hi, still very tired from the drive to Adelaide yesterday. Glad I went down there though but the heat has knocked me around. I also drove all the way down and probably half way back, a long way. I can feel it in the top half of my body. Arms, shoulders, top of back are very sore. I think this is due to holding the steering wheel for so long.
Still did some strength training and road my exercise bike for 5 minutes plus I did 5 of my push ups from the kitchen bench, wow I can feel them.
Hi everyone, home safe and sound from Adelaide, another long day. Of course it was hot for travelling and my air conditioner in the car does not work.
All went well. One of my appointments was with a exercise physio and she is going to send me a heap of information about exercising. Gave me lots of suggestions.
All the information I have gained from all of you has helped a great deal also. I now realise that I was aiming too high and would have burnt myself out.
The exercise physio did tell me to use heavier weights as I have only been using 2kg (4 lb) for a while. She recommended 3kgs weights and also to use more of the bands.
When you use your brains there is such a range of different exercises that you can do. I do wall push ups quite a bit, she suggested trying to do these from a kitchen cupboard as these are a little harder. So tomorrow I will start at 5 and build up.
hi everyone, thank you for your comments on my last blog. Yes I do think I was aiming to high.
The good news just keeps on coming I had a blood test yesterday and rang today to get the kidney levels for the creatinine and it has improved again. So happy about this. I am now further away from dialysis again. Back to were I was in October last year.
In the next couple of days I am going to sit down and work out some harder workouts for variety so I can mix this all up. I am going down to Adelaide tomorrow for some appointments at the hospital and hope to get a chance to see if I can get some heavier weights.
I really need to do quality not quantity. I still plan on a total of 2 hours per day. Again today did too much walking as it was shopping day. Over 9000 steps. Plus strength exercises.
Did you see this daily blog about how much exercises you really need to do per day.
I have had a day off today only because I woke up at 4am and could not go back to sleep. This means that I then have the wobbles all day, this is from the problem I had over 3 years concerning my brain which needed a major operation.
I am not going to let this upset me and actually I must be taking note of me as I usually still try to do some things. Really is not worth it as I came close to having a fall again this morning.
So yesterday was a really good day with my exercises in the morning then the walk to school to get the kids. I again did over 10,000 steps. Did not ride my bike last night as I knew I did enough.
I am still doing my approx. 2 hours of exercises (except today) but probably only 60 minutes of it is harder than before. So I am very happy with that.
I am still going to play around with my exercises to find the right combination for me to do everyday. I enjoyed doing the 25 minutes of hard exercises yesterday morning.
I might try some of these 10 minutes blocks of exercises and see how that goes. I would rather not be doing so much walking. Also when I walk further is when I get more problems with my legs at night time, as in swelling and cramps. I am very aware of not wearing myself out to the point that I get tired again. Which is no good for the kidneys.
So this is what I am wondering 2 hours of exercising per day.
20 to 30 minutes of hard exercises in morning to get the heart pumping.
then 10 minutes every hour but one block easier and then one block heart pumping.
The plan is to do a maximum of 60 minutes of heart pumping exercises per day
approx. 40 minutes of easier exercises Total for both 100 minutes.
Then just smaller amount of steps. Which would only be 20 to 30 minutes per day.
By doing the other exercises not the walking as much gives me more choices as there are the sit down videos on Sparks that I could do.
Is this being realistic? Love to hear some suggestions.
Hi everyone, I have had so many amazing comments on my last 2 blogs from yesterday, thank you all so very much.
I think I forgot all the achievements that I have made in the last 2 1/2 years and for a little while just was focusing on the weight loss. However, I have improved so many other things in my life. I do have a life now.
The most important one is I am still not on DIALYSIS. which is amazing, even the Nephrologist has faith in me.
As I said I started doing the Australian Biggest Loser DVD yesterday which lasted 62 minutes. Today I only did bits and pieces of it today, some of the strength (8minutes)and the cardio (17 minutes). I actually sat down and worked out all the times of the different segments. Also I plan to ride my exercise bike tonight.
I have walking planned for this afternoon. I have to walk to the school to pick up the grandchildren from school and then look after them for a few hours.
So, I have had my heart pumping the last 2 days now and feels good.
I have also realised by doing this DVD how I can increase the cardio at the exercise class I go to. As I do not huff and puff at the class anymore I was thinking that most of this class was strength but a lot of what we do is cardio, just need to put more effort into it.