We're Going to Paris! February 2019 Exercise Challenge

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  1. Twilight Sparkle

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    Bonjour et bienvenue! I'm so happy you found the February 2019 Exercise Thread!! Our theme this month is "We're Going to Paris", Disneyland Paris, that is. As we post our exercise minutes, we'll take a virtual trip to Disneyland Paris and spend the month touring this magical place. I've never visited Paris or this park in real life, but if you have, please feel free to add your own insights, memories, photos, etc. as we move along through our trip.

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

    Each person chooses a time goal, and posts minutes toward 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 February has 28 days, here are some common conversions:
    15 minutes/day = 420
    20 minutes/day = 560
    30 minutes/day = 840
    45 minutes/day = 1260
    1 hour/day = 1680

    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's colors are:

    10% - dans l'air Bleu
    25% - Bienvenue à Paris Orange
    50% - dans le parc Violet
    75% - les paillettes magiques Rose (Thanks to @PollyannaMom for the translation!)
    90% -manège parc d'attractions Rouge
    100% - très amusant Vert

    We’re officially starting this challenge on February 1st, but if you don’t find the 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.


    Team Progress:
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    Twilight Sparkle - 1215/1680
    MikeNamez - 920/1400
    PollyannaMom - 355/500
    sophy1996 - 835/1200
    BonnieF - 340/500

    piglet1979 - 659/840
    Zhoen - 243/500
    Elizabeth Smith - 200/600
    cmarsh31 - 145/500


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    Grand Total = 4912/7720 (64%)
     
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  2. Twilight Sparkle

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    I'm in for 1680 this month.
     
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  4. MikeNamez

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    Sticking with 1400 for Feb.
     
  5. PollyannaMom

    PollyannaMom I was a click-clack champ!!

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    Since I barely broke 500 in January (I was too ambitious without the Disney walking) I'm going to drop February's goal down to that. (But we'll see - Mother Nature has a way of sending me shoveling minutes in February, so I may break it. :laughing: )

    les paillettes magiques (literally, "magic glitter")
     
  6. Twilight Sparkle

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    Wonderful! Merci beaucoup!
     
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    1200 for February

    We spent one day in Disneyland Paris back in 2016. It’s really easy to get there from Paris!
     
  8. BonnieF

    BonnieF Is it time for Food & Wine Yet??

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    C’est tres bien! We’ll be visiting Paris this fall and I’m hoping to convince my husband to do DP this time. Somehow the cafes tend to keep us occupied.
    I’m in for February but adjusting my total to a more realistic 500 minutes. With a March trip to WDW, I should be pretty motivated!
     
  9. PollyannaMom

    PollyannaMom I was a click-clack champ!!

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    I'm jealous!
     
  10. piglet1979

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    I am in this month. My goal will be 840 minutes.
     
  11. sophy1996

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    Kicking off the month with a 60-minute workout this morning.

    60/1200
     
  12. Zhoen

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    This is my first time on this thread, but hey, who can resist Paris??? (Well the Disney part of it, anyway...Besides, I need the accountability!!!)

    I'm going for 500 for the month
     
  13. Twilight Sparkle

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    Happy February 1st, all! Since we can work with a virtual budget for our virtual trip, I think the services of a boutique airline would be nice for our group. Meet me in the LaCompagnie Lounge at Newark Airport.

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    From there, we'll board our entirely business class flight heading to Paris Orly Airport. During our flight, you can enjoy your seat's massage feature, anti-allergenic pillow, soft blanket, and a variety of entertainment options on the personal tablet supplied for your use. Should you get hungry on our overnight flight, you can partake in a " light snack . . . made of a gourmet salad, a soup, a cheese plate and a dessert. Before landing a complete breakfast is offered . . .", and, of course, we should toast to our trip with a glass of champagne.

    Et maintenant, bon voyage!
     
  14. Twilight Sparkle

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    60 minutes - walking and strength training

    60/1680
     
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    Welcome! We're happy to have you!
     
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  16. Twilight Sparkle

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    How fun!!! So you will have to help me out and make sure the info I have is correct.

    Perfect timing, then!!!!! We're heading to London in October. I'm so very tempted to add in a day or so in Paris, but we are hoping to visit there when our daughter graduates high school so waiting might be best. Decisions, decisions . . .
     
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  17. BadPinkTink

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    Hi this caught my eye as I have been to Disneyland Paris 3 times and I'm a regular poster on The Disneyland Paris section here on Dis.

    Best of luck with your excercise goals. I know this is just a virtual visit but just a note, most people fly to Charles de Gaulle airport, as it's a bigger international airport with more variety of flight times and airlines.

    Having flown transatlantic many times and been lucky enough to get a free upgrade to business class, if money was not limited, I would fly to Charles de Gaulle business on one of the other airlines. Air France or British Airways business class to Charles de Gualle would be better option. They also have first class lounge in Newark airport.

    There are also better transport options from Charles de Gaulle to Disneyland then from Orley.

    To transfer from the airport many people use www.magicshuttle.co.uk This is an independent bus company who have the license from Disney. They have a departure point in a corridor between Terminal 2E and 2F in Charles de Gaulle. You pay for your ticket online and get an email confirmation. You show this email to the driver and say which Disney hotel you are staying at. The journey time is approx 1 hour on the freeway. Depending on the passengers, the drop-off route is
    1. Newport Bay
    2. Sequoia Lodge
    3. Santa Fe
    4. Kyraid
    5. Dream Castle
    6. Magic Circus
    7. Explorers
    8. Cheyenne
    9. New York
    10. Disneyland Hotel
     
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  18. PollyannaMom

    PollyannaMom I was a click-clack champ!!

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    Loving our trip so far!!

    I got in 30 minutes yesterday, mostly marching on the mini-trampoline while watching TV.

    30/500
     
  19. sophy1996

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    50 minutes of walking Friday night (we ate out and instead of driving to the restaurant we walked!)

    35-minute workout at the gym this morning

    145/1200

    Business class is awesome. The real problem is that it’s then really hard to go back to economy!
     
  20. Twilight Sparkle

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    Thank you. Good info to have if planning a real trip.
     
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  21. Twilight Sparkle

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    So very true!
     
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