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Walking plan warm up, Day 17 etc

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Well, I'm shattered! Talk about a busy start to the day. :-)

I have completed:

10 minute walk - Week 3 day 3 Warm Up for Walking Plan

Active Health Stats:
Pace - 21 min mile (pleased with this)
Calories - 47
Steps - 1184
Time - 0:11:09
Distance - 0.53 miles

I've been thinking about this, and when you take into account the time over the ten minutes used to get from my DSi to my front gate to start the walk, and the reverse to get back into the house and get my pedometer out of my pocket to record the session, I reckon my actual speed is more likely a 20 min mile. Also, I do about five minutes of warm up exercises before I head out for my walk, which I always forget to add to my count. :-)

Week 2 Day 6 Bootcamp Workout Challenge.
Upper body. Hard work but I do like this one. :-)

Plus the bonus Bootcamp video for the second time. I didn't read the email properly and didn't realise I had to do the bonus video twice in the week. LOL

So, hello again Mr. 15 minute Desk Workout!
Full body, and don't I know it! My poor arms! There is this bit where you do wall push-ups with your thumbs and forefingers touching in order to work the triceps, (I think she said triceps) and zowee! How do you explain the sensation after you have done about three or four of those! Not pain exactly, but it involves huge amounts of arm shakings every two or three reps to shake it off. LOL

I am going to try and keep this video in my repertoire for a while to see if I can improve on it over time. I'm not sure what is in store for weeks three and four of the bootcamp challenge, but I am going to try and fit this video in at least once, maybe twice a week if I can.

Still to do: Short walk to the Co-Op and trampoline/step exercises. Good old Tigger! I don't know where I'd be without him. :-)

On my Land's End to John O'Groats challenge I will reach Truro today (was a mile and a half short yesterday). If I recall correctly, my prize will be a Cornish Pasty recipe! Having been born and raised in Cornwall, and having lived in Truro for many of those years, I have a deep abiding passion for a good Cornish Pasty! Yum!

Well, I have just finished munching on my breakfast - a well-deserved bowl of porridge with cooked apple chunks on top, so I am going to head off to the shop, get the milk, and then see what the rest of my day has in store for me. I see a fair bit of sewing in the cards.... :-)

Hope everyone has a great day!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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TIGGERIFFIC123 7/27/2010 9:01PM

    Lexi you are doing great. Keep at it and don't forget to log those warm ups!

Rhonda

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CHEVY63 7/27/2010 8:40PM

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What great progress you're making! Sounds like you're doing wonderfully.

I also am inspired to read you talking about Cornwall and other places - I really want to visit the UK!

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THIAGRAM 7/27/2010 10:54AM

  You make me want to get up and exercise! Sounds like a yummy breakfast. I don't know what a Cornish pastry is, but I think it would be very yummy and that's why you have a deep abiding pasion for it! Thanks for sharing!

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JHADZHIA 7/27/2010 7:42AM

    Way to work it Lexie! Yummy breakfast!
Keep up the great work!
Hugs,
Linda

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CARLA-216 7/27/2010 7:31AM

    Look at you go! Most excellent, Lex!

And nom, nom, NOM re the Cornish Pasty! Ummmmmm! I've never had it but it sounds oh so yummy (I've seen recipes for)!

xxoo,
Carla

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Sparkpeople Trivia win!

Monday, July 26, 2010

I tend to forget about Sparkpeople Trivia, and the few times I have done it, I have been awful at it. Today though I was checking my Sparkpoints, clicked to try the trivia, and I got 3 out of 3!

Plus I get three Sparkpoints for playing. Yay! :-)

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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THIAGRAM 7/27/2010 1:32PM

  Trivia sounds like fun! I haven't ever tried it. Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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BKWHITE3 7/27/2010 11:53AM

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PATRISNA 7/27/2010 8:06AM

    Good for you! I don't play trivia everyday. BTW my average is terrible. But it really does feel good when I get 3 out of 3 and earning 3 Spark points is great.

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TIGGERIFFIC123 7/26/2010 9:58PM

    I love the trivia, it is one of those spark tools that teaches us so much. The more you learn the better you do at them...well most days...lol

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 7/26/2010 9:55PM

    Definitely way to go! It's fun and you learn stuff too...

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CARLA-216 7/26/2010 7:15PM

    Hooray! WTG!

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JHADZHIA 7/26/2010 6:46PM

    Way to go!!
I play it every day, and usually do okay, but the occasional really bad day makes my numbers not so good. 88% correct this month, higher than usual. Its kind of fun!
Enjoy!!
Hugs,
Linda

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REYHNE 7/26/2010 6:34PM

    way to go! I love the trivia!

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Mom (or Mum) Sense sung to the William Tell Overture

Monday, July 26, 2010

For every Mom (Mum) out there, whether your kids are three, thirteen or thirty three, you will appreciate this from Anita Renfroe:

Momsense:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYukEAmoMCQ

Enjoy! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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LEXIE63 7/27/2010 12:44PM

    Me too! :-) Makes me laugh whenever I hear it.

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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BOVEY63 7/26/2010 1:04PM

    Love it!!!

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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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