Healthy Living

Con-fuschia Says… Pun Intended

Hi Peaches! Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to be drab, therefore I did a mini-shoot over the weekend – just to get out of the house – or let me be honest and say… Out of my PJ’s. It’s cold and I don’t have much news to share so I thought it might be fun to share some wisdom straight from Confucius!

One of his teachings was a variant of the Golden Rule, sometimes called the “Silver Rule“:

“What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others.”

“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”



Knit – ZARA
Jeans – Topshop
Ankle Boots – The Fix (ZA)

Always strive to be a better version of yourself than yesterday!

P.S. I’ll be striving to tackle this goal in the gym! Hahahahaha


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Taking time to smell the Roses… Real Talk

dusty pink silk lace kimono from forever new south africa worn by girl smelling roses

In life I’m a firm believer in metaphorically pruning the rose bush that is your life, similar to an expert botanist, tending to it with love, care and charging it with positive energy, whilst taking time out to rest, reflect and reassess your goals to gauge if you’re closer or further to attaining the ideal life you’d love to live. Because leading a blissful, gratifying life that you envision for yourself is the collective goal, isn’t it!?

However, occasionally we become caught up with needless desirables to such an extent that we neglect to appreciate what we have, spending excessive amounts of time obsessing over (insert whatever bs here) which result in exhaustion, lethargy, halfhearted efforts, procrastination, etc. We create our own mountains and wonder why we never reach the top.

Theoretically, the biggest problem stems from our lack of appreciation for the basics, fundamentals such as breathing, living, and waking up knowing that your loved ones are safe. Say what you wish to say, it may be unnerving, yet tomorrow might be too late. Devote time each day, away from whatever device you’re glued to 24/7 to ask your family and friends (Hannah Baker?) if they genuinely are coping. Don’t stop perusing your goals or disregard your dreams, however, dedicate time to appreciate the prosperity you receive freely.

With recent events and all the hate and violence staring us in the face, suffocating us with its boisterous persistence, close enough to feel its breath on our necks. What actions can we implement to upturn this destructiveness? The power to decide is uniquely yours, will you share or shatter it, stop the provocation of negativity, or let it overgrow, allow it to bring you down and crush your soul OR acknowledge, accept and dispel it. Renounce these feelings, mourn if necessary, for as long as you need, thereafter move on.

In life there exist countless elements that are out of our control, if you’re brutally honest with yourself, you’ll reach the conclusion that the only control you have, is the control over your attitude, your outlook towards life, and your subsequent actions towards these situations is your sole salvation… One example of the few consistencies in life is change… Whether you approve or not, accept it or not, it’s happening every day, will you allow it to defy you, or will you allow it to define you, shape you, or scrape you, will you allow it to inspire you to be compassionate, or resentful?

This is your choice… Fundamentally, this is the only choice you have. The choice of how to react to people, situations, and life! Banish the drama, relinquish people and objects that hold you back.

The universal law dictates that everything consists of energy, preserve the positive and eschew the negative. After all,… What could you lose by having a positive attitude? Nothing. What could you gain by having a positive attitude? Nothing. However, you’ll feel noticeably stronger, healthier and upgraded from choosing the latter. And that, my darling, you can take to the bank.

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Watermelons captioned with 12 Weeks to a Rocking Bikini Body

O, my, word, girls! If you live in the Southern Hemisphere it’s almost that time again – BIKINI SEASON! Eek! I have been particularly lazy in terms of sticking to a fitness routine this… uhm… year! That’s right! I haven’t done any exercise since February 2015! Cue mini hyperventilation attack! I must also add that I’m a bit of a procrastinator; hence I often subject myself to major cram time! Consequently, from this point on it’s exactly what I will be doing! I’m lucky in a sense that I don’t pick weight up easily, hence there’s not much to drop, and my biggest goal is toning.

Ahh…. Don’t you just love that word – toning? (I hope you can detect a bit of sarcasm there…) The reason for my cynicism is due to the nebulous usage of the word. Just refer to nearly every single magazine isle whilst doing your daily grocery run during summer time and you’re sure to spot what I’m referring to. Cover upon cover promising these tight, toned abs and pert backside in 4 just weeks! I call BS on these lies! Been there, tried that – didn’t bother to buy the T-shirt! No, this year I’m particularly excited to try the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide. (more…)

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