Beauty & Wellness Routine with Sarah Stevenson AKA Sarah’s Day!

1. First up, briefly tell us a bit about yourself and what you do!

I’m a first-time mum, content creator and health and fitness lover! I have a YouTube channel with over 1.3M subscribers along with multiple projects including my own activewear line, natural body care products, fitness programs and Inner Health and Beauty product with Tropeaka just to name a few! I also have a lot of exciting projects coming up in 2020!

2. What time do you wake up most days and how many hours of sleep do you aim for?

Well with my little Fox I have no choice other than to wake up early, which is fine by me, I love being a mum! 8 hours is the dream, but I don’t get that at the moment! On average I wake up around 6:30am buttt… in saying that, I’m also up at 11pm and 3am breastfeeding haha.

3. What’s your morning routine to set you up for a great day?

Before I consume anything, I always start my morning by having a large glass of water with a heaped tsp of my inner health beauty powder, Body Bloom. It’s full of probiotics that aids in digestion and is full of powerful superfoods that are rich in antioxidants. This may be TMI but… it’s the key ingredient to my morning poop (you wanted honesty right!?).

4. Describe a typical day of eating for you.

My day-to-day meals change depending on how I’m feeling but I usually consume paleo-based meals. I ensure I’m consuming a good range of protein, carbs and fat in every main meal, and snacking in between. I make sure that I eat nutrient dense, wholefoods and try to incorporate three different colours in each meal.

For breakfast I enjoy eating 2 slices of paleo toast, 2 poached eggs, 1/4 of an avocado, grilled cherry tomatoes, wilted baby spinach seasoned with pink Himalayan salt and pepper.

Throughout the day I like to snack on a cold green apple, a handful of activated nut mix and ¼ cup of my Deluxe Mix.

I usually make a homemade nourish bowl for lunch that is packed with lots of healthy veggies and protein. I include baby spinach, rocket, baked sweet potatoes, alfalfa sprouts, poached chicken or chickpeas, cucumber, beetroot and my homemade vegan ranch dressing.

To satisfy any sugar cravings I have during the day, I love to opt for a creamy protein smoothie. 1.5 tablespoons of Tropeaka Lean Protein (Salted Caramel), 1 banana, 1Tbsp almond butter, chia seeds, dash of coconut milk, water and ice blended.

My favourite meal to eat for dinner at the moment is definitely my delicious paleo Bolognese. All you need to make this is buckwheat spirals, zoodles, homemade tomato pasta sauce, grass-fed beef mince, nutritional yeast and mushrooms.

5. Tell us about your daily beauty routine! What are your non-negotiables for looking and feeling your best?

Well I’ve just launched a Beauty Box, which contains a natural deodorant (bye bye harsh chemicals), an exfoliator and body butter, so that for one is a big must for me. I’m also a big fan of Serums with B Vitamins. But more importantly than anything, I focus on what I eat. I truly believe that a focus on real foods, healthy fats and powerful superfoods results in glowing, radiant skin.

6. Do you take any supplements, vitamins or special wellness elixirs? If so, we’d love to know!

Yes, every morning I take my Body Bloom, seriously this has been a game-changer for me, and something I’m super proud of! I’ve been taking Tropeaka products for years to help me feel at my best, so to do a product with them that has provided thousands of others with better skin and digestion (including myself) has been something I’m truly grateful for! I’ve also noticed my nails have NEVER been so strong! This has actually been one of the most popular feedback comments eve received about Body Bloom.

7. Do you have an evening wind-down ritual?

I love to just sit in bed and talk and laugh with my husband Kurt before going to sleep, and although my life revolves around creating content, it’s amazing the positive effects that come with turning off my screens (phone and laptop) to unwind.

8. What are your top three-wellness non-negotiables?

Drink more water, secondly, eat powerful wholefoods (I like eating mostly paleo based) and love supplementing with superfoods, and finally listen to your body when it comes to both food and training, it’s ok to rest and have a chill day!

11. Favourite farmers market or healthy place to shop?

I used to love going to the local farmers market before Fox was born, but there’s a local café called Blackwood Pantry that I almost live at! I just created a Sezzy inspired bowl there with the owners, that’s how much I love the place haha! However, I do love bulk health food stores and powering my own goodies into those paper bags!

12. What’s your fitness routine & favourite way to get sweaty and where’s your go-to?

I am actually extremely diverse in the way I train, so no day is ever the same! I always like to listen to how my body is feeling and decide how to exercise from that assessment. My main form of exercise is bodyweight, functional training but I do also love Pilates, boxing sand dune sprints and walking my dog! Usually I’ll do one of the workouts from my eBooks because it’s already written and planned out for me!

13. If you could only wear one brand of active wear for the rest of your life it would be…

My activewear collection with White Fox Boutique!

14. What’s the one beauty or wellness treatment you can’t live without? And your favourite place to have it done?

It’s hard to nail down this one, I’m not really bougie when it comes to treatments, however, I’ve personally seen huge improvements and results with bi-monthly microdermabrasion. It’s basically a facial exfoliation treatments I get done at my local beautician that removes dead skin cells and leaves my skin looking super glossy and radiant!

15. What beauty treatment / wellbeing activity would you love to try but haven’t got around to yet?

Hmmm great question! I’ve tried everything from infrared saunas to all sorts of different forms of training to cryotherapy, so it’s hard to think of something off the top of my head!

16. What’s your dream wellness vacay?

I have a mini bucket list tucked away in my phone notes that include places like the Maldives, Tahiti and Spain. To be honest though I like anywhere tropical, by the beach and with amazing, healthy cafes!

17. And lastly… do you have any top-secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?

As mentioned, I try and keep things pretty simple in this regard, by listening to your body each day and adapting how you eat and train according to how your body feels, you can do so much just off these basic principles. Apart from that, I’m a big believer in eating nutrient dense superfoods, and it’s a big reason why I did a collab with Tropeaka, as I’ve been using their products for a few years now to help me power through the day! And lastly, there’s nothing better than a functional body weight workout to really get the day on track. It’s almost impossible to not feel amazing after you break a sweat. Again it’s basic principles, but when applied every day you really feel the benefits over the long term!

Thank you Sarah for taking part in our wellness routine interview, what an inspiring read! If you have any questions for Sezzy please leave them below!

Be well,

xoxo

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