***** October Exercise Challenge *****

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  • I'll go ahead and start the exercise thread. For those of you who are new to this, you would post your goal and then come in and edit your post whenever you exercise. The person with the most minutes becomes the Exercise Queen for the month.

    October goal : 1200 minutes.
    October Total: 1255 minutes of exercise

    Oct 1- 70 min (gym)
    Oct 2- 90 min (gym)
    Oct 3- 0
    Oct 4- 45 min (stationary cycling - over 16 miles)
    Oct 5-
    Oct 6- 30 min (walking)
    Oct 7-
    Oct 8-
    Oct 9- 240 min (climbing up/down stairs and walking on an aircraft carrier)
    Oct 10- 20 min (climbing up/down stairs and walking on the aircraft carrier)
    Oct 11-
    Oct 12- 20 min (cycling)
    Oct 13- 45 min (stationary bike)
    Oct 14-
    Oct 15- 60 min (stationary bike)
    Oct 16- 300 min total: 180 (walk/jog Did 5K 58 min.) + 120 (walking in the pool, stationary bike)
    Oct 17- 75 min (elliptical, stationary bike, weights)
    Oct 18-
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    Oct 24- 100 min (elliptical, stationary bike, weights)
    Oct 25- 30 min (stationary bike)
    Oct 26- 30 min (stationary bike)
    Oct 27- 40 min (stationary bike)
    Oct 28-
    Oct 29- 60 min (stationary bike)
    Oct 30-
    Oct 31-
  • I have found that this past month the challenge has really helped me exercise more than I probably would have as I am pretty competitive. It is also interesting to look back and see how much you've exercised. So no matter what you do or how long you do it, join us!

    Also just so I don't forget, I started October at 303

    October Goal - 1600 minutes

    Oct 1 - 90 minutes various gym activities, weights, cardio, stretching
    Oct 2 - 60 minutes weight lifting (back and biceps)
    Oct 3 - 60 minutes weight lifting (legs)
    Oct 4 - 75 minutes weight lifting (chest and triceps), 25 minutes elliptical
    Oct 5 - 15 minute walk, 60 minute cardio kickboxing, 45 minutes yoga
    Oct 6 - 60 minutes "Powerflex" class at gym, 30 minutes yoga
    Oct 7 - 60 minutes basketball, 15 minute walk, 45 minutes yoga
    Oct 8 - Not exercise, but noteworthy activity: SHOPPING! I walked around the mall for 5 hours shopping sales and finding clothes that actually fit. I'm so happy about my new clothes. (not counting as exercise obviously)
    Oct 8 (cont) - 75 minutes weight lifting (shoulders and abs), 10 minute walk, 65 minute yogalike flexibility training
    Oct 9 - 70 minutes of weight lifting (back and biceps), 10 minute walk, 10 minute yoga
    Oct 10 - 75 minutes of weight lifting (legs) (didn't feel well but got through it, damn pms) - Total steps for the day: 6798, 1.93 miles
    Oct 11 - 60 minutes of weight lifting (chest and triceps), 10 minute walk - Total steps for the day: 7077, 2.01 miles
    Oct 12 - 30 minutes basketball, 45 minutes weight lifting (shoulders, no abs today) Total steps for the day: 6321, 1.79 miles (didn't wear the pedometer for part of the day)
    Oct 13 - 48 minutes cardio (30 minutes elliptical, 18 minutes exercise bike) Total steps for the day: 9101, 2.58 miles
    Oct 14 - 30 minutes basketball, 60 minutes weight lifting (legs)
    Oct 15 - 20 minutes cardio
    Oct 16 - 35 minutes yoga, 60 minutes weight lifting (back and biceps), 27 minutes cardio (22 elliptical, 5 bike) and 10 minutes stretching, 20 minutes yoga
    Oct 17 - 0 (flu has brought me down, yesterday I was wondering why I was so tired)
    Oct 18 - 0 (flu blah blah blah)
    Oct 19 - 0 (flu blah blah blah)
    Oct 20 - 90 minutes basketball (yay starting to feel better), 120 minutes dancing
    Oct 21 - 45 minutes basketball, 60 minutes chest and triceps weights
    Oct 22 - 60 minutes weights (shoulders)
    Oct 23 - 75 minutes weights (legs), 50 minutes yoga
    Oct 24 - 50 minutes yoga
    Oct 25 - 60 minutes weight lifting (back and biceps)
    Oct 26 - 0 minutes (busy, sick, funk, excuses excuses)
    Oct 27 - 0 minutes (busy, sick, funk, excuses excuses)
    Oct 28 - 0 minutes (16 hour day of work/school, no exercise)
    Oct 29 - 0 minutes (busy, sick, funk, excuses excuses)
    Oct 30 - 60 minutes weights (chest and triceps), 240 minutes of dancing (so sore today), 30 minutes walking
    Oct 31 - 0 minutes (sore from day before, busy doing work, etc)

    October total so far: 2350 minutes

    I've decided to add daily yoga and/or stretching to my routine, usually before bed so that I am nice and relaxed for bed. I am noting it so that I won't try to slack off on it Part of my goal for October now is to become more flexible.

    I recently bought a pedometer, so I'll be tracking my daily steps/miles and noting those.
  • New here. Would love to join the challenge. I am just getting back into it, so my goal is 400 minutes for the month, which is roughly 3 30-minute work-outs per week.
  • Thanks for starting this, Barb!

    I'm in... and I'm aiming for zero. Anything over that will be butter. Or cream. Whatever.

    October
    1st: 20 minute cardio
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  • Wow this is great! I don't even have a concept of how many minutes I should go for... so I am going to take a moment and figure that out... right... now! Ok, I am going to start out low.

    Goal: 360 minutes
    Subtotal: 121 minutes

    Oct. 1 -- 0
    Oct. 2 -- 18 (elliptical)
    Oct. 3 -- 19 (ditto)
    Oct. 4 -- 20 (ditto)
    Oct. 5 -- 21 (ditto)
    Oct. 6 -- 23 (ditto)
    Oct. 7 - 12 --
    Oct. 13 - 20 (elliptical) Back in the saddle!!
  • Yeah! this challange sounds really fun! I work out an hour a day 4 days out of the week and then I mult. that by 30 is that right? I got 7200mintues.

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  • Thanks for starting this Barb... I will update the sept challenge over the week-end. I am super busy today and tonight. I will try to get at it on Sat eveing.
  • I'm in for the challenge as well. I'm starting with a low number at this time, for obvious reasons.

    October goal: 360 minutes.
    October Total (so far): 0 minutes of exercise

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    Good luck everyone!
    ~P
  • Quote: Yeah! this challange sounds really fun! I work out an hour a day 4 days out of the week and then I mult. that by 30 is that right? I got 7200mintues.

    Oct 1:

    Actually that would be 960 minutes, not 7200. Multiply the 4 days x 60 minutes = 240 minutes per week, times 4 weeks = 960. 7200 is a lot of minutes...hehe!

    ~P
  • Okay, I sucked last month.. I'm starting fresh

    Goal: 850 Mins
    Total so far: 380 Mins

    10/1 - 20 Mins Winsor Pilates
    10/6 - 15 Mins Cardio Training
    10/12 - 45 Mins Strength, 10 Mins Cardio
    10/13 - 60 Mins Treadmill
    10/15 - 45 Mins Strength, 10 Mins Cardio
    10/19 - 45 Mins Strength, 10 Mins Cardio
    10/20 - 60 Mins Treadmill
    10/22 - 45 Mins Strength, 15 Mins Cardio
  • I'm in...Goal is to do cardio 5 times each week and strength/flexibility training 3 times each week. I have a personal fitness trainer that I will be working with until Christmas and we start next Thursday. That will keep me honest with exercise this month, I hope.

    October 1 - 75 minute cardio workout
    October 2 - 120 minutes - packing boxes & moving
    October 3 - 180 minutes - packing boxes & moving
    October 4 - 75 minute cardio workout
    October 5 - 75 minute cardio workout
    October 6 - 75 minute cardio workout (yup going to the dr. this aft. all sweaty and yucky cause I didn't have time for a shower)
    October 7 - 75 minute cardio workout (I am meeting with my personal fitness trainer this afternoon to map out a program. The dr. encouraged me to continue the exercise until surgery is done, then to see what happens after that)
    October 8 - 75 minute cardio workout
    October 9 - 0
    October 10 - 30 minute walk with puppies
    October 11 - 0
    October 12 - 90 minutes of strength/flexibility training plus 75 minutes cardio workout
    October 13 - 75 minute cardio workout
    October 14 - 90 minutes of strength/flexibility training plus 75 minutes cardio workout
    October 15 - 75 minutes cardio workout
    October 16 - 0
    October 17 - 60 minutes reorganizing the furniture and boxes in the garage....again
    October 18 - 75 minutes cardio workout an 105 minutes of strength/flexibility training
    October 19 - 75 minutes cardio workout
    October 20 - 75 minute cardio workout
    October 21 - 90 minutes strength/flexibility training plus 75 minute cardio workout
    October 22 - 75 minute cardio workout
    October 23 - 0
    October 24 - 0 (except up and down the stairs at the football game and the energy expended to shiver half to death)
    October 25 - 75 minute cardio workout
    October 26 - 90 minutes strength/flexibility training plus 75 minutes of cardio
    October 27 - 75 minute cardio workout (I will post the end of the month exercise on Sunday, unless I can get on internet while I am away. I have my gym bag and all my workout journals packed, so will be exercising in spite of holidaying )
    October 28 - 0 (too much running around to do)
    October 29 - 75 minutes strength/flexibility
    October 30 - 40 minutes cardio
    October 31 - 20 minutes cardio
    Total to Date: 2265 minutes
  • Hey thanks for fixing my problem 7200 is alot of mintues. Today I ran and did my cardio and did my cruches for the day.

    Goal:960
    October 1: 60
  • I did better at exercising with the September Exercise Challenge so I will do this again! Thanks for starting another one! Kept me very honest with myself!
    Goal for October is 30 mins of anything each day.
    Oct 1: 30 min
    Oct 2: 30 min
    Oct 3: 0
    Oct 4: 0
    Oct 5: 0
    Oct 6: 0
    Oct 7: 0
    Oct 8: 0
    Oct 9: 0
    Oct 10: 0
    Oct 11: 0
    Oct 12: 0
    Oct 13: 35 I was in a slump!
    Oct 14: 30
    Oct 15: 30
    Oct 16: 0
    Oct 17: 30
    Oct 18: 30
    Oct 19: 30
    Oct 20: 0
    Oct 21: 0
    Oct 22: 30
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  • Wll, I'll give it a try, a modest one. I really do hate to exercise, but I know I need to.
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    Good luck & Happy trails
    Kat
  • I'm up for the Challenge
    Thanks for posting the challenge... It is perfect timing for me. I am joining a club tonight & want to get my fitness program back on track. I love it when I am in to it & then when I get off track I get WAY OFF TRACK!

    My Goal for October:
    At least 30 minutes Cardio 6x/week
    Strength training 15 minutes 6x/week
    Total 1080 minutes total

    Oct 1 , 0 minutes
    Oct 2, 0 minutes
    Oct 3, 0 minutes
    Oct 4, 50 minutes cardio, 15 minutes strength
    Oct 5, 0 minutes
    Oct 6, 0 minutes
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    Oct 10, 0 minutes
    Oct 11, 0 minutes
    Oct 12, 60 minutes cardio
    Oct 13, 40 minutes cardio, 15 minutes strength
    Oct 14, 0 minutes
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    Oct 16, 0 minutes
    Oct 17, 0 minutes
    Oct 18, 0 minutes
    Oct 19, 70 minutes cardio, 15 minutes strength, 50 minutes pilates
    Oct 20, 75 minutes cardio, 15 minutes strength, 20 minutes pilates
    Oct 21, 70 minutes cardio
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    10/12 OK... I know I am not off to a good start, but things are changing... I PROMISE!! Last week was ****... long hours at work. No more excuses, I up early each morning to workout.


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