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USN – Post Challenge Claudine 22 May 2012

Hi all my fit and fabulous friends. If you’ve missed Expresso this morning check it out here.

Stay motivated throughout the cold winter months, set new goals and make sure you keep your program interesting at all times!

Don’t let the winter months get to you and set you back on where you want to be. During the colder months we tend to reach out to warmer comforting foods and beverages. Make sure to go for the healthier options!

Keep up the hard work and work around those cold mornings, even if you don’t always feel like it get out of bed go to gym and before you know it you will feel energized and ready for the day!

USN – Claudine Kidson – Healthy Eating 10 May 2012

Graeme and Gareth joins 12 Week Challenger Claudine Kidson in the shops to make healthy food choices when doing shopping.

Expresso Shoots

Happy Monday,

So the Expresso Shoots went great and I had so much fun once again.

In the image: Me and Graeme the Expresso Show presenter – What a great guy, such a warm and friendly personality!

I will let you know when the show will be on if not I will post the clip here!

Its all about winter maintance and some tips on grocery shopping and some healthy ideas for your menu 🙂

Have a fabulous week, work hard train hard and enjoy every second!


Expresso Show SABC 3 Interview

I had so much fun with the Expresso Team and with USN. It is amazing that I had the opportunity to share my story with you and I truly hope that I can encourage or motivate you to become the best you could be.

You are so beautiful within and what a added bonus to feel super from inside and outside!

Know that it is possible – It will be hard but it is NOT that hard once you make it a lifestyle and a goal to achieve.

Have a super day…


Burn it to earn it…

Oh goodness, what a workout this morning phew…

So how was your session? My sister and I decided to hit it hard this morning and wow turned out to be a great session.

We did Chest/Abs and Cardio, and let me tell you by neglecting abs this last 2 months – I felt it – was burning like you wont believe! Those toe touches oh my I looked like an idiot ;-).lol

My sister did her fat measurements yesterday and I’m so excited to help her reach her goal– so will keep you updated on her transformation. So fun to see someone reaching their goals one step at a time. J I guaranteed her great 6 pack abs after this 12 weeks so now its focus time to reach goals. Oh it’s fun fun fun – Time to sweat it out wha ha ha!

We had a friendly netball game tonight against the guys and must say its always fun to be around the girls.

Then a reminder to all who asked me: I will share my story on Expresso Show SABC 3 tomorrow morning. Rather nervous but excited to tell those who gave up hope that there IS hope and that you can also transform not only your body but your life.

If you can’t get to the tv that is ok will try to upload the clip tomorrow morning.

Sorry for not writing to much, was a very busy day and I’m rather tired. So will keep you posted tomorrow on the show.

Let me know what you think – and oh my please look behind the before pics – so embarrassing 😉

Good night all *


Hello all my blog friends…


Wow what a week. I did my first tv interview/shoot with USN for the Expresso Show on Monday, this was definitely a highlight and great fun… I was nervous like hell that I must admit but before I knew it I was relaxed. The team I worked with was great and they made me feel right at “ease”. I met Ewan and what a great guy and exceptional presenter. He is an absolute natural and such a genuine grounded person.

Me & Ewan Strydom on set

The screening will be on the 1st of February on the Expresso Show SABC 3 starting at 5:30-8:00 am. I will upload the clip on my blog once it is released. I must admit I could have done MUCH better and there was so much more I wanted to say during the interview. You know how it goes, only after the shoot everything plays over in your head what you could have said/done. We also did some close up shots of different things like me skipping/jogging/push-ups (yes they made me work) 😉 and some general dumbbell curls etc. These will be used as inserts over time.

I treated myself with some well deserved Sushi after the shoot..Yum, my all time favourate – Smoked Salmon Fashion Sandwiches no mayo and 4 Rainbow Rolls.

Sushi my favourate...

I don’t have the calorie breakdown of them yet and not sure if I want to know 😉

What is your favourate “cheat” meal / snack to have?


Then Tuesday came and it was time for me to go for an operation! Had to be at the hospital at 5:00am oh my that was so early, the Hospital is in a different town so we had to leave 30min earlier…I was rather upset when I got there and I had to pay in a ridiculous amount of money…I’m talking thousands!!!Then you ask yourself why do we have a medical aid like Discovery? mmm I wonder!

As mentioned my hubby and I have been trying for a little one since last year April…Well we went to the doctor and he decided that it is better for me to go for a laparoscopy and a hysteroscopy to make sure everything is fine on the inside. Which also turned out, that he had to burn off endometriosis and do ovarian drilling.  I’m sharing this with you all so that you make sure you go for a regular check-up. Ladies it is important, if you haven’t been to a gynecologist then make an appointment today. Rather make sure now than later, even if you’re only planning on having kids later in your life or just for your health in general…

This was me just before I went into the operating room…

Few minutes before going in to surgery

Then the one below: Me few hours after the operation…I was brave enough to tell them I dont want a wheelchair. I got out of the bed when they said I can go home and said: I DONT want a wheelchair I’m going to run out of the hospital hehe…All said in good spirit until I took my fourth step or so when I realized I had extreme pain and a burning sensation in my abdomen, and that is when I realized there is no ways I will reach the car they can bring the wheelchair hehe! First time ever that I’m in one 🙂


I have pain but at least the being nausea’s part is over now, thank goodness for that! From here on its positive thoughts trusting God for a little one when the time is right and getting better…

The worse pain noted by most women and by me is a sharp stabbing pain in my shoulder. This is a side-effect of the gas that is used to distend the abdomen, which seems to travel around the system. The pain can feel as though a sword has been driven through you. “Just read this up for it didn’t make sense that I have such bad pain in my shoulder area.”

Feeling swollen, bloated and have some pain…



I got the news that I will be out of the gym for at least 4-6 weeks! This is a massive stretch for someone training twice a day. Very sensitive area but will have to focus on the results and why I’m doing this? Those who are mommies will probably say hey it is all worth it??

I feel extremely depressed that I cant train but now I can focus even more on my diet and clean eating… I have tried out a few recipes already and Yummy…

Then I want to thank my friends and family for the support, I really do appreciate it.

I have received some beautiful flowers, a card, messages!

Hope you all have a super awesome week – It’s almost Friday…Whoop whoop.

Look after yourself and NEVER EVER take your health, life for granted. Live life passionately and give it your best!

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