Hold the Glamour

I am a full-figure model and working mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend. I am a Leo. I am a first-generation Aussie and mother to two amazing little native New Yorkers. I believe that fashion is important—but so is real life. I believe that all women are beautiful and strong. I believe in working hard and loving harder. I believe in eating delicious food and drink with close friends, in breathing deep the air of new places, in laughing until you cry. I believe that when our bodies and minds are healthy and balanced, anything is possible.

Tag: healthy

How do you fit in exercise into your day?

I love working out and feeling fit and healthy. I have always been into some kind of sport and workout regime since I started ballet at age three.

Unfortunately for me, these days my exercise time is what gets shifted around and put on the back burner when my days and weeks get full and busy with work, commitments and travel. I wish it weren’t so — I have to find another way to make it work somehow.

It would be so much easier if I was a runner and could simply pack some tights, a tee-shirt and a pair of runners with me on my travels. I could step out of my hotel and run like Forrest Gump — unfortunately, I’m not that athlete.

When I do work out, I love to swim, practice yoga, attend body conditioning and spinning classes. A cardio kickboxing hour definitely reminds me that I’m alive and the class gets my heart pumping faster than anything else I can remember. It’s a great feeling and I love it!

Now that my daughter has started school full-time, I hope I can make more time for me and my fitness. It fortunately doesn’t take me long to get back in to a fitness/exercise routine — then I’m hooked all over again.

How do you balance a hectic, busy, working, family life and your fitness?

What advice can you part with and share?

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Till next time… Be well!

What’s one of my favourite meals?

I love my food… Especially healthy, yummy and tasty meals. Most of my friends know me to have some version of this meal I’m about to share with you most days of the week.

Tonight for dinner, I made my simple, quick, healthy and easy meal as can been seen below.

Smoked Salmon Wrap

Smoked Salmon Wrap

What do you need I hear you ask?

First, buy a wrap or tortilla base (I usually buy organic and gluten-free whenever I can). Then sprinkle your favourite shredded cheese, then add a decent spread of baby spinach, then add some smoked salmon and finally some red onion for extra flavour if that’s your thing.

Make sure you have a large frypan that’s set on medium heat. Once you place your wrap or tortilla on it with your topping of choice, be sure to cook it on the stove for approximately 10-15 mins (depending on the base and ingredients). You want your meal to be warm and cooked.

I tend to vary the protein on my wrap for example, I add grilled fish, tuna, beans, eggs or a veggie burger. You can add chicken or beef too… The options and variations are endless.

What do you whip up that’s quick, easy and healthy?

What meals can you make in less than 15mins?