Somedays I feel amazing & somedays I feel awful. But what I’ve realized more than ever lately is that it all comes down to my mental state & that consistent exercise for the last year has not made me love my body more it’s actually made me love my life more. Exercise has the ability to shift my whole mental state.
It has so many healing powers, it’s actually like magic ✨💫
For all those who have started the #12weekchallenge with Kayla this week - you will not regret it! Trust me! #yougotthis 👊🏼 #sweat12wc
🙌🏼 Cookie Dough Protein Balls 🙌🏼
I made these last week & as a pre warning ⚠️ they were so delicious I ate them in about 4 days! (Which should have lasted me the full week)
So here is the recipe, as I had so many people ask for it last week, but I forgot to write down what I actually threw in!
Here it is 👇🏼 • Also meal prep photo is in my insta stories •
1/2 cup cashews
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup of vanilla vegan protein (approx 2 scoops)
Enough Coconut milk (or nut milk) to blend into dough like consistency.
Cut up some vegan chocolate of choice (amount is optional - I use the equivalent of 4 small squares) & stir through before rolling into balls.
Makes approx 15 balls
I store mine in the freezer!
So I’m not even going to pretend the last six weeks I have been training consistently. In fact it has been randomly thrown in with very little focus put on it. .
Yesterday I took the time to do my first #bbgstronger workout & not only did I feel amazing because I worked out but I realized how much I love pumping my music & getting what I now consider my “alone time” aka kids still around but I’ve blocked out some of the whinging. This may sound bad to some, but for me this is how I keep my sanity!
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It’s been a long week......... .
After catching a bug earlier in the week 😷 & feeling a bit down, I decided to get up this morning at 4:45 & go to an F45 session. I honestly can’t remember the last time I got up that early to work out & I’m still deciding if I liked it or not 😆
I did like the fact by 6am my workout for the day was done 👊🏼 & then I got to treat myself to a relaxed breakfast before yet another hectic day. .
Hope you all have a wonderful Friday night 🍷 🍕😉
I wish I knew then, what I know now...... 💜
the journey is hard, you will fall down and you will doubt yourself but every time you pick yourself up and start believing again - you become stronger - mentally & physically & believe me - it is worth it 1000 times over. 💜
Hi 👋🏼 guys.....
So I had all these expectations that I would start the year off epically & this week has been a flop! 😂 if you don’t laugh you cry..... amiright!?!? I may have cried too 😭
Sometimes it just feels like we are juggling so many balls & often one or several of them drop. .
Anywho I’ve picked myself up & tried my first F45 class last night 🤗 I was a little nervous to be honest working out around actual people again 😬 because you know, I’ve worked out in my own backyard, with no one to watch me except my mini’s! 👀👦🏼👶🏻
Verdic = awesome 👏🏼 awesome in the fact, I didn’t have to motivate myself, procrastinate over starting or to keep going & the time went really quick. Plus I got to workout without any interruptions! Whoohoo! 👏🏼
Now I’m starting the year from today.. ok 👌🏼😃
While I’m all about goal setting for the new year (& believe me I’m a big goal setter). I think it’s so important to not loose sight of what is really truly important in everyday life.....compassion & kindness always✨
From me to you.... Happy New year gorgeous souls 🎉
Thank you for the love & support through this insta world, I love this tribe.
& remember this for the year ahead ‘twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Love with all of your heart & soul. ✨✌🏼
P.S. i’m not really a glittery blingy kinda girl, but when I saw these earrings, I couldn’t go past them, because look how much they match my glittery bubbly bubbles & well a top notch Melb girl designed them @popjewels - check her out! 💜
Ways to make a Saturday perfect
1. Wake up grateful 🙏🏼
2. Drink coffee ☕️ .
3. Go for a walk in the sunshine ☀️ .
Hope you have beautiful weekend!
So after a week or so off I jump back into it today with Legs & my goodness it felt goooooddd! .
I know tomorrow I’m going to be so sore though 😬 I definitely felt the burn 🔥
Almost a year difference in these photos & today’s was taken after a couple of weeks of relaxed exercising, relaxed eating & relaxed living. ✌🏼 This time last year I had done a couple months of BBG & I remember taking this photo & thinking I was quite pleased with my results. With a 5 month old baby & a slow recovery post a c-section I was happy that I had finally started taking time to make myself a priority.
I wasn’t thinking about the month ahead let alone the year ahead, I simply thought about the week ahead & the workouts I would attempt to complete juggling a baby & a toddler.
A year on & I still have my strong weeks & my harder weeks.
But this year I’m not thinking about short term goals, I’m thinking about life goals and that my friends is where it all begins.....
Also big thanks to everyone who DM’ed me following my insta stories today about my 2018 goal setting & changing thing up 🙏🏼
P.S not sure why my after photo is blurry - probably because I have .31 of a second to take it while the kids run rings around me! 😜
So my two favorite things might be sleep 💤 & green smoothies 💚
Confession time: the last few days I’ve really not been taking care of myself. My guts are hating me right now & my body is tired! & I feel like there’s not much relief in sight with this crazy time of year. Anyone feel the same??
Making good choices where I can, which include getting as much sleep as possible & starting my day with this green protein smoothie!
P.S - 6 days till Christmas 🎄😱
Rawness is so refreshing 🙌🏼
In life we will always have moments when we doubt ourselves, doubt our ability, our decisions, the path we are on. The doubting is normal, it’s what we do with that doubt that makes the difference. We can either let it take hold of us & make the choices for us or we can take hold of it & choose belief instead. Self belief is the most powerful feeling you can have & it requires you to work on it daily. Make sure you do ladies 💜
I can’t believe how exhausting this time of year can be. I have literally felt like a walking zombie the last week! Anyone with me!? 💁🏼♀️
But FINALLY I’m on holidays & with a bit of luck I’ll get enough extra sleep to get rid of these ridiculous bags 💼 under my eyes.
I started today with Arms & followed it up with a kid free brunch & coffee and I’m starting to feel semi normal again.... now I just need to tackle Christmas shopping... 🤦🏼♀️ ahhh send help!!! .
Hope you’re all getting through this crazy time of year! 💜
I would love to say I slowly styled this photo & then ate my smoothie bowl in peace ✌🏼 but #Mumlife reality... I took this frantically as my 1 year old had a melt down because he wanted to eat all the fruit & then screamed until I shared it all with him!! 😬 #highlightreel .
However it was delicious 😋