in Johannesburg. The clinic is a substance abuse treatment and recovery centre that has not only been part of my professional growth over this … Continue reading There will be no white flag above my door!
An oldie but a goodie! I loved this post and still talk about this topic on a very regular basis in the work that I do as a Recovery Coach. Enjoy.
I meet so many people who have stopped! Stopped drinking..stopped using drugs…stopped addictive behaviour…and they truly want to stay there. But there is a vast divide, the Grand Canyon of good intentions, that separates wanting and doing. I want to live a fulfilled and purposeful life, is a far cry from attaining that life. It’s a great start, but in between the wanting and the doing is where the real work lies. Who doesn’t want mature, healthy relationships with their spouse, kids, family and friends!? A great job that you look forward to, even on a Sunday evening!? Meaningful interests, hobbies and pastimes, that bring fun, adventure and balance into the everyday!?
There are not a lot of people who I know that don’t want these…
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So I have been on my transformation journey for about 18 months, most of them spent working with Alex and there are some things that I have learned along the way. I've started to master some of the basic concepts of sustainable weight- and fat-loss and strength training, and seen some nice changes in my body. … Continue reading Some Days I’d Rather Gargle Scorpions!
I am actively working on myself...and have been for some time because what I know to be true is that there is no end point to the work that I am doing. No final destination or goal that can be achieved where I get to sit back and say that I have accomplished what I … Continue reading On Particularly Rough Days…
Call Valentine's Day whatever you like, but I have to be honest that I like a little bit of romance... Of course, I don't think we should wait for the price of roses and teddy bears to increase 1000% in order to be able to show our person that we love them, but I really … Continue reading You’re Just too Good to be True!?
Change is never easy...not when it comes down to it. We can talk about change, envision change, even set out to change, but then we have to do the work! I have been challenged by my weight for most of my life and I have always been doing something about it.
The theme of the week has been courage and vulnerability...and without sounding like one of Brene Brown's PR team, it really does keep coming up over and over again with the individuals and groups that I coach. And so often this last week, the conversations have gone to where people feel they need to show … Continue reading Are You Living Courageously?
I have just about finished listening to Brené Brown's new book, "Braving the Wilderness", and it has resonated so strongly with me from the very first chapter. Listening to her talk about courage, vulnerability and authenticity never tires for me, as she talks to parts of me that I thought were mine alone. The way she … Continue reading Braving the Wilderness…
My reflections on 365 days in the gym...and my personal weight-loss journey.