you’ve got the power.

Whatever stage you are at in your life, it is important to focus on the present and the future. Whatever mistakes you have make, or people who have wronged you, you need to get past it. As the wise Elsa from Disney’s Frozen says “let it go!”

You need to let go of the past in order to move into the future! You are not the same person you were five years ago. It is very likely that you eat differently, sleep differently and even speak differently. But see, change isn’t always bad. A lot of the time, change is good!

Learn to love the person you were and the person that you ARE!

If you have someone in your life that is trying to make you change, and you don’t feel comfortable with it. Then DON’T!

You are in control of your life! You are in control of your body! You are in control of your happiness!

You get to choose what you put into your body, and you get to choose how your body looks! If you’re not happy with your body? THEN CHANGE IT!

Life is simple, but there will always be people that want to complicate it!

Every choice that you make will result in consequences. Whether they are good or bad, depends on how you perceive them!

You need to stop thinking what if, and think… WHY NOT?!

 

The Biggest Loser: Weight bias and perceptions of health on reality TV

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A 2012 study by Domoff et. al. portrayed that viewers of weight-loss reality television had increased anti-fat attitudes and were more likely to promote bias on the basis of weight.

On The Biggest Loser, contestants compete to win $250,000 by losing the most weight through a gruelling exercise and restrictive eating regiment. It has been suggested that the show promotes a “fear of fat” and an idealisation of thinness to scare contestants into developing these idealised bodies. It also proliferates a fear amongst audiences of looking like the contestants – encouraging “fear of fat,” discrimination and body image insecurity in society. Some people, however, do believe that the show promotes healthy living and is motivating for audiences.

The majority of obese Australian respondents to the study viewed the show negatively, saying it portrays stereotypes about obesity, doesn’t take into account genetic or environmental factors to obesity, and “gives unattainable, unrealistic…

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trick or treat.

Ahh it’s that time of the year again for FREE CANDY!

Personally, I love this spooktacular holiday!

Well, unfortunately, it’s not really a holiday in Australia, but I feel that a lot more people are recognising it now compared to ten years ago when I was the only kid in the street that went trick or treating. Yes. It was awkward.

Like many of you, I am a self-confessed chocoholic.

I simply love chocolate!

With so many brands of chocolate available at the grocery store, it can be hard to choose, so here’s quick low-down on a few of my favourite brands!

Cadbury: you can always rely on Cadbury chocolate, the perfect amount of creamy and sweet goodness!

Lindt balls: lighter than Cadbury, a lot more milky/creamy and the liquid centre is to absolutely die for!

Guylian: Guylian pralines are absolutely divine! They are a perfect mix of praline and chocolate that create a beautiful texture that melts in your mouth!

Haigh’s: not as creamy as Cadbury but all of Haigh’s products really hit the spot when it comes to a chocolate craving!

GOAL: Have a treat for Halloween!

Max Brenner!

Max Brenner!

Guylian: Guylian pralines are absolutely divine! They are a perfect mix of praline and chocolate that create a beautiful texture that melts in your mouth!

Haigh’s: not as creamy as Cadbury but all of Haigh’s products really hit the spot when it comes to a chocolate craving!

GOAL: Have a treat for Halloween!

puppies = happiness.

@nuggythepuggy on Instagram

@nuggythepuggy on Instagram

A puppy can be a handful, but it could also be the most rewarding experience of your life!

Having an excited pup greet you when you come home from a stressful day at uni or work, is really the best thing ever!

Puppies, are great for your fitness and wellbeing! I mean think about it, they keep you on your feet, they make you happy, and you can never be mad at a puppy!

This blog is usually about food and fitness, but seriously, who doesn’t like puppies?!

Taking your puppy to the park for some playtime is also a great opportunity for you to workout your body!

If you don’t like working out with humans, why not a dog!

Playing with a puppy is a great distracting from the pain and chore of exercise.

Having a puppy is just, well, good for your soul!

Seriously, doctors should prescribe puppies as medication, there is a guarantee that they will put a smile on your face and brighten your day!

GOAL: Play with a puppy!

Happy National Chocolate Cupcake Day!!! – Quick Double Chocolate Cupcakes

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Quick Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients

1 box devil’s food cake mix, such as Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

2 to 3 cups White Faux Buttercream, recipe follows, colored or swirled with your favorite color

Cupcake Toppings:

Licorice whips

Crushed peppermint candies

Crushed lemon drops

Multicolored jimmies or nonpareils

Mini white and dark chocolate chips

Small chocolate candies

Colored decorating sugars

Cereals such as corn pops, fruit rings or graham cracker cereal squares

White Faux Buttercream:

3 sticks (12 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature

4 cups confectioners’ sugar

3 tablespoons whole milk, at room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Food coloring, such as yellow, blue and red, or your favorite, if desired

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line two 12-cup standard muffin tins with paper cupcake liners and set aside.

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the F word.

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And so we continue on with another scandalous topic.

Food.

Food is good, what more can I say?
I have never met anyone who didn’t like food. Food in general I mean, everyone has different taste palette, so not everyone enjoys the same sort of food. However, I have never heard of anyone going out to a good dinner with some mates and NOT having a good time!

Good food and good friends is all that you need. Good friends will let you eat what you want, everything in moderation, and when you work out to balance it all, you’ll see how much happier you are!

Life is about balance. It is your choice and your choice only what you put into your body. You want to eat clean? Then eat clean! You want some fast food? Then get some!

No one is stopping you! The power to control your life is in your hands!

If you want to eat clean, but don’t know how. Seek advice! Take the initiative!
The internet is a magical place. Seriously, just go into Google and type in “how to eat clean” you’ll be set!

In this day and age, food and fitness have definitely become a priority to many! It is very easy to find great healthy recipe alternates that are bound to satisfy your cravings!

GOAL: Try a healthy alternate to something you are craving!

all by myself.

Fun at Five Doc Leisure Centre!

Fun at Five Doc Leisure Centre!

…don’t wanna be all by myself. ANYMORE!

Sometimes, working out alone just isn’t enough for you. You ned something more to motivate you so you can maximise your workouts! In situations like this it would be handy to get a personal trainer. They’re helpful, knowledgable and… let’s face it. Smokin’ hot!

But unfortunately, they’re also costly. So here’s a cost effective idea. GROUP CLASSES!

Many gyms and personal trainers actually offer group fitness classes for as low as $15 per session. Besides the great price (you can splurge on ice cream after), you can also get your friends to join in! You can help motivate each other to be the best you can be!

If fitness circuits and bootcamps aren’t really your style, look into different forms of exercise like Barre Body, Yoga, Zumba and even dance classes!

Here’s a list of cool things you can do to keep fit!

Barre Body: A combination of Ballet, Yoga and Pilates! Check out their Facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/barrebody

Yoga: I’m sure you have an idea of what Yoga is! If you’re on a budget, there is FREE Yoga at selected Lululemon stores so check out their website because it is all about Yoga!

http://info.lululemon.com.au/education/yoga/?mnid=mn;education;goal-setting

Zumba: A Latin-inspired, fitness dance party! Many gyms and dance schools run Zumba classes!

For casual dance classes, you can go to most local dance studios. Normally they will have classes that range in ability so that you can choose something that you’re comfortable with!

With the right kind of workouts and the right kind of friends, exercise isn’t a chore anymore! It becomes part of your lifestyle!

Make good choices to be the best you can be, so you can become the happiest person you know!

GOAL: Take a fitness class you’ve never done before!