Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 15- 100 Day Challenge

Day 15, 85 days left...

The Google spreadsheet is HERE.  Click on it and make sure to put an X on the days you follow through.  

TODAY is the last day to sign up for the Fight for Air Walk/Run with me on June 4th, and still get the 20% discount on the registration (use the code EarlyBird20).  (They have a walk, 5K, 10K, and half marathon so there is an option for any level.)  For all the race info go HERE.  I have created a Team Jamie, so if you want to join go HERE.  I already have 6 other team members doing either the 5K or 10K, and might have two more join this afternoon.  I would love to have more people on the team.  Also, even if you can't do the race, there is still the option to make a donation.  All the proceeds go to the American Lung Association.  (BTW, had to give a little shout-out to my friend, Emily.  She was the first to join Team Jamie and has, therefore, moved up my friend list to spot #1.  Love ya, Em. ;) )

Better Health Article: Couch to 5K: For anyone contemplating doing a race, or just wanting to start running, this website has a lot of great tools to help you get started

QOTD Tuesday: (I'm keeping the same question up from yesterday since no one responded about it.)  This is for my friend, Erin, who just found out her husband is losing his job soon.  She is stressed out and her goal for this challenge has been to not drink any soda for 100 days.  Because of the stress she has been feeling, her first thought is to drink soda.  She doesn't want to and has done well so far in this challenge, but now she is really having a rough time not giving in.  So, here is her question for us: How do you cope with major stresses while not giving in to your cravings (soda, binge, sweets, whatever.)

Our Snack List

turkey wrapped in lettuce
mixed nuts (almonds)
cucumber slices
grapes (frozen)
apple slices (w/peanut butter or almond butter)
granola bars
Greek yogurt (Zoi or Fage 2% w/packet of Stevia)
rices cakes
string cheese
hummus w/carrots or celery
homemade whole wheat bread
celery w/peanut butter
hard-boiled egg
Extra Sugar-free gum

I roped Jake into doing the 10K with me on June 4th.  Not sure if he's going to hate me or love me by the end of it, but I'm happy we get to do it together.  This is Jake's first race, and hopefully he catches the running bug, or at least understand a little more why I enjoy it so much.  I'm sure he will school me, and I hope he does.  Can't wait!  We are celebrating our 10-year anniversary that weekend, too, so it adds more meaning to us doing it together.

My rib is still hurting so I opted out of doing my normal weight class.  Thought I would take a break from doing upper body this week to give my ribs a little time to heal.  Instead I ran 3.5 miles on the treadmill.  I felt really good my whole run, and even ran the last mile at a 10 minute pace, and finished out the last 1/10th at an 8:34 pace.  I'm slowly coming back and it feels great!  After my run I did lower body weights.  My inner and outer thighs are going to hate me tomorrow.  Tone.  Tone.  Tone.  Love it!

As I walked into the gym this morning, I saw one of my cute nurses, Patty, who took care of me last summer when I was recovering from my lung surgery.  All sorts of emotions came flooding back when I saw her.  It reminded me of all the wonderful people I met during those few weeks.  I thought about the day I found out about the tumor, and how quick everything went after that.  Then I just thought how grateful I was that now I was walking into the gym, just 9 months later, and being able to do all that I have been doing.  I'm really lucky.

My Comments to You:

Kale- I know all about losing muscle tone and totally get that.  After my surgery last summer I weighed the same I do now, but my muscle was gone.  I was jiggly everywhere and it was gross.  That's why in my goal I'm not focusing so much on getting down to a particular number on the scale, but I'm focusing more on toning my body and getting down to a smaller size.  Good luck with your goal.  You're already doing so great and I know you will get to where you want to be!

Chandra- I love your idea of adding gum to our snack list.  I definitely use my favorite (Extra, Polar Ice) as a snack when I'm starting to get the munchies in the afternoon.  You can't go wrong with 5 calories.  Thanks again for joining my team on June 4th.  It's going to be awesome!

100 Day Challenge
List of 75 Participants & Their Goals
(Click "Read more")

4myFLF- 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 

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

Angela- 40 minutes/day, 5 days/week I want to write my book

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

Ben Schip- Play basketball 3 times/week, and do 10 push-ups 2 times/week

Beth Binks- No sugar/treats for 100 days

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- Shed 25 pounds, eat healthier snacks, plan healthier family meals, make exercising part of our weekly activities

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 

Celeste Stanger- Get to the weight where I feel happy and comfortable with myself.  That means I need to lose 11 lbs. and maintain it

Chelsea Whitney- Plan my meals and stick to the plan, exercise 5x/week

Crystal (BBC)- Workout every day and make better food choices

Cyd McBride- Turn off the tv, the computer, my cell phone, and my iPad at 11pm and go to sleep earlier (I am addicted to staying up until 1 or 2am every night)

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

Darren Johnson- No soda

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

Hailey Scarbrough- Lose 10 lbs (112 and a size 2), exercise 5 days/week, run 8.5 minute miles in the Hood to Coast

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

Jamie Schip- Be a size 4, lift weights 3x/week and continue working out 5-6x/week, run the Fight for Air 10K on June 4th

Janica (BBC)- 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)

Jenni (BBC)- Run a 30 minute 5K by my birthday (July 11th)

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

Kale Cloward- Workout 5 days/week (burning 500 calories each time)

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

Karyn Tripp- Try to get to my pre-baby weight, start running again

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

Kristine Stecker- Be more fitness oriented post pregnancy

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)

Liz Olsen- Exercise 3-5 times/week, continue taking my vitamins and calcium, schedule my yearly physical with my doc, and to be able to play soccer with my girl's team during the spring and fall

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

Matthew Powell- Workout every day except Sunday

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

Nicole Fischer- 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- Weight training 5 days/week

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, eat a healthy amount of calories every day

Susi Mabey- Train for the Fight for Air 10K on June 4th

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

Verenice Powell- Personally read the scriptures and pray for the next 100 days

Whitney Call- Run every week


Tiffany Precissi said...

I'm still here and moving! I had my first day of CrossFit at my trainers new gym today and it was tough but I made it through. I look forward to getting better and better.

I'm also still tracking my food which is a record in itself. =P

Ashleigh said...

I didn't comment on your last post because I really don't know what I do to cope with my stress. I guess I just vent and then get away from everyone and everything. I don't know that I have some magic stress reliever that's some healthy option for all to follow. In fact, stress is a huge stumbling block for me. Now that I think about it, I guess I just veg out in front of the TV and turn my mind off to the rest of the world. I wish working out was my big stress reliever because it would make it so much easier to want to do, but alas it is not!

I had another great running day today. Although I only went about 2.5 miles, I was able to keep my first mile at around 9:00, but unfortunately I felt pretty dead after that and had to slow it down after the first mile. I don't know what my total time was, but when I go running again, I'll try to time it and keep pushing myself. I've got some friends out here who are amazing runners and they recommended that I run 3x's a week, twice a day in order to prepare for the running multiple times a day during the HTC relay. It's going to be hard, but I am trying!

Selena said...

Was it my sister Patti or a different Patti? She works out there too about the same time as you.

I hope your side recovers soon!