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Old 06-28-2009, 11:02 AM   #1  
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Hi Chicks!! Here is the July Exercise Challenge thread! Come sign up! We are happy to have newcomers, former monthly exercisers, and our "regulars"! ALL are welcome!! We have a sister thread--the July Weight Loss Challenge http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=175508 --and you can post any weight loss goals that you may have there and your exercise goals here! So feel free to join in! There is no wrong way to set goals! Here, just state an exercise goal(s) that you want to accomplish for July and then work toward it, posting your progress along the way! I'll be keeping a list of everyone's goals and at the end of the month, as you meet them, I'll turn them red and mark them with MET GOAL!! Woohoo! We're all very supportive of each other here, so we'll cheer you on when you are doing well and help you along if you are struggling! So, c'mon now! Let's start anew for the month of July!

Okay, so my July exercise goals are to follow the government's recommendation for healthy exercise, which is 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week AND strength-training twice a week. That equals out to 30 minutes of moderate exercise (like fast walking) or 15 minutes of vigorous exercise (like doing the elliptical) 5 days a week and then strength training twice a week. I've been trying to find a good balance, and I think this might work! Of course, if I end up wanting to do more, I always can!

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Old 06-28-2009, 11:08 AM   #2  
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Exercise goals are in this list. Weight loss goals are in the sister thread--July Weight Loss Challenge http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=175508. If anyone sees something that they'd like to have changed or edited 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!

Jacqui_D: Do 30 min of moderate exercise (like walking) or 15 min of vigorous exercise (like elliptical) 5 days a week; strength train twice a week
Delphi: Complete 2100 total minutes; do core training/strength training 3 days per week; do cardio 3 days per week
Moralia: Do cardio for 30 min 5x per week; walk 3x per week; do toning/weights for 15 min 3x per week
Peachykeen62: Do cardio 35-60 min 5x per week; strength train for 15 min 3x per week; do ab work for 15 min 3x per week
Gekster: Complete 900 total minutes; exercise 6 days a week, alternating cardio and strength
Jellybellyjess: Do moderate exercise for 30 min 5 days a week for a total of 2.5 hours per week; tone with a resistance band for 15 min 7 days a week
EmmaD: Do cardio for at least 30 min 5 days a week; strength train for at least 15 min 3 days a week; stretch for at least 15 min 7 days a week
Sassymae: Use treadmill 5x per week; tone using moderate weight training

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Old 06-28-2009, 01:06 PM   #3  
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You already know I'm in. I plan to implement core training/strength training three days a week and cardio three days a week. My goal, will be 2100 total exercise minutes.
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:15 PM   #4  
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I'd love to join please! My goals:

Cardio - 5x week - 30 min. sessions
Walking - 3x week
Toning/weights - 3x week - 15 min. sessions

So we start this July 1st?
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:56 PM   #5  
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Delphi, okay girl, I got ya!

Moralia, !! I've added you to the list! Yes, we officially begin on July 1st. Of course, if you want to start early and begin posting your progress before then, you are certainly welcome to! Glad you joined us! Good luck!

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Oooh sounds like fun!

My goals for July:
Cardio-5x a week for 45-60 min(mostly elliptical, will start running when my ankle heals)
Strength- 3x a week 15 min
Abs- 3x a week for 15 min
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:50 PM   #7  
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I am slowly upping my exercise times. For July I want to complete 900 minutes. I also want to go from 5 days/week of exercising to 6 days/week alternating cardio and strength.
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to the July exercise challenge peachykeen and Moralia.
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Hey can i join?
I would like to do 2.5 hours of moderate exercise a week in July (that's 30 mins a day, 5 days a week!) and then 15 mins a day (inc sat and sun) of toning exercise with the resistance band.
Bring on July!

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Oh yes, please!

New to 3FC challenges, but I participated in one on a South Beach board that I credit for getting my butt in gear.

I am only three weeks into my serious "get in shape" plan - I eventually want to get back into running and set distance goals but I am definitely not there yet!! So for now, I'm just plugging along with walk/jog/elliptical/whatever at as much intensity as I can stand for as long as I can stand it (absolute minimum being 20 min but usually 30+)

I am going to be away from home the first week and a half of July, but I've packed the running/yoga gear and every day will do hill walks. And go to a local gym that charges by the day and/or find some yoga classes, or just practice yoga at home ... man o man, it's going to be a challenge in itself to be away from all my "usuals". But I think I am committed enough to changing my lifestyle that I won't fall off the wagon on my trip.

My goals:
Cardio: 5 days/week, minimum 30 min
Strength: 3 days/week, minimum 15 min
Stretching: 7 days/week, minimum 15 min

Can't wait to see how y'all do in July!
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Peachykeen and Jellybellyjess, !! I've added your goals to the list! So glad you're joining us! Good luck!

Crystal, good for you upping your exercise this month! You can do it!
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EmmaD, !! You sound very determined! Good for you! Glad you're joining us! I've added you to the list! Good luck!
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New to 3FC and would like to sign up for July Exercise Challenge.
My goal is to do the treadmill 5x's a week, will need to see how may miles this will be. I am also going to do moderate weight training for toneing purposes.
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Sassymae, !! I've added you to the list! Good to have you! Good luck!
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A big hello to sassymae, EmmaD, and Jellybelly. I hope you ladies enjoy the July exercise challenge. We have a spectacular group of regulars...so a big to all the new additions.
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