How I motivate myself to wake up early and Walk/Jog/Run/Exercise!

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.

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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.

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To motivate my self not to give up half way I decided to:-

Focus

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/

 

Visualise

When I run, I imagine they are looking down at me saying “run Genny run, you can do this”

 Accountability

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.

 

Routine

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

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Health benefits

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.

Support Group

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.

If you would like to donate to our just giving page here is the link

https://www.justgiving.com/dimples-ladies

The Dimples Ladies team – Christine  Vivienne, Kerry, Sonal, Julie, Emily and myself

 

2016 Use laughter, humour and play to transform your personal and work life

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Why play is important to us all (Lauren Laverne)

“We’re all convinced we’re too busy to do it, and that’s no accident. Our culture values busyness – it is how we measure goodness. Play is indispensable to human progress and good for individuals. A culture that encourages it will enjoy cumulative benefits. Denmark – officially the happiest country on earth – is an example. Flexible work and affordable childcare are the norm, which means more free time. In addition, there is greater gender equality and a work-to-live culture that includes the expectation that people should pursue private interests.

Read more here http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/05/why-play-is-important-to-us-all-lauren-Laverne

 

 

It’s good to laugh

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Check these sites

The Health Benefits of Humour and Laughter

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/emotional-health/laughter-is-the-best-medicine.htm

Maintain A Sense of Humour to cope with life’s challenges

http://stress.about.com/od/positiveattitude/ht/humor.htm

The Stress Management and Health Benefits of Laughter

http://stress.about.com/od/stresshealth/a/laughter.htm

 

 

Fun Summer 2015

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Children’s Summer Happiness Sessions in kent

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23rd August
Ingress Park Fun Day ( Geenhithe Kent)
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25th August
Summer Fun – Higham Recreational Grounds(Kent) 11am -1pm
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August
26th, 27th and 28th Books for free – St George’s Centre ( Gravesend Kent)
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