October Exercise Challenge

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  • October in the Northern Hemisphere gets us to days that really feel like fall -- and in the Southern Hemisphere spring is springing. Great seasons for putting new energy into our exercise.

    State your goal and track it throughout the month with this supportive group of fellow exercisers. We'll compile our exercise goals into a list. As each goal is met during the month, it gets turned RED in celebration.

    This thread is for fitness and exercise goals. For other weight loss goals, be sure to see our sister thread: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/chic...challenge.html
  • October; I am going to give myself 3 different goals
    1) Acceptable
    2) Desired
    3) Wow, I did it!
    Acceptable goal, which is my main goal;
    - Walk 95 miles
    - Gym 8 visits
    - Swim 4 times
    - 2000 minutes

    Desired goal
    - Walk 100 miles
    - Gym 10 visits
    - Swim 6 times
    - 2400 minutes

    Wow, I did it! goal
    - Walk 110 miles
    - Gym 12 visits
    - Swim 8 times
    - 2800 minutes


    10/01 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 4.7/95, Total Minutes 75/2000
    10/02 ~ 4 mile walk (60 min) 10.7/95, Weight Lifting (45 min) 1/8, Total Minutes 180/2000
    10/03 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 15.1/95, Total Minutes 255/2000
    10/04 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 19.8/95, Total Minutes 330/2000
    10/05 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 24.5/95, Weight Lifting (45 min) 2/8, Total Minutes 450/2000
    10/06 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 29.2/95, Swim (45 min) 1/4, Total Minutes 570/2000
    10/07 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 33.9/95, Total Minutes 645/2000
    10/08 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 38.6/95, Total Minutes 720/2000
    10/09 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 43.3/95, Weight Lifting (45 min) 3/8, Total Minutes 840/2000
    10/10 ~ Swim (45 min) 2/4, Total Minutes 885/2000
    10/11 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 48/95, Weight Lifting (45 min) 4/8, Total Minutes 1005/2000
    10/12 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 52.7/95, Total Minutes 1080/2000
    10/13 ~ REST DAY
    10/14 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 57.4/95, Weight Lifting (45 min) 5/8, Total Minutes 1200/2000
    10/15 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 62.1/95, Swim (45 min) 3/4, Total Minutes 1320/2000
    10/16 ~ 3.8 mile walk (60 min) 65.9/95, Weight Lifting (45 min) 6/8, Elliptical (30 min), Total Minutes 1455/2000
    10/17 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 70.6/95, Total Minutes 1530/2000
    10/18 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 75.3/95, Weight Lifting (45 min) 7/8, Elliptical (30 min), Total Minutes 1680/2000
    10/19 ~ REST DAY
    10/20 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 80/95, Swim (45 min) 4/4, Total Minutes 1800/2000
    10/21 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 84.7/95, Weight Lifting (45 min) 8/8, Elliptical (30 min), Total Minutes 1950/2000
    10/22 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 89.4/95, Swim (45 min) 5/4, Total Minutes 2070/2000
    10/23 ~ None
    10/24 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 94.1/95, Weight Lifting (45 min) 9/8, Total minutes 2190/2000
    10/25 ~ 4.7 mile walk (75 min) 98.8/95, Swim (45 min) 6/4, Total Minutes 2310/2000
    10/26 ~ None
    10/27 ~ 3.7 mile walk 102.5/95 (65 min), Weight Lifting (45 min) 10/8, Total Minutes 2420/2000
    10/28 ~ 4.7 mile walk 107.2/95 (75 min), Swim (60 min) 7/4, Total Minutes 2555/2000
  • Up until now, I've tracked my walking (outdoor) and my other exercise (indoor) separately. Given that Fall is upon us here in Canada, it's tough to predict what the weather will be like and thus difficult to know how much indoor vs. outdoor exercise I will do. So, beginning this month, I will simply track total exercise minutes...whether outdoor walking or other indoor exercise.

    So, following that lengthy preamble, I shall get to the point!

    I think an October exercise goal of 2,500 minutes is a reasonable target... a bit of a stretch but nonetheless achievable.
  • So last month I went above and beyond what I thought I could reach. I set a miles goal of 40 miles and by the end of September I had reached 137 miles. It was all thanks to working hard on the cardio machines at the gym! So this month I’m setting a target that I never believed I’d be able to do in one single month! I didn't meet my gym goal in September so I'm going to stick to 20 times again and try reach that target. Here is to October, best of luck everyone.

    Goals for October:
    • 120 miles.
    • Gym 20 times

    October:
    01: 2 mile walking. (Total: 2/120 miles)
    02: 1/20 gym;7.13 miles treadmill/bike/rower & 1 mile walking. (Total: 10.13/120 miles)
    03: 2 miles walking. (Total: 12.13/120 miles)
    04: 2/20 gym;7.32 miles treadmill/bike/rower & 1 mile walking. (Total: 20.45/120 miles)
    05: 3/20 gym;7.37 miles treadmill/bike/rower & 1 mile walking. (Total: 28.82/120 miles)
    06: Nothing.
    07: Nothing.
    08: 1 mile walking. (Total: 29.82/120 miles)
    09: 4/20 gym;4.95 miles treadmill/bike & 3 miles walking. (Total: 37.77/120 miles)
    10: 5/20 gym;7.37 miles treadmill/bike & 3 miles walking. (Total: 48.14/120 miles)
    11: 6/20 gym;6.34 miles treadmill/bike & 1 mile walking. (Total: 55.48/120 miles)
    12: 2 miles walking. (Total: 57.48/120 miles) Went to the gym, arrived at 3:55, only to be told it closes at 4!
    13: 7/20 gym;4.29 miles treadmill/bike & 1 mile walking. (Total: 62.77/120 miles)
    14: 2 miles walking. (Total: 64.77/120 miles)
    15: 2 miles walking. (Total: 66.77/120 miles)
    16: Nothing.
    17: 8/20 gym;8.73 miles treadmill/bike & 3 miles walking. (Total: 78.5/120 miles)
    18: 9/20 gym;8.76 miles treadmill/bike/rower & 1 mile walking. (Total: 88.26/120 miles)
    19: 10/20 gym;9.15 miles treadmill/bike/rower/cross-trainer & 1 mile walking. (Total: 98.41/120 miles)
    20: Rest Day. Muscles in so much pain, couldn't face the gym today.
    21: 11/20 gym;7.60 miles treadmill/bike/rower/cross-trainer & 3 miles walking. (Total: 109.01/120 miles)
    22: 1 mile walking. (Total: 110.01/120 miles)
    23: 12/20 gym;7.93 miles treadmill/bike/rower/cross-trainer & 3 miles walking. (Total: 120.94/120 miles) GOAL REACHED!
    24: 13/20 gym;7.70 miles treadmill/bike/rower/cross-trainer & 2 miles walking. (Total: 130.64/120 miles)
    25: 14/20 gym;7.51 miles treadmill/bike/rower/cross-trainer & 1 mile walking. (Total: 139.15/120 miles)
    26: 15/20 gym;8.69 miles treadmill/bike/rower/cross-trainer & 1 mile walking. (Total: 148.84/120 miles)
    27: 16/20 gym;5.37 miles treadmill/bike/rower/cross-trainer & 1 mile walking. (Total: 155.21/120 miles)
    28: Nothing.
    29: 2 miles walking. (Total: 157.21/120 miles)
    30: 2.5 miles walking. (Total: 159.71/120 miles)
    31: 2.5 miles walking. (Total: 161.71/120 miles)
  • Tabbycat here.

    I did not meet my goal in September.

    I am signed up for two 5K fun runs in October.

    My goal will be the Lazyman Marathon (October).

    Oct 5: 5K plus warmup jog = 3.5 miles
    Oct 8: 3.1 mile run
    Oct 12: 1.5 mile run
    Oct 14: 3 mile run
    Oct 19: 5K plus warmup = 3.2 miles
    Oct 21: 2 mile run
    Oct 26: 5K plus warmup = 3.5 miles
    Oct 27: 3.1 mile trot
    Oct 31: 3.8 mile run

    Total: 26.7 miles

    completed my third 5K fun run in October
  • Sum38 I like how you have 3 levels of goals. I hope you don't mind but I am going to borrow your idea.

    1) Acceptable
    2) Desired
    3) Wow, I did it!

    Acceptable
    - Walk my dog 50 times (average 1.5 per day)
    - 20 days of the 30 Day Shred


    Desired
    - Walk my dog 58 times (average 1.8 per day)
    - 20 days of the 30 Day Shred
    - first 3 weeks of C25K


    Wow I did it
    - Walk my dog 62 times (average 2 per day)
    - 20 days of the 30 Day Shred
    - first 3 weeks of C25K
    - 6 spin work outs


    October:
    01: walked dog twice 1.5 hours total (2/50)
    02 walked dog twice 1 hour total (4/50)
    03 walked dog twice 1 hours total (6/50)
    04 walked dog twice 1.5 hours total (8/50)
    05 walked dog twice 1 hr 20 min (10/50)
    06 walked dog once 35 min (sick and pouring rain outside) (11/50)
    07 walked dog twice 1 hr 25 min (13/50)
    08 walked dog twice 1 hr 45 min (15/50)
    09 walked dog twice 1 hr 15 min (16/50)
    10 walked dog once 35 min (didn't sleep the night before) (17/50)
    11 walked dog once 35 min (girls group after school) (18/50)
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  • I like the idea of levels of goals.

    Acceptable - 12 runs, 7 crossfit

    Desired - 14 runs, 8 crossfit

    Wow I did it! - 14 runs, 8 crossfit, 3 any

    Good luck everyone!

    10/01: 3 mi run
    10/02: CF
    10/03: 3.5 mi run
    10/04: CF
    10/05: 5.25 mi run
    10/11: CF
    10/13: 5.3 mi
    10/14: CF
    10/15: 4 mi run
    10/16: CF
    10/19: 6.1 mi run
  • I'm going for 1400 minutes again in October.

    In the Wow I did it! category would be continuing my streak of daily exercise for another month -- I'm up to 72 days!
  • I like the three levels also. I would normally do 1800 minutes for the month, but I'm traveling and have an illness, so I'm going for

    Acceptable: 900
    Great: 1300
    Incredible: 1800
  • I am joining this month!!! I will do the three levels since I would like to do better then I plan I will keep track of minutes that I exercise. I will update weekly.

    Acceptable: 500
    Desired: 600
    Wow! I did it!: 800
  • Hi ladies, I only met half of my September goal, so lets try it again

    October Goal:
    20 Days JM 30DS
    40 Miles Treadmill

    Wow I did it goal: 120 minutes running on treadmill (5 mph)
  • I am so flattered ladies that you liked my levels!

    Last month I (barely) met my acceptable level -- I had to walk 2 times yesterday just to meet the miles, and go to the gym...I am tired today and my poor doggie does not want to get out of bed . So this month I am really going to push myself for the desired level and maybe Wow I Did It! sprinkled in.

    Good luck everyone.

  • Thanks Joy! I am shooting for 1 lap (1.2 miles) a day walking in the walking park. For the days that the weather isn't cooperating, I have bought a small stepper and I will use it for 20 minutes instead. For any day that I may be sick or hurt, I will accept making up the exercise on another day, as long as I get it all in during the month of October!

    Edited to add: I'm going to simplify this. I went on another walk this evening so that I could time it, and it's approximately 20 minutes, so if I do 20 minutes walking or 20 minutes on the stepper each day, that equals 620 minutes for the month.

    GOAL: 620 minutes walking and/or stepping

    10/1: 40 minutes walking/ 5 minutes stepping/ 45 minutes down
  • My October goal is 22 m watp. (My wow level is 26.2 Lazyman Marathon)
  • I'm going simpler for October: 1200 exercise minutes


    01: 25 minute walk, 40 minutes lifting 65/1200
    02:
    03: 30 minute walk, 90 minutes lifting/core work 185/1200
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    06: 30 minute walk, 140 minutes yoga/core work 355/1200
    07: 30 minute walk, 90 minutes lifting 475/1200
    08: 45 minute walk, 60 minutes yoga/pilates 580/1200
    09: 30 minute walk, 30 minutes strength 640/1200
    10: 30 minute walk, 90 minutes iron yoga/pilates 760/1200
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    13: 25 minute walk, 90 minutes strength 875/1200
    14: 50 minute walk 925/1200
    15: 25 minute walk, 40 minutes strength/core work 990/1200
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    18: 35 minute walk, 40 minutes yoga 1065/1200
    19: 80 minutes strength 1145/1200
    20: 30 minute walk, 60 minutes yoga 1235/1200
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