I am not perfect, that is true ….

I am not perfect , oh that is so true, I have been known to indulge in chocolate, wine and cheese BUT what I do know is my body and how to nourish it so that I am in balance and not holding onto unwanted fats or creating an acidic body.

So to answer all your questions about what a typical day looks like for me and how I stay physically well …. here it is ( and it is not as painful as you may think ! ).

Breakfast :

Every morning without failure I will start my day with lemon and warm water. Followed by a coffee on soy milk with my husband. It is a ritual we love and enjoy and even though not the healthiest thing to start with it is an indulgence in my life that I choose not to live without.

As I am running out of the door with my boys, at about 8 am or earlier depending on the day, I throw together a protein shake using Arbonne Meal Replacements / or Protein boost, with a scoop of  Greens balance powder , 1/2 scoop of fibre boost powder,  Ice and water into a shaker cup and off we go. I love this as it is all Vegan, so I have no bloating or other issues and it is easy for the body to digest and deliver the necessary nutrients, minerals and phytonutrients throughout my body.

Morning Tea :

I don’t tend to snack between  breakfast and lunch as I am just not hungry. However if I am out with my boys and they have snacks I do usually sneak something like fruit or bliss balls.


Lunch :

Can be a smoothie using again the supplements from Arbonne with my fav fruit & almond milk or a meal based on the Alkaline diet.

Afternoon tea:

This was always a bad time for me when I would go ,sometimes still do, looking for a sweet treat. I have learnt to keep those cravings at bay and to pick up my energy levels in time for school pick up by taking a Fizz Stick. These “sparks of life”, as I like to refer to them, are a B group Vitamin, Guarana and Green tea supplement that I mix into a bottle of water. PLUS they are delicious !! Win win

Dinner :

Again similar to lunch I may choose a smoothie, shake or meal following the alkaline diet. I also don’t avoid fats, carbs or natural sugars. Everything in moderation but what I do avoid ALWAYS is prepacked foods …… fresh wholefoods only in our house.



Yes friends it needs to be done. A healthy happy body needs to move. Regularly. Make active living apart of your way of life. Get outdoors. Play with your kids. Say yes to stairs. Small steps = improvement.

I LOVE to walk !! I try to walk every night. This does not happen sadly. It is funny though because I find if I don’t exercise my body cries out for it.

When I walk I pop in a podcast, TED talk, Training and walk for the entire session (or two). So fulfilling.





My biggest tip to you however is to listen to your body. You probably all ready know what makes you feel a little unwell, bloated or sluggish so acknowledge that and work on avoiding or limiting those foods.










Your plate :


Veggies: (1/2 of your plate)
Greens like kale, chard, mustard greens, spinach, broccoli or asparagus

Lean Protein: (1/4 of your plate)
Organic tofu, legumes, lentils and if you eat meat, wild fish, chicken or turkey

Good Fats: (1/8 of your plate) Seeds, nuts, nut butters, nut oils, olive oil, avocado, flax, grapeseed oil or coconut oil

Complex Carbs: (1/8 of your plate)
Brown rice, quinoa, beets, sweet potatoes, carrots or millet


2 Replies to “I am not perfect, that is true ….”

  1. Really interested in these bliss balls you speak of! 🙂 also – what a great way to turn exercise into an opportunity to listen to a ted talk or the like! Typically I’d be sitting in my house while listening so this is a great idea!

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    1. Oh so glad to share 🙂 here is one of our fav recipes 1 cup rolled oats
      8 pitted dates
      2/3 cup coconut oil
      3 scoops Arbonne chocolate meal replacement / protein shake
      1 scoop Arbonne fibre boost
      4 tablespoons of cranberries
      1 tablespoon of rice malt syrup
      1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
      2 tablespoons water


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