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Regular moderate exercise log

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by RuthW, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I ordered some Therabands and accessories -- handles and door thingies, and located a weird assortment of my weights. Now to use them! May as well cancel my share of YMCA membership. Haven't used it in years... we used to live 5 minutes from Y and library. Nice combo. I loved how the guys in the weight room were so gallant and not judgmental.
    Yesterday one mile early walk and a ballet class. Thankful I wasn't dead today!
    Today early one mile then afternoon 3.25 walk. Personal bests all over in that one. Maybe I'm getting stronger, she says hopefully.
     
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  2. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Will look into it - had a quick look a few days ago and have a couple of routes in mind.
     
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  3. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @DJC3 - that's exactly what I do when no circular route seems obvious in Birmingham as well! My best canal walk is also accompanied by a train route, should I want it, though I'm more inclined to use the bus as I have a ticket already and see no need to waste that money. I did wonder, at one point, as I was walking so much if I would give up the Direct Debit and just pay as I went along again but I do still get on a bus enough days a month to justify continuing to pay the monthly amount, despite the bus company's best efforts to make the network only of any use to those going to and from the Universities and QE hospital and not of any use for the rest of the city.

    @ianpspurs - probably most of my walking has a deliberate purpose to it, but I do now do a fair amount of walking for enjoyment which is as much a shock to me as it is to friends of mine who remember the days when, whilst I was never inactive, the idea of a walk for fun was anathema and I'd sit in the car with a book for preference!

    Been a bit more moderate in the walking lately, but still keeping on top of the targets.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    13.5k steps today which in the context of the day seems ok to me.
     
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  5. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    No idea of step count today as I had no phone for 1/2 of it. Less than 10k I reckon though as so much of it was taken hanging around waiting to get my phone sorted. I did a 40 min GlucoseZone workout in the hope that it might help to offset the lack of walking.
    @Japes I agree it does seem a good plan - especially as I have my over 60s oyster card so can travel on any London Transport system. I just need to make sure I head towards town - the other way Bucks and Berks etc have green busses and they don’t accept Oyster.
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Not much today. 1.3 mile very slow exhausted walk this morning; allergist appt; lunch with Mom and bro (who is now stranded here from storms in flight path arrgghh) and did nothing all afternoon because I was so wiped out by lack of sleep.
    Therabands came this evening so I put in 10 min just to say I'd done something. BG up from too much cheese while doing nothing probably. So long walk and weights tomorrow hopefully.
     
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  7. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    With you on that @Japes have just built walking into my day so will walk rather than take public transport where it’s possible to do so in addition to some walks for pleasure. I mix up fitness walking with strolling and photography walks.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Wet and cold today so defo no grass cutting. 12k steps one way and another. Some of those were walking from farm store to car and from car to chickens with 20 kgs pellets. 70 minutes exercise bike in 2 sessions. Ticking over really - feels like I need proper professional exercise and nutritional coaching/intervention.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    11k steps today how accurate that number is and how much good my top speed is for fitness or bg control that is I know not. They are all my own and the best I am going to do.
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    23,480 steps today (8.5 miles) mostly spent along the canal, and very enjoyable it was too.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    11.8k steps and an hour cutting lawns is all I managed today. Somewhere in-between nothing and not quite enough.
     
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    Yesterday just over 13k steps. Only managed 1 proper walk of around an hour as I was busy packing up to drive down to Cornwall. A lot of strength type work though lugging heavy boxes and bits of furniture.
    Today a measly 5,650 steps as I was driving for a long time. Did manage 15 mins at quite a high rate on the exercise bike this evening though.
     
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  13. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Quiet around here...
    @ianpspurs watch carefully what kind of pro you get for coaching! I know you're searching for the thing that works, very frustrating! How about... an old Jane Fonda tape? She did some hardcore workouts there. As I recall, her form was excellent.
    Tue 2 fast (my fast) miles after breakfast, Barre class evening. Fun and HARD!
    Wed early morning 1 mile, ballet class evening. Barre class makes ballet easier. If only my brain would catch up to its old speed again, or.. maybe (she says hopefully) it's just the body that's stoopider.
    Today early morning 1 mile, late morning 4 fast! miles. No idea they were that fast, thought the sweat was the heat!
    Happy with today. Now for the finger wiggling and facial gymnastics. I don't think that burns fat nor lowers BG...but somebody's gotta do it!
    SIL& her Mr have just relocated to Kentucky. They shopped for a chest freezer. The capacities were all rated by how many deer they would hold. .....
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    2 days of 5.5 and 6k steps due to muscle strains and family duties. Today was only a little better but a start anyhow. 11.5k steps and 35 mins grass cutting. Sleepy little soldier so no exercise bike tonight.
     
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    50 mile ride last week and tore my hamstring, so no exercise until today after go ahead from physio, an hours Zumba (my first session, great fun, highly recommended) and then an hours Pilates. Feeling sore but happy
     
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  16. DJC3

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    Haven’t done a lot over the last couple of days for various reasons but did manage a good walk today, from Lostwithiel up to Restormel castle (12century) and back along Fowey river valley. Some quite steep inclines. Step counter says 15,794 steps and 28 flights of stairs!
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Great picture @DJC3 and impressive stairs count. 15k steps, 35 mins lawns and 20 mins walking around with 16 litre spry knapsack and 30 mins exercise bike - testing out hr on new fitbit against chest hr monitor.
     
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  18. DJC3

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    Didn’t get out much yesterday as the weather was cold and wet. A little stint on the exercise bike in the morning and 20 mins hand weights and squats later on waiting for roast to finish cooking.
    Today went on 2 medium walks around 6 miles total. Not particularly fast but very enjoyable and the sun was out so all good.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Friday and Saturday both struggled to pass 6k steps. Yesterday 11k. Today 14k steps and 1 hr on the exercise bike.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Some variety today so hopefully useful. Core 11k steps, 30 mins exercise bike and 3 sets of 10 reps on 8 exercises - very low weight but a journey of a 1000 miles and all that
     
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