THD Wednesday Challenge: Climb The Stairs to Success

This week we are headed UP! We want you to find a flight of stairs with at least 10 steps & walk up once each hour (just walk up twice if your flight has less than 10 steps). THD Wednesday Challenge

It’s important to take breaks throughout the day to get the blood flowing. And walking stairs will work your quads and glutes, important leg muscles as we’ve learned.

Keep in touch with us by using our Twitter hashtag #THDWednesdayChallenge or leaving a comment.  Zee (@zeethd) and Suze (@suzethd) will be around and love to hear how you are doing!  And you can join us on Facebook too!

We look forward to seeing you!


THD Wednesday Challenge: Lunge Your Way Through Hump Day

Another Wednesday, another challenge. This week we want you to do some lunges. 1 set of 5 reps each hour (10am-5pm) to be specific. But no cheating! We’re talking about 5 per leg each hour. THD Wednesday Challenge

Lunges are a fantastic lower body exercise. They work your glutes (What you need to work for that nice tush!), quads, and hamstrings. If these muscles are strong, you will have less knee and ankle issues, as these muscles do a lot to stabilize your legs and hips. This is especially important for you walkers and runners out there!

Don’t know how to do a lunge? Check out this demonstration from SparkPeople!

Please check in with us through our Twitter hashtag #THDWednesdayChallenge. We love to hear how you are doing.  Zee (@zeethd) and Suze (@suzethd) will be there!  And you can join us on Facebook too!

We look forward to seeing you!

THD Wednesday Challenge: Take A Walk

It’s that time again! Time for another Wednesday Challenge. This week, take a couple of minutes each hour, 10am-5pm, and take a short walk. 200 steps each hour is the goal, but you don’t have to be exact. A two minute walk should get you there. Take a short break from your desk and do a lap or two around the office, or step outside for some fresh air.  THD Wednesday Challenge

Staring at a computer screen all day can be draining. Taking short breaks to stretch your legs and your brain, can refresh and rejuvenate you, making you more alert and productive. Enjoy the short breather!

As always, check in with us through our Twitter hashtag #THDWednesdayChallenge to let us know how you are doing.  Zee (@zeethd) and Suze (@suzethd) will be there!  And you can join us on Facebook too!

We look forward to seeing you!

THD Weekly Wednesday Challenge

Hello! Remember us? We know we’ve been gone for a long time. Life got in the way. And admittedly, when you aren’t doing that great at sticking to your food tracking and exercise goals, it’s really tough to write about all of it.

THD Wednesday ChallengeBut we’re back! And we are both working at getting back on track and staying there. With that in mind, and to help us get back to blogging as well, we’re starting the THD Wednesday Challenge. Each week will be something different. It could be exercise related, it could be food related, or it could be something mental. We have some ideas to get us all started, but we value your suggestions as well.

This week’s challenge is squats!  We’ll start at 10am and go until 5pm. Each hour you will do the same number of squats as the hour, in military time. So 10am will be 10 squats, 11am will be 11 squats, 12pm will be 12 squats, 1pm (or 13:00) will be 13 squats, etc.

Join us and use the Twitter hashtag #THDWednesdayChallenge to let us know how you are doing!  Zee (@zeethd) and Suze (@suzethd) will be there!  And you can join us on Facebook too!

We look forward to seeing you!

Suze’s Status (6/7/12)

Status: No weigh-in until next week
Mood: Determined

Zee and I had a great walk at a local wildlife sanctuary on Saturday. Although, she did have to remind me a few times to walk instead of looking at all the fauna and flora. But we saw deer, groundhogs (see pic), frogs, toads, and some amazing views in general. And we still ended up with a decent time even though our other friend, who is older and in better shape than us, was not with us to keep us moving at a fast pace. She was running a 10K. I could be bitter about that, but I’m proud of her….and us for walking even though she wasn’t there to keep us accountable.

I’ve come to realize a few things about myself. While I still want to lose more weight, that is becoming less motivation for me on its own. It’s not that I’m happy with the weight I’m at, it’s more that even at 219 pounds (what I weighed at the last weigh in), I weigh less than I have in many, many years. Of course, if I pop back up above 220, I’ll probably be remotivated! Haha!

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Suze’s Status (5/14/12)

Okay, I admit it, I fell off the wagon. I counted calories every day and worked out 3-4 days a week. I did it for 4 weeks. I didn’t expect to see any loss via the scale. But when the tape measure didn’t change, and went up in some places, I lost all motivation. I was going to try to keep going, but I slowly started to slack. I cheated on calories, not entering in everything, and eventually I just stopped working out.

But it’s been 4 weeks, and I’ve come up with a new game plan. I will workout 5-6 days a week, on top of doing yard and house work. I won’t count calories, but I will try to be healthy & eat according to a vegetarian food pyramid. Read the rest of this entry »