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Slim in 6 War Zone days 2 & 3

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Strangely enough I've managed day 2 by the skin of my teeth!!!!!! Oh boy, these poor arms, just let me put them DOWN pleeeze!

She needs to give more time for getting down on that floor - and as for getting back up again!!

However I did complete the workout and very pleased I was too.

Day 3 was actually better, goodness knows why but it was lol. My muscles coped better but I did notice I was a bit slower in keeping up with her because muscles felt heavy??

Did have a very long hot bath last night and it definitely eased the aches, slept well, but then I always do lol

Right then, in keeping with my routine its time to do Day 4 workout.
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FIFTEENACRES 11/22/2013 6:02AM

    Well done! emoticon

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    embrace the work that shall soon become ease emoticon

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Slim in 6 War Zone, Day 2

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

emoticon well I started Day 1 yesterday after just recovering from cold, but knew that this zest
for getting started would pass me by if iI ddidn't get start NOW while my frame of mind was in the right place!

So I did it with full enthusiasm and felt great that it wasn't as tough as I thought it would be. My pleasure at completing without jumping about was putting me on a high! How cool was this?!
Couldn't wait til next session.....

And so here I am.... after creeping out of bed, waddling through the working day looking like I've been on a marathon horse ride (!) With my arms stiff, my neck sore and my butt aching with EVERY move, I'm now going to do my Day 2 session, gotta do it, no excuses, any minute now .... heaven help me!

Will report back with my next blog (diary)

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WORKTHEGOAL 11/14/2013 7:02AM

    Thanks friends x

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WALLAHALLA 11/12/2013 5:19PM

    emoticon Then treat yourself to a nice long hot shower, or soak in the tub! Don't forget to stretch!

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Plan to Fail?

Saturday, August 04, 2012

If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.................... how many times have I heard this and said this?!

Well failure is no longer an option - I'm making an updated plan - and one that will work for me!

Thanks Krys for the 'shake' and Tiffany for showing how determination can make excuses look feeble!

So I've got a full schedule with full time work, a family at home, repetitive back/hip injury and launching a small business in November, 1st Grandchild due, a social life and even time to sleep - wow - aren't I the clever one!

Fiddlesticks!!!!!!!! Hundreds of sp members have the same lifestyle and STILL manage to reach their goals.

My Plan? To get back to my original sp enthusiasm and do the work to make my goal happen and turn my Plan to Fail into Plan to Succeed.

I'm 50 next May - that was my goal - and I've wasted 3 yrs 'trying' - am no longer going to be a Human being - I'm gonna be a Human Doing!!

I really am on a countdown now and being serious is the game - I'm going to play hard and be the winner and get my very own winners medal - I've got 10 months to train and my 1st session starts today.

As per the Olympics......... I'm going for Gold!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 10/29/2012 5:11PM

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WALLAHALLA 8/8/2012 4:49PM

    I'm behind you all the way! emoticon

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BECKYANNE1 8/6/2012 7:22PM

    emoticon We all have busy schedules, but that's not an excuse to not take care of ourselves. When I turned 50, I said I was going to be healthier than when I was in my
40's. So far I've lived up to that and I feel wonderful. In fact, I can do most everything I did in my 20's. If I can do it, anyone can do it. Remember, we're here for all the support
you need.

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TAFODIL24 8/5/2012 10:21AM

    emoticon emoticon Great plan! You Can Do It!
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LMMIMI 8/4/2012 9:00PM

    Now is your time, Mandy, and know we are all cheering you on to the GOLD! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KRYS210 8/4/2012 7:49PM

    I'm here cheering for your success! YOU can do this if anyone can.
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WORKTHEGOAL 8/4/2012 3:05PM

    Thanks guys x

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KNITTABLES 8/4/2012 2:08PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonI know that you will achieve your goals. What a great message.

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ROCKMAN6797 8/4/2012 12:46PM

    I know that you can do this Mandy!

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JOANN1212 8/4/2012 12:22PM

    great

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MONTREAL12 8/4/2012 12:22PM

  emoticon Good for you! A Great realization for one so young! emoticon emoticon

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What a pig of a day!! LOLM

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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My day yesterday was manic........... took care of alzheimers client whilst husband having eye op, so that was an early start! Then her insulin pen didn't work so had to get another one out of the fridge, then wait for it to be at room temp.............. plus timing with her food, great start to the day. Then someone came to relieve me so I could go the farm,

here's where the fun REALLY starts:

Managing farm shop, blowing an absolute gail, had to cover the plants with sheets that wanted to fly away and take me with them, then the hailstorms started and stopped all play, or so I thought! A huge lorry arrived with a compost delivery for sale and whilst that was being unloaded, a PIG trotted by?!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep I couldn't believe it either lol........... well obviously it had burst itself out of its pen and decided to take a stroll down to the road entrance! The A49!!! (a killer road)

Now this is one MASSIVE LADY PIG lol but we did manage to divert it back into the field where it started frolicing and running wild and having a fine ole time - all I had to do was keep it there, little ole me with a broom stick held horizontal to give me 'biggness' lol.

Whilst owner dealt with the delivery the pig continued happily and getting further into the field which was great............. so I relaxed and kept my eye on the farm shop etc, but when I looked back that blasted pig was heading towards me at full gallop (yep, it was a gallop) with is head and ears being thrown about in delight, which is great, but at me - Heeelllp!!!!

There was NO way I was going to be able to stop this pig.............. was there? Well my farming experiences are few, but I decided to plod as fast as I could towards this pig, weilding my horizontal broom and yelling - and that pig just stopped in surprise - as did I lol!

How triumphant was I.............. until I saw where it was head towards, its pen alright, but via a HUGE pig/hen dung heap! I couldn't believe this................. and yes it was having a wonderful time rolling and nuzzling and jumping about - but the smell - urgh, so I just backed off, and just in time, cause it decided to shake itself like a dog and spray muck everywhere - you should have seen me stagger back as fast as I could - but that was it - Ray could deal with the rest, I wasn't going any nearer!!!

I now understand fully the expression: 'Happy as a pig in Muck' (polite version lol)

Just in case you wondered what I'd been up to lol

M x


The last time this pig escaped it did get into the farm shop first, pinched two loaves of bread in bags, carried in mouth and on got onto the road - a friendly local van driver rescued and returned her and she quite happily trotted back into the field still with the bread dangling from her mouth - she's obviously a great escape artist!!

  
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TERRYT55 11/1/2012 4:34PM

    Oh, Mandy......I don't know how I missed this blog. Just too funny imagining you with a broomstick taking on a pig! Thanks for the smiles.

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HOLLYL7 7/25/2012 7:59AM

    You had me LOL over my breakfast!

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2BHOTNTONED 7/9/2012 9:23AM

    Oh Mandy, i'm sorry i'm late reading this blog.
You do manage to have some exciting, some what mad adventourous days. Loved reading this blog and i could just picture it all.


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EX-PRESSO 5/18/2012 7:30AM

    *lol* next time you will through a loaf in front of the pig! ;)

sounds funny. But I think in your situation, it wasn't ;)

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JULIAOAK 5/18/2012 4:44AM

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MRS.DOYLE 5/17/2012 2:49PM

    Blimey. We city dwellers forget how lively it can get in the countryside. Sounds like great exercise.
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GRUNCLE 5/17/2012 7:30AM

    That sounded like a real adventurous day. If you keep this up you may have to change your name to the "Pig Lady". I loved the story emoticon

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BRANDI1809 5/17/2012 6:12AM

    I love it! It could only happen to you!

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KNITTABLES 5/17/2012 1:49AM

    You sure had a busy day, Thanks for writing such a vivid picture. Thanks for the laugh. Hugs

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/16/2012 8:57PM

    How fun! That has never happened to me!

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ROCKMAN6797 5/16/2012 6:23PM

    It sounds like that pig had a great time!

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WALLAHALLA 5/16/2012 5:38PM

    Thanks for the laugh! You paint a wonderful picture.

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1st Zumba Steps!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

So there we were, my friend and I, wearing the workout clothes and footwear and clutching our faithful bottles of water as if our lives depended on it! And almost superglued to the back wall in the hopes that we might blend in with the paintwork!

Zumba........................ the dance craze thats hit the world has arrived in our local area and we've convinced ourselves that we can do it! I may have worked out in private but this is the first time I would have worked out in public for years!

But hey, there's a familiar face, so I smile and catch her eye and strike up a conversation hoping that we are in the same boat - only to find out that she'd been doing this since the class started over a year ago in a different area! But we were made very welcome and the class was about to start.

On went the music - loudly - and the moves were explained and off we went - both in the wrong direction lol!! Rearranged our footwork we put ourselves right and enjoyed the rest of the class with a few giggles and wrong moves and plenty of SWEAT!

We really did enjoy ourselves and fell in love with the atmosphere, so we are now addicted and ready for the next go!

Why did I wait so long? Probably because our area is a bit behind the times and everything is always so far away from our village or set to day time sessions when us workers can't attend!

So if you haven't tried it yet, take my word for it - its so much fun and you burn over 400 calories during the hour's session!

In the meantime - ignore the News Item about the Zumba Tutor being stalked - that'll be me! lol.

I've definitely got my Mojo back and its dancing all the way!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/6/2012 12:44PM

    I love Zumba too. Most people do once they try it and they look great for having done it.

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TRAVELGRRL 5/6/2012 8:08AM

    I love Zumba too...mostly when it's OVER!

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IGSBETH 4/22/2012 12:14PM

    Yay! I love Zumba!

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MISSM66 4/22/2012 10:46AM

    Mandy I love Zumba, I was doing it but the Lady who was teaching stop come to our place,I have to find where I can go and do it again,it's a very good exercise I love,thanks for sharing it with us. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 4/11/2012 3:20PM

    Great news Mandy!
On Saturdays at my gym there is a Zumba class that takes place. You are so right the music is blaring and the participants are dancing away! I hear laughter and see that all are definitely sweating away! It looks like fun, I am happy to read that you loved it! Exercising is always so much better when we are doing something that we enjoy doing!

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ADZY86 4/11/2012 7:31AM

    I started Zumba 2 months ago and...WOW!...best decision I ever made! I absolutely LOVE it! I do love going to the gym, but it's so different going to a Zumba class, I find everyone so supportive, no one cares if you get it wrong (we ALL get it wrong! ha), and you really get a good sweat on.

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BRANDI1809 4/11/2012 6:38AM

    O goodness, I hope you don't try it out on me at the weekend!!! LOL

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HARPS57 4/11/2012 4:33AM

    Oh I do envy you, my work colleagues have been attending Zumba classes for over a year now and I just love it. watched it on the internet. Its my kinda music and rhythm. But these days with lax ligaments an hips and joints needing replacing its a definite no, no. emoticon



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MOEE45 4/10/2012 11:45PM

    That sounds like so much fun! I am going to try it too!

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BECKYANNE1 4/10/2012 8:29PM

    Glad you enjoyed it. I want to try it really bad, but I need to find someone to take the class with me. That will be my next adventure.

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IRP1114 4/10/2012 6:44PM

    Awesome enjoy the new fitness find ;-)

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IRP1114 4/10/2012 6:42PM

    Awesome enjoy the new fitness find ;-)

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon It is so much fun!


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IRP1114 4/10/2012 6:23PM

    Awesome enjoy the new fitness find ;-)

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SURLYGIRL 4/10/2012 5:56PM

    Dance your a$$ off emoticon

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KNITTABLES 4/10/2012 5:45PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonSo glad you liked Zumba it is an awesome workout.

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TRAVELISMYGAME 4/10/2012 5:26PM

    YAY! So glad you liked it.

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WALLAHALLA 4/10/2012 5:22PM

    I LOVE Zumba...totally stink at it...but love it. I always sweat up a storm, laugh a lot, and feel like I really worked, but in a fun a playful way. I hope to eventually get better, but I'll keep at it whether I improve or not. Its just that much fun. Glad you finally took the Zumba plunge!

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TESENISIS1 4/10/2012 5:08PM

    Too funny...sounds like a scene from the last Biggest Loser I just watched!!! Hope you continue to find exercise exciting!

Eat, drink and be healthy!!!
Tes

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LMMIMI 4/10/2012 4:58PM

    Sounds like a lot of fun. I used to love to dance - fast, slow or anything inbetween - but those days are gone for this old gal. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

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LOULAR68 4/10/2012 4:58PM

    Way to go!!! Now only if I could motivate myself up to the Zumba level LOL

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ALLIEALLIE2 4/10/2012 4:55PM

    emoticon I also really love my zumba classes! Have fun!!

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