5 Things I’m Loving Right Now

Jacobs Ladder

Jacobs LadderKings Park

This is a hot spot for fitness peeps such as myself! Jacobs Ladder is located at the end of Cliff St which marks the boundary of the beautiful Kings Park; and the 300 step decent takes you to Mounts Bay Rd. This is a killer legs workout (especially when you do more than one round!) and I’ve gotta tell ya, since I’ve been frequenting Jacobs my legs have become more toned and lean :-). The second pic was taken of me after running up and down Jacobs a few times and then going for a walk with my friend Claudia in Kings Park…such a pretty city I live in :-).

My Tip: Want lean legs? Find somewhere in your city that has a shit load of steps and run up and down them a few times a week and watch what happens!

 

The Annex

The AnnexThe Annex store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m absolutely loving this clothing store found in Mt Hawthorn, Perth, and also now online! This women’s fashion sanctuary has been established not only to showcase premium fashion from leading Australian and International designers, but to create a shop space that exudes warmth and invites customers to a personal shopping experience whilst exploring unique offerings. The Annex is definitely a store that I’ll be picking up quite a few winter pieces and accessories! I’m loving their Dita sunglasses range and all of their gorgeous jewelery! If you live in Perth, it’s definitely worth visiting the store as it’s just so beautifully presented! But if you don’t, the launch of their new e-boutique is now available with lots of pieces on sale available too. Yay!

 

Dita specs

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Buckwheat Pancakes

buckwheat pancakes

 

Oh boy, I completely demolish this brekky every time I eat it! I occasionally go to this great cafe in Cottesloe called Il Lido Italian Canteen where they serve this yummy breakfast. I love it as it adds a bit of variety into my diet whilst still being healthy and including all three macronutrients – protein, carbs and fats. Would be quite easy to russle up at home; just make your own buckwheat pancake mixture, fry in some butter or coconut oil and add some smoked salmon, spinach, sliced cucumber and a dollop of horseradish cream :-)

 

Liz & Bek’s Kings Park Bootcamp

Liz & Bek's Bootcamp

A bit of self-publicity here :-). I’ve teamed up with the amazing Bek Antonucci who is an elite strength & conditioning trainer, to run our joint bootcamps at Kings Park. We are both there each session running everyone through our challenging but rewarding camps. Each session is a combo of partnered, team and individual circuits that are bound to get your heart racing and body sweating. It’s good fun, it’s a great workout and it’s also an awesome way to meet new, like-minded people! Nutrition tips are also given at the end of each session by yours truly :-). Mention my blog to trial your first session completely FREE of charge. Times are Monday/Thursday 6am and Wednesday 6pm, with more times coming soon! Cost is $25 1 x week, $40 2 x week and $50 3 x week. Sessions run for 45mins.

 

Cottesloe Beach

Cottesloe Beach

One of the contributing factors in deciding to move from Melbourne back to Perth, was being close to the ocean. I am a beach lover! Always have and always will be. For me, it is a form of meditation swimming in the ocean and lying on the sand soaking up some sunshine. I find it totally relaxing and never bring any reading material as I like to be at peace within my own thoughts; occasionally listening in on what’s going on around me, hearing the sound of the waves and the squeaky sand as people walk past me.

There’s another reason why I and everyone else feel so calm at the beach…and that is due to the negative ions. Plants (trees, green grass, gardens), mountains, oceans, forests, waterfalls and lakes all contain good, negative ions.

Free radicals (positive ions) are produced by heating and cooling systems, TVs, radios, computers, exhaust, smoke, smog, radiation and harmful chemicals and damage our cells.

I found this description on PranaView Australia which sums up the amazing benefits of negative ions beautifully…

Negative ions enhance our mood, stimulate our senses, improve appetite and sexual drive, provide relief from hay fever, sinusitis, bronchial asthma, allergies, migraines, even post operative pain and burns. Negative ions stimulate the reticuloendothelial system which is a group of defense cells in our bodies which marshal our resistance to disease. Negative ions promote alpha brain waves and increased brain wave amplitude which results in a higher awareness level. The body is better able to absorb oxygen into the blood cells, oxidize serotonin and filter airborne contaminants.

No wonder I love the ocean!!! :-)

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Liz xx

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