Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day 57- 100 Day Challenge

Day 57, 43 days left...  We are over HALF-WAY there!!
The Google spreadsheet is HERE.  Click on it and make sure to put an X on the days you follow through.  

Better Health Article: Are You Addicted to Food?: I thought this was interesting.  I used to think I was a sugar-addict, but now just realize I just didn't show any self control.  

QOTD: (Only 2 people answered this on FB, so I'm leaving it up for another day or two).  What earbuds do you use when you workout? (assuming you use them)  I'm asking this for me because I desperately need new headphones and need to get some asap.  I go through earbuds quickly, mostly because I sweat so much and I think it shorts them out or something.  (Gross, I know.)  I also don't want them falling out of my ear, which I have trouble with.  The Apple ones that came with the iPod hurt my ears because they are too big and don't stay in.  I've had a couple skull candy earbuds and they work for a couple months but again, they fall out pretty easily unless I jam the things down into my ear canal.  My friend, Meighan, suggested some Philips buds.  Anyone else have good luck with their pair?

My Daily Update: I met with my trainer at 9am and did biceps, shoulders, and abs.  I did 3 rounds of clean and jerks (I think with 65 lbs.) and man, those are tough!  Then I did bicep curls with a bar, then bicep curls and shoulders (rotator out) with the free motion machine.  Then more biceps and front lifts with a round 25 lb weight.  After my session I did 20 minutes on the bike then had to pick up Josh from the daycare.  Last night I went to the studio for a "mom" dance practice.  The directors are having all the competition team moms dance at the recital next month.  Last year the dads did one, so this year we have to do it.  The first half is a broadway jazz then the last half is hip hop.  Let me tell you, I am NOT a dancer, although I do enjoy it.  I know I look silly, but oh well.  It's all for fun, right?  After the practice Steph and Jess and a few others stayed behind talking about the practice and some wanted to add some tricks into the routine.  One mom told me I should try my back-handspring.  It's been about 13 years since the last time I did one, but I figured what the heck.  I ended up doing a round-off and TWO back-handsprings.  Oh yeah, baby.  I still got it. ;)  It felt really good, too.  I was worried I might be sore today from doing it, but nope.  I guess this whole exercise and weight training thing really does pay off. ;)   

My Comments to You:

Camille- I am so impressed with you!  I couldn't imagine exercising the way you did (and still are) during your pg and just a few days after you had her.  You're superwoman!  If only I had gained 4 lbs. in any of my pregnancies.  That would have been a miracle!  I gained over 70 with my first, 40 with my second, and 50 with my third.  Yikes!  Anyway, keep being amazing!

Michelle- I know you're a closet follower but figured I would send you a message here anyway.  So glad you have been working out and doing well.  I've learned that even though our lives as moms get so busy, it's really important to take that time out of our day to take care of ourselves.  I know I'm a much better mom and wife on the days I sweat.  I have more patience and just feel happier overall.  Glad 30 is treating you so well.  Honestly, I'm excited for it.  (Even though deep down I still feel like I'm 15 in Spanish class with you! ;) )  Take care and feel free to check in from time to time.  I would love to hear from you.
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 (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- 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 at least 4 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- Shed 20 lbs, sign up for a 5K, and eat more veggies and have fun doing it

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


The Duckworth Family said...

Thanks Jamie! You are awesome, back hand springs!?

So my food issue right now is that with barely nursing I"m hungry all the time. Baby eats about every other hour...for an HOUR!! So my time for food prep is short. Also sometimes during the night feedings I get sick I'm so hungry. I need suggestions from anybody out there, for some low calorie things I can grab quickly and even maybe eat while I'm nursing her at 2 am to stay awake and sane!

Ashleigh said...

Welp, I ran 4 miles today and felt pretty good. My first 2 miles I ran in about 19 minutes. I split up my run so I could run with my friend for my other 2 miles since she had her baby after me and really wants someone to push her and run with her. I didn't time myself on these miles (I know I went much slower), but I didn't feel tired at all while I ran. It was just nice to get a couple miles in and actually ENJOY them without wondering how fast I was going.

You asked me what the farthest distance was that I've run so far, and 4 miles is about as far as I've gone. I've been getting some knee pain, but hopefully Chad can check out my knee, adjust it and then I'll just have to make sure I'm not doing something on my runs to tweak it out of place again.

To answer your question about the earbuds, I've only tried the apple ones (HATE them), and a Phillips pair. I like the Phillips pair just fine, but sometimes they fall out on my runs. I've read from a bunch of different people that the Sennheiser PMX 70 earbuds are the absolute best for running. I think they're around $40-$50, though so I don't know that you want to spend that much on them, especially if your sweating so profusely that you're shorting them out ;-)