# Is it August Already? Exercise Challenge!

Welcome to the August 2019 exercise Challenge! It may be summer still and hot (103 in Austin TX today) but finally, school is starting (for those of us in the southern states), pumpkin spice is in the air, and the holiday season is speeding towards us...

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 August 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 exercise challenge is color changing! Page one will be updated with individual and team color changes as we make more and more progress.

10% - Clear Skies Blue
25% - Sunset Orange
50% - Party Purple
75% - Uh, Lookin' a Little Pink
90% - Sunburn Red

100% - Lawn Green

We’re officially starting this challenge on August 1, but if you don’t find this thread until later in the month, you’re still welcome to join!! 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.

Our Players (up dated 2am Central time, Sept 1):

 piglet1979 1028/1395 (74%) sophy1996 1180/1200 (98%) MikeNamez 1560/1500 (104%) BonnieF 755/750 (101%) ljcrochet 863/500 (173%) Twilight Sparkle 1935/1860 (104%) GrandAdmiralStrife 2500/1860 (134%) softball chick 508/600 (85%) PollyannaMom 505/500 (101%) snels 1025/930 (110%) TheDisneyDoll 150/950 (16%) Elizabeth Smith 800/800 (100%) ***YOUR NAME HERE*** ***YOUR GOAL HERE***

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#### piglet1979

##### DIS Veteran
I am in with a goal of 1395

• #### sophy1996

##### DIS Veteran
I'm in for 1200 again.

Great video!

#### MikeNamez

##### DIS Veteran
Hey All,

Back in for 1500 this month. Lets have a great August!

#### BonnieF

##### Is it time for Food & Wine Yet??
Hi everyone! I’ll aim for 750 this month. I know I’ll be getting in as much beach time as I can so I’ll be realistic about my exercise time.
@GrandAdmiralStrife - I always had mixed emotions about that commercial - glad the kids were going back. But, I was a teacher, so my party was over, too.

#### ljcrochet

##### DIS Veteran
I'm in for 500 minutes this month. My girls are starting high school in 2 weeks so i'm not sure what our schedule is going to be. I might try and one of them to run with me in either the morning or evening. She loves to run but lacks the motivation/time to go. She also is on a travel soccer team and a travel basketball team (assuming her team didn't fall apart over the summer).

• #### Twilight Sparkle

##### DIS Veteran
I barely made it last month, but I'll try for 1860 again. Maybe the temps will cooperate this month.

Thanks for taking on August, GrandAdmiralStrife!

I'm in for 1860

logged 40 minutes DDP Yoga today before work

#### sophy1996

##### DIS Veteran
30 minutes for August 1 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre seeing "Weird Al" Yankovic! For part of that time, while waiting for the show, I deliberately took a walk all the way up and down all the steps.

30/1200

#### MikeNamez

##### DIS Veteran
Thursday: 30 min walk on my lunch and 30 min on the elliptical

60/1500

• #### softball chick

##### Teacher of Math and Disney Magic
I'm in for 600 minutes this month. My actual exercise schedule is going to be pretty funky thanks to two WDW trips and the start of back to school in-service, so I'm hoping I can at least reach 600.

@GrandAdmiralStrife - Pretty sure I looked just like those kids did while watching that video! Luckily school doesn't start for another month up here in the Midwest (and even later for my school...thank you cafeteria construction!) so this teacher still has plenty of summer left

#### BonnieF

##### Is it time for Food & Wine Yet??
30 minutes yesterday walking and swimming. The ocean was gorgeous!
60 today at the gym and 20 in the yard.
(110/750) a good start to the month!

#### PollyannaMom

##### I was a click-clack champ!!
In for my usual 500.

I'm really not sure how August is going to go. - Different busy things could either boost or hinder my walking minutes.

45 minutes walking this morning plus another 20 DDP Yoga

105/1860

Congrats to @BonnieF for hitting 10% already!

#### sophy1996

##### DIS Veteran
20-minute walk

50/1200

#### snels

##### DIS Veteran
I hope I can still join. I tend to exercise more when I have a goal!
I will try for 930 minutes again.
150/930
I did some lawn mowing.

#### Twilight Sparkle

##### DIS Veteran
150 minutes so far - horses, walking, weights

150/1860