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Yay.... I did ten minutes on the power tek machine today!!! Mind you, I was flippin' exhausted just running the cable to the the socket and finding the on-switch - standing on the machine was a doddle after that!

Did some squats and calf-raises on it then jumped off quick cos it's right next to the window and the postie suddenly appeared. I thought the sight of me in dressing gown, makeupless, puffing and panting, gasping and wheezing whilst visibly and inexplicably wobbling like a jelly would be more than the poor soul could suffer.

Bright and sunny here so perhaps the thaw is on its way. Hope you're all well.

Stitch

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    Hi Stitch - and well done you! I think perhaps your mornings' efforts will shake us out of hibernation mode and encourage us to move more! Must admit I've been in something of a 'slump' these past few days - physical and mental. Bit of a downward spiral going on I'm afraid. Made myself get up this morning, had to suppress the urge to give up and weep under the duvet. If I can raise enough self discipline to make myself do ten minutes like you have, I know it will help me feel better and be a first step upwards again - strange how that first step can be so hard though.

    ....really do think your thread title should have been something like 'Stitch's good vibrations' or Postmans' treat' though! :wink:

    Love from Vanessa X

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    Well done Stitch

    Keep up the good work.

    Agree with van ~ thread should have been called 'Stitch's good vibrations' :D

    Hope you're feeling better soon van.

    Onward and Upward :ok:

    V

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    [quote:34941b2764=\"vanessalee\"]

    ....really do think your thread title should have been something like 'Stitch's good vibrations' or Postmans' treat' though! :wink:

    Love from Vanessa X[/quote:34941b2764]

    It would have been no treat for the postman, honestly! ;-))

    It does help when others are making moves, doesn't it. If it hadn't been for you, Van, I'd never have got into it in the first place so it's always your exercise to me.

    We'll have to brace ourselves and set a time to all start together? Ten o'clock tomorrow morning? Earlier? Later? LOL... where's Jacee when we need her! :lol:

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    I shall be at V's gym session but enjoy yourselves ladies :D

    I did pr over 5 years ago and have never stopped exercising since, benefits far outweigh the disadvantages, good for breathing, mobility, fitness levels, stamina, mood, (feeling good levels increased) etc etc.

    Onward and upward

    Enjoy

    V

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    [/quote]

    LOL... where's Jacee when we need her! :lol:[/quote]

    Hi All - I'm back. I spent two days sleeping :sleepy: and wallowing in misery and self pity - over it now. Did a lot of thinking, listened to advice (thanks friends) and took two days off work as they owed me about a fortnight in TOIL. I went in this morning, demanded (politely but firmly) time with a manager and explained that the very cold weather was adversely affecting my breathing :puff: and that I felt that I was unable to continue to fulfil the high rate of work (much too high at present) as it was making me too anxious. I have told them I will pursue retirement on health grounds. In the meantime I have said I will work from home and make inroads into the mountain of paperwork I have, whilst they find others to reallocate my case load to (no easy task as I was carrying 6 x the recommended level of cases in proceedings - I spent more time in Court than a barrister).

    So, to the exercise thread.......I will now need to ensure I take sufficient exercise and so will be joining Stitch, Van and anyone else who wants to join us. Shall we say 10:30 tomorrow? If this is inconvenient for anyone let us know and we will change it. All together now ladies \"hup, two, three, four\"! :tennis: :surfer: :football:

    Jacee

    xx

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    Decided to have a change today and accessed a tai chi video. The tai chi beginning form has 18 parts. I managed to get to part 3 but had some problems with balancing. Still, a beginning has been made.

    Jacee

    xx

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    Didn't use the machines today but went to Maryport and spent two hours walking around. For anyone who has never been to Maryport... it is hilly! So I think I got a fair bit of exercise, all told.

    10.30 tomorrow Jacee? smile

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    Hi Stitch,

    Well done you - exercise AND fresh air!! 10:30 tomorrow it is.

    Jacee

    xx

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    Have replied to this three times and it's not going through...
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    Well, would you believe it! I really did post three times and none came through...

    Anyway, all was saying was, Sorry Jacee, I didn't manage to keep our 10.30 meet. Son decided he needed a lift urgently to meet an eleven o'clock appointment leaving just enough time to shower and dress.

    I did, however, spend one and a half hours wandering around town but don't know how much that counts because I was on the flat. Too tired to do it now so will have to make up for it tomorrow.

    Stitch

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    Dear Stitch

    This is your first and final warning. You will not be excused proper exercise class again without a note signed by your mother.

    Yours sincerely

    TEECHER

    Glad you got out again but exercising was lonely without you. :wink:

    Jacee

    xx

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    You were not alone Jacee. I think you underestimate how many of us join you and Vanessalee.

    Andy :rose:

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    Would a note from my Parish Priest do? I missed the 10.30 slot, but did manage to do a bit of shovelling of ice during that time frame. Actually, I have been into town and done most of the Christmas food shop, leaving just the fresh stuff until nearer the day. Where does the money go? I'm doing a hasty calculation now to ensure that I have enough left for tips for the Paperboy and the Windowcleaner, as well as ironing those £10 notes to slot into Christmas Cards for the younger relatives. Until a couple of years ago it used to be ironing £5 notes, but it shows how much our money is worth when it's had to be such a massive increase just in order that they don't sneer at the paltry amount.

    Not feeling too bad healthwise, although a bit depressed. This time of year isn't very kind to those of us who are on our own. Sorry to be a party pooper - but I'm sure some of you will understand

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    Oh Stitch,

    You do so much more exercise :tennis: than me!! Glad you are feeling healthy(ish). And anyone who can provide a note from the parish priest has my respect!!

    I have also ironed bank notes recently, to be ready to leave tips in plenty of time. You are right, the cost keeps on rising -

    I remember doing 10 shilling notes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hubby and I went to Asda, Argos and Game (computer shop) a few weeks ago and bought grandchildren gifts. Also managed most of the adult gifts :gift: we need. I may have mentioned (once or twice) that I am going away for Christmas? :cracker: This means no food shop. I was so sick of going food shopping, then going again, then again, then going to get things I may run out of, then things others may want that I don't usually buy, then a bit more of everything just in case - I mean, the shops were closed two whole days!! Then there was the booze shop. The amount I bought you would be forgiven for thinking we were a family of alcoholics - then I gave most of it away to visitors to take home with them (when will I drink port? :redwine: ). I hope you will be spending the holiday with people who love you. :hug:

    10:30 today??

    Jacee

    xx

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    Hi Jacee,

    It wasn't me who was shovelling snow, I'm afraid. The last thing I'd be doing is going out in it, much less shovelling it! Even so, I've still managed to come down with the lurgy so feeling pretty sorry for myself at the moment.

    I didn't get to the 10.30, I'm afraid. I managed to wash dishes, straighten cushions, change throws and have a shower; now I'm curled up on the sofa, scrubbed clean, wrapped up warm while waiting to see if the lurgy develops enough to get on the tablets. Tired enough to sleep now so hope I'lll feel better when I wake up.

    Stitch

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