So here I am, almost one full year into my health and fitness journey. I'm not gunna lie to you all and tell you it's all been sunshine and roses, it's been a lot of hard work mentally and physically.
I recently lost my personal trainer who I thought would be with me till the end of my journey, but that was not to be. This has been a hard adjustment to make, but I realise in the end, people come and people go and the only person you can ever truly rely on to be there for you is yourself, so I've picked myself up and kicked my ass back into gear with a bit of encouragement from some good friends.
One of my best friends told me to put a picture of myself at my heaviest next to my most recent picture, telling me it will give me a visual wake up of just how much hard work I've done and how far I have come. So here is that picture.......
I think it is pretty obvious that I am a much happier, healthier me. Yeah I still have my down days, but ultimately I am proud of just how far I have come and so excited for where I will be in another years time.
Here is the latest from my beautiful friend Sarah Belkner.
Her star is well and truly on the rise with airplay on various radio stations, she is gathering a strong following.
Sarah will be appearing with Richard Wilkins on the Today Show Friday 3rd April 2015 as Richards top pick for Fresh Faves Friday for her single - Humans.
I have only done two TRX sessions with my Personal Trainer Stephen and they were 5 months apart due to injury. Here they are side by side. I hope this inspires you that no matter where you start, you can always improve with determination.
So its been seven months as the face of Optifast and I can honestly say I'm loving it! I haven't felt this fit and healthy since.... well I can't remember when and I guess you can tell by the before and after photo, I look a lot healthier too!
This month will see me travelling to Singapore to speak at another Nestle Health Sciences Conference, I am so excited, it will be my first visit to Singapore.
I did a Fashion Parade on the weekend and had to change my outfits to a size 12! I couldn't believe it, I've gone from a size 20 to a 12 in just 7 months, I am beyond stoked.
It's been a great month, I went to the ASTRA awards, where I was fortunate enough to see the amazing Maddie Ziegler perform, she truly is a very gifted dancer. It was a great night recognising the achievements of all those involved in the past 20 years of Australian Subscription Television.
I'll be finishing off this month with my Birthday, which marks one year till my celebration Birthday 40 fit and Fabulous and 40kg lighter in Vegas! I can't wait.
Thank you all for continuing to follow my journey and inspire me to keep working hard to achieve my goals, it means so very much to me.
Till next blog, take care,
January has kicked off with a bang! Last week recording my first Voice over for the year, keep your ear out for my voice on one of the new Bio Oil TV Commercials going to air soon.
This month has also seen me head to Melbourne for the National Nestle Health Sciences Conference, where I spoke to a group of health professionals candidly about my weightloss journey on Optifast. I was inspired by the hard work these wonderful people do on a daily basis to change the lives of people for the better.
It was great to explore Melbourne and it's quaint little laneways lined with funky shops and cafes along with having the opportunity to really take in the Yarra Valley and unwind.
Tomorrow I'm off to the AACTA Awards in Sydney, which is a nice excuse to get dolled up and socialise with other creative industry professionals.
All in all 2015 has been pretty amazing so far. Heres to the next eleven months being more of the same.
2014 has been a massive year. Starting the year off performing in three theatre productions. Signed with two new agents Wink Models and Kathy Evans Voice Management. Landed the role as the face of Optifast and started my health and fitness journey. Appeared in TV commercials for Optifast, Ancestry.com.au and iNova along with print campaigns for Best Recipes, Commonwelth Bank, Multiple Sclerosis and walked the runway for Henry Roth. Voice Over work included TVC for Vaalia, Promo's for Nova 96.9, Corporate work and the Documentary of The North Face 100.
The most rewarding part of this year is how I've turned my health around, losing 22kg in just 4 months has been such a rewarding experience. I feel amazing and I am looking forward to losing the next 20kg in 2015 as I continue on the Optifast journey.
Here is a picture of me this time last year and now, just to show you the difference a healthy lifestyle makes to your appearance.
So here's to 2015! May it be even bigger and better than 2014.
Thanks for your support.
One of my best friends and also my singing coach Sarah Belkner has just released her debut single WITH YOU. It is stunning! This is history in the making, mark my words, this girl is going to be huge!
Originally from New Zealand, Belkner has toured Australia as part of Lanie Lane’s band. You might also recognise her from previous moniker, Miss Little. But the time has come to make a name for herself.
“I guess you could say I am growing up and so is my music. Or for me it is more a case of shedding old skin,” Belkner says on her Pozible campaign page, which raised the funds for her debut LP, due out early 2015.
With You is out now and available for purchase via iTunes. You can watch the music video for Sarah Belkner’s With You below.
I love this city with a passion and this is one of the many reasons why.
Still need inspiration? Here is what Optifast and training with Stephen has done for me in 10 weeks