What is essential? What is the minimal amount I can do to increase the quality of my life? How can I subtract the trivialities in order to add more value in my life? These are the questions I hope to answer within my content.
It’s a documentation and thought catalogue. Stamping the world with my mind. Whether it’s diet, fitness, mindfulness, travel or coffee — each of these contains a simple formula for long-term success: simplify. Get down to basics. When you strip away the noise, you find strategies to design a life worth living.
A full-time student, coffee enthusiast and average runner — I’m just out here being a sponge. Soaking up life’s joys and sharing my wide-array of enthusiasms and interests with the world. I’m fortunate enough to call Cape Town my home.
To put it simply; I was fat, very fat.
My passion for self-improvement started during my schooling occupation in 2013. I completed a Dale Carnegie Public speaking course which, not only taught me how to confidently speak in public, but also thought me the value of change.
In my grade eleven year at school I weighed a whopping 90kg. Baring in mind I’m only 168cm tall, this was kind of fat...actually no, it was very fat.
I was an avid lifter and frequent eater. Although I smiled graciously on the outside and was often the first to crack a joke in class — on the inside, however — I was depressed, confused and morbidly unhappy (and obese).
The start of my final school year in 2014 I decided self-improvement has to begin on a biological level. I worked hard physically and stuck to a ketogenic-like diet which helped me lose over 30kg in less than 8 months. To this day I have managed to keep most of that stubborn weight off (most of — I still go ham on the croissants every now and again, don't judge).
Read How I lost 30 kg for more a more detailed story.