Thursday, October 23, 2014

Day 1842 - Melanoma

Have you had your skin checked lately?

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As we head into summer we all need to take stock of our skin health.  Especially those of us who are Deep Fried (literally). I am a sun bunny. We are a family constantly in search of the sun, surf and sand so our skin health is even more important.  Derek and I book into our skin specialist at least once every two years.  He does it at the start of summer and I do it at the end.  We're pretty tuned into our body and the little spots, blemishes and bumps on our skin.  It turns out though, that skin cancer can show up in forms other than dark, blotchy, irregular-looking moles or freckles.  A persistent "pimple" may be deadly!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day 1841 - Planning

When was the last time you planned?

What planning looks like in the world of Deep Fried Fruit
Failing to plan, is planning to fail.  So this week I have spent my time planning.  Planning my marketing, planning my distribution routes, planning my time lines, planning my sales strategy, planning my networks, planning my time.  Planning for action. Planning to make measureable progress in reasonable time.  Planning to be great!

What's your plan? 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 1840 - Today is a new day

There are days when I struggle to get results. 

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Who am I kidding? There are weeks months where I am disappointed with my lack of positive forward movement.

Well that's OK because today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I keep telling myself that when I dip and waiver in motivation, creativity and forward movement.  Whether it's business, writing, household management, exercise or even parenting, I get the opportunity to end each day and start a new one.

Our today's don't have to be based on our yesterdays.  They can be what create our tomorrows.

Today is a brand new day!  An opportunity to start fresh. 

Who's with me? 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Day 1839 - Garlic breath

Can you fix garlic breath?

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Ever woken up on the day of a big meeting, interview or client session thinking "shit" because you indulged in garlic the night before?  Don't fear! There are foods that can help with that.  Raw apple, lemon and mint top the list of foods that can help freshen your breath after a garlicky meal. Green tea, spinach and parsley also help.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Day 1838 - Tahlia Jane Blog

I am not the only blogger in the family!
Tahlia Jane Blog

Tahlia has her own blog and is now being sent her own products to review! Like mother like daughter.

Come on over and check out Tahlia Jane!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Day 1837 - Saturday quote

Happy weekend! 

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Why do I over commit myself on the weekends?  Because I choose to I guess. My day starts in Sydney with daughter modelling assignment and will end in Canberra around 10.00pm. Tomorrow is a day of cheer with workshops being run all day until 5.00pm.  I am already feeling the exhaustion. Given there is no actual day between Saturday and Sunday I guess I'll just have to suck it up and focus on the fabulousness of both events instead!

Happy weekend everyone. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Day 1836 - Peri Peri

Meeting Ms Nandos 

Derek and the Nandos rep at the Ausmumpreneur awards
At the AusMumpreneaur events last weekend my husband was delighted to rub shoulders with the crew from Nandos (who were a major sponsor).  So much so that he wanted to have his picture taken with "Ms Nandos" and he very willingly took around 12 bottles of Peri Peri sauce.  While I was a little embarrassed by his enthusiasm and a lot concerned about the survival of so many glass bottles in our airline luggage,  I will admit to enjoying the benefits. Ms Nandos (which of course is not her name) admitted to feeling like a rockstar on the night.  I guess Derek's enthusiasm will do that to ya. Needless to say that Peri Peri has now been part of most of our meals since last weekend.  

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Day 1835 - Sometimes you've got to push yourself

Since when did the student become the teacher?

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As you know I am on this health and fitness kick.  My daughter is on the same path.  She came to me yesterday and said "want to go for a bike ride?" to which I replied "sure!"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Day 1834 - Wordless Wednesday

On this almost-Wordless-Wednesday I bring you food!

Last night's dinner
Grilled chicken, brown rice and roasted broccolini, asparagus and beans (done in olive oil and seasoning)
Yep, that's right. As I embark on this quest for accountability with my health and fitness these are the photos that I've been sharing with my "health buddies" on Facebook this week.  Every meal is photographed so that we can hold each other accountable for our healthier food choices.  It's fun to share and it's also great to encourage each other forward.  Sure there are some dips (literally .... like French Onion and Smoked Salmon) but these pics show that there is always a choice. Even when you're in the middle of Melbourne and in need of fast food ....

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Day 1833 - How to create your own successful and profitable business from home #ausmum14

Secrets and advice from Australia's leading mums in business.

If you've been reading my posts of the last few days (here and here) you'll know that I attended the Aus Mumpreneur of the Year Awards in Melbourne on the weekend.  I was honoured to have been listed as a finalist in the Rising Star category for Cheer Chick Charlie which means I got to be in a room with some amazingly talented and forward thinking women.  Not the least of which was the overall Aus Mumpreneur of the Year winner, Christine Kininmonth, owner and creator of the now world-wide "Belly Belt" for pregnant women.