Myself + Health

Health, nutrition and wellbeing is a topic that I’ve been interested in for a very long time. In any spare time I have, you would find me reading health magazines, going for walks, playing netball, researching health/food benefits and searching for healthy recipes to bake. I’ve always been a relatively healthy person, knowing that I should be looking after myself through what I eat, how active I am each day and giving myself some time to do the things I want to do.

Improving your mood, preventing disease, increasing energy levels, boosting self-esteem and controlling weight are just a few reasons why good nutrition and exercise are beneficial to each and every one of us. Every choice you make, whether it be food or exercise, will affect you and how you will feel today, tomorrow and into the future… make good choices 🙂

I’ll be posting a lot more of this 🙂

Abbey

Switzerland

Following a ten hour bus ride from Paris, the snow crunched under my feet as I stepped off the bus in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. Being the seventh out of eight countries I was visiting within four weeks, I was overwhelmed with the scenery, well what I could see, as the sun was setting behind the mountains. I had a waterfall to my left, and our tiny wooden cabins to my right, with one foot of snow smothering each roof. It truly was incredible. I was travelling with one of my sisters, Bec. She had been travelling for a year by herself, so I decided to meet her over there. IMG_6720

It was just incredible!

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Banana and Cinnamon Muffins

Ingredients:

Muffins:

  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 medium (very ripe) bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 2/3 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar

Topping:

  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted

Method:

  1. Heat oven to 190 degrees Celcius. Line muffin tray with holders
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk 2/3 cup of caster sugar, the oil and the eggs. Stir in mashed banana and vanilla essence. Stir in remaining ingredients (note: sift flour)
  3. Make topping
  4. Place batter in muffin trays – 3/4 full
  5. Place 1 teaspoon of topping onto the tops of each muffin batter
  6. Bake for 17-20 minutes – or until a skewer poked into the centre of the muffin comes out clean

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20 Random Facts About Me

  1. I’m currently studying a double degree of Law and Journalism
  2. I was born in Geelong, Victoria and have lived half of my life down there!
  3. I was born with bright, bright orange hair – it’s now blonde!
  4. I danced for twelve years, from 4 to 16
  5. I’m a perfectionist, an organisational freak and I love to clean
  6. I have over 11,000 followers on another blog I created 2 years ago
  7. I studied French for four years – j’etudié le francais a l’ecole pour quatre ans, et je suis allé a France deux fois 🙂
  8. In February, I met my sister in London where we travelled to 8 countries within 4 weeks!
  9. I currently play netball, and have for 7 years
  10. I have no piercings nor tattoos nor do I plan on getting any
  11. I have a terrible fear of failure
  12. And also spiders. I am probably the biggest arachnophobe you could ever meet
  13. I’m extremely interested in health, nutrition and wellbeing
  14. I like to watch reality TV – The Block in particular!
  15. I’m the youngest of 3 daughters
  16. People would probably describe me as punctual, organised and always laughing
  17. I have a Labrador named Zappa, but I’m scared of big dogs/dogs that jump/cats..many things haha
  18. I have always hated lollies! But i’m a big lover for chocolate
  19. I have broken my wrists 3 times
  20. I’m definitely a morning person – I’m hopeless at attempting to stay up at night

My Biggest Inspiration

When people ask me who my biggest inspiration is in life, the first person that pops into my head is always, my mum. If there is anyone I would love to grow up and be like, it is her. If there is anyone who’s attitude to life I would love to have, it would be hers. She is my greatest inspiration, encouragement and support I have and I will be forever grateful for that.

If I had to describe my mum in three words, they would be: positive, supportive and strong. But if I had more words… encouraging, happy, loving, bright, forgiving, caring, tolerable, creative, intelligent…I could go on forever.

Positive, supportive and strong – perfect combination of words to describe how she has handled herself within the past year. Being diagnosed with bowel cancer and enduring six months of chemotherapy, her positive attitude continues to astound me. Every single day she would write down what she was grateful for… a healthy family or even just a beautiful sunny day.

Everything she has done and taught me over my life has made me who I am today.

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Baking Beccy

A recently graduated producing and directing student in film and television, Rebecca Conquest, has a baking business that is the new sensation in the Sutherland Shire.

“Cakes. Cupcakes. Slices. Anything Delicious.” is Baking Beccy’s slogan, creating everything just like it.

Facebook Page: Baking Beccy

Instagram: @bakingbeccy

‘Chocolate Sundae’ Cupcakes

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‘Red Velvet’ Cake Pops

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‘Easter Basket’ Cupcakes

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