Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 23- 100 Day Challenge

Day 23, 77 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: 6 Unhealthy Foods to Avoid- Stick margarine, soda, whole milk, white bread, breakfast toaster pastries (like pop tarts), and hot dogs.  Read the article and find out why these 6 things should be avoided.

QOTD: What is your dream vacation?

I know this isn't really health related, but I'm so sick of cold and can't stop thinking about going some place warm.  I want to wear my short and capris!  I want to take my kids to the park!  I want to be WARM!  So, my dream vacation right now would be taking the family to an 80 degree southern CA to Disneyland, and then spending time at the beach getting a very needed tan.

My Daily Update: My mom came with me to the gym today (she leaves for Portland this afternoon).  I went 2 1/2 miles on the treadmill, did 10 minutes on the bike, then went downstairs and did upper body weights.  Today I just wasn't feeling it.  It was a bad "lung day".  I couldn't get very many deep breaths and felt like I was sucking air most of my workout.  My stomach also felt weird, too.  Don't know why that was happening.  Anyway, not my greatest day, but oh well.  The important thing is I DID it.  I get to do another session with Christine tomorrow and I can't wait!  

My Comments to You:

Our Snack List

turkey wrapped in lettuce
mixed nuts (almonds)
cucumber slices
grapes (frozen)
apple slices (w/peanut butter, almond butter, or dipped in one Light Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese wedge)
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 73 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 

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

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


Tiffany Precissi said...

I've been back at CrossFit for over a week now and I'm feeling it in every part of my body. It's been hard but I love it and can't wait to get back to where I was before I stopped.

Still tracking food and working on getting it in order. That's a big battle of mine.

Garland Family said...

Oh that's easy! My dream vacation is going to bora bora! That's our retirement trip then Nate is out of the army in 8 years!

Ashleigh said...

I don't know what the heck is going on, but I've tried to comment on the last couple of posts, and then on this one this morning and for some reason it won't let me do it! I'm frustrated because they have all be pretty long comments! Hopefully this one goes though. I guess we'll see....

Ashleigh said...

Well, apparently it went through. I guess to sum up my comments from the last posts:
-I'm jealous that you get to go to the gym and have a free training session. She sounds awesome, so that's great that you're getting some help from her.

-I too am dying for the warmer weather to get here. I want to be able to get out and run down the park path instead of being cooped up on the treadmill (although I'm thankful I have it!!!)

I am really struggling right now because I am dealing with Zoloft withdrawal syndrome from quitting it cold turkey. Not smart, and I knew it wasn't but I didn't feel like it was helping me and so I didn't want to waste the money on getting another bottle to come off of it. The symptoms I have been feeling are like I'm getting the flu or something similar as well as lots of vertigo and insomnia. Needless to say, I'm a-strugglin'. Baleigh is also getting her yucky cough back and staying up all night, so we might have to take her in to get a steroid shot (we've been trying to steer clear of that, but 3 of our friend's kids have had the same thing and after the shot, it finally went away).

Anywho, I'm still in it, it's just a littler hard right now. Hopefully in a few weeks I start feeling better, but either way, I'm trying to get in runs when I can.

Naomi said...

Our 10 year anniversary is coming up and I have had dreams of going to Hawaii (where we went on our honeymoon) but I don't think it will happen since Jeremy's parents only are up for watching the kids for a few days. I would definitely go on another Caribbean cruise! And another dream vacation would be spending months in Europe:)
I bet that is frustrating to have bad "lung" days:( I think it is awesome you are sticking with it! A lot of people would have quit using the loss of lung capacity as a crutch- but not you! You are a fighter! (you can still kick my butt in any form of exercise i'm sure:))
My update - Can't get to bed by midnight, I think I have made it twice in 23 days (has it been that long already!?). I want to, I just have way too much to do at night...
My food intake is still bad, keep saying I'm going to get better; i don't know why i can't just stick with it.
I have been following a 5k training schedule (4 wks out of 8 wks) my 5k is in 1 month from today! I ran 2 miles the other day. Today I did 1.8 miles with the little time I had. The last 2 workouts I have been bumping up the speed a little - up to 5.7 today:)
I'm organizing a bunch of girls in my ward to run in the Starlight Run 5k - I think I have recruited about 4 or 5 so far and I'm hoping to get more. It is on June 4th so that will be almost at the end of this challenge.
I want to sign up for more 5ks after that to keep me going so I need to look and see what's out there.
I guess that's it for now:)
Good luck!