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dewitdewit Member Posts: 922 Member Member Posts: 922 Member
As many of us are facing a lockdown again and some are worried about gyms being closed, team sports being banned and the shorter days/lower temps being an impediment (at least mentally) to exercising, I suggest you to:

- declare a personal goal, achievable, yet a bit challeging
- report here each day on how it goes, for accountability and mutual motivation
- share workout videos/plans, training programs and training goals

I'd recommend to us "spoilers", as in my post below. This way, we wont have two posts filling a whole page.

Feel free to also share what you do, in order to eat right! Proper nutrition is just as important!

The purpose of all this is to keep our mind clear and positive, our body healthy and stay connected 😉. Are you in? 🙌
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  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 922 Member Member Posts: 922 Member
    I'll start:

    My goals:
    - Workout 5 days a week. I started Heather Robertson's 12 week program.
    - Workout at least 3 days in the morning.
    - Run 1x or 2x per week (if this is still allowed)
    - Walk/Bike for 30 min at least 5 days a week
    11/1: Leisure family walk (about 2h) and this workout, which I loved!:


    11/2: HR's Standing abs workout + Bayle's Brown 5min workout for inner thighs + various isometric exercises. First 2 workouts in the morning! 💪

    11/3: I started Heather Robertson's 12w program. Day 1 (30 min) was great! (not at all easy!). I also 🚴‍♀️ for 15 mins outside.
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 922 Member Member Posts: 922 Member
  • DevietteDeviette Member Posts: 908 Member Member Posts: 908 Member
    Saw this post on your feed, I've not sorted out my goals yet, but I will be in! Need the motivation to get out of the house during this lockdown, I will not let myself spiral like I did during the last one.
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 476 Member Member Posts: 476 Member
    Hi, I'm in, still working on my goals but they include getting out on my bike every day, walking (proper outdoor walking), Youtube workouts and planks (that's a different thread). Aiming for 15,000 steps a day with a minimum of 12,000. The distinction between aerobics and other workouts (eg indoor walking videos) is a bit vague but I aim to do at least 60 mins and often 90 minutes altogether.

    Going back to Sunday:
    01/11 bike 30 mins, walk (outdoors) 30 mins, aerobics 15 mins. Total steps 13,868.
    02/11 bike 40 mins, walk 20 mins (went to post birthday card to grandson) aerobics 30 mins. total steps 16,514
    03/11 bike 30 mins, no outdoor walk, aerobics 30 mins, total steps 16,290.
    04/11 bike 30 mins walk 25 mins, aerobics 30 mins. Total steps 15,074 (now 8 pm)

    Thanks to @dewit for starting the challenge.
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 922 Member Member Posts: 922 Member
    My goals:
    - Workout 5 days a week. I started Heather Robertson's 12 week program.
    - Workout at least 3 days in the morning.
    - Run 1x or 2x per week (if this is still allowed)
    - Walk/Bike for 30 min at least 5 days a week
    11/1: Leisure family walk (about 2h) and this workout, which I loved!:


    11/2: HR's Standing abs workout + Bayle's Brown 5min workout for inner thighs + various isometric exercises. First 2 workouts in the morning! 💪

    11/3: I started Heather Robertson's 12w program. Day 1 (30 min) was great! (not at all easy!). I also 🚴‍♀️ for 15 mins outside.

    11/4: 90 min leisure walk, outdoors + 30 min workout (HRs W1, Day 2 + her planks challenge)

    Thanks for joining me, @Deviette and @lesdarts180 🌻
  • redesingthenrebuildredesingthenrebuild Member Posts: 18 Member Member Posts: 18 Member
    loving this idea, i'm in
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 476 Member Member Posts: 476 Member
    I've decided to focus on getting outside this month. I cycled and walked a lot through the summer but for the last few weeks I have been out on the bike but not much outdoor walking. Indoor workouts from Youtube are fine but getting outside is good for mental health as well as physical. I'm not going to try to separate aerobics, walking workouts, toning, bodyweight exercises etc, they all get mixed up.

    So my goals are:
    - workout every day (even if it's only 15 minutes)
    - bike ride every day, minimum 15 minutes.
    - proper walk outdoors at least 4 times a week.
    - minimum daily steps 12,000

    So back to the beginning:

    01/11 bike 30 mins, walk (outdoors) 30 mins. Total steps 13,868.
    02/11 bike 40 mins, walk 20 mins (went to post birthday card to grandson). total steps 16,514
    03/11 bike 30 mins, no outdoor walk. Total steps 16,290.
    04/11 bike 30 mins, walk 25 mins. Total steps 16,874.
    05/11 bike 35 mins, walk 50 mins (went round to visit mum). Total steps 17,661 (now 9.45 pm)

  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 922 Member Member Posts: 922 Member
    My goals:
    - Workout 5 days a week. I started Heather Robertson's 12 week program.
    - Workout at least 3 days in the morning.
    - Run 1x or 2x per week (if this is still allowed)
    - Walk/Bike for 30 min at least 5 days a week
    11/1: Leisure family walk (about 2h) and this workout, which I loved!:


    11/2: HR's Standing abs workout + Bayle's Brown 5min workout for inner thighs + various isometric exercises. First 2 workouts in the morning! 💪

    11/3: I started Heather Robertson's 12w program. Day 1 (30 min) was great! (not at all easy!). I also 🚴‍♀️ for 15 mins outside.

    11/4: 90 min leisure walk, outdoors + 30 min workout (HRs W1, Day 2 + her planks challenge)

    11/5: 40 min 🚴‍♀️ + 60 min 🚶‍♀️+ 30 min HIIT with Heather Robertson, Week 1 Day 3 🙌

    @lesdarts180 , I'm all about getting fresh air, when that's possible! Now in winter it's harder to get out, but we gotta make it work!
  • DevietteDeviette Member Posts: 908 Member Member Posts: 908 Member
    Goals:
    - Run 2x week
    - 1 min plank daily
    - Get out of house for 30 minutes at least once per day

    Nov 5: 50 min Run + 2 mins planks
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 476 Member Member Posts: 476 Member
    So my goals are:
    - workout every day (even if it's only 15 minutes)
    - bike ride every day, minimum 15 minutes.
    - proper walk outdoors at least 4 times a week.
    - minimum daily steps 12,000

    01/11 bike 30 mins, walk (outdoors) 30 mins. Total steps 13,868.
    02/11 bike 40 mins, walk 20 mins (went to post birthday card to grandson). total steps 16,514
    03/11 bike 30 mins, no outdoor walk. Total steps 16,290.
    04/11 bike 30 mins, walk 25 mins. Total steps 16,874
    05/11 bike 35 mins, walk 50 mins (went round to visit mum). Total steps 18,033
    06/11 bike 50 min, garden work 110 minutes, total steps 12,455.

    The gardening was hard work and was outdoors obv but didn't generate a lot of steps.

    Edited - got my days mixed up!
    edited November 7
  • yweight2020yweight2020 Member Posts: 233 Member Member Posts: 233 Member
    Hi everyone great goals!

    My exercise goals are to workout 5 days a week at home.

    3 days on treadmill
    2 days using rowing machine
    Strength train with dumb bells
    Various days to be determined.


    Times will vary given I'm new to using the rower and I have to build my stamina back up on the treadmill
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 922 Member Member Posts: 922 Member
    Welcome, @yweight2020 ! Let's make the end of 2020 a good one, so that we can start 2021 in full gear!
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 922 Member Member Posts: 922 Member
    My goals:
    - Workout 5 days a week. I started Heather Robertson's 12 week program.
    - Workout at least 3 days in the morning.
    - Run 1x or 2x per week (if this is still allowed)
    - Walk/Bike for 30 min at least 5 days a week
    11/1: Leisure family walk (about 2h) and this workout, which I loved!:


    11/2: HR's Standing abs workout + Bayle's Brown 5min workout for inner thighs + various isometric exercises. First 2 workouts in the morning! 💪

    11/3: I started Heather Robertson's 12w program. Day 1 (30 min) was great! (not at all easy!). I also 🚴‍♀️ for 15 mins outside.

    11/4: 90 min leisure walk, outdoors + 30 min workout (HRs W1, Day 2 + her planks challenge)

    11/5: 40 min 🚴‍♀️ + 60 min 🚶‍♀️+ 30 min HIIT with Heather Robertson, Week 1 Day 3 🙌

    11/6: 30 min 🚶‍♀️ + 30 min HR, Week 1 Day4
    11/7: >60 min 🚶‍♀️+ 30 min HR, Week 1 Day5

    Yeay, I completed the 1st week of the program! 💃 (happy dance)

    To improve: working out in the morning is still an issue...
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 476 Member Member Posts: 476 Member
    So my goals are:
    - workout every day (even if it's only 15 minutes)
    - bike ride every day, minimum 15 minutes.
    - proper walk outdoors at least 4 times a week.
    - minimum daily steps 12,000


    01/11 bike 30 mins, walk (outdoors) 30 mins. Total steps 13,868.
    02/11 bike 40 mins, walk 20 mins (went to post birthday card to grandson). total steps 16,514
    03/11 bike 30 mins, no outdoor walk. Total steps 16,290.
    04/11 bike 30 mins, walk 25 mins. Total steps 16,874
    05/11 bike 35 mins, walk 50 mins (went round to visit mum). Total steps 18,033
    06/11 bike 50 min, garden work 110 minutes, total steps 12,455.
    07/11 bike 30 mins, no walk, total steps 16,297.

    Week one completed, goals met.
    Average steps for the week 15,762.

    The challenge for next week? The days are getting colder and darker, going outside less attractive, particularly walking.
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 922 Member Member Posts: 922 Member
    Ha! Rest day. Active rest day! I biked for 90 min, did a light jog 30 min long and a 5 min plank challenge. Weather was so good 🌞. Not my fault 🤷‍♀️😁
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 3,954 Member Member Posts: 3,954 Member
    I'm going to jump in a little late, I'm not able to do much right now because of health issues but I'm making sure to stretch and do some strength exercises every day so I'll just make that my goal. I'm trying to add back in arm cardio at this point, anything with the legs is shaky at the moment. Thanks Dewit for starting this!

    11/8 Stretching, core, arm cardio
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 476 Member Member Posts: 476 Member
    Week 2. Week 1 went well, aim to keep up the outdoor activity.

    My goals are:
    - workout every day (even if it's only 15 minutes)
    - bike ride every day, minimum 15 minutes.
    - proper walk outdoors at least 4 times a week.
    - minimum daily steps 12,000

    08/11 bike 30 mins, walk 30 mins. Total steps 15,182.
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 3,954 Member Member Posts: 3,954 Member
    I'm going to jump in a little late, I'm not able to do much right now because of health issues but I'm making sure to stretch and do some strength exercises every day so I'll just make that my goal. I'm trying to add back in arm cardio at this point, anything with the legs is shaky at the moment. Thanks Dewit for starting this!

    11/8 Stretching, core, arm cardio
    11/9 Stretching, core, arm cardio, arm resistance bands
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 922 Member Member Posts: 922 Member
    My goals:
    - Workout 5 days a week. I started Heather Robertson's 12 week program.
    - Workout at least 3 days in the morning.
    - Run 1x or 2x per week (if this is still allowed)
    - Walk/Bike for 30 min at least 5 days a week
    11/1: Leisure family walk (about 2h) and this workout, which I loved!:


    11/2: HR's Standing abs workout + Bayle's Brown 5min workout for inner thighs + various isometric exercises. First 2 workouts in the morning! 💪

    11/3: I started Heather Robertson's 12w program. Day 1 (30 min) was great! (not at all easy!). I also 🚴‍♀️ for 15 mins outside.

    11/4: 90 min leisure walk, outdoors + 30 min workout (HRs W1, Day 2 + her planks challenge)

    11/5: 40 min 🚴‍♀️ + 60 min 🚶‍♀️+ 30 min HIIT with Heather Robertson, Week 1 Day 3 🙌
    11/6: 30 min 🚶‍♀️ + 30 min HR, Week 1 Day4
    11/7: >60 min 🚶‍♀️+ 30 min HR, Week 1 Day5

    11/8: Active rest day! 🚴‍♀️ for 90 min, did a light 🏃‍♀️ 30 min long and a 5 min plank challenge.


    11/9: 20 min 🏃‍♀️ at 9.6 kmh and about 30 min of 🚴‍♀️.
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 476 Member Member Posts: 476 Member
    Week 2
    My goals are:
    - workout every day (even if it's only 15 minutes)
    - bike ride every day, minimum 15 minutes.
    - proper walk outdoors at least 4 times a week.
    - minimum daily steps 12,000

    08/11 bike 30 mins, walk 30 mins. Total steps 15,182.
    09/11 bike 30 mins, walk 30 mins, total steps 15,022.

    Does walking round the car park at the vet surgery count? I had to take my cat to the vet and covid restrictions mean we can't go inside so we wait for a vet to come out and collect the animal, then wait while the assessment/treatment happens. I didn't time it but guess it was at least 15 minutes. But the sun was shining, and the surgery is not in the town centre so it was pleasant enough. Later I had another proper walk of about 20 minutes.
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