Four reasons I eat a whole food, plant-based diet

One of the questions I’m asked on a regular basis is why I don’t eat meat. It seems to be a curiousity for a lot of people so I have decided to share my reasons for eating a wholefoods pla...

Adjustments, additions and abs

At the beginning of this week, after talking to my trainer, I decided not to compete in August but rather to wait until November. It was like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders, no pun intended. I ...

Competition Preparation 2015

Since I had never competed before preparation for my first competition seemed overwhelming. Besides working out and selecting an appropriate bikini there were so many other elements to consider. For a...

The countdown begins…

As the last few weeks have come and gone I have found my body becoming tired and have had to work hard on not staying in my head too much. There have been many times I have been tempted to skip a work...

Four things I’ve learned from weightlifting

When I started on this journey I had no idea how impactful it was going to be on my life. I had heard that strength training was very good for women but like many things you hear, I simply nodded and ...

Where I started…

Even though I’ve always considered myself to be rather fit and healthy it was a very interesting and shocking moment to take pictures for a twelve week transformation challenge and find that I d...

How it started…

I have always considered myself to be rather healthy since I was born and raised in South Africa to parents who were very conscious of the impact of diet and exercise on the body. My parents became ve...