Tag Archives: Exercise

Lockdown 3 – reboot

Everything I read about how the coronacrisis is going confirms my belief that we’re in this for a lot longer than the PM would like to admit. My feeling is that this lockdown is going to take us through till … Continue reading

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2019 goals: lose weight

I am not overweight.  On the contrary, I am officially ‘slim’ (according to the recent letter from the consultant I saw about my lymphoedema). Using the NHS BMI calculator, I am ‘a healthy weight’, and my BMI is about 24. … Continue reading

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The 100 day challenge: what I learned

I finished the 100 day challenge in the middle of October, the day before we left for a visit to our friends in Denmark.  I’m so sorry not to have got round to writing this up sooner. To recap, this … Continue reading

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Five (good) things on Friday (17 August 2018)

Another week, another list. Exercise – day 46 of my 100 day challenge, and I’ve managed to stick to it pretty much every day.  I’ve missed maybe 4 or 5 – I’ll count them up and add them on at … Continue reading

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My 100 day challenge: the background

I’m a doer, not a ‘have done-er’, if that makes sense.  When confronted with a problem or a difficulty, I look for something I can do to resolve it. This 100 day challenge is my personal, individual response to the … Continue reading

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New York parks – part 1: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Of all the places we went in New York, the parks stand out for me as the places that really wowed me the most.  This is the first in a series of posts about the various parks we visited.  What … Continue reading

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The benefits of completing a challenge

Well, what a great way to start the new year.  By that, I don’t mean the heavy cold that started on 26 December and has long outstayed its welcome.  No, I mean the exercise challenge I set myself early in … Continue reading

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Starting as I mean to go on

I’m going to break with tradition (or maybe start a new one?) and not make any resolutions for 2016.  Instead, I’m reflecting on some of the things I learnt (or re-learnt) in 2015.  So that maybe I won’t have to … Continue reading

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Hitting 60

One of my mother-in-law’s favourite sayings was that “age doesn’t come on it’s own”, and maybe she was right.  In my case it comes with a whole lot of paper and tests.  Though I know I am very fortunate in … Continue reading

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