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Pregnancy Update: Third Trimester

My third trimester is almost up and I write this final update as I eagerly await the arrival of our little one. 

Upon reflection I've really enjoyed being pregnant (minus the first trimester), I've loved my bump and I've loved the transition into another phase of my life. I've definitely developed more respect for my body, it's amazing abilities and deepened a connection with myself - all sounds terribly cheesy, but it's true!

I've also enjoyed how happy being pregnant makes other people. People in the street smile at you and look at you with a sort of fondness. It's been nice!

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Exercising During Pregnancy

I always thought I would be one of those super fit pregnant women (imagine @chontelduncan - maybe not as fit but you can see what my ego was imagining).

I imagined daily workouts, lot's of walks and anything that would keep me in good shape and help me "bounce back" after the birth. 

After three months of morning sickness and generally not moving from the bed, I quickly realised I wasn't going to have super fit pregnancy I imagined...and would happily settle for a healthy active pregnancy instead!

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3 Tips for a toxic free home

I've always been pretty aware of toxins in and around the house, but it's not something I've never really been too concerned about and I thought I was using reasonably safe products (I used Earthwise for everything). 

But being pregnant definitely made me pay more attention to what products I was using in the house and what potential toxins were in those products.

Firstly, the lingering smell cleaning products left, which previously signalled cleanliness, now smelt potent and harsh. Secondly, I was obviously concerne about what chemicals could do to my unborn baby. 

So I swotted up and made these few changes to ensure my home environment remained as toxic free as possible.

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Free Recipe E-Book

Hey lovelies,

Just a quick post to let you know my free e-book 'Nourishment' is now out!

Included are:

  • a few of my 'go to' quick and nourishing recipes
  • a beautiful weekly meal planner
  • a shopping list.
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Nutrition During Pregnancy

Like with all pregnant women pre-natal and post-natal nutrition is really important to me, so as soon as I found out I was pregnant I started to swot up on plant-based nutrition and just general good nutrition for a healthy pregnancy. 

I also talked to my GP to let her know I would continue to follow a plant-based diet - she was really supportive and just suggested I take a good pre-natal supplement. 

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Pregnancy - First trimester

On the 1st January I was thrilled to find out I was pregnant! 

Obviously the whole thing was exciting; telling our families was exciting and everyone else was just as excited as we were. I was also super excited to share with all you guys my journey and everything I learnt along the way. So this is the first a small series of blogs where I'll be talking about pregnancy and health. 

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How to heal leaky gut with plants

When I got told I had a leaky gut by my naturopath, I knew the standard processes she was going to suggest I follow (if you're not sure what leaky gut is or want to know what the symptoms are, read my previous blog post here). 

All gut healing programs follow the standard 4 steps:

  1. Remove damaging factors that cause leaky gut
  2. Replace with healing foods
  3. Repair the gut with specific supplements 
  4. Rebalance the guts bacteria 
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6 Signs That You Have a Leaky Gut

Leaky gut sounds pretty nasty and unfortunately loads of us are walking around it, and we don't even know it!

Many common digestive issues, allergies and skin problems are actually a good indication that you have leaky gut and need to fix it sharpish.

So what exactly it leaky gut?

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5 Tips For Weight loss in 2016

Happy New Year lovely people! I hope you all had a fabulous festive season and are ready for a great 2016!

Each year so many of us have the New Years resolution of a) get fit and b) lose weight, but some how it still ends up on next years resolution list.

So why not make this year the year you actually achieve those health and fitness goals. 

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Sexy Sober Christmas with Bex!

 

A sober Christmas…I can hear the gasps of horror already. I know for most of us Christmas is synonymous with over indulging and getting very merry.

But what if this year you just didn’t? And you managed to get through the festive season with no weight gain, no heated clashes, no headaches, and best of all no embarrassing flashbacks.

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Christmas Gift Guide 2015

With Christmas just 22 days away it's time to start thinking about the gifts you're going to give. 

It sounds super cheesy but I always like to give gifts that promote healthy living, make healthy living easier or that are environmentally friendly. So besides making people yummy food as gifts, I've put together a list of gifts that I've spotted around that would make great Christmas gift for any friend, family or even yourself.

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6 Ways to Stay Healthy during the Festive Season

I know it's November still, and you might be thinking it's a bit early to start talking about Christmas, but soon December will arrive and the hectic-ness of the festive season will hit. So best be prepared and jump into December knowing you can remain centered, healthy and happy. 

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How to quit coffee

I know you're thinking "why on earth would I want to quite coffee"? I get it, I thought the same whenever I heard someone had quit coffee. 

Now don't get me wrong I still love coffee, I love the smell, the buzz and the ritual - I just don't drink it anymore.

Why? Basically because it wasn't conducive to my health anymore.

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Plant-Based Cooking Classes

I am super excited to announce that I'll be working with Be Friend on their new Sweet Skills project, to deliver 4 delicious plant-based (vegan) cooking classes over 4-weeks.

 

Each class will give you the opportunity to learn the benefits of eating a wholefoods diet and how food can support a healthy nourished lifestyle, yet still be utterly delicious and enjoyable. You'll learn the fundamentals of wholefood plant-based cooking, some easy and fast recipes, and enjoy eating what we cook together.

 

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What Carbs Should I Be Eating?

Carbs have always been a bit of a hot topic when it comes to dieting or healthy eating. There are people who are fiercely promote high-carb-low-fat and those who promote high-fat/protein-low carb. 

From all my years of dieting and experience working with people who've been yo-yo dieting for most of their adult life, carbs are actually really important for losing weight, maintaining weight loss and living a healthy balanced life. 

Carbs will not make you fat when they are the right carbs and are packed with amazing nutrients.

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F45 Wellness Workshop

I'm super excited to be giving a quick 30 minute wellness workshop to my fellow F45'ers* on Friday 18th September at 5:00pm at F45 Perth CBD.

For many of you, you are tackling the 9 week challenge and might have a few health related questions you'd like to ask. This is a great opportunity to come along and ask those questions, but also to learn how to create a more healthy and balanced approach to healthy eating in the long term. 

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4 reasons you're working out and not losing weight

There is nothing more frustrating than working hard in the gym all week, jumping on the scale and seeing nothings has changed. Quite frankly, it's disheartening and can make you want to give up and return to your old habits quicker than fast. 

Before you do that just consider these 4 reasons which might help explain why you're not seeing the results you'd hoped for.

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Top 10 winter foods for glowing skin

I am finally back after the most amazing time celebrating our wedding, followed by a wonderful honeymoon in Corsica. 

Unfortunately, all the late nights, long haul flights, lack of fresh food and invisible zinc has taken its toll on my skin. It's a good reminder to me that lifestyle factors can really effect my skin. I went from having beautiful clear bright skin, to having dull bumpy skin in a matter of weeks. 

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11 Long Haul Travel Tips

It's finally time for me to jump on a plane and head home for our wedding! Excited just doesn't cover how I'm feeling.

Anyway, I thought I would share some of my travel tips and tricks to make that 22 hour long haul flight the healthiest it can possible be, and hopefully emerge the other side looking somewhat fresh.

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Natural Beauty Tips

Fuelling your body with the most natural, high quality and nutrient dense food is obviously the best thing you can do to look and feel great on your wedding day.

However, there are a few other natural beauty tricks that I have been including into my daily routine just to help me feel and look my best.

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Self-Love

The term self-love is being thrown round a lot in the health and wellness industry. But what does self-love actually mean? 

The term self-love is a little ambiguous; we kind of know what the concept is and we think we might be practicing it, BUT if we were asked to give concrete and tangible steps on how to build self-love, could you do it?

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Wedding Wellness

A couple of weeks ago I shared that I was using F45 to whip me into shape for my wedding (read it here), so this week I thought I'd share the types of foods I've been eating to assist me in feeling great and looking great.

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Camu Camu Berry

I was reminded last weekend that flu season is fast approaching. As I jumped into a taxi the driver kindly informed me the that he was running a fever and had the flu - eeeek! I was trapped for 8 (long) minutes and then gingerly handed over the exact amount of money trying to avoid all physical contact. 

As it's now Friday and I am still fighting fit, I clearly managed to avoid the dreaded lurgy. After falling ill on my one week ski holiday back in January (thanks to plane germs), I've really been focused on boosting my immune system to assure it doesn't happen again, when I head back to England for my wedding in a few weeks. 

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Wedding Fitness Routine

I can't quite believe my wedding is 10 weeks away - I am beyond excited! Today I thought I'd share with you my pre-wedding fitness routine that I'm following to get in tip-top condition and feeling my best.

Basically since I found F45 I've ditched all other forms of exercise. If you haven't heard of F45 read about it here

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I can't meditate

I can't meditate! How many times have you said that?

I've said it so many times throughout my adult life and it's always met with a cliché (but very true) response like "if you don't have time to meditate, you need to meditate". 

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The Rosedog and Co

I’d like to introduce you to my friend Rosie, also know as Rosedog! I met Rosie at revision camp when were 17 years old and cramming for our finals. Fast-forward a good 10 years and we’ve both ended up in Australia, albeit at opposite ends, writing blogs.

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It's Time to Ditch the Diet

Happy Friday peeps!

Today I wanted to talk about the craziness that occurs around the term 'diet'. I seriously think it's time we ditch the term 'diet' from our vocabulary, this little four-letter word has a lot to answer for and quite honestly, it does funny things to us women. 

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Getting sweaty in the City

Come middle of February my exercise routine was coasting a little; I was doing a bit of this, a bit of that, but nothing very challenging or with any focus. I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do: I was bored of the gym, yoga wasn't cutting it, my at-home workouts were lacking the intensity I was looking for. Then out of the blue I got a little email inviting me to come checkout F45 in Perths CBD.

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Not a Natural Yogi

I admit it, I'm a little addicted to yogi fitspo images on Instagram. Mainly because I'm wowed by what some people can do with their bodies and would love to be able to the same. I got so inspired that when my friend messaged me to tell me Power Living Perth was running their six week 'The Modern Yogi Project', I jumped on board and started fantasising about my future Instagram-worthy flexibility!

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