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I *really* want to do this - I'm in the midst of the 3-month stall and need to kick things up a notch. I'm starting a new job on Monday so not sure how life is going to shake out, but I can commit to upping my weights 10 lbs., biking 100 miles, and 15 hours of walking.

Managed the 10lb. increase, then started a completely new kettleball routine so no idea where I am now. :-)

Very little biking but I started couch to 5k and I'm running 2.5 miles every other day.

Easily passed the walking goal, by about 20 hours.

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Managed the 10lb. increase, then started a completely new kettleball routine so no idea where I am now. :-) Very little biking but I started couch to 5k and I'm running 2.5 miles every other day. Easily passed the walking goal, by about 20 hours.

Oh look how casually she throws out " and I'm running 2.5 miles". Woo hoo! That's fantastic!

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Well, I've been out of town today, but want to close this Challenge out. I adjusted my goal over the course of the month, adding my strength training about mid month. My goal was to meet or exceed 10,000 steps per day, but I wasn't getting that in on strength training days.

On Nov 18, my daily average was 10,782, and I'd walked/jogged 52.16 miles. After that day, I stopped using the pedometer, and on cardio days (3x/week) did the C25K for 3 miles. So add to that total 6 days of 3 miles/day and that puts me to goal re: the 10k step average, and a grand total of 70 miles for the month. Also on cardio days, I'm planking (up to 60 secs front/on toes and 30 secs side/on knees), crunches (3 reps of 10), squats (3 reps of 10) and lunges (3 reps of 10).

On strength days, I'm doing several different combos of arms/legs, and increased my weight over the last two weeks of Nov. My final weights/reps are:

Hip abductor (3 reps of 12 each side @50 lbs)

Assisted pull-ups (3 reps of 8 with 160 assisted weight)

Push-ups (45 degree angle, 3 reps of 20)

Leg press (3 reps of 12 @90 lbs)

Seated row (3 reps of 12 @70 lbs)

Free weights over head (3 reps of 10 each arm @10 lbs)

This week, I'm adding throwing a 10 lb medicine ball back and forth with one of my new gym buddies, Chris!

Finally, I transitioned from C25K on the treadmill exclusively, to running on the road. Let's just say that I'm repeating week 1 for the third time!!!

I'm calling my first EVER solid month of exercise a rousing success.

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Haven't been on keeping track on here daily, but since my surgery I wasn't sure what a realistic goal was. Had my panniculectomy and hernia repair Nov 5, so I set my goal at 20 I think. I just calculated and hit 33.85 miles, which is nowhere near what I did in Oct, but far exceeded my goal for November....I just need to remember it will take time you get back to where I was! Is there a Dec challenge, I hope?

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Haven't been on keeping track on here daily, but since my surgery I wasn't sure what a realistic goal was. Had my panniculectomy and hernia repair Nov 5, so I set my goal at 20 I think. I just calculated and hit 33.85 miles, which is nowhere near what I did in Oct, but far exceeded my goal for November....I just need to remember it will take time you get back to where I was! Is there a Dec challenge, I hope?

Yes there is a december challenge. It's in the fitness forum. Join in. I know you're not 100% yet but I'm sure you're ready to get back to your previous activity. Are you walking?

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Yes there is a december challenge. It's in the fitness forum. Join in. I know you're not 100% yet but I'm sure you're ready to get back to your previous activity. Are you walking?

I found the forum, yes I've been walking. I'm struggling from pain on left side, sharp stabbing, not able to breathe deeply, cough or sneeze without dying. I put a call into the dr. Just waiting now. I think my goal Could be 2 miles a day for Dec.

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