How I Start My Week: Running and Healthy Eating

I can’t pretend weekend excesses don’t happen. One drink on Saturday night easily turns into more glasses of wine, vodka sodas and even a tequila shot happened (at least I remember it). We shovelled along the night. Then I was in a multi storey nightclub squished amongst boys and girls with very little clothes on. The partygoers were wooed with flame throwers, acrobats and a champagne showering female DJ.

Twenties happens. Enjoy it (and I secretly really do).

Now, take a breath of non-vodka, non-cigarette infused air. I like to start my week with Positives with a capital P.

Running Around the Harbour

The weather is starting to cool down in Sydney. The mornings are more crispy cool and the days are shorter. It is time I starting running outdoors again!

And how can I not when Sydney has some absolutely gorgeous running trails along the harbour. I took these photos with my iPhone during my runs on Sunday and Monday.


Healthy Eating

I love kitchen gadgets. I have more than I use. I also suspect I am not alone.  One of my cheap and useful gadget is the humble citrus juicer. It cost me only $5.

It makes one of my favourite juice drink consisting of 1 ruby red grapefruit, 2 oranges and an upper body exercise.  I sometimes add a splash of soda water to the mix for a vitamin packed soft drink/soda alternative.

This isn’t exactly a detox miracle drink (and it will never counteract that tequila shot) but it taste good and I like to drink it on our patio, sitting by the shade of our tree.


Sydney Autumn coolness is the best.

Agnes xx


Mondayitis – protests, coconut water, quinoa salad and motivational quotes

Raining in Sydney is a drag. (I mean not literally like this man who was dragged into a drainage pipe by the rain and died, very sad).

But waking up to the sound of rain and you think to yourself, I just want one more snooze.

When asked by colleagues, ‘how was your weekend?’ I retell a few positive highlights like making a batch of tasty muffins for them just because #bribes. I airbrushed the details about dancing at a dingy dirty bar with sticky and wet floors, pumping retro music (AND knowing all the retro lyrics).

Monday’s are usually about reclaiming my week.

Hoorah! I box jumped into my HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) session.

Hoorah! I then re-hydrated with the latest fad and this time is organic coconut water from Sri Lanka. I suspect the organic aspect of the product is attributed to the local’s lack of access to powerful pesticides and the natural resilience of coconuts to pests anyway.

Hoorah! I embraced #meatlessmonday with an organic quinoa salad and instagrammed it.

Hoorah! I skipped home, head held high, feeling accomplished. So accomplished that I wrote a new motivational quote on my blackboard.

Hoorah! I will watch my healthy lifestyle descend over the week…