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QA: Juanique has lost 43kgs and here is how.


Juanique Rabie


22 years old.


Midrand, JHB

How much weight have you lost on your journey so far?

43kg down

What do you do? [Job]

Au Pair

What else do you do? [Hobbies, non-work stuff, etc]

Dance, sing, draw, bake and arts and crafts. Also exercise.


How long have you been a member of Sleekgeek?

Since 15 Aug 2019, a year.

How did you find Sleekgeek?


What is your favourite part of the Sleekgeek Community?

The way small and big victories are celebrated in the same way.


Describe the “old you” before you made your transformation. How
did you get there and what were you like?

Shy, always something to eat, and not wearing girly clothes.

What ignited your initial motivation to change?

I went on a holiday for the first time in 9 years and wanted to look good for that.

What are some of the things that the new you does differently

Walk with confidence, always smile, enjoy food, know the values of food.

What are some of the things that the new you still struggles with?

Accepting myself. I still see the big fat, obese Juanique.

If you could give yourself 1 piece of advice to help with that
struggle, what would it be?

Just look at the size of your clothes now. You are not the same.

Did you plateau, get stuck, or get disillusioned, or even slide
backwards a bit on your journey?

Off course, it’s human.

What is better since you got healthy?

Life overall.


What’s your favourite form of exercise? [Running, yoga,
weightlifting, etc]

Rebounding and weights, also dancing.

How long have you been training and how did you get started?

Almost 7 years. I started with 10 sit-up and push-ups a day, and increased it weekly.

What does your typical workout look like?

Currently rebounding for 30 to 55 mins.

Favorite exercise? [Distance / pose / movement / etc]


Least favorite exercise? [Distance / pose / movement / etc]


How does exercise make you feel?

Sometimes exhausted, other times full of energy, mostly great and proud.

Do you prefer to train alone or with others? Why?

Alone, people distract me as I love to talk.

Most embarrassing training moment?

My pants got torn and I didn’t notice until I did squats.

Top 3 things you must have at the gym or in your gym bag?

  1. Water
  2. Earphones
  3. Towel

Your next training goal?

To reach a level of being proud, more of a weight goal.

Top 5 songs on your training playlist?

  • Ek lewe, ek belowe – Francois van Coke
  • Side to Side – Ariana Grande
  • Venom – Eminem
  • Numb – Linkin Park
  • Any song by – Early B

How has exercise/training/Sport Changed your life? [Made it
better, etc – please be specific]

I lost body fat, my skin looks better, I am more adventurous and willing to do hikes etc.


What’s your favourite meal?


OK, now what’s your favourite healthy meal?

My homemade lemon chicken breasts.

Favourite protein?

Chicken Breasts.

Favourite fat?

Not sure.

Favourite carbohydrate?


What’s your nutrition philosophy / approach? [If you have one]

Don’t really have one.

How many meals a day do you eat?


Do you have a cheat meal / treat strategy?

Yes, I normally do one a week, I’ve noticed that I then loose more.


Most memorable personal best achievement to date. Something
you maybe never imagined you could do?

Lose 10kg.

Favorite quote?

One day or day one.

Favourite book?

I don’t read.

What inspires and motivates you?

My future. I want to someday be a healthy wife and mother.

For what are you most grateful?

That I had my mom to help me through this journey and save my life.

What do you want to say to other community members who might
be nervous or hesitant to make a start?

Just do it. If you don’t try, you’ll never know. All you can lose is some pounds.

What are your top 5 tips for anyone starting on a healthy journey?

  1. Make sure your mind is in it
  2. Get rid of any temptations, sweets, etc.
  3. Do research. You can get a lot of healthy foods and ideas. Just look for them.
  4. Make sure the people in your household will help and motivate you.
  5. Set out small goals. Don’t go too big.

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