084: The Best Ways for Mum to Live in Healthy-Land

with Alice Bingham

Being healthy isn’t a trend. It’s a lifestyle.  

Life is busy and life is stressful, and there are times when your health (understandably) gets neglected. From reaching for another piece of chocolate or finishing the bottle of wine, through to not exercising enough or getting adequate sleep, it’s easy to fall into the trap of failing to take care of yourself.

Guilty as charged. I’ve got my hand up to all of those.

In today’s podcast, you’ll find out how unhealthy habits can affect your health, and what it takes to overcome the bad habits and create new ones that will benefit your body and mind.

My guest today is SuperMum, Alice Bingham.

Alice lives in Brisbane, Australia with her husband and 20 month old son, Cruz. At the time of the interview she was 37 weeks pregnant with her second child, and has since given birth to a beautiful baby girl at the beginning of July.

In Alice’s nursing days before becoming a mum, she observed a huge number of patients who were suffering illness as a direct result of an unhealthy lifestyle. Alice looked in the mirror and reflected on her own life. She too was okerweight and not in the best health. This was the trigger that Alice needed to start a lifelong journey to good health.

Starting with an 8 week healthy eating challenge, and moving on to workouts, Alice lost an incredible 3 stone (21kg). But that was just the beginning. Health is so much more to Alice than just weight loss and progress, it’s a lifestyle. It’s about being present, self loke, delicious healthy food and a strong and healthy mind.

Alice shares her progress, her stories, and her ups and downs of creating a healthy life at Alice in Healthyland. She writes a successful blog and has more than 30,000 Instagram followers who are inspired to loke their bodies, get healthy and build mindfulness into their everyday lives. Her online followers have been beside her through weight loss, pregnancies, and life as the mum of a toddler … and now a newborn.

In today’s episode Alice talks about how to stay motivated to keep healthy, even on the really tough, sleep deprived days. That no mistake is a ‘failure’, rather an opportunity to learn and grow. And that even though self care is difficult to fit in, the reward will always be worth the effort.

I’m so happy to have Alice on my show today. She’ll remind you of the importance of taking care of yourself, the wonderfully purging effect of a good old cry, and shares some great tips on how to work out and eat healthily when time is short and you’re running on empty.

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In this episode we talk about:

  • The confronting trigger that motivated Alice to change her lifestyle and diet habits
  • What healthy eating really means, and how to prepare nutritious food around your busy schedule
  • The essential first step that Alice took to exercising regularly, losing weight and feeling better
  • How to get enough high quality sleep and why it’s so important to good health
  • The daily challenges of being heavily pregnant and looking after a toddler
  • Why being healthy takes many elements, and what the components of good health are
  • The huge importance of self care, and how to fit it into limited time slots

Hope you enjoy today’s show