My #jogging achievements in 4 weeks #raceforlife

I am so excited that since I started my jogging routine using the Race for life six weeks plan, I am still feeling motivated and excited to wake up early morning and jog. I just have so much energy!

 

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My achievements at the end of the 4th week ( two more weeks to go)

  1. Motivating others to start jogging
  2. Being able to jog from one end of my road to the other
  3. Being able to jog for 3 miles (from this week) without stopping at a nice slow space
  4. Being able to fit into a dress I wore last year  as I have now lost some weight

 

My morning motivation before I start to jog

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Some of my pictures

 

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

 

Gift of Confidence.

Hello, my name is Confidence Queen and my aim is to help you to continue to develop the Gift of Confidence which I know is within you. Like all gifts, you must continually develop it, look after it and share it with others.

 When you have the gift of confidence, you will start believing in your strengths and skills. The Gift of confidence will change the way you act, the way you walk, the way you communicate with people, the way you hold yourself. Confidence is not arrogance. It is not ego-centered.

People who have The Gift of confidence will take their dreams and make them come true because they will take immediate, massive, repeated action and will never quit until they make their dreams come true.

A child with confidence turns into an adult with confidence and an adult with confidence can achieve anything they set their mind and heart to.

How to improve your esteem and confidence

1. Face your fearsthey aren’t as bad as you think they are. Facing your fears increases your confidence.

 2. Forget your failures – learn from them. Avoid making the same mistakes again but don’t limit yourself by assuming you failed before so you can’t succeed this time. Try again, you’re wiser and stronger.  Don’t be trapped in the past!

 3. Know what you want and ask for it. You deserve your dreams to come true.

 4. Reward yourself when you succeed. No-one else will!  Isn’t everything easier when you take time to help yourself?

 5. Talk We often make assumptions about a situation or person which are not true. Your attitude and behaviour can be negatively affected so if you have any doubt or question ask and don’t assume you know why or how.

 6. Don’t be defeated! Try something else. You are not going to be defeated by one failed attempt are you? Doesn’t everyone fail before they succeed? All you need is a different approach. Good luck! I wish you happiness and success

 Everyday just Be Confident. Be Happy and Stay Positive

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