Fitness|Progress pics|Wellness

Fitness Found Me & Im Not Ready to Throw in the Towel

Fitness found me, but the decision to throw in the towel reared its ugly head at the beginning of last week. Refer to my Instagram post below for more details.

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😓Time for some "beginning of the week real talk" – is it time to throw in towel??? . Injuring my foot has really been a huge setback in my life. More so mentally than physically in terms of my transformation.😤 . Yes, I walk around with a huge smile and high energy. Well that's what you guys see most of the time. What you don't see is the early morning and late evening crying which is more related to my frustrations than anything else. The pain has improved tremendously so that's not the issue at hand. I'm limited in everything I do, I've slowed down considerably and I can't do most activities with my kids which is really depressing me. My entire lifestyle has been affected and I'm tired. 😭 . Follow up with the doc today, sees us seek a second opinion from a specialist to make sure everything is in order. I've been working out and going about my day to day activities all under strict supervision. . But today, I honestly feel like throwing in the towel. While I should be doing my evening workout, I'm in bed with a migraine and a sick child. . 🔴I'm faced with so many pressing questions 🔳How many more setbacks do I need to endue? 🔲Do I have anything left in the tank to help me see the next two months through? 🔳Will I need that op on my foot? 🔲Is it all worth it 🔳Should I just throw in the towel? . Its time for bed and I'm hoping that I wake up with a clearer vision in terms of my journey and my way forward. I also wanted to thank everyone for the love and support over the past 2 months. I'm eternally blessed to have you guys in my corner 💞

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Truth is, I’ve fallen into a little bit of a depression due to the setback created by my injury. The not knowing has been killing me. Not being able to do certain things with my kids has been killing me. Not been able to workout properly has really gotten to me. It’s been a continental stuff up with my foot injury and … the timing could not have been worse. I’m human and I’ve been taking strain.

However in a recent interview with Get It Online we discussed my weight loss journey and somewhere during the interview, I had an aha moment.

When asked how my journey had taken me from one end of the scale to the other…. this was my response. “I honestly believe that fitness found me. It’s been a saving grace in so many respects and it’s something I am now extremely passionate about. Living to inspire was never on my initial agenda, but I’ve found this to be the best and most rewarding part of my journey”.

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Fitness wasn’t the plan either. Losing weight was. I just wanted to lose the weight and improve my health. Little did I know that my journey would change to one of fitness and that I would become immensely passionate about fitness.

Fitness has brought an incredible amount of clarity and peace into my life. Its calms me and helps me focus. Fitness has guided me towards my life’s purpose. I’ve always wanted to help people achieve their full potential but U didnt know how. Inspiring people to dig deep and never give up is indeed rewarding and helps me stay on track. Fitness has transformed my life in the most incredible way, so how can I throw in the towel. In addition to that, I am supported by so many amazing people that throwing in the towel is not even an option.

“Okay so you are progressing and there is room to improve for further progress.. It’s not easy but you have to keep giving 100%.. If you do that you can’t be disappointed and you won’t be! I know its tough when you don’t see the results that you are expecting but those who end up achieving their goal are the ones who keep struggling and keep pushing! Trust us!” – Jason Dunning

After taking a week off from literally everything to deal with my mental game I can honestly say that I’m back and I ain’t going anywhere. I am ready for the final push and my mental game is on point. Simply put … I’m not throwing in the towel!

Children|Fitness

BOS Sport Announces its TEAM UP School Challenge 2K18

It doesn’t matter what sport you play. If you’re in a school team, it’s time to TEAM UP with BOS Sport. The sports drink powered by rooibos is challenging school sports teams to TEAM UP and stand the chance of winning their share of R50K in prizes for their team and school.

Is your team up for the challenge? Registration is open, so Go Team, Go BOS!

BOS Sport contains organic rooibos, less sugar, zero colourants and essential electrolytes. All ensuring you stay hydrated and perform at your peak in the healthiest way possible. BOS Sport gives you the power to last longer and push yourself harder – WANT STAYING POWER? GO BOS.

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South African school sport represents everything BOS Sport is passionate about – active lifestyles, a sense of fun and team comraderie and commitment.

No matter what team you are in, from hockey, soccer, rugby, netball, cricket (and everything in between!) … If you’re in a school sports team, it’s time to TEAM UP.

“We believe sport is the vehicle to unite and inspire youth, instilling in them the powerful values of commitment, perseverance and team work. The TEAM UP campaign has been developed to reward school sport teams who show a passion for their team and sport, no matter the results. TEAM UP and GO BOS,” says William Battersby, BOS South Africa Managing Director.

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To enter your school sports team, simply log onto http://teamup.bossport.co.za, register your team name, add a profile picture, tell us a little about what makes your team great and then Go BOS! Share your team profile via social media or email and get your team and supporters to vote for your team as the BOS Sport TEAM Up winners of 2K18.

Voting closes November 15th 2018, and the teams with the most votes stand to win the following fantastic prizes:

  • 1st Prize: R10K each for the school and the team plus 10 cases of BOS Sport.
  • 2nd Prize: R5K each for the school and the team plus 10 cases of BOS Sport.
  • 3rd Prize: R2K each for the school and the team plus 10 cases of BOS Sport.

The top 25 runners up will each receive BOS Sport branded water bottles plus a total of R10K in BOS Sport product.

Teams will have an opportunity to earn bonus points by taking part in a number of Team Up monthly social media challenges, so keep an eye out on the BOS Sport social channels to give your team an added advantage. Remember to tag @BosSport and include #BosSport #TEAMUP and #[your TEAM UP ID].

BOS Sport uses the very latest understanding about how best to harness the necessary energy (from carbohydrates) our bodies need for performance, while minimising the negative effects excess carbohydrates can have. The medium GI and natural balance of sugars in FRUIT UP™ allows for the use of less processed sugars while achieving sustained energy release in the product.

The range was developed to be your perfect workout partner. Rooibos is a natural carrier of essential electrolytes (magnesium, potassium and sodium) for optimal rehydration, and is also rich in antioxidants to boost circulation and fight inflammation, helping heal damaged muscle tissue.

BOS Sport is colourant-free and comes in a variety of great tasting flavours including; Blueberry, Lemon Lime, Mandarin Orange and Red Berry.

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“We encourage all school sports teams to take part in the challenge, to show us and South Africa why theirs is the best team to play for while inspiring everyone to Go BOS!” concludes Battersby.

Fit Family|Fitness|Fitness event|Giveaway

Fitness Magazine’s Fit Affair 4 Ticket Giveaway

Fitness Magazine’s Fit Affair series is gaining rapid momentum, as the fourth fitness event in the series is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 1 September 2018.

Fit Affair 3

Before I give you the low down on Fit Affair 4, let me recap Fit Affair 3. The event which took place in June at the Rietvlei Zoo Farm, was an energy filled event that catered for the entire family. There was definitely something for everyone with a wonderful line-up that saw everyone work up a sweat.
The line-up packed a punch with an energetic Boxercise workout by Mika Stefano, who was also the MC for the event. Participants got to muscle up with the functional fitness experience by @train_boutique_fitness. The days drew to a close with a cardio Zumba session with @gusmarimaritz.

The Main Reasons I Attend Fit Affair

  • The event caters for everyone including families. This means that my #FitFam gets to workout with me.
  • I get to meet and hang out with like-minded individuals. The regular Fitness Fanatics show up in all their glory to not only workout, but to encourage and motivate participants who are on their individual fitness journeys.
  • Rather honestly … Fit Affair is a vibe

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Fit Affair 4

It’s definitely been an exceptionally cold and long winter. The welcoming of Spring just happens to coincide with Fit Affair 4. Its time to bring the heat and join in on the action as we get ever closer to the summer months.  Fit Affair 4 will take place on Saturday, 1 September in Muldersdrift between 8-11am. The line-up includes celeb trainer Mika Stefano who will lead the warm up. So be prepared for to say #MikaMadeMeSquat! A bodyweight team challenge session with Simone Jacobs Fit is sure to get your heart pumping. You can also expect a fantastic resistance band session with wellness and fitness business owner, Lisa Raleigh. The days events will finish up with a killer ‘cardio-dance’ session by @macdavaan and @_fitnessicon_ so be prepared to get your party on!

Giveaway

I am giving away tickets to Fit Affair 4, so make sure to enter on my Instagram page. T’s & C’s apply.

Fitness|Lifestyle|Weight loss

5 Steps to Kick-start Your Transformation (and keep it going)

I’m often asked about my commitment, dedication and perseverance with regard to my transformation. What people really want to know is how to start and how to keep the momentum going. Sounds easier said than done, or is it a simple approach to a radical lifestyle change that is required?

So, when I was asked to write for the Entertainer Hub about this very topic, I jumped at the opportunity.

The hardest part of any fitness journey is knowing where to start.

Hit the link to find out what are my 5 steps to kick-start a transformation and how to keep it going

Please head back after reading the article and let me know in the comments, where you are in your journey to a fitter and healthier you.

Event|Featured|Fitness

FIBO Global Fitness named FitLikeMummy aka “ME”, as the Face & Body Ambassador of the Lifestyle and Fitness show

I recently blogged about the launch of FIBO Africa and the fact that I was over the moon to be one of the Fit Influencer for the event taking place later this year. I received tons of messages of congratulations and well wishes, but I don’t think any of us expected the next phase of my journey.

The Face & Body of FIBO Africa

Monday, 23 July 2018 FIBO Global Fitness named FitLikeMummy aka “ME”, as the Face & Body Ambassador of the Lifestyle and Fitness show. When I started my weight loss journey in January 2017, little did I know or even consider that 19 months later I’d be a Fitness Blogger, Fitness Influencer …. and definitely not the Ambassador of an international fitness show. I mean really, THE FACE & BODY OF FIBO AFRICA! Let me just pinch myself, because that’s actually me that they are referring to.

About FIBO Global Fitness

From Cologne to Shanghai and Johannesburg to the United States, FIBO is expanding its global activities and establishing a direct presence in the target markets. FIBO in Cologne, the Leading International Trade Show for Fitness, Wellness and Health, draws about 1,000 exhibitors and 150,000 visitors to Germany each year. This is where innovations are launched. This is where international trends are set. This is where the industry comes to invest. FIBO China has been the central meeting place of the Asian fitness industry since 2014. FIBO USA will also be launched in 2018, but first it’s time for FIBO Africa to bring the heat.

About FITLIKEMUMMY

I am extremely passionate about helping individuals realise that there are #NoExcuses and that we shouldn’t allow anyone or anything from stopping us live our best lives. I’m a 40-year-old working mom who blogs part-time, and has managed to improve my health and fitness despite being a social butterfly. I’ve spent the past 19 months smashing stereotypes and I have no plans to stop anytime soon. #SMASHEDBYTASH

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“We must reject not only the stereotypes that others have of us but also those that we have of ourselves.

My Ambassadorship

  1. I’m going to record my nutrition and exercise regime daily on social media (so best you go follow me on social media if you aren’t already)
  2. I will be doing a BIG REVEAL which will take place at the FIBO Festival on Saturday, 27 October. Yes, you heard right! I will be strutting this FACE & BODY on the Saturday, but I can’t do it without you. Please come show your support as I step out of my comfort zone to show your how I have found my FIT in FITness.
  3. Many of you have been wanting to learn to Meal Prep Like a Boss, so join me at the FitFood Zone on Sunday, 28 October 2018 as I will be demonstrating a 7 day meal prep you don’t want to miss.

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So with all that being said, best you head on over to www.computicket.com to purchase your tickets for FIBO Global Fitness Africa and come have loads of fitness fun with me and all the other amazing Fitness Influencers

For more information about FIBO Global Fitness Africa, visit www.fibosa.co.za

Lastly, to celebrate this amazing news I am giving away 2 tickets to FIBO Africa. Check my Instgram for the deets.

Fit Family|Parenting

It isn’t about winning, but more about crossing the finish line

Those of you who follow me, know that my family is indeed a #FITFAM. I couldn’t look at improving my health and fitness level, without including my kids. Being fit as a family is important to me, as it’s created lasting moments of quality time spent together. I know my kids will look back and cherish our moments of fitness fun.

Fit Family of the Month
It’s so important to me that I’ve decided to do a series about Fit Families who inspire me. Today I’d like to introduce you to Emanuel and his family. Mani (as he is better known as), is a Dad blogger who shares Darren’s and his personal journey as gay parents in South Africa. They are the gorgeous family behind the blog Two Dads & a Kid

Mani has generously agreed to share their story as a Fit Family with us and I’m over the moon and grateful to have them on the blog today.

Their Story
Hubby(Darren) and I both grew up during a period that sport was part of the school curriculum. You weren’t expected to participate in every single sport the school offered, but we were expected to participate in at least one sporting discipline in addition to PE (now known as Physical Training). Darren was into athletics and his rugby. He loved rugby so much that it became part of his career. I on the other hand was exposed to and participated in a variety of sports disciplines ranging from individual activities like squash, athletics and swimming through to group disciplines like soccer and cricket.

Into our adult life, sport or rather physical activities have always been a part of our daily routines. We either at the gym for 30 to 60 minutes doing weights or cardio, or we are on the road, running or cycling. Entering races has become part of your weekend routine, not to win but to finish and improve on your previous race time. When our son was placed with us, he was our support crew with whichever spouse was not participating. Early morning starts became part of our weekend game.

Even before our son came home, it was a given that he would be encouraged to participate in sports. So, it was no surprise that we introduced him to swimming at age 6 months. At this point we attended lessons for about 4 months before he had had enough. So, we stopped. I’m so glad that we attended these lessons though, because a Sunday afternoon a year later he accidentally fell into the pool. Thank God for the lesson, because instinctively he turned himself onto his back and started kicking his legs and moving his arms about. What felt like minutes, was a lot less. When I eventually reached him, he was calm. This scenario could have been deadly, thankfully it wasn’t. Drowning is real! Besides saving your life there are many other benefits to learning how to swim. Swimming is great for the heart, lungs, improving your strength, balance, posture and flexibility. In recent years child obesity has become a huge concern, as it may lead to diabetes, swimming is a great preventative measure.

Although our son disliked the pool for a while, today he is loving his swimming lessons. We’ve introduced him to the world of Karate, Basketball, Soccer and Mountain Biking to bring a little more balance. Of all these disciplines, Mountain biking is where his heart is. He is a true MTB Rider. Seeking all the challenging routes while out on the trails. Although the hills are still his nemesis, if neither Darren or I are around, he will give it his best, refusing to give up, and giving him a sense of achievement. As he matures, being out on his bike will be another way for him to meet and make new friends. Although relatively new to schools, MTB is growing at school level with many events now introducing a prize for the school with the most entrants, for example. The best part of MTB or Cycling is that you can go out onto the trails as a family and it’s a skill your child will have forever.

Benefits of Exercise for Families

  • it improves our moods by releasing endorphins in the brain, that natural ‘high’ you feel after a good workout
  • kids that exercise regularly are more likely to pay attention and switch between tasks with better speed and accuracy
  • perform better on tests regular exercise also builds a child’s self-esteem
  • provides an environment for kids to meet and make new friends

Different Strokes for Different Folks
As a family we don’t necessarily all excel in the same sports. So, for example, Darren enjoys MTB more than I do. For that reason, he tends to be the one hitting the trails with our son. Swimming is my fortes, so besides swimming school, whenever I get the chance I hit the local pool at the gym and basically get our son to show me what he has learnt during swimming class. All three of us enter races. There’s nothing like a medal to boost your spirits and push you to do better.

Final word
Their motto is that as a family they do not give up. They may not be the first to cross the finish line, but they will finish! If you would like to follow these amazingly inspirational dads as they keep fit with their handsome son, then go and vist their blog TWO DADS & A KID and follow them on social media.

Fitness

Fit Like Mummy Gives EMS Training a Bash

I’ve recently tried out a few EMS workouts at EMS Body Studio at the Bedford Wellness Centre, all in the name of satisfying my curiosity and being able to share my experience with you.  Imagine getting the effects of a three-hour workout in only 20 minutes.  Is that even a possibility? It very well might be possible so I could not resist giving EMS training a bash.

EMS workouts are really making waves in the fitness industry and with people scrambling for more time, this kind of workout claims to be the future of fitness.

What is an EMS workout?

EMS stands for electrical muscle stimulation.  In training, a machine delivers electrical pulses that stimulate muscle contraction.  EMS workouts heighten the contractions and intensify your workout in a way that your body could not possibly do on its own.  So it basically mimics the natural action of our central nervous system, sending electrical impulses to contract our deep muscle fibres.

How does it work?

In just a 20 minute training session, a personal trainer will put you through a customised 1 on 1 program – giving your body over 150 times more muscle contractions than a conventional workout.

Upon arrival you are asked to change into a suit that is provided.  You don’t wear underwear under the suit provided to ensure maximum contact with your skin.  Just so you know, the items are washed and sterilised after each wear.

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Your weight and measurements are fed into the computer and then loaded on a card that is assigned to you.  Basically it stores your progress.

My PT  gave a gentle spray of warm water over the electronic pads attached to the vest.  I was strapped into a vest with fabric similar to what’s used in a wetsuit with red and yellow cords poking in and out.  These all come together into a singular plug and are then attached to the unit. Next came the leg straps and the armbands followed.

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Shortly after that, an initial assessment is performed to determine your level of tolerance to the actual EMS workout.  Depending on your level of fitness and goals, your training session is either low impact (with basic exercises to awaken muscles) or highly intense, with strong contractions and dynamic exercises to activate deep muscle hypertrophy.  Workouts are customised to suit each client, from heavy strength training to fat and cellulite reduction regimes.

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The system activates upwards of 90% of total deep muscle tissue as opposed to conventional weight training which on a good day hits about 50%.  I have a super high pain threshold so the majority of my initial settings were extremely high.  This is where I have to caution you.  If you are known to have a high pain threshold, then I strongly recommend that you ease into these sessions as you need to allow your body to adjust to the intensity that EMS workouts provide.  As the repetitions increased so did the impulses. I followed a routine of basic exercises which was illustrated and communicated by my PT.  Your movements are extremely slow but I caution you not to underestimate the impact.

I would describe the entire experience as intense but rewarding. Your muscles contract to the maximum whilst you complete the movements and slowly work those particular muscle groups.  I experienced muscle pain like never before and I was sore for a few days thereafter, but that was the assurance that EMS workouts are indeed the next level of fitness.

 

Featured|Fitness|Weight loss

Fit Like Mummy Set to Tackle a 4 month Body Transformation

Some real Talk

Firstly lemme keep it real. Over the past few months I’ve been slacking and yes I have had a few setbacks but my mind hasn’t fully been in the game. And I can’t use the setbacks as an excuse. It was all me. Hence my progress has been little to none.

Time for Change

But that’s about to change. Tomorrow (18 June 2018) I will start a 4 month body transformation journey. A defined timeframe with specific goals. Follow #SmashedByTash on social media because I’m ready to smash my goals and take my body to the next level. I’m going from fat to fitter and stronger.  I promise that you don’t want to miss this. The next 4 months will not be about perfection, but about a commitment to myself, dedication and perseverance.

Why a 4 month transformation?

Why 4 months, well because I turn 41 in October and what better gift to myself than good fitness and health, after all your health is your wealth. But there’s another reason which will be REVEALED in due course.

My Plan of Action

  1. Work on a plan of action. 4 months to be “Fleshed out“, fitter and stronger. Start date is 18 June 2018 ending in October 2018.
  2. Tuesday morning I will take my progress pics. I’m going to do a weekly update comparing with this pic and not my previous ones. For me it’s the best way to see progress (Now go on … take that first dreaded pic. It’s the best motivator by far).
  3. Wednesday I’m off to see a guy about a thing.  Official first weigh and measure.  Going to do some testing to determine a baseline and figure out my diet and exercise regime. You will have to wait until Wednesday to see who the guy is.  Trust me when I say he deserves a reveal of his own.
  4. My diet will be supplemented to aid my progress. Did loads of research and I’ve decided on a new brand. Separate post to follow regarding my decision.
  5. I’ve decided to set some smaller goals along the way. Every 5kg lost will be celebrated with a trip to the spa or maybe some clothes shopping.  Post to follow with my starting numbers

Steps for a Successful Body Transformation

  • Day 1 means photos
  • Set a goal and create an event
  • Know your starting point
  • Create your plan of action
  • Nail down your nutritional needs
  • Your workout must match your goal
  • The smart way to incorporate cardio/HIIT
  • Rest and recovery is a must
  • Build your support system
  • Pay attention to your feedback loop and make change where necessary
  • Don’t delay

Wish Me Well

So that my POA.  Tonight I go to bed, excited that tomorrow is the start of a new chapter in my journey.

Fitness

FitLikeMummy Learns to Ride a Bicycle at the Age of 40

Four decades on this planet and I still can’t ride a bicycle. Seems like such a waste really so I, aka FitLikeMummy decided that it was time to learn to ride a bicycle even at the age of 40.

Why I can’t ride a bicycle?

I must tell you guys, I did have a bicycle as a child and I was 6 years old at the time. Shortly after receiving my bicycle my dad passed away and for some reason unbeknownst to me, I was not allowed to ride that bicycle anymore. It was brand new and the training wheels never came off. Then, 18 years ago I decided to try again. What possessed me to ask my fellow aircraft engineers to teach me is seriously beyond me. Approximately 2 seconds into my lesson, I found myself on the bonnet of a car in the parking lot. That crash sealed the deal and my need to learn to ride a bicycle was a thing of the past.

Why I decided to learn to ride a bicycle?

Learning to ride a bicycle was a thing of the past … well that was until I turned 40. Turning 40 has given me a new lease on life and I’ve become a bucket list ninja, now more so than ever. In addition to that, I had the encouragement or should I say subtle push from Martene Esteves and Manii (Dad blogger behind blog 2 Dads and a Kid). Many people have asked me why I want to learn to ride a bicycle after all this time. Learning to ride is a form of exercise first and foremost. It’s the opportunity to learn a new skill. It will also open the door to more exciting adventures with my sons. And let’s not forget the bragging rights to say, “I can do anything I put my mind to.” There are life lessons to be learnt from this experience. In addition to this, Im hoping to inspire people (especially my boys) to realise that we are never too old to learn new things.

My plan of action

I didn’t want to just wing it, plus I don’t have a bicycle or helmet. So after much research, PWC Bike Park came highly recommended. I signed up in the hope of going from zero to hero in a mere five, 45 minute lessons. I seriously doubted that 5 lessons would be enough but Marc Fourie reassured me that all would be good.

Lesson #1

OMG!!! So I arrived for my first session with husband and kids in tow. The pressure was definitely on. I mean how could I fail while they were watching, plus they were rooting for me. Marc (my instructor/coach – I think that’s what you call him!) set me up with a helmet and a bicycle. A bicycle minus pedals, but a bicycle none the less. That first session focussed on me working on my balance and co-ordination. Both of which I thought were attributes I seriously sucked at, but not according to Marc. That first lesson was intense and had me build up a sweat but Marc’s approach made total sense. He is super patient and encouraging and it made the experience so much easier. Now, the one thing I was never ready for was the excruciating pain experienced by sitting on a bicycle seat. My question is why didn’t anyone warn me. I mean seriously!!! According to everyone who responded to my post, I will get used to it.

Lesson #2

As much as everyone said that I would get used to sitting on a bicycle seat, I was taking no chances. I headed to the shops and bought a silicone padded bicycle seat cover. I arrived at PWC Bike Park on a very crisp Saturday morning. Helmet on, seat cover fitted and bicycle seat adjusted. I was ready to do this. I progressed from a bicycle with no pedals to one with the right pedal. I did a few practice rounds before Marc fitted the left pedal. Then the strangest thing happened. I was riding a bicycle and I have video footage to prove it. Not perfectly but I can ride a bicycle. I left PWC Bike park on such a high because these little victories along the way make my journey so worth it.

Side note

The padded seat cover was a definite win and made a huge difference in terms of me being comfortable. I was definitely less sore at the end of my lesson. On the down side, the seat cover moves around and was a bit of an annoyance, so I’m thinking that padded tights will be the best possible solution. Marc advised that I shouldn’t use both at the same time as the tights would stick to the seat.

What’s next?

I still have a few more lessons which I’m super eager to attend. I’m hoping come lesson number 5, I will be able to pop a wheely (NOT!!). Just kidding guys! I do recommend that you watch this space, as one may never know if I will consider entering a race or two, but lets first complete lesson 3 to 5. I’d love to hear if you have been faced with a similar situation, so please share your experience by leaving me a comment.

Featured|Fitness|Fitness event

FIBO Global Fitness Africa is heading to Johannesburg

The announcement came at the end of May 2018 that the world’s biggest trade show for fitness, wellness and health, FIBO Global Fitness is coming to South Africa.  I followed the show that took place in Cologne, Germany via Instagram and I can’t express enough how excited I was to attend the FIBO Africa show.  Those who follow my journey will tell you that I am the Queen of Fitness Events because FITNESS is indeed a lifestyle.

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If I wasn’t excited enough already, I received a call asking me to be a Fitness Influencer for the event.  An absolute surprise but one that has me jumping for joy.

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Global Fitness Africa will take place at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg. Over the three days, FIBO will present an exciting summit and festival showcasing all that is hip, happening and futuristic in the world of fitness, wellness and health.

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As a visitor, you will be will be able to explore the latest developments in the fitness and wellness world and immerse yourself in exercise apparel, work-out equipment and nutrition goods. You will be able to get active and get involved in various group fitness activities or feel inspired watching fitness competitions.

To ensure that visitors get the maximum out of your visit to FIBO, eight unique zones have been developed. They are:

  1. FitBody: Focusing on wellness and beauty, visitors will be able to find out about the latest and best in the beauty business.
  2. FitFood: Focusing on nutrition this zone is all about clean eating, health supplements and natural nutrients to boost your body.
  3. FitGear: Focusing on interior, equipment and consulting services, this zone will showcase all types of machinery to maximize muscles and movement as well as the latest must-haves for gym.
  4. FitKids: Focusing on starting kids’ fitness, this zone aims to uncover our future fitness stars.
  5. FitStudio: Focusing on group training and fitness, visitors will discover trusted training to motivate movement.
  6. FitTech: Focusing on the latest technology and trends in the health and fitness world, visitors will be able to experience fitness like never before.
  7. FitTravel: Focusing on destinations that will keep you in shape, visitors will be able to plan their next trip knowing that their fitness needs will be taken care of.
  8. FitWear: Focusing on apparel, this zone is all about getting fashion fit and to help visitors train in trending gear.

FIBO Global Fitness Africa is about action, power, passion, thousands of people enjoying fitness, clothing, shopping, nutrition, new equipment and exciting concepts.

The official launch of FIBO Africa 2018 took place at Go Health Club in Sandton on Wednesday 28 May 2018.  To my surprise, FIBO Africa asked me to share my transformation journey at the launch.  Truth be told, I was super nervous, talking about my experience made me exceptionally emotional.  I didn’t realise how much my journey meant to me, until I stood on that stage and shared my story.  It was great to listen to the other influencers share their stories.  Real people, Real stories!!!

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So if you would like to hear more about our stories and how we have found our FIT in Fitness, you can find us at the show.  You will be captivated by the wide range of exhibitions and activities; from trendy functional sports clothing, equipment, innovative training techniques, nutrition and wellness treatments to active participation in various special fitness classes and competitions.

Be a FIBO-natic and find your Fit in Fitness. Book your tickets now through Computicket and join the biggest gathering of the fitness tribes in Africa at FIBO Global Fitness Africa, Ticketpro Dome from 25 – 27 October 2018.

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