Still Open for Registration: October Wave

The Lifestyle Wellness Hub is hosting Eat Clean Train Lean challenges in the wake of the incredible results experienced by some of the team members over the last six months. This is the last week to book your spot on their 8 week challenge and yes, I think you should do it. Procrastinate too much and the next thing you know it’s December and you’ll find yourself sitting around waiting for the January challenge. No, my friend. Go now. Yes?

 

Thando in Paris

Herbafriends, I wanted to take a moment to just honour a bit of happiness that I have been feeling over the last week. And that happiness is about our friend Thando.

Thando has been a smiling face in our Herbalife family for so many years now. Yes, that strong and graceful panther that has the heart of a lamb? Yeah. That guy. Thando.

Well, Thando is currently in Paris with Anthony, Matt, and Vanessa. There are others around too, but these four are together and doing all the touristing together. They’re staying together. Jogging together. And of course, attending the extravaganza and all the extras together. They are having the best time.

And this is where my happiness comes in. After my family (and possibly my cats) travel is hands down my absolute favourite thing. There is nothing quite like travel to grow you as a person. It teaches you. It humbles you. It challenges you. It excites you. It pushes you to the edge of your limits. Travel is life-giving. Being able to SHARE that with others is incredible. Sharing it with someone that you have loved and admired for so many years is even more incredible. I can see that my dad is in his absolute ELEMENT having his friend with him right now.

Seeing Thando out there, on his first international travel experience, safe with my family but still on that exquisite ledge leading away from his comfort zone, seriously makes my heart smile. I’m so happy for you, Thando. I’m so glad you took the plunge and decided to go with our crazies to Paris. I’m so glad that the travel bug will probably bite you now and that you will likely see yourself on many international trips in the future.

I hope this excitement sets the tone for the next phase of your Herbalife journey, and your life. Don’t tell the others but you’ve always been my favourite and watching your life wind upwards is a fantastic treat!

Let’s Talk About Strength

Some of our Herbalife family members are in Paris at the moment. That’s right. Paris. While we sit here thankful for the rain, but still a bit grumpy about being a little bit wet, they are living up their lives climbing the Eiffel Tower and visiting places that many of us have only fantasised about. Lucky fishes, right?

Here’s the thing that I love though: They’re having an absolute ball. And they have the strength to do it.

So often we get caught up in the “I need to be thinner” rhetoric that we have somehow interpreted as “truth” when in actual fact “thinness” makes only a very small contribution to our quality of lives. So let me tell you a truth: You don’t need to be thin, but you do need to be strong. And that’s why a healthy active lifestyle is so important. The physically visible attributes of a healthier lifestyle might be more obvious (believe me – as someone who has been with this company for over 20 years now I KNOW how powerful and impressive before and after photographs can be) but I do encourage you to aspire to strength first.

Because there’s nothing better than being able to carry your small child  or grandchild around on your hip without getting tired too quickly. There’s nothing better than being able to chase and play with your kids without being the first one to call it quits. Or run with your dog on the beach. Or hike up van Stadens when the proteas are in bloom. There’s nothing better than having the energy to take the stairs to the top of the Eiffel Tower instead of waiting in the queues for the lift. Or having the energy to get up early in the morning and jog through the streets of the city of love.

Strength matters. So focus on your strength.

Springtime is SKIN time!

Philosophy

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Enhance the appearance of your skin with our unique blend of vitamin B3, antioxidant vitamins C and E, Aloe Vera and other botanical ingredients.

Herbalife SKIN is a sulphate-free* line with no added parabens** and is dermatologist tested.

Feel

Pamper yourself with luxurious textures; soothe yourself with silky soft lathers. Be inspired by radiant essential oils and fresh, captivating fragrances.

Fast results

Our clinically-tested products help you achieve optimum daily results including softer, smoother, more radiant skin and a diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

* Sulphate-free applies to foaming, cleansing products: Soothing Aloe Cleanser, Polishing Citrus Cleanser and Instant Reveal Berry Scrub.
** No added parabens is not applicable to the SPF 30 Protective Moisturiser.

 Source: MyHerbalife

Active Indoors: 3 Energy Burning Places to Keep You Active While it Rains

Spring is showing signs of herself here in the Bay and thankfully it looks like this week her loudest exclamation will be that of the rain we’ve been desperately needing for such a long time. Yes, my friends, rain is forecast both here and in our catchment areas this week and nothing could make us happier.

The forecasted rainy days do mean something else though: cabin fever! And for those of us who love to use the outdoors as an energy outlet, rain that lasts for days can drive us a little stir crazy.

Fret not though, my active friends, here in the friendly city there are plenty of ways to blow off some steam without having to resort to jogging with an umbrella.

And the best part? These places are GREAT for family outings and will keep the kids entertained as well so you don’t even need to find a babysitter.

1. Valley Crag Indoor Climbing Centre

This is one of my favourite new features in the city. With only a year under their belts, The Crag is thriving. And they have recently (just in time for this weather!) opened up a brand new section of climbing walls so that there truly is space for everyone to climb their hearts out.

2. Gravity

So I’m completely aware that I am a grownup and therefore I possibly have no business jumping on trampolines like an eight year old who’s indulged in too much sugar, but what can I say: I’m a kid at heart sometimes. And yes, I make no apologies for that.

Gravity is pretty awesome though. And they totally let you jump even though you’re a grownup so it’s actually the awesomest. I reckon apart from being a GREAT way to burn energy it’s a fantastic way to shake out that colon if you’re having tummy problems because it’s very hard to do all that jumping and then not find yourself needing to go to the loo  afterwards (regularity is important, guys!)

3. Ice Skating at Baywest

While I’m quite sure that walking through malls could be considered a sport on its own, if you’re looking for something to do with the kids or you’re looking to burn a few calories yourself, then ice skating at Baywest is a pretty decent choice. The cold, for one, is makes for a good challenge – as in skate until you get warm! And don’t forget that all that balancing does wonders for your core muscles. Those long strides are great for your thighs. And honestly, that crazy happy music is great for your demeanour. All-in-all it’s a win!

Just take care, of course, and try not to let fear get the better of you. And if you’re a little nervous, ask someone who works there for a rundown on ice etiquette so that you know what’s expected of you out there.

And most importantly of all: Have fun and keep yourself active!

Don’t Let the Haters Get You Down

I don’t know about you, but even though I know better I tend to find myself perusing the comments section of news articles all the time. This is a vile habit, really. It’s a skewed reminder that the world out there can be quite awful, without the cushioning truth of the existence of good to balance it out. In other words: it’s not good for the head unless that sort of thing excites you. It does not excite me in the least.

But of course, I rarely resist. Which is why, when News24 shared a story about some ex Herbalife distributors and their plans to sue our company because they didn’t get rich with Herbalife, I found myself perusing the comments.  (more…)