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Newshinyme 05-17-2009 09:40 PM

Hi chickies,
Quick post to update my minutes only. Will catch up with you all tomorrow!

May 1-10: Exercise days: 5 Exercise minutes: 185
Week of May 11 - 17:
May 11: W.L. Yoga 30 min. + Wii Fit Aerobics 25 min = 55 min.
May 12: Free step 30 min + Stability Ball 15 min. = 45 min.
May 13: Off
May 14: Wii fit aerobics, strength and yoga = 50 min.
May 15: Wii aerobics 45 min + Ball 10 min = 55 min.
May 16: WL Yoga = 30 min
May 17: Off

iDream 05-18-2009 09:01 AM

May 1st - 30 Day Shred
May 2nd - Strength Training Lower Body & Abs, 30 Mins Treadmill
May 3rd - 30 Day Shred
May 4th - Strength Training Upper Body, 30 Mins Treadmill
May 5th - 8 Min Abs, 30 Day Shred
May 6th - Strength Training Lower Body, 30 Mins Abs
May 7th - 8 Min Abs, 30 Day Shred
End of Week One

May 8th - Strength Training Upper Body, 30 Mins Treadmill
May 9th - 8 Min Abs, 10 Min Treadmill (warm up), 30 Day Shred
May 10th - Spin Class of Terror!
May 11th - Strength Training Lower Body, 30 Mins New and Improved Treadmill
May 12th -8 Min Abs, 30 Mins Treadmill
May 13th - Strength Trainig Upper Body, 6 Mins of Treadmill--then the power went out until midnight!
May 14th - 8 Mins Abs, 30 Day Shred
End of Week Two

May 15th - 8 Mins Abs, Strength Training Lower Body, 30 Mins Treadmill
May 16th - 30 Day Shred
May 17th - 30 Mins Treadmill (I jogged 9 mins out of the 30!!:carrot:)
May 18th - Strength Training Upper Body, (will do 30 Mins Treadmill tonight and update then :))

Gotta run, but I'll be back later to check in on all you chickies! :D

Jacqui_D 05-18-2009 11:31 AM

Well Ladies, I have missed my goal for May. I thought I could get my walk in yesterday, but I had to leave in the morning to go get our two new dogs (they were out of town) and when I got back, there was no time that I could leave them. They were already upset at being separated from their former family, they were very nervous by the new surroundings both indoor and out, they and my other dog were not getting along, and I had to keep my mastiff in one part of the house, the two new mastiffs in another part of the house, and the two cats in another part of the house. If I left the room that the two new mastiffs were in for more than just a few minutes, they would scratch on the door to get to me. (I live in a house on the National Register of Historical Places, and it has beautiful black walnut doors, so needless to say, I didn't leave for more than just a few minutes!) They are so very sweet and they will be fine, especially after my daughter takes our other mastiff with her (it's actually hers), but they were just really scared because of the change and new surroundings. So as it turned out, at no time did I find a way to get away. (I even spent the night on the couch in the room with them.) I would have tried to take them for a walk, but my husband was very busy with classwork that was due last night (he's taking online classes) and he was up in the computer room the whole time working on three assignments. He had already taken the first half the day to go get the dogs with me, so he was in a crunch for time. And there's no way I could handle walking two full-grown mastiffs by myself! Soooo, my May goal is shot, but it's okay! I will continue on with my exercise plan as usual! I certainly won't throw in the towel! I'm not in this just for May! Sometimes you have to make choices, and I should have thought this out better, anticipated that my time would be consumed with the new dogs, planned better, and gotten up sooner to exercise! You live and learn, lol! So, that's where I am. I miscalculated, but I'm getting right back on plan!

Jacqui_D 05-18-2009 11:33 AM

May Exercise Challenge List of Participants (so far!)
Exercise goals are in this list. Weight loss goals are in the sister thread--May Weight Loss Challenge. If anyone sees something that they'd like to have changed in their info, please just let me know! I'll continue to add new people as they join in. Good luck to all! You can do it!

FullSteamAhead: Complete 1200 minutes
Jacqui_D: Strength train three times a week; walk 30 min every day
CakeBatter: Run 44 miles; finish 5K race in under 36:00; do Push-up Challenge (thru wk 4); do 30 consecutive PU / EOMo; 20/20/20/20 (twice/wk)
Tammyjo: Exercise at least 4 times a week
Jacque9999: Stick with exercise program set up with workout buddy; make sure daughter starts (and sticks with) boot camp starting May 19th
Shrinkingleah: Train (gym) twice a week; walk one mile or eliptical 30-45 min three days a week
Rowenna: Keep up current exercise regimen
Hattie: Try to keep healing the nerve and start exercising again
BellaEllaEllAaa: Exercise everyday--cardio at least 30 min, weights and toning 3x a week
Mikayla: Strength train 3 days a week; exercise at least 60 min a day, 5 days a week
Getlost: Complete 30DS; exercise 30 min every day; walk whenever possible; try to buy exercise equipment
Lene1974: Exercise 800 minutes
Icandoallthings6613: Do 65 total miles, 40+ running; recommit to weight lifting and 100 push-up challenge; do 25 consecutive push-ups; run 2 10k's
Econ_nerd: Get some exercise in each and every day; be accountable in this thread
Adaem: Use the treadmill at least 3 times a week; use WII Fit at least 2 times a week
SuperChix: Breawna: Exercise for an hour every day; Jodi: Start exercising
Wifey: Go to the gym at least 3 times per week for a 60-minute workout for 720 total minutes; walk the dog everyday starting May 4 for 840 total minutes
StarryNights110: Strength train weekdays; ride 60 min on stationary bike everyday
Fressca: Do cardio 30 min 4x per week
Lewisempire: Complete 50 miles of walking/hiking/nordic track; do weight training for 20 min, 3 times a week
JasonsLea: Start the 100 Push-up and 200 Squats Challenge
Newshinyme: Work out at least 4 times a week for 30-45 min with a mix of cardio and strength training, for a total of 510 minutes
Skinnygurlinside: Start the Couch 2 5k program; keep using wii fit and kicking husband's butt!; (possibly start trying to use the firm workout dvd's)
Mcrunner: Exercise 4 days per week; work back up to 4 mile runs; do 2 weight workouts per week
MrsHomeStretch: Exercise at least 6 days a week
Delphi: Use treadmill for at least 30 min every other day
Canadianangel: Exercise 1 hour a day
Crazymamaof4: Do cardio daily; strength train at least 3 times a week
Scaleskl: Continue doing karate 2-3 times per week
Fenderella: Exercise at least 3 times every week
Colebear: Start Power 90 and complete workouts 6 days a week; attend company fitness classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Sotypical: Exercise regularly
Iliketalldorks: Walk Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in prep for C25K; do abs and/or leg work on Tuesdays and Thursdays; walk leisurely on Saturdays (Sundays optional)
Terapet: Complete 1800 minutes
E.mccoy: Walk for 30 minutes after dinner
Strawberryeyes: Do 30 min of exercise daily
Ms_Perception: Exercise 6 days per week
Jayagoddess: Exercise regularly
Blueridgegirl: Do weight training routine twice a week

Lewisempire 05-18-2009 01:18 PM

jaqui_D- This is just my opinion, and how I do it..... When I miscalculate, and run out of time, I just add what I should have done back on the end. For example. The 2nd week in may, I only got 2 official weight training sessions in, so I am adding the third should have gotten on to week 3. Now, I have to get 4 done this week instead of just 3. Life gets away from us sometimes, and we have to learn to bend and not break when things don't go as planned. Anyway, enough philisophical blah, blah, blah. How are those two big babes today? Are they settling in? Sounds like you have your hands full. Good luck!

Lewisempire 05-18-2009 01:24 PM


5/1 =2 miles nordic track!
5/2- lower body w.o. (1of 3)
5/3- 1 mile walking
5/4- 3.6 miles on Nordic track and upper body wts (2 of 3)
5/5- mostly house work
5/6- 3miles walking
5/7 1 mile walking upper boddy weights (3 of 3)
Total week #1--- 10.6 miles and 3 days wt training!

Week #2
5/8- 2.6 miles nordic track- (45 min)
5/9- 3.2 miles nordic track (45 min ( HIT) 1 mile walk with pup!
5/10 - 4 miles nordic track (57 min (HIT) 3 miles walk with pup, weed garden, UB weights 1 of 3
5/11 3.9 miles NT, 3 mile walk with pup, and shopping???
5/12 2.2 miles walking
5/13 3.3 miles Nordic track RRROOOAAARRR!!!! (that was for you Delphi! LOL)
5/14 4.0 miles walking+ 2of3 upper body weights
Total week 2- 26.9 miles 2 of 3 weight workout- I will try to get 4 weight sessions in this week to make up!

5/15- shopping all day long....can i count it as a marathon??
5/16 2.8 miles nordic track
5/17 1.9 HIIT nordic track, 3 mile walk, upper body weight 1 of 4
5/18 1.5 miles nordic track, weights lower body 2 of 4.

Hey, I met my 50 mile goal today!!!!! I will keep going, and try to get as many in as possible. There is a long way to go to reach my 750 miles in 2009.

Jacque9999 05-18-2009 01:30 PM

Jacqui_D;2746342 Isn't it just typical that our pets screw things up for us? I can just imagine having all those animals separated and not having them destroy the house. You will get back on track in no time...I have TOTAL confidence in you!!!:hug:

Jacqui_D 05-18-2009 01:53 PM

Lewis, that makes sense, and I agree that everyone should be able to calculate any extra days that way! The only thing is that my goal was to walk EVERY day of May, so I didn't leave myself any leeway. If I had felt more secure and had taken Sundays off, I'd have the Sundays to play with, but I didn't do that. Well, come to think of it, if that were the case, yesterday wouldn't have been a problem anyway because it was Sunday, lol! But hey, at least now I know I can skip a day and get right back to the exercise the next day without a hitch! That was my fear in not taking any days off, so some good did come out of it! :)

Thank you for asking about my new big ol' babies! They are settling in. I still didn't want to leave them today, but my daughter came home, so she stayed with them while I went to the gym for an hour and a half. She's taking our other mastiff (who is actually hers; we gave her to her as a puppy for her 16th birthday 4 years ago), so the new dogs should really settle down after that. Now, if I can just convince my cats that they need to stay upstairs! They're cautious of the dogs, but they have always been used to coming and going with our other mastiff. Two dogs are a whole different story though! The new mastiffs did live with a cat, but the former owner said they liked to chase the neighbor's cats, and they haven't learned yet that our cats belong here! It will eventually work itself out. I'll never let the cats and dogs be together when I'm not home, but when I am, I'm sure they'll all get used to each other.

Jacqui_D 05-18-2009 01:55 PM

Thanks Joci! It is a bit of a challenge, lol! But I just love this breed of dog, and I love cats even more, so I have to have them in my life! :)

Delphi 05-19-2009 06:55 AM

May 2--30 minutes on the treadmill and walked over a mile. Ya!!!
May 3--10 minute power walk on the treadmill and about an hour of playing Lips (which essentially is karaoke and lots of dancing)
May 4--20 minutes on the treadmill and weight training
May 5--30 minutes uphill on the treadmill [weight training 20 reps each]
May 6--30 minutes on the treadmill [20 reps w/magic circle] [weight training-triceps]
May 7--30 minutes uphill on the treadmill

End of Week 1

May 8--Scheduled day off
May 9--30 minutes on treadmill [20 minutes Wii Fit] [45 minutes Wii Tennis]
May 10--31 minutes uphill on treadmill [45 minutes Wii Tennis] [Weight training-20 reps each]
May 11--35 minutes on treadmill w/3lb hand weights [My Fitness Coach (Wii) Cardio--30 minutes] [30 minutes Wii Tennis]
May 12--40 minutes on treadmill
May 13--33 minutes uphill on treadmill [30 minutes My Fitness Coach Flexibility]
May 14--31 minutes on treadmill w/weights

End of Week 2

May 15--35 minutes on treadmill; mix of hills with this routine
May 16--33 minutes on treadmill [Walked a mile at mall] [Weight Training]
May 17--15 minutes extreme uphill [ 60 minutes of Wii Fit] [Magic Circle-20 reps all forms]
May 18--45 minutes on treadmill [Strength Training 15 minutes]
May 19--40 minutes on treadmill [Strength Training 20 minutes and two sets of crunches] [30 minutes Wii Fit]
May 20--45 minutes w/My Fitness Coach [cardio]

Lewisempire 05-19-2009 07:22 AM

:dizzy:OH Duhhhh! Jaqui_D!!!! I reread your goal, and Now I see what you mean about not meeting goal. You can always amend your goal for May to include a day off. Or just start again fresh, because I sure like to have that Goal met!!! Next to our goal! (you have us spoiled!) Anyhow, as long as you don't let it derail you, just keep on going!

Wifey 05-19-2009 08:52 AM

Dog Walking: 150/840

Exercise: 195/720

I went out for a 75 min run/powerwalk with a friend yesterday...it was awesome! ;)

Ms Perception 05-19-2009 12:45 PM

Doing okay with activity, some days are definitely better than others! I just wanted to share my good news...I am over half way to my goal!! I've gotten rid of 31.6#s and have 29.4#s to go! Woot Woot!! It has helped to keep me moving. I am also excited because today marks 6 months since I began a healthier lifestyle. It's priceless to feel like I can make good decisions and do this for life!! Thanks to all who have been part of this journey with me!

sotypical 05-19-2009 01:01 PM

I haven't been keeping up with this thread, but I have been exercising!

May 1: 65 min bike
May 2:
May 3:

May 4: 70 min bike
May 5: 70 min bike 30 min dog walk
May 6: 75 min bike
May 7: 85 min bike
May 8: 85 min bike
May 9: 65 min bike
May 10:

May 11: 75 min bike
May 12: 85 min bike
May 13:
May 14: 80 min bike
May 15: 85 min bike
May 16: 60 min bike
May 17: 90 min dog walk

May 18:
May 19: 70 min bike

Total: 1090 min

Newshinyme 05-19-2009 03:12 PM

May 1-10: Exercise days: 5 Exercise minutes: 185
May 11 - 17: Exercise days: 5 Exercise Minutes: 235
Week of May 18 -24:
May 18: Off
May 19: Wii fit aerobics 40 min. + Exercise ball 15 min. = 55 min.

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