Nothing about this is easy

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Lately, if I'm honest, there has been a lot going on and not all of has been easy to process. I'm not talking about the move, yeah sure it's affected us but as more of an inconvenience than a stress. Moving just added to the list in a big way but it's do-able. Everything is do-able. Actually, moving into our new place has got me really excited but more on that later. Last year a big, emotional, personal shift occurred within me. I've spoken a little about it here but basically I felt lost. As ... [ Discover More ]

Weight Watchers

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I was surprised when a reader tweeted me to say I'd been mentioned in the February issue of Weight Watchers Magazine. I wasn't aware at all as I don't read it and I'd chosen to pass on the work opportunity offered by the WW marketing team last year to my friend Amanda who needed it more. Seems the ladies at the magazine like what I do regardless, thank you! In case you can't read it, it's says: "This mum, photographer and fashion enthusiast shares her thoughts on what's hot, what fits and life ... [ Discover More ]

How To Look Good When You Work Out

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I hope you guys enjoyed this week's Aussie Curve's post where I reviewed my new activewear from Virtu and shared that it's ok to "break the rules", that you can be attractive whilst you're active. Today I wanted to talk to you about the things I love to use for a workout. The gym is great but I'll be honest, I haven't been in ages. Since our dog Toby passed away I've preferred to take Charlie (our younger dog) for regular walks to keep him from getting too lonely. I couldn't walk them both ... [ Discover More ]

The Aztec Skirt

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Today I took Aidan to the shops and we went into Katie's. There was a gorgeous Aztec Pencil Skirt, black & white and really stretchy, it was beautiful. I tried it on and I loved it but they only had a size XL which is a 18 in Katies. Now I dont know about you but when I buy clothes I tend not to pay attention to the label, to me the fit is more important. The fabric gave enough that on my size 20/22 booty it looked ok... just. So I went to the check out and I asked "Do you have any larger ... [ Discover More ]

The Tide is High

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I watched as my personality seemed to shrink in front of the mirror as I stood there, my eyes grey and bemused by my reflection. I slipped on my favourite SARA swimsuit, I loved how I felt in it, secure yet colourful. My eyes caught a glimpse of my inner upper thighs and I shuddered, how did I get this lazy? Once firm taught flesh had become chubby, soft and saggy, I felt far from sexy and tired of feeling so blah. It was late in the afternoon and Steve and Aidan were playing outside, I could ... [ Discover More ]

Tony Ferguson

Taken the day I started the program For the last week I've been trying something new, actually it was entirely new and it was hard but I did it and I'm so proud. My name is Danielle and I lost 3kgs in the first week of the Tony Ferguson program. I still have half my current body weight to loose. This will not be a fast journey but it's definitely one I have to make. The staff are so helpful and call to check in a lot, just to chat. I like that. I can also go into the center whenever I like, ... [ Discover More ]

Suck it In

 {image}I'm looking forward to summer, the sun is shining brighter and I know Aidan is just going to love the beach. I wish I could say I have been 100% committed to the gym so I had a rockin' bod to show off but I wasn't and I haven't. It seems that in winter kids catch colds and pass them on like wildfire, I didn't stand a chance. Even my gym buddy was thrown off her game. That said we have new found enthusiasm and a few months left to shift some blubber and work on our tans.1. Spotty ... [ Discover More ]

Back on your Bike

My head is reeling. I constantly feel like I'm forgetting something and it seems that 60% of the time I am. Being unorganised bothers me, I mean it really, really bothers me. To the point where I get so flustered all I want to do is stomp my feet and cry a little... I like to think I'm honest enough on my blog to admit that I actually have done that in the last week, I know, how mature.I'm a control freak. I like things to go my way. I multitask and like my day to work out a particular way. Some ... [ Discover More ]

My New Lifestyle

{image}Well I can tell you now, it still involves chocolate... just not the mass amounts it did before. It's still hard to make good choices as I still see food as reward and comfort. It's going to take a long time to fix that but I'm hopeful. I already eat balanced meals and heaps of veges, not as much fruit but I'm working on it. It's the snacking that's the worst. I'm a night owl and I suffer most then. Usually everyone is asleep so I can do what I like, without judgment. That is going to be ... [ Discover More ]

Body Combat

I'm not one to make resolutions. I always seem to disappoint myself if I do. I simply lack the necessary motivation. This feels different. This feels like change. I can hear it in my voice when I talk about how I feel about myself, the way I absentmindedly pull my shirt down over my bum, the 'thump' of each footstep on the polished floorboards in my hallway. I'm over it. A new pair of shoes and a couple of pairs of unforgiving Lycra pants aren't enough to make me feel better than the old me ... [ Discover More ]

Spish, Splosh

I'm getting tired of my own excuses about not going for walks. I get out of the house five out of seven days and usually for about an hour but it's not good enough. I'm kicking my saggy butt into gear. Even contemplating one of these. My goal is small... get out everyday. I'm not talking about going out and doing errands, just a walk for the sake of walking on top of errands. So I bundled up Aidan, grabbed my gorgeous new brolly in my favourite colour and off we went.Isn't he just adorable. It ... [ Discover More ]

Pure Vanity

Danielle. Wife. Mother. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Bossy. Happy. Sulky. Funny. Sensitive. Sarcastic. Loud. Quiet. Sexy. Obese. Vain. Artist. Negotiator. Mediator. Blogger. Photographer. Writer. Student. Shopper. Stylist. Designer. Gardener. Cleaner. Cook. Serious. Worrier. Fun.There are things about me that I love and there are things I realise make me who I am, whether I like it or not. Like the fact even though I tried not to let it, hurtful comments are just that. Hurtful. I'm a sensitive ... [ Discover More ]

Mumma & Bubba

Ok... so I got lazy on the weekend, didn't brush my hair and wore my nightie all day and didn't particularly feel like posing for photos. C'mon, it was the weekend after all. Today I thought I'd wash and straighten my hair, put a bright happy top on and even a necklace... look out world! Just before our daily walk down the street I thought I'd take a few photos using my very neglected photobooth and I'm quite pleased with the result...Aidan is nice and dozey after his feeds and will pretty much ... [ Discover More ]