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karen0117
07-28-2008, 11:09 AM
Any chance YOAD people would want to revive the exercise challenge thread? I see it's been idle awhile.


Iwanawurkit
07-29-2008, 09:14 PM
Sounds like a good idea! Count me in and what do we want to set as a challenge?

karen0117
07-30-2008, 01:42 PM
I don't know, I've never done this before. Any ideas would be welcome.

Karen


BfL_Cat
07-30-2008, 05:23 PM
How about minutes or miles of some sort of activity? You set a goal for the week, or month, and then report in on your progress?

Also, I was thinking we should start a new thread for this - January to August is a bit of a gap - I'll take care of merging these posts into it.
Cindy

BfL_Cat
07-30-2008, 05:23 PM
Here's the new thread!

Iwanawurkit
07-30-2008, 10:14 PM
Okay, well....I am going to set my goal for at least 30 mins of walking everyday without fail. That is what the docs are suggesting in the book. Of course I will still do my weight training and some other classes through the week but will not go to bed until I have walked at least 30 mins a day. I believe it is do able. :cheer2: :club: :cheer2:

karen0117
07-30-2008, 11:20 PM
Thanks for doing this Cindy, I'm excited!

Karen

karen0117
07-30-2008, 11:24 PM
I am going to go with both goals, walking 30 minutes a day, strength training 3 times a week.

BfL_Cat
08-01-2008, 01:12 PM
Ok gals, it's August - good luck to us all - get out there and hit that pavement!
Cindy

karen0117
08-02-2008, 12:28 PM
August 1: since I didn't get up at 4 in the morning (about the only time to walk during this incredible heat), I did the 2 mile Walk Away the Pounds video, which takes 30 minutes.

Karen

Blue Serenity
08-04-2008, 11:14 AM
Well, 3 days are gone but I'll still join in. I would also like to shoot for 30 minutes of walking a day.

How does this work? Do we report weekly or just keep checking in each day? TIA

BfL_Cat
08-04-2008, 10:08 PM
Ok, today I did my planned workout - my BFL upper body workout. Boy am I going to be sore tomorrow! I was at the gym for an hour. I think what I'll do is add up what my total minutes at the gym this month should be, and then compare my running total against that.

60 minutes in today!
Cindy

Blue Serenity
08-04-2008, 10:25 PM
Checking in ... did 40+ min walk today :carrot:

Iwanawurkit
08-05-2008, 07:38 AM
Missed walking yesterday....too hot. Definitely on for tonight though. My oldest DS is in the process of moving out so I should be free for the treadmill tonight because of the heat outside....already seeing the weight move today...down 3 pounds since Saturday morning.

karen0117
08-05-2008, 05:59 PM
Here are my last 3 days:

Saturday 2nd: You Workout, Walk Away the Pounds 1 mile video (20 minutes), fifteen extra minutes walking

Sunday 3rd: 30 minutes of walking videos

Monday 4th: Finally got up early enough to do a 30 minute walk outside. Today it will be back ti indoors.

Blue Serenity
08-05-2008, 11:56 PM
30 min on the treadmill tonite

Iwanawurkit
08-06-2008, 07:30 AM
Did 45 mins of walking today and tonight I will do the YMCA for strength training. Whew.....it's hard to get back into the habit. Why oh why did I stop? Oh, gas prices....that is why and the heat? Sounds like excuses to me....what do you all say?

ledom
08-06-2008, 09:07 AM
I got back into my basement gym - I have a bench and barbells - yesterday and today. I haven't done strength training in far too long. It feels so good and I know what my body has been missing. Maybe that will help me get back on track with food. I have been utterly horrible.

My house guests of almost 6 weeks will be leaving this weekend. I think that will help me get back into a more healthy routine. Their remodeling job turned out so cute by the way.

BfL_Cat
08-06-2008, 12:13 PM
45 minutes at the gym this morning!

No exercise yesterday - I literally too exhausted from Monday's weight workout! I guess being 5 years older this time, as well as several pounds heavier, means I'll have to give myself more time to adjust to the new routine.

Today was a lower body workout - I went easy on the weight so I can build some strength back in my quads to protect my knees before start really working them.

Yay - Ledom's here!

Blue Serenity
08-06-2008, 11:04 PM
did about 40+ min walk outdoors tonite :carrot:

karen0117
08-06-2008, 11:20 PM
Yesterday: did YOU workout, 1 mile walking video plus about 15 extra minutes of walking.

This morning it was actually overcast and 77 degrees so I got on the road early and did a nice 30 minute walk. I used the Kathy Smith powerbelt I bought a few years ago to help me maintain form. According to my pedometer I'm walking about 20 percent faster than I did when I began 9 1/2 weeks ago.

Karen

Iwanawurkit
08-07-2008, 06:27 AM
Only did 30 mins of walking this morning. Much cooler than yesterday and had to wear my reflective bans so they could see me walk. LOL!!!! :cheer2: :cheer2:

BfL_Cat
08-07-2008, 08:50 AM
Another 45 minutes at the gym this morning - today was cardio day, so it was a brisk walk on the treadmill, with an incline most of the time.

My gym is much less crowded on Tuesdays and Thursdays - I need to figure out how to take advantage of that with my workouts - yesterday it was much too hectic to do my lower body workout effectively. I did it, but I was jumping around to different machines as they were available, instead of getting the one I wanted when I wanted it.
Cindy

Blue Serenity
08-08-2008, 12:01 AM
did 30 min on treadmill tonite :cheer2:

karen0117
08-08-2008, 07:01 AM
Exercise for 8/7: 30 minutes of walking in morning.

BfL_Cat
08-08-2008, 09:03 PM
An hour in the gym today - my BFL day 5 workout - upper body today. Felt good - I felt strong and will be sore tomorrow!
Cindy

karen0117
08-09-2008, 08:54 AM
Yesterday: 30 minute walk outside (managed to get going early in the morning, afternoon: YOU workout. For those of you who've done the workout you know the invisible chair: did 1:14, longest time yet.

BfL_Cat
08-09-2008, 10:50 AM
Karen - good job on the invisible chair!

I'm pretty proud of myself today - it's Saturday and I got out and did a 45 minute walk, including some hills!

Tomorrow's a day off for me!
Cindy

Blue Serenity
08-09-2008, 11:22 AM
Hi everyone!

Checking in for yesterday: did 30 min on the treadmill and a "leisurely" walk outside as well.

karen0117
08-10-2008, 03:59 PM
Exercise fo 8/9: Did Walk Away the Pounds 2 mile walk.

Blue Serenity
08-11-2008, 01:21 AM
30 min on the treadmill on 8/10

Blue Serenity
08-11-2008, 10:16 PM
Got in about 1/2 hour outdoors tonite 8/11.

Keep up the good work ladies! :)

karen0117
08-12-2008, 02:01 AM
Exercise for 8/10 - YOU Workout, 30 minutes walking
8/11 30 Minutes walking.

Good luck this week everyone.

Karen

Iwanawurkit
08-12-2008, 05:35 AM
I hang my head in shame......:club: I wish I was as dedicated as you guys! You all are doing awesome! Hopefully I can get back on track instead of hit and miss after today. Finally day of month end close is today! Yay!!!!

BfL_Cat
08-12-2008, 12:49 PM
Come on Kim, join us!

I got both my LBWO and cardio in today - didn't get up to do anything yesterday, so had to do double duty today!
Cindy

karen0117
08-13-2008, 01:17 AM
Did 30 minutes of walking this morning, had to put off YOU workout because forr the first time since I've been on the program my old knee problem flared up, will have to do Wed Fri Sun to get it in this week.

Blue Serenity
08-13-2008, 12:06 PM
Hope your knee gets better soon, Karen.

You can do it iwanawurkit! Hang in there!

I didn't get my walk in yesterday but got some yard work in (raking and weed pulling). Guess that counts a little for exercise (i have a very small yard). Hope to do better today!

BfL_Cat
08-13-2008, 12:22 PM
Checking in - did a great upper body workout today - lifted until my arms were noodles! Also got in 15 minutes of walking before leaving the gym.
Cindy

ledom
08-13-2008, 10:04 PM
I swam 45 minutes tonight. :carrot:

karen0117
08-14-2008, 10:12 AM
Exercise for 8/13: YOU workout, 30 minutes of indoor walking.

BfL_Cat
08-14-2008, 12:49 PM
No execise for me today :(

The dang Olympics have me staying up way too late, so yesterday's 5:30am start (much earlier than I normally do), coupled with being up until after 11pm, made for the inability to pry myself out of bed this morning. I think the fact that I worked out so hard yesterday also contributed to that as well - I was exhausted, but there was too much going on for me to sleep. I plan to get a very good night's rest tonight, and do both my LWBO and cardio tomorrow morning.
Cindy

Iwanawurkit
08-14-2008, 10:11 PM
I did my 45 min walk tonight. Yay!!!!!

karen0117
08-15-2008, 02:36 AM
8/14: 30 minute indoor walk this evening.

BfL_Cat
08-15-2008, 12:11 PM
I'm sad to report another day of no exercise - TOM came yesterday, and made me feel horrible. I felt like I needed the rest this morning. No excuses, it is what it is. I'll be back on track tomorrow.

karen0117
08-16-2008, 09:51 AM
Exercise for 8/15: YOU workout (did 2 minutes on invisible chair exercise, which docs say is the max), walked 30 minutes tonight, pretty leisurely walk because of my knee.

Karen

Iwanawurkit
08-16-2008, 10:48 AM
8/15 was 15 mins on the elipitcal and 30 minutes of strength training.

karen0117
08-16-2008, 04:58 PM
Did 30 minute walk today.

Blue Serenity
08-16-2008, 11:41 PM
Hi everyone, just checking in. I haven't been getting any exercise since my last post, been busy. :( Gonna get back on track tomorrow!!!

BfL_Cat
08-18-2008, 06:58 PM
Got my upper body workout in this morning!

Iwanawurkit
08-18-2008, 09:39 PM
Serenity......You have a ticker!!!!! You not only hit onderland but you got a ticker!!!!

40 mins of walking tonight.

karen0117
08-18-2008, 11:16 PM
Have been light on exercise because of my knee, yesterday did 15 minutes of light walking and some stretches, today got in 30 minutes. Knee seems OK, new shoes are helping.

BfL_Cat
08-19-2008, 04:36 PM
Got 35 minutes of incline walking cardio in today!
Cindy

Iwanawurkit
08-19-2008, 10:18 PM
15 mins on eliptical, 45 mins strength training and finished up with a 40 min walk around the neighborhood tonight.

karen0117
08-20-2008, 02:08 AM
Wow, Kim, that's impressive.

My knee seems OK, (new shoes & rest) did 30 minute walk today, back to strength training tomorrow.

Blue Serenity
08-20-2008, 09:49 AM
It's been a while since I've been able to post good news in here. LOL

Did 30 min on tread mill last night and the night before. yay!

karen0117
08-21-2008, 01:30 AM
Congrats, Blue Serenity.

Today was YOU workout, 35 minutes walking.

Karen

BfL_Cat
08-21-2008, 12:11 PM
I did a lower body workout yesterday, but nothing yet today. I'm feeling a bit exhausted, most likely from the workouts I have done, so today may be a rest day for me.

Impressive day Tuesday, Kim!
Cindy

karen0117
08-21-2008, 11:44 PM
35 minures of walking for 8/21.

Blue Serenity
08-22-2008, 10:35 AM
30 min on the treadmill last nite.

BfL_Cat
08-22-2008, 11:35 AM
Upper body lifting workout this morning!

karen0117
08-22-2008, 04:42 PM
YOU workout this afternoon, 30 minutes of walking this morning.

Blue Serenity
08-23-2008, 03:51 PM
another 30 min on the treadmill last night :dance:

karen0117
08-24-2008, 12:39 AM
8 23 - 40 minutes of walking.

Blue Serenity
08-24-2008, 11:29 AM
8/23 - 30 min on treadmill

karen0117
08-25-2008, 09:17 AM
8/24: YOU workout, 30 minutes of walking.

BfL_Cat
08-25-2008, 12:41 PM
No exercise over the weekend :(

Got my lower body workout in today though! :)

karen0117
08-26-2008, 08:39 AM
Did 30 minutes of walking Monday.

BfL_Cat
08-26-2008, 07:22 PM
Got my cardio done today - even pushed myself a bit!

Blue Serenity
08-26-2008, 10:12 PM
Ugh! No exercise 3 days now!

karen0117
08-28-2008, 12:42 AM
8.26 30 minutes of walking, 8.27 YOU workout, 30 minutes walking

Blue Serenity
08-28-2008, 11:09 PM
8/27 30 min treadmill
8/28 30 min treadmill

karen0117
08-29-2008, 06:17 PM
8.28: 30 minutes of walking.

karen0117
08-30-2008, 12:30 AM
8/29: YOU workout, 40 minutes walking.

Iwanawurkit
08-30-2008, 06:52 PM
One more day of August and another new month will start! I can't believe how fast time is flying by! Got my exercise in today.....tried on clothes and was all over the fitting room and finally left in despair and no purchase. Then I went to Wally World (Walmart) and walked all over the place! Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Blue Serenity
08-30-2008, 11:57 PM
8/29: 30 min treadmill

karen0117
08-31-2008, 03:37 PM
Misssed my walk today because of unexpected social engagement. This is first day in 3 months I haven't done some walking

karen0117
09-01-2008, 02:10 PM
8/31: 2nd day with no exercise, recovering from the surprise party my friend threw for my husband. Hope to be back on track today.