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We are so excited to bring you the third installment of our Walk STRONG series, Walk STRONG 3! We would love to have you join us for this next phase of our Walk STRONG journey together. Please use this thread to share your check ins with the community so that we can help support each other along the way. We’re so glad you are here and look forward to our next session with you soon 🙂
Tuesday and Days 2 and 3 of WS3. I didn’t post yesterday (Monday). I did the early morning uphill Powerwalk from Central to the Peak. It is an excellent cardio workout and especially as the group was quite large yesterday with 11 walkers everyone could find someone at their pace. It was tough in the heat and some of the walkers pushed themselves. My friend did she was out there at the front. I was quite a few strides behind her. Firstly, it was hot and humid, also she is 5’10 compared to my 5’1” and it is always tough for me to match her stride and she has an amazing cardio capacity to boot. According to the watch she wears to track her fitness she has the cardio strength of a 28 year old. How awesome is that? She is 50. She was breathless though when she got to the top of Old Peak Road whereas I wasn’t. I guess I could have pushed myself more and I usually do when it isn’t so hot. It was just wonderful to see her there and have the fitness to do it and be with all those walkers. I enjoy the Monday morning walks. They are short and tough.
My friend invited me back to her place for tea afterwards and that was so nice. She has been doing Jessica’s routines on YouTube and with her hiking and diet has lost 5 kilos. Isn’t that wonderful? When I left her she was getting her mat out to to Relax and Restore.
It took me ages to get home and I felt the hike up our hill yesterday afternoon. The heat and humidity was punishing. I didn’t do a workout I rested with a book, had a snooze and did some work.
This morning I did the Day 2 recommendated Metabolic Conditioning as I skipped that yesterday and today’ Cardio Core Flow. I enjoyed them both but found Metabolic Conditioning tougher today than I remembered. It is wonderful to be back on the Countdown Plan. I have only been away from it a week but I have missed it.
I am planning a day at home so I will probably do something at lunchtime to get my steps in.
Oh I forgot to tell my good news…..my osteoporosis numbers have greatly improved, in my lumbar I am now considered to have osteopenia and in my pelvis my numbers were normal 😀 Thanks to Jessica for making this program and for the wonderful support I receive on this site 🙂 THANK YOU ALL!!!
The beauty of Jessica’s program, today I was a little pressed for time and wanted to get in both a workout and a good stretch, thanks to Jessica that was possible. I did her Total Body Time Saver workout which is only 17 minutes and then the PM Relaxing Stretch, it was exactly what I needed and wanted 🙂 Thank you Jessica 🙂
Hope everyone is well 🙂
Days 23 and 24 (Sunday and Monday). Sunday was a rest day and it was marvellous. I didn’t do anything energetic but it it must have been active as I got well over 16,000 steps in through the day. We need to walk everywhere. We went to the cinema to see Rowan Atkinson in Johnny English Strikes Again and it was fun. Enjoyed the Oval “experience” as well. Not sure if I liked eating a meal while seeing a film though because I ate so much. Ho hum the meal as well as the free popcorn and crisps. It was very delicious though and we will do it again.
Today is Day 24 for me but I have switched around the days and I started my day with the Day 25 recommended Upper Body and rather than do the Day 25 optional Lower Body I did Jessica’s new 11 minute Lower Body Circuit from YouTube. Peanut’s feedback and comments on Jessica’s form had me giggling.
This afternoon we are doing a sunset hike to view the moon. However, the leader just messaged to say that storms are forecast and she may need to cancel. If so I will do some Steady State Cardio at home.
We didn’t do anything too strenuous this weekend but we at least were out walking on some light trails at some of the Hopewell Indian Mounds that are a couple hours from where we live. Going with something is better than nothing 😀
Have a dentist appointment this afternoon then going to try a Cardio Party LOL