Hi my name is Nerisa Manuel. I’m 33 years old (going on 34 this month) and I’m from Boksburg. I’m the proud mother of two beautiful children Jade 13 & Joshua 11.  I’ve been married for 12 years (13 years this year Sept) my hubby’s name is Judah Manuel, but everyone calls him Jude.

Iam Strong, Feisty and Straight forward.

What has motherhood taught me?
How to be strong not just for myself but for my family. The word relax or rest does not exist…lol

What has marriage taught me?
How to replace Me with We. How to trust unconditionally, and compromise.

Life lessons I have learnt:
To always be myself, and not to worry about what people think of me

My Biggest achievement:
Losing 25kg in 1 month and maintaining my weight.
After giving birth, I gained alot of weight. I became very insecure about myself and developed a low self esteem. When my husband was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, I neglected myself to take care of him and my babies. So after his treatment and having to make peace with not having any more kids. I just started exercising and eating healthy. I worked out with my husband every day, weight lifting, cardio… you name it, I’ve done it and that is how I lost all the weight. It was real hard work but it paid off….and now I am happy with me.

Advice to other mom’s, wives & woman
Put God first and everything else will fall into place

If I could be any animal, which would it be?
Tasmanian devil, I protect what I have fearlessly. People always mistake my confidence for arrogance. My loyalty must be earned.

Which person in the Bible do I relate to? Esther

1 Thing I look forward to in 2019
Starting my studies again

Ask your partner to describe you in 3 words: Strong, Sexy and Simple