All posts tagged: Positivity

How to food plan like a rock star

Before I started my health kick I used to open the fridge door at work at look at the shelves of homemade lunches with envy. There they stood, packed lovingly the night before full of healthy looking goodness. I wanted to be like those who made at work food look so easy. The owners of this food also didn’t have to spend 20 minutes of precious lunchtime hunting for something reasonably healthy to eat. And then pay $15 for the privilege of enjoying said meal. Fortunately, like all those who had come before me, after some investigation I realised that I too could do the food from home thing. All it would take is a little planning, some consideration and confidence and of course, lots of experimentation! You see, bringing healthy, delicious food from home isn’t actually that hard (I know – shock horror!) you just have to prioritise it and apply some savvy organisation tips to the process. Two years later and I’m now a food prep queen (if I don’t say so myself) …

Upping the fitness ante

Had you seen me a few months ago you would have noticed that I’d become a lazy lass.  It was cold outside so I went on an exercise hiatus. The temptation to stay in bed was just too strong. Ahh yeah, we’ve all been there… Fortunately a few weeks ago I managed to spur on my inner exercise spirit and get back into moving my body. And yes, as soon as I did there was a positive and noticeable change in both my mood and energy. It was a needed reminder that working out is not only good for the body but also good for the soul. Avid readers and Instagram followers will know that I currently do a boot camp down on Sydney’s Northern Beaches three mornings a week. When I moved to Mosman, I tried a new location but there’s just something about the beach and sun rising over the ocean that has me – it’s so blissful and calming. I find my days started with exercise and the beach are my best. …

Guest Post: The Well-Planned Wife on the ripple effect of tiredness

Do you ever feel like you’re constantly yawning and fighting off that heavy eye feeling? If you’re one for the 8am, 10am, 2pm and 3pm coffee pick-me-up, perhaps it’s time to reevaluate how you manage your energy levels.  No surprises, sleep and food intake play a big role in how active and alert we feel throughout the day. Today I’m sharing with you a guest post on the ripple effect of tiredness from my friend Mel who blogs over at The Well-Planned Wife. Mel was fortunate enough to recently attend Dr Libby’s Beautiful You Weekend in May and she’s sharing with us what she’s learnt about getting the most from everyday. Lessons from Dr Libby: the ripple effect of tiredness I thought I’d share another thing I learnt at Dr Libby‘s Beautiful You Weekend in May and it’s a topic that particularly resonates with me at the moment. So many of us feel tired regularly, and most of us just ignore it and keep on going (or reach for that chocolate at 3pm). But guess …

Rise and shine – how to become a morning person

You may or may not already know this, but for the last six months I’ve been working on becoming a morning person. Yes, I can almost hear all of you who know me well laughing yourselves silly. You see, I’m a girl who loves her sleep-ins. Flashback to the beginning of the year it was rare to see me out of bed before 10am on a Saturday. Unsurprisingly, the switch has been a hard and often grumpy journey. However, my mentality started to change when I packed my bags and moved to Sydney’s Northern Beaches. My beautiful flatmate (who is currently writing an exciting guest post for The Whole Life) encouraged me to join a boot camp with her on my first morning in Queenscliff. Looking back, this was a big jump considering it was the middle of winter. While it took a little getting used to at first (can you say 5.30am starts while it’s dark and 5 degrees outside), slowly but surely I got used to waking up before the sun. After a couple weeks of activity, I …