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Me last year (bandages from having my appendix out). And me on stage over the weekend. #mindblown #weightloss #transformation #nzfitnessexpo #dedication #hardwork

How it’s done! Yessir

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Me last year (bandages from having my appendix out). And me on stage over the weekend. #mindblown #weightloss #transformation #nzfitnessexpo #dedication #hardwork

How it’s done! Yessir

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Me last year. Me on the weekend. #weightloss #transformation #epic #dedication #hardwork #mindblown

Hard work pays off!

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Me last year. Me on the weekend. #weightloss #transformation #epic #dedication #hardwork #mindblown

Hard work pays off!

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I really believe in this quote. I often get asked how I found the willpower and how I found the desire to change. People forget it took many years for me to be ready to change. It’s not that I want it more then others. It’s just I found a hunger to change and to be better. I was sick of being sick. #quote #change #transformation #health #desire #ifoundtheflameinside

I think I’m ready to see that change! I signed up for a 12 week challenge today.I have to go weigh in and get my before photos taken tomorrow then I have the weekend before I officially kick off on Monday. I’m a mixed bag of feelings right now.-Excited, really really excited!-Nervous, about how unfit I am.-Scared, of failure!-Determined, not to fail.-Hopeful, to feel good in a bikini THIS summer!-Happy, to have taken the first step.-Thankful, to have a supportive partner. sooner rather than later.

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I really believe in this quote. I often get asked how I found the willpower and how I found the desire to change. People forget it took many years for me to be ready to change. It’s not that I want it more then others. It’s just I found a hunger to change and to be better. I was sick of being sick. #quote #change #transformation #health #desire #ifoundtheflameinside

I think I’m ready to see that change!

I signed up for a 12 week challenge today.

I have to go weigh in and get my before photos taken tomorrow then I have the weekend before I officially kick off on Monday.

I’m a mixed bag of feelings right now.

-Excited, really really excited!
-Nervous, about how unfit I am.
-Scared, of failure!
-Determined, not to fail.
-Hopeful, to feel good in a bikini THIS summer!
-Happy, to have taken the first step.
-Thankful, to have a supportive partner.

sooner rather than later.

When you stroll past Our:House at 5 in the morning and observe all the leftover ravers. They are like:

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Questions.

Rule 1: Always post the rules

Rule 2: Answer all the questions from the person who tagged you and post them

Rule 3: Tag 11 more people and put a link in their ask box

 Rule 4: You can’t answer questions unless you were tagged by the poster

 I was tagged by shut-up-and-lift.tumblr.com

1. What’s the #1 thing you want to accomplish in 2013?

A complete lifestyle change! Eating healthy, exercising regularly, saving money, and generally feeling a whole lot happier with myself.

2. What’s your favourite healthy food? What’s your favourite treat food?

Vegetables! I love broccoli, kumara, corn cobs, spinach. I also love a good salad, especially orzo or couscous based ones. Treat food would be pizza probably. And Icecream.

3. What is your all-time favorite movie?

Ohh I don’t really have one. It changes every time I see a good one. I like actions and thrillers.. Morgan Freeman, Jason Statham etc. I love all the Fast & Furious movies.

4. If you could only shop at one store for the rest of your life, what store would it be?

Ooh. Wild Pair maybe. I do love Forever New though aswel.

5. What would you be doing with your time if you weren’t on tumblr right now?

I SHOULD be packing as I am moving house at the end of this week! Although I have had these questions up on my screen for a few hours now I keep doing a little bit and then coming back.

6. What beauty products/make-up can you not live without?

Concealer, moisteriser and eyelash/eyebrow palette.

7. What’s the longest flight you’ve ever been on?

Not long at all.. 3 hours or so to Australia.

8. Other than tumblr (and other social networking sites), what’s your favorite website?

Instagram.

9. Do you believe in soulmates?

Nah.

10. Do you keep a journal? Why or why not?

Sort of. I document things about my life through lots of ways… writing important events on a calendar, my phone, networking sites and I also have a ‘diary’ but I don’t write in it very much.

I was tagged by ROADTOTHEREALME

1. whats your favorite beverage, alcoholic or not?

Water. I love water! Has to be filtered and ice cold. I am partial to coke in a can as wel. It’s so much better from a can!

2. How many pillows and blankets do you sleep with?

Two pillows but only use one and my cuddle buddy that shut-up-and-lift.tumblr.com got me J

3. What’s your favorite food item(s)?

Garlic! I add it to basically everything I cook. I love pizza, pasta and of course garlic bread.

4. Where do you like to shop the most?

I also enjoy my grocery shopping and that would be the most frequent place I shop. I love kmart too! Actually Kmart would probably be my favourite shop, it has everything!

5.whats your favorite get-moving activity?

I really don’t have one. Something I need to find!

6. What’s your favorite app to use?

Instagram! I am quite liking candy crush at the moment too.. although have been stuck on level 29 for the past week!

7. Do you play video games? If so, what’s your favorite?

Hardly ever. I had The Sims and my partner has an xbox so sometimes we play kinnect.

8. What was the last book you read for pleasure? Would you recommend it?

50 shades of grey. Lol. And yes, I really liked it. Read it twice.

9.how long have you had your tumblr account?

Not long.. maybe 6 or so months.

10. Name your favorite tv shows

Sons of Anarchy. The Vampire Diaries. Home & Away. Breaking Bad. Revenge.

11.whats your favorite season and/or time of the year?

I love summer, because it’s summer and that means holidays, festivities, summer food, road sunny days, beaching etc. But I also love winter because it means scarves and jeans and boots and snuggly nights by the fire.

1. Favourite band/singer?

 Yet again it changes all the time. I am a diehard Eminem fan. I also love the Red hot chilli peppers, nirvana, cat stevens, and lynard skynard. I love Rihanna and her don’t give a fuck attitude.

2. If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?

Probably Thailand for a bit of cultural shock and see how the other half live. I also really want to go to Europe to eat authentic cuisine and explore.

3. Favourite meal?

I love a good stir fry or curry. Thai is probably my fave and I don’t think I’d ever tire of it.

4. What song best describes your life right now?

Can I copy Maria? Haha. My life is boring, but I love it. I’m just gonna say Hooligan by Big B. Not really but I just like it haha.

5. Favourite animal?

I love monkeys!!! I’m not the hugest animal fan though.

6. A hobby that you have that is not fitness related.

I quite like colouring in.. scrapbooking although I don’t do it very often. I am a bit guttered I never stuck to anything though, like sports or whatever. I’m a bit of a loner haha.

7. If you could have lunch with anybody, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Eminem,because Eminem. And throw in a bit of Kurt Cobain as wel. May as wel invite my late aunty too and have a wee shindig.

8. What is your guilty pleasure?

I’m a closet nose picker too. Well actually, I’ve been caught at the lights a few times. Yeeeep, I’m one of them.

9. Favourite restaurant?

Oh gosh. I have so many! I love tapas where you can try so many different things and share with friends. A decent Italian and thai are fab too!

10. Favourite book?

Casting couch.

Now here are your questions: Hard to think of new ones as there is so many, already.

What song do you want for your own funeral. And why that song?

Free Bird by Lynard Skynard.. because I would like to then think of myself as literally a ‘free bird’… I actually got a tattoo on my wrist to signify this.. sounds a lot more morbid than it was meant to be.

The one song you turn to every time you workout. Why?

Rihanna or Ministry of Sound. Because they’re high energy, fast paced and get me going!

If you could choose a super power. What would it be and why?

The ability to snap my fingers and turn anything into something else. I.e this 20cent coint into a stack of $100 bills :P

Would you rather, lose one arm or lose one leg? and why?

A leg I think. I just reckon I’d use my arms so much more!

Do you sleep with or without clothes on?

Usuallly none on.

What is your biggest “what if”?

What if.. I never had Stella. I love her to bits and don’t regret her for a second but I often wonder where I would be if I hadn’t of got pregnant.

Look to you left. The first two items you see are your weapons in a zombie invasion. What are they?

An oil heater and broom. Not bad.

What do you think about the most?

Just life. My daughter. Improvements. How I can change for the better etc.

If the whole world were listening to you right now, What would you say?

Well this is awkward.

What is the single best decision you have ever made in your life?

To have a natural birth, and follow through with it. I am so proud I did it. 

Standing in the strawberry line, at the strawberry farm. And the guy behind me asks, “what are you waiting for?

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HAHAHAHA!

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Shave for a cure (by Maria Shearer)

My shave

Maria shaving her head for cancer! So brave & still so beautiful!

Spinach, feta, pinenut, tomato & chicken #salad for #lunch #healthy #yum

Spinach, feta, pinenut, tomato & chicken #salad for #lunch #healthy #yum