If you've seen some of my recent Instagram photos, you'll know that I have a new obsession!
Raw food, healthy food and healthy smoothies!
After a bit of a crazy birth with Isla almost 5 months ago (wow, that went quick!), exercise hasn't really been an option for me. So I've found it a little difficult to get back into shape, and with that, comes the frustration with not being able to fit into a lot of my clothes, and not feeling good in anything that does manage to fit. I know that I 'just had a baby', and I could probably run with that excuse for while, but I've just come to the point where I've had enough. I remember a few years ago I lived with my sister, and we had lots of amazing green smoothies, jammed packed with goodness! We ate pretty well, and I had so much energy, I could run 10km a day with hardly breaking a sweat, and I was in the best shape of my life! Looking back at photos, I can hardly believe it. I felt SO good. I
want need to feel that way again!
But nothings going to change without making some immediate lifestyle changes.
We put so much junk into our bodies. Things that are everyday normalities now like coffee, white bread, hot chips, not to mention chocolate! These things, and so many more do absolutely nothing for your body or your health. There is not a lot that you have 100% control over in life, but what you put into your body? That, you do.
Recently, I've been totally inspired (that's an understatement) with the creativity that goes into making raw food, healthy food, and smoothies! Being healthy doesn't mean you have miss out on yummy things! In fact, it means you can eat more of them, and guilt free too! You can easily substitute some of your unhealthy weaknesses (hello peanut butter & chocolate milkshakes) for a totally healthy alternative, that actually tastes amazing. And the best part? You can pretty much eat as much as you want of it! My sister made me some raw chocolate with Almonds and Goji Berries sprinkled on top yesterday, and I'm telling you this - giving up store bought chocolate is a total breeze!
Now, I'm all for treating your self here and there, and this is in no way, shape or form a 'diet'! Because we all know diets never work. But it's a general lifestyle change. A decision to put better foods into my body, and feeling good about doing it. It can all be summed up in about 3 reasons for me. (1) I'm doing it for me, and to feel good and comfortable about myself again. (2) I'm doing it to feel sexy again for my husband. (3) I'm doing it so that I can be the best, active Mum that I can be to Isla, and to be a good role model to her. It's not about depriving myself or being miserable because I'm trying to eat 'healthy'. It's all about doing it in a fun and creative way that makes me actually want to cook or blend, and create food and drinks that are 100% good for you AND taste delicious at the same time. Whoever thought that was possible?!
Yep. Totally inspired.
If you've been wanting to get into some raw foods, healthy foods or smoothies for a while, but it just never happens, I really encourage to come along this crazy ride with me and dive into a world of colour! Start making it happen today. It's not strictly 'raw' but it's a huge step in that direction compared to the crap I usually end up eating! I'll be popping up recipes of some of the successful things that I've made, and I'd love to see what you create too! To help me make some of the amazing foods/drinks that I've got planned, I've got an Optimum on it's way as we speak. It was recommended to me by my sister, and I've seen it in action! I can't wait to get my hands on it.
I only started all of this less than a week ago, but I am already seeing results! Which is totally encouraging. This is it. And I couldn't be more excited! I'm getting my body back. I'm #takingbackwhatsmine
Who's with me?