Novemberitis

Hi Folks!

November is upon us and I cannot help but notice that this is the time of year when many of us can’t help but fall into a massive slump. With Christmas holidays just around the corner we can’t help but feel like all we are doing is going through the motions just so that we can get to the part of the year where the beers start flowing freely and those gatherings around the braai become a daily occurrence.

With this in mind, I can’t help but wonder if this  last-stretch sluggishness is not best dealt with by starting something completely different. Instead of giving up on healthy habits until the new year, why not start a new health plan today? Perhaps your soul might benefit from starting a yoga class, or a zumba class. Giving yourself something new to do at this notoriously blegh time of year can only do you good!

The alternative? You can give yourself over to six weeks of slog and effectively waste 42 precious days of your life.

So I challenge you: why not try something new instead?*

Happy November, folks!

Nadine

*To find out about our 5 Day Health Challenges or to learn about how our Fit Club system works, call Anthony on 083 651 3980

Health Comes First

Spring is springing around our part of the world and with that I find that there comes a shift-change, not unlike the “new year” inspired shift changes that happen every year. September and October is when I start hearing those dreaded words: Do you have your beach body yet? 

Ick.

The thing is, spring marks new life and new beginnings. With it comes the hope of warmer days and the willingness to bring ourselves out of hibernation, slowly moving forward into healthier lifestyles. It sort of happens quite organically for the most part, but of course a bit of conscious intent ekes its way in too. Part of it is instinctual, no doubt. The desire to regain strength makes sense in the face of personal progression. But part of it can also be societal pressure based.

Summer is coming. If we look bad in our bathing suits the apocalypse will happen.

Yes? Yes.

But actually no.

It’s strange sometimes being in an industry where the most obvious results tend to all be about weight loss. These are the results that you see so they sort of take up all the space and they tend to be the reason people enquire about our business and what we do here at the Lifestyle Wellness Hub. But on the spectrum of wellness, skinniness isn’t synonymous with health, even though losing weight can be a bi-product of living a healthier lifestyle.

So I think my encouragement for you today is this:

Forget about your bum that is a bit bigger than you’d like it to be. Forget about your tummy that is making you feel bad about yourself. Forget about all the things that jiggle and wiggle.

Let’s rather look at your health.

Let’s look at whether or not your body is being fed what it needs to actually cope with your lifestyle.

Let’s look at your sleeping patterns.

Let’s look at your hydration levels.

Let’s look at your strength.

Let’s look at your energy levels.

Let’s look at your heart health, and the health of your other vital organs.

How are those things looking?

Because a big bum is kind of inconsequential in the face of those things. Your big bum doesn’t matter. You health does though. And that’s what we care about around here. Your strength. Your energy. Your fitness.

We don’t mind about your bum.

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?

 

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…)

Care for a challenge?

I shared with you recently about how well some of the Lifestyle Wellness Hubbers have done on the 90 Day Challenge they took part in over the last three months and the great news is that they are now running their own challenges to help clients get the same results. The next challenge starts in September so if you’re keen you might want to contact us as soon as possible.

Matt and Vanessa have started running these challenges in order to share their journey and help others achieve their own results and so far things have been going really well. I must admit these two are quite the inspired couple! Gosh they are on fire. And I might be a little biased but I am so proud of them! (you can see for yourself how awesome they are if you check out their Instagram)

If you feel like you’re ready to start the new month with a new challenge then contact Matt through his Facebook Page and let him know that you’re interested. Challenges include advice, meal plans, support, accountability, and much more.

Eat Clean Train Lean with Matt & Vanessa

I mentioned a little over two months ago that Matt and Vanessa had embarked on a 90 Day challenge called The Six Pack Revolution.

Of course I knew back then they they would undoubtedly succeed in their goals, but even though I’m accustomed to witnessing these sorts of body transformative results I have to admit that even I was blown away by their progress so far.

Look at these two:

How is that for impressive?! You can’t fake those kinds of results!! And they’re not even done yet!

Of course, this dynamic duo is now helping others work their way towards getting these sorts of results and yesterday their first Eat Clean Train Lean challenge kicked off with a bang. If you’d like to follow more of their progress then head on over to their Active Nutrition PE page and stalk them a bit. A little birdie tells me that they will be running another challenge soon so if you’ve been waiting for a sign to get your health and fitness goals on track then this is it.

Have a fantastic week Herba-lovers!

The Six Pack Revolution

As most of us sit happily sipping on our Herbalife Tea and contemplating what sort of Shake we’re planning to have for lunch today, there are brave souls amongst us who have taken on something huge…

The Six Pack Revolution.

Yup. As of this morning a whole group of our favourite Herbalife Coaches have taken up this intense challenge and they are bravely letting us watch from the sidelines. Which is great because while we watch I guess we can figure out if we’re brave enough to try it out sometime too?

They’re even sharing there before pictures before they even have their after pictures! Now that’s a serious kind of determination!

You can follow Matt and Vanessa’s journey on Instagram. And we’re not sure just how The Dad is documenting his stuff yet but feel free to stalk him on Facebook or try out his Instagram here or here (he was moaning last night that he doesn’t have any followers but it might have something to do with the fact that he doesn’t realise he has two accounts!)

Good luck, guys!

We’re all already super proud!

Get Fit for Charity

Matt and Vanessa Larter (our very own Herbalife power couple?) have started hosting Fitclubs to benefit local charities. These events are a fantastic way to meet like-minded people actively making changes towards a healthier lifestyle, while benefitting a few local causes as well.

Matt and Vanessa are great motivators who understand the importance of working towards your best self, and their passion shines through in everything they do. Their last two charity sessions have gone extremely well and with your continued support they stand to make a difference in the lives of others.

If you would like to take part in one of their Get Fit For Charity sessions (the next one will be held on the 12th of May) then please contact Matt or Vanessa via their Facebook or Instagram pages and get the details from them.

 

Are you up for a 5 Day Healthy Eating Challenge?

Definitely one of my favourite things happening at the Lifestyle Wellness Hub at St. George’s Park is the 5 Day Healthy Eating Challenges that are run by various members of the team. Every Monday a new challenge starts, and these challenges are a truly fun and easy way to help get folks started on their goals to live healthier lifestyles.

The best part about these challenges is that as much as they challenge you, they also kind of fit easily into your lifestyle. Run entirely on Whatsapp, they’re a low maintenance way to help you get where you want to be. And it works! (more…)

Learn Your Heart Out

Hello again Herbalifers!

This weekend a whole bunch of our peeps are off to the LDW (Leadership Development Weekend) in Cape Town and of course the excitement is palpable. I always love the vibe involved in such journeys. I love thinking about the friendships made, and the friendships rekindled. I think about all the learning that will take place. And I think about how for so many people this is the first step towards an incredible future. This weekend, there will be a room filled with the future faces of our incredible company. That’s kind of awesome!

As a mom and stepmom I put an extraordinary amount of thought into the children and their “education” and often find myself increasingly frustrated at how much of the education systems as we know them are not actually capable of preparing our children for the future, or at the very least, how they are being prepared for a future that no longer exists. But then as I watch our little Herbalife world grow each day and I hear more stories and meet more people who all seem to have so much to teach, I am comforted by the idea that education for the present and future exists in all sorts of forms. You only need to look in the right places.

To all of you who are making the journey to the LDW this weekend, I hope you have a safe journey. I also hope that you will let yourself be open to the teachings of those who have gone before you. Never discount the education that you receive as a Herbalifer. Even if you decide one day that you need to move in a different direction, the things you learn at these trainings will most certainly act a guide no matter where your business ideals take you. These trainings are exceptional, and they are never a waste, as long as you listen.

To those who aren’t going to be at this training: Do yourself a favour and make sure you get to the next one. The energy and excitement that you encounter at these events is magical and it will do so much for you and your peace of mind. Do not discount that power. It truly has the potential to be life changing.

I do envy those of you who are extravaganzaing this weekend. You will all have an incredible time, I’m sure! Don’t forget to drink in every moment of it and come hope an even better version of your Herbalife self.

Have a great weekend, folks!

Nadine