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Time to change the journey (update on my daughter)
Thursday, July 27, 2017      2 comments

Well, it's been decided. My daughter's ankles are going to take a long time to heal, so her time hiking the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) has come to an end. Her husband will continue the journey and that's great news. She's still a hero - she ma... Read more
Sleepless night
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      1 comments

My daughter is thru-hiking the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail), which goes from the California-Mexican Border all the way up through Oregon, Washington state and ends in Canada. It's over 2,000 miles long, and she and her husband started the end of A... Read more
Just a quick one today
Monday, July 24, 2017      2 comments

I had a pretty busy day and I'm antsy to go play my Facebook games (Bingo and Solitaire) for my reward today. My gym time today (43 minutes, not including the foam roller): Squats with 3kg weight 2x12 Bicep Curls 6.75kg 3x12 Dumb... Read more
Small Challenges and small successes
Sunday, July 23, 2017      3 comments

Sometime during the wee hours of the morning I woke up with a massively painful migraine. It took me a few minutes to work out what was wrong but on... Read more
Saturday in Reynella
Saturday, July 22, 2017      6 comments

I'm making a slow cooker pot of Chili today. It's a bit different this time as it has real chopped chilies and half a zucchini cut up and cooked with the meat. The zucchini was in the fridge and needed using. So, my Chili has more vegetables th... Read more
Today was fun!
Friday, July 21, 2017      2 comments

Today I joined the Small Goals Commitment Challenge and set up a few new (and old) goals for myself. One of the new goals is 10 minutes of exercise that's not walking (because I do that rain or shine no matter what). I've had a goal (not on Sp... Read more
Doing it right this time
Monday, July 17, 2017      5 comments

The other day I blogged that I graduated to using 3kg dumbbells for lateral arm raises, and included a link to the Sparkpeople exercise. When I looked at the link later, I realised I've been doing that exercise wrong. Instead of having the dumb... Read more
The rainbow at the end of a hard workout
Friday, July 14, 2017      3 comments

Just after I'd finished about an hour's worth of cardio and strength training I was walking to cool down and looked up to see this lovely rainbow. ... Read more
Changing up my cardio
Thursday, July 13, 2017      2 comments

I usually do gym three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Yesterday (Wednesday) I was ill so I gave it a miss and so today, feeling much more human, I went all out again. I've found lately that I seem to get excited and look for... Read more
Start of a new week
Monday, July 10, 2017      2 comments

I love when a week starts right, don't you? Last week I ordered a small covered roasting pan that arrived today. But before I let myself open it, I decided to get household chores and gym done first. So I did. Lots of housework and 40 minutes ... Read more
Gym for two
Saturday, July 08, 2017      3 comments

I don't normally do much fitness on weekends aside from walking (today was day 525!) but because I had an unplanned day off this week I thought I'd try to do something different today. For months I've had issues with my hips, quads and ham... Read more
Today was much better
Friday, July 07, 2017      2 comments

Maybe I was feeling a bit homesick yesterday. My middle son, who lives in Texas, went to visit my other son and his family in Michigan for just the 4th of July. There were photos and videos and it was all very exciting for me in Australia to se... Read more
A bit down today
Thursday, July 06, 2017      6 comments

Today is a rest day because my body said so, but I'm not happy about it. I still did my 5000 steps (today is day #521 of reaching my step goal), and I did some tidying up in the kitchen, but I can't shake feeling blue and I don't know why. Hop... Read more
Unlazy Sunday
Sunday, May 19, 2013      0 comments

I'm really pleased today - I set out to keep my gluclose levels stable and to get in at least 30 minutes of exercise today and I did. In 5 minute increments here and there, all in the two hours after meals. And it was a really useful experimen... Read more
A couple things I've written recently
Tuesday, April 23, 2013      1 comments

In the last couple of weeks I've written a couple of blog entries relating to my journey in getting more fit and stable on my website. Here are the links: This gives a bit of history to explain my balance issues and what I'm doing about it... Read more

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