Getting healthy

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Getting healthy

Postby Nix » 12 Sep 2013, 21:15

Right I weigh 95 kg. I feel myself getting breathless when I am running after my kids. My bmi is 33. I want to get healthy. I plan to use my fitness pal from tomorrow. I lost 2 stone in 2012 and I can do it again. I am going to find this hard though. Any tips?
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Re: Getting healthy

Postby blackberrycrimble » 12 Sep 2013, 21:19

I'm not sure I'm qualified to give tips but can I join you? Have done no exercise for weeks and the summer has been awful for me food wise, I had lost about a stone before the summer and nearly half that is back already.
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Re: Getting healthy

Postby Nix » 12 Sep 2013, 21:22

Of course! Good to have moral support and a friend besides me!. I want to visit the gp and discuss it. I really do feel unhealthy and I don't feel like I can do this without support. I eat so much rubbish at the minutes it's not true! I can eat better and add in some exercise. I know I can do it if I try!
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Re: Getting healthy

Postby blackberrycrimble » 12 Sep 2013, 21:26

Go Nixxie!

I will pledge to go for a stridey walk after dropping Sybil at school at lunchtime tomorrow, no matter how much cleaning I should be doing for PILs coming on Sat. That's a start, right?
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Re: Getting healthy

Postby Nix » 12 Sep 2013, 21:29

Walking is fab! I intend to try a bit of swimming too in my plan to feel healthier!
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Re: Getting healthy

Postby blackberrycrimble » 12 Sep 2013, 21:35

Yes I must do some of that too. I really have no excuse now, what with having no children at home and all that. I should be doing some sort of exercise every weekday, that's my aim.
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Re: Getting healthy

Postby Nix » 12 Sep 2013, 21:40

House work is great exercise too and makes you feel good because your house looks clean and neat :-) Jasper and Pippa are around mostly for me though so might be a little bit tricky.
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Re: Getting healthy

Postby blackberrycrimble » 12 Sep 2013, 21:47

Yes although running after small children is good exercise too! :wink:

So depressing though as I used to do a reasonable amount of 'proper' exercise and now I am not.
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Re: Getting healthy

Postby meerkatsmum » 13 Sep 2013, 01:08

My get healthy goals are a bit different because I'm pregnant. I really need to cut down on sugar and junk and eat more veggies! The last two days I've been good with the sugar but I can feel myself having withdrawals from it at night. The sugar cravings are so strong it's unbelievable so I'm trying to replace it with good things (like a sweet mandarin).

Anyway, good luck ladies!
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Re: Getting healthy

Postby TravellingMum » 13 Sep 2013, 02:34

Can I join with you ladies? I lost 18kg from November to May this year... and then have just...stopped. Through my fault I should add ;) I have another 13kg to get to what I would love to be at...which would be a normal BMI.
Anyway I have been trying to shred this week, and really need to curb my eating habits in the evenings!
When I am tired, I eat junk. The last lot of weight was probably helped by Wee Monkey feeding, but now he isn't so ....

Anyway I need a kick up the butt, I want to eat healthier, drink more water again and exercise.
I also find with the kids about it is so hard to exercise, which is why I quite like Jillian Michael's as it is only 20 minutes, they can be banished to the cot for 20 mintues... ha ha ha (you think I am joking??) ;)
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Re: Getting healthy

Postby shye » 13 Sep 2013, 05:33

Hi ladies!

My biggest tip is to move, move, move - whenever you can...even if its a leg lift when waiting for the kettle or squats in the kitchen at the stove. And try to notice your eating - my biggest own fall is handfuls of raisins as I'm walking through the kitchen!

You can do it & it'll feel so much better!
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Re: Getting healthy

Postby Nix » 13 Sep 2013, 06:26

Yay! So glad people are joining in with me! Good luck Meerkatsmum and Travelling Mum! I have the shred DVD somewhere. I should fish it out but I hate that bossy Jillian! Lets get healthy!
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Re: Getting healthy

Postby Tintin » 13 Sep 2013, 07:07

I'm in too. Not sure how I'm going to manage it, but I have to.
Fitting in exercise is going to be the tricky bit, so stopping eating crap and cake is the first step. Haven't weighed myself for a while, and am dreading finding out how mch I've put on from what I managed to lose about a year ago (and even then, I hadn't got to my target yet) :(
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Re: Getting healthy

Postby FestiveTidings » 13 Sep 2013, 07:13

My biggest tip is to put on a cd and dance like a maniac (the Greece soundtrack, the locomotion and the twist are good). Get the kids involved and make sure you move loads!
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Re: Getting healthy

Postby Nix » 13 Sep 2013, 07:15

Welcome tintin! Getting on the scales for my smear was reassuring for me as it showed I wasn't as bad as I thought. I'd already lost 16 kilograms since giving birth to Pippa and that's with eating the wrong foods all the time. Hopefully I won't be as bad as you are thinking!
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