100 lb. Club - May ~ I like to move it, move it thread

05-01-2012, 12:08 AM
I am tracking my exercise progress for the month of May!!

Everyone feel free to join me!!

05-01-2012, 12:09 AM
April 30, 2012: I walked my mile (1.10 to be exact), swam my 5 laps, did 15 minutes of leg kicks in the pool, 20 pull ups, and sat in the hot tub 20 minutes. I am tired, but happy to be feeling well enough to get back on track!

05-01-2012, 10:01 AM
Sounds like fun; I'll try!

April 30th: Walked 2.39 miles in 40 minutes
May 1: Walked 2.08 miles in 40 minutes
May 2: Walked 2.39 miles in 40 minutes
May 3: Walked 2.31 miles in 40 minutes
May 4: Walked with the hubby for about 30 minutes
May 5: No workout - went shopping with the hubby
May 6: No workout - just a day of rest
May 7: Walked 2.41 miles in 40 minutes
May 8: No workout - too stormy; didn't want to get fried by lightening!
May 9: Walked 2.4 miles in 40 minutes
May 10: No workout - tornadoes and thunderstorms in the area
May 11: Walked with the hubby for 30 minutes
May 12: Jumping up and down at a HS baseball playoff game (I am counting this as exercise!!)
May 13: No workout - day of rest
May 14: Walked 2.4 miles in 40 minutes
May 15: Walked 2.4 miles in 40 minutes - I got it in just before the rain hit!!
May 16: Walked 2.46 miles in 40 minutes
May 17: No workout - but did take a 1.5 hour tour of a serpatarium
May 18: Went to a high school baseball game & went up and down the stairs many times
May 19: Walked with the hubby for 30 minutes
May 20: Now workout - day of rest
May 21: Walked 2.56 miles in 40 minutes
May 22: Walked with the hubby
May 23: Walked 2.45 miles in 40 minutes
May 24: Walked 2.35 miles in 40 minutes
May 25: Did 20 minutes of yoga this morning
May 26: Stripped the beds; washed sheets & comforters; dusted house; vacuumed house; swept kitchen; cleaned defrosted freezer; hauled trash to the dump...no wonder I slept well last night!!
May 27: Moved 2 sets of bedroom furniture, including mattresses and boxsprings, plus vacuumed 2 bedrooms; weekly laundry. Housework is tiring!!!
May 28:
May 29:
May 30:
May 31:

05-02-2012, 09:02 AM
This sounds like a fun thread, though the only exercise I got yesterday was walking at the Mall looking for shoes for a wedding! And the 20 minutes in the hot tub sounds really great!

On Monday, though, I went to my daughter's gym with her. (I was visiting - she lives out of state.) I'll count that workout as my first for May. It's a "Cross-fit" gym. They're pretty hard core on fitness and have what they call the "workout of the day." Everyone does the same workout, and the time it takes you to finish is recorded. They modify any exercise you can't do because of an physical limitation, but really encourage you to push yourself a bit harder than you think you can. Running was involved on Monday, but biking or using a rowing machine was an acceptable substitution. Here's what we did:
Row - 400 meters
Kettle bell swings - 20 (20 pound)
Squats with a medicine ball for added weight - 20 (12 pound)
4 times - in about 22:30
Then we did sit-ups (me - 85, DD - 100)
I was happy to match my daughter in time, but she used higher tension on the rower and a heavier kettle bell and medicine ball.

Tonight it's back to my gym where things aren't so hard core! Wednesday night is "boot camp" and I'll post later with what we did.

This thread might get me to the gym more often. Thanks for starting it, Small Steps!


05-03-2012, 12:31 AM
"Boot camp" was a good workout tonight. We did Cardio, strength, and abs in cycles - 4 cycles in all - then a few more minutes of legs. It's an hour class and we were all dripping by the time we were done.

Tomorrow is Karadio - sort of like kick boxing. It's one of my favorites.


05-03-2012, 12:38 AM
I'm going to make a month long chart and post it here and edit it as the days go by.

4/30 Row 1600 meters / 80 Kettle bell swings (20 pound) / 80 Squats with a medicine ball for added weight (12 pound) in 22:30 / 85 sit-ups ( total for 4 rounds)

5/2 Boot camp - cardio, strength, abs, legs (60 minutes)
5/3 karadio (kick-boxing) - 45 minutes
5/4 Knitting night with the 4 young girls my friend and I are teaching. No workout today.
5/5 Worked in the yard (heavy duty stuff) instead of going to the gym
5/6 Circuit at the gym - whole body workout - 70 minutes
5/7 Karadio (45 minutes)
5/9 Boot Camp (60 minutes)
5/10 Karadio (45 minutes)
5/12 Planted my garden - that involves filling almost 40 pots with dirt at about 50 pounds each, and moving them to the edge of the driveway. I WILL NOT feel guilty about blowing off the gym!
5/13 Read the paper in the sun in the back yard and spent 2 whole hours just soaking up the sunshine working all the puzzles! Happy Mother's Day!
5/14 Karadio (45 minutes)
5/15 Turbo Kick (45 minutes)
5/16 skipped the gym - twisted my ankle a bit and need to take it a bit easy for a day or 2
5/17 Turbo Kick (45 minutes)
5/19 Walked miles on Carson St in Pittsburgh waiting for it to be time for the concert.
5/21 Karadio (45 minutes0
5/22 Turbo Kick (45 minutes0
5/23 Boot Camp (60 minutes)
5/24 Karadio (45 minutes)
5/25 Walked 5 miles / went to a dance and danced the fast ones!

05-05-2012, 07:38 PM
May 5, 2012: Just completed a 3.56 mi walk. Duration 1:20:36

05-10-2012, 09:15 AM
May 10th - just bumping this back to the top. Anyone else want to join us in posting exercise? I've just been editing mine, so it doesn't move up like when a new post has been made.

Small Steps - where are you? How was your birthday?


05-10-2012, 11:50 AM
I just decided to try to up my discipline and be more stringent about meeting both my eating and fitness goals at the same time.

In general, here is what I do for exercise: running, walking, pushups, situps, rock climbing, and occasionally bootcamp or willpower and grace class.

My goals:

Run every day and push for improvement -- either increase distance or decrease time for the distance I travel every day.

Rejoin my weekly willpower and grace class starting the third week in May.

Start bootcamp class again in June.

Consider starting spin classes in July (can't do them until my kids are out of school because of the timing).

Complete the 200 situps and 100 pushups programs online.

Here's this week so far:

4 mile run in 1:06 on 5/7 wk 1, day 1 of 200 situps program
4 mile run in 1:04 on 5/8 wk 1, day 1 of 100 pushups program
2.5 mile run in :39 and 3 mile walk in 1:00 on 5/9 wk 1, day 2 200 situps program
2.5 mile run in :36 and 3 mile walk in 1:00 on 5/10 wk 1, day 2 100 pushups program

Going to run a 5k on Mother's Day!

05-10-2012, 09:51 PM
Hi, Defenestrator! If "willpower class" is what it sounds like, I need that one! I really admire the fact that you're running. I really don't like to run at all, though I did participate in a 5K on 4/28 because I was visiting my DD in NC and she had already signed up to do it. I walked and ran and finished in about 37:30. There are a million other things I'd rather do for exercise, though.

I'm going to update my original list with today's workout. Good luck with your renewed exercise goals.


05-10-2012, 10:52 PM
Willpower and Grace is a class that combines yoga and pilates and a lot of deep squats and lunges while having a cardio component too. It's done barefoot. It helps me a lot with balance and strength in my core.

05-13-2012, 02:24 PM
5/11, 2.5 mile run
5/12 week 1, day 3 of 100 pushups and 200 situps workouts
5/13 ran a 5k

My 5k time was really slow. My calves were cramping a lot at the beginning of the race.

05-14-2012, 08:48 PM
Willpower and Grace sounds like a great class!


05-15-2012, 11:48 AM
I need to start tracking so here goes...

4/30-Body Revolution Workout 1 (309 cals) (food: 1489 cals)
5/1-First semester of nursing school complete, had final exam, immediately went for drinks and Mexican food and had Chinese (fried) for dinner..rough day
5/2-BR Workout 2 (310 cals) & BR Cardio 1 (281 cals) (food: 1395 cals)
5/3-BR Workout 1 (300 cals) (food: 1450 cals)
5/4-BR Workout 2 (277 cals) (food: 1780 cals)..had a massive headache but did what I could, also walked a ton 2day
5/5-BR Cardio 1 (219 cals)...didnt go over my calorie intake but still ate crappy...Happy Cinco de Mayo!
5/6- Rest
5/7- BR Workout 1 (268 cals) (food: 1843 cals)
5/8-BR Workout 2 (261 cals) & JM BFBM 2 circuits (175 cals) (food: 1672 cals)
5/9- No workout today...can't remember why (food: 1590 cals)
5/10-BR Workout 1 (heart rate monitor didn't read) (food: 1372 cals)
5/11-BR Cardio 1 (212 cals) & Workout 2 (265 cals) (food: 1422 cals)
5/12-BR Cardio 1 (232 cals) (food: 1442 cals)
5/13-Rest :) (food: 1200 cals)
5/14-BR Workout 3 (324 cals) (food: 1442 cals)
5/15-BR Workout 4 (318 cals) (food: 1200 cals)..oh the pain I'm in today!! yowwzaahh!
5/16-BR Cardio 1 (223 cals) (food: 1193 cals)...still in a ton of pain, will get muscle rub 2mro
5/17-nothing...still really really sore...like really, really, sore lol (food: 1443 cals)
5/18-BR Workout 3 (286 cals) & Workout 4 (256 cals) (food: 1473 cals)...still pretty sore but not as bad
5/19-BR Cardio 1 (204 cals) (food: 1448 cals)..might do some gardening 2mro!
5/20-Rest..but did TONS of gardening. An all-day event (food: 1698 cals)
5/21-no workout, too much pain from gardening. (food: 1745 cals)
5/22-BR Workout 3 (313 cals) & Workout 4 (302 cals) (food: 1458 cals)
5/23-was supposed to do cardio but didn't :( Rode my bike to and from the grocery store though. (food: 1472 cals)
5/24-Still not feeling like working out! UGH!!! (food: 1687 cals)
5/25-Finally! BR Workout 3 (270cals) & Workout 4 (230 cals)
5/26-BR Cardio 1 (218 cals) (food: 1254 cals) I have another Cardio 1 to makeup 2mro! :eek:

05-16-2012, 12:21 AM
The reason for the cramping seemed to be the stomach flu I had Sunday night and Monday. Did a very slow 2.5 mile walk on Monday the 14th, and a pretty wimpy 2.5 mile run today. Skipped my pushups and situps. Hopefully will get caught up tomorrow.

05-16-2012, 10:54 AM
Hey, SmallSteps, I just noticed that you've lost 50 lbs. I'm so close to that I can smell it! I think I'll just sit here and be inspired by you :)

05-16-2012, 06:32 PM
Small steps - where are you?


05-18-2012, 10:04 PM
my butt is still incredibly sore..at least my thighs decided to take a chill pill

05-19-2012, 06:46 PM
Thank you defenestrator I have never been anyone inspiration! It is pretty cool!

linJber I am around just been crazy stupid in my life lately! I am so off track it isn't funny!

05-20-2012, 12:50 PM
Hey SmallSteps, don't get discouraged! Every day is a new opportunity to reach your goals.

Feel like I am getting a little bit back on track this week after having the stomach flu on Sunday/Monday/Tuesday. I've been terrible about doing my situps/pushups. Going to start the program over again tomorrow.

5/16 Ran 2.5 miles, walked 3.5 miles
5/17 Walked 3.5 miles
5/18 Ran 2.5 miles, walked 3 miles
5/19 slept in
5/20 Ran/walked/hiked 7.15 miles

It's been easy to keep up on the walking at least, because my dog needs to be walked every day. I really liked the route I did today. I walked to the nature preserve, then hiked through it, then ran some of the way home. The dog was too hot, so I walked the last 1.5 miles or so. Will probably do this route again.

05-21-2012, 10:04 PM
I'm bumping this thread back to the top.


05-22-2012, 05:28 PM
I love this thread! I'm on a serious walking kick and friends have been so nice in joining in with me that I have someone to walk with almost every day of the week.

We found a beautiful street to walk down in our area, so we go 6 miles each time. Yesterday we were so busy talking that we walked further and ended up going 8 miles. It was so doable, though I was so through by the end. We do that two days a week and a 4 mile mountain hike every Friday. Been doing this for 3 weeks now and it feels great!

I'll try to log in more often and report my exercise.

Good luck to everyone!

05-22-2012, 11:20 PM
hey, everyone. It sounds like there are some nice workouts out there.

JM Fan - your workouts make me tired reading them!

Small Steps - glad you're getting back on track.

Curvaliscious - good to see you around. I've either missed your posts or you've been pretty quite.


05-24-2012, 06:26 PM
Got heckled yesterday with fat-phobic insults while running. It just made me mad and made me run harder.

Started up with situps and pushups again this week.

5/21 200 situps workout week 1, ran 4 miles
5/22 100 pushups workout week 1, ran 4 miles, walked 3 miles
5/23 ran 6.5 miles
5/24 ran/walked 6.5 miles -- a friend called me mid-workout and I talked through the whole middle section while walking. 200 situps/100 pushups week 1

It's not hard for me to work out this much. I like it and most of it gets done in the very early morning. But I hope that I start to see some more steady improvements in fitness/weight loss to keep motivated.

05-26-2012, 10:33 PM
linJber- mine is nothing...just seeing 45 and 60 mins on yours tires me out...I hit 30 minutes and I'm like "NO MORE!" lol

05-27-2012, 05:16 PM
May 05, 2012: Walked 3.56 miles.

May 25, 2012: Walked 2.11 miles.
May 26, 2012: Walked 1.86 miles.
May 27, 2012: Walked 3.08 miles.

05-27-2012, 05:18 PM
I am so proud of everyone for moving it!!

Defenestrator People like that just piss me off and motivate me more! Don't let anyone bring you down!!

It appears I have gotten my grove back!!! Yayyyyyy!!

05-28-2012, 12:47 AM
Hey, SmallSteps, you walked another 5k! Was that walk as hard as the race?

I am having an off-the-wagon Memorial Day weekend. It's not horrible, but there is laziness and pie.