12 Week Challenge Series: Week 6 Check-in

2019-10-01T20:31:05+08:0030 September 2019|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , |

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 it.

Progress Measurements & Photos

No photos this week – I didn’t think there was any point because I hadn’t barely trained so my physique wouldn’t have changed at all.

My Fitness Pal Food Diary For Next Week

I am having this week off tracking and am just trying to eat 2400 calories and

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12 Week Challenge Series: Week 5 Check-in

2019-09-25T10:01:56+08:0024 September 2019|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , , |

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 than phase 1 and I was really sore! The sessions take a little longer and have more packed in to them so I was only able to do the three strength workouts and not the HIIT workout as well (previously I had been squishing all the exercises from the 4 workouts into 3 workouts). I

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12 Week Challenge Series: Week 3 Check-in

2019-10-21T07:08:26+08:009 September 2019|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , |

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. I’m certainly super sweaty by the end of my workouts. People who say weight training doesn’t feel hard are not doing it right!

Nutrition – I was way better with my diet this week yay! I think the two things that helped were firstly filling up on raw vegetables throughout the day so I’m too full

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12 Week Challenge: Start Check-in

2019-09-25T09:20:58+08:0018 August 2019|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , |

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:

  • A diary entry (my thoughts and experiences over the past week and about the coming week).
  • My progress measurements and photos.
  • My My Fitness Pal Food Diary for the next day.

Over the last 9 months I have had my second baby, gone overseas for a 2 week holiday, sold our house, moved into a rental,

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Modifications to Make to Exercise When Pregnant

2018-07-30T19:46:12+08:0030 July 2018|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , |

Recently I attended a fantastic course on exercise during pregnancy and the post partum period. I learnt so much and had what I already knew reaffirmed by an expert in the field (women’s health physiotherapist Taryn Watson from FitRight). I thought I would write up a little summary of the key modifications you should make to exercise during pregnancy. This is a very brief explanation of the changes you should make to your workouts. If you would like to know more detail such as why you should be avoiding certain things, I recommend you follow some

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My Health Philosophy

2018-02-05T21:29:32+08:006 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

4 Exercise Myths Busted

2017-11-06T12:40:19+08:006 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

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My Favourite Fitness, Wellness and Motherhood Resources

2017-11-06T13:01:05+08:002 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.

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

2017-11-06T12:59:00+08:003 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+08:0015 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:

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