Mindful walking #gravesend #fittergenny

I really enjoy walking as a form of relaxation and I used to be part of a monday walking group called Love Walking which combined walking and other exercises at our local gravesend promeande, one of my friends called Surbs.

Recently I have been introduced to mindfulness and came across mindful walking

Mindful walking simply means walking while being aware of each step and of our breath. It can be practiced anywhere, whether you are alone in nature or with others in a crowded city. You can even practice mindful breathing and walking meditation in between business appointments or in the parking lot of the supermarket.

Mindful walking allows us to be aware of the pleasure of walking. We can keep our steps slow, relaxed, and calm. There is no rush, no place to get to, no hurry. Mindful walking can release our sorrows and our worries and help bring peace into our body and mind.

In a world of busyness, its great for us to take time to notice things around us as we walk each day. I finfd it very therapeutic and refreshing.

Read more hear https://www.livingwell.org.au/mindfulness-exercises-3/4-walking-mindfulness/

Mindful Walking in my local area – #Gravesend Promenade

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Enjoying the waterfall

 

 

 

 

 

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Never give up exercising #fittergenny

I finished my gym workout and decided to do the 10 minutes circuit and I must say though it was challenging, I kept going, thanks to the fitness instructor who kept encouraging me. 3 weeks into me trying to get fitter and healthier, I still enjoy going to the gym as I can already see the improvements in my life.

Trying the power blast HIT class #fittergenny

Today I decided to try the power blast class which is 30 minutes High Interval  Training with pumping music and audio cues at my local fitness centre http://www.gcll.co.uk/classes/

 

Watching the end of  a HIT session

I arrived very early for the session, and as I watched, I could see mostly young ladies in their skinny gym wear moving energetically to the music as they did the work out.  At this point I started to panic and wanted to change my mind about doing the session as they made me feel very unfit.

Once their session finished, the fitness instructor came to get me to join in the next session. I timidly told her to be gentle with me as I was beginner. She was quite nice, asked me a few health questions and told me to go at my own pace, which made me feel a bit better. I noticed that everyone in the first session, stayed on to do the next session. My thought at this time  “OMG, they must be on some high, how could they do a double session of HIT”?

My thought about the session

As I got into the routine of things, I started to enjoy the session and I did not care that I could not keep up the pace, nor that I could not do some of the moves. What was important to me, was that I did my best and did not give up. I am now looking forward to adding this HIT session as part of my weekly getting fitter routine.

 

Smile-Xercise – smiling whilst exercising #WorldSmileDay

World Smile Day  is the First Friday of October each year and was created by Harvey Ball a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts who created the smiley face in 1963. It is a day devoted to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. http://www.worldsmileday.com/index.php/article-index/item/373-about-world-smile-day

 

Smile-Xercise is a great way to start your day, or you can use it if you are feeling a bit down, and just need to do something to take your mind away from things.


Here is a demonstration

You can get the confidence song https://goo.gl/BDYAq1

If you need help to feel good just email genny@confidentqueen.co.uk

 

Smile-Xercise – smiling whilst exercising in less than 3 minutes

Smile-Xercise is a great way to start your day, or you can use it if you are feeling a bit down, and just need to do something to take your mind away from things.


Here is a demonstration

You can get the confidence song https://goo.gl/BDYAq1

If you need help to feel good just email genny@confidentqueen.co.uk

How to enjoy doing exercise!

Choose a time that’s best for you. I am a morning person so I am excited and happy to wake up at 6am to go to the gym, whislt in the evenings after a day’s work, I just like to relax.

 

Choose exercise that you enjoy  this will help you stay motivated

 

Get a buddy/friend – so that you can encourage and support each other

 

Get playlist of your favourite songs – you will be amazed how quick time will go by as you listen to and enjoy your songs.

 

I love to work out!

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