Well it looks like I may very well be taking things seriously this time around. This time around hopefully also being the last time.

I’ve been doing exercise of some description everyday this week, that’s right people i’ve done some form of physical activity for a whole 4 days straight, say it isn’t so.

I’ve also started eating better as well. Case in point I just had oats for lunch. I mean who has oats for lunch? Well I do! They are healthy, nutritious & fingers crossed they are going to help stave off the dreaded 3pm-itis aka must eat copious amounts of something sugary before I lapse into a coma.

And it may not seem like much, but if you jump in a time machine with me & travel back 12 months, hell even 6 months, lunch would have consisted of something along the lines of a loaf of white bread, lashings of butter, a can of coke & a block of chocolate chaser.


good to know

When it comes to food preparation i’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the greatest, I find it boring & somewhat monotonous, add to that the annoyance of trying to figure out what a healthy portion size is & I’m pretty much over it before i’ve even started. That’s why most nights you’ll find me over near the microwave waiting for it to ping. 

So if like me, you think a portion of meat should be roughly half the size of your forearm & a serve of pasta is like oh you know as much as you can fit into a bowl, then you might find this quite handy the next time you’re cooking up a storm in the kitchen – 

good to know


Whoever has the time to not only pre-prepare but ziplock & label such healthy little morsels of goodness deserves an award or a ticker tape parade with a standing ovation awards ceremony afterwards. I mean really, who on earth is that organised?

My daily routine basically consists of throwing a bunch of random (not so healthy) things in a lunchbox like a frenzied mad woman & hoping for the best. 


motivation & the lack there of

I think the biggest struggle when it comes to trying to lose weight, tone up & get fit is motivation & the lack there of. 

Finding not only the time but the motivation to work out & eat correctly is a constant battle that gnaws away at us on a daily basis. It’s just that life feels hard enough as it is sometimes without the added stress of attending fitness classes, power walking, grilling chicken & steaming vegetables. 

And I must admit that I’ve lost count of the number of excuses to prevent me from exercising that I have come up with over the years. Inclement weather, nail painting, hair washing, wardrobe rearranging, magazine reading, reality tv watching…………………. actually let’s just put it this way, if I sat down & wrote a list you’d still be waiting for me to finish it a week from now.

And I wish I was one of those people that got up at 4am, went for a 10km run, drank a shot of wheatgrass, ate super healthy all day & then did zumba, boxing & pilates classes after work. But I’m not, I wake up with barely enough time to get ready, eat reasonably well for the first half of the day, eat chocolate for the second half, get home from work & collapse on my bed as if I had just single handedly solved the world economic crisis, abolished poverty & ran the entire Australian government. 

I’m sure I’m not the only one that has written off an entire day by one seemingly bad thing. Just had sugar in your morning coffee, well there goes the whole day then, i’ll just continue eating what I want & well seeing as I’m doing that there’s really no point exercising today either.  

So I guess my question is, how do you change a lifetime of lacking motivation? How do you commit to working out & eating healthy on a daily basis if there are just so many roadblocks preventing you? Sure mine are mainly self-imposed, but they are still there & I’m struggling to find a way around them. 


i can do it

reboot restart resurrect

As many of you know, I started this blog back in January with all the very best of intentions. I was filled to the brim with drive, determination & fist pumping enthusiasm to finally begin the journey that would eventually end with the three things that seem to have evaded me my whole life – glowing health, insane fitness & weight loss (plus a jaw-dropping body to match).

Unfortunately by March my world had come crashing down around me & it took all my strength to get out of bed every morning, let alone being able to spare any miniscule amount of extra strength I had doing any form of exercise.

And even though it’s still the cold of winter here in Melbourne, & I may work ridiculously long hours & not get home until well after dark, i’m not going to use either as some pathetic excuse to stay at home wrapped up in a blanket watching some addictive reality show on Foxtel. It’s time I stop feeling sorry for myself, time I let the last (nearly) 6 months stop defining who I am as a person & time I got myself back on track.

But in saying that, i’m certainly not going to go in all guns blazing & start signing up at this gym & that yoga studio. Instead i’m going to make myself go for a walk every night, I don’t care if I have to dress up like i’m going on an arctic expedition, i’m determined not to let my constant work related exhaustion or the weather get in my way.

And I know there’s going to be people out there, that will be thinking what the hell she is only walking, but you know what I don’t care, i’m walking, i’ve already started eating better, & for once in my life i’m going to do this properly, no crash dieting, no starving myself, no giving up after 2 weeks of signing on for a 12 month gym membership.

It all begins now, & i’m going to need all the strength, determination, support, motivation, willpower, resolve & perseverance I can possibly muster.