Why you need to schedule in a ‘Rest & Refresh Day’

2015-01-05T09:00:05+00:00 5 January 2015|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , , , , |

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Do you ever get to that point where you’re feeling run down, stressed and tired? Your motivation and energy levels are not where they usually are. You’ve lost your usual zest for life and spring in your step. Instead of bouncing out of bed, you slowly wobble out thinking how stiff and sore everything feels. You’ve been permanently tired for days and even coffee

Health Benefits to Owning a Dog

2014-11-24T09:00:00+00:00 24 November 2014|Categories: LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , |

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I am so excited about writing this post! I absolutely LOVE my dog. He is an Australian Shepherd named Happy. Being such a dog lover, my ears have always pricked up when I have heard research on why it’s actually beneficial to your well-being to own a dog. Read on for a few reasons why it’s good to have a pooch in your family.

The Healthy Highlights of Port Douglas

2014-11-10T08:00:18+00:00 10 November 2014|Categories: LIVE|Tags: |

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Port Douglas in far north tropical Queensland was my kind of place. I spent 8 nights here with my hubby in October. Picture this: consistently warm days and nights, palm tree lined beaches and plenty of rainforest walking trails. Here are my top 6 favourite active and nourishing things to

My Health Philosophy

2014-10-27T08:00:00+00:00 27 October 2014|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , |

Your body is a reflection of your lifestyle quote Photographer: Darren Wirth Photography

Updated August 2015.

I believe a health philosophy should include these three aspects:

1. Always open to tweaking. The research and science is always changing. So should your health philosophy.
2. Personal. What works for someone else won’t necessarily work for you. Yes, there are some general principles and lifestyle factors that should be a part of everyone’s health philosophy, like eating a large amount of vegetables and being regularly physically active; however, I think when

My Journey to the Stage Part 2: I did it!

2014-10-13T08:00:00+00:00 13 October 2014|Categories: LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , |

In 2014, after much observation and research into competing, and inspiration from a close friend who competed in her first show, I decided to commit again to preparing for a fitness competition. If you haven’t read about my first attempt at preparing for a competition, check out My Journey to the Stage Part 1. I felt like I had found an enjoyable, balanced and healthy approach to getting lean. I decided to be my own coach and to try have a relaxed approach, viewing this experience

Wellness Warriors and Gym Junkies

2014-09-22T08:00:29+00:00 22 September 2014|Categories: LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , |

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I have observed there are generally two different lifestyle groups amongst females at the moment. There are ‘Wellness Warriors’ and there are ‘Gym Junkies’. I understand that I am stereotyping a bit. Most people are more along a spectrum of these two extremes, but there are definitely some at either end.

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