From the ages of 6 to 17 I studied ballet and dance based Pilates . I loved ballet and the creative expression of dance, classical music and of course I had dreams of being on the stage. This dream was short lived when I grew to a height of 5 foot 9 at 12 years of age.
I hated team sports, I was creative and thought netball and basketball were too masculine. It wasn’t until later in life that Nike and Asics began an integral part of my wardrobe.
Exercise is so important to me for my peace of mind and mental attitude. It wasn’t until I was introduced to the world of body building, and resistance training that I started to love my body. At a body building gym in Richmond Melbourne I became captivated with all things NO Carbohydrates and eating a diet of whole foods.
I had never imagined how quickly my body responded to the restriction of sugars, breads and pasta. The shorts bursts of resistance training and cardio gave me the confidence to start modelling again in the early 2000’s as my body was reaping the benefits of this new lifestyle.
Since getting serious about exercise, I have never felt stronger, more energised and confident in my life. I am currently obsessed with running up hills at the moment. I feel the love when standing at the top of a hill looking down on the steep hill I have climbed. I know that aerobic exercise is strongly associated with improved health and well being however it does not increase muscle strength or bone mass which buffer the impacts of ageing.
After having three children I am in the best shape of my life. I owe this to Isagenix shakes twice a day a dinner of lean protein and green based vegetables.