Monday, May 9, 2011

Day 70- 100 Day Challenge

Day 70, ONLY 30 days left...  

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

Better Health Article: The 10 Fitness Tools You Should Be Using- I found it interesting that a stability ball was the first tool mentioned.  

Ab workout #1- Below are 3 easy ab exercises on a stability ball.  I finally broke down and bought one at Target for $9.99.  I went with the medium size but am thinking maybe I should have bought the small.  Oh well.  I use one of these babies usually half the time when I'm doing ab work at the gym, so be prepared for more stability ball exercises coming your way these next 30 days.  (DOUBLE CLICK on the video so you see the full screen)

My Daily Update: I went to Body Combat at 5:30am with my friend Meighan.  It was pretty comical watching me throw hard hooks and punches with my right arm and then go super easy with my left.  My arm is still hurting from Friday and I just keep taking ibuprofen and aleve and hope if I keep baby-ing it, my arm will be better next week.  Fingers crossed.  I came back to the gym at 9am and ran 3 miles (it was rough! my legs felt like lead) and did some modified upper body weights and abs.  I tried out my new running shoes and honestly, not loving them.  I'll give it one more try and see what I think but I might be taking them back this week.  In better news, I tried my new earbuds out today and they stayed put the entire run.  I didn't have to touch them at all.  LOVING that!  Hope they last longer than 6 months.  We will see.  (I posted a pic of the earbuds up at the top of the post.  They are not earbuds I would have normally chosen, but so far so good.)

My Comments to 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 27 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 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

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


Nurse Heidi said...

Tomorrow marks a week of calorie tracking for me. Been a very interesting and revealing process, and I hope to be down below 140 before marathon day in two weeks.

Something that bothers me is that when I mentioned to someone else that I was counting calories for the first time in my life, she got mad, immediately spouting back at me that I don't need it, that I'm plenty skinny, etc. etc. I've gotten that reaction from a number of people, all of them moderately to severely overweight. The fact that I'm up 10 pounds over the last year and literally split my pants a few weeks ago doesn't calm them down, either. I'm not looking for supermodel skinny - I just want to be able to fit in all of my normal clothes this summer without busting any more seams! I appreciate you keeping this up to keep me motivated.

Ashleigh said...

I first wanted to comment on Heidi's comment about others getting mad or giving a bad reaction to her counting calories. It's something that has happened to me a number of times and it really can be frustrating. What is wrong with wanting to be more aware of what you are putting into your body? What is wrong with wanting to be as healthy and as fit as you can be? Is there some magical number on the scale that automatically makes you immune to any benefits from exercise and nutrition? I understand others not wanting an already slender person to become obsessed with their body image, but I also think it's ridiculous that slender people apparently shouldn't be focusing on staying thin and healthy. Sorry, just wanted to say I've been there and it's annoying.

Sorry about the ball size not working for you. I've never tried the small, so I wasn't sure what to tell you. Hopefully you're getting something out of the one you bought, though. I'm going to make my ab video tonight with some goodies from my workout woman, Lindsay Brin. Also, I WILL run a 5k tomorrow and I will time it and it WILL be awesome. I've got my race this Saturday, so I need to be pushing myself, but a 5k won't be pushing too hard, since it's so close to the race. I'll send you the video when I'm done with it.

Naomi said...

Wow! Can't believe there is only a month left! I have good days and bad...mostly bad lately but I'm going to create a new running schedule for my next 5k so I have something to stick to! I can't get to bed earlier, no matter how much we talk about it or NEED it we just can't seem to get it together by midnight - something I'll have to keep working on for sure.
Food is my biggest issue. I do pretty good during the day but it is at night after the kids go down then Jeremy and I just nosh mindlessly. I know we need to replace our routine/habits with something healthier.
Running has been pretty good - I think I'm "starting" to enjoy it a bit - I definitely feel better afterwards!

You are doing awesome and you inspire me! working out at 5:30!! Can't even imagine!
You are down 5 lbs which is amazing! I'm so happy for you!

Russ said...

I've been listening and reading a lot about running shoes lately (funny because I'm not a runner). The people I've been hearing keep saying that barefoot is the way to go. It decreases injury, improves style, and makes it a lot more fun.

Good luck finding what works for you! We did our family triathlon this weekend and had a blast!