Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 8- 100 Day Challenge

Day 8, 92 days left...

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

Tuesday QOTD: What is your favorite exercise, and why? (It can be a sport, specific strength training exercise, whatever.)

Obviously I LOVE body combat (a class full of karate, boxing, taebo, and kickboxing moves.)  I find it challenging, and I like that it tones my arms, shoulders, torso, butt and legs.  It's a total workout.  My favorite sport to play would be volleyball.  I played all through high school and have only played a handful of times since.  It was something I really loved and enjoyed and I know I would still, if I had the chance to play again.

My Comments to You:

Heidi-  I'm so glad that this is helping you stick with your routine.  What races are you planning on doing this season?

Annie- I totally know all about the baby weight gain game.  Argh!  Not like being pregnant for 9 months isn't enough for our poor bodies!  Then we have to deal with our post-pregnant bodies.  Sounds like you have some major determination!  I laughed when I read the comment about not eating because you didn't want to have to write it down.  I have done that exact same thing many times.  Can't wait to see some fantastic results from you in the next couple months!  I hope you took pics and your measurements!

Beth- 30 minutes on the treadmill!  That's great, Beth.  Your breakfast sounds good.  So much of eating right is about portion control, and I'm glad you're more aware.

Mel- Read THIS article about replacing exercise shoes.  I agree that it would be good to have two pair and rotate them, and don't use the shoes for anything but exercise.  I was really good about this for awhile.  Then I got a new pair of running shoes in June 2009 and my other pair I was rotating with I gave to my mom, and we just didn't have to money for me to buy another pair.  I need new shoes desperately now and figure maybe for my birthday I can get enough money to buy some.  Look over your shoes and check for wear patterns.  How do your feet feel in the shoe?  Also, how fast they wear out totally depends on the exercise you're doing in them, and if you're wearing them outside of working out.  Running on the road is a lot harder on your shoes than doing a step class inside a studio.  I guess my answer on that is "it depends."  (Don't know if that helped much.  Definitely read the article and let me know what you think.)

Ash-  That sucks Baleigh has been so sick.  I know sometimes routine gets thrown right out the window and we have to be flexible.  That happened to me today.  I was in my weight training class for 20 minutes when the daycare lady came in and said Josh had an accident.  I went in to check on him and he hadn't, he was just upset one of his daycare buddies wasn't there.  He was so emotional and cried and begged me to go home.  I knew it was over.  I didn't want to leave him screaming with the daycare ladies, so we left.  Argh.  Oh well.  Sometimes it happens.  Hopefully Baleigh is feeling better soon and you guys can get back to normal.  I also agree with you about getting some new workout clothes, gear, etc.  It does help to give a little more motivation to get out.

Stephanie- I had never heard of muesli before.  It sounds yummy, especially with the dry fruits and nuts.  Thanks for the idea!

Tiffany-  Sorry you're feeling under the weather.  It seems like so many people are feeling yucky lately.  Hopefully you're on the up and up soon.  That's exciting about the Crossfit gym opening up.  That is a big thing here, too.  When I had my personal trainer, he had me do a couple Crossfit workouts and man, I was definitely feeling it the next day.  So awesome!

Chelsea-  Oatmeal is the best.  Can't wait until we have more fruit in season.  Watermelon gets scarfed down at our house during the summer.  Yum!

Marci- I'm sure you know how important breakfast is.  I'm glad you eat it and give your body the fuel it needs to start the day.  You will have to let us know how you like Curves.  My mother-in-law did it for awhile and liked it.  I'm so glad you're feeling a difference already.  It truly is amazing how much eating right and exercise affects you mentally and physically.  Keep going.  You're doing great!

Selena-  9:10am on Saturday mornings they have a step class at the rec center.  You just tell me when you want to try it and I'm there!

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 (www.betnotbe.blogspot.com), 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 myfitnesspal.com

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- 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


Brooke said...


Thank you for this opportunity and support! We have had family staying with us for the last three weeks but now it is back to just us so I have more time to get healthier. Over the weekend I went to the movies and brought my own snack to make sure I was not tempted.... an orange and fruit leather and it worked! Ryan is in the middle of P90X and eating healthier as well. We really want to make a great lifestyle change!


Tiffany Precissi said...

My favorite is Crossfit. It's a killer workout but has a ton of variety and the results are great. I can't wait to get back into it full time.

I had my doctors appt today and wouldn't you know I have to do a bunch of bloodwork and tests. (Possible ulcer) Woo... Oh well. I'm still tracking and will exercise in moderation.

Janica said...

For fun, I love to dance! I used to love going to the single adult dances because it was fun to go with girlfriends and get an awesome workout. But those days are over. Otherwise, I like to run. When I am doing it consistently and can see improvement, I sort of crave it. Not that I am great and can do marathons or anything. I also have come to like Turbo Kick at the gym...specifically one teacher that has good music and keeps it intense.

I am doing well. I was disappointed by only a .2 lb loss on Friday but I didn't binge really. I didn't count calories but I ate salad for dinner and was good. I have been working out about 6 times a week, whether it's running, pilates or just walking but it feels good. I sort of decided that I am not going to count calories because I am nursing and I think I was being too strict with my calories so my goal is to drink a ton of water and just make sure I know if I really want what is going in my mouth and exercise at least 5 days a week. I think I can do it if I don't slack off.

Nurse Heidi said...

I love me a good long run with good company. It often takes me a while to get into my groove, so going for 8 or more miles suits me just fine. Fun ladies to run with make the miles fly by!

As far as races for this year, I'm registered for Ogden full marathon and the Riverton and South Valley Half marathons. Planning on doing the Halloween Half too.

The Cherry Family said...

Hey Lady,
I had my first major cold with a fever in 2 years and was down and out for 2 days and still am feeling it. I cannot believe you were getting those one after another before you found out about the cancer, no fun! I stayed extra healthy with my eating habits and I think I am recovering more quickly! So, even if I skimped on the workouts by making an impression of my behind on the couch, your motivation has still helped me! Way to go!
P.S. My favorite workout is Kickboxing! I love hitting that bag, getting my anxiety out, the cardio, and the strength training. It is mental and physical therapy all wrapped into one!

Selena said...

Let's do it after this 100 day challenge. I want to make sure I'm really ready to workout in front of you again!!

Had a bad this week. Planning on working out again this Friday.


Bethany said...

wow, that google spreadsheet is awesome. i never knew you could have people add to a document like that. google is so amazing. i haven't been doing nearly as well as i have hoped, but i am making an effort to get some exercise. i've walked with the kids and played kinect sports with them, which may sound wussy, but when you're 27 weeks pregnant it's hard to run hurdles!