Thursday, November 10, 2011

Life- climbing stairs

Not far from me is a national park


And in that national park is a set of steps.

Its actually a tribute to the Kokoda track.

No doubt they are not as gruiling as what our grandfathers climbed in the 1940's.  But hey, it sure does work my legs!


All sorts of people climb these stairs.  People who need to lose weight, mothers with babies strapped to their backs, 80yo's from the local bush walking clubs, footy players, fitness enthusiasts... and us!

I have actually really enjoyed it.  The first time I did it, it took me over 20min.  And I didnt make it to the top. I got a stitch.  he next time I was more careful about when I ate, and set on up there. Now I am climbing them in about 14min. (mind you that is just the steps, not the hike to the steps)

I took my boys with me on this occasion.  They didnt even break out a sweat!  Mind you there was alot of sillyness on the way down, so took alot longer than I had hoped.

But we had fun anyway!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Life- getting active

As a mum of a few kids, I find it really hard to spend time on getting active. The time I spend sitting I could be doing crunches- but who really wants to do that?.  I do enjoy walking, but who wants to walk when you have 2 girls saying "mum im tired, im hungry, when are we going to the park".

I was inspired by a couple of friends  who have made it work for them.  They are getting out there and improving their health, one day at a time.

So I am giving it a go.

I am trying to find what works for me.

I don't want to spend money

I don't want to hurt myself either, or make myself sick (I don't cope with that).  I don't want to lack oxygen to my brain by being that puffed that i cant breathe.  But I also want to see results!

So what do I have at hand..
A skipping rope.
Wii fit
tracksuits pants and shorts

So I have been doing the Wii fit.  Just a little each day
This is my cheer squad. They love watching me play the games. and its not a massive workout but it does get me moving on days where I cant get outside.  It also does set a good example to them too.

I have also been walking. Just a little every few days where time allows. Such as before dinner when the man is home and can watch kids and dinner.

 My downfalls are chocolate and chips. And yes I am still eating them, but only 1 piece instead of .... or 3 chips when there is not much left so I dont eat the whole packet. Lets see how we go...