Usually, I am not someone who wakes up early in the morning and thinks of doing any form of exercise. I am motivated to change this, because I decided to join my friend Christine and our other team members to run race for life 5K in Blackheath London on 3rd July in memory of our family and friends especially one lovely little girl i adore Stacey Mowle.
I first joined the healthy weight programme run by our local healthy weight centre the Grand – which means amongst other things I can go to the NRG gym every Monday and use their equipment to exercise for 10 weeks as part of the programme.
To motivate my self not to give up half way I decided to:-
I wake up and focus on the family, and friends who have lost their lives because of cancer as well as those who are battling with cancer in their lives. I think especially of one beautiful girl Stacey Mowle who was just a strong and amazing fighter, and I am now happy to be one of the patrons of the charity set up by her family Warren, Samtha, Jake http://staceyssmiles.org.uk/
When I run, I imagine they are looking down at me saying “run Genny run, you can do this”
I told my friends and families on my Facebook page, what I am doing so that I cam accountable to them and they can support and encourage me each day.
I follow the race for life 6 weeks routine and also use The Magic Mile, which is a unique tool to help us determine realistic running goals and help us to progress, get faster and stronger. http://www.jeffgalloway.com/pdf/magic.pdf
I visited my doctor who said I was overweight, with high cholesterol and BMI – this really scare me, and motivated me to do something about it as I want to live a healthier life so that I can be their for a long while to look after my children and complete my mission in life of making as many people as I can have a reason to smile each day.
As well as jogging/running on my own each morning, I also decided to join a group of ladies who I see exercising regularly in the park near me. They inspire me so much, and each day I go they encourage me to keep coming and not give up. Most of them are over 60 and our instructor is 70 years old.
Fun and interesting
I make my morning routine fun, as each day I wear different Tshirts and fun accessories and then take picture and upload on my social media. I also change my running routes.
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The Dimples Ladies team – Christine Vivienne, Kerry, Sonal, Julie, Emily and myself