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52 small changes - Week 25

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NightWanderer Tue 14-Jun-16 04:47:19

Hi, sorry to be slow with this thread.

Week 25 - Get Strong

The challenge: Do 20 to 30 minutes of strength training three days per week.

It suggests taking a class or using books or DVDs. You can do exercises such as weight training, circuit/interval training, body-weight exercises, resistance training, isometrics, or plyometrics.

Does anyone have any ideas? I was thinking of looking on Youtube for some dumbbell workouts. I'd love to hear some recommendations.

Here's Week 24

8FencingWire Tue 14-Jun-16 05:50:41

flowers thank you so much!!
I supposse getting back on the shred wagon, or davina dvd?
Either way, I plan to spend 30 min this evening doing just that! Then on Thursday and on Saturday. Will keep you posted.

Water drinking is going well. Reverted back to my insomnia, I took a couple of diazepams ( it knocks me for 6, and that's the lowest dose) and I was able to function yesterday and Saturday.
Hmmm, it can turn into a slippery slope though, I was so desperate for sleep. Today been awake since 3 am, got a 12 h shift in a minute!! Not good.

NightWanderer Tue 14-Jun-16 07:58:14

I'll look up the Shred, I've heard a lot about it.

I've been drinking loads of water but too much chocolate. MFP is practically stalking me to fill out my food diary. I stopped off at Ikea and bought another 2 bags of veggie balls. I'm utterly addicted to them.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 14-Jun-16 09:40:57

Thanks so much.

I need to do this but I hate it!

I will endeavour to wave a couple of bean cans around grin

Stellar67 Tue 14-Jun-16 10:47:14

I know you are half way through the year but may I join?
I've been trying to implement small changes myself, water, fruit, jogging etc but it's hard to keep up momentum.
I think for this one I would try a simple plank and build it up. That's a good core one.

margaritasbythesea Tue 14-Jun-16 11:07:11

Yes really need to do this and mean to. I've made a small start with sit-ups and bench in the morning. Not today though. Today's my day off - everything!

8FencingWire Wed 15-Jun-16 06:41:05

I have the excuse of a poorly child, that's why I didn't do any exercise yesterday. I will come back this evening and report if I mended my ways (the child is ok).
Stellar, you're very welcomed! If you look back, we've done various challenges, the one that truly stayed with me is drinking water smile I bought a bigger bottle for work and I try to finish one before lunch and one after lunch. The funny thing is your body craves water, after a while it stops being a chore and becomes a necessity smile

DrDiva Wed 15-Jun-16 20:59:56

Hello, I'm back. After a few grim months I am ready to get my habits back on track smile sorry for abandoning everyone.
Everything has gone to pot so this week is about picking myself up and dusting myself off. Will go back through all the myriad weeks I missed.
I have taken my supplements, drunk nearly 3l of water and low carbed today. That's a start.

margaritasbythesea Fri 17-Jun-16 11:17:08

Hello drdiva- nice to see you. what's been up?

NightWanderer Sat 18-Jun-16 00:50:16

Nice to have you back DrDiva, nice to have you join us Stellar.

This week has been a bit of a disaster for me but there's always next week, right?

DrDiva Sat 18-Jun-16 06:54:40

Thanks for the welcome back! Really hope I stick it out this time smile margarita just a whole bunch of stuff in every area of life, it felt like, but climbing out the other side.
LCing, water and taking supplements going well - I should add another one in the exercise front.

DrDiva Sat 18-Jun-16 06:55:34

nightwanderer there's ALWAYS next week!

Stellar67 Sat 18-Jun-16 07:16:10

I've been planking. It's not easy but it's only 30-45 seconds a day for now so I can manage that. I also went to yoga which was very good.

margaritasbythesea Sat 18-Jun-16 08:35:53

Me too Stellar. Something tells me I may need to improve!

DrDiva Mon 20-Jun-16 18:45:16

I did the first day of C25K today. I hope I keep it up!

Stellar67 Mon 20-Jun-16 19:11:06

I've enjoyed this. My stomach hasn't. But maybe one day my abs will arrive.

NightWanderer Mon 20-Jun-16 21:21:25

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