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Endeavouring to stay positive

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Hi all

Hope you are all ok and staying safe and well, we will beat this.

Exercise is my 'go to' to stay positive and I'll admit that I've needed it a fair bit lately as like a lot of others there have been times where I've struggled.

I've been to the gym a fair bit lately. I weighed myself at home and had put on just under 3 lbs so I thought I would check my stats at the gym. I was pleased to see that I've lost 2% fat and gained 2% muscle, the reason for putting on weight.

I've a little work to do round my middle but I'm definitely getting there. This is keeping me right on track. Also, the gym is reasonably quiet so perfect.

Please stay safe and well.

AliciaπŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘ŸπŸ˜Š

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Well done for managing to keep positive Alicia! Great work! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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Thank you Sue. I expect we'll all end up in lockdown so I'll exercise at home, I know Zest follows a video onlineπŸ™

Hi Alicia I always feel better after a good walk and it was just getting dark so no park but saw nice lights on houses and fur trees, my mam has a little exercise thing she can do sitting down, I need muscle not been doing any d I y lately apart from tryner ment the toilet, 🀯😊and I've lost weight I'm 8.stine 11 after tea and toast lol so be about 8.1o not sure but I'm looking too thin I've been a stone under weight for couple years as it just drops off me when I'm upset and I hardly drink alcohol now and don't eat much sugar I don't have any fat except cold pressed rapseed oil bit cheese and cholestrol lowering butter spread, as you know I'm hoping to go swimming soon, my ideal weight is about 9 half I'm five foot 5 half, I've always had a bit of a tum I don't think that would ever go but im not really bothered I used to do chest and arm muscle exercises I like to keep strong, and at least I'm on the hrt patches to help reduce the collogen loss, I felt even tireder yesterday for logging about and sat in bed half the day on here I won't do that again I have a viewer at 12 tomorro so I be up early and early walk have a good night πŸŒπŸŒ›xx

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Exercise is very good. I bet the lights were lovely.

Oh my goodness, you're tiny. Personally I like to be around 9 stone as I'm 5 ft 4". I'm more of a snack eater now and tend to have a banana in the morning with water, a lunch of sourdough bread, tomatoes or red peppers, vegan cheese, 15g of veggie straws and a homemade sweet potato brownie.

I'm building up strength as I noticed I'd really lost strength in my arms and legs.

Hope you have a good night.

Alicia xxπŸ€—

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Hi I posted moon tonight for you xx

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Thank you Mandy, I've seen your lovely photo xx

πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ™Œ πŸ‘you’re so lucky your gym opens, I’m just using my elliptical at home😒so boring.

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Yes our gyms are on lockdown too, not that I could go now my knees wouldn’t take it 😳lol, I’ve. bought a slider/stepper which is really good , I can use when watching TV πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

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Oh wow what a great idea ❀️ that can be used at the office and while watching Tv also πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ I just paddle away on mine πŸ€—

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Yes my OH uses it when he’s on his computerπŸ‘

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I don't think it'll be for much longer as I think we'll be in lockdown, then it'll be working out at home. It is boring at home but when weather is good enough I'll go on powerwalks. πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ xx

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Great job Alicia ❀️ Oh yes cross my fingers as it’s gonna be over by the time I’m back to workπŸ€— I’ve been on my little bicycle to go to convenient stores and supermarkets for essentials these days 😹

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I really do hope it's over soon KoKo, I hope it's over when you go back to work. Well done on getting on your bike, forgot to mention I have a bike so I'll be cycling as well, particularly if we are in lockdown as the roads are so quiet then. xxπŸ₯°πŸŒˆπŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

Hi Alicia,

That's great that you've lost 2% fat and gained 2% muscle, what a really great result! Glad you're enjoying your gym sessions, and I think you are awesome, and doing brilliantly!

Zest :-) xx

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Hi Zest

Thank you so much for the encouragement, so appreciate it.

Alicia xx πŸŒˆπŸ™

It really is. Believe you me there are times where I say do I want to go but I'm always pleased when I do.πŸ™

Thank you Jerry, I need to keep it up as if I don't I'll have to change my username and people will start to wonder where I am LOL.

Take care and stay safe Jerry.

Alicia🌈😊

Wow!! Well done you!! I will be back on my pedals tomorrow now I'm not dashing to the loo!! I use the pedals for my arms as well, burn more calories this way. I've lost just over 2 stones since cutting out sugary foods and exercising more!! Lots of love and hugs Lynne xxxx β€οΈπŸ’œ

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Oh my goodness Lynne, well done to you. You are an inspiration with the weight loss and exercising when you're in pain every day.

Awesome xxxxxβ€β€πŸ’œβ€

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Thank you!! You'd think my pain would be less now I've lost weight but no such luck!! XxxxπŸ’œβ™₯️

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I so wish it was Lynne, my heart goes out to you xxxxx πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸŒΉ

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Bless you. Thank you xxxxβ€οΈπŸ’œ

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Couldn't agree more

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Thank you πŸ™

That's great Alicia lost fat and gained muscle! yes exercise is great for the mental health i miss my classes, we're in another total lockdown here in Wales but hoping to get back to it in January, have a great Christmas with your lovely family and stay safe and well, love from pamela and Little Paws xx

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Yes I'm pleased about losing the fat for sure, not good to carry too much of it. It really is good for mental health. Personally I think the UK will be in total lockdown very soon and I think it needs to be the way in which the cases are rising. I do hope you get back to your classes in January. If we stop travelling from area to area then the cases will naturally drop and die away.

I hope your Christmas goes as well as it can Pamela.

Alicia and Big Paws, well that's my cat anyway as he's not small ha ha xx

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πŸ’œπŸ’œ xxxx

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So true. Let's hope people listen. Love and hugs Lynne xxxx β€οΈπŸ’œ

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I certainly hope they do Lynne but to be honest I'm not holding my breath xxxx πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’œπŸŒˆ

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Yes, my thoughts precisely!! I just don't understand why these people flout the rules!! We would be so much further on with everything now!! The Scientists and everyone else have worked so hard all through this pandemic. Hubby works in a prison and one of my friends lit one of her church candles for Dave which I thought was lovely. Love and hugs Lynne xxxx β€οΈπŸ€ΆπŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŒ²πŸ’œxxxx

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They aren't listening. If travel was stopped from area to area and country to country then we would be further on.

That's so lovely, what a lovely thing to do.

Sending hugs xxxxx πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸŽ„

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Thank you Yes, I agree. They don't listen!!! xxxxβ€οΈπŸ’œ

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They do not listen, wish they would xxxxxπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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Exactly 😠😠grrr xxxxβ€οΈπŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ’œ

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We'd be in a different position if they'd do as they were supposed toπŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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Yes, definitely πŸ™xxxxβ€οΈπŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ’œ

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Night night sweet dreams xxxxβ€οΈπŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ’œπŸ₯°πŸŒˆπŸŒˆ

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And the same to you Lynne xxxxxxπŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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Sorry, just seen this!! Not been to sleep yet!!! Xxxxβ€οΈπŸ’œπŸ₯°πŸŒˆ

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Oh my goodness Lynne, hope you got some sleep xxxxxxπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

That sounds pretty good to me!

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Thank you DaveπŸ‘πŸ™πŸ™

Continue your health journey into 2021 :) . Fat to muscle ratio, and BMI are great indicators of health/ fitness measurement. Muscle mass takes up less space, and is denser than fat mass, which takes up more space. :| I hope you looked into buying a scale that measure fat muscle, and bone weight. I believe the Weight Watchers digital scale was around $35 on sale almost 10 years ago :) . It still works. I haven't changed the battery. It has automatic shut off after a 10 second digital display :) . If it stopped working I would just buy another one. :| You are one of the people on this site, that keeps me motivated in working out. Happy Holidays to you , and your loved ones :| fitness.

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Thank you so much for your kind words. I can't wait to go back to the gym which will probably be tomorrow. The machine at the gym is really good for measuring your fat, muscle and hydration, I was a little dehydrated but that was because I had just completed a tough workout.

Those scales sounds really good, I'll look for them in the UK.

Happy holidays to you as well, here's to an even fitter 2021.

Alicia πŸ™πŸ‘

How can you find out how much fat you have lost and how much muscle you have gained

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It's a machine I use in the gym that measures what your body has. You stand on it with bare feet, hold metal handles and just stand very still whilst it measures. Have a look at RLN-overcomer reply to me re scales.πŸ‘

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Daz very interesting I never heard that before. My gym doesn’t have it. I only have the Nokia smart scale maybe it is not accurate then.

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It's called a FitQuest and it's brilliant. Sounds like RLN-overcomer has a very good pair of scales. I've never owned a smart pair of scales so I'm going to look into a pair for home.πŸ™πŸŒˆ xx

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Thanks crazy

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You're welcome πŸ‘πŸ‘

Awesome 😎 good job

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Thank youπŸ™πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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Alicia, can you do the one hand tree pose? I’ve been struggling hard, kept falling πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

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Oh my goodness, the tree pose has got to be one of the hardest, my foot always slips down my leggings πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Oh the tree pose is fine with me 😜 Do you have the nonslip socks? I find that help. The one hand stand tree pose is the one that I kept falling on my face 🀣🀣🀣🀣

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I didn't know you could get non slip socks, I normally have bare feet. I definitely can't do the one handed one LOLπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ

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Yes Alicia check them out on Amazon, they are like those very thin socks with little sticky balls at the bottom and they come with different designs extremely cuteπŸ€—. If anyone can do the one hand stand, it’s you Alicia πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ

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Thank you and I will KoKo, I can see how they work, brilliant idea. Think I might have to give it a go now when I get the socks xxπŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ•‰πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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Your welcome ❀️❀️

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