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  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 3,953 Member Member Posts: 3,953 Member
    @lesdarts180 Thank you, I appreciate it! Back surgeries are tough to recover from, I'm glad you're able to stay active now.

    Goals: 1 cardio video (aka arm cardio), core, stretching, and strength each day

    11/8 Stretching, core, arm cardio
    11/9 Stretching, core, arm cardio, arm resistance bands
    11/10 Stretching, core, arm cardio, squats and pelvic tilts (trying to get legs back in slowly)
    11/11 arm cardio, core, resistance bands for arms, stretching
    11/12 arm cardio, core, stretching
    11/13 arm cardio, core, stretching, arm resistance bands
    11/14 arm cardio, core, stretching
    11/15 arm cardio, core, stretching, arm resistance bands
    11/16 arm cardio, core, stretching, pelvic tilts
    11/17 arm cardio, core, stretching, pelvic tilts, arm resistance bands (sounds huge but it's 45 minutes)
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 916 Member Member Posts: 916 Member
    My goals:
    - Workout 5 days a week. I started Heather Robertson's 12 week program.
    - Workout at least 3 days in the morning.
    - Run 1x or 2x per week (if this is still allowed)
    - Walk/Bike for 30 min at least 5 days a week
    11/1: Leisure family walk (about 2h) and this workout, which I loved!:


    11/2: HR's Standing abs workout + Bayle's Brown 5min workout for inner thighs + various isometric exercises. First 2 workouts in the morning! 💪

    11/3: I started Heather Robertson's 12w program. Day 1 (30 min) was great! (not at all easy!). I also 🚴‍♀️ for 15 mins outside.

    11/4: 90 min leisure walk, outdoors + 30 min workout (HRs W1, Day 2 + her planks challenge)

    11/5: 40 min 🚴‍♀️ + 60 min 🚶‍♀️+ 30 min HIIT with Heather Robertson, Week 1 Day 3 🙌
    11/6: 30 min 🚶‍♀️ + 30 min HR, Week 1 Day4
    11/7: >60 min 🚶‍♀️+ 30 min HR, Week 1 Day5

    11/8: Active rest day! 🚴‍♀️ for 90 min, did a light 🏃‍♀️ 30 min long and a 5 min plank challenge.

    11/9: 20 min 🏃‍♀️ at 9.6 kmh and about 30 min of 🚴‍♀️.

    11/10: 2 x 30 min workouts + about 30 min 🚴‍♀️

    11/11: Week 2 Day 2 of Heather's 12W programme down 💪

    11/12: 30 min of 🚴‍♀️ing and 30 min of Heather's Day 3 of Week 2.

    11/13: 30 min of 🚴‍♀️ing and 30 min of Heather's Day 4 of Week 2.

    11/14: hiking day! About 3hrs of hiking, not including the lunch break and the leisure walk by the lake at the end.

    11/15: 30 min 🏃‍♀️ + over 60 min of 🚴‍♀️ with my boy + about 30 min of ⚽️ w the boys in the park

    11/16: 2hrs of 🚴‍♀️ and 30 min HRs W2 Day5 🔥(yep, a little bit behind, but did not start W1 on Mo either). Am thinking about having 1 of the rest days in the middle of the week. Might make it an "active" rest day, since I wanna 🏃‍♀️ once a week, too! Weather permitting.

    11/17: 🚶‍♀️,🚴‍♀️ and 🔥 (started HRs week 3)
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 470 Member Member Posts: 470 Member
    Week 3
    My goals are:
    - workout every day (even if it's only 15 minutes)
    - bike ride every day, minimum 15 minutes.
    - proper walk outdoors at least 4 times a week.
    - minimum daily steps 12,000

    15/11 bike 30 mins, walk 30 mins. Total steps 14,702
    16/11 bike 40 mins, no walk. Total steps 15,624.
    17/11 bike 30 mins, walk 30 mins. Total steps 18,036
  • DevietteDeviette Member Posts: 908 Member Member Posts: 908 Member
    Dropped off the face of MFP last week. We were redecorating the kitchen and was just so very busy so didn't come onto MFP at all. Back now.

    Anyhows:
    17/11 - 45 min walk with the dog, 20 min dance workout, stretched, 10 min body weight exercises
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 3,953 Member Member Posts: 3,953 Member
    Goals: 1 cardio video (aka arm cardio), core, stretching, and strength each day

    11/8 Stretching, core, arm cardio
    11/9 Stretching, core, arm cardio, arm resistance bands
    11/10 Stretching, core, arm cardio, squats and pelvic tilts (trying to get legs back in slowly)
    11/11 arm cardio, core, resistance bands for arms, stretching
    11/12 arm cardio, core, stretching
    11/13 arm cardio, core, stretching, arm resistance bands
    11/14 arm cardio, core, stretching
    11/15 arm cardio, core, stretching, arm resistance bands
    11/16 arm cardio, core, stretching, pelvic tilts
    11/17 arm cardio, core, stretching, pelvic tilts, arm resistance bands (sounds huge but it's 45 minutes)
    11/18 arm cardio, core, pelvic tilts, stretching
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 470 Member Member Posts: 470 Member
    Week 3
    My goals are:
    - workout every day (even if it's only 15 minutes)
    - bike ride every day, minimum 15 minutes.
    - proper walk outdoors at least 4 times a week.
    - minimum daily steps 12,000

    15/11 bike 30 mins, walk 30 mins. Total steps 14,702
    16/11 bike 40 mins, no walk. Total steps 15,624.
    17/11 bike 30 mins, walk 30 mins. Total steps 18,036
    18/11 bike 35 mins, walk 35 mins. Total steps 18,399.

    I don't know where all those extra steps came from those last two days, must be pottering around all day.
  • DevietteDeviette Member Posts: 908 Member Member Posts: 908 Member
    Goals:
    - Get out the house at least once per day
    - Stretch (specifically legs) every day
    - 1 min plank per day
    - Run 2x per week

    17/11 - 45 min walk with the dog, 20 min dance workout, stretched, 10 min body weight exercises
    18/11 - 20 min walk, 45 min walk, stretched, 1 min plank
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 470 Member Member Posts: 470 Member
    Week 3
    My goals are:
    - workout every day (even if it's only 15 minutes)
    - bike ride every day, minimum 15 minutes.
    - proper walk outdoors at least 4 times a week.
    - minimum daily steps 12,000

    15/11 bike 30 mins, walk 30 mins. Total steps 14,702
    16/11 bike 40 mins, no walk. Total steps 15,624.
    17/11 bike 30 mins, walk 30 mins. Total steps 18,036
    18/11 bike 35 mins, walk 35 mins. Total steps 18,399.
    19/11 bike 35 mins, no walk. Total steps 13,728.

    I had a very frustrating day yesterday, waited in until 11 for a delivery so ditched my plan for a longer bike ride. Had to take my cat to the vet again - quite a long wait again, pacing round the car park for 20 minutes. He had to stay for a procedure so I had to go back again later to collect him. You might think that as I'm retired it shouldn't matter but it is frustrating to have your plans scuppered.
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 470 Member Member Posts: 470 Member
    Week 3
    My goals are:
    - workout every day (even if it's only 15 minutes)
    - bike ride every day, minimum 15 minutes.
    - proper walk outdoors at least 4 times a week.
    - minimum daily steps 12,000

    15/11 bike 30 mins, walk 30 mins. Total steps 14,702
    16/11 bike 40 mins, no walk. Total steps 15,624.
    17/11 bike 30 mins, walk 30 mins. Total steps 18,036
    18/11 bike 35 mins, walk 35 mins. Total steps 18,399.
    19/11 bike 35 mins, no walk. Total steps 13,728.
    20/11 bike 35 mins, walk 30 mins. Total steps 17,264.

    It was cold and drizzly all day, if I hadn't committed myself to this challenge I would probably have stayed indoors all day. So thank you @dewit
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 3,953 Member Member Posts: 3,953 Member
    Goals: 1 cardio video (aka arm cardio), core, stretching, and strength each day

    11/8 Stretching, core, arm cardio
    11/9 Stretching, core, arm cardio, arm resistance bands
    11/10 Stretching, core, arm cardio, squats and pelvic tilts (trying to get legs back in slowly)
    11/11 arm cardio, core, resistance bands for arms, stretching
    11/12 arm cardio, core, stretching
    11/13 arm cardio, core, stretching, arm resistance bands
    11/14 arm cardio, core, stretching
    11/15 arm cardio, core, stretching, arm resistance bands
    11/16 arm cardio, core, stretching, pelvic tilts
    11/17 arm cardio, core, stretching, pelvic tilts, arm resistance bands (sounds huge but it's 45 minutes)
    11/18 arm cardio, core, pelvic tilts, stretching
    11/19 arm cardio, core, pelvic tilts, stretching, arm resistant bands
    11/20 arm cardio, core, pelvic tilts, stretching
    11/21 arm cardio, core, stretching, arm resistant bands

    @lesdarts180 I hope your cat is okay!
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 470 Member Member Posts: 470 Member
    Week 3
    My goals are:
    - workout every day (even if it's only 15 minutes)
    - bike ride every day, minimum 15 minutes.
    - proper walk outdoors at least 4 times a week.
    - minimum daily steps 12,000

    15/11 bike 30 mins, walk 30 mins. Total steps 14,702
    16/11 bike 40 mins, no walk. Total steps 15,624.
    17/11 bike 30 mins, walk 30 mins. Total steps 18,036
    18/11 bike 35 mins, walk 35 mins. Total steps 18,399.
    19/11 bike 35 mins, no walk. Total steps 13,728.
    20/11 bike 35 mins, walk 30 mins. Total steps 17,264.
    21/11 bike 35 mins, no walk. Total steps 15,714.

    Goals met this week. Workouts every day - I generally do several short cardio workouts, 10 to 15 minutes each time spread through the day. Bike ride every morning, although I didn't get a long ride in. Four proper walks (plus pacing round the surgery car park).

    Average steps this week 16,212
    Average steps so far this month 16,212.

    Thanks for the enquiry @Katmary71 , my cat had to have a small cyst removed from his back. He is making a good recovery from that but he has to wear a cone collar and he can't go outside for a few days.
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 916 Member Member Posts: 916 Member
    @lesdarts180 , @Katmary71 and @Deviette : thank you all for being here! 🌻🤗
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 470 Member Member Posts: 470 Member
    Week 4
    My goals are:
    - workout every day (even if it's only 15 minutes)
    - bike ride every day, minimum 15 minutes.
    - proper walk outdoors at least 4 times a week.
    - minimum daily steps 12,000

    22/11 bike 30 mins, walk 40 mins, total steps 15,109.

    The walk should have been shorter (time) but my arthritis was troubling me so it was slower than usual. But I was outdoors which was the main aim and I kept going.
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 916 Member Member Posts: 916 Member
    My goals:
    - Workout 5 days a week. I started Heather Robertson's 12 week program.
    - Workout at least 3 days in the morning.
    - Run 1x or 2x per week (if this is still allowed)
    - Walk/Bike for 30 min at least 5 days a week
    11/1: Leisure family walk (about 2h) and this workout, which I loved!:


    11/2: HR's Standing abs workout + Bayle's Brown 5min workout for inner thighs + various isometric exercises. First 2 workouts in the morning! 💪

    11/3: I started Heather Robertson's 12w program. Day 1 (30 min) was great! (not at all easy!). I also 🚴‍♀️ for 15 mins outside.

    11/4: 90 min leisure walk, outdoors + 30 min workout (HRs W1, Day 2 + her planks challenge)

    11/5: 40 min 🚴‍♀️ + 60 min 🚶‍♀️+ 30 min HIIT with Heather Robertson, Week 1 Day 3 🙌
    11/6: 30 min 🚶‍♀️ + 30 min HR, Week 1 Day4
    11/7: >60 min 🚶‍♀️+ 30 min HR, Week 1 Day5

    11/8: Active rest day! 🚴‍♀️ for 90 min, did a light 🏃‍♀️ 30 min long and a 5 min plank challenge.

    11/9: 20 min 🏃‍♀️ at 9.6 kmh and about 30 min of 🚴‍♀️.

    11/10: 2 x 30 min workouts + about 30 min 🚴‍♀️

    11/11: Week 2 Day 2 of Heather's 12W programme down 💪

    11/12: 30 min of 🚴‍♀️ing and 30 min of Heather's Day 3 of Week 2.

    11/13: 30 min of 🚴‍♀️ing and 30 min of Heather's Day 4 of Week 2.

    11/14: hiking day! About 3hrs of hiking, not including the lunch break and the leisure walk by the lake at the end.

    11/15: 30 min 🏃‍♀️ + over 60 min of 🚴‍♀️ with my boy + about 30 min of ⚽️ w the boys in the park

    11/16: 2hrs of 🚴‍♀️ and 30 min HRs W2 Day5 🔥(yep, a little bit behind, but did not start W1 on Mo either). Am thinking about having 1 of the rest days in the middle of the week. Might make it an "active" rest day, since I wanna 🏃‍♀️ once a week, too! Weather permitting.

    11/17: 🚶‍♀️,🚴‍♀️ and 🔥 (started HRs week 3)

    Now guess what? My youngest boy asked my if he "can do these workout with you, mommy, please". When we started, the older joined us, too! So I finished week 3 in their company❣

    11/18 through 11/20 - Heather Robertson's week 3, Days 2 to 4, with my boys 🥰. Also either some walking or some biking, so out to get some fresh air, too.

    11/21: I convinced the kids that they need a rest day, but we took a nice family walk, I 🚴‍♀️ for 30 mins and I did a 15 min "lazy" workout with Jake Dupree.

    11/22: we finished (strong) HR's Week 3 💪, after another relaxed family walk.

  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 3,953 Member Member Posts: 3,953 Member
    @lesdarts180 way to go on still moving despite how your arthritis was, it usually feels better moving unless real bad. Sorry to hear your cat is dealing with the cone of shame!

    @Dewit love that the family worked out with you, that's awesome!

    -I'm worse than normal right now so I didn't work out this morning. I'll probably stretch later but that's about it. I'll catch up my posts later.
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 470 Member Member Posts: 470 Member
    Week 4
    My goals are:
    - workout every day (even if it's only 15 minutes)
    - bike ride every day, minimum 15 minutes.
    - proper walk outdoors at least 4 times a week.
    - minimum daily steps 12,000

    22/11 bike 30 mins, walk 40 mins, total steps 15,109
    23/11 bike 60 mins, walk 35 mins, total steps 16,708

    I did a longer bike ride and extra workouts yesterday because I'm going to be stuck indoors this morning - I have a 3 hour Zoom meeting to look forward to! I will try to go out this afternoon but it will be brief.
  • BMcC9BMcC9 Member Posts: 3,677 Member Member Posts: 3,677 Member
    dewit wrote: »
    As many of us are facing a lockdown again and some are worried about gyms being closed, team sports being banned and the shorter days/lower temps being an impediment (at least mentally) to exercising, I suggest you to:

    - declare a personal goal, achievable, yet a bit challeging
    - report here each day on how it goes, for accountability and mutual motivation
    - share workout videos/plans, training programs and training goals

    Feel free to also share what you do, in order to eat right! Proper nutrition is just as important!

    The purpose of all this is to keep our mind clear and positive, our body healthy and stay connected 😉. Are you in? 🙌

    Despite feeling a weeeeee bit of a "wimp-level" compared to some of these other goals posted above ... I am starting today to incorporate a change in my morning "pre commute-up-the-stairs routine" so will add it here.

    Daily Goal (for now - once settled, will expand)

    Do 7-minute "Girl with the Pilates mat" (Rachel Lawrance) Youtube flexibility&balance routine every workday.

    That's it (for here)
    fyi, I don't have a problem getting in my usual light-cardio brisk-walking exergame. It has been my default choice of intentional activity for YEARS and is my "mental happy-place escape zone"

    But I am trying (unsuccessfully to date) to make a point to expand to other aspects of daily general functional-fitness activities.

    If anyone is in to at-home Pilates, "Girl with the Pilates mat" (Rachel Lawrance) is a youtube channel with very wide variety of standing or sitting or mat classes of varying lengths and ability levels, and even specialty classes (routines designed for seniors; routines designed for pregnant women; with or without resistance bands or the "pilates wheel .... (no idea at this time what that is, but someone very into Pilates in general might appreciate that)"

    "Start where you are; Use what you have; Do what you can"
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 3,953 Member Member Posts: 3,953 Member
    You're all doing awesome, keep it up!

    Goals: 1 cardio video (aka arm cardio), core, stretching, and strength each day

    11/8 Stretching, core, arm cardio
    11/9 Stretching, core, arm cardio, arm resistance bands
    11/10 Stretching, core, arm cardio, squats and pelvic tilts (trying to get legs back in slowly)
    11/11 arm cardio, core, resistance bands for arms, stretching
    11/12 arm cardio, core, stretching
    11/13 arm cardio, core, stretching, arm resistance bands
    11/14 arm cardio, core, stretching
    11/15 arm cardio, core, stretching, arm resistance bands
    11/16 arm cardio, core, stretching, pelvic tilts
    11/17 arm cardio, core, stretching, pelvic tilts, arm resistance bands (sounds huge but it's 45 minutes)
    11/18 arm cardio, core, pelvic tilts, stretching
    11/19 arm cardio, core, pelvic tilts, stretching, arm resistant bands
    11/20 arm cardio, core, pelvic tilts, stretching
    11/21 arm cardio, core, stretching, arm resistant bands
    11/22 arm cardio, core, stretching
    11/23 rest day
    11/24 arm cardio, stretching

    I can't get my nerve pain calmed down so I'm not doing much right now, just a 6 minute arm cardio video and a small amount of stretching.
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 470 Member Member Posts: 470 Member
    Week 4
    My goals are:
    - workout every day (even if it's only 15 minutes)
    - bike ride every day, minimum 15 minutes.
    - proper walk outdoors at least 4 times a week.
    - minimum daily steps 12,000

    22/11 bike 30 mins, walk 40 mins, total steps 15,109
    23/11 bike 60 mins, walk 35 mins, total steps 16,708
    24/11 bike 30 mins, no walk, total steps 13,119

    It was a very leisurely ride, including a path by a pond and a stream, and the sun came out, nice and relaxing.
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 470 Member Member Posts: 470 Member
    I tried to post a picture of swans on the pond but it wouldn't load.
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