Sunday, 28 January 2018

Writing and Wellbeing

Writing as a Social Therapy
Are you a writerholic, who like many others and myself use the process to clear your mind, make sense of situations and the past? Many writers are addicts to pen and paper and for this reason it is their therapy. It brings clarity to their thoughts as writers dig into their subconscious. As writers express themselves and become real with their words there is a remarkable transformation of feelings. Expressing your truth is simple yet it can be the most difficult thing to do in this life. That said life writers feel a sense of pride in writing to share their stories to the public. It could be healing from trauma, speaking about taboo issues, revisiting your family history for understanding self or simply celebrating the ups and downs of life's journeys.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Anthony Joshua's Victory

Boxing Bootcamp

Anthony Joshua's tug of war Victory
Victory Park
Despite being a freezing cold morning last Thursday, hundreds of parkers turned up for a fun filled boxing fitness session, an Our Parks and Lucozade partnership with world champion undefeated heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua, AJ as special guest chief trainer.

Turn up tone up team of OurParks coaches kept the sports enthusiasts motivated and warmed up for 30mins before AJ took the centre stage in Victory Park fields in East Village, Stratford. The cheerful boxer got everyone doing squats to sprinting on the spot, and we did shadow boxing techniques in this masterclass.

The hype continued in part two with the tug of war game, of course AJ on the landslide victory side. It was an amazing and magical morning training with the Sportsman, leaving everyone feeling pumped to have trained with AJ and engage with him, needless to say the buzz of outdoor exercise.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Making it Important

Make it Happen
On the second Sunday of the month it was the first Fly Girls RunTogether meet for 2018, nine of us turned up ready to get active at Wembley Stadium, no matter the cold weather this morning. It's around about this time, the middle of the first month that we tend to forget our new year resolutions and goals we wish to achieve for the year. However our team were vibrant this morning and we talked about running goals individually and what 5km races we could do together as a group at our brief meeting before our warm up.  Here's a few tips on making sure you make it happen for an active 2018.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

New You for New Year

Fly Girls Fitness for You

It's the best time to join in new groups and activities in January, one because you are not on your own as most of us start new things this month and also because this is an economical way of getting active. You'll be sure of burning fat and not your bank account if you decide with signing up to new gym membership. The benefits are many such as being part of a community, making friends who cheer you along and this really helps you get through the winter months together. So come fly with us on the weekends at Wembley if you want to:

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Crossing into 2018

Review, reflect and be ready

As we close the chapter of 2017, it's time to review and be grateful for the blessings and challenges encountered during the year. Each of us have our own personal challenges to confront and as a community of runners we set goals in the first week of January. By affirming aloud our intentions we were accountable to each other. Listen here

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Season's Greetings to You

Glad to have connected

To our community of writers, runners, readers of the blog, and you too. It has been a pleasure meeting you in 2017 for writing workshops, running and fitness sessions and e-meeting others who communicate through the social media, here's wishing you warm Christmas wishes xx

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Fly Girl Sita's Story

Speaking Positive Words into Action

Sita feeling accomplished after The Colour Run, Wembley
Last week we featured  Lene's story believing that she could and did, that story has inspired other members in our group as well as readers on social media.

This week we celebrate the achievements during 2017 of Sita another member of the Fly Girls. Sita has made remarkable progress and transformation from a novice runner to an active runner, now running 5km. At the beginning of the year she affirmed her goal of loosing weight, listen to her on this clip. And she has achieved it!

So inspiring, Sita was the first to be featured by London Sport on the 1 million Londoners stories to tell. Read her interview here and be inspired to get active for 2018.

Being active makes you feel good, it'll make you smile!😊😊😊