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: 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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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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Is it ok For a Christian Woman to Want a Lean Body?

2017-11-06T12:58:18+08:001 May 2017|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , , |

Holly Brownlie

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 want to make their house look stylish, make their garden beautiful, keep their car clean and in good condition or wear makeup and colour their hair, I believe it is ok for a Christian woman to want to look good in their swimsuit. The only two reasons I think there is a problem is if

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Positive Birth Mantras

2018-02-23T21:38:13+08:008 June 2016|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , , , , |

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Hi everyone!

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 all the cute tiny clothes I have for it! I can’t wait to find out if it’s a boy or a girl. I can’t wait to go for walks with the pram. And I can’t wait to not be pregnant anymore. But first, I have to get through labour. After reading extensively about all the

How to Create a Vision Board

2018-05-26T14:38:14+08:0025 May 2016|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , , , , |

my vision board

A vision board is a visual representation of what you’re aiming for in life. Your goals, your dreams, who you want to be, what you want to have, what you’re working towards and what sort of life you want to live. I really enjoy how taking the time to make a vision board gives you an opportunity to think deeply about these things. You can reflect on if how you’re living your life is heading you in the direction you want to be going.

For a very simple vision board,

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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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The Importance of Rituals

2015-08-05T12:00:21+08:005 August 2015|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , |

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 balanced lifestyle. Rituals are the same as habits. I will be using the words interchangeably in this post. They are the things you do automatically without thinking about it. Even if you don’t realise it, you already have daily rituals. They may

A Message for All ‘Fit Chicks’: You are Good Enough.

2015-06-15T09:00:03+08:0015 June 2015|Categories: LIVE|Tags: , , |

Be gentle to yourself quote

I know so many girls and women who are incredibly dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle. They read blogs, listen to podcasts, buy books and go to presentations to learn all they can about the best way to eat and exercise. They are constantly in their kitchen cooking healthy food, scheduling time to workout every week and carrying around their BPA-free bottles with them everywhere they go.

Despite this, at times they can still hear the voice saying, ‘I’m not good enough’.

Are you familiar with any of these thoughts?

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