One Step At A Time/Taking small steps towards achieving my #fitnessgoals

If there was a pill

#goalsetting

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We would all like, if truth were told be super duper fit without the hard work of getting up early to do our exercise and stay in bed instead.. If there was a pill we could take that would make us healthier, give us the bodies we desire we would take it.

I have realised since I have been into fitness even before I took a bit of a back step and a break from it, is that there is no quick fix or a pill that can suddenly change your body or your health. It does come down to putting in the time and energy to do it.

With fitness making small steps towards your goals, which I do believe in setting as the point of wanting to exercise is to get a result that will lead to you feeling better about yourself and to be your ideal weight.

I don’t believe in heading for perfection, because no one in this world is perfect! You can trust me on that one! Small steps are just as important as making bigger steps. It is all about at first for me is getting myself fitter and my legs working again, whether it be strengthening exercises at home, running or walking, so they will eventually be able to work harder without aching, losing balance and move faster.

Setting a focus point on each area you wish to exercise and tone or strengthen more is setting a goal.

I find breaking down your exercise as you move into the weeks, so one day walking, another running and walking, the next strengthening and the next abs, etc, to be more effective rather than to do the whole lot in one go.

 

Goals and Targets 

Continuing on about goals theme, focus points and targets, I find them really important because;

  • It creates a focus and an aim for each area you wish to work on, and you can break each goal bit by bit

-One example, which is one of my goals as I continue to do my runs each week 1:

I want to work on finding my comfortable stride again by slowing down, be in control of my breathing and working through the pain.

Be precise about it.

 

The other could be: 

I want to run this route and reach up to that corner of the park.

It can be anything. They are your goals so set how you want to, but keep in mind that less is often more, and creating smaller goals will help yo towards bigger ones. 

  • Helps towards better habits and creates rituals.

I talk a lot about habits, rituals, goal setting and being more productive on my other WordPress site: https://everyonecanbuildacastle.com/

As it really helps with your mindset, which then leads to a better wellbeing. This is the same when setting fitness goals. We all want to feel that we can accomplish things in our lives whether it is work related, fitness or being a parent, we all want to see a good positive result.

Setting goals allows us to do that, and have the result we want at the end of it.

Having a focus point keeps us from stirring off the wrong road, it gets us up in the morning and get dressed, brush our teeth and get on with our day.

There is nothing more I like when having a workout is having a glass of water, then a cup of tea or coffee (decaf), a bit of mindfulness time and take a shower. That for me is a good habit, because it is my ritual. I need to keep hydrated for energy, I need to be in the moment to recover from working out my body and get clean. Who wants to be hot and sweaty for the rest of the day?

  • The more goals you achieve the more endorphin’s you get. 

As we tick off our goals the more we feel good as at last we are getting what we have set out to do, which is to feel healthier, look slimmer (if that is one of your aims) and to be ready to achieve the next goal.

Goals last forever, and I set goals for myself in all areas of my life on a regular basis and daily. A “To do list” is for me, more or less a goals list, why? because the task for example is to, dust the living room, goal: to have a cleaner and nice smelling living space. That is a goal.

If you see “To do lists” as goals, the more chance you are at getting them done. It works honestly. Well does for me, so worth giving it a try. This is the same with fitness, every time you set yourself a plan to workout in the week and you do, that is a goal.

Everything we do, even when we aren’t aware of it is a goal that we are setting for ourselves. This can be in our heads or on paper. When you say I really want to buy that magazine because you like the articles and stories, and there is a celebrity in there who you wish to be like, that is setting yourself a goal, because that magazine has a purpose to you, because of something or someone, which you wish to be like and you can use that to build yourself and your fitness.

I often buy magazines about fitness because they help inspire me to keep me focused on getting fitter, and that is a goal. I wanted to buy that magazine to feel good and inspired and to feed my hunger to make me feel good. That is a goal.

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What to put on a to do list:

Create goals that you know in your heart that you can truly achieve, for today, tomorrow, in a week, in a month, in 6 months or up to 12 months.

Go as far as you wish.

You can even as said above set them as you go through your day and a “To do list” as stated is more or less a goals list, because we all want a result at the end of it, that is the point of it all.

What I find and helps me to be more productive, is to brain dump all your to do’s on your list first in any order, such as your fitness goals for the day or week, then break them up.

If you feel you need a bit of help with your fitness, so have a personal trainer or join a gym, then go for it. Put that on your to do’s, and yes that is a goal. There are gyms such as The Gym Group and Pure Gym, where you don’t have to take out a full years contract, but you can pay month to month, or with Pure Gym you can buy a day or weekly pass. Or there are some local parks where there are free gyms aswell. See link below:

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Do consider if you are like me walking or running outdoors the weather and so if you don’t have different clothes for the weathers, then I would add this to your to do’s list. The reason being I don’t like working out when cold, so I do make sure I have a thermal running vest and thinker bottoms,a good running jacket ideally with zipped up pockets, a good hat for the winter and a pair of gloves. Plus I always wear my bumbag.

Add in different workouts as you go and one of my to do’s is to keep checking out videos on Youtube and on other social media sites, of people working out, to help give me ideas and inspiration, to grow and to build on my workouts.

It’s about taking One Step At a Time and taking small steps to achieving my fitness goals.

 

Dealing with your inner voice 

Dealing with your inner voice in my head telling me “Don’t bother running today, just do some walking instead” is something I have to deal with every time I am on my way to do my run and during.

This inner voice can take control and stop you from doing your planned workout, if you let it. It can prevent you from achieving your goals and divert you to take an extra day off of rest, when really you know that you will feel better afterwards.

As soon as that voice starts to speak I literally shut it down immediately with “No I am going to do this no matter how tough it may be, I want to do it and I will do” and I in my mind I clap my hands and it stops.

Who do you want to be in charge? You or that inner voice?

Think about the after feelings rather than the ones you feel right now, with that inner voice that’s trying to talk you out of it and how you are going to feel. Let those thoughts come through, because the more we avoid the inner voice the louder it will speak.

However once you learn to listen and take control of this, the more you won’t allow it to affect you from achieving your daily and weekly fitness goals.

Keep a journal and you don’t have to post this every day. I like writing these posts because it helps me and you, keep tabs on my training. Keeping a record is a great way to look back and see how far you have come.

 

Feeling disheartened

On my 5th run/walk I did last week through Hyde Park in London, I started to feel a little disheartened because once again I found it really tough again. More than last week. I tried working through the pain and really tried to push through but my legs had other ideas and I had to stop.

Again the inner voice started telling me that perhaps I should give up and just do walking, but I was like “No I don’t want to” so I carried on, and whenever I felt like running again I did, and as I continued it did become easier.

I felt really disheartened to the fact I still couldn’t run for very long, not like I used to before I stopped and even put a post up on Instagram, about it too, where I basically said:

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In #hydepark again doing another #run is it getting better? No idea I feel that there is a bit of progression quite small but taking small steps are just as good as taking big steps. At least I’m doing something so I tell myself but wish I had an engine in my legs to run longer sometimes. Still good to get out and be moving. Staying indoors all the time just makes the days feel less clear. HAPPY DAYS!

In thinking about this and I hope this doesn’t detour you from wanting to keep fit, but want to be honest, is that often you have to get through the tough runs and workouts, for it to eventually get better, and in thinking more about this,

isn’t that what life is all about?

I have to admit to myself that it not going to all be plain sailing and it is going to be tough, its been a year and a half since I did any and it does take time, but I do feel there is progress, because now when I walk I don’t get the pains at the back of my legs a lot now and is beginning to wear off, so that is one thing, plus I am getting nearer to finding my comfortable stride again.

When you feel disheartened, stop, take a break and reflect, then go again. Doing this really helps me keep going, and I kept doing my run over my cut of point, if you read my previous blog On The Road To Recovery #Walkingfit #Runningfit 

Of when I stop my running to go and meet my mum, who I usually meet for lunch afterwards. My cut off point is usually 11am.

 

Achievement:

Total steps:24,905

KM: 17.78

Kcal: 541

 

I still did it and that is the main thing out of all of this 

When it comes down to it all for me at the moment and is my main goal, is getting it done and completed, as I see it is another step forward to achieving my other goals.

I know if I don’t do it, it will make me feel worse and then I go through the mode of thinking “I’ve go to catch up” which in turn can destroy my  momentum to carry on. So even if it is a short workout, walk or run, or I wasn’t able to run as much as planned, the main thing is I still got up and did it.

As I continue it will if I keep adding and building my fitness, come at some point where I can run further on without tiring so quickly again.

It is all about perseverance and taking each training session as they come, helping you achieve your #fitnessgoals.

Please let me know about your fitness and how its going? I love to share and read other peoples stories as sharing is inspiring. You can leave a comment below.

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Carrie X

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On The Road To Recovery #Walkingfit #Runningfit

On Monday I had my diabetic review, and I will admit I was a little nervous, because you hope and pray it will be okay, but you never know what they might find.

Having #type2diabetes is not fun and can really have some serious health implications if you aren’t careful, so it is important to get it under control, by eating more healthy and being more active. I know it not an easy thing and I still go for the biscuits especially when I’m peed off or I feel myself getting agitated, but knowing the triggers now which I discovered yesterday as my son didn’t have the best day at school, I will learn to get this under control, and only eat when I am hungry, not eat for the sake of it.

I do find that having fuller but healthier meals that I am not snacking so much and will make the effort to have more fruit and vegetables into my diet. Plus eating too much bread can effect me too, as I can feel bloated and often get indigestion, so I have cut down on this too.

Learning about what our bodies like and doesn’t is a good way to start making changes, our bodies are clever machines and will often let us know if we are deficient in something or if something didn’t digest very well or make use feel good. I don’t mean deprive

yourself, but if you feel unwell, bloated, have chronic indigestion, suffer with migraines or any other type of medical issue, then sometimes it can be caused by the things we eat.

Keeping a diary of the food you eat is a good way to help see how much you have had, as cutting down on portion sizes can help, what you ate if you have any health effects as listed above, how many calories you consumed, if you need to add anything to your diet that would make you feel better, I mean healthy, and if you are having too much of something. Perhaps you do need to cut something out and swap it for an alternative option.

Now the good news! I am on the road to recovery, my diabetes has gone down, so has my cholesterol levels and my liver is in good shape again and when they do the review at the doctors they also check your feet, and these were tested to be fine aswell. It must be from #walkingfit and #runningfit,plus cutting down on portions and eating a better diet.

My image from yesterday’s run of Southwark Bridge in London 

I still have some way to go before I reach my fitness and healthy peak again, but I am making good progress, and yesterday I completed my fourth run/walk, as I alternate between the two (trying to run more walk less) and I got to say I am starting to feel a little more comfortable now. My legs still are hurting but stretching and working out indoors,doing some strength training on my arms and legs, is really helping me get back to where I was.

 

I almost found my comfortable stride again and was able to push on a bit further than my first 3 runs. What I am learning is when running and walking or any fitness training for that matter is not to think too much about it, but allow your legs and body do the talking. Your body will tell you when it is time to stop and lower the intensity and when it is time to up the tempo again, and when it is tired.

I didn’t beat myself up this time if I couldn’t go any further with my running, and this really helped me feel more comfortable as I just allowed my legs and took in my surroundings. I decided this week to run along the #southbanklondon. #runninginlondon.

I love this view of St Paul’s Cathedral and couldn’t resist taking this image yesterday whilst on my run

This time round I only stopped the once during my walk/run, this was after I had completed to sessions of running during this weeks training and on my way back. I decided to go as far as #southwarkbridge and I always give myself to 11am to complete my run because I like to meet my mum for lunch afterwards and this gives me enough time to go and meet her, plus I have to get back in time to do the school run.

Doing the school run each day during the week has had its benefits aswell, and I was very anxious when I first did the school run, but now I really enjoy it, as I have found it really gives me and my son a bit of more bonding time, watching the planes and the buses go by and it encourages me to keep walking, as often I will carrying on and walk through the park and into town, and back home again.

I do enjoy running along the #riverthames and I picked a really good day again, been lucky so far with the weather on my runs, I hope that this can continue. It was a little breezy but this just stirred me on to keep going, to keep me warm.

I feel I wrapped up too much. Will make note to oneself, not to wear scarf until it gets really cold as this did bother me a little due to itching. From knowledge the less distractions you can have when working out the better. Not always easy especially when you have 5 year old hanging around your ankles, but my running and walking time has become my weekly and daily ritual, as its my time out from parenting and really helps get in touch with the world and myself.

The one problem about running that way in London at the moment is the chaos that the climate protesters are causing. It was like walking around an assort course yesterday, and there were a lot of people, so do bear this in mind when you run around London at the moment. Especially around the southbank and Westminster area, pretty chaotic. Thanks guys you climate nuisances.

I would run the southbank in the morning during the week as during the weekend it can get very busy, and avoid this area when running if you are like me like a long straight run without having to weave in and out of people, is during the Halloween period, summer holidays, half terms and Christmas time.

It was also #mentalhealthday too yesterday, and thinking about this having had a mental illness, such as anxiety and depression, fitness has helped me with balancing my mind and thoughts aswell, to kick my mental health into shape.

So with eating better and working out regularly I can only recommend it highly because it has really made a difference to my #healthandwellbeing

Lets see how the weeks continue and I really hope my fitness continues to improve. I really am enjoying my working outs, running once a week, and doing my indoor training on a Friday morning and Sunday morning with stretching each day too.

Please get in contact with me about your training too as I really like to hear other people’s stories about getting fit and working out. It really helps inspire me and also what are your favourite running routes in London?

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The steps I covered yesterday were 23,091 which includes running, 16.49km.

Lets continue to get fit and see you next time

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Working through the pain

This Monday, the one just gone 30th September 2019, I started the week with another run, this time through Battersea Park, then continued with some walking up to Westminster to meet my mum for lunch. This was my third one since I got back into fitness, (please see my first two previous blogs, Getting back to fitness and Completed another run).

With my third run I had ran, working through the pain, which I keep getting at the back of my legs, it hurts more on at the back of my left leg at the bottom, and I did, and as I kept running the pain did start to ease off. I definitely saw progression in my run this time. I didn’t feel like I had hit a full stop like I did in my second run last week.

Picture of one the entrances to Battersea Park where I did my third run

It was my first bit of good running especially the last bit of my run since I had returned to running and felt like I was moving forward, instead of taking a few steps back. Stretching my legs and joints in the week leading up to my third run definitely helped, with some strength training aswell.

So far this week I haven’t done any stretching, so I am going to focus on that in the next 3 to 4 days leading up to next week, where I hopefully get to do 4th run.

Running once a week is definitely enough for me at the moment,and feel that I need to allow my body to adjust gradually instead of throwing myself into it, to the point I run myself out of steam.

Inside Battersea Park and my even though my legs were aching and hurting I was able to work through it and power on through

Planning my run as we approach each week is helping my motivation even though I do hear the voice in my head talking me out of it, as I get closer to doing my runs, but I say no, and power on through. It does take a lot of discipline, but once you get yourself into a routine it does really help.

I did include walking too, as I still not able to run without running in between, but that will come in time.  The total number of steps completed with running was 21,580, this included doing the school run there and back, walking from school to Epsom station and back once returned and from meeting my mum to Victoria station too. This completed 15.41km burning 491 calories.

I am really enjoying my Sunday morning indoor training sessions aswell. The first Sunday I did this, I only did 10 minutes of just weights (using dumbbells) and stretching, my arms, obliques and legs.

This Sunday, the one just gone, I did weights, stretching the arms, obliques, legs, some   leg raises and squats. Again going to add more as I continue on, but gradually. I also did some training at home last Friday too, and gonna do the same this week aswell. I am going to try stretching 3-4 times a week, doing just stretching on 2 of those days, and do a full body workout, with stretching twice a week aswell.

Walking along the River through Battersea Park heading towards Chelsea Bridge. I love running and walking along the River it gives me a sense of peace.

Mixing up my workouts and changing it to adapt to how I feel at the time as I continue to workout is for me the greatest way to keep my fitness regime going.

Working out isn’t always easy because as human beings we do get tired and we have busy schedules and sitting on the sofa all day is very tempting at times, however having Type 2 Diabetes I know for my health I need to step up and take action, and only I can do it, no one else can do it for me.

“So yes it does mean working through the pain, but at the end of the day is it worth it?”

Yes, because I know it will benefit me not just for my health but for my wellbeing aswell.

“As they say no pain no gain”.

I will post again next week to let you know how I am getting on further and if I have seen any more progression.

This is not to gloat or make anyone feel bad but to inspire to show that if I can get fit so can you.

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I would love to hear your story and how you have gotten back into fitness? If you have started running again or new to running, please tell me, I would love to hear, and how you keep yourself going? Please leave a comment below.

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Completed Another Run

Yes I am very pleased with myself that I completed another run, even though a little disappointed in myself for not doing as much as I wanted, but still did as much as my legs could take.

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I kept getting pains in the back of my legs, my left leg mainly and was excruciating at one point. If anyone has any advice they can give me, of how I can overcome this please feel free to share.

I was also disappointed because before I gave up running for a while I was at the point where I could run very comfortably for a long time without needing to stop, and feel that I have let myself down because of that, and would have been doing even longer distances now if I had kept it up.

Promised to one self

Never let myself down like that again, and keep it going as much as possible, because now it is more or less, starting the build up to get the strength back in my legs to do longer distances all over again, and it is a real struggle.

The one area I am pleased about is that I wasn’t out of breath, which is good and glad that still remains. It helps me see that I do still have some level of fitness back in me and I just got to keep it going.

What I didn’t run I made up with walking. I completed another load of steps including running. To be exact it was 24,416 steps. That brings me to the other thing I will try not to do, walk less run more. I ran through Hyde Park again, as I needed to go to Primark near Marble Arch and then meet my mum at 12 for lunch before heading back to Epsom, to pick my son up from school, but walking from home to school, then from school to the train station and from Victoria Station to Hyde Park is a lot of walking beforehand, before I have even started running.

So next I am going to run through Battersea Park, so it is less of a walk from the bus stop to the park at least, and see if this makes a difference and see if I can run for a lot longer, and in the mean time find exercises that will help build the strength in my legs again, and get rid of the pain I keep getting at the back of my legs.

I, going on the weather today I am glad I chose yesterday to do my run, as no way would I have gotten a good run in this treacherous weather.

So I hope your training is going well and please share how your running is getting on I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.

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Getting back to fitness

Getting back to fitness has been a struggle, and so after a huge break, because for while I felt that my energy levels had been sucked out of me, I decided to step up my walking as soon as Henry began his second year at school and get back to fitness.

walking

To stop myself from doing too much too soon I have decided to take gradual steps this time.

I did try after watching the London Marathon this year to try and get myself back into fitness, but the momentum soon went and I realise now that I wasn’t ready and had to overcome some hurdles.

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I had been on medication for my anxiety, which wasn’t helping with my energy levels, and I was having problems during my Menstrual Cycle.

Now after realizing I no longer needed the medication decided to come off it, and I have finally got my energy levels back, so was ready to face fitness head on again.

My first stop during my run, in Hyde Park London

I know like with everything it takes time, but with good discipline I know I can get my fitness back to how it was.

Yesterday after a year and a half I did my first walk/run, in Hyde Park and part of Kensington Gardens, in London. I had been working up to it, by stepping up my walking two or so weeks beforehand, but included my first bit of running.

I didn’t run all the way, but ran as much as my body allowed me to, and achieved a PB (Personal Best), as I have been measuring my steps using the Health APP on my phone and completed over 25,000 steps, which includes my running. To be precise it was 25,654 steps.

My Second stop. In all I stopped twice, which is not bad for first run. This is Kensington Gardens.

I know I have a long way to go, but I however have taken that step forward and I will do my best to continue.

It wasn’t a conscious decision, I just decided out of the blue at the weekend before that I was going to do it, and stick to it, and I am glad I did.

Hyde Park, Looking over the Serpentine, and was making a good Pace to head back to Victoria to meet my mum for lunch

At first walking from Victoria station to Hyde Park I found the temperature quite chilly, but as I ran with walking in between I soon began to warm up and soon the temperature outside did too.

My walking and running didn’t end there, I had already walked from home to my son’s school which is about 15-20 minutes, and then from his school to the train station, to catch the train to Victoria. I walked/ran back from Kensington Gardens back through Hyde Park to meet my mum in Victoria Street, then back to the station after I stopped for lunch. Walked around Victoria Shopping Mall upstairs in the station, then once I got the train back to home, in Epsom, walked from Epsom station to my son’s school to pick him up, and from son’s school to home again.

The Serpentine in Hyde Park. I picked a good day as the weather was lovely and it is good to pick places to run and walk that make your feel good.

All in all I am so glad I am getting back to fitness, because it helps make me feel good, also having been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes it is important, and so I do need to continue to lose weight, and it gets me out of the house rather than stuck indoors.

At the end of the day what I have learned through fitness is that you should not try to compare yourself to others, but go at your own pace and when you are ready.

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Carrie X

 

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Fitness Diary 2019

So far it has been a whirlwind, as not always been doing my weights but I started getting more disciplined last week and going to try and keep it up this week.

I have been doing my workouts on the treadmill, but I did miss a day last week, but I not going to beat myself up about it and make sure I do a workout on the treadmill this week.

I am still doing lots of walking outside, check out my instagram, where I have been posting my regular walks on my Health APP, which measures the amount of steps I have taken.

I still got a long way to go and still need to lose some weight, but I am struggle with food and finding things I can eat and then craving the bad stuff too much that I go for the chocolate and biscuits.

I have had a nasty cold and that has contributed to my energy levels being low, but I am still walking lots and going to start doing some more weights as of today.

So how is your fitness getting on for 2019?

I would love to hear from you.

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Carrie X

 

 

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The FA Cup

The FA Cup is my favourite competition in football and one I love to watch each season including the draws, and today it is the FA Cup Final with Man city vs Watford, and I am really looking forward to it.

This year I will be cheering on Watford being a London team and being from London it just makes sense.

I so happy to say that I have been to a cup final, and a day I will never forget. I remember  planning my outfit, and making sure I didn’t miss a thing.

It was back in 1997 Chelsea Vs Middlesborough and Chelsea won 2-1, goal be scored by Di Matteo and Zola. Then we went back to Chelsea where they had massive street party and everyone from Chelsea turning up out of the blue, people we hadn’t seen for years.

It was such a dream of mine being a football fan, and one I will treasure forever.

Have you ever been to an FA cup final?

What’s your favourite football competition?

What’s your greatest memory?

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

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30 Day Challenge

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I tried the 30 day challenge, using my 7 minute workout APP, but I didn’t stick to it, because I got bored, and so discovered new workouts, such as Walking Fit workouts. See my blog Great Workouts on Youtube

That is the thing about exercise you have to do workouts that work for you, and doing my 7 minute workouts are fine, but I knew I needed to do more. I have now started working out on the treadmill again, for 10 minutes, working at a faster pace and it does feel good.

I have mixed it up, with trying to walk for long distances outside. So far so good, as well as doing weights and working out on my exercise mat, with Core, Pilates, Ab workouts and much more.

The exercise is that you can have fun with it, and go at your own pace. It is just about moving and getting active, and those who say they can’t do any physical activity it’s just an excuse, because we have to be physical active in order to go about our everyday.

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Carrie X

 

 

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