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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Comparison of Natural Baby Wipes

2018-04-04T21:32:52+08:004 April 2018|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , , , |

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 usually a good sign when trying to choose the least toxic products. However they are also the most expensive so I wanted to check if the other natural baby wipes with longer ingredient lists actually contained anything bad. I chose the four most common brands of natural baby wipes found in Australian supermarkets. None of

5 Uses of Essential Oils for a Newborn

2018-03-02T16:08:40+08:006 March 2018|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , , , , |

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 approach in order to support myself and my family (confession #2!). Cue a ‘WOW’ moment using essential oils on Miss 3 and I was hooked.

As mums, all we want is to protect our family from getting sick. When I found out I was pregnant again in March 2017, I was relieved to have my knowledge

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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

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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My Daily Routine

2017-11-06T12:57:25+08:003 July 2017|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , |

Hi Guys!

I thought I would share my current daily routine with you all. I’m a huge organisational lover. I have lists, systems, charts, planners and rosters for everything in my life. It’s very important to me so I can get everything I want to do in my life fitted in. ‘Create a life you love’ is one of my favourite sayings. I believe you

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My Pregnancy #1: My Birth Story

2018-11-27T19:19:21+08:005 September 2016|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , , |

Summer Rose Brownlie 9 days new. Photo by Barebright Photography. 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 nice time to reflect on my birth experience and write it down so I can look  back on it in the future. I personally love reading people’s birth stories, so I hope some of you do, too! If not, feel free to skip this post as it’s a small deviation from my usual focus on wellbeing

My Pregnancy #1: Second Trimester Update

2018-05-21T16:04:04+08:0025 April 2016|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , , |

My Second Trimester of Pregnancy

Well, this week is the fourth week of my third trimester! Exciting times! So, I thought I would write a reflection of my experience going through my second trimester of pregnancy, that is, weeks 13 to 27 – the longest trimester of the three. Some changes and occurrences were expected and some were not! Pregnancy really is so different for every single woman and every single baby.

The first trimester morning sickness may not stop immediately

I threw up a few times in the early weeks of my second trimester. It was

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