Don’t just listen, Do It!

Don’t just listen, Do It!

Change Your Life

 

Since I injured myself in May 2016 whilst running a Marathon, I’ve been struggling with the same injury. After working with an Osteopath and a Sports clinic I improved slightly but the pain resurfaced. It’s not that I didn’t get the correct advice, it’s that I didn’t keep up with the prescription of daily action.  My dream of running the 2018 London Marathon in a ‘Good for Age’ category time slowly disappeared. This made me kind of miserable,  but also triggered me to have another attempt to set the record straight.

I found a Massage Therapist*, with a ‘No Hands Massage approach’ who independently discovered the same issue and got to work on it. I also went back on a 100 miles trip to revisit the Injury clinic who diagnosed the damage at first. The culprit was again identified as my running style, but this time whilst out for a run with the Running Coach I had the magic Light bulb moment.

Guess what? I embraced the recommendation of changing my running intervals, created a running mantra and returned to the road. For 3 weeks I talked to myself during running, ‘ Relax your Ankles, Bent your Knees, Relax your body, Go with the flow ‘ and dare I say I’m gliding along the highways and bye-ways in a newly revived fashion, achieving much better interval times with and restored Hope that I have more than enough to reach  my goal.

A conclusion of the matter.  I had to re-visit my own saying that it’s ‘Never too late to Fix it’. And I also had to accept that I had to let go of my way of doing things. The  Mantra I created helped me to change my lenses, the way I looked at the apparent mountain and slowly and surely the mountains are coming down.

Most of you know that I use the Run Walk Run method by Jeff Galloway, using a 40sec/20sec interval. The first 2 weeks I changed to 5 min/1 min and now I’m using 11 min/1 min. My average pace over 1k is now 6:48 minutes, Hills, Traffic lights and avoiding pedestrians inclusive.

On Tuesday I found the best Interval method for myself.  Run 2k – Walk 1minute. My fastest 10k for a long time at an average pace of 6.14km , even though I attribute the increase of pace to less traffic on the road, enabling me to run without stopping too often.

kent-road-runnersMore than enough to run my qualifying time of under 5 hours in May.  All I need to do now is to maintain what I attained, stick to the training schedule and just run. That’s the big secret in life.

whenever you take up a challenge, just stick to it, whether it’s hail rain or in sunshine.

Get in touch if you want to know more about TRANSFORM U, a new way to reclaim your ultimate health. Easy to do!

 

References: Claire Skeete at  Touch for Wellbeing https://www.facebook.com/Touch-for-Wellbeing-425990164248311/

Ian Lewis Davis at The Fitness Clinic  https://www.facebook.com/The-Fitness-Clinic-Wokingham-355714021264963/

Kent Road Runners. http://www.inspireraces.co.uk/kent-circuit-marathon

What has the threading of a sewing machine needle got to do with my mindset?

What has the threading of a sewing machine needle got to do with my mindset?

Change Your Life

Coming off a slow meltdown weekend where I seriously questioned my apparent inability to move forwards. Activities which I used to enjoy as a balance to my Business endeavours have kind of derailed me.

Frustration set in when I literally spent all night until 5am in the morning to complete a once intermediate level assignment to screw it all up yet again.

So when I got up a few hours later I refused to go back to the same activity and spent the day differently. Normally I would have gone for a run, but due to a lingering slight cough I chose the next best thing. Alterations to the clothes I plan to take with me to Singapore in December as it’s the middle of summer there. I promised to deal with one item per day.

What happened next threw me off track and challenged me to re-think and make some changes. Not even the needle threader was good enough for me push the thread through the hole. Complete Idiots guide of how to thread a sewing machine needle did not help.

I conceded defeat for the day and packed it up.  Being me, this incident  got me in ‘Thinking overdrive’ which slowly melted down into some sweet revelation. At 65+ I live in a time where we as a generation are slowly overlooked as the demands of a 21st century thinking are too fast and furious for us. So instead of looking into ‘How can I overcome this’ we’ll pack it up and resign ourselves to a life of ‘I can’t do this anymore’

I am a Boomer and coming from the old time school of thought, I also enjoy the status of ‘Oma will fix it’ in my family. I fixed things all my life and I don’t just mean fixed things, I applied on a regular pattern Lifestyle Changes so that I could move forward.

Conventional wisdom says that when something is worn out we discard it. It’s simply too used up and too rundown.  It will never be what it once was. But there’s a different school of thought, a better school of thought with this simple two word counter-argument to that conventional wisdom.  FIX IT! 

Nothing is ever too worn, too  run down or too long gone.  You get the tools and skills you need to fix it, to go from old to  good as new and even better. It may take another reason, a new perspective but it’s never too late to be in the Prime of your Life.

How did I fix it? I realised that the natural light was inadequate, a missing light bulb did not help and starting with a black item was definitely not a good beginning. In a nutshell my timing for the task was wrong. Yesterday I my response to the dilemma was perfect. I waited for mid morning when the sun was shining and finished 2 garments, the black one to go first. And the needle Threader worked perfectly.

The moral of the story, go with the flow, don’t expect or compare outcomes to be the same you had 20 or 30 years ago. Re-invent yourself on a daily basis, make sure you change some habits so that you can enjoy your season and the fruits of your labour. The only competition you have is with yourself. And you have done pretty well so far, the best is yet to come.

 

Gertraud Unplugged – Day 6

Gertraud Unplugged – Day 6

Unicity

I went to Kingston on Tuesday the 15th of October for a meeting of My Network Marketing Company Unicity. I took the opportunity to hone my skills further by filming a 5 Minute long Testimony of Sandra, a Diabetic for over 20years. Bios Life Slim G offers a real Alternative for all Diabetes Sufferers.

 

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Gertraud Unplugged – Day 5

Gertraud Unplugged – Day 5

Unicity

Bios Life Slim GI went to Kingston yesterday to visit an Aunt and attend a  Meeting held by Unicity Jamaica. Since we had to wait a little while, (the punishment for being on time). I took the opportunity to do a short Testimonial video. Mr. Carrot Jarrett, a delightful jamaican gentleman helped me out. That's what you have to do; talk to strangers and your Videoblog is done. There is more to come tomorrow. He is talking about Bios Life Slim G.

 

This is the transcript of  very short interview with Mr."Carrot" Jarrett of Kingston Jamaica who has been taking the Bios Life Slim G for nearly 3 months now.

If you how just tell me how you feel . Yeah I feel more energy,  more energized. A better sense of Wellbeing and my My total System is balanced. I feel renewed. Wake up every morning with more energy (Idid), I do. I complained  before I started to take it . It’s incredible. It’s an incredible product

My digestive system for example has improved as well I am more regular and I feel healthier, Much Healthier. Yeah mon. Thank you, Brilliant. Thank You.

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Gertraud Unplugged – Day 4

Gertraud Unplugged – Day 4

Make Life Better Movement

This is the first time that I am using the Windows Live Movie Maker's Webcam Video to record.

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Transcript of Video:

Hi
Imagine that, Rain in Jamaica, Can you see it behind me, can you hear it? It was absolutely scorching and thick weather today, you know when you just can't breathe, so you know that the rain will be coming soon or later. Had a brilliant day so far, a few more hours to go, and tomorrow morning early it's on the Knutsford Express to Kingston continuing my journey and Mission to Define My Prime helping Millions to Make Life Better
This would be Day 4 of Gertraud's Walters s Unplugged and I thing I'm improving slowly but surely, So probably I see you back in 2 days' time when I'm back here for the last round. The last leg of my journey I'm supposed to leave here next Wednesday and I'm looking forward to go back Home to Good Cold London. OK, have a wonderful time until then and I just enjoy the rain, it doesn't matter to me.

Gertraud Unplugged Day 3

Gertraud Unplugged Day 3

Unicity

 

I am falling a little behind or am I not.Bios Life Slim – It  Works Too many plates to juggle at the moment. Don't want to leave here not having completed what I've started. There will of course be a continuation beginning next Year. So here is my very short version from early this morning.

 

Hi Good Morning,

Gertraud Unplugged Day 3

Just after 8.00, it's been an eventful morning already. I'm on a mission today to define Prime Lifestyles. Have some appointments, so I'll be running out shortly. Waiting for someone to pick up their goods, and going to another town to deliver some of the goods. Hoping to meet someone else for a Prime Rally,and I'm going to pursue this gentleman because I just have a feeling about it. It's very hot already, but I'm not complaining. Have a Wonderful, Mountain Moving Monday everyone, #Defining your Prime. Thank You.