Friday, March 25, 2011

Day 25- 100 Day Challenge

Day 25, 75 days left...  We are 1/4th of the way there.  Have you put 100% into this, or do you feel like you could give a little more?  Push hard and have no regrets!

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

Better Health Article: How I Drink Enough Water- Reader Tips to Drink Enough Water

QOTD: How much water do you drink each day, on average?  And what do you do to get yourself to drink more of it?

I've been thinking a lot about this lately.  I KNOW I do not drink enough water each day.  My best friend, Naomi, is so good about this.  I was amazed when she came to visit last summer and went through bottle after bottle of water.  Today I've drank only about 24 oz so far (and to be honest, I usually don't drink a ton more than that.)  On average I usually drink about 36-48 oz.  I should be drinking double that!  I like the Crystal Light To-Go packets.  I will put in 1/2 a packet, and it flavors the water.  Only 5 cals a serving and no sugar.  Here are 10 reasons to drink water:
  1. Water is absolutely essential to the human body’s survival. A person can live for about a month without food, but only about a week without water.
  2. Water helps to maintain healthy body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite.
  3. Water leads to increased energy levels. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is actually mild dehydration.
  4. Drinking adequate amounts of water can decrease the risk of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer, bladder cancer, and breast cancer.
  5. For a majority of sufferers, drinking water can significantly reduce joint and/or back pain.
  6. Water leads to overall greater health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease.
  7. Water can prevent and alleviate headaches.
  8. Water naturally moisturizes skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance.
  9. Water aids in the digestion process and prevents constipation.
  10. Water is the primary mode of transportation for all nutrients in the body and is essential for proper circulation.
My Daily Update: This morning I went a mile on the treadmill, 20 minutes on the stair climber, and 20 minutes of lower body and abs.  My boss, Jess, was there and we got to talking about studio stuff and that cut into my workout time.  That free 5K put on by the Salt Lake Running Co filled up this morning and they are not accepting any more people.  The first email I got about the race said registration was opening March 28th.  Next thing I know, there are only 250 spots left and they were gone in 5 minutes today.  Crazy!  I registered right at noon and thankfully got a spot.  You can't beat a free race and free tech shirt!  So April 30th I'll do that 5K, and June 4th is my 10K.  

Also, my friend/personal trainer Christine hooked me up with a couple sessions at 50% off.  I couldn't pass up the chance to do this so I'm selling some stuff and using my birthday money to pay for them.  I really feel she will push me hard and get me headed in the right direction, so I can achieve my fitness goals.  I already can tell my body is changing a little.  I'm down 3 lbs from when I first started the challenge and I feel I'm getting more toned.  My size 8 pants are pretty loose and my size 6s fit perfectly.  I told Christine I have to be a size 4 by June 8th so we have some hard work coming up these next 75 days and I'm excited!  

My Comments to You:

Jenni- I agree about getting the 8 hours vs. 6.  I can feel a huge difference when I don't get enough sleep and I don't like it.  Have you guys figured out if you're moving yet?

Ash- 5-6 hours every night would kill me.  Ugh.  I don't know how you're functioning during the day.  And no, I haven't tried ZOI.  I'll have to go try and find some at another store.  Today for lunch I had Fage 0% with Blueberry Acai.  I took one bite of the yogurt without the fruit and I made a sour face.  When I dipped the yogurt in the blueberry and ate it I thought it was yummy.  So yes, I totally agree with you.  Liking the fruit with it.

Ksenia- That's even worse!  Getting woken up off and on for 5 hours straight.  How are you functioning, woman!  I'm like a zombie if I don't get at least 6 hours straight of sleep.  You're still teaching this semester, right?  And you're training for H2C?  You're definitely superwoman!

Selena- I'm so proud of you!  Making it all the way through your hard step DVD is awesome.  Can't wait for that rec class in a few months.  Look at you, increasing your endurance!  You've come a long way and you're doing great.  Keep it up!!
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


blondiluv143 said...

I usually drink 1 bottle of water a day...sometimes more but not most days :( I did have a nutrition teacher give me this tip though.

"If you want a soda, fine, BUT drink a bottle of water first!"

Great advice for someone who loves her Diet Coke :)

PS Dane let me buy new running shoes since I have ran a mile striaght, along with a nice sports bra...tonight I ran 2 MILES!!!! YAAAHOOO!!!!

Keep up the hard work everyone, I know we can all do this now!

Ashleigh said...

I probably drink around 48 oz. because I take a giant water jug with me around the house wherever I go, but I could absolutely be drinking more than that. I'll try to make a conscious effort to drink more now that it's on my mind.

So lately I've been feeling REALLY, REALLY bloated and just disgusting. To make matters worse, today Jayden informed me that my belly looks big and then said it looked like I might have a baby in there. At first I was like, "I DO NOT look like I have a baby in my belly, and that's NOT nice to say!" I didn't really think too much about it until this evening after dinner when I was feeling sick and even more bloaty than normal. Now I feel like crying because I think she may be right. Kids are always so honest, and I have been looking gross. I also haven't been losing any weight for the past month! I realize I just had my 3rd child 5 months ago, and I've been sick and something is going on with my body to make me feel bloated, but it didn't make me feel any better. I guess all I can do it work out a little harder and try to suck it in. Gotta love kids, right?