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Filling in the wellbeing blanks with Vicky V3 Architecture and a finalist in the 2014 Simone Perele Curvy Couture Competition!

We are all busy and are trying hard to fulfill big dreams and goals, manage our long to do lists and have a social life! The art of doing this without sacrificing our most important assets, our bodies and our health, is the challenge we are all faced with day to day. All of us, no matter who we are, have to keep working at it and can learn from each other – so each Wednesday we will chat to a passionate bright spark to hear about what they are up to and fill in their wellbeing blanks!

Today we are filling in the blanks with Vicky Canavan from V3 Architecture and finalist in the 2014 Simone Perele Curvy Couture Competition! Vicky is one of the most energetic, focused and driven people we know – not only does she have her own Architecture business, she is also a World Champion! No stranger to the hard work and dedication it takes to be lean, fit and at the top of your game, in 2011 Vicky placed number 1 in the INBF World amateur body sculpting championships in New York. Today she is embracing another figure and is a finalist in the 2014 Simone Perle Curvy Couture Competition! What a woman! Good luck Vicky and we can’t wait to see what you will do next! 🙂 Let’s hear what Vicky has to say:

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To Vicky to be well means: feeling energised, stress free and ready to take on any challenge!

I have 1 job. I have a private architectural practice that specialises in residential renovations and additions, however I also have experience with commercial and retail projects and I am always interested in unique projects to keeps things interesting.

Something I’m really excited about at the moment is being chosen as one of the top 5 finalists in the 2014 Simone Perele Curvy Couture Competition! I was selected out of hundreds of applicants to attend a casting with 25 other girls and then chosen to be one of the top 5! Online voting finishes on the 29th September and the winner will receive a 2 year modelling contract with BGM Models and a spread in Cosmopolitan Magazine! So if you get a chance please follow the link and vote! www.facebook.com/SimonePereleAUS

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If I am in my normal routine and not feeling stressed then it is usually easy for me when it comes to managing my wellbeing.

A heavy social calender is usually hard for me when it comes to managing my wellbeing. Although these days that’s not as big a problem as it used to be!

Illness and injuries always seem to throw my wellbeing off track. I am working on including more injury prevention activities into my daily routine, like stretching.

Exercising, eating healthy and removing stress brings my wellbeing back on track

I usually sleep 8 hours per night. I’d like to sleep 8.5 hours per night. 🙂

Something I’ve found that really helps when it comes to my health, fitness and wellbeing is lifting weights! I believe having a strong body is important for your health both now and for the future. Lifting weights will not only build strong bones and muscles, but it will also increase your metabolism and help maintain a lean physique.

Something I’ve learnt over the years when it comes to health, fitness and wellbeing is there is no one diet or exercise programme that is right for everyone. You have to find what works for you and what you enjoy because it needs to be part of your life so if you don’t enjoy it, you won’t do it.

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The advice I would give to someone half my age when it comes to looking after their body is being skinny is not the be-all and end-all of life. Don’t put off doing things until you reach your goal weight and don’t assume you’ll be ultimately happy if you look like the girls in magazines (because generally those photos are not realistic anyway!). Get on with life, challenge yourself, do something out of your comfort zone and enjoy every minute!

The problem with being too obsessive and trying to be a perfectionist when it comes to your health and wellbeing is that ultimately no one can be perfect and you are bound to fall off the wagon at some point. I’ve been there and its just a vicious cycle. If you switch your focus to more long term health goals it is more likely you’ll stay on track even with small slip-ups here and there.

If my body stopped working my ability to do my work would be hindered but it would be more my private life that would be affected so I’m always striving to avoid that from happening.

If my body could talk right now the loudest thing that it would say / ask for is hey you’re pretty good right now, we’ve done some pretty interesting and adventurous things so far, so let’s just keep working on staying strong and healthy and I’m sure we’ve got a lot more good years ahead! 🙂

You can check out and vote for Vicky in the Simon Perle Curvy Couture Competition at: www.facebook.com/SimonePereleAUS, www.couturing.com/meet-finalists-simone-pereles-curvy-couture-model-search and check out her business here: www.v3architecture.com.au

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