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Rainlady
01-14-2009, 10:21 PM
Hey everyone , I hope you're having a good day today! Well anyway I wanted to start a new kind of thread that would bring us all together. My brother and my mom do this on the 300+ club and I figured, why not us try it? The whole concept is to make a goal of how many minutes exercising you want to do this month and eventually we all tally up into a group total for the year.

For example my goal for January is 750 minutes of exercise. So everytime I workout or whatever I choose to do I will post it and add it to my personal goal and a group total! Since this is my first time doing this lets make a goal for 100,000 minutes by the end of the year!

This is an actual post and an example of what we can all do every month, week, day, or whenever you want!
I had done 487 minutes so far this month, so my personal tally was 487/750

Today I did 45 minutes of Yoga so I would post this:
Group Total: 487+45=532

So I kick off our group total with 532 minutes.

And we keep adding on until we acheive our goal. So Alternachicks are we up to it? :carrot:


Rainlady
01-15-2009, 05:56 PM
Whew that was hard! Just did 15 minutes of nonstop weights and boy that was a workout.:dizzy:
548/750 Personal Total
Group Total: 532+15=548

Rainlady
01-15-2009, 11:32 PM
Talk about an awesome workout! I spent 45 minutes doing cardio and 25 minutes samba dancing, oo lala! :D Personal Total: 618/750 ( uh-oh I think I'm going to have to up my minutes for this month. :p)
Group Total: 548+70=618

Come on ladies and gents! I encourage you to come and join me in my exercise quest for a better life, better health, and a better way of living!:D


migotokokoro
01-15-2009, 11:42 PM
I walked for about 30 minutes today. I went at least a mile or more. I don't really know what I'd want for a goal...

Wabe
01-16-2009, 08:24 AM
This is a good idea. I need to do something like this!! I have no regime set up or anything yet :( Want to come up with my own workouts to some of my music. Have a few 4-5 minute work outs back to back per song :)

Rainlady
01-16-2009, 11:02 AM
migotokokoro-Great job! thats some much needed minutes to our group! :running: Walking is one of the best exercises you can do, plus its simple! I really didn't know what I wanted for a goal at first either. Just pick a number (probably in the hundreds region) and work toward that. You don't have to start out drasticlly big, work with what youcan do. All this is really about us getting up and doing something to change ourselves for the better.

So migo with your 30min
Group total 618+30= 648! Thanks to you migo!:cheer:

Rainlady
01-16-2009, 11:08 AM
Thanks Wabe!:smug: I have found that in my own exercise routine music keeps you upbeat and going! I love listening to Elvis when doing cardio, it really gets me pumped up. Now you might not listen to the king, :p but whatever works for you! Just let me know how you're doing! Keep up the good work!:bravo:

Rainlady
01-16-2009, 03:12 PM
Whew! I just did 15 miles of bike time in 60 minutes! :ebike: The only part I really hate about biking indoors is that your butt gets really numb after like a half-an-hour. :mad: That always blows, but its great exercise! Had to add 600 minutes to my monthly goal, otherwise I would have finished today. Thats a major no no :nono:

Personal Goal- 677/1350 (That looked better in my head :p)

Group total 648+60=708

:thanks: Thanks ladies for your minutes and time! Keep adding! Lets try to acheive a goal of 1000 minutes by Sunday night! :grouphug:

migotokokoro
01-16-2009, 04:38 PM
I walked about 20-25 minutes, part of it was up-hill. I also did a full run to the bus stop today which was about a block long. I caught the bus! :P lol Just though I'd throw that in there. It's only afternoon so more might be added. I even ate perfect yesterday and so far today. No sweets or anything. I've eaten a small meal every three hours. Hopefully I can successfully keep this up.

Rainlady
01-16-2009, 07:40 PM
Well migo I'm glad you caught the bus! :D For next time I just want to let you know you can post your minutes added to the groups. I only want the group to always have an accurate total due to my sometimes weird math, forgetfulness, and days like these :fr:. haha

Group Total: 708+25=733

For your extra effort I added 25! Nothing wrong with a little running, see you caught the bus! :carrot:

Is it alright if I call you migo or would you prefer another name?

migotokokoro
01-16-2009, 09:23 PM
It's fine if you call me Migo. Sadly I didn't work out more today. It's only 6:30pm here though... I will probably take 10 minutes to do at least 50 situps. I used to to 100 really quickly, but I'm bigger than I was last time I lost weight. I could do 100, it'll just take me longer. I am so tired from waking up at 6am this morning. I just want to pass out because I went to sleep at about midnight... -_-;; I ate good at least, ALL DAY!!! ^_^ lol

Good Luck Everyone!

Rainlady
01-16-2009, 09:54 PM
6 in the am? Ouch! Well its okay that you didn't workout later, at least you did workout. wow 100 situps, I'm so jealous. :s:

Eating good is also a good way to sustain weight, plus it makes you feel better! :carrot:

Just finished my last exercise of the day
57 minutes cardio & 37 minutes samba dancing

Personal Goal-771/1350

Group Total-827

Lets keep it going!

Rainlady
01-17-2009, 02:52 PM
More bike time! :ebike: Except today I helped myself by taking a book along instead of fixing my eyes on the tv. I never knew you could read and bike, (indoors I mean)

Personal Total: 811/1350

Group Total:827+40=867

C'mon Ladies and Gentlemen, Join Us!

Rainlady
01-17-2009, 06:50 PM
:faint: wow that is enough exercise for today. I'm gonna sleep well tonight. 15minutes walking, 15min weights, 35 samba dancing, and 56 min cardio! One after the other, I think I'm going to devour dinner.

Personal Goal-932/1350

Group Goal-988 minutes!
:carrot::carrot::carrot:

katiecron
01-18-2009, 12:01 PM
OK, i am going to join this. i really need some exercise accountability and goals. i went strong with 1 hour workout 6 days a week for about 3 weeks and quit for 2 weeks straight. i am back on the wagon, as of 2 hours ago. my monthly (this month) goal is 600 minutes.
so far this month i have done 240 minutes.
(3 one hour cardio (intense DDR)
60 minutes of weights and crunches (on exercise ball))

Personal Goal: 240/600
Group: 1228

migotokokoro
01-18-2009, 02:17 PM
I just walked for 32 minutes! I walked just over a mile too. I have walked 55 minutes and adding the 32 minutes is 87 minutes.

55 + 32 = 87 minutes!!

This is day four of no candy, no chocolate, or anything bad. ^_^

Oh! I also lost 4lbs since yesterday! ^_^ I might actually get under 200lbs. It'll be the first time in a few months.

Rainlady
01-18-2009, 03:17 PM
Thank you ladies! Excellent work in keeping fit, if I could reach through the screen and hug you because I'm so proud I would! But the law of physics keeps my bum in this seat. :hug:

With migos minutes our total is now-

Group Total-1228+87=1315!

Wonderful we acheived our goal and then some! I'll post my minutes later and set a new goal for next sunday night!

migotokokoro
01-18-2009, 05:43 PM
Add another 30 minute walk!

87 + 30 = 117 minutes! ^_^

Rainlady
01-18-2009, 06:04 PM
Sweetness! This is just fantabulous ladies! Did another 45 minutes biking and migo and I's minutes should boost us up some more!

Personal Total-932+45=977! So close to a thousand.

Group Total- 1315+30+45=1390!!!! :woohoo:!!!!!!

Gotta do more exercise for today and hopefully I'll set another goal for next Sunday night!

Rainlady
01-18-2009, 08:17 PM
67 minutes of cardio! Ugh!! wow I'm sweaty, I think I'm going to open my mouth and just suck in dinner! Maybe I'll enjoy dinner. haha

Personal total- 977+67=1044!!! Broke a thousand oh yeah!!!:carrot::carrot::carrot:

Group Total:1390+67=1457!!

Alright ladies lets try for 3000 by Sunday night!

Rainlady
01-18-2009, 10:52 PM
Finished all my exercise for tonight!
Yoga!! Now I need to sleep. :yoga: :yoga:

Personal total- 1089/1350

Group Total-1502

redgirl09
01-19-2009, 02:46 AM
I think I should join this as I really need to do more of the fat burning activity!I am trying to walk to work at least 4 times a week which is 4.8 miles each time and also get on my bike!No excuses!I will check in here, everytime I do something noteworthy!

katiecron
01-19-2009, 11:52 AM
50 min DDR cardio
15 min weights and crunches
Also downloaded some dance workout videos. I look forward to adding that to my routine. :)
Personal Goal 305/600
Group 1567

Rainlady
01-19-2009, 12:29 PM
Fabulous!!! What a wonderful way to start my day! Thanks for all your hard work ladies and keep it up!

migotokokoro
01-19-2009, 01:36 PM
Well, after I'm done doing a project I am going to walk home. That is almost two miles. After I get home I'm going to go walking with my gf's aunt and her gf for another mile! ^_^ I'll get back online after and record my minutes. I might even do some crunches. :P

Rainlady
01-19-2009, 03:08 PM
It feels like I did a billion crunches after my bike ride! :faint: I uped the level and my abs flexed, A LOT. I think cardio will be a relief today (thats scary.)

Personal Total-1134/1350

Group Total-1567+45= 1612

Rainlady
01-19-2009, 05:49 PM
Finished cardio and samba dancing! I'm off to do weights sometime today. Its too cold here! This is ridiculous!

Personal Total- 1134+50+31= 1215

Group Total- 1612+20+31=1693

At this rate we will definetly make it to 3000 next Sunday night!!!

migotokokoro
01-20-2009, 04:25 PM
I walked for 60minutes yesterday, and so far today I've walked for 30minutes.

117+90= 207 minutes

katiecron
01-20-2009, 07:31 PM
365/600
Group Total (I think): 1960

Rainlady
01-20-2009, 09:01 PM
Did bike and samba time! I have to adjust the group total. Migo I need you to keep your personal minutes and when you add minutes to the group separate so we can distinguish what goes where. I wouldn't mind but I get confused sometimes.

Personal Total-30+22=1267

Group Total- 1693+90(Migo)+65(katie)+30+22=1900!

Alright lets just get all our business in order and lets keep working!!!:carrot::carrot::carrot:

katiecron
01-21-2009, 07:31 PM
45min cardio and 15min crunches
425/600

Group Total: 1960

mauvaisroux
01-21-2009, 08:51 PM
Way to go exercisers! :cp:

I can finally post here after seeing the physiotherapist. I have some stretching exercises to do and I am allowed to use a bike. So 15 minutes of stationery biking today. . . got to start small so I don't hurt my leg again. :)

Rainlady
01-21-2009, 09:30 PM
Okay great job!! Thanks for all your support ladies and keep adding.


Personal Total- 1267+47+30+30=1374! Guess I'll just have to add up until end of month

Group- 1960+15(mauva)+30+30+47=2082!!!
:woohoo: Lets work ladies!!!

Rainlady
01-23-2009, 07:58 AM
Forgot to post minutes from last night!

Personal - 1374+31+29=1434

Group- 2082+31+29+=2149!!! Great job!

migotokokoro
01-23-2009, 12:28 PM
40 minute walk. 1.5 mile regular/downhill walking. 1 miles slightly/uphill walking.

207 + 40 = 247

Rainlady
01-23-2009, 10:45 PM
Finished Cardio and Samba I am so ready to hit the sack!!

Personal=1434+39+32=1505

Group Total- 2149+40+39+32=2260 !!! :cheers: I'm so proud of all of you!!

katiecron
01-24-2009, 11:09 AM
cardio and crunches = 45
Personal 470/600

Group Total: 2305

katiecron
01-24-2009, 01:50 PM
cardio and arms=60
Personal 530/600

Group Total: 2365

Rainlady
01-25-2009, 05:43 PM
Yesterday I walked and did cardio! Just did 45 minutes cardio and 45 minutes bike time

Personal-1505+15+31+45+45=1641
Group Total-2365+15+31+45+45=2501

GREAT JOB!! Although we aren't at 3000 we are very close!:carrot:

katiecron
01-25-2009, 05:54 PM
45 cardio and 15 min crunches
Personal 590/600

Group Total: 2561

Rainlady
01-26-2009, 06:30 PM
Just finished Cardio and Samba Dancing. I'm so proud and excited at our numbers great going ladies!!!

Personal Total- 1641+20+38=1699

Group Total- 2561+20+38=2619

Rainlady
01-27-2009, 02:45 PM
Finished bike time! I think we can make 3000 this week! Wonderful!!

Personal- 1699+45=1744

Group Total- 2619+45=2664!!!:D:dizzy:

Sunrose
01-27-2009, 06:14 PM
Yay! I am finally able to post here because I actually exercised! I walked for 30 minutes on my treadmill! :woops:

Expect to hear from me frequently from this point forward! :D


:congrat: to everyone for your accomplishments so far!

Rainlady
01-27-2009, 07:09 PM
Alright Sunrose!! Okay next time add to the group total in your post, due to my semi-bad math! :p

Group Total- 2664+30(Sunrose)=2694!

Rainlady
01-27-2009, 11:10 PM
Finished cardio and I need to do more exercise tomorrow. :dizzy:

Personal- 1744+45=1489!

Group Total- 2694+45=2739!

Rainlady
01-29-2009, 08:28 AM
Just wanted to post a quick note and let everyone know where I've been. I have been excercising, just haven't had time to post my minutes. I'm leaving this morning and won't be home till Saturday afternoon. I'm going to a band clinic, I play trumpet. I WILL be excercising when I'm on the road, no excuses for not finding time. I'll hopefully be able to jump on tonight and post my minutes. Continue your wonderful hard work!! I'm so proud of this thread and the lovely people who are working it. I know we'll make the 3000 by Sunday night.

katiecron
01-29-2009, 07:35 PM
55 min cardio/crunches
15 arms
660/600

Group Total 2809

katiecron
01-30-2009, 09:45 AM
^as usual, i did not want to get started on the cardio after a couple of days off. i tried to make up a billion excuses, but read some thread and was motivated to get going. at one point i dissociated from myself and didnt realize where the time had gone while i was DDRing. (like ending up in the work parking lot and no knowing how you got there).
but i got the ball rolling and i am anxious to workout through out the weekend now.

archychick
01-30-2009, 12:04 PM
I actually love escaping to the gym and am making myself a priority to do so. If I can get out of the lab early enough today I'm going to do my 60 min. on the treadmill. I need to find a plan for lifting though.

K8-EEE
01-30-2009, 01:31 PM
Alterna-K8 is sooo good at "not having time" to exercise! OF COURSE I HAVE TIME! This week I've been really good. My worst day was 20 minutes of exercise bike but at least I squeezed in SOMETHING.

My goal is to do 2 half hour sessions a day -- walk/running in the a.m. and swimming, yoga, or stretching vids in the p.m. So I'm 4 out of 5 with that this week, on a roll! Nice to be on a roll that didn't come from La Brea bakery, HA!

Sunrose
01-30-2009, 11:34 PM
I exercised on Wednesday for 22 minutes and tonight for 35!

So I think that brings the group total to 2866 :D

K8-EEE
01-31-2009, 01:47 AM
OK let's see....

Mon 45 min
Tues 45 Min
Wed 1 hour
Thurs 20 minutes
Fri zippity do dah.....

170!! so far...I'm going hiking tomorrow!

katiecron
01-31-2009, 09:59 AM
i cant wait for this snow to melt so that i can go hiking, camping, festivals...lake michigan

60 min cardio 720/600

GROUP TOTAL (for those tracking on this thread) 2926.

Please, y'all jump in. just set a personal monthly goal and add your minutes to the group minutes within your post. i just don't want anyone to feel left out if their minutes were overlooked.

katiecron
01-31-2009, 12:00 PM
50 min cardio and 15 min on crunches
785/600

Group Total: 2991

Rainlady
01-31-2009, 08:46 PM
Just talling up the group total! I am so tired!! I wrote down what I did, but I misplaced the notebook. :( I'll find it and post later!

Group Total- 2991+170(K-8)=3161!!!! Excellent ladies!

Rainlady
01-31-2009, 11:33 PM
Ah ha! I found the notebook, but I only did an hour cardio. :( Thought I did more ah well, better than nothing!

Personal- 1849+60=1909

Group- 3161+60=3221!!!

pokio
02-03-2009, 07:12 PM
Congrats everyone for kicking butt in the gym! Tuesday is my freakishly busy day, and I cooooould be working out now, but I like to reserve Tuesday night for my vice of watching The Biggest Loser. Could be a worse vice, I suppose. But I will be sure to check in tomorrow after a nice long workout!

pokio
02-04-2009, 09:07 PM
Just returned from an hour on the treadmill at the gym! I think that brings us up to 3281!