Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 38- 100 Day Challenge

Day 38, 62 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: Break Through Your Diet Rut!- I loved this article and thought it had some good ideas of things to do to help get us all recommitted and motivated to keep going.

And HERE is another similar article, if you're interested.

QOTD: What do you think your best physical feature is?

I like my calves.  I know, it's a weird one.  I like to try and get them toned and buff.  I remember having really buff calves in high school from all the volleyball condition, jumping, etc.  I loved it.  (PS Those are NOT my calves in the picture, just in case you were wondering. ;) )

My Daily Update: Today I met with my trainer and I worked on my core and legs.  I was doing some HARD stuff, exercises I didn't even know I could do.  My favorite part was at the end.  My legs were so shaky, my heart rate was up.  My last exercise was a hover with a 25 lb weight on my back, and hold it for 30 seconds.  Christine started talking to someone and she wasn't really tracking that 30 seconds... but I sure was!  I counted up to 45, my legs were shaking, my arms and shoulders were shaking.  Christine then said "10 more seconds", then she pushed on the weight to make it heavier those last few seconds.  I wanted to drop, but I knew I was strong and just had to DIG deep.  I felt so good afterward, knowing I gave everything I had.  After that I went into the body combat class and got in about 20 minutes of that class before I had to go.  I tell you, that was even HARDER.  My body was so fatigued from the weight session, and then to try and kick and jump around was so tough.  I finished out one song and almost said "forget it!"  But I stuck it out, and I'm so glad I did.  Days like these remind me how strong my body and my mind are.  Everyone needs days like these.

My Comments to You:

Ash- Glad you like the pics.  I need to search around for some more.  You're right, it's not about comparing.  It's all about you.  No one else.  How have your runs been this week?  I like Shakira's "Africa" song, too.  Right now I'm loving Cee Lo's "Forget You".

April- Wow, I don't know how you do it without music.  Although, people-watching at the gym could keep me entertained for awhile. ;)

Emily- I love Glee's Bad Romance, too.  I liked Gwyneth's "Forget You", too from Glee.

Kale- I know what you mean about getting in your tv time.  I watch my shows that are DVRed at night when the kids are in bed.  If I didn't have a DVR, there is no way I would be able to watch anything.  I love Biggest Loser, too.  That and So You Think You Can Dance are my two favorite shows.  

Janica- Sorry you got burnt out.  I think it's wise of you to change up for routine and make it a little more doable.  That's amazing you did so well at the 10K.  You realize not very many people could do what you did, start out doing a 5K then say "Well, I guess I'll just do the 10K."  That's awesome!  Sounds like you and I have the exact same taste in music.

Selena- I'm not sure I've ever heard Elevation.  Maybe I have.  I'll have to pull it up on YouTube.
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


Anonymous said...

You continue to inspire me! Thank You for being so dedicated to this! I love reading your posts every day! It motivated me to keep pushing through! Though I have come to a point that those last 5 pounds DO NOT want to come off, I am still trying to stick with it. A little frustrating! I am noticing more muscle tone and that makes me happy.
Thank You again for inspiring me to continue!

Ashleigh said...

Ugh, my comment just got deleted again. I will try to sum up what I said in it.
My favorite feature is my lips. I like that they are on the full side and that I know how to use them ;-) At least, that's what Chad tells me.

As far as my running goes, I'm getting through it, but I'm not pushing myself like I should. I'm really just drudging through it and only going 1-2 miles. I need to push myself more, but I feel like I don't have the time or energy, but then I see you working your butt off and you're totally stretched thing, so then I tell myself to shut up and do it. I'm getting by.
As far as my sweets go, I'm doing okay there as well, but I've been slipping on some days because of that darn "healthy" vegan cookie dough. I've convinced myself that it's okay to eat because it's "healthy" and it's not real cookie dough. I know that it's still a treat, but sometimes I give in. Other than that, though I don't have any treats, so at least I'm splurging on something that's sort of okay. It's raw unsalted cashews, plain rolled oats, 10-12 dates, whole wheat flour that I grind myself, a tiny pinch of salt, 1/2 tsp. of vanilla, 2 tablespoons of low calorie maple syrup, and a handful of chocolate chips all thrown into a food processor. Then I roll it into balls and freeze them. They are soooo good. A little too good.

I can't wait for my new workout gear to get here. I actually ended up getting everything that I wanted, so I'm psyched about that. I'll have to take pictures when it gets here. She has already ordered it all and when it arrives, she'll e-mail me and then ship them out. I ended up getting a jacket, tank top, long sleeve shirt, bra, pants, and capris. Can't wait!