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If you have any questions about the 30 day Fitness Challenge, please post them here.

The Challenge starts on Feb 15th, 2012.

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If you have any questions about the 30 day Fitness Challenge, please post them here.

The Challenge starts the week of Feb 13th, 2012.

What is it?

P. S. I went to your website, but it was down.

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If you have any questions about the 30 day Fitness Challenge, please post them here.

The Challenge starts the week of Feb 13th, 2012.

What is it?

P. S. I went to your website, but it was down.

Looks up to me. You can read more about the challenge here:

http://blog.evernote.com/2012/02/10/announcing-the-30-day-fitness-challenge/

There are quite a few employees rocking this too. Join up!

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In my mind, tea (without sugar/milk) has always pretty much equated water. Thoughts?

Also, WOO! 30 DAY CHALLENGE!

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P. S. I went to your website, but it was down.

Yes, unfortunately my site went down for about an hour today. Totally unrelate to this challenge but just bad timing. It's back up now.

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For my part, I'll be taking on the water (nutritional) and sit ups (exercise) challenge. I don't really like sweets, so that seemed a little unfair, and I don't have any stairs handy, so sit ups it is.

I'm slightly adjusting, however. Simply cannot operate without coffee at the moment, so as penance I'll be adding 100 pushups a day. Figure that's a decent tradeoff, no?

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I choose 50 sit ups + 50 stairs and water only for my challenge!! o/

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I'm going with the 100 sit ups.

FWIW, as a serious tea/coffee drinker, the very thought of only water for 30 days is about as likely to happen as me walking on the moon.

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For future challenges, I would prefer more personal options. As I mentioned in another thread, I currently have a goal to run my 5th marathon in the next couple of years. And as the OC gadget freak that I am, I just got a Fitbit. (Since the Nike Fuelband won't be out for a couple more weeks & they've stopped taking pre-orders.) I always like challenging myself to running more distance today than I did yesterday, more mileage than I did last week, etc. With the Fitbit, I have another measurement to challenge myself with. And I still want to get back to going to the gym a few times a week & doing yoga (since my "natural" flexibility has drastically declined as I've moved into my 50's.) Of course, I can challenge myself to these things anyway. But I'm thinking you may get more participants if they are allowed to set their own challenges. Plus, if someone has been sedentary for a long time, it may be difficult for them to do pre-defined challenges.

Just sayin' :)

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Going with 100 situps, 100 stairs, and water/tea only. Would have tried the water only, but cutting out the beer, wine, vodka, soda and bourbon I think is going to be hard enough. Starting out at 222lbs today and the most excercise I've had in the past six months is the walk to and from my car, which is not a stretch.

Let's get it on.

https://www.evernote.com/pub/wil_case/30_days_2_nu_lasvegaswil

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For my part, I'll be taking on the water (nutritional) and sit ups (exercise) challenge. I don't really like sweets, so that seemed a little unfair, and I don't have any stairs handy, so sit ups it is.

I'm slightly adjusting, however. Simply cannot operate without coffee at the moment, so as penance I'll be adding 100 pushups a day. Figure that's a decent tradeoff, no?

Although I like the penance idea, I question the 100 push ups. Are you already good at pushups? Would they only be done on days you drink coffee? My concern is the volume and what that can do to your shoulder if you're not use to that amount.

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For future challenges, I would prefer more personal options. As I mentioned in another thread, I currently have a goal to run my 5th marathon in the next couple of years. And as the OC gadget freak that I am, I just got a Fitbit. (Since the Nike Fuelband won't be out for a couple more weeks & they've stopped taking pre-orders.) I always like challenging myself to running more distance today than I did yesterday, more mileage than I did last week, etc. With the Fitbit, I have another measurement to challenge myself with. And I still want to get back to going to the gym a few times a week & doing yoga (since my "natural" flexibility has drastically declined as I've moved into my 50's.) Of course, I can challenge myself to these things anyway. But I'm thinking you may get more participants if they are allowed to set their own challenges. Plus, if someone has been sedentary for a long time, it may be difficult for them to do pre-defined challenges.

Just sayin' :)

This could potentially be an option for future challenges. Feel free to add something to this current one if you're truly motivated.

Also, I just got the Fitbit and recently posted about starting my trail of it. Check it out here: http://anthrophysique.com/2012/02/07/fitbit-trial/ and I'd love to hear about your experience with it.

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I'll go with the stairs and no sugar - although I'm not sure how rigorous the sugar-free stuff can be since it's hidden in lots of things.

So find the scales and get the starting point to compare each week along the way...

Andrew

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I choose to walk 100 stairs and 50 sit-ups a day.

Because of the upcoming ski vacation, staying clear of sugar and alcohol will be a problem.

Piet

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Can someone please tell me what 100 stairs mean? Is it 100 floors equivalent of stairs?

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Can someone please tell me what 100 stairs mean? Is it 100 floors equivalent of stairs?

100 stairs is 100 individual steps (stairs). 100 floors might be a little excessive. However, all the numbers in the challenge are suggestions, you can modify as you please. Feel free to make it 300 stairs if you want or you can measure it in floors. It's up to you :)

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How about a translation to stair-stepper mahines? Can we use the readout/stats from the machine? I often do a half-hour session on this.

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Perfect timing for starting the challenge! I started a new job last week and they have a program that pays $10 for every pound you loose. I am starting my workout and nutrition program on Monday (2/13) so I will be right on time for the challenge.

For accountability, I am sharing my notebook. I am going to use it to track my workouts, goals, and nutrition. Feel free to use it as a template.

http://bit.ly/myevernotechallenge

@dcmba

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How about a translation to stair-stepper mahines? Can we use the readout/stats from the machine? I often do a half-hour session on this.

I'd suggest a floor count if you're going to use a stair-stepper machine. However, if you already do a half-hour session, I'd ADD the extra floors on top of that for that day. Any of the challenge components should be above and beyond what you'd normally be used to doing.

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Great idea. I pick all four!

Regarding the stairs - is it 100 stairs up and down or both?

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Regarding the stairs - is it 100 stairs up and down or both?

I'm not sure I understand.. To be more accurate I'd say it's 100 stairs up. However, you'll probably have to come back down too, no? (I guess not if you live/work on the 10th floor or something)

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As the challenge starts today, I set up a recurring daily appointment on my own and my husband's (another Evernote Employee) calendar's. We've both decided to do the 100 stairs/100 situp challenge. There's a stair stepper in our development's gym, so one of us will use that while the other is doing a rep of situps, then switch off.

As a "team", it seems like a better way to go for us than to try to avoid sugar (I actually use Agave in place of sugar, and not much at that, but we definitely need the outlet of being able to have a piece of chocolate or a cookie every now and then.) And I can't stand the taste of water.

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As the challenge starts today,

The Challenge starts on Feb 15th, 2012.

Ahh, well, thought it was the 13th :)

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Feel free to add something to this current one if you're truly motivated.

Is it "legal" to add something like "increase weekly running mileage by 1.5 miles from the previous week"? Since my running weeks end on Saturdays, this would apply for every week that has a Saturday during the competition. IE weeks ending 2/18/12 - 3/10/12.

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