Author: fitnessinthecity

Raw chocolate shortbread bars

There is nothing sweeter or more rewarding than having a positive impact on someone’s life – regardless of how big or small. In this case, it was introducing my soon to be sisters to raw desserts. That’s right, they have swapped empty calories, white, processed crack, (aka sugar) for more natural, nutrient dense substituents. And whola, the result was a gorgeous (paleo friendly) Raw Chocolate Shortbread bar. And here is how you too can make it. Shortbread ingredients: 1 cup cashews 1 cup dried, unsweetened coconut 1/2 cup dates 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Chocolate ingredients: 1 cup cashews 1/3 cup...

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Has feeling embarrassed held you back long enough?

Feeling embarrassed?  How often has this feeling (or the thought of it occurring) prevented you doing something? Maybe it stopped you presenting a great idea in a meeting for the fear of embarrassing yourself in front of the group. Maybe you never tried bootcamp again because you were so unfit and far behind the rest of the group you couldn’t help but feel a flutter of embarrassment. Have you said no to a lunch or party because it was with a group of people you didn’t know and you just felt plain old shy? (Yep, I’m putting my hand...

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I love lululemon athletica

Last night the Bondi store Ambassadors, local yoga, fitness studio owners and I was lucky enough to be invited to lululemon athletica Bondi Junction for a sneak peak of their new store before it reopened (today) revealing a bigger and dare I say better space to inspire, shop and stretch us! After drooling over their current product (watch out credit card!!) we were asked to select a yoga outfit to wear for a 30 minute yoga class with Kelli Prieur (plus another outfit for casual wear), yep I died and went to yogi heaven!! Did I mention we mingled...

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Are you stuck waiting?

Sometime I get stuck in this place of waiting. Waiting until we move house, waiting until I feel amazing, waiting until that new job, the new year – the ‘something’ which then signifies a change can take place. Do you ever get this? For some people it can be waiting to Monday until they start eating healthy again or waiting (and finishing) the chocolate until they begin exercising. It can be as simple as waiting to get the ‘cool’ jars to make your own almond milk or green smoothie, that’s causing your procrastination. Maybe waiting for the right moment...

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Paleo Anzac Biscuits

In preparation for Anzac Day tomorrow I whipped up a batch of delicious  Anzac Biscuits thanks to Therasa Cutter’s  recipe below. Quick, easy and healthy – what’s not to love! Paleo (gluten/grain free) Anzac Biscuits 1 cup (100 g) almond meal (ground almonds) 1 cup (100 g) flaked almonds 1 cup (75 g) organic desiccated coconut 1/4 (80 g) cup honey 1/4 cup (60 ml) macadamia nut oil 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda 1 tablespoon water Combine almond meal, flaked almonds and coconut. Combine honey and oil into a small pot and heat gently. Mix the bicarb and water then pour into the...

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