Tell us a little about you & your family make up?
Mum Hayley, Husband Greg, our 2 boys - Jacob 12 and Kai 7.
What are your greatest achievements?
Personally - I feel having my two boys and staying in a positive and happy relationship for over twenty years is my greatest achievement.
Professionally - It would be starting my own business and writing a book.
As you were an Olympic Swimmer, was it hard to maintain your fitness
levels and body shape once you stopped such a vigorous training schedule
and then had children? Did this have an impact on you personally and/or
I found it easier after I stopped competing professionally as I had no stress which would lead to my issues of over-eating but after children, I noticed that it was more
difficult to find the time to eat properly and exercise.
After the boys were both about 12 months old, I was able to get into a better routine with eating, sleeping and exercise and because I had stopped breast-feeding them by
12 months, this became easier on my body.
How did you get back into such fantastic shape after having your children? Do you have
any tips for staying motivated with your health & fitness plan?
After Jacob I went to Jenny Craig which really helped and then after Kai I really knuckled down almost straight away. I weighed about 10kgs more after Kai so I made
sure I did a lot of walking with him in the pram as soon as I physically
could. I also tried not to eat anything white - bread, white rice,
baked goods etc.
|Sample of Daily Nutrition|
|Breakfast||Bircher muesli or 2 pieces of fruit & coffee|
|Lunch||Sushi or tuna sandwiches|
|Dinner||Tuna salad or fish|
Choc Slice / Fruit / Rice Cakes
(depends on the time of month and the
Absolutely crucial. Always fantastic for the mind and essential to speed up the metabolism in order to lose the weight.
Can you give us an example of your weekly training schedule?
I actually keep it pretty simple and just run 10km every day!
Does the stress of being a working mother impact on your fitness routine?