Natasha Clark is one of those bloggers whose work you just can’t stop reading. I came across Natasha on twitter thanks to Che Dyer and Keri Bainborough, and I have been following ever since! Highlight was meeting her, finally, at the Mr Price Sport Blog Olympics in October. From her writing to her bunnies to her boys, everything about her is honest and interesting!
Let’s get to know Natasha Clark:
What does healthy mean to you?
I can see I’m unhealthy when I look at my face. Bags under my eyes, tough skin means I’m not hydrated enough and I’m not getting enough sleep. For me healthy also means weight – having the right BMI, and doing loads of cardio to get the heart rate up and keep fit.
What is your chosen form of exercise?
I run and do shape / aerobics type classes. I also go for one or two long walks with the kids and dogs every day!
What does your way of healthy eating look like?
Healthy eating means eating low in the food chain, and nothing processed. I try eat pure fruits, vegetables and grains where I can. I try not to eat anything that comes in a packet or tin, if that makes sense. Nothing with preservatives and weird things.
What is your passion project?
I’m pretty passionate about my blog cause it’s my only escape from work and our other projects and businesses. I like to write stories and take pictures and keep those as memories. I’m very sentimental so I like to keep my thoughts hanging around!
What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day: Graeme leaves for work pretty early, so I love my mornings with the boys. I drop them at school, then take the dogs out. I cram a few very productive hours of work in to the morning so I can go to gym after fetching them from school. I’m very lucky that their schools and gym are all within 1km of the house and my office. We have lunch together, which I LOVE or some days we’re at soccer practice. Once I’ve finished my work for the day, we take the dogs for another long walk and then get supper ready. When the evening run is done, we all watch a movie together, or G and I will have a glass of wine and chat about our day.
What would you like people to know about you?
I think that people assume that they genuinely know or understand people via following them on social media, but it pays to remember that I don’t share intimate details of my life involving my kids or husband, marriage, work or extended family. While you might see a cute picture of my son on Instagram, I may have lost a big client that day. Maybe G and I had an awful fight or maybe one of the kids is struggling at school and it’s breaking my heart. While I want to talk about all these things, I do value and respect the privacy of those around me.
What do you want people to know about your work/business?
The Birdhouse is everything to me. I started it with a dream to fill the gap between the bigger ad agencies and the small business and start-ups. We work with every budget and we’ve never turned anyone away. Whether we can help them through training or run a full digital campaign, we never say no to anyone – and I’m pretty darn proud of that.
Favourite workout song?
I listen to the Chicago Musical soundtrack, cause it has a great storyline and fights off the boredom. The movie is also great. Cell block tango is my best to run to, Check it out here! it just speaks of feline power and strength and really gets me in the zone!
Favourite exercise and why?
Jane I don’t know what this stuff is called!!! I HATE (secretly love) lunges cause I can’t walk for like 6 days after, which makes me feel good although I complain every chance I get (Graeme LOVES it)
“Here’s to me, here’s to you, here’s to love and laughter. I’ll be true, as long as you, but not a single minute thereafter.” It’s a poem from a Lewis Carrol book I read years ago and I never forgot it. It really speaks of human nature, and I am very much like this: Fiercely loyal, happy, generous and kind but I do apologize for the wrath that ensues when someone breaks my heart. It’s not pretty, but it’s who I am!
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