3 Simple Weight-loss Tips
You’re probably going to think these tips are all things you’ve heard before, but I urge you not to glaze over them! They really do make a huge impact on your health and weight.
1. Do something active every day.
Find something you enjoy so
The Importance of Rituals
Rituals are incredibly powerful and fundamental to success. After all, how we live each day is essentially how we live our life. I talked a bit about rituals when I wrote about how to maintain a healthy, fit physique long term by living a
12 Week Challenge Series: The Results
It is extremely long over due but here is my wrap up post for my 12 week challenge. Firstly why did I stop writing a weekly check-in post after week 8? I had some technical issues with my blog and was also extremely time
12 Week Challenge Series: Week 7 & 8 Check-in
Week 7 & 8 Diary Entry
So the last 2 weeks for me have been very out of routine. It has been the school holidays so we have had my husband home with us which has been fabulous. However I’ve found it very hard to
12 Week Challenge Series: Week 6 Check-in
Week 6 Diary Entry
This week I was unfortunately sick as well as extremely sleep deprived thanks to both my children being sick. I was only able to do one training session which was really disappointing. Next week I will do to make up for
12 Week Challenge Series: Week 5 Check-in
Week 5 Diary Entry
Firstly, sorry there was no blog post for week 4 – I was extremely busy last weekend!
So here is how week 5 went.
Training – This was the first week of the new training program ‘phase 2’. It was a lot harder
12 Week Challenge Series: Week 3 Check-in
Week 3 Diary Entry
Training – Once again I pushed myself hard during my three weight training sessions. Despite my weights already being quite heavy from the week before I still managed to increase a lot of them this week which I’m really proud of.
12 Week Challenge Series: Week 2 Check-in
Week 2 Diary Entry
Training – I have really pushed myself hard in my three training sessions this week. I have squished all the exercises which are supposed to be completed over 4 workouts in to 3 long workouts. I do find this very tiring.
12 Week Challenge Series: Week 1 Check-in
Week 1 Diary Entry
I have thoroughly enjoyed starting Lean & Well last week! It was a real struggle to get my third workout in as I am incredibly time poor at the moment. However I am very keen to create a toned physique so
12 Week Challenge: Start Check-in
Introduction to the series
Welcome to my 12 week challenge series! I will be doing a check-in post every week to share my journey as I do my own health and fitness program ‘Lean & Well’. In each blog post I will very briefly share:
Tips for The First 8 Weeks with a Newborn
Here is my “post-birth plan”! I actually wrote this out when preparing for the arrival of my second baby (you can read her birth story here if you like). I had a really challenging time with my first baby so was at times
My Pregnancy #2: My Birth Story
Tess has just turned one month old and I can honestly say I have been thoroughly loving the newborn stage. I am so relaxed, calm and confident this second time round! I’m beyond grateful to have had a second incredibly positive birth experience. Here
Third Trimester Week-by-Week Pregnancy Checklist
In the third trimester it feels like there is suddenly so much to do! Finally the arrival of your baby is almost here. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and a bit stressed so I created this checklist during my first pregnancy to
My Pregnancy #2: First Trimester Update
I can’t believe I’m pregnant with baby number two! I feel so incredibly grateful and thankful every single day for the privilege of having another precious miracle grow inside of me. In this blog post you will find a little summary of the first
Comparison of Natural Baby Wipes
I have been wanting to do a comparison of the ingredients in the baby wipes marketed as ‘natural’ for a while now. When buying wipes I have usually always gone for the brand ‘Water Wipes’ because they have the shortest ingredient list. This is
5 Uses of Essential Oils for a Newborn
This blog is by guest writer Jenn Finnon.
I have a confession to make. Before I accidentally discovered dōTERRA (thanks mum!), I had no experience whatsoever of essential oils. In fact, I had never really considered the benefits of using natural methods over the modern
My Health Philosophy
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
My Favourite Fitness, Wellness and Motherhood Resources
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.
Curtin University is looking for parents of children aged 6-12 months
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
Practical Tips for Soon-to-be Mums
This post basically contains everything I would tell myself if I could go back in time to when I was pregnant. With all
Is it ok For a Christian Woman to Want a Lean Body?
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
My Pregnancy #1: My Birth Story
Summer Rose Brownlie 9 days new. Photo by Barebright Photography.
Well, my little girl is now two months old so I thought it would be a
Positive Birth Mantras
36 weeks pregnant here
It’s less than three weeks until my due date! Eek very exciting times! I can’t wait to hold my baby. I can’t wait to dress my baby in