Beck Diet Solution - Exercise Check-ins for Becksters - August 2013 Edition

08-08-2013, 10:51 AM
Hi. I just wanted to create a small space for us to record our exercise activity: planned and unplanned. I need to be honest and accountable and writing it down helps me focus on it. I hope someone else will find this useful too.

08-08-2013, 10:54 AM
I plan to walk to the community centre today and walk back. Will track how long this really takes. My estimate is 30min one way. we'll see. Will update when done. UPDATE: *credit* walked to the community centre. It was hot out today. It took 15minute to get there, then I asked about water aerobics. They don't have any--no instructors. But the pool was fantastic. I walked back by a different route, through a park, and then it came out near my street. I was gone exatly an hour but actual walking time was less than that. I will take a credit for 45min.

minutes moved on purpose this month: 45

Tomorrow's goal: walk to garden and weed for an hour, and then walk home.

08-08-2013, 09:21 PM
My primary exercise plan is two 20 minute a day walks at work. I took them both today--one just under and one just over 20 minutes.

I sometimes feel it's not "enough"--but I remind myself I'm doing lots more than I was before!

08-08-2013, 09:33 PM
Hi Beth

Every little bit we do, if we do it consistently, builds us up. And TWO walks each day is TWO CREDIT worthy! --->:carrot::carrot: Awesome.

08-08-2013, 11:58 PM
Our walk today was shortened today, but I managed 45 minutes of dancing and stretching after supper to make up the time!

08-09-2013, 10:01 AM
Looks like rain today so I may have to modify my gardening exercise plan. If I don't go to the garden I am going to a local art gallery where there will be walking at elast an hour, leisurely, but walking.

UPDATE: discovered a trail that goes around a pond that's the size of some lakes. I walked 45 minutes around the pond and then went to the gallery and walked, looked at paintings, walked a few steps looked, you know. In all I was out and active for 65minutes. But I can really only count the 45 when I was really truly moving.

minutes moved on purpose this month: 90

Tomorrow's goal: walking around at the giant amusement park.

08-09-2013, 04:02 PM
It's Friday and my walking partner was off today. I keep headphones in my purse so listened to Clay Walker and Trace Adkins and took two walks--one 19 minute, one 21.

I'll bring my walking shoes with me this weekend (we're going to visit my BFF for her birthday)--last time I was up there for a weekend I walked both mornings.

08-11-2013, 10:09 AM
I did my walking yesterday at the amusement park. My estimate is 2-3hrs of walking as we were there 6 hours total. I'll take 120min for the day.

210min walked this month so far. :)

Today we are scoping out a comic book show show. It's probably a small venue so I don't think my walking will happen there. I'll be on the alert for an opportunity to get my 30minutes + in today. So, I plan to find a place to walk in while I am out.

08-12-2013, 03:55 PM
Ok so we went to the mall yesterday and we deliberately walked for 30min. I made DH time us with his wrist watch. The goal was 30 min and we met it, and may have surpassed it, but I will cliam the 30min.

240min moved this month

Today's plan was not to do anything but I think I will revise that and do a 30 wii fit thing. Right now the exercise is happening but the food isn't. I'll keep trying to get both going at the same time.

08-12-2013, 05:07 PM
Hello everyone,
I am back with baby steps, I walked for 60 minutes today. I will try and walk every day.
I too need to get both exercise and food both going at the same time.

08-12-2013, 10:36 PM
Great walk today, Newlifestyle--I'm glad you're back.

Hope you had fun on the wii, onebyone.

I didn't exercise at BFF's this weekend--but I did get both my 20 minute walks in today at work, so credit for that.

08-13-2013, 10:33 PM
Hello all, I walked for an hour and then went to play at the park with my son. It was fun, I think this need to happen every day.
Hello Beth, thanks for the welcome, it is nice to be back.
I need to keep on coming back, this is where I need to be. I felt overwhelmed posting last night, today it is easier. I need to work on the clutter as I travel through this journey
Have a great night everyone.

08-14-2013, 03:32 PM
Hi There Everyone

Well two days have passed since it was my intention to exercise on the Monday. It didn't happen.

This afternoon, like before 4pm, I will walk to the art store and to my garden. That'll be around 40 minutes of walking total. If I do any gardening (so scared to see how neglected my garden is!) I'll add that to the total. I am hoping I can find some stuff to pick. I can tell you that whatever plant gives me stuff to bring home is an awesome variety as I have been almost absent from the garden.

Will check back with my update later.

Newlifestyle very glad you're here. we are very similar. we can get going and get both parts of our new imporved helathy-focused lives on track. thanks for continuing to move forward.

bethFromDayton kudos for getting your walks in. 2 x 20 is a decent amount of exercise. You may want to consider adopting what gardenerjoy does and adding up how many minutes you do in a month. I am finding that for me it is amazing to watch it jump from walk to walk to walk. She sets a monthly goal to meet too, which I want to do in the future as well. Again, great job!

Speaking of who, gardenerjoy :wave: Hello!

UPDATE: I left the house at 4:20pm and returned at 5:50. I walked to the dollar store-found my stuff there instead of the art store, then walked to the garden and faced an enormous weedy mess. Like weeds 3-4' tall. I decided to try to do something about it. I bought the scissors that are suppoed to cut anything and what I couldn't pull, I cut at the soil line. It is a job that needs garden gloves, which I forgot. So by the time I left I freed 3 tomato plants. Lots of tomatoes on them. I even harvested 4 on site from a still trapped plant. If I just do 3 plants/day it'll be done in 5 days. I'm away Sat and Sun so maybe I can push it tomorrow, esp. if I am properly dressed for it.

I'll take 60min activity for today = 300min for the month so far.

Tracey on a journey
08-14-2013, 03:57 PM
Hello Beth, Joy, New and 1x1,
I've been nursing a torn knee for some time but have settled into walking, core classes, and aquafitness. I don't have kids and my employer requires me/allow me to work out at work so there's no excuse for not being active. I thought I'd share a nifty gadget that I purchased - it's an UP fitness band by Jawbone - expensive but usefull ($150 CAD). It not only measures your steps each day but the number of minutes of activity you've completed. You can set an alarm so that if you don't get up and move after a certain time it vibrates a little to nudge you into getting away from your desk or the couch. It also acts as an alarm in the morning, monitoring your active and deep sleep and then waking you by vibrating when you enter a light sleep period close to the time when you set the alarm. I have an Android phone so the software hasn't been coded yet but if you have an iPhone it will connect with My Fitness Pal too. You can connect it to a laptop or computer to upload or download your activities for the day. I got it to help me determine how many calories I'm really expending every day. It was an eye-opener and explained exactly why I was "dieting" and never losing any weight. I set a goal of 12,000 steps every day and it tells me how I'm doing in a bar graph, tallies up weekly totals for hours and minutes active, calculates a mileage estimate and so on. I'm gadget oriented so it helps keep me on track.

08-14-2013, 04:37 PM
Hi all,

My walking partner is off the rest of this week, but I did my two 20 minute walks on my own--listening to Seanan McGuire's Wicked Girls album (filk). I'm faster on my own. My walking partner is bigger than I was/am, and she puffs a bit if I speed up too much.

Tracey, I'm afraid to find out how many calories I'm really expending--but gadgets are fun. I think MFP has worked for me since it's on my phone and I can scan things!

Exercise well, all!

08-15-2013, 10:21 PM
Hello ladies,
Quick post, I walked for an hour yesterday, and an hour at lunch today. Tonight I walked another 30 minutes, it felt good.
I will try and post more tomorrow but I work a ten hour shift so no promises.
Take care
and thank you all for your support.

08-15-2013, 11:17 PM
Monday, Wednesday and Friday - wii fit plus. 5 minutes for each session.
Tuesday and Thursday - resistance exercises. 10 repetitions each.

08-16-2013, 08:38 AM
Yesterday I did my stretches and strengthening exericises.

08-16-2013, 12:25 PM
Great walking, Ann!

I did my two 20 minute walks yesterday (still without my walking partner), listening to Tim McGraw.

I've done my first one today (Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood). I didn't want to walk today--had to have the "no choice" discussion with myself. Perhaps it shouldn't have been a discussion, but it was--but the exercise won and the "don't wanna" lost.

08-16-2013, 09:22 PM
Hi All, where are you?

Beth, Congrats on walking when you didn't want too. Great job.
I enjoy Tim McGraw's music. I should change my MP3 to put Trisha Yearwood, Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood. Thanks for reminding me I like their songs.

I walked 8432 steps today as well as working a ten hour day, towards the end of the day, I could feel myself wearing down. It was a real effort to avoid the junk food in the back office, I am sure some people would never refer to it as junk, I only called it junk because it was not something I would eat unless I was tired/exhausted...etc, I resisted it.

I have another busy day tomorrow, I have planned my meals, I will try and walk, I was planning on relaxing Saturday.

Have a great night everyone.
Take Care

08-16-2013, 10:01 PM

Super busy here today. I am getting ready to leave for a weekend with my pottery guild at another potter's place about 1.5hrs away where we will be doing a pit firing. I saw the pots I made for the pitfire and they turned out (phew) though they aren't very refined.

I did a lot of walking in the grocery store and in thrift store tracking supplies down for a book I want to make for my friend who has a birthday in a few days. I'm planning to start it at the hotel tomorrow.

Walked 45min I'll estimate = 345min for the month.

Bye for now.

08-18-2013, 09:06 AM
Good walking Ann and onebyone.

I'm traveling today--and took a 27 minute walk around the terminal during my 2hour connection. I don't usually walk with my laptop and my purse--it's a little rough on the neck/shoulders.

Most of my exercise this coming week will be unstructured. DS wants to hike one day, I've booked a snorkeling excursion--that sort of thing.

Have a moving week everyone!

Tracey on a journey
08-19-2013, 12:34 PM
Hi exercise buddies,

I didn't exercise this weekend but kept busy. I have a 45 minute walk and an aquafitness class planned for later today.

Newlifestyle: I'm in Ottawa - how about you? Congrats on counting your steps and on resisting when tired. I find it most difficult to stay on track when I haven't slept well - I have to stay really busy then.

08-19-2013, 03:17 PM
Hi all,
Yesterday, in addition to the airport walk, I took a long walk with the friend I'm staying with. I feel good about yesterday's exercise.

Today's exercise may include a walk this evening--but will definitely include walking around an art festival today! I tend to get a lot of "seeing things" walking in while traveling!

08-20-2013, 03:34 PM

While away I had the opportunity to swim in a pool, and I did it. I allowed myself into the water. I *always* want to go swimming but the past year I have felt too ashamed to be in a bathing suit in public. I tell myself really mean stuff like "no one wants to see someone who looks like you on the beach" or "you now look like the women you used to see at the beach that you couldn't believe looked like that" Yeah. But I surveyed the crowd I was with-almost everyone overwieght and older than me and they were going in so why not me? I also felt comfortable confiding my fears to a couple of people and one said to me " Listen, this is the way god made you, and there is nothing to be ashamed about. Look at everyone here, we're all the same anyway." In that crowd I was also very grateful that I have all my moving parts, and that they move well. Many knee and hip replacements, arthritis, canes. I'm doing great. I even have my own teeth.:cp:

So exercise is +30 for swimming on Saturday. +30 for walking at an art show on Sunday. Nothing yesterday and I plan to bike ride this evening.... will check back about that later today.

Current minutes spent moving in August: 405

08-20-2013, 09:30 PM
Hi all,
My DS is at a Robotics day camp so I thought I would walk this morning after I dropped him off and then go to work. An old friend called me in the afternoon and asked me to meet her for a coffee, once I got there, she asked how long I could hang out with her I said about an hour and a half. She suggested we go for a 6.5 kilometer walk. I went but had my sandals on as I left my runners at work. It was a good walk and now I have blisters from my sandals. I will wear runners and meet her tomorrow. It was great to go for an impromptu walk. I got two walks in. Didn't change busy in my life but was nice.
Have a great night everyone,
Onebyone, great job wearing a bathing suit and going swimming.
Beth, enjoy your vacation, it is so nice to walk in new areas to see new things.
Tracey, how was your walk and acquafitness class. I am about an hour and a half southwest of Ottawa.
Wonderful work this weekend ladies.
Keep it up.

08-21-2013, 07:33 PM
Hi Movers and Shakers

So I have been holed up in my apartment all day. Tonight I will go for a walk and see if I can get DH to join me. If not, I'll walk anyway. My (modest) goal is 15minutes.
I did not get on that bike yesterday.

08-24-2013, 06:56 AM
I am off for a walk, I plan on an hour but will be happy with 30 minutes.
Have a great day.

08-25-2013, 06:56 PM
Hello coaches.
I walked for an hour today. It was nice weather out. I am going to keep walking each day. I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Take Care

09-07-2013, 04:08 AM
For some reason posting my exercise always helps motivate me. I post it on another forum I go to as well.:)

Monday: wii fit
Tuesday: walking and resistance exercise
Wednesday: wii fit
Thursday: walking and resistance exercise
Friday: wii fit
Saturday: walking

09-16-2013, 07:46 AM
I see this thread has slowed down, but I need some motivation so thought I'd post and see if we could wake it up!

With my new job starting last week, I lost my daytime walking schedule (and can't take two 20 minute breaks during the day the way I did at my previous job). I only walked twice in the evenings with DH--and that's not enough.

So, as part of my recommit (I posted about it in the main Beck thread), I set my alarm for 6:00 am this morning and went for a walk. (Hit the snooze alarm once, which I intended but then got up!) Credit for practicing my resistance muscle and skipping out on my planned walk. It took me 23 minutes to walk a route that I first walked in 27 minutes, so credit for walking faster--it's better exercise.

I'm cooling off a bit and will go take my shower and start my day--and start already having exercised my resistance muscle! Oh--and credit for cooling down by posting instead of cooling down by lying down again!

09-18-2013, 04:32 PM

Just realized the thread was titled August exercise thread. It's Sept now so we may as well keep it open until the autumnal equinox.

I've been giving it a lot of thought and I am going to commit to a month of exercise classes somewhere. I need to figure out what will fit my schedule best and then I will commit. I'm going to begin this after my sister leaves and we've moved my mom--so I have a week to make my choice.

So, hello to anyone who's checking in and look for a new seasonal thread to start in a few days...