Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 71- 100 Day Challenge

Day 71, ONLY 29 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: 5 Ways to Cut 500 Calories- (See the left sidebar) 1. Leave Bites Behind, 2. Don't Wait for Later (don't skip meals), 3. Eat Heavy (fill up on fruits and veggies), 4. Slim Your Salad (don't add tons of toppings), 5. Use Smaller Plates

Ab workout #2- My cute sis made a beginner's guide to a few ab exercises.  More advanced exercises to come! (Double Click to make the video full screen)

My Daily Update: I warmed up on the treadmill by running a mile, then worked out with my trainer this morning for 30 minutes.  She kicked my butt and I was dripping with sweat by the end of the session.  And guess what... I didn't even lift any weights!  Imagine that.  With my left arm still hurting, we are being extra careful to let it rest.  Today we did a lot of core and stability exercises.  My left hip has been hurting a little too when I run more than 2 miles so Christine showed me some "swing" exercises to strengthen my hips, and I also need to do more hamstring exercises to make up for the overuse of my quads when I run.  I've been foam rolling too.  Ouch!  No fun to have any injuries.  Hoping I'm 100% very soon.  I've been feeling extra tired the last two days.  Don't know what my deal is.  It is that time of the month so maybe that has something to do with it?  TMI, I know.   

My Comments to You:

Heidi- So glad you're having some big realizations since you started counting calories.  I agree with everything Ashleigh said about people and their comments.  I think everyone should be more aware of what they put into their bodies, no matter their size.  There is nothing wrong with that, and anyone who makes you feel that way probably just feels guilt that they aren't doing it too.

Ash- The ball works, so don't worry about that.  It's the same size as the ones I use at the gym so I'm used to it.  Loved your ab video.  No need to feel self conscious about it.  You explain things much better than I would have.  (Plus you look cute in your new clothes, doing it! ;) )  How did your 5K go?  Good luck on your race.  I'm sure you will do awesome!

Naomi- I'm so proud of you with your 5K.  Wish I could have been there to do it with you!  Someday we will run a race together!  I don't know how you go to bed after midnight every night.  I honestly would not be able to function the next day.  Even just staying up after 10:30pm, I feel more tired the next day.  Munchies at night is the worst.  It's a hard habit to break.  For me I like having just a small snack ready to go in the fridge, because if I don't then I will graze and feed on whatever is there, and I usually eat more than I normally would if I didn't have something ready to go.  Glad you're starting to enjoy running a little bit.  I know how you feel.  It's hard to enjoy something that doesn't come easily to you, but I think that makes it that much more amazing. 

Emily- Congrats on your triathlon!  I loved the pics.  What a cool thing to do with your family.  So impressed!  And yes, totally not fair that Russ did so well despite not really training. ;) My brother, sister-in-law, and dad all wear Vibrams (the barefoot shoe) and my sports medicine dr I saw last year told me to run barefoot once or twice a week because it would help strengthen my legs.  I think once it gets warmer I will go try it out at the golf course just east of us.
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 (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


Ashleigh said...

Oh my, I wanted to just tell myself to shut up while watching that. I guess my whole purpose in making that was for the beginners and to stress the importance of being aware of form and how to work what you're wanting to work with the exercises that you do. I tend to do workouts sometimes without checking my form and I don't feel like I got much out of them. Then when I go back and do them while really concentrating on form, it KILLS.

So my 5k actually happened today, but I'm frustrated. I ran the whole 3.2 miles without stopping, but the farther I went, the slower I got, and by the end I was just barely moving at a snail's pace. Final time? 32 minutes. Yeah, like I said, I'm frustrated with myself. I have NEVER been someone who can run any kind of long distance very fast, but my runs lately have been going pretty well, so I thought I'd do a lot better than that. Oh well, I'll just keep it up and hope to improve. At least I ran the whole thing. I feel pretty good, too.

I am excited for the 12k this Saturday, but I'm debating on a few things. I've got a friend from my ward that I'm just really starting to connect with and our running together has helped bring us closer. I've been wanting to have opportunities to really bond with her, since she doesn't seem to hang out with anyone at church (except for one other girl). I convinced her to do the race with me, but she's quite a bit slower than me. I don't mind since it's nice to just have an easy run with her and have someone other than myself to run with. I was planning on doing this 12k as a prep for the H2C and see how fast I can do it, but I think I might just focus on it being an opportunity for us to bond. She's probably going to REALLY struggle through this, and I want to be there for her and help push her. If I don't run with her, then we're both going to just run it by ourselves and I feel like it would be an opportunity missed, so my time is going to be thrown out the window and I'm just going to have fun with her. I'm actually really looking forward to it.

Whitney said...

Just so's you know, now that school is over, I'm running every weekday. I'll be doing that for the rest of the month.

Happy Birthday. (:

peter said...

So, between sick kids and trying to sell our house April was less than stellar. I did the best I could but at times it wasn't much. But I'm back in the saddle again, I'm losing weight again and things are looking up. I'm glad you're keeping me accountable, Jamie. It helps me get out there on days that are harder.

Oh, and I'm totally intrigued by the toe/barefeet running shoes. I've never tried them, but I think it would be fun.

Can't type anymore one-handed. Posting while feeding the baby, now that is multi-tasking. :)

Stephanie said...

Hi Jamie! I have been so horrible about checking in here and leaving comments on my success. I love what you are doing here! PT was really hard for me at first because I just wanted to get healthy fast but it's crazy how long it takes to get muscle back!! It has taught me a lot about patience which is good. Before I got hurt I was exercising 6 days a week, running, swimming, yoga, pilates, weight lifting, and abs. I was so frustrated because I didn't lose any weight. When I got hurt I knew I had to focus on my eating more. I started a program that was amazing and I lost 8 pounds in two weeks and I feel amazing! I finally fit in my clothes that used to be too tight and I am almost back to my weight that I was on my wedding day! I feel so good and healthy and I thought about what you are doing here, helping people to be motivated to get healthy, so I decided to become a Health Coach. I have helped many people lose weight and be healthy and one of them is my husband! He has lost 15 pounds in two weeks and continues to lose weight! I just thought I would pass this information on to people that are serious about getting in shape. If anyone is interested my website is; www.SimplyStephanieWL.com Your amazing Jamie! You have inspired me! Keep it up!