Monthly Round Up: May;

May was one of those months where it looked okay on paper but in reality, was a lot more chaotic than I would of liked! If there was one way to describe May? Total mix bag!

I checked out a new pilates studio, Lifestyle Boom; went to the sauna four times in one week & as many times as possible after that; fell in love with gym classes once again; did free yoga at the Lululemon store every Saturday morning and enjoyed lots of coastal + park walks with friends.

I did a one day makeup course with my friend K where we learnt that the trick is in the tools! I’ve been using the same makeup for YEARS (creature of habit) and although it does the trick, it looked SO much better with some better makeup tools & certain techniques. Plus, trying a new chemical free primer for oily skin was a total godsend!

Horrorshow, Seth Sentry and Bliss N Eso (my three favourite hip hop artists) came to town & they played an outdoor show. It felt good to put on some jeans, boots & a hoodie and enjoy some of my favourite music in the outdoors (especially because I got to experience it with my big sis which made it even better).

For the month of May, I’ve been off the white stuff (processed sugar) but more on that in another blog post! (recipe for the raw prune balls can be found here).

May also marked a massive change in my life. I attended a 5 day course called ‘Train the Trainer’ with David T.S Wood (pictured above) and 300 others. I was pushed outside of my comfort zone where I got up on stage and trained the room as best I could (it was SO much fun!!), played like a little kid, laughed like I’ve never laughed before and met so many incredibly genuine people, it still warms my heart two weeks later. So many previous friendships are THAT much closer now and all the new friends I made in those 5 days, feel like friends I’ve known a lifetime.

Dancing at 1pm on a Thursday, the usual!

Some pictures of me up the front with David. I had to go up after we watched a video about Nick Vujicic (no arms, no feet, no worries) and that was the hard part. I was sitting there, balling my eyes out & then the next minute my name got called out & I was walking to the front to present. If you haven’t heard of Nick, definitely check out his story on his website, it’s incredible.

David is the impeccable human behind ‘The Kickass Life‘ podcasts which I highly recommend downloading! Now that I’m doing so much driving everyday, I listen to hours of the podcasts and have learnt so much in the last two weeks.

And here’s a small fraction of the awesome people I got to train with from all parts of the globe.

The Monday after Train the Trainer, my beautiful friend Courtney shared her 5 month progress photos with me & they were nothing short of amazing. I’ve watched this girl change before my eyes & seeing the positive changes in her life this year has been a super proud moment for me. So I figured I would take my own progress photos & I was a little shocked to see the difference! The photo on the first was taken in May 2012 and when I saw it, I said to myself, enough is enough. I was eating poorly, my stomach was always bloated and I did not feel good at 21. Fast forward two years, a wheat free diet, nutritional cleansing & better overall health, I feel a million times better. You can read my 12 month nutritional cleansing story over here.

And if I thought life couldn’t get any better, the day after Train the Trainer, my best friend of 17 years, S, called me & asked me to be her bridesmaid in her upcoming Gold Coast wedding. I’ve never been a bridesmaid before but I couldn’t think of a more perfect first time than standing up there with my best friend and her little sister, Bec, who also happens to be my little sister (naturally).

And of course, no month is complete without some epic food dates with loved ones. Photos pictured from Harvest Espresso, Wild Fig, homemade pulled pork, Roasting Warehouse and The Raw Kitchen (and that’s raw black forrest cheesecake pictured – sugar free!)

Amongst all the things that made May amazing (and chaotic and crazy), I sat my interview with the Australian Property Institute and was accepted to be a Property Valuer (kinda a big deal but whatever).  So the last two weeks have been fun; going to lots of awesome houses & apartments and meeting a ton of owners, builders, selling agents and tenants.

Will June be any less crazy than May? I highly doubt it!

9 thoughts on “Monthly Round Up: May;

  1. One of the reasons I love reading your blog is you always Do. So. Much! Every post makes me leave your blog feeling inspired 🙂 Train the Trainer sounds terrifying (impromptu public speaking! Argh!) yet awesome. Hope your June is just as good as your May 🙂 xx

    • Awwww I’m so glad it leaves you feeling inspired Maya!

      Train the Trainer with 1/4 scary and 3/4 FUN :D:D I’ve learnt how to have more fun in my life and it sure has made my days a lot brighter 🙂

  2. You are living life to the max girl! June is definately not going to be any slower, but maybe a little colder and chillier 🙂

  3. It’s so much fun reading about your raw food and no sugar endeavours. I’ve been interested in raw food for many years now and dabbled quite a bit in raw food baking. Several years ago (back in 2008, I think) I set a new years resolution to eat raw for one month, and I did. For 30 days in January I ate only raw.

    It’s so much fun to create healthier and/or raw versions of sweets. I enjoy baking in general but I want to do more raw baking again. I actually just whipped up some vegan coconut truffles and a three layer raw cake yesterday (mentioned it in a comment to you on Instagram). I’ll post the recipes on if they’re good! 🙂 I wish there were raw food cafés here like in the US and like the ones you’re visiting. We have a lot of juice bars and some cafés or shops that feature mainly organic/vegetarian and some raw foods, but nothing like the places you’re describing. Maybe one day my sister and I can open up a raw food café here. 🙂

    (Sorry for my rambling!)

    • No don’t apologise! I love your ramblings 🙂

      I wonder if raw food would be a hit in Sweden? It’s good here in Australia, especially Perth all year round because our winters don’t get that cold but I don’t have a completely raw diet. It’s more 70-80% raw.

      You & your sis could be onto something though!

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