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52-Week Walking Plan Week 1, Day 4 etc. and an exercise bargain!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Today's Exercise:

52-Week Walking Plan
Week 1, Day 4
10 minutes

Active Health Stats:
Pace: 20 min mile
Calories: 49
Steps: 1225
Time: 0:10:46
Distance: 0.55 miles

28-Day Bootcamp Challenge
Week 1, Day 4
Core Workout

I quite like this one, until the last two or three minutes, which I had to fudge somewhat, being as Nicole was on the floor. I can't really do a plank against the wall, and the stretches were not easily done standing or sitting. I'll try and work on alternatives for this small section for next week.

To complete today's exercise I walked the Waitrose Circuit, plus a very unexpected bonus walk. :-)

The Waitrose Circuit takes us past the RSPCA Charity shop you see, and as we approached the shop, I thought I was seeing things! There, sitting on the concrete in front of the shop was a Reebok Aerobic Step!!! I couldn't see the wording at first, so was pretty much holding my breath with excitement, but as we got close enough to confirm that my eyes weren't playing tricks, I fairly leapt for the thing, picked him up, cuddled him briefly, whispered sweet nothings into his, well, no ears, but I have wanted one for so long that I feel like I've known him all my life already!
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I carried him into the shop, and asked how much they wanted for him. The girl went into the back of the shop, emerging a minute later with another assistant, who said "Three Quid ok?" Trying to contain my excitement, I said, "Tell you what, I'll give you a fiver, cos I know how much these things are new, and I'd feel like I was robbing you at £3. It's a bit scruffy, but I don't mind that. You've just saved me a lot of money!"

Another customer turned round at this point and said "I bet you don't get many customers doing that!" The assistant laughed. They know me, you see. It's not the first time I've given them a bit more than they've asked for. Well, it's for a good cause, and I would feel guilty if I didn't do that when they are obviously under-pricing something. I can't offer much, because we live on a very low income, but it is thanks to that shop that I have Tigger, and my set of hand weights too.

I keep hoping that one day an Elliptical will turn up. LOL. Well, you never know! ;-)

One thing I didn't know was that the Reebok Step is quite chunky and sturdy, so there was no way I could carry it round Waitrose, so we took it home, and then set out for Waitrose again. It was hard to tear myself away from it, to be honest. It was knowing that we needed the food to refuel after exercise that dragged me back out of the door eventually. But I blew him a kiss, told Sophie to look after him, and off we went again.

We did pop back into the RSPCA because we had been so excited about the step that Tara didn't get a chance to go through their CDs. We came back out about ten minutes later with a total of 8 albums and five singles! Anyone else here like to dance to Men In Black? LOL The haul included 2 Steps albums, Bwitched, Simply Red and Mpeople. I'm sure we will find some songs amongst that lot to christen Reebok with. :-)

Catch you all later!
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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Here is Reebok and Tigger:


This is my old step from Tesco alongside Reebok. The size difference is quite something! I think I'll be working a little harder now. :-)

  
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JHADZHIA 8/21/2010 7:06AM

    Awesome find!! Now you won't feel like you will miss the step and fall off LOL like I would if I had one that small. Took me a while to get used to doing a step workout when you have two left feet. I had purchased mine to help get in and out of the bath tub originally, then I found a step workout video! Love doing it but can't now with the hip flexor problem :(

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CHEVY63 8/18/2010 9:00PM

    Wow- what a great find. Congrats on getting the equipment you need and want.

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NJMATTICE 8/18/2010 6:21PM

    What a great day for you. I would like to dance to Men In Black. I don't have that song, but I may have "Forget-me-nots". Thanks for checking in on me and giving me encouragement. It really helps keep me going. Have fun with your exercise buddies. (not to mention your proper support!)
Cheers!
Nancy

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BOVEY63 8/18/2010 1:05PM

    Congrats on your awesome find! The step and Tigger look quite nice together.
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That was so nice of you to offer a little more for the Reebok Step when the money is used for the good of others.
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LOVESLIFE48 8/18/2010 12:53PM

    Wow!! Awesome find!! I'm so jealous!! I want one too!! But I can't find them anywhere!! I also like Tigger!! I may have to find one of them too since you love yours so much!! Have a great time with both!!

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TWOTIMESS 8/18/2010 12:30PM

    Hmmm... handsome little devil, this Reebok. I also love charity shops - there's so much to be discovered!

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CARLA-216 8/18/2010 12:08PM

    Great find! It's like the step was waiting there just for you!

And yeah now I've got to break out my Will Smith CD when I get home. Gotta listen to the MIB!

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52-Week Walking Plan Week 1, Day 3 etc. and

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Today's Exercises:

52-Week Walking Plan. Week 1, Day 3
15 minute walk

Active Health Stats:
Pace: 20 min mile
Calories: 71
Steps: 1766
Time: 0:15:50
Distance: 0.79 miles

28-Day Bootcamp Challenge
Week 1 Day 3
Upper Body Workout

I have weak shoulders, so one exercise needs work in particular, and because of my floor work issues I did the push ups against the wall and my stretches seated on a chair. All is good and adaptable. :-)

To complete my first day in boobie restraints, I did the first two 10-minute sections from Gin Miller's Everybody Steps DVD, which got me sweating beautifully, and soared me over my step minimum for the day. It may only be a beginner's DVD but she gets you started at a good pace, gradually picking up, and she is such a sweetie that you really want to do your best for her! :-)


So, I have had an active morning. We were up till about 2am last night, so I didn't wake up this morning until the dustment turned up for our rubbish about 9am. There was a slight groan from me as I crawled out of bed, because mixed with the excitement of taking my new boobie restraints for their first full workout, was the knowledge that today I run the Dustbin Lorry Gauntlet!

Tuesday is Bin Day, and so far every week has brought its own brand of obstacle to work round, not the least of which is the SMELL! We have a good gang of lads on the bins here, always smiling and joking. I don't know how they cope with that stench though. I swear I am still catching whiffs on the breeze two hours after they've been!

So, I wrestle the crop top on, much more easily than yesterday now that I've sussed out its layout, and I head downstairs to grab my water bottle, feed the dog and the birds, warm up, then head out the door. It was raining a fine misty drizzle, which can be quite refreshing on a walk, though I grabbed the little brolly just in case of developments. By this time the bin truck is out of sight, so, it is with relief that I click the start button on my timer and head off for today's walk.

The relief was short-lived, however, because as I rounded the first bend, at the top of the first incline, I could see the truck parked up at the next bend in the road. The guys were having a tea-break! And it was the household rubbish truck, the worst smelling one of the lot!

Oh dear, well, all I could do was keep walking, as fast as possible, holding my breath or breathing through my mouth until I passed the danger zone. The wind was blowing towards me as I approached the truck, so at least there was relief once I passed it. A cheery wave to the guys and I was free and clear!
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As the walk was 15 minutes today, this took me over the bridge on the Ipswich Road. The traffic can be quite loud at that point, making it hard to hear the timer alarm go off, so as I approached the bridge I took my phone out and held it as the seconds ticked down. 20...19...18... Was that a bin lorry driving down Ipswich Road? ...5...4...3..2...1... The alarm goes off and I turn around, in time to see the bin lorry turning into my road! I could just about make out that it was the plastics and garden waste lorry though, altogether a much more pleasant prospect to walk past.

You just know there is a 'but' coming...
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As I turned into my road I could see the lorry at the top of the steep section of the road, on the right hand side of the street, while the guys were collecting up bags for crushing. I crossed to the right side myself, keeping a steady pace as I approached the truck, and then saw, you've guessed it, the rubbish truck on the other side of the plastics truck, going head to head in the narrow part of the road, where there are cars parked both sides, making it impossible for two trucks to pass each other! I didn't even notice how much I had slowed down as I was assessing the situation. The rubbish truck was also on the same side as me, but could swing to the other side at any moment. Should I stick with the right-side of the road, or cross back and attempt to pass them on the left instead? I decided to stay put, and as I drew level with the back of the plastics truck, I nearly collided with one of the guys who was swinging round with his hands filled with sacks of plastic. We laughed, dodged round each other, and I nodded in the direction of the two trucks and said, "What's this? Truck to truck combat?" He grinned, and said "Looks like it!"

He went on his way, and I went on mine, pace picking up a LOT to try and get past the smell as quickly as possible. I finally breathed easy, and walked the rest of the way home, fairly sedately, nursing a few chest wall pains. (Damn that Tietze's. It can pick the most annoying times to assert itself!) I had to undo the hooks to loosen the croptop's grip a bit, and that eased the pain enough to get me home without further problems. Hopefully as I continue to slim down, the croptop death-grip will ease and the Tietze's won't feel the need to complain so much.

Once indoors, I grabbed some yogurt and dug out the Bootcamp Challenge video. Once I'd eaten the yogurt, I did the hooks back up, and worked through the video, which was fine, and then put the Stepping DVD on and worked the first two sections of that.

This was the point at which I decided that my poor boobies had been squished enough for one day, so I unhooked and prepared to take the top off. Hmmm. Unhooking really helps, but sweat certainly adds a new and sticky dimension to the disrobing experience. LOL. All in all though, a good experience. It will be interesting to see how things go with the crop tops as I lose more weight and gain a little muscle. There is no denying that the crop tops are tight right now.

Well, I think I'll spark a little, and then do some work. My blackwork canvas is calling me, and I need to see if I'm running out of black cotton. I may have to pop into town before the end of the week for more. Can't let the creative flow grind to a halt for lack of black! :-)

Have a great day everyone!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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Below is my older daughter, Bryony, as Alice in a production in the grounds of Antony House. This was the place where they filmed the garden scenes in Tim Burton's Alice film. The trustees of Antony House arranged for a number of dramatc art groups to take turns performing in the grounds for a week at a time through the summer season. Bryony's group did so well they have been asked back twice! Yes, I am a very proud Mum! :-)



And this is The Mad Hatter from her group...



Oooh, and for those who are wondering about my Mad Hatter userpic, a friend of my younger daughter made it for me. She is very talented. :-)

  
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WANDAH3 8/18/2010 7:28AM

    Thanks for taking me on your walk with you this morning! The plus side to running the gauntlet with the rubbish truck...you are out walking!

Have an awesome day,
Hugs,
Wanda

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TWOTIMESS 8/17/2010 12:47PM

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As usual, I look forward with eager anticipation to your daily blogs, and so far you haven't disappointed!



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TIGGERIFFIC123 8/17/2010 9:13AM

    Well it has been a day of adventure once again for you Lex!! Just never a dull moment for you...lol I know with my sports bra's I have to step into them and slide them down to get out as I could NEVER, NEVER get that contraption over my head and on comfortably!

Glad to see you are making the most of your day and making changes as necessary. Just because you can't do it one way doesn't mean you can't do it!!

Keep up the awesome work!
Rhonda

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CARLA-216 8/17/2010 9:10AM

    Great job on your walk, Bootcamp, and stepping today, and hurray for Bryony and her group!

I hear you on the unpleasantness of walking on bin day. The other week when I ran for the first time in town, it was Tuesday (bin day here as well), and let's just say that when I'd see a bin by the walkway I had incentive to kick it up a notch to get on by them. P-U!

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A Sports Bra Too Far

Monday, August 16, 2010

If there is one thing I have realised over the last few weeks, it is that I am in dire need of a sports bra of some kind. My poor boobies do their best, but age and gravity have taken their toll, and, well let's just say they and I don't tend to face in the same direction anymore. ;-)

So last Thursday, on the way home from the hospital, Bryony, Tara and I went into a couple of sports shops to see what was available. The first thing that we noticed is that women apparently leap from a size 36B to 38DD with no apparent size in between. This is going to be a problem for someone like me, who is somewhere around a 40" or 42" and between an A and a B cup. Humph!

Still, it wasn't a complete waste of time. At least I was able to see roughly what I was looking for, and was able to learn the difference in the level of support they give, and what a bra, crop top and vest with support built-in are like to look at at least.

So when we got home, I decided to check out my Littlewoods catalogue to see if they sold sports bras. It turned out that they had about a dozen to choose from. This excited me, until I realised that they suffered from the same delusion the shops did. Straight from 36B to 38DD in 8 out of 12 options! No kidding!

Still, they did have a 40B in four different types, though no 42Bs were to be found anywhere, not even out of stock and awaiting delivery! Oh well, I ordered all four 40Bs with crossed fingers and a prayer to the bra fairy for support.
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They arrived this afternoon, and with some trepidation I took the collection upstairs to try them on.

I opened the first packet, which was a pack of two sports bras for £25, so £12.50 each. I picked one up to try on. It was a little tight under the bust, but my boobies more or less fitted into the cup. It was a touch loose, which was a worry, and my concern was confirmed when I stood in front of the mirror and jiggled on the spot. My boobies moved almost as freely as they do unfettered, which is totally NOT what I am looking for in a sports bra. Hmmm.... Well, that was a bust! LOL

I then pulled out the second packet and looked at the label. This was the most expensive contender. A snip at £33 for one bra! It had a very impressive sports-like name too. Should be an amazing bra, right? Yeah.....

It did up under the bust, and was in fact quite comfy. Then I tried to put my boobies into the cups. Apparently I am not only too small in the boobie for this bra, but my boobies are entirely the wrong shape. Now, who do you think would fit a bra like this? Well, do you remember that amazing cone bra Madonna used to sport in the eighties? LOL. Nuff said.
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Needless to state, the jiggle test was a big fail! :-)

So, with the cone bra repacked, I turned my attention to door number, um, I mean bra number 3. This was a pack of two sports crop tops for £27, so a snip at £13.50 each. It took me a couple of minutes to figure out which side was the inside, and how to do one up. In the end I did up the clips, then wrestled the contraption over my head. What a sight that must have been. LOL.

Once I had won, and recovered from, the wrestling match, I wandered into the bathroom, and was met with the sight of my two boobies squished pretty flat by the crop top prison cell. Amazingly though, apart from feeling rather snug round my body, it was more comfy than it looked. Now it was time for the jiggle test. Lo and behold, there was very little jiggle. I jiggled harder. Still very little jiggle. I positively leaped up and down. Almost no movement! Highly excited at this, I ran down the stairs, still with a minimum of jiggling, put on my Mini Trampoline playlist, leapt on Tigger and bounced and jogged to 5678 by Steps. It is very fast, at about the upper speed limit for Tigger, and I was doing the dance moves, lassoing, turning, leaping, arms everywhere, as you do, and my boobies felt wonderful! Barely an ounce of a bounce!

Thrilled and delighted, I leapt off Tigger and back up the stairs, and then attempted to wrestle the contraption off me. If getting it on had been a struggle, the contortions I attempted in order to remove it would have got me instant work at the nearest circus! Next time I must remember to undo the clips before taking it off!
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In all that excitement I almost forgot that there was one more packet to open. This last bra was a popular brand, available at both stores in town, and quite pricey at £30 each. A pity then that it not only was so tight to do up that I could barely breathe, but it had almost no discernable boobie support. The jiggle test would have given me a black eye, had I been a more amply endowed person. LOL. It just goes to show that you don't always get what you pay for.

Anyway, I am now the proud owner of two sports crop tops, and I have ordered another pack so I'll have four to play with. The other three packs will be winging their way back to Littlewoods in the morning, with grateful thanks that the ones that fit best were not the expensive ones! :-)

Here endeth Lexie's Adventures in Wonder-Bra Land ;-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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BOE4LIFE 8/18/2010 9:20AM

    I am glad you found the equipment you needed. Although I must say that I am at a loss as to the difficulty of finding as proper fit never having to use one. From your story I will count this as a blessing of manhood. emoticon

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AYERSGIRL 8/17/2010 9:44AM

    This was one of the funniest things I have read in a long time. I do believe you should start a book of blog posts like this about the struggles we go thru in life. young or old we can all relate to the story in some way. Thanks for the laugh..I was almost in tears...LOL

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SHEENA4S 8/17/2010 6:50AM

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Oh, the stuggles we have to go through to keep our 'girls' contained!

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BOVEY63 8/16/2010 11:06PM

    Thanks for this blog - I could actually visualize your battles with the bra and was laughing out loud.
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Glad you found one that works for you.

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LINDABENEDICT 8/16/2010 10:48PM

    You had me on the floor laughing .....you have such a way with words !!!!
As for bras...I have been wearing two regular bras, one on top of the other, in an attempt to get support You have way more patience than I do !!!

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CHEVY63 8/16/2010 9:08PM

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Love your descriptions! Glad you found something that will work for you.

And yes - the apple is for good health - I hope you're doing great!

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TWEETYKC00 8/16/2010 8:24PM

    as soon as i saw the title of this blog i just had to come and look. now i'm glad i did! just when i thought the bsa shopping experience couldn't take another turn, it rounded the corner on me.

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TIGGERIFFIC123 8/16/2010 8:03PM

    Lex,

I just love your blogs!! Thank you so much for my evening laugh..you will did have me laughing out loud. Glad that you were able to find appropriate boobie control and it that it passed the ultimate tigger workout!

Rhonda

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YOYONOMORE1 8/16/2010 6:21PM

    Girl you could have a one woman show as a stand up comic. Bra shopping can be an adventure. Glad you lucked out and got some good support. You totally made my evening.

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JHADZHIA 8/16/2010 5:46PM

    LOL, glad you finally found something that works. I sure struggle with getting those things over my head, no straps to unloosen it either just a one piece wrestling match. The best bra I ever had was a custom designed normal one for all uses and boy was it good -no heavy weight dragging on the shoulder straps and not so much as a tremor when I am doing my high intensity cardio and kickboxing :) Unfortunately, I lost two or three bra sizes and they don't fit me so well any more.

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WANDAH3 8/16/2010 4:40PM

    I love your knack of entertaining us with your bra shopping.

Thanks for the giggles.

Hugs,
Wanda

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ROBIGG 8/16/2010 3:49PM

    Haha that was a funny story, I cant even find one to fit me. I think I may have to get one custom made. At least you got lucky!Have fun with your new crop tops! emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 8/16/2010 3:31PM

    Oh Lexie, you should take your act on the road!!! LOL!!! I really need to invest in a sports bra too but now I don't know!!! emoticon It sounds like I'm the same size as you, I hope I can find something!!
I'm glad to hear you are doing well. I've been thinking about you a lot!! Take care my friend and have a wonderful week with Tigger!! emoticon

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P0KERS0PH 8/16/2010 2:28PM

    I got my sports bras from M&S. I could probably find a more supportive one, but it's comfy.

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TWOTIMESS 8/16/2010 2:27PM

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Good for you - I just wonder why it's such torture trying to get in and out of these things - I'm exhausted by the time I've got mine on!

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CARLA-216 8/16/2010 2:25PM

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Finding the right bra, sport or other, is a huge chore that I absolutely dread! As for the crop tops that you have to pull over your head...the only time I even tried one of those was in my early days of exercising. When I finally got the bugger off, I saw that I was clawed and scratched up all over my chest and upper back. Looked like I'd been in a tustle with a very angry cat! ROFL!!

xoxo,
Carla

PS: When I saw the title of this blog, my mind first went to the episode of Last of the Summer Wine called, "A Chaise Longue Too Far" where Barry buys Glenda that ridiculous red chaise longue for an anniversary gift. emoticon

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PEPE865 8/16/2010 1:19PM

  The pictures that went through my mind while reading this are going to have me laughing all day. Your descriptions were terrific. Thanks I really needed a pick-me-up. Glad you found something you like and it was the cheaper ones.

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PEPE865 8/16/2010 1:18PM

  The pictures that went through my mind while reading this are going to have me laughing all day. Your descriptions were terrific. Thanks I really needed a pick-me-up. Glad you found something you like and it was the cheaper ones.

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GRAEMESUSAN 8/16/2010 1:08PM

    Been there!

If I don't restrain "the girls" I'd probably have a black eye from jumping jacks!

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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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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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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