Beast Mode

Hey everyone!

Another Wednesday has rolled by and I’m so glad you’re here!

I’ve had a pretty good and productive week with a wealth of new knowledge. How has your week been so far?!

Tonight I wanna talk about gym life; one of my favourite things to do for fun and also for that dream body! For me, working out and being fit is the only thing that makes me feel good in my own skin. I hope to do it for as long as my body will allow!

I don’t sweat, I sparkle!

So, a few weeks ago I started doing parkrun. Check out my post about that here. I must say, it humbled me! I tell you, just because you can run a lot of kilometres on the treadmill does not mean the ground will be easier. On the treadmill, your legs are merely responding to the pull of the belt. I barely lift my legs to get going. The ground, on the other hand, is merciless! You are completely on your own and propelling yourself forward is all on you! I definately did more sweating than sparkling out there!

Look like a beauty train like a beast!

I refused to be discouraged ( even though I actually was)! So, this week I took to running outside on Monday and today to get myself ready for Saturday. I got some tips from fellow parkrunners who had to slow down to my granny pace and push me to keep going – capitalise on the downhills and straights by picking up the pace a little bit and breathe as much as possible through your nose.

Monday was gruelling but today went much better. I’m proud of myself for showing up and giving it my best and I can’t wait to see how I do this coming Saturday! I’ll let you know how it goes🙂

So I guess the lesson is very clear: Nothing that we accomplish comes easily or without hard work. Sometimes you have to go back to the drawing board and replan; It’s part of what makes life such an adventure!

Anyway, be good to yourself this week and give everything you do your very best! Thank you for popping in and I’ll see you on Sunday😘

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End of Term!

It’s Midnight on my side of the world! Which means the end of the school term is a mere 12 hours away! Bare with me, I’ve been counting down for the last 2 weeks so I’m super excited!

There are a bunch of posts about a bunch of different things for you to look forward to during my 1 month ( yes, a whole month!!) break, so keep your eyes peeled and get ready to participate coz it’s gonna be liiiiiiiit!!!

I better go to bed, if I want to survive this long awaited day. Goodnight my weirdos! We’ll talk on Sunday😘

Future Reads

Happy Hump day!

I trust you have had a good week so far! I don’t know about you but Wednesdays are usually the toughest days for me to get through! I don’t know how people run at full speed Monday to Friday! We should exchange notes on how to keep the energy up all week🤔… Sunday, let’s talk about this on Sunday, ok? because tonight, I want talk about something else…

I’ve come to love South African literature. We have so many amazing stories to tell and I’m here to read as many of them as possible! I started a new moment on Twitter sporting some of the novels I plan to get my hands on in the near future. Check out the link below👇

Oooor, Just follow me on Twitter, silly! I’m over there all the time and that list is going to grow! The handle is @nolo_yiso

Don’t worry about Hump Day. It gets easier from tomorrow onwards🙂 Unless you’re my work bestie, Jacqui! Thursday’s her Hump Day, lol

Good night erbody!

Ahead

No alarm clock had a hand in waking her up this morning.The crack around her bedroom doorframe was the only indication that the day had begun. It is officially the first day of school break. As she stretched in bed, she thought of the day that stretched ahead. All the possibilities, all the choices that are hers to make lay ahead. It was gonna be a good day filled with little adventures. And she was looking forward to it.

Looking Forward To

I think the world is full of things that frustrate us, things that make us angry, make us cry, make us wonder what in the world we are in this world for! But it is full of beautiful things too. Things that elate us, make our hearts skip a beat and smile at its wonder.

The latter is what I want to focus on this week, maybe even longer than this week – only the things that are good because, every day, there is something to #lookforwardto

I hope you’ll accompany me on this journey…