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Fitness as well as weight loss

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

This time around I'm making fitness as much of a priority as weight loss. I'm pretty good at walking but strength training has never really been my thing so I've joined a gym and have a health mentor who sets my programme and watches my progress. It's hard but in just a week I'm starting to feel better about it and maybe one day ill actually enjoy it but I'm not there yet.

I've also decided to take swimming lessons, I ca swim but i don't get very far so I thought I could do with some tips to improve my technique.
I'll let you know how I get on

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BRANDI1809 5/22/2013 12:35PM

    Please do let me know how you get on with the swimming, Pete & I used to swim a lot but I was always much slower than him.
Well done on your gym work.

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Lifestyle changes

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Well I haven't been on for a while. Life has a strange way of forcing changes and not always easy to understand.
My best fitness buddy (my puppy) with whom I walk 6 miles every day has been killed in an RTA. She was only 20 months old and we will never know how it could have happened as she was out walking with my hubbie whilst i was away working.

No more walks for me and it's far too raw right now to consider another dog so I've joined a Gym. I don't get the same pleasure form it as I did from seeing my dog enjoy herself but it will have to do for now. I had my first supervised session today and it hurt - probably will do more tomorrow but let's see if I can come to enjoy it

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BRANDI1809 5/15/2013 6:11AM

Sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved puppy.
We're all here for you.

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PATJ7084 5/14/2013 6:21PM

    so sorry you have lost your buddy. Good to see you back emoticon

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VIGILANTONE 5/14/2013 4:21PM

    Oh my, I am just terribly sorry to hear of your beloved pets passing. I have to agree with chihuahuamom2, losing a pet is very difficult. May you find peace in your heart soon....hugs...

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CHIHUAHUAMOM2 5/14/2013 11:46AM

  I am so sorry for your loss....the pain of losing a pet is like no other.


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The start of another week and not at running target.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Another week another challenge. I'm working in London for two days this week and lunch is provided. I know it will be sandwiches and crisps because it always is so how do I keep honest?
Well frankly I think I'll have a sandwich and then cut back at Dinner and see how that goes.
I'm not quite at my target for weight loss as I set a target to get to 148lbs by 25/03/13 and we are only two weeks away and I'm still at 154 lbs so this is now unrealistic however I'm losing at least 1lb a week so I'm not too unhappy. Maybe if I'm really good I could get to 150.
My second goal is for 22nd June and then I want to have lost all of my 32lbs that are my ultimate goal. This means I have 14 weeks left to lose 24lbs, this may also be a bit ambitious but I don't think I'll change it yet, let's see what happens when I increase my fitness activities.
Whatever happens and however much I lose before my June holiday I know I will feel much better both in myself as well as about myself. I'm already feeling the benefits of the weight loss and energy increase from just 8 lbs

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MILLIE-MILOU 3/12/2013 1:24PM

    Keep on keeping on and I am sure you will get there.

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Decorating today

Saturday, March 09, 2013

I have lots of walls to prep and paint today. I think I will be albe to count as least some of it as exercise as it is well above what I would do on a normal day and will involve lots of bending and stretching.
Let's hope I'm not too stiff tomorrow as I've three more rooms to tackle then. I think I'll be glad to get back to work on Monday

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BRANDI1809 3/9/2013 3:39PM

    We're starting our bedroom this weekend. Good luck with yours.

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BECKYSFRIEND 3/9/2013 9:15AM

    Hard work but very rewarding when the task is completed-good luck

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Dull Wet Thursday

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Well the sun has gone at least for today and probably alos for the weekend but we still went for our rather damp walk this morning. I think I used as many calories trying to dry the dog when we got home as I did walking. We are into the 2nd week of our walking (Just over 3 miles around the Glof course twice a day) and both my husband and I commented last night that it was getting easier. Now we are going to try to speed it up and then we will try some intervals of running with the walking.
It's great to have my husbands support with this as he really does not need to lose weight. Still getting fitter is good for all of us isn't it?

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BRANDI1809 3/7/2013 3:11PM

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Sending you sunshine after the rain.

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