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30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 8: Burn 100 extra calories


We’ll be posting a new challenge every day leading up to summer! Follow along here on the blog, or using this calendar.

30 Days to Summer Fit

Congratulations on being one week down! Today it’s up to you to pick your activity, because the challenge is: Burn 100 extra calories.

Those of you with a Fitbit tracker know that you burn calories all day just by breathing, eating, and being alive. But you burn even more when you’re active, which is what today is all about. Outside of your everyday life, do something to burn an extra 100 calories.

Day 8: Burn 100 extra calories

To help you get started, here’s a few choices of how long you’ll need to try different things before you’ll hit the three-digit mark*.

  • 18 minutes of Zumba
  • 26 minutes of pilates
  • 6 minutes running up stairs
  • 15 minutes of swimming
  • 40 minutes of Hatha yoga
  • 31 minutes playing mini-golf
  • 14 minutes of tennis
  • 19 minutes of painting the house
  • 25 minutes of gardening
  • 10 minutes jumping rope

What did you do to feel the burn? Let us know in the comments, or using #30DayToSummerFit!

* Caloric values are approximate and based on a 150 lb. person.

11 Responses leave one →
  1. Yolanda permalink
    May 29, 2014

    20 minutes of Zumba! At 5 a.m. For 20% if my steps so far! Let’s get it!

  2. Barb Yearous permalink
    May 29, 2014

    Just when the 30 day challenge started I accidentally washed my Fitbit Ultra. After allowing it to dry out for a week, I put it back on it’s charger, and much to my surprise it has begun working fine again. After 2 years though, the case is falling apart, but that week without my Fitbit, I was really lost! It’s a great product and really keeps me motivated to keep moving.

  3. tabatha smith permalink
    May 29, 2014

    well I am going cycling for an hr with friends this afternoon, based on my weight and speed, I will burn about 1000 calories in that hour :)

  4. Maggie permalink
    May 29, 2014

    I didn’t get the opportunity to review Day 8 blog until just now. Not too long ago, I moved some boxes out of storage and found some weights, belts, and a calorie counting jump rope….still in the box. Needless to say, the battery was dead. What’s nice about low tech is I can still jump rope without the battery :) I haven’t jumped rope is several years, but I managed to wear myself out for about 10 minutes. Despite myself, I completed the challenge. Nice feeling.

  5. Linda permalink
    May 29, 2014

    Did yard clean up for one hour burned more than 100 calories!!!

  6. Michelle permalink
    May 29, 2014

    Did 2 hours of Zumba today!!

  7. Monika Jansen permalink
    May 31, 2014

    Interesting about the stairs! I always run up and down the stairs in my house during the work day (I tend to take breaks to do laundry, etc.) – great to know that I am burning “real” calories.

  8. Crys permalink
    February 11, 2015

    Dancing my butt off with Just Dance 3 Sweatin’ setting for 15 min during morning break…and it wakes me up and puts me in a good mood!

  9. April 9, 2015

    you need to consume less food. Certainly charting your progress is important. Smartphone apps, and online weight loss apps come with varying functionalities.

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