#100ActiveDays – Day 100!!!

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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!

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#100ActiveDays – Day 95

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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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To Late to Start the New Year?

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My friend and I were discussing how January has, in so many ways, been a write-off month!  It’s cold, we’re skint, we are desperately trying to get our children (and ourselves) back into a routine after the mayhem of Christmas.  Not the start to 2015 we were planning on.

Relieved in our knowledge that there was someone else in the world feeling this way we decided that we are going to ‘officially’ start 2015 in February!  Will you join us?

imagesExercise is going ok as I’m still taking part in my #100ActiveDays but I am going to up the healthy eating, with the help of Cameron and Davina – two awesome books about eating well and giving up sugar (ahhhhhh – dare I truly contemplate???)

If you have any recipes or recipe books that you could recommend please leave a comment or you can Facebook or tweet me and try to help me along the way!

Happy 2015 everybody! 🙂

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#100ActiveDays – Day 82

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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 – Day 71

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Day 71 – Change of Plans

I was going to go to Zumba for the first time tonight but husband didn’t get back in time to take over with the kids so Davina it was!

I actually did the core workout but today the muscles in my bum are equally painful. She works you hard that Davina!!

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#100ActiveDays – Days 50 to 59

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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

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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 33

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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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#100ActiveDays – Day 30

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This is actually a day behind so I will post again tomorrow but yesterday – bit more dog walking with my baby girl.  For a non-dog-owner, I do like walking a dog, but I must be honest, I especially like that the dog then makes someone else’s boot all messy.  I would say it’s not too dissimilar to being an aunt of little kids and getting to hand them back when they start crying! 🙂

We walked all through the woods near where I live and I am lucky because they are lots of gorgeous places to walk around me, especially at this time of year.

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