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52-Week Walking Plan Week 1, Day 2 etc

Monday, August 16, 2010

52-Week Walking Plan
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Week 1, Day 2

10 minute walk

Active Health Stats:
Pace: 20 min mile (new record)
Calories: 49
Steps: 1,215
Time: 0:10:55
Distance: 0.55 miles

28-Day Bootcamp Challenge
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Week 1, Day 2
Lower Body workout

The only part I really struggle with is towards the end, where I have to sit on a chair, keep my back straight, my abs engaged, and lift my leg up, swing it out to the side, back to the centre, and then lower it to the floor. That is tricky. I can literally only just get my foot off the floor by a couple of inches, and as for the swing, well... LOL.
Let's just say, it needs work, and leave it at that. :-)

To complete today's exercise I walked the Waitrose Circuit, including shopping. That shot me nicely over two miles. I did treat myself to a banana muffin with a buttercream and passionfruit filling while I was there. Hey, it was part fruit, so it has to count towards my five-a-day, right? LOL
Joking aside, I did enjoy it, but felt satisfied for now that I don't need major cakey things for a while. This is good. :-)

Hope you are all having a great day!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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TIGGERIFFIC123 8/16/2010 7:59PM

    Way to go Lex!!

You will see so much improvement over the next little while. Just stick with it and you will be amazed!!

CONGRATS on another great day!!
Rhonda

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JHADZHIA 8/16/2010 5:55PM

    Good show Lex!
That leg exercise sounds like what my physiotherapist gave me for recovery from my knee replacement surgery, only its something I did on a stability ball, it really works the quads which you need to stabilize the knee as mine were pretty wobbly.
Keep up the great work!

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P0KERS0PH 8/16/2010 2:46PM

    You're doing great!!
With the bootcamp workouts, just do what you are able to, in time you will see improvement.

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TWOTIMESS 8/16/2010 2:22PM

    Yeah, show-off! LOL! Nothing wrong with your choice, either. I tell myself that it's needed to keep the sugar levels up, ha-ha!

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A Week in Review: 8th-14th August 2010... and What a Week!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Yes, it has been quite a week! Having spent a large proportion of it in fear and dread, and the rest on cloud nine, I am finally levelling off my emotions to more of a norm. It feels great to be back on track; great to have that fear lifted; great to be alive, active, bouncing again!
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It was also lovely that we (my girls and I) were able to enjoy our three days together, once we got past Thursday, and were able to catch up with friends, make a few wedding plans, arrange transport for Tara and myself, look at readings and bouquets, and try on bridesmaid dresses (not Mum of bride stuff yet because I hope to have dropped a dress size by December, with a little luck).

So, not too surprisingly, my stats reflect the week. Definitely a week of ups and downs. LOL

NUTRITION:

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Veggies: 6, 5, 6, 8, 5, 6, 10 = 46/35 (record 49)

Up 1 serving on last week

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Water: 10, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 10 = 60/56 (record 67)

Up 1 glass on last week

Nutrition Basics:
This weeks in range stats are:

Calories - 4/7 (record 4/7) The other three days are best not dwelled on. It was a BAD week. Big Oops, but moving on.

Fat - 5/7 (record 5/7) I'm surprised I did as well as this on fat to be honest. The two 'over' days were significantly over, but could have been a lot worse.

Carbs - 6/7 (record 7/7) Overshot the runway only once and not by a huge amount.

Protein - 3/7 (record 4/7) Three other days were within 10 points of the minimum, but I am a little disappointed that this dropped again this week. In the overall scheme though, not as bad as I'd feared. I find it hard to eat when under stress, and when I do eat I'm craving food that isn't so healthy. Protein rarely features in jam and cream doughnuts. ;-)

FITNESS:

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Mark Fenton's 52 Week Walking Plan (warm up week four)

I did it this time! This means the warm up month is now complete and I am into the 52-week plan itself as of Sun 15th.

Sun: 15 mins
Mon: 10 mins
Tue: 15 mins
Wed: 10 mins (swapped with Thur cos of hospital visit)
Thur: Rest Day (swapped with Wed cos of hospital visit)
Fri: 20 mins
Sat: 10 mins

Plus each of the walks was preceeded by a five minute warm-up.

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28-Day Bootcamp Challenge

Rejoined the team on Sat 14th Aug, in order to start the 4 weeks of the Challenge on Sun 15th. Yay!

Steps:

3300 minimum per day met and thoroughly exceeded! The day of the hospital visit I recorded 15,617 steps! Tara and Bry did more than 20,000! They must have worn down the paving round town waiting for me to come out of the hospital, poor loves.

Sun: 4149
Mon: 8654
Tue: 6656
Wed: 6209
Thur: 15617 (New Daily Record 15,617)
Fri: 7572
Sat: 5564

Total steps for the week: 54,421 (New Weekly Record 54,421)

Target increased to 3400 minimum daily exercise.

Mileage

Sun: 1.89 miles
Mon: 3.93 miles
Tue: 3.03 miles
Wed: 2.82 miles
Thur: 7.10 miles (New Daily Record 7.10 miles)
Fri: 3.44 miles
Sat: 2.53 miles

Total mileage for week: 24.74 miles (New Weekly Record 24.74 Miles)

Given that I achieved this in spite of everything, I have decided to increase my weekly target from 14 miles to 15 miles. It isn't a lot, given my total, but I don't want to increase by more than a mile at a time, so that I can keep on gradually increasing my targets bit by bit, and not give myself anything too impossible to reach. That would be the quickest route to doom, setting myself up to fail. This increase is the equivalent of maybe one extra song to bounce to on Tigger each day for instance. Achieveable without being overwhelming.

My total fitness minutes for this week: 545 minutes. Wow! Just over 9 hours, or 77 minutes a day!

My total calories burned this week: 2235 calories. I guess that took care of the surplus calories I ate and then some. LOL
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WEIGHT:

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Slight ooops on this one:

(13 stone 5 lbs) 187 lbs - UP 1.75 lbs!

I gained more this week than I lost last week! Aah, the scale is a fickle mistress, or maybe it was the fish and chips from the week before. I did say I'd have to pay for that. LOL
TOM is due for a visit, so I dare say that is somehow connected. :-)

So, that was the week that was.
Now, if only that delivery guy would turn up with my sports bras....
Have a great week everyone!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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LINDABENEDICT 8/16/2010 10:40PM

    You seem to have accomplished more in a tough week than many people do in a good month !!!!! WOO HOO !!!!!

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P0KERS0PH 8/16/2010 3:01PM

    Wow!! You rock!

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TWOTIMESS 8/16/2010 1:44PM

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These stats are fantastic, considering your week!

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CARLA-216 8/16/2010 10:31AM

    You are doing fantastic, Lexie! Almost 25 miles in one week is simply amazing!

So Bryony is getting married? Is the wedding date set yet?

Congrats on a successful week!

xo, Carla

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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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