# General Diet Plans and Questions - BOOOOOooooooo October Exercise Challenge

SEMO
09-30-2003, 10:37 AM
Good Morning to All, here it is October and we’re having another challenge for the month. Won’t you join us in a personal challenge? We are less than three months away from Christmas and just a little more until the New Year begins. We can make a difference in the way we feel by the end of the year by committing each month to a healthier lifestyle. So come on and join us.

The rules are:

This is your personal challenge, calculate the number of minutes that you will exercise for the entire month of October and post them here, each day that you exercise subtract that number of minutes and show the remaining balance.

Do not feel intimidated by the number of minutes that someone else is posting, everyone has to start somewhere and you will get stronger and feel better if you stay with your program.

You do not have to wait until the beginning of the month to join, just jump in anytime. Count the remaining days of the month and post the time that you are pledging, making a commitment to yourself.
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I’m pledging 1,000 minutes, this will be harder this month for me because I’ll be out of town several days for work, and visiting my kids.

gma22
09-30-2003, 12:56 PM
Semo: You know me and exercise so I am in. I am going to pledge 1500 minutes for the month of October starting tomorrow.

Thanks for the challenge!

Faye

Jello
09-30-2003, 02:54 PM
OK, last time I tried this several months ago, I posted a high number and simply couldn't make it. This time, I'm being more realistic.

Let's see... Curves 3 times a week .... treadmill in front of the TV upstairs .... dust blown off the exercise videos .... cool, crisp air to walk in......

I'm in! 800 minutes for October.

brunissen
09-30-2003, 06:57 PM
Count me in for 1710 minutes!

psm :)

10-01-2003, 08:36 AM
2000 here i am going for it . got to add to my exercise also. so this may help me to go big.....

2000-60= 1940

1940-60= 1880

SEMO
10-01-2003, 10:05 AM
Just a quick check in this morning to report 35 min down so far today.

1000 - 35 = 965

conway_1979
10-01-2003, 11:13 AM
I don't think I will be able to post everyday, but I will pledge 1500 this month!! I am loving exercise now!! It is such a healthy way to release stress and lose weight at the same time!! Much better than vodka!! LOL! J/K. Really though, it allows me the opp. to really relieve frustrations.

sillymonkey
10-01-2003, 11:17 AM
Hi there - I've never tried an exercise challenge, but I could use the extra incentive to get my butt up off the couch :). I've been pretty good for the last little while, but I can feel my resolve slipping.

Put me in for 1000 minutes (hooyah!!) :D

SEMO
10-01-2003, 11:57 AM
Welcome ConWay and SillyMonkey, you won't be sorry. Please feel free to talk about whatever exercise program that you are doing and/or make suggestions on how to keep everyone motivated. Most of us are regulars on other threads, but it's fun to get to know everone here too. Faye, glad to see you here, and our regulars too!

gma22
10-01-2003, 12:21 PM
October 1st 40 minutes

Pledged 1500

Remainder 1460

My exercise: during summer months hour of water aerobics/laps
fall/winter/spring walk 2-3 miles 3 times a week, an hour on the glider the other 4 times a week and 10-15 minutes of resistance/strength upper body 3 times a week

For those of you who think you can't do this, I started in January at over 400 lbs and walked huffing and puffing 1/2 mile twice a day. I am going to be doing a 5K Oct 25 so exercise is a PRIORITY with me. I have lost about 90 lbs, 10 inches on my hips, 10 on my waist and 6 on my arms. I have gone from a 34 dress suit to a 22/24 so even if you can only do 10 minutes try anything you enjoy and do it A LOT!

Faye

sillymonkey
10-01-2003, 01:12 PM
Wow gma2one - those are amazing numbers! Awesome! Congrats!

Personally, I haven't set up a 'regime' yet...I'm just doing whatever strikes my fancy in an effort not to get bored - but it HAS to be every weeknight from 7 to 8 (which keeps me doing it). Last night I went for a walk/run (and wasn't anywhere near as bad as I expected...usually I run too fast and kill myself, but I was good about going slow and actually enjoyed it :)). If it rains, I do a tape. I swing dance on Friday nights (probably the most sweat I do a week), and I go indoor rock climbing twice a month with my friends (great upper body...without realizing you're doing upper body work). So, that's me. I really do want to move more though...I find my eating isn't bad (so long as I keep the evening binges at bay), but when I went to dance camp this summer I ate like a horse and still lost 5 pounds - it hit me that if I really keep with the exercise, I WILL see results. So, I'm keeping with it :D.

Jello
10-02-2003, 08:58 AM
October 1

30 minutes at Curves plus the 15 minute walk home = 45 minutes.

45 down, 755 to go.

SEMO
10-02-2003, 10:40 AM
Good Morning and Happy Thursday, ever noticed how exercise puts you in a better mood.

I actually rolled out when the alarm went off this morning.

965 - 60 = 905

brunissen
10-02-2003, 10:53 AM
10/1 -
60 min - Evil Trainer

1710/60/1650

psm :)

sillymonkey
10-02-2003, 04:17 PM
Did another walk/run last night and am still enjoying it!

1000/53/947

gma22
10-02-2003, 04:23 PM
October 2 1460
40
1420

Faye

Jello
10-03-2003, 09:09 AM
October 2

20 minute walk at a decent pace ... trying to keep warm! :lol:

65 down ... 735 to go...

SEMO
10-03-2003, 10:19 AM
Look at us........ we're HIGH STEPPING!!:dancer: Proud of everyone.

10/3/03

905 - 40 = 865 Another morning that I was up and at 'em.:D

Kitkat3NY
10-03-2003, 10:41 AM
Alright, Semo, i'm trying it again!

All summer i've been trying to reach my 1000min mark have come not eve pitifully close each month, so this month is the month!

10/2-60mins circuit
10/3-50mins legs =110-1000= 890left

Kathy
1000/110/890left

gma22
10-04-2003, 04:30 PM
Oct 3/4 1420 start
65
1355

Did 2.5 mile laps in the mall and a short stint on the glider yesterday.

10-04-2003, 10:03 PM
1880-30=1850

1850-60=1790

friday and saturday exercise 10/3 & 4th

brunissen
10-05-2003, 03:27 AM
10/4 -
60 min - Evil Trainer
10 min - Elliptical
75 min - Swimming

1710/205/1505

psm :)

sillymonkey
10-06-2003, 09:18 AM
03/10
947-60 = 887 (30 min Tae Bo/30 min swing dance)

05/10
887-120 = 767 (10 km (6 mile) walk)

SEMO
10-06-2003, 10:19 AM
Good Monday Morning Ladies. Afraid I slacked this weekend, but on the up side, I did do a lot of cleaning that I've been putting off.
I have to run with it when the mood strikes!

865 - 40 = 825

Jello
10-06-2003, 11:00 AM
OK, lessee....

October 3 - "only" 10 minutes on the treadmill. But better than ZERO minutes, I guess. :^:

October 4 - 30 minutes at Curves! :D

October 5 - A bust. :(

Total so far: 105 down, 695 to go.

gma22
10-06-2003, 12:23 PM
October 6- 60 minutes on the glider

1355-60= 1295

JUST KEEPS ON GOING DOWN.........

10-06-2003, 03:51 PM
Hi,
Never done an exercise challenge. Starting late so:

800 minutes for the rest of the month.

SEMO
10-06-2003, 04:43 PM
Welcome ZadieK, Good for you not waiting until the next month. I hope that you find this a useful tool in getting in better condition, it's certainly helped me. Welcome to our Gang!

gma22
10-06-2003, 07:28 PM
I have found one of the HUGE benefits of regular exercise is the feeling of wellbeing and overall contentment. Exercise is a great way to release endorphins which promotes this feeling. It in turn will make you feel more in tune to stay on your program and do well for yourself. Until I started on a road to regular exercise, I never knew the benefits other than weight loss help and boy I learned a valuable lesson. If we could only realize that we have it backwards and that if we exercise, it will help us to get on a stay on a weight loss program instead of cutting cal etc and struggling to be happy doing it. Congrats to all of you that have chosen the path to good health by participating in this challenge!

Zany67
10-06-2003, 07:39 PM
I'm going to jump in on this October exercise challenge. I pledge 1200 minutes for the rest of October. I always need a push. I think this will do. Happy exercising everybody.

215/205/200minigoal/150finalgoal

sillymonkey
10-07-2003, 08:57 AM
Oct.6/03

767-50=717 (50 min aerobic walk tape)

Jello
10-07-2003, 09:32 AM
Does kicking myself in the :censored: count as exercise?

No?

Well then I have to report no exercise for October 6.

Kitkat3NY
10-07-2003, 11:14 AM
10/7 60mins weights - 890mins = 830left

Kathy
1000/170/830

10-07-2003, 01:05 PM
october 7th
1790-60=1730
1730-30=1700

gma22
10-07-2003, 02:19 PM
Oct 7 1295

55 minutes of walking

1240 left for the month

I got lost in our maze of a neighborhood and had to just keep walking until I found a way out! Lots of hills so it was a good walk

10-08-2003, 10:51 AM
10/6
60 minutes of aerobics
800-60=740

10/7
60 minutes of aerobics
740-60=680

brunissen
10-08-2003, 01:36 PM
10/7 -
60 min - Evil Trainer
25 min - Elliptical
45 min - Pilates

1710/335/1375

psm :)

gma22
10-08-2003, 02:55 PM
Oct 8 1240-40 glider minutes= 1200

We can do this girls!

Faye

Kitkat3NY
10-09-2003, 10:28 AM
10/8-60mins cardio
10/9-35mns cardio =95mins - 830 =735left

Kathy
1000/265/735

brunissen
10-09-2003, 10:47 AM
10/8 -
60 min - Evil Trainer
15 min - Elliptical
17 min - Stationary Bike

1710/427/1283

psm :)

SEMO
10-09-2003, 10:59 AM
Good Morning, back from my training trip. Must say I just walked right passed the exercise room. Did do a lot of walking while shopping, not counting that as real exercise tho.

For Monday -

825 - 70 = 755

Was so scared I'd forget to report this that I wrote it down in my check book ( a place I visit often, LOL)

gma22
10-09-2003, 11:46 AM
10/9 1200-45=1155

Jello
10-09-2003, 03:31 PM
Good Heavens. I've gotten a bit behind here.

... better than getting a BIG behind.... :rolleyes:

October 7 - 15 minutes on the treadmill
October 8 - 30 minutes at Curves

Total 150 down, 650 to go. :^:

10-09-2003, 09:13 PM
1700-60= 1640

10-11-2003, 10:12 PM
HAd a coupleof lazy days there but

10/11
45 minutes walking
680-45=635

brunissen
10-12-2003, 12:43 AM
10/10 -
30 min - Walking

10/11 -
60 min - Pilates
32 min - Elliptical
28 min - Stationary Bike

1710/577/1133

psm :)

10-12-2003, 01:13 AM
10/11
1640-60=1580

brunissen
10-12-2003, 05:27 PM
10/12 -
60 min - Pilates

1710/637/1073

psm :)

Jello
10-13-2003, 09:36 AM
Man oh man, I can't even keep up with this thread! Whew!

Lessee....

October 9 - zero :(
October 10 - 20 minute walk :dance:
October 11 - 30 minutes at Curves :strong:
October 12 - lazy day... :sorry:

So far: 200 minutes down, 600 minutes to go.

Man, I gotta get my act together here!

SEMO
10-13-2003, 09:58 AM
Good Morning, Anyone working today besides me?

Been awhile since I posted.

755 - 90 = 665

Crunch time or I'm not going to make my pledge.

gma22
10-13-2003, 07:19 PM
10/13 45 minutes on the glider leaving 1105

10-14-2003, 02:31 AM
10/13
1580-60=1520

SEMO
10-14-2003, 10:14 AM
Tuesday, October 14th

665 - 40 = 625

gma22
10-14-2003, 03:54 PM
Oct 14

1105-60= 1045

Faye

10-14-2003, 04:38 PM
10/14
60 minutes of aerobics

635-60=575

sillymonkey
10-15-2003, 09:39 AM
Swing dance weekend (the days were about 8 hours long, but with all the up and down I only feel right counting 1 hour each).
Oct. 10/03: 717 - 60 = 657
Oct. 11/03: 657 - 60 = 597
Oct. 12/03: 597 - 60 = 537
Oct. 13/03: 537 - 60 = 477

More swing dance back home :D
Oct. 14/03: 477 - 25 = 452

SEMO
10-15-2003, 10:12 AM
A quick check in, for today 40 minutes.

625 - 40 = 585 Almost half way, no more days off for me!

gma22
10-15-2003, 11:19 AM

I have a request. It came about when a lady that posts on my thread ask for prayers for family that have cancer. I am compiling a list of women who have/had/or died from breast cancer from the women here on the threads I post at. If you have a contribution, please send me her name. I am going to carry the list in my pocket the day of the race, which is a week from Saturday. In this way, I am walking for THEM!

Faye

gma22
10-15-2003, 01:30 PM
Oct 15

1045-60 walking= 985

WooHoo under a 1000!

Faye

Kitkat3NY
10-15-2003, 03:49 PM
10/15-55mins weights - 735=680left

Kathy
1000/320/680left

brunissen
10-15-2003, 10:43 PM
10/14 -
60 min - Pilates
30 min - Cardio

1710/727/983

psm :)

10-16-2003, 02:26 AM
10/15
1520-30=1490

SEMO
10-16-2003, 09:59 AM
Thursday, October 16th

585 - 40 = 545

gma22
10-16-2003, 02:02 PM
October 16

985-60=925

Kitkat3NY
10-16-2003, 04:38 PM
10/16-60mins weight - 680-620left

Kathy
1000/380/620left

Misti in Seattle
10-17-2003, 09:31 AM
Oh Hi... I didn't see this so posted in September thread... oh well. :) I've been gone a while and just getting back into things.

Since October is half gone I won't report "minutes" since they don't count... but will share my new plan.

Rather than going for huge amounts of time... as I usually do... I'm following the Eat Right for Your Blood Type suggestions... and making sure I get 20-40 minutes of strenuous exercise at least 3-4 times a week. This week (my first week of it) I am way ahead, since I have been walking on my breaks and entire lunch hour.

Wishing all of you the best.
Sue

SEMO
10-17-2003, 10:18 AM
Sue, It's not too late. Just take the remaining days and pledge what you will do until October 31st. Don't wait until next month to come back.

Fri, Oct 17th

545 - 40 = 505

Kitkat3NY
10-17-2003, 10:27 AM
10/17-35mins cardio - 620=585left

Kathy
1000/415/585left

Jello
10-17-2003, 12:45 PM
Does running to catch up with this thread count as exercise? :^:

October 13 - 30 minutes at Curves plus 10 minute walk home
October 14 - 20 minutes on treadmill
October 15 - 30 minutes at Curves plus 10 minute walk home
October 16 - 20 minutes on treadmill

Well, at least I'm being fairly consistent.... :rolleyes:

Total: 300 down, 500 to go.

Gotta pick up the pace. :dancer:

gma22
10-17-2003, 03:28 PM
Oct 17

925-70=855

Faye

sillymonkey
10-17-2003, 04:04 PM
Oct.16, 2003

452 - 40 = 412
(tramp jog)

Misti in Seattle
10-18-2003, 01:18 AM
Thanks SEMO... I do plan to come back but last time I came in the middle of a month I understood that I was told that my time would not "count" until the following month to start again. I am definitely getting in the exercise. In fact for SURE as tomorrow I am helping someone move out of a 3rd floor apartment... and on Nov 1 I am moving out of a second floor one and INTO the 3rd floor one in the next building. So no sitting around for me THIS month!! :)

Sue

10-19-2003, 01:13 AM
1490-90=1400
started out at 2000

SEMO
10-19-2003, 12:21 PM
Just a quick check in - I'm working today! (:O(

60 min Sat
40 Min Sun

505 - 100 = 405

SEMO
10-20-2003, 10:10 AM
Monday, Oct 20th

405 - 40 = 365

10-20-2003, 12:08 PM
OCTOBER 20TH
1400-75=1325

STARTED 2000

gma22
10-20-2003, 02:17 PM
October 19 and 20th

855-120 total= 735

Faye

sillymonkey
10-21-2003, 10:10 AM
Oct. 17/03
412-60=352 (swing)

Oct. 18/03
352-30=322 (salsa)

Been lazy the last 2 days...must get back on track.

SEMO
10-21-2003, 10:24 AM
October 21st

365 - 40 = 325

Jello
10-21-2003, 05:12 PM
October 17 - 30 minutes Curves
October 18 - oops.... :^:
October 19 - 30 minutes raking leaves (hey, it counts!)
October 20 - 30 minutes Curves + 15 minute walk home

Totals:
405 down
395 to go

:shrug:

gma22
10-21-2003, 07:21 PM
Oct 21

735-20 strength training only = 715

10-22-2003, 02:24 AM
OCTOBER 21
1325-90=1235

STARTED 2000

brunissen
10-22-2003, 10:31 AM
Just catching up:

1710/952/758

psm :)

10-22-2003, 01:37 PM
Oct. 22
1235-90=1135

gma22
10-22-2003, 03:29 PM
Oct 22 My son's 30th birthday!

715-80=635

Faye

SEMO
10-23-2003, 10:09 AM
10/22/03 - 40
10/23/03 - 40

325 - 80 = 245

Kitkat3NY
10-23-2003, 10:49 AM
10/19-60mins cardio
10/21-30mins cardio
10/23-55mins cardio =145mins - 585=440left

Kathy
1000/560/440left

brunissen
10-23-2003, 11:29 AM
10/22 -

30 min - Walk with the puppy
25 min - Elliptical
45 min - Weight Training

1710/1052/658

psm :)

Jello
10-23-2003, 02:51 PM
October 21 - 25 minutes on treadmill :)

October 22 - oops. :(

430 down, 370 to go.

10-25-2003, 08:22 PM
October 23rd
1235-35=1200

10-25-2003, 08:24 PM
October 24
1200-60=1140

started at 2000

Kitkat3NY
10-25-2003, 09:05 PM
10/26 60mins weights - 440=380left

Kathy
1000/620/380left

gma22
10-25-2003, 09:10 PM
Oct 24, 25

635-140=495

Faye

gma22
10-27-2003, 12:55 PM
Oct 27

495-70=425

Faye

Jello
10-29-2003, 09:25 AM
October 23 - 15 minutes on treadmill

October 24 - nope ... unless you count running through the airport

October 25 - 30 minute walk, at a decent pace, up and down hills :)

October 26 - oops :sorry:

October 27 - what can I say, I'm having a bad time lately...

October 28 - 20 minutes on treadmill. Would have done more but blew a fuse and darn near went sailing across the room when the thing stopped dead. :eek:

OK so totals are:
495 down
305 to go

Hm, something tells me I'm not going to make the goal for the month. :chin: The good news is ... I'll never give up!

10-29-2003, 10:33 AM
1140-30=1110
started at 2000 yehhhh i will get there

Kitkat3NY
10-29-2003, 10:38 AM
10/27-35mins
10/28-60mins
10/29-35mins =130mins - 380mins=250mins left

kathy
1000/750/250left

gma22
10-29-2003, 04:07 PM
October 28

425-70=345

I am not goin to make zero because I missed a couple days, but that is ok!

Faye

gma22
10-30-2003, 02:40 PM
Oct 30

345-45=300

SEMO
10-30-2003, 04:17 PM
Well, just kick my lazy butt! I had ample time to finish and here it is the end of the month................. Ughrrrrrrrr

245 - 60 = 185

I'll start the new thread tomorrow for November, unless someone else would like to take over.

Kitkat3NY
10-31-2003, 01:53 PM
Well I almost made it this month. this is the best month I have had since the spring. Lets see what I can do next month

Congrats to all who completed their challenge, and we can make it next month to all who didn't.

10/31-60mins weights

Kathy
1000/810/190