Giveaway|Review

Onutricia Collagen Review & Giveaway

First and foremost, I seriously need to start off by keeping it real with you lovelies.  When I was initially approached to review the O Nutricia Collagen, I must admit I was rather sceptical. Truth be told, even though COLLAGEN is the latest buzzword and trend in the wellness world, I had little, to no knowledge of the product.

Collagen is readily available in your blood, bones, cartilage, ligaments, muscles and skin. Boasting an extensive range of benefits, it’s no wonder people are supplementing their daily diets with a dose of collagen.  Collagen definitely seems to be the key to all-round vitality and wellness.

O Nutricia Collagen claims an incredible amount of benefits as listed below:-

  • Improves Hair
  • Greater Mobility and Flexibility
  • Restores Bone Mass Density
  • Increases Bone Strength
  • Reduces Joint pain, Gout and Arthritis
  • Delays and Counteracts Sarcopenia
  • Boosts Metabolism
  • Osteopenia
  • Vibrant, Firmer, Glowing skin
  • Promotes Digestive Health
  • Increase Muscle Mass
  • Healthy gut repair and function
  • Helps to Detox liver
  • Strengthens Nails
  • Decrease Fat Mass
  • Supports Ligaments and Tendons
  • Collagen is even cited as helping to reduce the appearance of Cellulite

Tried & Tested

While I couldn’t put all of the above to the test, I have indeed tried O Nutricia Collagen over the past month and a half.  To better substantiate my review, I decided to photographically document the condition of my skin from 23 August 2018.  In a very short space of time, there is indeed a noticeable improvement in my skin.  Two weeks after starting with the collagen I have numerous compliments about how my skin in glowing.  I hadn’t noticed but people around me did.

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There’s a noticeable improvement in the condition of my skin

In addition to the above,  I have to admit that my nails are actually growing and stronger.  I can feel an increase of new baby hair on my scalp.  I have extremely thin hair and this won’t be rectified overnight as my thinning hair is a genetic condition.  My injured foot is also definitely on the mend and while I can’t fully credit my recovery to O Nutricia collagen, I’m convinced that the combination of the use of collagen, physio and rest has seen my foot heal quicker than expected.

Collagen comes in three forms. Types I and III are commonly used to support healthy hair, skin, nails, tendons, bones, and ligaments. Type I is the most abundant protein in the human body and the main protein found in all connective tissue. Type II is commonly used to support joint and cartilage health.

O Nutricia collagen is Type l

  • Raw material certified Halaal
  • Bovine only
  • No porcine
  • No additives
  • No flavourants
  • No colourants
  • No fake sugars
  • No wheat or gluten
  • No soya
  • Just 100% pure hydrolysed collagen peptides.

The collagen can be consumed by adding it to water, tea, coffee, yogurt, gravies, soups and even smoothies.  I don’t particularly like it in my coffee though, but your options are endless with the O Nutricia website listing a few recipes for you to try out.

I can confirm without a doubt, that I am no longer a sceptic and can definitely see and feel the benefits of using O Nutricia collagen.

Giveaway

I’ve teamed up with O Nutricia Collagen to share the benefits.  We are giving one lucky winner a month’s supply of O Nutricia collagen.  All you have to do is follow O Nutricia and Fit Like Mummy on Instagram.  Leave a comment listing one benefit of O Nutricia collagen and share with your friends who may be super keen to get in on the action.  Good luck lovelies xxx

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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.

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The amazing thing about fitness is the endless options and possibilities.

The Warriors are Coming

Champions from around the world will face off in an epic battle that will test strength, stamina and skill in an international fight to see who will be the ultimate best. This is no ordinary c4ontest: it’s The Battle of the Warriors, a boxing extravaganza, and it will be coming to The Sun Arena, Times Square on 26 August 2018.

Eighteen men and women will fight it out for the championship title in what promises to be one of the most exciting international sporting events in the country this year. The matches held feature champions exclusively, lasting nine bouts each, providing riveting entertainment for the audience.

“We’ve secured top athletes in their divisions from around the globe to test themselves in this arena celebrate women’s month, Ivana Habazin from Croatia will be getting in the ring with Gifty Amanua Ankra from Ghana. International heavyweight, Vlad Sirenko, currently labled as the most lethal fighter on African soil, will be stepping onto the battlefield against Nuhu Azuma, What we will see on 26 August, really, is a real clash of the titans,” says Jani Hebler, of 5th Element Promotions, the organiser of the event.

The entertainment goes beyond the matches, however, and includes performances from South African favourites such as Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels as well as Dozi and his band. The SA Medieval Combat Team will also be displaying their prowess in demonstrations in between bouts, in preparation for the world championships.

It’s not all about the boxing, though. Spectators will also be able to enjoy specially choreographed performances from the current South African champion dance team, as well as witness the gravity defying acrobatics from South Africa’s pole dancing champions.

“With comedy legend, Barry Hilton, as master of ceremonies for the event, it can be certain that Battle of the Warriors will indeed have something for everyone. There is no doubt that this event has indeed brought together the very best of the best,” says Hebler.

Tickets for this exhilarating event are available through Quicket.

Giveaway

Win with Fit Like Mummy & Health Riot

My Love Affair with Cassava Flour

During the course of my journey I came across Cassava Flour. I love the paleo diet as much as I love baked goods, but normal flour doesn’t agree with me and doesnt work well with my lifestyle transformation. Here in lies the reason, I am a Cassava fan of note who is always stocked up on this liquid gold. Health Riot’s cassava flour is GMO free, Gluten free, Grain free and Nut free. Best of all you wouldn’t know the difference as it yields the fluffiest of baked goods.

The story of Health Riot is a simple one.

Valeska and her husband Christiaan turned to paleo in 2012 when their first child was born. She was so tiny and fragile and everything Valeska ate seemed to affect her tummy and she suffered with eczema. Valeska also had no energy and with the lack of sleep and new-found motherhood, energy was definitely a commodity I needed in spades. She felt so tired, sluggish, boated from grains and in serious need of a good balanced diet.

She embarked on a journey of eliminating dairy, sugar and grains. Before she knew it, she had fallen in love with the paleo lifestyle and was feeling great! Best of all, her little one no longer had cramps.

The more Valeska researched, the more she found recipes that called for cassava flour, but she had no idea what that was and it was nowhere to be found in South Africa. Then in 2015 a family trip to Mauritius had them access cassava flour there.

The couple brought as many bags home as their baggage would allow and immediately started baking. Their kids were especially happy to eat pancakes and breads again that actually tasted like the real deal! Problem solved without anyone noticing the change.

It took no more than a few weeks for the valuable flour to run out and, they were back to square one, she started searching relentlessly for shops that sold Cassava flour. After no success, one night over a cassava-less dinner they decided that if no one in South Africa had it, that they would import it!

An endless search ensued trying to find a high quality cassava flour that was not inconsistent, dull and musty or most importantly, not crunchy. The search was worth it and now Health Riot’s Cassava flour can be found in stores across South Africa.

Win with Fit Like Mummy & Health Riot

Health Riot and & Fit Like Mummy are teaming up to give you the chance to win! Head over to Health Riot’s instagram page and tell us what you would make with our delicious Cassava flour. The winner will receive a Cassava Flour hamper and your recipe will be featured on both pages! Entries close on 22nd of June & winners will be announced on the 29th of June!

Happy baking!!!

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Giveaway

Win with Vivacious Vixon

There are many women who inspire me, all for pretty much different reasons.  Having been a single mom for a long time and being a woman that’s all about the hustle, I have huge admiration and respect for single moms who are just badass.  Natasha Pearce, is certainly one of those moms.  This single mom to three gorgeous teens, has recently taken the plunge and become a Mompreneur.  She is the designer and creator behind the label Vivacious Vixon, a range of bags made from recycled plastic bottles and up-cycled materials.
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Be the hardest working person you know!
1. What made you finally take the step to become a Mompreneur?  
I felt that it was in the best interest of my family to be a Mompreneur as it provides me with the opportunity to be even more invested in my children’s lives. Being a Mompreneur also gives me the opportunity to build a lasting legacy for my children.
 
2. Have you always been a creative or is this something you tapped into later in life?
I have always been a creative.  It is very much part of who I am as a person and creativity is in my actual DNA. Being a creative is a natural way of my life and flows into every facet of my being.
 
3. You are passionate about saving the planet. Tell us what sparked this passion?
 
I worked in the Clothing Industry for more than 19 years.  During that period I saw how much waste resulted from it and feel that something seriously had to be done.  Our landfills are filling up at a rapid rate and our oceans are being so badly affected by pollution that I refuse to be a bystander. I feel compelled to make an impact and a global change because I know that long-term my children and your children will benefit if we make these changes.
 
4. How did you start your business?
 
My business started basically by me needing a particular kind of clutch for an event I was going to attend.  I could not find what I needed in store and decided to make it myself.  I scratched around the house and found some old fabric I had forgotten about.  I made my clutch and off I went to the event.  Several women came up to me to ask where I had purchased my bag.  A bit taken-aback, it dawned on me that this was an opportunity that I should consider.  I started taking orders and made these bags at home.  Well, like they say the rest is history in the making.
5. Hey Sebenza girl, can you tell us more about this part of your journey?
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This was such a wonderful opportunity initiated by Foschini where they hosted a competition.  We had to use the #SebenzaGirl to enter the competition.  It was all about showcasing your side hustle or actual hustle. Forty Women country-wide were given the opportunity and platform to network. We were whisked off to a beautiful networking session In Johannesburg where I got to meet fellow Empowering Female entrepreneurs.  Thanks to the Sebenza Girl platform I have been able to use those contacts to my advantage to grown my business.
 
6. What do your kids think about your new venture?
 
My kids think that it is a wonderful outlet for all the ideas buzzing around in my head. They enjoy watching me come up with new inventive ways to create sustainable products. They think it’s a great idea to have an eco approach to my label and very much part of my journey.
 
7. What makes your product unique and why should women everywhere own one (or three) of your bags?
 
All my bags are made from 100% up-cycled and recycled products. Everything is handcrafted and my Vixon’s are limited editions. So there are only between 5 to 10 Vixon’s made of a particular design.  They are made from off cuts, surplus fabrics, end of rolls, surplus zips that would have normally landed in the landfill or dumped into the ocean. My signature Bon Bon make-up / toiltery bags are made from recycled PET plastic bottles. Owning one of my Vixon’s would mean that you have made a conscious decision to help save our Planet and Animals. It would also mean that you have decided that our Earth and all its living beings are of great relevance and importance .  It would mean that you are a game changer when it comes to saving the planet.
 
8. What are the challenges in being a Mompreneur?
 
I would say trying to establish a balance in my life.  Seeing that this is my passion. it has become a way of life for me.  This however sometimes overrides everything else in my life as I can get caught up in a creative mode and lose track of time whilst I am creating a Vixon.
 
9. Who inspires you?
 
My kids are my inspiration and motivation as they make me want to make the world a much better place for them. I would like to give the world back to future generations in a much better condition that I have received it.
 
10.  Whats your favourite quote?
 
” A dream deffered is not a dream Denied” R.L White

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