3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > Chicks up for a Challenge

Two week exercise challenge

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-26-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
LaurieDawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,090

Height: 5'5"

Default Two week exercise challenge

Looking for someone(s) to join me for a high-intensity exercise challenge! I just finished my semester of law school, so I have a few months to get myself on the right track before the craziness starts again. My goal for the next two weeks (starting today) is to exercise 180 minutes per day for six days per week for a total of 1080 minutes per week. This can be any type of exercise - cardio, strength training, yoga, whatever. It should probably be varied, though, so as to protect against injury.

Any takers? The goal doesn't have to be the same, but I would love to engage in some fun trash talk with someone trying to do something equally radical for them.

5/26: 75 minutes walking/jogging - so far! (Admittedly 90% walking!)
__________________



Wedding challenge - 06/09/2015 - 08/09/2015

Biggest Loser Challenge (12/29 - 03/16) - Not successful. =(
Trainer boy challenge #3 (11/11-12/11):
Not successful. =(
(Trainer boy challenge #1 completed 09/11 - down 23.2 pounds - starting weight 239.8) (Trainer boy challenge #2 completed 11/11 - down 23.4 pounds - starting weight 216.6)

Last edited by LaurieDawn : 05-26-2010 at 02:59 PM.
LaurieDawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 03:34 PM   #2
Member
 
PeaceNLove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: california
Posts: 75

Height: 5'6

Default

Hi! I don't know if we're at the same weight or not but I'm about 225ish right now. I'm just finishing up my Spring semester of school, one more essay and I'm free for about 3 weeks So I definitely want to kick up my exercise routine especially since I go to Ireland in 2 months.

Right now I bike to work about 11 or 12 miles round trip for a total of about 1 hour-1 hour and 15 minutes biking. I only work on the weekdays, so I definitely need to kick it up on the weekends and I also want to do exercise in addition to the biking.

My goal is to continue the biking for a total of 1hr exercise

and do an additional 30-45 minutes cardio 5 days a week

Of those 5 days I'll do cardio, At least 3 I want to do strength training for at least 30 minutes.

So yeah. I don't really have a "minute" goal but I do want to try and exercise an additonal 30 minutes a day in addition to the biking on the weekdays..

If you're up for it I am
PeaceNLove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 04:12 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Aubrey87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 178

S/C/G: 177.6/163/145

Height: 5'8''

Default

i'd like to join this thread! i just found out yesterday that i have high cholesterol (at 22 yrs old!) i eat super healthy so i want to amp up my exercise! i'm going to go for 120 minutes a day 5x/week including 4 x 5k runs a week (I run a 5k in a few weeks and am aiming for a half marathon next summer - never too early to start training!). Hoping this, along with good eating habits will bring my cholesterol down for my next test (2 months!)
__________________
Aubrey87
One for every 5 lbs lost

Ultimate Goal

March Challenge
Aubrey87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2010, 09:19 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
LaurieDawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,090

Height: 5'5"

Default

I am excited to find a couple of takers! Peace, Ireland sounds way cool. I'm actually reading a fiction series set (primarily) in Ireland, so I have leprachauns on the brain. And Aubrey - I would love to get to the point where I'm training for a half-marathon! I'm looking for a 5K in late July or early August too.

Woo hoo! I got 185 minutes in yesterday, and am really sore today. I LOVE that sore feeling. Makes me feeling like I'm changing my body. All cardio yesterday. Gonna try to do add some weights today.

5/26 - 185 minutes cardio
5/27 - only 75 minutes. Need to step it up!
__________________



Wedding challenge - 06/09/2015 - 08/09/2015

Biggest Loser Challenge (12/29 - 03/16) - Not successful. =(
Trainer boy challenge #3 (11/11-12/11):
Not successful. =(
(Trainer boy challenge #1 completed 09/11 - down 23.2 pounds - starting weight 239.8) (Trainer boy challenge #2 completed 11/11 - down 23.4 pounds - starting weight 216.6)

Last edited by LaurieDawn : 05-28-2010 at 08:45 AM.
LaurieDawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2010, 06:12 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Aubrey87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 178

S/C/G: 177.6/163/145

Height: 5'8''

Default

i got in 60 min yesterday and only 45 the day before! going to pick up my socks this weekend
__________________
Aubrey87
One for every 5 lbs lost

Ultimate Goal

March Challenge
Aubrey87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2010, 02:48 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
LaurieDawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,090

Height: 5'5"

Default

I keep hitting obstacles (like packing up all my swimming gear for the gym only to find it closed!), so I am not where I had wanted to be. Still, if I aim for 1080 and only hit 900 or so, I'm not going to complain too much.

5/26 - 185 min
5/27 - 75 min
5/28 - 90 min
5/29 - 160 min.

510 as of Sat. But a long weekend ahead with lots of activity planned!
__________________



Wedding challenge - 06/09/2015 - 08/09/2015

Biggest Loser Challenge (12/29 - 03/16) - Not successful. =(
Trainer boy challenge #3 (11/11-12/11):
Not successful. =(
(Trainer boy challenge #1 completed 09/11 - down 23.2 pounds - starting weight 239.8) (Trainer boy challenge #2 completed 11/11 - down 23.4 pounds - starting weight 216.6)

Last edited by LaurieDawn : 05-30-2010 at 12:28 PM.
LaurieDawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2010, 05:30 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Aubrey87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 178

S/C/G: 177.6/163/145

Height: 5'8''

Default

no owrries, i haven't been hitting my two hours a day! still trying but that's a big time commitment! hoping for two hours today. i'm going to break it into two sessions!
__________________
Aubrey87
One for every 5 lbs lost

Ultimate Goal

March Challenge
Aubrey87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2010, 12:46 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
LaurieDawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,090

Height: 5'5"

Default

5/26 - 185 min
5/27 - 75 min
5/28 - 90 min
5/29 - 160 min.
5/30 - 90 min.
5/31 - 50 min.
6/1 - 160 min.
6/2 - 135 min. - and included some running in 1 minute intervals

Okay. A disappointing weekend. But I had a good day today, in spite of the fact that I had to work today. (I'm only working part-time this summer!)

Thanks for continuing along with me.
__________________



Wedding challenge - 06/09/2015 - 08/09/2015

Biggest Loser Challenge (12/29 - 03/16) - Not successful. =(
Trainer boy challenge #3 (11/11-12/11):
Not successful. =(
(Trainer boy challenge #1 completed 09/11 - down 23.2 pounds - starting weight 239.8) (Trainer boy challenge #2 completed 11/11 - down 23.4 pounds - starting weight 216.6)

Last edited by LaurieDawn : 06-03-2010 at 01:32 AM.
LaurieDawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2010, 02:17 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Aubrey87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 178

S/C/G: 177.6/163/145

Height: 5'8''

Default

i've been sick since Tuesday and haven't gotten any exercise in!! busy weekend then hoping to start up again on Monday!
__________________
Aubrey87
One for every 5 lbs lost

Ultimate Goal

March Challenge
Aubrey87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
October Exercise Challenge Tummy Girl Chicks up for a Challenge 262 11-03-2009 01:07 PM
August Exercise Challenge FullSteamAhead Chicks up for a Challenge 415 09-10-2009 12:07 AM
Two Week POP Challenge Debbie367 LA Weight Loss 154 07-09-2007 10:02 AM
3rd 4 week exercise challenge PLEASE JOIN jacksonmom Exercise! 63 09-17-2002 09:11 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:05 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2