Flirting with Fitness


Last year my husband Andrew had a major health scare. He has always been very careful with his health and while there was nothing that we could have done to prevent the bacterial infection he got, his health and fitness have had a major impact on both his recovery and the limited damage that could have happened had he not been fit. The prospect of losing my beautiful Husband rocked me to the core. I decided I needed to stop procrastinating and look at my own health and fitness. I have always been spontaneous and pretty much eaten and drank what I wished without ever thinking about my wellbeing. I am after all, an Italian-Australian it’s what we do!

Discipline as we all know, is the key to achieving this goal. Andrew and I have changed our eating habits and lowered our alcohol consumption. Having the support of my Husband has made this much easier. It would be painful if he was eating and drinking what he liked while I was watching what I ate. Don’t think for a second I am calorie counting! I will not miss a chance to eat my mother Arancini!!

Between season one and two of RHOM I have lost 7kg. I am not at my goal weight yet, but shifting these last 5 or so kilos is going to take more of a push than just watching what I am eating.

So I have enlisted the help (and support) of Sam Richards to help give me the edge that I need. Let’s put those bumps back where they should be!

Not only is Sam an amazing personal trainer, he is an elite Rugby player, understands nutrition and easy on the eye. Talk about the entire package (haha)!  I really enjoy working with Sam, he pushes me within my limits and is committed to me being the best me. The plan is to train between 3 to 4 times a week.

I don't intend to become a waif. I have a full and curvaceous body and I accept that about myself.  This is about being healthy, improving my general wellbeing and having more energy to fit in that little bit of extra shopping :)

I am excited to share my journey with you. The good, the bad and hopefully (fingers crossed) the great results. Getting back into an exercise regime is not easy, but I am committed to being a healthy, happier and fitter me.