Anne is a size 14 & 172cm tall
Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
Grew up until the age of 10 in Sydney. But can’t say I’m a Sydney girl, I’m definitely Brisbane. After the family moved here in 1969 this is where we stayed. Right now I live in Toowong.
What was your dream job growing up and is that what you ended up doing?
I honestly can’t say I had a dream job. I was a child of the 60s and 70s with very conservative parents. I wasn’t encouraged to go on to further education. We were told we’d marry and have babies. So we felt we were limited. It was hairdresser, secretary, flight attendant or nurse. There was the ‘go to’ job.
I became a Secretary and must admit I loved it and was good at it. For almost 20 years.
It was my own health journey that led me to a whole different path to being a yoga instructor and food coach now. And if you’d ever mentioned either of those 2 words in one sentence 20 years ago I would have thought you were nuts.
What is one of your most defining moments in life?
When I discovered I could take hold of my own health. I came from parents who lived for their doctor. They had regular trips to their doctor and did only what they were told and totally closed up to anything natural or alternative. When my health took a downturn I knew deep in my gut I had the power to change things – holistically.
So getting a grip of what I ate and how I moved were both defining moments. Yoga has been pivotal to who I am today.
What are three of your favourite things to do?
- Love my morning coffee. My husband makes it for me and knows exactly how I like it. It’s that lovely morning ritual that I don’t ever want to be without.
- Water yoga. I look forward to summer time. Doing yoga in the pool is simply divine.
- Girl time. It’s important to have a tribe of women around you and when I can gather some of them, it’s so fun.
Your favourite aspect of being in the Leina Broughton Conversations Group
Seeing how the pieces look on different body shapes and colourings. It’s wonderful to see the new releases, but it’s even better when some of the members get them home and photograph them on. It’s educational and great fun.
Your “go-to” LB piece?
Stella – it’s perfect for me.
What is your favourite quote?
‘The idea is to die young as late as possible’. – Not sure who said it.
If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?
There’s lots I like but a go to that I never tire of is ‘Mercy’ by Duffy.
It’s 2020 – what are you choosing to leave behind and what will you be taking forward into 2020, your new year.
2019 was a wonderful year for me. I remember saying in January that it was going to be my ‘year of yes’. I wasn’t saying no to anything. And I did. I said yes to as much as possible, I had an open mind and it was amazing.
I was a finalist in the Women in Business Awards. That was an amazing moment
So leaving behind great memories and lessons, but I want to take that same attitude into 2020. Open, positive and coachable. I’ll still focus on health and improving that all the time.