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Old 11-28-2006, 07:14 PM   #1  
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Here it is by popular demand. The December Exercise Challenge!!!!! I hope to see friends from the November Exercise challenge as well as new people. This challenge is easy. Set an exercise goal for yourself and try and acheive it. Plan it so you can acheive it, but try to challenge yourself a bit.
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:16 PM   #2  
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My Goal will be to exercise 1500 minutes during the Month of December. Plus 40 miles walked at work (which I am not counting into my intentional exercise minutes)!

December 1 - 60 minutes
2 -35 minutes 2.25 miles
3 -35 minutes 2 miles
4 -70 minutes1.25 miles
5 -25 minutes 1.25 miles
6 -15 min 1.33 miles

7 -15 min 0 miles
8 -Too Too sick
9 -WAY to busy, Miles at work 1.8
10 -None today miles at work 2.23
11 -30 minutes 1.3 miles
12 -25 minutes 1.25 miles310/1500; 14.66miles walked at work

13 -30 minutes 1.25 miles
14 -25 minutes 1.25 miles
15 -I was lazy all day.
16 -30minutes 2.3 miles
17 -30 minutes 2.25 miles
18 -25 minutes 1.2 miles
19 -30 minutes 2.25 miles
20 -25 minutes
21 -25minutes 1.2 mies
22 -40 minutes 2.25 miles
23 -40 minutes 3 miles
24 -0
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26 -20 minutes 0 miles630/1500; 31.61 miles walked at work
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:23 PM   #3  
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I'd like to join. Exercise is not really my thing so I'm hoping a challenge will keep me on the ball. I like swimming and recently joined a gym that has a pool so I've been alternating between swimming and walking.

So...I think my goals will be...
350 Laps Swimming &
20 Miles Walked.

Dec 1: 22 laps
Dec 2: 0
Dec 3: 0
Dec 4: 24 laps
Dec 5: 1 mile
Dec 6: 24 laps
Dec 7: 1 mile (also biked for 10 min.)
Dec 8: 0
Dec 9: 24 laps, 1/2 mile walk with dog.
Dec 10: 1 hour Yoga
Dec 11: 26 laps
Dec 12: 2 miles
Dec 13: 0
Dec 14: 26 laps
Dec 15: 26 laps
Dec 16: 1 mile walk with dog (boy was she tired, we usually do half that)
Dec 17: 1 hour yoga class
Dec 18: 0 (got invited to a business dinner. Good for the career, but had to skip the gym)
Dec 19: 28 laps
Dec 20: 2 miles
Dec 21: 28 laps
Dec 22: 2 miles
Dec 23: 28 laps, 1 mile walk with dog.
Dec 24: 1 hour yoga class
Dec 25: 1 mile walk with dog
Dec 26: 30 laps
Dec 27: 1.5 miles
Dec 28: 30 laps
Dec 29: 0
Dec 30: 30 laps
Dec 31: 1 hour yoga class

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Old 11-28-2006, 08:39 PM   #4  
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I am going to aim for 1000 minutes

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Okay - time to kick it up a notch...

My December exercise goal is to increase to FIVE days a week, one of which will be Pilates. I read somewhere recently that adding one day of something like yoga or Pilates to your routine can go a long way towards toning and flexibility, so I'm going to give it a try!

December 1 - 45 mins I.E. (all cardio, all elliptical)
2 - taking today off - illness - boo!
3 - even sicker today
4 - VERY SICK
5 - I brought my gym bag to work with me, but I got sent home early... SO sick.
6 - still sick (sick sucks!)
7 - stupid office holiday party during my gym time
8 - FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY got back to the gym - 1 hour I.E. (45 cardio, 15 upper-body weight training)
9 - day of rest
10 - 75 mins I.E. (30 mins cardio elliptical, 30 minutes cardio recumbent bike, 15 mins lower-body strength training)
11 - GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
12 - 60 mins I.E. (45 elliptical, 15 upper body strength training)
13 - 20 mins - Winsor Pilates DVD!
14 - 40 mins I.E. (20 crosstrainer, 20 recumbent bike)
15 - skipped - I am a bad Suz.
16 - 80 mins I.E. (45 mins elliptical, 20 mins recumbent bike, 15 mins upper-body strength training)
17 - nuthin
18 - nada
19 -45 mins cardio (elliptical)
20 - 60 mins cardio (elliptical and bike)
21 - nothing - too much pain in shoulder!
22 - 30 mins cardio (elliptical)
23 - nothing
24 - gym closed!
25 - gym closed!
26 - 60 mins intentional exercise (45 cardio; 15 lower-body weight training)
27 - nothing - sick AGAIN (no kidding)
28 - 45 mins cardio (30 elliptical, 15 recumbent bike)
29 - 75 mins intentional exercise (1 hour cardio, 15 mins upper-body/core strength training)
30 - 55 mins intentional exercise (40 mins cardio, 15 mins lower-body strength training)
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GO TEAM!!!

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Old 11-29-2006, 12:29 AM   #6  
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ok.. ahhh

i want to work out 4 days a week. 2000 minutes.

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0/1000 = DDR (it's amazing)
0/500 = Taebo/Walk Away the Pounds/DVD/Video/bike ride etc.
0/500 = Weight training.
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I'm not exactly sure what you all did listing the individual days of the month. But I definitely need somewhere to check into every day to be held accountable for exercise.
That's precisely what the listing of dates is for. Each day, you come back to your "accountability post" with all the dates on it, and you edit the post to include the type/amount of exercise you did on that particular date. Take a look at the November Challenge - my accountability post for November is on the very first page of the thread, and I've been updating it religiously.

I am tickled that you're going to go to the gym! That's so great... and I think that once you try it and start successfully reaching exercise goals there, you'll really love it. I figured out that I used to hate the gym so much because I was setting unattainable goals for myself - like trying to do an hour of cardio on the very first day! - and it was really getting me down, I felt like a failure. This time around, though, I started small - only 8 minutes of cardio on the elliptical - and as I met those goals, I increased them.

Yay!!!! You GO girl... I'm right behind you all the way!
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December Challenge 1500 minutes

Dec. 1 - 55 minutes / treadmill, bike, weights
Dec. 2
Dec. 3 - 40 minutes / treadmill
Dec. 4 - 50 minutes / elliptical, weights
Dec. 5 - 50 minutes / treadmill, bike, stairs, weights
Dec. 6 - 70 minutes / treadmill, abs & walk dogs
Dec. 7 - 30 minutes / walked dogs
Dec. 8 - 60 minutes / treadmill , weights
Dec. 9
Dec. 10 - 30 minutes / treadmill
Dec. 11 - 50 minutes / elliptical, weights
Dec. 12 - 50 minutes / treadmill, weights
Dec. 13 - 30 minutes / elliptical
Dec. 14 - 45 minutes / treadmill, weights
Dec. 15 - 55 minutes / elliptical, weights
Dec. 16
Dec. 17 - 90 minutes / treadmill, bike, abs
Dec. 18 - 50 minutes / ellpitcal, weights
Dec. 19 - 50 minutes / treadmill, weights
Dec. 20 - 60 minutes / rowing, elliptical, abs
Dec. 21 - 50 minutes / treadmill, weights
Dec. 22 - 60 minutes / elliptical, weights, abs
Dec. 23
Dec. 24
Dec. 25
Dec. 26
Dec. 27 - 75 minutes / treadmill, weights, abs
Dec. 28 - 75 minutes / elliptical, stairs, bike
Dec. 29 - 65 minutes / treadmill, weights, abs
Dec. 30
Dec. 31


1190/1500 minutes

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I am glad to see everyone here!! December here we come!!! I think I am going to count my miles walked at work too. In a 5 hour shift I generally do 1.25 miles(although not vigorous exercise I want to make sure I am moving the whole time!) So I will go for 1.5 miles in a 5 hour shift and 2.25 in an 8 hour shift. I will go for 40 miles walked at work this month (I may come up a little short because we close for a week at the end of the month, I work but it is general maintenece and I usually sit and scrub and scrub and scrub!!) I will not count the miles at work into the minutes done though.

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Old 11-29-2006, 02:00 PM   #10  
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I think that still counts jacatron! Okay well I am not good about checking in every day since I am usually out WALKING! I also spend alot of time in the hot and healthy gals club. Everyone is welcome to join us if you haven't already! Anyhow I am presently at 2280 for November! I was averaging 90 minutes a day til the 20th but got frustrated when I was not seeing much validation on the scale! So I slacked off a bit and am now back to 80 a day average. *sigh* but that is still an improvement from last month when i had a 67 minute average! Anyhow no matter what i will get to 1800 for december, that is the plan, if not, more! On another note I did notice a difference in my waist though since walking so much, so maybe I was losing inches! I have since measured myself. Need to go for a walk. Good luck everyone!!
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Hey guys! Jeni, I'm so glad you started this up so early! Good to see some familiar faces! I think I will up my goal for next month (even though I haven't achieved THIS month's goal!!) and I will work towards,hmmmm, 1500 minutes!!! I can and WILL do it!! Starting Saturday, though, because I will need Friday to finish off this month's challenge! Jasmine, I adore your Avatar! So true, so true.
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I'm aiming for 930 minutes (average of 30 minutes a day.) I'll return to my gym after a 3-4 month break where I love weightlifting and don't mind some of the cardio. Or I might walk along the ocean. Or both!

Taking it slow because I had a flare up of plantar fasciitis and I'd rather not re-injure myself.

December 1 - Grading papers
2- Grading creative writing portfolios
3- Grading more creative writing portfolios
4- Finalizing grades (I knew getting exercise in early this month would be tough as I set an ambitious goal of being done w/ grades on Monday of finals week!)
5- none
6- 10 min. stretching
7- 15 min. stretching
8- 45 min. (30 walking, 15 min. shovelglove)
9- none
10- none
11- 15 min. shovelglove
12- 15 min. shovelglove
13- 15 min. shovelglove
14- none
15- 45 min. (15 min. shovelglove, 30 min. aerobic movements)
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19- 45 min. (15 min. shovelglove, 30 min. walking)
20- 15 min. shovelglove (walking maybe later???)
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jules

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Setting my goal low to get myself moving again.
31 miles <~~~a mile a day for the month of December.
310 minutes of toning<~~~~ten minutes a day for the month of December.

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Yeah it's time to kick it up a notch, my weightloss has slowed dramatically and I most definitely can not eat any less then I'm eating now - so it doesn't take a rocket science to figure it out - time to hit the gym.
Hey sweetie I don't know how many cals you are averaging but be wary of going to low! If you go to low your body may hold onto fat. While you are still in the 200 range you can still eat more and lose, add exercise and it will be a win win situation. I am losing about 2 pounds a week on 1700 - 1800 cal average and 60-80 minutes daily brisk walking. Good luck!

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Jasmine, I adore your Avatar! So true, so true.
*waves* Well I liked it cause it had a man and woman and two hearts. It is a bit funny where his "heart" is. But in reality when a man is in love with you and not just chasing something his heart is in the same place as ours.
You are in anaheim? Cool! I am in so cal as well!!

Jeni:

I don't remember what t was you said the other day but I was thinking about you on the bus and us competing, then I came back and read a comment about something about me and walking and all that and I was like, oh it's ON GIRL!!!! hahahahahah I really want to get my average back up again. I was a bit sad it dropped off to 80 when I was at 90 for 20 days! I can't guarantee anything beyond the 1800 minutes but I was thinking if we tease and egg each other on and compete, we will probably spur each other to get alot of walking done in December!!! Whooohoooo!!! Anyone else down for taking Jeni and I on?
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Oh yeah Jasmine!! Bring it Baby!! I'd like to get up to 1800 minutes in this month, but life happens and 1500 is more realistic for me. I am going to try to keep up though!!!
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