What’s your excuse?

As South-Africans, we don’t have many people to look up to.

Here is one of the most inspiring South-Africans I have seen in a very long while.

Lucas Sithole

Winner of the wheelchair quad singles title at the US Open tennis tournament this year.

Lucas lost both his legs and an arm in a train accident as a child.


What’s your excuse for not getting off the couch again?

Have a good day!


Five things Friday (Things I learned this week – and Announcement time)


Welcome to the third installment of my new Theme Five Things Friday.

I hope you enjoy.

Please see  the first two posts here (Five Favorite Superhero Movies) and here (Authors)

Five things I learned this week

I am not a dancer, and should accept this fact and not do a dance class at gym.

I did a dance class (V-box – sorry, Virgin Active, it is a very violent form of dancing) and I suck. I suspected I would – coordination has never been my strong point.

I can shuffle around on the dance floor in normal clubs.

Not while sweating in my trainers and feeling uncoordinated.



*Awesome motivational thing because I love awesome Motivational things

Will stick to running and biking and weights.

The world after CrapBerry is AMAZING

The only time my new HTC has died on me this week is because it went flat after a lot of use. Not because it decided it didn’t want to work anymore.

I love this new found technological freedom.

HTC Wildfire

Long hair is a lot of work

I have worn my hair short for the past few years, only growing it out last year. I went without a haircut (I know, it is shameful) for about five months, and now it is in a lovely – but high maintenance – style. I now have to work on it, and straighten it, daily.

People don’t upset me anymore

I know some very contrary, childish and rude people (they are not necessarily all three, but they are at least one). And this week – they rolled off me. Am I immune? Am I free? Only time will tell, but I am feeling confident about this.

The year has flown

There was this article some time ago that I really thought about – that your perception of a year’s going rate changes as you get older because you have more years behind you. That sounds a bit confusing, but thinking about it, it makes sense. How did it become AUGUST? This is definitely going to be the most intense part of the year for me – exams, my sister’s wedding (and associated events), getting a car, in shape, and loads of other stuff.

Announcement time

I have decided to give up a bad habit each week for the next few following weeks.

Going cold turkey with a healthy lifestyle, emotional well being and sleeping patterns asks for failure.

So I am tackling it week by week. I have started with Coffee.

I usually drink up to 5 cups a day, and even without sugar, I am still ingesting too much caffeine and milk.

From now on (From Thursday) I am only doing one cup.

Keep thinking of me comrades.

N 🙂

Life lately

It has been so hectic and busy. I cannot believe that it is June already. When did that happen? I guess I have been just working to get through my exams and past it, and I did. I am finally done with this semester. Taking 5 subjects and working is not easy. I really hope I did well, but passing everything will also suffice. The best part of being done with exams is all the free time. I constantly find myself wondering what I should start studying, and then rejoicing when I realize I am done.

I finally bought something I need – a tablet. I need to get a new laptop (mine broke) but I while I save for it I got something to keep me occupied. I have an Alcatel onetouch and I am so impressed. For a fraction of the price I would have paid for the more popular tablets, I got everything I wanted. The only drawback is that it only has WiFi, but I am still so impressed!

My book challenge is well on track now. I am nearly at 30 books, and I have read two books written by new authors (for me) as a part of it. Watch out for the reviews next week!

Here at work I have been struggling to adapt to new personalities. Change means growth, but I am really resisting in this case. I really don’t know why. Maybe we just have such different personalities that it seems impossible at this point?

On the weight loss front I am still working hard, and still seeing no significant changes. I have started really training again, so I will see how that goes. I just really want to focus on being healthy and happy.



weight loss motivation 2

Weight Loss Motivation Question 2


What are your plans for the weekend?