Getting fit/ losing weight

(27 Posts)
NicLovesCheese Mon 01-Jul-13 22:36:22

Hi ladies,
I'm moving to St Ives soon and REALLY need to lose weight, I'm heavier than when I was pregnant, which is soooo depressing!
Just wondering if anyone rates any local slimming clubs or exercise classes?
I'm a wine and cheese (and cake) lover, so this is going to be a mission! If anyone wants to join me trying something new just say the word too! smile

Crocvillagemum Tue 02-Jul-13 14:28:14

I've found the local Slimming World groups good (went to one in Warboys and then one in St Ives).

I've recently taken up running if that's of any interest? Cos I'd love a running buddy! I am unfit and slow grin but it's cheap, and easy to fit in around work and parenting. And I like being outdoors.

NicLovesCheese Tue 02-Jul-13 17:53:46

Sounds cool! Something I've always fancied but I'd worry about holding you back!

Crocvillagemum Tue 02-Jul-13 21:40:07

Hardly - I am a physical exercise dodger of long standing. An asthmatic three legged sloth is faster than me.

Becketts Thu 04-Jul-13 10:40:44

Ooh, have you taken up running too? That's fab. I did C25K a few months back and it was brilliant. There's a Parkrun every Saturday at Hinchingbrooke park.

Crocvillagemum Thu 04-Jul-13 21:27:50

Yes, I've thought about the Hinch parkrun for when I improve a bit. I can just about run 5k but I need at least a couple of breathers and even if I don't count the time they take, I am soooo slow. I have visions of the organisers packing up and going home before I get to the finish!

Becketts Fri 05-Jul-13 09:15:35

Ha, no, they have a tail runner bringing up the rear. My first time was 34 mins something and there were loads of people behind me. I've marshalled a couple of times and some people walk the whole thing. And the cafe has cake.

There's a really evil hill right at the end of the course though, just when you think you've almost finished.

Crocvillagemum Fri 05-Jul-13 16:51:00

34 minutes? Cuh, I aspire to 34 minutes! I'm nearer 50 blush

Becketts Fri 05-Jul-13 17:10:04

You can see all the results here to see if anyone's doing it in the same time as you. I'm going tomorrow for the first time in ages, hoping that my new hayfever drugs work and that I don't end up a gasping wreck.

Crocvillagemum Fri 05-Jul-13 19:22:02

Ooh, I feel your pain re hayfever. This year has been awful. Though I'm currently in E Yorks and feeling much better - must be the northern air!

Crocvillagemum Fri 05-Jul-13 19:29:18

Good luck for tomorrow.

I think I'll give it a bash soon, if only to gauge how quickly I can do it (and therefore improvements in the future). Looking at those times, I'll certainly be in contention for La Lanterne Rouge! But I can dream of the peloton....

Becketts Fri 05-Jul-13 21:12:58

I was meant to be doing a 5 mile race on Sunday out in March <cries with laughter>. I'm not going. Enjoy E Yorks, are you by the sea?

Crocvillagemum Fri 05-Jul-13 22:46:29

I wouldn't go either - March? Ooh, nooooo.... grin

Not exactly by the sea in E Yorks, at least not right now; DH is doing a sponsored cycle ride from Morecambe to Bridlington, and MIL lives about 30 mins away near Market Weighton. So I and the spawn are staying with her until Sunday and Le Grand Arrive.

Went out for a run this evening - managed 4km in bang on 30 mins which is seriously impressive for my lardy arse. Blimey but I got sweaty though. And I couldn't have kept that pace up for longer, I don't think.

Becketts Sat 06-Jul-13 10:38:04

That's pretty good, especially in this heat! I did Parkrun this morning, had to stop and walk a couple of times but I hope I did it in under 35 mins.

Crocvillagemum Sat 06-Jul-13 17:00:37

It appears that you did indeed do it sub 34 mins. Well done!

Becketts Sat 06-Jul-13 18:20:24

Thanks! I was not displeased. Well, only at the poor selection of ice lollies in the cafe. Turns out I'm not the only runner that's decided not to race in March tomorrow.

Crocvillagemum Wed 10-Jul-13 07:25:49

Huh, I was going to have a bash at the Parkrun this Sat but I've picked up an evil summer flu bug. Today is the first day I haven't had to crawl (rather than walk) to the toilet. So it will have to wait a bit!

Becketts Wed 10-Jul-13 07:55:08

I'm not doing it this weekend either, it's DH's turn. I should be doing it the week after though if you want to wheeze and stumble around together?

Crocvillagemum Wed 10-Jul-13 07:57:41

That sounds a good plan.

Becketts Wed 10-Jul-13 07:58:11

Hope you feel better soon!

NicLovesCheese Mon 19-Aug-13 08:51:14

I'm here in st ives! And have signed up to start Pilates at Thorndown on 2nd sept, eek! I'm sooo not bendy...

NicLovesCheese Mon 19-Aug-13 08:58:00

I'm going to start walking so that one day I might be up to running with you... Haha....

Crocvillagemum Mon 19-Aug-13 21:58:57

Hello! Welcome to da hood, innit. I'm Pilatesing on Weds at Time For Health. Hopefully it will improve the disaster zone that is my lower back!

NicLovesCheese Tue 20-Aug-13 14:24:23

Just had a look at Time for health website, it sounds almost luxurious! Baby lounge is a lovely idea too

Crocvillagemum Tue 20-Aug-13 16:28:18

I've no idea how it'll be at Time For Health but they're lovely over the phone grin. I don't think you have to be bendy to do Pilates? My problem is that I bend OK (very well, in fact) but have very little core strength - hence 'orrible back problems and a monstered pelvic floor.

Hope your moving in is going OK!

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