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#timetotransform make that change today

Breakaway at Forest Way School chose their campaign idea this morning and also learnt a timeline of events in relation to women winning the vote and fighting for their rights! Really good work on the timeline with some new facts learnt by all! #breakaway #leicester #disability #campaign #womensrights #womensvote

January 14th 2019

We had a wonderful session at Beeston Breakaway last night, showcasing Christmas songs and our own version of ‘This is Me’ to our family and friends! #christmas #showcase #music #learningdisability

December 20th 2018

In Monday’s Breakaway session at Forest Way school the young people made Christmas wishes for their communities. They wished for more things to do, more money and for everyone to have a happy 2019 #community #christmas #wishes #campaigningforchange #equality #breakaway #creativity

December 19th 2018

Do you want to be in our band? Breakaway Beeston are loving all the different instruments they have a chance to try out every Wednesday. #breakaway #music #instruments #creativity #emotionaleducation #creativearts #creativelearning

December 5th 2018

We’ve been getting to know our new Breakaway group better this morning at Forest Way School in Leicestershire. Today we’ve heard their manifesto ideas and leant that they all have fantastic memories. We’re looking forward to working with them again next week. #breakaway #emotionaleducation #therighttovote #gettingtoknoweachother #newgroup #equality #diversity

December 3rd 2018
<p>Last night was the first family session after the Moxie residential took place. The young people reflected on their journey, challenges since getting back & how to keep the possibility of change going. (Clue: it’s to keep coming to the weekly sessions). <br/>
They also filled up on toast and crumpets donated by @warburtonsuk who funded the project. <br/>
#youngpeople #emotionaleducation #timetotransform #familyprogramme #warburtons #funding #charity #makingchanges #makingacommunity  (at Eastwood, nottingham)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqzFkgoB2ps/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=xfygqloh3wnm">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqzFkgoB2ps/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=xfygqloh3wnm</a></p>

Last night was the first family session after the Moxie residential took place. The young people reflected on their journey, challenges since getting back & how to keep the possibility of change going. (Clue: it’s to keep coming to the weekly sessions).
They also filled up on toast and crumpets donated by @warburtonsuk who funded the project.
#youngpeople #emotionaleducation #timetotransform #familyprogramme #warburtons #funding #charity #makingchanges #makingacommunity (at Eastwood, nottingham)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqzFkgoB2ps/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=xfygqloh3wnm

November 30th 2018
<p>The young people from Breakaway Worksop have made decorations and decorated a tree for Worksop Priory’s Christmas Tree Festival. <br/>
The paper chain has the reasons why they like coming to Breakaway. The 12 days of Christmas parcel decorations are what they would do if they ran the country. They even decorated some decorations to write down your own. <br/>
You can go and see if from today until Sunday, and why not write down one think you would change if you was in charge of the country. <br/>
#breakaway #worksop #priory #charity #christmastree #learningdisability #learningdisabilities #emotionaleducation #havingavoice #beingheard (at Worksop Priory)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqxFiBnho_3/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=cqv0ppk0xq8j">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqxFiBnho_3/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=cqv0ppk0xq8j</a></p>

The young people from Breakaway Worksop have made decorations and decorated a tree for Worksop Priory’s Christmas Tree Festival.
The paper chain has the reasons why they like coming to Breakaway. The 12 days of Christmas parcel decorations are what they would do if they ran the country. They even decorated some decorations to write down your own.
You can go and see if from today until Sunday, and why not write down one think you would change if you was in charge of the country.
#breakaway #worksop #priory #charity #christmastree #learningdisability #learningdisabilities #emotionaleducation #havingavoice #beingheard (at Worksop Priory)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqxFiBnho_3/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=cqv0ppk0xq8j

November 29th 2018

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.

November 14th 2018

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.

November 10th 2018

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

November 6th 2018
<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

October 1st 2018

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. 😁

September 26th 2018

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.

September 24th 2018

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.

September 21st 2018
<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!

September 21st 2018