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4 Exercise Myths Busted

2017-11-06T12:40:19+00:00 6 November 2017|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , |

It’s amazing how when you’re 19 you think you know everything. I had just completed my Certificate IV in Fitness and was a qualified personal trainer. I felt like I knew so much. Then I studied my Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and started to realise how much I didn’t know! Since then (currently 10 years later!) I strive to keep learning through courses, expos, podcasts and reading. I find the more I learn about exercise and training the more I realise I don’t know. Here are four exercise myths I used to believe:

Myth 1: When you squat

My Favourite Fitness, Wellness and Motherhood Resources

2017-11-06T13:01:05+00:00 2 October 2017|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Here is a list of all the websites, social media accounts, books and podcasts I like to follow. These help me to be educated, motivated and inspired to live a fit, happy and healthy life.

Roasted Vegetable & Chicken Pasta

2017-11-06T09:43:56+00:00 4 September 2017|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , |

This recipe is a much healthier version of pasta. It is packed with vegetables and lean protein with just a small amount of pasta. I believe if you are exercising regularly it is not necessary to exclude pasta and other starchy carbohydrates such as bread from your diet all together. They just need to be eaten in moderation. This is a lovely quick weeknight dinner and the leftovers are perfect for lunch the next day (hm I tend to say that a lot on my recipe posts, I am a clear fan of time efficiency!)

Curtin University is looking for parents of children aged 6-12 months

2017-08-07T16:30:21+00:00 7 August 2017|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , |

Australian parents of children aged 6-12 months are being asked to participate in a Curtin University survey into how parents introduce solids to their babies. Click the link below for details:

Seeking Research Participants Information Document

If you are keen to participate please click on this link:https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bkm5kR4EeBb6EqV

Practical Tips for Soon-to-be Mums

2017-08-07T10:19:52+00:00 7 August 2017|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , |

This post basically contains everything I would tell myself if I could go back in time to when I was pregnant. With all things baby and parenting we all choose to do things differently due to the way we were brought up, our values and what we prioritise. With this in mind you may not agree with all my tips which is absolutely fine. However I hope some may be useful for soon-to-be mums and you can learn from

My Daily Routine

2017-11-06T12:57:25+00:00 3 July 2017|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , |

Hi Guys!

I thought I would share my current daily routine with you all. I’m a huge organisational lover. I have lists, systems, charts, planners and rosters for everything in my life. It’s very important to me so I can get everything I want to do in my life fitted in. ‘Create a life you love’ is one of my favourite sayings. I believe you

Clean Moussaka (thermomix recipe)

2017-09-05T12:11:50+00:00 5 June 2017|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , |

Clean Moussaka

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe on the blog – sorry! The reason is I’ve been working very hard on my fitness and wellness program ‘Lean & Well’. All my new recipe creations have been going into the recipe section of the program. However I thought it was about time I shared a new recipe with you all, plus this moussaka has had a lot of requests when I’ve posted me making it on social media.

I’ll warn you that this takes a while to make, about 90

Is it ok For a Christian Woman to Want a Lean Body?

2017-11-06T12:58:18+00:00 1 May 2017|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , , |

Holly Brownlie

Some may be judgemental towards a Christian woman pursuing fitness, saying it’s selfish, superficial or not important. However I disagree and here’s why. In the same way that it’s ok for a Christian to want to make their house look stylish, make their garden beautiful, keep their car clean and in good condition or wear makeup and colour their hair, I believe it is ok for a Christian woman to want to look good in their swimsuit. The only two reasons I think there is a problem is if your motives

A Powerful Message for Anyone Seeking to Become Healthier and Lose Weight

2017-11-06T12:59:00+00:00 3 April 2017|Categories: EAT, MOVE|Tags: , , , |

Recently I had a friend, let me call her Ruby, who shared with me something I found very inspiring which I just had to share with you all. Ruby has recently turned her life around. Over the past year she has lost 50 kilos! When Ruby had a health scare and decided enough is enough, it’s time to change once and for all, she didn’t take the gradual, gentle approach to changing her lifestyle. No. she took the way-out-of-her-comfort-zone, make some dramatic and hard changes approach. A lot of trainers (myself included)

Ideas for Rice Cake Toppings

2017-03-07T13:48:18+00:00 7 March 2017|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , |

Ideas for rice cake toppings

For me if lunch is not leftovers from dinner and it’s not a simple salad, then its usually rice cakes. I like that compared to a sandwich you can get into your body more ‘good bits’ like veggies, protein and good fats and less starchy carbs (three rice cakes contains the amount of carbohydrates equivalent to one slice of bread). Here are some of my favourite combos:

  1. Cream cheese,  tomato and avocado
  2. Cream cheese, tomato and basil leaves
  3. Avocado, turkey and tomato
  4. Roast beef, crisp lettuce and cheese
  5. Ham, cheese and tomato
  6. Smashed avocado, cheese
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