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FIT IS FUN!! Monday 10/05/2021 to Sunday 16/05/2021

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg

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 17th to Sunday 23rd May.

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.

So this week I just cycled a bit and did 2 online gym sessions. I hope to do more next week.

After trying to avoid sugar during 30 days and not really losing any weight at all (I probably ate some hidden sugars) this week I decided to give the LCHF diet a fair try.

Let’s see if I lose some weight this week. The problem is that I can’t really exercise as much as I’d like to because of my back pain.

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

I wish you all a great week!😊🍀

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BridgeGirlAdministrator

Thanks for hosting, Madameirir :)

RG07 profile image
RG07Maintainer

Hello and thank you for hosting this week- sorry that your back is not sorted- do you know what is causing it? I had a good week last week- reached all my targets (6/7 days of 10000+ steps and 3 Wii sessions:) )i managed 481 mins of brisk exercise (166mins of Wii and 315mins brisk walking), 96850 steps last week so reaching 68.2km which I am very pleased with though did have the assistance of my friend's dog Alfie for 1 day- none this week:(

This week it will be a bit more of a challenge since I am going up to see my parents on Wednesday so it will be a challenge to get up to 10,000 steps since my parents are elderly 91+87) So I will aim for 7500 steps (which is what research has found to be optimum health benefits) for 5 days and only 1 session of Wii (today) since I am at work tomorrow and got a couple of early appointments on Wednesday before I leave for the NE of England. I will try and go for a daily walk to try and boost my steps and hopefully achieve the 7500 steps though the weather forecast is not looking good- intermittent showers!

YoYo80 profile image
YoYo802 stone in reply to RG07

I found it really interesting to find out that 10,000 steps was just an arbitrary figure chosen by a Japanese company to market their product. I hope you have a good trip to see your parents and find ways to keep moving.

RG07 profile image
RG07Maintainer in reply to YoYo80

Thank you

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to RG07

Hello RG07,

Wow you did really well this week!!

Congratulations! 👍👍

I’m sure you’ll do your best this week. Enjoy your visit with your parents!

(For my back, the doctor said it’s an intervertebral disc, the physio thinks it’s a muscular problem...).

Have a great week and enjoy!!🍀😊

RG07 profile image
RG07Maintainer in reply to Madameirir

So is the Doctor going to arrange a scan to confirm since I suppose management will differ depending on what it is🤞 they get it sorted

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to RG07

He told me to try physio first and to come back if it doesn’t get better. Let’s hope it gets better with physio!🍀

RG07 profile image
RG07Maintainer in reply to Madameirir

Let’s hope so🤞

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Lilac-Angel1 stone in reply to RG07

That's a serious amount of steppage RG07! 🙆🏻‍♀️🎉🙆🏻‍♀️🎉 Enjoy the visit with your parents!

RG07 profile image
RG07Maintainer in reply to Lilac-Angel

Thank you it will be good to see them since not seen them since July

Good luck with adjusting your eating and exersize this week Madameirir. I've not been on top of things and skipped all 4 workouts for the first time since I started my routine (at start of September) and didn't bother with morning stretches either. It was partly down to prioritising other things such as having tradespeople in/ needing to work later on my short days and partly down to feeling a bit rubbish, not helped by poor eating.

This week it will be about getting back into routine, even if the workouts are a bit gentler the main thing is that I just do them on Tuesday /Saturday (Chloe Ting) and Thursday/ Sunday (resistance bands). Plus stretches every morning.

YoYo80 profile image
YoYo802 stone in reply to Greendream123

Good luck with your plan and I hope the self care through exercise boosts your mood and energy

RG07 profile image
RG07Maintainer in reply to Greendream123

Life does have a way of interfering with plans. Hope you manage to get back on track this week

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to Greendream123

Hello Greendream !

Thank you! Sometimes we all have those weeks where nothing goes as planned.

Good luck next week getting back into routine, but I’m sure you’ll do very well!!

You’re inspiring me to do streches every morning too, especially for my back!

Have a great week!!🍀😊

Lilac-Angel profile image
Lilac-Angel1 stone in reply to Greendream123

Aww sorry that life got in the way last week Greendream, but your fitness streak from September is impressive!!🙆🏻‍♀️🎉 Hope you're having a better week 💐

YoYo80 profile image
YoYo802 stone

First time I’ve got involved in this post - so I’ve built 50 mins of brisk walking into my daily routine using the Active10s app. I live in a seaside town at the top of a steep hill. Last week I challenged myself to walk down to the seafront and then come back up the hill using different flights of steps each day - I surprised myself that I ascended 40-50 steps without having to stop for a breather yesterday😀 I’ve also started attending Zoom yoga classes twice a week which I’m really enjoying. So, I just want these activities to be a normal part of my everyday life.

RG07 profile image
RG07Maintainer in reply to YoYo80

It’s really good when you achieve something that you’d expected to be more of a challenge!

YoYo80 profile image
YoYo802 stone in reply to RG07

To say I am an overweight ex-smoker and I can do that shows that anyone can turn their life around and achieve great results😊

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to YoYo80

Congratulations for your achievements!

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to YoYo80

Hello YoYo80 and welcome!!

Wow, you did great! So inspiring! Your town must be beautiful!

Great goals too!

Have a great week!🍀😊

YoYo80 profile image
YoYo802 stone in reply to Madameirir

It definitely is a beautiful place to live - I don't miss the city at all anymore. Just hoping for the rain clouds to lift and summer to come along

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to YoYo80

That’s great to be able to walk in nature! 😊

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CockneyblueRestart May 2021 in reply to YoYo80

Well done, Yoyo80 you must be so proud of yourself 👍

YoYo80 profile image
YoYo802 stone in reply to Cockneyblue

Absolutely - after such a big weight gain during shielding and getting over the loss of my mother and my partner of 20 years leaving me, it feels incredible to be back out in the world and making so many positive changes. I just need the support of everybody to make the changes stick for life

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to YoYo80

Those were really very difficult moments in your life. It’s amazing that you made all those positive changes! So strong!💪👍😊

RG07 profile image
RG07Maintainer in reply to YoYo80

You have overcome a lot in the last 12 months- good on you

Greendream123 profile image
Greendream123Host in reply to YoYo80

What great ideas! I'm imagining those seaside steeps being very steep, that's amazing that you're seeing progress and combining the walking with yoga too. :)

YoYo80 profile image
YoYo802 stone in reply to Greendream123

Here's one set

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to YoYo80

It looks beautiful but really hard to climb all those stairs!👍

Greendream123 profile image
Greendream123Host in reply to YoYo80

Who needs a gym membership?! 😆

Lilac-Angel profile image
Lilac-Angel1 stone in reply to YoYo80

That's fantastic YoYo! 🙆🏻‍♀️🎉🙆🏻‍♀️🎉 Using the Active 10 app alongside a step tracker is a game changer isn't it?!And your part of the world sounds stunning ~ lucky you! ☺

Good morning Madameirir & thanks for hosting. I’m really sorry that your back is still not better. Back pain is horrible as it effects so much .It has been really wet this week here so the one day that it wasn’t raining when I finished work I went for a 4km walk around my local nature reserve (photos attached) .

So my stats are 114 active minutes out of a total 118 minutes walk (according to the Active 10 App (when I remembered to take my phone with me 😊)

I also did 30 minutes on the cross trainer so managed the magic 150 minutes of exercise this week.

It’s due to be wet most of this week so I may not get much walking done so I plan to do 2 to 3 20 minutes sessions on the cross trainer this week.

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to henderslh

Hello henderslh,

As always your pictures are so beautiful.

You exercised a lot! Well done! Great plan too.

Have a great week!🍀😊

henderslh profile image
henderslh2kg in reply to Madameirir

Thank you xx

Lilac-Angel profile image
Lilac-Angel1 stone in reply to henderslh

Congratulations hitting the magic number henderslh! 🙆🏻‍♀️🎉 and lovely photos! You're lucky having all that on your doorstep! 😍

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henderslh2kg in reply to Lilac-Angel

Thank you , we are very lucky to have this just over the road , especially during lockdown.

RG07 profile image
RG07Maintainer in reply to henderslh

I think everywhere in the UK will be getting some rain over the next few days. Mind you I have managed more steps today than expected despite driving up to my parents though that was because I had 2 appointments before leaving one at the hospital and one for a massage then driving straight up north. Got to hospital appt and realised forgot Kindle so since I had time drove back home collected the Kindle and then couldn’t remember if I’d locked the front door so parked the car (it took me ages to get onto the main road) and walked home- I had locked it. Then since I no longer get free parking and all the streets around the hospital are for residents only so had a 15 mins walk there and back so over 10000 steps which so wasn’t expecting. Didn’t get massage since the owner just had a staff member ring to say she was covid positive she was ill on Saturday do she was having to close it- a very frustrating morning😟

henderslh profile image
henderslh2kg in reply to RG07

Oh no , that’s a disappointment. I hope you have a good visit with your parents .I managed a walk at lunchtime & luckily it wasn’t raining .

RG07 profile image
RG07Maintainer in reply to henderslh

Well are those extra steps have given me extras chance of achieving g my goal this week👏🏻

henderslh profile image
henderslh2kg in reply to RG07

Excellent xx

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to RG07

Oh! That’s disappointing! But you did walk a lot!

RG07 profile image
RG07Maintainer in reply to Madameirir

Every cloud has a silver lining😂

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CockneyblueRestart May 2021

Hello, I’ve not been on here properly for a long long time. I do have a look occasionally to see what’s going on. I would like to join the Fit is Fun club please as I’m really not fit at all. With a few issues of being overweight and ‘on the older’ side. Plus a very minor heart issue, which I know would be a lot better if I was to be fitter.

So, at present, as I’ve done the weight loss so many times, without success (my own fault) I’d like to join your club, that’s if you’d have me. It’s a different approach for me. And I’ve hidden my scales from myself, just for a month.

I hope you will accept me, I’ve missed this forum, people are always lovely and supportive.

Good luck everyone here.

CockneyBlue

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Cockneyblue

You're always very welcome, Cockneyblue :)

Cockneyblue profile image
CockneyblueRestart May 2021 in reply to moreless

Thank you moreless

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to Cockneyblue

Hello Cockneyblue,

You are very welcome! Fit is Fun is for everybody who wants to exercise, and set some goals or «mini-goals » for next week and get some support.

It can be anything, like walking, swimming, cycling... It doesn’t have to be a lot at all, it can be walking 20 minutes / day and a mini-goal could be to try and walk 25 minutes daily; but this is just an example.

You remind me of me: I’ve hidden my scales from myself my whole life before I joined this forum. Sometimes it’s still hard for me to step on my scale every week!🤣

I’ll be happy to read about your exercise achievements and your goals.

I wish you a very nice week!🍀😊

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CockneyblueRestart May 2021 in reply to Madameirir

Thank you Madameirir. I did gardening yesterday for about 1 hour and again today for about 1/2 hour.

I’m feeling pretty good today.

I think like a lot of people, I’ve been in a bit sad of late with Covid etc. I’ve had both jabs as well as having Covid last October.

This will inspire me to pick myself up. So again thank you.

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to Cockneyblue

Nice exercise! 👍Covid is difficult for everyone... I’m happy that you recovered from Covid and got the vaccine.

Where I live, I still didn’t get my vaccination because they say that I’m «too young » and don’t have any chronic disease. I hope to get my vaccine in June or July...

I’ll be happy to read about your goals for next week. More gardening? Walking?

🍀🍀😊

YoYo80 profile image
YoYo802 stone in reply to Cockneyblue

Hi Cockneyblue do you have an idea of how you will get moving a little more? I'm really enjoying my walks because a) I get out in nature b) I don't have to pay anything to do it c) I get to wave and chat to other walkers d) you can start with short bursts of 10 mins and then build up from there e) sometimes my friends join me for a socially distance walk and bring their gorgeous dogs with them, so I get a lovely stroke in as well!

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to YoYo80

Nice and true! Walking is an underrated form of exercise, it reduces stress and it’s a great workout.

Cockneyblue profile image
CockneyblueRestart May 2021 in reply to YoYo80

I’m not really a lover of walking but my daughter and her partner are getting a puppy next week, so that will probably encourage me to walk again. When I had my own dog, many years ago, I loved walking him. I’m enjoying this even if it is only a couple of days. Thank you again

YoYo80 profile image
YoYo802 stone in reply to Cockneyblue

Great you're getting into gardening though - I love growing my veggies. My lawn will be waist high though, if it rains any more and I can't get the mower out soon!

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to Cockneyblue

Nice! A puppy! That’s the best encouragement for walking! 🐶

Lilac-Angel profile image
Lilac-Angel1 stone in reply to Cockneyblue

Hi there Cockneyblue! 👋 I'm just joining this today too! Have a fab week! 😊

Just seen about your daughter& partner getting a puppy! How lovely! Have fun walking him/her! 🦮

Cockneyblue profile image
CockneyblueRestart May 2021 in reply to Lilac-Angel

Good luck. Let’s be more active. How can we not be, with all this support 👍👍

RG07 profile image
RG07Maintainer in reply to Lilac-Angel

Well they have to wait until the puppy is a year before can go for long walks- they need to build up and only fo 5 mins walk initially. My sister have a young dog and she had to build up the minutes gor walking- I think it was 5 mins extra each month

RG07 profile image
RG07Maintainer in reply to Cockneyblue

You don’t need to ask! Have you been here before or not? If not all you need to do is let us know what your exercise goals are this week- do many days exercising or going for walks. Steps per day- I sometime say I want to achieve so many steps for 5-6 days depending on my shifts- if I’m on nights I don’t get to do much when I’ve finished night. This week I’ve lowered my target since I’m with my elderly parents so will have reduced opportunities to get out for a walk or go exercise- though saying that I thought today since I’d be spending most of it driving I wouldn’t fo many steps I got over 10000! Hopefully you get the idea then next week (it goes from Mon-Sun) you let us know how you did with your targets

Cockneyblue profile image
CockneyblueRestart May 2021 in reply to RG07

Thank you. RG07, I’ve been gardening and doing 5k steps per day. I know it’s not much to start but this is doing my mental health so much good. I feel I have a purpose again.

Thank you again for your support.

Xx

RG07 profile image
RG07Maintainer in reply to Cockneyblue

If you’d like to do my garden you are more than welcome- I dread to think what the lawn will be like by next week!

Cockneyblue profile image
CockneyblueRestart May 2021 in reply to RG07

I’m only doing pots and tomato plants. We have lovely neighbours who mow the lawns back and front and keep the bushes and big plants under control. They are brilliant. After they have worked so hard, we all sit in the garden and have cheese, biscuits and wine. It’s a very enjoyable afternoon on a Monday 👍

RG07 profile image
RG07Maintainer in reply to Cockneyblue

That’s disappointing (for me then)🤣

Cockneyblue profile image
CockneyblueRestart May 2021 in reply to RG07

Sorry 🤣. It’s not happening with all this rain though. 🤷‍♀️

Cockneyblue profile image
CockneyblueRestart May 2021

I’m going to garden at least 5 days. And walk twice, both these in this week. 👍

Thank you for your support. X

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to Cockneyblue

Nice plan! 😊

Cockneyblue profile image
CockneyblueRestart May 2021 in reply to Madameirir

Thank you. Gardening has stopped because of the rain. Sad but true. I have to work twice as hard next week 🤣

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Madameirir2kg in reply to Cockneyblue

😁

Hey Madameirir and everyone 👋 I'm a 50-odd gal, currently in the Very early stages of sobriety, with over 4st to lose. I signed up to walk 100 miles in June to raise money for Sands the stillborn&neonatal death charity, so I'm working on increasing my step count to at least 10ksteps a day. I also use the Active 10 app together with my Fitbit, and love seeing how many brisk minutes I walked..This was yesterday..

Fitbit screenshot
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Madameirir2kg in reply to Lilac-Angel

Hello Lilac-Angel and welcome!

That’s a huge number of steps that you’ve got there on your picture! Amazing! 👍👍😊

Great challenge in June! (100 miles!! Wow!😃)

Congratulations on your sobriety too!🎉🎉🎊🎊💐

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Lilac-Angel1 stone in reply to Madameirir

Thanks Mad! 😊 Hope you're having a fab week and your back isn't bothering you too much! Back pain is horrid!

Madameirir profile image
Madameirir2kg in reply to Lilac-Angel

Thank you! Looking forward to my physio appointment this week!

Cockneyblue profile image
CockneyblueRestart May 2021 in reply to Lilac-Angel

Wow, well done 👍

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YoYo802 stone in reply to Lilac-Angel

Awesome job! It's great to get outdoors isn't it - I started by sticking on my headphones and listening to music to motivate me but, this week, I'm making an effort to have mindful walks. It was only yesterday that I realised how far away, up the hill, I can still hear the waves lapping - although the seagulls do make quite a bit of noisy chatter too😂

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RG07Maintainer in reply to Lilac-Angel

Wow I’m impressed I don’t think I could manage 100m walk! I did a marathon length walk 26m for charity and by the end I was walking as though I was drunk. Probably didn’t help that it was the London moonwalk so it started at 12mn and finished at 8:30am! We got back to the hotel to have a doze and wash before we had to check out at 11!

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Madameirir2kg in reply to RG07

That’s impressive !!😊

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Lilac-Angel1 stone in reply to RG07

It's spread out over the month 😀 I couldn't do what you did! 26 miles all in one go! 😲🙆🏻‍♀️🎉🙆🏻‍♀️🎉🙆🏻‍♀️

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RG07Maintainer in reply to Lilac-Angel

I must admit I was thinking that was a bit optimistic if you🥴

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Lilac-Angel1 stone in reply to RG07

🤣🤣🤣

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morelessAdministrator

Thanks for being a great host, Madameirir :)

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