Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 9- 100 Day Challenge

Day 9, 91 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 Article8 Stretching Tips for Better Flexibility- Why is stretching so important?  Read the article and find out!

Wednesday QOTD: How do you plan to celebrate at the end of this challenge, if you meet your goal?

I'm going to get a couple new shirts.  I don't have very many "small" shirts.  Most of my tops are mediums, so with a smaller body comes the need for some smaller clothes.  There is no greater feeling than being in the dressing room at some store and feeling and looking good in clothes you couldn't fit into a few months before!  I would also like to get running shoes and some new workout clothes.

I had a great workout today.  I ran 3 miles and I felt pretty good through the whole run.  I found a great breathing rhythm, my form was good.  At about 2 1/2 miles I cranked up the treadmill to 6.5 because I wanted to push strong to the end.  My lungs didn't like that so much, but I held on to the end.  Right now my goal for running is just to build my base back up.  Before my lung surgery, 3 miles used to be a piece of cake, something I could do with my eyes closed.  I want to get to that point, and then build from there.  After I ran, I did some strength training for 25 minutes.  I was dripping with sweat through my whole workout and it felt really good.  Tomorrow is body combat, Friday I'm running and weights, and Saturday I'm running.

My Comments to You:

Brooke- So glad you made it over here!  Three weeks with family staying in your house.  Yikes!  That would be enough to throw anyone's routine out the window.  Glad life is getting back to normal.  Sounds like you're making some great choices.  Keep going!  If you decide you want to pick a particular goal to focus on, just let me know and I can add it for you.

Tiffany- Crossfit is awesome and you get great results from it.  Nothing beats high intensity cardio with weight training.  So sorry to hear about a possible ulcer.  When will you find out for sure?  Glad you're still tracking your food and doing what you can.  Way to stick with it!

Janica- What is Turbo Kick?  I'm wondering if it's like Body combat.  That's awesome you like to dance.  Did you ever take any classes?  I love to dance but I'm not exactly the most coordinated person.  Oh well.  Still love it.  Are you doing any races this year?  Don't get discouraged with your weight loss.  Just keep doing what you're doing and it will come.  

Heidi- Do you think you will try for Hobble Creek?  We will definitely have to do a race together sometime, well, at least start out together and then see each other at the end, Miss Speedy. ;)  I'm thinking about the Halloween Half.  That would be a fun one, and that would give me a lot of time to train.  Hmm...  When does registration for that one open, do you know?

Abby- So sorry you've been sick!  ARGH.  I hate that, because it throws all routine out the window and then still takes awhile to get back to normal.  Glad you've still been committed, despite feeling like crap.  What is it with us women and liking to kick and hit things to get our aggression out?! lol  I totally agree with you, it's all about the mental and physical therapy for those classes.

Selena- Sounds good.  You're on.  You pick a Saturday after June 8th, and I'll go with you.  Can't wait!

Bethany- Yes, those spreadsheets are great, especially for something like this.  Glad you are getting recommitted.  It's okay to have a bad day every once in awhile (and pregnancy definitely gives you more of an excuse to have bad days! ;) ).  The important thing is you come back and try again.  You can do it!

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 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


Tiffany Precissi said...

Chances are that even if I am successful at this challenge, I still won't be at my end goal when this is over. So I will just keep on going. And probably buy new clothes!

I go in for more testing on Monday and will have the Upper GI. The rest of the stuff I just have to find a free morning and run over to the lab for blood draws and whatnot.

I am feeling better physically so I'm happy about that. I had a little mini dance party with my daughter a bit ago that worked up a sweat.

I'm excited to keep this going. I'm done letting minor things become excuses.

blondiluv143 said...

If I keep this up and meet my goal i'm buying a great,cute pair of running shoes to continue using!! And hopefully smaller bras LOL!!

Elle said...

Tiffany- I had a bleeding ulcer when I was 16, after trying for months doing all of the dr's recommend treatments I tried aloe Vera juice and healed it! You should try it. It's $10 at the health food store. Tastes gross but it's worth it!!

Janica said...

Turbo Kick is essentially Kickboxing at the gym. It's a lot of fun and burns a ton of calories. I used to dance in high school so I have taken classes but when I feel it the most is just casual going out to dance nights. I am signed up for a 5K on April 2 and then I would like to do a 10K in June and we always do the Disney 5K Labor Day weekend. So I have three so far that I want to do. I don't know if I could do more than a 10K right now but maybe I could. I have been really good with my water and drank 100 oz yesterday. That is virtually impossible for me. That is a weird success but a big one for me.
For my celebration...I don't really know what my end celebration will be. I know that when I get to 135 (about 7 lbs away), I will spend my Kohls Gift card on some new clothes. For my goal, I may see if we can save up some money so I can get a massage for my total goal. We will see though and I have to do some more thinking.