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Sunday, June 3rd, 2007
9:31 am
My challenge was to work out at least 16 times, I surpassed it, and I could have broken it further. Since I've been working I walk everyday to work, and sometimes I walk home, thus getting exercise twice in a day, each walk would last me about 20 min to a half hour. That's why when I pledge again, I'm going to pledge for miles not workouts.

I'm going to start that now, I pledge to go 45 miles in June and to do my new pilates resistance band work out on my days off.
Saturday, June 2nd, 2007
11:21 am
May goals
Goals (if I remember correctly):

Run 700 minutes, write what I eat at least 50% of the days.

Yep and yep.  Met 'em both.  And maybe learned a little something about my eating patterns with the second part of the goal.  I really need to incorporate a good, healthy, carby snack into my afternoon to keep me from eating crappy, high sugar, fatty bakery food after work.  Yep.

I hope everyone else did good with meeting their goals.  This isn't the most active community in terms of posting, but I've totally found that just being a part of it keeps me motivated!
Monday, May 28th, 2007
11:03 pm
Update So Far
The month is almost over, but I wanted to give an update too. So far, I'm at 11/16 workouts. Not bad, but I need to workout every day till the end of the month, twice on one day, to make my goal. Its not going to be easy.
Sunday, May 20th, 2007
12:49 pm
mid-month update on goals
This month's goals:

600 minutes running
Write down what I eat at least 15 days (50% of the time)

So far I've run 590 minutes, which is totally going to blow my goal out of the water.  I think it's 'cause it got cooler and it's just more fun and easier to run whenthe weather agrees with me.

I have written everything down 13 days of 20 thus far (but I'm going to calculate it based on 31 days). 

Running goal:  98.3%
Food goal: 41.9%

Thanks for keeping me honest.  Sorry I waited so long for the first update!
Friday, May 18th, 2007
12:06 pm
7/16 workouts = 44%

The month is about half over, and I"m pretty much right on track. Which is good, I really drop the ball last month.

How is everyone else doing?

Current Mood: cold
7:12 am
Eeep! Sorry folks.
I really dropped the ball on the challenge this month. Trying to finish up my Masters has been a real time-eater. Guess it will be a free-for-all for May.

As for progress, well I'm not doing too hot on that either:

I pledged 150 miles biked for the month and I'm at 30.something. So I'm right at 20% completed and the month's half over already. Just going to keep going as much as I can.

Also - I'm going to be mostly MIA from the internet starting around the first of July til first of September thanks to training for my new job down in Georgia (and staying at my technology-impaired grandma's house). So, anyone want to take the reins for those months?

Current Mood: contemplative
Friday, May 4th, 2007
8:38 am
Running late... May Pledges!
Hi guys -

Life has been beating on me the last few days. I will get the "winners" post for April up shortly. Meanwhile - Goals for MAY?

Please post them in the comments here and I'll team folks up on Saturday.

Thanks for being patient!

Current Mood: worky
Monday, April 30th, 2007
2:17 pm
End of the month post

Please post your progress for the month as a comment to this entry ASAP.
And tell us how it went for you this month too, if you'd like! Thanks!

Current Mood: blah
Saturday, April 21st, 2007
11:57 pm
My Progress
I figured I would make a post about my progress so far. I just added up all the minutes I've done so far, I had forgotten to add my last few workouts. I am now up to 64.3% of my 350 minutes :) Yay.

Current Mood: artistic
Monday, April 16th, 2007
3:33 pm
Well this month has been about as much of a big ol' bust as last month. I've been plagued with pneumonia, and it goes without saying that I have been pretty much sidelined. Then I had a very sudden, very unexpected and very horrible death in my immediate family this past week. I was hoping to do 13 workouts this month, and I have done one. There is still some time left. At this point, I will be happy with whatever I am able to accomplish.

I hope everyone is doing well getting to their goals!

I had fun playing with tickers:

Current Mood: ok
Sunday, April 15th, 2007
7:01 pm
may have to throw this month out...
Running goal: 700 minutes...
Thus far: 107 minutes (15%)

Food goal: 5x5, 5 fruits and veggies/day, and 5 DIFFERENT veggies/week. At least.
Thus far: 5 days of 5 fruits and veggies (of 14 days thus far, so 35%), and 2 weeks of 5 diff veg (50%)

Strength goal: 4 sessions (1/full week)
Thus far: 1/2 session (13%)...I'm counting yoga as a half.

To make it simpler, I'm just going to add and average.  I think it's too many goals!!!

28.2% of the way to my goal, with half the month gone...hm...and some of these I can't make up!  Ah well.  Spring break threw me.  These things happen.  Live and learn and all that!
Monday, April 2nd, 2007
6:44 pm
April matches plus March results
April buddies: (We'll give this another go... I liked the buddy system too!)

1) trishepherd (1000min) and spooky_lemur (1100min, 15 miles/hour on the bike, and bringing her lunch)
2) smaller__curves (850min) and walkstrong (16 workouts this month)
3) ne_pas (700min) and stregadelsol (13 gym trips)
4) koleni (700min, fruits and veggies, and strength) and trim150(350min)

Good luck this month, guys! Try to post your progress here every week so the rest of us can cheer you on!

March results behind the cut. I've cut out any teams that didn't report back. Winner is bolded.
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Current Mood: calm
Sunday, April 1st, 2007
11:53 pm
For those of you who do pledges around food, I thought I would make a suggestion. Try making a pot ov vegetable soup to get your veggies in. Here's the soup that I learned to make from my roommate, she was a vegatatian and I learned a lot from her.

Everything soup
Start with a tin of tomatoes and some fresh garlic (I use from 6-8 cloves, sliced) throw it all in your pot and add some water

Add whatever spices you like, I usually add cumin seeds, tanduri masala, tumeric, crushed red chillies, and some chicken stock, basically whatever I'm feeling like, instead of chicken stock you can add some miso soup, that's what my roommate used.

Let the tomatoes and spices cook up a little I use low heat and let the spices all blend.

Then add whatever veggies you have on hand. carrots, potatoes, broccoli, corn, peas, mushrooms, cauliflower, peppers, celery etc, what ever you like. Just before the potatoes are done add a can of chickpeas or kidney beans or something for protein. The reason we call it everything soup is you can add just about everything. Unless you mess with the spices you cannot mess this soup up.

You can add some whole wheat pasta if you want too, but if you do that I wouldn't add the potatoes because then it'll be too heavy on the startch/carbs. This soup is amazing the day after. The spices really blend together. It goes good with a grilled cheese sammich too on wholegrain whole wheat bread. I love it.

Just adding another option for those who go with food goals. Good luck this month all.
Saturday, March 31st, 2007
2:59 pm
April Sign up post
After our first month, it doesn't seem like a lot of people stuck with it - which meant a lot of people were left with partners that were missing in action. So I'm thinking we'll do this a different way this month. No partners... because that didn't work. Just an overall monthly ranking, I don't mind posting it weekly IF people will let me know where they are with their progress. We'll all root each other on. If you pass 100%, keep track of that too. So if you do 20 miles and only planned to do 15, then you did 125%. Sound good?

Sign up by commenting to this post with your pledge for the month. Thanks!

Current Mood: lazy
Friday, March 30th, 2007
8:23 am
End of the month check in
Hey folks. All of a sudden it's the end of the month... where did the time go?

Please comment to this post with what your final totals for the month are.

Current Mood: calm
Thursday, March 29th, 2007
5:37 pm
late update...almost the end of the month!
At some point I started saying my goal was 800 minutes of running...which seemed like a lot, so I went back and checked.  Here it is again:

My pledge for this month: 170 min/week running (4 weeks + 3 days, so how about a round 700 minutes). One strength session/week (on Saturday's, probably, so 5 sessions in March).

Here's my results thus far...

Running: 646 minutes

Strength: 3 sessions...

I'm not sure what to say about the strength...I've been doing some off and on at the gym, but I was only going to count the times I did my strength training video.  So...maybe I'll call it 3.5 just to be generous!

I'm leaving on vacation on Saturday, so we'll see how much more I get in.  I think I can manage 55 minutes between today and tomorrow!  At least I'll get pretty close to the running goal.  The strength training goal looks kinda lost.  Sigh.
Saturday, March 24th, 2007
7:13 pm
Back from Vacation... here's my progress.
I ran twice while on my week's vacation. Good thing I made it my rest week!
120 minutes total...

I don't think I'm going to be able to make my 1400 minutes pledged. I feel short last week due to work craziness, and this week due to vacation. I'm not going to change my pledge, but I hope to get in 400 minutes this coming week, which would put me at just over 80%. We'll see how that goes.

Also, right before I left for my trip, my bike trainer arrived! So I can bike at home indoors now. Yay!

March Challenge totals:
727/1400min: 51.9%

Current Mood: calm
11:53 am
weekly check in
all of my workouts should be here

but I got 405 minutes this week.
bringing my total to 1064/1380=77%
5 hours in 7 days left!
Friday, March 23rd, 2007
12:30 pm
I didn't update last friday cause well... I didn't go to the gym at all that week. School was sucking my will to live (in the metaphorical sense) I've gotten back on track, and while I'm a week behind I'm giving this my best shot

To reach my goal I need to do 3.5 miles a day. I went 4.22 today :D *pants*

Okay so update

22.24/50 = 44.48%

Current Mood: dirty
Saturday, March 17th, 2007
10:03 pm
my weekly update
more minutes this week than last.... (232 over 220)
48% of goal. 659/1390 minutes

I have 12 hours left to do in 15 days, so while I am not at 50% at the half way mark, I think I can catch up.
As long as I don't get sick.....

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