Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 1- 100 Day Challenge

Alright.  TODAY is the DAY!!!  Is everyone excited?!  Everyone ready to stay committed to this thing?!  100 days really isn't that long.  3 months.  You can do anything for 3 months.  Last week my dad and I were talking about this challenge and he asked me "Do you think people are actually going to stick to this for 100 days?  Many probably won't."  (He was talking a lot about himself, and being able to commit to something for this long.)  Well, my response is we all have a choice.  We can choose to eat the cupcake, or not workout, or go to bed at 1am.  No one made you sign up for this thing (besides maybe Polly and Cyd ;) ).  I won't make you give me your first born child if you don't finish.  In fact, some of you might drop out, but please don't!  I know each and every one of you has heart.  You all have it in you to give this thing 100%.  Think real hard about why you are doing this (besides the fact you want to support me).  There needs to be a deeper meaning and reason to motivate you these next 100 days.  You might not be at that point mentally yet, and you might be doing it just to do it for me, and that's okay for now.  But I'm hoping by the end of 100 days, each of you will be doing this for YOU because it makes YOU feel healthier, and makes YOU feel happier.  I also wanted to say, it's okay to have a bad day or even a bad week, BUT (and there is a big but in there), you have to get recommitted.  Don't let this drop.  You are one of 62 people doing this challenge.  You're not alone.  There are people participating who are starting something completely new.  There are those who have been doing it for a couple months already.  Some years.  Doesn't matter where you are at in this, the only thing that matters is your goal, and the journey you take to get there.  I have to put in my little disclaimer here.  I'm not a professional trainer, or motivational speaker by any stretch of the imagination.  What I do have are life experiences.  I've been overweight.  I've been unhealthy.  I've committed and recommitted more times than I would like to admit.  But it finally stuck.  June 2008 I committed once and for all to do this thing, and here I am, still going strong and committed as ever.  It took about 7 months to lose 35 lbs, and I've been maintaining ever since.  I have ran a few 5Ks, a 5-miler, a 10K, and 2 half marathons.  In the middle of it all I've had a broken toe, bad IT band issues, breathing problems, a stress fracture, pneumonia, bronchitis, lung cancer, and lung surgery, removing 70% of my right lung 8 months ago.  I've learned I can do hard things.  And I KNOW you can, too!  And so we begin this challenge...

Just as a reminder, HERE is my original post about the challenge.  I will post every day for the next 100 days, and in each post I will include the Participant List so you can be reminded of your goals.  (Also, if there are those out there who haven't joined yet, it's not too late.  Just make a comment and I'll get you added.  Better to start late than not start at all!)  I encourage each of you to comment on the posts, letting us know of your progress.  This is a place where you are being held accountable.  You don't have to comment daily, but try once a week if you can.  We want to be inspired by everyones' progress.  This challenge will end in 100 days, June 8th (my 30th birthday!!!)  At the end of the challenge, I will post all of your stories, include your stats, pictures, whatever you want me to.  It will be so amazing to see the changes that take place these next 3 months and I'm so glad you guys have committed to do this with me.  I promise you won't regret it!  As for me, I will post my goals tomorrow since this post is already getting pretty long.  So, we will see you then!  

100 Day Challenge Participants:

4myFLF (BBC)- Exercise 1hr/day, 6 days/week, and at least 1 day running outside

Abby Cherry- Continue my cycling training, compete in 2 "Century" bike races this summer, feed my body well, and maybe do the calorie tracker

Adrienne Yancey- Lose 15 lbs, continue training for 2 half marathons (April 30th and May 22nd) and the Little Red Riding Hood bike ride for cancer research on June 5th (36 miles, maybe 50), start tracking what I eat 

Alan Call- Long runs on Saturday with mom, elliptical a couple times/week

Amber Vester- Limiting sugar to 1 day/week, watching calories and keeping under 1500

Anna Zobell- Continue working out 6 days/week and writing down what I eat (and the calories), reach and maintain my high school weight (I actually only have 1.5 lbs to go, I've already lost 21 lbs since last Feb, but I want to reach my goal weight and maintain it)

Annie McDonald- Train for a triathlon

April Appah- Exercising at the gym 3 days/week for 60 minutes each workout, losing 2 lbs/week (28 lbs in 100 days), doing the S diet

April Smith- Get up the same time every weekday, try to get sufficient sleep, make more meals from scratch

Ashleigh Thornock- Sweets one day/week, run 3 times/week to train for the Hood to Coast relay (be able to run 3 miles in 30 minutes)

Becky- Sleep at least 8 hours each night, and get up at the same time each morning

Beth Redmond- 20 minutes of exercise every weekday, and to keep healthy and eat right

Bethany (betnotbe on BBC)- Exercise 4 days/week, not make treats every day, only eat when I'm hungry, take care of my body during my pregnancy (due June 10th), start posting on my weight loss blog again (www.betnotbe.blogspot.com), I am 26 weeks pregnant and by 40 weeks I want to be in better shape than I am now

Brooke McLane- Get healthier

Camille Duckworth- Continue to eat healthy, exercise, drink my water, start tracking my progress (weigh ins, measurements, and exercise ability), have my baby and work back up 

Crystal (BBC)- Wake up early and exercise every day (and also want to complete P90X again)

Cyd McBride- Walking one day/week with Elle

Dane Redmond- Ride 1000 miles on my bike from March 1-June 8

Debbie Tripp- No sugar for 100 days

Deborah Hill- Exercise at least 3 times/week (try for 5), focus on what I put in my mouth

Elle H-T- Ride a "Century" (100 miles) in a bike race on June 4th

Emily Gray- Train for a 60 mile bike race in June

Erin Smith- Not drink any soda for 100 days

Heidi Vawdrey (BBC)- Lose 5 lbs and be down to 137 by Jamie's birthday, do weights 2x/week

Iliana Gardner- 45 mins 5x/week on the treadmill

Jaci Inman- No eating late, not giving into my sugar cravings, and working out daily

Jake Schip- Get up at 7am during the week and run with the dog

Janica- Be active 5 days/week, be better about portion control and making good choices, run a 5K in April and maybe a 10K, continue to lose the 20 lbs left of baby weight by June 23rd (my daughter's first birthday)

Julie Greenberg- Exercise 3x/week, track my calories in an attempt to eat healthier, and lose some weight

Justin Call- Workout 5x/week from 7-8am, be in bed by 10pm and wakeup at 6am, continue training for the New England Ragnar Relay in May with Collette

Kameron Dill- Continue training for a 1/2 marathon in June, commit to being in the word 4 times/week for the 100 days

Kim Johnson- Rev up my metabolism by eating smaller healthy meals, exercising 4x/week, increasing my hours of sleep, and dropping 15 lbs in 100 days

Kristy Crane- Exercise 4 times/week (one day of swimming), eat only 100 calories after dinner, continue training for the Bear Lake Brawl sprint triathlon in August

Lisa Betts- Go to the gym 2-3x/week, tone & lift weights 2x/week... and I will get on the floor and play with my kids, I want to feel strong again and lose 4-6 inches in all my saggy areas, (I'll try to be in bed before midnight, and snack on healthy food, maybe work up to doing P90X)

Lynnae Hahn- Exercise and keep moving using the Xbox Kinect and my gym membership 

Mallory Schip- Continue working out 5x/week, lose 18 lbs, run a 5K, train for a 10K in July, and continue not eating any meat

Marci Garland- Exercise daily, have better eating habits, restart my weight loss journey (lost 30 lbs. 2 summers ago but gained it all back, this time I want to lose it and keep it off), run parts of a 5K race I'm doing in May and a 5 mile race in June

Meighan Smith- Run 3-4 times/week to train for the Wasatch Back, lose 10 lbs, and get up at 5am and do Body Combat every Monday with Jamie ;)

Melanie Fida- Lose 8 lbs by June 8th, continue not eating french fries and in 100 days be down to 1 Dr. Pepper/week, continue tracking my calories and exercise on myfitnesspal.com

Naomi Forsyth- ??

Naomi Nicholes- Train for a 5K on April 23, maybe do the Starlight run in May, lose 10 lbs (1lb every 10 days), get to bed by or before midnight

Nicole- Get in shape for the San Diego Half Marathon, and run it on June 5th

Nicole- Run the Shamrock Run on March 13th, lose 40 lbs by my 11th wedding anniversary (May 27th), start the S diet, workout at least 5 times/week

Polly Tribe- Exercising one day/week with Elle

Rebecca Stephens- Workout 4x/week to help train for 3 triathlons I'm doing this year (the 1st being June 18th)

Robin Saeva- Getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night, eating one less sweet treat each day

Selena Berg- Exercise 3 days/week, eat less junk food

Shana Mollerup- Workout 5x/week, stay within my calorie limit, reach my desired weight by June 8th

Sharie Giles- Commit to a healthier lifestyle by preparing healthy meals for my family, continue spinning 3 days/week to get myself in shape for Little Red Riding Hood on June 4th, and try to sleep 8 hours

Sonja Call- Continue training with the Liberty Fit group for the Helvetia Half Marathon in June, running long runs on Saturdays

Steph Burdick- Go to bed before midnight, eat five small meals/day

Steph Dewey- Go to bed before or at 10pm each week night and wake up before or at 6am, get my left leg back to full strength (just had surgery to repair my achilles tendon), and continue to follow the S diet (no Sweets, Snacks, or Seconds except on days that start with S)

Steph Tagge- Lose 20 lbs. or 1-2 lbs/week, continue to workout every morning and do weight training 3 times/week, continue training for three bike races, and train for Ragnar (assuming my knee cooperates)

Stephanie (BBC)- Exercise on the treadmill at least 30 minutes 3x/week to lose my baby weight

Susi Mabey- 

Tammy Brown- Sweets once/week, exercise at least once/week

Tiffany Precissi- Exercise each day no matter how minute it is, track what I eat

Tina Ponder- Go back on a 6-day/week fitness plan, and to find greater worth in my role as mom (do a little better, get more creative, more quality me invested in what and where I am now)

Tonya Tripp- No sugar for 100 days, train for the Utah Valley Marathon and hopefully qualify for Boston

Traci Johnson- No soda, workout 3x/week, no eating after 8:30pm

Whitney Call- Run every week


Steph said...

this is cool...i want to be on your participant list
I want to go to bed before midnight and eat five small meals a day

Iliana said...

I did it... then ate 2 cookies. Hence why I added no food restrictions in my goal:) I'm excited to not mess up for 100 days!!

Amber said...

I've been thinking and thinking of what I could do with my crazy schedule. I finally decided that I could commit to limiting sugar to 1 day a week, and watching my calories and keeping them under 1500. I do more, but making a commitment to exercise x number of times is going to set me up for failure on exam weeks. Thanks for the challenge! :)

bonitabril said...

That is neat that you are doing this I was actually planning on starting today to work on being healthier for just this month but I would like to join your 100 day challenge instead. My goal for this month was to:
"get up the same time every week day, try to get sufficient sleep and make more of my meals from scratch"

April Smith

Verenice said...

Okay, I have thought about your challenge a lot. And I hadn't committed yet because I am afraid of failing. I try so hard to be good but fall short too often. I didn't want this to be one of those things that I let myself fail again. But, after talking it over with Matthew, and after asking him to nag me about my goal, I am ready to commit. So, while mine isn't physical, I think it will help me physically be a stronger person.

My goal is to personally read the scriptures and pray for the next 100 days.

Here's to not failing.

Oh Matthew wants to join too. His goal is to join you in working out for the next 100 days. Minus the sabbath because he said that was the day of rest :) Although he really wants his goal to be to have (uh umm) for the next one hundred days, but I am not going to go for that one :)

Darren and Traci said...

haha wouldn't every guy want that if we asked Vernice? That made me laugh.

So I was talking to Darren today and told him I couldn't do the no soda part of my goal unless he did it too since it would be too hard for me. So he's joining me on that part of my goal! yay! Day one for us both and so far no soda! (yes sadly that is great for the 2 of us)

Tiffany Precissi said...

Today has been a success! I have tracked what I have eaten (mydailyplate.com) and I worked up a sweat for a bit.

Good luck everyone!

The Cherry Family said...

That livestrong.com calorie counter is so fun! I had no idea how many calories I was eating per day. Luckily, I am doing an okay job to maintain, which is what I want. So cool! Thanks for sharing!

Garland Family said...

Day 1 down! 99 to go!! Today got off to a great start and was very aware of my food choices all day. Small bowl of cereal for breakfast, cup of popcorn for snack. Subway for lunch. and tacos for dinner with very little meat and piled on the veggies. My exercise for the day was walking around some stores and Ice Chipping! if you don't know anything about ice chipping that really is a workout, especially with 3-4 inches of ice built up all over my driveway and sidewalks. I did this for about 30 minutes and man my arms are sore. I hope to up my exercise routine but at least I did something today! This is fun, fresh, and exciting in the beginning, but I hope my passion and drive doesn't wear down. I will persevere and push towards the end! looking forward to reading everyone elses progress!

Garland Family said...

Oh ya I use Spark people app on my iphone as my food tracker, calorie counter and how many calories I burn. You'd be surprised the calories you burn just cleaning your house! :)

Kristine said...

I technically didn't sign up because I don't have a specific goal yet - just to be more fitness oriented post pregnancy.

But I was thinking of you and today I took my kids to the park and ran around with them.

I also opted to not eat fast food for lunch even though I really, really, really wanted to.

Does that count? :D