I am writing this from the relative comfort of the Double Tree by Hilton in Stratford. Usual plans to write before I left for my weekend course were scuppered somewhat by bad planning, poor diary management and life.
So here I am, bum in a chair, feet on the bed and headphones in to write my weekly observations on the past week or so.
This week has been a blend of my running a lifetime best 10km on a training plan of walking and strength training for fitness. I also had a dogged pacemaker for accountability.
Our first charity fund raiser of 2020 raising £330 for Gabriel’s Wellbeing & Education.
A week of multiple face to face visits to meet with members of our community who took advantage of the vital statistics session I ran on Sunday. This meant they could see what their inner health was like alongside the normal body weight number.
This was an interesting message to hear for some.
The realisation that exercise alone wasn’t enough to keep the early ageing or visceral fat at bay inside hit some hard.
It’s important to remember that you can’t be truly healthy and well on good food alone.
Nor can you out-train a bad diet.
We need a rounded and balanced approach to many areas of our life to achieve this with food and exercise just being part of it.
I spoke at a network meeting about the benefits of muscle and why we ALL need to work at making or maintaining it and how to do it. You can read the blog post on it here.
Now I am in the early preparations of a three day self development weekend to finalise a year long process I started in April last year.
These weekends are always a blend of blindingly obvious realisations and deep rooted, uncomfortable to bear truth and beliefs that no longer serve me. As much as I look forward to them I don’t much like the process. I do however like the results.
The focus this weekend is on love in all it’s forms. Love for ourselves, for our partners, for our families, for our friends and for those we have day to day connections with.
It’s not very British to talk about such things and, with a room full of women all delving deep into their troubled and challenging pasts it could be quite an emotional few days. But I know I’ll be the better for it at the end of it.
It’s one of the reasons why I enjoy running our Weekender events so much.
It gives people a chance to talk much more candidly. To find similarity and common ground, to offer an ear and just be.
Whilst we’re not running two day events this year, I am running a special one day event in Fleet on 29 February that will give you an opportunity for all this.
We’ll have fitness, relaxation, a talk on confidence, a talk on how to look after your health like a rebel, outside time, inside time, quiet time and chat time. It’s going to be a fabulous day and I hope that you’d like to join us too.
You really never know what nugget of information or help you’ll discover when you set out that morning!
To find out more and book your place please click here and we’ll get you set up.
I’ve discovered over the last 9 years that taking time to find out more about yourself, to find out what makes you tick, to spend time with others, to learn, help, listen and maybe even cry is a great way to build resilience, challenge the mind and create a life more enriched and satisfying.
If you’ve not done it before, I hope that our Wellness Rebellion weekend is something that will get you inspired to do more.
On that note. I’d better put myself to bed. It’s going to be a long 3 days and I’ve got some quiet, walking to get in first to set me up for the peopling and emotion that’s about to ensue!
Have a great weekend and I’ll speak with you next week!