An Example of Email Success – 180 Resource Solutions

My hubby started his own Recruitment business December 2013 – 180 Resource Solutions. Yes, just a few months after our daughter was born!

Mike had been in the recruitment business for many years, but had been out of the Construction and Property Recruitment market for a while… we needed to figure out a way to launch the company, increase company visibility and remind local construction and property companies that Mike was back in the game and willing to assist!

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Creating a Database – the key to “creating a business”

You often hear about businesses “creating something”

Apple is “creating something”; changing the technology and business world on a daily basis.

“Creating something” for yourself, is all about creating customer interaction! Unless people are interested in your product or service, there is not much point putting effort in to it.

Creating a database should underpin all businesses. A database of people who are genuinely interested in your offering, even if they haven’t purchased yet! Continue reading

Fitness & Strength Journey

After giving birth to my daughter in August 2013, I had gained about 8kg.

Then, I used breastfeeding as an excuse to eat and gained another 8kg!

From November 2013 – February 2014 I lost about 10kg through a low carb, high protein diet. But it wasn’t sustainable. I hadn’t felt ready to start dieting and exercising straight away after the birth as I was too tired and needed to generate enough food for daughter. On days when I wouldn’t eat enough my daughter would be hungry and cranky! I just had to put her needs first….

In April 2014 I was introduced to Rosalie Watson, Personal Trainer at Les Mills Hutt City.

When I started with Rose, my body fat was 37%!!!

Rose’s philosophy is about training women with weights to generate a beautiful strong physic with booty and strength. This is just perfect to me as I’m not a twig!!! And much prefer a healthy strong physic over a super skinny bony female body. Rose is always up for a cheeky joke and laugh! Thankfully she’s as crazy as me… perfect! 😛

As I am such a goal oriented person, we’ve had to set some benchmarks for me to achieve

Power lifting goals to achieve by December 2014;
Deadlift 100kg. Current PB: 90kg (managed 1+2+2 reps at this weight).
Squat 80kg. Current PB: 67.5kg
Bench 50kg. Current PB: 35kg
5 x Unassisted pull ups. Currently I am using 11kg of assistance.

Body fat reduced to 18%.

My current Body Fat is 22.7% as at October 2014. That is a massive drop of 15% body fat.

Here are my progress shots:



When embarking on a fitness journey, it is always a good idea to take progress shots, and to have some goals. Some days when my eating hasn’t been so great, or I’m just feeling plain BLAH, going back and looking at where I have come from makes me feel so much better and reminds me to keep pushing through.

Overall, the biggest thing I have got out of this journey so far is that eating the right food is the most important of the journey, it’s 90% diet, 10% gym work (although the 10% is blimmen hard work!), and also, that it is not about the body image, but the feel good! I feel fantastic and feel happy!

Top 5 things to make life easier with a Baby

I’ve done it once – our little girl Isabella, who was born 6 August 2013. And along the way I’ve bought so much stuff; some of it helpful, some, not so much!

Favourite purchases as as follows:

Marks & Spencer Sleepsuits
Our daughter slept in these from about eight weeks (along with a sleep sack). It’s a great way to ensure baby stays warm and comfortable, but also the routine of wearing the sleep suit encourages them that it’s night time. And they are cheap and great quality! Their normal bodysuits and singlets are excellent also! Oh and Free shipping! See here.

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Welcome – Who Am I?

I am simply a Woman, Wife and Mother who is motivated by Family, Fitness, Food and Business.

This personal space is an opportunity to bring together all things of interest.

Situated in Wellington, New Zealand, each day is different; whether it be; working in my family owned business which is a nationwide licensed network in the home improvement industry; spending time with our gorgeous young toddler; working out with my Personal Trainer; entertaining our Black Labrador; cooking for my family; or just enjoying a glass of vino at the end of the day! Life is fun and entertaining, all be it – just a little bit busy!!

I look forward to sharing my journey with you and hearing more about yours

CW xx