Category Archives: Exercise

Don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone

Now I can hear ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ in my head. But I digress.

I never knew the awesomeness of my younger body, until pregnancy and aging caught up with me.

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ERC 17: (Belated) Last Hurrah

And so, we come to the last Exercise Report Card. Over the past few months I’ve upped my activity level, discovered that doing exercise while having children is possible, and dropped almost 6kg. It’s been slow, but hopefully it’s sustainable in this new life of mine!

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Time to move on

As we near the end of April, the time has come to down pens (or iPhones) on our current blog challenges – Exercise Report Cards and Ten Thoughts Tuesday. Next week’s entries will be the last. It’s been fun, but it’s time to move on.

Keep an eye out for new content as we move into May!

ERC 15: Blame It on the Weatherman

We’ve had weeks, literally weeks of rain. It’s been playing havoc with my attempts to get outside and exercise, and contributed to a general feeling of s-l-u-g-g-i-s-h-n-e-s-s.

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Exercise Report Card 12: A Pre-Emptive Strike

This week I am very aware that (a) I’ve been out for dinner twice and (b) the Easter holiday is coming up.

It’s sad but since I’ve started this mission to get fit, I find eating out and going on holiday stressful. After all, I just know that healthy eating and exercising is probably about to go out of the window. So this past week (and this following week) is about trying to minimize the damage with pre-emptive exercise.

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Exercise Report Card 11: Walking Wonders

It’s been a manic week, so I’ve been mainly limited to walking (and this is going to be a short post as it’s totally catching up with me). I was amazed to find that I’d dropped another kilo at this week’s weigh-in, so don’t let anyone tell you that walking isn’t exercise!

This week’s report:

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Exercise Report Card 10: Hitting the Wall

Last week’s exercise report card showed that I’d met my goal of four bouts of exercise a week, but all within three days. As suspected, this was not a good idea. I didn’t feel that great and at my weekly weigh-in I’d put on 0.2kg. Yes, I felt like I’d hit a wall.

So this week I have exercised on six days out of seven. It’s been gentler than normal as I was hit with a back spasm at the beginning of the week, but at least I’ve been moving.

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