As the air becomes warmer and the streets of Bondi get busier, I notice myself with a little spring in my step. Summer is well and truly on its way, and this is my favourite time of the year. In summer, I rarely wash my hair; I let the salt and the sun do it’s magic. I find myself bare foot a lot of the time, and constantly seeking the feeling of those warm cosmic rays on my skin. I love to mix up my workouts as well as my cooking in the warmer months. I find myself wanting to spend as much time outside as possible, and enjoy lighter and fresher meals.
MY GO-TO SUMMER WORKOUTS
1. SOFT-SAND RUNNING
As the days get warmer, I find myself eager to watch the sunrise. Tommy and I will wake up at 5.45am at least once a week, and soft-sand run together at Bondi. I am really working on my cardio fitness at the moment, and running together in the morning is such a fun way to workout.
2. SWIMMING LAPS AT ICEBERGS
When I was at school, I was a state swimmer in all strokes. I still carry this love for swimming, and in summer it is one of my favourite workouts. I love training at Icebergs because not only is it scenically beautiful, but there is a sauna too. I go between the sauna and the pool to really get the most out of my session - There really is no better feeling than that!
MY FAVOURITE WARM WEATHER RECIPES
In summer I keep my cooking super simple, I find myself munching on a lot more fresh fruit and veggies. Every year I get so excited for mango season, and will eat one every afternoon!
Most mornings, I crave something refreshing and sweet. At the moment, I love my Green protein smoothie, its simple and full of nutritional benefits. Here is the recipe below:
- One heaped scoop of Bare blends vanilla and coconut vegan protein powder
- One frozen banana
- One handful of spinach
- One cup of Coconut water
- One teaspoon of Bare Blends Freeze-dried greens and algae
- One teaspoon of maca powder
- One heaped teaspoon of natural peanut butter
- One cup of ice
In the evenings, I will often make a big fresh salad for Tommy and I or we will have a BBQ with fresh seafood and lots of veggies.
SECRET SYDNEY BEACH SPOTS
Sydney is full of hidden gems, places that only the locals know. As much as I love Bondi, it gets way too crowded on the weekend.
Camp cove is one of my favourite spots in Sydney. As a kid, I used to always go to with my nona. I would get so excited to go to the kiosk there and pick an ice-cream. Every time I step onto the beach, it brings back those memories for me.
MUST-HAVE SOMMER SWIM STYLES
Sommer Swim has been one of my favourite bikini brands forever. Tommy and I shot at my favourite locations in my top picks from the La Posidonia collection. I am always drawn to bright bikinis, and I can never go past a high-cut or cheeky bottom fit.