In preparation for Spring/Summer


Spring will soon be on our doorstep and I am thrilled because that means summer will soon be here too, I don't mind the rain, I don't mind the heat and I sure don't mind wearing less layers and feeling like you need to jump in some kind of body of cold water even if its just a refreshing cold shower. I really don't mind any of it. Cocktails just aren't as good in winter as they are on a warm summers day, right?

I have started preparing for the warmer weather with the basic beauty pampering and fitness, taking care of my skin, trying to find a sunscreen that works for my skin (still searching) working out, lets face it if you take care of certain things now you will have less to stress about in spring and summer. Here's what I have been doing: 

Skin : good skin means less makeup and I don't know about you but in scorching heat I don't want to still be sitting with layers of makeup on. So i'v started using Ponds again, to lighten any acne spots and just to even out my complexion, I'v been drinking tons of water and started becoming strict again with washing my face twice a day, I only struggle with this on the weekends. Sunscreen has been a nightmare however Desle (read comments) and Elle had some awesome sunscreen suggestions which I will be trying.

Body : I have been working my ass off, literally my ass is off haha I kid I kid, but I have made it a priority to work out more often combining cardio lots of dead lifts and yoga, girls!! I want to be rocking crop tops and shorts proudly.

Eating : well I still indulge every now and then but when the sweet cravings hit I end up making the protein pancakes I told you about, I just add fruit nuts and honey and trust me it tastes amazing. I guess healthy eating wise I could totally improve.

There's so much I am looking forward to like picnics, braai's, markets, cocktails, being tanned, trying my hand at making ice cream and whipping up some summer eats. So here's a question for you, what preparations have you done for the warmer months and have you been loving every minute of it my international readers? and for those who are waiting patiently for summer what have you been up to, to prepare for the warmer seasons.




~Image Credit: World tour stories~

28 comments

  1. Oh man and here summer is almost over :-( You still have all the good in front of you, lucky duck!

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    1. Yeah luckily we have pretty long summers but i'm sorry you heading into colder months. I hate the cold hehe.

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  2. My top 10 tips for preparing yourself for summer:

    1. Start drinking more water – 3 litres a day
    2. Clean up your eating habits now
    3. Write down what you want and have a plan
    4. Keep pictures in your kitchen on the ideal body you want
    5. Aim to do 30 minutes of cardio per day
    6. Be consistent
    7. Get a personal trainer to get you on your way(if you can afford on)
    8. Reward yourself by having a facial or massage so you continue your regime
    9. Change your attitude, say “I will have my summer body” every morning
    10. Learn to say no to things you don’t need!

    Hope you like my list...so roll on Summer in SA...I am ready for you :) xxx

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    1. Love these tips, couldn't have said it better xo

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  3. summer is winding down here, but sounds like you are on your way!

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  4. Hi dear!

    I love the summer and can not wait to give him the air of grace here in Brazil! But I started my summer project, I'm working out a lot and doing eating habits! And the coming of the summer hahahahaha.

    Look for the products MonaVie, I believe it has so yes, because the company is present in over 23 countries!

    Kisses Kika / Blog Acessarte

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    1. haha I hear you loud and clear bring on the heat!! I will check it out thanks for getting back to me honey.

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  5. I love Desle's blog! She's awesome and always gives the most helpful tips! Can we switch? We're going into Fall here. LOL I'm not ready to let Summer go.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. I absolutely adore you, but, nooooo heheh I can't bare another month of cold. As Will Smith said "switch" give summer to me now hehe.

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  6. I've always wanted to try yoga but didn't know if it was challenging enough for me. I definitely want to try it!

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    1. I thought yoga was super easy, it is not. Its actually challenges your bodies flexibility and strength.

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  7. i am not a summer person as simply can't stand the heat & high humidity. but it's great to read that u are working out hard & treating yourself well to be ready & gorgeous for your summer!!! i'm quite a sloth when come to working out. every winter i would tell myself to work out so i'll have great bod & legs for summer but it never happens. hahaha.

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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    1. Uhmmmm hello missy your body is perfect. I will gladly give all my winter months to you ;)

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  8. Nooo! You preparing for summer means we should be preparing for winter in London!
    Thank goodness we will be in SA for 3 weeks in December ;)
    Good job on your healthy living Hun:)
    Smoothie or juicing fir breakfast is great too!
    Lulu x

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    1. Yay to coming to S.A. that's so awesome. I need to invest in a juicer. Its on the to do list.

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  9. Really enjoyed this post, and am feeling inspired now to get spring/summer ready too :). Now I'm going to read more about those protein pancakes you mentioned. If I'm going to give in to sweet cravings, it may as well be the healthier option!

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    1. They really are a great healthy alternative. Let me know if you give it a try.

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  10. Hello Meghan! It's funny, we are preparing for fall and winter, it's getting chilly here ;) I actually shared some great tips about starting a healthy lifestyle. I hope you can stop by http://livecolorful.com/2013/08/live-a-colorful-and-healthy-lifestyle/

    Enjoy the pretty weather. Xo, Elba // live colorful

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    1. Love the post you did on starting being healthier, thank you for sharing the link.

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  11. You're gearing up for the spring and summer, and we're wrapping up summer and getting ready for fall- I'm jealous! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. I'm really sorry to hear that, the colder months are such a drag. But I hope you have been enjoying it thoroughly.

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  12. I'm so sad....summer is almost over here:(. I'm not ready for the cold weather. But whatever the season, beauty pampering and fitness are a must:)!

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    1. You so right, in winter though one tends to rely to much on the layers.

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  13. You're getting organised for summer just as summer is ending here. I am looking forward to a holiday in the sun in a few weeks time so I'm not too envious!! I must pop over to find out about the sunscreen suggestions.

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  14. Summer is fading away with Autumn getting ready to take control. I'm preparing for Fall/Winter. I cannot complain because the sun was very generous this time.

    Make the most of it and hope u have an awesome weekend

    Naaj xx
    http://naajronaslifestyle.blogspot.co.uk

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