Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day 16- 100 Day Challenge

Day 16, 84 days left...

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

Better Health Article: 50 Best Snacks for Your Child's Backpack: I received this link from Roxanne, a fellow blogger and content manager for  I thought I would share her list of 50 Best Snacks for your kids.  Most of us are parents and could all use more ideas on healthier foods to feed our kids.  I know sometimes I struggle with giving my kids healthier foods over the more convenient, quick foods (that usually are not so healthy.)  

Free 5K w/tech shirt included! For any of you wanting to try a 5K but don't want to pay the money to register, this is a great option.  The Salt Lake Running Company is putting on their 2nd Annual Free 5K Fun Run.  It's Saturday, April 30th and you pick up your free tech t-shirt between 6:30-7:15am, there is a raffle between 7:15 and 7:45am, and the race starts at 8am.  All participants have to register before the race and registration opens March 29th and will close April 10th.  All registration will be conducted online and they are only allowing 1000 participants so you will need to sign up early.  I will post more info when I get it about registration, the course, etc.

QOTD Wednesday: What inspires you to be better (mentally, physically, spiritually)?

I've noticed now that we are past the 2-week mark, some are losing a little steam.  I will tell you, the first couple weeks are always the hardest when you're starting something new.  You just have to recommit and remind yourself why you're doing this.  So, I want to know what inspires you to keep pushing?  I have people all around me who inspire me on a daily basis.  I love to see driven people, working hard toward something great.  It pushes me a little harder, watching the pregnant girl in Body Combat squat lower than me and jump higher than me, my friend Steph who comes to teach a Body Attack class despite puking all weekend (and yet no one can tell she has been sick), the 70-year old lady who is at the gym every day doing weights and cardio classes, and my friend Marcy who is a widow with 4 kids, teaches Zumba, and has the best 6-pack I've ever seen.  People inspire me.  I love watching Biggest Loser for that very reason.  Ben and I watched last night's episode and during the "last chance workout" I just wanted to jump up and do what they were doing.  So inspiring to watch people push so hard.  

My Daily Update: I warmed up on the treadmill and ran 1/2 mile to get my legs warm.  Then I spent 20 minutes on the elliptical, 15 minutes on the stair climber, and then finished out the last 30 minutes of the Body Attack class.  I have a love/hate relationship with the stair climber.  It's the hardest cardio machine for me, so I love it, but hate it, too.  I think I sweat on every inch of my stair climber and despite spraying it down with disinfectant afterward, I still felt sorry for the guy who jumped on after me.  Yuck!

I spent an hour walking through Costco today with the goal of picking out healthier foods for my family.  I checked every label and thought carefully about what I put into my cart.  I was excited to see watermelons out for the first time since last fall.  I thought I would give it a try, knowing they really aren't in season yet.  (Update: cut it up for lunch and the kids were in heaven.  They devoured nearly 1/5 of the thing between just the two of them!)  I also bought some California Rolls.  Jake thinks they are okay, but I'm really liking them.  I bought some Fiber One bars, and some Oatmeal Squares cereal (lots of fiber).  I noticed Costco now carries organic brown rice bowls which I am excited to try.  Also, yesterday I went to Target and bought three different brands of Greek yogurt.  After I try all three I will let you know what I think and rank them.

My Comments to You:

Tiffany- Way to make it through your first day at CrossFit.  Are you able to move this morning?! ;)  Great job tracking your food.  That is going to be huge in getting you to your goal.

Ashleigh-  Thanks for you comment about what you do to relieve stress.  It's definitely a hard one.  So often when we get stressed, we don't eat right and sleep well, which in turn makes us feel worse, and then we don't want to workout.  It's not a good cycle to be in.  So happy your running is coming along!  Go speed racer!  Wish you could come here and run that race with me!  That would be so awesome!  I have a friend who is on a Ragnar team (like H2C) and her dad pulled his hamstring and doesn't know if he can run so I might be their alternate if he has to pull out.  It's June 17-18.  When is H2C?

Selena- YES!  It was your Patti.  I had no clue she worked out there.  Funny I've never seen her until then.  I noticed she was in the cinema room, though, and I never go in there so that probably explains it.  Anyway, it was great to see her and talk to her for a second.
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)
rice cakes
string cheese
hummus w/carrots or celery
homemade whole wheat bread
celery w/peanut butter
hard-boiled egg
Extra Sugar-free gum
Fiber One bars
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 (, 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

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


Ashleigh said...

I guess what inspires me to be better is probably other people as well. When I see other people really pushing themselves, it sparks that urge in me to do better, especially if I'm not feeling particularly great in that area of my life. That's one of the reasons I did my Whittle My Middle blog. I wanted to share the experience with other people and have us all motivate each other. There were weeks when I was just not doing well and I felt like giving up on the entire week, and then I'd see a post from someone about how they were pushing hard and it would re-motivate me. I guess I might let you post my final pictures sometime if you ever wanted to. I feel good about where I'm at right now, even though I'm not quite to my goal. As long as I'm making progress, that's all I can ask for.

Annie said...

I haven't been on the computer for awhile- so I enjoyed catching up on your posts!! I have been rockin' the heck out of my goal-- tracking food and fitness EVERY DAY! Yesterday I went to a friend's son's birthday party and made poor food choices- and guess what? I felt crappy the rest of the day. I just feel sooo much better when I eat healthier! :) I did get a great workout in last night, so that made me feel better!
Also, I wanted share one of my favorite snacks: Apple slices (50-65 cal)dipped in one Light Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese wedge, (35 cal). YUM!

Garland Family said...

Ok so last week was spring break and got way off track! Thankfully this is a new week and starting back over again. I can't wait for snow and ice to melt so I can start walking and biking. I just got my bike trailer in the mail and can't wait to put my son in it and bike all over. Spring can't get here soon enough. will make things a whole lot easier. with gas prices to almost $4 a gallon I try not to drive as much and makes it harder getting to Jazzercise. Trying to find new ways to get exercise in. Eating healthier is pretty easy and not as hungry anymore. Still craving salty crunchy so I snack on crackers instead. My husband doesn't like my smaller portions meals though! haha!