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In October of 2011, my husband and I moved to Canada. It’s one of the most stressful decisions you can make. And very expensive, much more than you'd think. From flights, to setting yourselves up with cars, a house, furniture, visa’s and immigration fees, and all before finding a job. We lived with his mom and sister and I tried to adjust to literally everything, from my eating, to adjusting to the...

There are too many other tasks that need doing. Mums, Entrepreneurs, Students who work, women who work and have hobbies and commitments to keep…. you all know what I mean. ​​Taking time to slow down and “treat yo'self!” just doesn’t always seem like it will help your expanding list of tasks.

Over a recent weekend, my hubby and I decided to go for a day trip, and because it was a public holiday, we knew not a lot would be open in any country towns. So I decided to pack a picnic. I had started on a new meal plan less that a week before and I was determined to stick within the realms of that.

Having someone to hold you accountable does absolute wonders when it comes to consistency. Other benefits of having an Accounta-buddy, apart from just showing up, include: Support, someone to cheer your on and listen to your struggles

Girls, I just turned 29. I don't know what to think about that. But I'm determined to make it a damn good year. So I made a 30 before 30 list of things to do in the last year of my twenties. March 25 2019 Well, what a year! I'll post below how I went with all those goals.

2017 was a really tough year for me. And when I look back on 2018, it felt much easier. But in different ways. 2018 was all about my business for me. It was a year of personal growth – lots of “holy shit I’m putting myself out there” moments. It challenged me in ways I’ve never felt, so frequently and consistently for such a long period. The highs, the lows, the learnings, the growth... what a year!

Here's how to nourish yourself and minimise any damage done by binge eating or cravings before your period arrives. And what to do during your Bloody Buddy to ease your discomfort.

My husband recently went to a dietitian because he wanted to learn more about what he should be eating, serving sizes, portion control, how much of each nutrient he should be getting etc. This is also in an effort to lose weight.

Making exercise a habit is pretty straightforward with these simple tips. Ask yourself these two questions, and read through these motivating ideas so that moving your body becomes a habit. Helping you reach your body goals and feeling great.

We’ve all been there, rolled out of bed feeling flat, tired, achey, or our mind or heart just feels blah. Maybe it doesn’t even start when you wake up, things start to go awry as soon as you start making breakfast or get to work. It exhausts you and when you come home and someone asks how was your day?, you hear yourself saying it was “one of those days”. You just want to curl up into a ball, be left alo...

Today, is one of those days for me. All afternoon I have wanted to eat. Not because I’m hungry, but bored, and lacking direction or focus. It hasn’t been an overly busy or exciting day. My number one tip for you, is: Find a Distraction.​ Yes, it’s that simple. Here's a list of simple things for you to do.

Throughout my life I have been pretty lucky. I haven’t had many major accidents. But I've had my share of illness, inflammation, injury and weakness. Here's how I've managed neck problems, niggly knees, shin splints and viruses.

Finishers are designed to completely fatigue the muscle group you’re working on. Typically they’re low weight, bodyweight, or use resistance bands but the reps are high. So you don't necessarily need any exercise equipment. These are great for when you know you’ve had a great workout but you’re not exhausted yet. They’re great because they push you that little bit further mentally and physically.

Ever since I’ve started on my weight loss, as soon as I’m invited out for a meal, I immediately start thinking about what to order.   Going out with friends, or being surrounded by good people, drinks and conversation, I tend to overeat. Especially if the food is really good! And someone else made it! Here's my tips for take away, drinks and eating at restaurants.

t’s pretty well known that a tidy space makes your mind feel less cluttered. I know that it’s like that for me. It’s actually proven to be therapeutic to clean your space. The benefits of a clean up are: a) you might find stuff you’d misplaced b) it will be clean! c) you’ll feel like a real human again

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