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  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 1,035 Member Member Posts: 1,035 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.

    11/23 & 11/24: went on with Heather's week 4 💪, all 3 of us 👩‍👦‍👦. I yelled at the youngest, who was messing up with the oldest, so wonder if I should take a break today, until he gets over his anger 🤭

    I also did some isometrics and planks when the kids were in bed, but dont tell anybody 🤫. My oldest saw me the other day and said "mom, what we did together was really not enough for you?" 😂
  • BMcC9BMcC9 Member Posts: 3,744 Member Member Posts: 3,744 Member
    7-minute "Girl with the Pilates mat" (Rachel Lawrance) Youtube flexibility&balance routine (done for the second day)
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 4,042 Member Member Posts: 4,042 Member
    @lesdarts180 Sounds like a beautiful ride!


    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
    11/25 stretching, sit ups
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 558 Member Member Posts: 558 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
    25/11 bike 35 mins, walk 40 mins. Total steps 14,834
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 558 Member Member Posts: 558 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
    25/11 bike 35 mins, walk 40 mins. Total steps 14,834
    26/11 bike 35 minutes, walk 40 mins. Total steps 17,127#

    It was a lovely bright sunny day yesterday but very cold. When I went out on my bike at 10.30 it was still frosty in the shadowy corners. So I cut the ride short and went out in the afternoon for a walk. The forecast today is cloudy and damp.
  • BMcC9BMcC9 Member Posts: 3,744 Member Member Posts: 3,744 Member
    (Nov 26) 7-minute "Girl with the Pilates mat" (Rachel Lawrance) Youtube flexibility&balance routine (done for the 3rd day in a row

  • BMcC9BMcC9 Member Posts: 3,744 Member Member Posts: 3,744 Member
    (Nov 27) 7-minute "Girl with the Pilates mat" (Rachel Lawrance) Youtube flexibility&balance routine (done for the 4th day in a row
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 558 Member Member Posts: 558 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
    25/11 bike 35 mins, walk 40 mins. Total steps 14,834
    26/11 bike 35 minutes, walk 40 mins. Total steps 17,127
    27/11 bike 20 minutes, no walk. Total steps 13,385
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 4,042 Member Member Posts: 4,042 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
    11/22 arm cardio, core, stretching
    11/23 rest day
    11/24 arm cardio, stretching
    11/25 stretching, sit ups
    11/26 stretching, sit ups, arm cardio
    11/27 stretching, arm cardio, core
    11/28 arm cardio, arm resistance bands, core, stretching
    11/29 arm cardio, core, stretching

    Sorry for disappearing gang, was struggling a bit.
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 558 Member Member Posts: 558 Member
    Week 5
    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

    29/11 bike 50 mins, walk 35 mins. Total steps 16,631

    Are we carrying on with the challenge?
    Our gyms are open, but I'm not desperate to go back yet. I will probably wait until I've had a vaccine. As a 70 year old I shall probably get it in the New Year - possibly by February?
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 4,042 Member Member Posts: 4,042 Member
    @lesdarts180 I'm game for another month! I upped chair cardio today, I'm going to check out a chair yoga routine a yogi did for my CRPS positive outlook group. I plan to at least stretch daily, the rest will depend on my pain levels. Can't wait for the gym pool to open but that's not going to be anytime soon, we're locking down even more.
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 1,035 Member Member Posts: 1,035 Member
    Thanks so very much, wonderful ladies!

    I have finished meanwhile 4 weeks of Heather Robertson, tried to get out each day and definitely plan to continue Heather's programme.

    As for the challenge: maybe you want to give this a try: https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10816536/ultimate-accountability-challenge-join-a-great-team#latest
    There's more action there!
    edited November 2020
  • BMcC9BMcC9 Member Posts: 3,744 Member Member Posts: 3,744 Member
    • 7-minute "Girl with the Pilates mat" (Rachel Lawrance) Youtube flexibility&balance routine every work-day last week;
    • strong step counts both week-end days (between meeting friend for spaced walk&talk / walks to distant stores / walking exergame
    • 7-minute "Girl with the Pilates mat" (Rachel Lawrance) Youtube flexibility&balance routine before work today plus lots of stepping

  • BMcC9BMcC9 Member Posts: 3,744 Member Member Posts: 3,744 Member
    dewit wrote: »
    Thanks so very much, wonderful ladies!

    I have finished meanwhile 4 weeks of Heather Robertson, tried to get out each day and definitely plan to continue Heather's programme.

    As for the challenge: maybe you want to give this a try: https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10816536/ultimate-accountability-challenge-join-a-great-team#latest
    There's more action there!

    The UAC IS a great group and I would highly recommend it (or both there AND here) ....

    We can still keep this thread live if it is meeting people's needs.

  • BMcC9BMcC9 Member Posts: 3,744 Member Member Posts: 3,744 Member
    I am giving myself a S.M.A.R.T. target goal for Dec of 2.5 pounds down over the next month (by half-way between Christmas and New Years) .... which will put me juuuuuuuuussst inside the Normal BMI range, (24.99) and right at the top of my acceptable maintenance range.

    That averages out to between 1/2 and 3/4 pound per week. (i am old enough to not have TOM fluctuations)

    This will be accomplished by a combination of continuing the resumed stricter logging, and upping the general-activity quotient in my day (and in three weeks, I get to take 3 calendar-weeks of annual leave, so that out-door activity can take place in daylight hours and the (relatively-speaking) so-called "heat of the day". )
  • BMcC9BMcC9 Member Posts: 3,744 Member Member Posts: 3,744 Member
    I am planning to start each work-day in December with a psychological "win" before I even have my morning coffee .... for now, that is to immediately follow my daily weigh-in on my wii (been keeping a record for 1310 days now) with a 7 minute balance&flexibility Standing Pilates routine from The Girl with the Pilates Mat youtube channel.

    Did it yesterday and again today.

    I an saying "for now" because once my balance and flexibility for these moves reach a certain point, I will probably look for a second 5 to 10 minute something that works something else, and alternate.
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 4,042 Member Member Posts: 4,042 Member
    @BMcC9 Sounds like a good plan!?

    Mine is just to keep at it each day, I'm not sure after that at this point. Should I just start at day 1 again?
    12/1 arm cardio, core, stretching
    12/2 arm cardio, stretching, arm resistant bands
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 558 Member Member Posts: 558 Member
    Week 5
    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

    29/11 bike 50 mins, walk 35 mins. Total steps 16,631
    30/11 bike 35 mins, no walk. Total steps 14,375
    01/12 bike 40 mins, walk 30 mins. Total steps 18,038
    02/12 bike 60 mins, walk 50 mins. Total steps 16,971


    All my goals were achieved in November, average steps 15,508, exceeded my goal.

    I'm thinking that I should continue with these goals for the time being. The sports centre keep sending me "welcome back" emails but I'm not tempted to go to the gym. I might use the pool for alternative cardio exercise - it's less stressful on my knees and hips - but that doesn't address the "get outdoors" aim.
    But I may have to relax the cycling goal if the weather deteriorates.
  • BMcC9BMcC9 Member Posts: 3,744 Member Member Posts: 3,744 Member
    I started the "7 minute pilates balance&flexibility routine every work-day morning" a week ago-Tuesday. This morning marks 8 sessions (haven't missed one work-day yet)
  • BMcC9BMcC9 Member Posts: 3,744 Member Member Posts: 3,744 Member
    Katmary71 wrote: »
    Should I just start at day 1 again?

    I think part of the idea is to keep your focus on the shorter term and feel a sense of little accomplishments / improvements. And go with whatever format will suit / support you!

    So if you tended to focus on "post what I did Today", you may as well do the same for Dec. (if you want to keep / develop a sense of " wow! I've come THIS FAR from where I started!" you could always put a Previous Month's (s') summary in a spoiler to bring forward.

    eg you could keep on with the "just for today" approach for 12/1, 12/2, etc etc.


    @lesdarts180 might keep with "Week 6; Week 7" .... and carry forward in a spoiler that "My Nov goals were: ... All my goals were achieved; average steps 15,508, exceeded my goal."

    Or she could carry her monthly goals / accomplishments forward, but start with "Dec - Week 1" and at the end the month, add a " how I did with my December Goals" line in the spoiler to reinforce the sense of "look what I have managed to do!"

    I started right near the end of the month, so I didn't really settle into a reporting plan beyond a "[date] I did the 7-minute video today" entry for 5 work-days in Nov.
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