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Spark Activity Tracker

Friday, November 15, 2013

I am not a regular blogger, obviously, but I do have to say...
I am so loving my Spark Activity tracker. It makes it so much easier to keep track of my fitness and to feel rewarded for it. I would do the fitness and forget to track it; this takes care of that. For Zumba and Just Dance (which I LOVE to do), I just put it on my shoe and make sure I keep my feet moving and that burns extra calories anyway. It then gives me the option to tell it what I was doing (I use Dance Aerobic high impact). The big wish I have is that it be wireless. It talks to my computer "easily", but I have to wake my computer to do that and having only one dongle makes it so I can only register my info at home. It would be excellent if it could communicate with phones and computers effortlessly.

The new Start page also helps so much. I sincerelyTHANK SparkPeople for making the changes they've made.....love it! The flow is perfect! I also really like the Goal Board Check-In and that you can personalize it. It's amazing how SP can take something I love and make it even better.

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JENS_LOSING_IT 11/15/2013 1:16PM

    I love mine as well. I did a Turbo Jam video today and it knew that I was active for 40 minutes so I just had to classify. I am also more motivated, especially to be more active at work and on lunch.

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DRTOVAH 11/15/2013 12:20PM

  I have a fit bit and love it. I would be interested in SPAT to track other activities like cycling.

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Flexibility...not the limber kind :o(

Friday, October 11, 2013

Last night was the first night of my new determination. I have plans to exercise as soon as I get home each weekday (can't get out of bed early) and when I get up on weekends. Well, it didn't go so well on the first day. When I got home last night I couldn't exercise because my hubby was staining the deck and I needed to get dinner ready for two hungry little girls. No sooner did we eat when I had to fly over to church to clean. That took longer than usual and then off to the grocery store. By the time I got home it was time to get the two little girls (and me) ready for and in bed! I was sorely disappointed that I wasn't able to get my exercise in, but those were all tasks that I had to do. When I get home today, nothing will come between me and getting my exercise though. I do realize I have to be flexible and I may not get to exercise EVERY day due to having two little girls, a husband, working full-time, a busy volunteer life with school and church and various other family and friend obligations. I will plan to exercise every day though and say NO to anything that I can so I can have that ME time.
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Today 10/10/13

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Today I start fresh. I feel so much better now that I know about my thyroid and I've been taking the medication for a couple of months now. I also feel I can move on because I don't need surgery at this time. I want to get on the ball and LOSE THIS WEIGHT!!! I want to TRACK what I eat. Cook more and eat out less. I want to exercise everyday...Zumba (of course)...walking...strength training (ugh!)....yoga...pilates...and maybe walk/jogging. I'm still having to deal with the breathing issue that started me down the path to finding my thyroid issue in the first place. I thank God for his watching over me. I'm blessed in so many ways. I have The Sparck Activity Tracker coming and I'm so excited. I have trouble remembering to track my activity. This will help so much! Thanks Spark Guy and SparkPeople for creating it!!!

  
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KIMPY225 10/10/2013 11:52AM

    Good luck with losing the weight! I think all of that exercise will definitely help! I hope you enjoy the new tracker!!

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Change of plans, but I will not give up.....EVER!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

I have had commitments on my time that make very little time for me. I can't seem to keep up with a team and activities (no matter how great they are for building great habits) given by a team so I am back to doing my own thing. I am sorry to anyone I've let down or disappointed.

I also have a broken X-box at this time and don't know when it will be fixed or replaced. That is making me cranky and my Zumba exercise erratic. A kind friend gave me a Zumba DVD because she saw how bad off I was and it truly helps, but it's just not the same. I don't have the same drive as I do with the game. I think it's because I like the game dances much better.

Since I have less ME time, I have to take what I can get so I've changed my plans. I have joined a free walking program at work and it starts on May 1st. I will be walking at least 5 out 7 days a week for at least 30 minutes. A co-worker/friend is going to do it with me and we will walk together during lunch as often as we can. Since it is getting nicer outside I will try taking my girls (and hopefully my hubby who also needs the exercise) for walks more often in the evening. I also plan to Zumba whenever I can (be it time or ambition). I figure, if I do this, I will at least get the walking in until I get more ME time and can go back to a regular Zumba schedule. Who knows, it would be nice if the walking program "gets in my blood" and I WANT to continue doing it even after it ends. It would be really nice if it gets me back up to walking/jogging again.

IT IS SO HARD TO KEEP UP WITH PLANS, but I guess if we keep trying and/or trying something new we can never truly fail.

I know what I have to do, I just have to be my behind in gear and DO IT!

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MARJIMAC63 4/20/2013 11:25AM

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JSPIN74 4/18/2013 9:47AM

    emoticon I know it's hard...I'm in the same boat with you...letting down myself a lot of times because of al the other commitments I have (mostly taking care of others)...but you've got it right...we will NOT give up!

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Apologies to my Teammates

Friday, March 22, 2013

I am so sorry for the low exercise numbers (air miles) this week. I exercise at night, but this past week I went to a mission at our church for four nights (VERY WORTH IT); that made it harder to get the exercise in. I also think I came to a realization. I haven't been sleeping well and I think it is because I exercise at night and it has finally caught up with me. I decided to make the momentus effort to get my behind out of bed early to do it before work. I actually did it, went downstair ready to Zumba and found that our Kinects sensor wasn't working! I was VERY disappointed! My hubby tried to troubleshoot it later and he thinks it is D-E-A-D. He said he'll get me a refurbed one, but I'm without any Zumba in the meantime. I want to look into a DVD if there is one so I have a back up in the future. I love this game and these dances so I hope they have a DVD for it. I plan to do some sort of exercise tonight even though I won't enjoy it nearly as much. I also apologizes for no loses. I can't seem to get my body to let anything go! I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or not. I'm very frustrated, but pushing on.
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JAXMOMMY 3/23/2013 7:11PM

    I bet you remember some of the moves, so turn up the music and Zumba! There are a few Zumba DVD' s out there and they are really good. Maybe try something new like Belly Dancing or HipHop. Check at your library before buying or use collage.com. They take back opened DVDs! Hey, you were doing something soul worthy this week, so no regrets! I can't sleep if I work out too late in the day either!

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2BEHEALTHY2014 3/23/2013 6:27PM

    I have to do my workout in the morning or I won't do it. I hope you're able to get a "new" Kinect soon!

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