The idea of going vegan for two weeks, to me, was incredibly daunting. I’ve had times in my life in the past where I’d mostly eaten vegetarian (for budgetary reasons, mostly) and even though I thought I was eating well, over time, my mental health declined, and I became more prone to anxiety and felt overall, pretty miserable.
Eating an animal source of protein usually improved my mood fairly quickly (within a day), so I associated good mental health with getting an animal source of protein in my diet most days of the week. The idea of eating vegan (for more than a meal here and there) scared the shit out of me – the last thing I wanted was to put myself at a higher risk of an anxiety attack, but all the while, I had found myself craving vegetarian meals since winter last year, and I always want to reduce my environmental impact on the world. It was a very confusing position to be in. Continue reading
Some weekends you just want to take your time and eat well but still eat something different. At least, I sure do.
Yesterday I was looking for a breakfast recipe that was high in protein and nutrients with a bit of a sweet side. I knew I wanted to make pancakes, and that I could do that with chia seeds, but I wanted something other than banana as the base. I had a little browse through some of my cookbooks until I saw pumpkin spice pancakes in Lola Berry’s Happy Cookbook, and just knew I could make them my own.
Is it possible to love yourself and still have the desire to lose weight?
I mean, self-love is all about loving and accepting yourself for who you are right now, while desires to lose weight seems to be in opposition to that, right?
Honestly, I don’t agree.
Self-love, like love in itself, isn’t just about positive stuff. To have self-love doesn’t mean that you look in the mirror every day and shout “Woohoo!”. Continue reading
This week for the #activebabeschallenge (click the hastag to sign up) our Wednesday Workout comes from Emma Smith (The Empire Bodyshop).
Emma is a Personal Trainer based in Brisbane, providing mobile training sessions to the Logan area. She’s really excited about joining the #activebabeschallenge and has a passion for supporting the sisterhood – love it! Continue reading
Last Monday I created and launched a project that I am incredibly proud of. It’s something that has made everything seem worth it, and I can already see the good that it’s done. But mostly, I’ve seen how much it is greatly needed.
The Babe Collective is a space created for women to express themselves and celebrate their awesome.
In a week and a half, I’ve collected nearly 800 babes who, despite not always feeling the most confident, most interesting, most amazing people (even though they all are) are able to find the good in themselves, and share it in this safe space, and it’s so amazing. These women are all strong, all beautiful, fascinating, intelligent, generous, inspiring, wonderful people – my hope is that this space starts to show them all of these things and more, and it feels like, for the most part, it’s working, with regular themes and strategies to actively practice their self-love.
I still very vividly remember when I first realised that I had anxiety. Partly because of the way I realised, but mostly because when I did realise/had it pointed out to me by my gorgeous Mum, it was one of those, “Umm… Duh Miranda!”-moments, and I kind of felt really silly because of course I had anxiety!
At least, that’s the way I felt at the time.