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Walking plan warm up, Day 13 etc

Friday, July 23, 2010

Today I have completed:

10 Minute walk - Week 2 Day 6

Active Health Stats:
Pace - 22 min mile
Calories - 46
Steps - 1141
Time - 0:11:10
Distance - 0.51 miles

Walking Challenge: Land's End to John O'Groats:
5.6 miles in credit

Week 2 Day 2 of 28 Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge
Lower body workout. Probably the video I can do the most moves on. Only one move I really struggle with. The amount of walking I do day to day probably helps me be stronger for these exercises.

Still to Do:
As much trampoline and/or step aerobics as I can manage considering TOM arrived last night to stay for a few days.
EDIT: Got to 3100 steps. so that will do me today. Gonna take my lower back pain and sit on my comfy computer desk chair and sew and catch up on Spark now. :-)

Have a great day everyone! Don't forget to cloud-spot! :-)

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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LEXIE63 7/23/2010 6:17PM

    Thanks for the encouragement everyone!
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Lex xxx

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BOVEY63 7/23/2010 11:38AM

    You're doing awesome! Keep it up!
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BOE4LIFE 7/23/2010 8:54AM

    YOU SOOOO ROOCK!! Keep it up.

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CARLA-216 7/23/2010 8:05AM

    I forget for a moment each day that you're 5 hours ahead of me. emoticon

You're doing well with your activity, Lex. Keep it up!

I cloud spotted on the way home last evening (thanks to you) and saw a whale spitting water from it's spout. I also saw a tulip lying in the grass. FUN stuff!

xo,
Carla
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Walking plan warm up, Day 12 etc

Thursday, July 22, 2010

So, today I have :
Walked 10 minutes Week 2 Day 5 Walking Plan warm-up

Active Health stats:
Pace - 22 minute mile (thanks to vehicles impeding my progress)
Calories - 46
Steps - 1138
Time - 0:11:04

Walking Challenge - Lands End to John O'Groats
(minimum 14 miles walking a week challenge):
Currently 5.1 miles in credit

Completed Week 2 Day 1 of 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge

Also did sets of:
Single Leg Squats with Chair
Wall Pushups
Boxer (This move makes you feel like Superman. LOL)

Still to do:
Waitrose Circuit
EDIT: Done!

I hope everyone is enjoying their day. Look up at the clouds and tell me what you see. :-) I saw a pterodactyl chasing a mouse yesterday. I also saw a raccoon's face!
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Hugs,
Lex xxx
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JHADZHIA 7/22/2010 11:58PM

    Great workouts!
Its been a long time since I looked for shapes in clouds -have seen far too many clouds this summer and spring with above average rainfall -the most we have had in history as a matter of fact. So its been a little hard seeing the silver lining in the endless parade of clouds LOL. But thanks for the thought of doing something positive with them instead of cussing them out!!
Sleep well!

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CARLA-216 7/22/2010 4:24PM

    Good job on the movement! :D

I love looking at the clouds to see what the heavens have drawn out for us to see!

xo,
Carla

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STALEYK 7/22/2010 5:58AM

    Have a great day! You too must be an early morning workouter...

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Day Off. Yeah, right! LOL

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I decided to take a day off from the Walking Plan and the Bootcamp today because we had to walk into town for some work equipment, bill paying and a wee treat at HMV, and I knew I'd end up walking at least 5 miles, so I thought it would be silly to push beyond that and wreck myself for the rest of the week.

For the Walking Plan warm-up month I have swapped Wed and Thur over. Thur would have been a rest day from the walking plan, so a straight swap was easy enough.

I was due to start week 2 of the Bootcamp Challenge today, so I've simply delayed starting by twenty four hours.

We had a great trip into town. Tara had been saving up her pocket money to get a CD she really wanted, and I needed a second floor stand for my sewing so that I can keep a couple of projects on the go at once. I've tried a lapstand and ordinary rings and rectangular roller holders over the years but I end up twisting myself into all sorts of weird contortions while sewing causing no end of trouble with my back. I always return to my trusty floor stand, so it was time to swallow the cost and get another one.

I found a beauty! It has a smaller frame than my other one, but it is still a decent size. It has a ratchet system that allows you to turn your work 360 degrees which is a huge help when fastening off and so forth, and well, I just love it! Worth ever penny of the 40 it cost! I already put it together and sewed an ongoing cross stitch design I'm working on to the binding so I'm ready to go later while watching Ghost Whisperer. We just started season 5 over here a couple of weeks ago, and it is every bit as good as every other season! What a cute kid they got to play their son! Oooh, oooh, oooh! Season 6 of Medium starts on Friday too! Sadly replacing Criminal Minds which has just finished season 5 over here. My heart was in my mouth at the end of that last episode!

Anyway, digressing aside, I also grabbed some scrap pieces of 14 and 16 count canvas for my bargello experiments, and a couple of feet of Aida - 16 and 18 count for the same reason. I'm hoping to create some nice delicate designs using the Aida and cottons. My floor frames are going to be kept very busy for a while. :-)

When we reached HMV so Tara could decide which CDs or DVDs she wanted to buy, I stayed in the 2 for 10 section to see what they had on special, and in less than a minute Tara was racing back to me, eyes sparkling, saying, "Mum! You will never guess what I just found!" She held out a case to me, and I was amazed to realise that it was a copy of Picross for the DSi! I have been waiting for a second-hand copy of that game to turn up ever since we first got the DSi! I honestly didn't think I'd ever see it! Someone must have decided I deserved a little treat! ;-) Well, I had to have it, didn't I! LOL

I was also very naughty and grabbed 2 cds for myself - Toyah Wilcox and Shania Twain. Toyah takes me back to my teens and my pathetic attempt at rebellion, and Shania, well I just love that twinkle in her eye and the tongue in her cheek when she sings songs like That Don't Impress Me Much, and Man, I Feel Like A Woman. She totally took off Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love video in that latter video, which had me roaring with laughter, even though I quite like his music too.

Tara ended up with a CD (The Rasmus) and a DVD (Alvin and the Chipmunks), so she's happy. Then we paid my bills, grabbed a couple of sausage rolls, and walked home through the park, stopping at the pet store on the way to pick up some seed for the garden birds.

We got back just before the heavens opened, but you wouldn't have known they were going to. The sky was all blue with the old fluffy Cumulus for most of the time, and very hot and humid. I'm now doing my wilted cabbage impression again!

I hope everyone is having a good day.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CHEVY63 7/21/2010 10:32PM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day. What type of sewing do you do? I enjoy handcrafts (mostly crochet, but I've done a bit of embroidery and needlepoint, and sometimes even sew simple skirts). I haven't done as much handcrafting since I got my laptop, though!

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BOVEY63 7/21/2010 4:35PM

    It sounds like you and Tara had a great day, got in some good exercise and found some good deals.
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I recently did the back to my early teens, splurging and buying a Partridge Family/David Cassidy greatest hits cd off of Amazon - I love it!
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Enjoy the Picross and your cds.

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CARLA-216 7/21/2010 3:15PM

    So you love 'Criminal Minds' too, huh? It's probably my favorite show on TV now that my beloved '24' has ended for good.

Sounds like a nice and productive day, with you and your daughter both getting some new things to enjoy!

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JHADZHIA 7/21/2010 2:09PM

    Hi Lex!
What an uplifting and fun blog! Sounds like you had a grand day and getting everything you wanted too!! I love Shania and Robert Palmer too!
Enjoy your new 'old' game! What a find!

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British Comedy Lovers Team

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

British Comedy Lovers does exactly what it says on the name! The members love British Comedy. From Fawlty Towers to Keeping Up Appearances. From Last of the Summer Wine to Terry and June. From old black and white comedies unseen for decades to modern punchy larger than life shows. From family shows to the slightly risque. British Comedy Lovers has it all, and a varied membership to match!

With a terrific team leader who challenges us every week to laugh while getting fit, and friendly members who are actively involved in making the team work, this is a team worth getting to know!

Come by and see what we are laughing at this week, and what diabolical challenge we are faced with (Kidding! Last week's was the diabolical one! LOL)

Tell them Lexie sent you!

Hugs,
Lex xxx

  
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LEXIE63 7/21/2010 5:27PM

    Hey, this is a friendly and supportive team. It was my pleasure to blog about it.

GOLDFISHLIZ: I don't think I've seen Miranda. I'll go look it up. Thankyou.

SMERICKSON1: Do come and check it out. We have a lot of fun over there.

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Lex xxx
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GOLDFISHLIZ 7/20/2010 5:37PM

    Laughter is the best medicine and maintainer of sanity - and this is a great team.
I am still smiling from watching a repeat of 'Miranda' - if you haven't seen this series, do check it out. I love it!
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KNITTABLES 7/20/2010 1:54PM

    Thanks I will have to check the team out this week sometime.

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LOVESLIFE48 7/20/2010 9:58AM

    OMG!!!! You are so sweet!! I love this team too!!!! I'm so glad you are happy here!!!

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    I emoticon this team!

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Walking plan warm up, Day 10 etc

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

10 minute walk

Active Health stats:
Pace - 21 min mile
Calories - 47
Steps - 1165
Time - 11.06

Bootcamp Day 7 - and how fit do you think I am? That was IMPOSSIBLE! I did the bits I could, and totally fudged the rest. I don't even know if I can claim the week completed. I am going to have to seriously tweak that exercise selection for the remaining three weeks to stand any chance of completing this challenge.

I am a total beginner when it comes to strength exercise of any kind, and I am rather uncomfortable on the floor. Two and a half of the seven days is spent on the floor. Days 5 and 7 are completely on the floor. I'm beginning to think that the Bootcamp is for more advanced people or at least for people with less health issues than I have. I will have to seriously think about whether I can continue with this or whether I should work up to it doing other exercises first.

Disappointed me. :-(

EDIT: Well, I went back to the teampages and found the response to my email when I said I probably wouldn't be able to everything in the videos and Coach Denise said as long as I did my best it would count. Well, I DID MY BEST! So I have clicked that I have completed week one.
YAY! Feel a bit better now, but I still have a long way to go.

Still to do:
Trampoline
EDIT: Did twenty mins trampoline, plus 10 mins extra for a team challenge.

  
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LEXIE63 7/21/2010 5:32PM

    Thankyou!
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Lex xxx
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