Dream Team Challenge – Day 7

Today is the end of the first week of our new 30 Day Dream Team. 

I’ll be honest, I could have been more committed to eating better today.  I didn’t have a good day.  However, because I didn’t have a good day, doesn’t mean I can’t finish off the week good. 

I went to the gym and trained legs tonight which was good.  I pb’d my deadlift @ 65.4kg tonight. SO HAPPY! It’s slowly inching up in weight which is awesome.  I’ve also finished work for the week until Monday. YAY! 

Jade hosted a live feed today on Facebook where she spoke about a lot of things, but one in particular drew her attention and she set us our daily task as the following:


We were required to post one fact or comment so others can learn its benefits.  In our little team, we like to call them “Cleanse Days”.  Literally doing a cut and paste from the thread there are some benefits of including fasting days in your regime.  (Please consult a health care professional before just jumping into not eating for 2 days straight)

  • Proteins start to be broken down and old cells get cleared out. All the junk goes. 
  • Help with sparing and preserving muscle tissue (lean mass)
  • While weight loss or weight maintenance is seen as a primary benefit from intermittent fasting, the practice has demonstrated efficacy for reducing abdominal fat (visceral fat) and, as a result, an improvement in insulin sensitivity and overall cardiovascular health.

These are only a couple of benefits.  I cleanse to restart my system.  Sometimes is easy, some times it’s not but all the time, it’s worth it.

I’d you want to find out more, hit me up with comment or send me an email at enquiries@candiceashley.com.au

I almost fell asleep again so I am going to leave it here.  Goodnight eveyone.

C. xx

Image by Jade Lee Mind Body Transformations

Dream Team Challenge – Day 6

We are almost at a week of this 30 Day Challenge! Only 3 more weeks to go after tomorrow.

I am absolutely knackered from my PT session with Jade. I feel like I pushed hard and I got 3 PB’s which I’m happy about. I don’t have the brain capacity for a long post because I’m almost falling asleep typing this one.

Straight on to today’s daily task. It is to reflect on the week and to back and answer any questions people may have missed. Haven’t I been a good girl? Answering all the questions when I was supposed to. However, what do I have to reflect on? I’ve smashed a few PB’s this week. I have a loving family and friends who I adore. My work is giving me life experience and I’ve eaten relatively clean.

I also have the fact that I put up barriers to stop myself succeeding. Isn’t this ridiculous? I know it is and it’s something I need to change asap. I don’t mention it all the time because I have been able to knock them down a few times but not enough to make a habit. That’s a new challenge for me and in the next 30 days, I will have more success than I have barriers.

Time for bed and bring on tomorrow, day 7.

C. xx


Dream Team Challenge – Day 5

Today’s challenge was about food. Currently my meal plan exists of 3 clean food based meals and 2 protein supplement shakes as snacks. 

I was successful today at having all of that bar a couple of sweet lollies and cheese during the day. If I don’t be honest with myself, I’m only kidding myself. I’m not kidding Jade or you guys. I’m only kidding myself. I’m still learning self control. It takes a lot some times to say no to ‘bad foods’, especially when you’re feeling vulnerable or sad. Anyhoo, yes I did eat some non meal plan foods. Was it worth it? Probably not but I can’t take it back so I’m not going to dwell on the situation. 

So for the daily task, we had to post an image of our knife and fork meal for the day. This was dinner for me. For dinner tonight, I cooked a lean piece of beef scotch fillet steak. I oven baked sweet potato. (Took almost 45 minutes – ridiculous!) Added a cup and bit of salad mix and made my own dressing consisting of half an orange juiced and a splash of balsamic vinegar. It was delicious. 

I’ve also precooked chicken for tomorrow’s lunch, in which I’ll have, chicken, salad, sweet.potato with an oil/vinegar dressing. I might also add some walnuts and pear to make it intersting. I love cooking but I hate having to wait for things to be cooked.

C. Xx

Image by Jade Lee Mind Body Transformations

Dream Team Challenge – Day 4

Today was ‘Return of the food day’! My morning cuppa and binge watching of Orange Is The New Black with breakfast was amazing. I also went out for lunch with #boyfie and my mother in law which was really nice. I had zucchini and corn fritters with bacon. They were amazing!!

On to today’s daily challenge. What am I grateful for?

I’m grateful for a lot of things. Grateful I have a supportive family who loves me. Grateful for the most amazing #boyfie and his family who I adore. Grateful for my friends who see value in our relationships to be friends into the first place.

Not to go serious deep thinking but above all else, I’m grateful I live in a country where I can walk down the street alone and feel safe or wear a bikini to the beach and feel comfortable. We as Australians live in the best country in the world and I think we sometimes take that for granted. As a proud Australian, I am grateful for my Grandpa fighting for our country and defending it’s honour to shape the way we are today. Thank you to everyone else’s grandpas, mums and dads, sons and daughters who fought and still fight for the rest of us. You have our upmost respect for all that you do

Be grateful and have gratitude.


Ps. Happy Fathers Day Daddy. I love you.