Saturday, 7 September 2013

I binged (and I liked it!)… What’s next?

After a particularly full on couple of days I came home from work and went straight to the cupboard and fridge. A few rows of chocolate and a glass of coke later and the day’s worries were behind me. Soon after my fiancé arrived home and he had also had a pretty shitty day… so being the loving soon-to-be-wife I am, I loaded him up with chocolate and coke too. 

A nap on the couch and a few hours later talk turned to dinner. Still recovering from our sugar binge, neither one of us felt like cooking (and didn’t particularly feel like the meat and three veg that was planned for tonight’s dinner). So some genius decided we should get McDonalds. We deserved it after all… oh and McFlurrys too! Eating dinner was literally a blur… the food was gone just as fast as it was bought. Did we even chew?

My kitchen bench the morning after
Needless to say a few hours later we were feeling pretty sorry for ourselves. We were bloated, gassy and asking “Why did we just do that?!”

The point of this blog isn’t to show the perfect wellness lifestyle (evidently I am far from that) but it is to show how to deal with the imperfections. We are newbies after all and let’s face it… this lifestyle isn’t easy to stick to after a lifetime of eating completely the opposite way! I have a picture on my vision board that says strive for progress, not perfection and I encourage you all to adopt a similar attitude to avoid a LOT of negativity.

 Here are some steps you can take after that inevitable slip from your wellness path:

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Like My New Facebook Community Page

Head over to to join my new community page. Check out some other inspiring Facebook pages while you are there.

I try to fill my personal Facebook newsfeed with as much positivity, inspiration and love as possible. Facebook can sometimes be a negative place with everyone venting their worries and boasting their successes. Injecting the following pages into your newsfeed can help boost your mood and remind you of what you are working towards.

Here are 10 of my favourites!

Your Wild Life
Under My Bodhi Tree
Eat Clean Keep Lean
a life of perfect days
Jessica Sepel | Health & Lifestyle Advisor
Earth Events
Learning to F.L.Y
Path To Wellness with Melissa Ambrosini
Jess Ainscough

Smart Substitutes: Pancakes

As a child, Sunday mornings was the day for cooked breakfasts. Usually it would be bacon and eggs but on special occasions my sister and I would often make pancakes for the family. These are a much healthier, cleaned up version of course!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Smart Substitutes: Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Last week I was set the challenge to find an alternative to ice cream. There are many raw, vegan recipes out there but most are basically frozen fruit chucked in a blender. I don't know about you but when I crave ice cream I don't want frozen fruit! I always end up buying chocolate... So that's what I set out to recreate.

I am so pleased with the end product... I will definitely be making this again soon. The only difference between this and normal ice cream is a slightly icier consistency... not in a bad way but it's definitely a point of difference. It is delicious!

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Change your mindset!

I am reading a lot about manifestation lately and while I'm approaching a crossroads in my life I want to make sure that I don't recreate some of the less desirable things about my life now in my future. I am trying to practice acceptance of where I am right now and to do that, I have had to shift the way I am viewing my current situation.

Some words of advice from Connie Chapman on my desire to leave my current job...
If we are unhappy where we are, and we make our current situation wrong, we might manifest something new to fix it and as a result we just get more of the same...

This is the last thing I want... I want my future (and my present) to be one filled with love and passion so this week I set the intention to shift my mindset into a more positive space.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Smart Substitutes: Healthy Chippies

This is the first of a new blog segment in which I will show you healthy alternatives to some popular food cravings. These recipes are guilt free ways to indulge in your food favourites that are tasty and nutritious!

I definitely am more of a savoury food person and in the past my go to comfort foods were pasta, bread and hot chips. I used to work at KFC during my high school years where I think my hot chip obsession really began! The following recipe is definitely a favourite in our house and reminds us of the delicious chips from Grill'd. The pumpkin and sweet potato gives our Healthy Chippies a nutritional boost in comparison to regular potato chips and as we all know baking is much healthier than frying!

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Nourishing Newbie Snacks

**Just before I start I would like to officially welcome all of my new followers! It is so exciting to have an audience and I look forward to more people interacting with my page. If you haven’t already, head over to for more Nourishment Newbie action, inspiration and for notifications of new blog posts.**

I LOVE to eat and having yummy and healthy snacks on hand is one of the easiest ways to stay on track in your health journey. At work I like to have easy to eat things to get me through the day. I usually use my Sundays to prep these snacks ready for the working week.