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Finally done it - booked for a gym induction!

Time to get off my butt and do something positive! Although I am going to a gym I have used before, decided I would have an induction as it is years since I last went. Have decided to go back to a place that also has a swimming pool so, you never know, might end up doing that too! lol

DAMANDBLAST

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I am doing it soon too Di...when I hit the half stone lost goal (I am at 4lb at the moment)....so you are an inspiration to me today :-)
LUPILIZZY

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Good for you. It is good to have another induction where they will work out a programme which suits you as you are now. It is the best thing I ever did three months ago (with a bit of a push from WLR members!) and now I go to the gym three times a week, aerobics class once a week (hysterically funny!) and just started Tai chi once a week. The pounds aren't shifting but the inches are and I have never felt better.
ANTAN

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Money well spent, hope you get in the mood and soon will be enjoying your workout sessions. Pool sounds good too. Enjoy!
WENDYTHEWAIF

So Proud! Walked 2.5 miles this morning!

Well..given that two weeks ago when I joined WLR walking ten minutes to the shops and back exhausted me, this feels like real progress to me. I did get blisters even though I had my walking shoes on, but as my feet toughen up a bit they will soon go.

I even felt quite energetic whilst doing it and not too exhausted afterwards. Its actually a pretty good feeling.

Reading all the posts on here has really helped me. Thanks everyone :-)

LUPILIZZY

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Proud of your too, exercise is great and can become adictive. Glad that you have started to like walking and hope that it gets better and better from here on in I walk on a treadmill at home, bit boring but the exercise is good. Also I like going to the Gym - perhaps you could consider that in a month or two, after loosing some more Kg's.

Well done and keep us informed, always nice to hear of progress. WENDYTHEWAIF

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YEAH!! Well done - I know just how you feel. I started walking to work a few months back and at first it was a real chore - now I am looking for sponsored walks and have done 3 so far (including Race for Life)

It's addictive! Good on you. LOWLIFE

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Thats good, well done! The more you do the easier it will become and you'll reap the benefits quickly too! TEAPOT2

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Well done Liz, that’s great news, its wonderful to be able to do more isn't it? Enjoy that feeling. FLUFFY

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well done you lol you should try walking with a 16 month old on your back and a 3 yr old in a buggy LOL!

I did that last night for an hour had the sweat pouring off me! ANNA5479

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DIY is V good for the calories!

I just entered the time i spent hanging wallpaper today and i clocked up 560 cals just doin my job!! :oD i already had about 400 left for dinner and am about to go for a run which makes a nice start to the new diet effort (yes...again)

I think everyone should hang their own wallpaper...get calories and redecorated at the same time! Brilliant!

JULIAP

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Not sure I could cope with hanging wallpaper - haven't got the patience - but I do love the exercise value/calorie benefit of doing DIY and other household tasks. Double the benefit! ANGEL

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Exercise plans

What exercise have you done today / are you doing tonight? I'm gathering the energy together to go for a long slow run - don't want to push it cos TOTM and sometimes get bad cramps when I run around the time I'm due. Your exercise might give me more motivation and new ideas!!

WILFLEINSDORF

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50 minutes salsacise this morning.

Not like exercise at all! FOXY

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It's 5.40pm. I have a two hour martial arts class at 7pm that involves staying at work till at least 6.30pm. LYNS

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i walked 20mins to the bus stop, then 10 mins to sons nursery, 10 mins back to bus stop, 15mins to the gym, 1 hours workout, walked 1hr 30mins round town, walked 10 mins to sons nursery, 10 mins to bus stop, 20 mins home again. Got home fed son, fed baby cooked tea, vacuumed whole house, sat down and had a rest I think thats enough for today NEWMENOW

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Plan to do 30-40 mins of Tae Bo this evening if I've got enough energy after cleaning the house in readiness for visit from my parents tomorrow!FRUITYLOOPS

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I cycle to and from work which is about 50 mins to an hour each way. If I have any energy tonight (and my cat if feeling better - she has been a bit poorly) I am going to do circuits at the gym. If I don't manage it tonight I will definately go tomorrow as I have a personal training session with a rather gorgeous personal trainer! MINKSTER

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10 min vigorous walk to work (late again!), 10 minute walk to cafe for lunch (greek salad yum!), 10 minute walk back to office. About to walk home leisurely 15 mins, then go for at least 30 minutes moderate swim, possibly more if it feels right, then maybe a 30 minute moderate walk later this evening. WINKLEGIRL

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Off to the gym to throw a few weights around and then off out on the bike for the rest of the evening!!! WHISKAS

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Go for a good long walk instead of a run - be kind to yourself!
SARAHWOO

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I went swimming before work for an hour and also went for a hours walk at dinner so I am doing absolutely nothing when I get home:-) HBROOKES

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I have done 1/2 an hour of vigorous swimming at lunchtime, along with several trips up and down the stairs at work, along with some trips over to our other building and aiming to do some skipping, some ab crunch's and some squats this evening at home. Then it's off to the gym tomorrow. JANOLIVER

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I’m doing my usual brisk walk with son, about an hour, while weathers nice. we can have a laugh and talk too. maybe if stomach cramps are bad you could just walk and take in the sights and fresh air? xx LINZ

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Sorry no new ideas I'm doing the same as you tonight - slow 3.5k run - first one in my 10k training programme - eeeek!! Hope yours goes wellMRPOINTY

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I went to the gym at lunchtime, 10 min run on treadmill, loads of abs on stability ball, bench pressed 10kg bicep curls 4kg tricep kickbacks 3kg squats with 10kg bar, then 20 minutes on cros trainer level 8 speed 135.... and tonight i am gonna leave my car at the station and walk home.. I live ontop of a steep hill.. takes about 25 minutes at a fast pace.SCATTYNATTY

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I'm going to do my yoga DVD in the hope of finding some peace and inner serenity. BEEBARF

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I am not allowed to exercise but chasing babies and toddlers around the nursery all day has to count for something, doesn't it??

how about looking on E.Bay for a new exercise video? JULIE

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I am cycling tonight with my boyfriend although its looking like its going to rain - better get me mac on!! LOU

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I've having a tennis lesson - for the first time in years:

Ought to be interesting :0P VILLINGWORTH

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