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Positive Thoughts Week 1 
3rd-Jan-2017 11:57 am
Gym quote
A few of my friends have done posts reminding us at that despite problems and upsets, there are still so many positive things, so I am going to try a positive post a week.

Yesterday I went to the gym, and my trainer has increased the number of repeats on all my programme!  There was one that I reduced the weight for on the last rep as I was struggling, but other than that I managed (just).  However what really cheered me up was that I always finish with a swim and jacuzzi.  As I was swimming I actually counted the lengths and realised that back in October the first time I went I only swam ... and only managed 4 lengths, a gap, and another 4.  Yesterday, after an increased workout, I swam 10 lengths, and actually could probably have done a bit more ... so, great, my stamina is much improved already.

Back to work this afternoon after 6 weeks off.  Still coughing, and catching my breath, but I am doing an "ignore and see" ... so for me, that's a positive way forward!  Having had a lifetime of chest problems at least my doctor accepts that I will struggle from time to time ... so we are seeing how things go.

And finally, had a great walk with Jiffy this morning.  He has been a bit sluggish, which worried me, I put his older jumper on him, and whether it was that, or just he is feeling better, he enjoyed himself ... and it was great walking across frosty land.

Well I must get on, as I need to get an early lunch and change ready for work.
Comments 
3rd-Jan-2017 06:39 pm (UTC)
It's fantastic that you were able to do the more demanding programme and the increase in the amount of laps you can swim is impressive. Go you!
13th-Jan-2017 08:43 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the delay in replying.

Thank you - I enjoy the gym, although must admit that I had aimed to go again today and didn't get round to it!
3rd-Jan-2017 08:14 pm (UTC)
I think that both Jiffy and you benefited from the exercise

Nothing like a frosty walk to perk up a doggie!
13th-Jan-2017 08:45 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the delay in replying.

Thank you - I enjoy the gym, although must admit that I had aimed to go again today and didn't get round to it!

Jiffy loved his walks again today - although the cold wind chilled my ears!
3rd-Jan-2017 08:14 pm (UTC)
I think that both Jiffy and you benefited from the exercise

Nothing like a frosty walk to perk up a doggie!
3rd-Jan-2017 09:15 pm (UTC)
Go you!

And what I wouldn't give for "frosty" right now, it is going to be a very long hot summer here (at least today is cooler, with the expected high only being 28C).
13th-Jan-2017 08:46 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the delay in replying.

Thank you - I enjoy the gym, although must admit that I had aimed to go again today and didn't get round to it!

Very icy winds today (certainly the wrong day to get a hair cut!!)
12th-Jan-2017 02:25 am (UTC)
Does your health change with the weather?
Overall, it sounds like you are doing well.
13th-Jan-2017 08:47 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the delay in replying.

Thank you - yes not too bad at present. No, the weather has never affected me at all.

Hope all is well with you.
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