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Move More... WEEK 2



Exercising is so difficult 

when you have to 

& so easy when you want to...



That's it really... put one foot in front of the other... and do it more often... 



If you're starting at the very beginning... then just leave the house.. walk for 10 mins and  turn around and come back... there's your 20 mins! Now do it every day and just watch how you go a little further... feel less breathless... and feel like upping it to 15 mins each way... trust me before you know it.. you'll be filling an hour and feeling so good... 
No one knows your body better than you.. so no super heroes... if you've got a so knee, bad back, asthma... you are in control.. but don't use those as excuses to not go at all!




Drag a pal with you.. nothing like a good gossip as you pound around the park and you suddenly realised you've done three laps! 

Keep challenging yourself.. if you can walk a mile .... then aim for 2! If you can run 5k.. then sign up for a 10k and do it! 




I swim 4 times a week... the days I plod along.. are the days I don't feel as good as I know I should.. the days I really go for it.. my arms hurt, my legs hurt... I look like a human beetroot getting out of the pool and I then have to sprint to the changing rooms (the Leinster Rugby team train in my pool! EEK!) but I feel amazing... 

Try something different.. just once.. it might not be for you.. but if you don't  try you'll never know... grab one of the kids bikes and off to the end of the street... anyone spots you just say you're fixing a puncture.. they'll be dead impressed by that alone!


The one thing I know for sure about exercise is .. if you love doing it.. then you'll stick with it.. I wouldn't run unless I was being chased by zombies and then, knowing me..  I'd probably chat and try to negotiate with em...  it ain't my thing... but I have friends who love it and run all over the shop... and really get a kick out of it... that happens to me in the pool counting and timing lengths... its all relative.. but if you enjoy it.. then go for it.. kickboxing, running, hockey, swimming, running, jogging, hiking, squash, tennis, cycling, aqua fit, aerobics, gym workouts, yoga, pilates... there really is something for everyone... so no excuses... and if you're going to play the ' I can't afford it' card.. the majority of these are free... walking is just one foot in front of the other... step aerobics only needs a step.. we've all got one at home... 



Ask Santa for some work out DVDs... when you get the place to yourself .. go all Jane Fonda or 'Fame' depending on your vintage! Hell even turning on some tunes in the house and dancing for 10 mins will get your heart rate up... a few 80s tunes people, the house will be rocking!!! 



If I'm preaching to the converted... then up your game, improve your technique, wear a pedometer and challenge yourself to a higher total every week, set yourself a monthly target and OVERACHIEVE! Just looking at your total steps and trying to reach a certain number of steps per day can be very motivating. 



The key is to just do SOMETHING. Get up and move daily. And it's a good idea to pick something you enjoy (or have the potential to enjoy once your body gets in shape). 

If you want to be by yourself, check out sites like Done Deal for a second hand treadmill or elliptical. 



If you've got fluffy people you have NO excuse! Walking is their socializing! Don't deny them! 

And I bet there's a few hubbys and boyfriends who could do with a good walk... bargain with them... they can watch footie and you can watch the bake off but 2 evenings a week we stalk the neighbourhood for an hour! 



Take the stairs instead of the lift... (sick of hearing that one yet?)

Park the furthest you can from the shops... (or this?)

A girl in my WW class brings each piece of laundry up the stairs.. ONE PIECE AT A TIME! She has amazing legs from it! Another does step ups during the ads on her fav soaps! 

If you are downstairs, use your upstairs loo, and vice versa.



Wash the car... don't rinse it .. sponges out.. music on.. get scrubbing..

Play with your kids... don't direct them with a cup of tea in your hand.. hide, chase and roly poly with em...

Housework... Vacuuming, dusting, mopping the floors, squats at the washing machine... put the music on and go for it..

It all adds up! This week... try something new... Lunge to the kettle and do squats whilst you're on the phone... 

Revised chart below, look at all those losses... skinny minnies!! I hope I've got everyone, shout if I've missed you... add weight losses for week two below... next week there's no chart, I'm off gallivanting but a post will go up thanks to the magic of schedules so leave your weight losses there and I'll get to them!!!

Doing fantastic everyone... 18.5lbs for the first weigh in... and two gold stars for biggest losers this week @nikkiblueeyes and @misty, both losing 3.5lbs! Santa will be very impressed!



43 comments

  1. Can I join this challenge? Love your posts, v inspirational! Thanks :) down 1.5 this week, Noelle :)

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    1. Absolutely! The next chart will be up in two weeks! x

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  2. So needed that kick up the backside to dust the runners off and hit the pavements again!!! Down 1lb this week :-)
    Jojo

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  3. There is a running app you can get which is a zombie apocalypse! Down 1lb this week! KellyG x

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    1. Well done! I'll check that out and see if they like cake! x

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  4. Hey Doll, I am a bit behind and only got to ww on Wednesday so will be reporting my first loss next week! I will get out and exercise though this week for sure!

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    1. Good stuff as long as u don't give up! I'll be watching u! x

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  5. Hey doll,
    I did write it on a comment on tuesday but i dnt seem to be on the table. i lost 2lbs on my 1st week ;)

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    1. Oops! It'll be on the next one promise! Well done! x

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  6. Hi Doll,
    great post today! I wrote my weight loss last week but it's not on the table. And I lost another lb this week!!
    Mally

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    1. Apologies I missed a few posts... Next chart in two weeks will be sorted promise.. Well done on the loss! Flying!

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  7. Hey Doll, hope you had a week.. lost 3.5 lbs this week ive 12,5 off in a month cant believe it :) roll on xmas hope you have a great weekend sarah x

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    1. See when ur head is in the right place it just works! That's fantastic! Well done! xxx

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  8. Hey Doll. I lost 1 lb this week:) delighted the scale is going in the right direction. :) great post btw-I need to start incorporating more exercise into this weight loss endeavour. The "I don't have time" excuse is sounding a bit hollow! Have a great week!
    NikkiBluEyes x

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    1. I know exactly what u mean! It trips off the tongue.. 'Oh I just can't do it because....' I'm guilty of it myself!

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  9. Hi Doll, down 1lb this week, have a good weekend . Pauline

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  10. Hi Doll. Down 2.5lbs this week so back on track for the challenge now. Must try some exercise this week - thanks for the motivation! FitFab40

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    1. That's fantastic! What a comeback! Well on track now.. Well done! x

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  11. Ah Doll, with my gold star I got cocky, 3 on :( However i will also be holding my birthday cocktails and multiple dinners out responsible - thank God it only comes once a year! Even worse, since my slide, I haven't yet got back on track and can't bare the thought of my ww leader's face on Wednesday. Your exercise post has got me thinking that perhaps I can recover the rest of this week and even if I don't have a loss next week, hopefully I can reduce the current damage! It was a bloody good birthday though ;)
    Misty x

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    1. As long as you enjoyed every second of it! Life's too short to be miserable! The diet will always be here... Birthdays are once a year! Hope it was fun!

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  12. Hi Doll
    Here's my stats
    The first week I lost .5 of an lb this week I lost 1.5
    Slow but am happy!
    Well done on your losses
    Bellabelly

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    1. Slow and steady is the safest way and the most healthy! Well done x

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  13. Hi doll, I wasn't able to make it to class last week, so I will give you my results when I weigh in tomorrow :-) Thanks, Caroline. xx

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    1. No probs. post it here and I'll catch it x

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  14. Hi Doll
    I was away for the first week of the challenge so you can put me down as 0 for that, am down 2lbs for 2nd week!!!!!
    Thanks

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    1. Excellent! On track for the stone for Xmas! xxx

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  15. Hey doll, forgot to give you my weight loss it was 4.5lbs! Was well impressed with myself.

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    1. Blimey so you should be! Fantastic result!! xxx

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  16. Down 4.5lbs this week!!! phew! back on track after hols!!

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  17. That's brilliant! What a comeback! I only hope I can do the same! xxx

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  18. Hey Doll,
    Dont have good news to report, but best to fess up.
    Week 1 = + 4 after a 3 days hen party!
    Week 2 = missed cuz i was on my hols (had a ball)
    So i know that Week 3 = i'll be up after a wks hols, but I'm back to it today and feeling postive :)
    Enjoy your hols xx

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    1. Honesty is the best policy as they say... And who would u be lying to.. You... Currently on the up but life's too short... Jealous of your hens I need a good girlie night out... Point free of course! Ahem... x

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  19. Hi Doll, was up 1/2 lb, which I will take on the chin! It was well worth if for the weekend!Caroline xx

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    1. 1/2 a pound is easy to lose! and lifes too short! Did I miss your first week? I'm a bit flaky tonight! LOL x

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  20. Hi Doll was down 1.5 last week and down 1 today. Your exercise blogs are great walking every day but should be doing some other exercise too trying to get motivated

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    1. slow and steady is the best way! try something fun... maybe salsa or something with a friend... you're doing great! x

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  21. Hi Doll, Down 2pds this week - another 1.5 next week and i'll get my first silver 7! hopefully.............. Molls x

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