Time for May challenges

millerj123

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Mar 6, 2008
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Mine’s average 72 exercise minutes per day. I’m not sure how I’ve done in the past.
 

GRT89521

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Apr 24, 2018
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Close my move Exercise Ring 28 times. At least it's not closing my Move Ring 28 times; 1050 calorie goal is tough...
 

MEJHarrison

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Feb 2, 2009
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Move goal... every day for a perfect month.
I got the same. Close all three rings for 31 days. That will be a walk in the park for me (quite literally) since I close my rings every day anyway. I've closed them every day this year except for January 1st. Unfortunately, I was still new to the watch and didn't realize what was happening. And that bothers me tremendously! :) But I've hit every day after that.
 

GRT89521

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Apr 24, 2018
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I got the same. Close all three rings for 31 days. That will be a walk in the park for me (quite literally) since I close my rings every day anyway. I've closed them every day this year except for January 1st. Unfortunately, I was still new to the watch and didn't realize what was happening. And that bothers me tremendously! :) But I've hit every day after that.
You should increase your Move goal. Make it more of a challenge. I currently have mine set at 1050 and it's tough for me to hit everyday.
 

bflowers

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Jul 19, 2006
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15 minute workout 43 times. I'll have to stop and restart my exercise tracking repeatedly to get those. My wife got 620 calorie average, which is well above her average, but doable. Apple really needs to make a settings section for this app, I've seen people post that they needed 120 minutes of exercise a day. Some are just absurdly unrealistic.
 

twinlight

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Sep 4, 2016
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Last month was double move goal 24 times. Barely got it. March I missed by a few avg. calories per day.

This month is 43 workouts that last 15 minutes or more. Easy!
 

MEJHarrison

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Feb 2, 2009
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You should increase your Move goal. Make it more of a challenge. I currently have mine set at 1050 and it's tough for me to hit everyday.
I've noticed that watch people fall into two groups. The first groups seems to set reasonable goals that are achievable on the average day. My move goal is set to 650. For me, that works out to about 10,000 steps or about 5 miles. If I accomplish that in a day, I feel like I'm doing well. And I do hit that every day. Most days I go well over that 650 and typically end up in the 800-900 range. But if I went to bed tonight having only hit 650, I'd still feel like I did well, while 649 calories would make me feel like I came close, but failed.

The other group seems to set their watch so every day is a challenge. I'm not saying either method is right or wrong. But I simply have no interest in pushing myself all day long, every day for a goal I may or may not hit. I have no desire to have a workout that essentially starts in the morning and ends when I go to bed. I don't think hitting 10 miles is a day is going to make me twice as healthy as only getting 5 miles in. I think it's fantastic that some people push themselves like this. But that's not for me. I get my workout in and call it a day. For me there has to be an end in sight. I literally can't relax for the day until my watch is done. I couldn't just go and go and go and go until bed time with no down time.

So I guess I'm not looking for a challenge. I just want to stay healthy and hit some reasonable fitness goals.
 

wim.v

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Jul 13, 2011
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yesterday evening I got my challenge for the month May. This morning when I woke up I already hit my goal.
The goal was to burn 30K Cal...
Last month I needed to move a certain amount of distance. The watch stopped counting somewhere in the middle of April.
Same for March, Februari, January, ... And my wife also has the same issues with her watch.

These challenges were buggy from the beginning. I don't understand why Apple does not fix the monthly challenges...
 

Nell

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Jun 25, 2012
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Mine is to close all 3 rings 31 times. Doable (I do it most months) but still a challenge in that I have to make sure I don’t have a majorly lazy day and miss something.
 

iamasmith

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Apr 10, 2015
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Double my move goal 6 times.. glad I kept it at 750 now because of the bad weather but I'll try to do more of the doubles with running rather than swimming I think :) (last month was 62 x 15min workouts and I shortened my swims a little so only got 5 doubles :p)
 

SoYoung

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Jul 3, 2015
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Still no may challenge. Only new badge added is the perfect month one. Normal ?
 

Resqu2

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Apr 23, 2011
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Just have to do 41 workouts, got 5 in today so it shouldn’t take to long.
 

MJ22

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Oct 3, 2017
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Double my move goal three times.

What do you people do that hit it or even double it so often?? I’m a competitive runner and I usually don’t even hit my move goal on a day I run less than 4 miles. I have a desk job but I do move around a decent amount at work. My goal is 450 move calories, I’m a small woman so I don’t easily burn up a lot of calories, but I feel like any less is cheating, lol.
 

Resqu2

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Apr 23, 2011
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Double my move goal three times.

What do you people do that hit it or even double it so often?? I’m a competitive runner and I usually don’t even hit my move goal on a day I run less than 4 miles. I have a desk job but I do move around a decent amount at work. My goal is 450 move calories, I’m a small woman so I don’t easily burn up a lot of calories, but I feel like any less is cheating, lol.
I’m sure your size is the answer, I have a sis n law that’s about 100 lbs wet and she does 3 walks every day at 3/4 mile then runs 2-3 miles on a treadmill. Some times she closes her move ring set at 330 cal and sometime she don’t. I just did a half marathon and burned about 1700 calories but I’m 188lbs.
 

SoYoung

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Jul 3, 2015
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I have some weight to lose (I'm around 185 lbs and I'm a small person) my goal is 550 and I can do it easily if I do a good 20-30 mins of rapid walk workout. I'm not really in shape so my goal is to move everyday. I always wear my watch as well so if I want to double my goal, it will take me some effort, but its really doable since I burn calories every hour of the day even if I don't do much.

BTW, I think I'll not have a personal challenge this month. It's still missing. Really irritating because it is a good source of motivation for me.
 

HengenJL

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May 27, 2007
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Double my Move Goal 25 times. This could be possible now that the weather is warming up and I can break out my kayak and stand up paddleboard!
 

twinlight

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Sep 4, 2016
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I set my move goal to something that I can do on a day off from work. So usually I hit the gym and run starting the day off with a 1.2x daily goal or something. Then I add 2x daily goal when I work. Or it’s a slow day with no work. I barely hit my move goal unless I gonout for a walk.

I’m sure it will hurt one day when Watch decides that I should hit 300% goal for half the month or something! I hope it’s summer when that happens.
 

Nell

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Jun 25, 2012
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London
I’ve taken all sorts of approaches to my move goal over the years but at the moment it’s set to 450 calories which is achievable on quiet days (with a bit of effort) and possible to double on work days if I’m also out and about a good bit. I am in my fifties and have a lot of weight to lose though so I burn more calories than a fit person just getting around.
 
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