January New Year, New You! Exercise Challenge

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  1. Elizabeth Smith

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    :welcome:
    Welcome to our January Exercise Challenge! It's a New Year! Time to reset, refresh, and renew! I'll be your host and this month we will focus on setting achievable goals and finding inspiration. I'll be posting questions related to your goals for 2018, inspirational quotes, tips, whatever. We will have a loose theme this month! Feel free to share what has helped you find success as well! We are all a team here!

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

    Each person chooses a time goal, and posts minutes toward that goal as they exercise. You decide what movement counts towards your goal, which can be a set monthly number, or calculated based on a target number of minutes per day. - Since January 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. This month, we have:
    "Bring it On" Blue - 10%
    Overachieving Orange - 25%
    Purpose Purple - 50%
    Perseverance Pink - 75%
    Resolution Red - 90%
    Goal Green - 100%



    We’re officially starting this challenge on January 1st (2nd, sorry we're late), 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 check out old threads to see what’s been going on.

    Participants
    Elizabeth Smith - 305/660
    sophy1996 - 600/800
    katt789 - 420/1395
    GrandAdmiralStrife - 210/1500
    PollyannaMom - 245/400
    piglet1979 - 460/1395
    Twilight Sparkle - 1020/1860
    lovesmurfs - 642/2100
    jaelless - 675/930

    Tasha228 - 61/500

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    Team Total - 4581/8510
     
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  2. Elizabeth Smith

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    I'm adding about 10 minutes from walking around the mall yesterday to begin my month. A slow start is better than nothing! 10/660

    We'll start things off with a simple question: What are your New Year's Resolutions, if you made any? It doesn't have to be exercise related either.
    My goals are to lose a little weight, read at least 8 books, improve my sewing abilities, and achieve more in my job (read as get more $$$).
     
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  4. sophy1996

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    In for 800. I may drop out of sight after January 22 due to traveling.

    40 minutes for a 5k on 1/1.

    No resolutions here. Just going to try to keep moving!

    40/800
     
  5. sophy1996

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    Thanks so much for hosting, @Elizabeth Smith! This thread really does help keep me accountable.
     
  6. katt789

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    Hi! I'm definitely interested in joining up to see how my month improves with this help!

    I'm going to aim for 45 mins per day.

    My resolutions/goals for the year are:
    -Save more $$/different 2nd job
    -Lose 25 pounds(approx) fit into my clothes better
    -Read more

    1/2 workout: 25 mins of elliptical/27 mins of weight lifting

    52/1395
     
  7. Elizabeth Smith

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    :welcome:
    I will say that when I started participating in this back in August, it made a huge difference in how much I exercised. I never used to exercise on purpose, but now I do almost every day!

    Sounds like you have some good, measurable goals this year!
     
  8. Elizabeth Smith

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    +30 exercising at home today
    40/660
     
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  9. GrandAdmiralStrife

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    Goal 1500

    Did 15 minutes chasing the DS in 20 degree weather in Austin TX(!) on 1/1, plus another 65 walking on the treadmill (19 min pace)

    80/1500
     
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  10. PollyannaMom

    PollyannaMom I was a click-clack champ!!

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    I'm in for 400 minutes, and thanks so much @Elizabeth Smith for picking up hosting duties this month!!

    My New Year's resolution isn't exercise related, but I have set a goal to get back into scrapbooking this year.
     
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  11. sophy1996

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    60-minute Pilates class

    100/800
     
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  12. Elizabeth Smith

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    Congrats to sophy1996 for being the first to reach "Bring it On" Blue.

    Our question of the day today: Are you going to do any travelling this year? If so, where?
    Hubby and I are planning to go to London this summer for a church trip, but we'll see after we get details on the cost! :headache:
     
  13. katt789

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    I'll be going to WDW April/May and sometime in the fall for Halloween!
    -Also doing DLR for Fall Dapper Day
    -Plan is to do Wine & Dine marathon to but we'll see how things workout lol as I'd also really love to do some other travelling and want to do Tokyo again in early 2019
     
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    i would like to join. I am going to shoot for 45 minutes a day so 1395. I have had a slow start this month due to being on vacation from work. I do not have a resolution. I am just planning to keep with losing weight. My goal is to lose 20-30 pounds by August when we go on our first Disney Cruise.
     
  15. Twilight Sparkle

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    Thanks for hosting, Elizabeth! I'm in for 1860. Off to a little bit of a slow start, but I'll make up for it later this month.

    60/1860

    Resolution for this year - clean out the attic

    travel in 2018 - visiting family at the beach and WDW this month; hopefully a few quick hiking trips this year, too
     
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  16. Twilight Sparkle

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    Also, I feel bad I wasn't able to offer to host this month, so I'll go ahead and claim February. That way we won't have to worry about a host until March.
     
  17. katt789

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    Just finished 20 elliptical & a 25 min core workout, brings me to
    97/1395
     
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  18. Elizabeth Smith

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    I'm adding 35 minutes for myself today at work, mostly on the treadmill.
    75/660
    Which brings me to "Bring It On" Blue!
     
  19. piglet1979

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    I have done 70 minutes today. 65 on a treadmill and about 5 minutes walking to my car.

    70/1375
     
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  20. jaelless

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    New Years resolutions are to be more courageous, healthier, and set a good example for my daughter with diet choices. I also want to blog more, be more active, and get my new house feeling like a home.

    Yes I am traveling :) I already have my daughter and me tickets to do to Washington, D.C. later this month to visit friends. I haven't been on an airplane in 20 years, so totally nervous. I also have never been to D.C. so out of my element. Those both fall under the be more courageous resolution. I am hoping to do one more trip, just no idea where. I want to travel with my daughter. I never have traveled, so it is a new experience for us both. So domestic at first, then in a couple of years when she is 10 I am hoping to go international LOL

    Sorry I am a bit late to the challenge. I would like to shoot for 30 minutes/day = 930. I think if added up past 2 days I get at least 30 minutes. I will do better now. So I am at 30/930 .
     
  21. GrandAdmiralStrife

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    30 minutes on 1/3 walking at work outside during breaks.
    60 minutes on 1/4 walking at work outside during breaks and lunch.

    I work overnights, the cold air helps keep me awake :p

    180/1500
     
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