Stephanie Nadia Papini

🌿Prime Movement Pilates Instructor in training 📷Food photographer/videographer 💭Aspiring blogger 🍉Recipe creator ⛱Cape Town, South Africa

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When you are just low-key obsessed with your new Khanyiso Straw from @faithfultonature which is raw, organic and biodegradable 😍 Whenever I go out for a smoothie, I used to feel super guilty whenever I used a plastic straw - but now I just pop this little bad boy into my bag and I’m good to go! .
Also, I was so excited to give it a try that I’ve been using it at home - I mean, who sips their smoothie from the cup these days?! 😂 #notme
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Can we also just appreciate my new post-workout protein smoothie? 45grams of Protein, 32grams of Carbs and 18grams of fat. YUM 😛
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On this glorious #throwbackthursday I couldn’t help but think back to my latest adventures in London. I miss the cold, I miss the busy streets, I miss the wonderful transport system, I miss the shopping (YES the clothes are cheaper there), I miss the late night comedy sessions, I miss being a tourist and walking around for hours and hours!!
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Thinking back in particular to this day when my cousin @danny.usai bused 2 hours to see me and @danielmpilorichards. We walked around Hamleys toy store, Oxford Street, got coffee (for 3 pounds 😂) and ended the evening at the Cape Town Comedy Jive show at the Leicester square theatre. So many memories, so much love for that beautiful place 😍
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Where did your mind travel to today? ✨
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How I jumped into this new week 😂
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No but seriously, I woke up and realized that there are only 7 more weeks left of 2017 😱 how is that even possible? Where has this year gone? I can’t believe that in a few short weeks, we will be entering into 2018! ✨
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This reminder just kickstarted and reignited my drive and motivation for the remainder of the year. I feel ready to kick some ass later during my workout at @zonefitness_sa Cape Quarter, to continue studying and start my pilates practicals (thank you @danielmpilorichards for being my first guinea pig), to spend time with special friends before I leave for Durban and to start Christmas shopping because I LOVE THE FESTIVE SEASON 🌲! [side note: am I the only one who loves this time of year?]
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Whatever you wanted to do this year but didn’t get around to it, let this be your inspiration. You have 7 weeks left to own up and check something off your to-do list. It’s never too late but instead of waiting for tomorrow, start today, right now. .
The bad news is that time flies - it’s inevitable - but the good news is your the pilot ✨
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📷: @danielmpilorichards .
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This week really wasn’t my best week for a number of reasons. .
I had cabin fever from being at home and studying most days (I literally felt like I was going crazy 😂), I hardly had any energy to perform at the gym, we didn’t get the apartment we applied for, I got sick, my camera broke and I found out that it’s going to cost a lot to fix and the list continues... (yes, I definitely felt like I was wallowing in a pity party 🙈)
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Today Dan and I woke up this morning and decided to hit the Oranjezicht Farmers market and while we were sitting at the table, enjoying the view and the coffee in our hands we started to discuss this year - the fact that we are already in November (but seriously, how fast has time flown this year?!), what we’ve accomplished this year, what we still want to accomplish before 2018, our struggles, our set backs and then most importantly what we were grateful for and what we are looking forward to.
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It was this conversation that really pulled me out of my slump and gave a reality check. I think it’s totally okay to have a bad day, or a bad week, it’s normal to sometimes be in a funk and not feel your best - we are all human at the end of the day - but one way to really pull yourself out of this is to realize how far you have come, and where you are in life. This time last year I was in a COMPLETELY different situation and I am so grateful for what I have experienced this year and how much I have grown. It’s amazing what can change in a year!!
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The silver lining about being in a funk - it’s temporary. Pick yourself up, pat yourself on the back, and set your eyes on the horizon because it’s a beautiful day and it shouldn’t be wasted ☀️
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Happy Saturday lovely people ✨🌿
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📷: @danielmpilorichards .
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Because sometimes you just have to put up your hands, surrender to the dreadful day you have been having and treat yourself ✨
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A year ago I would have seen these kinds of meals as a “cheat-meal”. I hated that word, it made me feel guilty for what I was eating, and the next day I would try and eat super healthy (almost too much) to try and redeem myself. It seems so silly now that I think about it 🙈
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Over the last month since I have been tracking macros and flexible dieting, I don’t look at these meals and cringe anymore - I know it’s a part of life to enjoy yourself and now for me I see them as “treat-meals” - treating yourself to something you don’t usually have on a day to day basis 🍦
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Not everyone will find flexible dieting to be as freeing as I do, but the point is to find something that works for you, stick to it and you will eventually see some change, not just physically but mentally to 🌿
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Now excuse me while I enjoy this delicious sea salt caramel + s’mores ice cream with cookie dough chunks from @thecreamerysa 😛 (Dan had blueberry + coffee with toasted almonds) .
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✨ Don’t let anyone determine your self worth ✨
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Whether it’s a friend, your boss, someone at the gym - whoever it may be - don’t let anyone determine how you see yourself or what you think of yourself. I have seen it so often (happening to me and other people that I know) where we start to underestimate ourselves and our capabilities, we fear going somewhere (like the weights section for example) for fear of looking stupid, we become afraid to wear something because we “won’t look good enough” and it carries on and on!!
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This used to happen to me and sometimes it still does, but when you realize what’s happening and when you become self aware you start to realize that the only persons opinion that truly matters is your own. .
You are enough and you are worth it. Don’t let fear or other people’s opinions stop you from living the life you want to live.
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A double shot cappuccino for me today please ☕️🙌🏽 It’s one of those slow Wednesday’s where you are meant to be studying Leg Circles and The 100 (pilates) but obliviously find time to post on Instagram 😂
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It’s been almost 3 years since I finished varsity and getting into studying now is 10x harder - or maybe I just have more distracting me now 😂 Anyways, only a few more modules left and then I can finally start some practical work with @danielmpilorichards at Lisa Thomas Studio ✨
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It was @candibod birthday and you know what that means - a badass breakfast brunch with some of the best woman around! ✨😛👊🏼
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It was such a wonderful morning because we got to celebrate this special woman’s big day, whilst eating all the yummy food @wildsproutcpt and meeting some pretty fantastic woman. It’s days like today that I feel so grateful for where I am in life right now because I get to be surrounded by such positive and inspiring woman - I mean does it get better than that? 😛
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Happy birthday beautiful Cands - thank you for a wonderful morning ❤️
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Yay it’s finally Friday 😁 I don’t know about you, but the last few weeks have felt super crazy and chaotic. And if anyone said looking for a new apartment was easy, well, they were lying!! 😂 .
Although there is a lot to still be done today, all I feel like doing is baking something delicious 😛 (although I have no clue what to bake 🙈) Any suggestions??
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It’s time for a silly fun fact Thursday because why the hell not 😝
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☝🏼 When I am feeling awkward in front of the camera (which is 99.9% of the time), I will pull this face 😛 I feel so comfortable behind the camera that sometimes I have no idea what to do with myself when I’m in front of it 😂🙈
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Let’s spread some positive vibrations today by sharing one silly fact about ourselves below ✨😊
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Thinking back to when 30,000 steps per day from WALKING was a normal and regular occurrence. 👟
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One of the biggest things I miss about London was that you could walk everywhere at any time of day. @dmrlivingthedream and I would wonder around the beautiful city from early morning till midnight. We got lost on many occasions and when we missed our bus it was no biggie because we just walked for another block until we got to the next bus stop. .
One evening (after getting extremely lost), we saw a whole new side of London. We walked until 1am, through the streets, the park and through little corridors between the huge buildings and never once did we have to fear for our safety. Sure there are areas where you have to be vigilant but it’s nothing like what we experience here. When I leave the house in the morning, I always carry around my keys in one hand and my pepper spray in another hand and I still don’t feel safe 🙈
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I love Cape Town - dame I love this place too much - but after visiting London I just experienced the biggest culture shock when it came to safety and security. .
Have you ever travelled somewhere and felt extremely safe?✨
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I used this Monday as a “me” Monday and it was wonderful ✨
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I slept in a little bit longer because I could feel my body was tired, fed myself some extra healthy fats because I was craving it (hello avo 🥑 and peanut butter 🥜), gymed a bit longer because I had extra energy (probably the extra fats 😂) and will use the rest of the evening doing whatever else my body desires. .
Sometimes, instead of getting too caught up with your usual routine, listen to your body and see what it needs on that particular day. You will be amazed at how much happier and productive you become 🌸
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How did you listen to your body today? .
📷: @dmrlivingthedream .
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Lying in bed on this misty Saturday morning and I can’t help but think back to the day I made @dmrlivingthedream search high and low to help me find @deliciouslyella deli! This was something on my bucket list the moment I knew for sure that we were headed to London 😁😁
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I have been following her recipes ever since I decided to go gluten-free a couple of years ago and when she opened up her first deli - I knew I had to go and try out her delicious goodies! 😍
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Which is exactly what we did - I treated Dan and I to a fudgy brownie, banana bread and an almond milk cappuccino, with of course, some take home energy balls (you need snacks for later right?😝)
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One of the very memorable moments from our trip. Let’s go back?! ❤️
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Slowly but surely I am getting back into some semblance of a routine. As much as I love traveling, it feels really good to be back home. And what’s exciting is that I have some new beginnings to look forward to - a new apartment (if we can find one 😂), heading home in December for a whole month, and @dmrlivingthedream and I are already planning some pretty big things for next year ✨✈️
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For the rest of the year I want to put my energy into my Pilates course, getting back into #S2BM, finishing the book I have been meaning to finish for a while now 😂, and getting re-inspired to bake yummy macro friendly dishes (#macrosbypao) 🍳🥑
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The only constant is change 🌸
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Was anyone else just not ready for this Monday? 😂
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I’m definitely not ready to get back into reality especially when I’m still day dreaming about walking around London whilst munching on yummy @deliciouslyella energy balls. Take me back! ✨✈️
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Wednesday:
Sipping on almond milk cappuccinos in quaint little coffee shops, snacking on delicious treats and creating countless of memories with @dmrlivingthedream ❤️
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Only a few days left in this magical place. .
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Woke up this morning with a bittersweet feeling. We only have 1 more week here in the U.K. and although I’m missing home, I also just don’t want this trip to end. Every moment has been an eye-opening experience and @dmrlivingthedream and I have fallen in love with what London has to offer. .
I will be honest and say that when I was growing up, the U.K. was never on my list of places to visit. I’m not really sure why but now being here, it’s a place I know I will have to come back to (Brexit though 😂🙈)
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Here’s to hoping that this next week goes reaaalllly slowly 😋 Happy Monday everyone 🌸
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📷: @dmrlivingthedream .
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Exploring Nottinghill and stumbling upon the Portobello Market! We couldn't resist the smell coming from this little Italian gelato shop when we walked past so we treated ourselves and shared (yes - because pounds 😂) a cappuccino and hazelnut & salted caramel ice cream 😋🍦 .
So in love with this place ✨
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No words can describe how I'm feeling right now. I am about to jet set off to London with my best friend, partner and lover. @dmrlivingthedream thank you for taking me with you on your adventures. I am so happy that we get to cross this off our bucket list. ✨✈️
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Ps. Probably the best way to spend your 3 year anniversary ❤️ .
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No words today, just feeling so much excitement and gratitude for the journey that awaits us tomorrow. Picking up the last few essentials before it all begins ✨💫
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London - we are coming for you.
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Do you know what I love about fitness? I love the fact that it looks different on everyone ✨
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You don't have to be a ripped, six pack, lean super model to be fit and healthy. You can be somewhere in between of where you were and where you want to be. The greatest thing about fitness is that everyone is on their own journey, everyone is wanting to be the best version of themselves, and everyone is learning and growing and making mistakes. .
Fitness isn't about being perfect, it isn't about being the strongest or looking the best. It's about integrating it into your lifestyle, one that makes you happy and feel empowered 💪🏼
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What does fitness mean to you? 🌸
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📷: @dmrlivingthedream at @waterkantstudios .
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I'm just over here, getting my last bit of admin done, munching on some delicious treats, playing some @tommisch in the background and writing up my London to-do list while it rains outside.
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I would say it's been a pretty magical Thursday. What about you? 😛
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But for real, if anyone has been to London before, are there any places you would recommend us going to? 😊
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Keeping my eye on the prize.... not! Haha it's funny how much life can change. When I was little, I thought I would have all my sh*% together at the age of 25. And here I am, technically unemployed, drifting between different freelance jobs and working towards an uncertain future. But you know what? I love the look of that future so much more. If I had stuck to my original plan, I would be working in a field that I wasn't passionate about, I wouldn't have found @dmrlivingthedream, I wouldn't be living with him in an amazing apartment, I wouldn't have travelled so much this year and I definitely wouldn't be getting excited by the fact that I'm headed to LONDON next week 😁😁 so right now I don't care that my career life is in a place of the unknown, I don't know where I'm headed to just yet, but I'm loving my experiences and my adventures and right now that's more important to me. .
I love life and all the unexpected surprises it sends your way. Don't be so stuck in your idea of how you should be living that you actually forget to live ✨☀️💫
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• BE KIND TO YOURSELF •
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About a year and a half ago I was extremely fatigued and it was the worst experience ever🙈!! I had no energy to work, exercise, I felt tired when I woke up, I was irritable and emotional all the time because I didn't feel like myself. LONG story short, after a lot of rest, healing time with my amazing integrative doctor and LISS type workouts I finally managed to get myself back to a good place ❤️
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Because I know what it feels like to be fatigued and because I know I never want to experience that again, I now know how important it is to let yourself rest which isn't always the easy choice to make. After starting the @paosfitworld guide, I have been loving my new workout routines and I haven't wanted to miss one session and I'm already 5 weeks in! After being away for a few days, I was excited to get back home and get into my gym this afternoon but after a lot of late nights working, lots of traveling and today's 5am wake up to catch 2 plane rides ✈️ , heat and traffic, I eventually got home this afternoon feeling exhausted. All of me wanted to unpack my @adidasza shoes and get going but I knew better than that. .
Sometimes it's okay to rest, sometimes it's okay to postpone the workout, there is always tomorrow after all! When your tuned into your body, you know best when your body needs that much needed break.
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Just remember, this is a journey and not a race. Exercising shouldn't be a task, something to check off ☑️ at the end of the day - and for a long time that's what it was to me. It's about creating a healthy lifestyle for yourself - whatever shape and form that might be. Im just happy to know that Im slowly choosing to live the lifestyle that makes me thrive ✨
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Ps. And yes I did write this post whilst enjoying my bed in my pjs on a Monday afternoon😛
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📷: @dmrlivingthedream .
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