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My health and fitness journey begins - Jetts 8 Week Challenge - week 1

by Fiona G Davy (follow)
Freelance Writer, Cat & Kitten Foster Carer and Private Tutor.
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Okay, so Iím about to turn 50, am dreadfully overweight and eating all the wrong foods. My joints are creaking and groaning under the pressure they have to endure, and to put it mildly, I need help!

Iíve been going to the gym Ö occasionally. Iíve been dieting Öuntil mid-afternoon each day when I absolutely must have chocolate Ö or bread Ö or chippies Ö

It was time to have a chat with the team at my gym, Jetts (Camp Hill), and work with a personal trainer. Thatís when Alofa came into my life! I was on my way to a new me, fitter, leaner, stronger.

After a few initial sessions it was time to step up to the plate and really commit. Like a miracle the Jetts 8 Week Challenge was being advertised, and after a day or two of soul-searching I joined up.

Included in the challenge package are four 30-minute PT sessions, group classes, nutritional guidance, a weekly weigh-in, and optional before and after photos.

Iíve just started my second week and Iím still - amazingly - motivated to either work out at the gym, or go for 35-45 minute walks every day. Iíve even dragged my sorry-ass out of bed for BoxFit classes on Saturday mornings!



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Probably the most enlightening aspect of working with a trainer was to discover Iíve been eating too little! The greatest change Iíve made to my lifestyle, in just one week, is taking the time to shop for, prepare, and enjoy healthy, nutritious and delicious meals. Oh, donít get me wrong, I am far from the perfect challenge contender - Friday night saw me attack the chippies and chocolate - but rather than Ďgive upí I Ďfess upí, and receive the encouragement I need to get back on the good-food wagon.



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My first weigh-in is coming up and Iíll be back to let you know how Iíve gone, whatís in store for me in weeks two and three, and a few tips for you! As a starter I implore you to get out there and walk, even if youíve been slouching on the couch all day, get up now and take a brisk walk around the block. Then include an extra vegetable in your dinner, have a glass of water, and get a good nightís sleep!

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Hi Natal
This is a current challenge and my second week update is at http://healthyhints.com.au/my-health-and-fitness-journey-begins-jetts-8-week-challenge-week-2/
Thanks for your encouragement.
Fiona
I don't know when this was written? How did you go? Did you reach your goal? I too will be turning 50 soon and I'm looking for inspiration to get healthier! I hope you are well on your way to getting what it is you were looking for.... you certainly sound like you're putting all the right things in place to ensure your success. I wish you well, Natalie
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