The ABC of Adventure Boot Camp for Women

You have probably noticed on the blog and on Twitter that I joined Adventure Boot Camp at the beginning of June. Okay, you can’t really have missed it because I have been going on and on about it. I won a 2 camp membership and I was over the moon when I got the news.

Here is the ‘skinny’ on ABC… see what I did there?


ABC is a 4 week outdoor exercise programme programme that offers fitness instruction, nutritional counselling and motivational training packed with fun exercises designed to help you reach your fitness goals. It is designed for women of all ages, sizes and fitness levels. Here are a couple of pics I got off the web:


Along with the excitement of starting to exercise again, I was also very scared to be honest. I doubt that I have ever been as unfit as I was at the beginning of camp. On day 3 I was ready to give up. I was in so much pain. Every muscle in my body complained. But I put on my big girl panties and went back. I am so glad I did. After two weeks of training I could already see a difference to my stomach especially. That made me very happy as I am still carrying the remnant of a preggy belly around (insert ugly cry here). My husband also noticed. And I feel good. I forgot how good it feels to move and to breathe.

I love that we exercise outside in the fresh air and that every day is different. I am also part of an amazing group of women who have not once looked down on me when I’m standing there all red-faced and huffing and puffing. They are all super supportive. I love my group. And our trainer is phenomenal! She knows her stuff and she makes the session so much fun. But don’t try and cheat or she’ll make you run. Hey, Ang? ;)

Unfortunately the flu hit me hard and I missed almost 2 weeks of camp. But the next camp is starting on 14 July and I am amped.

I highly recommend ABC. Check out their website HERE to find a camp near you.


Health Renewal and Infusion Therapy

A couple of weeks ago I attended an extremely interesting presentation on Infusion Therapy… a bespoke treatment available from the Health Renewal Clinic.

‘Select your IV Infusion “cocktail” and get “infused” about life and living well!’


Are you constantly tired, listless or struggling with your weight? And no matter what supplements you take, what changes you make to your diet or your efforts to get more exercise, you still don’t feel better? Or maybe you have a skin condition that no lotions or potions have been able to improve?

It could be that you are treating the symptoms and not the cause. And you may not even be aware of the underlying cause of the ailment.

Many of us try to self medicate by taking a variety of supplements, but as I heard at the presentation… self medication is like having a play chemistry set and experimenting. There are a multitude of supplements out there and if you are not educated, how do you know what your body really needs? Or you may very well be taking the supplements that your body needs, but there may be other factors at play:

‘Nutrient absorption by oral supplementation is affected and limited by factors such as gastrointestinal absorption which can be affected by diseases such as gastritis, colitis, leaky gut syndrome, bacterial and/or fungal overgrowth and imbalance, stress and anxiety.’

This is why Infusion Therapy is so effective – the infusions bypass the gut and that means that all the nutrients that you receive via infusion, is absorbed by the body.

What makes this treatment so unique is the fact that every treatment is individually designed. One size does not fit all and the experts at the Health Renewal Clinic understand biological individuality and treat you as such; an individual.

Health Renewal’s aim is to improve quality of life and they believe that prevention is better than cure.

Health Renewal centres are located in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Sandton, Pretoria and KwaZulu Natal. They have a team of highly qualified medical doctors, experienced registered nurses and dedicated support staff who will be able to assist you on your road to better health. Health Renewal puts your health first.


Health Renewal is part of the Renewal Institute. Do yourself a favour and also visit Skin Renewal, Body Renewal and the most recent addition: Hair Renewal.