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Fit is Fun! Monday 13/09/2021 to Sunday 19/09/2021

Madameirir profile image
MadameirirRestart Sept 2021

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 20th to Sunday 26th September.

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 went to run for 30 minutes, I cycled and today I went to the swimming pool with my children. This Wednesday, I’ll have to weigh-in. I’m a little bit afraid as I’m sure I gained some weight during my holidays in France. 🤣

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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springersrule profile image
springersruleModerator

Thanks for posting Madameirir xx

gman1961 profile image
gman1961Restart April 2021

Morning Madameirir,Lovely photo,

Last week I managed a run on Sunday 10 k,I did lots of walking whilst away for a few days .

On Saturday I did a walk for charity ,I did 8:3 miles it was supposed to be 10 k but I just kept going .It was a dawn walk so I was out just after 6:15 am .

Loved every minute of it .

Saturdays total steps were just over 22,000 for the whole day.

This week I need to get out walking and running more as my weight is not shifting much .

Thanks for hosting.

Gary

Madameirir profile image
MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to gman1961

Hello Gary,That’s amazing: you walked and ran a lot! It’s great to enjoy a nice walk at dawn.

Have a nice week!😊

gman1961 profile image
gman1961Restart April 2021 in reply to Madameirir

Ioved it ,Have a great week .

Gary

henderslh profile image
henderslhHost in reply to gman1961

Well done Gary

gman1961 profile image
gman1961Restart April 2021 in reply to henderslh

Thank you henderslh,Gary

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to gman1961

I bet it was lovely having the dawn walk- good luck with the plans to increase running and walking levels

gman1961 profile image
gman1961Restart April 2021 in reply to RG07

The sun rise was amazing and the weather.Gary

WomblingPlodder profile image
WomblingPlodder2021 June in reply to gman1961

Great running and walking there 🤩

gman1961 profile image
gman1961Restart April 2021 in reply to WomblingPlodder

Thank you WomblingPlodder,Gary

springersrule profile image
springersruleModerator in reply to gman1961

Wow gman. Fabulous achievements. Well done.

Good luck for this week xx

gman1961 profile image
gman1961Restart April 2021 in reply to springersrule

Thank you springersrule,Gary

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone in reply to gman1961

You had an amazing week. Well done.

gman1961 profile image
gman1961Restart April 2021 in reply to jd65

Just gone a bit wrong since then ,family stuff .Need to think of me more than worrying about others.

Gary

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone

I'll be back to post later. springersrule thanks for the videos on last weeks post. They all work and I'll be doing one of them later

😀

Madameirir profile image
MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to jd65

Nice!!👍

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springersruleModerator in reply to jd65

No problem. Glad they all worked too 😁 xx

Good morning Madameirir & thanks for hosting.This week according to the Active 10 app I have briskly was walked 152 minutes out of a total 268 minutes walked.

Madameirir profile image
MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to henderslh

Hello henderslh,That’s a great amount of walking!!

Very well done!👍😊

henderslh profile image
henderslhHost in reply to Madameirir

Thank you xx

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone in reply to henderslh

Well done on the amount of minutes walked this week. I never realised I was a fast walker until I downloaded the Active 10 app. I'm short with even shorter legs (long body short legs) so I'm used to speed walking to keep pace with my taller friends

henderslh profile image
henderslhHost in reply to jd65

I’m short as well so I know what you mean

gman1961 profile image
gman1961Restart April 2021 in reply to jd65

I love speed walking ,did it a lot when I worked in a hospital.Gary

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to gman1961

There does tend to be only one speed in hospital- I am the same:)

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gman1961Restart April 2021 in reply to RG07

Can't walk slow in that setting .Gary

WomblingPlodder profile image
WomblingPlodder2021 June in reply to henderslh

Well done on the steps and walking pace 🤩

henderslh profile image
henderslhHost in reply to WomblingPlodder

Thank you

gman1961 profile image
gman1961Restart April 2021 in reply to henderslh

Well done henderslh,Gary

henderslh profile image
henderslhHost in reply to gman1961

Thanks Gary xx

springersrule profile image
springersruleModerator in reply to henderslh

Great amount of walking and brisk minutes Henderslh. Well done xx

henderslh profile image
henderslhHost in reply to springersrule

Thank you xx

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to henderslh

that is good going I must admit I do like the active 10 app:)

henderslh profile image
henderslhHost in reply to RG07

Me too

Well done Madameirir

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone

Good morning Madameirir .

I managed my 30 minute walk every lunch time and added in a couple of longer walks on the weekend. Of my 304 minutes walking - 296 were brisk according to my Active10 app.

I didn't manage to finish early enough for a Belly Dance lesson but I did have a dance around the living room again with my granddaughter (to Steps this time).

I signed up to the starter challenge on my fitbit. As I'd spend 3 weeks in my house recovering from Covid after I got my new fibit it calculated my increased steps to be 2600 per day for this challenge. It's good to have double that at least every day and on Sunday it was nearly 4 times as much.

So this week I'm hoping to walk every day for 30 minutes at least , more yoga and I'm going to do some of the videos springersrule found and posted last week. I think it's the Beegees tonight. We have our granddaughters an extra day so maybe I'll have two days of dancing around the living room and I'm off to a gig on Friday night for more dancing this time to Scritti Polliti.

Have a great week all.

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MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to jd65

Hello jd65!

That’s amazing! you managed a lot!

I’ll try some videos from springersrule too!

I hope you recovered well from Covid. 🍀🍀🍀

Enjoy your time with your granddaughters!😊

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone in reply to Madameirir

I wasn't very ill just tired and I'm getting better everyday.

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MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to jd65

That’s really nice to hear . My mother got it and had to be in bed for 3 weeks but she got better on her own. Luckily, she didn’t have to go to the Hospital...

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone in reply to Madameirir

Glad you mum recovered well. I had what I thought was a heavy head cold for a week so hadn’t been anywhere and had a positive test in the second week which meant I had to isolate for another 10 days. It was 3 weeks before I stepped out of the door.

Madameirir profile image
MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to jd65

It’s good news when it’s not so severe...

henderslh profile image
henderslhHost in reply to jd65

Well done 🥳🥳🎉🎉

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone in reply to henderslh

Thank you

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to jd65

Scritti politti- that takes me back🤣 Good luck with the dancing around the living room

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone in reply to RG07

We've seen Scritti a few times over the last few years. The last time was at a festival and we got a bit drunk in a bar together. 😀😆

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to jd65

Only a bit????

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone in reply to RG07

Here I am with the lovely Green. Still standing so I think a bit drunk is probably right 🤣🤣

Me and Green Gartside
RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to jd65

Will have to wait until I am on my computer since can’t see photos on HU app

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MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to jd65

Nice picture!

WomblingPlodder profile image
WomblingPlodder2021 June in reply to jd65

Yay, more Bee Gees 🕺😊

springersrule profile image
springersruleModerator in reply to jd65

Great achievements Jd. Enjoy all that dancing exercise, with or without the granddaughter 😁.

Have a great week xx

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gman1961Restart April 2021 in reply to jd65

Wow you have been busy ,Have a great week jd65,

Gary

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RG07Host

Well I had a very good week last week- my sister was visiting last week with her husband and their dog Archie so I did a lot of walking and they helped me re-organise my garden so did a lot of gardening, I managed 1003mins brisk walking and 465mins gardening (digging up unwanted planted and weeds and planting new plants) so a total of 1468 brisk mins of exercise. Due to walking Archie most days twice a day I clocked up 172423 steps (107.9km) so a very good week last week, though I will be back to normal this week since they have returned home:) Despite all the extra exercise it hasn't helped with loosing weight since I have been not calorie counting and I have been having treats and 2 course meals which i don't usually have since I had guests. Though I never felt stuffed after a meal which is good.This week I am not back at work until Friday and I have still some gardening to do- planting bulbs my sister and husband helped me buy and moving some plants I didn't get around to doing.

Only 1 planned Wii exercise this week since its gardening today and then I have morning appointments tomorrow and Thursday so won't be able to fit them in before I have to leave. I plan to do 6 days of 10000+ steps since though I am a work on Friday I on an admin day so I won't be on my feet as much though I may walk into work even though I am on a long day will decide closer to the time or even on the day:)

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MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to RG07

That’s wonderful! So much exercise with walking with Archie and gardening! Well done! I bet your garden looks beautiful! Nice plan too, 10000+ steps/day is great! I wish you a nice week!🍀😊

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to Madameirir

Thank you and good luck with hosting this week

Madameirir profile image
MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to RG07

Thank you RG07!

WomblingPlodder profile image
WomblingPlodder2021 June in reply to RG07

Wow wee - I feel tired after reading about your week - well done 🤩. Ndog walks about a mile in 35 minutes so not much dog mileage here but we do enjoy a good sniff 🐕‍🦺

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to WomblingPlodder

So does Archie and through an overgrown field where sheep usually graze- was he is doggie heaven!

henderslh profile image
henderslhHost in reply to RG07

Wow RG07 that is an amazing amount of exercise, I bet your garden will be lovely when the new plants & bulbs are in .

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to henderslh

Just trying to psych myself to get out in the garden

henderslh profile image
henderslhHost in reply to RG07

I may try next week

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to henderslh

I’m still trying!

Dragontat profile image
DragontatVisitor in reply to RG07

Wow, what a result in over 107km! That must have been a lot of walking! Plus gardening, well done! Enjoy your days off work this week 🙂

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to Dragontat

Still had a bit more gardening to do which I have just done and now I plan to relax. Just the ironing and washing a very dirty kitchen floor due to the gardening and Archie. Though I think I’ll deal with the floor tomorrow!

springersrule profile image
springersruleModerator in reply to RG07

Wow Rg, that's one really busy and active week but it sounds like you enjoyed it too, and feel satisfaction over your newly re-organised garden 😊

Enjoy the rest of your planting and a normal exercise week 😊 xx

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to springersrule

I’m enjoying a relatively lazy day today😃

Madameirir profile image
MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to RG07

That’s really nice! 👍😊

springersrule profile image
springersruleModerator in reply to RG07

Brilliant, we all deserve a lazy day here and there 💖 xx

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to springersrule

So true! I have successfully ignored my mucky kitchen floor

Thanks for hosting this week 😊

I can confirm that I ticked off my 18 hilly miles up and down and around a vineyard on the Surrey Hills. My hips haven’t forgiven me yet so it is more a shuffle with the dog this week and some gentle stretches.

Not sure I am ready for Beachy Head Marathon next month but I will give it my all.

In the meantime I have this fab weapon, I mean medal to admire, and soft feet after a bit of pampering - btw Ndog 🐾 did not walk with me on Sunday but thinks she earned her snooze 💤

A very big medal
WomblingPlodder profile image
WomblingPlodder2021 June in reply to WomblingPlodder

Still not big enough for the Seven Sisters

Elevation of hills
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WomblingPlodder2021 June in reply to WomblingPlodder

Pamper time

Pampered feet and sleep dog
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MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to WomblingPlodder

Nice! That’s very important after the effort!😊

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MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to WomblingPlodder

Wow! That’s a lot of exercise! Wow! You are planning to do a full marathon!! That’s really hard , I only ever managed to do several half marathons, but that was many years ago!😊 Good plan too, you should let your body recover!

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DragontatVisitor in reply to WomblingPlodder

Well done on your 18 hilly miles up and down, WomblingPlodder! I like your foot pampering as a reward 😁👍

springersrule profile image
springersruleModerator in reply to WomblingPlodder

Great achievement doing your 18 hilly miles. Very impressive along with the medal!!

Now a marathon sounds a huge task to me but well done on setting your sights on it 😊💪.

Have a great week xx

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to WomblingPlodder

I am sure you will survive Beachy Head marathon just make sure you fit in some pamper days for a few days after

Well done and all the best with the weigh in - whatever the result each day is a new day :-)

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MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to WomblingPlodder

Thanks!😊

Dragontat profile image
DragontatVisitor

Hello all and Madameirir, and thank you for hosting! I have been away from the forum for too long and am hoping to get back into it more again, especially as it helps me get more motivated to exercise.

So last week I have been walking 43,6 km which isn't all that much really. So for this week I am planning on walking about 10000+ steps on four days, and doing some muscle building exercises on three days. I have a new app to try out so hopefully I'll have some new ideas by next week.

Have a great week all 🙂

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MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to Dragontat

Hello Dragontat,

43,6km is already a lot! Very well done! Nice plan too. I wish you a great week!😊

Dragontat profile image
DragontatVisitor in reply to Madameirir

Thank you, you too 🙂

springersrule profile image
springersruleModerator in reply to Dragontat

43 miles sounds a lot to me so very well done 💪😊. Lovely to have you back too 😁.

Best of luck with your aims for this week. I'm sure you will smash it. Have a great week 💖 xx

Dragontat profile image
DragontatVisitor in reply to springersrule

Awh thank you 😌. I had planned on doing some exercise today but I have an ill child at home and been in the go all day. Hopefully tomorrow will be better in terms of exercising 🤞

springersrule profile image
springersruleModerator in reply to Dragontat

Life has a habit of getting in the way doesn't it. I hope the little one feels better soon xx

Dragontat profile image
DragontatVisitor in reply to springersrule

Yes, it really does! And thank you, he's back to normal today ☺ xx

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springersruleModerator in reply to Dragontat

Great to hear 💖 x

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to Dragontat

Hope your child feels better soon

Dragontat profile image
DragontatVisitor in reply to RG07

Thank you 😊 it was a bit if a domino effect. But now all children are well again 🙂

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to Dragontat

What about the adults- or did you all escape it?

Dragontat profile image
DragontatVisitor in reply to RG07

I had it first, then gave it to two children and they passed it on to my husband who still has it 😬. But all tested neg to covid 👍 Only my 15 year old managed to skip the whole thing. He's definitely got the best immune system of us all 😁

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to Dragontat

Nice of you to share things with the family!

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MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to Dragontat

I hope your child feels better!🍀

Dragontat profile image
DragontatVisitor in reply to Madameirir

Thank you, they are all well again, apart from my husband. He seems to be suffering the most, but I guess it's all down to manflu with him 😂

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MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to Dragontat

That’s nice to hear! I hope your husband will be better soon!

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RG07Host in reply to Dragontat

Whats the new app you are trying out? Mind you I agree with Madameirir 43.6km is a good total- that is my usual- but having a dog and visitors who like walking certainly boosted my KMs last week:)

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DragontatVisitor in reply to RG07

Thanks ☺ A dog is a great personal trainer 😉It's called getfitfitness. I found it on a German website but I think it's a European wide app. You can pick from a work out plan that fits with your lifestyle and it's also got a good meal plan. I'm rubbish organising myself when I calorie count so this suits me much better than have to sort everything out myself. I'll let you know how I get along with it next week 😉

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RG07Host in reply to Dragontat

I agree about the dog! I'll be interested in seeing how you find the app- I have a quick look on my iPhone store and though there are a lot of fitness apps which sound similar to your new app it doesn't recognise the name

Dragontat profile image
DragontatVisitor in reply to RG07

I guess a lot of them are similar to each other. We'll see how it goes 😉. Have a great Sunday afternoon ☺

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to Dragontat

Thank you and good luck with the app

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springersruleModerator

Good morning all and thanks for hosting us this week Madameirir.

My week hasn't quite worked out as expected but i'm still really pleased with what i have achieved. Wed to fri last week were absolutely hectic, fri eve til sunday eve i was away in the caravan, monday my head was still in holiday mode lol, yesterday was an ordinary day 😊

Rehab physio done everyday but i didn't fit in any workouts and only did the c25k wk5 run1 yesterday. I was so chuffed to complete it without wilting or needing to stop particularly because i did it on an uphill circuit at my local racecourse (after our dog walk). My steps more than made up for the lack of other forms of exercise though 😊 Daily steps ranged from 10,227 to 16,661 with the daily average being 14,136. Total steps for the week: 98,952 - wow 😁.

For this week, my targets are: 1x physio rehab daily, am daily dog walk (minimum 90 mins), finish wk5 of c25k. Hopefuls are 3x workouts, wk6 run1. Daily steps target 9,500 so a weekly total of 66,500.

I hope everyone is having a great week so far 💖💖 xx

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MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to springersrule

Hello springersrule !What a week!! Very well done on your steps!!👍👍 Great plan too! I wish you a great week!😊🍀

springersrule profile image
springersruleModerator in reply to Madameirir

Thanks Madameirir, it truly was a mad week but i got through it and was plenty active 😂 xx

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DragontatVisitor in reply to springersrule

Wow, what a result in starting week 5 of the c25k! Sounds like you've been very busy with walking and physio as well! Hope you have a great week xx

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springersruleModerator in reply to Dragontat

Thanks Dragontat xx

RG07 profile image
RG07Host in reply to springersrule

Good luck with achieving your goals this week- sometimes life gets in the way

springersrule profile image
springersruleModerator in reply to RG07

Thanks Rg. It certainly does 😂 x

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springersruleModerator

Morning, just had to come and say i did wk5, run2 yesterday. 2x 8 minutes jogging and i did it 😁😁😁😁 Really chuffed and a little apprehensive of the next one - 1x 20 minute jog!! 😱 wish me luck with that over the weekend 💖 xx

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MadameirirRestart Sept 2021 in reply to springersrule

Good luck! And very well done!!👍👍

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springersruleModerator in reply to Madameirir

Thanks Madameirir xx

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DragontatVisitor in reply to springersrule

Well done you! Xx

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springersruleModerator in reply to Dragontat

Thanks Dragontat xx

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RG07Host in reply to springersrule

congratulations on completing week 5- is the 20mins end of week 5 or beginning of week 6? It seems to be quite a jump- mind you running is not for me!

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springersruleModerator in reply to RG07

The 20 minutes is the last run of wk5. Yes it sounds such a huge jump but its only a little over the total time jogging in the other wk5 runs. There's just no break in the middle lol I daren't have a sneak peak at week 6 yet but if today goes ok then hopefully i'll start wk6 on tuesday xx

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RG07Host in reply to springersrule

🤞 enjoy

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springersruleModerator

Twirly dancing and whoop whooping here... I did it!!! 20 mins slow jogging AND i didnt struggle!!! Woohoo go me 💃💃 I cant believe it 💖💖💖 xx

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to springersrule

Fandabbydozy!!!

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BridgeGirlAdministrator

Thanks for hosting, Madameirir, and to all for sharing what you're up to and what you're planning. Have a good week everyone :) xx2000 is waiting to here from you on the new post.

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