We’re bringing you an EPIC series called “10 questions with” so you can get to know the Macro Mike fam! We get personal, get deep and get them to spill the tea on their fave MM goodies, future goals and who inspires them. This week we get to know Self Love enthusiast, creator of positivity, and Macro Mike's very first Brand hero Bree Lenehan.
Name: Bree Lenehan
Insta Handle: @breeelenehan
Location: Gold Coast Hinterlands, Queensland, Australia.
1. What makes you....YOU?
Oooh gosh, this is a big one straight off the bat. I think what makes me who I am is my heart, as cliche as that may sound, but it feels big enough to share my heart with others, nature, wildlife while also being able to prioritise making sure my own cup is full. It's important to me to leave people feeling better than before they'd interacted with me, so I do my best to sprinkle kindness everywhere I go. I dedicate a lot of my time to filling my cup while also encouraging others to fill theirs. If I asked someone how they'd describe me, I hope they'd say I was kind, wholesome, trustworthy, uplifting, optimistic, authentic, empathetic, creative, open-minded, spontaneous and fun... Just to name a few 😂 but if I can be just one of those things, I'm happy with that!
2.Take us on your Macro Mike journey, how did you come to be part of the Macro Mike fam?
In the past I had spent years yo-yo dieting and taking unhealthy, drastic, short-term measures on my health journey. Obviously, that approach never lasted. In 2018, I realised I didn’t have to ignore my cravings and cut out sweets completely, I just had to learn BALANCE & opt for healthier choices sometimes. I have a massive sweet tooth, a sensitive gut, I love me some peanut butter and I also wanted to switch to a protein that was vegan, so it was perfect timing when I discovered Macro Mike. I think I made my first order at the beginning of 2019 and shortly after I was slowly making my way through the entire range because I was obsessed. It introduced me to baking in an easy way and inspired my love for baking and cooking. At the end of 2019, I started working with Macro Mike as my social media started to grow due to me sharing my health journey online. I had 7,000 followers at the time and over the past 2 years of working together, I’m so proud of how much Macro Mike and I have grown, both separately and together.
3. How do you like to MOVE your body?
I ENJOY lifting. It makes me feel strong and capable. It feels good for my body and health. I also LOOOOVE walking. There’s no better way to start the day than with a nice walk under the sun in the morning breeze.
4. What is your FAVE Macro Mike product? Tell us how you enjoy it.
I feel like this question isn’t fair because of my bias, but I just love the mug cake range too much… I have it for dessert EVERY SINGLE DAY, and so does my fiancé Dylan! We usually make it with some leftover mug cake mix as icing on top with some yoghurt. It’s the best, cosiest way to end the day.
5.Who INSPIRES you to be your best self?
My younger (and future) self. I once read this quote “You are always most powerfully positioned to serve the person you once were” and it made me realise how so much of what I do now is to help other people who are in similar positions to my younger self. Also to uplift and empower the person I was and to be the person I needed when I was younger. I owe it to little Bree with the big dreams to strive for a life full of the things that make me feel fulfilled, happy and that set my soul on fire.
6. What are some DROOLWORTHY recipes using Macro Mike goodies that you can’t live without?
TOO MANY TO NAME!!! My go-to easy recipes are: homemade chocolate (whether it’s melted or not) using coconut oil, one of the MM chocolate protein powders, a touch of cocoa powder and agave/honey. I will use that as chocolate coating on rice crackers, blueberries, oats, yoghurt, popcorn, the list goes on! I also love mixing some yoghurt with any protein flavour. Currently I’m obsessed with yoghurt and the LUXE Strawberry Thickshake protein because it’s like eating strawberry ice-cream or a strawberry smoothie bowl…. DELICIOUS! Those are my 2 favourite EASY recipes.
7.What are some words you LIVE by??
Off the top of my head, this comes to mind: “You have to put your own oxygen mask on before you can save someone else.” I like to use this as an analogy for how important it is to make sure you fill your own cup and make sure YOU have energy and a sense of fulfilment, otherwise you won’t have any energy to give to other people or other important aspects of your life.
8. Tell us something about you that you are SUPER proud of?
I’m proud that I’ve created a life that aligns so well with my values. I’m surrounded by people who inspire me to grow. I’m confident in who I am as a person (which is something I struggled with for most of my life). I follow my heart and fill my life with what brings me joy. I’ve taken risks to create a life I love and I’m now doing what I’m passionate about and what is important to me, not what other people or society tells me I should be doing. Those are all things I didn’t prioritise in the past, and I’m extremely proud and grateful that I’ve made my world a happy place.
9. What is your BEST Macro Mike experience so far??
I already have so many, so I can’t choose just one! My top 3 favourite Macro Mike experiences would have to be:
1. Walking through the Macro Mike HQ for the first time, getting to meet the entire team and see how all my fav products are made.
2. Creating a product with Mike and the team was so EPIC and our mug cake launch was such an incredible, pinch-me moment, and
3. Seeing our mug cake range being sold in Coles now… It’s all so surreal!
10. What is a GOAL for you in the future?
I’d love to release many more delicious, healthy products with Macro Mike in the future, as well as start my own business venture: a wellness brand focused on creating helpful, sustainable tools for all things movement, mental health, organisation, homewares, finance, nutrition & everything wellness! From there, I aim to use all proceeds to buy acreage to build sanctuaries for wildlife to choose to inhabit and people to go glamping/camping/hiking to reconnect with nature. I’d love to work simultaneously on my own business venture while also working with Macro Mike and creating content online as I do already!!