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Day 1 of the 30 Day Libido & Vitality Reset!
Everything you need to get started today. Morning ritual, movement, nutrition, supplements & goals.
"Libido is a reflection of your overall vitality and well-being." — Dr. Christine Northrup
We have officially kicked off our 30 Day Libido & Vitality Reset! Exciting! Get started by listening to this welcome voice note. Then grab a cuppa & read all the detailed info below. WELCOME!
Thanks for joining me! I’m looking forward to connecting with you all and hearing about your wins over the next month as we journey toward greater health and vitality (and a rocking sex life, of course). Let’s do this!
So today is the 1st of September, the first day of Spring here in Australia. I absolutely LOVE Spring … the sun begins to feel hotter and the trees begin to bloom again. It’s my favourite time of the year to reset my body and feel great after a few months in Winter hibernating.
As most of you know, I’m 3 months postpartum too. So personally I’m looking forward to increasing my energy to match my three energetic children! A newborn, a 2-year old and a teenager require me to be on TOP OF MY GAME. Plus to be completely honest, I’m ready to shed some of my baby weight and feel fantastic in time for Summer at the beach 💦
So my personal intentions for the reset are:
Increase my libido. It’s taken a bit of a dip the last couple of weeks, which is completely normal PP, but I’m also really keen to continue a thriving sex life with Nick!
Lose some of the weight I gained while preggers. I LOVE my curves, however I’m about 10kg over the weight I feel most comfortable in and I’m not going to pretend I don’t want to eventually lose it. FYI, I NEVER weigh myself. Ever. I go by how I FEEL. Weighing myself fucks with my head, plus who cares about numbers if we feel great, right? So weight loss for me is more about how I feel in my clothes, and how great I feel about my curves when naked.
Feel fitter, stronger and amazing in my favourite jeans!
What’s your intention? How do you want to FEEL by the end of September?
Your first task today is to reflect on your intention for the next 30 days, and comment below to let us know what it is. It’s powerful to share our intentions with others, it makes them feel more real and holds us accountable. I look forward to reading and connecting over the next month 🥰
THE NITTY GRITTY
Next I want to share the basics of what practical step I’m going to take to reach my goals in the next 30 days. As I’ve mentioned before, this Reset is about me sharing my own journey, and then inviting you to come along and join me. This doesn’t mean you have to do what I do, or take the supplements I take … it’s simply an opportunity to join a community of others who want to feel fabulous! And it’s up to you to tailor the reset for your own individual needs.
Here’s what I’m committing to for the next 30 days:
Having a morning ritual/routine is ESSENTIAL. In my opinion it sets us up for a great day and keeps us on track from the moment we wake up. It’s up to you to create a routine that suits you, but I’ll share mine below for inspiration.
Every day, without fail (reset or not) the first thing I do when I wake (besides cuddling my man and my kids) is tongue scrape, oil pull with coconut oil, and brush my teeth. This has been my morning ritual for years and years. My Dad taught me how important it is to clean our teeth before eating brekky - cleans away all the toxins that have surfaced in your mouth while sleeping ;)
I’ll continue to do this ritual every morning in September. I’ll also be adding in skin brushing. This is something I dip in and out of, but god damn it feels good and also has some great health benefits.
Here’s a little bit about WHY I am choosing to have these in my morning ritual.
Tongue Scraping - This is a simple but effective way to boost oral hygiene by gently removing bacteria, food particles, and dead cells from your tongue's surface. It helps fight bad breath, prevent bacteria buildup, and even improves your sense of taste. This practice supports digestion and overall well-being by reducing oral bacteria. I use the Superfeast tongue scraper, you can purchase it HERE to make it part of your own routine.
Oil Pulling - Another beneficial practice to add to your regular dental care for optimal oral health - it involves swishing oil ( organic coconut oil) in your mouth for around 5 - 20 minutes. This ancient technique helps remove harmful bacteria, promoting oral hygiene and reducing bad breath. It can also contribute to healthier gums and teeth. It’s believed to make teether white too ;) I use organic coconut oil, you can purchase this in your supermarket or health food store.
Brushing Teeth - While pretty self-explanatory and likely already a part of your regular routine, if you occasionally find yourself slipping with this habit, I highly recommend using this 30-day reset to establish a strong practice for the long term! I personally love my electric toothbrush! And use a water flosser, which is way easier than traditional flossing.
Skin Brushing - Involves gently brushing your skin with a natural bristle brush, typically moving towards the heart. This exfoliates and stimulates the skin while promoting lymphatic circulation, which can support the body's natural detoxification process. It can lead to smoother skin, reduced ingrown hairs, a revitalised appearance, improved circulation, and potential lymphatic benefits. Use light pressure to prevent irritation and include it in your skincare ritual for healthier skin. You can buy these brushes at health food stores.
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In the morning throughout September I’m committing to bouncing on my rebounder (aka a mini trampoline) for 10 mins upon waking. I’ll do this 5 x week and if time permits, increase it to 20 mins.
I’ve taken up rebounding since the birth of our daughter in June, however I don’t recommend this if you have any pelvic floor challenges. Luckily I have a strong pelvic floor (thinking it’s ‘cos I’ve had millions of orgasms?!), so rebounding feels super easy and relaxing for me to commit to. Not to mention great for my body! And 10 mins each morning is achievable as a busy Mumma of 3.
A bit about Rebounding – it’s a low-impact workout that improves cardiovascular health, strengthens muscles, and enhances lymphatic circulation, aiding in detoxification. Rebounding also promotes bone density, boosts metabolism, and can be a fun way to stay active. Just a few minutes a day can make a positive impact on your fitness and well-being!
Another movement I love is walking. I often take the kids for a walk around the country roads where we live. I find it relaxing and know that I also work up a sweat and it’s gentle on my body.
Alrighty, time to reflect on what your morning routine will be? Have a think about what inspires you, and write it down in your journal. Or let me know in the comments below ;) Find something that you ENJOY!!
Next on my list is nutrition. We literally are what we eat, and our cells need epic nutrition to feel great! So does our libido! If you eat shitty processed food, expect to eventually feel shitty. Seriously.
This month I’m excluding sugar and wheat from my diet. Sugar is my weakness, I loveeeee a cookie, or a choccie. So I’m cutting it out ‘cos it ain’t good for me! And wheat bloats me and is crap … it’s dead food. And I want to feel ALIVE. So I’m cutting it out.
When I get my sugar cravings I’ll be replacing my sugar hit with berries and organic yogurt, or a cacao elixir. If I find any other great recipes, I’ll share them throughout the month. Feel free to add yours in the comments ;)
Wheat is easy to cut out. I replace my toast with this bread that I make, it’s delicious! The kids love it too ;)
So, what foods will you be choosing to eat over the next 30 days? What food do you want to cut out? You may be right on track with nutrition, and not need to cut anything! Or perhaps this is the kick up the butt you needed to eat fresher food and less sugar etc?!
*If you need some extra support with nutrition, my partner Nick is trained as a CHEK practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach. He can help tailor a food plan just for you. Here’s the link to his coaching diary.
PODCAST RECOMMENDATION THIS WEEK:
Podcast 098: How to Get Fit, Be Healthy & Feel Sexy with Nick Perry
In this episode Nick covers how to approach and choose exercise that develops self love, how to tune into our inner environment, how to select foods that increase life force for ourselves and the planet, how to connect into the sexiness that’s already alive in us all … plus so much more.
Listen directly below:
I’m a big fan of adding in a few extra supps each day to boost my life force energy and libido! And I have some pearlers up my sleeve that I want to share with you.
Before I do though, remember these are supps that have helped ME. And that you may need to consult with your own health practitioner about what best suits YOU. Remember it’s not ‘one size fits all’, and if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, do your own research. I personally have a naturopath who is awesome who is currently supporting me to take supplements that not only help me, but also transfer through my milk to my baby girl so that she has the best start to life.
Aside from the everyday supplements that most of us are familiar with - a good quality multi vitamin, vitamin C and probiotics - here’s some others that both myself and Nick LOVE.
SUPERFEAST Mushrooms & Tonic Herbs
I can say with hand on heart that these mushrooms have been AMAZING for us a family. There’s such a huge range, and so many options to choose from. I recommend jumping over to the Superfeast website and reading up about what you feel is right for you.
I also speak about the different ones that I add to my morning cacao elixir in this journal recipe here.
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Here’s some ideas below (this image was taken from the Superfeast Instagram).
Podcast 071: Medicinal Mushrooms, Tonic Herbs & Sexuality
To learn more about how medicinal mushrooms and tonic herbs can boost your libido and overall well-being, listen to this great podcast episode with Mason Taylor, the founder of Superfeast!
Listen directly below:
MetaPWR by Doterra
I’m taking the Collagen Advantage Powder and the Metabolic Assist Capsules.
When my daughter was born in June, Nick and I began taking these products every day. A friend of ours is into them and gifted us a pack! No joke within 7 days my energy levels were noticeably much better, and my libido was suddenly incredibly high. Nick and I were going through A LOT of stress with the early birth of our daughter at 30 weeks, and I swear these products helped us so much!
I’ve now been taking them for 3 months and my skin feels plumper, my energy is great (and I have a newborn and two year old up in the night), the whites of my eyes are whiter and my libido has been firing. No joke, I’ve been looking for a magical product that has a direct effect on libido, and I think I’ve found it! Nick is the same, he’s super impressed with the results and his libido is through the roof. YAY!
Now disclaimer, I’m no expert on these products. I just feel bloody great on them and have done lots of research about what’s in them. But for those who are interested in learning more, I’ve included an interview with the expert, Jessie Reimers below, who can tell us the ins and outs of the products and why they’re so special.
I also had a conversation with Jessie about using essential oils for vitality and sensuality. A recording of this discussion will be delivered in a voice note next week, allowing you to listen to it like a podcast ep. We use essential oils EVERY day, they’re a staple in our family and help us so much. So naturally I want to share which ones we use, specifically for sensuality and every day life. Stay tuned!
You can purchase the MetaPWR range and Doterra essential oils at the link below. This is my affiliate link and gives you wholesale pricing. If you already have your own wholesale account awesome, purchase through that though.
AUDIO INTERVIEW with Jessie Reimers about MetaPWR
Listen to Jessie speak about the benefits of MetaPWR and how they literally support us to biologically reverse our ageing and feel FANTASTIC. Loved this chat!
Are there any changes you need to make to the supplements you’re already taking? Is it time to revisit what you need with your naturopath? Take some time to reflect on what you need to do to take hold of your health and invest in what you need to support you along the way.
GETTING STARTED CHECKLIST
If you’ve gotten this far, congrats! I’ve given you lots of info today, but let’s make it simple. Here’s a checklist to get started on your own personal reset journey.
Set Your Intentions:
What are your goals for the next 30 days?
How do you want to feel by the end of September?
Create a morning routine that suits your preferences and needs for a positive start to each day.
Consider incorporating tongue scraping, oil pulling, and skin brushing if that feels aligned for you.
Choose a form of movement that fits your schedule and preferences.
Aim for at least 10 minutes daily, choosing an activity you love – whether it's rebounding, walking, or another activity. This makes it easier to stick to and enjoy!
Assess your diet and set nutrition goals.
Consider excluding certain foods that may not align with your health and vitality goals for the next 30 days.
Find healthier or more nutritionally balanced options to satisfy cravings and be satiated.
Review your current supplements and consult with a health practitioner if needed.
Explore additions like medicinal mushrooms, tonic herbs, and MetaPWR products for added vitality.
Connect and Engage:
Share your intentions with the community.
Engage in discussions and support others on their journeys.
Use the power of this community to stay motivated and on track. Download the app to join me when I’m in the chat!
Remember, this reset is about personal growth and well-being. Adapt these steps to your unique situation, and let's move forward toward a vibrant and energetic month ahead!
Okay my loves, that’s all for now. I’ve given you enough to think about for one day. You’ll be hearing from me next week! I’ll share my personal reset updates, some awesome interviews with health experts, and encourage you to connect into our community by sharing how you’re feeling. We’re in this together, and remember it all begins with baby steps. No need to do it all at once … take the pressure off and make it fun!
Lots of love,
P.S. Any questions? Just ask in the comments and I’ll do my best to get back to you asap!