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Regular moderate exercise log

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

  1. Safi

    Safi Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with that @RuthW - it all adds up :)

    Had a bike ride & a kayak. Glad we went early - another very windy afternoon today but it does take the sting out of the heat I suppose.
     
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    JenniferW Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What's happened for me is lifestyle demands imposed by external things - arrangements over moving flats, going out for the day with friends ... all demanding I walk from place to place. Sometimes, in the past, there might have been more use of buses, but even some of the days I've been doing this, there's been use of buses. It's bringing home to me just how much this is a lifestyle thing, and that my life had developed into a very sedentary one.
     
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    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Only 4 miles walking today.
     
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  4. Safi

    Safi Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    7km country walk very early this am (before the heat hit!) & some yoga/strength/cardio just before lunch. May have a swim this afternoon if the sea breeze is late.
     
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    JenniferW Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    ... not so much of the ONLY!
     
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    JenniferW Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I might not hit my day's steps target, but as I spent much of the morning going up and down step ladders, than manhandling carpet that's coming up, plus lugging pots of paint upstairs, etc, I feel it adds up to a fair morning's exercise - I have aches and pains to prove it.
     
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    Annieok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a bit of a bad week last week - chest cold, then fell down the last three steps of the stairs and bruised my back, my bum and my wrist. So not much exercise for me! I then went to London for the weekend and managed to walk 6 miles on Friday and Saturday. Back on track in work this week and should be able to keep it up, even though I'm still coughing quite a bit. I had a leaflet through the door about a spinning class starting in January down the street from me. It sounds a bit sweaty but I think I might be persuaded to give it a go.
     
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    Sounds painful. Was wondering where you had got to. Welcome back.
     
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    I think I get the lazy crown today. Fairest of weekend walking but today just 20 min so far. Meetings all day tomorrow too. Groan
     
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    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4 miles again walking today. At least weather is still reasonable.
     
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    Hope your appointment goes well. I've already worn out one pair of trainers and replaced them with waterproof light weight boots. I think you are using any excuse for more exercise which must be good.
     
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    Safi Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Just a bike ride & a brief stroll on the beach this morning - really have to catch up on some chores.
     
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    6 miles walking today.
     
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    Cool boots! What made you go for them?

    Found myself browsing various Doc Martins recently!
     
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    I bought a fitness monitor (a Garmin Vivosmart) and hit the target number of steps every day in the first week - wild enthusiasm for the new gadget! But since then, I've not managed to hit the target every day of the week. GIn good weeks it's been 5 out of 7 days, with something like half the target on the other days. Not too bad - not bad enough to be beating myself up about, but long-term, I'd like to be hitting the target 6 out of 7 days.

    Well, this week I've hit the target every day! My present target level's between 7 and 8,000, so I'm still a way off the 10,000 steps a day, which so many of the exercise advice places tell me to aim for.

    It's great to be able to brag to you here!
     
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  17. Safi

    Safi Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Nothing at all today. Other than the heat (which is hardly a shock to my Australian system!) I don't even have an excuse :oops:
     
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    I have a Fitbit and try to do 10,000 steps a day @JenniferW . I'm quite a fan of tracking and setting targets. Best of all is when a message pops up on my phone to say 'you've nailed it' when I reach my target. Great motivation!
     
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    I have mine set to vibrate when I hit the goal, and day after day it takes me by surprise. For that brief moment of shock, I really can't believe I've done it!
     
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  20. Safi

    Safi Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    45mins yoga/strength/resistance & a good, long kayak - stunning (if hot!) weather & we were just finishing up when a cool sea breeze came through. I feel much better than yesterday :)
     
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