Carb Counters - June's Exercise is NOT Optional Challenge

06-01-2006, 08:22 PM
The goal is to exercise a minimum of 30 minutes a day at a minimum of 3 days per week.

You get 1 point for each 30 minutes of exercise you do.

You get 1 point for each day of exercise you do.

You get 1 point for posting your minutes and what you did in this thread each day.

Exercise burns calories, tones muscles, tightens up loose skin, and makes you feel better. So find something fun to do and let's all get moving!

I don't know how to make this a sticky, so maybe our person who does can move it up.

Are you ready for the challenge???

06-01-2006, 08:24 PM
Day 1

65 minutes on the treadmill - 4 points!

(I will track everyone's points that posts and give you a weekly update).

06-01-2006, 11:23 PM
IM IN...:carrot:
Got 1pt for today

06-01-2006, 11:25 PM
Went to Curves--30 minutes. (3 pts)

Um, does makin' whoopy with your hubby count? LOL

06-01-2006, 11:53 PM
Lol, JudyChat then I should have lots of points.

06-02-2006, 12:35 AM
Oooo, you lucky girl! *wink*

06-02-2006, 02:28 AM
30 Minutes WATP-esque for June 1st.

06-02-2006, 03:06 PM
day one - 30 minutes treadmill, 15 minutes exercise ball, no whoopie!
3 points

06-02-2006, 05:52 PM
If you are going to count making whoopee - it has to be for 30 minutes and you have to be doing all the work!

30 minutes elliptical

30 minutes treadmill

4 points for me!

06-02-2006, 06:36 PM
day2 (fri)

35 minutes treadmill with arm exercises. Just too hot today!

3 points

06-02-2006, 08:19 PM
I usually do all the work.LOL

06-02-2006, 08:44 PM
now girls.....:o

That's too funny!

06-02-2006, 10:52 PM
I'm going to join in here. Well. Try. This week won't be a good one--but I'll give it a shot. I'll be shoveling dirt this weekend so THAT'LL be exercise!

06-03-2006, 01:06 AM
I did my 30 min's on treadmill. Yippee. 3 points today. I really needed this challenge, I was getting lazy on my exercise routine. Will still do the whoopy tonight too, but 2-3 min's don't really add any points. LOL

06-03-2006, 02:28 AM
This sounds fun...can I join in ? :)

30 minutes at curves today....3 points?

06-03-2006, 03:06 AM
I did 30 minutes of Weight Watchers Get Started Video (Circuit Training) just before midnight yesterday. I also did a full house cleaning all day today from top to bottom since we are giving my hub's ex-wife a 40th B'day party at our home. I did so much work - I wish I could count it, but I am sure it will show eventually via my weight.

11:27 AM - I am off to an early start today - I have done 45 minutes of WATP!!! :carrot: I am going to do 15 minutes of Elliptical later today. I have got to get started preparing tables and setting up chairs. I just edited my previous post since I was the last poster from last night.

06-03-2006, 02:12 PM
That is so nice of you to give your hub's ex-wife a B-Day party. I'd like to give mine's a party too. At the river with some large cinder blocks. LOL

06-03-2006, 09:10 PM
And lilybelle, I'd like to do that with my ex-husband! Actually, Falon and I are going to chase him through a cornfield and run him over. :D

My exercise for today is cleaning the house -- up and down the stairs with the laundry, running the sweeper, dusting, lots of bending over picking up junk off the floor -- John can make the biggest mess!

I'll give myself 3 points today.

Ladies, you are all doing a wonderful job so far! Doesn't it make you feel better?

06-03-2006, 10:47 PM
I know it was more than an hour...but I'm only counting 1 hour....I played volleyball at a graduation party. It was a blast!

So that makes 3 pts??? Not sure how the point system works.

06-04-2006, 12:51 AM
Susan, Im not straight on the point system.....but here is what I did since the 1st

(1st) 2hrs walking around tradeshow floor
1.5 hrs walking around downtown idianapolis

(2nd) 7 hrs walking/standing around the tradeshow
3 hrs walking/exploring more of downtown indy

(3rd) .5 hr walking to starbucks(and back)
3 hrs walking/standing
8 hrs driving in a car :(

Im sooooooo stiff :lol:

06-04-2006, 01:22 AM
I don't know how many points I get for this...Yardwork 8.5 hours - I am so stiff and sore!

06-04-2006, 02:54 PM
WATP WALK & KICK today - 30 Minutes.

I did 15 minutes of trampoline jumping with my neice last night as well as an hour of basketball, both shooting, shooting, running, jumping, blocking - it was so fun. I am not counting the hour in my 500 minutes - because it was unplanned play and I pledged to make sure it was exercise dedicated to weightloss.

06-04-2006, 04:47 PM
I am counting 30 min's of walking outdoors at a park last night. So, 3 pts. for me.

06-05-2006, 01:00 AM
hi all.. sorry joining late so here are my stats since june 1st..

6/1 WATP 30 min
6/2 WATP 30 min
6/3 WATP 30 min
6/4 Bike ride with
kids and hubby 20min
Leg lifts and crunches 10 min
so is that a total of 12??? will kep er moving... llove them challenges and I feel so much stronger in my legs and upper thighs are starting to feel shapely.. even tho there is a tun of flubber over them ..LOL

that skinny girl inside of me is justa screamin...lemme outta here!!! you've kept me hostage and taken my voice long enough..I want outta here!!

06-05-2006, 01:52 PM
Sunday we spent 4 hours walking around the street festival downtown. I'm counting it as 4 points.

06-05-2006, 03:55 PM
Monday - 4 points
30 minutes treadmill
30 minutes yardwork

(not liking this much!) It's such an effort for me to do this! I'm glad we have this challenge because I think without it I would have blown it off today!
Of course some of it has to do with my scale not moving yet really. (3lbs in 4 weeks!) Not a happy camper.

06-05-2006, 05:09 PM
30 min treadmill....3pts right?

06-05-2006, 06:50 PM
Sunday night, 30 min's on treadmill. 1 1/2 mile walked . 3 pts. yeah.

06-05-2006, 06:56 PM
30 minutes at Curves today for me. I'm back on track.

06-06-2006, 02:03 AM
45 minutes at Curves - I LOVE CURVES! :)
10 minute walk
4 hours yard work

06-06-2006, 09:44 PM
45 minutes treadmill in the am and 45 minutes treadmill inthe pm
I think that's 5 right?

06-07-2006, 12:14 AM
I walked outside for 30 min's this evening. It was nice to get out and see the greenery. My daughter is now wanting to lose a few lbs. and is going to walk with me. It is more enjoyable than just walking on treadmill.

06-07-2006, 01:38 AM
Sorry Guys, I missed posting yesterday. I spent the day in the yard and chasing children. I dug up the second raised bed, made the frame, and shoveled in the ingredients for the soiless mix over 4 hours and I did Walk & Kick WATP yesterday which was an additional 30 minutes. Today I did 1 mile WATP (20 Minutes), added fertilizer to my beds by using a hand cultivater (30 minutes) and 10 minutes on the elliptical. I am counting the 30 from yesterday and the 1 hour for today.

And - Hey I just noticed this is a sticky now.

06-07-2006, 02:15 AM
30 minutes at Curves today and 2 hours in the yard hauling river rock to my flower beds.

Have a good today tomorrow everyone! :)

06-07-2006, 06:13 PM
1 hour at my daughters school doing relay races and line dancing !
think I'll skip the treadmill tonight!
4 points

06-08-2006, 12:32 AM
30 minutes at Curves and two ten minute walks. No yard work kinda icky right now :(

06-08-2006, 05:41 PM
40 minutes of running up and down my basement stairs moving boxes from my garage.


06-08-2006, 10:21 PM
can i join the challenge? can someone explain the workout one to me and the point system? (

4th of July challenge: (

06-09-2006, 01:52 AM
30 minutes curves, 2 hours mowing lawn

06-09-2006, 02:46 AM
30 min's on treadmill tonite for 1 1/2 miles walk.

06-09-2006, 10:21 AM
missed my workout on wednesday, but spent 9 hrs yesterday moving furniture, computer equipment, sign equipment, and an entire bedroom :dizzy:

06-09-2006, 01:35 PM
I am so glad to see you all posting while I've been absent. You are doing great!

Emily, the challenge is to get a point for every 30 minutes you work out, a point for working out and a point for posting what you did in the challenge every day.

06-09-2006, 08:28 PM
Friday- 30 minutes treadmill 30 minutes exercise ball
4 points

06-10-2006, 01:47 PM
30 min's on treadmill again last night. We're going swimming today, so will be back later this evening to post my swimming.

06-10-2006, 02:09 PM
30 min on treadmill 3pts

06-10-2006, 08:21 PM
We did a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood last night -- you all inspired me to get John out the door.

06-11-2006, 12:36 AM
1 solid hr. of swimming. 3 hrs. of floating on a raft and paddling my arms. I am sore and sun-burned. I'll just count the actual swim.

06-11-2006, 12:47 PM
sunday - 45 minutes treadmill

3 points (just couldn't get in another 15 minutes for an extra point!)

06-12-2006, 04:58 PM
Monday, it's 2:56PM and I have already walked my 30 min's on treadmill for today. This is a record for me. I have been getting lazier of the evening and decided to walk earlier each day and get it done.

06-12-2006, 05:56 PM
30 min walk

06-12-2006, 10:10 PM
wow ya'll are doing great. sunday: 1 hour at the lake,playing with the kids and tubing.

have a good week.

06-13-2006, 06:45 PM
Tuesday - 40 minutes treadmill
30 minutes swimming


Lillybelle - I have started to do the treadmill in the morning to and love it! Never thought I would. It sets me for the whole day and I feel great knowing it's done. When I used to do it at night it would hang over my head like a dark cloud all day knowing that i STILL had to do it.

06-14-2006, 12:55 AM
30 min's on Treadmill again today, I'm on a roll. It is easier to do it earlier in the day before I get lazy and talk myself out of it.

06-14-2006, 08:51 PM
Wed. - 30 minutes bike riding

06-15-2006, 01:02 AM
Wednesday, 30 min's on treadmill today. I am still on my roll.Trying to keep up with needtolose4me2. This exercise challenge is great and I feel guilty if I have a day without exercise.

06-15-2006, 09:29 AM
30 min on the treadmill, plus a walk thru the marina with dh(yesterday)

06-15-2006, 09:55 PM
thurs. 30 minute treadmill
30 minutes heavy bedroom and closet cleaning with moving furniture around in circles!!

4 points.
Good going Lillybelle. I think I'm taking tomorrow off though. I am so stiff my back arms and thighs are killing me today. I added 2 lb arm weights on the treadmill and do arm exercises when I take a break from jogging. ( i usually do 1/2 mile jog then 1/4 fast walk with the arm exercises and try to get 2 miles in 30 minutes. May not seem like much to some but my heart rate still goes up pretty quick so I am slowing increasing the jog and decreasing the walk. Not doing to bad . It was opposite when I started! I would run 1/4 mile then walk a 1/2. so I'm getting there.

06-16-2006, 12:50 AM
1 solid hr. of swimming. My arms are already getting sore, but I sure did enjoy. I'll be back on treadmill tomorrow.

06-17-2006, 11:46 AM
30 min on treadmill yesterday

06-17-2006, 02:19 PM
30 min's on treadmill last night (Thursday).

06-17-2006, 02:19 PM
Correction (It was Friday last night).

06-17-2006, 05:51 PM
Sat. 30 minutes treadmill 3 points

06-17-2006, 09:44 PM
Saturday, 30 min's on treadmill.

06-18-2006, 06:37 PM
Sunday, DH and I went to the High School Track and speed walked 2 miles. Plan on doing some yoga later on this afternoon. Judy

06-18-2006, 11:31 PM
Swimming a full hour today. (Sunday)

06-19-2006, 10:16 AM
Way to go lillybelle. I took Sunday off!
This week though I think I have to step it up a bit to help me at least come close to my firecracker challenge.
Monday - 30 minutes treadmill
30 minutes abs and butt (yuck!)

4 points

06-19-2006, 09:40 PM
Friday 30 minutes WATP High Calorie Burn
Saturday 15 minutes WATP 1 Mile, 1 hour of gardening
Sunday 15 minutes Elliptical, 2 hours of gardening.

I am hoping to get in 30 minutes Walk & Kick when I get off work

06-19-2006, 10:31 PM
40 min on treadmill today

06-20-2006, 09:48 PM
1 hour swimming today (Tuesday).

06-20-2006, 10:23 PM
40 min treadmill

06-21-2006, 12:06 PM
40 min on treadmill...done nice and early.

06-21-2006, 06:56 PM
Wed. 40 minutes treadmill
30 minutes swimming
30 minutes exercise routine

5 Points

06-21-2006, 08:11 PM
Wednesday, 30 min's. on treadmill.

06-22-2006, 10:56 PM
Thursday, 1 hour of swimming. I love to swim and my daughter and step-daughter both love getting to go to the lake so much this year.

06-23-2006, 02:04 PM
Friday 30 minutes treadmill
45 minutes swimming

4 points

06-23-2006, 03:58 PM
WTG, needtolose, this is fun trying to keep up with you on the exercise. It gives me added incentive. Thanks. I will get my lazy butt on treadmill again today. I just finished vacuuming and mopping my kitchen. Plus, cleaned one of my bathrooms and started laundry. My house needs some good old-fashioned cleaning.

06-23-2006, 04:06 PM
40 min on the treadmill!

06-24-2006, 10:44 PM
30 minutes on Treadmill tonite, Saturday.

06-25-2006, 09:47 AM
Ive taken the weekend off from the gym

06-26-2006, 12:44 PM
40 min on treadmill, 5 min on bike :p it was really tough on my leg muscles after getting off the treadmill :faint:

06-26-2006, 01:31 PM
monday 60 minutes on treadmill. (additional 30 as punishment for cheating yesterday!)

4 points

06-27-2006, 10:42 AM
Hello???? where is everyone? no has posted since me yesterday?
Tuesday 45 minutes treadmill
3 points

06-28-2006, 12:22 AM
Tuesday, 30 minutes walking.

06-28-2006, 09:38 AM
wed. 30 minutes treadmill

06-30-2006, 08:59 PM
Well, last day of the challenge! I've decided to go the extra mile! Actually, it's my birthday and I splurged with a tablespoon of mashed potatoes, and a arege spoonful of bannana pudding. So i added another 30 minutes of the treadmill tonight. I hope it helps!

30 minutes treadmill am
push mow the lawn 30minutes ( yea I know, what a way to spend your birthday!)
30 minutes treadmill pm

5 points if anyone is even counting anymore!
Lillybelle - thanks for keeping me going on this challenge this month!!

07-03-2006, 01:04 AM
needtolose , you are welcome and you kept me going too. I didnt' realize the month was up. I came on here tonite to post that I just walked 30 minutes on the treadmill.

07-03-2006, 01:06 AM
Can someone please start us a new challenge thread for July?