Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 2- 100 Day Challenge

Day 2, 98 days to go.  Reading your comments and posts on Facebook made me teary-eyed last night.  If this isn't inspiration, I don't know what is.  You guys are all rockstars in my book.  Can't wait to see all that we accomplish these next 3 months.

So, it's MY turn to let you all in on my goals.  Here they are:

1.  Be a size 4.  Right now I'm a small 8/big 6 and by my birthday I WILL be a size 4.  (I'm not going to set a certain weight goal because that just comes with the territory of getting down to a size 4.  I will have to lose weight to get there, so it will happen anyway.) 

2.  Lift weights 3x/week, continue working out 5-6 times/week.  (Weight lifting helps tone me like nothing else can.  I've only been lifting once a week and I can feel it in my jiggly arms and tummy.  I want to have some awesome arms by the time this thing is done!)

3.  Run a 10K on June 4th.  (This is a big one for me.  Ever since I had part of my lung removed, this type of exercise has been the hardest for me to do.  My endurance is not what it used to be and the most I've ran since the surgery is 3.1 miles, so doubling that mileage is my goal.  I hope by the end of the summer to be ready to run another half marathon so stay tuned for that!)

FYI, the race I am doing is the Fight for Air Run/Walk.  The American Lung Association is sponsoring this and I thought it was such perfect timing, being the weekend before the end of our 100 days, and also being a race geared toward fighting lung cancer, lung disease, asthma, and breathing healthier air in our communities.  There are a few race options: a walk that begins at 9am at Sugar House park, a 5K (3.1 miles) that starts at Tanner Park at 8:30am, the 10K which starts behind Olympus Hills Mall and begins at 7:45am, and a half marathon (13.1 miles) that begins at 7am at the East Holladay park.  The finish line is Sugar House park where there will be music, food, entertainment, and sponsors' booths.  You get a t-shirt for participating.  The walk costs $10, 5K is $35, 10K is $45, and the half marathon is $60.  If you register by March 15th, you get 20% off the registration fee.  Just use the code EarlyBird20.  For all the race info go HERE.  I have created a Team Jamie, so if you want to join go HERE and click on "Join Team" and that will take you to the page where you pick which race you want to do.  Create a new user login and go from there.  I know many of you are not local so cannot participate, or are my biker girls and have Little Red that weekend.  There is always the option to make a donation to our team, and you can do that HERE.  You can either type in my name as the "participant", or click on "Search for a team" and type in Team Jamie.

Yesterday I weighed myself (138 lbs), recorded all my measurements (chest, waist, hips, neck, arm, thigh, and calf), and took pics of me in my shorts and sports bra (ooh la la!)  I encourage those who want to do this to DO it.  Don't put it off.  Do it this week.  Then do it again in 99 days and let's see how far you've come.  I will post whatever you're comfortable with on the 100th day.

My Comments to You:

Steph- Thanks for joining!  Being a student and going to bed before midnight is rough, so that's a good goal.  Keep posting!

Iliana- SO proud!  You'll be a running machine by the end of this thing. ;)

Amber- Sugar once a week is a great goal.  1500 cals or less is awesome, too.  I know you will do what you can as far as exercise goes, and that's plenty, especially with you and med school craziness!

April- I added you to the master list.  Thanks for joining!  I definitely need to make more meals from scratch.  That's a great goal.  

Verenice- You made me laugh with Matthew's last little goal.  Jake would love that one, too. ;)  I love your goal.  A healthier spirit impacts every part of our lives.  When we feel good spiritually, it affects our mental health.  When we are mentally healthy, we tend to have more energy and then are more prone to being physically active.  So great goal.  And tell Matthew we look forward to hearing all about his journey, too.

Traci- So glad Darren in joining you in your goal.  Your goal will definitely be easier to do if you both are on the same page.  Glad you made it through day one.  Only 99 more to go. ;) (Maybe THIS article can give you a little more motivation to give up the bubbly stuff. ;) )

Tiffany- Great job for day one.  Don't you love those tracking websites?!  What are you doing to sweat?

Abby- Don't you love  It's a great website with a lot of useful tools.

Marci-  Being aware of what you put into your mouth is a key component to being in control.  Sore arms are awesome.  Means you're working muscles you don't normally work.  Keep it up!!

Kristine- I put you on our list.  I know you just had your little guy so it's hard to stick with something regular like this, but I wanted you to be included anyway.  If you feel you want to add something specific, just let me know.  By the way, not eating fast food and running around with your kids at the park definitely counts.  Keep going, friend!

Here is our updated Participant List (68 members WOO HOO!):

100 Day Challenge
List of Participants and Goals

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 

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 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- 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- 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

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- 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

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- 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

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

Whitney Call- Run every week


Ashleigh said...

This is perfect timing for me. My 'Whittle My Middle Challenge' lasted from January 1st-March 1st, so this is great motivation to continue working out. I posted on my private blog my measurements and pictures from day one to today and it's amazing the transformation. I feel like a new woman. I AM a new woman! I lost 5.5 lbs. in 2 months and my abs are looking better and better. I am just amazed at how quickly I'm getting back into shape after having Baleigh 4 months ago. I'm debating on having you post my pictures since it shows off my belly, so we'll see.
Also, I've done great so far. I ran yesterday and I got in an awesome workout today (it burned!), and I still plan on running tonight. My sweets goal is going well, although I am coutning "sweets" as candy, chocolate, dessert, etc. I still eat stuff like frosted mini wheats and I have my fiber one bars because I need the fiber and they taste good. Do you think that's cheating? I don't know. If I feel like I can do better, I'll try, but so far I think what I'm doing it totally attainable. Thanks for keeping me motivated!

Tiffany Precissi said...

Hi Jamie! I do love those tracking sites. And I do all sorts of things for exercise. Today I danced around with my daughter while folding laundry and then we walked to the grocery store just beating a big rainstorm. Then I would have been running back!

Day 2 is successful over here. =)

Karyn said...

I am a little late in joining, but I would love to add my goals to your list... Having just had a baby, I have a long way to go & will most likely not have reached my pre-baby weight goal by then, but it is my goal... as well as to get running again. I don't even have the go-ahead to exercise yet, but I can't wait for warmer weather to get moving with my jogging stroller. Good luck with your goals!

Kale and Rowdy said...

Hi Jamie! I hope you don't mind--I found your blog awhile back through babycenter, and have just read what you're doing. But I would so like to join in your 100 day challenge. (I hope you don't think this is creepy stalking. :) Anyhow, I want to work out 5 days a week--burning 500 calories each time. And, by the way, I think it's awesome the way you have come through this whole cancer deal. You really are inspiring.

Stephanie said...

I did the treadmill last night, and plan on doing it again tonight. I like that our treadmill faces our TV, so I can work out while watching Criminal Minds. Sure beats lazing around on the couch all night.

Garland Family said...

Made it to jazzercise tonight then played dodgeball at church with the kids! I consider that a very successful day! Tracked my food again today, struggling trying to eat less and healthier! I felt hungry all day but stuck to it and refused to walk to the pantry for food, unless it was meal time and planned food to eat. The key will be to eat healthy yet stay full longer.

Whitney said...

I ran this week! I ran. I did it!