Friday, June 24, 2011
Well, my energy is better, and I've got some exercising done. :-)
Day 69 (Thur)
Wii Fit Plus Skateboard Arena. 3 goes = 12 mins
16 Just Dance and Just Dance2 songs = 48 mins
Waitrose and back = 30 mins
Day 70 (today)
Wii Fit Plus Rarely Played challenge
All of these hadn't been played in 30 days or more:
Free Jogging = 10 mins
Zazen - 2 attempts = 4 mins
Step Basics - 1 go = 3 mins
Rhythm Kung Fu - 2 basics and 1 advanced game = 6 mins
Table Tilt - 1 beginner and 1 advanced = 6 mins
Balance Bubble - 1 beginner and 7 advanced = 7 mins
Feel the Burn Friday Challenge:
Perfect 10 - 1 beginner, 1 advanced and 2 Super Advanced = 6 mins
Just Dance and Just Dance 2 Bingo - 5 songs = 15 mins
Zumba Challenge June week 4
7 routines = 32 minutes
Amazing how it all adds up. :-)
Healthwise, TOM is improving after that complete rest day on Wed. Annoyingly, however, I woke up on Thursday with a sore throat, and have an upset tum today as well as the throat, and Tara is shivering and a slightly elevated temp, so something is obviously upsetting us. :-) Here's hoping that whatever it is stays mild and goes away fast.
ODDLASS and I haz a new Sparkteam!
We started challenging each other on our Wiis a while ago, and then a couple of friends joined in, and we thought a team would make it easier to keep up with challenges. If anyone has a Wii and wants to join in they are very welcome to do so. The team is here:
This is the first time I've set up a team from scratch, and it is fun, and a lot easier than you might think, if you have been considering setting one up yourself. :-)
Tried a new curry again this week. Much more successful than last week:
Waitrose Goan Fish Curry:
"Chunks of hake marinated in lemon juice and coriander in a rich, aromatic sauce made with coconut, tamarind and ginger - warmly spiced with sweetly-sour kokum."
It was right at the top of my heat comfort zone, so I didn't have to dilute it with yogurt, and it was utterly delicious! I was very good, and ate half, saving the rest for another meal. I had to. :-) The combination of the price, and the calorie-rich sauce meant it needed to do two meals. :-) It took all I had to freeze the leftovers rather than munch the lot down. :-) Next week I'm trying one of the two prawn curries they make.
Oh, I had another wardrobe surprise today. Those black sports bras I got some months ago that were too tight are now wearable! Been in one all day today! :-) I always thought it strange that they didn't fit but their white counterparts were ok. Well, now the white are a little looser, and the black are snug. Another sign that things are shrinking. :-)
I'm tired! Been an active day, and whatever is bugging my throat and tum is winning at this point, I think. :-)
Have a great rest of your Friday!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
My body decided that today I rest ... whether I want to or not. LOL
I have to count my ten minutes exercise as my Wii Fit Plus Body Test, and a short walk to the shops for essentials. TOM has been a full blown pain in the whatsit, and I had very little sleep last night, and had absolutely no energy today. Not even enough to get on my beloved Wii for a single game, or dance to any of my bingo songs today. And you know how unlike me that is. :-)
If only I had an Iphone, because....
But, I don't and so...
But never mind, I'm sure that by tomorrow, I'll be back doing...
All I need is a little sleep ...
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I had a wonderful little Summer Solstice Ritual up at Highwoods this morning. Not right at sunrise, because I was still very much in the Land of Nod at the time, but I took Sophie up there a little later, and said prayers, and did a reading. It was very pleasant to be able to do that outside for a change. :-)
I know the sun was there somewhere:
We walked the three field circuit before going home. The pond at the bottom of the third field looks really lush:
By late afternoon, the sky looked amazing:
I woke up this morning with a dull ache in my tummy, which, had I been more awake, might have forewarned me, but it wasn't until I got back home that I realised TOM had decided to arrive early. Drat! Plans had to change. So the strength training didn't happen, because I had to do a grocery run, and since then, I've been bloated and achy, so tomorrow instead, all being well.
Still, I had an hour walking at Highwoods, and the shopping walk, and I danced to 6 songs for my Bingo game catch-up. :-) So I did get some exercise in. :-)
Right now though, I'm yawning fit to bust, so I'm off to bed.
Oooh, nearly forgot! I popped into the charity shop on the way back from Waitrose, and grabbed up 6 CDs and a DVD. The DVD was The Time Bandits. The CDs were mostly greatest hits one: 10CC, UB40, Roxy Music, Slade and Genesis, plus Paul McCartney's Memory Almost Full album. Got all those for a total of *drumroll please* 65p! They were all Newspaper freebies, so they sell dirt cheap. :-)
Oh yes, and I had my usual little seasonal play-around with my Sparkpage. I hope you approve. :-)
So, I really am off to bed now. :-)
Summer Solstice Blessings to you all.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Tested the last of the outstanding songs for use with Tigger and Roo. 3 CDs of show tunes from such stage delights as Chess, Little Shop of Horrors, and Rocky Horror! :-) Most were too slow, but I got a few gooduns out of it. :-) Timewarp anyone?
Two Mile walk with Leslie Sansone = 32 minutes
Just Dance 2 Bingo: one song = 3 mins
Golf Driving Range - four sessions on Wii Fit Plus = 20 mins
Cycling basics challenge - 3 attempts = 11 mins
Just Dance 2 Challenge, week 4 - 3 songs = 9 mins
Took me to over 8000 steps. :-)
I think I'll play with some strength training tomorrow. :-)
Let's see... Has anything else happened since this morning? Hmmm... Not really. :-) I could waffle on about nothing, or keep this a short blog and call it a night.
I do have some sewing to do. The Littlewoods Sale has given me some great workout clothes as you know, but the leggings I got don't have a pocket for my pedometer, so I need to find a bit of material to make a small one to sew inside them. Time for a wee rummage through my drawers. LOL
So, catch you all later.
Have fun with the rest of your day.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Day 65/1000 (Sunday 19th)
Sunday was when I meant to write this, but the day got away from me. :-) My lasso skills being as bad as they are, I failed to rein it back in. Why don't they have lasso throwing on the Wii Fit Plus so I can get some practice in? *grin*
So, fully expecting after last weeks weightloss (remember the astonishing 2 1/4lb loss?) to have gained it all back as is my usual routine, I stepped on the scale with some trepidation Sunday morning. I looked down, rubbed my eyes, looked again, stepped off, found my glasses, put them on, stepped back on the scales again, looked down again, and (if I remember correctly) the following phrase escaped my lips, gradually rising in volume to a crescendo, while my eyes did a good imitation of coming out on stalks, and my jaw hit the floor:
"Oh...my...God! Oh my God! Oh my God!! Oh my God!!! OH MY GOD!!!!!!!"
No, I really wasn't seeing things. The scale read 12 stone 9 1/4lbs. I lost another 1 1/4lbs!!! That makes 3 1/2lbs in two weeks!
*Does imaginary cartwheel!*
OK, I admit it! Losing weight is a HUGE rush! :-) No matter what I say about how being healthier and getting fitter are my main objectives, and that losing weight is just icing on the cake for me, so it's no biggie that the scales refuse to move.
Turns out I LIKE ICING ON MY CAKE!!! *grin*
The Wii has proved to be a massive boost to my progress. I can't believe the difference it is making. It has taken a few weeks of building up, but I am really pushing my boundaries now, and it is really paying off!
Would you believe that I went to Wii Fit Plus and played Rhythm Boxing for 38 minutes? I can't believe it myself, but I did! And I hate boxing! LOL
Plus there were 5 out of 6 songs on my Just Dance and Just Dance 2 Bingo cards, so I did those = 15 mins too. :-)
I also worked through several albums of songs, testing them for suitability as exercise music to accompany me on Tigger and Roo (mini trampoline and aerobic step) Got my steps in nicely for the day doing that. :-)
And talking of steps. I was set for a minimum of 6100 steps per day, and I managed that ever day this week:
Sun - 7260
Mon - 10716
Tue - 9204
Wed - 11220
Thur - 8138
Fri - 7726
Sat - 6523
Total steps = 60787, which = average daily stepcount of 8684
So I've increased to a minimum of 6200 steps per day. :-) Four more increases and I'll be on a minimum of three miles a day!
This coming week I am working on Wii challenges with Sparkfriends, and ones I've set myself, plus building an exercise plan to try and make sure that I fit all the most personally beneficial games in at least once a week. I am also back to tracking my food. I took some time off, which doesn't seem to have hurt, but I want to track again for a while and see how what I feel like eating fits in with what I should be getting calorie and nutrient wise. So far, so good. I've been a touch below my minimum calories once or twice, but it has balanced out over the week, and it seems that I have no problem keeping to the lower end of my ranges these days. I want to see that trend continue. :-)
Someone commented on my last blog that I shouldn't buy any more jeans yet, because I'll soon be dropping another size! I'm still happy to settle for a comfortable size 16, but, maybe a 14 isn't totally beyond the realms of possibility....
Wow! Never thought I'd see the day when I'd be saying that! Last time I was a fouteen I was in my early 30s. Pre-second pregnancy. I don't know exactly where the line between overweight and healthy is for me, but it might be interesting to find out whether it equates to a 14 or a 16! LOL I'm certainly a lot nearer to it. :-)
And now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get Day 66 under way. I have a two mile walk With Leslie Sansone planned, and a round of golf with my sparkfriend challenge buddies, among other activities. :-)
Have a Magical Monday!
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