Strong is the new skinny September exercise challenge
OK here we go! The holidays will be here soon. Now is a good time to incorporate a little fitness into our lives. The weather is cooling off so enjoy a walk, hike, run or ride. Try a little Zumba or Pilates to get ready for holiday dancing. Whatever you decide a little movement goes a long way.
Jekel, I hate the word skinny - skinny is ugly so I'm on board for strong.
I've just renewed my gym membership so here's my schedule:
Monday - Wednesday - Friday I'll be at the gym 7:30 to nine doing treadmill and weights on the machines. Alternate days except Sunday I'll make myself do either two ten minute sessions on my treadmill here at home or walk outside for 20-30 minutes.
Last month's goal was 6 out of 7 days; I made that 3 of 4 weeks and 2 of those weeks it was 7 days.
I just purchased a rebounder and my goal is to use it for at least 30 minutes every other day, alternating with a kettle bell workout (22 minutes of workout plus another 10-15 for warmup, cooldown, and stretch) the other days, for 6 days a week. I've been at the kettle bell for over a week now and my husband says that key areas are starting to feel a bit firmer
I'm in. Overall goal is 1500 minutes with weights, hoop, and yoga at least once a week.
2 - 30m walk
4 - 20m bike, 20m hoop, 10m weights
6 - 40m bike, 15m weights
8 - 30 m walking up and down hill
Baby steps, losing the holiday excess first.
Maintaining 48 lb loss since 2008, working off regain to a sensible maintenance level. 60+ lbs and counting!
I have to confess that I stole the idea of the monthy exercise challenge and brought it to my forum. Last month we only had 2 participants (myself included, LOL) for most of the month. This month, however, we have a weight loss challenge going on and I have 5 participants for the exercise challenge. I'm just copying and pasting my post there to here.
My goal for this month is 1500 minutes and 2500 crunches.
Goal: 1500 minutes + 2500 crunches Total so far: 1550 minutes + 1950 crunches
1 - 90 minutes walking + 30 minutes dancing
2 - 150 crunches + 50 reverse crunches 3 - 200 crunches + 60 minutes at the gym 4 - 60 minutes at the gym 5 - 150 crunches + 50 reverse crunches 6 -Rest Day. 7 - 50 minute walk home 8 - 150 crunches + 60 minutes at the gym
9 - 60 minutes at the gym 10 - 150 crunches + 50 reverse crunches + 60 minutes at the gym 11 - 50 minutes DanceFit Class+ 50 crunches (just guessing, it was core during DanceFit) + 60 minutes at the gym 12 - 150 crunches + 50 reverse crunches 13 - 60 minutes at the gym 14 - Rest Day. 15 - Rest Day.
16 - 70 minutes walking the Riverwalk + 60 minutes cleaning out my closet 17 - 100 crunches + 60 minutes at the gym 18 - 60 minutes at the gym 19 - 60 minutes at the gym 20 - Rest Day. 21 - 100 crunches + 60 minutes at the gym 22 - 65 minutes walking the Riverwalk + 50 minutes pushing around 100+ pounds of groceries
23 - 65 minutes walking the Riverwalk 24 - 150 crunches + 50 reverse crunches + 60 minutes at the gym 25 - 180 minutes detailing my car + 60 minutes at the gym 26 - 200 crunches 27 - 150 crunches 28 - 60 minutes at the gym 29 -Rest Day. 30 -Rest Day.
Meh, I met my minutes goal but not my crunches.
__________________ 1st goal - 10% of body weight lost - MET 06/21/10 2nd goal - 100 lbs lost 3rd goal - 180 lbs!!!
Last edited by Natasha1534 : 10-01-2012 at 08:13 PM.
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