Wednesday, 8 July 2015

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Winter Bliss- Finding Inner Calm during External Chaos!

July has been all about balance for me. That fine line between having it all and having it all fall apart around you!

I have picked up some amazing opportunities this year, some are still under wraps and I cannot wait to share!

I am very proud to take on the role as Lifestyle Editor for Holistchic. This fusion of style and wellness is the essence of how I live my life, so the opportunity to be closely involved and source amazing content is a real privilege.  I hope you’ll enjoy reading my work as much I love writing it (and also forgive if my Jade’s Life posts are a little sporadic until I get into my groove!)

I’m also taking on a more collaborative role with one of my current partnerships, as ambassador for fitness app Zova. As well as promoting and believing in the product I’ll now be providing content and insights to motivate user's fitness journeys. I join an elite crew of passionate women, including, Libby Babbet and Ellie Lemons in the Zova community.

My injury last month (torn rotator cuff- ouch!) meant I had to slow down my training but as my workload increased, this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. I have been more mindful of my diet to make up for my reduced exercise and am so lucky to have very positive girl friends to help keep me focused. I cannot thank my besties enough for everything, they are my inspiration every day; beautiful women chasing their dreams, living passionate lives and spreading good vibes. I love these women so much; I feel a new post coming on just so I can share with the world how amazing they are.

Speaking of amazing people, I’d like to make a quick mention of my darling boyfriend who, after 7 months of long distance heartache is relocating to Sydney. Needless to say this makes me a very happy camper. I’m loving our new apartment and waking up to breathtaking ocean views every morning. The stress of the move is well worth it!

There is so much else I’d like to share but will have to wait for the official announcements!            

For now here is my top 3 tips on how to keep a balance when  life turns you upside down!

1.     Tea Breaks: I know it makes me sound like a nanna but even if you’re not actually drinking tea (Pukka Three Ginger is my brew of choice lately) it’s important to switch off. Get away from the screens, sit somewhere comfy and take ten quiet minutes to yourself Cuddling a cuppa is also a great way to warm up in this icy winter weather!

2.     Positive Relationships: I’d be lost without my family, friends and partner. (Also Calais as well, he counts as family.) Talking to the people I love most and checking in on them always makes me smile. You know the ones… those people you spend hours laughing with, or can cry uncontrollably in front of if you need to. Make time to connect to the people who make you feel good. And spend a little less time worrying about those who don’t.

3.     Movement: For me this has been hard lately, because my body craves movement and it’s been so restricted. However I’m embracing long walks with my dog, early morning
 stretching to wake up, taking deep breaths to notice how my chest expands and contracts, how it feels full of life. I’ll be training again soon and focusing on more dynamic exercise, but for now I’m just grateful for these little grounding movements while my body heals. Don’t just train mindlessly, really pay attention to what your body is telling you, feel the rhythm in every movement and you’ll discover a new level of self-awareness.

The good news is that we are halfway through winter… so technically the countdown to summer has begun! Hehe.

Keep warm Lovers.

Love Jade


Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Fit Tech Review- Bluetooth Headphones

Philips ActionFit
Airborn Bluetooth Headphones

This week for Jade's Life I’m giving the latest Bluetooth headphones by Philips a road (and treadmill) test. I’m also testing my own tech knowledge and ability to embrace new equipment. I’m shamelessly admitting to several very blonde moments so hopefully headphones are the only thing being judged here! Some promoted features I’ll be looking at are sound performance, noise isolation, lightweight, practicability and secure fit as well as the sweat/ water resistant claims.

After some technical difficulties (ie realising they needed to be charged and then working out how to turn them on) I was off and running with my new headphones.

I was super excited about this new toy, mostly for gym training. Dealing with cords and wanting music is just a bit too much when I’m also trying to concentrate on not being flipped off a treadmill or dropping a weight on my foot.  So usually I train without headphones, and have to save my killer playlists for home workouts where I can happily do push-ups to Beyoncé without judgment.

Although comfortable, style wise- I felt a bit like Shrek with these green things sticking out of my ears. But the bulkiness of the Bluetooth headphones is a small concession for the newfound freedom to move efficiently and revel in my favourite music during a sweat sesh.

I accidentally tested the noise isolation by forgetting to sync the headphones and for a few minutes embarrassingly, the music was coming out of my phone instead of the headphones. Luckily I was in the lift and didn’t expose the whole office to my Kanye West motivation tracks. However I could still hear it pretty clearly and spent several confused moments trying to work that out! So they didn’t exactly pass the noise isolation test but this is a good thing, as I like to be aware of my environment, especially whilst running on the road. Safety first.

The Bluetooth feature of the headphones certainly increased my freedom of movement while using weights and going through a circuit exercise at the gym. Definitely a good investment for gym bunnies and lifting legends who love their tunes. I’ll credit the headphones to pushing me even harder than usual; I love the increased motivation that music gives you. Practicability gets a big tick. 

For outdoors running, the innovative design kept the headphones in place and the sound quality was impressive enough to battle against the elements as I copped the fierce Bondi wind on my early morning run. It was refreshing to not have to untangle myself or tuck a cord into my bra to stop it tickling my chin while running.  I’ll admit I’ve awkwardly yanked my headphones out while dropping my phone trying to re tie laces or send mid run snapchats several times. It’s like an unpleasant jerk back into reality. Luckily the Bluetooth feature meant that I could stay in my running zone, no matter how many sunrise selfies I took. (Not that I do that or anything).

Although I didn’t go for a dip or take a shower to test the water resistance, I definitely like to work up a decent sweat whenever I exercise (otherwise what’s the point?) and there were no issues with sound quality.

So far, so good with my little green Bluetooth earphones, but I’ll be keeping a spare set of regular ones in my gym bag as well, because I’m anticipating that I’ll forget to charge them at some point. For the organised individual who likes to be a front-runner in fitness technology these are a great investment. And for the busy, forgetful blonde who loves music, they are an interesting accessory rather than a must have necessity.

Let me know your thoughts or if you have other ideas how new technology can help your fitness routine! 
 Love Jade


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Want Results? Mix It Up! (No PT Required)


Especially in winter, we deserve a pat on the back just for dragging our butts into the gym, let alone having the brain power to devise a new workout. It's easy to get stuck in a rut with training. You arrive at the gym (sometimes still half asleep) and move on autopilot, doing the same comfortable workouts, pushing hard but knowing it as well as the Pressed Juices menu.

Feel like a change? Want somebody else to do the work for you, without the cost of a personal trainer? By pairing up with a new training buddy you can add a breath of fresh (sweaty) air to your routine. Have you heard the saying 'one mans trash is another mans treasure?' Your old boring routine might be something they haven't tried before and vice versa. Combining different workout styles is a great way to learn new techniques and give your body and motivation a boost!

This week I teamed up with a work colleague to mix up our lunchtime workouts. We are bringing our ideas to the gym twice a week to help keep us motivated and fit through winter. Remember to be mindful of your form when trying new moves or using heavy weights and consult a gym coach or trainer if you are unsure.

We had some fun using kettle bells this week with a combination of cardio, weights and interval training.

Here's what we've been up to

Warm Up

5 min jog (to get to the gym)
5 minutes bike


Kettlebell Swings x 10
Kettlebell Squat Rows x 10
Kettlebell Squat with Leg Raise x 10 (5 each leg)
Weighted Side Bends x 10 each side
1 minute rowing machine


Repeat 4 - 5 sets


8 minutes High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on a treadmill
30 seconds sprint, 30 seconds rest

Cool down on bikes or walking (and chatting) on treadmill 


This routine is an effective way to increase cardiovascular fitness and give your whole body a workout! I'd love to hear your fresh training ideas via Twitter (@JadeHunter_) or Instagram (@JadeHunter56)

It's been a very busy few weeks for Jade's Life. I'm excited to bring you the latest news, nutrition, exercise, health products and fashion reviews.

Love Jade

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Nutrition myths busted- Introducing Tim Crowe

Jade's Life has become so much more than just telling people about my own experiences. I want to make sure that I offer accurate advice from trained specialists, so that readers aren’t being duped into another fad or trusting someone who thinks that taking photos of their six pack makes them an expert.

Nutrition has become a real passion of mine over the last few years, creeping up from a casual curiosity of what I’m putting into my body to using diet research books as my leisure reading and googling the nutritional value of every ingredient I put into my food. 

But a passion for health and my own diet needs doesn’t make me an expert. Especially after the notorious wellness blogger, Belle Gibson came out as a fraud, it makes us realise that we have to know if what we are reading is actual fact or just someone trying to gain likes on an Instagram picture of their poached eggs.

I didn’t want to be one of these bloggers; I want to give REAL advice that you can trust. So I’m very happy to announce that I have collaborated with Tim Crowe, to bring his nutrition knowledge to my little blog. Tim Crowe is an Associate Professor in Nutrition in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University in Melbourne and an Accredited Practising Dietician. His work can be found on his website Thinking Nutrition.

"The media is a big influence on our perception about foods. We have so many choices about where to get information on nutrition and health and what you read can vary quite a lot depending on what sources you go to." says Tim.  "I actually don't talk much about diets anymore. I talk about dietary patterns. For example, what is the theme of  heathy low carbohydrate diet and how does that compare to a healthy vegetarian diet?" Tim's aim is to "be proactive in providing credible and evidence- based nutrition messages in a straight forward language."

Jade’s Life is pretty simple and I want to keep it that way. But now readers can be reassured that they can trust the nutritional information provided on the site and it’s not going to sell an unrealistic expectation of what your body needs. I'll regularly be bringing you Tim's advice as well as my own research into different food and diet ideas. This might include new information, comparisions, research, reviews, rants and recipes.

My cooking still hasn’t gotten any better though; so don’t expect miracles in the recipe department! It will still be my unique ‘make it up as I go’ style but I’ll do my best to incorporate Tim’s advice and comments so you know why I’m choosing to eat the way that I do. With his help I’ll bring you the real truth about super foods and super myths. I’ll do my best to simplify the science behind these diet ideas.

Jade’s Life is still going to bring you a mix of beauty, exercise, fit fashion and lifestyle events. I’ll continue on my mission to turn the whole world into stylish, kale eating yogis, one blog at a time (Haha, not really!)

Love Jade


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

How to Eat REAL food- Jade's Life style

Our weekly girls night catch up and brainstorming session was held at my little Bondi pad tonight.

I whipped up my usual quick and easy vegetarian fare and was surprised at how much the girls loved it (since pretty much all of my cooking is just winging it).

We got talking about how tricky it can be to make healthy meals that don't require 100 ingredients and special equipment. Thought I'd share my recipe with you for some inspiration.

Vegetable Frittata 

1/2 cup cubed zucchini
1 cup chopped sweet potato 
2 handful kale
1/2 onion diced
2 cherry tomatoes
(You can use ANY veggies you like- this is just what I happened to have in the fridge)
salt and pepper
4 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup cooked brown rice
1 teaspoon coconut oil

Put brown rice into an ovenproof dish lined with baking paper.

Brown the onion in a fry pan with coconut oil, add the sweet potato and cook until soft then add the kale and zucchini and cook for about 5 minutes or until soft. 

Put prepared vegetables and eggs into the baking dish and mix well with salt and pepper as required. Slice cherry tomatoes and place on top.

Bake in oven at 180C for about 30 minutes or until egg is cooked through.

Kale, Quinoa and Haloumi Salad
2 cups Kale (massaged with olive oil)
1/2 cup quinoa
1 block of haloumi
salt and pepper

Cook quinoa and fry haloumi, combine with kale once cooled and use salt and pepper to taste.
(The olive oil used to soften and massage the kale should be enough so that dressing isn't needed but add extra as required)

For dessert we had date and coconut balls- literally just a few handfuls of semi dried merijool dates whizzed in a food processor for about 30 seconds and then rolled in desiccated coconut. So delicious, my favourite quick, easy and sweet snack!

As I've just proved it's so easy to cook REAL food. It's something I'm very passionate about. My latest inspiration is Eat Real Food by David Gillespie. It's a great read if you want to do some more research into nutrition without trawling through complicated health journals. His writing is light and uses witty analogies to simplify the science behind eating well. Ideal for healthy foodies wanting to delve deeper or as motivation for someone contemplating a diet overhaul.

I hope your friends enjoy this recipe as much as my girls did, I know your body will love it!

Love Jade


Thursday, 14 May 2015

Why Wanderlust?

Swisse bring us a weekend party that our bodies will actually appreciate!

It's time to start treating our bodies well and give them something to feel great about on Monday morning.

Fitness festivals are the latest event trend, with people gather to exercise and unite over healthy living. It’s so much more invigorating and motivating than getting wasted in a mosh pit to a band you wont remember, losing your phone and dignity (both because of too small shorts) and then feeling like death for 2 days afterwards. Instead why not do something to make your body feel alive and vibrant, in an environment full of good vibes and positive energy? 
These are my kinds of festivals, lots of movement, green juices, active wear stalls, goodie bags filled with protein treats and more! Through Jade’s Life I’ve loved being a part of the Lorna Jane Active Day, Melbourne Fitness expo, Savi Chix Foundation Training and Nike+TC Tour.

One festival that embodies everything I love about healthy culture is Wanderlust 108! It’s a yoga lovers dream; a day packed with fitness, mindfulness, meditation and yoga events. Earlier in the year, yogis and health gurus swanned to Sydney’s Cockatoo Island for 3 days of sunshine, yoga and exercise. Now the fun is coming to Melbourne!

Wanderlust embraces the core of wellbeing values and incorporates health for body, mind and spirit. It’s a “mindful triathlon” of events, with a 5 km run, 90 min yoga class and guided meditation all held in the Catani Gardens in St Kilda.  Djs and live bands will set the mood, described as the 'beating heart of Wanderlust. There will be an abundance of activities and local goodies and crafts to check out.

Swisse are bringing their own blend of health and wellness to the event, with their newest ambassador, Melbourne Vixens captain Bianca Chatfield participating in all of the days events. Thanks to my previous work with Melbourne Vixens and Netball Victoria, I know what an incredible healthy living advocate and worthy role model she is.  

A healthy balanced lifestyle is about exercise but more importantly what you’re putting in your body. At Wanderlust Melbourne expect to find all kind of healthy goodies, with bliss balls, bars and delicious smoothies and meals from wholefoods café’ Mastic, created by another Swisses ambassador, George Calombaris. There will be an abundance of delicious, wholesome treats and new superfood ideas!

This weekend is shaping up to being a beautiful day, celebrating all the positive things about wellbeing and loving the skin you’re in. Wanderlust is the perfect way to add inspiration to your everyday routine and embrace your natural energy and zen. 

Tickets to this day of bliss are on sale now. A portion of proceeds go to The Celebrate Life Foundation, which aims to inspire wellness throughout communities and reduce the trend of preventable diseases.

Wanderlust 108 Melbourne
Saturday 16th May
St Kilda Catani Gardens

Tickets here

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Live Below the Line Challenge- My Nutritional Results and What I Gained

Day 4

Well I guess you already know what my days meals look like, but I’m sure people are wondering if I’m getting enough nutrients and vitamins. I wondered the same thing myself.

On my Live Below the Line diet I’m consuming about 1,100 calories a day with most of my protein and carbohydrates coming from eggs and oats. 

1 cup of oats will provide you with 17 grams fiber and 26 grams of protein.
1 medium egg has approx. 6g protein 5g fat (the good one) and 70 calories.
Kale is very high in vitamins K, A & C and is also rich in manganese that helps with nutrient absorption, wound healing and bone density. Carrots are a great source of vitamin A and potassium. But how does this weigh up? 

According to a Medical Institute study, women should have about 50 grams of protein a day, and more when exercising. By consuming 1 ½ cups of oats daily I’m already in my healthy range for protein as there is about 26g per cup.  Add my 1 or 2 eggs at 6g of protein each and it brings me up to about 45-48 grams of protein.

Carbohydrates should make up about 45-65% of your daily calorie intake.

My servings of porridge give me 40.5g and 2 corn thins per day have 8.7g carbohydrates.

I’ve used the nutritional values from USDGuidelines to put together a percentage chart. My carbohydrates are a little under what they should be but I’m very happy with the amount of protein, considering that I’ve still been doing some light training. I'm still boosting my body with the vitamins from kale and carrots so have felt pretty energetic rather than sluggish and tired. 

Although I havent included the lemon in my tally as it was such a small amount- I added it all week to some of my water and as a dressing for my vegetables. I thought it was important to incorporate some lemon juice into my diet for so many reasons! Check out my Health with a Twist post to read more about the health benefits of lemon.

My average daily intake of calories for the week has been 1184:
Here’s the rough breakdown

Carrots 41 calories
Kale 33 calories
Egg 78 calories
Oats 907 calories
Corn Thins 47 calories

My exercise over 5 days has been

2 x 5k runs (Monday & Friday am) 
3x hot yoga classes
1x weights & cardio gym session 
Walks with my dog twice a day.

So although my diet has changed I have still managed to maintain a healthy balance on just $2 a day. I have done a bit less exercise this week to let my body adjust to the challenge diet but it's been feeling great. I've got one day left and am down to 2 carrots and some oats so Day 5 will be the toughest one yet, but the end is in sight and I'm really appreciating everything about this challenge so far! 

Day 5

I had to be extra organised today because of my travel plans to Melbourne and that I had very little food left. I packed my porridge and my carrots which was a good lesson, both on money saving and also healthy eating when travelling. So often we waste money on food that isn't very good for us due to limited options at airports. However packing my own snacks solved both of these problems and I won't hesitate to take some nuts or carrots on my next flight too. 

I made it through Live Below the Line!

I have learned so much from this challenge- mostly about how little we really do need to get by. With another 2 or 3 items I can happily create many more meals on a budget of $15 or $20 for the week instead of my usual $100 grocery bill. I missed green tea but was sleeping so well that I've decided to cut out even my occasional afternoon coffee at work. 
Health wise I actually feel great, which just goes to show how overindulgent we are with the richness of our foods. My first piece of food was a banana, which Id been craving all week and the texture and taste was like experiencing it for the first time. I ordered a Greek salad for lunch and couldn't believe how oily it was, I was so sensitive to the texture and flavouring of meals. I rely on fruit for my natural sugar and as a treat and I've realised not only how expensive it is but also that I don't need to have it everyday. Believe it or not I still love oats and porridge but will go back to enjoying them in moderation rather than as an everyday staple.

I'm so proud of my efforts and extremely grateful to everyone who donated- My fundraising goal was $400 and I raised over $500. The support was so positive, I couldn't believe how many people were interested in what I was doing and wanted to contribute to help people living in extreme poverty. I gained so much from the challenge; it opened my eyes in so many ways and created conversations about the cause. I hope that readers of my little blog have gained some insight into my experience and may consider some changes in their own life or even trying the challenge themselves next year! Donations are still being accepted until June so please feel free to chip in a dollar or two if you can spare it. For more information on Oaktree and what the donations can provide click here.

Thanks again for all the support! Live Below the Line has been an incredible experience and it has changed my outlook on so many aspects of my life, financially, nutritionally and emotionally.

Love Jade


Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Live Below the Line: My $2 a Day Challenge- The Middle

Day 2


Corn cracker & bottle of water
Kale, carrot & boiled egg salad
Carrot sticks as a snack
Roast carrots & kale chips

Yoga this morning felt really good after a day of eating small amounts but I was peckish afterwards as expected. Usually I'd have a protein smoothie ready to go or at least an apple. It was probably a good thing that I was rushing for work because I had a corn cracker and a bottle of water to go, with no time to sit around and look for something more substantial. I’m really starting to miss fruit!

I checked my mailbox on my way out the door and saw a card from my mum. She wrote me a motivating message and put in a packet of gummy bears. She either thinks that I can't do the challenge or is worried about my sugar levels! Thanks mum! (I stuck to my guns and donated the gummy bears to a co-worker who needed cheering up).

Today's lunch is raw kale & carrot salad with boiled egg and lemon juice dressing. Almost sounds like something from a health cafe menu. See? I'm not struggling at all :/

I also packed 3 (now 2 because of my breakfast) corn cakes, some porridge to heat up mid morning and my trusty carrot sticks. Sounds like a feast.
Tonight I had roast carrots and tons of kale chips for dinner. And porridge for dessert of course!

I was so tired when I got home I just cooked, took my dog for a walk then tucked up in bed with a book by 8.30! I’m planning a run in the morning but feel like I could sleep for days, which is so unusual for me!

Day 3

Lemon water
Boiled egg on corn thins
Kale omlette

My run plan didn’t work out this morning, I decided to listen to my body as it adjusts to this new diet and get some more rest. It felt so nice to sleep in a bit!

I had some hot water with lemon for breakfast and took some porridge in to eat at work.  I haven’t been as hungry in the morning as usual, perhaps because I’m having oats at nighttime which is low GI so I feel fuller for longer.
I refilled my lemon water several times to get me through the morning and munched on a carrot before lunch. I decided to head to the gym for an endorphin hit and did a light kettle bell session and some cardio to make up for missing my morning run. Strength was definitely down so I only did 3 sets and had plenty of rest in between. Lunch was a boiled egg on corn thins, a perfect post gym protein hit!

This challenge has really helped me notice that when I lack energy I look to other sources to get a hit. My mid afternoon slump usually has me wanting a cup of tea or piece of fruit but this week I’ve been battling through and forcing myself to concentrate without using food or drink as an excuse to leave my desk. I’m a little lethargic but seem to have more energy at the end of the day once I get through it.

I haven’t really struggled too much with drinking plain water, or with just lemon. I never drink soft drinks and only have coffee once or twice a week usually. I definitely miss my breakfast smoothies and herbal teas, but overall have been very happy with water and I’m sleeping better.

As usual I was starving when I got home so I cooked a kale and egg omlette to have before my yoga class. Yoga is best done on an empty stomach but one little egg and few greens was just what I needed to get me through. I thought I’d find exercise really draining this week but my yoga flow has been steady and I’ve been feeling focused and relaxed during the practice.

Another small bowl of porridge (love that stuff) and an early night tonight.  It feels great to be over halfway. 

A HUGE thank you to everybody who has donated to support the challenge so far. I'm only $32 away from my goal fundraising amount of $400. I'm so grateful  that everyone has been so generous and supportive of the challenge and the worthy cause. 

To see how I'm tracking or to show your support and get me through the last 2 days check out my fundraising page here.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Live Below the Line: My $2 a Day Challenge- The Beginning

This challenge is to raise awareness for those in the world who live below the poverty line. They get by on as little as $2 worth of food a day. I love to fuel my body and put the right things in it, I'll reach for a $12 jar of coconut oil or $7 bottle of almond milk at an organic grocer without much thought or spend $10 on a protein smoothie after a workout. I'm taking this challenge to help raise money for the cause but also enhance my own awareness of what I am consuming. Could I get by on just $2 a day? We're about to find out! You can show your support with a donation here.

My groceries
Kale $2
Rice thins $1
Eggs $3.40
Carrots $1.50
Oats $1.45
Lemon $0.50
Total $9.85

Even the shopping was eye opening- I had to make the ethical decision to opt for 6 free range eggs for $3.40 when cage eggs were $2.80 for 12! And to pick carrots or rice? I don't use rice that much in my usual diet anyway so was happy to have oats to fill me up and carrots as a tasty snack!

Day 1

Boiled eggs on corn thins
Sliced carrots as a snack
Kale and carrot fritters for dinner.

I’m full of optimism and positive thoughts for my challenge. I’m all stocked up with my groceries and have a rough idea of what I can create with my ingredients. My mind is on inventing nutritious meals rather than rationing the portions at this stage.

I did a 5k run in the morning, but am going to be careful to limit my exercise this week so I don’t feel too lethargic.

Porridge for breakfast was kind of standard, however I did miss the banana slices, honey and chia seeds that I usually add!

I had a few queries from people at work who’d heard about the challenge and I made fun of my dismal looking lunch, but it was pretty good actually. As a vegetarian I often have eggs for protein and the corn thins aren’t something I’d usually buy so it didn’t seem too boring. I’m sure by the end of the week I’ll think quite differently!

The afternoon slump was difficult at about 2 or 3pm when I’d usually reach for some fruit. But I had my carrot sticks so at least I didn’t feel hungry, even if I didn't get the sweet hit from fruit.

I snacked on a rice cake when I got home, then realised that doing that every day will soon see me running out of food!

Monday is girls night so I was heading to a girlfriends for dinner. I made sure to eat before I left instead, so I wouldn’t be too tempted by what they were having!

The kale and carrot fritters I made were a complete success, with some kale chips on the side. I just luurve kale.

Luckily I have supportive girlfriends or tonight could have been very awkward. Shantelle has done fitness modelling competitions before and she remembered the feeling of bland meals and having to take your own food when visiting friends. We were all so busy talking and catching up that I could almost completely ignore the delicious smells of her cooking. Almost. But I stuck to sipping my bottle of water.

I slept fine and didn’t feel hungry at all. First day down.

If you'd like to show your support then please check out my profile  and spare some change. Even just $1 makes a difference, thats a whoel bag on corn thins! 

*Donations are open until June 2015