Appletiser is running a “get your sparkle on” campaign at the moment which is all about empowering women and celebrating the ‘everyday rules’ for the ‘everyday heroine’.

I’ve always loved the refreshing taste of Appletiser so when I was invited to join the campaign and share my rules of life, I didn’t hesitate to take part!

Here it is:

1. Satisfy your cravings immediately because cravings only intensify over time!

From my experience, I seem to eat twice the damage if I deny myself of something the first time. So learn from my mistake!

Appletiser, get your sparkle on - rules to live by - satisfy your cravings immediately, cravings only intensify over time

 

2. Dream big and live your dream

Without getting too life-coachy, remember that your life is what you make it! Don’t say “I can’t…“, think of “How can I…“.

Appletiser, get your sparkle on - rules to live by - dream big and live your dream

 

3. Snack regularly. You get grouchy when you’re hungry.

Grouchy people are unpleasant and you also don’t function at your fullest potential. So keep healthy snacks within an arm’s reach at all times! I’m a big fan of Brookfarm’s range of dried fruits and nuts.

Appletiser, get your sparkle on - rules to live by - snack regularly, you get grouchy when you're hungry

 

4. Dress to impress! You never know who’s watching.

No matter where you go, people are looking at you. You never know who you will meet and where. Always look presentable but be true to yourself.

Appletiser, get your sparkle on - rules to live by - dress to impress, you never know who's watching

 

5. Sweat is just fat crying. Balance out indulgent eating with regular exercise.

I used to be one of those “think about the consequences later” kind of people but since I’ve begun exercising regularly (3 – 4 times / week), I’ve never felt better! Indulging in dessert or the occasional deep-fried foods are guilt-free now!

Appletiser, get your sparkle on - rules to live by - sweat is just fat crying - balance out indulgent eating with exercise

 

Share your rules!

Appletiser, get your sparkle on - win a $200 PeepToe shoes voucher

Thanks to Appletiser, one lucky JENIUS reader will win a $200 PeepToe voucher!

To
enter the competition, all you have to do is leave a comment on this
post
and share with me, one rule that you live your life by! You’ve seen
my rules, so now it’s time for you to share yours!

Competition is open to Australian residents only. Entries close at 5pm AEST on 10th December 2012.

 

*** UPDATE 13.12.2012: THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED.

Congratulations to Tracey for her winning entry! Tracey has won a $200 PeepToe voucher!

This post is sponsored by Appletiser

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.
19 comments
monika
monika

My 12 Rules I go to bed and get up at the same time 7 days per week (8 p.m. and 4 a.m.) I stick to my diet, avoid caffeine after 1 p.m., and avoid alcohol within 3 hours of bedtime. I write for at least 60 minutes first thing every morning. I do not check email before 11 a.m. and I do not talk on the phone unless it is a scheduled interview or conference call. I act polite and courteous, and I do not swear. I create a to-do list at the start & end of every workday and update my daily gratitude & achievement journal. I do not engage in confrontations with anyone, in-person or online. This is a waste of time and energy. If I have caused harm, I apologize and fix the situation. And then I take a deep breath, relax, breathe out, and re-focus my efforts back on my work and goals. I am guided by these two phrases: a) “Nothing matters.” – I can only work towards the major, massive goals and my vision of helping others, while the opinions of others do not matter to my goals. b) “It will all be over soon.” Everything that happens to me – good and bad – is my personal responsibility. I blame no one but myself. These are the choices I’ve made – this is the life I’m living. I will accept the consequences of my actions. I will help 10 Million men and women transform their lives. I will not be the person I don’t want to be. I will not be petty, jealous, or envious, or give in to any other of those lazy emotions. I will not gossip or speak badly of others, no matter who I am with or what environment that I am in. I will not be negative when it is easier to be positive. I will not hurt others when it is possible to help. I will know the temptations, situations and environments in life that I must avoid, and I will, in fact, avoid them, even if it means loosening relationships with others who “live” in those environments. It’s my life and that matters more than what other people think of me. “I will always keep the child within me alive.” – Ted Nicholas. “I will write with honesty and feeling.” – Ted Nicholas. The opinion of others does not matter. What matters is the number of people that I can help by sharing advice and encouragement in my writing.

isLa
isLa

A simple rule I go by: No Expectations, No Disappointment! So when something positive happens out of the blue, I would be so thrilled and happy! :D

Rae graham
Rae graham

the rule I live by is "be yourself -everyone else is taken"but a special mention goes to Cinderella -shoes can change your life!

Sirinut
Sirinut

Listen to your head, but follow your heart ^^

Shez
Shez

Gosh! Just one rule? I'll have to go with this one (because it's the only one I can actually stick with)! There's always time for one more hug. No deadline, schedule or timetable is so urgent that it can't wait for you to give two seconds of comfort to someone you love.

Jonnie
Jonnie

My rule in life is really simple. Its all about being Happy. Happy brings so much things to a wonderful life, happy makes you cook and enjoy the best food there is. It bring the best in you especially when i win that voucher. :o)

Tracey
Tracey

My rule, handed down from my grandmother to me, which I have now passed to my daughters is: Never waste a journey. Take the washing up the stairs when you go, don't waste that trip, and on your way back down bring something with you in each hand. But more than this, how true to life to not waste the journey of life. Be positive, make the most of where you are right then and with whom. Say yes more than you say no.

Ajay
Ajay

The rules I try to live by are: 1. Always take the lesson from whatever situation you find yourself in, good or bad. 2. Enjoy each moment, those that think too much about the future or dwell on the past are not enjoying the now! 3. Treat others with respect.

catty
catty

One rule I live by is to ALWAYS indulge - life is too short to count calories or be on a diet. As long as you're not eating fried food 24x7 there is no harm in satisfying a craving! Remember, it's not all about nutritional value... what about emotional value! :)

Mademoiselle in Sydney
Mademoiselle in Sydney

I live by one rule: That to call my mother at least twice a week. I've moved to the other side of the world with my better half 3 years ago, and it's hard for her to be on her own. Though our family is big in France and she's got support, though we tend to night like cat and dog each time I head back to Paris for holidays, I miss her.

Tracy Boulter
Tracy Boulter

Don't take yourself too seriously, have some fun along the way.

muppy
muppy

Its actually quite difficult to really recognise the 'rules' in my life as it is so easy to get caught up in the days and weeks just flying by, but one thing that i really try to remember is:- don't miss those simple special moments with your kids, or your partner, or your mum (etc.) just because you need to clean the house or check your email, those things can wait but sometimes the littlest (but really the most important) things in life can be lost forever.

Liz
Liz

My main rule: live life with no regrets! Spend time with your loved ones and make sure they know how much you love and appreciate them. Take opportunities. Life life to its fullest.

Cyndie
Cyndie

The rule I live by is to eat always for pleasure but with moderation!

Mary @ beyondjelly
Mary @ beyondjelly

A rule of mine is: Listen to your body. In today's world of 'go, go, go', when my body tells me it's time to stop, rest, and spoil myself with something yummy, I find that it's best to listen!

Kelly
Kelly

Try everything once. From food to life experiences, everything in life is meant to be enjoyed.

JackieB, YummyStuff (@YummyStuffGoesH)
JackieB, YummyStuff (@YummyStuffGoesH)

My Mum taught me an important one that I try to live by and the rule is to always pay your debt preferably before Lunar New Year. Thank goodness I am not a borrower and do not have to pay back any $. Oh wait, I did pay back all my HECS ;) Yeah, I really am a No rule person but I kinda adopted one from that movie "Pay It Forward".

Paris Blake
Paris Blake

I know it is a bit old school but I really believe in doing things for people when you can, I literally cannot walk past someone who needs help in doing something or looks in trouble without at least extending an offer. If I am ever in need the only thing I hope is that I get it back :)

Tina @ bitemeshowme
Tina @ bitemeshowme

One rule I live by is that I must counteract my eating habits with exercise. I'm happy to eat whatever I like however, I just need to balance it out with some fitness, whether it be sports during work, gym or simply, a walk in the park. I believe that one should have to restrict themselves of what to eat, but purely its about the balance of a healthy lifestyle :)