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I joined a gym

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Like I said in my feed, I joined a women only gym today.

I got a flyer through the door from this place a few weeks ago, and had seen their sign outside the business - they're across the road from my favourite Mexican restaurant.

So, I looked them up on the internet, and checked out another women only fitness place also in town. The one I went for is much cheaper.

It's a place called LadyZone. They provide a set up for a 30 minute circuit training session. 10 stations, mixing cardio and toning, with the final station being for stretching. I can go as many times a week as I want. Walk in or scheduled with a personal trainer. All for no extra cost. They also do regular assessing of my progress, including measuring hips, waist, and bust, and figuring body fat % and weight. And they will work with me to develop an exercise program specifically for me.

All in all, not a bad deal!

My induction appointment is next Tuesday.

  
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NICELY1 2/4/2010 12:24PM

  That's awesome i just recently did a 7 day trial at anytime fitness i loved it and this coming up monday i am planning on becoming a member.

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STLRZGRRL 2/3/2010 3:05PM

    I used to work in a Women's Fitness Center... LONG AGO!!!... A lot of women feel self-conscious when they are wearing workout clothes and getting all sweaty and grunting in front of men people... I don't know WHY!

MEN don't have ANY PROBLEM scratching their bums in front of US!!

What REALLY matters is that you feel comfortable there and that they help you get out of it what you are after...

GO GET 'EM!!!
Tracey

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PRICKLY101 2/3/2010 2:21PM

    Well done! Enjoy!

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JACOBSS914 2/3/2010 12:53PM

    Good for you enjoy it and well use it, every chance you get. gym memberships become a great deal, when you use them, all the time.

Good luck, and I really hope you enjoy your workouts.

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Step 1 in reaching my goal to walking 5km in the Race for Life in June

Monday, February 01, 2010

Step 1 has now been reached. As I needed to go to the major shopping mall in the area today I stopped at a specialist running shop and picked out a good pair of supportive walking shoes. I also found information on other sponsored walks in the region, and got on their mailing list to get regular updates on future events.

So - I've got the shoes. Now, to start walking!

Since I knew I would be there and not able to do my regular walk, I got to the mall about an hour before most of the shops opened and spend 20 minutes circling the inner perimeter. Two laps round is .89 miles according to google maps. That doesn't include the time spent walking after the shops opened nor the walks up and down stairs. I skipped the escalators and took the stairs when I needed to move between floors.

While I wouldn't want to walk there every day, it is a place to keep in mind for those days when the weather is not that great. It's about a 20 minute drive away from our house on the motorway, provided traffic isn't backed up.

  
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BKWERM 2/1/2010 6:40PM

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Set your goals for the future, then work back

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I did and learned lot yesterday which will be of benefit to my children's school and to the governing body which I chair.

But, one thing I learned applies equally well here when it comes to goal setting.

Figure out where you want to be in 5 years time, then work backwards to figure out what you need to do to reach those goals.

So applying that to my goals.

Goal
Participate in the Race for Life 2010 5km walk/run.

At this point, I can walk 20 - 30 minutes comfortably. Looking at the SP Spark Your Way to a 5K training program, www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_articles.asp?id=598
I should allow at least 8 weeks steady training to make that goal safely. So -- pulling up my calendar....

I need to start the training program full steam by the 18th of April.

Between now and April, I need to reach a stage where I can comfortably walk 20 - 30 minutes each day.

  
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JACOBSS914 1/28/2010 8:25AM

    Yep thats the only way to do it. I do a lot of project management, for my job. If somebody sets a clear dead date, then I work backwards from completion to start. Its a lot easier to build out the plan.

Now I got ot say thank you, I need to look at the 5K article next.

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UMUCGRAD 1/28/2010 6:50AM

    Well said! Thanks for sharing. I truly believe nothing significant happens without clear goals. All the best to you!

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I'm doing a 5K walk

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It was bit of a whim, we'll blame this cold I've picked up and the cold medicine which hasn't helped a bit.

But...

I've signed up to take part in a 5K charity walk for Cancer Research UK.

Race for Life raised money for breast cancer research. I know so many women whose lives have been affected by breast cancer it just made sense to do this walk.

I'm aiming to raise 500. Not a high amount, but I figure for my first walk it is good place to aim for.

If you'd like to sponsor me, check out my page.
www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/nancyth
ompson


So, once this cold virus clears up, I have my goal for the next few months. Build up my walking endurance so that I can walk 5KM in a decent amount of time.

  
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GOODYBAR58 1/26/2010 5:29PM

    Very admirable and surly a worthy goal. Much success in reaching this worthy goal!

I hope you cold gets better soon,
deb

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My Spark List - in no particular order; part 1

Monday, January 25, 2010

1. Move to Stage 4 at Spark People
2. Be listed as a success story at SP.
3. Learn to belly dance
4. See the aurora borealis.
5. Go to my 30th high school reunion
6. Create a successful Reiki Healing Centre
7. Have a beauty make over
8. Shop for clothes with a personal shopper
9. Visit the Lascaux Caves in Southern France
10. Hold my grandchildren
11. Walk the distance from Land's End to John O' Groats ( 910 miles)
12. Become listed on the spark page directory as an inspiration for others
13. Have 1000 in savings
14. Write a cookery book of family recipes
15 Own a home in the country where I can offer B&B retreats and Reiki energy healing
16. Return to school for a degree in Medical Herbalism
17. Stand inside Stonehenge at the Solstice
18. See River Dance perform in person
19. Study Reiki in Japan
20 Walk on the Great Wall of China
21. Learn to speak French
22. Swim with dolphins
23. Get a bicycle
24. Learn to do tapestry
25. Make cross stitch projects for 2 family members for Christmas 2010
26. Get a massage more often
27. Run a streak - meditate 10 minutes a day X 365 days
28. Leave the car at home and run errands by walking and using public transport once a week.
29. Visit every continent
30. Learn how to do a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
31. See the Terra Cotta warriors in China
32. Learn to fold origami
33. Make my own sushi
34. Read 1 classic novel a year
35. Join a choir
36. Buy all produce organic or locally produced
37. Practice random acts of kindness each day
38. Take a cooking class and learn to cook something I've never made before
39. Learn to crochet
40. Celebrate the Sabbats


To be continued.....





  
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BKWERM 1/26/2010 6:05AM

    Your list makes you seem like a very interesting and interested person. I'm looking forward to hearing when you accomplish each of these.

Take care.

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JACOBSS914 1/26/2010 5:20AM

    What a great list its nice to set goals, now make a bunch of smaller ones so you reach these in steps. Minor victories empower you to succeeed, and drive you through the larger goals.

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