SparkPeople 100 Day Challenge Team Messageboard This goal of this group is to help people focus on fitness and exercise, working together toward a common goal of 100 consecutive days of exercise & improved quality of life! SparkPeople 100 Day Challenge Team Messageboard It's a new year - Goals! New Year brings lots of people to the gym and plenty of ideas of what we want. While I don't like the idea of New Year's resolutions (maybe because I worry they are hard to keep), I love the idea of goals. <BR> <BR> Name 1-2 short term goals &amp; 1-2 long term goals <BR> <BR> Here are mine: <BR> Short term: <BR> 1. Make it to day 30 and then keep going <BR> 2. Fit into a smaller scrubs size for work <BR> <BR> Long term: <BR> 1. Get back to cycling and skiing <BR> 2. Take canyoneeri... Wed, 2 Jan 2019 22:53:33 EST All I want for Christmas is... a lot of things! But most of them are very noncommercial! I want to keep a good attitude and my chin up on the hard days. I want to feel like I am doing healthy things for myself. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 21:15:42 EST Short term goals What are your short term goals for the next 1-2 weeks? <BR> <BR> For me, I would like to see mindful eating and a positive focus every day Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:40:06 EST February progress so far I am removing some of the old stickies by popular demand! Reply here to update the team on your progress so far this month <BR> <BR> <BR> My own progress, has been backwards unfortunately. Not in terms of weight loss but in terms of exercise tolerance. I had been working hard to progress my exercise for the past 6 weeks from a point of significant deconditioning. Unfortunately I must have overdone it because last week my knee gave way resulting in significant pain and swelling as well a... Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:16:34 EST Happy Valentines Day <em>129</em> <BR> Happy Valentines Day! Spent the day in the ED healing "broken hearts" but at least have the evening off to relax with my sweetie. Did anyone do anything particularly fun or have a good story? <BR> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:12:32 EST What is your 100 day challenge? Have re-thought my 100 day challenge - gonna have another go at this - will be starting tomorrow (Sunday 12th March) - and the challenge is to walk purely for exercise for at least 15 minutes each day for 100 consecutive days. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 03:17:30 EST Winter - what are you doing? It is definitely closer to spring but we still have a ways to go <BR> What are you doing to help get through long winter days? <BR> <BR> I am one of those crazy people who actually love winter, not cold mind you, just winter <BR> I think snow is beautiful and I love snowshoeing and skiing. Just starting to ski again recently after my knee injury. Other things I do if the day is gray is plant in my indoor "winter garden", read books that have been piling up and watch Sherlock. <BR> <BR> Ch... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 04:20:23 EST July - time to heat things up! <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <BR> I don't know about where you live, but it is HOT here in Salt Lake City!! Trying to remember to drink enough water can be a bit of a challenge some days. So here are my goals for this month: <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise every day - no excuses. 30 minutes ideal but even 10 minutes would help. <BR> 2. Wear my fit bit...Aim for 10,000 steps daily. <BR> 3. Get my butt out of the chair and be more active throughout the day <BR> 4. Forgive mysel... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 17:33:05 EST It's almost summer: goals Good morning! It's nearly the end of May and after a long recovery from being ill I am ready to tackle the challenge again. So today, May 20th is my day 1 (again). Lol, no idea how many times I have done this challenge but it always gets me back on track. we go! What are your goals heading into summer? Fri, 20 May 2016 15:25:11 EST 2016! Here we go Yay! So happy for a new year to role around. For many this means new goals. For me it usually is more of a reminder of old goals. <BR> So for January here is my goals: <BR> 1. Practice self love <BR> 2. Eat when I am hungry, don't eat when not hungry (lol, it always sounds so easy!) <BR> 3. Stretch and do my physical therapy, exercise is a bonus <BR> <BR> What are you looking to do this month? Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:21:45 EST November - What are you grateful for? I am grateful for the chance to have a new adventure this month as I moved across the country from West Virginia to Utah. Looking forward to life in Salt Lake City. I am grateful that my knee is starting to feel a little more stable, no skiing this year, but probably next year - I just need to get stronger. I am grateful for the people in my life, so grateful for their love. <BR> <BR> What are you grateful for this year? Tue, 17 Nov 2015 02:05:31 EST October/Autumn Goals Hi everyone! <BR> Its been awhile, but I am trying to find my groove again :-) <BR> I am still recovering from bilateral knee injuries but hoping to be off crutches soon. <BR> <BR> My goals for October are pretty simple: <BR> 1. Track calories every time I put something in my mouth <BR> 2. Do my physical therapy every day. <BR> 3. Not overdo it and end up with another injury <BR> 4. Nonscale victories if I do the above three! <BR> <BR> Hoping to be able to be more ambitious in Nove... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 13:23:23 EST Who Is Still Around Here? I noticed that the activity is a little slow on here. Who is still around and would like to see this team active again? <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 3 Aug 2015 10:46:55 EST Check-in We can check in here: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:21:58 EST Here's an activity log to help keep you motivated <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:04:05 EST Challenge-100 Days of Fitness:On your Mark,set,GO Today I will be working out for 100 days.... Do you want to join me in this challenge? Post here what you did for FITNESS, how long, and What day it makes for you...... <BR> <BR> example: Walking, 30 minutes, Day 1 <BR> <BR> It's always easier with someone cheering you on.... Together as a team, we can do it!! Let's Go!! <BR> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:58:18 EST Ways to improve my health right now!! What are some ways I can improve my health right now?? What do you do to live healthier? Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:53:51 EST Setting SMART Goals S= Specific <BR> M=Measurable <BR> A= Attainable <BR> R= Realistic <BR> T= Timely/Time bound <BR> <BR> There is tons of Sparkpeople Articles on setting SMART Goals. What I did was searched the topic of SMART Goals and found many articles I could read thru. What a wealth of information!! Let's post our SMART Goals here in this topic!! Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:34:42 EST GOALS for the rest of AUGUST What are your goals for the rest of this month of August? Are you just beginning your 100 days challenge? Are you in the middle? or at the end? Wherever you may be posting at least 1 (or more) of your goals here will help us keep you accountable..... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:24:14 EST Hi Hi, my name is Dale. I've been here before. I have lost 40 pounds. My weight loss has stalled. So, I decided to kick up a notch and get some motivation with it. The 100 Day Challenge is just what I need. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:42:41 EST June - Summer is here! Today is officially the first day of summer! While I am not ready to see a bikini (maybe next year) I am ecstatic about the fact that it is absolutely beautiful outside and there are no excuses not to get exercise. My goals this months are simple - get back in the habit of logging and exercising everyday, take nothing for granted and be grateful for the things I have in life. What are your goals this month? Tue, 3 Jun 2014 21:28:56 EST New at 60 Hi I am taking this 100 day challenge, starting today. I have been tracking my food and exercising every other day. I have low energy, but I go at my own pace. I joined to YMCA in hopes that I will lose my 50 lbs. UGH, how did I get here? Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:07:47 EST April 2014 Hi Guys, DAY 52, wow passed half way! I been a little bit AWOL but still working hard. Loving the gym since I rejoined and getting some running done too. Just need to get back to the pool now! Keep going team! <em>381</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:51:57 EST hi hi i am new to the team but not to spark... <BR> hoping to find something to get me back on track <BR> new job... new me (hopefully) <BR> back on weighing and logging food to try and get back to losing instead of gaining Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:56:43 EST March 2014 DAY 21 ~ A new month and the challenge continues. <em>386</em> <em>252</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 18:37:36 EST Feb 2014 DAY 26, woo hoo ~ a quarter of the challenge is behind me now! I had a great work out at the gym today, even increased a few weights and finished off with a quick swim. Hope all you team mates are still going strong??? <em>381</em> Tue, 4 Feb 2014 10:52:07 EST Bad leader :-( My apologies teammates! <BR> I apparently have been declared inactive. I have had the worst two months of my life, and have mostly been picking myself up off the ground...I am not ready to talk about things yet (still lying in a fetal position licking my wounds truthfully) but eventually I am sure I will share. In the meantime I will see if I can get this team as active as possible! Much love to you all! <BR> Hollynn aka SpunkyDucky Sun, 19 Jan 2014 22:35:18 EST Jan 2014 Ready to make it happen? Me too! I'm looking forward to sharing our progress and making some more Spark friends. Good luck on the journey <em>381</em> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:44:54 EST Hello... Not sure if this group is still active, but I'll give it a go anyway. I'm Sarah, 35 and an American expat living in the UK. I want to lose 50 lbs. A big goal, but I'm determined to do it. I have a toddler so finding the time to workout will be a challenge in itself! Thu, 9 Jan 2014 05:33:52 EST November - What are you grateful for? I am grateful for the Spark community and for keeping off 100 lbs and having a healthier lifestyle. I am grateful for my wonderful job and for my family and friends. I am grateful for 2 new kittens that make me laugh every single day. <BR> <BR> What are you grateful this year as we approach Thanksgiving? Sun, 17 Nov 2013 20:34:32 EST July - every day closer to your goal! July is here and it is time to check in with your goals! <BR> <BR> Unfortunately I am taking a brief exercise break - absolutely necessary I am sorry to report after a recent hospitalization for severe acute pancreatitis. Still taking pain medications and working my way back to solid food. <BR> <BR> <BR> So my goals are simple: <BR> 1. No alcohol <BR> 2. Low fat diet 100% of the time <BR> 3. Resist the urge to overdo it with exercise. Go slow... <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 22:49:29 EST July Goals for 100 Day Challenge I'm starting my 100 day challenge again! I actually started yesterday, on the 1st. <BR> <BR> My July goals are" <BR> * walk at least 3 miles every day <BR> * 250 crunches a day <BR> * 100 jumping jacks a day Tue, 2 Jul 2013 13:23:33 EST June - it's getting hot in here! June is up and running and in most places summer is finally showing up! What are your goals this month? What are you going to reward yourself with. My goal is to drop the 5 lbs I gained last month mourning the loss of my 16 year old dog and to exercise every day. I already rewarded myself with lots of new clothes last month so I am good on reward - the real reward will be just wearing all those new clothes! Sun, 9 Jun 2013 16:37:50 EST Hi Sparkies! My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:24 EST April - ending but not done yet! Greetings team! Sorry for being inactive. I have been gone for most of the past two months - last month in Africa and prior to that traveling in the US - but I am back and have been exercising all along. Please send an update and let the team know where you are. I may restart my 100 days since I lost track of what day I was on :-) Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:45:47 EST Hello I'm back Hello, <BR> This is my 2nd round with SP. I think starting with baby steps, like this challenge, is a positive way to go. I'm sure we can help each other meet our goals. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:59:06 EST February - Short Month - Keep on Track!!! This is the link for February check in. It's a quick month and I know we all want to stay on track. Stop by this link to just give up a quick update of how you are doing! Sat, 2 Feb 2013 14:15:33 EST It's a New Year - What is your plan for 2013? January 2013- how time passes when you are having fun! <BR> While I generally don't believe in New Year's resolutions - I do believe in reflection and planning. What is your plan for for the coming year - post some thoughts here whether it is for the entire year or just for the first month of the year Sun, 6 Jan 2013 15:15:53 EST Hey Team! Second time doing this Well this will be my second time doing the 100 day challenge. I did this a few years ago and it's what got me to be consistent in my exercise. I've fallen way out of loop and am restarting. Today's workout will be Day 3 so far. Right now I'm committing to 20 mins of exercise a day. Although the last two workouts have been doubled that. But I didn't want to make it extreme since I've fallen way down on exercise and am basically starting from the beginning. So anything over 20 mins is just a bo... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:35:07 EST beginning 100 days dec 3 2012 dec 3 walk 30 min pilates 30min <BR> dec 4 walk 15 min wts 30 min <BR> dec 5 walk 30 min pilates 30 min <BR> dec 6 walk 30 min wts 30 min <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 07:51:05 EST Happy Holidays!!! December Daily Check- in Hello Team! <BR> This link is for daily check in during December 2012. Post your goals for the month, challenges and triumphs. Let the team know how you are doing! Often the end of the year is a time of intense contemplation for many people and a great time to begin thinking about what you want for the coming year as well Sun, 2 Dec 2012 12:16:58 EST My New 100 Day Challenge So as my 100 days is coming to an end Day 97 today <em>244</em> 've been thinking about what i could do next. I used to do all my workouts at 5:00 am and want to re-establish that habit so for the next 100 days starting Dec 1, I will be getting up to do my 10 mile ride at 5:00 am. Who's with me? Any takers? We can do this! 1000 miles in 100 days! Anyone? <em>381</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 06:53:32 EST day 1 the challenge begins today is day 1 for me nov 7th 2012- feb 15th 2013 <em>249</em> Wed, 7 Nov 2012 10:11:20 EST November 2012- What are you THANKFUL for this year I am thankful for my health. Although I have a long way to go I am thankful for a capable body, mind and spirit. Throughout the month, stop by this forum to let the team know what you are grateful for on any given day. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>386</em> <em>380</em> <em>304</em> <em>345</em> <em>220</em> <em>304</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 2 Nov 2012 21:45:37 EST new to the team hi im cyndi and im from mentor ohio thanks for having me <em>419</em> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:59:02 EST Costumes for Halloween? So each year we have a huge Halloween party and I am trying to think of some fun ideas. Anyone got any that they are willing to share? <BR> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 00:23:44 EST June - full of fireflies and magic! Hey team! <BR> <BR> It has been really QUIET lately, so if you are lurking out there please make some noise! I think several people are on a break, but I would LOVE to have some company. I am entering June on day 17 (my fifth round of 100 days) and my goal is to lose 35 lbs in the 100 days. So far I am down 6lbs in the 1st 17, so I am off to a good start! <BR> <BR> June brings summer fun and fireflies where I live. What will it bring for you? Sat, 2 Jun 2012 22:52:33 EST May 2012 .....Summer!! So I know that MissFliss 18 and I are still on track...and the 13 yr old in Fliss has texted me today it Day 69!!! (dude :) <BR> <BR> Hope there's still folks out there giving the 100 days a try.....great way to keep exercise as something you just have to do every I walked to the park with my daughter and did C25K week 5 day 2 run!! <BR> Tomorrow back to the track at work. <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 May 2012 22:17:28 EST WOOT! April is here - goals? Woot woot woot! <BR> April is here! For me this means almost perfect outside temperatures and lots of hiking and bike riding. My goals for the month are to exercise every day and to get 8 lbs outta my life for good! How about all of you - what are your plans and goals for the month? Sun, 1 Apr 2012 21:35:46 EST March 2012 Starting again....!!!Anyone else??? <BR> <BR> Not sure how everyone is doing in this group but I felt AWESOME when I joined and successfully completed the 100 days!! Was motivated by the people who had done it before and had pride in sticking with it....I've let some time lapse and gone from exercising 6 days a week...then down to 3... then down to .......sigh...0....and the weight has crept back on....sigh...close to 30lbs... :( <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get back into a sidekick (... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 18:57:23 EST January 2012 - BRING IT ON! Here it is! A new year <BR> New Beginning for many people <BR> Post here what you want for this month, this year or even the rest of your life <BR> <BR> Me - new beginning <BR> Every day, step by step, here I come baby! Wed, 4 Jan 2012 20:28:55 EST December Update - Countdown to the New Year!!!! As we work our way through December what do you want to accomplish. My goals this year are modest. I want to maintain my weight, maybe minus a few lbs and exercise daily. Simple actually. This gives me a little leeway to enjoy the holidays without guilt <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas!!! <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>460</em> <em>444</em> <em>446</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> Sat, 10 Dec 2011 15:32:56 EST VSG1982 - 100 Day Challenge Accountability 11/10/11 - Day 1 - Today I did my 5K My Way Intervals - 5 intervals walk 3:30, jog 1:10. Thu, 10 Nov 2011 20:42:16 EST Trick or Treat for October 2011 What are your plans to get through Halloween without giving in to temptation? <BR> <BR> Halloween is my birthday and we have a big bash at our house every year, complete with tons of food, cake, candy etc! I am going to try to focus on a healthy dinner before the party and get rid of all of the leftovers immediately after. <BR> <BR> Happy Halloween! <BR> <em>424</em> <em>333</em> <em>275</em> <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>431</em> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 20:17:58 EST September -what does it mean to you? So what will Sept 2011 mean to you? <BR> <BR> For me it contains good memories and bad. <BR> September 2011 will always remind me of what happened 10 years ago, and I expect many of us will be thinking of those days throughout this month. But September is also the month I was married in (16 years ago) so it means celebrating time together with my husband. Finally, for me it is the end of summer and a last chance to really enjoy the outdoors without too many extra layers! Sat, 10 Sep 2011 23:03:13 EST August...Days of Summer 2011 Hello Team! <BR> Hope everyone is doing well as you move toward your individual goals. I would love to hear what goals people have for summer. For me personally, I am just looking to stay consistent, exercising daily for 30 minutes or more. I find just keeping myself active makes a huge difference in mood, sleep, stress and weight loss Sun, 7 Aug 2011 13:43:23 EST July Update: Summer is in the Air! I am so excited about the arrival of July. July 27th will be my 2 year Sparkversary so I am going to work really hard this month to get back toward where I was this time last year. Regardless I am really looking forward to spending a lot of time outside sweating. <BR> <BR> What are your plans for July Sun, 3 Jul 2011 03:20:04 EST June 2011 - What is in it for you? June is here <BR> It's hot outside, fireflies have started and kids are almost out of school <BR> What does this June mean for you? <BR> For me it is going to be a month of reclaiming my fitness habits. For several months I have been half-heartedly doing exercises. I miss reaping the benefits of being as fit and healthy as I was a year ago. So this is a month for reclaiming for me. What do you want to achieve this month? Mon, 6 Jun 2011 13:57:02 EST Turning "ugh" into "woohoo!" So twelve forevers ago, I joined this team and posted that I was in for the challenge. Wanna know how long that lasted? One day. One stinking day I worked out. Then didn't work out again for I don't know how long. <BR> <BR> Between then and now, I heard a comedian telling a story. He said that it's well known in his profession that Jerry Seinfeld writes material every day. He asked Jerry how he did it. Jerry said to buy a year calendar (the type with the entire year on one page) and a Sharpi... Thu, 19 May 2011 12:22:18 EST Day 2 I have really had a hard time getting back to working out. I am starting slowly and not pushing myself too much. I know the best way to really get into a routine of doing it, is to build up my intensity gradually. My goal right now, is just to do something, because something is better than nothing at all and I know that I will eventually get to wear I am in a good groove again and am really working. <BR> <BR> good news, strength training was very effective yesterday. boy do I feel it in my a... Wed, 18 May 2011 09:49:20 EST Challenge April 11-June 19th Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm starting the challenge from day 101 to 200 of 2011. I thought it would be a good challenge for me and get me back on track..or more so than I am now. <BR> <BR> Anybody else starting tomorrow? Sun, 10 Apr 2011 23:20:33 EST Hello New Team!! Hello everyone! I have to say that I just came across SPUNKYDUCKY's page because of her blog of the cruise comparision. I must say I was like WHOA!! I am really motivated by your page, pics, and the fact that you committed yourself to working out 365 days for a minimum of 45 minutes! This is insane. I want to be this motivated and committed. I know diet is a big deal in this journey but I know that being active is just if not even more important. This is why you see skinny people stayi... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:37:59 EST Yikes- a little late but here is the March update Hey everyone! I just got home from a work conference and I am catching up with everything. I had a great time in San Diego! Post your thoughts, feelings and motivation for March. Mon, 7 Mar 2011 00:00:38 EST February 2011 - Making our dreams Reality! I can't believe it is February already! Where did January go? I didn't quite make my goals last month but I am moving forward in a positive direction and trying to balance work, home & health (not as easy as it sounds) Use this thread to update your teammates on your February goals, barriers to success, and aspirations. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 00:22:11 EST I'm Baaaaaccckkkk! Hello Team! <BR> I am Nicki and I am not so new but starting again.. <BR> <BR> And Away We Go! <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Goin' for my swim in a few hours...oops! Maybe I should get a couple of hours of sleep first! Mon, 24 Jan 2011 03:57:51 EST New here - modifying the 100 days... Hi all. I am Sarah, a busy wife and mom of 3, two of whom I homeschool, the other is 9 months old. Before I got pregnant I lost 45 pounds in 6 months and I challenged myself to workout every weekday, without excuse. I did it. I didn't miss a single workout from May to the beginning of August, when I found out I was pregnant and extreme exhaustion hit me. So, even though I think this challenge is supposed to be 7 days a week, I don't workout on Sundays (church and family day only) and Saturday... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 22:11:28 EST Hi, I am new. I really don't know what to write here. I love sports (playing and watching); tennis, badminton, volleyball, running, cycling and others. The problem I have is getting motivated to join teams and finding time to do sport activities. I have a fairly stressful job and often at the end of the day I am to tired to do anything. <BR> <BR> I have a golden retriever that I try to walk daily but sometimes I fail at that --- so my goal is to walk her the minute I get home from work, before my coa... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 23:11:43 EST How many days has it been for U? Well I have started once again to make my 100 days. Now that Christmas is over and I have recovered from my surgery I had Nov. 30 and can walk again I am at it again. <BR> <BR> I am at Day 4 of this new journey. Let's keep it going. <BR> <BR> Kim Thu, 6 Jan 2011 10:21:05 EST January Update: What do you want in 2011? Greetings Team! <BR> I can't believe it is another new year already. Lots of time to think about not just resolutions for the first few months but how you want to live your life forever. Here is a place to list some goals for the new year and for always.... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 21:10:59 EST FUNNY -- I WILL SURVIVE (spark style) Wrote a version of I WILL SURVIVE <BR> you might have fun with. <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3874953 </link> <BR> <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR <em>334</em> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 07:07:27 EST December Update - What do you want for the Holiday December update: What do you want for the holidays?Feel free to put regular updates, triumphs and barriers here as well <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas! <BR> <em>442</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>447</em> <em>460</em> Sun, 5 Dec 2010 17:03:18 EST NOVEMBER! Yup, update your teammates here! Greetings team! As things start to get crisp outside a lot of people struggle to keep exercise alive, update us about your plan for getting through the month. Also let us know what is going on - any obstacles, or goals that you hope to achieve! Mon, 8 Nov 2010 12:35:38 EST New Team Member I'm so glad I found this group - I used to belong to a 100-day challenge at WW for journaling and it really kept me on track so I just started my 'own' 100-day exercise challenge, even before I found this group, so this is my Day 6/100 of a ramped-up exercise program. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know like-minded new friends on this team! Sat, 23 Oct 2010 09:38:09 EST Jenny's accountability thread I did it! Well, sort of. I did 10 minutes of my Firm DVD. But, it's 10 minutes more than I've been doing. Now if only I could figure out how in the world to track it. But <em>249</em> is DONE <em>244</em> Mon, 11 Oct 2010 23:46:14 EST HEY THERE, i'm new... 100 DAYS NO PROBLEM hey, zozo here.. saw the team and have been thinking that is a great idea to change habits... so here i am... let's rock it! zo Fri, 8 Oct 2010 16:56:29 EST October Update (better late than never!) Greetings teammates! <BR> Sorry to be late on the October update and MIA in general. Since my triathlon finished last month I have had a hard time getting myself restarted and consistency fell off. Ironically, I am the one who needs to start a 100 day challenge right now! So here I am (day one - lol, odd to finish 365 straight, complete a triathlon, and still need to start over, but sometimes that is the way it is) <BR> Please post your updates, motivations, etc for October here. I look f... Fri, 8 Oct 2010 13:43:11 EST Do you exercise at all when you feel bad? I have got a pretty good little streak going and don't want to break it but today I can barely hold my head up. Do you still exercise when you feel bad? What light impact exercises do you find helpful on days like this? Wed, 15 Sep 2010 14:58:27 EST Hello Hello! Popping in to introduce myself. I'm Tammy. I'm 46, Live in Scottdale,PA with the love of my life JR and my 2 babies Princess and Angel (Boston Terriers). I have 1 stepdaughter and 2 stepsons. I have 5 granddaughters and 1 grandson.I have been on medical leave since Oct. 2007. <BR> I have been on diet after diet. In 2000 I lost 30 pounds on slim fast. Gained it back. In 2004 I lost 70 pounds on Adkins after ending up with heart disease and doctor told me to stop it, I gained it all bac... Sun, 12 Sep 2010 00:17:13 EST September Update Not sure if the August folks are still on here (and months before) but I really enjoyed this topic so thought I'd start the new month. <BR> Sept started harder as I was on vacation but like KIMMYLOU I made sure I got some time in. <BR> Today is day 32 and I will be doing ellipitcal tonight....yesterday was Week 5 pt 3 of my C25K with the 20 min run my legs are tired!! <BR> Hope the folks that started in Aug with me are still chugging along like I am. <em>306</em> Fri, 10 Sep 2010 05:19:09 EST Joining in on challenge Hi Everyone ! <BR> <BR> I've been reading the posts and am hoping that i can join the challenge with some personal fine tuning. I would like to join as a "30 Day" challenge for now, because i think the 100 day challenge might be too big of a goal for me right now. I'm hoping this is OK ? I am inspired by everyone's dedication on this team and am hoping that I can someday offer the same inspiration. Today was Day 1 for me ! I started on the elliptical this morning along with some free we... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 15:40:13 EST Hi all! Hey All, I am Tori, I am a preschool teacher and I just started the 100 day challenge. I want to feel good about my self again. I used to be in great shape but I let my self go this past year and gained 10 pounds. it is my goal to get back into shape and get back down to where I belong. Plus My boy friend has been hinting at a ring in our I want to look good for such an event :-) Sat, 28 Aug 2010 21:56:59 EST Do I start from the day I joined the team? What day do I start counting with? the day I am on, or the day I joined the team? <BR> <em>43</em> Sun, 8 Aug 2010 20:45:15 EST Feeling Optimistic Hi all, <BR> <BR> I joined Sparkpeople a couple months ago when I recommited to getting healthier, but I've just been exploring and using the site for the last couple weeks. At first the site was too crowded with stuff, kind of off-putting to me, but as I explore more I see so many tools and a basic structure that I can see could be really helpful to me in - for once and for all - sticking to my commitment to lose some weight and make daily physical activity as much a part of my life as bru... Sun, 8 Aug 2010 13:34:14 EST Swimming! I rediscovered swimming today! The first few lengths were really hard and then I got back into to swing of it - I ended up doing 42 lengths! Well pleased! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Sun, 8 Aug 2010 10:19:59 EST Hi! Hi, I joined this team because I need some sort of goal for my exercise. I enjoy exercising once I start to, but it is so easy for me to make excuses. So having a goal to work towards will help me stay focused, and consistent. <BR> <em>30</em> Fri, 6 Aug 2010 15:49:04 EST Hi My name is Katja aka Urbanity and I first discovered Spark People quite a while ago, tried half-heartedly and then forgot about it unfortunatly! But I am back again! <BR> <BR> I have put on more and more weight until I am sick of feeling unhealthy and of looking at my flabby bits! So now is the time to do something about it! So I started with Spark People again since the 1st August and I am trying to exercise and keep within my calorie range everyday. <em>224</em> Fri, 6 Aug 2010 06:37:08 EST Hello Hi! I'm Christine. I am really excited to join this group. I am a 41 year old mother of 2 teens. It is really encouraging to read all of your stories - Here is to the 1st of 100 consecutive days! <em>312</em> Thu, 5 Aug 2010 08:26:20 EST CMClaire's accountability thread! Hello - I hope this is OK - this is going to be my thread where I note down how I'm doing. Feel free to throw tomatoes / cheerlead as appropriate! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Please also post how you are doing - company's always a good thing! <BR> <BR> Right, this is <em>249</em> ... I'm feeling a bit grody this morning and it's raining, so I broke out the wii fit. So today's total (so far) is: <BR> <BR> Th 5/8/10: 61 minutes wii fit (mostly cardio, with some balance in there too)... <BR> ... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 07:06:16 EST Ideas for rewards It has been my experience that rewarding yourself for positive change is crucial to success on this journey. Rewards can be big or small, related to food, fitness, or life in general. Let us know some of yours! Sat, 31 Jul 2010 22:51:52 EST Advice Column Have a question? Ask here. All members please feel free to give suggestions and advice on what you have done to help you succeed on your 100 day challenge! Together we can do anything. Sat, 31 Jul 2010 22:48:52 EST August Update Well summer is definitely here in West Virginia! Use this space to let the team know how you are doing this month. What obstacles do you face and what are you goals. Remember to focus on short term goals to help you reach the long term goals. <BR> <em>414</em> Sat, 31 Jul 2010 22:43:21 EST July Update Summer is officially here! Post here to let the team know how you are doing this month. Any special days, goals or other things you would like to accomplish this month? Thu, 1 Jul 2010 20:03:31 EST June Update Oops! I forgot to roll out the June 2010 update! Post here to let us know how your overall journey is going on the Spark. Any new goals for the month? And of course a space to cheer each other on <BR> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> Thu, 10 Jun 2010 23:08:27 EST Starting tomorrow!! I am going to be starting my 100 day streak tomorrow-for like the millionth time! hehehe..wish me luck! Sun, 6 Jun 2010 00:19:22 EST Kati's 100 days of Workouts Day 1- I walked for an hour!! When I got home I did 15 minutes of jumping jacks, curls, and crunches. <BR> Sat, 15 May 2010 14:50:20 EST 3 days and counting <em>311</em> to day I walked 30mins at 15min intervals, not feeling so well today. <em>39</em> Wed, 5 May 2010 20:12:32 EST 3 days and counting <em>311</em> to day I walked 30mins at 15min intervals, not feeling so well today. <em>39</em> Wed, 5 May 2010 20:12:16 EST 2nd day <em>231</em> I just joined this team today, but I started working out on monday May 3rd so I am including that day. <BR> May 3rd 40mins-elliptical and 40mins treadmill <BR> May 4th 40mins-elliptical and 1 hour treadmill <em>198</em> Tue, 4 May 2010 16:58:53 EST Quick question about tracking goal Do I put a "30" for 30 minutes, or do a put a "1" for exercising 30 minutes per day? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 3 May 2010 10:46:27 EST May Update! Whoo-hoo! May is here and with a new month comes new opportunities and new challenges. Please update us here on how things are going for you this month and check in to see how your teammates are doing! <BR> <BR> Keep putting one foot in front of the other, you can accomplish this and so much more! Sat, 1 May 2010 19:30:45 EST Starting today! I started my 100 day challenge today! WOOHOO! :) Tue, 20 Apr 2010 22:26:16 EST April Update! I can't believe it is April already! Use this thread to update all of us on your week, your day or your journey in general! Sat, 3 Apr 2010 12:25:16 EST WHO HAS COMPLETED THE CHALLENGE??? If you have completed the challenge post here so we can congratulate you. <BR> <em>208</em> <em>285</em> <em>243</em> <em>242</em> <em>104</em> <em>58</em> <em>248</em> <em>9</em> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 15:46:56 EST The 100 day Challenge has 100 members WOO HOO Congrats to EVERYONE who has made the commitment. <BR> <BR> CONTINUE ENJOYING THE RIDE <BR> Dennis Mon, 1 Mar 2010 15:42:51 EST March Update! March is here! Hopefully better weather for all of us who have been drowning in snow! Let us know how you are doing this month. Sun, 28 Feb 2010 20:51:16 EST Melaleuca Access® Performance Melaleuca Access® Performance <BR> Just wondering if anyone has tried this and what you thought of it?? <link><BR>ct.aspx?sku=8330 </link> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 16:13:46 EST This is so much harder... than I thought it would be! <BR> <BR> When I signed up I was thinking - 100 problem! I don't know what fairyland I was living in...but it is HARD. <BR> <BR> So, my first try I made it 6 days. <BR> <BR> My second try I made it 14 days. <BR> <BR> I'm on day 2 of my 3rd try. <BR> <BR> This time I WILL at least double my second try. And I'm determined to go an entire least. <BR> <BR> I am afraid to shoot for the moon yet and be determined to make the 100 days beca... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 08:41:24 EST I'm in Hello - <BR> <BR> I need to move. And it's as simple as that so I am in. Right now I it is difficult for me to do 30 minutes a day but I know I can do something. As soon as I complete this entry I am getting up to go walk down the block. <BR> <BR> start Feb 17 <BR> 100 days May 27 Wed, 17 Feb 2010 16:29:53 EST Emoticon your mood or your exercise Looking for Sparkpoints? <BR> Emoticon your mood or your exercise for the day <BR> <em>9</em> <em>314</em> <em>414</em> Mon, 1 Feb 2010 17:28:44 EST February Update! Wow - I can't believe it is February already. That means that winter is half over! Please post daily or weekly progress here and let everyone know how you are doing this month <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 1 Feb 2010 17:15:52 EST strength training recommendation? Does anyone have any recommendations for a VERY beginner strength training DVD? I'm a little overwhelmed by trying to figure that part out. Cardio is a no brainer -- move my fat butt & get my lungs huffing & puffing. ;) Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:36:50 EST How do you do exercises throught these days???? I dont know if this would be a good question but it always interested me and I am looking for help. I was wondering how do and what kind of exercises do you do when you have heavy and painful periods???? Some months are ok and some I just want to rest. With the 100 day challenge I have to restart every month I guess. How do you survive???? Lets talk about this girls thing <em>29</em> Fri, 8 Jan 2010 03:37:52 EST January Update! It is a new year and many of us have new short term goals. Post where you are right now on your journey. Feel free to post here as a check in point at any point in the month. Sat, 2 Jan 2010 13:56:09 EST MIA.. but back now Hey all, did you miss me? Well I've been off for a while and I will admit I haven't done the gym, or other things for a while. It became to much time wise do do the gym the stuff with my daughter and trying to get the shopping done for christmas. <BR> <BR> That is now behind me. Now I can start back and start the streak again. I will be starting in the morning going back to the gym. I will post a blog update tomrrow about my month of December. The good the bad and the ugly Mon, 28 Dec 2009 00:58:32 EST Resolutions for the New Year Lets each post a short list of what we would like to hold ourselves accountable to in 2010. Mine is below: <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise every day possible <BR> 2. Eat healthy, fresh foods <BR> 3. Plan a stress free day or weekend once a month <BR> 4. Spend a lot of time outside! <BR> 5. Show my husband how much I appreciate him <BR> 6. Keep a positive attitude about life <BR> <BR> It is only a short list but if I can stick to these simple concepts, I think 2010 will be a great year! Fri, 25 Dec 2009 09:48:46 EST Decemberr Update... Hey Team! <BR> Let everyone know where you are this month, keeping in mind that some people are working toward 100 consecutive days, others trying to see how many days out of 100 they are able to do! Don't be discouraged if you fall off track for a day or two...just climb back on, all of us are here to support you! Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:32:21 EST Favorite things about the Holiday season? Tell us what you are looking forward to about the holiday season. Is it buying gifts, receiving cards from long lost friends, the music, shopping, family closeness - what do you like about this time of year? <BR> <BR> Truthfully for me it is a mix of all the cheerful people, music and lights. Oh, how I love the Christmas lights.... Sun, 29 Nov 2009 00:58:03 EST Plans for Turkey Day? oops I mean Thanksgiving? We all know what we do on Thanksgiving...we eat...a lot! And we all know what we don't want to do. Post your plans for a successful Thanksgiving here....and side bonus, list what you are Thankful for this year <BR> <em>426</em> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 00:35:37 EST Where do you live? Since we're a small group, I thought it would be nice to know where everyone lives. <BR> My wife, SpunkyDucky, & I live in the mountains of rural West Virginia. <BR> This way, we can find out about outdoor activities in different areas. <BR> What's the weather like in your neck of the woods? Mon, 9 Nov 2009 12:07:23 EST Rewards? I think it is incredibly important to have both goals and REWARDS along this journey! What things are you doing/buying to reward yourself and what benchmarks are you using? <BR> <BR> <em>208</em> <em>248</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 9 Nov 2009 11:58:04 EST What workout did you do today? I walked with my husband and my dog all over this huge park today. Nice overcast day not to hot or cold. Fri, 6 Nov 2009 18:46:57 EST Inviting others Think someone else might like this team, feel free to put their name here and I will invite them or send them an email yourself...the more the merrier :) <BR> <BR> GET MOVIN' Thu, 5 Nov 2009 23:36:32 EST oops oops Wed, 4 Nov 2009 20:26:28 EST Winter Exercises? So winter is always a difficult time to keep myself motivated. I live in the mountains of West Virginia and it gets cold here! What are your plans for exercising during the colder months? Wed, 4 Nov 2009 13:16:05 EST Post your motivation here! All of us are on this journey for a lot of reasons. This is a place to post your motivation and hopefully to motivate others as well! My goals include being fit, especially being able to do all of the outdoor activities that I enjoy such as hiking, rollerblading and kayaking! Wed, 4 Nov 2009 13:06:14 EST What is the 100 Day Challenge? The 100 day challenge is a commitment to try to exercise every day for 100 days. This challenge can help you prioritize exercise and focus on your fitness. Of course you there are days when you really shouldn't exercise (fever of 103 for example, or right after an injury). But hopefully committing to a 100 day goal will help all of us quiet the inner whiner who says "I don't want to exercise today" "It's too cold outside to exercise" or "I am too tired to exercise." Tell the inner whiner... Wed, 4 Nov 2009 13:01:55 EST Bumps in the Road Have a bump in the road? All of us face obstacles to staying fit whether it is health issues, lack of sleep, lack of time or something else. List your obstacle here and leave it in the rearview mirror. Wed, 4 Nov 2009 12:57:22 EST Favorite forms of fitness? Exercise is hard work, but it can definitely be fun as well. What is your favorite way to burn calories? Wed, 4 Nov 2009 12:48:58 EST Hi! I'm Spunky Ducky the Team Leader Hi! My name is Holly and I am the leader of the 100 day challenge. I started this team to provide support for other people trying to focus on fitnesss as part of their healthy journey. I just completed my first 100 days and during that time I lost 40 lbs, decreased my resting heart rate to 60, and markedly increased my exercise tolerance. I am continuing the journey and invite you to come with me. <BR> <em>182</em> Wed, 4 Nov 2009 12:36:48 EST My 100 day journey So today is a day for celebrating and doing the happy dance! <BR> I did what I thought I couldn't do...I kept up an exercise streak for 100 consecutive days. How did this happen? I finally got honest with myself. I tried to do 5 out of 7 days all spring and I found that I always had excuses and wanted it to be one of the two "off' days. Hence most weeks I only exercised 2-3 days instead of the intended 5. When I started Sparking I challenged myself: "How long can you go without missing a day... Wed, 4 Nov 2009 12:31:52 EST