Love The Skin I’m In

Love The Skin I’m In

How fitting to be ending off what has been quite a year with the first blog about my RushTush Glow-Getter journey and learning to love the skin I’m in.

For those of you who don’t know, I was selected to be a Glow-Getter for the RushTush brand along with seventeen other amazing super-women! My journey started just one month and a couple of weeks ago. 

 

I’ve been using the RushTush pharmaceutical products every day, doing the RushTushFit App workouts five days a week and following the RushTush Vegan Glow and Glow Cleanse eating guides. It took me a minute (okay more than a minute lol) to wrap my head around the use of the products and to get myself into a different routine and it hasn’t all been plain sailing for me unfortunately. I hurt my back four weeks in and couldn’t train for about a week. I didn’t see any results and felt like I wasn’t making any progress that left me feeling quite despondent. And then something shifted! I started noticing that my clothes fit me so much better, I feel more confident and I’m getting stronger with every workout.

 

You’re probably thinking “okay girl so what’s the point of your ramble?” When I applied to be a Glow-Getter I didn’t really have a specific goal in mind or a definite “WHY”. All I knew was that I’ve been an admirer of RushTush for the longest time and so why not apply to be a Glow-Getter? Little did I know that in the process I would finally learn to love the skin I’m in!

Love The Skin I'm In

For years I’ve always criticized my body and wished for it to be something that it wasn’t. No matter how slim or how good I looked I was never happy. I’ve tried all kinds of diets, detoxes, eating plans. You name it I’ve probably tried it. And this all in the quest of reaching some “magical” number on the scale or looking a certain type of way. Was I successful? Yes! Did it last? No! WHY? Because I didn’t know how to love the skin I’m in. I’ve realized that how I speak to my body matters as much as what I nourish it with. I am learning to speak to my body with kindness, to look at it lovingly and to thank it for me housing me for all of 41 years.

 

Believe me when I say it’s easier said than done. I have good days. I have bad days. I have in-between days. The difference is that now on a not-so good day I just tell myself “it’s okay, tomorrow will be better” and move on. Through it all though I am trying to love the skin that I’m in and to love my body every single day no matter what.

This journey is far from over. What I know is that I have come a long way and for that I am thankful. Slowly but surely, I am learning to love the skin I’m in! I hope that you too love the skin you’re in and if you don’t, that you will learn to love the skin you’re in. A special thank you to RushTush and her team for this amazing opportunity and to the Glow-Getters for all your support, kindness, motivation and encouragement kiss.

If this is something that you struggle with and would like to chat to me about, I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment below or send me a message. xxx

 

Love The Skin You're In
Too Much Of Anything Isn’t Good For Anyone

Too Much Of Anything Isn’t Good For Anyone

What does this even mean?

We’ve all heard this saying before and I won’t be surprised if you’ve heard it from your parent, teacher or older person when you were growing up lol. I know for sure that I have more often than not!!!

 

This can apply to anything really such as food, alcohol, exercise, work, etc. But, I want to talk about food for now. Often the misconception is that you can eat as much food as you want as long as it’s “healthy” or perceived to be healthy. Sadly, this is simply not true!!!

 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it does not matter how healthy a food is. You just cannot eat it in excess and expect it NOT to have adverse consequences on your health, body or weight. Should I say it louder for the people at the back LOL?!?

 

moderation

You’re probably thinking right now what on earth is this woman talking about?

 

And I don’t blame you at all but no matter which way you look at it, too much of anything is not good for you. You can eat too much “healthy” food and still gain weight because at the end of the day what matters is whether you are in a calorie deficit or not. If, and I say if because not every person wants to lose weight, weight loss is your goal there is no other way to lose weight than to consume less energy than you burn.

 

What got me thinking about this is when a client asked me how much nuts he can consume in a day and if it even matters because nuts are healthy. My response was two-fold. Firstly, it depends. And it really does depend on many things, e.g. your goal, your overall diet, your health, etc. Secondly, all things in moderation because yes nuts are considered to be a healthy fat but it does not mean that you can consume endless amounts of it. At the end of the day nuts are calorie dense (another topic for another day) and if your total calories for the day exceed what your body requires you will gain fat.

 

I can relate to this myself because I LOVE peanut butter! And yes, while I only eat natural peanut butter (without added oils, salt, sugar) it does not mean that if I eat spoonsful of it every day that I won’t gain weight unless I’m in a constant calorie deficit.

food in moderation

The point is that it does not matter what food you are eating in excess. If you are consuming more calories than you require and your goal is to lose weight, it is not a good idea. Moderation is always key. And how much is too much depends on YOU – your body, your goals, your health.

So if weight loss is your goal by all means enjoy your favorite food but do so in reasonable amounts that won’t have a detrimental effect on your health.

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The Best Homemade Granola

The Best Homemade Granola

I don’t know about you but I love me some homemade granola and this has got to be THE best homemade granola recipe I’ve ever made!!!

Without further ado here is the crunchiest, yummiest homemade granola recipe ever 😊! The ingredients are easy to find and you’ll probably have most of it in your cupboard anyway. It’s super quick and easy to whip up so in no time you’ll have something delicious and healthy to munch on.

 

Homemade Granola recipe Ingredients:

 1 cup oats

3 cups Futurelife Crunch

1 cup cashew/macadamia nuts (nuts of your choice)

1 cup coconut flakes (or dessicated if you don’t have flakes)

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 tbs chia seeds

Handful roughly chopped dates

3 tbs coconut oil

2 tbs peanut butter

3 tbs honey

10 ml vanilla essence

Pinch salt

The Best Granola

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees.
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Over a pot or in the microwave, melt the coconut oil, peanut butter, honey, vanilla essence, and salt.
  4. Combine the melted mixture with the dry ingredients and make sure it is well coated.
  5. Pour mixture into a greased baking tray.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 25 – 30 minutes. Do not wait for it to get crunchy while in the oven. It will become crunchy once you take it out of the oven.
  7. Once cool, store in an airtight container.
  8. Enjoy!

 

Now, I must admit that I adjusted this homemade granola recipe from a recipe that @sueduminy shared on her IG, according to my preferences, so kudos to her because it is that good 😊. Of course, you are welcome to adjust the recipe as you see fit.

 

My collection of granola recipes is growing by the day. I don’t know what it is but I just love making granola! Sometimes I make it with oats and other times I adjust the recipe to make it grain-free. Plus, I usually don’t eat it for breakfast. I eat it as is straight from the jar as a snack or a crunchy topping on my oats, smoothie bowl or fruit.

When you make this homemade granola recipe, and you really should, please let me know by leaving a comment below. And do go ahead and share this recipe with someone who will love it too 😊.

 

The Best Granola

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