Rachael Finch is an all-around boss lady, proving you really can have your cake and eat it too (literally). From taking home the title of Miss Universe Australia to becoming a big name presenter, businesswoman
From her go-to sweet treats and her day on a plate to how she maintains her motivation in cooler months while running her business and being a mum, we spoke with the entrepreneur to find out how she does it. Our tip? Grab your pens and take note!
I’m not going to lie, I find it challenging to get out of bed in the colder months and train, but for me it has such great results for my energy and my mind and working out doesn’t need to be a strict hour weight session, just going for a light walk (with warm coffee at the end!) or a quick 20-minute HIIT blaster (warm you up in no time) is enough to stay focused and on track to achieve your health goals.
I am also a huge believer in stopping and taking stock of what your body wants and needs. If you feel tired, run down or sore for whatever reason, listen to your body and take a break – be kind to yourself, your body will thank you for it.
I love my BodyTone workouts, all you need is a mat! It is a slower paced session and great for calming the mind first thing in the morning. This workout combines yoga and pilates and works on flexibility, balance and total body strength.
If I feel like a zombie, my kids have kept me up and I have only managed 2-3 hours sleep, I’ll put on a really inspiring workout track or I’ll call someone who motivates me. I remind myself how privileged I am, I have a body that works fully and I was able to get myself out of bed this morning. I draw on the things that remind me of how grateful I am to be living. Just a 30-minute HIIT session gives me enough energy for the rest of my day and I can be fully present and there for my business and family – that’s what keeps me going.
I want to be the best possible version of myself and act as an inspiration to my children – they are my motivation, that’s why I created B ODY by Finch as it is so versatile whilst being fun, meaning I can slot a quick work out into my day and I love to get the kids involved when we’re together at home. I also love to cook with Violet and Dom, they like to pick out the ingredients and then we go through the recipe together.
I really wanted to create something that meant mums were able to keep fit and look after their mind and body without the pressure of an expensive membership and something they could do from the comfort of their homes and on their schedules.
When I was younger I always wanted to be an athlete, I wanted to compete in the 200
Listen, listen and listen to your body some more! There is no right or wrong when it comes to leading a healthy and holistic life. Meditation can work wonders for concentrating your mind and combatting anxiety, but mixing mind practices with gentler exercise such as, pilates and yoga is an ideal combination for calming your presence.
Ensuring you are opting for wholesome ingredients for cooking nourishes the body from the inside out. I love my Roast Cauliflower and Carrot Salad + Snapper from my Body by Finch plan, as it’s a one tray bake situation, meaning it’s super quick to make and clean, but it is also packed full of
The ultimate Aussie, eggs and avo on toast. Top tip, I mash up my avo for a few breakfasts at the start of the week and pop it in the fridge and use it as a quick spread in the morning.
Asparagus Ricotta Omelette.
Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with Chickpeas + Feta – this meal is packed full of protein and energy which sets my body up for the next day and my morning training session.
My choc peanut truffles are delicious and a great snack that’s guilt-free!
In the winter, I love a guilt-free treat, something that looks and sounds like it will be naughty but in actual fact, it’s great for nourishing. My go-to is my Sweet Potato Collagen Cakes, they are made with cinnamon, a powerful antioxidant ingredient and we also use a collagen powder which makes skin appear plumper and firmer.
I love working on total body strength, so expect to see short, blasts of exercise that focus on the arms, legs
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