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For those who participated in the March challenge, and anyone else who would like to set a goal and get healthy.

 

I made a list of things to do this morning - haven't started yet but will after my children wake up and we eat breakfast and start school. Feel free to make your own list for when you want to exercise but aren't sure what to do.

Some ideas:

-swim

-walk around your yard, the block, the neighborhood, etc.

-lift weights (or walk holding cans)

-sit-ups

-walk up and down stairs

-go running

-jumping jacks

-pick up sticks in your yard, weed, etc.

-walk the dog

-chase the cat back inside

-ride an exercise bike

 

When I've woken up more and my knee feels better I will post what I've done to start exercising this month. I'm excited from last month and I look forward to seeing how everyone does.


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15 min brisk walk to school and back (girls forgot their lunches, oops!)

60 min youtube cardio/weights video

 

75/1000

 

great start to the month!


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25 mins walk outside with hubby

 

100/1000


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2 walks around the yard plus picking up sticks = roughly 60/1,000

I'm just about ready to give up on my exercise bike. It squeaks and croaks no matter how many times I spray it with WD-40 and give it a few hours.


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YAY!!   We are already moving and shaking this month!   I love starting the first day of the month off with moving.  It sort of sets the stage...YKWIM?  

 

I'm sticking to another 1500....it's summer time and we know what that means.  

 

4/1  -  125 minutes total.....60 minute solid weight lifting and then 60 minutes climbing stairs (5.6 miles) at the gym.  Light stretching)

 

 

 

 

125/1500


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Wow, everybody is so active! Loving it!!

 

Well it wasn't a great start for me... I think I'm PMS. I did bike to the doctor but ended up leaving before I actually saw him (was for DS' shots) because DS was a little pest, screaming, crying, getting into EVERYTHING. But then at work I was on my feet all day doing inventory of the WHOLE store but of course I don't count work :P

 

04/01 30 bike


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30 mins walk/run on the treadmill

 

130/1000


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Ooh I'm in: Walked around the Botanic Garden - 30 min

Scurbbed up and down in Dads Kitchen to a Sparkling Clean - 1 hour

 

90/1000

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4/1  -  125 minutes total.....60 minute solid weight lifting and then 60 minutes climbing stairs (5.6 miles) at the gym.  Light stretching)

4/2  -  60 minute run includes 5 minute stretch

 

 

 

 

185/1500

 

UGH  I'm so tired.  Today's run was punctuated with lots of slow downs and stops ....I worked hard to get this one out,  


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50 mins walk outside with the toddlers in the double stroller

 

180/1000


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4/2 1 mile around the yard - 25 minutes + grocery shopped, walked around store - 30 minutes + 25 = 55

4/3 so far 100 sit-ups - 5 minutes + about 2 hours mulching, 120 + 5 = 125

125 + 55 + 60 = 240/1,000


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04/01 30 bike

04/03 35 run/walk

 

It's really hot here (i know, bouhouohu) and I think that's why I felt so exhausted after the run! Where do y'all live? Is it getting warmer?

 

65/1000


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It's really hot here (i know, bouhouohu) and I think that's why I felt so exhausted after the run! Where do y'all live? Is it getting warmer?

 

 

 

i'm near Toronto, Ontario, and it's just barely the beginnings of Spring.  we still have lots of snow and a chilly wind!  but at least the sun has been out lately :D


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30 mins walk outside with hubby.   meant to do kettlebells at nap time today, didn't work out. will try again tomorrow.

 

210/1000


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1 more hour of weeding and mulching - 60 + 240 = 300/1,000

 

I'm about an hour north of Tampa, Florida.


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i'm near Toronto, Ontario, and it's just barely the beginnings of Spring.  we still have lots of snow and a chilly wind!  but at least the sun has been out lately :D


ohhh I'm from Montreal :)

I heard that the sun is finally shining, hurray!!

Today was HOT here, like in the 80s (yes!) and soooo muggy, I believe the mugginess is the reason why I felt so tired!


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30 mins kettlebells

20 mins walk to school and back

 

260/1000


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4/1  -  125 minutes total.....60 minute solid weight lifting and then 60 minutes climbing stairs (5.6 miles) at the gym.  Light stretching)

4/2  -  60 minute run includes 5 minute stretch

4/3  -  40 minutes of full body exercises

4/4  -  not sure if I"m doing anything today.....It's only 1 pm.

 

 

 

225/1500

 

Jaxy - I'm in the South.   We are having 80 degree days all week...just gorgeous!  It's about time too!

 

I will say though -I ran Monday and was so dehydrated.   I guess I'm just not used to sweating so much yet.  

Are you in the South?  Did I not pay attention to a post?

 

Edited - Oh Yeah!  New Orleans!  Yep...it's hot!


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Two miles around the yard - 25 + 25 = 50 + 300 = 350/1,000

I would have mulched more but I was having some sciatic pain from yesterday and didn't want to make it worse.

 

Thanks be to God, my exercise bike didn't squeak or croak tonight, so I rode it for 20 minutes!

370/1,000


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20 min brisk walk outside

 

280/1000

 

i got a fitbit about two days ago.  i'm really liking it so far!


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15 minutes of picking up sticks + 25 minute mile walk around the yard = 40 + 60 minutes of picking up sticks = 470 so far today :)


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Yep, New Orleans baby!!

 

04/01 30 bike

04/03 35 run/walk

04/04 70 40 run/walk + 30 bike

04/05 25 day 2 shred

 

160/1000


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30 mins walking outside

 

310/1000


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4/1  -  125 minutes total.....60 minute solid weight lifting and then 60 minutes climbing stairs (5.6 miles) at the gym.  Light stretching)

4/2  -  60 minute run includes 5 minute stretch

4/3  -  40 minutes of full body exercises

4/4  -  not sure if I"m doing anything today.....It's only 1 pm.

4/5  -  70 minutes in the gym - 60 cardio and then only 10 weights before the I was interrupted by my family.  As usual  ;-)

 

 

 

295/1500


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30 mins walk outside with hubby

 

340/1000


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2 miles around the yard - 25 + 25 = 50 + 470 = 520/1,000


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50 mins walk outside

25 mins bike

 

415/1000


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4/1  -  125 minutes total.....60 minute solid weight lifting and then 60 minutes climbing stairs (5.6 miles) at the gym.  Light stretching)

4/2  -  60 minute run includes 5 minute stretch

4/3  -  40 minutes of full body exercises

4/4  -  not sure if I"m doing anything today.....It's only 1 pm.

4/5  -  70 minutes in the gym - 60 cardio and then only 10 weights before the I was interrupted by my family.  As usual  ;-)

4/6  -  50 minutes running the trails with hubby.  We ran and then walked a little checking out new neighborhood construction

 

 

 

345/1500


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04/01 30 bike

04/03 35 run/walk

04/04 70 40 run/walk + 30 bike

04/05 25 day 2 shred

04/06 25 run/walk

 

185/1000


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60 mins walk downtown and back... had a lovely (healthy!) lunch while i was there.  mmmm.

 

475/1000

 

almost half way there!  i might have to up my goal for the month.


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