My Health Philosophy

2018-02-05T21:29:32+00:00 6 February 2018|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , , |

Hey Guys!

I’m excited to share with you my current personal health philosophy. I originally published this post four years ago but my health philosophy has changed so much since then that I wanted to completely re-write it. Over the years I have learnt that I need to balance the following ten areas in my life to be optimally healthy and maintain a body I can feel good in.

Eat Well

1. Eat Nourishing Real Food

  • 90% of the time I like to eat foods that are highly beneficial to my body. These foods are: vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, eggs, dairy, whole grains and natural fats.
  • 10% or less

Beginner Home Workout

2017-12-21T11:54:49+00:00 16 December 2017|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , |

Something I get asked all the time is for a home workout suitable for beginners. This full body workout is super basic and very suitable for total exercise newbies. You don’t even need any equipment – just two cans from your kitchen cupboard. If you would like to make the workout a little more challenging you can progress to dumbbells which you can pick up from Kmart for very little. You can find a demonstration of the workout on my YouTube channel:

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.

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

Second Trimester Exercise Program #2

2017-07-10T19:22:11+00:00 15 February 2016|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , , |

Second Trimester Exercise Program-2

 

I have been enjoying being able to exercise regularly throughout my second trimester. It has really made a difference in stabilising my mood, keeping my energy levels up, keeping me healthy and preventing excessive weight gain. Currently, my workout routine is this:

  • Monday – Yoga
  • Tuesday – Full Body Circuit
  • Wednesday – 30 minute walk
  • Thursday – Weights and HIIT
  • Friday – Weights and HIIT
  • Saturday – 30  minute walk
  • Sunday – 30 minute walk

If you would like to download and print a copy of my workouts you can do so by clicking here:

Second Trimester Exercise Program #1

2017-12-12T20:49:34+00:00 5 January 2016|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , , |

 

Second Trimester Pregnancy Exercise Program

I thought I would share with you all the exercise program I am about to start. I will be fifteen weeks pregnant on Monday when I begin, and I will complete it for four to five weeks. My fitness had dropped quite a lot over the course of the first trimester. Finding time to train when I wasn’t at work, exhausted or feeling nauseous or headachey was hard! Anyway, I am now loving being able to exercise more often each week. I really find healthy eating and regular exercise makes a massive difference

Is social media causing you to lose your uniqueness?

2015-10-26T12:00:23+00:00 26 October 2015|Categories: EAT, MOVE|Tags: , |

Be who you were created to be quote

We all know we have to be careful of social media causing us to compare ourselves with others. It can cause discontent with our life and that feeling of not being ‘good enough’ when we compare our life to everyone else’s highlight reel. Recently, however, I’ve been thinking that social media may be influencing us in the fitness industry in a different way. I think social media trends and popular views have a habit of becoming your own. We can adopt the goals and beliefs of

How to Make a Good Day Snowboarding a GREAT Day Snowboarding

2015-08-31T09:00:18+00:00 31 August 2015|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , |

Snowboarding Davos In the magnificent mountains of Davos, Switzerland.

I’m lucky enough to have been snowboarding quite a few times, despite living in Perth, where the nearest snow fields are over 3000km away. My husband’s favourite thing in the world to do is snowboard. So, in the same way that he has spent a lot more time on holidays shopping and trying out healthy cafes then he would have ever imagined, I have spent a lot more time strapped into snowboard boots than I had ever envisioned for myself!

14 Advanced Resistance Training Techniques

2018-02-06T13:41:16+00:00 18 August 2015|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , , |

Advanced resistance training techniques

Advanced resistance training techniques, also known as specialised techniques or overload techniques are used by athletes with the intention to enhance muscle gains. They are suitable once you have been training with straight sets for a while and are looking to up the intensity and challenge your muscles. They are one way you can apply the progressive overload principle to your training. The following techniques prolong the time under tension a muscle has to work and increase the muscle recruitment and exhaustion.

1. Super sets

Also known as: N/A

This is when you perform a set

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