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Green Prescription | Luanna's Story

Monday, October 2, 2017

"I had finally felt that I had overcome one of my biggest hurdles."


My journey from crutches to Tri Maori 10km walk/run!

I have been with Green Prescription for a year now, and have finally signed off in November 2018.
When I first got the call from Renee to go in and meet and greet, I was thinking 'OMG, what have I got myself into?!'


She was lovely, made me feel comfortable and gave me some great pointers as far as foods, exercise and how she was able to help me. She gave me a pass to start aqua jogging … I was hesitant, went a couple of times, but I had no-one to go with. So it just stayed like that.

I rolled my ankle in March 2017 and was on crutches for close to five months until it was found what was wrong with my ankle. I had partially torn one of my tendons. Once this was found, I had a cortisone injection in my ankle and then got orthotics in my shoes - just about all in the same week. This proved to be the best thing ever. It gave me enough courage to get out there and do it!!!

So I started back into exercise, just a little, and watched what I was eating even more.

With Renee ringing once a month to check up on my progress, she would give positive conformation that the amount of exercising I was doing was only going to get better. So I upped the anti and joined my work mates training for a 10km walk/run.


I had finally felt that I had overcome one of my biggest hurdles.

“To be able to move more freely and having enough strength in my legs to walk.”

I entered into the 10km Run/Walk event in the TRI MAORI FESTIVAL 2018 on Saturday 17th November at Lake Karapiro

I would like to thank Renee and Green Prescription for all the positive-ness that only they can give to help get people more involved in sporting activities, and looking at their health through better food choices. AMAZING!!!

So thank you Renee, you really made a difference.

Luanna Blake

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