{Girl Crush Tuesday} Woman crusader Bree

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4

Today we are saluting the wonderfully brilliant, powerfully motivating Bree Stedman.

Bree is an emotional confidence expert who helps woman to identify, acknowledge and utilise their emotions with personal power. She is a mentor and motivator who helps all types of women break down their emotional barriers and the cut out the self-sabotage.

Bree has a way of motivating women with positive energy and personal empowerment to help us ladies live our best lives.

She has recently released her first book – Own Yours BS and it immediately became an International Best Seller. One of my friends recently attended one of her workshops and was astounded with how much clarity came from the course and the book.

Bree isn’t afraid of teaching women that their emotions aren’t some sort of weakness, but quite the opposite. Emotion is power when channelled correctly.

So, here’s to our friend Bree – congratulations on all your hard earned success and best of all, thank you for teaching all little girls the beauty of a strong, well equipped woman.

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{The Nest Health} Exercising your way into the new year

Today our resident health expert Larissa Beer from Larissa Beer Personal Training gives us the information we need to rediscover our motivation after Christmas.

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Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year, what is there not to love? Carols, lights, Christmas trees. But it’s a tricky time of year when it comes to sticking to your exercise and eating plans.riss2

There are numerous Christmas parties and different types of foods that you normally wouldn’t eat, our stomachs are in a perpetual state of full. Whether it’s the goodies at the latest party or the first batches of fudge or gingerbread cookies, you’re probably filling up more than you normally do.

While there is nothing wrong with a little indulgence this time of year (as long as you try not to overeat!). It can, however be extremely hard to get going for your daily jog or class with a belly full of Christmas spirit.

My advice to you is to try to resist the urge to get lazy! It is always important to get exercise in, but it is especially important during a season where you will be eating more (or a lot more!) than usual.

You are probably thinking – ‘I’m already off the bandwagon I might as well wait until January to start back up with my fitness regime’. Nope!! The time to get back at it is now! The longer you are sedentary, the harder it is to get your body moving again. Don’t wait until January 1st to start working out again. Chances are you’ll be a little hungover that day anyway!

Get back to your gym/pool/classes/runs/personal training sessions now! Exercise tonight! Even if it’s a short walk and a set of lunges and situps. Do something to get your body and mind back in the game as soon as possible.

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Image source: Pinterest

To get back into a fitness routine after a short break you should re-assess your goals and make a new fitness plan. It can be hard to get back into exercise (or anything for that matter) without a plan, so I recommend coming up with a short term goal that is achievable and specific.

For example: I will work out Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week after work. Monday I will go for a jog, Wednesday I will do a pump class and Friday I will go to RPM. Having a plan makes your decision to work out easier and should help motivate you to get back into the swing of things.

love larissa copyAs always, I am here to answer any fitness related questions you have so please email me at centralwestnest@outlook.com and I will respond as soon as possible!

Happy exercising Nesters!

WIN a one-on-one personal training session!

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To celebrate Larissa Beer becoming the Central Nest’s health contributor we are giving away to one lucky reader a one-on-one personal training session with Larissa Beer Personal Training

To be a winner all you have to do is comment below (or on our Facebook page) explaining why you want to win the personal training session.

For even more chances to be a winner, make sure you ‘like’ Larissa Beer Personal Training on Facebook!

We will announce the winner on 27 September 2013.

Good luck! This could be the start of your new health journey!

Inspirational Aim to Change

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Amy is changing her life

Amy is changing her life

Do you need an inspirational pick me up (or alternatively some motivation to not pick up that doughnut?) then Amy from Aim to Change is your lady. Head over and check out her amazing blog.

Read the story about how she managed to shed (and maintain the loss) of 90kgs of her body. Amy’s amazing journey began at 190kgs and her blog lends its readers many of her tips and hints to help get you started as well.

It is so inspirational to see a local who really is making a difference to their life. One step (and one workout) at a time.The Central Nest is very proud to have her as a local.