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August '17 Exercise Challenge

You're welcome to post whatever exercise you do each day. You don't have to post every day, and you don't have to post the number of minutes or hours. This is just a place for you to record your exercise, however you want to do that, and be motivated to get moving and be healthier. If you have time and you want to challenge yourself, you can set a goal and try to reach or surpass it.

Here are some ideas in case you need them to get started or if you need to add some variety to your exercise routine:
sweep the floor, porch, deck, sidewalk, etc.
walk up and down the stairs on rainy or snowy days
play catch with your child(ren)
kick a ball around the yard
throw a ball for your dog
walk the dog
take the trash out to the curb/road
ride an exercise bike (if pregnant and/or if the weather's bad)
ride a bike in your neighborhood or to work, or the library
swim in an indoor pool
nest (clean the house)
rake leaves
pick up sticks in your yard
vacuum
How much walking around the house can you do while filling up boxes of stuff to donate, dusting, vacuuming, throwing out trash, etc.?
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Good Morning everyone!

I am a little disappointed in myself last month. I just keep plugging along!

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I just keep plugging along!
That is all you can do!
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8/1 - 75 minutes push mowing the yard. Gosh it is hard






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8/2 about 90mins
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8/4 60mins + going to a local zoo later.
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We didn't make it to the zoo. Hoping to go this week.
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We went on a great hike. about 120mins...
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8/8 60 mins
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8/1 - 75 minutes push mowing the yard. Gosh it is hard
8/2 - off
8/3 - 70 minute run
8/4 - 30 minute run
8/5 - sick!
8/6 - off
8/7 - 80 minute run, weights and kickbox
8/8 - 60 minute easy walk and talk





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8/1 - 75 minutes push mowing the yard. Gosh it is hard
8/2 - off
8/3 - 70 minute run
8/4 - 30 minute run
8/5 - sick!
8/6 - off
8/7 - 80 minute run, weights and kickbox
8/8 - 60 minute easy walk and talk
8/9 - 90 minute trail run





405/1300

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8/9 lots of walking
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8/9 ... hello there, i'm back home ... no running today, no barbell exercises .. but i ran every day when away & did some barbell exercises most days (except yesterday .... but then i walked quite a lot at a 900 acres zoo ...) + even managed to go swimming 5 times so rather contented of my continuous practice ...
not yet asleep ... not sure what state i'll be in for running tomorrow .... but then i may also do some sort of deep cleaning for 2 hours or so ... so that will keep me moving anyway !!!
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8/9 ... hello there, i'm back home ... no running today, no barbell exercises .. but i ran every day when away & did some barbell exercises most days (except yesterday .... but then i walked quite a lot at a 900 acres zoo ...) + even managed to go swimming 5 times so rather contented of my continuous practice ...
not yet asleep ... not sure what state i'll be in for running tomorrow .... but then i may also do some sort of deep cleaning for 2 hours or so ... so that will keep me moving anyway !!!
Good to see you back!
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barbell exercises yesterday, probably today too (but later on) ... no early morning jog so far ... coming back home is a little harder than i anticipated = hoping for an early night & a pleasant early morning jog tomorrow morning .....
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Hi @IsaFrench ! Glad to have you back. That is great that you were able to find the time and energy to run everyday while you were away. I am leaving August 23rd and will be gone for 3 months. I hope to keep up my exercise!
I'll think about you when I want to slack off!



8/1 - 75 minutes push mowing the yard. Gosh it is hard
8/2 - off
8/3 - 70 minute run
8/4 - 30 minute run
8/5 - sick!
8/6 - off
8/7 - 80 minute run, weights and kickbox
8/8 - 60 minute easy walk and talk
8/9 - 90 minute trail run
8/10 - off - got my MRI results back today...I have a partial tear in my rotator cuff....so I chilled
8/11 - 70 minute run





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In my minf i dream of exactly that for about a year now. Funny I put on an extra 50 pounds. So i h ave no friends my back is in baf sh a pe...juzt approved disability. Now p ain do v continues anout my weight. I can only make it to our stopsign without s heat stroke. Impossible to finish a block around my kinda neighborhood especially ehilr theyre.bitchinh i make my loud announcrment..




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a slow jog in the morning was easier away .... than back home in fact .... this year's set up for our time away from home was much easier on me (as a "general household manager" !!!) for a change .... particularly designed so that i could maximise the options of doing some sort of sport every day ...

on the other hand, i felt for the trap of "buying this and that and that .... which we don't have at home" in terms of sweet things & heavily processed food = as a result we all put on 2 to 5 kgs ....so now is a harder time since we are trying to go back to healthy eating (i suppose we all have sweet cravings .... but vastly different ways to deal with them ....)

was in fact 3 days without jogging (Wedn when we woke up at 4:00 am to catch a plane, Thu,, Fri) and only resumed yesterday .... and opted for another few extra hours of sleep this morning too ... i missed my arm exercises with barbell yesterday too since an outing i had planned to take part of ... ended up lasting much longer than anticipated ... as a trade off i got to swim mostly alone for 30 minutes in a lake, which ended up being great !

off for a nap (getting used to the heat is not easy since we had rather colder weather for 2 weeks, when we could sleep WELL at night at least .... so i didn't mind the few rainy days we had nor the odd episode of rain here and there ....) then i may possibly get round to some deep cleaning ....we'll see how things unfurl later on in the day

tammyosborne, don't despair because of your present limitations ... if i may suggest something (getting to where i am today ... has taken me YEARS of thinking, trying things out, changing my mind, backtracking, etc ...), try to pick something small which you can do at home without having to change clothes or shoes ... and try committing to doing that first little step every day for a week, if necessary write it down on a piece of paper where you can "tick it off" when done every day, then after 7 days, review your situation, decide if that whatever small exercise you selected for yourself worked for you, and decide what to do for the next seven days (maybe more, mabye less, maybe something totally different ...). Even if what you select at first only takes ... one minute to complete, it's the fact that you "make an appointment with yourself" for doing it every day for 7 days which count .... then every week you can add one minute of exercise .... that way you slowly get into the habit of incorporating "daily bits of time" for doing something for yourself .... which will become as natural & as much a need as ... brushing your teeth ... no need to pay a gym and travel to a gym (at first ... if you realise that going to the gym WILL be your lifestyle of choice, why not ... later on, maybe next year, ..... but start small, and at home, and DO IT EVERY DAY ...... even if you start at one minute only, you could be doing over 50 minutes daily in a year's time, by only adding one minute a week .... that is gradual, shouldn't be too hard to adapt to ..... on the other hand, you may decide one day that 20 minutes daily or 30 minutes daily IS the right time which suits you these days ....)
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8/1 - 75 minutes push mowing the yard. Gosh it is hard
8/2 - off
8/3 - 70 minute run
8/4 - 30 minute run
8/5 - sick!
8/6 - off
8/7 - 80 minute run, weights and kickbox
8/8 - 60 minute easy walk and talk
8/9 - 90 minute trail run
8/10 - off - got my MRI results back today...I have a partial tear in my rotator cuff....so I chilled
8/11 - 70 minute run
8/12 - 30 minute jog





505/1300

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@lab where are you going?

8/14 60mins - I need to start doing push-up again
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8/15 60min
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8/14 : slow morning jog + evening barbell exercises
8/15 : today ... a LONG lie in so no jogging in the morning (i just hate going jogging later than 7:30 am basically )
presently off or a nap to start with .... hoping to get round to my arm routine later on ... it felt GREAT last night, using MY OWN ... i made do with a smaller pair and a bigger pair during my holiday, varying the repetitions as a result ...
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8/1 - 75 minutes push mowing the yard. Gosh it is hard
8/2 - off
8/3 - 70 minute run
8/4 - 30 minute run
8/5 - sick!
8/6 - off
8/7 - 80 minute run, weights and kickbox
8/8 - 60 minute easy walk and talk
8/9 - 90 minute trail run
8/10 - off - got my MRI results back today...I have a partial tear in my rotator cuff....so I chilled
8/11 - 70 minute run
8/12 - 30 minute jog
8/13 - off
8/14 - 45 minute run
8/15 - 90 minutes weights, stairs and cardio
8/16 - off





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8/16: ... nothing today !
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