Reader’s Workout – wishing I were walking in Scotland

I haven’t been linking up as it’s the same old exercise for me – walking.  I do lift a few boxes at work but otherwise, I walk.  And I walk quite a bit.  If only it were in the rolling countryside in Scotland or Cumbria.  So much cooler there and I think I’d have a sense of peace that eludes me here.

I did earn the Great Barrier Reef badge via FitBit so I am certainly high steppin’!


My meal plans have included:

Gyros and Herb Roasted Potatoes
Nigel Slater’s Baked Flounder
Vegetable Stir Fry
Shrimp and Couscous
Pizza night!

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Readers’ Workout – June Goals

My strength appears to back after a such a long time – So. Happy.
My walking has picked up except for days we take a motorcycle ride, then I don’t get very many steps or activity. But, last fitness report I received from FitBit showed I walked 41 miles which is 10 miles up from the week before.

June Fit

For the rest of the month I hope to continue with daily walks, weather permitting, and I have started doing stretches while in my office during the day time.  Sitting at a desk will kill me and my flexibility so….gotta get up and stretch.


White Bean Soup and Homemade Bread
Grilled Fish
Mushroom, Spinach and Tomato with Orzo

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Readers’ Workout – It’s already June!

Hello there!  I have not been participating in the Readers’ Workout for a bit and am glad to touch base with you all again.  My plans for May were thwarted by a virus that kicked my butt.  I have never had such a time recovering from an illness as I did with that one.  For two weeks it knocked me flat.

My stats were poor as I slept quite a bit but I am back.  Gaining strength with each day, determined to get my walking and distance back to the way it was.  At present we are in the thick of north Florida humid mornings but that is still the time to walk, early in the morning.

We are walking Aja and then setting out again to walk a circuit that rounds to 2 1/2 or 3 miles.  It includes a hill, I call it the hill i love to hate, but that works the leg muscles and gives me a boost of cardio.

I have had some wonderful meals, my husband has stepped up and grilled quite a bit and prepared many dishes while I was recovering.,  My birthday dinner may be seen HERE.  Other meals include stir fry vegetables and rice, salmon with spinach and feta, eggplant and pasta and a turkey wrap.

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Readers’ Workout – Hot May Days

We have had some great weather for morning walks. Not so much during midday when the temps soar into the upper 80’s. But mornings….lovely 50’s have been prevailing.

Still walking every morning with the dog and the on our own. Aja’s pace can be slow or high gear but it remains a good warm-up either way. I like Vicki’s idea of tracking distance instead of steps so that is what I will report today. (I am always stealing ideas from my friend Vicki 🙂

Based on an average I seem to walk around 42 miles per week.  There were some days I would get 3.91 miles and others I managed 7.13.  The average is around 5 miles a day.  If cleaning and yard work is involved I get a decent mileage count.  If we take a long ride on the bike I don’t get very much at all.

The Menu

Eggplant Parmesan


Stir Fry with egg, rice and veggies


Broccoli and Cauliflower cheese casserole

How was your week of exercise?

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Readers’ Workout – Happy First Week of May!

The first week of May and we have new goals to attain!  I hope to be able to walk more, although  I have not been doing too badly so far.  The weather has been up and down with hot humid mornings for a good stretch and then it changes….today it was only 56 when we headed out to walk.  I surely do enjoy the cooler mornings, especially when exercise is planned.


Coming up we have much yard work to handle.  That will burn a few calories.  There is a tree down and so many branches to be picked up and put in a burn pile.

Menu items:

Grilled Grouper Sandwiches

Grilled Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Pizza and wine

Sesame Noodles with Tofu, Scallions and Cashews

Appetizer Night – sushi, cheese and crackers, fruit salad

Cheese Tortellini with Spinach

I hope your exercise week is going well!

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Readers’ Workout from St George Island

I’m mighty pleased I made it to Readers’ Workout today. I’m not at home and don’t have my computer so postvia tablet is always a challenge for me.
We are on a vacation at St George Island and I have been walking and walking and more walking.

Walking on sand can be tough, more strenuous, but our sweet doggie wanted to go walking the beach….so we did a few times. Besides eating lots of seafood I have also ingested poppers, pizza, chips and salsa 💃 and alcohol. Back on track when we return home.



How is our exercise weeks going?

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Readers’ Workout

So far April has been great.  We are still walking in the morning after a warm up with the dog.  Still getting up and stretching at 10 till each hour while at work and walking several laps after lunch.  Fortunately there is a covered parking garage at work so even if it rains, we can walk.  My stats have been over 10,000 for each day and my weight is remaining the same despite some naughty indulgences like Mexican food, chips and salsa and a cheeseburger.


Monday I was getting my bearings again as I was recovering from a colonoscopy.  Not much walking there and I was in a daze.  Those drugs knock you for a loop!

Plans for the rest of the week are to tackle some neglected chores around the house.  The driveway is recycled asphalt and when we get torrential rains (as we did last week) then the gravel starts collecting near the gate.  This means the labor of shoveling it away from the gate and redistributing along the driveway.  The gate is sticking open too much and I am afraid the UPS guy won’t be able to get in if it gets too much worse.

Plus there are branches to pick up around the house and field.

On the menu:

Cheesy Skillet Polenta and Eggplant Bake
Eggplant Parmesan with Carbonara Angel Hair pasta
Broccoli and Cauliflower Mac and Cheese, hardboiled eggs
Grilled Grouper with leftover Broccoli and Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

How is your exercise going this week?

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