It’s great to see you stop by and like you, I’m interested in health and wellbeing. My own journey to health and wellness started recently, when I realised I didn’t feel confident in my skin.

You see, I haven’t always been health-conscious. My family have a history of poor health – heart problems, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and even cancer.

I myself suffered from a poor diet and too much stress. For several years I had a demanding job in the travel industry and was constantly busy, working shifts and trying to juggle too many things…I was all over the place.

I remember my mum saying to me a few years ago (and I should have listened to her) “Look after yourself first. You have to be happy for your family to be happy.” And it’s true.

Health scare

In December 2012 I had a health scare, which made me sit up and take note. This was my body’s way of telling me that I needed to slow down and look after my health.

Somewhat serendipitously, it was through my job that I met a Pilates instructor who was looking for some retreats for her students. I started researching wellness retreats offering weight loss, detox and lifestyle programmes around the world. And I was totally confused by the various programmes.

How do you choose what’s best for you? A programme that not only gives results, but is also life-changing enough that you don’t fall back into old habits…

It all felt pretty overwhelming. But then something clicked and I had a bit of an epiphany. Instead of reaching for the nearest bar of Fruit & Nut, I surprised myself by not only shunning my usual snack food, but by taking a much bigger, important life decision. I decided to explore the wellness travel niche, and joined the Institute for Integrative Nutritionto qualify as a health coach.

Who ever said I did things by halves?!

Journey to wellness

So here I am on my own wise up to wellness journey where I will share my insights as I learn to lead a healthier lifestyle.

We all know that being healthy is about more than just giving up chocolate. That’s why I aim to explore:

  • fitness,
  • eating habits
  • healthy recipes
  • understanding your motivations
  • the impact of your behaviour and moods on your body
  • relationships with food and how they shape your eating habits and lifestyle
  • educating our children in making healthy and sustainable eating choices.

But for now I’m fighting my caffeine addiction and trying not to think about my usual strong cup of tea with two sugars! Sounds toxic, but more on that next week…

If any of you have embarked on a similar path to wellness I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below, and if you’ve enjoyed the post, please share it on your networks.

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