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: 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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5 Tips for being in a Calorie Deficit without Tracking your Macros

2019-02-04T15:36:05+08:0030 December 2018|Categories: EAT|Tags: , |

To lose weight you need to be in a calorie deficit. This means you are consuming less calories than your body requires to maintain your current weight. If you are not losing weight despite eating healthy and regularly exercising then you are not in a calorie deficit. The most accurate way to ensure you are in a calorie deficit is to track your food in an app such as My Fitness Pal. This is known as flexible dieting. However if you want to try a less time consuming approach to weight loss you could try implementing the following five

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5 Tips to Make Tracking Your Macros Easier

2018-04-22T18:51:17+08:0022 April 2018|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , |

Despite having consistently tracked my macros at various times over the years for different reasons, I will be the first to agree that tracking your macros is hard work. It can feel very time consuming, annoying and inconvenient. However for me and many others if you are serious about achieving your nutrition and body composition goals, it is the best way to do so. I talk you through how to track your macros in great detail in the flexible dieting section of my book “Eat Well” which is sold as part of my health and fitness program “Lean &

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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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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

Does Breastfeeding Help with Weight Loss?

2017-07-10T19:18:36+08:006 February 2017|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , |

does-breastfeeding-help-with-weight-lossYou may have heard from midwifes or other Mums ‘oh you’re breastfeeding, the baby weight will come off in no time!’ So is it true that breastfeeding causes weight loss? Well yes and no. The answer is very similar to the answer to the question ‘does exercise help with weight loss?’

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The Problem with the Meal Plans in Most Bikini Body Guides

2017-01-09T13:05:37+08:009 January 2017|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , |

The Problem with the Meal plans in most bikini body guides

As it is the beginning of the year I have observed a lot of people following an online fitness and nutrition plan, usually a downloadable ebook or an app. I think this is great! For the cost of one personal training session you can buy an entire 12 weeks worth of workouts. I have personally over the years enjoyed trying programs by Kayla Itsines, Ashy Bines, Jamie Eason and Emily Skye. Even though I’m a trainer I always love trying a

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