I'm a new ww and like you stuggling to get out and do the kms. I had a few encouraging words from lois last week that got me started, well one day really then the bad weather set in so did not go out for 3days. But pushed myself this morning to go for a walk along takapuna beach even though I only had a spare 1/2 hour and not the 1hr which i set up in my plan to do. I need to keep telling myself that any time out exercising is better than not going at all, so here's hoping that this will sink in and motivate me to get out and do the km's. I'm also on the look out for a buddy to walk with, in the hope that it will make me stick with my plan!!!! Once I've actually done the exercise i feel so much better, so need to try and hold that thought to keep me going every day. Have a good week. Jenny
Nice to see there is another Shore member. Thanks for the encouragement. I seem to always be chasing the clock and if I don't walk first thing in the morning, I'm not likely to at night. It's got so dark again but hopefully we'll get a few weeks of lighter mornings once the clocks change again. It still nice having the lighter evenings. Yes and as you say you feel so much better after a walk. I'm off to bed now. Night night. Oh and before I forget, I did walk this morning too - been such a long day I forgot!
I sure know what you mean about if you don't get out in the morning for a walk it won't happen. I start back at uni next week so my lots of free time during the day will vanish, and there is no way i can even get out early cos my partner leaves for work at the same time i would be walking leaving no one to be there for my son. My partners 14yr old son has just moved in with us, so afternoons will be taken up ferrying him around to soccer practice. Looking at the calender I will be able to squeeze in some walking time from about 1.30 till 3pm. So it will be a big challange to stick with it and make the effort to click up the kms, maybe we could log on and spur each other along. After reading your message this morning it's made me rearrange my day and make some time for me and go for a walk!!!! Have a good day. Jenny
Hello everyone and the newbies too. I've been away for a while but trainings going ahead well. The city to Surf is at the end of March and I think I'm pretty much on track to run it again. Yaaay!!!! I am finally at the stage of enjoying my run once I'm out there., In saying that its 10:00am. My day off and I am still sitting here in my dressing gown. It's persisting down out there and I don't really feel like getting on the treadmill. I have gone back to weight watchers in the last couple of weeks so I definitely need to get out and do something. I have to pick up my Grandaughter after school today so I will either have to go this afternoon before three or after dinner. Hopefully the rain will desist.
Hows everyone else doing?? My foxy sister is going well too and we have managed to convince my daughter her daughter and a few friends that entering events is fun so they will be walking the city to surf with her as well. It's going to be a great day and it is always fun no matter how you get there. Hope everyone has a grand day and gets the time to boogie through a few k's one way or another.
Since: Jul 2008
Been away in Aussie for a few days seeking work, but doesn't look like it will work out, never mind, had a few days away which is always good. My walking consisted of wandering around the strees of Canberra for a few hours each day but better than nothing, although it was around 36 degrees - a little warm really, but I managed to go past a large shopping mall that had really really nice icecream - so a wee sit down was required on both days.
Great to see newbies and oldies still keeping up the good work - go girls is what I say!!!!
Since: Dec 2008
Glad you enjoyed your time in Aussie. We are also thinking of moving over at some stage. We probably either go to Perth or Queensland. Much prefer the warmer weather, don't like the cold at all. I lived in the tropics, back in the 80's for about 8yrs. In Papua New Guinea and different parts of Australia. Also letting you know that I have brought some new shoes, finally. Ended up going to the Shoe Clinic here in Wellington and getting some Asics. They seem really good so far. Did you get your new shoes and how are you finding them.
Since: Jul 2008
They haven't turned up yet, but shouldn't be far away, when I tried them out they were fab, just a little short, hence waiting for the new ones, looking forward to getting them. I won't be making the move to Aussie, more complicated than I thought, my property is in Trust, and the Aussies have a way of getting lots more tax out of me, including capital gains tax if I sell the property. First couple of years are OK but then they deem you to be an Aussie resident - so right at the moment, I will try and stay in NZ - just need to find a job. Interview later today so fingers crossed on that one. The Shoe Clinic is fantastic, I have been buying Asics from them for about 15 years, will let you know how the new shoes gone when they arrive. Have a good day. Lois.
I love Aussie too. Being in the south it is not particularly warm most of the time and winter makes me ache but it would be a huge wrench to leave home and family especially as we are a bit older now and the job market doesn't always want to employ someone in their 50's.
Been training well. I bought a new paid of New Balance runners a couple of months ago. I had a Rebel Sport voucher so I though I would put it toward some shoes but they only have the wides not the extra wide which I usually get and they really play havoc with my feet.
My oldies are still good so I will just have to make them last a bit longer.
Suffering a bit of sciatica after running these days so have to get back to my stretches.
Hope you are all enjoying your walking.
Enjoy the rest of your day
Since: Jun 2008
Well hello ..but is anybody there///???
If not I will just talk to myself.
The question I ask is how is it that women get to do everything,,I mean really everything..
They cook ,clean ,arrange the the jobs around the home ,they garden, take care of the kids and then just to fill in time they go to work. Then they budget the household expenses do the shopping buy the clothes,buy the groceries(allowing just 1 bottle of wine for the week) attend the dreaded parent teachers interviews.. just to be humiliated by the the savy 1st year teacher who knows their child best ..and then in the middle of the night the do the laundry and check the homework
Well enough of all that cos you know that is just herstory when in fact Woman take take pride in getting up early.. ,going to the gym,primming their pecks ...spending their day in a pristine office with a wee secretary who hangs on every word,,,and then come home to a brandy followedby a flash dinner with wine that someone has lovingly cooked .
Woops sorry I should introduce you to my new friend ..Alice ...Alice in wonderland.
Enjoy x Chessie
Hey walkers, great site isn't it. Great to see you all moving along and setting goals. I've just started working full time and have a child 8years old and I'm finding it difficult to fit in exercise time. Found a solution though, I've packed my gym shoes today and I'm off at lunchtime for a walk. Gorgeous day out, would still go even if it wasn't. Wish me luck...
Since: Jul 2008
Morning all, another gorgeous morning here at the top of the South. Most of the holiday makers have gone home, and a few tourists around. Couple of school groups in this week enjoying the beach. Went for an hours walk this morning, was lovely. Oh such true statements made on this site, lucky me has no male and no children so I can enjoy the fact that I put food in the fridge and it is still there later, that there are no papers or coffee cups on the floor, and if I eat Salad every meal no one complains..... got to love it. enjoy your day everyone.
I've just started back at uni this week and struggling to fit in the time for my walk, but took the shoes today and managed a walk along the beach on my way home from uni. It's taken me a while to be comfortable taking some time for myself, but once you factor in the time it's amazing how the kids and partner step up and pitch in.
Lois having the house all to your self sounds like complete bliss, my partner and kids are all out this saturday so I will gladly soak up the peace and quiet and have some well deserved me time. Hope the interview went well!!!!
Since: Dec 2008
Hi Lois, and everyone else out there.
Good luck with the job interview. Let us know how you get one. Jobs get a lot harder to get as you get older as well. I have quite a bit of peace and quiet at home. Kids all grown up now and off doing there own thing. It's wonderful having got to this stage, don't get me wrong, I love my kids, but it's lovely having the house to yourself. Do enjoy getting home at the end of the day and enjoying a glass of wine.
Went out for a walk yesterday with a friend. My ankle is feeling a lot better. My new shoes feel good. A lovely day here here in Wellington. Bit crisp this morning, but very warm out now.
Good on you funckchick for taking time for yourself. You need to. Not always easy to do when you have kids at home. We all need time out, even if all you do is lie on the couch with a good book and a glass of wine.
There is a walk on this weekend in Lower Hutt, am thinking of doing it. You can either do 5 or 10 walk.
Take care all, talk again soon.
Since: Jan 2008
Well this is"my time"my better half is usually away during the week so when the kids have finally gone to bed and I probably should to I savour the peace and quiet and look to see whose been online today.Man we owe a lot to the regulars..Lois,manicginga,foxylady and good on WW Elaine for starting this thread with a simple "Daily Hello".A real big thank you for finding the time to share your thoughts and ideas.Every little bit helps.I will say it but I know my colleague Paula will be thinking it..That this was our dream.Women motivating and inspiring each other sharing the ups and downs and hopefully getting a few walks in at the same time.
Fantastic to see the newbies..funkychick,Jude55 and pinkphobic it's like having a whole bunch of new friends you've never met although I have had the pleasure of meeting manicginga.And who knows if our plans go ahead we will be hosting some winter wonderwalks this year and might get to meet more of you. Fingers crossed.Hard to fit everything in and time for some is the real killer but it is important to find "me" time. We have to stop being martyrs and putting ourselves at the bottom of the list of people that need looking after.
Anyway another big thank you..long may it continue. And I hope you don't all go across the ditch to Aussie.
Since: Oct 2007
Well said Susan.
HUGE thanks to those of you who are taking the time to chat and share in the Forums-We are so grateful to you.
It is time I resumed the 'Challenge"-The 'try to look better at nephew's wedding one"
Suffice it to say I have had an extended festive season-However I have been really inspired by a good friend who has taken up walking in a big way-plus other exercise-and has shed kilo's.She looks great andI think she and I will try and do an event this year together(That will be a surprise for her!)
I have also learned something new this week-The Ministry of Panty Affairs and Thunderpants-Great great business!
Thanks again to you all,
Since: Jul 2008
I think the interview went well but you never know, and you are right about the age bit, I am sure they look and think oops over 50 don;t want to know, but hey they say that 50 is the new 40, and I say I must be a good bet, I don't have distractions, so likely to give more than others can!! Anyway enough of doom and gloom, I say lets be positive, enjoy this amazing country we live in that allows us to go walking, with relatively little hassle, and in my part of the country no smog!!, a few sandflies and tourists but you can get around them!!!. I continue to be amazed that woman just seem to get on with it working around everything that has to be done, sacrificing so much at times for children and partners, and denying some time just to spend on themselves - so all you fantastic WonderWalkers, remember every minute you are unhappy is 60 seconds you can't get back, so use that minute to do something for yourself, even if it is only a few minutes walk, it has to be good - enjoy your day!!! Lois
Since: Dec 2008
I agreed with Lois, stay positive. And you are right, the 50's is the new 40's. And no distraction, can do what I want when I want. And we do have a beautiful country, we are very lucky. Lot's of great walks, and as you have said little hassle.
Looking forward to Susan's wonderwalks over winter. Hope the is one here is Wellington.
Have a good weekend all. It's raining here at the moment. Very hot.Might have to get the fan out in order to be able to sleep.
Hope to go for a walk over the weekend. Or the gym. Would rather be out in the fresh air.
Catch you all later.
Well I survived the first week back at uni, some how have kept up with all the extra reading required for each course. Its so easy to just front up for the 3hr lecture and tutorial and not do the extra reading reqired each week, then try and cram at the last minute when an essay or exam is due. Last year there always seemed to be someone or something else that needed my time, but from now on I am going to stand firm and take all the necessary time that is needed to do the course properly.
Saturday was total bliss the kids were away for the weekend and my partner was at work, so I rushed around in the morning and got all the chores out of the way leaving me free to have some well deserved me time. I had a nice relaxing walk, and a well deserved afternoon nap!!!!
Jude hope the walk in lower hutt went well.
Lois I totally agree with you about the 60 second thing, and think that you should be proud of your age and celebrate your wisdom. I'm turning 40 this year and am looking forward to reaching the milestone, it's a time in my life when all seems to be going very well and I've become comfortable with who I am!!!!
Hope you all have a great week and enjoy sometime for yourselves.
Since: Jul 2008
Well done funkychick, I have done some university extramurally but never managed to go to classes, something I always thought I might like to do at some stage, but who knows., gosh balancing everything for you must be tricky, but as a woman you will be extremelly good at it. I am a Project Manager and I always tell woman that basically this is what you are, you just haven't had the formal training to tell you that all your managing home skills are project management methods. So keep up the fab work, and try and squeeze those moments in for yourself.
My neighbours had a get together last evening, celebrating 50 years at sea, so was a bit of fun, the theme was nautical, or naughty or cool - well ladies a local friend who is 75 years of age, wore a sarong, and a couple of bight lais, gorgeous sandals - and said she was 'naughty' transpires whe was completely naked underneath - she is a real hoot, and fit as a fiddle - so lets just keep it up girls!!!
Since: Jul 2008
So where are you all - I hope you haven't all up and left the country - or worse still stopped walking!!!!!! Come on ladies, just a quick hello to keep us all jollied along. Yes I did walk today - a bit cooler but very pleasant. A windy night last evening, which meant I didn't get a lot of sleep - my wee house moves a bit in the wind - so just a quiet hours walk this morning.
Have to be up bright and early tomorrow to be in Nelson so will be leaving here at 7am, which means he walk is unlikely to occur in the morning - as in very very unlikely.
Come on ladies - I hope you haven't given up the walking - even if you have given up saying hello !!!!!