Delightful Peep of the Month: Nov’16

Meet Allie, she is a competitive athlete, freelance writer and blogger. She comes from a long line of smart mouthed women and tries to use her powers for good! When not swimming, biking or running, Allie is busy trying to make gentlemen out of her twin boys and husband. She lives, writes and sweats in the Northeast where she makes the most out of every season. Join the adventure @vitatrain4life on social media.


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Delightful Peep of the Month : Oct’ 16

Meet Sharon a wife, mother of two, account Sharon_Transformation-17manager , runner and a blogger at The Blessed Barrenness living in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Sharon wears many hats and with a full life she manages to stay focused on her health. She loves to run so naturally I admire her and anyone else who loves to run without being chased.  I just had to find out more about her and how she does it. 


Tell us a little about your blog (what is the inspiration behind it) ?

I’ve been blogging since 2008 and sometimes I feel like my blog is a living, breathing creature with a personality all of its own. It morphs and changes as I grow and mature. I started out as an infertility blogger way back in 2008 and then after my eldest daughter was placed with us, I became somewhat of an adoption advocate and then it morphed again into more parenting focused. Now that my daughters are older (6 & 3) I find myself blogging less and less about parenting and my blog has become very much more a reflection of me. What I like, my thoughts and opinions and of course my journey with food addiction and overcoming the battle of the bulge through my banting and subsequent fitness journey.

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Product review: GUM soft picks

Did you know that September is  National Oral Health Month?  I was excited when Ivo Health sent me a complimentary pack of 30 soft picks to review.They are the first and only curved interdental brush that mimic the natural shape of the jaw. I have sensitive teeth and gums and hardly use regular tooth picks so I was a little nervous about testing the soft  picks, but sometimes a toothbrush doesn’t reach tough remaining food.

It's National Oral Health month and I'm reviewing these #GUMSoftPicks

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Move Monday: Fitness Series

I’m finally getting better at staying consistent with my workouts., just not at posting this post on time. Working out from home is always challenge but these past two weeks I tried to stay focused as I had my first 10 km race to kinda prepare for.

Tuesday 13 September, 2016 I missed my Monday walk so I did it on Tuesday. I know “they” say never miss a Monday, technically Sunday is the first day of the week. My pace is still very slow I walked 3, 7 km in 40 minutes. This brought me to 5812 minutes in total.

40 minute #walk #movemore #mediclinic30mins30days #10950minutesofexercise

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Race Review: Joburg 10k City Run

On Saturday the 24th Heritage Day I did my first ever 10 km run. Here’s my thoughts on the race.

Race pack collection
This was a few days before the race and was so chaotic that my T-shirt was actually a men’s small size. I swapped with my sister’s women’s small shirt but still it was big. This was rather disappointing I had ordered an extra small but I didn’t let it deter me from running my first ever 10 km run, considering I’ve never run more than 5 km.


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