Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tuesday, Wednesday.

Tuesday I did a *proper* walk that was a bit rushed as I had school pick-up so 25min quite quick.

Wednesday.  Home all day but nothing.  How slack.  No excuse really, I intended mowing...but didn't.  Thought about a ride...but didn't.

Thursday today and I will walk again, probably slower for longer today and I'm not home tomorrow but know there will be a couple of hours walking in.

The weekend will be full of riding and beach walking.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sat, Sun, Mon...

Three days have already passed and I'm happy to say that I have done something for 2 of them.

Saturday - 5 loads of sand plus the 30min mowing.
Sunday -  Nothing.
Monday - 3 loads of sand plus 45min mowing.

I'm not home all day tomorrow, Thursday or Friday so not sure how I will go with the 5 from 7.

I'm inside at the moment, thinking about tea but there is so much mowing that needs doing again that I might go out later and do another 1/2 hour.  If I don't get, and keep, on top of it it will all get out of hand again and I'll be back having to start all over again and that is just too hard.  Another lot today will help keep it under control.  I'll let you know.

Did do another 25minutes.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fitter By Friday?

Yes I think I am fitter than I was last week.  The ride, when I do it, is now further than the corner and back.  I am mowing for longer and sometimes doing out the dam area where it is thick and long.  A few weeks ago I would not have been able to manage out there.
I am dumb for not keeping things up over winter and it doesn't matter what my reasons or excuses were I am regretting it now.  I now have to start again and need to work hard just to get back to where I was let alone where I want to be.
But I have started.  Again.  For the third or fourth time since I started this blog.  Is that good, it shows I'm not a quitter though there are times when I just want to eat cake and read and not care how fat or unfit I am.  But then the chooks start cackling and I have to go outside and collect eggs and feed them and I notice the long grass so have to mow...the gardens need weeding, the seeds need planting.. It would all be a lot harder if I was fatter and unfitter.  And those big rocks and rivers are still waiting for me...

So I will keep with it, I will keep plodding along and coming here to bore you all and maybe one day the right buttons will go off and I'll rev things up and become the fit, healthy person I need to be.  Until then...The music is calling.


Not much achieved here today but I have done the 30minutes of mowing and I did 3 wheelbarrow loads of sand.

So I'm saying that yes, I did do something to get fitter 5 days from the 7.
There's less walking and bikeriding and more mowing but that's OK.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday. Yes...Kinda, Maybe...

I have been out all day and I was going to count the 2 hours I spend wandering around the shopping centre but think that might be cheating.  While I was over there though I bought myself a few CD's.  So I put them on and got up and jumped around like a mad thing  danced to the beat.  Well my beat was a bit different to theirs but I managed to get puffed out and sweat so I'm counting that.

So 10min, rest, 5min, rest, 3min, rest, 10min...And they are still playing so I will be getting up and down for the next half hour or so.

Dancing is something that I would really love to be able to do.  It is fun and I like watching others dance, any sort but love the Jive and bootscooting..  We went to lessons for these once but never used the knowlenge again and now most of it is lost.  So the only *dancing* I do is behind closed doors with the music turned up loud, where nobody can see.  It's still fun. 

Do you dance like nobody is watching when they really are?  I wish I had the confidence to do that!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday. Yes!

I am back from a bikeride.  Kinda happy with the 25ish minutes it took but it felt like it would have been more...I am getting better but still have a long way to go to get back to where I was last year.

Still have the mowing to do, one lot of 30minutes will be done after I have breakfast.  The second...*should* get done sometime later...

I will report back in when I have finished them.

It is half past three and I have just finished the first 30min mowing.  I am hot and bothered and wanting to go buy some grass killer or order in a truck of cement!

We have not long ago had the 2 stroke mower in for a service and to fix the not starting problem.  It is not any better.  It starts but revs too high and is using far too much petrol.  I used to be able to do most of the grass around the house on 1 and a bit tanks but now, I have already gone through 2 and nowhere near finished.  It's making me cranky!

And done!

25 minutes  Bikeride.
35minutes mowing.
40minutes mowing.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday. Yes.

I was away from home all day today and as I have too much to do with the animals when I get home I was worried about not getting anything in. 
Before leaving this morning I thought I'd make the effort so put my Tone Walker shoes in the car and before having lunch I set off on a walk.  I had a destination in mind but it wasn't as far as I thought it would be so it was only a 23 minute walk but better than nothing.

Four days gone already but only 2 with anything done.  I need to do something for the next 3 days so no slacking off allowed for the rest of the week.

I'm hoping to get in an hours mowing tomorrow, as always there is so much mowing to do.  A ride would be nice too but we'll see how I feel.

Monday, October 17, 2011

One out of 3, Not Good.

Saturday.  Nothing.
Sunday.  Nothing!!
Monday.  OK it took all day but finally I got out there and mowed for 40minutes.  And then...and then...I rode to the corner and a bit further.  And back again.  That only took 14 minutes but it was something that I wasn't going to do but did.  How good am I!

I'm hoping to get 5 days of something in again this week so now need to do something each day.
I really need to plan something for Saturdays.  Missing that seems to puts me in the wrong frame of mind.

Friday, October 14, 2011


No riding or walking but lots and lots of digging.
And 45-50minutes of  mowing.

I am so sore, the digging was hard but had to be done but in the end Hubby sent me away because he said I was making too much noise with my moaning and huffing and puffing.  So that idea worked!
Not really, I was willing to do it but he takes pity on me and sends me away to do easier things and he then makes short work of the job I was having trouble with.

If I'm counting the mowing, and I am, then I've reached the 5 days for the week.
Will go for the same next week but probably should start pushing things a bit soon.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

11th and 12 October.

A quick 12min ride.
There was also a bit more than 30min of mowing.  This was hard work as the grass was thick and long.
Then another 10min or so but after a bit of a break

No bike ride, hands were too sore for the handlebars so I did an hours mowing instead.  Not as hard as yesterday but happy with that.

There has been lots of whippersnippering, weeding, raking, mulching...I seem to be outside all day but it's all slow and in spits and spurts.

I know I wasn't going to count mowing and yard work as *exercise* but I need to or I feel like I haven't done anything and get down about it.  I'm thinking an hours mowing beats a 15minute ride though.

I'm counting 4 days done.
Just think, if I had of done something last Saturday instead of being a S.A. I'd be done now.

Monday, October 10, 2011

October 8th - 10th.

Saturday. I didn't do anything 'cept potter around all day and achieved very little.  I was so tired but really I just could not be bothered.

Sunday.  Another day where I was tired and not bothered but I came inside just after 6 ready for a shower and bed sat down and had a think, decided I'd just walk to the bridge and back so donned me shoes, told Hubby I was going to the railway box...Got that far and kept going all the way to the corner and back.  Pleased with that and it wasn't hard, I had decent shoes on so no trouble there.

Monday.  Walked home from town so 20minutes and will walk back in this afternoon.  Planned to walk back in but it rained and they came out and picked me up so second 20min didn't happen. 
This afternoon I ate a couple of slices of fruit loaf so thought I better do something so rode to the corner and back.  Just over 5min there and just over 7min back.  It was a lot harder coming home as it was into the wind.

Two days from the five for the week completed. 

I am so tired again lately so am thinking I might go get the blood and Iron levels checked again but it could still be the remnants of the cold/cough we had.  That still hasn't gone completely.  
I'm taking the Iron tablets and the Nexium so it should be right but I'll give it another week, dose up on Liver a few times and see how I feel.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday 7th. October.

Went for what should have been a quick and easy ride early this morning and hated every minute of it.

I didn't put DeepHeat and gloves on so my hands were too sore, it was hard to pedal, it was cold, whinge, whinge, whinge...
It wasn't until I was nearly home again that I thought to change gears to make it easier.

So, the ride is over and done with but I think I will do another one later on just so that I don't think bad things about riding and use that as an excuse tomorrow.

And as you can see I didn't do anything yesterday.

Back to say that I didn't get the second ride in but I did do 40min of mowing so happy with that.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October, Day Five,

Done!  I have moved for the minimum 5 days for this week.
Todays effort was a short ride, around the block plus a bit more, maybe 17minutes.
I am out all day tomorrow so chances are nothing will be done but am not discounting it yet.

I may have reached my goal of 5 days but that doesn't mean that I will not try and do more and I'm hoping for a least one more *something*

This afternoon I thought about going for a short walk...but didn't.  Thought about having a sleep...but didn't.  I did a 1/2 an hours mowing instead.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oct 4th.

Day 4 and no bikeride. 
That's because my car is in the garage for a service so after dropping it off this morning I walked home.  Can't remember how far it is and don't know how long it took...more than 20min, more than 2km...I will time the walk in this afternoon and if I remember I will see how many km it is too.

Four of the *five days a week* goal done.

I did walk back into town to pick up the car but wore the expensive, fitted and sized for me shoes from Athletes Foot.  I am sitting here now with sore shins and an achey knee.  I hate these shoes but always *forget* that they are useless until it is too late and I have them on and nowhere near home to change them.  They are OK for everyday wearing but are awful for proper walking.

The walk into town was around 25minutes so 2 lots of that today.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Day 3.

The ride is getting quicker and I did the block in 15min this morning so really need to start thinking of doing extra.  Might try the big block next week and see how I go but I think that even just getting back into the habit of doing something each day will help me.

Three out of the 5 days done.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October 2.

Yep, another ride done, another day off the total.  This is easy!

OK, I know that the rides are short, under 5km, they will be for a week or two then I will start adding another or going further.  We went out yesterday and though we both thought we were better after our bout of illness the late night and cold air seems to have brought it back.  Sore throat again, coughing heaps...So a week or two before I start pushing things might be in order. 

I plan on doing a short bushwalk in a few weeks time so will need to add some walking in over the next couple of weeks but the bushwalk I have planned will only be a couple of hours so shouldn't be a problem.

100% on target.  Only three more days needed for this week.  I will be Fitter by Friday.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

1st October.

Well so far I am 100% up with my October goal.

A ride around the block.  It surprises me at hard it is but seeing as I have been unwell for nearly a fortnight and lazy for 6 months or more I know I shouldn't be.  I got up to riding 20km and now 3 or 4 has me panting and sore. 
So sad, my bad, will be fixed.
One day down so only need 4 more for the week.  How hard can that be.