Posts Tagged ‘Exercise’

Diligence at Dawn

01/10/2014

My Hubby and I have been waking up early the past weeks. This habit has spilled over to making trips to the nearby park to walk there. It’s nice to get out of the house early. But I must say it’s not always nice to walk. I bought myself new shoes to help.

 

But I guess the one thing that would really keep me going – just seeing sunrises like this and more. IMG_1265Oh, and of course, being able to go for walks with Hubby!

 

 

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Time for New Ones

04/09/2014

They look new but they aren’t. These are my old faithful track shoes. They went with me to many lands, saw many sights and felt many changes of weather. They have carried me well in the gym and outside, on the treadmill and off. You can see the worn out and fraying sole bits at the bottom right of the photo.

shoesAlas, the time has come – they need to be replaced. Will I ever find a suitable pair to substitute these I wonder. I shall attempt to do so next week.

 

Keeping Going

09/06/2014

 

I need to keep going. Keep on moving. Otherwise I get so very stiff!

Hubby decides to go to the gym again. It takes me a good ten minutes of brisk walk before I can bring myself to start to jog. I warm up very slowly.

Thankful though that I can go to a gym and workout. There are many who can’t.

My faithful shoes which have taken me many places thus far.

shoesThankful

 

Swim Win

16/03/2014

 

I need it! I really do! I need to make time for it! But time can be so scarce…..

Thankfully I have my Arrow to prod me on. She comes home from work (WORK no less!) and tells me that I ought to go with her to the swimming pool.

So I finally get some workout. No excuses. Just plain plod-along-and-go.

swimFeels grrrrreat!

 

Ten Thousand

05/08/2013

Hubby said I was supposed to walk ten thousand steps a day. He even showed me the website link which proved it.

Then he went and bought a cheap pedometer… which didn’t record his steps much.

So I decided to download one on my smartphone.

Then I set it to work each day.

Most times, I don’t even achieve half of the required number. Sigh.

Then recently, I did it.

This is BEFORE the end of a long day of a conference.

IMG_6784I know, I know, this is meant to be a daily thing and not just a one-off. Getting there, getting there…. Really need to change my sedentary lifestyle!

 

Age and Size

28/05/2013

Hubby and I went for a reunion recently. What fun to meet up with old friends. What fun to try to guess who old friends were! As we grow older we not only age but we also grew in size, and mainly sideways!

Over dinner and the few days we had, we looked at our teenage photos. As we poured over the pictures, it was amazing to see how small we were, and how wide we have since become! I suppose we were much more active in sports and games then. So  it looks like if we ever want to be active again we have to have a look at junonia for plus size activewear to get anything that might fit!

Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 6.41.47 PMNote the size of the observer in the background! Haha!

 

Enjoying the Traffic Jam

07/02/2013

So I went back to the Pilates class. Not once but a few times since. What’s more, I bought my own ball!

PilatesBallBut what has been really good is that I now find myself enjoying traffic jams and red lights. They give me opportunity to put into practice some of the tightening, breathing and postural exercices I learn. I no longer suffer from sciatica, nor do I tire as easily as before. Definitely a good idea to go for that class!

 

Stretch and Stress

10/01/2013

 

 

 

Self-inflicted stress I should add to the title of this post.

I went for my first ever Pilates class! Pronounced pee-lat-tays, it was quite a good workout. I found myself sweating when doing the warm-up exercises. Which also goes to show how terribly unfit I am!

The warm-ups moved on to stretching. Wow. Wonderful. Then to balancing, which I failed dismally. The ball was fun but distracting in some way. The next section was mat work with the ball to support the coccyx. That was better.

IMG_5880Later we went back to other exercises but I have decided that on my own, I need to work on the balancing one, ball or no ball.

I left, after signing up for the next class, gingerly making my way down the stairs to the car. I felt weak! And I knew I would ache later…

BUT I WOULD BE BACK! Yes!!!

 

Trying Something Else

26/03/2012

During this period of not feeling so well, Hubby has been trying all sorts of things to help me regain my health. He has even suggested sourcing for the best yoga mats for our stretching exercises. We can’t get to the gym so we tend to work out at home. Furthermore,, right now, the symptoms of my ill health includes tinnitus and vertigo (dizziness) So it’s just as well we have learned some stretching exercises. I don’t think I could cope with the sounds in a gym – the thumping rhythmic music and whirring of machines would flatten me – onto the floor.

I am thankful for my thoughtful Hubby!

Zumba

17/03/2012

In my pursuit to get fitter, slimmer and look better, I am being tempted to try zumba. This is a dance inspired exercise programme. To be more precise, it is Latin dance origin.

There’s one near my place of work and I have heard some rave reviews about this. My only concern, apart from the time factor, is whether or not I can keep up. Judging by this, one has to be good….!