Thursday, December 15, 2011

Are you ready to get moving?

We’re back! And this time, with changes!

The 100 Mile Fitness Challenge is now the Get Moving Fitness Challenge and it's set to run from January 1st, 2012 to March 31st, 2012. But this time we’re giving you 90 days to do whatever you want.

As long as it involves exercise of some sort.

The point of the challenge is to get us all moving. But since we all move in different ways, and at different speeds, and have different schedules, this time YOU are responsible for setting your own goal. All you need to do to join the challenge is state your name (for sidebar tracking purposes), intent, and then get moving! Every Friday we’ll have a check-in post, and Amanda and I will update the sidebar with everyone’s progress. You can choose to walk or run or go to the gym or ride your bike or anything else and you can also choose how you want to measure your progress, whether it’s in miles, or time, or days, or anything else.

For example:

I might sign up by saying "My name is Jill and my goal is to exercise for 150 hours by March 31st." And week one I would say "Jill here. I exercised for 1 hour toward my goal of 150 hours." And then week two I’d say “Jill here. I’m now at 15 of 150 hours.” Etc.

Amanda might say "My name is Amanda and my goal is to walk/run 300 miles by March 31st."

Billy Bob might choose "My name is Billy Bob and my goal is to ride my bike 10,000 miles by 3/31." (And may I be the first to wish Billy Bob good luck with that goal.)

Or, "I want to burn x number of calories" or "I want to do a 90 day yoga challenge" or “I want to walk every other day/5 days a week/everyday.” The trick is to find something that will challenge you, but that is also realistic enough to pull off, given everything that you’ve got going on in your life.

Hopefully, this new way of doing the challenge offers everyone the flexibility and incentive needed to get moving. We want this to be fun, not a chore (but still something designed to help us be healthier people).

So what do you say? Are you in? If so, just state your name (the name you want to be known by for tracking purposes) and your goal. And then join us all on January 1st as we get moving!

PLEASE NOTE: You are in charge of your own culmulative totals. We will not be doing any math. So if you walk 5 miles on Week 1 and 5 miles on Week 2, please tell us you walked 10 miles, not 5, when you report in for Week 2.

41 comments:

Amanda said...

Yay! Okay, here's my entry: I'm Amanda and I plan to exercise for 35 hours during this first quarter challenge.

wordlily.com said...

I love the change! Still not sure if/how I can participate this quarter, but I'll be thinking about it.

The Path Traveled said...

Hello, my name is Betty from over at Just thoughts on a blog, and I want to participate by doing 20 miles a week / 5 hours a week.

Suzanne said...

Hello, my name is Suzanne and.... I really need this challenge to give me a kick start.
My goal is to complete 100 miles in three months.
Thanks for doing this.

Kristy said...

My name is Kristy and my goal is to exercise 39 hours or 3 hours a week for 13 weeks.

deanna said...

My name is Deanna and my goal is to move 120 miles...

Jennifer said...

I love this new format!

My name is Jennifer and my goal is to exercise (walk/run/bike) for 30 hours by March 31st.

:)

Sally said...

I like the new change! My name is Sally and my goal is to exercise 35 hours in 90 days. That's 1/2 hour per day. I need to just get moving again. This will help. Thanks, ladies, for the new format.

Sarah Jones said...

I'm Sarah and my goal this time around will be to run 200 miles during the challenge.

Alycia said...

Hi I am Alycia and I am going to committ to 30 hours of exercise. Hopefully this is 20 minutes a day....

Thanks for hosting this again!

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Oops, there's another Betty already here. I'll go by BettyMc and my goal is 4 hours a week of Zumba, Curves, and the treadmill.

(uh oh, almost had a typo of 54 hours a week, that is definitely NOT a goal!)

Trish said...

Haven't decided how I'll go about this yet but I'm in. Something's gotta give and it can't be any more of my pants!! Tired of having nothing to wear every day.

Trish said...

Oh, and it makes me so happy that you guys keep this going. :)

Beth F said...

I may be joining this -- must decide on goals.

Chrisbookarama said...

Hello, my name is Chris and I want to exercise 2 hours a week (running, yoga, etc).

Vicki said...

I'm Vicki and my goal is to get 45 hours of cardio/strength training during this quarter.

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Sweet Calliope said...

Hi, I am Sweet Calliope and my goal is 125 miles.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I'm Dawn - I'll set the goal of 100 miles (walking) this quarter.

Susan said...

My name is Susan and my goal is to do 50 hours of cardio/strength training in first quarter 2012.

softdrink said...

This is Jill, and my goal is 40 hours of exercise. If I did my math right, that's 1/2 hour a day, 6 days a week, plus an extra hour to make it an even 40.

Juliann said...

Hi there
This is Juliann
I will be running and doing Cross Fit club at work and I am committing to at least 20 minutes per day so 1800 minutes
Thanks for jumpstarting us

leeswammes said...

I'm Judith and I'm aiming for 30 hours of exercise this quarter.

Thanks for continuing the challenge!

Nise' said...

I am Nise'. My goal is to exercise 40 hours or more this quarter!

nanscorner said...

I'm in! My goal is 100 miles in 90 days.

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Seeing that this time of year is the toughest for me to get motivated, I'm going to join in the challenge. My goal is 100 miles in 90 days.

Michelle Shannon said...

My name is Michelle and my goal is to do a cardio exercise for at least 30 minutes a day at least five days a week. Let's see if I can actually complete this challenge this time around!

Jess said...

My name is Jess and I plan on doing 30 hours of exercise for this challenge!

Gail said...

I'm Gail and my goal is 40 hours of cardio by the end of March.

Stan said...

My goals are:

1. (3) 30 minute stationary bike sessions per week for the next 13 weeks - total time 19.5 hours
2. (2) 1 1/2 hour hot yoga workouts per week for the next 13 weeks - total time 39 hours.

Time period: January 3 - March 31.

Evan and Jen said...

love this idea...100 miles by 3/31..
(walk/run/bike/swim)

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

OH! I missed this post, but today's "First week check-in" caught my eye in my blog reader!

You can COUNT ME IN!

I am Amy (NW WI) and my goal is to strength-train (including CORE strength!) 3x/week; along with that to run 75 miles during this first quarter's challenge.

Debby said...

HOW did I miss this original post. If Im not to late, I would love to join!! My goal is 130 miles (running) DebbyH

cee said...

just found this blog although a bit late, I would also love to join. My name is Cee and my goal is to walk for 5days a week that is a total of 55 days by March(since i've missed out on the first week)

Emma L said...

I'm also a bit late but started my own challenge on 1st Jan anyway so would love to do it with you guys. My name is Emma and I live in Australia, and my goal is to do two pump (strength training) and two step (cardio) classes per week!

kristinemarie7 said...

Hi, my name is Kristine and my goal is 110 miles. Thanks for hosting!

Ani Masi said...
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Mrs. Shannon said...

Hi, my name is Shannon and my goal is to exercise 50 hours between now and March 31. Thanks for hosting this fun event! :)

Shannon
http://everystepcounts365.wordpress.com/

Mare said...

I just found your site today and I'm hoping I can still sign up! What a great challenge!!! My name is Maralee and my goal is to long 100 running miles. Thanks!

Tricia said...

Hi! I'm Tricia and I want to join in and run 100 miles in the first quarter of 2012 and complete a 5k in less than 40 minutes by the end of the first quarter.

Michelle said...

My name is Michelle and I am going to complete the Couch 2 5K program. That is 3 days a week, running/walking for 20 minutes. I have added an extra 10 minutes onto that. so that is 30 minutes, 3 times a week.