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Excitement Overload! For the Love of Lorna Jane

WHAT!? The Lorna Jane Pop Up Store in London
WHEN!? Monday 22nd July - Sunday 4th August 2013
(Hours: Monday - Saturday from 11am to 7pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm)
WHERE!? 1 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London 

It’s all too much excitement as my favourite, favourite Australian brand digs its heels into the UK market with two weeks of pop up store action in the heart of our amazing city. 

Starting today you can check out the collection, some of it fresh off the boat from Oz, get some insight to the Fit Woman’s Secret and get a taste of the Move Nourish Believe philosophy through an inspiring active wardrobe, nutrition advice, tasty refreshments and running club! 

Try it out! Here are some of the goings on at the pop up store; 

Running Club: 

Tuesday 23rd July - 6:15pm
Saturday 27th July - 9:30am
Tuesday 30th July - 6:15pm 
Saturday 3rd August - 9:30am

Whatever your running ability, join the 5k running club with a couple of running trainers guiding you through London and to the finish line for some tasty refreshments! To join in you’ll need to register by emailing Lorna Jane UK

More info here!

Nourish Night: 

Thursday 25th July - 6pm

Sample snacks from UpRaw, Plenish Cleanse, Zico Coconut Water, Eat Natural and Pop Chips as well as nutritional advice form Miss Nutritionist Rosie Millen and hear about the benefits of juicing with Plenish Cleanse founder Kara Rosen.

More about it here!

If you’re in London, definitely treat yourself and stop by (maybe you already popped in the pop up today!?)… and if you’re not in London, that’s okay because you can still treat yourself onilne! 

Check out Active In Style in the UK! 

 

 

Summertime Smoothie | Raspberry Darjeeling Iced Tea Green Smoothie
I know I post a lot of smoothies, but I can’t get enough of them. They complement the rest of my balanced intake, keep me feeling refreshed, hydrated and energised, make my eyes sparkle, keep my complexion clear, and quite honestly taste delicious. 
Following yesterday’s post about adding Elderflower Oolong to my green smoothie recipe, I have today tried the Raspberry Darjeeling Iced Tea from Hampstead Teas London. 
Not quite as delicious as the Elderflower Oolong, but definitely more refreshing. 
Today’s Green Smoothie Recipe: 
1x large handful of Spinach1x small handful of Kale1x Granny Smith AppleHalf a Cucumber3x Celery Sticks1x small handful of BlueberriesHalf a Banana1x 330ml carton of Hampstead Teas London Raspberry Darjeeling Iced Tea
Oh, and a few large ice cubes! 
I think I’m in smoothie heaven right now!
Summertime Smoothie | Raspberry Darjeeling Iced Tea Green Smoothie
I know I post a lot of smoothies, but I can’t get enough of them. They complement the rest of my balanced intake, keep me feeling refreshed, hydrated and energised, make my eyes sparkle, keep my complexion clear, and quite honestly taste delicious. 
Following yesterday’s post about adding Elderflower Oolong to my green smoothie recipe, I have today tried the Raspberry Darjeeling Iced Tea from Hampstead Teas London. 
Not quite as delicious as the Elderflower Oolong, but definitely more refreshing. 
Today’s Green Smoothie Recipe: 
1x large handful of Spinach1x small handful of Kale1x Granny Smith AppleHalf a Cucumber3x Celery Sticks1x small handful of BlueberriesHalf a Banana1x 330ml carton of Hampstead Teas London Raspberry Darjeeling Iced Tea
Oh, and a few large ice cubes! 
I think I’m in smoothie heaven right now!

Summertime Smoothie | Raspberry Darjeeling Iced Tea Green Smoothie

I know I post a lot of smoothies, but I can’t get enough of them. They complement the rest of my balanced intake, keep me feeling refreshed, hydrated and energised, make my eyes sparkle, keep my complexion clear, and quite honestly taste delicious. 

Following yesterday’s post about adding Elderflower Oolong to my green smoothie recipe, I have today tried the Raspberry Darjeeling Iced Tea from Hampstead Teas London. 

Not quite as delicious as the Elderflower Oolong, but definitely more refreshing. 

Today’s Green Smoothie Recipe: 

1x large handful of Spinach
1x small handful of Kale
1x Granny Smith Apple
Half a Cucumber
3x Celery Sticks
1x small handful of Blueberries
Half a Banana
1x 330ml carton of Hampstead Teas London Raspberry Darjeeling Iced Tea

Oh, and a few large ice cubes! 

I think I’m in smoothie heaven right now!

Currently Lovingtrainerjackw

I know there are thousands of awesome people and blogs out there, but every now and then you come across one that motivates or inspires you more than the others, or their blog is just posting the right things at the right time for you. Amongst my regular favourites, I’ve just added this guy to my favourites shortcuts to get a quick fix of straight up, no nonsense advice. 

I found this video post of his quite refreshing - and now I’m inspired to take a little walk of my own… although I’m anywhere but sunny So. Cal. right now. But this video post talks about that dreaded plateau that we encounter from time to time. 

Is it time to take a day or a week off your training/nutrition routine to shake things up and keep your body adapting? Time to re-write that July plan and integrate something new! 

(Source: trainerjackw)

Glowing Skin & Sparkling Eyes in a glass! 
After everything, I always come back to my green smoothies when I feel like I’m in a total nutritional funk. When my skin is lacklustre and I feel like a fresh start from the inside out, there is always this reliable, tried and tested glass of deliciousness to get me back on track. The recipe never really changes, but depending on the source of the ingredients it can taste quite different each time. Today’s is the tastiest and most refreshing green smoothie ever.
Quick recipe:
1x handful of kale2x handfuls of spinach2x sticks of celery 1x granny smith applehalf a cucumberthe juice from 1 lime &a glass of icy cold water
A complement to any healthy balanced diet for a nutritional kickstart. 
Feel free to add: Kiwi fruit or green grapes if you prefer a more ‘fruity’ smoothie, and if you have green tea powder, definitely throw that in there too! 
Glowing Skin & Sparkling Eyes in a glass! 
After everything, I always come back to my green smoothies when I feel like I’m in a total nutritional funk. When my skin is lacklustre and I feel like a fresh start from the inside out, there is always this reliable, tried and tested glass of deliciousness to get me back on track. The recipe never really changes, but depending on the source of the ingredients it can taste quite different each time. Today’s is the tastiest and most refreshing green smoothie ever.
Quick recipe:
1x handful of kale2x handfuls of spinach2x sticks of celery 1x granny smith applehalf a cucumberthe juice from 1 lime &a glass of icy cold water
A complement to any healthy balanced diet for a nutritional kickstart. 
Feel free to add: Kiwi fruit or green grapes if you prefer a more ‘fruity’ smoothie, and if you have green tea powder, definitely throw that in there too! 

Glowing Skin & Sparkling Eyes in a glass! 

After everything, I always come back to my green smoothies when I feel like I’m in a total nutritional funk. When my skin is lacklustre and I feel like a fresh start from the inside out, there is always this reliable, tried and tested glass of deliciousness to get me back on track. The recipe never really changes, but depending on the source of the ingredients it can taste quite different each time. Today’s is the tastiest and most refreshing green smoothie ever.

Quick recipe:

1x handful of kale
2x handfuls of spinach
2x sticks of celery 
1x granny smith apple
half a cucumber
the juice from 1 lime &
a glass of icy cold water

A complement to any healthy balanced diet for a nutritional kickstart. 

Feel free to add: Kiwi fruit or green grapes if you prefer a more ‘fruity’ smoothie, and if you have green tea powder, definitely throw that in there too! 

Today’s post workout lunch… 
…was actually leftovers from yesterday’s pre workout lunch, but that’s the wonderful thing about meal prep. 
I started out by preheating the oven and wrapping the sweet potato in tin foil. This stayed in the oven on 180’C for about an hour. After about 20minutes of cooking, I rinsed 1 part quinoa, mung beans and adzuki beans before adding them to a pot with 5 parts boiled water. Bringing these to the boil for 10 minutes, I allowed to simmer until all of the water had been absorbed. While that was simmering, I diced the broccoli and added it to a strainer so that it could steam on top of the top of quinoa and beans. Once all of that was done, I put everything in a bowl, including the kidney beans and cannellini beans that I already had to hand. Tossed it all together with some fresh mint, a squeeze of lemon juice and drizzle of balsamic vinegar. 
You can purchase mackerel that has already been steamed, but to do this myself I place the filet in a foil ‘pocket’, seal the edges and place in the oven to cook in it’s own juices. 
When the baked potato is ready (soft all the way through), I topped with the fish and mixed bean salad & served. 
Packed with protein, omegas, minerals, b-vits and fibre. It’s a recipe I’ll use again and again. Next time I might add some dried cranberries, blueberries and avocado for an extra superfood boost. 
Today’s post workout lunch… 
…was actually leftovers from yesterday’s pre workout lunch, but that’s the wonderful thing about meal prep. 
I started out by preheating the oven and wrapping the sweet potato in tin foil. This stayed in the oven on 180’C for about an hour. After about 20minutes of cooking, I rinsed 1 part quinoa, mung beans and adzuki beans before adding them to a pot with 5 parts boiled water. Bringing these to the boil for 10 minutes, I allowed to simmer until all of the water had been absorbed. While that was simmering, I diced the broccoli and added it to a strainer so that it could steam on top of the top of quinoa and beans. Once all of that was done, I put everything in a bowl, including the kidney beans and cannellini beans that I already had to hand. Tossed it all together with some fresh mint, a squeeze of lemon juice and drizzle of balsamic vinegar. 
You can purchase mackerel that has already been steamed, but to do this myself I place the filet in a foil ‘pocket’, seal the edges and place in the oven to cook in it’s own juices. 
When the baked potato is ready (soft all the way through), I topped with the fish and mixed bean salad & served. 
Packed with protein, omegas, minerals, b-vits and fibre. It’s a recipe I’ll use again and again. Next time I might add some dried cranberries, blueberries and avocado for an extra superfood boost. 

Today’s post workout lunch… 

…was actually leftovers from yesterday’s pre workout lunch, but that’s the wonderful thing about meal prep. 

I started out by preheating the oven and wrapping the sweet potato in tin foil. This stayed in the oven on 180’C for about an hour. After about 20minutes of cooking, I rinsed 1 part quinoa, mung beans and adzuki beans before adding them to a pot with 5 parts boiled water. Bringing these to the boil for 10 minutes, I allowed to simmer until all of the water had been absorbed. While that was simmering, I diced the broccoli and added it to a strainer so that it could steam on top of the top of quinoa and beans. Once all of that was done, I put everything in a bowl, including the kidney beans and cannellini beans that I already had to hand. Tossed it all together with some fresh mint, a squeeze of lemon juice and drizzle of balsamic vinegar. 

You can purchase mackerel that has already been steamed, but to do this myself I place the filet in a foil ‘pocket’, seal the edges and place in the oven to cook in it’s own juices. 

When the baked potato is ready (soft all the way through), I topped with the fish and mixed bean salad & served. 

Packed with protein, omegas, minerals, b-vits and fibre. It’s a recipe I’ll use again and again. Next time I might add some dried cranberries, blueberries and avocado for an extra superfood boost. 

Summer Holiday Countdown | Three Weeks to Go! 
In three weeks I’ll be on route to Cape Verde for 11 nights in the sun, by the pool and soaking up that Portuguese/Caribbean/African atmosphere. But I’d be lying if I said I am excited to strut my stuff on the beach.. I’m needing some fine tuning. 
I’ve never been a subscriber to the magazine covers at this time of the year that demand we follow a short term ‘solution’ that promises you’ll get “flat abs quick!” or over promotes another fad diet for that ‘bikini body’. I don’t believe there is such thing as long term results from anything you find on the glossy pages that run alongside the fictional celebrity stories. 
What I do believe in is modifying your routine and tweaking your nutritional intake to sculpt and vary your results. I believe in pushing that little bit harder for a new PB and incorporating functional exercises to support your existing goals.. and if these successes result in making you feel even more awesome then that is going to be beneficial for your overall wellbeing. 
I’ve had a crazy rollercoaster year so far. From driving all around the country and changing careers, to hosting my family from all over the world under one roof and getting married. It has been an emotionally, physically and mentally exhausting time and I’m ready for a fresh start. (Yes, another one).
But what I have really found out lately is that it doesn’t matter what is going on around you, if you don’t have everything right from the inside then you’re always going to be unbalanced. So with the right mindset and preparation, I’m ready to take on my 3 weeks of pre-holiday challenge; 
3 Weeks To Go: 
For the next seven days, I commit to do the following;
Run daily, local route.
3x Morning Yoga routines
2x Legs & Core days including functional exercises to support my running, squats, single leg bridge, multi directional lunges, leg raises, windmills, plank with rotation, and reverse crunches.
2x Arms, Shoulder & Back days including bicep curls, tricep dips, push ups, back extension, shoulder press, lateral raises, tricep extension, seated and bent over row.
2x Swim
Always finishing off the gym session with a sauna and ice shower. 
Of course, this is just the next 7 days. I’m going to be sharing success and motivation right here leading all the way up to departure. 
Keep an eye out for my recipes too! 
Summer Holiday Countdown | Three Weeks to Go! 
In three weeks I’ll be on route to Cape Verde for 11 nights in the sun, by the pool and soaking up that Portuguese/Caribbean/African atmosphere. But I’d be lying if I said I am excited to strut my stuff on the beach.. I’m needing some fine tuning. 
I’ve never been a subscriber to the magazine covers at this time of the year that demand we follow a short term ‘solution’ that promises you’ll get “flat abs quick!” or over promotes another fad diet for that ‘bikini body’. I don’t believe there is such thing as long term results from anything you find on the glossy pages that run alongside the fictional celebrity stories. 
What I do believe in is modifying your routine and tweaking your nutritional intake to sculpt and vary your results. I believe in pushing that little bit harder for a new PB and incorporating functional exercises to support your existing goals.. and if these successes result in making you feel even more awesome then that is going to be beneficial for your overall wellbeing. 
I’ve had a crazy rollercoaster year so far. From driving all around the country and changing careers, to hosting my family from all over the world under one roof and getting married. It has been an emotionally, physically and mentally exhausting time and I’m ready for a fresh start. (Yes, another one).
But what I have really found out lately is that it doesn’t matter what is going on around you, if you don’t have everything right from the inside then you’re always going to be unbalanced. So with the right mindset and preparation, I’m ready to take on my 3 weeks of pre-holiday challenge; 
3 Weeks To Go: 
For the next seven days, I commit to do the following;
Run daily, local route.
3x Morning Yoga routines
2x Legs & Core days including functional exercises to support my running, squats, single leg bridge, multi directional lunges, leg raises, windmills, plank with rotation, and reverse crunches.
2x Arms, Shoulder & Back days including bicep curls, tricep dips, push ups, back extension, shoulder press, lateral raises, tricep extension, seated and bent over row.
2x Swim
Always finishing off the gym session with a sauna and ice shower. 
Of course, this is just the next 7 days. I’m going to be sharing success and motivation right here leading all the way up to departure. 
Keep an eye out for my recipes too! 

Summer Holiday Countdown | Three Weeks to Go! 

In three weeks I’ll be on route to Cape Verde for 11 nights in the sun, by the pool and soaking up that Portuguese/Caribbean/African atmosphere. But I’d be lying if I said I am excited to strut my stuff on the beach.. I’m needing some fine tuning. 

I’ve never been a subscriber to the magazine covers at this time of the year that demand we follow a short term ‘solution’ that promises you’ll get “flat abs quick!” or over promotes another fad diet for that ‘bikini body’. I don’t believe there is such thing as long term results from anything you find on the glossy pages that run alongside the fictional celebrity stories. 

What I do believe in is modifying your routine and tweaking your nutritional intake to sculpt and vary your results. I believe in pushing that little bit harder for a new PB and incorporating functional exercises to support your existing goals.. and if these successes result in making you feel even more awesome then that is going to be beneficial for your overall wellbeing. 

I’ve had a crazy rollercoaster year so far. From driving all around the country and changing careers, to hosting my family from all over the world under one roof and getting married. It has been an emotionally, physically and mentally exhausting time and I’m ready for a fresh start. (Yes, another one).

But what I have really found out lately is that it doesn’t matter what is going on around you, if you don’t have everything right from the inside then you’re always going to be unbalanced. So with the right mindset and preparation, I’m ready to take on my 3 weeks of pre-holiday challenge; 

3 Weeks To Go:

For the next seven days, I commit to do the following;

  • Run daily, local route.
  • 3x Morning Yoga routines
  • 2x Legs & Core days including functional exercises to support my running, squats, single leg bridge, multi directional lunges, leg raises, windmills, plank with rotation, and reverse crunches.
  • 2x Arms, Shoulder & Back days including bicep curls, tricep dips, push ups, back extension, shoulder press, lateral raises, tricep extension, seated and bent over row.
  • 2x Swim
  • Always finishing off the gym session with a sauna and ice shower. 

Of course, this is just the next 7 days. I’m going to be sharing success and motivation right here leading all the way up to departure. 

Keep an eye out for my recipes too! 

The 2 Minute Dinner |  Tuna and Cannellini Beans on Fresh Spinach and Cucumber, a squeeze of lemon, a drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar and a thimble of parmesan cheese
I get so frustrated when people say they don’t have time to prepare a healthy meal, or they choose convenience foods over simple fresh foods. My dinner tonight is evidence that you don’t have to try that hard to come up with something delicious, nutritious and satisfying. I didn’t even have to plan ahead. 
Following my gym session tonight, I came home to that ‘dinner for one’ scenario (we all know that one, and I’ll bet some of you might have even used it as an excuse for cheating on your meal plan). 
Craving something to fuel my body post workout, I stuck my head in the cupboard, grabbed a can of Tuna (in spring water, drained) and a can of cannellini beans (drained and rinsed with water). Added the two of these together with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Then I remembered I had some spinach leaves and cucumber in the fridge from my weekend salads and BAM! Put it all in my salad bowl and grabbed my knife and fork. Done. 
Feeling a little indulgent, I grated a thumb size piece of parmesan cheese over the top for a little savoury flavour and also a squeeze of fresh lemon for a fresh and zesty taste. 
And what’s best - this made enough for two servings! So half goes into a tupperware container for tomorrow’s lunch! Now that’s some good meal prep right there!
Time to prepare: 2 minutesTime to enjoy: as long as you like 
The 2 Minute Dinner |  Tuna and Cannellini Beans on Fresh Spinach and Cucumber, a squeeze of lemon, a drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar and a thimble of parmesan cheese
I get so frustrated when people say they don’t have time to prepare a healthy meal, or they choose convenience foods over simple fresh foods. My dinner tonight is evidence that you don’t have to try that hard to come up with something delicious, nutritious and satisfying. I didn’t even have to plan ahead. 
Following my gym session tonight, I came home to that ‘dinner for one’ scenario (we all know that one, and I’ll bet some of you might have even used it as an excuse for cheating on your meal plan). 
Craving something to fuel my body post workout, I stuck my head in the cupboard, grabbed a can of Tuna (in spring water, drained) and a can of cannellini beans (drained and rinsed with water). Added the two of these together with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Then I remembered I had some spinach leaves and cucumber in the fridge from my weekend salads and BAM! Put it all in my salad bowl and grabbed my knife and fork. Done. 
Feeling a little indulgent, I grated a thumb size piece of parmesan cheese over the top for a little savoury flavour and also a squeeze of fresh lemon for a fresh and zesty taste. 
And what’s best - this made enough for two servings! So half goes into a tupperware container for tomorrow’s lunch! Now that’s some good meal prep right there!
Time to prepare: 2 minutesTime to enjoy: as long as you like 

The 2 Minute Dinner |  Tuna and Cannellini Beans on Fresh Spinach and Cucumber, a squeeze of lemon, a drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar and a thimble of parmesan cheese

I get so frustrated when people say they don’t have time to prepare a healthy meal, or they choose convenience foods over simple fresh foods. My dinner tonight is evidence that you don’t have to try that hard to come up with something delicious, nutritious and satisfying. I didn’t even have to plan ahead. 

Following my gym session tonight, I came home to that ‘dinner for one’ scenario (we all know that one, and I’ll bet some of you might have even used it as an excuse for cheating on your meal plan). 

Craving something to fuel my body post workout, I stuck my head in the cupboard, grabbed a can of Tuna (in spring water, drained) and a can of cannellini beans (drained and rinsed with water). Added the two of these together with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Then I remembered I had some spinach leaves and cucumber in the fridge from my weekend salads and BAM! Put it all in my salad bowl and grabbed my knife and fork. Done. 

Feeling a little indulgent, I grated a thumb size piece of parmesan cheese over the top for a little savoury flavour and also a squeeze of fresh lemon for a fresh and zesty taste. 

And what’s best - this made enough for two servings! So half goes into a tupperware container for tomorrow’s lunch! Now that’s some good meal prep right there!

Time to prepare: 2 minutes
Time to enjoy: as long as you like 

Happy Monday! | New Week, New Challenges! 
I love a challenge. Especially a challenge that gets us eating better and taking photos of our food and sharing it across social media. I’m definitely a ‘foodie’ and I love sharing recipes, so I’ll be joining the community on Instagram for the Lorna Jane Clean Eating Challenge! #LJCleanEating 
Happy Monday! | New Week, New Challenges! 
I love a challenge. Especially a challenge that gets us eating better and taking photos of our food and sharing it across social media. I’m definitely a ‘foodie’ and I love sharing recipes, so I’ll be joining the community on Instagram for the Lorna Jane Clean Eating Challenge! #LJCleanEating 

Happy Monday! | New Week, New Challenges!

I love a challenge. Especially a challenge that gets us eating better and taking photos of our food and sharing it across social media. I’m definitely a ‘foodie’ and I love sharing recipes, so I’ll be joining the community on Instagram for the Lorna Jane Clean Eating Challenge! #LJCleanEating 

6am: Breakfast
Porridge is the breakfast of champions. The only thing missing? Some blueberries, raspberries, honey and yogurt. 
6am: Breakfast
Porridge is the breakfast of champions. The only thing missing? Some blueberries, raspberries, honey and yogurt. 

6am: Breakfast

Porridge is the breakfast of champions. The only thing missing? Some blueberries, raspberries, honey and yogurt. 

Currently Loving | Punchfork.Com
Have I been hiding under a rock? Clearly I’ve been under a rock for too long (a rock of weights training and fitness, mind you), but I’ve only just come across this site that I am absolutely enthralled with!
punchfork.com 
The website gathers recipes from other sites like Simply Recipes and Bon Appetit and puts them all together in an eye pleasing way so that we can find new recipes. We can even filter by our own specific dietary requirements whether it is paleo, gluten free, vegan or vegetarian. 
It’s like a pinterest of pure food porn but better! because you can go to the recipe and make it at home for yourself.
…I think I will need to excuse myself as I’ve just dribbled on my keyboard while browsing the paleo recipes.
tweet @punchfork 
facebook.com/punchfork
Currently Loving | Punchfork.Com
Have I been hiding under a rock? Clearly I’ve been under a rock for too long (a rock of weights training and fitness, mind you), but I’ve only just come across this site that I am absolutely enthralled with!
punchfork.com 
The website gathers recipes from other sites like Simply Recipes and Bon Appetit and puts them all together in an eye pleasing way so that we can find new recipes. We can even filter by our own specific dietary requirements whether it is paleo, gluten free, vegan or vegetarian. 
It’s like a pinterest of pure food porn but better! because you can go to the recipe and make it at home for yourself.
…I think I will need to excuse myself as I’ve just dribbled on my keyboard while browsing the paleo recipes.
tweet @punchfork 
facebook.com/punchfork

Currently Loving | Punchfork.Com

Have I been hiding under a rock? Clearly I’ve been under a rock for too long (a rock of weights training and fitness, mind you), but I’ve only just come across this site that I am absolutely enthralled with!

punchfork.com 

The website gathers recipes from other sites like Simply Recipes and Bon Appetit and puts them all together in an eye pleasing way so that we can find new recipes. We can even filter by our own specific dietary requirements whether it is paleo, gluten free, vegan or vegetarian. 

It’s like a pinterest of pure food porn but better! because you can go to the recipe and make it at home for yourself.

…I think I will need to excuse myself as I’ve just dribbled on my keyboard while browsing the paleo recipes.

tweet @punchfork 

facebook.com/punchfork

Warning: This Journey Will Change Your Life 

What is Active Living?
Active Living is an attitude. It is an approach to living your best life and taking steps to improve yourself every day. 
If you are for active living you take the stairs, not the lift; you eat to live, not live to eat; you unwind with a walk, not the remote. 
You understand that life is just that, LIFE! Something to be lived, enjoyed and savoured. Active Living is a cult. It is a religion, it isn’t about exercising, it is a belief system that you subscribe to in life. 
- Lorna Jane, Authentically Active

You might be just starting to change your life, or you might be well and truly down the road towards your best life yet, regardless of where you are you need to remember a few things about this journey. 
This journey towards a better, healthier, happier, more active life…it means you have to change a few things, things around you will change and most of all you as a person will change.
It means you will encounter things you haven’t before, confronting fears, challenging yourself and believing in the positive outcome of your hard work. 
It means embracing some aches and pains along the way, and picking yourself up every single time you stumble and fall.
Because you will fall, but falling does not mean failing. You have not failed until you quit, and there are only two options, to give up or give it your all. You will get back up every time.
You will confront the natural human fear of change and you will change your life becoming stronger in mind and in body. 
Don’t be afraid to succeed, to be amazing and do things so great they are incomprehensible to the person you are today. 
You will prepare today for the success of tomorrow and tomorrow you will not be the same person you are today - just imagine what you can achieve if you take it one day at a time.
Warning: This Journey Will Change Your Life 

What is Active Living?
Active Living is an attitude. It is an approach to living your best life and taking steps to improve yourself every day. 
If you are for active living you take the stairs, not the lift; you eat to live, not live to eat; you unwind with a walk, not the remote. 
You understand that life is just that, LIFE! Something to be lived, enjoyed and savoured. Active Living is a cult. It is a religion, it isn’t about exercising, it is a belief system that you subscribe to in life. 
- Lorna Jane, Authentically Active

You might be just starting to change your life, or you might be well and truly down the road towards your best life yet, regardless of where you are you need to remember a few things about this journey. 
This journey towards a better, healthier, happier, more active life…it means you have to change a few things, things around you will change and most of all you as a person will change.
It means you will encounter things you haven’t before, confronting fears, challenging yourself and believing in the positive outcome of your hard work. 
It means embracing some aches and pains along the way, and picking yourself up every single time you stumble and fall.
Because you will fall, but falling does not mean failing. You have not failed until you quit, and there are only two options, to give up or give it your all. You will get back up every time.
You will confront the natural human fear of change and you will change your life becoming stronger in mind and in body. 
Don’t be afraid to succeed, to be amazing and do things so great they are incomprehensible to the person you are today. 
You will prepare today for the success of tomorrow and tomorrow you will not be the same person you are today - just imagine what you can achieve if you take it one day at a time.

Warning: This Journey Will Change Your Life 

What is Active Living?

Active Living is an attitude. It is an approach to living your best life and taking steps to improve yourself every day. 

If you are for active living you take the stairs, not the lift; you eat to live, not live to eat; you unwind with a walk, not the remote. 

You understand that life is just that, LIFE! Something to be lived, enjoyed and savoured. Active Living is a cult. It is a religion, it isn’t about exercising, it is a belief system that you subscribe to in life. 

- Lorna Jane, Authentically Active

You might be just starting to change your life, or you might be well and truly down the road towards your best life yet, regardless of where you are you need to remember a few things about this journey. 

This journey towards a better, healthier, happier, more active life…it means you have to change a few things, things around you will change and most of all you as a person will change.

It means you will encounter things you haven’t before, confronting fears, challenging yourself and believing in the positive outcome of your hard work. 

It means embracing some aches and pains along the way, and picking yourself up every single time you stumble and fall.

Because you will fall, but falling does not mean failing. You have not failed until you quit, and there are only two options, to give up or give it your all. You will get back up every time.

You will confront the natural human fear of change and you will change your life becoming stronger in mind and in body. 

Don’t be afraid to succeed, to be amazing and do things so great they are incomprehensible to the person you are today. 

You will prepare today for the success of tomorrow and tomorrow you will not be the same person you are today - just imagine what you can achieve if you take it one day at a time.

Recipe: Coconut Nut Butter Balls 
I will be using this recipe that I came across, but without the Stevia. Let me know if you try it out and how they turn out… I’ll do the same :)
Recipe: Coconut Nut Butter Balls 
I will be using this recipe that I came across, but without the Stevia. Let me know if you try it out and how they turn out… I’ll do the same :)

Recipe: Coconut Nut Butter Balls 

I will be using this recipe that I came across, but without the Stevia. Let me know if you try it out and how they turn out… I’ll do the same :)

Still loving @MarkPT's Protein Pancakes recipe… 
BREAKFAST PROTEIN PANCAKES 
Since this lovely lady was having some troubles with her protein pancakes, I remembered how much I loved finding Mark’s recipe for Breakfast Protein Pancakes. 
I would wake up at 5:15am, have them made for breakfast for both me and my partner by 5:30am, eat them before BBC Breakfast even started and then get ready and leave the house for work by 7am. If you say you don’t have time to make them for breakfast, you are a liar. 
I think they’re delicious and incredibly filling. If I made too many I simply put them in a container and took them to work for afternoon tea, or kept them for breakfast the following day. Reheating them in the toaster was pretty nifty too. 
[Image and Recipe both from MarkPT]
Still loving @MarkPT's Protein Pancakes recipe… 
BREAKFAST PROTEIN PANCAKES 
Since this lovely lady was having some troubles with her protein pancakes, I remembered how much I loved finding Mark’s recipe for Breakfast Protein Pancakes. 
I would wake up at 5:15am, have them made for breakfast for both me and my partner by 5:30am, eat them before BBC Breakfast even started and then get ready and leave the house for work by 7am. If you say you don’t have time to make them for breakfast, you are a liar. 
I think they’re delicious and incredibly filling. If I made too many I simply put them in a container and took them to work for afternoon tea, or kept them for breakfast the following day. Reheating them in the toaster was pretty nifty too. 
[Image and Recipe both from MarkPT]

Still loving @MarkPT's Protein Pancakes recipe… 

BREAKFAST PROTEIN PANCAKES 

Since this lovely lady was having some troubles with her protein pancakes, I remembered how much I loved finding Mark’s recipe for Breakfast Protein Pancakes

I would wake up at 5:15am, have them made for breakfast for both me and my partner by 5:30am, eat them before BBC Breakfast even started and then get ready and leave the house for work by 7am. If you say you don’t have time to make them for breakfast, you are a liar. 

I think they’re delicious and incredibly filling. If I made too many I simply put them in a container and took them to work for afternoon tea, or kept them for breakfast the following day. Reheating them in the toaster was pretty nifty too. 

[Image and Recipe both from MarkPT]

What’s on my Plate | Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner
Keeping our household healthy, satisfying appetites and nutritionally supporting a football playing, golf club swinging, tabata running fiancee.
Grilled free range chicken, brown rice and vege. Done. No sauce, no salt, no added anything. Usually we’d have fresh vegetables, but earlier this evening we used some frozen at source mixed vege. Not as good as the fresh stuff, but it will do for tonight. That’s the only problem moving house. Not only is money tight but you need to use up everything in the fridge and freezer before you move out to avoid waste. 
After eating this we had a little tumbler glass with natural yogurt and honey, it is as indulgent as dessert can be. Scrumptious. Delicious! 
But I know that from eating this tonight, tomorrow I will have so much energy and there will be absolutely no bloating. I know that I can wake up tomorrow morning, feel great and perform my best. 
What’s on my Plate | Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner
Keeping our household healthy, satisfying appetites and nutritionally supporting a football playing, golf club swinging, tabata running fiancee.
Grilled free range chicken, brown rice and vege. Done. No sauce, no salt, no added anything. Usually we’d have fresh vegetables, but earlier this evening we used some frozen at source mixed vege. Not as good as the fresh stuff, but it will do for tonight. That’s the only problem moving house. Not only is money tight but you need to use up everything in the fridge and freezer before you move out to avoid waste. 
After eating this we had a little tumbler glass with natural yogurt and honey, it is as indulgent as dessert can be. Scrumptious. Delicious! 
But I know that from eating this tonight, tomorrow I will have so much energy and there will be absolutely no bloating. I know that I can wake up tomorrow morning, feel great and perform my best. 

What’s on my Plate | Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

Keeping our household healthy, satisfying appetites and nutritionally supporting a football playing, golf club swinging, tabata running fiancee.

Grilled free range chicken, brown rice and vege. Done. No sauce, no salt, no added anything. Usually we’d have fresh vegetables, but earlier this evening we used some frozen at source mixed vege. Not as good as the fresh stuff, but it will do for tonight. That’s the only problem moving house. Not only is money tight but you need to use up everything in the fridge and freezer before you move out to avoid waste. 

After eating this we had a little tumbler glass with natural yogurt and honey, it is as indulgent as dessert can be. Scrumptious. Delicious! 

But I know that from eating this tonight, tomorrow I will have so much energy and there will be absolutely no bloating. I know that I can wake up tomorrow morning, feel great and perform my best.