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Old 04-29-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default The South Beach Diet Countdown to Summer Exercise Challenge

Summer is right around the corner. Are you ready?


Join us for the May Get-Ready-for-Summer Exercise challenge.


Whether you are a new exerciser working toward 10 minutes a day or an exercise pro like recent SBD Exercise Queen Natasha, this is a great place to challenge yourself and stay accountable. So come on in and join the fun.


Goal 1800 minutes
2237/1800

1 - 60m walk (longer, of course) & 4 hours of uncounted yard work
2 - 20m hooping
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4 - 60m treadmill
5 - 15m walk
6 - 90+m yard work and heavy gardening
7 - 60m walk,

8 - 150m walk (usual birding disclaimer, more like 4.5 hours but slow)
9 - 45m walk
10 - 90m mowing (plus over an hour of brush clearing)
11 - 30m walk, 60m mowing (and another hour tackling the nasty invasive thorny bushes)
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13 - 60m walk, 30m mow
14 - 40m mow

15 - 60 minutes heavy up and down stairs packing
16 - 150m walking
17 - 130m walking
18 - 120m walking, 20m hooping
19 - 150m walking, 20m hooping
20 - 120m walking
21 - 45m treadmill

22 - 100m mowing (plus over 2 hours of gardening)
23 - 20m walk at lunch
24 - 20m hooping
25 - 75m walk
26 - 50m walk
27 - 45m walk
28 - 60m walk

29- 62m dog walking
30 - 45m dog walk, 45m mow
31 - off
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:58 PM   #2
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Going for 1200 this month!
1 60 min brisk walking
2 50 min brisk walking
3 45 min biking to and from grocery store
4 40 min walk
5 60 min yoga
6 45 min biking
7 20 min walk

8 64 min yoga and walking
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11 30 min walking
12 60 min
13 10 min
14 60 min yoga

15 50 min (frisbee in the park, walking, hooping)
16 62 min yoga
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22 55 min yoga and walking
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24 60 min brisk walk
25 40 min yoga
26 120 min bikimg
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29 62 min yoga
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31 35 min bike

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Old 04-29-2011, 09:23 PM   #3
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I'm new to this but I'm going for 16 hours.

130 minutes walking trails with fiance and puppy
2 20 minutes pilates video
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:05 AM   #4
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I'm going to post my results on the weekly challenge page, but put me down for exercising 6 out of 7 days, so that would be 25 days for May.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:05 AM   #5
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I am also going to make a 16 hour goal!
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:17 AM   #6
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I'm slowly creeping back up towards 150.... I need to get back into full exercise mode again so I'm going for 1500 this month.

Also, I've gotten into a rut - all cardio, almost all walking. I need to get back into hooping, using my hand weights, and more wii fit strength this month.

5/1 - 45 mins
5/2 - 15 mins
5/3 - 40 mins


Total so far: 100 mins

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Old 04-30-2011, 01:44 PM   #7
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my goals are:
1. walk the hills in my neighborhood at least once a week
2. gym at least 2x a week
3. incorporate some form of weight/strength training at least 2x a week

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3 AM hill walk + gym (elliptical + abs + arms)
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6 AM hill walk/run + strength training circuit (ugh, it's been reeeeally crazy at work and most days i haven't even left before the gym closes. doing my best though!)

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Old 04-30-2011, 05:54 PM   #8
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I'm going for 1200 minutes again. These challenges are really keeping me motivated.

Total: 1205
1 50 min ex bike, 30 min treadmill
2 40 min ex bike
3 45 min ex bike
4 0
5 0
6 45 min ex bike
7 50 min ex bike
8 30 min ex bike
9 60 min ex bike, 30 min treadmill
10 0
11 45 min ex bike, 30 min treadmill
12 45 min ex bike
13 45 min ex bike
14 55 min ex bike
15 45 min ex bike, 30 min treadmill
16 45 min ex bike, 30 min treadmill
17 55 min ex bike
18 45 min ex bike
19 0
20 50 min ex bike
21 0
22 45 min ex bike
23 45 min ex bike
24 40 min ex bike
25 0
26 0
27 45 min ex bike
28 0
29 0
30 55 min ex bike
31 45 min ex bike, 30 min treadmill
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:15 AM   #9
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I'm new to SB board (starting tomorrow!) and love the idea of this thread. I'm going to aim for 1200 minutes this month.
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:52 AM   #10
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LOL...you make me giggle. If you had told me a year ago that ANYBODY would refer to me as the "Exercise Queen" I would've asked you what kind of drugs you were smoking, LOL Having said that...I have the Warrior Dash and the Autism Walk this month PLUS a friend of mine is trying to get me to do a bike relay. I may regret this later...but my goal for this month is 2800 minutes. EEK!!!

Goal: 2800 minutes
Total: 2630 minutes

1 - Rest Day.
2 - 35 minute at the gym + 5 minutes marching in place + 70 minutes at the gym
3 - 5 minutes marching in place + 70 minutes at the gym
4 - 65 minutes walking in my neighborhood + 15 minutes mowing the yard + 75 minutes at the gym
5 - 35 minutes at the gym + 15 minutes mowing the yard + 5 minutes marching in place + 65 minutes at the gym
6 - 55 minutes DanceFit Class + 5 minutes marching in place + 5 minutes dancing (I got bored at work, LOL) + 70 minutes at the gym
7 - 5 minutes marching in place

8 - 5 minutes marching in place + 60 minutes at the gym
9 - 35 minutes at the gym + 10 minutes abs + 70 minutes at the gym
10 - 5 minutes marching in place + 50 minutes pushing around about 100 pounds of groceries + 55 minutes DanceFit Class
11 - 35 minutes at the gym + 5 minutes marching in place + 70 minutes at the gym
12 - 5 minutes marching in place + 5 minutes jogging to wake up (LOL)
13 - 5 minutes marching in place + 55 minutes DanceFit Class + 30 minutes setting up tents/unloading camping gear + 25 minutes hiking
14 - 25 minutes hiking + 65 minutes Warrior Dash (WHOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!)

15 - 10 minutes hiking + 30 minutes taking down tents/loading camping gear
16 - 35 minutes at the gym + 5 minutes marching in place
17 - 10 minute marching in place + 10 minutes elliptical + 60 minutes DanceFit Class
18 - 5 minutes marching in place + 35 minutes treadmill
19 - 5 minutes marching in place + 35 minutes elliptical
20 - 60 minutes DanceFit Class + 5 minutes marching in place + 35 minutes treadmill + 40 minutes mowing the yard
21 - 5 minutes marching in place + 20 minutes walking

22 - 5 minutes marching in place + 65 minutes Walk for Autism + 60 minutes walking
23 - 35 minutes at the gym + 5 minutes marching in place + 75 minutes at the gym
24 - 35 minutes at the gym + 5 minutes marching in place + 70 minutes at the gym
25 - 35 minutes at the gym + 5 minutes marching in place + 70 minutes at the gym
26 - 35 minutes at the gym + 5 minutes marching in place + 55 minutes DanceFit Class
27 - 5 minutes marching in place + 70 minutes at the gym
28 - 5 minutes marching in place + 30 minutes walking + 20 minutes X-box Zumba + 50 minutes Dance Central

29 - 40 minutes walking
30 - 35 minutes at the gym + 5 minutes marching in place + 80 minutes at the gym
31 - 35 minutes at the gym + 5 minutes marching in place + 70 minutes at the gym
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:44 AM   #11
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Default May challenge

New here-have been reading for awhile.
Had 10 lbs. to lose to get w/i healthy BMI but creeping up to 15 so had better get moving.
I like this challenge.
Changing my goal a little-will track mileage too since I should be doing this for a running goal.
1800 min. goal for exercise this month.
Do at least 35 km/ week. Walk or run. Plus light arm weights and some ab work 2 times per week.

Week 1-405 min-38km
Week 2- 440 min. 22km plus golf day walk?
Week 3 - 420 min 30.5km
May 1-60 min/ 5kmwalk
2 60 min/walk-5km
3 60 min/walk -5km-20 min aerobic dancing workout
4 30 min/walk-3km
5 90 min/9km walk
6 40 min-5km run/walk
7 65 min- 6km walk
Week 2
8 60 min-5km walk 45 second plank/10 push ups/10 cr unches
9 60 min-5km walk 45 second plank/10 push ups/10cr.
10 30 min dance workout
11 walked 9 holes golf game took 2 hours
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13 walked 20 min. hit balls at driving range 30 min.
14 60 min. 5km walk
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Week 3
16 60 min. 5km walk
17 30 min walk 2.5km 45 sec. plank 15 ab crunches
18 golf-9 holes walking 2 hours to play
19 45 min walk 4km
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21 golf 9 hole 2 hrs then did a 5km walk later in day
22 45 min. 4km walk
Week 4
23 90 min 9km walking(5 km this morning and 4 km after dinner)
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25 golf 9 holes
26 5km walk
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28-5km run booked-ran the 10km b/c had entered it and one can see I didn't train, but couldn't change races so did run 5min.run/walk 30 sec. and felt pretty good and eventually crossed the finish line smiling.
29 biked 15km
30 walked 5.5km
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:37 AM   #12
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Going for 1200 this month!
Minutes so far: 1,366 minutes

1- 60 minutes Yard work
2- 41 minutes Hip Hop Abs- Total Body Burn
3- 35 minutes Hip Hop Abs- Cardio
4- 41 minutes Hip Hop Abs- Total Body Burn
5- 35 minutes Hip Hop Abs- Cardio
6- 41 minutes Hip Hop Abs- Total Body Burn/ 30 minutes Walk
7- 60 minutes Deep cleaning house

8- 60 minutes Cleaning out garage/ 17 minutes P90X abs
9- 40 minutes Turbo Sculpt
10- 35 minutes Interval running
11- 40 minutes Turbo Sculpt
12- 35 minutes Interval running/ 10 minutes Walk
13- 35 minutes Turbo Sculpt
14- 0

15-0
16- 36 minutes Interval Challenge
17- 40 minutes Turbo Sculpt
18- 40 minutes Interval Challenge
19- 40 minutes Turbo Sculpt
20- 35 minutes Interval Jogging
21- 60 minutes Walk

22- 60 minutes Walk
23- 60 minutes Walk
24- 30 minutes Weights
25- 35 minutes Interval Running/10 minutes Walk
26- 45 minutes Running/Cardio/ 20 minutes Weights
27- 30 minutes Walk
28- 30 minutes Walk

29- 30 minutes Walk
30- 30 minutes Walk
31- 30 minutes Weights

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Old 05-02-2011, 01:35 PM   #13
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I just upped the ante and reinstated my goal to be reached THIS MONTH (I have been maintaining or plateaued for months now) so heck yeah, I'm in!

Keeping my usual exercise goal, an hour a day average, but I'm going to attempt to up the intensity.

May goal: 1860 min
Current: 1260
Should be: 1800

May 1 - 80 (60 min yoga, 20 min walking)
May 2 - 120 hike (but flat)
May 3 - 100 (60 min yoga, 40 min walk)
May 4 - 20 min walking (plus a whole lotta cleaning & gardening; not counting)
May 5 - 100 (60 min yoga, 40 min walk)
May 6 - 20 min walking
May 7 - 20 min walking
May 8 - nothing. trending in a bad direction
May 9 - 100 (60 min yoga, 40 min walk)
10 - not much
11 - not much again
12 - 100 (60 min yoga, 40 min walk)
13 - 120 min walking
14 - 60 min yoga
15 - 60 min yoga
16 - 100 (60 min yoga, 40 min walk)
17 - 100 (60 min yoga, 40 min walk)
18 - 100 (60 min yoga, 40 min walk)
aw man, got busy and didn't do any dedicated exercise...
27 - 30 min walk
28- 30 min walk
29 - 0
30 -
31 -
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LABOR DAY CHALLENGE: Just stick to IP (Started 4/29) until Labor Day, no weight goal. Start exercising!!!

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Old 05-02-2011, 02:04 PM   #14
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Count me in! Goal of 2500

Total: 360 min.

1: 120 minutes biking (in 30 mph wind, pulling a bike trailer w/ 2 kids)
2: 60 min. fat burner class,
3: 60 min. pilates, 45 min. yoga
4: 45 min. treadmill, 30 min. strength training
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:11 PM   #15
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Fell off the wagon big time at the end of April. I'm going to do better this month.

Goal: 1100 min
Min so far: 801

1 15 min walking
2 sick
3 85 min spin/walking
4 89 min spin/walking
5 off
6 off
7 120 min cardio/weights/walking

8 75 min spin/walking
9 off
10 off
11 off
12 49 min cardio
13 off
14 60 min walking

15 off (I suck. Dealing with some personal things)
16 off
17 37 min cardio (trying to get back into it)
18 off
19 off
20 off
21 74 min spin/walking

22 75 min spin/walking
23 off
24 off
25 37 min cardio
26 35 min cardio
27 10 min running
28 off

29 20 min walking
30 off
31 92 min cardio/spin/running
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