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11-03-2004, 09:42 PM
My goal: 1000 minutes

11/24 100 minutes
11/25 80 minutes
11/27 120 minutes
11/28 75 minutes
11/30 60 minutes

Anyone have a motivational clippee??

245 minutes- Week 1
320 minutes- Week 2
295 minutes- Week 3


I keep all of our updates......keep working hard everyone.....I don't have a clippie...does anyone else???

:cool1: November Challenge!!

11-06-2004, 01:25 AM
No replies? :confused: I thought a lot of people were looking for an exercise challenge again. :confused:

Well, I'm in for 1,000. ;) It'll be hard, as I'm just getting back into exercising after a bad October, but so far I've got:

11/1 - 42
11/2 - 46
11/4 - 45

Total 133/1000

I only had 320 in the whole month of October. :(

Even if this doesn't become a 'certified' Challenge thread, it can surely be a personal exercise Challenge thread, where we just keep track ourselves, which we do anyway, and post HERE on our progress. Thanks for starting the thread jlawall! :sunny:

11-06-2004, 06:19 AM
I'm in too so you two aren't alone. :) My goal is still the 800 - DM visited for two weeks which = more food + not much exercise so I'm committed to get back!

11/1 25 mins
11/4 45 mins
11/5 25 mins

so I'm at 95/800.

Thanks for starting the thread!

Tiger Lily 03
11-06-2004, 03:13 PM
I seem to be at a screeching halt for some unknown reason this week. I will still keep my challenge at 1200 minutes for the month.
So far I only have accomplished 40/1200.

Tomorrow I run a 5k and will at least have a couple more minutes to add.

11-06-2004, 06:08 PM
hi all...im confused, so dont mind my stupid question..what are the numbers? amount of exercise? sorry :0

11-06-2004, 10:56 PM
Not a stupid question, Jen. Yes, they are minutes of exercise, for the day, and then our goal total. So, in my case, I've exercised 133 minutes of my 1,000 minute goal for the month of November.

Update for 11/5 & 11/6: Nothing! :o

11-07-2004, 09:19 AM
I checked for the Challenge earlier and didn't see it. Thought I needed to just do my own. Am so glad I found it again!!
Only Hit 850 min. in Oct. Shooting for 1000 again in Nov.
11/1 - 25 WATP
11-2-45 WATP
11-3-60 Curcuit
11-7-10K - 92 minutes!!!
I love these challenges. They keep me on track!
Thanks !!

11-07-2004, 10:35 AM
I'm doing it on my own...150/1000.

Have a magical day!

As of 11/10, 210/1000.
As of 11/29, 450/1000.
As of 11/30, 505/1000. I pushed myself out there this morning to get over the halfway mark!

Congrats to all who made their goal and to those who tried! I love this 1000 minutes motivator. I'm glad others are still doing it as well. On to a December challenge!

11-07-2004, 06:31 PM
I've been doing it on my own also, since I didn't see one.


11-07-2004, 06:42 PM
I'm another WISHer that has been keeping track of my numbers for November on my own. I'm so glad I found this thread! It's good to have a "home" to come to everyday and report my progress.

I am at 227/1000 as of today (Sunday, Nov. 7). I was close to making goal last month at 820 minutes and I'm determined to make it for November even though we'll be on vacation at DVCHH the week of Thanksgiving.

WTG for everyone that has posted so far. We can make our exercise goal minutes for the month of November! Woohoo!! :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc

11-08-2004, 01:53 PM
I'm still here, too! Well, OK, I've been in South Beach for the past few days, but we're home now! I exercised while we were away & kept track of that, but as to staying on plan with food, well, let's just say I have some off plan eating to make up for! I tried to stay on plan, didn't stray as far as I would have in the past, only up about 1 lb as of this AM, but it's time to get back on track!

My Nov goal will be 2000 min. Here's what I have so far:

11/1 - 90 min - bowling
11/2 - rest day - needed it after my push at the end of Oct to reach that goal!
11/3 - 90 min - swimming & walking
11/4 - 30 min - swimming
11/5 - 90 min - swimming & walking
11/6 - 90 min - swimming & walking
11/7 - 60 min - walking

That gives me a total of 450/2000 min so far for Nov.

I'm glad there are other Nov exercise challengers out there. This really helps to keep me going!

11-08-2004, 02:13 PM
Here's my update:

11/7 55 minutes
11/8 25 mins

total for month: 150/800

11-08-2004, 03:00 PM
Wow these numbers sound huge! I could run for 30 min everyday this month and only get to 900 min! Am I doing something wrong here?

11-08-2004, 06:11 PM
pixiedust, not doing anything wrong. Some of us have decided to work it out a little bit more. Do what you can do::yes:: :wave2:

11-08-2004, 07:36 PM
I'm keeping track of my minutes also and I'm going with a 2200 minute goal for the month.

Nov 1st - 60 min
Nov 2nd - 110 min
Nov 3rd - 105 min
Nov 4th - 117 min
Nov 5th - 130 min
Nov 6th - 30 min
Nov 7th - 0 :rolleyes:

For a total of 552!!! :bounce: :Pinkbounc

11-08-2004, 10:52 PM
After a few days off, just toooooo hectic, I did 60 mintues today. Total 193/1000.

Congrats to all who have joined our 'informal' group! :sunny:

11-09-2004, 03:10 AM
I'm in for 1000 minutes. :) I only got 550 last month. :( I wanna make that 1000 minutes. :)

I only did 20 minutes so far this month. It was saturday at my MIL and a quick 20 minute walk to try to change the scenery for dd who was getting cranky.

11-09-2004, 10:06 AM
Just for fun, I am going to try to make my 1000 minutes before I leave on my cruise in 9 days:eek:

Last week--210 minutes
Monday 11/8--45 minutes
Wednesday 11/10--80 minutes
Wednesday 11/10 60 minute walk with DH!
Thursday 11/11 60 minutes
Saturday 11/13 60 minutes
Tuesday 11/16 60 minutes
Wednesday 11/17 60 minutes
Sunday 11/21 120 minutes snorkeling
Monday 11/22 60 minute walk
Tuesday 11/23 30 minutes snorkeling
Friday 11/26 120 minutes snorkeling
Monday 11/29 45 minute walk


I am at 1010/1000. :jumping4:

11-09-2004, 12:39 PM
It's great to see so many on this thread. You are all doing an awesome job!!!!

On Monday I did Firm BSS3 Fat Blasting Cardio in the morning and Firm BSS3 Total Muscle Shaping in the evening

On Tuesday morning I did Firm BSS3 Hips, Thighs and Abs

for a total of 337/1000 on 11/9/04!

11-09-2004, 09:30 PM
I have an update for the past 2 days. :moped:

11/8 - 60 min - bicycle
11/9 - 30 min - walk/jog

This puts me at 550/2000 min for Nov :sunny:

This month I cut my goal down some from last month, & I'm going for quality workouts rather than just time. Last month it seemed like I would go like crazy for a day or so, then end up crashing & either not be able to exercise for a few days, or exericise at a slower pace. That didn't seem to work too well for me, so this month my goal is lower & I'm trying to exercise on a more consistent basis & with greater intensity. I couldn't believe that I actually JOGGED some tonight! Not only that, but it felt pretty good!

11-09-2004, 10:51 PM
Wow Nancy! Every month, you impress me! ::yes::

I managed 50 minutes today. A 3 mile tape. I am pretty sore from yesterday's 60 min, toning/firming/strength tape tho. I'm walking around like a tired, stiff, old lady! :eek: No pain, no gain (well, loss actually). ;)

So, I'm at 243/1000.

How's everyone else doing? :sunny:

11-11-2004, 01:18 PM
This week from the 8th to the 14th was 292
Monday super body sculpt,Wednesday Complete body Sculpting, Thursday adv. cardio blast and express cardio. Friday body sculpt, Sat. hips things and abs, and Sunday Total muscle shaping.


11-11-2004, 01:20 PM
As of today I'm at 210/800 for the month...I need to kick it up to meet my goal!

11-11-2004, 02:24 PM
Ok I'm doing something a lil different then you all. 21/90 miles run!

11-11-2004, 03:50 PM
I didn't work out at all yesterday, I think my muscles were too tired after the double work out on Monday. This morning I did Firm BSS3 Fat Blasting Cardio and my total is now 372/1000 as of 11/11/04!

11-12-2004, 07:53 PM
Pixiedust23, I like your goal! I was using distance goals before we started the Aug challenge by time, it's a good way to set a goal if you're running or walking.

Here's my update for the last couple of days:

As of 11/9 I was at 550/2000

11/10 - 45 min - walking
11/11 - 150 min - walking, & doing the twist with Chubby Checker at EPCOT!
11/12 - 135 min - bowling & bicycle riding

I am now at 880/2000 min for Nov! :sunny:

I feel better about this month with a lower goal & exercising consistently than I did last month with a higher goal & going full steam one day then crashing for a day or 2 because I was too tired to exercise! Now all I have to do is to really getback on plan with food - I'm not too far off, but I'm not where I should be either. All my exercise won't do me any good if I go back to my old eating habits. Phew, I think I really needed to say that here to make it stick in my mind!

Hang in there, everybody & keep on exercising!

11-12-2004, 10:21 PM
This morning I did Firm Super Body Sculpt and my total is now 415/1000 as of 11/12/04. Great job everyone, let's keep it up!

11-13-2004, 01:06 PM
Ran 5.5 today to bring my total to 32.5/90 miles.

Perfectmatch- Using a distance marker is better for me b/c otherwise I know i'll slack off and just walk to get my minutes in. This way I really have to run to get to my goal!

11-13-2004, 05:27 PM
Updating my minutes

Nov 8th 110 minutes
Nov 9th 90 minutes
Nov 10th 119 minutes
Nov 11th 107 minutes
Nov 12th 120 minutes
Nov 13th 0 :rolleyes:
Nov 14th 0 (football day!)

552 + 546 = 1098/2200

Have a lot of work to do to get to my goal!

11-13-2004, 10:54 PM
This morning I did Firm Super Cardio Sculpt and felt a little bit of extra energy (okay so tomorrow is weigh in day too) and I did Firm BSS1 ab sculpt for a total of 65 minutes which brings my stats to 480/1000 as of 11/13/04.

11-14-2004, 09:09 PM
This morning I did BSS3 Complete Body Sculpting for a total of 530/1000 minutes. Woohoo!!! Tomorrow it will be BSS3 Fat Blasting Cardio.

11-14-2004, 09:18 PM
Friday was Body Sculpt 60
Sat. was Thighs, hips and abs 30
and today was Complete Body Sculpting 45


11-15-2004, 12:55 PM
I was up bright and early for BSS3 Firm Fat Blasting Cardio which brings my total to 562/1000.

11-15-2004, 09:13 PM
Glad to see everyone exercising into the holiday season.

With our vacation to WDW and the death of a close family member, I barely made the 1000 minutes last month but I am trying it again. I know I should be at least half way by not but I am not.

This is where I am now:


I guess I had better get moving now.

I will check in again in a week.

Rochelle :Pinkbounc

11-15-2004, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by KimRaye
So, I'm at 243/1000.And there I stand 6 days later. :( I started feeling sick last Wed., and today I found out I have the flu. Therefore, no energy, no exercise, heck I barely got dressed a few days. DD was sick right along side me. :( NOT been a good week. :rolleyes:

Keep it up everyone else, I'm still keeping my eye on you all! ;)

11-16-2004, 07:38 AM
Ran another 6.5 miles in the past 2 days. 39/90 miles!

11-17-2004, 01:00 PM
Kim - so sorry to hear you that you and your DD have been sick. I hope you are feeling 100% real real soon.

This morning it was Firm cardio sculpt blaster for me. That brings my total to 624/1000.

11-17-2004, 08:07 PM
Hey Kim, sometimes your health is more important!::yes::

11-17-2004, 10:42 PM
You're all so sweet, thank you very much! :D

After waking with a 100 temp, I took some Motrin and headed to work where, as the day progressed, I felt 110% better! It was great. So I came home and EXERCISED for 48 minutes!! :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc I was coughing a bit during that time, but it was worth it!

I'll never see 1000 minutes this month, but it's good to be back counting minutes again!!!

291/1000 :sunny:

11-19-2004, 09:03 PM
Kim, be careful you don't over-do it with the exercise while you're sick! Your body needs the chance to recover! Take dare of yourself. Hope you & your DD are feeling better soon!

I haven't updated for a while. Here's what I have been doing since I last updated:

11/13 - 0 min - rest day
11/14 - 40 min - bicycle
11/15 - 30 min - walking
11/16 - 40 min - bicycle
11/17 - 115 min - bicycle & walking
11/18 - 180 min - walking
11/19 - 90 min - bowling

That puts me at 1375/2000 min for Nov! I'm over halfway there!

11-19-2004, 11:18 PM
Thanks Nancy, but don't worry, I could never be accused of over-doing exercise! :laughing:

0 yesterday
57 today


Maybe I'll make 1/2 way! I've already beat my last month's total. :o :D

11-20-2004, 12:59 PM
Another week done with one more to go... ECK!!

Nov 15th 122 minutes
Nov 16th 50 minutes
Nov 17th 122 minutes
Nov 18th 77 minutes
Nov 19th 92 minutes
Nov 20th 30 minutes (bowling tonight)
Nov 21st 0 (football day!)

552 (first week)
546 (second week)
493 (third week)

Didn't do too well this week and I'm not sure I'm going to get to my goal in the next 9 days, especially with Thanksgiving coming up. I'm going to try and get as close as I can.....

11-20-2004, 06:14 PM
Wow! Everyone on this thread is amazing,................Turkey Day is right around the corner!!

11-21-2004, 01:35 PM
So during the course of this week, I've booked a DCL cruise, found the DISBoards, learned what WISH is and committed to 20 lbs, and now have found this thread. Obviously too late to start a November Challenge, but I can't wait for December!!!

I am the most lazy, unmotivated person when it comes to exercise, and have absolutely NO willpower. I have eaten really well since I posted my 'intentions' yesterday, however its easier on the weekend.

My challenge for December will probably make you all laugh... I'll be shooting for 750 minutes... which is about 700 more than I have been getting - but that's a huge step for me!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

11-21-2004, 01:58 PM
Welcome Kiki and good luck with your December challenge. If you need any modivation, you'll find it here. These gals (and guys) are great!!!

11-21-2004, 07:12 PM
O.K. let's see, at last count last Sunday I was at 607. I've added in 310 for the week. That would bring me to 927. 283 minutes to go!!!!!!!!!:Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce:

11-22-2004, 10:29 AM
I'm now at 48/90 miles as of yesterday. I'm thinking I'm prolly not going to make it to 90 by the end of November, but I'll keep trying!

Wed- 4 miles
Thurs- 3 miles
Sun- 2 miles

11-22-2004, 09:19 PM
I left off posting on 11/19 at 1375/2000 min. My update is as follows:

11/20 - 40 min - bicycle
11/21 - 0 min - rest day
11/22 - 60 min - swimming

That puts me at 1475/2000 min so far for Nov. I have 525 min to go. I should have no problem with that in the next 8 days. I already know I'll be doing a lot of walking tomorrow as we will be going to Silver Springs with friends who are really fast walkers! :sunny:

11-22-2004, 11:59 PM
I'll add my measly minutes for today...

11/22 - 42 minutes


Keep it up everyone, you're doing great!!! ::yes::


11-23-2004, 08:02 AM
Mon- 4 Miles
Tues- 3 Miles

55/90 miles

11-24-2004, 11:39 PM
Working my way to 1/2 my goal. :o

11/24 - 57 minutes


11-27-2004, 10:42 PM
Another week down...

Nov 22nd 130 minutes
Nov 23rd 90 minutes
Nov 24th 87 minutes
Nov 25th Turkey Day!!
Nov 26th 87 minutes
Nov 27th 0
Nov 28th 0 Football Day!!

552 (week 1)
546 (week 2)
493 (week 3)
394(week 4)

Well I think I might be a little short for the challenge, but I still have Mon & Tues. Wednesday is the start of another challenge :flower1:

11-28-2004, 08:21 PM
I've added in 375 minutes ofr this week. That means I've completed another exercise challenge. :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

Good luck to everyone else, and hopefully another challenge next month

11-28-2004, 10:31 PM
I added 49 mins today, for a total of 496. I...must...make...1/2...way........tomorrow! :sad2:


11-29-2004, 07:56 AM
Well now at 70/90 I have no chance of making it. Broken foot! :guilty: Good luck to everyone else!

11-29-2004, 09:17 PM
I've been on vacation for a week and worked out everyday. I don't have the exact figures in front of me but I did a Firm work out for at least 30 minutes each day while I was way except the two travel days. I'll give it a stab for accuracy:

Sunday - no work out
Monday - 45 minutes
Tuesday - 46 minutes
Wednesday - 30 minutes
Thursday - 35 minutes
Friday - 30 minutes
Saturday - no work out
Sunday - BSS3 Complete Body Sculpt
Monday - Firm Super Cardio Sculpt
For a total of 273 minutes which brings my total to 998 minutes. Woohoo it looks like I'm gonna make it this month!

11-29-2004, 10:05 PM
I've been busy since my last check-in on Nov 22! Here's what I've been doing! :cool1:

Total as of 11/22 - 1475/2000

11/23 - 150 min - walking
11/24 - 0 min - resting
11/25 - 0 min - Happy Thanksgiving!
11/26 - 240 min - walking
11/27 - 200 min - walking
11/28 - 150 min - walking
11/29 - 35 min - bicycle

That brings me to a total of 2150/2000 min with one more day to go! Tomorrow I'll be in MK, MGM & Epcot so I'll be getting a lot of walking in to finish off the month!

Pixiedust 23, sorry to hear you have a broken foot! How did that happen? Hope it's not too painful for you! Sending some healing pixie dust your way! :wizard: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

11-29-2004, 11:21 PM
Pixiedust 23, sorry to hear you have a broken foot! How did that happen? Hope it's not too painful for you! Sending some healing pixie dust your way! :wizard: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Ditto! OUCH!!!

I made 1/2 way! I made 1/2 way! :cool1: Who thought I could be happy over that, huh? :rolleyes: Well, I did 42 minutes today, taking me to 538/1000! That'll end it for me this month, as DD has a re-check at the Dr. tomorrow for walking pnuemonia during my normal exercise time.

Is there a December Challenge?? :confused:

Congrats to ALL the Movers & Shakers here!!!! :cheer2:


11-29-2004, 11:34 PM
Well I got in 120 minutes today, so I need 95 minutes tomorrow to get to my goal, which typically on Tuesdays, I only get in 90 :faint: I'mgoing to try and get to the gym early and get that extra 5 minutes in :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

11-30-2004, 08:01 AM
Perfect match- I was walking up the stairs on Thanksgiving morning to get my older brothers breakfast order. Next thing ya know my ankle gave out, rolled, and i was landing on my foot. The worst part is the whole no driving thing. I am now working out of the house this week, and I get excited over getting to go to the gas station with someone! 4-6 weeks til it heals, 6-8 weeks til i can get back in the gym!

11-30-2004, 08:00 PM
Well today I only got in 35 minutes at the gym, plus 30 for bowling = 65 + 120 yesterday for 185.

552 (week 1)
546 (week 2)
493 (week 3)
394(week 4)
185 (week 5)

So close.....

11-30-2004, 08:38 PM
Ok, I created a clippee (it's lame but you can make it too!) Add this to your signature if you made the November Challenge!!

11-30-2004, 10:39 PM
I made it by the skin of my teeth.
Nov week 3: 269/589/411
week 4: 252/841/159
Nov 29 and 30: 161/1002/0
December should be a real challenge but I am up for it.


11-30-2004, 11:17 PM
Great job Rochelle!

December should be a challenge for ALL of us :earboy2:

12-01-2004, 11:39 PM
I finished the month strong with 210 min of walking on 11/30!

That puts me at a total for Nov of 2360/2000. :cool1:

Pixiedust23, hope your foot heals quickly. I'm sure the no driving thing must be very frustrating for you. I know it would be for me. Hang in there, you'll be back on your feet soon.

12-02-2004, 10:27 PM
GREAT JOB EVERYONE.......this is a tough time of year and we stuck together (without a clippee!)

You guys are the BEST!!

Keep fighting, WE WILL WIN!!!! :teleport: