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Walking plan warm up, Day 16 etc

Monday, July 26, 2010

So, week 3, Day 2 of my walking warm up, and this morning we upped the ante to 15 minutes! It will now fluctuate for a week between 10 and 15 minute walks. And I DID get off my estate! I actually made it over the bridge on the Ipswich Road before my beeper went off for the return leg. I can't believe how excited I was to increase the length of the walk and to see how far I could get in 7 1/2 minutes! My excitement is reflected in my stats! (grinning like Cheshire Cat)

Active Health Stats:
Pace - 21 min mile (was 23 yesterday!)
Calories - 69
Steps - 1736
Time - 0:16:22
Distance - 0.78 miles

That was fun, but the next bit not so much. I hate being on the floor, but...

Week 2 Day 5 Bootcamp Workout Challenge - Done!

This one is all on the floor, working the lower body. I can do the stuff while laid on my back, but laying on my side on my hip is almost impossible. I managed the scissor lift (raising one leg in the air), but for the rest of the moves I turned onto my back and circled my legs in that position instead. It may not have quite the same impact, but at least it is done and I can still walk!
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The walk to Waitrose in a wee while will take care of the rest of the steps today, popping me over my two miles and boosting my Land's End to John O'Groats stats a bit. In fact, (goes to check) oh no, not quite. I had hoped to make it to Truro today but I need another 3.3 miles. Hmmm.... maybe if I can get my 'extra ten' in for the British Comedy Lovers team on faithful ol' Tigger (my Trampoline's new name for those not in the know), it will flip me over the amount I need.

You never know!
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(Eating the miles, hee hee)

Hope you all have a terrific day!
May all your clouds be helpful ones! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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BRANDUIR 7/26/2010 9:53PM

    Now I want to bounce on a trampoline while singing the Tigger song!
"The wonderful thing about Tiggers
is Tiggers are wonderful things!
Their tops are made of rubber
their bottoms are made of springs.
They're bouncy, pouncy, flouncy, trouncy,
full of fun, fun, fun!
The most wonderful thing about Tiggers is.........
I'm the only one!"

Whoo, there, got that out of my system!

Sounds like you're making great strides (pun intended) with the walking! Keep up the good work!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 7/26/2010 9:09AM

    I so love that your trampoline's name is Tigger...that is too cute! You are doing great, keep up the good work!

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SLIMTHICK2 7/26/2010 6:39AM

    Sounds pretty eventful. Have a great day.

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Walking plan warm up, Day 15 etc

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Today I have done:

10 min walk - Warm up week 3 Day 1

Active Health Stats:
Pace - 23 min mile
Calories - 44
Steps - 1,100
Time - 0:11:22
Distance - 0.49 miles

A bit of a stroll, apparently, though it didn't feel like it at the time. :-)

10 min video - Week 2 Day 4 Bootcamp Workout Challenge
Like this video. Can handle most of the moves and the couple Nicole did on the floor I did against the wall instead.

15 minute video - Bonus Bootcamp: 15 min Desk Workout
Great all over workout! Did my legs my arms and my abs. Could do almost all moves, though not as well as Nicole, and asking me to sit in my chair and lift both my legs off the floor at the same time - not happening. Had to do them one leg at a time :-)

Still to do:

Trampoline/Step aerobics to make minimum step count.

Have a great day everyone!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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THIAGRAM 7/25/2010 7:58PM

  You are doing awesome! Keep up the great work! Bless you!

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CHEVY63 7/25/2010 7:07PM

    Great job! I'm impressed with all your hard work!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 7/25/2010 9:39AM

    Great modifications! Keep up the great work.

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JHADZHIA 7/25/2010 7:25AM

    Good for you! Its nice you found a way to modify what you couldn't do. I can't do any floor stuff either! Keep up the great work!
Its another beautiful, sunny calm today, and we never had any rain yesterday woohoo!
Hugs,
Linda

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P0KERS0PH 7/25/2010 7:05AM

    Good job!
I've just discovered Sparks videos, not as easy as they appear at first glance.

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A Week in Review: 18th-24th July 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Slow and steady is probably the best way to describe this week. I have made my minimums and done what I planned exercise-wise. Not a good week, and not an easy one either, struggling to find my oomph on several days because of TOM.

Nutrition:
Water has been kept to at least eight glasses a day, which I am really pleased about, and now that I've found the streaks page I'm clocking things like that and fruit and veg and other streaks to encourage me to keep going. The streaks work! Yesterday I was tempted to leave my water at seven glasses, then I remembered the streak and gulped down an eighth one!

Water:
9, 8, 9, 8, 9, 9, 8 = 60/56 - three glasses down on last week.
(record 63/56)

Fruit and Veg:
6, 7, 5, 5, 8, 6, 6 = 43/35 - three portions less than last week
(record (46/35)

The Nutrition basics were Poor. I give myself 4 out of 10. All down from last week except carbs which held steady:

The number of days I was within the target range were:
Calories - 3/7 (record 4/7)
Carbs - 5/7 (record 5/7)
Fat - 3/7 (record 4/7)
Protein - 1/7 (record 3/7)

Again a few of those misses were only a few points out, and again I only had one really bad day when I went way over target on my fat and calories. The protein was very disappointing, although on two other days I was only 1 point and 5 points short (Sun and Thur respectively).

I used up the last of my weightwatcher carrot cakes this week, and I don't plan to buy more for a while to see how I get on with a minimum of cakey things. Now I only have a few individually wrapped, weightwatcher jaffa cake bars in the cupboard in case I really really want a cakey thing. I don't plan to deprive myself completely, but I do want to get out of this 'daily cake is ok' kick I've been on for the longest time. :-) In my cupboard is a selection of fruit-based sweet things instead, and I'll probably make some more popsicles (love that name for ice lollies!).

Fitness:
Mark Fenton's 52 Week Walking Plan (warm up week two)
The only rest day this week was Thur, which I swapped with Wed so I wouldn't fry myself on the day I had to walk into town.
Did all my walks (SMTTFS) All ten minutes again. Next week there are two 15 min walks scheduled. I'm looking forward to seeing how much further I get. Will I actually leave my estate and head up Ipswich Road on those days? I'm so excited! LOL

28 Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge:
Apart from taking Wednesday off because of town I have kept this up and have reached and completed Week Two Day 4, AND this morning I did the extra workout they ask us to do on week two. I chose the 15 minute Desk Workout. It was good! Tough for me, but definitely good!

3100 steps per day was met and exceeded, so I have increased to 3200 per day as my minimum daily requirement.

The 14 miles per week was met and exceeded this week again and improved on from last week by .75 of a mile. So at least something has shown an improvement. :-)

This week 18.25 miles/14 miles NEW RECORD! (last week 17.5/14)

If this continues I will raise my weekly mile minimum at the end of next week.

Weight:

187.5 lbs (13 stone 5 1/2 lbs) - Up. 0.25 lb

I gained 0.25 lb this week. TOM's fault as much as anything I suspect, but I'll keep an eye as the months go on and see if there is a trend towards a monthly increase in weight that coincides with TOM, and see what my nutrition is doing at that time too. There may well be a pattern here. I must remember though that it was only a quarter of a pound! Could have been a lot worse. :-)

So, a little disappointing, but I stuck with things all week in spite of not feeling the best, and at least the Tietze's was a minimum disruption this week. I should be pleased with myself for doing as much as I did rather than letting things overwhelm me.

Here's hoping next week is an improvement. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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LEXIE63 7/27/2010 6:08PM

    Thanks everyone. Your support and friendship is wonderful!
It makes such a difference when you guys take the time to pop by like this. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 7/26/2010 1:57PM

    Lexie,
Looks like a great week! I'm amazed at the miles you get in. Wow!
And that .25 lb gain is the fault of Tom, I'm sure, and when TOM is gone, that .25 will be too!

xoxo,
Carla

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BOVEY63 7/25/2010 11:55AM

    Great job on the consistency for the week - especially with food during TOM.
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Remember - slow and steady wins the race.
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TIGGERIFFIC123 7/25/2010 9:45AM

    Lex,

Consistency is key and tracking your streaks is oh so important as you begin making changes. Great job on the water, fruits and veggies.
You are doing very well!

Rhonda

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LEXIE63 7/25/2010 9:36AM

    Thanks Linda. :-) I promised myself to above all be honest with the ups and downs I have and do my best each day. I figure writing these blogs will help me get a grip on what is and isn't working and what to watch out for.
The encouragement I get from friends like you who take the time to pop by, read my blogs and comment is beyond price. :-)
It is very very appreciated!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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JHADZHIA 7/25/2010 7:31AM

    In the end, consistency above all else is what counts. You are doing great with the exercise. Being 1-5 over the food is no biggie. Great with the water! Great with the fruits and veggies! A good week for TOM interference, I would say!
Hugs,
Linda


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Exercises edit

Saturday, July 24, 2010

EDIT: Made my minimum steps. I may even have scraped 2 miles thanks to a lot of great songs to bounce by on the TV this evening. I guess my get up and go came back. :-) I've told everyone else's 'get up and goes' to go home to their owners incidentally. Apparently they were living la vida loca with Ricky Martin! ;-)

  
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LOVESLIFE48 7/24/2010 8:14PM

    emoticon you are so funny!!!

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Walking plan warm up, Day 14 etc

Saturday, July 24, 2010

So far today I've managed:

10 minute walk - Week 2, Day 7 Warm-up plan

Active Health Stats:
Pace - 22 min mile
Calories - 45
Steps - 1128
Time - 0:11:11
Distance - 0.51

Land's End to John O'Groats Challenge (14 miles a week)
Currently 5.3 miles in credit

Week 2, Day 3 Bootcamp Workout Challenge
Upper body. Great workout, can do it fairly well with a couple of minor adjustments. Arms feel like jelly as I'm typing this, so I guess they got a good workout. :-)

Still to do:

Trampoline and/or Step aerobics. Need another 2000 steps to hit minimum target. Hoping my get up and go comes back today. I'm pleased and surprised I have got this far already this morning. Typical TOM visit zaps all my energy for first couple of days. Can haz sleep now? Didn't get much last night.
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Have a great day everyone!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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EDIT: Made my minimum steps. I may even have scraped 2 miles thanks to a lot of great songs to bounce by on the TV this evening. I guess my get up and go came back. :-) I've told everyone else's 'get up and goes' to go home to their owners incidentally. Apparently they were living la vida loca with Ricky Martin! :-)

  
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DRASADAF 7/25/2010 2:50AM

    gr8 keep it up

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CHEVY63 7/24/2010 10:12PM

    Good job! You are making great progress

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BOVEY63 7/24/2010 3:57PM

    Great job so far today!
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If you find your get up and go, see if mine is with yours.
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LEXIE63 7/24/2010 2:15PM

    Thanks Guys!
Hugs
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 7/24/2010 9:42AM

    Good job!

I hope you can sneak in a nap. I love afternoon naps on my days off from work! ZZZzzzzzzzzz

xo,
Carla

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JHADZHIA 7/24/2010 8:04AM

    Good for you getting in a good morning workout pushing through your TOM!! Find time for a nap. Then maybe more energy for later workouts
You can do it!

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