100 lb. Club - Exercise Accountability, or "I DID IT!!"

12-05-2005, 01:30 PM
I went back a couple pages and, unless I missed one, the last exercise thread was Sheila's back a couple of weeks ago. So here we go!

When I've started these threads before, I usually was encouraging folks to just celebrate their exercise, naming it here. But this time around, I'd like to suggest that it might be a good idea for some us to also state our exercise plan for the upcoming week. I know that for me on my first week back on plan 100%, I'm going to need all the support I can get in holding myself accountable for meeting my commitments to myself. I don't want to have this sort of nebulous, "I'm going to exercise this week" kind of goal. All of the components of my plan at this point are quantifiable and time-specific, and I will measure my performance not solely by the number on the scale, but by how my behaviors matched up to my goals.

That said, I'm committing this first week to just 5 measly sessions of the WATP 1-mile walk. My energy and stamina aren't great yet (and all of my exercise equipment is in storage :yikes: so this is my plan for my first week back. I am not holding myself to morning exercise, or even committing to certain days -- just FIVE. 20-MINUTE. SESSIONS. I'm thinking I can pull this off! ;)

I did the 1-mile yesterday, but that doesn't have anything to do with this week's goal. So why do I mention it, you might ask? Dunno. :dunno: Just to make me feel good about myself, I guess! :lol:

Any other joiners?? Don't leave me hanging out here alone -- Mezster? You around?

12-05-2005, 02:21 PM
Well done for getting your plan down in writing - we can hold you to it now!

My plan for the week is to go to the gym Monday - Thursday for running/weights, a swim on Friday and possibly a run round the park on Saturday depending on the weather and how much Christmas shopping I need to do. I had a decent run on the treadmill today so that's one day down. I'm trying to have a big two week push before I fly over to see my family for Christmas so I'm trying to ignore the darkness and coldness and just do it.

12-05-2005, 03:27 PM
Hi Sarah!

I've got my December goal in my signature...to walk for 30 minutes minimum 3 times a week (12 times total). I'm going to work hard to surpass that goal! (But not too hard to cause myself to quit!)

12-05-2005, 06:08 PM
I am going to walk 3-5 miles a day. I have walked 7 miles so far today. 5 miles walking at school and 2 miles with my WATP tape

12-05-2005, 09:05 PM
I am going to do cardio for 1 hour 5 days this week. I am also going to do pilates or weight lift 3 days this week.

12-05-2005, 09:43 PM
Hello Helen, Jen, Joyce and Victoria! :wave:

Woo hooo, so these are some great plans! :carrot: I really find it so motivating to be part of a group of focused, purposeful individuals. :)

Alas, no exercise for me today -- the messy, snowy/icy weather tonight resulted in an hour and a half ridehome. After working late, by the time I got home I was just completely knackered, and then I had to paint for a half hour before making dinner (we're about to put the house on the market)......so tomorrow is another day.

So who did what?

12-05-2005, 10:30 PM
Sarah, I bet you did some stretching and reaching when you were painting. Your were painting the house right? That shoud count for some exercise, you were moving!

12-05-2005, 11:37 PM
Went to Curves today.... and every other day this week is my goal . :D

12-05-2005, 11:42 PM
I plan on doing 30 mins of intentional exercise every day this week. either my walk tape 30 mins treadmill.

I have gotten it in for today!:carrot:

12-06-2005, 08:51 AM
My exercise goals are pretty challenging, considering my dismal last month, and two-fold:

1. Do 1000 minutes of exercise
2. Do 8 weight-training sessions

The weight-training I haven't started. Still. At all. I'm thinking maybe if I find 3 meals a week where I have like 20-30 minutes of time with things cooking in the oven, I could do it then. Watch TV and lift weights. I'll move my weights and exercise book down to the kitchen today, and maybe try it tonight. But it's hard, because that's usually the time I spend cleaning the kitchen, which will end up a disaster.

And 1000 minutes of exercise is hard, it's more than 30 minutes a day. Plus, I have some days it's hard to exercise, like when business trips make for really long days. Or when I have a Christmas party at night. Or the days I'm on the road 10 hours driving to my mom's house and back for the holidays. I'm trying to change it so I work out in the morning, and go to work a little later, and get home a little later. But it sure is hard waking up an hour and a half earlier than usual to do it!

12-06-2005, 11:41 AM
Okay, I will set up my plan for this week:

Monday Morning: 30 minute brisk morning walk with the Dog
Monday Night: 45 minute Boxing workout
Tuesday Morning: 30 minute brisk morning walk with the Dog
Tuesday Night: 45 minute brisk walk with the Dog
Wednesday Morning: 30 minute brisk walk with the Dog
Wednesday Night: 45 minute Boxing workout
Thursday Morning: 30 minute walk with the Dog (hmm :chin: do I sense a theme)
Friday Morning: 30 minute walk with the Dog
Saturday Morning: 1.5 hour walk with the Dog
Sunday Morning: 1.5 hour walk with the Dog

12-06-2005, 12:21 PM
Since yesterday was my exercise day off and today was my start of the week and I've done my exercise today I'll plan on doing my exercises (basic bootcamp taebo) 2 more times then my next day off on Friday, then the weekend doing it all over again :) We can totally kick exercise in the rear!! :)

12-06-2005, 03:36 PM
5k run (28 minutes) and upper body weights this morning.

12-06-2005, 03:55 PM
You ladies have inspired me! Love your picture in the dress on your blog! Congratulations to you!!!! Fantastic!

jmacway wow you walked seven miles! I push myself to walk three miles a day and I feel like wow when I started this journey couldn't even walk a quarter of a mile. I needed to see that. Feeling sorry for myself because I feel like I am working so hard and no weight is coming off at the moment. I am on a two month plateau. Needed to read this post and get my butt moving more!! Thanks.

Rode my recumbent bike 8 miles this morning
Walked 1.5 miles

12-06-2005, 04:02 PM
I did the elliptical today for 1.5 hours. Hopefully I made up a bit for slacking off yesterday.

12-06-2005, 04:24 PM
WOW! 1.5 hours on that thing? I am just starting out on it and 10 minutes KICKS my BUTT! :bravo:

I have decided on a new workout plan that gives me 3 days a week of weight training and 3 of cardio. On some days, I do both Yoga and weights and on some I do both Yoga and cardio. I will get in a swim, steam and sauna where I can!

My weekly goals are to burn a minimum of 2500 calories through exercise.

Basically, I'm doing:

Monday: 45 minutes of Cardio (10 of the elliptical, 15 on the recumbent bike and 20 on the treadmill) and 90 minutes of Yoga

Tuesday: 60 minutes of Yoga (teaching in the AM), 10 of elliptical and 30 of weight training

Wednesday: 45 minutes of cardio (10 of the elliptical, 15 on the recumbent bike and 20 on the treadmill), 60 of Yoga (teaching in the afternoon) and another 60-90 of Yoga in the evening

Thursday: 60 minutes of Yoga (teaching), 10 minutes cardio (elliptical) and 30 of weight training

Friday: 60 minutes cardio (treadmill, broken into 2 sessions of 30 minutes)

Saturday: 10 minutes cardio (elliptical) and 30 of weight training

Sunday: I will rest or occasionally take a morning Yoga class for 90 minutes.

12-06-2005, 11:21 PM
Oh Sarahgirl, it's so good seeing you back in your "element!" :lol: you are SUCH a motivator! I've really missed you. How are you doing? We must catch up. I'm so proud of you for recommitting yourself after everything you've been through. I'm just... astounded. (Sorry, not very articulate tonight! LOL)

Well, I just got done with two HUGE term papers, so I've been running on a mere few hours of sleep for the past five days or so. Now that that's out of the way, here's the plan for the next few days. I'm going to have to plan out the times I get to the gym since I have class and work and such, so right now its more important to actually figure out WHEN i can go, sooo:

Tomorrow 10:30 a.m.- 45 min cardio (30 min cross trainer, 15 min elevated treadmill), lunges and squats
Thursday- after 4:30- 50 min cardio (30 min cross trainer, 20 min elliptical), abs
Friday- 10 a.m.- 50 min hour cardio (30 min cross trainer, 20 min elevated treadmill), lunges and squats
Saturday- noon- 1 hour cardio, abs

I don't think I've met any of you before.. good luck with your exercising!! Keep us all posted! :cheerleader:

Yogini, I really want to try yoga. I've taken classes before and done tapes but I'd still definitely consider myself a novice. What would you recommend to start out?

12-07-2005, 12:01 AM
How did everyone do with their exercise for today. I walked 3 1/2 miles. No PE at school today. I didn't have to keep the students running today. Specials were music and art.

12-07-2005, 12:07 AM
Yogini, I really want to try yoga. I've taken classes before and done tapes but I'd still definitely consider myself a novice. What would you recommend to start out?

I suggest looking into any plus-sized or gentle yoga classes locally or if you have Netflix, check out one of the many DVDs available. Shiva Rea and Sarah Ivanhoe are popular with many people and have several levels of routines available. I teach kids yoga, plus-sized yoga, restorative yoga and Kundalini yoga and they frequently overlap; any good teacher can and will adapt each class to meet each student's needs, regardless of the "theme" or title of the class. Yoga is good for EVEYBODY! Please have a good time :carrot:

12-07-2005, 02:14 AM
Hi all.
Need to join in here; been slacking on my exercise and think that is the root of my plateau. So, my plan for the week is this:
Monday: Tae Kwon Do class (done!)
Tuesday: 3 mile run (done!)
Wednesday: Core Exercises, Tae Kwon Do class
Thursday: Core Exercises, 3 mile run
Friday: Core Exercises, 2 mile run
Saturday: Core exercises
Sunday: Day off

12-07-2005, 08:59 AM
I've got a sprained ankle, and can't gym it for at least a week, and it's likely to be two. So I went swimming today. I stopped counting after 30 lengths and just swum. It was really nice, and it's the only thing that seems to give my hoof any relief at all.

12-07-2005, 09:27 AM
Sorry about your ankle but am glad you got your swim in. Hope you heal quickly.

12-07-2005, 10:38 AM
walked my mile and an extra half yesterday and planning on trying to up it to 2 miles today

12-07-2005, 10:48 AM
Oh my gosh, so much to catch up on and reply to! Everybody's doing so well!!! No time now, alas.....I will return later to do just that. Just wanted to say quickly that I did my 1-mile WATP this morning before work! (Incidentally, I've lost 3 pounds so far this first week back on plan, so I'm a happy girl!)

12-07-2005, 02:27 PM
20 minute run (3.5k), 1.5k walking level 20 hills, 5 minutes rower and some ball exercises (abs)

12-07-2005, 06:25 PM
Alright Sarah!!! :) That's awesome to hear!!

Everyone is doing such an awesome job! :)

12-07-2005, 10:00 PM
I walked 4.25 miles today.

12-08-2005, 07:59 AM
Everyone is doing great! Keep up the good work guys!

I walked 3.5 miles yesterday @ a 5% incline.

WOW! 1.5 hours on that thing? I am just starting out on it and 10 minutes KICKS my BUTT!

When I got mine, I couldn't do more than 5 min. I've only had it for a couple weeks. What I did was, once I got tired on it, I went really slow for a bit and then picked up the pace again. (Sort of like intervals) Now I can go at a decent speed for an hour and keep my heart rate up.

12-08-2005, 10:21 AM
I didnt get on my treadmill last night. no excuse. i just didnt do it. i will do it today!

12-08-2005, 10:37 AM
I just LOVE how well you guys are doing!!! :cp: :cp:

Another mile for me this morning! :cb:

12-08-2005, 06:19 PM
5k run this morning, plus lower body weights.

12-08-2005, 06:55 PM
1 hour on the treadmill today.

12-08-2005, 08:32 PM
1 hour of cardio and abs.

12-08-2005, 08:50 PM
Good job everyone, I did 4 miles today

12-08-2005, 09:19 PM
My commitment is to get in a minimum of 30 minutes brisk walking (or equivalent) Mon, Weds, Fri, and 30 minutes strength training Tues, Thurs, Sat.

I started on Tuesday, and I've had 2 sessions of ST and walked for 105 minutes. :)

12-09-2005, 11:28 AM
40 minute swim this morning.

12-09-2005, 01:06 PM
You guys ROCK!

Another 1-mile WATP for me this morning.

12-09-2005, 07:18 PM
Everyone's doing so well! :bravo:

I got a lively 45 minute walk in this afternoon.

12-09-2005, 09:57 PM
It was a lot of work today but I got 3.5 miles in today. I subbed in a regular ed room today. At the teacher plan and lunch time I did laps around the desks.

12-10-2005, 09:55 PM
It was nice enough to day to go for a walk through the neighborhood. Got in 3 miles today

12-11-2005, 01:31 AM
30 minutes strength training and a 20 minute bike ride. :)

12-11-2005, 08:27 AM
I swum a mile this morning, and had a chat to one of the gym instructors who has convinced me to give weight training a go this afternoon, dodgy ankle or not!

12-11-2005, 06:08 PM
Today was my day off, but I went for a 30 minute walk anyway. :smug:

12-11-2005, 08:31 PM
I walked 4 miles today

12-12-2005, 02:37 PM
I kind of fell away from this thread by the end of last week. but im going to get my exercise in today and keep trying to get in the habit of doing this!

12-12-2005, 02:46 PM
6k run on the :tread: today

12-12-2005, 06:10 PM
Poorly ankle has been to the gym, and we did cardio for 30 minutes split amongst my weights routine. I managed nearly all of it but skipped the lunges (ankle would not have liked them) and skipped the treadmill and did bike instead. I am so glad I did it, and my ankle feels heaps better.

12-12-2005, 07:05 PM
I did an hour of cardio and abs today w/ a little resistance work mixed in. I'm feeling pumped.

12-12-2005, 11:07 PM
I did not meet my goal today. I only walked 1.5 miles but I did rack up lots of leaves. I am glad this stressfull day is over with!

12-12-2005, 11:29 PM
I didn't feel like going out today, but I forced myself to get a 40 minute walk in.

12-13-2005, 03:19 PM
20 minute run on level 5 hills on the :tread: plus upper body weights.

12-13-2005, 08:33 PM
3 mile walk today

12-14-2005, 12:46 AM
I have been cleaning snow off my car for exercise. :kickcan:

12-14-2005, 11:07 AM
5k run on the :tread: plus lower body weights.

12-14-2005, 02:00 PM
Body pump class at lunch time!

12-14-2005, 03:25 PM
I didn't do my strength training yesterday, but did get in an unscheduled 45 minute walk.

I've had a 40 minute brisk walk this morning and I may be off out again this afternoon.

12-14-2005, 08:51 PM
3 mile walk today

12-15-2005, 03:19 AM
Fullfilled my plan for last week. This week so far I have done well too. :D
Monday: 2 mile run; 1 hour Tae Kwon Do class
Tuesday: 5K run
Wednesday: 5K run; Tae Kwon Do was cancelled due to bad weather.
Thursday: 5K run
Friday: 5K run
Saturday: off (Will be working 16 hour day)
Sunday: off (another 16 hours of working)

12-15-2005, 09:18 AM
Yesterday I did the elliptical for an hour and then pilates for an hour.

12-15-2005, 02:21 PM
1 hour swim this morning.

12-15-2005, 06:56 PM
Great job people! I did 5.5 miles today. 2 mile WATP and 3.5 miles walking around school.

12-15-2005, 07:09 PM
1 hour on the treadmill and 1 hour weight lifting.

12-15-2005, 07:22 PM
I did a 30 minute bike ride and 30 minutes strength training.

12-16-2005, 03:39 AM
Thursday: Didn't do 5K, instead I ran 1.5 miles as fast as I could. Assuming I have mile mileage measured out correctly, it took me 15 minutes. That would be about a 10 minute mile! I would love to think I can run a 10 minute mile but I'm thinking I may have my mileage measured a bit short. (I have been running on my driveway as DH is gone most of the day and I can't go for a run and leave my 2 1/2 year old alone and I don't have a jogging stoller.) I have a long driveway and it is .1 of a mile from my garage to the road so 15 laps is approximately 1.5 miles.

12-16-2005, 01:59 PM
5k run this morning.

12-16-2005, 05:25 PM
4.5 miles of walking today

12-16-2005, 05:36 PM
Everyone's doing so well! :bravo:
I got in a 50 minute walk this afternoon.

12-17-2005, 04:08 PM
No exercise for me today. I am taking it easy because of a cold. I have rested all morning and had hot tea and chicken soup for breakfast and lunch.

12-17-2005, 08:20 PM
I ran like a maniac thru O'Hare Thursday. :)

12-17-2005, 08:36 PM
Oh, you're back, SAPF. :wave: How about running like a maniac over to the Yadda, Yadda thread to tell us how it went? :)

I did 30 minutes strength training this morning followed by an hour and a half scrubbing down walls at SIL's place. Now I have an aching back.

12-18-2005, 02:34 AM
Yesterday, Saturday, I did an hour in the pool, no chatting just swimming :) and lots of walking. I have kept out of the gym because the ankle is still not strong enough (have tried once) but will have a go at weights again today.

12-19-2005, 09:14 PM
Sunday I felt better and moved 2.5 miles. Monday I walked 3 miles.

12-20-2005, 03:29 AM
I had a 20 minute bike ride this morning, and a 50 minute walk this afternoon.

12-23-2005, 11:32 AM
I have been walking and/or swimming while on vacation. But what I wanted to tell you guys is that Hubby got up with me this morning and went swimming at the indoor pool at 6:10. He only lasted 10 minutes to my 30 minutes. Keep moving people.

12-24-2005, 12:00 AM
Workout plan: Go to gym M-F and work out fot 1.5 hours.
This week I went to gym 4 of the 5 days. Thursday and Friday I was finally able to do 25 minutes on elliptical machine. :carrot: