Friday, March 4, 2011

Day 4- 100 Day Challenge

Day 4, 96 days left...

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

Also, another reminder that if you want to join Team Jamie and run in the Fight for Air Run/Walk, AND get the 20% off on the registration fee, you need to sign up in the next 11 days!  You can run a half, 10K, 5K, or walk.  The finish line is Sugarhouse park, around 1500 E. and 2100 S. in Salt Lake.  To get the 20% off, use the code EarlyBird20.  For more info, check out the Day 2 post.

If you haven't yet, take your measurements and pictures so you have something to compare yourself to at the end of this thing.

Today I did a stupid thing.  I ate 2 eggs and a good-sized banana, hadn't had my normal morning BM (I know, way too much info), then I worked out less than an hour later.  Recipe for stomach disaster.  I planned on doing 4 miles on the treadmill and made it to 2 and felt sick.  I was getting nauseous so headed to the bathroom and was in there for a good 15 minutes.  Nice.  Back out and doing abs for another 15 minutes, then stretched and I had to be out of there because I had studio stuff I had to get to by 10:30am.  Oh well.  At least I got something in.  Definitely not my best day, for sure.  

My Comments to You:

Tiffany- What DVD are you using for your workouts?  I only have the Windsor pilates, some taebo, and Jillian Michael's 30 day shred.  I'm just curious what you have and if you really like it. Good job keeping track of your food.  My trainer told me once that losing weight is usually about 20% exercise and 80% diet.  I believe that.  Great job!

Stephanie- Way to keep going!  When I started my weight loss journey a few years ago I would try and jog for 30 seconds to a minute, and then walk for 2 or 3 minutes, then repeat both a few times.  Eventually I got to where I could run for 2 or 3 minutes, then longer, and longer.  It's awesome seeing your body get stronger and stronger.  I'm so glad you're doing this challenge and can't wait to see where you're at when it's over!

April- What gym did you join?  Going with a buddy is a smart move.  When you start an exercise routine it's easy to lose motivation fast.  Having someone to go with and to rely on to keep you going is great.  What app did you get?  I have the app and it's awesome.  I like being able to type in whatever I'm thinking about eating right there on my phone when I'm out of the house, and not have to be sitting at a desktop computer.  Glad you're doing so well!

Annie- Yep, I'm hooked on  It's really easy to use, seems to have nearly every food I've ever looked up, and there are lots of neat tools, articles, etc.  Do you have a certain caloric goal you're trying for?  Don't know if you're nursing but assume if you are, that you are accounting for that.  A nursing mom should, on average, eat an extra 200-500 calories/day.  Thanks for the sweet comment and being an inspiration.  I don't know about that.  Everyone on here is MY inspiration!

Traci- Glad the article came in handy.  I was just talking about this with my grandparents today and thought of you and Darren, my no soda drinkers.  I remember loving Diet pepsi when I was a teenager.  Now I can barely touch the stuff.  None of my kids really like it.  Josh says it's "spicy". ;)  I never buy it, so they never drink it except at birthday parties or when they are out with friends.  I remember when I had just graduated high school, I saw one of my friend's older sisters and she had lost quite a bit of weight.  I asked my friend what she did to lose it and she said all she did was quit drinking pop.  I was amazed.  I would have never thought pop could contribute to health issues like that.  Crazy.  Anyway, glad you guys are staying strong! ;)

Janica- You are the woman!  I can't believe you're doing so well, especially with your baby not even a year yet.  Where do you live?  If I remember right, it's not here.  That's too bad because it would be awesome to have you do the 10K with me.  You would do so great!

Jenni- Of course you can join!  Just added you to the participant list and spreadsheet.  Can't wait to hear about your training.  Did I remember right that you are moving, or might be?

Mel- I'll have to try those Thomas Bagel Thins.  I've seen them at the store but have never bought them.  I use the Granny's Delight whole wheat bread from Costco and love it.  It would be a nice change to try something different for awhile though.  Your sandwich with cucumber and lettuce is making me hungry!

Erin- You have the right attitude about this.  Stay strong.  Take one day at a time.  Don't think too far ahead about how far you have to go.  Baby steps, right?!  Way to stay strong!

Angela- Just added you to the spreadsheet and Participant list.  What's your book about?

Hailey- YAY!  So glad you want to do this.  Love all your goals.  What kind of aerobics is it on Wednesday nights?  As for getting faster for Hood to Coast in the next 6 months, I think it's definitely doable.  Heidi Vawdrey is a much better (faster) runner than I am and probably has way more insight than I do, so hopefully she will comment.  But for me I would say Speedwork, Speedwork, Speedwork.  When I was trying to get faster for my Hobble Creek training, I did 2 days of speedwork and think it helped a lot.  (You know what I mean when I say speedwork, right?)  Sprinting a certain distance, then run regular pace, then sprint, then slow it down, then sprint, etc.  Running inclines helped a lot, too.  Also, just staying consistent running 3 times a week or more will help you, too.  Your body will slowly adjust to your workout and eventually you will realize you can push a little harder and faster and your body keeps up with your mind.  If you want some more ideas on getting faster, just let me know and I'll ask one of my elite running friends (she did an Ironman last year and has won a bunch of races here in Utah.)

Mom- Sorry your knee is hurting so bad.  It sucks to be injured.  I told Jan about it and she said she felt bad for you and she knows all about it, watching Dale go through it the last two years.  Do you have weights at home or are you using the gym at the high school?

Marci- You are doing so great!  Cleaning out the temptations will be really important in this.  If it's not there, it isn't an option and it won't sabotage you.  Just get some yummy snacks that you're excited about.  I really love taking sliced turkey from the deli and rolling a piece in lettuce with crushed up cilantro.  Yum!  Also, if I'm thirsty and having a hard time drinking my water, I'll add crystal light on-the-go packets. One serving, which is around one cup, is about 5 calories and it's high in vitamin C.  Love when my body is sore!  Means I'm working hard! ;)  I checked out your blog and love that you're keeping track of your progress there.  Keep it up!!

Chelsea- So glad!  What kind of exercise are you doing?

Ash- Way to push yourself with the sweets.  You can do it, despite being a Call girl. ;)  I wish you were here, too, so we could run together.  That was fun during Christmas to have running buddies.  Do any of your friends run in WA?

Beth- I said I wasn't a runner my whole life.  Then I started a few minutes on the treadmill a couple times a week, and then ran a few races, and realized I guess I am a runner now. ;)  Looks like you're on your way to becoming one, too!  Great job with your food.  It's definitely harder when you go to a fast food place because you see all the options that you're not getting (people stuffing their faces with fries, huge cheeseburgers, etc.)  If I eat out I get baked potatoes, chili, yogurt parfait, apple slices, turkey sandwiches, etc.  I was getting that maple and fruit oatmeal and McDonald's but then I read about how bad it is, so when I do eat it again I will order it without the cream and brown sugar, and that will lower the calories and make it more nutritious.  

Whit- Way to go.  Does your roommate want to commit to this thing, too?  Let me know and I can get her on here.  Mom and dad were talking to me about your graduation last night.  Hard to believe it's next month.  Exciting!

100 Day Challenge
List of 74 Participants & Their Goals

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

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 

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

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

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- 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- 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

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


Tiffany Precissi said...

I have all of the dvds you listed but I'm trying out this new Moms Into Fitness 60 Day Challenge and so far it's been tough but doable. I also purchased a couple of Bob Harpers DVDs and will try those out soon. I am getting over a stomach bug so I haven't been jogging but I'm signed up for my first 5k on April 16th so I need to hit the streets again soon.

Today I have tracked my food but I haven't done much exercise yet. A little dancing with my daughter but this bug seems to be hanging on so I might skip the exercise tonight. We'll see.

bonitabril said...

I joined 24 hour fitness, and it was amazing how great I felt today after last nights workout my workout buddy had us join a Zumba class and I had a lot of fun! I am planning on doing some laps at the pool tomorrow. the app that I downloaded it myfitnesspal and it sounds like it does the same thing as the livestrong app, it is really nice to help keep in shape, I did miss on getting up early this morning though because yesterday was so hectic I slept in a little later to help me get enough sleep for the night!

Anonymous said...

After 2 years, I finally wore a size 4 pair of jeans today. (and i did not have to lay on the bed and suck in to get them on.) They were an Old Navy 4, which means that I would not quite fit into a "normal" size 4, but I am working on it:) I went to killer strength training class, asked for her to work my behind, and now I can barely sit down. Good Day!

Garland Family said...

went to jazzercise again today and got my butt kicked! i know i will be really sore tomorrow. but hey beauty is pain! haha! going to try and wake up to catch the 8 am class haha no promises there!! I had a much easier day with eating and not feeling hungry in between meals! Made a great healthy pizza for dinner.

Angela said...

My story is about this girl whose Aunt pulls some strings and gets her accepted into this fancy private school in Ireland. She goes and finds out that it's no ordinary school. She is there to get training to become a fairy godmother, like her aunt. But things go wrong even before classes start...