This Challenge ended 4 years ago

About this Challenge:

Establish an exercise routine by committing to 7 days a week, just 11 minutes. Use alone or combine with other challenges.

Final Challenge Progress Results

gabbieguz Total Progress: 5.85 %  (Down 21.0 lb)
Kukiyamoni Total Progress: 5.74 %  (Down 8.6 lb)
BevMatho Total Progress: 5.66 %  (Down 8.8 lb)
csphetlamnao Total Progress: 5.63 %  (Down 18.0 lb)
fml2004 Total Progress: 4.89 %  (Down 13.0 lb)
jb_toronto Total Progress: 4.56 %  (Down 10.5 lb)
ZaraSh Total Progress: 3.61 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
c.s.k Total Progress: 3.09 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
AngelLessOfMe Total Progress: 1.16 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
jd van Total Progress: 0.94 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
my2bengals Total Progress: 0.92 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
mbar460 Total Progress: 0.91 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
atamom Total Progress: 0.91 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
pmomma011 Total Progress: 0.84 %  (Down 1.6 lb)
thesachambers Total Progress: 0.70 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
Gloricat Total Progress: 0.61 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
vanillaeyes24 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
bluesus69 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Una76 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
May100 Total Progress: 0.16 %  (Up 0.2 lb)
joannabanana74 Total Progress: 0.57 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
Mytime65 Total Progress: 0.57 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
amandalemoi Total Progress: 0.59 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
GLAMMER Total Progress: 0.75 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
Tina243 Total Progress: 1.26 %  (Up 3.2 lb)
chloes81 Total Progress: 1.99 %  (Up 3.5 lb)
Chelley Moné Total Progress: 2.80 %  (Up 8.2 lb)
VeggieJunkie Total Progress: 2.96 %  (Up 4.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 2

Plan for success

Guidelines:
Plan your exercise: Determine how you are going to fit your exercise in for 7 days a week and 11 minutes each time. Write down a plan where and how you will do it. You may need a separate plan for weekends.
47% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 24 Nov 13 by GLAMMER
"I will exercycle for 11 minutes every day except Sundays, which is our ..."
Failed: 15 Nov 13 by AngelLessOfMe
"I hurt my back so I've been out of comission! "
Successful: 13 Nov 13 by jd van
"planned swimming x 3 times this week, planned daily yoga and am consid ..."


Weeks 1 to 3

Get something special to wear when you exercise.

Guidelines:
Get something special for yourself. It should specifically related to exercising. You will want to exercise so you can use it. It might be getting an exercise shoes, socks, scarf, or a nice exercise jacket. You might want to try downloading some great exercise music or maybe get a watch so you see how good your doing without pulling the cell phone out to see the time.
54% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 24 Nov 13 by GLAMMER
"My exercycle tells my speed, timing, distance & calories burned, so I'm ..."
Successful: 18 Nov 13 by VeggieJunkie
"Got some rubber soled yoga socks I've had my eye on"
Successful: 13 Nov 13 by jd van
"old navy came thru with my order! new yoga pants!"


Weeks 1 to 7

General guidlines.

Guidelines:
7 /11: Exercise for 11 minutes every day. This includes 11 minutes for weekend days, holidays, and travel days or any other difficult day we might try to excuse ourselves.
53% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 13 Nov 13 by jd van
"definitely!"


Weeks 1 to 7

Track your heart rate.

Guidelines:
Track your heart rate. You can count the beats of your heart for 15 seconds and multiply by four. If you’re not into multiplying, then just count for a minute. Check a chart for what your heart rate should be. Weight and age make a difference. It probably is not the same as your friends. Get advice from your doctor or nurse before you start any new physical activity.
39% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 2 to 5

Help balance the foods you eat.

Guidelines:
Eat a rainbow of colors when selecting fruits and vegetables. Eat red, orange yellow, green, blue (indigo and violet). Don’t worry about portion size. Put a rubber band your wrist for each color. Remove one after you eat that color fruit or vegetable. If you don’t like something just find something else the same color. Here is an example. For Blue/Purple some things you can have: baby beats, blackberries, blueberries, eggplant, dried plums, pomegranates, purple asparagus, purple cabbage purple carrots, purple endive, purple figs, purple grapes, purple lettuce, purple peppers, purple potatoes, and raisins.
63% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 24 Nov 13 by GLAMMER
"I do pretty well with this, except maybe for the blue/violet, except b ..."


Weeks 2 to 7

Hydration and Exercise,

Guidelines:
Keep hydrated and drink 8 or more glasses a day and at least one glass should be before you exercise. Lack of hydration can make exercise 25% more difficult. On the opposite side of the coin: If your stomach seems too full of water, or you think the water might be making you bloated, disoriented or sick then take a break and stop the water for a while. It is possible to go too far the other way with your water. Usually it’s just marathon runners who get over-hydrated so you’re pretty safe. Either way, drink plenty of water but don’t have a water hose going down your throat.
78% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 3 to 4

Just a minute!

Guidelines:
For only three days each week, add only one more minute to your exercise.
60% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 4 to 5

share and support each other no matter how you are doing.

Guidelines:
Comment in the journal to share with us on know how you are doing.
50% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 08 Dec 13 by c.s.k
"It's -17 F (-27 c) w/ wind chill and my asthma has been awful. 5 minutes ..."


Weeks 4 to 7

Reward your work with recognition

Guidelines:
Fill in the exercise section of your diary. Seeing your exercise in the diary is like giving yourself a prize for the work you did.
30% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 5 to 6

Make yourself accountable before the hardest of the holidays are upon us.

Guidelines:
Tell someone about how you added daily exercise to your life. When someone else knows, it’s harder to skip.
75% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 5 to 7

I'm feeling stronger!

Guidelines:
For only three days each week, see if you can make it to 15 min. Stay at 11 min. for the other 4 days.
25% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 6 to 7

Highlight your success.

Guidelines:
Lift something that weighs the amount that you lost during this challenge. Walk around with it for 11 minutes. Remind yourself that you used to carry this everywhere and you couldn’t set it down. Even a small success is a success. If you haven't lost weight, don't be discouraged. We have a fresh start with a whole new year!
50% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Latest Challenge Posts

My Challenge Progress
I did my exercise today, & have been doing better at meeting the 11 minute daily goal this week. Today I weighed 267, so am down 1 pound from starting weight. Not very good, but at least I am trying ...
by GLAMMER on 20 Nov 13 01:18 AM
A new day
I should definitely eat more fruit and vegetables and maybe even take some vitamin supplements in the mean time, but again I buy them and after about 2 weeks I forget to take them. The real test for me ...
by LorraineAKAbjg on 12 Nov 13 11:23 AM
Day 1 of 7-11 challenge - so far so good
When my ankle is better and after we move (which hopefully will be this side of Christmas!) I will aim to get back to the gym for the treadmill, but hopefully I will remember this challenge that even 11 ...
by LorraineAKAbjg on 12 Nov 13 05:32 AM
I need to succeed in something small before trying something big
I like the idea of this challenge because I struggle to stick to anything. My main plan is to exercise for 30 minutes 7 days a week. With this in mind, I know I spend about 20 minutes walking to work ...
by LorraineAKAbjg on 12 Nov 13 05:30 AM
So I just joined
I didn a 15 minute walk to get started.
by smyth41 on 11 Nov 13 09:31 PM

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This challenge ended on Tuesday 31 December 2013.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 30 Dec 13
duration: 7 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 88
privacy: Public
administrators: c.s.k
created: 26 October 2013

All Mini-challenges:

1. Plan for success ( weeks 1 to 2 )
2. Get something special to wear when you exercise. ( weeks 1 to 3 )
3. General guidlines. ( weeks 1 to 7 )
4. Track your heart rate. ( weeks 1 to 7 )
5. Help balance the foods you eat. ( weeks 2 to 5 )
6. Hydration and Exercise, ( weeks 2 to 7 )
7. Just a minute! ( weeks 3 to 4 )
8. share and support each other no matter how you are doing. ( weeks 4 to 5 )
9. Reward your work with recognition ( weeks 4 to 7 )
10. Make yourself accountable before the hardest of the holidays are upon us. ( weeks 5 to 6 )
11. I'm feeling stronger! ( weeks 5 to 7 )
12. Highlight your success. ( weeks 6 to 7 )
13. Are you ready to step it up? ( week 7 )
14. Test your new lifestyle. ( week 7 )
15. Continue into the new year. ( week 7 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 7:

All Participants 0.48 %  (Down 81.7 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 0.50 %  (Down 85.9 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.43 %  (Down 72.9 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.36 %  (Down 62.2 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.35 %  (Down 59.9 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.28 %  (Down 48.5 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.14 %  (Down 24.0 lb)

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