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    WENDYJM4   163,760
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9th April 2013

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

HI everyone,

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.
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ARTJAC 4/12/2013 2:26AM


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1CRAZYDOG 4/9/2013 10:30AM

    Great advice you've been given! I have to say dividing it into increments has worked for me for sure. Keeps the metabolism revved too.

Listen to your body as you've been doing . . . that's KEY!


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WENDYJM4 4/9/2013 8:24AM

    some very good suggestions here. You right I think I am aiming to0 high. Okay different format. I did handle the 17 minutes of cardio yesterday but can I do this everyday? Need a better plan. keep the suggestions coming.

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SUSIEPH1 4/9/2013 8:01AM

    Darling, to be honest I think you are doing to much exercise ..
You need to pace yourself.
Trying to do to much Cardio can be dangerous.
Try to relax a bit and look after your body ..
Always in my heart xx Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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POSITIVEPAULA8 4/9/2013 6:27AM

    In my honest opinion I think you are trying to do too much in one day. for me with my slight Osteo Arthritis in both my hips if I did more than 10 minutes cardio in one day I would be sitting down for a few days unable to walk without lots and lots and lots of agonising pain. So I know 10 minutes a day is all I can do for cardio per day.

I can do strength exercises e.g. Tai Chi QiGong for up to 40 minutes no more. So I try to do cardio one day strength exercises e.g. Tai Chi or spark people DVD or some such the other day so as not to over do it.

What I have come to truly understand and I now get it is this: We are aiming to live a healthy lifestyle not be on a diet for the rest of our lives. So we have to do things that we feel we can manage to do long term for the rest of our life.

The type of exercise has to be something you will enjoy if you do not enjoy it you won't continue with it for the long haul. You also have to have variety so it does not become mundane and or boring or you will not want to continue with it.

I have stopped calorie counting and tracking as I just knew long term I could never continue with it and that it was probably something that would put me off track with my weight loss healthy lifestyle goals. But I do watch my portion sizes and I don't drink any soft drink and hardly ever have anything with sugar any more and to tell you the truth now having been likes this for ages I don't miss it and if I do have it on the rare occasion while out at a friends or to lunch or some such I just don't enjoy it any more.

You have to find though what will work for you. what works for me or someone else may not work for you. but definately don't over do it too much or you may be sorry and then not able to do any exercise for ages is my suggestion. Hope this helps in some small way perhaps.

Good luck I am sure you will work it out and succeed with all your weight loss goals. Let us know what you decide to do Wendy.

Take care emoticon ,

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    Wow, you certainly do expect a lot of your body! If you feel better for doing so much, then go for it - you obviously know how much suits you. I like the idea of small exercise sessions scattered throughout the day. Much easier to recover from, as I discovered myself.

I know I haven't been Sparking long, but I'm pleased with my efforts if I can manage to cope with 45 minutes of exercising on a good day. Most of mine is made up of a variety of seated workouts, no longer than 15 minutes each. I may focus on the one video each day, but the video usually works most areas of the body in those 15 minutes.

Like you, I can't do much walking, unless I'm prepared to cope with a sleepless night thanks to very painful knees. I'm gradually adding some gentle standing exercises to my routine, and finding if I don't try doing too much at once, I can do them with no ill effects.

Hoping tomorrow is a much better day for you Wendy.
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GOANNA2 4/9/2013 6:08AM

    Don't push yourself so hard. Muscles need time to
recover and so just ease up one day and do harder
exercises the next. You are doing great but don't
push yourself to exhaustion. emoticon

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/9/2013 5:19AM

    I, too, need exercise but not to the point of exhaustion. I need to mix things up too. Today I'm trying some yoga. It may not burn calories as some exercises do, but it strengthens and relaxes.


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MOTLEM 4/9/2013 4:14AM

    Wow Wendy, be careful and take care. emoticon

To me, that seems an awful lot of exercise every day. Just my thoughts. I do 30 - 45 minutes every day and make sure I never do the same exercises 2 days in a row. I think mixing and matching is the key and never let the body get too familiar with an exercise before changing it. emoticon emoticon

Good luck with it all. emoticon

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