In our #cleaneating world, it can be hard to decipher exactly what being ‘healthy' means. We are overwhelmed with information about living a healthy lifestyle, from paleo, vegan, and gluten free, to dairy free and low carb THE LIST GOES ON! It is so easy to end up thinking that you shouldn’t eat certain foods, simply because it’s the latest trend.
About three years ago, my knowledge around health was incredibly limited. I thought being healthy meant eating a salad and a piece of fruit sometimes. I also thought that being tired every day was normal. This was until I was introduced to Dr Libby’s books and seminars which have seriously changed my whole outlook on health. I became so interested in the topic of health and energy levels and began reading books on health for fun. I know, I didn’t even recognise myself.
Growing up, I took full advantage of having a fast metabolism, and I was known for my love of coke and McDonald’s. I don’t think that a week went by at Uni that I didn’t consume nuggets or coke. I didn't take notice of how often I used the sentence “I am SO tired” because, to be honest, I thought being exhausted was a pretty normal part of life. The more I learned, the more lifestyle changes I made, which not only gave me more energy, but also made me happier
Recently Ben and I went to Rotorua to celebrated one year of marriage! Okay, I know what your thinking - Rotorua?? That does not sound like a romantic destination at all! But let me tell you, after spending four days there I was blown away by not only how beautiful the place is but how much there is to do! When I initially started doing research on what to do I was overwhelmed. From hot springs to tree walks, you will NOT be bored there!
ONE YEAR MARRIED. It is hard to believe that one year ago today we were about to say I DO! Our first year has been packed full of adventure and big changes. Some exciting, some scary. This made me even more thankful for the safe place our marriage is. No matter what is going on, we always have each other's backs.
Friday's walk has to be one of the best I have done! Like I said in my Instagram post there was big black sand dunes, bush, lake views, green hills and even an amazing little waterfall!
The Lake Wainamu Loop Track is located at Bethell's Beach and is 4km long. It takes an estimated 1.5hours to complete (my mum and I took four hours haha - we stopped for lunch, and many times to take photos!) The track starts at the carpark, just before the main beach. From here, the track follows a stream and is fairly well signposted. When you see the sand dunes you can either walk to the top of them, or continue to follow the stream. I would reccomend walking to the top of the sand dunes, as there is such an incredible view! You can continue to walk across the sand dunes until you see the lake. On the right hand side, slightly around the corner (past some bush) you will seen signage for the loop track entrance. This part is around 45minutes and you will see a waterfall! The track will lead you back to the low part of the stream and you can walk back towards the car park. It was so nice to put our feet in the stream after a long walk in the sun!
This track is so different to any I have done before and I can't recommend doing it enough! SO BEAUTIFUL!