My Activity Tracking
My target 3793 Steps
Support me as I stay active for 27 days to support those living with Parkinson's!
I'm taking part in the 27ForParkinson's Challenge to help raise funds for people living with Parkinson's - a progressive neurological condition that affects people from all walks of life.
With over 57,000 people in Victoria and 219,000 Nationally living with Parkinson's, your donation will make a difference to so many people.
For 27 days I will be staying active whether it be walking, running or just moving my body on behalf of the Parkinson's Community.
Will you help me make a difference? Every dollar raised has a lasting impact, so please make a donation to support my challenge.
Halfway to Target
Journal & CraftFriday 7th Oct Day 7 - wet morning. Spent indoors, writing in my journal followed by a couple of hour doing some craft work. Stretching exercises were of course included. Those stretching and strength exercises are always part of my morning’s exercises. Share
Practice & practiseFriday 7th Oct Day was involved in practising PD Warrior exercises in the morning and exercises for Tango from a Zoom recoding in the afternoon. Hopefully, the moves improve with practice. Strength, balance and flexibility will hopefully improve too. Share
Indoor walk & PD Warrior ExerciseThursday 6th Oct Rained in the morning so my walk was done indoors at the local shopping centre. Visited a shop selling Christmas decorations. The afternoon PD Warrior session was challenging and I was pretty exhausted by the end of the session Share
Tango for Parkinson’s & PD Warrior ExcercisesMonday 3rd Oct Making funny faces at yourself in front of the mirror was my way of exercising my facial muscles. I looked upon completing tasks around the apartment as a exercise opportunity instead of a chore. Thus, I enjoy putting the laundry on and hanging out the clothes. I don’t know which muscles were at work but performing those tasks kept me active.my schedule today included Tango for Parkinson’s, an hour of dancing with warmup before that.
Active SundaySunday 2nd Oct What I used to consider a typical Sunday morning is actually an active one. A half hour of gentle stretching exercises to start off the day. Cleaning and wiping down the shower room after shower gives me a good workout. Preparation of breakfast gave opportunities to exercise the arms and legs as I moved my body to dance to the music and words of worship songs I had playing in the background.
Official Start of 27 for Parkinson’sSaturday 1st Oct Today is the official start date of “27 for Parkinson’s My aim is to keep active physically and mentally by engaging in a variety of activities during this period and the future. My theme is Stay Active with Joy. My intention is to find joy in every activity I participate in daily, be it gentle or challenging Stretching and balancing exercises is a good start to my days. Met up with a group of friends for coffee, though I don’t drink coffee and has chai latte instead. Socialising can be achieved not only by meeting up with friends over a cup of coffee or a meal but by attending group activities.
Joyspotter’s WalkFriday 30th Sep A walk around the neighbour for exercise but also with the deliberate intention to observe, listen to and feel things of nature that can bring about a sense of joy. Great way to be active physically and mentally. Joy is seeing beauty in the different shapes and vibrant colours of flowers at this time of the year, listening to the music made by the the various bird calls, touching the different textures of leaves & noticing their various shapes and shades of green, feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin and having the wind blow through your hair. What an adventure! For a while, I had lost interest in what was happening around me and that had robbed me of a sense of joy. But, my faith restored my joy Share
Exercise and SocialiseThursday 29th Sep Early morning exercise to work up an apparition for brunch with some friends from church. Usual afternoon nap and then indoor cycling to work off some of the calories consumed. Had beautiful music in the background while pedalling Share
Flex, Bend and StretchWednesday 28th Sep Every morning, I spend about 20 -30 minutes bending, flexing and stretching my body. Putting on music helps to make it into a fun activity. Making it feel like you are dancing not only loosen my muscles in the morning but makes exercising a joy. Share
Challenges for the dayMonday 26th Sep Cool enough but not too cold to enjoy a walk outdoors. Happy to have completed 4kms.
Bringing colour into my lifeSaturday 24th Sep As I am unable to draw or paint well, I spent an hour in the afternoon colouring to keep the fingers flexible Share
Perfect weather for a walk outdoorsWednesday 21st Sep Started my day with movement to music. The weather was too lovely to stay indoors the whole time. I went for a walk with my husband to soak in the lovely sunshine and admire the beauty of nature around us. The distance we covered was almost twice what I would normally do. An achievement! . In the afternoon, I attended a PD Warrior exercise class. Have done enough physical activity for the day. Share
My bit for Fight ParkinsonsMonday 19th Sep Almost two years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. As a sufferer of Parkinsons myself, I have decided to do my bit to help raise funds for the work of Fight Parkinsons. They do excellent work in supporting Parkinsons sufferers and raising awareness of the disease in the community.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Seng Huat Teo
David & Ruth Vernon