The DIS Fit/Get Moving thread

Discussion in 'Canadian Trip Planning & Community Board' started by ottawamom, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. bababear_50

    bababear_50 DIS Veteran

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    "Mel, that's the point of this thread. We are all just trying to move more tomorrow than we did today. If not we'll try and get there the next day. That's the main reason I don't feel comfortable joining a gym. Way too competitive.

    Take it at your own pace. Try to do a little more each week. Remember baby steps:tiptoe::tiptoe:. Our goal is to be a little healthier today than we were yesterday. Tell your co-worker to go stuff herself (in your mind at least, I know you can't say it)"

    Thanks Hon,,Dancing Baby Steps it's is,,thanks for the encouragement!
    Hugs to you
    Mel
     
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  2. juniorbugman

    juniorbugman <font color=blue>New car vs another cruise?? THAT

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    Mel don't feel defeated - set your own goal and go forth and conquer. I used to get lots of steps on my fitbit when I worked because I took transit and had to walk from the different modes of transit. Once I was at work I set a goal for myself of getting 250 steps per hour so it made me get up every hour and move around. Try that as a small goal. I worked in the clerical world so other than getting up to get a print I sat on my tush all day. I am glad my new fitbit signals me when I haven't got in the 250 steps and it get up and just walk around the house to make my hourly goal since I am retired and don't have to travel to work. I still try and get my 10,000 steps a day but don't always succeed.
    We had a person at work as well who would not join us at break or lunch because she had to go out and get steps on her step counter and the same thing - oh I am at 10,000 steps and it isn't even the end of the day. Phooey on her.
    I finally managed today to get out and have my first roll up the rim and I won the chance to please play again.
     
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  4. bababear_50

    bababear_50 DIS Veteran

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    Thanks Hon
    I was always very sure and confident in my abilities until a couple of years ago when i ended up taking a leave of absence to deal with health stuff,,then I went back and realized physically I was going to struggle a bit. I am almost back to top form and feel stronger every day.
    This staff member was the one hired to cover my absence and then hired on once I decided to go 1/2 time.She is such a peach,,,,,,,
    and is about 1/3 my age. Thank-you for your kind thoughts and ideas.
    Hugs to you
    Mel
     
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  5. Debbie

    Debbie DIScovering DIS magic-missing my colours

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    I'm so glad that the school visit was a good one. That is cause to celebrate along with your birthday! :cake:

    Mel, I know that you know that people like that aren't worth thinking about. We do what is best for US. When I retired, I started at 5000 steps. I was eventually able to-in stages- get my goal to 7700. Then....arthritis and painful knees. I'm back at 5500-and that often means a 300 step walk in place before I get into bed! You do YOU, and let the :snooty: do herself. "Just keep it movin'."
     
  6. bababear_50

    bababear_50 DIS Veteran

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    Thank-you
    You have motivated me to keep on moving and I appreciate you so much.
    Hugs
    Mel
     
  7. hdrolfe

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    @bababear_50 You are doing great! No matter what anyone else is doing, or thinks, we do the best we can. Keep going. That's all we can do!

    I am home today with a "sick" kid. Have to say, I didn't want to go to work today so I'm not fighting it. Somedays I think I am a terrible mother, but then I also think I am doing the best I can. So today we are home, I will walk, I will eat the best I can, get some groceries, and maybe get my hair cut. Just keep swimming ;)
     
  8. kuhltiffany

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    @bababear_50, all step counters are not created equal. My mom was always talking about how she was at least 10,000 steps, I was like, what! Then one day we spent together we compared. My counter was about half of what hers was (and no, there's not a huge height/stride difference), so I think they don't all track data the same...

    As long as you are comfortable with what you're doing, that's all that matters!
     
  9. marchingstar

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    Check in Week 4


    Activity: More cold, more minimal activity. But this week, I feel frustrated about it. I miss walking and I honestly feel like a bit of a failure this week. My only real silver lining is the hope that next week will be better.
    Distance: 33.8 km
    Steps: 44 426
    Calories burned: 3523

    Nutrition: I finally made the turkey chili i’ve been planning to make for 2 weeks. it tasted great. i also ate a lot of junk this week, though. mcdonald’s and salty snacks made their way into my system.
    Food highlights: i’m really looking for the bright spots. i did a good job not wasting leftovers. the roast i made last weekend was delicious and made for great lunch sandwiches.

    Goals for next week:
    Activity: I don’t know what a reasonable
    goal is for this week. maybe i’ll try to get to the mall and walk the kiddo around there.
    Nutrition: i picked up some nice produce this week. going back to basics and eating fresh food at home is my goal.

    i feel like that was all so doom and gloom. it wasn’t as bad a week as this sounds. it seems my little one has his own goals: he’s taking practice steps! only a couple when we’re holding his hands and supporting him a bit, but it does make my heart swell to see him get so excited and try something new.
     
  10. hdrolfe

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    This weather is dreadful... I had a bit of a breakdown on Saturday night when kiddo wouldn't go to sleep and I just said it's too hard! I am not looking forward to Tuesday/Wednesday when we have over a foot of snow on the way. But I will get some exercise in shoveling it all I guess! I'm just in a funk... and need to get out walking, and I can't really and it just plain sucks. Eating, I did ok but did order pizza last night after my disaster hair. The cut is awesome! I tried turning it purple without bleaching first and it didn't look like I did anything. So yesterday I bleached and then put colour in... it isn't purple. It's orange and pink. I'm not impressed with this "amazing" stuff that was recommended to me. Jackson says it looks good and he likes it, the people at work tell me it looks nice, but it is not what I wanted. I'll try again on the weekend to fix it, I don't want to do it too soon and really fry it. Oh well! Life goes on... it's just hair I suppose :)

    Hope everyone is keeping on. Looking forward to spring!
     
  11. ottawamom

    ottawamom The "Air Miles" Lady

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    Not at all exercise related but I just need to vent. DH went to the store yesterday to pick up some salt. We discussed which one he should get. I told him to get whatever was cheapest because I use a tonne of it to keep the driveway clear (no easy feat this year). There was still ice on the driveway this morning after he put salt down yesterday so I decided to put some more down in advance off the snow tomorrow (get that driveway clear, its easier to shovel). I looked in the garage. He got 1 bag and it's not a huge bag. I mean really:confused3. Off I go to the store today to do what he should have done yesterday.

    What was he thinking?
     
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  12. ottawamom

    ottawamom The "Air Miles" Lady

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    Sorry to hear about your hair woes. There is a place next to Sobeys in Barrhaven that has all kinds of hair products for sale. The people at the orthodontist used to rave about the help they got there. What about going to see them for a solution to your colourful hair. Maybe a wash in wash out temporary colour until its safe to do a permanent colour again.

    I fell off the exercise wagon this weekend. Yesterday I was in the kitchen most of the afternoon preparing the weekly Sunday dinner (the boys and my in-laws come every Sunday). I decided I spent enough time on my feet and didn't feel like going downstairs and walking.

    Today however I decided to add some incline to my walk. Trying to take it up one set each week. Tomorrow will be snow shovelling several times if we're going to get what the predict. I am sooooo done with Winter. @bababear_50 can I sneak into your luggage if I pay for the baggage fee?
     
  13. hdrolfe

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  14. Donald - my hero

    Donald - my hero <font color=blue>Aww yes. The dreaded "mouse hand"

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    I've been fairly quiet in here the past week -- not much to share that's of any value. I did want to let you all know that i DO follow along and read what you're all sharing and trust me when i say that I have all of you in my heart and on my mind. I have become a tad more aware of how inactive I am (not sure if that's compelling me to do anything about it though :sad2: )

    Motivation is severely lacking but that's not uncommon at this time of year, less sun = sadder Jacqueline. Last week hubby found out that an old employee (old as in from a long time ago, she was only 45) died by suicide at the end of January and it hit him really hard. Until i pointed out it was because he's actually able to put himself in her husband's shoes because we've been there (yeah, there is is out there for you all to see, I've been in some very dark places and the worst were while we had young children) he was beside himself with grief & anger that accompanies the feeling of "why did i not reach out" That led to far too many treats being available because he finds comfort in that type of food. I didn't eat much of it but found it hard to turn down the ice cream he kept offering me with sad puppy dog eyes. He hates winter so i did chisel the ice off the car from the freezing rain storm and then cleaned the car off anytime it needed it so i did get in some extra movement i guess.


    I wanted to offer a small piece of advice to those of you who are struggling with being able to increase your step count or time you're active that might help. You can increase the effectiveness of the time you are active by increasing the resistance, increasing the effort you're putting out by simply adding some weight to your body. NO, i don't mean eating cookies while you walk! Just carry something extra around with you, if you're not struggling with knee/hip/leg or back trouble you can add some ankle weights. If you do, you can actually carry something, could even be a soup can in each hand, or @marchingstar just lug your LO around! Just a thought!
     
  15. hdrolfe

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    I tried explaining to my kiddo that winter is hard for me, and I'm doing the best I can. Keeping it simple, but also asking him to help me out a bit. He gave me extra hugs, until I refused to extend his internet time lol. Work in progress, and for me, just being aware of how I feel is a big deal!

    I really wish I had a trip to look forward to! I do I guess, but it's not until August, and I can't decide what to do. I had originally booked Yacht Club, decided to be smart and downgrade to a moderate, booked CBR, then read about musty smells, and it being too big, so I changed again, to a tower at CSR. Kiddo then asked to go to water parks, so I added that to the tickets, and now I'm thinking I should just go to POP, save another $600 or so USD, maybe get the new skyliner up and running by then, which would be super cool. No water slide at the hotel, but we'll be going to the water parks at least twice, and possibly 5 times during the trip. We like to swim, he likes the water slide at Yacht Club, but that's a lot of money! I could even get a preferred room and still save a lot. I don't know what to do. I have a couple weeks to decide I guess. Any way!

    I met my step goal according to my garmin, so that's good. Went up to the dollarama at lunch and got valentine's day cards for kiddo, and a chocolate bar. Yup. It was really yummy though. And I only got one!
     
  16. bababear_50

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    Week #4 update for me
    I have consistently done just over 5,000 or more steps a day for the past 7 days.
    I am putting together a music playlist of favorite songs I like to dance to, and have upped my goal to 6,000 steps a day.
    My skin would love a bit of heat and sunshine for sure,,,oh well I will have to wait a few more weeks.
    I might pop out and pick up a few things at the store as we are in for another blast of snow tomorrow.

    Hugs
    Mel
     
  17. marchingstar

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    <3 my heart goes to you and your husband, Jacqueline. I'm sure you know, but I'll just say...you don't have anything to feel bad about because of your past. Your husband is not responsible for the death of his ex-employee. I wish I had wiser words. All I have is my own loss (a family member of mine died by suicide almost 2 years ago) and the reminder that neither of you are alone.
     
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  18. bababear_50

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    Well if you are going to give me a Snow Day then I am getting my McDonalds coffee. I mean I was in the car at 6:00 am and zipping over to McDonalds,,one minute after I ordered boom down came the snow. I seriously love my morning McDonalds coffee.lol
    Have a dry, warm,and safe day everyone!
    Hugs
    Mel
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  19. ottawamom

    ottawamom The "Air Miles" Lady

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    Where do you find those videos? Always so topical.
     
  20. bababear_50

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    Good Morning
    I just *Google* images.
    Save me from myself---a little online shopping ,,,Forever 21 has a couple of spring color hoodies ----good price--$22.90 each
    picked up Peach and Mint. I added a foot spa kit 4 piece pedicure set,, (dry winter heals) and got free shipping.$4.90.

    I think I like Snow Days.
    Hugs
    Mel
    https://www.forever21.com/ca/shop/catalog/product/plus/plus_size-features/2000289963?lang=en-ca
     
  21. FLVacationGirl

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    I am with everyone on feeling so over this winter. Normally getting away on vacation would help me get through winter, but this year it didn't feel like it helped? I think it's the combo of so many extreme windchill days plus tons of snow. One or the other would be enough.

    Doing good on the exercise front over here. Last night was one of those days were I could have easily skipped a workout (tired Monday) but I went to the gym and ended up having a great workout and had fun visiting with everyone there and could have easily stayed for hours but we had kids and sleep to get back home to so we capped the workout at just over an hour. I started with some foam rolling for sore quads from all of the squats I have been doing, then an upper body workout with dumbbells and machines. Finished with some barbell work. Muscle snatches, power cleans, and overhead presses.

    My olympic lifting trainer is back from a cruise so I will start back to those classes on Thursday or Sat, depending on my daughter's basketball game schedule. Tonight is lower body at my regular gym. More foam rolling, stretches, then box squats and kettlebell squats on raised platforms to work on depth.

    My motivation for the week: Talked to a guy at the gym last night who lost 100lbs through diet before joining the gym. He used to weigh almost 400lbs. So proud of him (even though I've only known him for a few months) for all he has accomplished. He hasn't lost any weight since joining the gym but I'm sure his body composition is changing as I can see a difference in him. We talked a bit last night about how diet is way more important than exercise! :)
     
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