#100ActiveDays – Day 100!!!

IMG_8849Yes Day 100, I actually can’t believe it.

Well it was actually yesterday and we spent it on a long walk around the woods near where we live on an adventure / bug hunt.

I would definitely say that #100ActiveDays has given me so much motivation, even if it hasn’t made me a lot fitter in technical terms.  Day’s when I thought I couldn’t really be bothered, I made sure I did something, even if it was just walking the school run instead of driving.

That level of motivation has also seeped through into other areas of my life and I have definitely got more energy and drive to get on with things rather than thinking, I can’t really be bothered and flopping on the sofa.  That said it has also been excellent for me tuning back into my body after the illness and treatment and learning when I need to hang back and not push my body to hard – like with my ankle, more on that later…

Another thing I have enjoy is doing so many of the activities with my husband and children, turning them into family time.  The children now love going on adventure walks and looking for bugs, even when the weather is pretty terrible.  My little daughter loves joining in when I do an exercise DVD (and by joining in I mean getting under my feet, jumping up and down and shouting ‘this is exhausting’ :)), she thinks the whole thing is hilarious.

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I was certainly hoping to do more running than I have but an old ankle injury flaring up and then falling down the stairs and bruising my ankle awfully (I’m fine by the way, I slipped whilst holding my laptop which I didn’t want to drop so I didn’t put my hands out / grab onto the banister and went sliding down instead bruising my ankle, thigh and arm – priorities?!) have meant it hasn’t been possible.  But that hasn’t stopped me bring active with walks and fitness DVD’s.

My favourite activity was Roller Skating and the children agree so the kids and I will definitely be going roller skating again soon.

But it’s not all going to end here.  I am still going to try to make sure that I remain active everyday and continue to reap the rewards.  Do you think you would try to complete #100ActiveDays?  Let me know in the comments and tell me what you will be doing.  I am confident you will find it a positive thing to do!

Happy exercising!

Nx

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#100ActiveDays – Day 95

Day 95 – Walk around The Great Park, Windsor 

I got to go somewhere a little different for my walk today.  After spending time on a literary weekend in Windsor today we got to go for a long walk through the great Windsor Park, with amazing views of Windsor castle.  Thankfully we have had a bright, sunny, relatively mild day and it was so amazing to get out in the sunshine and blow the cobwebs away.  Was awesome!

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#100ActiveDays – Day 82

What can you achieve in 7 minutes?

A LOT!  One of the best things about New Year is all the new fitness DVD’s that come onto the market – including yet another beauty from my old favourite Davina McCall.  Each section is 7 minutes plus the warm up.  I honestly can’t tell you how much I ache now.  Her new personal trainer seems awesome as well.  Can’t wait to give more of the sections a go!

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#100ActiveDays – Days 50 to 59

Days 50 to 59 – Theme Parks in Florida

Straight off this might not sound like an #100ActiveDays activity, but let me tell you… it is THE most exhausting holiday you can imagine.  Totally amazing don’t get me wrong, but also totally active.  I wish I had worn a pedometer although without I know that I walked the same distance in a day that I would normally walk in a week, and most of the time whilst either pushing a buggy or holding a child.  The muscles in my legs and bum physically hurt towards the end of the trip.

Pretty awesome way to stay active!

My son and I on a water ride
My son and I on a water ride

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#100ActiveDays – Day 45

I have been horribly ill again!  I know it is the time of year and the kids bring home all sorts of bugs, that combined with an immune system that is still a little weak is never going to end well but still, slightly annoying and it’s not doing anything to assist me in my ‘100 Active Days’ genius plan!

Literally after I sent my last post, quite specifically at 7.30pm I lost my voice and haven’t quite got back to normal.

But good will prevail and I normal service will resume shortly……

Wish me well & any tips you have to boost an immune system will be warmly welcomed! x

#100ActiveDays – Day 40

We were out and about making the most of the dry (albeit incredibly windy) weather this weekend and making the most of being near the beach.

I love where I live but if I could change something about it, I would move it to a shoreline, I just love the beach and (probably weirdly), especially in the cold, when it is deserted and in my mind, even more beautiful.

So whilst visiting Norfolk with all the family, a walk on the beach was firmly on the agenda and was made even more magical by a certain seal following us up and down the shoreline, popping its head out every few seconds to see what we were all up too!

An awesome way to spend my 40th active day!

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#100ActiveDays – Day 33

Again this is actually yesterday…..

I am going to put my normal day as it was stupidly active and I have actually woken up with aching muscles this morning.  I did not sit down ALL DAY!

Started by getting up at 6am – yes 6! – with the kids, decorating cakes, tidying, looking after them, getting everything sorted.  By 9am I was at the hall helping my fellow NCT lovelies get the hall ready for the NCT Christmas Party.  I then spent 2 hours assisting/enjoying the party and another hour helping put everything away.

Straight in the car to a kid’s birthday party – anyone who has little children will know what an all-encompassing, completely exhausting thing it is to ‘be’ at a children’s birthday party.  Was there till 4pm.

At which point I finally got to sit down, completely exhausted.  One seriously enjoyable and very active day!!

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