Escape to Happiness Island using your imagination #RelieveStress

 

I am very excited that I am going to be delivering my sessions online via zoom, this is something I didn’t think was possible. I have done some sessions for a few groups to see how it will all work and now I feel more confident and ready to run the sessions,

 

 

Book your space now – http://shorturl.at/afvUY

What to expect during the session

This is a time for us to focus on the moment we are together by letting go of our worries and concerns and enjoy our time together. The session includes:-

Smiling, Singing, Dancing, Laughter Yoga, Letting go of our worries, connecting with each other and just having fun.

Before you join the session

Be open to have fun and feel good

Have plain paper and a pen with you

Wear something bright and colourful if you wish

On zoom you don’t need to put your video on, you can just use audio

 

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I did it – completed 6 weeks #fitnesschallenge #fittergenny

6 weeks ago, thanks to ,Sarah Knight of  Gravesham Borough Council, I embarked on a journey towards becoming healthier and fitter by making use of the free 6 weeks membership of the leisure facilities provided by Gravesham Council.

 Their have been days when I did not want to go to the gym, but somehow managed to stay motivated by using various methods such as:-

  1. I planned each week the days and times I would go to gym
  2. I started to develop the  mindset that exercise and eating healhier was good for me
  3. Asking my face book friends and family to encouraged and support me
  4. My children who are very sporty footballers encouraged me
  5. I had  daily mantras and use visualisation to imagine my self being fiifter and healthier
  6. I read stories on the internet about various people who had changed their lives through exercise and eating healthier.
  7. .I wore inspirational Tshirts as well as colourful outfits at time
  8. I made short fun videos at every opportunity
  9. The team at the leisure centre were very supportive  and encouraging.
  10. I had an exercise programme to use in the gym which I  found easy to follow
  11. Whilst doing my exercise at times I listened to music, ot watched the TV or practised mindfulness to help me focus.
  12. I also did a variety of classes including yoga, zumba and konga

I will now pay for membership of the  leisure centre because of the wide variety of classes I can include with going to the gym. I am also making an investment on my health as I so want to be around to watch my children entre adulthood and to also be able to have good times with my family and friends.

I am also going to train to be a fitness trainer  by the end of 2019

I am also working on a healthier eating plan

I hope you too are inspired and motivated to take care of you and your health.

Special thanks to the services offered by these organisations which all helped to make my journey of getting fitter and healtheir such an enjoyable one.

 

http://www.gcll.co.uk/gym/

http://myzone.org/

https://www.boditrax.com/

 

 

Shrink and Inch lifestyle club #fittergenny

As part of my plan for getting fitter and healthier, I decided to attend the Shrink and Inch lifestyle club run at our Outline Health & Fitness to meet other people and learn more about nutrition and health. http://www.gcll.co.uk/gym/

I was quite inspired having read this about the club “Shrink an Inch is a healthy lifestyle club which involves a weekly weigh-in and waist measurement and a non-compulsory 20 minutes exercise session. Each week a different topic of nutrition will be covered with information leaflets to take home and there is a question and answer session. If you want to lose weight, then exercise alone is not enough – Shrink an Inch will help you shape up and slim-down.”

My first impression
I arrived at the session a few minutes later, and was greated by a group of ladies of all ages and one man, sitting on chairs in a semi-circle and a large mirror in front. I looked around the room quickly and was happy to note the different sizes of each person which gave me some reassurance.

I met a friend who introduced me to the others and I felt very welcome. I had to complete a medical questionnaire and then got weighed! I believe I was heavier as I had not long eaten some Pizza and chips.

The session was great as the nutritionist gave us some very useful tips on general health , and did a presentation about the usefulness of protein in our diet. I enjoyed the fact that she engaged with us and asked us questions as well as allowing us to raise any concerns or questions we had.

Exercise time
We also had a few minutes of light exercise. This was a bit tricky for me initially as we had to follow an exercise routine, which made me feel as if I had two left feet! On the whole we had a good laugh.

Laughing can help you burn those calories

I do love a good belly laugh, and trained to be a laughter leader  so that I can help  others laugh too. Every morning I do  a short 15 minutes laughter session to start my day with the feel good factor and I hope you too can do the same.

Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

Try laughter yoga

If you find it diffcult to just laugh, watch this short video on laughter yoga and use it as a great way to laugh yourself to loosing a few calories.

 

Researchers have discovered that laughing increases both heart rate and calorie expenditure by up to 20 per cent – and the longer participants laughed for the greater the effects.  Using the results, the scientists then went on to calculate that just 15 minutes of laughter a day will burn 10 to 40 calories, depending on a person’s weight and the intensity of the laughter. That’s enough to shift between 1 and 4lb a year.

Read more here

https://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/calories/burning_calories/laughing-burns-calories.htm

Do call me  for one to one telephone laughter session or if you need help to live a happier and healtheir life. genny@confidentqueen.co.uk

 

 

Working out a fitness plan

I decided that for me to get fitter, I also needed help in putting together a fitness plan which I could stick to.  “Creating a fitness plan is one of the best ways to be proactive on your health. Simply by exercising for 30 minutes to an hour each day, you can reduce your chances of getting cardiovascular diseases, injuries, diabetes, and much more.”  Read more here http://www.grossmanwellness.com/blog/why-you-need-a-fitness-plan

 Some benefits of having a fitness plan

  • Helps Prevent Under or Over Training
  • Provides Structure, so that you aren’t wondering what to do next.
  • Provides achievable activities to help you work towards achieving your fitness  goals.
  • Provides a Checklist of activities you need to do which will benefit your whole body
  • Prevents Burnout

Working out a plan with my personal trainer

I was not sure what to expect when I made the appointment to see my personal trainer.  He started of by finding a bit about me,  the reasons why I wanted to be fitter, what my goals where and how many times I aimed to use the gym. This I found refreshing as it helped him to have a better understanding of my needs.

As he started designing my plan, he also asked me what equipment I liked using and which once I found challenging.  After a while, with me watching and answering a few questions along the way, he designed a plan for me to last an hour as that’s how long I am able to go to the gym 3 times a week,

 

Correct way to use the equipment

Even though the previous wee, another instructor had showed me how to use the machines, my fitness instructor still went around with me to make sure I was able to use the machines on my plan correctly and to make sure the weights were ok for my level. After this session round, I felt more confident to follow my plan, which we will review as we go along. I have been to previous gyms where I just got on with using machines with no guidance. I would for sure recommend if you go to the gym to make sure you know how to use the machines properly to get maximum benefit.

 

Please let me know how you getting on with your fitness plan, together we can  become fitter and healtheir.

 

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

Feel Good Session Rotherhite

At Rotherhite community centre open day

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Feel Good Session – Sue’s English Group

Had such a lovely time celebrating a young lady Lisa’s birthday as part of my feel good session with Sue’s English Group which helps individuals to devlop their English skills, The group is self funded and members age from 25- 80.

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Feel Good Sessions

The aim of my “feel good sessions”  are to help as many people as I can to take time out of the challenges of life to just relax and focus on enjoying the present moment.

How long are the sessions?

The sessions can be for a minimum of 1 hour to a maximum of three hours.

What is involved in a feel good session?

The sessions include a combination of various activities which cover basics mindfulness meditation, laughter session, singing, dancing and craft related activity plus tips on how to cope with everyday life.

Who do we run sessions for?

Our sessions are customised to the needs of each group we work with, from children’s organisations to businesses!

How much does our session costs?

The cost of the sessions vary so it’s best for you to contact us for our charges

Pictures from previous sessions

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