This school holidays started with a four day health initiative and promotion program for teenage girls living in the beautiful Cocos (Keeling) Islands. 13 girls (12-15 years old), me, the Doctor, three Nurses, and two wonderful young women from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire office got together to help the girls get into the habit of healthy eating and regular exercise.
We covered girl stuff like training in the menstrual cycle, how to fit a bra and which bras to use for different types of physical activity and pelvic floor exercises, stuff which we couldn't have covered if there were any boys or men around.
The girls came up with awesome programs to do over the rest of the school holidays - they're great programs which is why I'm posting them, yet to be seen if the girls actually do them.
The Homie's program (they're meeting every afternoon at 3.30pm):
Mondays: Squat jumps and resistance band lat pull downs
Tuesdays: Push ups (from knees) and tricep dips - I was impressed that the girls came up with this great superset!
Wednesdays: 30 minutes on the treadmill, 1 min walk/1 min run
Thursdays: Tabatas on the treadmills and spin bikes
Fridays: 10 minute walk followed by an hour of volleyball
Saturdays: 10 minute walk followed by an hour of tennis
Sundays: 10 minute walk followed by an hour of t-ball
The West Side's program (they're calling each other in the morning to arrange the time and place to meet in the afternoon):
Deciding day to day from selection of:
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Okay, so you made your New Year’s Resolutions at the beginning of the year so now it’s time to reflect on those resolutions.
Have you achieved your resolutions? Are you well on the way to achieving them?
If your response was ‘no’ to either of these questions then it’s time to refocus.
Do this exercise:
1. List your resolutions (goals)
2. Apply the SMART goal setting technique. See my previous blog on SMART goal setting
3. Have a close look at the ‘R’ in SMART. Is your goal realistic? If yes, that’s great, get back on track and get to it! If no, reconsider your goal.
For help to achieve your goals employ the services of a Coach or Personal Trainer. Exercise professionals such as coaches and PT’s have the training to help you find and maintain motivation. To achieve any goals in life the drive needs to come from you, not from anyone else.
Next blog post: Review of Be Kind 2UR Body - a 4 day wellness program for Cocos-Malay teenage girls
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