Has a book ever changed your life? Put a spring in your step? Made you feel 18 again?
That's what happened to Jan.
A 50 year old Mum, looking for healthy ways to take care of herself, but struggling to feel motivated.
Then she read this book, and life began to change.
Jan admits herself that's she's "never been one for the gym." and that she "loves being outdoors, but struggles with motivation."
When Jan began reading 'The Little Book of Active Wellbeing' in May 2021, she was looking for inspiration and motivation on her self-care journey.
Something I believe all women seek at one time or another in their lives.
Here's what happened...
At first Jan began to experience subtle shifts in her thinking. She writes: "I thought I moved quite a lot but I don't - [it] made me think about how I can move more in my every day life by making small changes, for example I love shopping - I can walk to our lovely local shops and support local businesses, win-win."
"Today's prompt was to think about putting on my own oxygen mask - I chose 3 simple things. (Well actually 4!): Pilates, walking, get bike out and get organised!" - "Am on it!"
It wasn't long at all before Jan began following up this new thinking with action. Beginning with a few small steps:✔️ "Did Pilates before work - go me! Been on walks before work with my hubby - it's been great walking and talking - am going to do more of this with friends and family."
✔️ "Enjoyed getting into the habit of wellbeing time every day. Good habit that I'm going to continue."
✔️ "I go out every day even it it's just 5 minutes in the garden. I set a realistic expectation - "small steps - big change.""
✔️ "What a fabulous week I've had. I was so excited about going out for a walk with family. Me excited about walking - this is what I used to be like at 18. I'm loving being me - feel like I've definitely got a spring in my step. I love how being outdoors makes me feel."
"The last "Time to Write" - I had no idea I was going to write this - (Diane gently guides you as she does in all the activities). Are you ready for this? - I surprised myself. This is what I wrote:
"I intend that my journey to a more active lifestyle should feel exciting, fun and enjoyable. I CAN do this. I am connecting with my "old" self (who I used to be but got lost somewhere), I am beginning to enjoy life again and be the "real" me. I am celebrating what my body has been through (physically and mentally) and is still here to tell the tale. I am AMAZING - I will be reminded of this when I look at my vision board. It's in the dining room where I see it every day."
Who knew I would write such wonderful positive words about little old me."
- Jan Stone, Peer Trainer (Health & Wellbeing College), and Children's Music Facilitator.
Diane Brown is a Wellbeing Life Coach, dedicated to helping women move more and live well. Her unique, approach provides a safe environment in which to explore a new approach to life. Unlike the numbers driven focus of much of the fitness industry, Diane concentrates on mental wellbeing and a healthy mindset.
‘Active Wellbeing’ is a holistic approach to fitness and wellbeing.
"Our minds and bodies, and our personal and work lives, do not exist in isolation from one another. The goal is not to find ‘the best’ kind of exercise, but to find the types of physical activity you can enjoy and sustainably blend into your life."
Diane holds professional qualifications in workplace coaching, triathlon coaching, wellbeing life coaching and sports & exercise psychology. She also has 15 years experience working for a global multi-national in senior management, as well as 30 years experience of swim, bike and run events at all different levels.
Diane offers a unique insight into what it takes to be fit, active and well in today’s modern society.
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