OK Goldies: Let's Take on a Challenge

SIMKATHY - 5:17AM UTC, Dec 30th 2008 View users public blog View users public diary


I just challenged myself to 5,000 push-ups during 2009. Maybe this goal is too modest, but at least it's a start. I already go the gym and do the treadmill and some resistance training. But I need to do more at home.

What's your challenge?

SUSANKIF - 5:36PM UTC, Oct 31st 2009


Hi! I love my pedometer(s). I've been wearing one daily for about a year and I have lost or broken several pedometers. I usually wear mine on a jeans pocket with a sweater covering it and I now use a metal clip to keep the pedometer from falling off accidentally. I am retired so I don't have to worry too much about looking set for a career day. I also don't usually reach 10,000 steps in a day although I do go over 10,000 a day for a day or two most weeks. One week I walked a lot but had knee pain especially going down steep hills. Fortunately the knee pain disappeared after resting a few days.

CRUISE2009 - 10:51PM UTC, Mar 11th 2009


Hi, LPH-

I also like walking but have not figured out how to wear the pedometer comfortably and unobtrusively at work (I'm a teacher). I have been walking more after work, however, and, like you, have noticed that my knees and hips are feeling much better. I started at 10 minutes a day, 5 days a week, and have slowly gone to 16 minutes per day. Maybe my challenge will be to work up to 30 minutes walking a day by the end of this school year.
Good luck to everyone on meeting their personal challenge!


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Pragmatist Goal 1/1/10 170
PG 4/1/09 187
PG 3/1/09 195 (190) Yeah!
PG 2/1/09 203 (198) Yeah!
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LPHONG - 6:31AM UTC, Mar 6th 2009


My challenge is walking 10,000 steps per day. My knee pain & stiffness goes away when I walk regularly. I just bought a new pedometer to keep track and make sure I do my challenge.
How about that....lol

LPH :wave1:

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IW 120


SIMKATHY - 4:22AM UTC, Mar 4th 2009 View users public blog View users public diary


IDEA: get a friend to hold you accountable to your challenge by calling you at a specified time of day to see if you completed your challenge and to encourage, support and challenge you to live up to your potential. Now I need to take my own advice. haha

HW 196 (pg) SW 182 CW 168 IW 161 GW 135

SRILEY - 12:56PM UTC, Feb 19th 2009

I am new to the group. I work out with weights 3 times a week and desperately trying to add cardio. I am only getting 1-2 days a week. I need a miracle motivational tool to make me like cardio. Any ideas???

SW 170.5 CW 160 GW 154

SIMKATHY - 8:31PM UTC, Feb 8th 2009 View users public blog View users public diary


I had to exchange my challenge for a different one: heart rate monitor program. I bought a Polar F11 and input all my personal data and it defined a program for me. In order to imporve my fitness (which they tell me is between 37-39) I need to exercise 3 hrs and 15 min every week and burn 1600 calories, so I hope you will forgive me for the exchange. This seems a lot harder but since I'm a slave to my hr monitor, it seems to be working.

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URSULA7 - 8:53PM UTC, Jan 26th 2009 View users public blog

Washington state

I keep remembering this challenge, but I've yet to do even one crunch. Anybody else?

Luv, Ursa

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them. Marcus Aureli

URSULA7 - 7:18PM UTC, Jan 18th 2009 View users public blog

Washington state

Hi, Kathy,
I'd like to join you in challenging myself. I'd love to lose this fat wad at my stomach, so I'll challenge myself to 5,000 curl-ups in 2009. That's 5,000 for the entire year, right? I read the other day that curl-ups, etc. won't remove the fat, but only strengthen the muscles. Still it seems like a good idea to strengthen the muscles that are going to show when I lose the fat due to calorie-counting and exercise, don't ya think?

Luv, Ursula
When our greedy soul does not get what it wants, “the greedy soul is weakened, and another sort of joy comes forward.” -Robert Bly

SIMKATHY - 5:21PM UTC, Jan 18th 2009 View users public blog View users public diary


It's been hard to stay on this challenge since I got sick last week. But time to get back in the saddle There are easier way to do pushups than the traditional on the floor. I personally use the wall. Maybe in three years I can graduate to the hard stuff.

'09 January Punches 1500 / 9,000
'09 Push up Monkey 124 / 66,795
Thins: 5 out of 9 days

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Last Edited: 5:22pm UTC, January 18th 2009

SBS1955 - 4:19PM UTC, Dec 30th 2008

West of Boston

5000 sounds amazing. Unfortunitally that is something I can not due because of my wrist. however I decided this morning at the gym to add dips to my daily routing either at home or the gym. constant fight with bat wings. My arms are overall in great shape except for flacid wings.

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