• Health & Fitness

    Body image

    BODY IMAGE – is something that changes for me every year (even months, to be honest). I’ve been almost overweight for my height (nearly 60kg) & I’ve also been down to 46kg. I’ve gone from competing nationally for CrossFit, to hating any sort of sport, to having injuries, to not exercising at all and everything in between. I’d binge, purge, limit my eating, go on diets, exercise at midnight. I’d eat healthy, train hard, then eat too much again. Through all those years, I felt like I was never satisfied with my body, no matter what I was putting it through. I don’t know if hitting the big 3-0 has…

  • Life

    Sunsets

    The other night, I finished my workout in our garage gym around 6:15pm. As I was packing away my equipment, I was also listing my To Do list in my head … feed the dogs, shower, cook dinner, make lunches… with each task, I slowly started to pack away faster, almost slightly frustrated that I couldn’t just go inside and relax. Then, I turned around and was hit in the face with this view. I literally put down the mat I was holding, took a DEEP breath and stopped the rushing, the thinking, the flustered way I moved…and just BREATHED. Allowed myself a few minutes to admire that sunset, those…

  • Life

    How to not give a f**k this Christmas

      WARNING: If “curse-words” offend you, then this post might not be for you.  OR you can just replace the naughty words with “puppy”.  Happy reading 😊 Blog post title inspired by my current read “The subtle art of not giving a f*ck” by Mark Manson.  Hear me out, this post really IS in relation to having a guilt-free (or pretty close to) Christmas Holiday. While reading Manson’s book, a quote stood out to me: WHAT do we give a f*ck about? What are we CHOOSING to give a f*ck about? And how can we not give a f*ck about what ultimately does not matter?   With Christmas & New Year…

  • Life

    7 things I learned in 2017

    As 2017 draws to a close, I thought I would reflect back on the things that I learned from the past year 😃 1. Surrounding yourself with good people is just as important as breathing. As I get older, the more I realize the importance of surrounding myself with good people – the kind that inspire me, support me and understand me.  This year, I have really learned the it’s okay if some people don’t stay in your life – myself and everyone else will evolve and change and not everyone is meant for each other.  It’s okay to let go, as long as you are happy. 2. Money is meant…

  • Recipes

    post workout snack ideas + two new recipes!

        happy FRI-YAY everyone! today, I am sharing with you two new recipes!   a few of you guys have been asking about Post-Workout Nutrition so I thought I would try out a couple of new healthy snacks and chat about the topic here on my blog.   now, we all know exercise and healthy food go hand-in-hand when it comes to achieving your goals, hence it is super important eat the right foods after a workout to help you get to where you want to be.  in saying that, everyone has different goals and are on different paths, so if you are after something more specific, then I…

  • Life

    my four favourite ways to destress and practice self-care

      I’ve always been a fan of self-care and self-love.  it’s definitely not something that comes easy to me (or a lot of people for that matter) but ever since I have learned to take care of myself more, I have noticed a big difference in every aspect of my life.  without getting too deep into it, I think self-care and self-love is SO unbelievably important because first and foremost, YOU are the most important thing there is and YOU should be taking care of yourself so that you can function at your highest and most abundant self and from there, everything else will flourish, including your relationships, your health,…

  • Workouts

    Summer Cardio & Abs Workout!

    hi everyone! happy weekend!   as requested, I am uploading a SUMMER “FEEL-GOOD-IN-YOUR-SKIN” workout that ANYONE can do from home 😊. all movements are body weight, which means it doesn’t require any fitness equipment at all.  this is even perfect for when you are travelling.  I’ve designed this workout so that anyone of any fitness level can do it – whether you are a beginner or an experienced “exerciser”. I have thrown in a warm-up, workout, abs session and stretches to finish 👍🏼 if you are finding the movements difficult, please listen out for my cues in the workout video as I offer different options for you to change the exercise into.…

  • Health & Fitness

    how walking got me back into my routine

      Brisbane for 3 days >> back home for a few days >> Canada for 23 days >> back home for 3 days >> Sunshine Coast for 3 days ✔️ PHEW! September was a busy month for me in terms of travelling.  I don’t often travel but hubby & I had been wanting to explore Canada for SO LONG now that we finally decided to book it.  The dates just aligned with all our other commitments and so I took approx. six weeks off work and got to packing my bags! ✈️ As much as we loved our trip, seeing friends, gawking at beautiful scenery & indulging in delicious food….. it does…

  • Life

    my purpose

      A biiiiig hello to you!! 👋🏽   Thank you for clicking that little link and checking out my blog!  It’s definitely a work in progress but I will be adding more content as time goes on 😊   In here, I plan to “dump” my thoughts and most of the time, my thoughts revolve around coffee, dogs (specifically a very cute german shepherd and a super loveable golden retriever), from time to time – WINE, health, fitness, food, books, mindful living, my wonderful husband…. and everything in between.   Think of it as a little peek into my life 😊   My goal for this blog is to first of all –…