Friday, 14 October 2011

Friday Fitness

Friday Fitness
Last week I wrote about making time to workout and this week that is a prime commitment in my day.

This week is Mental Health Week (9-15 October 2011). Mental Health Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and well being in the wider community. 

What is Mental Illness:
A mental illness is a health problem that significantly affects how a person thinks, behaves and interacts with other people. One in five Australians will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lives. 

A mental health problem also affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves, but to a lesser extent than a mental illness. Mental illnesses are of different types and degrees of severity.  

Some of these are:
  • anxiety
  • schizophrenia
  • bipolar mood disorder
  • personality disorders
  • eating disorders
  • depression
When we are mentally healthy we can:
  • form positive relationships
  • use our abilities to reach our potential
  • deal with life’s challenges 

A few tips to improve our mental health:
  • talk with someone about your feelings
  • exercise regularly
  • eat healthy meals
  • get enough sleep
  • spend time with friends and loved ones
  • develop new skills
  • relax and enjoy your hobbies
  • set realistic goals
  • talk to your Doctor about how you are feeling

This years motto in Queensland is:
  • Be Active - Get out and do exercise it lifts your spirit and physical and emotional health too.
  • Get Connected - talk to someone about your problems or issues. Go out with friends and family.
  • Stay Involved - take up an activity or hobby or reconnect with one you have not been participating in for a while. 
Inspiration for physical health:

What I'm up to this coming week:
I am back to work this week and back to a normal routine. I have gotten back into regularly exercising too; now that we don't have much more to do at the house I can really focus on me. 

Yesterday we got carpet laid and it looks awesome. We are looking at moving back in on the 29th October - Earlier than expected. We have lots to do before then. An exterior builders clean ready for security screens on Monday. Robe fit out is also on Monday. Next week our mirrors and splash back should go in. Plumbing final should be signed off today, electrical fit off and defect stage and painting touch ups in a week's time.

Things to do this week:
    • Write your inspiration list
    • Post your before photos
    • Find something that inspires you and post it.
    • Move more; Make “YOU” time by getting in more active activities than this week. It shouldn't be too hard to do this.
    • Try something new - it might be a new activity, food or something you've always wanted to try.
    • Make obtainable short term goals and stick to it.
    • Eat more vegetables and protein.
    • Consume less sugar 
    • Exercise more
      Photo inspiration:

      Get inspired to lose:

      Sarah Wilson's Ebook - available now

      Help me raise money for a good cause
      Measurements and weight:
      Weight: 54.0kg -500g
      bust: 85cm
      hips: 84cm
      waist: 72cm
      arms: L26cm R26cm
      thighs:L54cm R54cm

      Weekly Exercise:
      Saturday - housework and renovations
      Sunday - housework
      Monday - Jillian Michaels 30 day shred DVD
      Tuesday - Jillian Michaels 30 day shred DVD
      WednesdayJillian Michaels 30 day shred DVD + vacuuming concrete for carpet
      Thursday - Jillian Michaels 30 day shred + vacuuming concrete for carpet + 2 hours of vacuuming carpet
      Friday - Jillian Michaels 30 day shred DVD 

      Saturday: NIL
      Sunday: NIL
      Monday: 2pp 14567steps 8.54km
      Tuesday: 1pp 11787steps 7.54km
      Wednesday: 2pp 15596steps 9.98km
      Thursday: 4pp 18902steps 12.09km

      Help inspire me to get back to 50kg. (I have 3kg to go)
      How are you feeling this week?

      Try and make time and do something for yourself!

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