Rachael Finch is happier and healthier in motherhood than ever before.  Now the Australian golden girl is empowering women all over the country with her BODY by Finch wellness program. The Delivery speaks to the mum of two about fitness, family and the importance of giving mum guilt the middle finger. 

Motherhood is … The best thing about our existence!

Greatest lesson motherhood has taught you? Patience.

Biggest challenge in motherhood? Not always being there for the kids when they need me. Whether I need to leave the house for work or they’re at school.

How would you describe your parenting style? Relaxed with routine elements.

What does the first hour of your day look like? I like to get up before anyone else in the house to walk Simba, stretch and meditate. This is my time.

“Use your time wisely… Find time for yourself and drop the mum guilt.”

Do you have an evening routine? Usually we eat dinner at 6pm, bath at 6:30pm and in bed by 7/7:30pm.

How do you approach the great balancing act between family life and career? Misha and I plan our day the night before and are very good communicators. I always listen to my body and whenever I feel something is lacking I try to schedule my diary to fix it accordingly.

How did pregnancy and birth change your relationship with your body? I have 1000% more appreciation and respect for my body and what it is capable of!

You’re exposed to the best in fashion, what advice do you have for busy mothers who want to look stylish in pregnancy and beyond? Always go for comfort and something that makes you FEEL good, I always find I’m more confident in these outfits because I can be the best version of me. There are some great brands out there that combine style with comfort and a big reason why I created B.O.D by Finch activewear. I wanted something that was chic and classic, but still supportive and comfortable.

Your Body by Finch program is changing lives and inspiring women everywhere … what are you most proud of so far? I get goosebumps every time I check into our Body by Finch Facebook community group. The mind, body and soul transformations women are experiencing is pretty magical. Women are reducing their stress, learning to love their body and getting fit and toned along the way to name a few. I’m most proud of the community of supportive women we’ve grown.

Self-care tips for busy mothers? Use your time wisely. When the kids are napping or at daycare, make the most of it and do something nice for yourself. Whether that be a massage or a cup of tea on the balcony! Find time for yourself and drop the mum guilt.

“I always listen to my body and whenever I feel something is lacking I try to schedule my diary to fix it accordingly.”

Is your family complete or would you like more children? We are complete now and would still be complete if we had another child.

Favourite family friendly holiday destination? Fiji or Townsville (my hometown).

Book recommendation? A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.

Ted Talk/Podcast recommendation? The Tim Ferriss Show podcast.

Feeling motivated? Head to @TheDeliveryMag on Instagram for your chance to win a B.O.D by Finch outfit.