Carra's Journal

Fertility Issues in Your 30s and My Journey to Pregnancy

I’m thrilled to announce that there is a mini Carra Lee brewing in my belly.

On the 25th of October we are expecting a little boy and I can already sense his little scorpion sting for passion (just like his mum) oozing through me!

Now that I’m into my second trimester I’m feeling a deep desire to share my pregnancy journey with my tribe. Especially to those women out there that are having issues with fertility or have been told fear statistics about fertility in your 30s.

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The Essentials To Omega Fatty Acids

We all have heard that we need to consume omega 3's, 6's and 9's but do we even know what the difference is between them or what combination which is necessary so we do in fact get a health benefit and not an inflammation response in our body?

The answer for most people will probably be no and in fact, most people just think of fish consumption as being suffice to get your 'omegas', however this is not exactly the case.

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Life Goals And How They Determine Happiness

So many people unfortunately are stuck in the ‘happiness trap’ which means they think the more they have and the more they achieve in the material world, the happier they will be.

In yoga we say that “happiness is an inside job” and what we mean by that is, your perception of your own reality is what will determine the lens you look out of and hence, you have conscious control over the way you feel.

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The Art Of Relaxation

Busy woman all over the world are constantly stuck of the ‘stress express’, running from work to family, appointments and school not realising that this time trial we are trapped in, is causing havoc in our body.

We are sadly in a epidemic of woman feeling guilty about slowing down and taking time for self care. They believe there are simply not enough hours in the day to satisfy all of the demands placed on them from all areas of their lives.

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You Are What You Eat

Everything that you consume through food source is responsible for the development of every cell in your body.

According to Nutritionists, 90 % of the volume of the food you eat gets absorbed for cellular development and only a tiny 10% is excreted. So the claim "it just goes straight through me" is a MYTH!!

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Good Fats = Weight Loss

 I am asked daily by my clients questions relating to the pros and cons of consuming fats, particularly saturated fats derived from coconuts and commonly fats in general.   There is clearly mainstream confusion relating to the consumption of fats. Let me explain;
Firstly know your fats;
Saturated fat: found naturally in animal sources – red meat, poultry, fish etc. and also coconut,
Mono-unsaturated fats: naturally found in plant-based sources -nuts, seeds, avocado .
Trans fat: Trace amounts found naturally in a small group of foods but primarily made from oils through a food processing method called partial hydrogenation eg. Vegetable oil and canola oil, which are both used in the preparation of most fast foods and sweets.

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The Guilt Free Way To Start Saying No

Woman have a real adversity to saying no regardless of how demanding their schedule is jugging family, careers and their personal life. The ‘yes train’ seems to be a learnt response and unfortunately this consistently contributes to our ever-increasing amount of burn-outs in busy woman across our nation.

By constantly burning the candle at both ends and trying to live up to everyone else’s expectations, we are likely to risk getting fatter, more unhealthy and more depressed. If you too struggle with saying no here are some helpful tips:

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Active Wear The New Everyday Wear, Workout Or Not.

Every café you walk into these days are filled with waves of lycra and colour as active wear takes over woman’s wardrobes by storm.

Gone are the days where woman need to have three different outfits per day and rather, one pair of comfy leggings which can be dressed up, dressed down, worked out in or even swam in!

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Look Good, Feel Great, Save The Planet For 2019.

Happy January and start of 2019! I hope that everyone in the Carra Lee Collective Family had an amazingly relaxing and safe Christmas and New Year’s break.
 
During this time, I am reminded how important it is to bring some happiness and joy into our lives even if this means relaxing some of our important Health goals and objectives.
Cutting back on exercise regime or adding some not so healthy options to our normal clean living diet is normal and expected as part of socialising during this Festive season.