Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 77- 100 Day Challenge

Day 77, ONLY 23 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: (I'm leaving this up one more day so all my Monday peeps see it.) My friend, Stephanie has become a Health Coach and helps people who are serious about getting in shape.  If you're interested, check out her website HERE.

Ab workout- For my pregnant participants, this video is for you!

My Daily Update: My friend, Meighan, and I went to the 5:30am Body Combat class today.  Loved it!  My left arm still hurts so I can't do hard punches on that side, but other than that, I felt really good... especially for it being that early in the morning.  So I went to Famous Footwear and returned my Nikes.  Then I went to a local running store in Bountiful called DeBoer's.  Turns out they're not open on Mondays.  What the heck?!  Then I went to Wasatch Running and returned my Asics.  Researched this other store called Ossine and saw they have a really strict return policy, so then I headed back to Salt Lake Running Co.  My mission was to get some freakin' running shoes today!  Right when I walked into the store I saw this young kid and I immediately turned the other way.  I'm horrible, I know.  He seriously looked young enough to be my kid... well, maybe not that young, but you get the picture.  I made my way to the women's shoe section and this guy named Joel who looked like he was maybe mid to late 30s (at least older than ME!) showed up.  Shot out a few questions and got some great answers and felt he knew what he was talking about.  He measured my foot, then had me run on the treadmill and recorded my heel placement and gait.  I don't pronate on my left and barely on my right.  Explained my running/shoe history and that I was looking for something neutral and light, and he disappeared in the back and brought me 6 pairs of shoes to try on.  I tried on some Saucony Kinvaras, Nike Free 2s, New Balance, K-Swiss, Newtons, and some that looked like boats but actually felt light as a feather.  I ran on the treadmill with the Sauconys, Nikes, and Newtons and I finally went with... drumroll please... the Nike Free 2s.  I loved how unrestrictive they felt.  They are so light but still give me some support where I need it.  I'm REALLY hoping these are the shoes.  Wednesday's run will be the big test.  The only negative thing about the Nike Frees is they are more like a barefoot shoe, there isn't as much support and cushioning and they wear out quicker.  Hoping they still do a good job at the end of the summer when I run the Hobble Creek Half Marathon.       

My Comments to You:

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


Ashleigh said...

What did I tell ya??? I love my Nike Frees as well. Hopefully you continue to like them and don't have to take them back. I should have my heel placement and gait checked. I know I run weird and I'd like to know exactly what I'm doing so I can possibly correct it. I run on the outside of my foot and then don't bring it in to push off with the big toe, so my feet kill unless I consciously roll in and push off with that toe. I'm wondering what else I'm doing wrong.

Crystal said...

I want to try the Nike frees. You will have to keep us updated on how you like them.

Hailey said...

Ok here is my first comment since this all started! HOORAY! I am commenting because I am finally ACTIVELY working towards those goals I had at the beginning. haha I have been running 3 times a week now for the past 3 weeks. This week I'm bumping it to 4. I AM SO IN LOVE WITH RUNNING! I got some Nike Frees for my birthday from Drew and I adore them. I have been having an issue with my right foot hurting on the outside close to my heel. But I believe its because I have been running too much on the outside of my foot like Ashleigh talked about. When I correct it, my foot doesn't hurt as bad. I'm not sure.
I also did a week long cleanse to kick off some healthier eating. I noticed such a difference in my energy as well as my cravings. I will be doing it again soon. Its a rough week but in the end the results are worth. I like this cleanse because although it was very restrictive in what you can eat on certain days. It wasn't just some liquid diet and I didn't have to purchase anything special or out of the ordinary for it.
I am pumped for the hood to coast and hope I can reach my goal. I'm starting slow with a 10 minute mile and running only about 2-3 miles. I can't just pick up and run like I used to when I was younger. haha Not saying I'm way old but after having 2 kids and not being a teenager anymore....its different.
I REALLY need to work on my core and was so excited you chose that as the focus for the last stretch. Jamie (and Ash) thanks so much for all the help and motivation. And I'm so glad you guys are having such great success with all of this as well. HAPPY RUNNING! :)

Leslie said...

Your next shoe to try is the Altra Intuition