Tuesday, April 04, 2017

WALK 15®

WALK 15® takes group fitness to a new level. It is a low impact, multi muscle, calorie torching, walking to the BEAT workout - with very effective results!
Walk 15® classes are good for everyone - busy moms, active sports participants, seniors and youth. If you can walk, you can do it.
Four free taster session
When:             Monday  1 and 8 May 2017          6:30 – 7:30
                                Tuesday 2 and 9 May 2017          6:30 – 7:30
Where:               58 Prehen Road, BT47 2NT, opposite Everglades hotel
You can choose to do 15min = 1mile, 30min = 2miles or 45min = 3 miles

Why WALK 15?® It is our special feature! The music is paced so 15 minutes signifies the time (speed/pace) of most miles... an average pace of 4 mph.!

What if I’ve never worked out on a regular basis?
That’s OK! Everyone walks at his/her own pace. Go slower when you start out or when you need to and as you get stronger, your pace will increase. There’s no right or wrong way to do this class. You’re moving - that’s the most important thing! The Walk Leader offers modifications for varying fitness levels.

Walk Leader : Simone
Email: prehenlifestylecentre@gmail.com  
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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Embracing health and wellness in 2017

 I am excited about taking another step in the right direction to improving health and wellness.Over the last 15 years my physical and mental health has yo-yo'ed back and forth. 
Three years ago i experienced a shift, I noticed that after altering a habit something would happend that would throw me off course but instead of completely returning to state I was in before, i managed to hold on to a least positive thing. 
Instead of going back on anti-depressant, I managed to notice myself slipping and asked for help. I attended counselling, re-engaged with a hobby (like knitting) and re-connected with friends.
Two years ago I successfully gave up taking sugar in my hot drinks and cereal (after back sliding on following the Slimming World diet). Some family members still put sweetners or sugar in my coffee. I have had to resort to insisting on making the drinks or very quietly thowing it out and making a new cuppa.
Last year improved my fitness levels and started exercising on more regular basis.

This year I am incorporating Bright (SAD) light therapy, group fitness classes and volunteering at the Prehen Lifestyle center. Re-incorporating the lessons I have learnt over the years into my eating plan. This year I will more steps in creating healthier and happier me and taking my family and community along with me.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I am an African

I am an African
For her blue skies take my breath away
And my hope for the future is bright
I am an African
For her people greet me as family
And teach me the meaning of community
I am an African
For her wildness quenches my spirit
And brings me closer to the source of life
When the music of Africa beats in the wind
My blood pulses to its rhythm
And I become the essence of sound
When the colours of Africa dazzle in the sun
My senses drink in its rainbow
And I become the palette of nature
When the stories of Africa echo round the fire
My feet walk in its pathways
And I become the footprints of history
I am an African
Because she is the cradle of our birth
And nurtures an ancient wisdom
I am an African
Because she lives in the world’s shadow
And bursts with a radiant luminosity
I am an African
Because she is the land of tomorrow
And I recognise her gifts as sacred
Wayne Visser © 2005

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Reflection on writing an assignment

I am int he process of working through study material and producing an assignment to show my understanding. When I was in high school I got the opportunity to play football/soccer......we got the opportunity to try out different positions in order to find out where we would fit better. Compared to other girls I understood the game very well.....i was physically fit.........but when i got in front of the goal post its as if I just lot the plot even without a goal keeper I still missed........however in defence I was able to get the ball away from oppoents and pass it forward with pretty good skill.......
I feel like I understand the material I am reading but when I start writing my assignment I can see that I missing the goal post.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Why Complaining ISN’T Leading

"If you took one-tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you'd be surprised by how well things can work out… Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won't make us happier." - Randy Pausch

A problem, a failure or a complaint ....if I recognise anyone of these things then it becomes my responsibility to deal with it.....it could mean changing direction........it could mean set up boundaries........it could mean anaylse and learn then try again........

It definitely doesnt mean give up, give in,ignore and suffer.

Not all of us are called to lead non-profits or form boards, but we are all called to work for solutions. Here are ten ways you can morph from complainer to leader:
  1. If you are frustrated by your political leaders, rather than writing an angry status update or linking to some outrageous article, get involved. Volunteer in a campaign, vote in an election, run for office.
  2. Read on: Why Complaining ISN’T Leading