Petite Terre Swimwear

I enjoyed this shoot more than any other so far, for a few different reasons;

– the creator and designer of this swimwear label has become a good friend of mine over the past couple of years. Living in Indonesia (a popular tourist destination), people walk in and out of your life all the time, so i treasure close friendships.


– this brand has exactly what i look for when it comes to shopping for swimwear; good quality that lasts, a variety of pieces (but not too much that its overwhelming), and elegant yet simple pieces.


– and last but far from least… this is an eco friendly swimwear label! Now, if thats not a good selling point, then i don’t know what is. Hello people, this is 2017! We need to start contributing to saving the planet.

Not so Guilty Pleasures

OH.MY.GOSH. Day 2 of no exercise. I hate these ‘travel days’. Ive been in transit now for over 24 hours now and i still won’t have reached my destination until tomorrow afternoon. Aaaaaaand… i even let the ‘golden M’ lure me in yesterday at the airport. I don’t even like McDonalds! Well, i enjoy that initial taste whilst its hitting my lips (especially the french fries) but its the aftermath i can’t bear; that stuffy, bloated feeling inside my stomach, and then only one hour later, that sense that i might be getting hungry, again! What a drag. So, note to self when traveling:

1. Always be sure to have a bag of raw cashew nuts handy. They are a tasty treat and are jam-packed full with nutritional content and essential minerals including iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and magnesium. So, ladies, next time someone tells you that cashew nuts are fattening, be sure to let them know that it’s actually considered to be ‘good fat’ and is ideal for optimal health.

Raw Cashews

Raisins are not always my favourite snack, but they are sweet, which helps me to control my sweet tooth. Also, the health benefits of raisins are unreal; relief from constipation, acidosis, anaemia, fever, and sexual dysfunction to name a few. The list goes on!

Raisins
Hmmmm, carrots. The crunchy powerfood. I love to nibble on a carrot. They are known to improve vision, help prevent cancer, slow down aging, prevent infection, and even promote healthier skin. Feel the love! Because with this superfood you will be getting plenty of powerful health benefits.

Carrot love
There you have it guys, 3 important travel essentials (that you will be able to get past security)

❤ xxx

Skin Tight

Stop Drop Yoga
I travel a lot. Consequently, I can’t remember the last time i was in the same place for longer than 3 months!
The lifestyle i have chosen requires me to maintain a good amount of health & fitness, due to the high level of physical activity i endure day-to-day.
I can’t carry a gym around with me in my pocket, and there are definitely no fitness centres anywhere close to the remote places i work. Therefore, i have had to research and discover new ways to train and motivate myself (without the help of an instructor) to keep my body strong, athletic, and healthy.

Ahhh, the skipping rope. I love to skip myself thin (big smile). Its a great way to burn calories whilst strengthening the upper and lower body. Unlike a treadmill, a skipping rope can fit into your suitcase, and if done properly its a lower-impact activity than jogging. I don’t know about you guys, but my joints like to give me grief.

Skip

I already have enough clothes, bikinis, and shoes weighing down my suitcase, the last thing i need is to be carry around 5kg dunbbells. Soooo, think innovative! Grab a brick (or 2), fill a 2 litre bottle full of sand, or do as i do and snag a big piece of coral from the beach. I love to have that extra bit of weight when im squatting. No one wants a flat bootay!

Beach Bums

Its not easy to motivate yourself day in and day out to maintain that bod you’ve been working so hard for. We all need a little encouragement, which is why i choose to follow a workout plan i believe in, written by a woman who inspires me; Kayla Itsines and her Bikini Body Guide. This woman is badass, and her guide is my bible. With her huge following on Instagram and other social media you don’t have to be present at her bootcamps to feel the love, just go online to see what workouts the ‘Kayla Community’ are doing today and join the action. An online mentor… you can’t get more convenient than that #kaylasarmy Amen

Bikini Body Guide Kayla Itsines

Dancing Juice

City Lights
Maybe its the civilisation i like so much here, and how organised everything seems to be compared to Indonesia… or maybe its just the shopping! There isn’t even a local 7/11 on the island, let alone a H&M. I even treated myself to some Nando’s chicken and a cheeky Espresso Martini.

But, no waves in Kuala Lumpur, so im looking forward to going back to the Mentawai in a few days. This next swell is going to be a big one and Kandui is supposed to be firing. The boy will be surfing, getting barrelled, so ill be sure to get some great footage… and a yummy bottle of Captain Morgan on my way through duty free!