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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



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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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Llama Photo captions invited

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

OK, just for fun, you have probably seen the photo of the Llama sticking its tongue out at me on my Sparkpage. I would love it if you felt the urge to go into my photos and click on it to open the comment box and suggest a caption for it. My favourite one (or several) will be rewarded with a Spark Goodie and with being used on my Sparkpage under the pic in rotation.

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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LEXIE63 7/20/2010 10:07AM

    Actually, I have just thought of another photo I have that might be fun to caption. I'll see if I can dig it out later in the week and we can have another caption competition and this time you'll be able to join in. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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KNITTABLES 7/19/2010 4:33PM

    What a great contest. sorry I missed it.

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LEXIE63 7/15/2010 10:47AM

    I'm keeping this open until Sunday, and then I'll play with the goodies!
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KOMAL53 7/15/2010 5:21AM

    "What was it you just fed me?????" or "See---my tongue's pinker than yours---so there!!!!"A bit lame I know but the best I could do!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOVEY63 7/14/2010 1:36PM

    I'll have to put my thinking cap on for this one = not sure how well the cap is working today though. LOL!

The picture does remind me of a day at the zoo with my youngest son. He was feeding the goats, llamas and a donkey when one of the llamas looked him in the eye and spit at him. Poor kid had llama spit coming down his cheek and his mother is laughing hysterically. I couldn't help it, the look on his face was priceless. He does laugh about it now.
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Scales and Sparkpoints

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I knew that it was important to weigh yourself at the same time of day for more accurate results, and over the last year, whether weighing in daily or weekly, it has always been after breakfast, when getting dressed. Last weekly weigh in (Sunday) it showed me at 13 stone 9 pounds.

This morning, having read on someone's blog here at SP that body weight can go up by 2 or 3 pounds over the day, I weighed myself as soon as I got up to get my lightest weight.
13 Stone 5 3/4 pounds! - This could jeopardise my membership of The Slowest Loser! LOL - I'm sure I haven't lost 3 1/4 pounds in three days. I am going to weigh myself tonight and see what happens.
Stay tuned! LOL

Oh, and I nearly forgot. The wheel gave me 10 points today! Now, who can I spend them on. (toddles off to see)

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CAM2438 7/14/2010 6:54AM

    I always weigh myself first thing in the morning.

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ANELAKANOA 7/14/2010 6:34AM

  I always have weighed myself first thing in the morning. The lighter I can be the better emoticon Have a great day!

Angie

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