# Happy Birthday October Exercise Challenge

#### PollyannaMom

##### I was a click-clack champ!!
Welcome to the October 2020 exercise thread! My birthday is this month, so I'll be choosing some Disney birthdays (actually in October, or on the corresponding day in other months) to give us characters, actors, or artists to explore.

If you’re returning, we’re excited to have you back! If you’re new, welcome to the team! Here’s how it works:

Each person chooses a time goal and posts minutes towards that goal as they exercise. You can post daily or just catch up when you can. You decide what movement counts towards your goal - which can be a nice round total for the month, a specific number that means something to you, or a calculation based on a target number of minutes per day.

Since October has 31 days, here are some common conversions:

15 minutes/day = 465
20 minutes/day = 620
30 minutes/day = 930
45 minutes/day = 1395
1 hour/day = 1860

One of the special motivations of our Disney challenge is color changing! Page one will be updated with individual and team color changes as we make more and more progress.

10% - Balloon Blue
25% - Occasion Orange
50% - Party Purple
75% - Princess Pink
90% - Restful Red

We’re officially starting this challenge on October 1st, but if you don’t find the thread until later in the month, you’re still welcome to join!! There's no better time than the present to start toward your goals! Just post your goal and I’ll add you to the list. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions and to check out old threads to see what’s been going on.

Participants
PollyannaMom - 530/520
DisLiss - goal: 465
sophy1996 - 1200/1200
Elizabeth Smith - 800/800
BonnieF - 410/600
ozliz - 740/1860
piglet1979 - 1084/1860
DopeyDame - 25/500
ljcrochet - 1504/1500
Twlight Sparkle - 2715/2300

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Team Total - 9,008/11,605 - 78%

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#### DisLiss

##### DIS Veteran

I think this is my 3rd time signing up and I never come back to enter anything. But having my schedule destroyed for the last 6 months has really hurt my exercise efforts, so I'm willing to give this a try again if you'll have me!

#### sophy1996

##### DIS Veteran
I’m in for 1200 this month.

Thanks for hosting, @PollyannaMom, and great theme! My DH has an October birthday as well.

#### Elizabeth Smith

##### DIS Veteran
Yay for birthdays! I’ll try for 800 again this month.

#### BonnieF

##### Is it time for Food & Wine Yet??
@ PollyannaMom, thanks for hosting - sounds like a fun theme!!
@sophy1996 - loved the music!

I'll stay at 600 for the month - hopefully the cooler days will motivate me.

#### PollyannaMom

##### I was a click-clack champ!!
Happy October 1st, Everyone

Today's birthday belongs to our own Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews, who turns 85 today!

#### ozliz

##### DIS Veteran
So I’ve actually found this thread on the 1st of the month for once and I managed to take a whole hour for lunch today and went for a nice long walk. I think that’s a sign that I should finally join one of these threads and aim for 1 hour per day. It might sound like an ambitious starting point but pre-COVID I was pretty active. My goal of 1860 will include walking and other non-strenuous activity. Maybe next month I’ll try lower number with higher intensity - if I can get back into the gym.

Looking forward to seeing how we all go .

• #### piglet1979

##### DIS Veteran
I am in this month for 1860 minutes. I think I will get this without a problem. DD is having foot surgery on the 16th so it may make it a bit harder for a few days. Though we know have a treadmill and this should make it easier. A year ago when she had this done on her other foot, recover was really quick for her. So I am hoping for this again.

#### DopeyDame

##### DIS Veteran
OH my goodness this is just what I need!
I'm still working from home, and really want to get in a habit of moving frequently while the weather is still good. Thank you!

I'm super impressed by the goals people have already posted, but I'm going to start out more easily... 500 minutes for me, please.

#### ljcrochet

##### DIS Veteran
I'm going to aim for 1500 minutes this month.

Love the theme!

#### PollyannaMom

##### I was a click-clack champ!!
to the new folks!!

• #### sophy1996

##### DIS Veteran
On the board with 50/1200 - mat Pilates and a walk

Good News Network is highlighting Julie Andrews' birthday as well.

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#### DopeyDame

##### DIS Veteran
25 minute walk/run for me yesterday.

#### sophy1996

##### DIS Veteran
20-minute mat Pilates

70/1200

#### PollyannaMom

##### I was a click-clack champ!!
15 minutes for me yesterday, 35/520.

Team total is 190 and 2%.

For today's birthday, we're jumping backward from October 3rd to September 3rd, for Disney animator Eric Larson (one of the famous "Nine Old Men" and a mentor to future artists at Disney) -

Here's his story:
https://www.waltdisney.org/blog/eric-larson-animators-animator

10/1 58
10/2 57
10/3 40

155

+60

130/1200

#### PollyannaMom

##### I was a click-clack champ!!
20 new minutes for me, 55/520

#### PollyannaMom

##### I was a click-clack champ!!
Happy Sunday morning, everyone!

Only four days into October, and we already have color changes!

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Congrats to ljcrochet, sophy1996, & PollyannaMom (me) on turning Balloon Blue!

For today's birthday, we'll jump to the 4th of March, and Ward Kimball, another of the "Nine Old Men". Here he is talking about the development of Jiminy Cricket:

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