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Day 6 of 52-Week Walking Plan warm-up etc

Friday, July 16, 2010

Managed:

10 minute walk - Day 6 of four week warm-up. Set off too fast and had chest pain most of return leg. Note to self: Don't push so hard during flare-ups.

Active Health Stats:
Pace: 23 minute mile (was actually quicker, see below)
Calories: 51
Steps: 1281
Time: 13.04
(was quicker but had brief howdedo with a neighbour outside the gate when got back)

45 minute walk along St John's Circuit to pick up prescription and fill it.

Day 3 of 28-day Bootcamp workout

Definitely over my 2 miles (4400 steps) today.

I walked into Tesco Express today because I needed milk for the weekend and the shop is on the circuit, and I walked straight past the chilled cabinet where they keep the jam and cream doughnuts and didn't even look to see if they had any! Tara, my 14 yr old, thinks it was because of the dreadful smell in the shop - it smelled like someone had murdered the manager and left him under the floorboards for a month to ripen. That may well have distracted me but whatever the reason I am grateful that I resisted temptation again. Incidentally, the manager is alive and kicking and they don't think any of the staff are missing. ;-)

When we got home I sat in front of my computer for three or four hours and worked on my bargello landscape while watching Carry On Cowboy and Carry On Screaming. I love the song at the beginning of Carry On Screaming. If memory serves it is the only one of the collection that had an actual song written for it. If you would like a listen, here it is:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFqIfcKOFK4

May you all be getting something wonderful out of your day!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 7/16/2010 3:26PM

    Good job on paying no mind to the doughnuts!
And WTG on the walking! emoticon

Hmm, wondering what bargello landscape is. Google is my friend!

Keep up the good work, Lex!

xo,
Carla emoticon

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NAMSMOMMY 7/16/2010 1:40PM

    That is an awesome detour away from the case! GOOD JOB!

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SEWICKED 7/16/2010 1:18PM

    Whatever the reason, pat yourself on the back. You did good.
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Trumpet Involuntary

Friday, July 16, 2010

Can dried apricots give you wind?

Hmmm...

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CHEVY63 7/16/2010 10:14PM

    Yes, the fiber in the fruit is intensified when they are dried, so it can make you toot!

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BOVEY63 7/16/2010 11:40AM

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I agree with RBALF1 - most anything can do that.

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RBALF1 7/16/2010 11:33AM

    In my personal experience pretty much anything can accomplish that act!

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There's no telling what can happen during an exercise video!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I shared this with the gang at the 28-Day Bootcamp challenge, but thought I'd blog it here too for posterity, so to speak. LOL

I did Day 2 today, and it was going great. For the most part I was managing everything on the video, and then it got to the stretches at the end. So I am standing there, legs wide apart and I start to bend forward into the stretch... and come face to face with my dog who has snuck round behind me and poked her head between my legs to get my attention!
As this is happening I am being told to breathe out and sink deeper into the stretch... only I can't because if I do I will get a face full of dog, and she is VERY licky! LOL
My old girl has a wicked sense of humour!
Just thought I'd share.
Hugs,
Lex xxx



"Who, me? As if..."

  
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GENKI_WARRIOR 7/16/2010 11:09AM

    lol!!! that's how i came upon your page! hooray for loved ones seasoning our days with some silliness ^o^

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CARLA-216 7/15/2010 4:09PM

    Hahaha! I love it!

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LOVESLIFE48 7/15/2010 12:27PM

    I have to say I was not expecting this!!! LOL!!! How funny!! I'm picturing it right now and laughing!!
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Oh, by the way, very cute dog!!!

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Day 5 of 52 Week Walking plan etc

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Did my 10 minute scheduled walk this morning.

The Active Health stats:
Pace - 20 min mile
Calories burned - 49
Steps - 1222
Time 11.06

A slight improvement on yesterday. I have about a week or ten days more of just ten-minute walks, then he slips the occasional 15-min one in. I love that this is such a gradual build-up. I am also really glad I have started from the four-week warm up rather than jumping straight into the 52-weeks. It is giving me a chance to try out different directions, and different times of the morning to see what feels best for me.

Did Day 2 of the 28 day Bootcamp. I managed far better with the moves than I expected. I haven't seen any of the videos prior to working through them, so this first week is a daily surprise to me. :-)

I plan to make up my steps to at least 3000 (4400 if I can manage it) by dance jogging on my mini trampoline to any suitable songs that play on my favourites playlist. It is pretty windy and showery today, and a lot colder than I expected so I think a home-day is in order.

Chest still sore today, could really feel it while exercising, but I am coping. I am lucky in that I don't suffer as badly with it as some with Tietze's do. These flare-ups usually diminish after a few days, and my doc tells me that exercise is good for me in spite of it. I just have to be careful not to make moves that pull on the cartilage too much. This is why I walk a lot and only use light weights at the moment.

I weighed myself when I went to bed last night - 13 stone 9 1/4 lbs. That is 3 and a 1/2 pounds up on the morning. That settles it. I am weighing in first thing from here on in. This morning the scale said 13 stone 6 1/4 lbs. It will mean that unless I go crazy this week, my weigh in on Sunday will look damn impressive! Don't fire me Slowest Losers!
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Five points on the Sparkwheel today.

Right, I am terribly behind with my sparking, so I am going to try and get caught up a bit today.
Take care all. Have a great day in Sparkland!
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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THIAGRAM 7/15/2010 9:32AM

  It sounds like you are doing very well with your exercising! I know the feeling of trying to catch up with Spark. There is so much to it, that I don't think it's possible! Thanks for sharing your blog!

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Bad pain day

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Before I go any further, I have a condition known as Costochondritis aka Tietze's Syndrome, which put simply means that the cartilage that holds my ribs to my sternum is inflamed. I have lumps on three of my right ribs, and when this area becomes painful, it can feel like I am having a heart attack (like someone has tied a belt round me and pulled it as tight as they can) even though it has nothing to do with my heart. The pain is simply very similar and it also affects other areas as it radiates out. Because of the swelling my lungs can't fully inflate, and this causes breathlessness just to add to the fun.

It has been a rough twenty four hours. Chest pain and palpitations made it difficult to get to sleep last night, then my legs hurting this morning, and by the time I got back from Waitrose the right one was really painful and I was puffing like a steam train on acid! It all gradually eased off, but my chest is still bad and I can feel already that it will be a problem when I lie down again tonight. (goes to take painkillers)

Hope it doesn't feel so bad tomorrow. Don't need a spanner in the works with my exercises.

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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TEACHLDY4 7/14/2010 10:32PM

  I'm so sorry..pain is so debilitating..I hope tomorrow is a better day!

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CHEVY63 7/14/2010 10:07PM

    I'm so sorry to hear that you're dealing with this. I'm sending good thoughts your way in hope that you'll feel better soon.

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PICKIE98 7/14/2010 6:46PM

    I ha ehad pleurisy in the past, many rib injuries, but know that Tietze's is far more painful and challenging than all of that combined..I hope you aer seeing a great neuro person, specialist,, for some sort of pain control and/or long trerm lifestyle exercise or methods for ADL (activities of daily living)
Bless your heart for enduring all that pain,, I am praying for you... Linda

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ROZELL99 7/14/2010 6:20PM

  I am sorry to hear about hear about your pain. Our prayers are with you.

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