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Wellness Challenge: Week 10

This week our focus is on the law of attraction, cutting back on sugar & getting a fitness buddy. 

MIND

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m into the law of attraction. If you aren’t aware of the law of attraction then at it’s core it means ‘like attracts like’. So if you think positive thoughts, you bring positivity into your life. If you think negative thoughts, you bring negativity into your life. If you haven’t read or watched the secret by Rhonda Burns then watch it ASAP, or at least watch the trailer on YouTube. As soon as I watched this movie I was hooked on manifesting and it really does work! So this week we are going to be positive ALL THE TIME. Optimism is our home girl.

BODY

By committing to this wellness challenge I was able to stay motivated but once this is over I still want to feel accountable to keep progressing. The challenge this week is to get a fitness buddy. I was lucky enough last week to be gifted a garmin health tracker by my wonderful husband. Although our conflicting schedules don’t allow us to work out together; because we were able to link our Garmin’s we can keep track of each others fitness so he’s my fitness buddy from now on. If you are in Perth then you should look into group fitness classes with Buff girls Bayswater. They have babysitters too so there’s no excuse not to go!

NUTRITION

The nutrition challenge this week is to cut down on added sugars. Sarah Moore has an excellent post on how to check labels for hidden sugars. If you have a serious sugar addiction then maybe consider trying something like the I quit sugar program. Use the code SUGAR10 at checkout to get 10% off an 8 week program.

SUMMARY

  1. Say a positive mantra often.
  2. Do pelvic floor exercises regularly.
  3. Drink a minimum of 2L (or more) of water every day.
  4. Make healthier food choices.
  5. Practice breathing & mindfulness.
  6. Eat more vegetables.
  7. Go to bed earlier.
  8. Get moving every single day.
  9. Cut back on caffeine. No caffeine after 12pm.
  10. Practice gratitude daily.
  11. Switch from white to wholegrains.
  12. Meditate for 5 minutes each day.
  13. Stretch every morning.
  14. Consciously consume probiotics.
  15. Laugh it off.
  16. Switch from unhealthy fats to healthy fats.
  17. Having ‘me time’.
  18. Set yourself a physical challenge.
  19. Healthy snacking.
  20. Goal setting for when the challenge is over.
  21. Yoga it up.
  22. Cook from scratch.
  23. Practice the law of attraction.
  24. Get a fitness buddy.
  25. Cut back on added sugars.

Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram while completing your wellness challenges this week!

xxx That Gypsy Mum xxx

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Wellness Challenge: Week 9

This week our focus is on Goal Setting, yoga and cooking from scratch. 

MIND

This week we are going to set some future goals for ourselves that encompass our mind, body and nutrition. By now you should have a good idea of what works for you and it’s important to be realistic moving forward. In an ideal world, you would continue doing all the challenges weekly but by simplifying our goals, we are more likely to stick to them. Try to set 3 goals for your mind, 3 goals for your body and 5 goals for your nutrition that you will stick to each week. I’ll post later in the week about the goals I have set for myself.

BODY

This week we are going to get our yoga on. Now that I have complete Placenta Previa I need to be more careful about what exercises I’m doing and yoga is safe during pregnancy. If you haven’t done yoga before then I encourage you to attend a class, I really loved Bikram yoga but it’s not recommended for preggo’s so I’m going to blow the dust off my wii fit and get involved. If you don’t have time to attend a class then find some inspiration on YouTube.

NUTRITION

The nutrition challenge this week is to cook from scratch and when I say scratch, I mean completely from scratch. I started predominately cooking from scratch years ago when I was coming out of my ‘raw food phase’ but I’ve been a little lazy lately, adding in packet flavors or using sauces with wraps so I’m looking forward to getting back into that. Sarah Moore has some great recipes over on her blog and even has an amazing vegan mayonaise recipe that I’ve been keen to try.

SUMMARY

  1. Say a positive mantra often.
  2. Do pelvic floor exercises regularly.
  3. Drink a minimum of 2L (or more) of water every day.
  4. Make healthier food choices.
  5. Practice breathing & mindfulness.
  6. Eat more vegetables.
  7. Go to bed earlier.
  8. Get moving every single day.
  9. Cut back on caffeine. No caffeine after 12pm.
  10. Practice gratitude daily.
  11. Switch from white to wholegrains.
  12. Meditate for 5 minutes each day.
  13. Stretch every morning.
  14. Consciously consume probiotics.
  15. Laugh it off.
  16. Switch from unhealthy fats to healthy fats.
  17. Having ‘me time’.
  18. Set yourself a physical challenge.
  19. Healthy snacking.
  20. Goal setting for when the challenge is over.
  21. Yoga it up.
  22. Cook from scratch.

Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram while completing your wellness challenges this week!

xxx That Gypsy Mum xxx

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Wellness Challenge: Week 8

This week our focus is on me time, setting a physical challenge and on snacking. 

MIND

This week our focus is on having ‘me time’ and doing something that nurtures your soul. I am definitely a yes person, I don’t like to disappoint people and I always put myself last. This week I am going to spoil myself, I am going to spend 2 hours doing whatever I want. I’ll keep you updated on Instagram.

BODY

This week we are going to set ourselves a physical challenge. This could be walking 10,000 steps a day or even doing a 30 minute workout every day, the choice is yours. My physical challenge this week is to go for a walk every day, even if it’s only for 15 minutes, just to make sure I am moving regularly.

NUTRITION

I have been sticking to the nutrition challenges but if I’m completely honest, my snacking hasn’t exactly been great. This week no more excuses, I am going to limit myself to healthy snacks only to fill nutrition gaps. If it doesn’t benefit me nutritionally then I shouldn’t be snacking on it. Sarah Moore’s latest post on is snacking healthy? is an absolute must read this week.

SUMMARY

  1. Say a positive mantra often.
  2. Do pelvic floor exercises regularly.
  3. Drink a minimum of 2L (or more) of water every day.
  4. Make healthier food choices.
  5. Practice breathing & mindfulness.
  6. Eat more vegetables.
  7. Go to bed earlier.
  8. Get moving every single day.
  9. Cut back on caffeine. No caffeine after 12pm.
  10. Practice gratitude daily.
  11. Switch from white to wholegrains.
  12. Meditate for 5 minutes each day.
  13. Stretch every morning.
  14. Consciously consume probiotics.
  15. Laugh it off.
  16. Switch from unhealthy fats to healthy fats.
  17. Having ‘me time’.
  18. Set yourself a physical challenge.
  19. Healthy snacking

Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram while completing your wellness challenges this week!

xxx That Gypsy Mum xxx

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Wellness Challenge: Week 7

This week our focus is on laughing, HIIT & Good fats.

MIND

You’ve heard the saying ‘If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry’, well this week we are going to laugh! It’s no secret that I love to laugh but I’ve been a little uptight this pregnancy. I’m going to make an effort to smile more and complain less this week. The challenge this week is to ‘laugh it off’. If you are feeling stressed or sad or anxious or defensive, try to find the humour in a situation.

BODY

I enjoyed stretching last week and I can’t believe how inflexible I’ve become! This week we are going to step it up a bit. We are going to try High Intensity Interval Training. I’m now 22 weeks pregnant so I can’t go crazy with this one. Basically I am going to do short bursts of exercise with a rest period in-between. I’m going to aim for 10 minutes a day so that’s:

  • 1 minute burst: 2 minute break
  • 1 minute burst: 2 minute break
  • 1 minute burst: 2 minute break
  • 1 minute burst: finish

If you’re stuck for ideas then search ‘HIIT for beginners’ on Youtube and find something that works for you. I recommend consulting a women’s health physio before commencing exercise whilst pregnant or post baby.

NUTRITION

This week’s nutrition challenge is to make the switch from unhealthy fats to good fats! Try swapping butter for avocado or canola oil with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). If you’re confused about fats and whether coconut oil is good for you then see Sarah Moore’s post on Coconut oil vs Olive oil.

SUMMARY

  1. Say a positive mantra often.
  2. Do pelvic floor exercises regularly.
  3. Drink a minimum of 2L (or more) of water every day.
  4. Make healthier food choices.
  5. Practice breathing & mindfulness.
  6. Eat more vegetables.
  7. Go to bed earlier.
  8. Get moving every single day.
  9. Cut back on caffeine. No caffeine after 12pm.
  10. Brittany Noonan workout.
  11. Practice gratitude daily.
  12. Switch from white to wholegrains.
  13. Meditate for 5 minutes each day.
  14. Stretch every morning.
  15. Consciously consume probiotics.
  16. Laugh it off.
  17. HIIT exercise (aim for 10 minutes per day).
  18. Switch from unhealthy fats to healthy fats.

Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram while completing your wellness challenges this week!

xxx That Gypsy Mum xxx

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