Exercise! - Exercise 250 hours in 2012 or 21 hours in April - no April's Fools!




berryblondeboys
04-01-2012, 08:20 PM
Welcome all... People are always welcome to join. If you join In April, you can jump in for the remaining 188 hours of 2012 or you can join us now for just the month of April which would be about 21 hours.

You can count in hours or minutes - whatever you prefer. 21 hours is 1260 minutes for April. 188 hours is 11,280 minutes for what remains for the rest of the year.

If you add that up, exercising 250 hours for the year works out to exercising 5 hours a week for 50 weeks of the year. Not too much, but not too little either.

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 to April!


chocolots
04-01-2012, 10:28 PM
Hello,
My name is Jan. I need motivation. I'm developing arthritis in my hips and so I need to get off a good 20 lbs and strengthen. Tired of my grown children teasing me about how I "USED'" to be hot! They are going to eat those words!;)

Loseit
04-01-2012, 10:28 PM
68 hrs so far + 1.5 hrs for 69.5 hrs!


takingcontrol
04-02-2012, 04:00 PM
Thanks for the challenge once again Melissa, I love having it here to keep me on my toes!

Welcome chocolots :)

I'm in again :) 1260 minutes for April (nearly had a heart attack when I saw your 1860 suggestion Melissa, think there's a typo :) ) After getting back on track last month and catching up for not doing all of my minutes in Jan and Feb I'm hoping not having to play catch up will make this easier this month!

I'm hoping this month it'll be easier to get in my minutes too because I'm in training for my first 5Km at the end of May, eeeeekkkkk! I've NEVER been a distance runner, but I hope I can make myself one!

Good luck everyone :)

April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class

105/1260 = 1155 to go

berryblondeboys
04-02-2012, 04:12 PM
Thanks for the challenge once again Melissa, I love having it here to keep me on my toes!

Welcome chocolots :)

I'm in again :) 1260 minutes for April (nearly had a heart attack when I saw your 1860 suggestion Melissa, think there's a typo :) ) After getting back on track last month and catching up for not doing all of my minutes in Jan and Feb I'm hoping not having to play catch up will make this easier this month!

I'm hoping this month it'll be easier to get in my minutes too because I'm in training for my first 5Km at the end of May, eeeeekkkkk! I've NEVER been a distance runner, but I hope I can make myself one!

Good luck everyone :)

April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class

105/1260 = 1155 to go


Oops! Sorry for the typo! Didn't mean to scare you to death! Off to go does working out right now!

Seashell84
04-02-2012, 04:43 PM
2 hours so far in April for a total of 55!

berryblondeboys
04-02-2012, 09:18 PM
Welcome chocolots and way to start the month to the rest of you!

For me, skipped the 1st and dove in on the 2nd.

April 1- nothing
April 2- 1.5 hours picking up sticks from the yard and mostly mowing very long grass.

Total # of hours for April so far: 1.5

mariposssa
04-02-2012, 09:30 PM
1. 75 minutes
2. 100 minutes

When the kids (teens) go to bed I am planning to put the DVRd Dancing with the Stars on and do a little more walking, marching, dancing, whatever. :dancer:

* ETA minutes from DWTS. That show has a lot of fluff!! I FF and watched the dances and maybe 2 or 3 of the judges comments. 40 minutes instead of 2 hours. Now, I am watching the fluff while surfing. ;)

Slim CB
04-03-2012, 08:54 AM
April 1 - no exercise
April 2 - Weights - 60 mins, Elliptical - 20 mins

Total for April - 80 mins

takingcontrol
04-03-2012, 05:31 PM
April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain

150/1260 = 1110 to go

Maybe I should try for 1860 and then I can pretty much take next month off?!?!

Hoping the snow doesn't settle tonight and then I can do some more jogging in the park tomorrow, to mix it up from my c25k road route. But, after doing my scheduled run in the rain this morning, there is no way I'm doing my extras in the snow, not my idea of fun! It's weather like this that makes me wish I wasn't so anti treadmill! But, at the end of the day, it could well be blowing a gale on race day, so it's all good practise!

Loseit
04-03-2012, 06:14 PM
69.5+1.5=71 hrs so far

sevencallmemom
04-03-2012, 07:22 PM
I think my March total was 51 hrs, which puts me over 140 for the year so far.

April 1: 145 min
April 2: 100
April 3: 100

Slim CB
04-04-2012, 09:35 AM
April 1 - no exercise
April 2 - Weights - 60 mins, Elliptical - 20 mins

Total for April - 80 mins

April 3 - Walking - 15 mins, Elliptical/Stairclimber - 5 mins, Power Aerobics - 60 mins

Total for April - 160 mins

** What's the machine which combines the stepper and elliptical in one called? I used it for the first time this morning but I have no idea what the name is!

takingcontrol
04-04-2012, 04:19 PM
April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging

225/1260 = 1035 to go

Pump burned tonight, love it!

berryblondeboys
04-04-2012, 09:06 PM
April 1- nothing
April 2- 1.5 hours picking up sticks from the yard and mostly mowing very long grass.
April 3- nothing
April 4- 45 minutes body step and 45 minutes body pump


Total # of hours for April so far: 3

I've been in a major funk the last couple days. Hoping I'll feel better now that I've had a good workout.

mariposssa
04-04-2012, 09:10 PM
4.1 75 minutes
4.2 100 minutes
4.3 80 minutes
4.4 getting ready to WATP :)

takingcontrol
04-05-2012, 03:33 AM
Melissa - how do you fit Pump into 45 minutes? I've seen it on other gym timetables too, but I presume some tracks are missed out? Or each section is shorter? Or, I'm not sure!

OK so today, I'm having to STOP myself from exercising too much ha ha! I'm only going to go to my spinning class, and not doing any more jogging. I am trying to convince myself that I have to give the C25K program a proper go and trust it and so stop doing extra jogging practise in between. I need to believe that the 20 minute run I fear at the end of next week will be possible!

April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging
April 5th - 45 minute spin class

270/1260 = 990 to go

berryblondeboys
04-06-2012, 12:41 PM
April 1- nothing
April 2- 1.5 hours picking up sticks from the yard and mostly mowing very long grass.
April 3- nothing
April 4- 45 minutes body step and 45 minutes body pump
April 5 - 15 minutes running
April 6 - 1 hour bodystep


Total # of hours for April so far: 4.25

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berryblondeboys
04-06-2012, 12:43 PM
Melissa - how do you fit Pump into 45 minutes? I've seen it on other gym timetables too, but I presume some tracks are missed out? Or each section is shorter? Or, I'm not sure!


That take out two tracks and squeeze in the rest. It works out well because I follow it up with the express body step which has a lunge track, so in the end, I'm really only missing one track which is the Shoulder track which you sort of get shoulder work with the back track.

Both of those they call express - bodypump express and bodystep express. About half the class stays to take them both back to back. My husband joins me for the express bodypump.

takingcontrol
04-07-2012, 08:26 AM
April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging
April 5th - 45 minute spin class
April 6th - Rest
April 7th - 60 minute Pump class + 10 mins jogging

340/1260 = 920 to go

Melissa, I like the idea of 45 mins each of pump and step! And right now I love the idea of a pump class minus the lunges (propulsion ones test my balalnce too much by the end of the class!) and shoulders (because the new shoulder track is a killer!!!)

berryblondeboys
04-07-2012, 08:51 PM
April 1- nothing
April 2- 1.5 hours picking up sticks from the yard and mostly mowing very long grass.
April 3- nothing
April 4- 45 minutes body step and 45 minutes body pump
April 5 - 15 minutes running
April 6 - 1 hour bodystep
April 7 - 45 minutes of wee bit of running, the rest fast walking


Total # of hours for April so far: 5

takingcontrol
04-08-2012, 02:16 PM
April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging
April 5th - 45 minute spin class
April 6th - Rest
April 7th - 60 minute Pump class + 10 mins jogging
April 8th - 45 minute spin class

385/1260 = 875 to go

Next week's exercise pledge, to really give C25K a go, and to believe I can do it!

berryblondeboys
04-09-2012, 09:10 PM
April 1- nothing
April 2- 1.5 hours picking up sticks from the yard and mostly mowing very long grass.
April 3- nothing
April 4- 45 minutes body step and 45 minutes body pump
April 5 - 15 minutes running
April 6 - 1 hour bodystep
April 7 - 45 minutes of wee bit of running, the rest fast walking
April 8 - Easter - nothing
April 9 - 1 hour body pump, 1 hour body step


Total # of hours for April so far: 7

Slim CB
04-10-2012, 09:09 AM
April 3 - Walking - 15 mins, Elliptical/Stairclimber - 5 mins, Power Aerobics - 60 mins

Total for April - 160 mins

** What's the machine which combines the stepper and elliptical in one called? I used it for the first time this morning but I have no idea what the name is!

April 4 - 8 - no exercise - took the entire Easter weekend off
April 9 - Power Aerobics - 75 mins

Total for April - 235 mins

takingcontrol
04-10-2012, 09:43 AM
April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging
April 5th - 45 minute spin class
April 6th - Rest
April 7th - 60 minute Pump class + 10 mins jogging
April 8th - 45 minute spin class
April 9th - 40 minutes C25K (W4D2 + extra walk at end)
April 10th - 45 minutes C25K (W4D3 + long extra walk thanks to ending way further from home than I'd have liked!) + 15 min strength (arms and abs @ home)

485/1260 = 775 to go

Exhale15
04-10-2012, 10:37 AM
Hi! I need to kick-it-up.

So far, 3 hours of Pilates/ 18 hours to go...
Make that 5 hours of Pilates... 16 to go

berryblondeboys
04-10-2012, 10:44 AM
A windfall of people this morning, great! With the holidays behind us and the weather getting better and better, exeercise should be easier and easier unless you are an allergy and if you are, so sorry!

berryblondeboys
04-10-2012, 02:47 PM
April 1- nothing
April 2- 1.5 hours picking up sticks from the yard and mostly mowing very long grass.
April 3- nothing
April 4- 45 minutes body step and 45 minutes body pump
April 5 - 15 minutes running
April 6 - 1 hour bodystep
April 7 - 45 minutes of wee bit of running, the rest fast walking
April 8 - Easter - nothing
April 9 - 1 hour body pump, 1 hour body step
April 10 - 45 minutes of walking and running (started c25k and school pick-up)


Total # of hours for April so far: 7:45
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Slim CB
04-11-2012, 09:32 AM
I need a kick in the butt ladies....the lazy bug is biting me again....

takingcontrol
04-11-2012, 09:44 AM
:kickbutt: right atcha Slim! :P

berryblondeboys
04-11-2012, 09:48 AM
I need a kick in the butt ladies....the lazy bug is biting me again....

I go through periods like that too - and then I go through periods of "Darn it, let's just DO THIS!" Funny how that works!

Hope you find your groove again soon! Maybe changing things up a bit?

Slim CB
04-11-2012, 10:35 AM
I go through periods like that too - and then I go through periods of "Darn it, let's just DO THIS!" Funny how that works!

Hope you find your groove again soon! Maybe changing things up a bit?

I really need to change things up. I'm getting really bored...

takingcontrol
04-11-2012, 10:52 AM
What do you do at the moment Slim?

Slim CB
04-11-2012, 02:03 PM
What do you do at the moment Slim?

I take aerobics and weights classes at the gym. I don't like working out alone, I find it boring and as such I feed off group energy. I can force myself to go to a class. I find it much harder to force myself to work out on my own.

takingcontrol
04-11-2012, 03:09 PM
I understand that sentiment absolutely Slim, I'm the exact same. I've not even set foot in the gym but am learning to love my classes, slowly but surely! Does your gym offer different classes you can try? I am trying to learn to jog, but that's been a long time aim of mine, and I REALLY want to, but even with that intrinsic motivation, it can be difficult to actually make myself go out an do it! Does your gym have a pool and if so are there any hydro classes? I love those as a change. :)

April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging
April 5th - 45 minute spin class
April 6th - Rest
April 7th - 60 minute Pump class + 10 mins jogging
April 8th - 45 minute spin class
April 9th - 40 minutes C25K (W4D2 + extra walk at end)
April 10th - 45 minutes C25K (W4D3 + long extra walk thanks to ending way further from home than I'd have liked!) + 15 min strength (arms and abs @ home)
April 11th - 45 minute spin + 60 minute Pump

590/1260 = 670 to go

berryblondeboys
04-11-2012, 03:40 PM
I take aerobics and weights classes at the gym. I don't like working out alone, I find it boring and as such I feed off group energy. I can force myself to go to a class. I find it much harder to force myself to work out on my own.

It's interesting how different we all are. I too cannot, CANNOT do gym work alone. I have never, ever done it. I tried to do the treadmill for walking a whole TWO times - couldn't do it - stopped at about a mile as I was unmotivated and bored to tears - with or without watching TV.

I "can" do a video where I feel I'm part of the class, but now that I've been to a real gym with real life people, it's a poor substitute and I think I've actually only done that ONE TIME since starting the gym.

But then, for some reason, running (so far at least) I'm OK with doing by myself. I actually thought about doing a group 5K prep thing, but then realized, "No, I think I prefer to run by myself - at my own pace, my own stride." I don't feel that way about walking by myself - I find that boring, but running? So far, I like it!

My husband takes the bodypump class with me twice a week, but he really doesn't like the class aspect about it. he prefers solo, but does it with me to be sure he DOES IT. For his other exercise he swims lap and he loves it. I would be bored out of my MIND to do that, but he loves it - go figure.

If I were you I would just try something completely different to see if it works for you - rent a video, take a run outside, try a different class - just something completely different and see if that breaks up the funk. It can't hurt to try!

Slim CB
04-11-2012, 04:11 PM
I tried looking at other gyms. I love my gym but considered getting a punch card pass to another gym to try their classes. However the punch card is expensive and I am trying to save money now so I really dont want to go that route.

My other limitation is that I am a morning person... I am too pooped in the evenings to go to the gym but I guess I will have to force myself to try some evening classes to get myself out of this funk.

It's a good thing its 80% diet, 20% exercise!

berryblondeboys
04-11-2012, 08:56 PM
April 1- nothing
April 2- 1.5 hours picking up sticks from the yard and mostly mowing very long grass.
April 3- nothing
April 4- 45 minutes body step and 45 minutes body pump
April 5 - 15 minutes running
April 6 - 1 hour bodystep
April 7 - 45 minutes of wee bit of running, the rest fast walking
April 8 - Easter - nothing
April 9 - 1 hour body pump, 1 hour body step
April 10 - 45 minutes of walking and running (started c25k and school pick-up)
April 11 - 45 minutes of BodyPump and 45 minutes of BodyStep


Total # of hours for April so far: 9:25
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takingcontrol
04-12-2012, 11:37 AM
April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging
April 5th - 45 minute spin class
April 6th - Rest
April 7th - 60 minute Pump class + 10 mins jogging
April 8th - 45 minute spin class
April 9th - 40 minutes C25K (W4D2 + extra walk at end)
April 10th - 45 minutes C25K (W4D3 + long extra walk thanks to ending way further from home than I'd have liked!) + 15 min strength (arms and abs @ home)
April 11th - 45 minute spin + 60 minute Pump
April 12th - 45 minute spin + 40 mins C25K w5D1 (modified)
April 13th - REST

675/1260 = 585 to go

I've added tomorrow as rest already. I'm enforcing it! Really pushed myself the last few weeks, and I'm loving it, seeing results, mainly mentally atm but that's great. BUT, I feel down days are important for my aching muscles to heal, so I'll have a no exercise but generally still active day :)

BerryblondeBoys - I have a friend who goes to a different gym and takes 45 min Pump classes, and had a stand in instructor today and she's less than impressed. The instructor chose to do chest, triceps, biceps, lunges and abs. Took out squats and back and did all of the 'arm' related workouts together, not good!

berryblondeboys
04-12-2012, 11:42 AM
BerryblondeBoys - I have a friend who goes to a different gym and takes 45 min Pump classes, and had a stand in instructor today and she's less than impressed. The instructor chose to do chest, triceps, biceps, lunges and abs. Took out squats and back and did all of the 'arm' related workouts together, not good!

What a weird assortment. No matter the instructor for the class (as there are subs frequently), they always do the same body parts - warm-up, quads, chest, back, triceps, biceps and abs (with a very short cool down). Skipping lunges and shoulders because you work those muscle groups in other tracks. Plus, if you do step immediately after, there is a lunge track there and you can totally tell who does BP in that step class and who doesn't. The bpers don't get worked up by the lunge track, the steppers find it hard.

takingcontrol
04-12-2012, 11:50 AM
Yep, she actually brought up her classes after I'd asked you about yours (but before this strange one today), and said exactly that. Although two tracks are dropped, it's always teh same two and same order, as in the hour classes. It seems irresponsible of this instructor to offer such an unbalanced workout.

As for lunges....... I am awful at them! It will be a happy happy day when I find the balance to finally get those propulsions down (or up!) without wobbling all over the place, losing timing and just URGH! Even though it's tough, I really miss the firework track for its lack of needing to leave the floor!

berryblondeboys
04-12-2012, 12:07 PM
As for lunges....... I am awful at them! It will be a happy happy day when I find the balance to finally get those propulsions down (or up!) without wobbling all over the place, losing timing and just URGH! Even though it's tough, I really miss the firework track for its lack of needing to leave the floor!

When I started doing bodypump (and bodystep) last July, I couldn't do lunges AT ALL. Like, AT ALL. My knees couldn't handle it. But, with patience, I now have full range lunges. I just didn't do anything to hurt myself and learned proper form and did it modified until I could do it better. Now I'm like the lunge queen in bodystep and one of the better ones in bodypump which is really remarkable as man, I realllllly couldn't do them!

And about your rest day tomorrow. I was planning on doing c25k today, but my knees are feeling it with the three really hard days in a row. I'm already signed up for step tomorrow. I need to rethink running today and see how I feel. I might just walk briskly this evening or something because one thing I have learned - LISTEN to my body!

Loseit
04-12-2012, 01:15 PM
71 hrs so far + 1.5 hrs today= 72.5 hrs
Thinking if running again..starting tomm.. Need to do something to rev things up!

Slim CB
04-13-2012, 09:22 AM
April 4 - 8 - no exercise - took the entire Easter weekend off
April 9 - Power Aerobics - 75 mins

Total for April - 235 mins

April 10 - no exercise
April 11 - no exercise
April 12 - Walking -15 mins, Cross Ramp - 15 mins, Core & Weights - 60 mins
April 13 - Cross Ramp - 20 mins, Mixed Aerobics - 60 mins

Total for April - 405 mins

Seashell84
04-13-2012, 04:40 PM
Just checking in. You guys are doing really great! I have done 13.5 hours in April for a total of 66.5. Catching up!

takingcontrol
04-14-2012, 06:34 AM
April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging
April 5th - 45 minute spin class
April 6th - Rest
April 7th - 60 minute Pump class + 10 mins jogging
April 8th - 45 minute spin class
April 9th - 40 minutes C25K (W4D2 + extra walk at end)
April 10th - 45 minutes C25K (W4D3 + long extra walk thanks to ending way further from home than I'd have liked!) + 15 min strength (arms and abs @ home)
April 11th - 45 minute spin + 60 minute Pump
April 12th - 45 minute spin + 40 mins C25K w5D1 (modified)
April 13th - REST
April 14th - 60 minute pump + 50 Minute C25K W5D2 (extra walking tagged on the end)

785/1260 = 475 to go

Had an awesome pump class today, put more weight on squats, chest, back and tris over the last couple of weeks and it feels so good to be getting stronger!

I even managed a couple of propulsion lunges, so right now I feel invincible! Especially after a great run this morning too, YIPPEEEEE! Rest days really rock sometimes!

berryblondeboys
04-14-2012, 05:13 PM
April 1- nothing
April 2- 1.5 hours picking up sticks from the yard and mostly mowing very long grass.
April 3- nothing
April 4- 45 minutes body step and 45 minutes body pump
April 5 - 15 minutes running
April 6 - 1 hour bodystep
April 7 - 45 minutes of wee bit of running, the rest fast walking
April 8 - Easter - nothing
April 9 - 1 hour body pump, 1 hour body step
April 10 - 45 minutes of walking and running (started c25k and school pick-up)
April 11 - 45 minutes of BodyPump and 45 minutes of BodyStep
April 12 - Rest Day
April 13 - Nothing
April 14 - 30 minutes walking/running with C25k and 30 minutes bike ride


Total # of hours for April so far: 10:25

Well, I didn't intend to have two rest days, but I strained my neck muscles on Wednesday and have been dealing with muscle pain in the neck and migraines. Today I took ibuprofen earlier, but decided to skip the bodypump as that's what strained my neck and decided to bike ride and run/walk today. Both felt great!

Loseit
04-15-2012, 07:58 AM
72 hrs so far + 2 hrs= 74 hrs!

Seashell84
04-15-2012, 07:05 PM
Since last time I checked in: 66.5 + 3.5 = 70 hrs

berryblondeboys
04-15-2012, 07:32 PM
April 1- nothing
April 2- 1.5 hours picking up sticks from the yard and mostly mowing very long grass.
April 3- nothing
April 4- 45 minutes body step and 45 minutes body pump
April 5 - 15 minutes running
April 6 - 1 hour bodystep
April 7 - 45 minutes of wee bit of running, the rest fast walking
April 8 - Easter - nothing
April 9 - 1 hour body pump, 1 hour body step
April 10 - 45 minutes of walking and running (started c25k and school pick-up)
April 11 - 45 minutes of BodyPump and 45 minutes of BodyStep
April 12 - Rest Day
April 13 - Nothing
April 14 - 30 minutes walking/running with C25k and 30 minutes bike ride
April 15 - 30 minutes walking


Total # of hours for April so far: 10:75

Neck strain and headache seem to be getting better, but skipping BodyPump tomorrow and doing running instead.

Slim CB
04-16-2012, 09:31 AM
April 10 - no exercise
April 11 - no exercise
April 12 - Walking -15 mins, Cross Ramp - 15 mins, Core & Weights - 60 mins
April 13 - Cross Ramp - 20 mins, Mixed Aerobics - 60 mins

Total for April - 405 mins

April 14 - no exercise
April 15 - no exercise
April 16 - Cross Ramp - 15 mins, Step n Sculpt - 45 mins

Total for April - 465 mins

Loseit
04-16-2012, 03:04 PM
74 hrs so far + 1 hr today= 75 hrs

HMM3
04-16-2012, 03:15 PM
Can I just jump in again ... I started with you guys in Jan - still exercising but drifting with food and motivation?

... I would like to get more accountable again ...

April 14th - 30 Mins Elliptical, 20 Mins Walking
April 15th - Rest Day
April 16th - Personal Training - 60 mins

berryblondeboys
04-16-2012, 05:35 PM
April 1- nothing
April 2- 1.5 hours picking up sticks from the yard and mostly mowing very long grass.
April 3- nothing
April 4- 45 minutes body step and 45 minutes body pump
April 5 - 15 minutes running
April 6 - 1 hour bodystep
April 7 - 45 minutes of wee bit of running, the rest fast walking
April 8 - Easter - nothing
April 9 - 1 hour body pump, 1 hour body step
April 10 - 45 minutes of walking and running (started c25k and school pick-up)
April 11 - 45 minutes of BodyPump and 45 minutes of BodyStep
April 12 - Rest Day
April 13 - Nothing
April 14 - 30 minutes walking/running with C25k and 30 minutes bike ride
April 15 - 30 minutes walking
April 16 - 1 hour of bike riding, 30 minutes of walking


Total # of hours for April so far: 12.25

takingcontrol
04-16-2012, 05:38 PM
Good to have you back HMM3, I find this challenge so motivating for keeping going on the exercise no matter what food slip ups I have :)

Melissa hope you're fully mended now, and if not keep on taking your break from Pump. I might have to skip jogging tomorrow, am feeling very tight after Pump and Hydrojog tonight. Will assess again in the morning......

April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging
April 5th - 45 minute spin class
April 6th - Rest
April 7th - 60 minute Pump class + 10 mins jogging
April 8th - 45 minute spin class
April 9th - 40 minutes C25K (W4D2 + extra walk at end)
April 10th - 45 minutes C25K (W4D3 + long extra walk thanks to ending way further from home than I'd have liked!) + 15 min strength (arms and abs @ home)
April 11th - 45 minute spin + 60 minute Pump
April 12th - 45 minute spin + 40 mins C25K w5D1 (modified)
April 13th - REST
April 14th - 60 minute pump + 50 Minute C25K W5D2 (extra walking tagged on the end)
April 15th - Nothing
April 16th - Pump 60mins and Hudrojog 45 mins (I signed up for the extra hydro class to make up for missing yesterday due to a Christening), but now I hurt, so probably wasn't the best choice!

890/1260 = 370 to go

Slim CB
04-17-2012, 04:42 PM
April 14 - no exercise
April 15 - no exercise
April 16 - Cross Ramp - 15 mins, Step n Sculpt - 45 mins

Total for April - 465 mins

April 17 - Walking - 20 mins

Total for April - 485 mins

HMM3
04-17-2012, 09:26 PM
Thanks for the welcome back Takingcontrol :)

April 14th - 30 Mins Elliptical, 20 Mins Walking
April 15th - Rest Day
April 16th - Personal Training - 60 mins
April 17th - Hill Walking, 50 mins

Slim CB
04-18-2012, 09:46 AM
April 17 - Walking - 20 mins

Total for April - 485 mins

April 18 - Abs - 10 mins, Cross Ramp - 15 mins, Power Aerobics - 60 mins

Total for April - 570 mins

takingcontrol
04-18-2012, 10:04 AM
April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging
April 5th - 45 minute spin class
April 6th - Rest
April 7th - 60 minute Pump class + 10 mins jogging
April 8th - 45 minute spin class
April 9th - 40 minutes C25K (W4D2 + extra walk at end)
April 10th - 45 minutes C25K (W4D3 + long extra walk thanks to ending way further from home than I'd have liked!) + 15 min strength (arms and abs @ home)
April 11th - 45 minute spin + 60 minute Pump
April 12th - 45 minute spin + 40 mins C25K w5D1 (modified)
April 13th - REST
April 14th - 60 minute pump + 50 Minute C25K W5D2 (extra walking tagged on the end)
April 15th - Nothing
April 16th - Pump 60mins and Hudrojog 45 mins
APril 17th - No exercise and an evening of binging, booooo.
April 18th - 40 mins C25K Week 5 day 3 DONE :D 60mins pump

990/1260 = 270 to go

aleksandra
04-18-2012, 10:11 AM
hello girls! congratz on the hard work! :) i'm still sticking to our thing, too! just for an update - i've changed my regiment to a split resistance training and i must say i love it! it's a great change, because i was getting tired of my regiment lately. hopefully it will result in some increased muscle mass (-> to burn my fat :D and to tone my body forthe summer!)
i cant belive it's about to be a third of our challenge behind us! YAY :carrot:

berryblondeboys
04-18-2012, 10:15 AM
Well, I'm injured. Neck is still not good, but now I have a shoulder injury. Hurts to push/pull/lift. I guess I'll be running as walking only ad maybe only walking until I heal up. I'm bummed.

takingcontrol
04-18-2012, 10:18 AM
Sorry to her that Melissa, I hope you're on the mend soon :( Have you had your shoulder checked out?

Slim CB
04-18-2012, 01:19 PM
berryblondeboys you should get that checked out

takingcontrol
04-19-2012, 02:10 PM
April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging
April 5th - 45 minute spin class
April 6th - Rest
April 7th - 60 minute Pump class + 10 mins jogging
April 8th - 45 minute spin class
April 9th - 40 minutes C25K (W4D2 + extra walk at end)
April 10th - 45 minutes C25K (W4D3 + long extra walk thanks to ending way further from home than I'd have liked!) + 15 min strength (arms and abs @ home)
April 11th - 45 minute spin + 60 minute Pump
April 12th - 45 minute spin + 40 mins C25K w5D1 (modified)
April 13th - REST
April 14th - 60 minute pump + 50 Minute C25K W5D2 (extra walking tagged on the end)
April 15th - Nothing
April 16th - Pump 60mins and Hudrojog 45 mins
APril 17th - No exercise and an evening of binging, booooo.
April 18th - 40 mins C25K Week 5 day 3 DONE 60mins pump
April 19th - 45 mins Spinning

1035/1260 = 225 to go

Loseit
04-19-2012, 04:41 PM
Berryblondeboys.. How r u feeling now? Hope u are fine by now!
For me 75 hrs+ 1.5 hrs today= 76.5 hrs

berryblondeboys
04-19-2012, 10:02 PM
Still resting. Neck is 'almost' OK. But not quite there. Shoulder is probably 30% if I don't use it. I might try running tomorrow - getting my son to mow as the pushing and pulling motion is what bothers my shoulder the most. I don't want to aggravate it just as it's getting better.

I find it amazing how fast you can get laid up - but when it's your head/spine, you kind of have to listen!!!!

Slim CB
04-20-2012, 09:22 AM
April 18 - Abs - 10 mins, Cross Ramp - 15 mins, Power Aerobics - 60 mins

Total for April - 570 mins

April 19 - no exercise
April 20 - Mixed Aerobics - 60 mins

Total for April - 630 mins

takingcontrol
04-20-2012, 05:34 PM
Melissa - take it easy until that shoulder is better, stick at your walking and it'll mean much less 'lost' exercise time in the long run. Hugs.

April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging
April 5th - 45 minute spin class
April 6th - Rest
April 7th - 60 minute Pump class + 10 mins jogging
April 8th - 45 minute spin class
April 9th - 40 minutes C25K (W4D2 + extra walk at end)
April 10th - 45 minutes C25K (W4D3 + long extra walk thanks to ending way further from home than I'd have liked!) + 15 min strength (arms and abs @ home)
April 11th - 45 minute spin + 60 minute Pump
April 12th - 45 minute spin + 40 mins C25K w5D1 (modified)
April 13th - REST
April 14th - 60 minute pump + 50 Minute C25K W5D2 (extra walking tagged on the end)
April 15th - Nothing
April 16th - Pump 60mins and Hudrojog 45 mins
APril 17th - No exercise and an evening of binging, booooo.
April 18th - 40 mins C25K Week 5 day 3 DONE 60mins pump
April 19th - 45 mins Spinning
April 20th - 45 mins hydrojog + 45 mins Spinning
April 21st - 60 mins Pump

1185/1260 = 75 to go

I've added tomorrow here already because as soon as I've done my class I'm coming home and getting ready and going out to a friend's wedding for the day and night, whoop can't wait!

Have decided to cancel my jog in the morning so I get an extra 90 mins in bed (at the mo I'll only jog at 6.15 when no one is out and about to see me!) and tomorrow is going to be a long day so want the extra shut eye. Will take Sunday as a rest day and get back on it on Monday, just with the jog though. Got a really busy few weeks ahead with school so my exercise is likely to drop, but I must keep up the running as my first 5K is a month today away on May 20th, eeekkkk!

aleksandra
04-21-2012, 03:13 PM
omg girls, i SO have to share this! the other night i was watching BL and saw an interesting exercise they were doing during their last chance workout. basically it were just barbell lunges (reverse and regular), one leg at a time. i really recommend this exercise because it boosted my heartrate, made me sweat and i really feel my muscles.
barbell lunges, all the way :D

HMM3
04-21-2012, 04:43 PM
April 14th - 30 Mins Elliptical, 20 Mins Walking
April 15th - Rest Day
April 16th - Personal Training - 60 mins
April 17th - Hill Walking, 50 mins
April 18th - Rest Day
April 19th - Rest Day
April 20th - Personal Training - 60 mins
April 21st - 30 mins Elliptical, 20 mins Treadmill

I'm trying to get my hours up but too many rest days :( .... I'm going to try and shoot for 6 times next week ...

Berry ... I hope your injuries improve ... Sometimes you get another injury from over-compesting for the injry you already have???

Slim CB
04-23-2012, 09:24 AM
April 19 - no exercise
April 20 - Mixed Aerobics - 60 mins

Total for April - 630 mins

April 21 - Power Aerobics - 45 mins
April 22 - no exercise
April 23 - Cross Ramp - 25 mins, Step n Sculpt - 50 mins

Total for April - 750 mins

Loseit
04-23-2012, 08:50 PM
76.5 hrs + .5 hr today= 77 hrs so far!

Slim CB
04-25-2012, 09:00 AM
April 21 - Power Aerobics - 45 mins
April 22 - no exercise
April 23 - Cross Ramp - 25 mins, Step n Sculpt - 50 mins

Total for April - 750 mins

April 24 - no exercise
April 25 - Weights - 15 mins

Total for April - 765 mins

Loseit
04-25-2012, 11:01 AM
77 hrs + 1.5 hrs= 78.5 hrs

takingcontrol
04-25-2012, 03:39 PM
Melissa - how are you doing now? I hope you're on the mend.

Aleksandra Thanks for the tip, going to google.....

April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging
April 5th - 45 minute spin class
April 6th - Rest
April 7th - 60 minute Pump class + 10 mins jogging
April 8th - 45 minute spin class
April 9th - 40 minutes C25K (W4D2 + extra walk at end)
April 10th - 45 minutes C25K (W4D3 + long extra walk thanks to ending way further from home than I'd have liked!) + 15 min strength (arms and abs @ home)
April 11th - 45 minute spin + 60 minute Pump
April 12th - 45 minute spin + 40 mins C25K w5D1 (modified)
April 13th - REST
April 14th - 60 minute pump + 50 Minute C25K W5D2 (extra walking tagged on the end)
April 15th - Nothing
April 16th - Pump 60mins and Hudrojog 45 mins
APril 17th - No exercise and an evening of binging, booooo.
April 18th - 40 mins C25K Week 5 day 3 DONE 60mins pump
April 19th - 45 mins Spinning
April 20th - 45 mins hydrojog + 45 mins Spinning
April 21st - 60 mins Pump
April 22nd - nothing
April 23rd - nothing
April 24th - nothing
April 25th - 60mins pump

1245/1260 = 15 to go

Got lazy after the wedding on Saturday, well major hangover followed by laziness. Was back at pump today though, and have spinning classes tomorrow and Friday. I need to get back onto the jogging, BUT the weather is just so so so bad this week, I can't face it!

berryblondeboys
04-25-2012, 03:51 PM
April 1- nothing
April 2- 1.5 hours picking up sticks from the yard and mostly mowing very long grass.
April 3- nothing
April 4- 45 minutes body step and 45 minutes body pump
April 5 - 15 minutes running
April 6 - 1 hour bodystep
April 7 - 45 minutes of wee bit of running, the rest fast walking
April 8 - Easter - nothing
April 9 - 1 hour body pump, 1 hour body step
April 10 - 45 minutes of walking and running (started c25k and school pick-up)
April 11 - 45 minutes of BodyPump and 45 minutes of BodyStep
April 12 - Rest Day
April 13 - Nothing
April 14 - 30 minutes walking/running with C25k and 30 minutes bike ride
April 15 - 30 minutes walking
April 16 - 1 hour of bike riding, 30 minutes of walking
April 17-April 24 - RESTING DUE TO INJURY
April 25 - 1 hour of walking, 30 minutes of bike riding

Total # of hours for April so far: 13.75

Well, my shoulder is slowly getting better, but not enough to do bodypump yet. But I'm starting to do other activities. This rest period has SuCKED!!!!

takingcontrol
04-26-2012, 04:45 PM
April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging
April 5th - 45 minute spin class
April 6th - Rest
April 7th - 60 minute Pump class + 10 mins jogging
April 8th - 45 minute spin class
April 9th - 40 minutes C25K (W4D2 + extra walk at end)
April 10th - 45 minutes C25K (W4D3 + long extra walk thanks to ending way further from home than I'd have liked!) + 15 min strength (arms and abs @ home)
April 11th - 45 minute spin + 60 minute Pump
April 12th - 45 minute spin + 40 mins C25K w5D1 (modified)
April 13th - REST
April 14th - 60 minute pump + 50 Minute C25K W5D2 (extra walking tagged on the end)
April 15th - Nothing
April 16th - Pump 60mins and Hudrojog 45 mins
APril 17th - No exercise and an evening of binging, booooo.
April 18th - 40 mins C25K Week 5 day 3 DONE 60mins pump
April 19th - 45 mins Spinning
April 20th - 45 mins hydrojog + 45 mins Spinning
April 21st - 60 mins Pump
April 22nd - nothing
April 23rd - nothing
April 24th - nothing
April 25th - 60mins pump
April 26th - 45mins Spinning

1290 mins in April

Slim CB
04-27-2012, 09:31 AM
April 24 - no exercise
April 25 - Weights - 15 mins

Total for April - 765 mins

April 26 - no exercise
April 27 - Weights - 20 mins

Total for April - 785 mins

berryblondeboys
04-27-2012, 05:08 PM
April 1- nothing
April 2- 1.5 hours picking up sticks from the yard and mostly mowing very long grass.
April 3- nothing
April 4- 45 minutes body step and 45 minutes body pump
April 5 - 15 minutes running
April 6 - 1 hour bodystep
April 7 - 45 minutes of wee bit of running, the rest fast walking
April 8 - Easter - nothing
April 9 - 1 hour body pump, 1 hour body step
April 10 - 45 minutes of walking and running (started c25k and school pick-up)
April 11 - 45 minutes of BodyPump and 45 minutes of BodyStep
April 12 - Rest Day
April 13 - Nothing
April 14 - 30 minutes walking/running with C25k and 30 minutes bike ride
April 15 - 30 minutes walking
April 16 - 1 hour of bike riding, 30 minutes of walking
April 17-April 24 - RESTING DUE TO INJURY
April 25 - 1 hour of walking, 30 minutes of bike riding
April 26 - nothing
April 27 - 1 hour of bodystep, 30 minutes of bike riding

Total # of hours for April so far: 15.25

I'm not going to make it to 21 hours by the end of April (3 days left), but I plan to keep at it. A bit worried about this shoulder though. I rode my bike to the grocery store and it started to ache when I was hauling the cart around the store (the cart that attaches to my bike). Darn it!!!

Plan is to do bodypump tomorrow and more bike riding.

Loseit
04-27-2012, 07:26 PM
78.5 hrs so far + 1.5 = 80 hrs

takingcontrol
04-28-2012, 08:14 AM
April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging
April 5th - 45 minute spin class
April 6th - Rest
April 7th - 60 minute Pump class + 10 mins jogging
April 8th - 45 minute spin class
April 9th - 40 minutes C25K (W4D2 + extra walk at end)
April 10th - 45 minutes C25K (W4D3 + long extra walk thanks to ending way further from home than I'd have liked!) + 15 min strength (arms and abs @ home)
April 11th - 45 minute spin + 60 minute Pump
April 12th - 45 minute spin + 40 mins C25K w5D1 (modified)
April 13th - REST
April 14th - 60 minute pump + 50 Minute C25K W5D2 (extra walking tagged on the end)
April 15th - Nothing
April 16th - Pump 60mins and Hudrojog 45 mins
APril 17th - No exercise and an evening of binging, booooo.
April 18th - 40 mins C25K Week 5 day 3 DONE 60mins pump
April 19th - 45 mins Spinning
April 20th - 45 mins hydrojog + 45 mins Spinning
April 21st - 60 mins Pump
April 22nd - nothing
April 23rd - nothing
April 24th - nothing
April 25th - 60mins pump
April 26th - 45mins Spinning
April 27th - 45 mins Spinning + 45 mins Hydrojog
April 28th - 60 mins Pump

1440 mins in April

Melissa Hope the shoulder holds out OK for BodyPump, the 81 release's shoulder track is a killer, make sure you take it easy!

Loseit
04-30-2012, 02:12 PM
80 hrs so far+ another 2.5= 82.5 hrs!!!

takingcontrol
04-30-2012, 03:43 PM
April 1st - 45 minute spinning class
April 2nd - 60 minute Pump class
April 3rd - 30 minutes c25k w4d1 + 15 mins mega brisk walking in the rain
April 4th -60 minute Pump class + 15 mins jogging
April 5th - 45 minute spin class
April 6th - Rest
April 7th - 60 minute Pump class + 10 mins jogging
April 8th - 45 minute spin class
April 9th - 40 minutes C25K (W4D2 + extra walk at end)
April 10th - 45 minutes C25K (W4D3 + long extra walk thanks to ending way further from home than I'd have liked!) + 15 min strength (arms and abs @ home)
April 11th - 45 minute spin + 60 minute Pump
April 12th - 45 minute spin + 40 mins C25K w5D1 (modified)
April 13th - REST
April 14th - 60 minute pump + 50 Minute C25K W5D2 (extra walking tagged on the end)
April 15th - Nothing
April 16th - Pump 60mins and Hudrojog 45 mins
APril 17th - No exercise and an evening of binging, booooo.
April 18th - 40 mins C25K Week 5 day 3 DONE 60mins pump
April 19th - 45 mins Spinning
April 20th - 45 mins hydrojog + 45 mins Spinning
April 21st - 60 mins Pump
April 22nd - nothing
April 23rd - nothing
April 24th - nothing
April 25th - 60mins pump
April 26th - 45mins Spinning
April 27th - 45 mins Spinning + 45 mins Hydrojog
April 28th - 60 mins Pump
April 29th - 45 mins spinning
April 30th - Rest

1484 mins in April

Bring on May!