Have you stopped to realize that it’s already March? I remember celebrating the new year, just a moment ago! Time is escaping me. But here are a few of the moments I would like to share with all of you…and by all of you I mean my one fan reading this, hey mom! JANUARY Well I’m not sure I have much to share about January because though some people were complaining it was too long, it flew by for me. I ended January off with an Ancient Health Care Chinese massage and dry cupping. It gave me the much needed relaxation and energy I needed for the months that lie ahead. Also I uploaded a few other posts in January, so please do check them out. Spend some time on my blog today, I’m pretty sure there could be a few things that may interest you 😉 FEBRUARY My plan to be more fit was still going strong and believe it or not, I actually feel somewhat different in just the few weeks of actively trying to make healthier decisions, I feel a difference in my overall wellness. Still slowly stretching into my split and I think we’re getting somewhere! My skin is also starting to feel so much better. Could be the fact that I’ve stopped wearing foundation and heavier cosmetics but overall it just feels so much healthier. I’ve attended a bunch of events recently and even though I am constantly complaining about not getting sufficient rest, I’ve been having so much fun! So incredibly grateful that my anxiety levels are balancing a little bit better. Nadia (my sister) and I went to a beautiful wedding and we got to dress up and be out in the wilderness for a bit, and it’s always fun catching up with some friends. I done Nadia’s makeup and one of her friends saw the luck we struck and asked that I do her makeup for an event she attended… Now somehow people think I’m half-good! I’ve had some requests! I’m pretty much ready to beat some faces! Let’s do this thing LoL! We’ve also decided that being in nature once in a while is simply not enough, so we aim to go on a beautiful, nature hike as often as possible, maybe even every week! But now that we’re all caught up, keep an eye out for some of my posts as I share some of the fun stuff I’ve been up to. But enough about me, what have you been up to?
Took some time off posting and as usual, that reset makes a huge difference. Since we last ‘spoke’ I have been making a few changes that I hope will help my life prosper… Photo Date: 08 February 2019 Firstly, I’ve been taking my fitness a little more seriously and even decided to set a little goal I hope to achieve in the next few months, the splits! I know, what was I thinking?! But it has been humbling to see what my body is capable of and the boundaries I am able to push. I have been stretching 3-4 times a week since January. I am aiming to do this a lot more often until I am streching every day. I truly hope that in about two months I will drop all the way down to the floor. I have also been going to the gym 3-4 times a week and bumped up my cardio game, doing 100 squats almost every day in hopes to strengthen my leg muscles and booty and drop a few kilos. I’ve been kicking into gear and I feel a lot more stable and stronger after adding this to my routine. When I don’t work, I definitely feel a difference in my body so I prefer going to the gym than being lazy, which is completely the opposite to how I felt before. I have also become more aware of my nutrition and the foods and snacks I consume. I am definately far from where I want to be in terms of a healthier lifestyle but I do struggle with the diet a little bit. I am not a big eater, as it is, so I eat small meals as often as possible, sometimes my options are not particularly healthy as I will opt for a pastry, cereal or a dessert rather than an actual meal. My meals are healthy as I do not eat a lot of carbs (except potatoes), my food is almost never oily or spicy and I actually really enjoy the healthier options. I do love Italian food though, so when I’m craving for something, it has to be delicious, creamy and in most instances they are pretty rich. I already don’t like eating, so having to eat the same (somewhat flavourless) food everyday with meal prepping, is a little hard for me, but I aim to get into this and make it work for me if I’m going to take this to the next level. I’ve started a health & fitness segment on the blog and even brought on a biokineticist as a guest blogger. I do hope to bring on more health and fitness professionals, so that I can, not only add more health and fitness into my life, but to also have the peace of mind that I am doing the best possible thing, the correct way. One of my biggest issues has still been my amount of sleep! I have been trying to get to bed earlier and to just turn off my technology and more importantly, my mind! But I have been failing miserably! I have tried setting alarms to remind me to prep for bed, I have been doing as much as I can to depleat my energy throughout my waking hours, so that I am more eager to get an early night, but thus far… It has not been working! Will continue to get better at this and working at being more mindful of my time. If you have any tips or tricks to help me improve and live my best possible life, please leave me a comment. I know there must be a way for us to help each other in the struggles to a balanced life!
Exercise- The BEST ingredient to better health My name is Taariq Patel. I am a 29-year-old Biokineticist. As a certified Biokineticist, my primary function is to improve physical functioning and overall health using exercise and guided movements. I combine my passion for physical activity and my love for meeting people. I aim to encourage people to become the best version of themselves which is why I became a Biokineticist 2 years ago. I cannot express enough how important it is to EXERCISE! Science confirms that exercise improves health, which is obvious but did you know that it has been proven that with regular exercise, you can extend your life? As little as 150 minutes a week of moderate- intensity aerobics or a natural form of physical activity can help avoid a host of serious ailments; which include heart disease, diabetes, depression, and several types of cancers. Regular exercise can also help you: -sleep better -reduce stress -control your weight -brighten your mood -sharpen your mental functioning, just to name a few of the incredible benefits. Whether you’re looking for tips on how to get in on that fitness trend or you’re keen to learn how to maintain a healthy balance in your life, Subscribe to Bonafide Blog by scrolling to the bottom of this page by completing your name and email Address. It’s that simple to keep up to date with our posts. Stay tuned for relevant facts, tricks and tips to changing your lifestyle TODAY!