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I have been stressing a little about my goals and how to stay focused through the holiday events and cheer.
I’ve been finding myself losing motivation from it all to be honest; sometimes I feel like I would like to just kick back and relax… Eat sugar and carbs, drink beers and not give a fuck. But at the end of the day that’s counteractive to my training as it slows progress and essentially if I ate like that I’d have no energy to hit the gym in the first place.

Anyway, I’ve just found a great article by IFBB Pro Tabitha Klausen about surviving Thanksgiving dinners which I think applies greatly to any of the big social events coming up… hope you enjoy it. Happy Sunday.

Surviving Thanksgiving by Tabitha Klausen


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My weekend has been incredible… to say the least.

My brother flew in from Melbourne to stay a few days; minus a few set backs with flight problems we’ve managed to get some great quality time together. Including a massive shopping session, lunch on the Darling Harbor, drinks and dj’ing, breakfast in Bondi, a run by the Anzac Bridge.

I got early Christmas presents – a pair Nike Lunar Swift+ running shoes, a Nike backpack (I want to start running home from work), a pair of Sting boxing gloves, Nike sports bras, a Nike+ running sportsband for logging my km’s and all the details of my runs… can you tell I’m obsessed with Nike?

Not to mention my adorable boyfriend, Sean, is now my fiance. I couldn’t be happier. I’m so excited about spending my life with my best friend and inheriting one of the greatest, most entertaining sets of in-laws I could possibly imagine.

To top of a fantastic weekend I’m now relaxing on the couch waiting for the roast chicken I have put in the oven to cook. Meanwhile watching Rachel Zoe Project as my brother and Sean play tennis downstairs. I didn’t think this weekend could get better… but then I realised tomorrow is Sunday, and Sundays are my favourite thing in the world so I’ve got fingers crossed something else incredible happens tomorrow.


What has everyone else been up to this weekend? And what are your favourite Sunday activities?

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In celebration of now being within the twelve days of Christmas, I thought it only fair to post my Christmas Wishlist.

To be perfectly honest, I’m a really terrible person to buy gifts for. Mostly because I see something and buy it myself and leave little left for anyone else to gift me. However, my bank account is certainly not endless and if Santa could leave these few things (some which are completely dream items I’ll probably never own) I’d be one hell of a happy camper.

Polar FT80 Heart Rate Monitor/Watch.


An iPhone Elite – I don’t even know if this is a legitimate product, but I seriously want one so badly.

An iPhone with a keyboard? What more could you want in a phone.



If that fails: an iPhone 4. I’ve been meaning to go out and get one for awhile now, but I don’t do lining up and I certainly don’t do waiting lists (unless it is for a Hermes Birkin 😉 ) and to be frank, the whole idea has lost its lustre substantially. However, I’m an Apple junkie… so it’s still a must-have.


A London Christmas – Two of my favourite people are living in London and I miss them dearly.


I’m scared of wearing heels these days in case I injure myself and can’t run – but I’d break an ankle* for Louboutins.

(*Okay, maybe sprain).


Ray Ban Wayfarers in Black. My old pair is really on the decline.


A Burberry Trench Coat, though I suppose this isn’t a great summer gift.

(Birthday perhaps – it’s a good thing I’m mid-year… I can have summer and winter gifts)


This figure.


Michael Kors Golden Oversized Runway Watch

Simple, elegant… and I don’t have a gold watch yet.


And last but certainly not least, someone to pay off my fitness course fees.

There’s something about paying to go to school that doesn’t bode well with me. Or any other student I’m sure.

So… what’s on your Christmas wish list?





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