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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Comparison of Non-toxic Cookware

2016-03-28T11:05:18+08:0028 March 2016|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , , |

Non toxic cookware

 

Over the last couple of years, I’ve become aware of the negative affects of using toxic cookware. Unfortunately, a lot of the cookware given to me for my wedding four years ago was toxic, so I’ve slowly been replacing one thing at a time as it wears out. I’ve been researching the different types of non-toxic cookware, so  I though I would share about it all in a post to hopefully to help people who, like me, are hoping to replace their toxic cookware.

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My Experience Transferring From the Pill to Natural Contraception

2016-01-11T09:00:39+08:0011 January 2016|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , , |

Transferring from the pill to natural contraception

This is a topic which is quite personal, but I feel I just have to share because there is so little information about it and it is rarely talked about.

Interestingly, the oral contraceptive pill (I will just refer to it for the remainder of this article as ‘the pill’ for ease of reading) is the number one prescribed drug worldwide. People are starting to talk and write about why you should stop the pill if you are using it to ‘treat’ problems such as heavy

Make Your Own DOMS Bath Salts

2015-12-15T13:13:09+08:0015 December 2015|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , |

Make your own DOMS bath salts

DOMS or delayed onset muscle soreness is the pain you get for 24 -72 hours after doing an unaccustomed or particularly intense exercise session. I have found one of the best ways to reduce this painful and stiff feeling is to soak in a bath filled with these bath salts. The salts might also make a cute gift to give to those fit friends in your life if you put them in a nice jar with a tag.

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Guest Post: How to Develop a Positive Mindset

2015-11-26T09:00:56+08:0026 November 2015|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , , |

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For today’s post we are privileged to have Chelsey from Chelsey Rose Health share with us about the importance and power of having a positive mindset.

I’m Chelsey 🙂 I’m an avid reader, writer, blogger, dreamer and adventurer. I’m 24 years young in California. Lover of double shot cappuccinos & the beach. I’m way too interested in space, probably too optimistic and probably just like you. Riding the waves of life in my twenties, dealing with jobs, relationships, and emotions while trying to juggle a healthy

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My Favourite 6 Fitness & Health Apps

2015-07-13T09:03:54+08:0013 July 2015|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , , , , |

my favourite fitness and health apps

I personally love using technology to help me with my fitness goals. These apps provide me with motivation, organisation, education and save me time. Here is a list of my must-have free health and fitness apps:

1) My Fitness Pal

What it does: This app tells you the calorie, macronutrient and micronutrient information of just about every food you can think of. This calorie counting app is useful for eating a specific amount of calories so you can reach your goal, whether for muscle gain or fat loss.

What I

Creamy Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

2015-06-01T09:00:38+08:001 June 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , |

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I like to have this smoothie on a really hot day or after a workout. It’s beautifully refreshing and tastes absolutely delicious –  it’s like dessert in a glass! Thanks to the banana and maca powder, it’s quite energising, too.

If you don’t want to buy powdered peanut butter (available from iherb.com), you can use a tablespoon of normal

3 Simple Weight-loss Tips

2017-07-10T19:32:12+08:0025 May 2015|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , , |

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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 you won’t skip it! Yes, resistance training and high intensity interval training (HIIT) are the most effective forms of exercise for dropping body fat, but if you can’t stand them you can still get good results from other types of exercise. The

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The ‘Brownlie Special’ Green Smoothie

2015-03-02T09:00:59+08:002 March 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , |

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This is my husband’s and my current favourite green smoothie. We were basically aiming to create the most nutrient-packed drink possible that was still drinkable! It’s not very sweet, so maybe halve the recipe the first time to see if you like it. We enjoy it as a refreshing and energising start to our day on the weekends, along with

Thank you for Subscribing!

2017-07-10T19:37:02+08:0010 February 2015|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , |

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Today my blog hit fifty subscribers! I want to say a heartfelt, genuine, dinky-di thank you to all fifty of you for choosing to hear what I have to say each week. It blows me away! Thank you for supporting and encouraging me as a I do what I love – sharing the health and fitness message, writing and helping others! By my one year anniversary, my goal is to reach 100 subscribers, I would love it if you could share my blog with anyone you know who may be interested. Thanks again! 🙂

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