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Old 11-30-2010, 06:32 PM   #1
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Crunch time crunches? Shopping bag bicep curls? Parking lot obstacle course? Cookie sheet squats?

The holiday season is here and it's time to make the commitment to stay healthy during this joyful, hectic, stressful, fun, unpredictable and often unplannable, on the go goodie filled month. We all know the challenges ahead and many of us can remember the result of choices made in other holiday seasons. So while we are all doing the best we can with our food choices how about making a commitment to staying active. The one thing we can all do is find time, even 10 minutes a day, to move. Park a block away, use the stairs instead of the elevator, throw a 10 minute work-out on but move your body. Not only does it burn calories it's great for reducing all that holiday season stress.

Whether your goal is 300 minutes (10 minutes a day with one day off) or 2000 minutes join us in the exercise challenge. New Year's morning when you're writing that list of resolutions you will be glad you did.

*ETA - this thread is for South Beachers. There is another exercise accountability thread in the exercise forum.
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:35 PM   #2
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It's hard to know what's reasonable this month. I don't know what my week working in NM will offer in terms of free time. Then there's the drive back and forth to Boston and to my parents.
I made my November goal of 1000 minutes, think I'll go for a repeat even if I have to spend the week between Christmas and New Year's exercising

Goal: 1122/1000

1 - 30m bike
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7 - 35m bike
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12 30m walk
13 90m walking around Rio Grande Nature Center
14 30m fitness room
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19 - 105m hike, 70m walk
20 - 60m walk
21 20m Wii Active
22 - 55m bike
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25 - 45m spin

26 - 14m stretch, 40m spin
27 - 35m shoveling snow, 30m EA Active workout
28 - 30m walk in the snow
29 - 32m EA Active workout
30 - 60m bike
31 - 22m EA Active workout
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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The usual for me. One hour/day of walking, yoga, weightlifting, jogging, whatever.

Goal: 1860 minutes
Current: 1040 minutes
Should be at: 840 minutes

Dec 1 - 120 min walking, 60 min yoga class = 180 min. Off to a good start!
Dec 2 - 90 min brisk walking with hills
Dec 3 - 60 min brisk walking with hills
Dec 4 - ugh, TOM, not much but lying around
Dec 5 - 40 min walking, 60 min yoga class = 100 min
Dec 6 - 60 min walking, 60 min pilates class = 120 min
Dec 7 - 60 min walking
Dec 8 - 40 min walking WITH a heavy backpack
Dec 9 - 60 min brisk walking, 60 min yoga class = 120 min
Dec 10 - vigorous cleaning all day! But I'm not counting it
Dec 11 - 30 min walking, 1 hour+ dancing - I'm feeling it the next day = 90 min
Dec 12 - does sleeping all day count as exercise?
Dec 13 - 60 min walking, 60 min yoga = 120 min
Dec 14 - 60 min walking.
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:13 PM   #4
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I'm anxious to get as close to that healthy BMI as I can by 1/1/11, so I'll shoot for 1500 minutes again. Maybe I'll meet it this time!

Edited Goal: 1000 (It's STILL going to be a stretch *gulp*)
Minutes so far: 1006

12/1 - 0
12/2 - 40 (walking)
12/3 - 64 (walking and hooping)
12/4 - 40 (walking)
12/5 - 30 (hooping)
12/6 - 44 (wii fit)
12/7 - 0
12/8 - 60 (treadmill)
12/9 - 0
12/10 - 75 (wii fit & hooping)
12/11 - 60 (wii fit)
12/12 - 40 (walking)
12/13 - 58 (wii fit)
12/14 - 0
12/15 - 20 (treadmill)
12/16 - 0
12/17 - 40 (hooping)
12/18 - 30 (treadmill)
12/19 - 40 (hooping)
12/20 - 20 (indoor walking)
12/21 - 0
12/22 - 0
12/23 - 45 (hooping)
12/24 - 40 (wii fit/walk it out)
12/25 - 0
12/26 - 95 (wii fit and shoveling)
12/27 - 0
12/28 - 0
12/29 - 25 (walking)
12/30 - 45 (hooping/walking)
12/31 - 85 (walking outdoors! and hooping)

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Old 11-30-2010, 07:25 PM   #5
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Gonna shoot for 1000 this month.

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5 24 minutes ab yoga
6 72 minutes (Cardio dance, WATP, wii fit, hooping, and some arms--a bit scattered today, but moving is moving)
7 39 minutes (Mix of wii fit and hooping)
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19 65 minutes wii fit
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22 45 min wii fit
23 45 minutes wii fit
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25 45 minutes various fitness wii games (thank you, santa)

26 40 minutes EA sports
27 73 min (20 minutes EA sports, 53 min WATP)
28 71 min (20 min ea sports, 51 min wii fit)
29 77 min (28 ea sports, the rest wii fit)
30 60 min (ea sports, just dance 2)
31 74 min (watp, ea sports active, wii fit)

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Old 11-30-2010, 08:25 PM   #6
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I definitely need SOMETHING to keep me accountable again, I am slacking badly =(

Goal: 1054/2000

12/1: 18m
12/2: 170m
12/3: 118m
12/4: 0m
12/5: 38m
12/6: 43m
12/7: 136m
12/8: 25m
12/9: 120m
12/10: 138m
12/11: 0m
12/12: 120m
12/13: 0m
12/14: 0m
12/15: 0m
12/16: 58m
12/17: 70m
12/18: 0m
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:29 PM   #7
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Im soooo in this month!!! I need this more than ever... I am determined to keep up no matter how busy the holidays get! I hate how the last few of these I started and gave up- no better time than now to change things and prove to myself what I already know- I CAN DO IT!

Goal: 0/700

1-15 minutes... not the grandest start but I will take it!
2-10 Tomorrrow I WILL bring my workout clothes to work!
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:00 PM   #8
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And here I was thinking I could slack off some because the November challenge was complete today. Little did I know that you would offer up a new challenge and I'm not one to pass so here I go again. Plus, in my heart, I know that I wouldn't have exercised as much last month if it hadn't been for the challenge.
Even though I know I'm going to be busier and it's going to be harder to find the time, I'm upping my goal.

Goal: 800 - actual 1,020. I'm impressed! I met and exceeded my goal this month!

1 = 40 walking (new month, new start, new goal! And away we go!!
2 = 35
3 = 35
4 = 45
5 = 35
6 = 30
7 = 75 (30 walking and 45 cleaning out ditch along side the dirt road with hoe and shovel) whew!!
8 = 30
9 = 45
10 = 40
11 = 40
12 = 35
13 = 30 (walking the mall non-stop)
14 = 30
15 = 30
16 = 60 (30 walking and 30 raking leaves)
17 = 40
18 = 0 (family day)
19 = 40
20 = 45
21 = 45
22 = 40
23 = 40
24 = 0 zip, zero, nada, none!!!
25 = 0 OMG bad, bad, bad!
26 = 0 Fell off the beach hard!
27 = 40 Finally climbed back up on the beach!
28 = 45
29 = 0 Spent the day getting lab work and running errands
30 = 0 Didn't feel good so took the day off
31 = 45

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Old 11-30-2010, 10:39 PM   #9
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I'm going to go for a daring (maybe?) 1200 minutes in December. I've got a trip to Ireland in mid-month, but nothing else to keep me from my plans.

Bring it!

Goal: 195/1200

1: 60 min yoga
2: 25 min walking, 45 min P90X
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:48 PM   #10
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I'm in on this challenge. I've been putting off exercise for whatever reason (don't even know)...and now is a great time to start. I am going to shoot for 1500 minutes this month. I know I can do it!!!!

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Old 11-30-2010, 11:08 PM   #11
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I'd love to be a part of this! Rather than track minutes though, I'd like to track sessions - each of my workouts varies in time. I consistently workout 3-4 times per week now and I'd like to increase that a bit, so that's what I'll be working on in December!

Goal: 5 Workouts/Week

Week 1: 2/5 so far!

Week 2: /5

Week 3: /5

Week 4: /5

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Old 12-01-2010, 01:24 AM   #12
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Because of all the festivities this month I'm going to stick w/ my 2000 minute goal. Next month I'm going to try to bump it up to 2400. EEK!!!

Goal: 2000 minutes
Total: 2010 minutes


1 - 30 minutes at the gym (afternoon) + 70 minutes at the gym (morning)
2 - Rest Day.
3 - 35 minutes walking in my neighborhood + 95 minutes at the gym (morning)
4 - 60 minutes cleaning house + 10 minutes walking from terminal to gate and vice versa

5 - 120 minutes loading the Uhaul + 20 minutes walking to and from command post to rally point
6 - 30 minutes at the gym (afternoon)
7 - 30 minutes at the gym (afternoon) + 70 minutes at the gym (morning)
8 - 40 minutes walking in my neighborhood + 70 minutes at the gym (morning)
9 - 60 minutes walking through Downtown Covington
10 - 60 minutes walking in my neighborhood + 70 minutes at the gym (morning)
11 - Rest Day.

12 - Rest Day.
13 - 30 minutes at the gym (afternoon) + 70 minutes at the gym (morning)
14 - 50 minutes DanceFit class
15 - 45 minutes walking in my neighborhood + 30 minutes at the gym (afternoon) + 5 minutes marching in place while brushing my teeth (LMFAO...hey, it keeps the heart-rate up, right???) + 70 minutes at the gym (morning)
16 - 55 minutes walking in my neighborhood + 5 minutes marching in place while brushing my teeth + 70 minutes at the gym
17 - 30 minutes at the gym (afternoon) + 5 minutes marching in place while brushing my teeth
18 - 5 minutes marching in place while brushing my teeth

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20 - 30 minutes at the gym (afternoon) + 5 minutes marching in place while brushing my teeth + 45 minutes Street Heat workout
21 - 55 minutes walking in my neighborhood + 5 minutes marching in place while brushing my teeth + 30 minutes Street Heat workout
22 - Rest Day.
23 - 5 minutes marching in place while brushing my teeth
24 - 55 minute walking in my neighborhood
25 - 5 minutes marching in place while brushing my teeth

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27 - 30 minutes at the gym (afternoon) + 5 minutes marching in place while brushing my teeth + 35 minutes at the gym (morning)
28 - 50 minutes DanceFit + 70 minutes at the gym (morning)
29 - 50 minutes walking in my neighborhood + 5 minutes marching in place while brushing my teeth + 70 minutes gym (morning)
30 - 5 minutes marching in place while brushing my teeth + 60 minutes at the gym (morning)
31 - 45 minutes at the gym + 5 minutes marching in place while brushing my teeth GOAL!!!
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:40 AM   #13
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Hmm, I've never tried tracking minutes. This month I'm going to track stretching, walking and rowing. Goals for each week should be 120 minutes walking, 40 minutes rowing, 120 minutes stretching.
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:33 AM   #14
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I'm in! For whatever reason, I have just not been able to jump on the exercise wagon yet. Here's hoping this can kick it off! We have a trip mid month, but its to Disneyland, so plenty of walking will be in order. (Have to figure out how I'm going to count the minutes for those few days, probably just a flat hour or two)

My total goal for the month is 1250, but at least 30 per day. Every. Single. Day. (minutes are for cardio exercise only, weights, stretching, etc. won't be included in this total)

ETA- 12/13: Okay so this month's goals were totally unrealistic based on the amount of obligations I ended up with. Unfortunately, working out before work isn't an option either, so I'm ammending my monthly goal to 1000 total, with no dialy requirement. Still a push to make it, but I think this is more realistic.
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:17 PM   #15
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I'm new around here, but I'm going to jump in. I haven't tracked exercise like this before, so I'm not sure exactly where I will end up. But I am going to be ambitious and say 900 minutes for the month. Not sure how that road trip will work out at the end of the month, but if I am creative with what I count as "exercise"(chasing after a toddler) it should be possible to meet my goal.

Goal: 900 minutes
Minutes so far: 311
Minutes I should have: ~348


1 - 25 mins balance ball/hand weights
2 - 0 Not off to a great start
3 - 25 mins of WII fit; 22 minute Jillian Michaels video
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5 - 0
6 - 0 sigh...
7 - 31 mins wii fit; 18 min. kickboxing video; 10 min. walk
8 - 25 min run
9 - 30 mins run/walk
10 - 35 mins wii fit
11 - 45 min walk

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