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Old 07-31-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default August Exercise Challenge

For those of is in the US, at least, we're coming up to Back to School time which always feels like a kind of a new year for me -- even though it's been a long time since I've actually gone back to school. That's a great energy to borrow for an exercise challenge. Join us in August!

State your goal and track it throughout the month with this supportive group of fellow exercisers. We'll compile our exercise goals into a list. As each goal is met during the month, it gets turned RED in celebration.

This thread is for fitness and exercise goals. For other weight loss goals, be sure to see our sister thread: August Weight Loss Challenge
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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Yay! I really liked the July challenge, so I'm up for an August one!

Goal: to walk/run three miles 2x a week, continue to lift weights 3x a week, and complete the Lazyman Marathon.

August 1 - 3.1 miles (3.1/26.2)
August 2 - lift weights
August 3 - rest day

August 4 - rest day
August 5 - .5 (3.6/26.2), lift weights
August 6 - 2 miles (5.6/26.2)
August 7 - .5 mile (6.1/26.2), lift weights
August 8 - 2 miles (8.1/26.2)
August 9 - biked 7.5 miles (does not count towards Lazyman Marathon), lift weights
August 10 - rest day

August 11 - lift weights
August 12 - lift weights
August 13 - 3 miles (11.1/26.2)
August 14 - lift weights
August 15 - rest day
August 16 - lift weights
August 17 - rest day

August 18 - rest day
August 19 - lift weights
August 20 - rest day
August 21 - lift weights
August 22 - rest day
August 23 - lift weights
August 24 - rest day

August 25 - lift weights
August 26 - lift weights
August 27 - rest day
August 28 - lift weights
August 29 - rest day
August 30 - lift weights
August 31 - rest day
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:42 PM   #3
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I only caught the tail end of the July challenge, but I really enjoyed logging my exercise consistently. On to August!

Goals: run at least 80 miles in August, exercise at least 22 days of the month

8/1 - ran 5 miles, walked 2 miles
8/2 - walked 3.5 miles
8/3 - ran 5 miles, walked 5 miles
8/4 - ran 6.2 miles, walked 4.5 miles
8/5 - nothing
8/6 - ran 11.25 miles, walked 2 miles
8/7 - 20 minutes on a stationary bike, walked 6 miles
8/8 - ran 8 miles, walked 2 miles
8/9 - ran 5 miles, walked 2 miles


Total Miles I've Run: 40.45
Number of Days I've Exercised: 7

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Old 07-31-2013, 02:55 PM   #4
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I'd like to join this challenge. My plan is to jump on my kids trampoline for 2 x 20 minute sessions. Do 2 x 30 minute Pilates sessions at home. Do 1 cross trainer 30 minute session each week. I haven't exercised for a long time so I'm starting small. I'm following a very low cal plan and it recommends no exercise so I will take it easy. Is there a spread sheet somewhere, do I need to write a list elsewhere?? Thanks for this.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:55 PM   #5
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Joining in. Goal is to make it to the gym everyday!!

08/01: 6 flights of stairs at work, 1.26 miles cross trainer, 1.2 miles treadmill
08/02: break
08/03: break
08/04: 1.6 miles on cross trainer, 10 mins bike + treadmill
08/05: 1.26 miles cross trainer, 8 miles bike
08/06: 6 flights of stairs at work, 1.26 miles cross trainer, 20 mins treadmill, abs
08/07: 1.26 miles n cross trainer, abs, 10 mins treadmill
08/08: break
08/09: 1.26 miles cross trainer, 1.2 miles treadmill
08/10: 1.26 miles cross trainer, abs, 7 laps in pool
08/11: 1.5 miles cross trainer, abs
08/12: 1.26 miles cross trainer, 8 miles bike
08/13: 1.56 miles cross trainer, 1.5 miles treadmill, abs
08/14: 1.45 miles cross trainer, 1.6 miles walk
08/15: 1.4 miles cross trainer, 1 mile treadmill
08/16: 1.46 miles cross trainer, 1.5 miles treadmill, abs
08/17: 1 hour walk
08/18: break (TOM)
08/19: 1 hour walk
08/20: 1.4 miles cross trainer, 1.2 miles treadmill
08/21: 1.4 miles cross trainer, 8 miles bike
08/22: break
08/23: break
08/24: break
08/25: 1.4 miles cross trainer, 8.6 miles bike
08/26: break (FLU)
08/27: break
08/28: break
08/29: break
08/30: break
08/31: break
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:04 PM   #6
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Default Here's to an awesome August!

Didn't quite make my lofty July goal, but did manage to complete 74.19 miles out of my 100 mile goal. Upward and onward!

August goals:
1,200 minutes
Complete Lazyman Marathon

Week One
August 1
August 2
August 3
August 4

Week Two
August 5
August 6
August 7
August 8
August 9
August 10
August 11

Week Three
August 12
August 13
August 14
August 15
August 16
August 17
August 18

Week Four
August 19
August 20
August 21
August 22
August 23
August 24
August 25

Week Five
August 26
August 27
August 28
August 29
August 30
August 31
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:39 PM   #7
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My August exercise goal is workout 4-5/week.

Week One
August 1 walked 3 miles
August 2 45 min 3.5 miles interval training
August 3 20 min elliptical, 30 min bike
August 4 3 miles hiking

Week Two
August 5 lots of walking, no formal exercise
August 6 4 mile walk
August 7 *
August 8 4.5 miles treadmill
August 9 35 minutes strength training
August 10 *
August 11 *

Week Three
August 12 4 miles running treadmill (AM) 1+ mile walking track (PM), 100 crunches
August 13 *
August 14 30 minutes weight training, 1 mile walk, tennis
August 15 3.5 miles running, .5 walk, 2.5 mile walk
August 16 1 mile run treadmill, 25 min strength training
August 17
August 18 walked 2+ miles

Week Four
August 19 ran 3 miles
August 20 1 mile treadmill plus 30 min circuit training
August 21 3 mile run plus lots and lots of walking (20000 steps)
August 22 1 mile walk
August 23 *
August 24 *
August 25 3 mile run, strength training

Week Five
August 26
August 27
August 28
August 29
August 30
August 31
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:00 PM   #8
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Ready to go!
My August goal is to work out 5-6 times a week. At least 750 min of exercise this month!

Week One
August 1
August 2
August 3
August 4

Week Two
August 5
August 6
August 7
August 8
August 9
August 10
August 11

Week Three
August 12
August 13
August 14
August 15
August 16
August 17
August 18

Week Four
August 19
August 20
August 21
August 22
August 23
August 24
August 25

Week Five
August 26
August 27
August 28
August 29
August 30
August 31
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:47 PM   #9
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My August goal is to walk 150 km PLUS do 1,000 minutes (approx 30 min per day) of some other form of exercise, such as weights, swimming, biking, etc.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:45 PM   #10
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Put me down for another 1000 mins in August!
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:03 PM   #11
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I want to jump right into this challenge, but I injured my heel 3 weeks ago and on some days I can barely walk at all, so I'm setting a very light 2-fold goal for this month: Walk each day that I can and don't walk when I hurt so that I don't injure myself further (which I keep doing. Stubborn. Pain does serve a purpose, unfortunately!)

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Old 07-31-2013, 08:15 PM   #12
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My goal for August is to walk or ride my bike 5 days a week for 30 mins.


Week One
August 1
August 2
August 3
August 4

Week Two
August 5
August 6
August 7
August 8
August 9
August 10
August 11

Week Three
August 12
August 13
August 14
August 15
August 16
August 17
August 18

Week Four
August 19
August 20
August 21
August 22
August 23
August 24
August 25

Week Five
August 26
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:17 PM   #13
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Goal: walk/jog a minimum of 8 miles per day, Monday through Saturday (Sunday is a rest day)

week 1 ~
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:

week 2 ~
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:

week 3 ~
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:

week 4 ~
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
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Friday:
Saturday:

week 5 ~
Monday:
Tuesday:
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:49 PM   #14
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My August goal is 1500 minutes.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:34 PM   #15
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My goal for August is to exercise 20 out of 31 days
Yep, only one goal this month, I have so much going on, doctor's appointments, girl's camp, MIL visiting, keeping track of new carbs plan--to much to do!

August 1: 20 minutes of zumba! and 30 minutes of wfp
August 2: Rest
August 3: 37 minutes of zumba! and 23 minutes of wfp
August 4: Rest
August 5: 67 minutes of zumba!
August 6: Rest
August 7: Rest
August 8: 37 minutes of zumba! and 23 minutes of wfp
August 9: Rest
August 10: Rest
August 11: Rest
August 12: Rest
August 13: Rest
August 14: 20 minutes of walking the dog
August 15: Rest
August 16: 37 minutes of zumba! and 6 minutes of wfp
August 17: 20 minutes of kickball and 15 minutes of walking the dog
August 18: 64 minutes of zumba! 31 minutes of wfp, and 15 minutes walking the dog
August 19: 30 minutes of wfp
August 20: Rest
August 21: 20 minutes of zumba! and 30 minutes of wfp
August 22: 35 minutes of zumba!
August 23: 4 hours of yard work and between Wednesday through today--15 freakin hours of schlepping my MIL to every store in town. Yes, 15 hours.
August 24: 30 minutes of wfp
August 25: 46 minutes of wfp
August 26:
August 27:
August 28:
August 29:
August 30:
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