Wonder's Experiment - Week 1 results!

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  1. Wonder

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    I’m probably going to deeply regret this, and many of you will think me mad for doing it. What am I taking about? Exercise! Yes, we all love to hate it, and I’m no exception! :hide:
    SW is a great plan and you certainly don’t have to exercise to lose weight on it. However, I personally am curious to see how much of a difference a sustained effort will make to my weekly losses.

    My main trigger for wanting to do this is a very special holiday coming up in 5 weeks time. I’m so fed up of dodging the camera or looking at photos and saying “God! I look so fat!” that, I’ve decided it MUST be different this time.

    By sharing my exercise diary with all of you over the next few weeks, I’m hoping it will;

    a) Encourage me to stick with it :character00115:
    b) If it works… give others the inspiration to do more of it.
    c) If nothing else, give you all a good laugh! :rotflmao:

    I’m going at it guns blazing - my goals are;

    1) Ensure I clock up between 10,000 and 12,000 steps (recommended for weight loss) every day on my pedometer.
    2) Do cardio/toning DVD at least 4 times per week for a minimum of 30 minutes.
    3) Drink recommended 2 litres of water a day (I retain too much and don’t drink enough).

    So, that’s the plan.

    I’ll post the first instalment tomorrow. Today is my first day and I have yet to go home and leap around in front of the TV, like a woman possessed – uh oh!

    May the force be with me!
     
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  3. Louise24

    Louise24 Gold Member

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    Ohh good on you hun, that sounds very ambitious though hun, I'm sure you'll do brilliantly but if you can't fit in 4 x 30 min sessions a week then don't be hard on yourself. xxx
     
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    bettylollypop soon to be skinny minnie

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    Good idea wonder. I should be doing that too. The thing i worry about though is (youwill prob think i'm daft but) if i start exercising, then lose good amounts of weight each week, then stop and don't lose anything because my body is used to the exercise. Am i daft??
     
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    You're right, it is very ambitious. The DVD is broken up into 30 minute sections, so if I did 1 hour, twice a week that would do it. I've just decided to take serious action!

    Thanks for your support x
     
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    No, you are most certainly NOT daft. We all worry about these things because losing weight is such an uphill struggle.

    I know from experience that we can lose weight with SW without exercising - that's the beauty of it! I just want to give myself that 'extra' boost and am curious to see how much of a benefit it might be... x
     
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    Good on ya!!!

    I'm starting my exercise routine next week too -got flu so can't really start until then :-( But think might need a kick up the arse to do it - going to do a salsa class, ballroom dancing and pilates or yoga
     
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    Cool! Make sure you post on here too then, with your experiences :D x
     
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    I certainly will :) Aiming to be fit and healthy for Saturday and do a Pilates class - start off gentle;)
     
  10. loobylou

    loobylou Reached Target. woohoo

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    No one hated excercise as much as i did but now i love it, i only do 3 x 15 mins per week and twice on the wii fit. I like to walk whenever i can. Its what helped me to lose the weight quicker and my body is more toned, so anything is better than nothing. xxx loobylou
     
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    Well you are certainly proof if ever it were needed - what a fantastic loss!

    I like walking too and living in the city I tend to walk everywhere, so that's why I got the pedometer. Be interesting to see how many steps I clock up without even thinking about it...
     
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    How's it all going with the experiment?

    I have formulated my plan and you have to kick me if I don't stick to it. I'm going to start Monday as still not 100% so think Friday may be ambitious.

    Monday - Ballroom/Latin American beginners dance class
    Tuesday - Tai Chi
    Wednesday - rest
    Thursday - Yoga
    Friday - Salsa
    Saturday - Pilates
    Sunday - rest

    That is the ultimate plan - may have to work up to it slowly, quite excited about starting it actually :) Just need to get healthy again !!
     
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    Well I purchased a cross trainer at the weekend and it tells you approx how many calories your burning etc etc. Started on Sunday and did 15 mins and did 2 lots yesterday. I really hope this speeds up my weight loss xx
     
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    Wonder's Experiment - DAY 1

    Well... Day 1 successfully completed as follows;

    Pedometer steps total = 13,099 :eek: Woah!

    I didn't do anything out of the norm - I walked to and from the train station which is a total of 40 mins and popped out for lunch.

    30 mins Cardio

    I did this when I got home and have to admit it was pretty tough. Today, I feel as though I've been run over by a bus! But I guess that means its working!

    2 litres of water

    Only managed 1.5 litres and can't stay out of the loo!!

    I slept like a baby and feel pretty good today :D
     
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    Good on ya!!! Well done. Don't worry if you don't stick to it like glue to start with - you will need to work up to it - 13,099 steps is impressive!!
     
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    Thanks Hon. You're schedule looks like a lot fun! I love dancing, but in my current job I work very long hours which make classes difficult. I leaving soon though, so may try to incorporate some fun classes for variety.

    I'm rooting for you for next week! x
     
  17. Mrs V

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    Thats very impressive planning for the both of you!!!
    Wonder....thats amazing!!!
    Can I just say though, dont over do it to begin with, just gradually build up the exercise programme and before you know it, you'll be hiking up Everest!!
    I do 4 hours exercise a week - well I teach jive, so constantly dancing! I try and go swimming as much as possible..only learnt to swim 4 years ago and making up for it now!
    I walk as much as I can, even sometimes leaving the car at home to collect Daughter from Nursery if I have finished on time.
    But thats me! I will try and do more...we have a Wii fit at home that is still in its box (bought it about 3 weeks ago!)...we are having our house rebuilt and Hubby didnt want to get it out until new carpet down...now it it, watch this space!

    Good luck with the exercise!

    Kerry-Ann
    xx
     
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    Hi MrsV,

    You're very active already which is great!

    I agree that it's not good to go too mad at first, otherwise I'll burn out!

    Very envious of your WI Fit - I really want one! x
     
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    I really want the Wii Fit too :(

    Well done Wonder, keep up the good work. Don't forget to take your measurements because that's a true sign of how well the exercise is working.
     
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    Ooh! Good point - well reminded. Thanks :)
     
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    Wonder my love,

    You have inspired me. lol. When i first started SW i was exercising (50 minute DVD) once a week and working in a shop so always on my feet. Now i'm sitting in an office i need to make the extra effort.

    I'm going to buy a pedometer (how much and where from??) lol, and bring a 2 litre bottle of water to work with me so i can keep track of how much i'm drinking (I, too retain cause i don't drink enough)
    And i'm going to try my bestest to do my dvd 3 times a week (but if i'm busy i won't beat myself up about it) and try and go for a walk around my building a few times a day to keep the blood flowing as they say!

    Thanks hun. Good luck with your experiement!! xxxxx
     
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