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Fit is Fun! Monday 31/08/2020 to Sunday 6/09/2020

Madameirir
Madameirir5kg

Hello everyone and welcome to the Fit is Fun Club!

Fit for Fun is an all inclusive club to cover all activity and all abilities and the aim is for each of us to highlight our preferred activities and give us all new ideas for exercise.

This thread will be open from Monday to Sunday and a new one posted each Monday.

The idea is for you to post your exercise achievements from last week and your proposed goals for this coming week. This will not be a competition but declared plans are easier to stuck to and encouragement and support from fellow members are good motivators.

If you are used to post photos please feel free to post as many as you wish. (You have to do a separate post, then copy ans paste the link to your reply here).

Last week I just came back from a long and much needed holiday! I just ran once during those holiday and we walked and cycled a lot!

I’d like to run more next week!

I’ll be happy to read all about your achievements and goals for next week!

I wish you all a great week!😊🍀

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BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator

Thanks for hosting, Madameirir :) We seem to have had a few newbies who are into exercise: let's hope they find their way here :)

henderslh
henderslhWorking at it

Beautiful photo & I’m so glad you enjoyed your well deserved holiday.

This week I have walked 72.5 km & completed 2.4 km on the cross trainer.

According to the Active 10 App 409 out of 597 were brisk walking.

Here is the link to my collage entry.

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Madameirir
Madameirir5kg in reply to henderslh

Hello henderslh,

Wow!! You did really great!! Well done!👍😊 Good luck for next week!

henderslh
henderslhWorking at it in reply to Madameirir

Thank you 😊

Greendream123
Greendream1233lbs in reply to henderslh

That sounds great, very active!

henderslh
henderslhWorking at it in reply to Greendream123

Thank you 😊

xx2000
xx20005kg in reply to henderslh

Lovely pictures!! You are really lucky to have some natural spaces with animals so close to your home. It must be great to go walking with such environment (I have to deal with cars and traffic lights)

henderslh
henderslhWorking at it in reply to xx2000

We are lucky we are on the edge of the town but there is plenty of traffic around us . It’s part of why we moved where we did 😁

Shield-Maiden
Shield-Maiden1 stone in reply to henderslh

Well done H!

Can I ask, how do you manage to walk 70 plus K ? I have distance envy!

Does it help you to keep super-slim? :)

henderslh
henderslhWorking at it in reply to Shield-Maiden

It’s mostly walking to the station & back to get to work & then up lots of stairs at work .I work in a nine story building & we try to avoid the lifts due to Covid . We have limited toilets that we can use & I think running up & down 3 or 4 flights of stairs multiple times a day helps 🤪.

I then go for a nice walk at the weekend .

I’m not sure how accurate it is so I then to go for the Active 10 minutes instead.

I think if I wasn’t so active I would be much fatter 😩

Shield-Maiden
Shield-Maiden1 stone in reply to henderslh

You sound very energetic! :)

Keep it up, it's obviously keeping you fit and healthy :)

henderslh
henderslhWorking at it in reply to Shield-Maiden

I do try , sometimes we are stuck to the desk in work but it’s not too bad at the minute

Madameirir
Madameirir5kg in reply to henderslh

That’s the best exercise henderslh! Great energy!😊

henderslh
henderslhWorking at it in reply to Madameirir

Thank you 😊

Morning, what a lovely photo!

Last week, I managed 3 workout videos and walked each day (the distance varied depending on what needed doing). My goal for this week is 4 home workouts. I find them hard to fit in with work (busiest time of year so swamped with tasks) and looking after my son but hoping I can get up early a few times without over doing it. I'll still be walking for school runs etc. (not a goal as no other way of getting my son to school, but still exersize!)

Madameirir
Madameirir5kg in reply to Greendream123

Hello Greendream!

Walking is great exercise! Well done last week and good luck for next week!🍀👍😊

xx2000
xx20005kg in reply to Greendream123

Exercise is exercise ... even washing the dishes !! 4 workouts is a great goal, hope that you can fit in your busy life next week ! What kind of videos do you like?

Greendream123
Greendream1233lbs in reply to xx2000

That's a very good point! I tend to put on Chloe Ting, she has a lot of videos but some are better than others.

Shield-Maiden
Shield-Maiden1 stone in reply to Greendream123

I can't think of a nicer walk...spending time, walking with your son...I remember those days, cherish the time, it goes by, all too quickly x

henderslh
henderslhWorking at it in reply to Greendream123

Well done xx

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator in reply to Greendream123

That soundslike loads fo exercise to me , well done 👏👍. Do you count your steps? I just use my phone

Greendream123
Greendream1233lbs in reply to IndigoBlue61

I used to some time ago, but lost interest. It's a good way of being mindful of how much you're moving though!

Lovely picture Madameirir!! Thats fantastic that youve enjoyed your holidays and had time to cycle and walk.

I went back to work a few weeks ago although on a mix system (telework and work in the office). That means more normal movement (I walk to work) but also less time for other type of exercises. Besides, I am still arranging the house after painting so I have boxes to move and unpack.

I managed more than 10000 steps everyday (on average) and went to run twice. It was hard because I havent gone running since 3rd August so almost a month ago!! (afterwards I was painful with stiches!! 😆.

My streching and planck exercises were forgotten during the past weeks. I hope I can get back to them with normal life and worse weather (with nice weather I prefer to go outside if I can).

Enjoy the return to work (and schools) Have a nice week!!

Madameirir
Madameirir5kg in reply to xx2000

Hello xx2000,

You exercise a lot!! Very well done! I think when we walk to work it clears the mind and it is exercise too!! Good luck for next week!🍀👍😊

xx2000
xx20005kg in reply to Madameirir

Thanks

Shield-Maiden
Shield-Maiden1 stone in reply to xx2000

Well done for going running again. I miss not being able to run; but I enjoy hiking.

Have a good week.

xx2000
xx20005kg in reply to Shield-Maiden

I've been hiking a little bit during my holidays. I went to the island of La Palma (Canary Islands) very recomendable for hiking, trekiing and walking!! ... and lovely weather (not too hot not too cold)

Shield-Maiden
Shield-Maiden1 stone in reply to xx2000

That sounds wonderful :)

henderslh
henderslhWorking at it in reply to xx2000

Well done xx2000 xx

xx2000
xx20005kg in reply to henderslh

thanks

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator in reply to xx2000

That all sounds very energetic xx2000! Well done 👍👏😊

Violenne
Violenne2020 September

Picture looks amazing Madameirir :)

I am struggling to get my steps in lately, I am averaging about 6000 instead of my usual 10000 but it's something to work on.

My exercise routine:

Monday - 45 min circuit training with weights (already done)

Tuesday - C25K - Week 5, run 2 (to do after work today, run 1 done on Sunday)

Wednesday - 45 min circuit training with weights, 15 min abs

Thursday - 45 min to 60 min yoga

Friday - will probably end up as rest day, as I get some food shopping and fill up the car after work on Fridays

Saturday - C25K - Week 5, run 3

Sunday - 45 min to 60 min yoga

I am trying to stick to the routine I would normally follow if all my classes were back as it's a pre-established habit and easier to stick to (in theory, at least). I have been giving the yoga a miss the last month or so, just wasn't in the right headspace for it. I've picked up the C25k as a way to incorporate a bit of cardio.

Ideally I would like to incorporate one more strength session and eventually 5k runs 3 times a week, but am wary of giving myself too much to do as it can make me feel overwhelmed and unwilling to do any of it..

Hope everyone has a good week! :)

Madameirir
Madameirir5kg in reply to Violenne

Hello Violenne,

You already have a great plan in place for next week!! I hope you have a lot of fun next week exercising. Well done too for your steps! Good luck for next week!🍀👍😊

Violenne
Violenne2020 September in reply to Madameirir

Thank you, hopefully I get it done 👍😊

Shield-Maiden
Shield-Maiden1 stone in reply to Violenne

Wow, Violenne, you made me feel out of breath, just reading your exercise routine! You go girl!

I hope it all goes according to plan :)

Violenne
Violenne2020 September in reply to Shield-Maiden

It actually sounds worse than it is, I think :D hopefully I get it done :D

henderslh
henderslhWorking at it in reply to Violenne

Wow , what a lot of exercise you do xx

xx2000
xx20005kg in reply to Violenne

Lots of exercise - not a problem if you are short of steps!!

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator in reply to Violenne

Wow!! I’m exhausted just reading this list!! Go you 😊👏👍

Violenne
Violenne2020 September in reply to IndigoBlue61

I have to admit that, even though so far I've stuck to my schedule, last night I bailed after the 45min weights :D no abs for me, I guess :D

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator

Thank you for hosting and I’m so pleased you had a good holiday with lost of exercise 😊

I had a good week of walking, hubby hurt his ankle so I have been doing 100% of the dog walking, over 26km. I managed two yoga sessions and some HIIT on the bike

I’m also over one third of the way through my “600 miles before I’m 60” challenge, I’m wishing now I’d plotted the route on a virtual map . . . May well do that 😊

Here’s my collage from last week, a few photos of me taken by hubby sitting on the seat watching me walk. Plus a lovely action shot of the dog, who completely upstages me every time 😂❤️🐾

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Shield-Maiden
Shield-Maiden1 stone in reply to IndigoBlue61

Wow...you go girl!! 26km that is Awesome Indigo!! You're smashing it xx

Have a good week :)

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator in reply to Shield-Maiden

Thank you 😊

Madameirir
Madameirir5kg in reply to IndigoBlue61

Hello Indigo!

Thank you! You did great with 26km!! Very well done! Good luck for next week!😊👍🍀

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator in reply to Madameirir

Thank you, feels so good to be able to walk 😊😊😊

xx2000
xx20005kg in reply to IndigoBlue61

lovely pictures! your dog is really enjoying the weather !!

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator in reply to xx2000

She loves the beach, as you can see!! 😊😍🐾

Hi Madameirir,

What a beautiful photograph; where was it taken?

Thank you for hosting :) I'm glad that you had an active, and, enjoyable holiday.

I was feeling a bit under the weather, all of last week, and wasn't feeling up to much. I did push myself to go out on 2 hikes (because of my dog really) and we hiked 10 something KM (over the two walks).

So, for this week, starting today (until Sunday) I aim to hike between 12 to 15 KM, depending on the weather, as we are going into the stormy season.

I have contacted a walking club, but most of their walks are not near me, and are in the northern area of the Province, where I live. They meet on a Saturday and walk 10 to 18 KM. It is my aim, to be able to join next month, or, November, and try some of the shorter walks with them, so I need to up my distance (but, I need new walking shoes first). :)

Thanks for reading everyone.

Have a good week :)

Shield-Maiden
Shield-Maiden1 stone in reply to Shield-Maiden

Oops, I double checked, and I actually walked 13.8km last week (3 hikes with Bailey)...so, aiming for 15km this week; fingers crossed 🤞

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator in reply to Shield-Maiden

Even better 👍👏😊 well done you

Shield-Maiden
Shield-Maiden1 stone in reply to IndigoBlue61

Thank you ♡

Madameirir
Madameirir5kg in reply to Shield-Maiden

Hello Shield-Maiden!

Thank you! This picture was taken in Friesland, the North of the Netherlands.😊

13,8km is a lot! Well done!! The walking club sounds nice! It sounds like you already have the training!

Good luck for next week!🍀👍😊

Shield-Maiden
Shield-Maiden1 stone in reply to Madameirir

Thank you :)

That's why the photo looks magical...what a wonderful, and unusual, location for a holiday x

xx2000
xx20005kg in reply to Shield-Maiden

15 km is a great goal. Hope that the weather is nice and clean this week for you!

Peachy40
Peachy401 stone in reply to Shield-Maiden

Hope you're able to find decent walking shoes...you will need them! 😃

RG07
RG07Maintainer

Belated hello, been relaxing and realised its mid-week and I've still not posted my details from last week. Well since I had managed to achieve over 10,000 steps per day but did n do any zumba on the one day I could have done but otherwise managed 589 brisk mins , 86.57km and 126996 steps over the week.

This week won't be doing any zumba mainly because on my days off I have either just finish nights and things planned in the early morning it won't be happening this. I am hoping to achieve 5 out of 7 days of 10,000 steps/day though it may be 4 out of 5 since I am going to my brother's for the weekend so not sure what will be happening apart from teenager sitting Saturday night so they can go out to celebrate their anniversary.

Madameirir
Madameirir5kg in reply to RG07

Hello RG07,

You exercise a lot! Well done! 👍

Good luck for next week and your teenager sitting!😂🍀😊

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to Madameirir

That’s my friend dog for you- I like to take him for long walks in the morning!

I’m usually ok with the teenager sitting as long as they have the electronics the problem usually starts when they have to handthem in I find out from my brother how many devices they need to hand in an hour behold bedtime usually but they try it anyway- it’s fun watching them try

Madameirir
Madameirir5kg in reply to RG07

😂

Peachy40
Peachy401 stone in reply to RG07

That's a lot of exercise. Well done on achieving 10,000 steps per day.

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to Peachy40

Thank you only achieved because of dog sitting Mon-Wed

Shield-Maiden
Shield-Maiden1 stone in reply to RG07

That's A Lot of mileage!! Excellent job! 😎

Peachy40
Peachy401 stone

Hi Madameirir

Thanks for hosting. I often missed these posts, so I'm afraid I am not here each week.

Looking at my app, I've been out 5 out of 7 days for walking or running. My longest run was 12km.

I covered about 39km and also did one day of Boxfit.

Total steps look to be 64,135

So far this week, I've covered 27km.

For the remainder of the week, I am planning two runs (8km and 10km) and my Saturday Boxfit class.

I will also have 3km walks for the school run (equates to 12km).

My overall aim is to run or walk at least three times a week and do a boxit class once a week.

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator in reply to Peachy40

Excellent stats Peachy40, well done you. 😊👏👍. I keep a written note of my weekly stats and then remember to look on here every Monday

Peachy40
Peachy401 stone in reply to IndigoBlue61

Yes I will have to give myself a gentle reminder. 🙂

Madameirir
Madameirir5kg in reply to Peachy40

Hello Peachy40!

You’ve got a lot of energy!! Well done!👍 Good luck for next week!!🍀😊

Peachy40
Peachy401 stone in reply to Madameirir

Thank you.

Shield-Maiden
Shield-Maiden1 stone in reply to Peachy40

Wow Peachy...way to go!!! Excellent stats♡

Hello! I'm a newbie to the group.. I have the gym bug! I joined a just over a week ago and it's the best thing I've done, I absolutely love it.. I do the treadmill, the recumbent bike, and I've just started doing the sitting chest press..

I normal do a mile uphill on the treadmill, 3-4 miles on the bike, and lifting 10lb on the chest press.

I was very anxious about going to the gym... I dont know why... its brilliant!

A month ago I had a go at the c25k, but failed, the running was very hard.. so concentrated on losing some weight and strengthen my legs.... I'm 2lb off losing a stone, weigh in is on Wednesday.. I'm much more stronger now and so I'm having another go at the c25k on Tuesday.

I post everyday on my Instagram page, so have great support on there too!

Never in a million years would I have thought that at 48 years old I'd ever say I enjoy working out!

Lizzie x

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Little_lizzie

You definitely sound as though you've got the bug!

This Fit is Fun post will be closing shortly and the new one, where members post about what they've been doing this past week, will open, so you'll get more chat at the beginning of the week :) How about taking a photo of anything that you see while exercising or anything that represents it, then link it into the FiF post

Madameirir
Madameirir5kg in reply to Little_lizzie

Hello Little_lizzie,

You sound very motivated and that’s great! You have a great plan! I think that working out is a great way to take a break from every day life! Well done! 👍 I wish you all the best for next week!😊🍀

Cool... sounds like a plan!!

Thanks

Lizzie

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator

Thank you for hosting, Madameirir :)

This week's Fit is Fun is closing and the new week is now open for your entries

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