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2019 Keep Moving Challenge

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Sports and Fitness MoneySaving
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  • bugsletbugslet Forumite
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    MallyGirl wrote: »
    Failed last week as I got an unexpected invite to a job interview - my first in over 20 years. All spare time got thrown at producing 2 presentations for it. I didn't get the job but I think it was still a worthwhile experience - unfortunately all the hunching over the laptop into the wee small hours led to something going twang at the base of my neck and a terrible headache behind my eyes for 3 days so nothing beyond dog walking happened.
    I also tried to distract myself from the discomfort with lots of rubbish food :(
    Line drawn - start again.
    I am going to my 2nd free run club tonight to see if I can get the hang of that. I also have a trip to the Spa on Monday where I will swim for an hour or so.

    Hope the neck is better, it's horrible when something twangs, chocolate always helps me. Even when I'm not poorly:o
    Jazee wrote: »
    I'm only managing about half of what I'd intended to walk. Must do better.

    If you are going for total steps/miles rather than 'boots on' miles, just try and think of extra ways to get some walking time in. I virtually never drive to the local shops, I always walk. If you talk to a friend on the phone, instead of sitting, walk round the house. There's probably a few ways you can add 1000 steps here and there into your day.

    Good luck:)
  • MallyGirlMallyGirl Forumite, Board Guide
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    last week was better as I did make it to my 2nd free run club session. It was run by a lovely coach who told me that was plenty of hope for me as he did his first marathon at age 67! He suggested aiming for a 10k in May - we'll see. I will go again this week.
    I am off to the spa tonight to use my last visit from 2017's Christmas pressie. I will swim for at least 30 mins but hope to make it an hour (probably in 2 shifts as it gets a bit monotonous).
    My phone stats say that I averaged 9016 steps per day last week which is on the right lines but the daily figures vary massively so I think I could improve there.
    Feeling positive :)
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  • MallyGirlMallyGirl Forumite, Board Guide
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    bugslet wrote: »
    Hope the neck is better, it's horrible when something twangs, chocolate always helps me. Even when I'm not poorly:o

    for me it is crisps not chocolate but the principle is the same. Neck is much better now thanks
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  • SplanKSplanK Forumite
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    I did quite well with walking last week..33.5 miles added (total 71.7 / 14.8 behind weekly target).


    1lb loss (14st 12). Not massivly suprised but a loss is still a loss! KFC + a blow out on choc on Sunday.... need to get my head in the right place to eat better. Generally fine, its more when I am at home, or in the office at work alone at weekends!
  • MallyGirlMallyGirl Forumite, Board Guide
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    I work from home, alone, all week. I snack far too much :( Not lost any weight yet this year as a result.
    I will keep up with the moving although the current snowfall doesn't make that appealing
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  • JazeeJazee Forumite
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    Mallygirl, I'm a homeworker too with a weakness for crisps.
    Bugslet - my walking target is boots on stuff. I don't count steps at home so I'm probably being hard on myself.

    Nearly five miles walked today and an hours exercise class.
    Spend less now, work less later.
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  • MallyGirlMallyGirl Forumite, Board Guide
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    I got to the stadium last night to discover that run club was cancelled as the track was too icy - at least I did 2000 steps walking there and back.
    Instead I had a go at doing a home workout - not that successful as I couldn't find a youtube video that was easy enough and then I struggled to watch the ipad at the same time as doing the movements (and I couldn't get Airplay to work to use the telly). I ended up doing some things I remembered from a bootcamp I did a few years back - something is always better than nothing.
    This has led me to a new additional goal - by the end of the year I am going to be able to do 2 consecutive push ups. I have never done a proper one in my 51 years - even from knees is beyond me right now, I was shocked to discover. I thought my arms were strong given my daily tussle with 2 very strong dogs but they cannot manage my weight :(
    At least I did swim for 75 mins on Monday at a fairly gentle pace.
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  • Barny1979Barny1979 Forumite
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    Went for my first run with the local running club tonight
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    I do 2 hours public skating on a Tuesday, with lots of chatting to friends. 2 hours ice hockey Thursday. One hour ice hockey Saturday evening at 11pm a couple of hours public skating at the weekend. Sometimes one hour or more ice hockey Monday morning. I am 55 and the fittest I have ever been with a resting heart rate of 40 bpm. But I do fear the decline with age. :o
    MallyGirl wrote: »
    last week was better as I did make it to my 2nd free run club session. It was run by a lovely coach who told me that was plenty of hope for me as he did his first marathon at age 67! He suggested aiming for a 10k in May - we'll see. I will go again this week.

    Just gradually increase your run and you’ll get there. I worked up from 5K to 10K, and it became easy after a few months. Just don’t rush.
  • 39.8 miles done this week, a bit down as I was racing the northern cross country championships yesterday.
    133 miles ish done so far
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
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