And the winner is...

Apr 19, 2013 / 5:00 am
Monday was the Awards Night for Global Fitness’ Get it Back, Give it Back 2013 and everyone was waiting wide-eyed for the big moment. Who is the Biggest Loser? It was 12 weeks that changed a lot of lives forever, mine included. I have to thank Global Fitness Manager, Darcia Fenton for having...

Team struts their stuff!

Mar 22, 2013 / 5:00 am
Well it is almost April and spring has sprung. It is hard to believe that three months are almost over. The Global Fitness program, Get it Back, Give it Back is almost at an end. All I can say is…..WOW! Team Castanet has been amazing. What a camaraderie! When we started we were unhealthy...

Stop smoking or stop breathing

Mar 15, 2013 / 5:00 am
Hello Readers: My apologies for being MIA the last two weeks. I have been ill with pneumonia. Don’t feel sorry for me... I am a Smoker. I have been smoking for 40 years. Needless to say, our topic for the week is “how to stop smoking”. Most people find it hard to quit smoking....

Healthy lifestyles and mental health

Feb 22, 2013 / 5:00 am
It has been a month and I have a new found love for healthy living. I sleep better. I breathe better. My skin feels softer. I have so much more energy. I wish I would have tried this years ago. My team is "fantabulous". Each of us has set our own personal goals and have accomplished more...

Health & exercise versus age

Feb 15, 2013 / 8:00 am
As I was enjoying my morning breakfast with Global TV, Dr. Art Hister came on with his weekly health spiel. Oddly, it was exactly what I was writing about this week, health and exercise versus age. As we get older we move slower and our metabolism slows. That doesn’t mean that we should...

Eat vegetables! Do I look like a rabbit?

Feb 8, 2013 / 9:00 am
Well the third week has ended and I’m starting to notice some major changes. First I feel healthier and have so much energy that I feel 20 again! It has been years since I have felt that way. I honestly thought the way I felt was age induced rather than the mere fact that I am way too fat and...

Fat people and how they get that way

Feb 1, 2013 / 5:00 am
There seems to be a stigma at the gym that all fat people eat too much. Wow! Are these people in the stone-age? I did some investigating and there are many factors to weight gain. Yes, some people eat too much but maybe there are things in their life that is creating this. ...

A new beginning: Week 1

Jan 25, 2013 / 5:00 am
Hi! My name is Jan and I have been chosen to be a part of “Get it Back - Give it Back 2013" at Global Fitness. It is a three month fitness challenge that has been sponsored by the following companies: Artix Custom Screenprints Beyond Nutrition Bread...
About the Author

Jan, the 411 Directory administrator for Castanet, has committed to being part of the Castanet team for the Global Fitness Get it Back, Give it Back 2013 fitness wellness challenge.  Her goal is to achieve "a healthier way of life!"

Here is Jan's story:

I used to be fit and very active when I was young - playing sports, hiking, rock climbing, biking - anything just because. I stayed active up until I was in my 30’s. After a number of bad injuries at work, kids, stress, bad relationships and life in general, I found myself at a life killing weight of 424 lbs! I could barely move and had no quality of life. Scary!! So, I moved to the Okanagan because this is where I was always happy and active, and a year and a half later I am down to a mere 300 lbs. and really ready to Get it Back ……life that is!

With the opportunity I have received from the “Get it Back Give it Back 2013”, I have started my upward climb to a better way of life….a healthier way of life! Follow me in my 12-week journey, through my new exercise regime, hopefully taking away good ideas and perhaps helping you through yours.

The views expressed are strictly those of the author and not necessarily those of Castanet. Castanet does not warrant the contents.