Sometimes Instagram just reads your mind. We saw this on Instagram the other day and it’s EXACTLY how we feel.
“Oh okay. It’s March. Nobody panic. Hahahahaha it’s fine. Everything’s cool. It was just Christmas but okay. It’s March now.”
We hear you, and we are panicking too. The fact that March is already here is a little crazy… Our New Years resolutions haven’t even gained momentum. We are still drinking too much coffee, ducking out and eating burritos at lunch, and telling our P.T’s little white lies about being sick, when really, we are just fine, just fine!!!
So all of the above got us thinking, we need some motivation, and a few tip’s and trick’s from a professh on how to get through March, and make the rest of 2015 count! We will just complain today, and be super duper positive for the rest of the month – or at least we will try, because we will be following the March Survival Master Plan as suggested by our friend, Rachel Aust.
Rachel is a jack-of-all-trades. Currently studying two degrees, one degree in Psychology with a minor in Advanced Psychology and another degree in Nutritional Medicine, she also works as a freelance photographer shooting fashion, beauty, advertising and has just launched an 8 week transformational challenge and yummy looking 7 Day Detox Ebook.. Oh boy – what can’t this girl do?
Over the next month, Rach will be presenting a weekly video series on tips to survive March, and get those New Years resolutions back on track.
We took 10 with Rach and asked her a few questions to share with you….
We hope you enjoy our video series!
100 words about yourself?
I am a 23 year old nutrition and psychology student from Brisbane, Australia and together with my partner I run a health and wellbeing blog called Eat Run Lift. I’m an extremely motivated person who thrives off being busy and working towards new goals. I’d consider myself more on the creative side, I also work as a freelance photographer, I love DIY projects, I find myself re-arranging the interior of our apartment (CONSTANTLY), I do all the graphic design for our blog and eBooks and love always having creative and fun projects on the go.
When did you start to take a real interest in health and well being? What sparked this interest?
My interest in health and fitness was sparked when I began my own weight loss journey late 2013, early 2014 – I never had trouble losing weight, it was keeping it off that had always been my issue previously. I was reading so much conflicting and misleading information online, so I decided to take things into my own hands and begin studying so that I could learn what was correct. My interest was taken to the next level when I started personal training with Beau (who is now my boyfriend), and I really got into the fitness side of things. After I had started taking on all this information I knew I wanted to be able to share it with others!
Your day on a plate?
It changes all the time because I really love variety but I will tell you what I had yesterday!
- Breakfast: 2 pieces of whole grain toast with avocado, feta and walnuts
- Snack: My favourite ever green smoothie (recipe is in my Simple 7 Day Detox eBook)
- Lunch: Vegetarian Coconut Curry (Beau and I often make large amounts of curry and eat it for lunch)
- Afternoon Tea: Rockmelon, then 2 rice cakes with almond butter
- Pre-training: 1 banana
- Post-training: 2 hard boiled eggs
- Dinner: Chicken wraps with spinach, avocado, chilli and tomato
Your 5 quick tips to bringing positivity into your life?
- Take the time to relax and do things that you enjoy
- Every time you have a negative thought about yourself back it up straight after with something you like about yourself
- Spend time with people who make you happy and uplift you
- Never let yourself believe others when they doubt you, no-one knows what you are capable of
- Be proud of your achievements
What makes you really happy?
Seeing my ideas finished, and getting feedback from people telling me they are enjoying what I have created.
What do you love to do to relax in your down time/ how do you spend your ‘me’ time?
Usually just slothing about watching movies, I also love going swimming and just lying around wasting time on the internet if I ever get spare time, it’s rare these days!
How did Eat Run Lift come about?
Eat Run Lift was just an idea in the back of my mind when I began studying nutrition, after meeting and training with Beau I threw the idea at him and said I’d like him to do articles about fitness and it took off very rapidly from there.
What are you looking forward to? What is next for Rachel Aust?
So many things!!! I’ve just started my own YouTube channel so I can be more interactive with people through that medium. We have two new eBooks being released in a couple of weeks which I am putting the finishing touches on now – our Get Lean series (one is a full workout guide, and the other is all about food)! We are starting our first bootcamp in March too, and in the process of trying to open up our own personal training studio.
How would you describe your personal style?
I guess ‘minimal’ would be the word I would use. I have outfits that I revisit often, unintentionally creating a sort of uniform for myself. I don’t wear any colour and I am very picky when it comes to patterns if I am going to wear any at all. I like simple cuts and fits that flatter my waist.
What are your favourite trends that you are seeing coming for Autumn?
I’m seeing a lot of ‘boho’ coming through, which I don’t mind sometimes on a weekend, makes me feel like I am on holidays! I’ve also noticed lots of black and white prints coming through, chevrons, checks and the like, it’s great to see some more simple cuts with minimal prints.