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AKELAZ's Blogs

Sunday, November 13, 2011      4 comments

I'be been so busy this weekend that I lost it - AGAIN! Focus, that is. This happens so easily - something in my head says 'OK there's an excuse now so I don't need to think about cardio.' I do know that's rubbish and I also know that if I don't... Read more
And the walking continues . . .
Thursday, November 10, 2011      4 comments

. . hoping it'll really become a daily habit and not an intermittent habit as it has been. Today I went - again - to the sea at the bottom of my square - but very early when both life and Nature are very different. All the sailing boats (most... Read more
Walking by the sea
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      1 comments

I went walking by the sea at the bottom of my road today. It was not intended - I meant to walk on the Downs behind Brighton but for various reasons it wasn't to be. So - determined to get in my 60 minute walk somewhere I enjoy, I just too... Read more
Sunday, November 06, 2011      5 comments

I took some students to a fireworks display at the Sussex County Cricket ground near my home in Brighton last night. It's a great night - whole families from grandparents down to tiny children who run around madly until the display starts - youn... Read more
60 minutes by a Saltwater Lagoon
Friday, November 04, 2011      5 comments

In my quest to gee myself up into some worthwhile cardio Im starting to do some long walks in beautiful places that I enjoy not hard here in Sussex in the UK. Ive been trying to remember why I stopped doing that but there is no why real... Read more
Good days
Thursday, November 03, 2011      6 comments

I am very happy to look back on a good week so far. I have woken early, got out of bed immediately and done a 15 minute warm up on the exercise bike a selection of strength exercises which a Spark friend sent me to help the sciatica that is cu... Read more
Re-igniting my Spark
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      9 comments

I have been trying to do it for some time on and off. Firstly I lost heart with myself. Secondly theres been a bit of hiatus in my life two weeks working away - which always involves meals out and hotel living generally - and then a collec... Read more
Progress made
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      12 comments

I seem to have a change of attitude - long may it last! I was obliged to go out to supper last night unavoidable a longstanding arrangement - and I really didn't want to go because I've had a few pretty good Spark days and didn't want ... Read more
Following the example of those who keep on keeping on
Monday, September 05, 2011      11 comments

I had come to a point where I was ashamed to be a member here Ive never lost a great deal of weight with Spark through my own most grievous fault, but continued on the basis that slow weightloss was better than no weightloss. However I have ... Read more
Searching for focus
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      6 comments

Lately, because I was much engulfed with caring for my grandchildren to give their parents a hand, Ive lost focus, eaten far too much and pretty well given up exercising apart from the cardio that young children inevitably provoke. They are d... Read more
Gastronomic Turkey - Day 1
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      9 comments

We had a very bad journey out to Izmir an airport on the edge of the Marmara Sea. A delay of two hours on the runway due to a strike by air traffic controllers in Greece and when finally there was a slot for take -off, the Control Tower at Ga... Read more
Home from Turkey - what an experience!!
Saturday, July 16, 2011      10 comments

As some of my friends here know I have been in Turkey recently partly for work and partly for the wedding of a Turkish student of mine involving two ceremonies one in the tiny village where he was born and another in Istanbul. It has been... Read more
More tales from the Bootcamp
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      4 comments

Having said I lost no weight on the Spring Bootcamp - which was both true and disappointing I nonetheless felt it had done me a great deal of good in boosting my energy levels and I could see (and measure) that I was more toned. Fine by me t... Read more
Weekend Kite Festival
Monday, May 30, 2011      2 comments

I took my grandchildren and a friend to a kite festival over this long weekend - it was very windy and the kites all flew really well. My favourites were the 'ghost kites' which I'd never seen before - really spooky flying silently through the ... Read more
End of Bootcamp
Saturday, May 28, 2011      4 comments

The first week of Bootcamp really motivated and energised me and that in turn has made me much more active than I had been for some time - HOORAH! I had been dithering around about finishing off my bathroom in my little house in the country... Read more

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