Month: January 2015

A Bit Of Soul Cleansing

I’ll be the first to admit that I am addicted to technology. Addicted to the point where it actually causes me anxiety at times and I can’t comprehend why other people are not similarly attached at the hip to their mobiles. My issue stems from a few things; I work in marketing and social media (so it’s my job to stay well connected at all times), I lived interstate for 18 months which solidified the bad habit of perpetual connectivity and I am type A personality so it’s in my nature to be on the ball, super prompt and slightly neurotic (*ahem very*). So my self-awareness lead me to realise that I needed a break from certain social media platforms and to actively practice leaving my phone idle, so I can learn to relax – it’s actually gotten to the point where I can’t even sit back and watch a movie without checking my phone every 2-5mins…that is not okay. Initially I deactivated Facebook, but I’ve gone a step further to get rid of Snapchat as …

Obligatory New Year Lifestyle Goals, But Seriously

Everyone indulges over the Christmas and New Year’s Period. And you know what? I don’t even feel bad. I enjoyed every single unearned calorie that passed my lips during the party season we call December. I love food, I love alcohol and no one should guilt trip themselves into self-depravation over this joyous time of the year. But we cannot deny that it is a new year, and a good time to pave the way for good routine; i.e. good health and fitness regimes that stick. At the tail end of 2014, I embarked on the Kayla Itsines 12 week guide (RRP $69.97 and worth every cent), which incorporates high intensity circuits and cardio into a comprehensive workout routine. It sounds simple; it may even sound mundane to those of you who ‘lift’. But let me tell you, the Kayla Itsines guide is ruthless. I’m talking, dripping in sweat, breathless and red faced after each and every single one of those malevolently benevolent circuits. It hurts, it really hurts. But if feels so damn good …