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Lets Get Fit

GETTING FIT AND LOVING IT

Let's Get Fit.  I am, are you? 

Hopefully my little story this week relating to the start of my training will inspire you and hopefully, you may even think about some serious exercising yourself.  Lana are you reading this!!!

 ‘I feel good’, as the song goes!  And I am proud to say I have been every day this week and even had a very concentrated slog with Trent, my personal trainer today.  Also last night Mr G and I went to the body combat class and we left that room smiling and excited as it reminded us so much of how our lives used to be. 

And now we are getting the buzz back, I am excited!!!!

Why or what is the reason that makes me feel so great about attending ‘the sweat house’.


There are many things.  I feel good because I know I am now in control of my fitness.  I am enjoying the spark it gives me.  I like the sweating and the stretching.  I actually enjoy the music (even though in my opinion it is way too loud) and the positive vibe in the aerobic room is electric.


Yes, I enjoy the whole gym experience.  At my age and my level of fitness I am not disgracing myself that is for sure.  As I take a sneaky peep around the room I am certainly not least fit but I am most certainly the oldest, apart from Mr G! 


Mr G's trainer said that he was so impressed that Mr G and I were still going ‘at our ages’.  Humph!!!!  Our ages!  Crikey we are not over the hill just yet! 

Just take a look at this week’s Wise Woman, Janice Lorraine.  Not only is she seriously fit and fabulous at 66 – she is in fact an International Natural Body Building champion.  Her story is fantastic and if she doesn’t inspire you to rise from your chair and ‘get fit’, nothing will.


If you have never been to the gym before and worried about how you’ll feel and whether you will be able to make it through the classes – don’t let your imagining put you off.  Give it a go.   You will find most gyms will give you a trial week at no cost or be brave and just ask them for a free week just to see if you do enjoy the experience.  Yes you will, you will!!! 


Don’t be embarrassed.  Everyone is there to improve themselves.  Even the big guy on the weights machine was probably a scrawny weakling before he started so he’s not thinking about anything except himself!  

Every single person there is concerned about achieving their own goals.  But even if they were mentally criticizing you, you can’t possibly be affected by it so don’t let that notion bug you. 


Don’t just get all ‘I can’t be bothered’ just because I’m older either;  being older should be the very reason to get out there to stave off the ageing process.

I was speaking to a friend the other day who had just signed up to an all women's gym and had been attending every morning before work.  She was as revved up and excited too.  She asked me the question the gym asked her,  'What do you want to get out of being at the gym?'

She told me she had said she wanted to lose weight around her middle and that most of her exercises revolved around that wish. 'So what is your goal', she asked.

After a quick think and I said 'I want to be able to cut through the air with vigor. I want to be able to move with bounce.  I know the weight will drop off everywhere, but I want more than that.  I want 'the vibe' that comes with exercising and feeling good about yourself'.


You too can have exactly that when you take up the challenge and commit to a healthier life

So armed with some spirit, the objective of helping yourself to live long and well, find yourself a gym or get out there and walk the tread off your shoes. 

Join me in some fitness sizzle on the road to longevity.

Until next time

Gigi

 

 

 

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Pat yourselves on the back if you are on track because you should be so excited you are rocketing forward with good health.  It’s that simple. 

Just exercise and the health of your body will look after itself.

 

I want you to feel good.  Good about everything.  About your body, about life and about what you do! 

When you get control of one thing, everything else falls into place, so an easy way to change how you feel about your life, is to grab exercise by both hands, focus and just DO IT!!! 


Voila, life improves.


If you haven’t started yet after all these weeks of me harping about its incredible benefits, you shouldn’t wait a moment longer.  Every week that goes by is a chance of good health gone begging. 

So get up and get out that door. 

Move that body. 
  

Don’t worry about concentrating on the weight loss at this stage, because it will happen anyway.   The most important thing is about conditioning every part of your body. 

We are talking about your body here. 
Not someone else’s! 
This is you.

 
Yes, you are in charge of it and if it is a certain way, you are responsible. 

The one great thing to enhance your life is to move that body of yours.
 

Make a start.  Enjoy the fresh air.  Enjoy the difference that exercise makes you feel. 

You will be jumping out of your skin with energy and vitality before you know it, but you HAVE to start.  So, no excuse, begin!!!!


For those of you who have started, bravo.  You are going to be feeling the benefits already.  Exciting isn’t it.  You are making enormous steps towards a longer healthier life so be glad you are on the path to be ‘the best you can be’.


Work on your body so you can live as long as you can in the healthiest way and with determination it will happen.

Come on ladies, its fun, it’s worthwhile and you will gain all round.

Keep moving until week

Gigi

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Can exercise make us happy?

 

CAN EXERCISE MAKE US HAPPY?

 

You bet your life it can.

 

Apart from the instant:
 “I am looking better,
I am feeling better and
I will live longer
” benefits, something else happens.

 

Whilst we exercise there are chemicals working away that cause us to have a feeling of well being.

 

To name a few I have read that Serotonin regulates our mood, appetite and libido and exercise will help our brains use serotonin more efficiently to help maintain that ‘happy feeling’ and/or by boosting our mood.  It helps to calm and relieve depression.

 

And there is also evidence that Dopamine makes us more talkative and excitable.   And if we want the gold rewards of Endorphins, then we will have to knuckle down and do some rigorous exercise. 

 

Exercise can and will alter natural chemicals in our bodies that will help us feel happy without even us even trying.

 

So while our chemicals are doing their thing, our mind is also at work.  It likes it when we exercise.  Suddenly we feel good about ourselves, worthy and energised. 

 

SO
 

IF WE ARE NOT EXERCISING

WHY ARE WE ARE NOT EXERCISING.

 

Ladies, we don’t have an excuse.  

 

When we give our body what it needs it flourishes and we reap all the rewards.

 

Now I like that!

 

Have a good work out now and be happy!

 

Cheers

Gigi

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Can exercise make us happy?

 

CAN EXERCISE MAKE US HAPPY?

 

You bet your life it can.

 

Apart from the instant:
 “I am looking better,
I am feeling better and
I will live longer
” benefits, something else happens.

 

Whilst we exercise there are chemicals working away that cause us to have a feeling of well being.

 

To name a few I have read that Serotonin regulates our mood, appetite and libido and exercise will help our brains use serotonin more efficiently to help maintain that ‘happy feeling’ and/or by boosting our mood.  It helps to calm and relieve depression.

 

And there is also evidence that Dopamine makes us more talkative and excitable.   And if we want the gold rewards of Endorphins, then we will have to knuckle down and do some rigorous exercise. 

 

Exercise can and will alter natural chemicals in our bodies that will help us feel happy without even us even trying.

 

So while our chemicals are doing their thing, our mind is also at work.  It likes it when we exercise.  Suddenly we feel good about ourselves, worthy and energised. 

 

SO
 

IF WE ARE NOT EXERCISING

WHY ARE WE ARE NOT EXERCISING.

 

Ladies, we don’t have an excuse.  

 

When we give our body what it needs it flourishes and we reap all the rewards.

 

Now I like that!

 

Have a good work out now, and rake in all the benefits.

 

Cheers

Gigi

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Finding out what motivates us will be the key to our success.

But what is it and why will it make a difference?


      On the 'narrow path ahead'

If we want to have success with our fitness campaign we have to have motivation or in other words ‘a driving force’.

The strength of our desire to achieve will be the catalyst in getting us to our goals.

We need to know what to do to succeed in realizing our dreams.

If we look at fitness, we can look at the two main reasons for ensuring we ‘work out’.

The first is we will live longer.

Not only will we live longer, we will feel better, look brighter and more
youthful.

The second is purely about looks. 

When we will look better we will feel better.

Because these things ‘chase their tails’ we will benefit in every way.

If I look good, I will feel bloody brilliant

And if I feel good, I look bloody brilliant


Those two sentences should be enough to motivate us.  Write them up and put them on the wall in the kitchen.
 
Then we need to find a photo in the computer and use picture tools to alter the picture so it squeezes us into a thin person.  Looks good doesn't it.

Print the photo and stick it next to the words.

If we happen to be a chocoholic or ice cream consumer, use these words:

A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.

Now we have the visual aids to help us stay on track.

Now, imagine how we will look.
Imagine wearing clothes we have only dreamed of.
Imagine trekking across terrain without any health issues.
Imagine looking twenty years younger just because we chose to stick with our exercise routine.

HOW WOULD WE FEEL AT THE POINT OF SUCCESS?  
On top of the world, worthy and sexy?

Now write down an event that is coming up in the future that we would like to feel in top shape for. It could be a wedding, big birthday, a class reunion or maybe we could hold a dinner party for friends three months off and be determined to loose some weight before that date.

If we have a goal, we will find the motivation comes a lot more easily.

We now need to make sure we incorporate our exercise and monitor our eating into day to day living.

Our hard work will payoff and we will reap so many benefits that we won’t even
have to think about motivation.  

Keeping fit will be part of what we are.

Have a motivated week Wise Women

Gigi
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