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11/5/12 11:45 A

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What a week guys - lots of progress emoticon

Thanks to everyone for joining in this challenge emoticon

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11/4/12 4:15 P

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I didn't join the challenge because I couldn't make the fitness commitment, but I'm glad to see we could use another area to progress in. I needed to progress with my freggies, and I've done just that over the past week. I intend to increase them even more.

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30 minutes strength training

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11/3/12 10:31 P

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id only about 15 min friday. only day i missed this week, i think. did 2 full body workouts, too.
at least 31 min today.

Edited by: MINNIE at: 11/3/2012 (22:33)
keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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11/3/12 7:54 P

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I wasn't able to do my 30 minutes on Thursday, but I did take a couple of 1 minute stretch breaks at work and did a few minutes before bed. Friday, I did a 35 minute yoga video. Today I did 50 minute yoga video... I figured a few extra minutes wouldn't hurt since I slacked on Thurs. Thanks for a great challenge! I'm thrilled that I was able to use it to ease myself back into something I enjoy but stopped making time for.

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11/3/12 12:59 P

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Went out last night after work to see my grandsons so I didn't get in exercise yesterday. Today I got in about 45 minutes. I wasn't feeling too well when I got up but thought exercise would help. It did a bit but then I crashed. Sinus infection? Yuck!

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11/3/12 12:56 P

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Haven't done too well at this one, because of a stupid head cold. I'll get 'er next time!

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11/2/12 5:50 P

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30 minutes aerobics, 60 walking

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11/2/12 5:49 P

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That's good MINNIE emoticon

Friday -115 mins - much better :D

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11/1/12 8:53 P

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walked 55 min today. first day out since saturday.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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11/1/12 5:44 P

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Thursday - 60 mins

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11/1/12 6:08 A

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Monday: 20 minute walk
Tuesday: 24 minuted morning, 20 minutes walk at lunch
Wednesday: 30 minute walk at lunch
Thursday: 30 minutes morning

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10/31/12 10:25 P

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20 minutes yesterday and 25 today.

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10/31/12 9:46 P

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35 min yesterday. 32 today. meeting my goal. haven't been able to walk 'cuz of storm.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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10/31/12 8:55 P

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Okay.. on tuesday, I walked 60 minutes, which is double my usual walk. But I didn't walk at all on Monday because I was ill, so I did that to make up for the missed day. Today, because it was Halloween, and because my dog is an excitable 10 month old black lab who likes to say hello to absolutely everyone with lots of licks and hyper jumping, I cut the walk shorter. So tomorrow, I will walk longer for sure.

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10/31/12 8:43 P

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Yesterday's goal was to increase the amount of strength I did for the day - I did 1.5 times the amount of strength I typically do. Today's goal was 70 minutes of cardio - I actually did 87 minutes. This challenge is actually pushing me in a good but not guilt-inducing way.

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DIZZYBUGS's Photo DIZZYBUGS Posts: 2,756
10/31/12 4:17 P

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I'm doing terribly with this challenge - only managed the progression on Monday so far - gotta get onto it!

Not many people posting - Hope you're doing better than I am!

emoticon to those of you who are managing to succeed in this challenge!

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10/31/12 3:36 P

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30 minute walk today.

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10/31/12 3:30 P

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60 minutes this morning another 30 this afternoon emoticon

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10/30/12 6:22 P

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24 minutes this morning and 20 minutes at lunch.

Nancy from Illinois (Central Time Zone)

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10/30/12 6:12 P

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great work guys emoticon emoticon

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10/30/12 12:18 P

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I've decided to increase the length of my daily walk with my dog. I walk 30 minutes normally, and will increase this by a little each day. Not sure exact time, cause some blocks are longer than others.. lol but will walk a little further each day.

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10/30/12 4:58 A

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Monday - Goal was 15 minutes today. I did a 14-minute Spark video plus an extra couple minutes targeting my trouble spots

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10/29/12 10:50 P

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made my 26 min. actually did 35

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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10/29/12 10:21 P

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55 min of cardio today.

Joy

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10/29/12 8:10 P

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My goal today was 65 minutes of cardio - I achieved 70 minutes. Thanks for the challenge!!

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10/29/12 7:48 P

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I only managed 20 minutes today but I will increase by 10 minutes each day.

Edited by: NEWNAC304 at: 10/30/2012 (05:00)
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10/29/12 7:22 P

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This is brilliant guys - love how you're making it work for you emoticon

A_ROBY - great to have you here - pleased you figured out a way to join in!

My progress:
Sun - 60 mins: swim, walk
Mon - 65 mins: tai chi

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10/29/12 8:10 A

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I thought a lot about this progressive challenge before joining this group last night. I love that you all encourage everyone to make the challenge work for them!

Here is my plan: I've been neglecting all of my back exercises, so I'm going to do the three I normally do today, then add in one exercise each day until I'm up to the full set.

Monday: Side Sweep; Cross Stretch; Prayer Stretch
Tuesday: Side Sweep; Cross Stretch; Prayer Stretch; Door Stretch
Wednesday: Side Sweep; Cross Stretch; Prayer Stretch; Door Stretch; Pillow Push
Thursday: Side Sweep; Cross Stretch; Prayer Stretch; Door Stretch; Pillow Push; Band Pull
Friday: Side Sweep; Cross Stretch; Prayer Stretch; Door Stretch; Pillow Push; Band Pull; Bridge
Saturday: Side Sweep; Cross Stretch; Prayer Stretch; Door Stretch; Pillow Push; Band Pull; Bridge; Modified Bird Dog

Yes, I made up the names on all but two of those. I was not given proper names for most of the stretches, just a printout with the technical names (AROM lumbar alt leg/arm, for example) so I just made something up that would remind me of the stretch. :)

If I feel pain after any set of stretches, I'll go back a day and stop there. I really don't want to re-injure my back!!

Thanks for the challenge.

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I'm due with Baby #2 in September of 2013.

I'm in a high risk pregnancy, and am limited on what I can do. More importantly, I've been told not to watch calories or fat grams, but I do need to monitor my carbs very closely.


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10/28/12 10:25 P

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I'm going to stick with my usual cardio & strength times, and focus on flexibility this week. I've gotten really lazy with stretching lately. I started with 10 minutes of basic stretching today and I'll add 5 minutes a day to work up to a full yoga video by the end of the week.

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10/28/12 7:20 P

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I was aiming for 60 minutes base time of cardio - I achieved 62 minutes plus I was quite active after church, going up to the attic several times to set up for the Fall Festival on Wednesday night.

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10/28/12 7:14 P

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Walked 65 min today. Goal is to something each day.

Joy

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10/28/12 2:40 P

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i'll start with 25 min today and add a minute a day of cardio.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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10/28/12 1:06 P

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I usually workout for 30 minutes in the morning and sometimes take a 30 minute walk at lunch. I can't increase the lunch walk because I get 30 minutes for lunch. I will work on increasing the morning workout. Sunday is my rest day so I will start with 30 tomorrow and increase by 10 minutes daily.

Nancy from Illinois (Central Time Zone)

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Let me see how I can work this. I will start with 60 minutes per day and add 5 minutes each day to get to 95 minutes by next Sunday.

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10/28/12 7:12 A

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Hey guys, tweak the challenge if you need to - aim to do at least 10 minutes on the days you're short on time but continue with the progression eg start 30 mins on Sunday, add 5 on Monday (35 minutes), only 10 on Tuesday due to time constraints (should have been 40 mins), so Wednesday is 45 mins, etc. By the end of the week you will have increased your time! Remember you can choose lower numbers - it's not how long you do that matters - it's that you're doing something!!

It's great to see you making this challenge work for you - thanks for joining in guys emoticon

Joyful, I understand. You're right to focus on trying to do something everyday - have you started a streak? That really helped me to get consistent. Some of us track 10 min exercise streaks here: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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If you post here whether you have managed to do something or not that may help with accountability?





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10/28/12 6:25 A

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Great Challenge .... I will work on the progressive minutes!

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I have not been doing any strength training lately, so I choose to start with 10 minutes and increase 1 minute a day for this week. It's not a lot, but it sure is better than nothing! Plus I need to get back to strength training!

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I have an established exercise routine. Monday, Wednesday and Friday I am already up to 120 minutes, more but that is what the tracker allows.

I do 15 minutes of dance a day for another team challenge. I will dance to an extra song each day so that is about 3 1/2-5 minutes depending on the song.

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I am focusing on exercising everyday...my work schedule does not allow for the progressive concept as some days it is a challenge to get in 10 min and other days I can do an hour. Right now I just need to get back on track with doing SOMETHING every day.

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I believe I will start tomorrow with 60 minutes exercise and seek to add 5 minutes every day except Tuesday and Thursday. Those days I won't have much exercise time but will attempt to get in some strength at work, doing more reps than usual.

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10/27/12 8:51 P

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Joyful, how about setting a challenge for yourself and sharing with us? if exercise isn't going to work how about progressive freggies, water or me time? Or something else that you need to focus on (non-progressive)?

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I don't think this one is really going to work for me, but good luck to all of you!

Joy

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I will do Option 1 - Progressive minutes

Starting point: 60 mins
Increments: 5 mins daily

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Progressive Exercise Challenge

This week we will increase our exercise each day. There are 2 options – choose the one that’s best for you. It doesn’t matter whether you do cardio or strength exercise, you just need to make sure that you do something every day.

Option 1. Progressive Minutes
Choose a starting point eg 10 minutes / 30 minutes, then decide how many minutes you will increase this by every day eg start with 10 minutes on Day 1, then add 1 minute on day 2 (11 mins), add 1 more minute on Day 3 (12 mins), etc so that by day 7 you will exercise for 16 minutes. You could increase by 5 mins daily (Day 1 = 10 mins, Day 7 = 40 mins), or 10 mins daily (Day 1= 10 mins, Day 7 = 70 mins).

Option 2. Progressive Calorie Burn
Choose a starting point eg burn 100 calories/ 200 calories, then decide how many additional calories you will burn every day eg start with burning 100 calories on Day 1, then add 50 calories on Day 2 (burn 150 calories) and another 50 calories on Day 3 (burn 200 calories) so that by Day 7 you will burn 400 calories.
You can find out how many calories you burn for the exercise you do by using the exercise tracker. This article details 50 Ways to Burn 100 Calories (you may need to adjust the times given depending on your current weight):
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If you already have an established exercise routine you could modify this challenge so that the minutes / calorie burn are additional to what you would usually do.

Remember to choose a starting point and increment that will work best for you – it needs to be achievable but make sure you are still challenging yourself!

Share here which option you have chosen, along with your starting point and planned increments. Come back every day to share your progress – let’s keep moving and beat the weather!


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