You need to sweat every single day. I try to take the stairs and if there’s a place I’m heading to, I try to walk there. Like my food, I mix it up with workouts – I do a lot of pump and boxing classes, I go for walks with my mum, I do body-weight exercises with my partner on the rings. I basically just try and stay active every day. Even walking to and from work, that’s exercise for me.
Surrounding yourself with positive, healthy and motivating people is important. My family, friends and my partner are like that, so I’m more likely to do something active. I always ask my mum if she wants to go for a walk and then if she says 'yes', I’m like ‘well, I can’t get out of it now!’ So, a way to get motivated would be to get a gym buddy – if your alarm goes off and you don’t really feel like getting up, you know someone’s waiting for you and you can’t let them down.
You’ve got to set yourself goals. Last year I did the Nike Women’s half-marathon. I used to do a lot of athletics at school but I was a sprinter so a half-marathon was a huge challenge for me. At the beginning I didn’t think I could do it, and then gradually as I just told myself I could, it got easier. I knew I had to do it and there wasn’t any getting out of it. The first step is signing up. I think when you set your mind to something, most people can do most things.
My ideal way to spend downtime? Because I go to a lot of events, I like to just relax at home. I spend time with my family and friends, and I do the Bondi-to-Bronte coastal walk. My partner’s family live up near Newcastle, so we go and stay with them on the lake. Definitely relaxing. I try and do that as much as possible.
I turned 30 last year. I don’t get why people worry about it, because it’s a great thing. I’m looking forward to turning 40 and 50 – everyone around you grows up with you so it’s not like they’re getting younger and you’re getting older! I would’ve loved to be this confident and happy back in the day. I’ve learnt so much more about myself and other people, and I hope, as I grow older, I’ll learn even more. I think I’ll just be happier.