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June 2014 Challenge: 1,000 Minutes of Exercise!

Here is a place you can record how long you exercise this month. Whether you want to set a goal of 1,000 minutes or aim higher, welcome to the club.

Suggested exercises:
walking
jogging
running
swimming
biking
riding an exercise bike
doing sit-ups
jumping jacks
lift weights
run away from the scale


I'll start:
Today I walked a mile. At first I walked 1 lap around the house and somehow it took 10 minutes; I went inside because it was thundering. I walked 3 more laps after dinner to finish the mile and it took about 30 minutes total.
30/2,000
1 mile at sundown
30 + 25 = 55

55/2,000

May God bless you and His Blessed Mother Mary keep you!  :-)


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1 mile walked around the yard ~ 25 minutes
20 minutes walking around Walmart
30 minutes walking around Publix
10 minutes unloading groceries (up and down stairs)
10 minutes walking and running around the yard (3 laps around the house plus checked the mail)
95 + 55 = 150/2,000

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Morning!!! I'm all in again....

I didn't do quite what I wanted last month. But I'm going to try again.

6/1 - 60 minute hard run on difficult trails
6/2 - 60 minute walking
6/3 - 120 minutes! 45 minute trail run then walking with the neighbor on trails

I'm doing a lot of walking...that's not like me....

240/1500

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6/3 2 hours picking up sticks + 25 minute mile = 145
6/4 35 minutes of picking up sticks + 35 minutes, 1 1/2 miles, 6 laps at sunset = 70
6/5 2 miles so far = 50
150 + 145 + 70 + 50 = 415/2,000

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100 sit-ups 3 minutes
100 sit-ups 3 minutes
20+ minutes of cleaning (lots of bending down to pick up and walking around to put away)
2 miles walked, 30 minutes each
25 + 60 = 85
415 + 85 = 500/2,000

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This could be useful
http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/06...ity/70713.html

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1 30 minute mile + 100 sit-ups, 3 minutes + 1 30 minute mile + 10 minute 1/2 mile = ~75 minutes
500 + 75 = 575/2,000

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6/1 - 60 minute hard run on difficult trails
6/2 - 60 minute walking
6/3 - 120 minutes! 45 minute trail run then walking with the neighbor on trails
6/4 - took the day!
6/5 - 55 minute run
6/6 - 60 minutes weights
6/7 - another day off
6/8 - last day off! getting back to it tomorrow.



355/1500

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We went to a birthday party after Mass and I ate a doughnut and some other food (fruit and vegetables that I brought), and I had more doughnuts when we came home. I tried to make up for it by:
25 minutes riding my exercise bike + 20 minutes more while dinner baked + walked 1 mile = 70
575 + 70 = 645/2,000

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6/10 1 mile ~25 minutes
6/12 2 miles ~50 minutes
6/13 1 mile before it rained ~ 25 minutes + 10+ minutes of walking around cleaning and putting things away
645 + 25 + 50 + 35 = 755/2,000

also today I walked a mile after dinner and walked to meet the neighbors - 40 minutes + 30 minutes of picking up sticks and dragging them (big) or taking them in the wheelbarrow to the stick pile
40 + 30 = 70
755 + 70 = 825/2,000

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1 mile + 1 hour of shopping and putting groceries away (up and down stairs) + 30 more minutes of shopping with in-laws (lots of walking) --> 25 + 60 + 30 = 115
825 + 115 = 940/2,000

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6/1 - 60 minute hard run on difficult trails
6/2 - 60 minute walking
6/3 - 120 minutes! 45 minute trail run then walking with the neighbor on trails
6/4 - took the day!
6/5 - 55 minute run
6/6 - 60 minutes weights
6/7 - another day off
6/8 - last day off! getting back to it tomorrow.
6/9 -40 minute trail run
6/10-50 minutes at the gym
6/11- nothing
6/12-dd high school graduation
6/13-45 minute run
6/14-45 minute run


535/1500

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walked 2 miles ~ 30 minutes each
940 + 60 = 1,000/2,000

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walked 2 miles ~25 minutes each
1,000 + 50 = 1,050/2,000

I hope that if you are in a tornado watch tonight (like my parents and brother in the Midwestern US) you stay safe!

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6/1 - 60 minute hard run on difficult trails
6/2 - 60 minute walking
6/3 - 120 minutes! 45 minute trail run then walking with the neighbor on trails
6/4 - took the day!
6/5 - 55 minute run
6/6 - 60 minutes weights
6/7 - another day off
6/8 - last day off! getting back to it tomorrow.
6/9 -40 minute trail run
6/10-50 minutes at the gym
6/11- nothing
6/12-dd high school graduation
6/13-45 minute run
6/14-45 minute run
6/15-48 minute trail run/hike
6/16-60 minutes in the gym - 30 lifting weights for upper and 30 on the stairs
6/17-85 minute trail run - I'm beat!



728/1500

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6/17 1 mile ~ 25 minutes + 45 minutes picking up sticks + 15 minutes shopping + 30 minutes picking up sticks
25 + 45 + 15 + 30 = 115
1,050 + 115 = 1165/2,000

6/18 30 minutes picking up sticks
I think I left my planner in the doctor's office yesterday so I will be coming here to record a lot more often until I get it back. (I hope I get it back! I wrote in it several times a day.)
1165 + 30 = 1195/2,000

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My planner is back

6/18 1 mile
6/19 1 mile + 15 minutes shopping (walking)
6/20 2 miles I went outside four times hoping to stay outside long enough to finish walking a mile and most of the time it thundered and I had to go inside! No rain though.
6/21 1 mile so far

25 + 25 + 15 + 50 + 25 = 140
1195 + 140 = 1335/2,000

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6/21 I walked 7 miles today!
25 + 25 + 30 + 30 + 35 = 145
1335 + 145 = 1,480/2,000

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6/1 - 60 minute hard run on difficult trails
6/2 - 60 minute walking
6/3 - 120 minutes! 45 minute trail run then walking with the neighbor on trails
6/4 - took the day!
6/5 - 55 minute run
6/6 - 60 minutes weights
6/7 - another day off
6/8 - last day off! getting back to it tomorrow.
6/9 -40 minute trail run
6/10-50 minutes at the gym
6/11- nothing
6/12-dd high school graduation
6/13-45 minute run
6/14-45 minute run
6/15-48 minute trail run/hike
6/16-60 minutes in the gym - 30 lifting weights for upper and 30 on the stairs
6/17-85 minute trail run - I'm beat!
6/18-60 minute run
6/19-off
6/20-30 minutes in the gym
6/21-off
6/22-off
6/23-60 minutes in the gym - cardio and light weights



878/1200 - changed my goal.....darnit

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6/21 8th mile ~ 25 minutes
cloudy days with thunder, no walks
6/24 2 miles ~ 50 minutes
6/25 1 mile + 15 minutes watered plants (we planted more in different places and I had to walk to different faucets) + 2 laps, 10 minutes at sunset ~ 50 minutes
25 + 50 + 50 = 125
1480 + 125 = 1,605/2,000

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6/26 30 minutes pushing a cart around the grocery store + 10 minutes unloading at home (up and down stairs) + 30 minute walk at sunset, 5 laps around, 1 1/4 mile = 70
1,605 + 70 = 1,675/2,000

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6/27 300 sit-ups (100 at a time) ~9 minutes
10 minutes to water the plants, round that to 20 minutes
3 miles tonight, ~75 minutes + 20 = 95
1,675 + 95 = 1,770/2,000

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6/1 - 60 minute hard run on difficult trails
6/2 - 60 minute walking
6/3 - 120 minutes! 45 minute trail run then walking with the neighbor on trails
6/4 - took the day!
6/5 - 55 minute run
6/6 - 60 minutes weights
6/7 - another day off
6/8 - last day off! getting back to it tomorrow.
6/9 -40 minute trail run
6/10-50 minutes at the gym
6/11- nothing
6/12-dd high school graduation
6/13-45 minute run
6/14-45 minute run
6/15-48 minute trail run/hike
6/16-60 minutes in the gym - 30 lifting weights for upper and 30 on the stairs
6/17-85 minute trail run - I'm beat!
6/18-60 minute run
6/19-off
6/20-30 minutes in the gym
6/21-off
6/22-off
6/23-60 minutes in the gym - cardio and light weights
6/24-30 minutes run
6/25-30 minute walk
6/26-45 minute run
6/27-60 minute walk with friend to encourage her to start working out




1043/1200 - changed my goal.....darnit

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6/28 30 minutes at least 1/2 mile plus watered plants; 25 minute mile at sunset
30 + 25 = 55
1,770 + 1,825/2,000

I would be walking more but that's not practical when it's 90+ degrees F outside and my exercise bike still squeaks/croaks even with liberal helpings of WD-40.

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6/29 35 minutes riding my exercise bike (too much thunder to walk outside; thank God my bike worked)
6/30 65 minutes picking up sticks and watering the plants
35 + 65 = 100
1,825 + 100 = 1,925/2,000

I'm so close to reaching my goal with only a few more hours to go!

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35 minutes carried broken boxspring to the road for trash pick-up and walked a mile
30 minute second mile
15 minutes exercise bike
80 + 1,925 = 2,005/2,000

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6/1 - 60 minute hard run on difficult trails
6/2 - 60 minute walking
6/3 - 120 minutes! 45 minute trail run then walking with the neighbor on trails
6/4 - took the day!
6/5 - 55 minute run
6/6 - 60 minutes weights
6/7 - another day off
6/8 - last day off! getting back to it tomorrow.
6/9 -40 minute trail run
6/10-50 minutes at the gym
6/11- nothing
6/12-dd high school graduation
6/13-45 minute run
6/14-45 minute run
6/15-48 minute trail run/hike
6/16-60 minutes in the gym - 30 lifting weights for upper and 30 on the stairs
6/17-85 minute trail run - I'm beat!
6/18-60 minute run
6/19-off
6/20-30 minutes in the gym
6/21-off
6/22-off
6/23-60 minutes in the gym - cardio and light weights
6/24-30 minutes run
6/25-30 minute walk
6/26-45 minute run
6/27-60 minute walk with friend to encourage her to start working out
6/30-80 minute run and walk with friend




1123/1200 - changed my goal.....darnit

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