Taking Steps #WellbeingWednesday

By | October 15, 2014

This last fortnight hasn’t been the best for my wellbeing, at times it’s felt like everything is conspiring against me.

D’s horrible fall off her trike, a water leak in the house and then poor D’s ipad mini breaking (it’s away for repair and very much missed) have all meant that I’ve felt there’s been very little time for me.

But sometimes a stressful time can spur you on, make you think “well, how can I make this feel better for me?”.

That’s where the “taking steps” are going to come in.

I’ve umm-ed and aah-ed about joining some sort of gym for ages, I’m not a fan of getting hot and sweaty in front of strangers but I do like the release of endomorphins that exercise brings. I trained to be an aerobics instructor years ago and the sound of certain tunes takes me back to grooving around and getting fit.

There is very little in the way of classes around here, there’s yoga for the other 50’s (I’m not there yet!) or Curves.

So, I’ve decided the exercise will come to me!

For less than a monthly membership of Curves, I can hire one of these and use it whenever, whether it’s watching Doctors or thinking up a post, it will be here:


And there’s no rain-soaked walk home afterwards.

Talking of walking, my whizzy new phone has a steps tracker, which I’ve been using this week. Obviously it doesn’t take steps into account if you’re outside and don’t take your phone with you (as a result, the weekend’s results were pathetic) but it’s been quite interesting.

Just by walking to school, to the shops, back home and then school again, I’m well on the way to 10,000 steps per day, if I can then somehow count steps on the cross trainer and add them in, even better.

And the cooler yuckier weather has meant it’s time to start soup-making, heaps of veggies in a pan and then liquidised. Yummy and very healthy. Each batch tastes different too as I use whatever we have.

This week’s is a parsnip, carrot, cauliflower, broccoli, onion, sweet corn combo, yum.

So, I’m hoping by the next #WellbeingWednesday time, there’ll be some good results. Taking steps indeed.

Wellbeing Wednesday
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xOjox on 15th October 2014 at 7:35 pm.

Good luck with the healthy start, I love the idea of hiring a piece of exercise equipment! Will have to look into that xx


Jeannette on 28th October 2014 at 9:22 pm.

It’s fab, the steps beastie is large but wonderful. Being used quite a bit x


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