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Welcome to October! Whether you're exercising to maintain or lose weight, to avoid watching too much TV, to spend more time with your children/family and friends, to get out and enjoy the cooler weather (or go inside to escape the colder weather), or for other health reasons like to ease back pain, I hope you join me in exercising.

For those who need ideas:
Walking
Bicycling
Riding an exercise bike
Jogging or running
Swimming
Lifting weights
I'm sure you could think of more.

Be careful, enjoy yourself, and have a great time :)
 

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Good Morning!!!!

Thanks for starting us off again......

I am all in this month too...I feel great after having met my goal for the first time in ages!
I generally only count workouts where I have my running shoes on. Sometimes I give myself a break and count garden work.

I'm in for 1500 this month. Crossing my fingers.....

10/1 - 65 minutes running trails


65/1500
 

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10/1 - 65 minutes running trails
10/2 - 45 minute weight work out
10/3 - 65 minutes running trails
10/4 - 45 minutes weight work out


220/1500
 

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10/3 45 minutes of picking up sticks + 15 minutes watered plants and checked mail (walked) + 2 miles, 1 hour = 120
1/4 1 mile and picked up sticks, 50 minutes + 15 minutes watered plants and checked mail + 25 minute mile walked and ran with my sons at sunset = 90
120 + 90 = 210/2,000

Right behind you lab :)
 

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Fantastic Catholic Mama! We are rocking and rolling eh!!!!

10/1 - 65 minutes running trails
10/2 - 45 minute weight work out
10/3 - 65 minutes running trails
10/4 - 45 minutes weight work out
10/5 - 40 minute easy walk with hubby

260/1500
 

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You ladies are awesome!

I've had a strong start to the month. I don't know whether I will be able to keep the pace. My goal is to have some more variety. I would love to do some more walking (and hiking). I am going to aim for 1,000 minutes again.

10/1: 15 minutes walk
10/2: 20 minutes bicycling
10/3: 60 minutes strength training class and 60 minutes bicycling
10/4: 60 minutes hiking
10/5: 60 minutes hiking

275/1,000

Edit:

10/6: 20 minutes bicycling
10/7: 60 minutes bicycling

= 80 + 275
= 355/1,000
 

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10/1 - 65 minutes running trails
10/2 - 45 minute weight work out
10/3 - 65 minutes running trails
10/4 - 45 minutes weight work out
10/5 - 40 minute easy walk with hubby
10/6 - 45 minutes weight work out
10/7 - off
10/8 - 60 minutes weights
10/9 - 55 minute run
10/10 -

420/1500
 

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10/5 walked 1/2 mile and fed carrots to neighbor's horses, 25 minutes
10/6 walked 1 mile and watered plants, 30 + 2 more miles, 50 = 80
10/7 1/2 mile 15 minutes
10/8 1 mile walked at sunrise, 25 minutes + 45 minutes walking + 5 minutes walked to water the plants + 1 mile walked at sunset, 25 = 100
10/9 1 25 minute mile walked + walked 1 mile, watered the plants, and checked the mail, 40 minutes + walked and ran 1 mile at sunset, 25 = 90
10/10 1 25 minute mile walked at sunrise + 1 mile, watered plants, checked mail, 40 minutes + 20 minutes walking while talking on phone + 25 minute walked and ran mile at sunset + 20 minutes riding my exercise bike (would have rode it for 50 but I was falling asleep!) = 130
25 + 80 + 15 + 100 + 90 + 130 = 440
210 + 440 = 650/2,000
 

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10/11 1 mile walked at sunrise, 25 minutes + 15 minutes cleaned + raked for 30 + 30 minute mile walk = 100
10/12 5 minutes walked to water the plants + swam for 95 minutes = 100
10/13 1 30 minute mile walked at sunrise + walked to water the plants for 15 minutes + 30 minute mile + 40 minute mile walk with my daughter at sunset = 115
100 + 100 + 115 = 315
650 + 315 = 965/2,000
 

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10/1: 15 minutes walk
10/2: 20 minutes bicycling
10/3: 60 minutes strength training class and 60 minutes bicycling
10/4: 60 minutes hiking
10/5: 60 minutes hiking
10/6: 20 minutes bicycling
10/7: 60 minutes bicycling
10/8: 30 minutes bicycling
10/9: 45 minutes bicycling
10/10: 60 minutes strength training class and 60 minutes bicycling
10/11: 30 minutes walk
10/12: Migraine
10/13: Migraine

= 580/1,000
 

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10/1 - 65 minutes running trails
10/2 - 45 minute weight work out
10/3 - 65 minutes running trails
10/4 - 45 minutes weight work out
10/5 - 40 minute easy walk with hubby
10/6 - 45 minutes weight work out
10/7 - off
10/8 - 60 minutes weights
10/9 - 55 minute run
10/10 - 45 minute run
10/11 - 60 minute walk/jog
10/12 - off
10/13 - bum hip - took off

525/1500
 

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10/1 - 65 minutes running trails
10/2 - 45 minute weight work out
10/3 - 65 minutes running trails
10/4 - 45 minutes weight work out
10/5 - 40 minute easy walk with hubby
10/6 - 45 minutes weight work out
10/7 - off
10/8 - 60 minutes weights
10/9 - 55 minute run
10/10 - 45 minute run
10/11 - 60 minute walk/jog
10/12 - off
10/13 - bum hip - took off
10/14 - off (not gonna make my goal if I keep doing this)
10/15 - 80 minute run

605/1500
 

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@lab It is important to listen to your body. The intent is there. You will get there!

10/1: 15 minutes walk
10/2: 20 minutes bicycling
10/3: 60 minutes strength training class and 60 minutes bicycling
10/4: 60 minutes hiking
10/5: 60 minutes hiking
10/6: 20 minutes bicycling
10/7: 60 minutes bicycling
10/8: 30 minutes bicycling
10/9: 45 minutes bicycling
10/10: 60 minutes strength training class and 60 minutes bicycling
10/11: 30 minutes walk
10/12: Migraine
10/13: Migraine
10/14: 45 minutes stationary bicycle (with weights) and 20 minutes bicycling
10/15: 60 minutes strength training class

= 705/1,000
 

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10/14 1 35 minute mile walked
10/15 picked up sticks and walked a mile, 40 minutes + 10 minute walk + 15 minute walk= 65
10/16 1 hour walking while shopping, walking up and down stairs, and unloading + 1 25 minute mile walked + picked up sticks for 45 minutes = 130
35 + 65 + 130 = 230
965 + 230 = 1195

Ladies, meeting your goal isn't as important as the fact that you're exercising regularly. My goal at the beginning of this past summer was to lose part of my middle so that I wouldn't look like I'm pregnant anymore when I'm not, and while I have been largely unsuccessful, I have walked more than 100 miles (probably closer to 200) around my yard, spent quality time with my children, and taken care of my yard. I've walked so much that I would like to buy myself some new walking shoes before Christmas! Don't beat yourself up if you don't hit your goal on the dot. Hopefully you can be satisfied, like me, that you have put in some good time toward being more comfortable in your own body, and established a good habit. :)
 

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Thanks so much treehugger and Catholic Mama! You guys are so right. It sounds silly I know - but until you both said that and encouraged me I was disappointed. It makes obvious sense! Why don't I see it? That is why I love this forum so much. It's more than making me accountable for my workout....I am accountable for my health too! I love it

10/1 - 65 minutes running trails
10/2 - 45 minute weight work out
10/3 - 65 minutes running trails
10/4 - 45 minutes weight work out
10/5 - 40 minute easy walk with hubby
10/6 - 45 minutes weight work out
10/7 - off
10/8 - 60 minutes weights
10/9 - 55 minute run
10/10 - 45 minute run
10/11 - 60 minute walk/jog
10/12 - off
10/13 - bum hip - took off
10/14 - off (not gonna make my goal if I keep doing this)
10/15 - 80 minute run
10/16 - 60 minute run (push ups - stairs - run)
10/17 - 65 minutes in the gym doing sculpt


730/1500
 

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10/17 1 mile and took out trash, 35 + 1 mile and checked the mail, 35 + 1 mile, watered plants, and checked the mail, 35 + 2 miles, 50 = 155
1195 + 155 = 1,350/2,000
 

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10/18 1 25 minute mile walked at sunrise + 1 mile, watered the plants, and checked the mail 45 + 15 minutes of kicking my soccer ball around our yard with my 5-year-old son - he laughed his head off :) = 85
1,350 + 85 = 1,435/2,000
 

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10/1 - 65 minutes running trails
10/2 - 45 minute weight work out
10/3 - 65 minutes running trails
10/4 - 45 minutes weight work out
10/5 - 40 minute easy walk with hubby
10/6 - 45 minutes weight work out
10/7 - off
10/8 - 60 minutes weights
10/9 - 55 minute run
10/10 - 45 minute run
10/11 - 60 minute walk/jog
10/12 - off
10/13 - bum hip - took off
10/14 - off (not gonna make my goal if I keep doing this)
10/15 - 80 minute run
10/16 - 60 minute run (push ups - stairs - run)
10/17 - 65 minutes in the gym doing sculpt
10/18 - 65 minutes doing 5k warm up cool down and going back to jog in with hubby and friend!


795/1500
 

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10/19 cleaned: swept, mopped, and vacuumed for 30 minutes (I'm counting this because I was dripping sweat by the time I was done) + 2 miles, 55 = 85
1,435 + 85 = 1,520/2,000
 

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10/1 - 65 minutes running trails
10/2 - 45 minute weight work out
10/3 - 65 minutes running trails
10/4 - 45 minutes weight work out
10/5 - 40 minute easy walk with hubby
10/6 - 45 minutes weight work out
10/7 - off
10/8 - 60 minutes weights
10/9 - 55 minute run
10/10 - 45 minute run
10/11 - 60 minute walk/jog
10/12 - off
10/13 - bum hip - took off
10/14 - off (not gonna make my goal if I keep doing this)
10/15 - 80 minute run
10/16 - 60 minute run (push ups - stairs - run)
10/17 - 65 minutes in the gym doing sculpt
10/18 - 65 minutes doing 5k warm up cool down and going back to jog in with hubby and friend!
10/19 - off
10/20 - 100 minute run....solid 90 running then warm up and cool down



895/1500
 
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