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Hey!  I’m so glad you’re here.

I’m Shelley, a born and bred Aussie with a love for all things health and fitness.  I created this blog to help transform the way you feel about your life.  Everyone deserves to live a life that they truly love and to be able to find that vitality hidden within.  Within these pages you’ll find recipe inspiration and wellness tips that will help transform the way you feel about yourself and your life.

These days so many of us struggle to feel good on a daily basis – perhaps its not having enough money to do the things you want to do.  Perhaps it’s waking up each Monday morning and struggling to find the enthusiasm you need to make the commute into work.  Maybe it’s your family life – your partner doesn’t help out enough around the house or maybe it’s as simple as you just need to find more time in your days.

I hear you!

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Shelley at Tower Bridge profile

[/one_half][fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””]I studied a Bachelor of Accounting back in the day and thought that this was my ticket to financial freedom and a life that I would love.  Working in finance certainly had it perks – I was able to live and work in London for a period of 6 years, and I’ve been lucky enough to have met some of the greatest people both in London and here in Australia.  What I struggled with were the long hours – not just the hours where I was required to sit in front of a computer all day, but also the commute back and forth to the office.  I was always a very reliable employee who got things done, but I just never felt as though finance was what I was truly passionate about in life.  During year-end reviews, I was always surprised when my managers would ask where I wanted to be in five years – they always saw me climbing up that corporate ladder – but honestly, I never wanted that.  I had to make peace with where I was at first before being able to break free and find other avenues.

My transformation started a few years back when I started seeing an amazing personal trainer at a small London gym by the name of Ben.  I’d worked with trainers in the past who had mostly just taught me about exercise, but Ben was different – he also had amazing knowledge and passion about food.  In the time I spent at G14, I was able to get a better understanding of how food affected me and I came to understand that feeling good had more to do with what I was eating than I could have ever imagined.

I started to eat a more Paleo-ish diet, cutting out gluten, dairy and sugar and my energy levels went through the roof – my skin glowed, my hair shined and I had energy to burn!  It was here when people started asking me what I was doing and telling me how good I looked.  I remember looking around the office at all of the tired, run down people and thinking that this isn’t the way life should be.  You shouldn’t need a hit of coffee in the morning just to get you going, or a sugary snack in the afternoon as a pick me up.  It really saddened me to look around and see these amazing, smart people living like this.

I have to admit that making the change wasn’t easy – being surrounded by all those tasty treats and seeing my colleagues shoot me strange glances when I said I didn’t want whatever sugary delight was being passed around was tough, but it was so worth it!

I’m hoping on these pages that you’ll be inspired to live your life to the fullest and you’ll find some tips to help you become inspired to upgrade your diet and lifestyle.

It’s a crazy planet we live on – half the world don’t have enough to eat and the other half are suffering from malnutrition from eating too much junk.  I’m a big believer that food is the fuel for our lives and it’s the greatest defence we have against a myriad of diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimers.  You only get one life, one body and one mind – let’s make the most of this time!

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