March 21, 2006

TESTIMONIALS - Relationship boot camp

· The workshop was beyond my expectations. It was excellently presented. I realized today that there are some issues in my relationship which I have to work on. – Nola
· I enjoyed hearing the different views and the discussions. I have learnt something about how other couples discuss their problems and issues. I will use this to help myself improve. – Donald
· It was excellent. It was a lot of fun and I got to learn a lot more about my partner. – Alan
· I enjoyed the exercises as they were fun and eye-opening. – Nico
· I enjoyed finding out how my partner sees me as a person and knowing where I can improve myself and my relationship. – Tholang
· I enjoyed the way my strong and weak points were brought out so I can know where to focus on. – Kobus
· Well done – I really enjoyed everything. [3 weeks later – “we now don’t fight as much as we used to”] Angelique
· I enjoyed discovering areas that are lacking, and that need development and change in a non-confrontational way. - Charles
· I enjoyed this refresher on the importance of relationships and how you can grow together. Loved it. – Barry
· Very practical and relevant. Not just theory but practice too. Not too long or too in-depth. – Madelaine
· I enjoyed the section on partner awareness best. – Bernie
· The workshop assists you to think about issues, scenarios, etc. in your life as a couple, which you would perhaps not consider in a normal environment. – Teresa
· I enjoyed the discussion and sharing, and the review of personality - Lance
· The atmosphere was perfect and I got to learn more about my other half. It was an eye opener. - Henrik
· I enjoyed the friendliness of the facilitator and applying the information given at the workshop. - Claudia
· This workshop opened a new way of seeing things through the eyes of my spouse and not only through my own eyes. – Anthony
· I enjoyed being honest with and about my true self. - Carmen

March 13, 2006

Readers' organising tips

One of my favourite organising tips is to only use clear plastic containers for storage. This way you can see exactly what's stored in each container and the likelihood of food going off in the fridge is slim.

What is your favourite tip?

Post your comment below.

March 07, 2006

So I finally joined Weigh-Less!

I told all of you about it last week to make me accountable and I did it - I joined Weigh-Less last Thursday.

It has been very interesting indeed. First of all, I swear that scale was rigged because all of us were 2 kg heavier! Nevertheless, we paid our fees, got our books and our motivational talk from the group leader and were sent on our way.

I must be honest - I was very sceptical about the whole thing because I like to be free and not tied down to something. However, what I've been doing has clearly not been working so I had to change something to get a different result, right?

Well, I read the book and saw that the first thing they said is you've got to be organised. Well, I can do that. So I tackled it as I do everything in life - I made a list LOL

I won't bore you with the nitty gritty details except to say 100g sure is a lot of vegetables! The easiest part of it has been drinking 2L water because it's been a habit of mine for 8 years now. I've been mostly sticking to the plan - by that I mean that I eat my main meals, I have cheated every day (a couple of biscuits, or potato chips) but I don't freak out about it.

My scale says that I've lost 1 kg already but let's wait until Thursday to find out what the official reading is...

March 01, 2006

Which good habit will you create this month?

Habits are actions we perform continually until they become routines. When they become routines, we don’t even have to think about them anymore. When we were first learning to brush our teeth as children, at first we had to really concentrate to get it right. Soon, because we did it daily, it became a routine and is (hopefully) now second nature.

The key is to build up a series of good habits that you automatically do without having to really work at them. My voicemail message on my phone says, “successful people do what unsuccessful people are not prepared to do”. I get a lot of interesting comments from people phoning me and that’s good because I want people to start realising the truth of it – successful people create many good habits in their lives that unsuccessful people don’t have the discipline to do. Ouch! I know that’s tough – I’m talking to me too. I have some good habits like goal-setting, financial, time management but two really bad habits (reading too much and going to bed too late, and not being consistent with a healthy eating plan).

So! I have decided to join Weigh-Less tomorrow where I will create some good eating habits and in so doing, lose a couple of kilos.

What good habit will you commit to do this month? Let me know by posting your comments. I’m also going to post some feedback every week to let you know how I’m doing, and I encourage you to do the same. It will be good to have a whole community of like-minded people.

Let’s do this together!