What are your preferred forms of exercise?
My favourite form of exercise and the one that I have found most effective is Xtend Barre, it's a great workout for every part of your body. It's a great way to tone up and get fit, it's fun and you leave the classes feeling fresh and energetic! I also love running and the occasional boxing session. I love to run along the beach or near the water, it's great for your cardiovascular health and you always feel amazing after a run!
Do you adhere to a strict diet? If so, what?
I'm gluten intolerant so that governs a lot of the choices I make when it comes to what I eat. I just keep it pretty simple, lots of vegetables and fruit (organic where possible), good quality fish and chicken and a healthy balance of good oils like avocado and nuts. I also think it is important to indulge, I love chocolate and if I feel like some I don't deny myself. In saying that there is no easy way to keep fit and healthy, you have to be conscious of your choices and make sure you are eating the right foods 80-90 per cent of the time.
Which part of your body do you find toughest to keep toned? How do you tone it?
As women I think we all like to keep our behinds nice and toned. Running, squats and Pilates are great ways to keep a perky butt!
What are your secret indulgences when you fall off the diet wagon?
Peanut M&M's .... they get me everytime!
You went public with the fact you’d had breast augmentation surgery. Are you pleased you did it and would you consider other cosmetic surgery?
My message to all women is to make an educated decision when it comes to any cosmetic procedure. It's a very personal choice and there are lots of things to take into consideration before moving forward. For me personally, there were some very personal things I needed to consider and my decision came after I had consulted medical advice and educated myself on everything about the procedure. I don't encourage any young woman to go forward with cosmetic surgery unless there is a very good reason for doing so. Educate yourself and be informed.
A version of this story first appeared in the January 2014 issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly.