Why sign up for a 10k when you can do a 14k instead?

So I’m doing it. I’m getting on board with these health and fitness declarations again and mine is this:on August 10 I’m going to run the 14km City to Surf event in Sydney. Despite the fact that I am yet to even run 10km without stopping I am going to do this and I’m going to do it real good.


See. Hardly anyone runs the dam thing.

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Apparently many women have never seen their vaginas.

Yes, I just used the word vagina in the title of my post. As far as words for genitals go I have always found it lacking somewhat but the thing is, that’s the word. I happily say penis to my son so I am just going to have to get over the word vagina.

woman underwear ankles

Stole this shamelessly from a blog post about vagina odour. Yeah. I know. It was the best option.

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Dr Joshi’s Holistic Detox – One month on

Dr Joshi's Book

Dr Joshi’s Book.

Back in January I decided to do something crazy being the new year and all and deprive myself of a good portion of almost everything I normally eat for 21 days. It was all in the name of detox Dr Joshi’s alkalising body detox to be exact.

Dr Joshi and I don’t actually know each other but as this is not my first run around his deprivation course I feel like we are old friends. I have actually kept a few of his little detox eating habits from the first time we hung out so I was really interested to see what my take homes would be from this time around. I thought one month after the end would be a good time to check out what has stuck and what hasn’t. Continue reading

Dr Joshi’s Holistic Detox – Food Diary – Week 3

Dr Joshi's Book

Dr Joshi’s Book. 


Day 1

Hot lemon drink

B: puffed brown rice, millet, walnuts, honey and rice milk

L: leftover chicken pattie + sweet potato chips (homemade)

D: chicken, pumpkin and broccoli stiry fry – I adapted this Donna Hay recipe

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Dr Joshi’s Holistic Detox – Food Diary – Week 2

Dr Joshi's Book

Dr Joshi’s Book.

Day 1

Hot water with lemon and ginger – REMEMBERED!

B: egg white omelette with chicken, broccoli and left over peas and gravy from last night’s roast (egg whites left over from homemade mayo recipe) – 4 egg whites plus one whole egg but I shared about 1/3 of the finished product with Monkey

L: quinoa, chicken and homemade pesto all mixed together

D: red lentil + vegetable patties (cauliflower, butternut pumpkin and broccoli) rolled in rice crumbs and shallow fried

Snacks: only herbal tea today and a few sunflower and pumpkin seeds. My meals were so filling I didn’t need anything else. Continue reading

Dr Joshi’s Holistic Detox – Food Diary – Week 1

Here is is! The diary you’ve all been waiting for. The food ideas have become easier as the week has gone on. I have lots of great stuff in mind for the coming week from making my own gluten free bread to yummy chicken rissoles. Stay tuned!

Day 1

Hot water with lemon and ginger   Continue reading

Dr Joshi’s Holistic Detox

Dr Joshi's Book

Dr Joshi’s Book.

If you’d asked me 2 weeks ago if I was going to do a detox anytime soon I would have just looked at you kinda funny. I had no intentions of doing this! But you know, things happen.

It all started last week when I decided to do a dairy elimination. The whole idea of it makes me want to cry quite frankly because, well, cheese. But, I get eczema and it has been around on and off throughout my life. It was pretty much gone when I fell pregnant but has come back in full force since the birth of Monkey which is uber annoying. I kept thinking that sooner or later it would go away again but no such luck.

Lately, with the warmer weather especially, it is been quite aggravating. So I figured since I got rid of Monkey’s eczema by eliminating dairy then maybe I should put my money where my mouth is and have a crack at it myself. So that was last Monday. All good.  Continue reading

There, but for the grace of God, go I.

quote on background

Having escaped an accident that could have easily resulted in my death not once, but twice, in my life, I’ve always felt a bit of an affinity for this saying.

These events were but two small moments in my life and I honestly don’t pay them too much mind these days. The second event gets more of a showing than the first but it alone was almost 23 years ago now. That’s quite a ways in the past.

But both of them were serious and both of them were car accidents.  Continue reading

Couch to 5k update – a teeny bit of starting over

The holiday is over baby... Image credit: http://tekartist.org/2011/01/05/back-to-reality/

The holiday is over baby…
Image credit: http://tekartist.org/2011/01/05/back-to-reality/

So this is where this whole shamozzle is at.

Lately, there’s been more of the couch and less of the 5k. If I was on track as planned then I’d be at about week 7 of the program by now but of course, I’m not on track.

Around the end of week 3 I got sick with a throat infection so that led to a little (1 week) pause. I started back at the beginning of week 4 and things were going well and BOOM got sick again. Seriously. I must have the immune system of a newborn. Continue reading

Let’s talk about being fat

Image courtesy of AKARAKINGDOMS / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of AKARAKINGDOMS / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I was reading a Facebook post the other day about a poor overweight mum whose little girl was told by another child at school that her mum is fat.  That is super cruel and awful. It  made the little girl really confused that someone would be so hurtful. She was very sad and the whole story was rather heartbreaking.

The woman, by her own admission, is overweight. In her case, a size 18. So what does that mean? Does it mean unhealthy? Well, it rarely ever means healthy. So what makes it unhealthy? If you can’t move well and therefore exercise because of the weight you are carrying around, that is unhealthy. If your body is suffering in any way because of the weight you are carrying around, that is unhealthy. If you are putting bad food and drink into your body on a regular basis, well that is unhealthy. Which is why it troubled me when I saw this comment:

Just tell ur fat and happy and good at dancing and most women are. So really fat is normalContinue reading