Let's Celebrate! December Holidays around the World Exercise Challenge

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  1. Saphire5742

    Saphire5742 Princess Sparkle

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    Welcome to the December 2016 Exercise Challenge!

    If you're new here this is how it works:

    Choose an exercise goal in minutes and post your progress towards that goal.

    I'll keep track of everyone's progress and update this post accordingly.

    Since December has 31 days here are some popular conversions:

    10 min/day - 310 min
    15 min/day - 465 min
    20 min/day - 620 min
    30 min/day - 930 min
    45 min/day - 1395 min

    But you don't have to go according to this chart. You get to decide how many minutes and what movement counts towards those minutes. Just remember that sometimes despite our best intentions we don't always reach our goal. That's ok, as long as you do your best.

    And of course we can't forget the fun part of these challenges - :rainbow: Color changes as you make your way towards your goal.

    For this month's theme I chose December Holidays around the World. I thought it might be fun to learn how others celebrate the holidays this time of year. Throughout this month I'll be sharing interesting trivia and the like on the subject. Of course I'll be relying on the internet for much of this info so if any of you spot some wrong information please let me know so I can correct it.

    10% of goal - Winter Solstice Blue
    25% of goal - Lights Aglow Orange
    50% of goal - Presents Galore Purple
    75% of goal - Sparkling Tinsel Pink
    90% of goal - Candy Cane Red
    100% of goal - Happy Holidays WISH Green

    I'll put myself down for 1300 min.

    Participants

    2manypets - 1228/1500
    galaxygirl76 - 1220/1100
    kathleen27 - 325/700
    PollyannaMom - 200/400
    Saphire5742 - 1303/1300
    scdak - 577/550
    Sophy1996 - 1200/1200
    Twilight Sparkle - 1485/1000


    Team Total - 7538/7750 (97.2%)
     
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  2. sophy1996

    sophy1996 DIS Veteran

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    How fun! I'll go for 1200 minutes again.
     
  3. PollyannaMom

    PollyannaMom I was a click-clack champ!!

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    Sounds like a great theme!

    Since I didn't make my goal last month (and this one is likely to be even busier) I'm going to set a nice, round 400 minutes this time. I'm just not walking like I was in the summer. But I'm hoping to figure out what works for me to replace that and go over goal this month. We'll see.

    So far, I have 10 minutes yesterday and 15 today, so I'm at 25/400.
     
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  5. 2manypets

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    Loving the theme! Can't wait for the trivia.

    I'm in again for 1500 this month. Yesterday I did 70 minutes of upper body and walking

    70/1500
     
  6. galaxygirl76

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    I'm in for 1100 this month, gotta get my body ready for our Disney trip next month!
     
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  7. scdak

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    Count me in again , I will raise my goal to 550 active minutes on my fitbit and yesterday was a good day :)
    75 / 550
     
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  8. kathleen27

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    Thanks for hosting @Saphire5742
    Looking forward to the theme!

    This is going to be a busy month for me, and with it getting dark early I'm not getting out for walks during the week.
    My goal this month is going to be 700.

    nothing yesterday
    15 minutes yoga tonight

    15/700
     
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  9. PollyannaMom

    PollyannaMom I was a click-clack champ!!

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    Managed to squeeze in another 15 minutes on Friday after I posted, so I'm at 40/400.
     
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  10. sophy1996

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    A slow start to the month here, but did get to the gym this morning.

    50/1200
     
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    Saphire5742 Princess Sparkle

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    76 min today
    76/1300
     
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    To start us off for the month here is a list of holidays celebrated in December:

    Saint Nicholas Day (Christian)
    Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican)
    St. Lucia Day (Swedish)
    Hanukkah (Jewish)
    Christmas Day (Christian)
    Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian)
    Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish)
    Kwanzaa (African American)
    Omisoka (Japanese)
    Yule (Pagan)
    Saturnalia (Pagan)
     
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    And we have our first color changes. Congrats PollyannaMom and scdak for reaching 10% of your goal and Winter Solstice Blue!



     
  14. scdak

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    48 minutes riding today
    123/550
     
  15. Twilight Sparkle

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    Please count me in for 1000. I tend to snuggle up more and be less active when it gets cold, so I need accountability for sure! So far, I'm at 90 minutes.

    90/1000
     
  16. sophy1996

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    30 more minutes last night (evening walk) and 50 minutes at the gym this morning.

    130/1200
     
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    And a 40-minute walk.

    170/1200
     
  18. Twilight Sparkle

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    50 minutes

    140/1000
     
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    Friday - lowerbody @ 60 minutes
    Saturday - cardio @ 60 minutes
    Sunday - I took the day off, so 0 minutes

    190/1500
     
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    Great work team, at this time we're only 21 minutes away from reaching Winter Solstice Blue!

    Congrats to team members Sophy1996, 2manypets, and Twilight Sparkle for joining Winter Solstice Blue!

    Many of the customs associated with the Winter Solstice (and therefore with other midwinter festivals such as St Lucy’s Day, Saturnalia, Hanukkah, New Years and Twelfth Night) derive from stories of a mighty battle between the dark and the light, which is won, naturally, by the light.
    The return of the light is the most prominent feature of most midwinter festivals as we will learn during the month.

    (info courtesy of www.schooloftheseasons.com)
     
  21. Twilight Sparkle

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    35 minutes

    175/1000
     
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