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52-Week Walking Plan Week 1, Day 1 etc

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Finally I am on the walking plan proper! Yay!

Today a 15 minute walk, which I took at 6.15 am in order to see my lovely older daughter part of the way to the railway station as she had to leave to get back to Devon, her fiance and work.

Active Health Stats:

Pace: 22 min mile
Calories: 65
Steps: 1628
Time: 0:16:04
Distance: 0.73 miles

I also did Week 1, Day 1 of the 28-day Bootcamp Challenge. I am finally back on that, yippee!

Cardio day. Did the two floor sections against the wall, or at least sort of. LOL

Then Tigger and I jogged away to three songs to get over my minimum daily steps which is currently 3400.

I am so excited to be back at full pelt on this. I'm still being careful not to get too bouncy until my new sportsbras arrive tomorrow, but it is all good!

Have a great day everyone!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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Gotta love a good pun. Or even a bad one. LOL

  
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ERMYLIFE 8/16/2010 12:26AM

    emoticon getting back into exercising. Glad to hear you got the all clear. It sounds like you have a lot of fun exercising!

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LINDABENEDICT 8/15/2010 10:20PM

    woo hoo!

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WANDAH3 8/15/2010 10:07PM

    Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,
Wanda

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CHEVY63 8/15/2010 9:46PM

    Great job! I'm glad to hear that you're feeling well and able to get back to the exercise. It sounds like you have a lot of fun getting in the activity, and you are doing great at adding it into your everyday life.

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 8/15/2010 7:51PM

    Good for you... beginning a structured walking plan. I find that structure really helps me stay focused on what I should be doing every day.
Love your "little hoarse"!

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NJMATTICE 8/15/2010 5:46PM

    I'm inspired by your healthy choices to MOVE! I took my walk early as well. Best time of day for me. Good Luck with the plan. It looks like a winner.
-Nancy

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JHADZHIA 8/15/2010 2:36PM

    Great!! So glad you are feeling more up to it! For sure you need proper fitting bras for support! (I sure missed them when I broke my arm and couldn't get into them :(() Keep it going! Doing fabulous!!
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TWOTIMESS 8/15/2010 2:30PM

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Love your joke!

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ANNIE924 8/15/2010 1:33PM

    emoticonGood for you for getting right back at the exercise. Hope you continue to feel better daily. Take care emoticon

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Walking Plan Warm-Up. Wk 4, Day 7 and Tigger is out!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I've completed my last walk of the four-week warm-up. I start my 52-week plan proper tomorrow! Yay!

Ten minute walk that is back up to my normal speed. :-)

Active Health Stats:
Pace - 21 min mile
Calories - 47
Steps - 1171
Time - 0:10:58
Distance - 0.53

After breakfast I pulled Tigger out of the cupboard, and we have had the top forty chart on the telly, so I've popped on him a few times when a suitable song has come on. I've been careful not to go for really fast end songs, but have kept to gentle jogging speed. I am currently worrying about every little twinge, but that isn't really surprising.

I have also used my aerobic step today, again keeping to the lower speed songs so as to lead my boobies gently back into the swing, so to speak. LOL

I am delighted to be getting back on form, and I have everything and then some crossed that in four weeks time the news is good when I return to the hospital for another ultrasound.

Well, next stop rejoining the Bootcamp Challenge. :-)

Have a great day everyone!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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Couch Dangers... Who Knew! LOL

  
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CARLA-216 8/14/2010 3:30PM

    Glad to see you're back hopping on Tigger! I know how you enjoy that.

Great job on the walking and starting the 52-week plan tomorrow!

xoxo,
Carla

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TWOTIMESS 8/14/2010 12:43PM

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I'm exhausted - had to crawl around trying to find 3 kittens (sad story). Will blog about that soon!

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THIAGRAM 8/14/2010 10:25AM

  You are doing awesome! I love the picture. Maybe that's me with my head stuck in the couch!

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Walking Plan Warm-Up. Wk 4, Day 6

Friday, August 13, 2010

My first twenty minute walk! The only one on the four week warm-up plan. Halfway turnaround point was two trees before the St. Christopher Road turning.

Active Health Stats:
Pace - 21 min mile
Calories - 89
Steps - 2222
Time - 0:21:13
Distance - 1.00 miles

When I woke up this morning, it was with a feeling of vigour and excitement I haven't felt since the health issues started. To just get up and get out there this morning was awesome, and I was able to walk at my normal speed, not hunched to support my boobie. Ok, so as the day has worn on they have both been feeling somewhat tender to touch, but that is to be expected after 4 mammogram x-rays, an ultrasound and a biopsy. :-)

It hasn't stopped me walking not just the twenty minutes, which came in at exactly one mile, but also the 2 mile plus St John's circuit to finally drop off the urine sample to confirm that the bladder infection is sorted (Please!!!), before going to Tesco Express for milk, pasta and a treat, yep, doughnuts. :-) Bryony came with me for the circuit, and we got rather wet because of the storm front moving in that kept us off the internet for most of the afternoon. The storm proper started shortly after we got home.

Tigger will come out to play tomorrow, and I am going to reactivate my Bootcamp membership to start Sunday, and see how I get on this time. :-)

I am having a huge treat day tonight, and may well be biggly over my calories, but to celebrate I'm having a meal I rarely do these days. A roast chicken dinner. I'm having plenty of chicken for protein and veggies, and planning not to go too mad with the potatoes, my roast weakness. :-)

Bryony is out with friends, and Tara wanted pasta, so it is roast for one, using chicken pieces, and sitting down in time to enjoy it while watching the latest series of Medium. *contented sigh*

I'm still playing catch-up with your blogs and comments, but I am going to get to each and every one of you in the next few days. Bryony travels back to Devon on Sunday, so until then I am still just popping in and out.

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 8/14/2010 8:55AM

    Mmm, doughnuts and then roast chicken. Nom, nom, NOM!

Great job on that 20 minute walk! Glad to hear you're getting your vim and vigour back!

xoxo,
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TIGGERIFFIC123 8/13/2010 10:43PM

    Lex,

Enjoy your wonderful treat tonight! I am so glad to hear that you woke up feeling better today. Understandable that you are tender but very happy for you that it is not keeping you down! Looking forward to seeing what kind of trouble Tigger gets up to tomorrow when you let her out to play...lol Good luck with bootcamp!

Have a great weekend!

Rhonda

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LOVESLIFE48 8/13/2010 5:04PM

    I'm having a turky dinner tonight with all the trimmings!! Boy it smells soooooo good!! Glad you are getting back into your routine!! Have an awesome weekend!! Lyn emoticon

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TWOTIMESS 8/13/2010 4:51PM

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Tired, Sore, but Happy

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I am absolutely exhausted from lack of sleep and all the emotion, and I'm very, very sore, but the good news is that the lump is a cyst, and benign. I have to go back in four weeks for another ultrasound because it may reassert itself, and there was a couple of hours of worry because the stuff they drained out of the cyst looked iffy, so they did a rush labwork on it, but it was benign!!!

The Consultant also told me that I can get back on Tigger and use my weights again, as long as I stop if it hurts. Yeehar!!! I put in over 15,000 steps today (It takes an hour to walk from our house to the hospital, plus we had two hours to wait for test results so wandered around town), so Tigger's not coming out tonight, but I shall have a few minutes with him tomorrow, just to gently ease back into more exercise variety again. :-)

Thankyou everyone for keeping me close in your thoughts and prayers. It really helped me, especially during the needle biopsy stage. I don't deal well with needles, and that was a very difficult thing for me to cope with.

I'll leave you all in peace for now, and see how I go at playing catch-up with posts, blogs etc while Bryony is out at a friend's wedding reception.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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BOVEY63 8/13/2010 4:28PM

    So happy to hear your great news!
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Enjoy your time back with Tigger!

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BOE4LIFE 8/13/2010 12:45PM

    Glad to hear it was not more serious. Sorry I have been slipping on my posts.

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LOVESLIFE48 8/13/2010 12:08PM

    So glad to hear the results are good!!! Just take it easy on Tigger!!

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WANDAH3 8/13/2010 7:33AM

    Congratulations on the awesome results.

Hugs,
Wanda

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THIAGRAM 8/12/2010 8:58PM

  Woo Hoo! This is so fabulous! I had a little biopsy once,but the numbing medicine didn't work well enough, so I felt every little ouchy. All I could do is cry. So glad that it's benign!

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TWOTIMESS 8/12/2010 4:51PM

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PHEW! I just realised that I was holding my breath! So glad things turned out to be OK! Enjoy your weekend with your daughters!
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CHEVY63 8/12/2010 4:47PM

    Great news! I'm very glad that you've gotten a good result.

By the way - I love the pictures you use for backgrounds - they are awesome!

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DIEGOGAL 8/12/2010 4:35PM

    Oh, what great news, I am so happy for you.

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ANNIE924 8/12/2010 4:34PM

    I am so relieved and happy for you. emoticon
I had a needle biopsy a few years ago and I know they are no fun, fortunately mine was benign also.

You'll be happy to get back to your regular routine I'm sure. Take care.

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CARLA-216 8/12/2010 4:30PM

    I'm oh so glad it is benign! SO glad!

Also glad you're cleared to hop on Tigger again!

xoxox,
Carla
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Walking Plan Warm-Up. Wk 4, Day 4

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Today was supposed to be a rest day, but because of what is happening tomorrow, I swapped the two over and did a ten minute walk.

Active Health Stats:
Pace - 23 min mile
Calories - 44
Steps - 1104
Time - 0:11:10
Distance - 0.50 miles

I probably won't be around Spark much for the next few days. I have things to do today. Bryony, my older daughter arrives this evening for a few days stay. Tomorrow, well we all know what's happening tomorrow. Wish me luck! :-)

I'll try and catch up with you all over the weekend, if not before.
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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TWOTIMESS 8/11/2010 5:25PM

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Will think of you!

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BOVEY63 8/11/2010 1:12PM

    Enjoy the time with your daughter.
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CARLA-216 8/11/2010 9:13AM

    My very best thoughts and wishes are headed your way!

xoxo
Carla

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LOVESLIFE48 8/11/2010 9:01AM

    Doing well with your exercise!! Bravo!!! Thoughts and prayers are with you!!! Good luck!! emoticon

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JHADZHIA 8/11/2010 8:37AM

    Way to go putting your exercise in early as you know you won't feel like it tomorrow. So glad you will have your daughter there to see you through it.. All the best. my thoughts will be with you.
Bug hugs,
Linda

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WANDAH3 8/11/2010 7:04AM

    That's the nice thing about this being a lifestyle change, you can swap things around and still stay on track.

Hope all is wonderful with your daughters visit.

Stop in when you can, we are supporting you in thought.

Hugs,
Wanda

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ANNIE924 8/11/2010 6:59AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope all turns out well. Take care. emoticon

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