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Old 08-31-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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August motivated me so, I will try to beat my previous month.

Goal 1730 / 1100 minutes
1 - 55 minutes race day spinning DVD
2 - rest
3 - 2 1/2 hours cycling
4 - 60 minutes cycling
5 - 30 minutes cycling
6 - 45 minutes interval spinning
7 - 45 minutes interval spinning 1.15 hours cycling
8 - 45 minutes endurance spinning
9 - 45 minutes cycling (half way to goal)
10- 240 minutes cycling (oh tomorrow will be a rest day lol)
11- 75 minutes cycling
12- rest, much needed
13- 30 minutes spin and slim express spinning
14- 45 minutes interval spinning
15- 35 minutes spin and slim
16- rest, way too tired today
17 - 60 minutes cycling
18- 45 minutes spin and sculpt spinning
19- 150 minutes cycling (yeah over my goal)
20- 45 minutes interval spinning
21- 45 minutes spinning 10 minutes kettle bells
22- 70 minutes cycling
23-rest day (feeling drained and a little dehydrated hmmm)
24- 2 hrs cycling
25- 1 hr indoor cycling
26- rest
27- 35 minutes cardio spinning
28- 40 minutes cardio spinning 10 minutes kettle bells
29- 45 minutes interval spinning 10 minutes kettle bells
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:23 AM   #4
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I am in as well

Goal: 1400 minutes
Minutes so far: 1215 minutes

1- 120 minutes of walking/ 20 minutes swimming

2- 180 minutes of walking
3- 30 minutes of Walking
4- 30 minutes of Weights/sculpting / 30 minutes of Walking
5- 35 minutes of Interval running
6- 30 minutes of Weights/sculpting
7- 30 minutes of Zumba
8- 30 minutes of Soccer

9- 0
10-30 minutes of Zumba/ 30 minutes of Walking
11-30 minutes of Weights/sculpting
12-30 minutes of Wii Dance
13-30 minutes of Weights/sculpting
14-30 minutes of Wii Dance
15-0

16- 30 minutes of Weeding
17- 35 minutes of Wii Dance
18- 30 minutes of Weights/Sculpting
19- 35 minutes of Wii Dance
20- 30 minutes of Weights/Sculpting
21- 50 minutes of Zumba
22- 0

23- 0
24- 30 minutes of Wii Dance/ 30 minutes of Walking
25- 30 minutes of Weights/Sculpting/ 30 minutes of Walking
26- 50 minutes of Wii Dance
27- 30 minutes of Weights/Sculpting/ 30 minutes of Walking
28- 30 minutes of Interval running
29- 30 minutes of Walking

30-0
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:44 PM   #5
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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
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As I'm training for a race, I'm going to run 62.5 miles this month!
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:24 PM   #7
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I'm in. Overall goal is 1500 minutes with weights, hoop, and yoga at least once a week.
165/1000
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2 - 30m walk
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4 - 20m bike, 20m hoop, 10m weights
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6 - 40m bike, 15m weights
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8 - 30 m walking up and down hill
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:56 PM   #8
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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.
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