Archive for July, 2013

Republic Polytechnic 12. July 2013

July 14, 2013

Although it was a Friday evening, more participants showed up than anticipated and registered! This already proves how determined most of them are to lose weight and to become healthier. A common theme was: I want to lose weight in order to look good and to feel good. One young lady has fixed her wedding date for next year August already -that’s why she wants to look sexy, healthy and sporty for her future hubby on that important date (lady in pink). Her mother joined her and is using this programme to also improve her health. One lady’s motivation is to dance like a ballerina and also to have the weight of a ballerina- and I believe she will achieve her goals!

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These ladies (below) let the man solve the puzzle while they enjoy the humorous atmosphere of the mental wellbeing workshop. It goes without saying that the husband(with glasses) had to “voluntarily” join this course because his wife (next to him) decided – it would be good for  him!

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 Another group of participants who were laughing a lot and sharing their experiences of fighting surplus pounds!rep poly 12.7 3_7 stars

                                                                                                            View from behind……

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Motivation & Goal Setting

July 12, 2013

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Almost 40 people showed up. All have at least one goal in mind: to lose at least 3 kg until the end of September (short term goal) and  starting a physical activity regime (e.g. 2 -3 times jogging 2 km  a week). As a long term goal  almost everybody wants to shed more pounds (the most ambitious participant intends to lose 20 kg within 1 year), become more energetic and know, what and how to eat in order to stay healthy.

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Despite the extremely small venue we had a lot of fun!



Goal Setting – LTW 5 Republic Polytechnic

July 11, 2013

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Another successful  run of  this Mental Wellbeing Workshop!

All participants enjoyed the 2 hour event. They all have the aim to lose some unnecessary pounds. However most of the participants were not aware that their goals are too ambitious  and too vague. Most often heard statement is: “I want to lose weight and become healthier”. But most participants did not have a concrete plan (how many pounds? when = in what time frame? what activities?  etc. )  to achieve their goals. Thus they learned about outcome and process goals and  in particular about the  importance of the latter.

Our Motivator David  who has changed his shape from a “fat boy” to a handsome fit man within 2 years, explained his steps how he achieved his goal of losing so much weight. In order to maintain his good shape he is exercising every day now, eats healthy but well-balanced food, and enjoys life . The participants learned a valuable lesson: Everybody can do it! What you need is stamina, determination, discipline, willpower and a social network which supports you in achieving your dream.

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At the end of this humorous and easy-going workshop all participants had re-visited their weight loss goals and what steps to use in order to be successful.

LTW5 North Zone: Republic Polytechnic

July 10, 2013

Motivation and Goals

This Mental Wellbeing Workshop attracted many determined Participants.

They all are eager  to lose at least 3 kg until end of September, do 2 to 3 times exercise per week and watch their food intake.  These aims are achievable when applying SMART goals (S= Specific, M=Measurable, A= Attainable, R= Relevant, T= Timely). Participants also had a chance to reflect about their motivations to lose weight and to think of a an image ( example: photo of the future husband) ,a  statement ( e.g. Yes I can) or a quote ( healthy mind – healthy body) which can be reminders of their motivation. The participants enjoyed the humorous atmosphere and the many competitive activities during the workshop.

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Lose to Win 5 – Bukit Panjang West Zone

July 9, 2013


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Finally after the hazardous haze has disappeared this exciting Mental Wellbeing Workshop ‘ could take place!  And it started with a Bang! The participants were fantastic: they were very competitive during the group activities and enjoyed the coach’s humour.bukit panjang 8.7.13 1


I’m sure most of the participants have picked up some ideas on how to set realistic goals in their pursuit to a better health.  They were briefly introduced to the concept of mental wellbeing and how it is relevant  to their goal of losing weight or becoming fitter. They also learned to appreciate the idea of the right motivation and how to up keep this motivation.

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Yes Motivation energises us – and keeps us going! Most importantly all participants had to reflect on their short and long term goals and what they want to achieve at the end of this LTW 5 programme by being ‘SMART’.

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