On Old Olympic…….

How many of my readers can continue this mnemonic?

Here’s clue: There are 9 more.

 

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Making Plans for 2019

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As we sit around the world waiting for the bells to chime, it is often a day of contemplation. We like to think that we are going to change, we make a resolution or 2, which usually involves eating less, exercising more, and getting back to the weight that we were when we were 20, which for me is almost 35 years ago now. But let’s be honest, how many of us manage to keep those resolutions past the 1st week?

2 mornings ago I lay in bed thinking about climbing Kilimanjaro, it was a thought that would not go away. In the past year, of 2017, I have achieved some firsts. My first 10 k run, back in September, my first climb of Goatfell, the highest peak on the Isle of Arran, just off the Ayrshire coast where I live. And now I want to climb Kilimanjaro.

Over the next 20 months I plan on doing a 5k fun run most Saturdays, bagging a couple of Munros, and generally getting myself a lot fitter for it, but for now I am going to sit back and wait for the bells with a cocktail in my hand, and make plans for 2019.

What are you planning on achieving in 2018?

 

Free Ebook on Aromatherapy to Download

Free Ebook on Aromatherapy to Download

Today appararently is my 4th Anniversary in the blogosphere. I have to admit it has been quite a while since I wrote a post, I have been working hard in the clinic, and writing an ebook on A Joy of Aromatherapy for Home Use. I have also been writing some training material, and starting to hold workshops and seminars again, after a 15 year gap.What's in your Burner

If you enjoyed reading my AtoZ on Aromatherapy back in April 2016, then follow my journey, and continue yours on essential oils. If you missed the AtoZ challenge, then don’t worry, you can start your journey into aromatherapy here.

If you would like a copy comment in the box below, leave your email on my website and a copy will be sent to you.

HPV vaccination Gardasil kills three New Zealand girls and debilitates hundreds of others

HPV vaccination Gardasil kills three New Zealand girls and debilitates hundreds of others

How much longer will the manufacturer’s get away with murder? Blessings on yoour people and our young women, who are our future.

Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch

Tuesday 12 January 2010, 12:23PM
By J. James

Serious adverse reactions are striking down and killing young kiwi girls after having the HPV vaccination Gardasil – As the global death rate escalates similar deaths and illness are now replicating throughout New Zealand

This is a huge story that in order to expose fully will be covered in two or three parts

This is part one

Three girls have died in their sleep – including Jasmine Renata. However only Jasmines details are available at this time – The two other young girls privacy will be respected until their parents wish to talk about it.

Eighteen year old Jasmine died September 22nd 2009 – theNew Zealand Herald was first to break the story on 11th December and on the 9th January 2010 the Heralds Saturday paper carried the story of her mother Rhonda who knows beyond doubt that Jasmines Gardasil…

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This antibiotic will ruin you. 

This has really opened my eyes, as a health professional working with the musculo-skeletal system, I had no idea about this. Thank you for the CPD Blessings and may God Heal you completely

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4739Hi there, we need to talk. My name is Amy Moser. I have almost written this post at least 20 times and got too overwhelmed and abandoned it. Well here goes…

The antibiotics you took or are taking for your sinus infection, UTI, skin infection, laser eye surgery…ect…may have already damaged you.

Cipro, Levaquin, Avalox, nearly every generic ending in “quin”, “oxacin,””ox,”…are all part of a large family of antibiotics called “Fluoroquinolones.” The FDA finally updated their warning on these antibiotics as of July 2016. They site “multiple system damage that may be irreversible. Permanent you guys. Here is the link for the warning if you are a doubting Thomashttps://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm500143.htm. Take a gander real quick if you are reading this with an eyebrow raised. Trust me, I wish I had been given the opportunity to soak up this information before it was too late.

In 2010, I took Cipro for…

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My Thigh is Now My Waist (or What Have I learnt This Week)

My first weeks progress

This Pilgrim's Progress

So I have come to the end of my first week of training for a 10 k run and I am reflecting back on what I have learnt.

Lesson No 1: First of all I was kidding myself about how fit I was and how svelte I am.

I measured myself, and came to the conclusion that I might be a Jelly Baby but my body shape is more of a pear drop! Vital Statistics 32-33-43 DD. And the worst thing I discovered is that the girth of my thigh is now the size that my waist measured when I was in my 20’s and 30’s, pre-childbirth. I hope to dispel the myth that age and child-bearing means that you gain pounds and inches purely becasue you have done 1 or both of those things.

Lesson No 2: This running lark is addicitive, or maybe it’s trying to beat your…

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The transformation of a Jelly Baby

Did you make any New Year Resolutions this year? Have you kept them up? Or have you failed miserably yet again to make this year, the year you change your life, yourself, your level of fitness, or any other challenge that you set yourself on 31st December year x?

Let’s be honest, we have all done it haven’t we? Promised ourselves that this year will be THE year to make the change and the difference So how are you doing?

For me, with a birthday in January, and a daughter who also has a Birthday in the first 2 weeks of the year, it was never going to be a good month to stay off the alcohol, the chocolates, the cake now was it? So we celebrate in style, and look forward to February when we can set our goals, knowing that the days are getting longer, the evenings are getting lighter, and it is oh so much easier to race round the streets after tea. And let’s be honest the promise of summer just around the corner is always a good time to think of lying on the beach, and just how are the tops of my legs going to look in my cossie this year? I probably have this thought every year, and tell myself that I will have slim thighs by June, but fail miserably. But this year is going to be different, and just what has made me get up off the couch and go and do something this year?

Well it was episode 1 of Apple Tree Yard, a psycholgical thriller that is on our TV at the moment. The main character is a post-menopausal woman who says that her physique resembles that of a Jelly Baby, and boy did that hit a chord! It was funny, but also the bitter truth, my body too is squidgy in places which resembles that of a favourite sweet.

So yesterday I set some goals.

Starting point:

Weight 11 stone/ 151 lbs

Vital Statistics  32 33 43 not so much a jelly baby as a pear drop

Resting Heart Rate 70 bpm

Exercise Nil

My goals: To run a 5 km fun run in May and a 10 km run in aid of charity in Sept. Get my weight down to 140 lbs in May and 130 lbs in Sept.

To transform this Jelly Baby into a Pear Drop, less squidgy, more hard muscle, but still sweet all the way through

Today I joined a gym and walked/jogged/ran 1 kilometre in 10 minutes 16 seconds, and got my heart rate up to 144 bpm.

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