Making me feel better

Gosh. So many things.

But for starters, here are just a few useful links to sites I love and use – and since I’m only just starting out these are for the love, no sponsorship or affiliate links:

Health and fitness

Preggi Bellies – http://www.preggibellies.com.au/home.php
Couldn’t have got through pregnancy or birth without it. I absolutely credit PB with being back in my pre preggi clothes within eight months.

Fit Women Bayside – http://www.fitwomenbayside.com.au/
This is Melbourne Bayside specific, but this class has been fantastic for getting me back in shape AND giving F Bomb some baby social time. The kids crawl, lay and play while we do circuits. Simply genius.

The Holford Diet – https://www.patrickholford.com/topic/low-gl
I’ve dipped in and out of this for years and it just works.

C25K – http://c25kfree.com/
If, like me, you are a bit rubbish at running, this app is a total win. It gets you running at a manageable pace, AND breaks down your run to a half hour so it’s less daunting and easier to squeeze in. You can repeat weeks if you miss any and really if the goal of reaching 5k isn’t such a big deal, it’s still a great work out even if you stay on week 1 forever!!

Blogging

Bright Eyed and Blog Hearted – http://inspacesbetween.com/bright-eyed-and-blog-hearted/
This is a secret in life every wannabe blogger should know. Not only is the course content ridiculously brilliant thanks to its generous and gorgeous creator, Rachel MacDonald, but the facebook community that goes with it is something else. So, if you are wondering if you should, you should. Enrolments are on sabbatical while Rach enjoys new mummyhood but get your name down for the next course, you won’t regret it.

Positive thinking

The Secret – http://www.thesecret.tv/
If you haven’t heard of the secret but like the idea of manifesting your dreams then look no further than The Secret. My personal favourite is The Magic which is a practical guide to gratitude and realising your dreams. Literally, step by step. My gorgeous husband still writes ten things a day he is grateful for three years after he finished reading the book. It sounds woowoo but if you are remotely leaning this way, why not give it a go?

The Cosmic Ordering Service
I read an article years ago about this (and I’ve managed to find that cosmic ordering article here). Those of you from the UK will chuckle at the mention of Noel Edmonds who made this so famous. I still have a copy of the Cosmic Ordering Service book on my shelf. I ordered the only sunny day in early January 2014 for my wedding. Torrential rain either side. Just saying.

Baby stuff

The Dream Baby Guide – http://www.australianbabywhisperer.com.au/
The reason I love Sheyne Rowley’s approach to bringing up your baby is it’s all about respect and communication. It’s a complete approach that basically says, if your kid feels comfortable and respected and trusts you, they will sleep just fine. Not only does it work, but it’s just really nice to feel we are respecting F and treating her as we would want to be treated.

Annabel Karmel – http://www.annabelkarmel.com/
Actually I use her app which is absolutely genius for busy mums. These are really quick simple recipes, Frankie loves them and it’s just winning all round with this. The app has a favourites and shopping list facility that makes it extra brilliant.

Life coaching

The Beautiful You Coaching Academy – http://beautifulyoucoachingacademy.com/
Although I’m currently not taking bookings, I’m a qualified Beautiful You Coach and it was a life changing process for me. If you are thinking of getting a coach, look no further. If you think you want to become a coach, then check them out and see if their heart-centred approach fits with you.