October 17, 2019

Maternity leave is for.....cooking plant based yummies

I haven't had much of a chance to write my blog lately, but I'm BACK! My plan is to write some more about my pprom journey in my pregnancy and my experiences with a premmie bub, but for now I will write about something a bit more light hearted, my love for food and for cooking plant based meals. I never used to love being in the kitchen, until I ditched eating animal products. Now I absolutely love experimenting with new foods and recipes and cooking with ingredients that I never used to cook with when I used to eat animal products. Eating plant based is so much more fun with so many different flavours and tastes. I think back to the foods that I used to eat and it used to be...

July 15, 2019

When I suspected that my waters may have broken, I decided to go down to the hospital to make sure that everything was ok. I was very scared and waited for my partner to get home, I knew it was something that I didn't want to face on my own. The nurses at the Women's Assessment Unit were great. They got me through to see a Doctor very quickly and were very reassuring. I had my obs done and things looked relatively normal. I then saw the Doctor who explained to me that they would need to do a speculum swab to determine if it was the baby's waters or something else. I've unfortunately since had to become used to having these tests, it's hard to believe that once upon a time I was petrified of a simple pap smear!

At the time it was...

June 26, 2019

It's been quite some time between posts. My focus hasn't been on my writing or on my website, life has just been so crazy and busy! Mostly good things of course. The last eight months have been quite a whirlwind. Between building my new 24/7 gym, moving the old gym, growing the new club, starting a new relationship and then finding out I was pregnant, let's just say I have been pretty occupied! It's amazing how life can change so quickly. One minute it's travelling in a certain direction, the next, it looks completely different. 

When I found out I was pregnant I was in absolute shock. I had given up all ideas about having children from what I had been told by Doctors. When I was younger my oestrogen levels just weren't high...

June 8, 2018

Have you ever been in a Yoga class, Meditation class or any other environment where you've been told to block out your thoughts and just focus on your breathing? Or have you ever had a night where you've struggled to go to sleep and to help get there you tried to stop yourself from thinking? I'm pretty sure that's the point in time where you start wondering if Deer actually have Gall Bladders......(they don't in case you are wondering) or why, if they have legs are bats not able to walk???? (It's because there leg bones are so thin). Anyway, enough about strange animal facts- we could be here all day!! 

What if I told you that you actually didn't have the ability to control your thoughts? That the thoughts that pop into your mind...

April 28, 2018

I was so happy to be back, doing my thing yesterday, speaking about Nutrition and Mindset. I haven’t done a seminar for a while, life has been pretty busy but also I wasn’t as mobile over the last five months and I like to be very dynamic when I present. I’m not one to stand still and talk in monotone. I like to move around, get everyone involved, crack some bad jokes, swear a bit and just generally have a great time. Because to me, this stuff is fun! Learning how to take control of your life and improve your health and happiness is one of the most fun things to do in my honest opinion.

The main thing I talked about in my seminar was the fact that so many people have massive emotional attachments to nutrition. I truly believe tha...

April 13, 2018

I have a tendency to get very passionate..........

I'm a passionate kind of person. When something really makes me tick, it REALLY MAKES ME TICK!! I am learning so much at the moment and am so thirsty for more knowledge, so expect more and more things coming from me. I've always been a bit of a closet nerd, obsessed with learning new things and completing more and more courses, so this isn't really a new thing, but the information that I'm going over at the moment is so interesting!! 

It's really amazing, when you start to open your mind and instead of doing what you do, because that's what you've always done, or because that's what everyone says to do, that you really start to see things that were always there but you were just o...

April 1, 2018

I’ve spent a great deal of effort over the last five years healing myself. Going from suffering from bulimia, anxiety and severe depression where I was at the stage of almost committing suicide, I decided that enough was enough and that I needed to change my life and my mindset desperately and permanently. Over the years I masked my pain and attempted to control my life and how I felt through exercise and extreme dieting, which over the years has led to various health conditions and injuries, including contributing to a serious injury that I suffered about four months ago to my back. For many years I have suffered from bulging discs as well as degeneration and arthritis in my spine. As a child I would work hard outside and carry...

March 23, 2018

It’s now been about four months since I suffered from my back injury and I am so grateful to my body for how it is healing me up. Despite still being in a bit of pain and not yet able to get back to everything that I love to do, I am feeling the best that I have ever felt in my life. I feel that for the first time in a long time I have a healthy work/life balance, I am showing kindness to myself, my skin is clear and healthy, I am sleeping exceptionally well and I have heaps of energy. An added bonus is no animals have been harmed in the process! It’s hard to believe that I have made this sort of progress in just four months. I am certainly not Superwoman. I was not born with any natural super healing abilities or mental toughne...

March 19, 2018

What I am about to write in this post is definitely controversial and I daresay will ruffle a few feathers. To be honest I hope that it does, because that means it will get peoples attention. Despite any potential backlash, I am going to write my thoughts on something I am very passionate about and put it out into the big world anyway. If you are one of those people that instantly get offended by this post, I would ask first that you take a step back and see it for what it is and perhaps take something from it instead of instantly becoming offended. 


I truly believe that allowing your children to consume unhealthy, processed, sugary and fatty foods on a regular basis and not encouraging them to engage in some form of p...

March 15, 2018

What is it about the subject of ‘weight loss’ that makes normally sane and intelligent women lose the plot?

Is it society?

Is it a lack of education?

Is it Health Professionals that fail to distinguish between this and fat loss?

Whatever it is, it’s drives me BANANAS!!!!

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, your nutrition and exercise should NEVER be about weight loss!!!!!!

Even if your motivation is purely based on aesthetic reasons, it’s about FAT LOSS!!!! If I had a magical power, it would be to once and for all get people to understand the bloody difference!!!!! What you weigh does not matter. How much body fat you are carrying does. The two appear to be linked, especially in cases where someone is carrying quite a lot of exces...

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