I'm Grace, a fashion design student dabbling in costume design who enjoys all things meal planning and healthy eating.
I love reading, watching tv and movies, designing (but not while at uni!) and of course cooking.
I moved to Melbourne from the Gold Coast in 2011 to start my uni course. The transition was hard on me and I gained almost ten kilos in a few months. I had no family, I only had my boyfriend who was working a 7am-10pm job 6 days a week and I was at uni four days a week. I started to become really unhealthy. I started counting calories which only lead to me "saving" them for a massive dinner. I would like to highlight the fact that:
The largest I'd ever been was when I was eating the least.
Something had to be done. I had my eye-opening moment. I stopped 'dieting' and 'detoxing' and just changed my lifestyle completely. I stopped getting takeout and made more of my own meals. I started meal planning and taking my own lunches to uni. I started running even though I had never done it before. I started exercising.
All of this I did on a budget. I have never had a gym membership. I don't go to gyms, I just exercise at home and eat healthy food. I don't count calories. I indulge every once in a while. But I also believe everyone is different and what works for someone may not work for everyone else.
Healthy In Design came about when I realised I wanted to share my recipes and healthy lifestyle tips with others, as I always love reading other healthy lifestyle blogs and love hearing tips from everyone so if you've got any, please send them my way!
If you are looking to work with me for costumes, styling or modelling, please contact me via email or through Starnow.
My new and improved online portfolio can be found here.