Fitness Reads: Jog On by Bella Mackie

I picked up this book on Sunday, the day of my flight back to South Africa after spending a glorious two weeks with my very yummy husband, look at him, he's gorgeous. No matter how many sleeping tablets I take (don't take more than the recommended dosage), I never seem to fall asleep on the… Continue reading Fitness Reads: Jog On by Bella Mackie

Mind The Gap…Long Distance Relationships

Soul mates are not here solely to fulfill your rom-com fantasies. Most are here as teachers. And to help you see where you have given your power away or where you are not being authentic. Maryam Hasnaa After spending some time with my bestie, instead of crying on the journey back to South Africa, I… Continue reading Mind The Gap…Long Distance Relationships

Black, Fat & Living with HIV

I apologise for the click baity title however I am hoping that if you clicked on the link, you’ll stay and read this post. I have set for myself a target to run a marathon...forty two kilometres (yikes!!!) in order to raise funds for POWA, an organisation that helps & empowers women who have been… Continue reading Black, Fat & Living with HIV

In review: intermittent fasting

It seems as  though there's a new diet almost every single day. If you’re a 90s baby you’ll remember the Atkins diet, the South Beach diet, the Blood-Type diet, the Zone diet, the list is endless. One of the reasons why I’ve never stuck to any of these diets is because I don’t like being… Continue reading In review: intermittent fasting

Hurt Locker

‘Hurt fuels me. I don’t let it sit and fester. I let it drive me. I let it save me. I’m not gonna sit and lick my wounds here. I’m the one giving the wounds now.’ Charley Bordelone, Queen Sugar. Never was this quote more true than on the 10th of April when I Aurélie,… Continue reading Hurt Locker

P is for positive!

‘Change can be powerful, if we are brave enough to evolve with it.’ The hardest part of CrossFit is finding a box. Finding a coach that you connect with and people that are on the same wavelength as you are. A place where positivity is felt the minute you step in! In the wake of… Continue reading P is for positive!

(Bathtime) Friends With Benefits

As I took the picture for this post, a few thoughts went through my mind: 1. I hope I don’t drop my book in the water. The cover kinda looks waterproof though 😂 should be fine. 2. I’ve already got a bath bomb in the water, can’t drop this one in! Plus it’s ‘Golden Wonder’… Continue reading (Bathtime) Friends With Benefits

Athletes’ Corner part I: Adrian Conway

In light of what this blog covers (faith, fitness and everything else,) as a Christian first and athlete second, I can attest to the fact that 9 times out of 10, God has taught me the most when I am training. There exists a beautiful intersection between faith and fitness, one gleans the physical body,… Continue reading Athletes’ Corner part I: Adrian Conway

Just what is this blog about?

When I started my first blog, I was a confused 23 year old. I had some idea of what I wanted in life, but I was too afraid to go for it. Fast forward a couple of years later, I’m 27 now (my word!) and in some aspects, I’m still as confused now as I… Continue reading Just what is this blog about?

Grief. It comes in shades of black

It’s been 16 days since my sister passed away. We’ve received flowers, messages from people we hadn’t spoken to in years, all relaying their condolences. Each person saying how sorry they are and that if we need anything, they're there. I've been mulling over that phrase for a while now. What exactly is there that… Continue reading Grief. It comes in shades of black