It's okay to just scroll passed this, but if your goal and "why" is big enough.. you'll take the time to understand .. When I hit my late teens, I struggled so much with my weight, not having a clue about nutrition and what my body needed.. I tried and tried and tried, but nothing. Until one day I stood inside a clothing store change room and just cried - because the pants I had to buy were a size 18! (I mean, can you cope??) I wasnt having it.. that was the pits for me .. I had no energy even though I was in the studio dancing all afternoon or studying late nights .. When I 'accidently' found Herbalife nearly 7 years ago, I thought "what do I have to lose?" Besides the weight of course.. I got started on a nutritional programme which was pretty darn simple and fitted into my daily lifestyle and missions.. I am #proud and #confident enough to say, I am 13kgs down, 4 pants sizes lost, my hair and nails grow beautifully as a females should, I have energy for days and I am healthy and active like never before!
I found a new zest for life and helping other people achieve their goals, and no one can take that rewarding feeling away knowing that I can hold someone's hand and walk a journey with them! It's the reason I wake up with a smile not only on my face but also in my heart ♡
Set a goal, smash it.. and then do it again! Everyday is a new day, it's a journey, a way of life .. #idoherbalife#proud#driven#purpose#nutrition#results#changinglives#ilovewhatido#rewarding#bossbabe#fitness#nutrition#happiness#extraordinary#journey#development#herbalife#growth#weightloss#weightgain#healthylifestyle#wellnesscoach#askmehow#together#smashinggoals#youarenotalone#friendships#living#capetowngirl
Some of us find it hard to get going in the mornings...😬 It can be particularly difficult when seasons change and you have to motivate yourself to get up and out in the dark. Today over on IGTV, we’re sharing a gentle practice by our Yoga Kween Lucy @yomuproject to help energise you on those tricky mornings ✨#youarenotalone#morningflow#yogaforlife
Stop and Smell the Roses’
For those of you not so familiar with the phrase, it essentially means to pause, and take some time to appreciate what’s around you.
I remember this day in the summer. It was heavenly; warm with a light breeze. I felt calm and at ease, just as I always do when I’m in nature. These roses had such a beautiful smell to them, I couldn’t help but feel joyful inside. I remember thinking how something so ‘ordinary’ could be so ‘extraordinarily’ intoxicating.
Whenever I’m struggling with my feelings, I often seek space where I can just wander in my thoughts. This was one of those days. I look back at this picture when I’m feeling blue, and remember that feelings pass, that I will again feel what I felt on this day.
It’s a reminder to find time to reflect and give yourself space, to truly realise what you have around you. Many of us, including me spend too much time thinking about all the things we haven’t got, when there is already so much beauty right in front of our noses.
I have gotten out of the habit of saying my daily gratitude list, so I’m back on it. No matter what the day brings I always have an abundance of things and people, to be grateful for...and for that I am truly grateful.
So next time you find yourself feeling a bit low, take yourself back to a place where you felt at peace. Visualise yourself there, and enjoy the moment of serenity it gives you.
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YANA……You Are Not Alone is a safe haven.
It is designed for people who are facing challenges in life no matter how big or small and feel sometimes like they are the only ones going through it. We can sometimes feel like no one understands and no one can help. We can also feel ashamed and scared to speak out to the people closest to us in fear of being judged or misunderstood. Well this is a space where you can talk freely and confidentially in a cosy and comfortable environment with no judgement.
It’s also a place of insight, to hear and be heard, advice and encouragement and to generally leave feeling that You Are Not Alone. Because we all know that we can be surround by so many but still feel very lonely. Click the link in our bio for a ticket to our bi weekly meet ups. 💫
Sometimes, I have these earth shattering fucking lows.
My mother tells me I'm like her.. And when she says that she means it as a warning. Which is fucking scary because I have to be conscious that perhaps one day the chemical imbalance or a specific functioning neurotransmitter may perharps short circuit and I could end up writing a final goodbye about why I'm like a salmon (you'll understand the reference if you know me)
I joke A LOT. Perhaps to give ones around me a false impression that I am happy or maybe because I don't want people to feel the way I do.. Not many people openly post in a sincere manner that they have a legit depression disorder. I'm not talking a few weeks of sadness even.. I've been this way for the majority of my life. This is not situational, not seasonal, it's me.. I don't really think anyone knows how it feels.. I think this state of perpetual sadness is unique to the holder.
But, for anyone who may feel slightly like me, you are not alone. Don't believe everything these fake people post. The interweb is full of flawless facades to unsure their less pleasant reality is secure.. I'm posting this silly video of Dre because as utterly devastating as my mind may be, there is some light in the darkness, I just have to keep reminding myself of that.
Now, back to our regular programming of hilairious shit :)
And #wuwednesday memes to follow.
At some point, ALL of us need help. Asking for help is important for growth and healing and has many benefits. ✔️is a form of self care ✔️means you’re ready for change ✔️means you’re ready to follow your dreams ✔️reduces stress ✔️increases optimism ✔️is relationship building ✔️is collaboration and community building ✔️you will learn something
It is very hard for some of us to ask for help. It can be extremely difficult to take that step. My challenge for any of you who are afraid or don’t know how to ask is to start small. It will be uncomfortable but if you practice...it gets easier. Remember the positives of asking for help. Also, most people like to help and support and derive pleasure from it.
Asking for help is a STRENGTH and a valuable skill for progress and success.
#endoslayerstories A beautiful love letter by the lovely @carolinedoula 💛
Life with chronic pain is difficult, and caring for someone in pain isn’t any easier. It may not seem like it all the time, but I see you. Of all things that constantly fail me your love isn't one. Sitting by my side through long appointments, adjusting your schedule to make mine easier, it never goes unnoticed by me.
When the world feels harsh and I think I'm alone, you are living proof that I am not. You pick up more hours at work then come home ready to help me if needed. You never doubt me, you hear me, you hold me, and you always find a way to keep me smiling. When I have nothing left to give, you advocate for me and make sure that hope stays in my life.
Most importantly, you love me when I can't love myself.
You’ve done everything a husband should. You take care of me in all the ways I need. You support me and tell me that I am worthy. You take my angry outbursts and you hold me while I cry. You bring me my medicine early in the morning. You even help me shower when I can’t stand up on my own. When I am tired and don’t want to try anymore, you never give up. You’ve carried me and yourself through all of this. I pray it will be over soon.
I adore you. I love you 💕
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts always perseveres. Love never fails.
I have shared my pain with you, so I would like to share my happiness...
Life has ups and downs until we flat line.
I have learned to enjoy the big things, like being blessed with the time I had with my children, and the little things, like these massive bears that I get to cuddle with every night.
Yes, I'm smiling, maybe I'll cry in a minute or 2 and maybe I won't. But in the end, I will always find comfort in knowing my kids are safe and will never have to experience the cruelty that is what we've made the world.
All I prayed for was to have them with me every night and fun fact: my little dudes' ashes will be in either of these monsters soon. It wasn't what I expected but I did receive what I wanted... Right? Right.
So if you would like to take that as a lesson with me, it is to be very clear with your words. In every situation. Think through them before you just spit them out(I could go on forever about this...)
And above all else, please look for the positive in every situation, I promise you, the silver linings are there. If you're having trouble, please ask me. I want to help you.
Regardless who you are, if you need it, I gotchu.🤞