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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Jan 09, 2006 1:41 pm

walked down to the shop to pick up some photos and a few things I forgot from the shopping. Then up and around the waterworks reserve. About 2 hours, 13000 steps.
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Postby Dolly » Mon Jan 09, 2006 1:51 pm

Wow Tegan, that's a lot of steps :shock:
Today I just did a 20 minute walk.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Jan 09, 2006 1:55 pm

I think I read somewhere that 1000 steps should be the aim if you want to lose weight, which is what I've been aiming for but I might be mistaken. it does seem a lot. It takes arund 2 hours to rack it up and quite frankly, if I had a job I wouldn't be able to do them - no time.

If anyone has any better info or guide, I'd be grateful
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15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

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Postby Dolly » Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:07 pm

Yes I think I'd heard it was 10,000 steps too.
http://walking.about.com/cs/pedometers/a/2000steps.htm
as soon as my lung gets a bit better I will try and incorporate more walking to my routine.
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Re: 10 000 steps

Postby Lesley » Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:55 pm

The 10 000 steps are meant to be racked up throughout the day, so you put it on in the morning as soon as you get up, do your usual stuff and exercise. It's meant to be a combination of incidental exercise and planned exercise. You don't take the pedometer off until you are ready for bed.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:26 pm

oh ok..... I'll have to remember that when I get a job. And I did mean 10, 000 steps too :oops: damn typos
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"

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Postby marie » Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:33 am

morning 50 crunches
2 mile walk or 45 mins or 8900 steps
afternoon 2 mile walk 45 mins or 8900 steps
50 crunches
does any one know good upper body work outs that don't involve gyms
1 hour at swimming pool only 15 mins proper swimming tho the rest was dragging my son around on a float :)
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Postby carlton » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:03 am

Went to the gym for 30 mins.

Did 10 mins on the x-trainer,
10 mins on the stepper and
10 mins on the treadmill (including running on the treadmill).

Worked very hard and sweatted a lot.
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Postby Fairie » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:28 am

4 hours of physical work around our 145 Aviaries
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:24 pm

Marie,

Resistance exercises for the upper body are relatively easy to adapt to home. Things like pushups and bicep and tricep curls with cans of whatever is in your cupboard (tricep curls: start with your elbows bent and poking out behind your back, forearms vertical, then extend your hands back and kinda upward - they should tone the "chicken wing" syndrome :wink: ). If you can get hold of one of those resistance bands (I think you can get them in sports shops) you can come up with lots too.

Also, see if you can beg or borrow a pilates book - I know mine has a few good upper body workouts.

If you have a suitable childrens park nearby, go do some chinups on the monkeybars, or do some gardening - whipper-snippering and wheelbarrow pushing and weed pulling would be good!
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"

"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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Postby Groovychic » Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:44 pm

Ok Monday, let me remember. O was going to go for a short walk in the morning but when I was nearly home met my sister in law coming the other way and turned around and went with her. Ended up being 50 mins. I did wear the pedometre as well but not totally sure if it was acurate. I think the km's was correct as I set my step to 70cms but I know I take a larger step than that but when i tested it and took 10 steps it said I had taken 12. So hence don't think it was correct. Said 4.5kms. Maybe it was only about 4kms. It took me 50 mins anyway. I'm not sure how fast I walk. I was doing an awful lot of talking so would have walked a lot slower. It said 5600 steps. So not sure if any of it is correct. Anyway went shopping and walked around the town to the few other shops and bank that I had to go to and then did the grocery shopping and they have moved everything so did a lot more walking up and down the aisle looking for things! Didn't wear the pedometre but probably should have! And yes I heard the 10,000 steps was to be over a day, including what you do at work or home etc etc. I used to find it hard to get up to about 8000 steps with a walk in the morning taking up around 4 - 5000 steps and then having an office job! Now I don't work and we have a new bigger house which is approx. 27 metres long! So walking from the kids bedrooms back to the kitchen or our bedroom is quite a few steps!!! But hasn't helped in the weight loss yet. I might have to vacuum and wash the floors more often then!
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:53 pm

yeah, i have only a tiny wee 2 bedroom flat which doesn't get much walking done in it :oops: . Hoping when i get a job I'll be able to rack them up easier.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"

"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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Postby marie » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:41 am

cheers butterfly dawn for them tips. :D
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