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mortonpixie
12-01-2009, 09:35 AM
What are your goals for this month? My goal is to exercise 21/31 days in December. With Christmas, my Birthday, and New Years Eve all in the same week...I better get it done, huh?
:exercise::strong::woops::lifter::bike2::running:: ebike::swim::wl::tread::workout:


1 - 45 min on treadmill running 1/5min, upper body weights (457cals)
2 - 40 min on treadmill running 1/5min (396cals)
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7 - 40 min running 1.5/5min, upper body weights (432cals)
8 - 40 min running 1.5/5min, upper body weights (456cals)
9 - 40 min running 1.5/5min (403cals)
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11 - 40 min run 1.5/5min, upper body weights(445)
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13 - 40 min run 1.5/5min, upper body weights(448)
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22 - 40 min run 1.5/5min, upper body weights(441)
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24 - 40 min run 1.5/5min, upper body weights (469)
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27 - 40 min run 1.5/5min, upper body weights (460)
28 - 40 min run 1.5/5min, upper body weights upped poundage (489)
29 - 30 min on the treadmill, 20 min with the body ball and weights (392)
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AFChick
12-01-2009, 12:17 PM
My goals for December are to workout 6 days/week with at least 3 "really tough" workouts per week. We shall see...

My husband also has a birthday the week of Christmas and our anniversary is the day before his birthday...it's a calorie laden week!

:yoga: :woops: :lifter: :running: :exercise: :ebike: :strong: :trampo: :wl: :tread: :cheer:

1) walk 51 min (3.6 miles)/33 min interval run (walk 1, run 2)/60 min walk (3 miles)
2) 62 min WII fit , 60 min walk (3 miles) on treadmill
3) 30 min elliptical, 5 min walk, 30 min interval run w/2min cool-down walk, 60 min walk
4) Kid's book fair captured my day
5) 60 min walk (3 miles)
6) 60 min walk (3.25 miles), 5 min walk/4.5 min run (when my calf went hay-wire on me)/50 min walk (3.25 miles)
7) 42 min walk (last 10 min limping :( ) (2.78 miles according to sparkpeople.com)
8) 60 min walk (3 miles)
9) 60 min walk (3 miles)
10) 60 min walk (3 miles)
11) rest the calf muscle
12) rest the calf muscle
13) 60 min walk (3 miles)
14) 55 min walk (just over 3 miles), 30 min elliptical, 5 min walk/20 min interval run/5 min walk
15) 15 min warm-up/abs, 30 min elliptical, 40 min WII fit, 60 min walk (3 miles)
16) 45 min walk (3 miles), 60 min walk (3 miles)
17) Practice PT test (33 push-ups, 46 sit-ups each in a minute, 14:25 min 1.5 mile run)
18) 30 min elliptical, 10 min arms/abs, 5 min stretch
19) 60 min walk (3 miles)
20) Sunday - Day of rest
21) 60 min walk (3 miles)
22) 60 min walk (3.25 miles)
23) 60 min walk (3 miles)
24) Christmas Eve - no exercise :(
25) 40 min walk (~2 miles)
26) 60 min walk (3 miles)
27) 60 min walk (3 miles)
28) 5 min walk (1/4 mile), 36 min run (3 miles), 5 min walk (1/4 mile) (Burn off Anniversary Dinner)
29) 45 min walk (3 miles), 30 min elliptical, 32 min interval run (2.85 miles) (Burn off DH's birthday dinner)
30) 30 min elliptical, 10 min arms/chest/upper back
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encelia
12-02-2009, 04:09 AM
My December goal is REALLY ambitious! My friend and I signed up for a half-marathon. It's in February and my goal is to be able to walk the entire 13 miles. This week I plan to walk/jog four days a week, four miles a day, and then increase my daily mileage every week until I can walk/jog 8 miles by December 31.

Jogging is my favorite form of exercise, so I'm looking forward to the challenge!


Cinnamon45
12-02-2009, 05:31 AM
My December goal is to exercise at least 6days a week. I am using the 30day Jillian Michaels Shred and I add 20-25 minutes of cardio as well. Usually on weekdays I'm good, but the weekends kill my motivation. Good luck everyone!

mortonpixie
12-02-2009, 10:01 AM
Wow - encelia - that is ambitious! I am a fan of jogging as well...it is SUCH good stress relief!

Cinnamon - I'm with ya, I don't get up in the a.m. to exercise on the weekends, no can do.

AFChick
12-02-2009, 12:56 PM
encelia,

Awesome goal! Have you tried the Jeff Galloway run/walk training? I did a full marathon in 2001 and his method is great for building up to a long distance.

Jen

snobbish01
12-02-2009, 06:26 PM
Im new to this 3FC but Im diggin' it so far. I went to the doc yesterday cuz I have been suffering from headaches and eye twitching and he said I am fatigued and I couldnt figure out why. Well maybe its because I am inhaling crap for food and no excercise. Up until a month ago I was taking taekwondo and felt great. Then I had to take a break for my daughter's cheerleading. So now here I am 170 pounds at 5'4" and not happy with myself. Thankfully some co-workers talked me into taking a spin class today at lunch and it was awesome. I am just trying to stay motivated. Im up for anything. I have suffered with fattiness my entire life and come from a long line of fatties! I was raised on homemade tortillas and beans. Go figure. I just need an overhaul. :dizzy:

Violin Jenn
12-02-2009, 08:04 PM
My December goals are to workout 6 days a week, eat cleanly(avoiding the holiday desserts that are pushed on me) in my calorie range (1200-1500), not stress too much. Currently I'm at 183.6lbs I'd like to get to 175lbs by the 31st.

I workout using DVD's-From Jillian Michaels 30Day Shredd, No More Trouble Zones, Banish Fat Boost Metabolism and from The Biggest Looser-Cardio Max, Power Sculpt and WeightLoss Yoga.

1-BL WeightLoss Yoga Level 1-Warmup 5mn, Level 1 20mn, CoolDown 5min.:yoga:
2-Day of Rest
3-Jillian Michaels 30DS Level 2 20min total body+ BL Cardio Max Level 1 20 Min cardio.
4-Jillian Michales 30DS Level 2 20 Min total body+ BL Cardio Max level 1 20 min cardio
5-Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones 40 min circuit and weight training + BL WeightLoss Yoga level 1 20min.
6-Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones's 40 min circuit/weigh training + BL Weightloss Yoga level 1 20min.
7-BL PowerSculpt all three levels with warmup and cool down 50min total.
8-Rest day
9-JM 30 Day Shred level 2 20min + BL Cardio Max level 1 20min
10-JM 30 Day Shred Level 2 20min + BL Cardo Max level 1 20min
11-JM 30 Day Shred Level 2 20min + BL Cardo Max level 1 20min
12-Jillian Michaels Banish Fat Boost Metabolism 50mins total. + BL Weightloss Yoga Level 1.OUCH!LOL! But I have lost 6.2.lbs in the last 2 weeks.!
13-Levels 1&2 of BL Power Sculp30 and Level 1 BL Cardio Max 20+5min warm up and 5min cooldown.
14-Rest Day-Oh my achin knees.
15-Levels 1&2 of BL Power Sculp30 and Level 1 BL Cardio Max 20+5min warm up and 5min cooldown
16-BL Weightloss Yoga Warmup, level 1, level 2 and cooldown. 45min total.
17-JM 30Day Shred level 2 + level 1 BL Cardio Max level 1.
18-Extra Rest Day
19-Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones 40 min + BL Cardio Max level 1 20min
20-1.3hours of snow shoveling + Jillian Michaels 30DS Level 2.
21-rest-ran errands after work instead
22-No More Trouble ZOnes-JM
23-rest-more errands
24-Rest-blew the diet!
25-Blew the diet big again!
26-JM30Day Shred level 1 w/5lb weights(up from 3lbs WooHoo!) + Cardio Max level 1.
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angelawest
12-03-2009, 02:27 PM
My goal is to pull out the Wii Fit and start doing at least 20 minutes a day of aerobics, with a few more minutes of Yoga and strength training. I've managed to do this for a few days and hope to keep it up.

I know it doesn't sound like much but compared to the nothing I was doing before it is good. It will also build me up so I can stand longer bouts of exercise; as it is running for 5 minutes in place winds me (sad!!). Hopefully that will change.

Violin Jenn
12-06-2009, 07:51 PM
My goal is to pull out the Wii Fit and start doing at least 20 minutes a day of aerobics, with a few more minutes of Yoga and strength training. I've managed to do this for a few days and hope to keep it up.

I know it doesn't sound like much but compared to the nothing I was doing before it is good. It will also build me up so I can stand longer bouts of exercise; as it is running for 5 minutes in place winds me (sad!!). Hopefully that will change.

Angela-don't down play where you start. We start where we start and we work to get stronger. I started my journey years ago ago at 260lbs and walking my dog 20 minutes a day. Today, I'm 179.8lbs and just finished up Jillian Michaels DVD No More Trouble Zones (40 minuite circuit style old school mat work w/3lb weights) and Biggest Loser's WeightLoss Yoga Level 1(20min + 5 min cooldown). Be patient and do not forget to celebrate the small successes along the way.

lauralyn
12-07-2009, 07:46 AM
My goal is to use the treadmill at least 6 days per week for 30-40 mins. I have been getting in 30 minutes easy but I have just recently decided I need to go at least 40 minutes.

Then right after the treadmill I go upstairs and use my ab roller and do my leg exercises and within the past month I added the plank back into my routine. That is an amazing abdominal exercise. I started out where I would shake terribly after holding it for about 30 seconds but now I am up to about 70 seconds before I stop. My goal is to hold it for at least 100 second by the end of Dec!

I need new sneakers because the ones I have now are no good but when I get them then I want to really get back into jogging on the treadmill. I want to so badly at times when I am on it but if I do it hurts my legs because I don't have the correct sneakers so I just walk at 3.8 on a varying incline.

Bigknitter
12-07-2009, 10:15 AM
I thought it would be a good idea to get in here and set some goals. My goal is to just start doing some exercise! It has been a few weeks since I have done any real workout, I have been quite sick though too so I have an excuse haha. I want to start doing my karate again a few times a week along with running and strength training. And throw some elliptical in there too lol. I think just to start out I want to do karate, running, and strength training 3 times this week.

kaylasmom010
12-09-2009, 12:03 PM
My goal this moth is getting on the treadmill and run/walk 4 at least 4 miles per day.

mortonpixie
12-09-2009, 11:04 PM
I see some goals posted - WOOHOO!! How's it going so far?

mortonpixie
12-13-2009, 08:43 PM
Bump

mortonpixie
12-22-2009, 11:59 PM
Bump!

mortonpixie
12-27-2009, 01:13 PM
Bumping this Thread - we still have a few days left to get some of those Christmas calories burned off in December!

shrewkate
12-30-2009, 01:09 PM
Well, I've done 8 miles this month: 2 miles scheduled for this PM -- slept through the AM 2 mile Tromp.

Am using the google pedometer thingie over at gmap-pedometer dot com -- it's a fabulous app: lets you track how far you've walked. I'm in Atlanta; my goal is my parents' place in Carbondale, CO. So far I've made it to Acworth.

AFChick
12-31-2009, 10:07 AM
I see a few folks posting daily workouts...how's everyone else doing on their goals? Keep up the hard work ladies! :carrot:

SamanthaJubilee
12-31-2009, 11:47 AM
Honestly...with the craziness I've been through I haven't had time. But I do have a plan for the new year! Starting Jan 2nd I will be hitting the gym at least 4 times a week. My goal is to go 6 days a week.
When the time change happens I will be able to hit the trails again & I am hoping to be able to do 5 miles per day (usually going 3 days a week) and then hitting the gym the other days. The trail is good for my boys (dogs).