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Our awesome young people from Breakaway have been looking at democracy to celebrate the Centenary of Women’s Right to Vote.

We asked them if they were in charge of the country what would they want to happen.

Posted 5 days ago

Moxie Residential Team Training is in full swing. Volunteers are getting ready for our residential at the Hollowford Centre in 2 weeks. Looking forward to taking the young people away to help them choose a better life for themselves.

Posted 1 week ago

Teresa, Sophie and Charmaine have spent the morning at the Hollowford Centre, Castleton, making plans for the Moxie Stage 1 residential course later in November.

Looking forward to working with young people from Eastwood to transform their futures #timetotransform

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Sophie’s 30 day challenge is still going strong 💪 days 8-12 involves exercise classes, yoga, biking, jogging and even some hula hooping fun at a VW festival. <br/>
What fun ways do you make your exercising more enjoyable?<br/>
#buildingresilience #emotionaleducation #wellbeing #timetotransform #getsophiemoving #onestepatatime #charity #fundraiser <br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BoYpVWAAVYm/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=9uxghi2yosb7">https://www.instagram.com/p/BoYpVWAAVYm/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=9uxghi2yosb7</a></p>

Sophie’s 30 day challenge is still going strong 💪 days 8-12 involves exercise classes, yoga, biking, jogging and even some hula hooping fun at a VW festival.
What fun ways do you make your exercising more enjoyable?
#buildingresilience #emotionaleducation #wellbeing #timetotransform #getsophiemoving #onestepatatime #charity #fundraiser
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoYpVWAAVYm/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=9uxghi2yosb7

Posted 7 weeks ago

A week into the challenge and I am going strong. The weekend was challenging but I managed it. Yesterday I went for it and managed to fit 11 portions of fruit and vegetables in 👊🏾 get in. Today I have managed to fit in 10.

Really getting the hang of this now and I’m looking forward to finding some new recipes to will help me to keep up the good work I’ve done so far.

Here’s to another week. 😁

Posted 7 weeks ago

Day 4 & 5 of #getsophiemoving went well! Challenging but well!

Day 4, was a run around the local and involved my pets. Run 1 ended up finding my cat that keeps turning up at our old house, so had to carry him home. Once we dropped him off him, we decided to take the dog with us.

Day 5, was a 18 mile bike ride! I’ve not really rode a bike in 20 years. I’m not going to lie, there were times towards the end where I just wanted to cry as I was so tired and hurt. I do feel a massive sense of achievement for managing that distance.

Posted 8 weeks ago

The first 2 days of my challenge has gone well and I am now on day 3 which I have found harder as I was not at work and not in my normal routine and I also didn’t prepare what I was going to eat today. However I didn’t want to fall at the first hurdle so I went out and brought some more supplies (fruit and veg) so that I could fit a few more into my meals.

This evenings tea was butter chicken curry which doesn’t normally have much vegetables in but today I put spinach and asparagus in it, is was very tasty.

Just a little preparation and determination not to give in can make all the difference.

The real test is going to be over the weekend.

I’ll keep you update on how that goes.

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Okay, so I knew this wasn’t going to be easy. 30 days of exercise from not having done anything for months. </p><p>Day 1 - I decided that I was going to kick start my challenge with going for a run. My partner and the dog came along to give me moral support and I’m thankful they did. First challenge, trying to find clothes to fit! So I have loads of clothing to exercise in as I used to be really active. However, I’ve put on over a stone since wearing any of these clothes. Instant thought - why am I doing this to myself? Feeling - DEFLATED and UNMOTIVATED. </p><p>Once I found some clothes that (uncomfortably) fit, we went for our run around the park nearby, using a running app to track my progress. My heart was pounding, my chest felt tight and my legs felt like I was running in quicksand but I managed to run for 16 minutes with only a couple of 30 second walking breaks. Getting home I felt PROUD and a sense of ACHIEVEMENT!  I checked the running app and it said I had run nearly 5km in 16 minutes. I was amazed and shared my success on social media. These feelings did not last long, as it turns out I would have to be a marathon runner to run that fast! Feeling - EMBARRASSMENT.</p><p>Then I had to remind myself, “hey, at least you did it and so what if you made a mistake? ”</p><p>Day 2 - The plan was to go to yoga after work. My aim was to leave Nottingham by 4pm and get back in time for yoga at 6pm. This did not happen! I managed to get on the motorway at 5pm which meant I was going to miss my yoga class. So I decided another run, using a different running app would be good. Unfortunately due to the weather, both motorways I use to travel home were closed. So a 1 & ½ hour journey home turned into a 3 & ½ hour journey. I finally got home at 8:30pm after leaving my house at 7am. I felt physically tired and drained but knew I had to exercise. I decided a short core work out would be all I could muster. This left me feeling GUILTY, as I felt that I was cheating. </p><p>My evening reminder to myself, ‘Be kind to myself’. It’s called a challenge for a reason, it isn’t easy creating a new habit and change does not happen over night.</p><p>So here’s to Day 3!</p>

Okay, so I knew this wasn’t going to be easy. 30 days of exercise from not having done anything for months. 

Day 1 - I decided that I was going to kick start my challenge with going for a run. My partner and the dog came along to give me moral support and I’m thankful they did. First challenge, trying to find clothes to fit! So I have loads of clothing to exercise in as I used to be really active. However, I’ve put on over a stone since wearing any of these clothes. Instant thought - why am I doing this to myself? Feeling - DEFLATED and UNMOTIVATED. 

Once I found some clothes that (uncomfortably) fit, we went for our run around the park nearby, using a running app to track my progress. My heart was pounding, my chest felt tight and my legs felt like I was running in quicksand but I managed to run for 16 minutes with only a couple of 30 second walking breaks. Getting home I felt PROUD and a sense of ACHIEVEMENT!  I checked the running app and it said I had run nearly 5km in 16 minutes. I was amazed and shared my success on social media. These feelings did not last long, as it turns out I would have to be a marathon runner to run that fast! Feeling - EMBARRASSMENT.

Then I had to remind myself, “hey, at least you did it and so what if you made a mistake? ”

Day 2 - The plan was to go to yoga after work. My aim was to leave Nottingham by 4pm and get back in time for yoga at 6pm. This did not happen! I managed to get on the motorway at 5pm which meant I was going to miss my yoga class. So I decided another run, using a different running app would be good. Unfortunately due to the weather, both motorways I use to travel home were closed. So a 1 & ½ hour journey home turned into a 3 & ½ hour journey. I finally got home at 8:30pm after leaving my house at 7am. I felt physically tired and drained but knew I had to exercise. I decided a short core work out would be all I could muster. This left me feeling GUILTY, as I felt that I was cheating. 

My evening reminder to myself, ‘Be kind to myself’. It’s called a challenge for a reason, it isn’t easy creating a new habit and change does not happen over night.

So here’s to Day 3!

Posted 8 weeks ago

Hello my name is Charmaine and as part of the Transform team and the Time to transform project I have decided to change my eating habits. My challenge is to eat at least 7 portions of fruit or vegetables a day for 30 days.

I set this challenge for myself as I want to eat more healthy which I know can improve my emotional wellbeing and resilience by taking control and and pushing myself out of my comfort zone and into my challenge zone.

This isn’t going to be easy but I think the results will be worth it.

#timetotransform #timeforchange #emotionalresilence #healthyeating #challengezone

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Hi, I’m Sophie and I’m taking over from Stacey and her #timetotransform 30 day challenge of #stacerunseveryday. After feeling inspired by Stacey and how she’s continued running everyday, even though she’s completed her challenge. I started thinking what is one small change I can make on a daily basis to boost my emotional resilience. A few things came to mind, such as; being creative, journalling, connecting with nature, healthy eating, carrying out a random act of kindness, reading, and listening to music. However, I decided being physically active was something which is currently missing from my life. For a few years I was pretty active and attended lots of different fitness classes or clubs. Over the past 10 months I have lost that and have noticed the effect it has had on my mental health, motivation, my routine, weight, self-esteem, ability to relax, energy levels, and physical health. </p><p>So with that in mind I’ve decided to do some form of physical activity every day. As I like to keep fit in a variety of ways, for example where there’s a social aspect, I enjoy it and feel challenged (but not too challenging! I’m not going to suddenly run a marathon or sign up to tough mudder! Baby steps!).</p><p>So my 30 day challenge starts today and I’m calling it #getsophiemoving.</p><p>Wish me luck!</p>

Hi, I’m Sophie and I’m taking over from Stacey and her #timetotransform 30 day challenge of #stacerunseveryday. After feeling inspired by Stacey and how she’s continued running everyday, even though she’s completed her challenge. I started thinking what is one small change I can make on a daily basis to boost my emotional resilience. A few things came to mind, such as; being creative, journalling, connecting with nature, healthy eating, carrying out a random act of kindness, reading, and listening to music. However, I decided being physically active was something which is currently missing from my life. For a few years I was pretty active and attended lots of different fitness classes or clubs. Over the past 10 months I have lost that and have noticed the effect it has had on my mental health, motivation, my routine, weight, self-esteem, ability to relax, energy levels, and physical health. 

So with that in mind I’ve decided to do some form of physical activity every day. As I like to keep fit in a variety of ways, for example where there’s a social aspect, I enjoy it and feel challenged (but not too challenging! I’m not going to suddenly run a marathon or sign up to tough mudder! Baby steps!).

So my 30 day challenge starts today and I’m calling it #getsophiemoving.

Wish me luck!

Posted 8 weeks ago