Exercise! - Exercise 250 hours in 2012: February hours (aprox. 20 hours)




berryblondeboys
02-01-2012, 12:05 PM
Welcome all... People are always welcome to join. If you join In February, you can jump in for the whole 250 hours (making up approximately 21 hours) or you can join us now to do 230 hours from now until the remainder of the year.

If you count minutes, that is 150000 minutes for 250 hours, or 13750 minutes from February 1st until the rest of the year for approx. 230 hours.

You decide what exercise you want to do. There is no passing judgement on what people consider exercise as movement is movement in my book!

Good luck and welcome leap year February!


berryblondeboys
02-01-2012, 12:07 PM
I somehow managed to get my hours for January despite the slow start. Doing a bike ride today and the double express class of strength training and step. I love that combo!

Slim CB
02-01-2012, 12:10 PM
This morning I did a Power Aerobics class. It should have been for 60 mins, but the instructor turned up late and only gave us 48 mins. I made up the other 12 though...

Summary

Power Aerobics - 48 mins
Stairmaster - 5 mins
Elliptical - 7 mins

Total - 60 mins


Talina
02-01-2012, 12:12 PM
I really should make 250 hours of exercise my goal. I've been seeing the thread all throughout January. I think I can talk myself into exercising in *fun* ways more easily! I should have a few hours from January to start, I just need to count them up.

So I'm taking the plunge. I *will* exercise more regularly and get 250 hours in this year!

berryblondeboys
02-01-2012, 12:14 PM
This morning I did a Power Aerobics class. It should have been for 60 mins, but the instructor turned up late and only gave us 48 mins. I made up the other 12 though...

Summary

Power Aerobics - 48 mins
Stairmaster - 5 mins
Elliptical - 7 mins

Total - 60 mins

You are much stronger willed than I am. I would have skipped the 12 minutes and promised to do something more later and probably wouldn't manage to do it. Good for you!

jenjen
02-01-2012, 12:28 PM
I'm going to jump in for at least February. I should try to get 250 hours in for the year though.

Today I did 1 hr of weight training and 10 mins on the eliptical (warm up). I'm walking a 1/2 marathon on Sunday so that will be a good 3+ hrs.

Slim CB
02-01-2012, 12:35 PM
You are much stronger willed than I am. I would have skipped the 12 minutes and promised to do something more later and probably wouldn't manage to do it. Good for you!

:D Thanks berryblondeboys

Slim CB
02-01-2012, 12:36 PM
Welcome to all the newbies!

tavvy
02-01-2012, 12:47 PM
I'm behind after January but will definitely be making up some time in Feb! Thanks for an awesome challenge!

berryblondeboys
02-01-2012, 12:51 PM
Yay! So glad to see new people joining in! It's never to late to start on healthier habits. I like the 250 hours/15000 minutes, because it seems moderate and achievable.

That equals out to be. Exercising 5 days a week for 50 weeks of the year, so there is wiggle room for around holidays, if you get sick, vacation, etc. that is what we should strive for for life, not even just for weight loss.

So, if you all new folks want to shoot for the whole 250 hours, go for it, but don't burn out trying to get there either... It's much better to do some consistently than a lot here and there inconsistently.

Ok.... Off to go walk to my son's school for volunteering... That 15 minutes and one mile right there - squeezing in exercise in normal, every day life. Gorgeous day here in Maryland.

SanityNow
02-01-2012, 01:40 PM
OK. 20 hours, 1,200 minutes...I'm in for the whole year; focusing on the 20 hours in Feb. I'm behind for the year, but that may catch up naturally as I get more and more fit. And I'll count it as minutes instead of hours to encourage me to start doing little bits throughout the day and not only think of it as an 'everything or nothing' thing.

takingcontrol
02-01-2012, 05:42 PM
Hi all!

I'm adding 90 minutes to my running total today, 60 minutes of pump and 30 minutes walking with my friend and her baby, I even offered to push the pram up the hills, that wouldn't have happened previously!

1290 minutes done to date

Keep moving everyone :)

berryblondeboys
02-01-2012, 09:40 PM
Woohoo! two hours today. So easy when the day is great!

osaunt
02-02-2012, 12:59 AM
I'm getting back on track after a 50% regain:( Pity party is OVER- it's time for action!

Yesterday: 20 minute walk @lunch
7300 total steps

Today: 30 minute WATP
20 minute C25K Week 1
9628 total steps

I hope to make the 250 hour goal for 2012, but I'm going to start by focusing on accomplishing the monthly goals. Happy February All:D

PaintedButterfly
02-02-2012, 10:26 AM
I'd like to try and join this :). I think I'd like to just try the 20 hours in February first though cos if I plan too much at once I get disheartened at how much I have to go and give up.

berryblondeboys
02-02-2012, 10:35 AM
Ah, so nice to see more people jumping in!

I blogged today about how I noticed last night's double express class (two 45 minute classes) seemed easier yesterday and I wonder if it's because I had eaten more food this week and if perhaps I've felt sluggish before because I was pushing myself too hard on too few calories. It's something I'll keep observing. Makes me glad I log my food and exercise!

Loseit
02-02-2012, 01:40 PM
29 hrs in Jan and another 75 minutes yesterday... Need to get my butt off the couch for today's exercise!! Watching a hip-hop workout from beach body...I know!! I shud be doing it instead of watching !!!

takingcontrol
02-02-2012, 02:38 PM
Haha loseit, I so have that problem of watching rather than doing the videos sometimes! Bizarrely they always seem far worse when you watch them rather than do them!

Just 20 mins swimming for me today, it was far too cold to do any longer, think the council need to sort the heating out!

SanityNow
02-02-2012, 03:44 PM
Hi Melissa, great going for 2 classes...awesome! I think you're on to something about the food. We do want to cut calories, but we need nourishment to exercise. I've been trying to follow my hunger, and I've been eating somewhat less than usual with much less 'junk'. I find that sometimes, if I'm not careful with eating good clean food, I get tired. I notice it after I've had a heavier food day and wake up the next morning feeling good.

PaintedButterfly
02-02-2012, 05:12 PM
Well first hour completed!

30 mins C25K
30 mins walking (5000 steps)/heavy farmwork

1 hour done, 19 more to go!

Loseit
02-02-2012, 05:51 PM
29 hrs 75 minutes + 105 minutes today for 32 hrs even!!!

berryblondeboys
02-02-2012, 08:47 PM
So, back from Dance Sport Endurance. Think Zumba, but all the Ballroom dances, not just Latin dances. It was good for me because I can't take the bouncing, jumping of the Zumba classes because I have bladder control issues (thanks to huge babies). It was a light aerobioc workout day. Like 2 or 3 songs got my heart rate really up ther, but nothing like spinning or step aerobics does. But it was a good one to do a day after a more intense workout day.

Yoga tomorrow.

osaunt
02-03-2012, 12:50 AM
Checking in...

a 20 minute lunchtime walk

8406 total steps

I'll have some catching up to do minutes-wise as the months progress, but today I'm grateful for any/all extra steps. It was just one of those days:)

Slim CB
02-03-2012, 09:53 AM
Got in 95 minutes this morning....

Mixed Aerobics - 60 mins
Treadmill - 35 mins

berryblondeboys
02-03-2012, 10:12 AM
Here's a bit more info on dance sport endurance if you are interested.

I think it is still mainly a DC area thing, but he's trying to grow it.

http://www.dancesportendurance.com/

tdiprincess
02-03-2012, 10:56 AM
:welcome: everyone! I can't believe one month is already gone from this year! Time flies!!

Update:
2/1- 1hr
2/2- 1hr
2/3- 2hr
total: 4hrs

23/250

Slim CB
02-03-2012, 03:04 PM
I managed to squeeze in another 30 minutes at lunch!

Summary

January total - 1,010 mins

Power Aerobics - 48 mins
Stairmaster - 5 mins
Elliptical - 7 mins
Treadmill - 35 mins
Mixed Aerobics - 60 mins
Walking - 30 mins

Total - 1,195 mins

PaintedButterfly
02-03-2012, 03:13 PM
Did 30 minutes hill walking today.. but only did 3400 steps which is frustrating :(. But I did a fair bit of travelling today and forgot to wear it in the morning so that might have been part of it.

So 1.5 hours down, 18.5 hours to go :).

Loseit
02-03-2012, 05:31 PM
32 hrs + 2 hrs today... I am not sure if i will be able to workout over the weekend!! Running or elliptical is usually tough to get to.. May be will do some abs or weight training... I only add my hrs from running or elliptical here.. So lets see..
Total 34 hrs.. Yay!

osaunt
02-03-2012, 09:02 PM
WOW! Great job everyone!!!

30 min - C25K Week 1
40 min - walk @ UCD arboretum

11530 steps today ?!?

I've had a good day, but not THAT good. I had a 6 hour roundtrip commute and I think the drive added "steps" to my fit bit.

Still planning on doing a fitness DVD tonight so I'll check back in later...

takingcontrol
02-04-2012, 08:02 AM
Everyone is doing great, fab to see so many people keeping up with this challenge now the 'February slump' has begun, or so people tell me! It's the most likely month to drop out of exercise plans, I'm still waiting for that to happen to some people in my town, as the classes at my gym are still so hard to get into! You can reserve a place from one week before the class, so I called this morning to book onto next Saturday's Pump class as I want to change the day from Sunday to Saturday so I have the same instructor twice a week instead of two different ones. Anyway I rang up today at 9am, an hour after booking opened, to be told I was already on the reserve list, crazy!

Last night I did hydrojog, today is a rest/workout at home day and tomorrow I have Pump.

I really need to do my gym induction so I can use the machines when I can't get into the classes!

Adding 45 minutes for yesterday's session, keep moving eveyrone!

Seashell84
02-04-2012, 12:57 PM
Wow, love the new thread, so great to see so many new faces!
Well, I finished January with 31 hours. Have had the flu for the past week (lovely gift from hubby lol) so no exercise for February yet. I am feeling better today so I may do a light bike ride later, still feeling nauseous though so not sure yet.

berryblondeboys
02-04-2012, 01:27 PM
Did yoga last night and BodyPump this morning.... My husband and I do those classes together. I asked hubby if it hurt his man pride that I can lift more in BodyPump than he can.... Nope, but he says it gives him extra motivation to keep trying harder.

Tomorrow is my scheduled day off as I work on Sundays.

jenjen
02-04-2012, 03:02 PM
I'm up to 2 hrs so far this month. I'm walking a 1/2 marathon tomorrow, so I've been taking it a little easy so I'm rested up. I'm nervous. We walked a 10k last year, but this is the 1st time for the 1/2.

Have a great weekend everyone. I'll update y'all with my results.

Loseit
02-04-2012, 05:10 PM
34+2hrs = 36 hrs so far...
Have a nice weekend All!!

Slim CB
02-06-2012, 09:37 AM
1355 mins now

Saturday - did 90 mins of walking
Sunday - rest day
Monday - 60 mins Step n Sculpt, 10 mins Elliptical

Summary

January total - 1,010 mins

Power Aerobics - 48 mins
Stairmaster - 5 mins
Elliptical - 17 mins
Treadmill - 35 mins
Mixed Aerobics - 60 mins
Walking - 120 mins
Step n Sculpt - 60 mins

Total - 1,355 mins

Loseit
02-06-2012, 05:52 PM
36 hrs + 90 min today= 37. Hrs 30 minutes in all

berryblondeboys
02-06-2012, 06:02 PM
Way to go you all ! I got 15 minutes is today - that's it! LOL Not even going to count it. Sunday and Monday are my lazy days. I'll be burning them up with you starting tomorrow.

Got my new BodyMedia Fit Core today in the mail too. I have to put it through it's paces!

osaunt
02-07-2012, 01:13 AM
Lazy weekend:(

But -and I know this an excuse- I was soooo sore from my C25K training on Friday, just standing and walking was quite painful. My poor, underused muscles better get used to moving more often!

Sunday:
WATP: 15 minutes
Today:
Lunchtime walk: 35 minutes -gorgeous day!

Slim CB
02-07-2012, 02:24 PM
Way to go you all ! I got 15 minutes is today - that's it! LOL Not even going to count it. Sunday and Monday are my lazy days. I'll be burning them up with you starting tomorrow.

Got my new BodyMedia Fit Core today in the mail too. I have to put it through it's paces!

That's the beauty of counting in minutes....every millisecond counts :D

Loseit
02-07-2012, 04:32 PM
Haha ClimCB, I completly agree... Every millisecond counts!!! Sometimes, i do 15 minute workouts several times a day.. Coz thats all my schedule allows!!
37 hrs 30 min + 1 hr 30 min today= 39 hrs!!

Slim CB
02-08-2012, 09:25 AM
Up to 1,440 mins

Walking - 15 mins, Power Aerobics - 55 mins, Elliptical - 15 mins

berryblondeboys
02-08-2012, 10:04 AM
You all are doing great! I got a nasty cold, so took it easy a couple days. Today I have to get back to it and feel better after a full night of sleep. Yay! My new bodymedia core is awesome and so far seems pretty darn accurate. Nice to see, even on my very, very lazy days that I had a calorie deficit - however slight. Means that I at least didn't move in the wrong direction!

Keep it up gals!

tdiprincess
02-08-2012, 05:28 PM
Hey all! Awesome work ladies!! :carrot:
Update:
2/6- 1; 2/7- 1; 2/8- 2. Total: 4
27/250

Seashell84
02-10-2012, 07:56 AM
Hey all, just checking in. I got all of one hour so far in February, I was sick for the first week and all this week I've been in the hospital with my mom, she had a massive pulmonary embolism and nearly died. She is doing amazingly well now, may go home today. I am so glad that I got so much extra exercise in January!

Slim CB
02-10-2012, 09:50 AM
Sorry to hear about your mother Seashell84 but I am happy she is doing better!

I am up to 1530 minutes today....I really didnt want to go to the gym this morning but I forced it, and am so happy I went!

Summary

January total - 1,010 mins

Power Aerobics - 108 mins
Stairmaster - 5 mins
Elliptical - 27 mins
Treadmill - 35 mins
Mixed Aerobics -120 mins
Walking - 165 mins
Step n Sculpt - 60 mins

Total - 1,530 mins

PaintedButterfly
02-10-2012, 11:31 AM
Well I thought I'd pop in just to say I'm still doing this in theory.

At 4 and a half hours so far. I count my C25K's as half an hour and every 30 minutes aerobic walking on top of that as half an hour as well. Doing another half hour C25K today so I'll be at 5 hours down, 15 to go. I'm not going to hit 20 hours I don't think :(. I'd need to be doing nearly an hour every day which I'm just not going to have time to do atm.

Slim CB
02-13-2012, 09:13 AM
Up to 1635 in total now......

Saturday -Walking - 45 mins
Monday - Step n Scuplt - 60 mins

Summary

January total - 1,010 mins

Power Aerobics - 108 mins
Stairmaster - 5 mins
Elliptical - 27 mins
Treadmill - 35 mins
Mixed Aerobics -120 mins
Walking - 210 mins
Step n Sculpt - 120 mins

Total - 1,635 mins

Loseit
02-13-2012, 11:05 AM
Fell sick...then some stress..lost motivation...and then fell off the wagon...rather jumped off the wagon.. I am so upset with myself..
Anyways, 39 hrs till 7th feb + another 2 hrs 30 minutes till today..for a total of 41 hrs 30 min so far..hopefully will get some in today..

berryblondeboys
02-13-2012, 11:06 AM
Morning all! Didn't have time to check in these past few days as I have been BUSY with caps!

Did a few more hours and should have done spinning today, but my body is beat from a tough, long weekend and too little sleep and a head cold.

Loseit
02-13-2012, 05:02 PM
41 hrs 30 min + 1 hr= 42hr 30 minutes

Loseit
02-14-2012, 10:08 AM
42hr30min+ 1 hr 5 min= 43hrs35minutes!!!
I need to get few hrs in this week so I can enjoy my vacation over the long weekend!!

takingcontrol
02-14-2012, 10:35 AM
Hi all,

I've been pretty busy too, but have been updating my ticker and keeping pretty active.

Today has been the most beastly day so far though. I walked to the park, did 30 mins day one week one c25k, then a 45 minute spinning class with the hardcore instructor then walked home again. Now, more than 1.5 hours later my calves and lungs are still screaming at me, but it feels good!

I'm so happy to have this challenge, and I'm going to sign up for my first ever jogging rather than walking 5k for the end of May (hence starting c25k, AGAIN!) But I hope this time with all the other cardio and strength training going on i'll actually get past week 5!

berryblondeboys
02-14-2012, 10:44 AM
You all are doing great and leaving me in the dust. This cold has been KICKING MY BUTT!!! Doing yoga tonight to ease back into a more rigorous routine.

foe3643
02-14-2012, 12:13 PM
Ya'll talked me right into it I need something to keep me motivated and off my rump. I have a job where I work for two hours a day and then sit on my rear for 6 hours a day just begging for something to do. I have a WII in the back room that I don't touch a TV that could have a workout video turned on and instead I sit here reading posts!!!!!

Now you got my attention. I am going to make the 250 hours no cheating myself (goodluck there) since I am going late I'm going to add a little time in if no one complains.

Last week I started Zumba and LOVED it. 60 minutes there

Went to Zumba again last night and still Loved it. 60 more minutes

Walked my lunch 30 minutes last week Thursday and Friday and yesterday. 90 more minutes there.

Guess that gives me a grand total of......210 minutes in the bank.

Thanks for letting me join!

Loseit
02-14-2012, 07:21 PM
Foe3463, Welcome!!!

This thread, sometimes, is the only motivation to work my butt off!!
For me so far:
43 hrs 35 min + 45 min today= 44 hrs 20 min so far!!

berryblondeboys
02-16-2012, 09:47 PM
Ah... So much betterr when I feel better! Got 1.5 hours yesteday and 1 hour today. Way, way better and I'm raring to go for tomorrow too.

Slim CB
02-17-2012, 09:16 AM
I am so tired.....this has been a really rough week and I have not gotten much exercise in. I have a LOT of making up to do!

Slim CB
02-20-2012, 09:40 AM
Walking - 15 mins
Step n Scuplt - 60 mins

Total so far - 1710 minutes

Slim CB
02-21-2012, 09:36 AM
Our thread has been woefully quiet! What's going on ladies?

For me, I am very busy these days. I struggle to get in 4 hours of exercise per week, much less the required 5.5 hrs needed to make this goal. I will remain committed to it though and make the best of it. Hopefully my pressure will ease up soon....

Loseit
02-22-2012, 09:25 PM
44 hrs 20 min so far + 1 hr 40 minutes today=46 hrs so far!!
Had a nice long vacation..was pushing the stroller with 2 kids at least 3 hrs a day!!! For once I thought I shud add it as exercise hrs... But that wud be cheating ;)
Howz everyone?
Looks like Slim CB has been holding the fort for all of us!!!

Loseit
02-23-2012, 08:47 PM
46 + 2 hrs today... Total 40 hrs!!!
Some catching up to do.. Lets see how long I can feel the motivation to make up for last week!!

Slim CB
02-24-2012, 09:37 AM
Ladies....it has been fun but I think I am going to bow out of this challenge. All the best!!!

berryblondeboys
02-24-2012, 09:43 AM
Slim - sorry you are feeling you need/want to bow out. Remember you can always jump back in when you are back to where you want to be mentally for getting in the workouts! It's just 20/21 hours a month.

berryblondeboys
02-24-2012, 09:45 AM
Sorry I haven't been updating. 3FC has been working wonky for me and exercise has been coming at the tail end of the day.

I rediscovered my workout videos and doing them made me feel so much stronger as I haven't done them in 3/4 of a year and I have realllllllly gotten so much more fit and stronger since then. It's kind of amazing!

Last night I did the Reebok Step video. Last time I did it in June I used no risers and did no propulsion. Now I had two risers and did all the propulsions!

Realized my resting heart rate is now 55 too!

Loseit
02-24-2012, 04:52 PM
48 + 2 hrs today= 50 hrs so far!!!
YAY!!!

my3gr8boyz
02-24-2012, 05:10 PM
Last night I did the Reebok Step video. Last time I did it in June I used no risers and did no propulsion. Now I had two risers and did all the propulsions!

Realized my resting heart rate is now 55 too!

Congratulations!! And the heart rate info is great, too!!!

aleksandra
02-29-2012, 03:20 AM
hello,
i wasn't posting a lot, but i'm sticking to this challenge! :dizzy:
my totals for february are: 26 exercises, 1455 mins / 24,25 hours. what i was up to is avaliable in my exercise challenge post enclosed in my signature ;)

PaintedButterfly
02-29-2012, 08:50 AM
Well... I'm planning on going for an hour's walk today which'll put me at 13 hours. I think I'm also going to bow out of this. 20 hours a month just isn't realistic for me atm never mind 250 hours in a year! But good luck to you all :)

Loseit
02-29-2012, 10:15 AM
50 hrs so far + 4 hrs since 25th feb= 54 hrs in all..
Sorry to hear people bowing out...its challenging for me as well..
But so far so good... I really want to lose around 25 pounds... So lets see how long i can stay motivated!! Good luck Y'All!!

takingcontrol
02-29-2012, 04:43 PM
I managed 1200 in Jan, managed 1090 in Feb

Total so far 2290

By the end of March I want to be on track and and a quarter of the way through, which means getting to 3750.

So my March target is 1460, around 6 hours a week, eeeekkkkk! If I put my mind to it, I CAN DO IT!

Love having this challenge here to keep me accountable.

Keep up the great work everyone :)

aleksandra
03-01-2012, 03:02 AM
that's the spirit! :)