Almost there!!!

Today didn’t go quite as planned as I got home later than intended as did my running buddy Deputy Helen so I fell back on the old faithful that is Wii Fit Plus!!!

30 minutes of Kung-fu, boxing, step aerobics, jogging (running on the spot is really hard work!), heading a football and then a balance game whereby my Mii is dressed as a penguin and I lean the island left and right to catch fish!!!

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Plus I have a Wii Fit age of 23!!! Woohoo!!! Check me out!!!

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I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Janathon and hoping to contribute a decent run for Day 31 with Deputy Helen and I’ll get to try out the Garmin Forerunner 10 that I’ve been lent (is it sad that I’m very excited by this?)!

Strangely the exercise hasn’t tired me too badly (most of the time – haha!) but the blogging each evening has been exhausting – though despite that I have enjoyed it immensely and gaining so many new followers and likes for my posts – it’s been truly amazing and being able to read so many other great blogs has been fantastic! Wish I had the energy and time to read more of them! The whole Janathon experience has been fantastic!!!

Thank you everyone!!!

😊xxx

I kept dozing off…

Another evenings run foiled by a poorly small person! I got in late from last day at work (more about this in another blog) and when the Blue One arrived back he was in a righty tizzy to the point he gagged and was a little sick, so he went off up to bed with daddy keeping him company until he settled and after requesting some Calpol (or should I say demanding) he was safely tucked up in bed, but I thought it best not to go for a run.

I did 30 mins on Wii Fit Plus! What would I have done for Janathon without the Wii!?! Got quite a few high scores!!!

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Short and sweet and shared a day late as I fell asleep!!!

Whew, fitted in some exercise, just!!!

Well what a hectic day that was!

Up and out by 7.20am to drop the small people at the childminders – it was their last day there as things are changing!

Then on to work finishing there at 5pm – meant to finish at 3.30pm, but it’s my last two days there and then I’m taking on the worst paid job in the world, terrible hours and no sick pay or pension scheme – I’m going to be a stay at home mum for a while!!! Hehee!!! Best job in the world!!! Also going to be doing an Open University degrees in Computing & IT which I’m hoping will keep me employable when I return to work, anyway I’ve got sidetracked!

Straight from work to collect the kiddies again, home with them – put a programme on they like whilst I grab a quick shower! Hubby gets in – I head out round 7pm to attend choir! Finish choir at 9pm – head home with a quick pit stop at my mum and dads to pick some bits up I’d left there.

Got in and baked some goodies to take in for my last day at work – made chocolate brownies and oat cookies! The oats cookies are wheat free, contain no egg and can be dairy free – though I was a bit naughty and swapped the raisins for chocolate chips!!! They’re rather tasty I have to say and no additionally added sugar! The sweetness comes from the apple sauce and the banana! Highly recommend!

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While the cookies cooked I managed to fit in 25 mins on the Wii Fit! Yay! I was scared I’d have to say I’d slacked off but fortunately this isn’t the case! Got it in just before midnight so counts for day 21!!!

Now for some sleep….

😊😴️xxx

Today I cleaned up…

And I mean that in the literal sense!

Equipment of Choice!
Equipment of Choice!

My exercise of choice this morning was vacuuming – which included the more strenuous section of doing the stairs! Got quite warm – though this may have also been due to choice of chunky jumper I was wearing!

I even found a site where you can calculate the approximate about of calories you burn doing various exercises and you can even look up household activities including vacuuming!

Calorie Lab

Though personally I’m not really into calorie calculating – I want to do exercise to become fit (and it would be nice to be toned) and not for weight loss purposes as I am already borderline underweight! I attribute this to IBS and a whole host of food intolerances – I’m going on a dietician led elimination diet in February and I can’t wait as it’s getting so frustrating, it’s horrible to be frightened of food and you can’t complain about being underweight!!! Which I can assure you is rather stressful. This week though I’ve limited my wheat/gluten and dairy intake and increased my water intake to see if that helps as I really don’t want to suffer runners tum on my 10km run on Sunday!!!

Found this site which I feel actually provided some great advice on how to deal with the annoying side affect of running and why it happens! Very useful – worth a look On runnersworld.com

Obviously Runner’s Tum might not be something you want to mention you suffer with – but if you do please share what you do to try and prevent it happening or what has worked for you! I’d appreciate it and I’m sure others would too!!!

Though I suffer with anxiety as well and that doesn’t help either – as you can see from the site that in itself can be a trigger!!! Haha!!! I sound a bundle of fun don’t I!?!

Sorry – went off on a tangent there!

I also managed a bit of time on Wii Fit Plus – definitely made it a bit more interesting to try and do with the Blue One up and around, my own mini personal trainer except he kept requesting rather loudly that he wanted to do bowling and kept generally getting under my feet! He was good really, just happier once he was having his game of bowling!

Aerobic Exercise
Super Hula Hoop Rhythmic Boxing Super Advanced

Training Plus
Rhythmic Kung Fu

Finally I went on a very pleasant walk with my mum, dad and the Blue One! We did about 2.16km/1.3 miles in half an hour – not bad with a not quite 3 year old walking too! Such beautiful weather when we walked too, it was lovely, really lifts the spirits! So quite an active day!

Lovely Walk!
Lovely Walk!

😊️xxx

Janathon Tally
Running Mileage: 18.67km/11.60 miles
Total Running Time: 02:21:50
Star Jumps: 10
Running on the Spot: count of 20
Push ups: 3
Zumba Calypso warm up: 1
Zumba Salsa Beginners: 1
Boxing: 01:05:00
Total Number of planks: 3
Total time planking: 1mins 40secsc
Wii Fit: 02:55:00
Walking Mileage: 8.97km/
Total Walking Time: 03:41:48
Total Skipping: 1168 jumps
Total skipping time: 00:22:00
Total Vacuuming Time: 00:25:00
Fun: 9/10

Total Janathon Time: 10:45:58 (according to everything I’ve logged on Runningfreeonline)

Jogging for Janathon

So when I woke up this morning I wasn’t feeling so great, which was annoying and I was worried it would affect my run or mean I wouldn’t make it out for a run, but thankfully as the day went on I felt better asides from the ache in my right leg courtesy of skipping!!! Ive been stretching to try and alleviate the discomfort and tightness especially in my calf and my right glut…ahem…

So I finally managed to go for a very pleasant run with my friend Kay, we chattered as we ran (I’m quite impressed I can actually run and talk at the same time – proof to me that I am improving) and we surprised ourselves by running 5.56km, and more importantly we missed the inclement weather which I can hear lashing down on the conservatory whilst I write this blog! Nice!

Kay is a lovely running companion, very encouraging and motivating – we missed having Deputy Helen with us though! It’s so good having two great friends to exercise with, they’ve kept me going for which I thank them wholeheartedly! I appreciate their support more than they know! My run did help ease the ache in my leg – here’s hoping my legs still feels good in the morning!!!

When I got in from my run – I did manage to fit in some Rhythmic Kung Fu and Rhythmic Boxing! Makes me laugh and feels good!

Aerobic Exercise
Super Hula Hoop Rhythmic Boxing Super Advanced

Training Plus
Rhythmic Kung Fu

All in all lots of exercised completed and currently feeling good – long may it continue!!!
😊️xxx

Janathon Tally
Running Mileage: 18.67km/11.60 miles
Total Running Time: 02:21:50
Star Jumps: 10
Running on the Spot: count of 20
Push ups: 3
Zumba Calypso warm up: 1
Zumba Salsa Beginners: 1
Boxing: 01:05:00
Total Number of planks: 3
Total time planking: 1mins 40secsc
Wii Fit: 02:38:00
Walking Mileage: 5.77km/
Total Walking Time: 02:09:50
Total Skipping: 1168 jumps
Total skipping time: 00:22:00
Fun: 9/10

Total Janathon Time: 09:31:00 (according to everything I’ve logged on Runningfreeonline)

Skipped Day 13 of Janathon too…

So today regarding my exercise for Janathon day 13 was a bit of déjà vu as it involved Skipping and doing some Wii Fit plus – the major difference was feeling the ache in my legs from yesterday’s skipping exertions! Ouch!!!

Seriously, how did I spend hours skipping as a little girl? It was tough doing 12 minutes this afternoon – I’m hoping my legs don’t feel too bad tomorrow as hoping to do a longer run in preparation for Sunday – but we’ll see how we go!

I really hope all this exercise is doing me good – haha!!!

Aerobic Exercise
Super Hula Hoop
Rhythmic Boxing Super Advanced

Balance Games
Ski Jump

Training Plus
Rhythmic Kung Fu

Now to start going to bed at a more reasonable time… Suppose you can’t do everything!!!

😊️xxx

Janathon Tally
Running Mileage: 13.11km/5.62 miles
Total Running Time: 01:37:50
Star Jumps: 10
Running on the Spot: count of 20
Push ups: 3
Zumba Calypso warm up: 1
Zumba Salsa Beginners: 1
Boxing: 01:05:00
Total Number of planks: 3
Total time planking: 1mins 40secsc
Wii Fit: 02:21:00
Walking Mileage: 5.77km/
Total Walking Time: 02:09:50
Total Skipping: 1168 jumps
Total skipping time: 00:22:00

Fun: 8/10

Total Janathon Time: 08:30:00 (according to everything I’ve logged on Runningfreeonline)

Skipping Day 12 of Janathon

Now truthfully, how many of you thought I’d slacked off for a day!?! Hmmmm… tsk tsk!!!

Well I was meant to be going for a run but this has been rescheduled for Wednesday so what did I actually do? I found my skipping rope. Now as a kid I’d spend loads of time just skipping, doing various ‘tricks’ and rhymes – but I can honestly say the 10 minutes I did of skipping today hurt! My heart beat was raised and I broke out in a sweat.

It was also humorous as I skipped inside due to the lovely seasonal weather of rain so I had to shorten the rope so it didn’t hit the ceiling and so this in turn meant I had to skip with my head tilted forward so I didn’t catch myself – which I can assure you stings as the ‘rope’ is made of plastic and if it whips you – you know about it!!!

I also spent some time on Wii Fit plus – ensuring I made 30mins worth of exercise!

Aerobic Exercise
Super Hula Hooping – serious fail on that one!

Rhythmic Boxing Super Advanced

Balance Games
Skiing

Training Plus
Rhythmic Kung Fu

Well all in all not a bad evening of exercise! Think the skipping will help for my prep for Sunday! I’m also trying to make sure I drink plenty of water and I’m cutting down on the amount of wheat and dairy I’m eating this week – well at least I’m trying too! 😜

😊xxx

Janathon Tally
Running Mileage: 13.11km/5.62 miles
Total Running Time: 01:37:50
Star Jumps: 10
Running on the Spot: count of 20
Push ups: 3
Zumba Calypso warm up: 1
Zumba Salsa Beginners: 1
Boxing: 01:05:00
Total Number of planks: 3
Total time planking: 1mins 40secsc
Wii Fit: 01:59:00
Walking Mileage: 5.77km/
Total Walking Time: 02:09:50
Skipping: 536 jumps
Total skipping time: 00:10:00

Fun: 8/10

Total Janathon Time: 07:19:10

A little more Wii time

Just short and to the point blog on day 11 of Janathon!

I’ve had an amazing day celebrating my cousin’s 30th wedding anniversary with lots of extended family – really was lovely, even though daddy had to stay home with the Blue One as his Chicken Pox are still at the contagious stage, the Pink One and I got to go but came home quite late for a night before school and so the Wii came to the rescue again and for the 11th consecutive day I’ve managed to do some exercise!!! A whole 35 minutes – mainly thanks to Super Advanced Rhythmic Boxing!!!

Aerobic Exercise
Super Hula Hoop
Rhythmic Boxing Advanced
Rhythmic Boxing Super Advanced

Balance Games
Skiing

Training Plus
Rhythmic Kung Fu

I’m thinking of finding my skipping rope – but my hope for Janathon day 12 is a longer run in preparation for my first timed 10km on Saturday and not trigger my Runner’s tum…

I’m also thinking of writing some non Janathon based blogs, shocking I know, whilst I have this amazing increased traffic to my blog – but need to get organised, so will see if this transpires!!!

😊xxx

Janathon Tally
Running Mileage: 13.11km/5.62 miles
Total Running Time: 01:37:50
Star Jumps: 10
Running on the Spot: count of 20
Push ups: 3
Zumba Calypso warm up: 1
Zumba Salsa Beginners: 1
Boxing: 01:05:00
Total Number of planks: 3
Total time planking: 1mins 40secsc
Wii Fit: 01:39:00
Walking Mileage: 5.77km/
Total Walking Time: 02:09:52

Fun: 8/10

Total Janathon Time: 06:49:10

Day 10 and a Wii bit more exercise!

After a rather trying night with chicken pox boy (he didn’t go to sleep until about 3am – after a lot of wailing) I wasn’t very motivated to do much exercise, so I timed my manic walk up and down Bexleyheath High Steet.

I finished an appointment I had at 11am and had 56 minutes of time left to visit all the shops I needed – The Card Factory, Boots and H&M!

I was quite surprised with the distance that I covered!

Walking up and down Bexleyheath High Street!
Walking up and down Bexleyheath High Street!

I also recorded the amount of distance I covered walking around the supermarket – in this case Morrisons, doing ‘the Big Shop’ – but I unfortunately forgot to stop MapMyWalk running when I finished, and so it includes my drive home! Doh!!!

It's not call 'The Big Shop' for nothing!
It’s not call ‘The Big Shop’ for nothing!

 

Needs to be less 3.22km and 10 minutes off the time – so again, I covered 1.43km just doing the weekly shop, so not at a great pace, but still further than you’d think! (Well further than I was expecting)

Who knew
Who knew

 

Then for good measure I did some exercise on the Wii! So Wii Fit Plus !

Aerobic Exercise
Super Hula Hoop
Advance Step Aerobics (I’m not very good at that! My timing is appalling!)
Rhythmic Boxing Advanced

Balance Games
Ski Jump
Penguin Jump

Training Plus
Rhythmic Kung Fu

Feeling rather tired now, can’t imagine why!?! Haha!!!

Until Day 11 – cheerio!!!

😊xxx

Janathon Tally
Running Mileage: 13.11km/5.62 miles
Total Running Time: 01:37:50
Star Jumps: 10
Running on the Spot: count of 20
Push ups: 3
Zumba Calypso warm up: 1
Zumba Salsa Beginners: 1
Boxing: 01:05:00
Total Number of planks: 3
Total time planking: 1mins 40secsc
Wii Fit: 01:04:00
Walking Mileage: 5.77km/
Total Walking Time: 02:09:52

Fun: 7/10

Total Janathon Time: 06:14:10

Best laid plans of mice and mummys!

Well the plan for Janathon Day 8 was to go on a nice evening run with my lovely friends Deputy Helen and Kay – but this was thwarted by the blue one having chicken pox!

His sister had it two weeks ago and this Tuesday – exactly 14 days after the Pink One came out in the spots the Blue One did. The Pink One was rather lucky and didn’t suffer too badly, she had enough spots to know she’d had chicken pox but she wasn’t covered – the Blue One is another story entirely!

He’s being very good with it, but I was at work today and so he was with his nanny and grandad all day (who he adores) and when he came home was rather forlorn and crying, and telling me he doesn’t feel well – so I knew going out for a run was out of the window! We will attempt to try again tomorrow!

So grateful for the Wii – least I was still able to do some exercise (and on Wii Fit Plus my Wii age was 25 – rather chuffed with that)! Though since using it, parts of me are aching that I didn’t know could ache! Cuddling my hot water bottle this evening to sooth my poor body – I need to get back to running, never ached like this after a good run and my first 10km race is rapidly looming!!! Argh!!!

Want to be wearing these again...
Want to be wearing these again…

Tonight I did the following…
Wii Fit & Wii Fit Plus

Yoga
Half-moon pose
Tree pose

Muscle workout
Single leg twist

Aerobic
Super Hula Hoop
Rhythmic Boxing

Balance Games
Ski Jump
Heading (football)

Total time – 32 mins

No videos to amuse you this evening I’m afraid! I’m currently typing this in bed with my pox covered little boy next to me watching Peppa Pig – it’s 11pm, this doesn’t bode well – this is a little boy who is normally asleep by 7.30pm! Oh well – this is just one of those things you have to deal with when you have the absolute honour of being someone’s mummy!

I bid you all goodnight – hopefully mine will feature some sleep…

😊️xxx

Janathon Tally
Running Mileage: 9.05km/5.62 miles
Total Running Time: 01:07:32
Star Jumps: 10
Running on the Spot: count of 20
Push ups: 3
Zumba Calypso warm up: 1
Zumba Salsa Beginners: 1
Boxing: 01:05:00
Total Number of planks: 3
Total time planking: 1mins 40secsc
Wii Fit: 01:04:00

Fun: 8/10

Total Janathon Time: 03:34:00