Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Quote by Kanye West

“If you know you're the best it only makes sense for you to surround yourself with the best. 
NO EXCEPTIONS” 


Thursday, November 19, 2015

"Free" with Jade Colbert











Jade is a tattoo artist, find her on:
Instagram

Images by Lee Folkard Photography
venue: Pixley House

See behind the scenes live on shoots on snapchat: @leefolkard

Instagram and Twitter: @leefolkard

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Quote by Pharrell Williams

"In order to do great things, you must be unafraid to recreate yourself.
You can't do that holding on to the glory from yesterday."



Friday, November 6, 2015

A week without Juice Revolution

So last week Friday, I finished my five day super juice cleanse with Juice Revolution.

This week has been a tough one. I adapted easily to eating solid foods - I got full really quickly the first few days.

I really didn't and haven't felt the need to eat sweet stuff. Prior to my juice cleanse almost every dinner meal would end with either a dessert or some sweet or chocolate - or all three!

I have genuinely craved both fruits and vegetables...
I can only deduce that my body - having gotten so much nutrients during the five day course of juices that it -  feels the need to have them regularly.
This has meant my eating habits have definitely improved.

I also managed to stay coffee free for 10 days in total. I have since had three cups in total and I can safely say - I do not need my morning cup.
I start each day, as I did during my juice cleanse, with a cup of hot water with half a squeezed lemon. I really enjoy this daily routine.

My body and my mind missed the juices though. The convenience is amazing. I own a juicer - but it really does take too much time - buying and then juicing the fruits and vegetables.

I started missing meals again this week. Breakfast is always a tough one if I have an early shoot or meeting.

I needed to find a solution!

Insert: Juice Revolution's Lifestyle Juice Range!  

So much happiness!

They come in two different sets of 10.



Box 1

Box 2

Perfect for those that want to give the juices a try before committing to a full juice cleanse.

And even more perfect for those suffering from withdrawals of not having delicious cold-pressed juices in their life after doing a cleanse.

Basically I can now grab one of these if I'm running out and don't have time to make or get breakfast. Also, if I am ever feeling hungry between meals, the lifestyle range is the perfect "snack" juice.

My juice cleanse was couriered to my door. With my two lifestyle boxes, I opted for an airport pick up.
A slightly cheaper option, possibly, if you live close to the airport and don't mind a drive.

2 x lifestyle boxes


Convenience-wise, I would in future get them delivered to my door.

I picked up my Lifestyle box yesterday and today I got to have my first juice. My body felt at ease again. I could almost hear it saying - 'Thank you for being good to me!'

20 bottles of love


What started out as a five day juice cleanse has definitely turned out to be a lifestyle change for the better for me.
And this Lifestyle Juice range from Juice Revolution fits my new lifestyle perfectly!

You can order any Juice Revolution products and use my coupon code: leefolkard
This gets you 10% off and is valid till tomorrow! 7 November 2015.
The website: www.juicerevolution.co.za

Happy Juicing!


Monday, November 2, 2015

Quote by Tom Ford

“I do struggle because I’m attracted to beautiful things, yet at the same time I am actually very aware, in some sense, their lack of value and that the most important things in life are your connections to other people.” 




Sunday, November 1, 2015

My Juice Journal : Day Five

I made it! I more than made it. I did it and I feel amazing.

It's Sunday morning as I type this. My five day super juice cleanse ended on Friday.
I decided to see how my first day post cleanse went before posting this journal entry.

I took a look at my last batch of juices and realized how far I have come.

my last day of juices


My Friday morning started with a photoshoot on a hot Durban day on Umhlanga Beach. I had my last "apple zinger" - quite an emotional experience - before heading off to my shoot, grabbing my first juice for the day.

"Berry Smooch" - a fruit and veg smoothie to start my day - very refreshing and tasty. Perfect for the beach.

berry smooch and the ocean

After my photoshoot I headed back home, just in time to have my next juice - "Well Peared"; either day five has awesome tasting juices or my taste-buds have adjusted to the taste of nutrition.
It's as if my body craves what the juices provide.
My overall sense of taste seems heightened and when I drink the juice I can almost feel all the ingredients perfectly intertwining in my mouth.

For my next juice, I headed back to the beach - the weather in Durban was all sunshine. I sat on the sand and reflected on my juice journey.
It's been an experience I would advise all those I am close with to seriously consider. It's an investment in your overall well-being.

it's been quite the journey

By the close of the day I had consumed my last "apple pie" and my juice journey had ended.
25 juices later, what seemed like it would be challenging, honestly seems like something I could continue doing if I wanted to.

I would like to thank Fiona, owner of Juice Revolution for this amazing product, for her knowledge and her encouraging and informative daily emails. The full Juice Revolution package is truly a "5 star" service of your mind, body and soul.

Waking up on Saturday with renewed energy I still have not had any coffee. I think I will lay off that for a bit longer.
It was weird eating solid foods. My portion sizes have definitely decreased and I feel full quicker.
I definitely have a heightened sense of taste. I can taste the oils and the sugar in my foods.
I thought I would be craving coffee and a medium rare rib-eye steak, instead I am craving a good sized salad and fresh fruit.
Also, I have no desire to eat sweet stuff.
Cake, sweets and chocolate - I just don't feel the need to have any.

Many people have asked me if the cleanse has made me lose weight - I'm not entirely sure as I did not weigh myself before starting.
My reason for doing the juice cleanse was more about ridding my body of toxins than weight-loss. A few people have seen me and said I look leaner and my skin seems more radiant. Both good signs - so I think I would attribute them to the juice cleanse.

Oh, before I forget - another positive that came with doing the five day juice cleanse was that having all my juices for the week resulted in me having a lot more time on my hands. I was able to be much more productive. No prepping food and cooking. No deciding what I would eat each day, for each meal. No need to head to the grocery store and buy ingredients for my meals.
This was pretty cool and something I didn't really consider before embarking on this journey.

I will be following up with one last Juice Revolution post this coming Friday. This will just be to update you on my week of adjusting back to normal life after my five day cleanse.
10% off using my coupon code

Juice Revolution have given me a discount coupon code to share with my followers and readers.
Should you wish to purchase a juice cleanse all you need to do is use the coupon code; leefolkard upon checkout to redeem 10% off your purchase prior to delivery.
The coupon code is valid until November 7th 2015.
Find juice revolution at: www.juicerevolution.co.za 

Friday, October 30, 2015

My Juice Journal : Day Four

My juice routine no longer feels like a routine.
Almost habitual I wake up, boil my water, add my lemon and sip.

I had an early morning photoshoot so I packed my first juice of the day in my camera bag, grabbing my "apple zinger" as I exited my home.
The ginger and apple still tingles my taste-buds in all the right places!

veg out

After day three's delightful "Cream of Berry" smoothie, I see another smoothie to start my morning.
I hoped that the texture of this one wasn't as thick as the "Cream of Berry"
"Veg Out" includes a host of vegetables and was once again surprisingly tasty and not as thick as "Cream of Berry"

By the time I get home from my photoshoot it's time for me to have my next juice.
"Gentle Menthol" - A combination of orange, carrot, celery and mint.
It had a good orange color to it and the mint makes it quite refreshing.

i've always loved carrot added to my juices

The rest of the day goes as per usual. It's pretty much smooth sailing.

I feel lighter - not in weight - just my within myself. My mind seems clearer and I have new-found energy.

As I type this on my last day - I cannot believe how fast the five days have gone.

day five - where are you?
I ended day four - much later - I couldn't sleep - too much energy maybe? -
As I was saying -
I ended day four wondering what will happen after day five.

If you have any questions regarding my juice cleanse, feel free to message me anywhere.
here on the blog.
facebook
twitter
instagram

You can also email me: lee@leefolkard.com

Follow my live juice journey moments on snapchat: @leefolkard

Juice Revolution website: www.juicerevolution.co.za
10% off your juice cleanse with the coupon code: leefolkard

Thursday, October 29, 2015

My Juice Journal : Day Three

I woke up feeling so refreshed!

Hot water with a kick and herbal tea - done.

Still a highlight of the day for me - my apple zinger!

My first juice of the day - "Cream of Berry"
My first juice smoothie; apple, mixed berries, creamy banana, natural yogurt and mixed seeds.
The texture is thick and creamy - almost chew-able. I forgot what chewing was... {haha}
A welcomed sensation of berry goodness.

cream of berry with my supplements

Juice number two today, "Green Sweep", was average in comparison to the cream of berry.
Decent in taste, packed with nutrients.

To be honest at this point I've gotten into a routine and the cleanse process is starting to feel pretty normal.

All I keep a note of is what time I need to be having my next juice. You receive a daily planner with times suggested for your juices. This can be adjusted to suit your schedule - but the times between juices should remain consistent - to avoid dips in your sugar levels and such.

My body and mind feel like they are performing at a higher level than they have before. Maybe it's because I have more time to think about these things, instead of what my next meal will be.

took my lunch to the pool - good weather in durban

I will note at this point that I miss sharing a meal with my beautiful fiance'. We for the most part cook dinner at home and eat together, often critiquing new meals and recipes we've tried.
Small thing - but it becomes almost ritual-like.

I've ended day three feeling reflective on the social element of preparing and sharing a meal.

A reminder:
For the duration of my juice journey, Juice Revolution have given me a discount coupon code to share with my followers and readers.
Should you wish to purchase a juice cleanse all you need to do is use the coupon code; leefolkard upon checkout to redeem 10% off your purchase prior to delivery.
The coupon code is valid until November 7th 2015.
So join me as I juice my life right!

Juice Revolution website: www.juicerevolution.co.za 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

My Juice Journal : Day Two

While day one saw me at home for the most part, for day two I knew I would be on the go and at meetings for day two.
Because I have my juices at specific times during the day - I had to factor how this would work.

This is of course one of the reasons I picked Juice Revolution. The fact that everything is bottled - basically means you grab your bottle and get on with life.

I woke feeling good. The bloated feeling I experienced by the end of day one is gone.

Hot water with a kick, done.
The glorious "Apple Zinger" - my shot of apple juice and ginger, done! (Still my fav!)

dynamite comes in small packages - the apple zinger


My first juice of the day, "Photosynthesizer". Kale, broccoli and celery made up some of the ingredients - but once again, it didn't taste bad. I think I'm becoming a pro at this juice cleanse!
This juice was taken on the road with me and consumed at my location of a shoot I was doing. So convenient and easy on the go.

juice number one for the day consumed on shoot location

From my morning mail, (I get emails updating me on how my body should be feeling and giving me a little more information about my "menu" for the day), I'm told that day two is the day I'm most likely to suffer from any "detox" effects.
Possibly fatigue or headaches. Thankfully this was not the case for me.
I even had a meeting at a local coffee spot, smelt the coffee and didn't crave it.
Even sat with someone who had coffee and was not phased at all.

I kept my herbal tea for the evening. It's amazing how something as simple as a herbal tea becomes, almost a treat.
I went to bed on day two feeling appreciative of the small things in life.

my herbal tea
If you have any questions regarding my juice cleanse, feel free to message me anywhere.
here on the blog.
facebook
twitter
instagram

You can also email me: lee@leefolkard.com

Follow my live juice journey moments on snapchat: @leefolkard

Juice Revolution website: www.juicerevolution.co.za
10% off your juice cleanse with the coupon code: leefolkard

Quote by Jiro Ono

"Once you decide on your occupation... you must immerse yourself in your work. 
You have to fall in love with your work. 
Never complain about your job. 
You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. 
That's the secret of success... 
and is the key to being regarded honorably." 



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

My Juice Journal : Day One

I survived day one.
More than survived, I feel pretty awesome.

It's the start of day two.
I'm sipping on my hot water with a kick, that kick being half a squeezed lemon.
That squeezing of half a lemon and adding it to hot water is basically the only thing I have to do myself for the next 4 days.

Why did I start a juice cleanse?

I always try to keep a moderately healthy lifestyle.
I've cut down on my wheat and gluten intake, I've done the morning jogs, I've done the evening jogs... I've even tried juicing before.
The latter was me self juicing which is quite the tiresome venture; buying the fruits and vegetables, making sure you've washed and cleaned them - getting the correct mix of fruits and vegetables in your juice, trying not to waste too much, and then; cleaning the juicer.
And all that is just for one glass of juice!
I started the juice cleanse because Juice Revolution does all the work for me.
The right mix of nutrients are handed to me, perfectly packaged and labelled - five days of goodness.
I often miss meals due to a sporadic daily life. Breakfast is almost always replaced with a coffee, or two.. or three. (I do recognize that it may be a problem - the coffee)
I am hoping that my five day super juice cleanse with Juice Revolution will help me reprogram my mind and body, clearing it of toxins along the way.

day one in a picture


Day One:

On Sunday evening I removed all my day one juices from the freezer and left them to defrost overnight in the sink.
On Monday morning, I gave them all a good shake and put them into the fridge. (Noting at this stage that all my day one juices were green - please let them taste decent)

I woke with my tongue feeling weird... this was either due to the anticipation of the start of my all juice cleanse, or because I had, for the most part cut out refined sugars and coffee over the weekend.
Either way - the tongue was better with the first sip of my hot lemon water.

I got to have my first herbal tea - basically my only choice item in my juice cleanse pack - I have five different flavors of herbal teas - I get to choose when in the day I get to have them, and which flavor I get to have when. I started my cleanse with the one labelled "love"

my herbal teas (supplied by juice revolution)


Half an hour later I had my Apple Zinger - this is 98% apple juice and ginger and is consumed as one consumes tequila. Shot! This was an awakening experience - if I thought I was awake after my hot water and lemon this proved me wrong. The taste sensation in that 50ml bottle is something else. It should be noted that I love ginger.

Onto my first full sized juice of the day. Called "8 a day" - a blend of fruits and vegetables. The ingredients are listed on the bottles and I could basically taste all the each of them - except the avo - I could not taste the avocado (this may have been a good thing).
The juice was very tasty. I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed it. I got to take my day one supplement pack with this juice. The supplement pack is contains a mix of barley grass, spirulina and acidophilus. (You get an email telling you what each one is and what it does. They're all good for you!)
I felt satisfied after my first juice. Not hungry and not full. I felt good.

my first full sized juice


Juice number two was pretty "green" tasting. Not as tasty as juice one but not by any standard undrinkable.
After juice two - I felt full.

Juices three and four are repetitions of juices one and two. Knowing the tastes I was going to experience - my second time round with both juices was more rewarding as I spent a great deal of time actually tasting all the ingredients slowly.

I felt a little bloated after juice number three, which was weird as it seems as though all you're doing is drinking juices.

Juice number five is called, "Apple Pie" - my "dessert" juice. Apple juice and cinnamon. Lightly warming this one up on a stove is recommended. I loved it. Warm goodness in a mug that I get to end each day with. Yummy!

I was not tired, but decided to call it a night a little earlier than my normal bedtime. I went to bed on day one feeling very thankful that I have embarked on this juicy journey.

day one : done


To find out more about Juice Revolution, check out their:
Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Website: www.juicerevolution.co.za

To follow my day to day journey follow me on snapchat for live snaps: @leefolkard

Oh and don't forget: 

For the duration of my juice journey, Juice Revolution have given me a discount coupon code to share with my followers and readers.
Should you wish to purchase a juice cleanse all you need to do is use the coupon code; leefolkard upon checkout to redeem 10% off your purchase prior to delivery.
The coupon code is valid until November 7th 2015.
So join me as I juice my life right!



Sunday, October 25, 2015

Juice Revolution

A few weeks back while scrolling through my instagram account, I came across a post by Mishka Patel where she credited Juice Revolution for helping with her energy levels. I was intrigued.

Upon doing some research I found out that Juice Revolution is a South African company started in 2012. They offer juice cleanses and deliver direct to your door.

Having tried juicing at home, the concept of juicing was not foreign to me.

The thing that appealed to me with Juice Revolution was that they do all the "work" and put together your entire cleanse for you.

I reached out to Juice Revolution and was contacted by Fiona Stander, the driving force behind the brand. Fiona's passion is evident from the outset and I knew I was in good hands.
She asked various questions about my lifestyle, my eating habits, what I do in life and my reasons for considering a juice cleanse. (more about these in my next blog post)

Fast forward to now, Sunday the 25th October 2015. My juices have arrived, they are sitting in my freezer, after being blast-frozen and couriered to me overnight. They come perfectly labeled and bottled. I receive an additional package which contained my herbal teas, daily supplements and a program booklet. This booklet is well laid out and contains all the relevant information you would need to start juicing with Juice Revolution.

The packaging which housed my precious juices




Tomorrow I start my 5 day super juice cleanse. Five days of only consuming liquids. Five days of no coffee. I will be keeping a day by day "juice journal" which I will be sharing on here with you.

I am both nervous and excited to embark on this journey.
My greatest challenge, in my mind, will be the no caffeine for the duration of my cleanse.
I have not had coffee for the last two days to try and prep my mind for the next five days. I have also cleared out the beans from my coffee machine.
I can do this!

My 5 day super juice cleanse


Best news: For the duration of my juice journey, Juice Revolution have given me a discount coupon code to share with my followers and readers.
Should you wish to purchase a juice cleanse all you need to do is use the coupon code; leefolkard upon checkout to redeem 10% off your purchase prior to delivery.
The coupon code is valid until November 7th 2015.
So join me as I juice my life right!




Find out more information about Juice Revolution here and here.

Follow more of my Juice Journey on snapchat: @leefolkard (I will be live snapping daily on here)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

"Rooftop Sessions" with Rickelle








Find Rickelle on:
Instagram

Images by Lee Folkard Photography
venue: Pixley House

See behind the scenes live on shoots on snapchat: @leefolkard

Instagram and Twitter: @leefolkard

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Quote by Marc Jacobs

“I like people who have a sense of individuality. I love expression and anything awkward and imperfect, because that’s natural and that’s real.” 



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"Here Comes Trouble" with Dj Carly O










Find Dj Carly O on:
Facebook | Instagram

Images by Lee Folkard Photography

See behind the scenes live on shoots on snapchat: @leefolkard

Instagram and Twitter: @leefolkard