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December 28: Day 115 of the 10+ Minute Fitness Challenge

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Today's Fitness
I did 20 minutes of fitness today.

Today's Highlights
Today's highlight was getting a solid 8.5 hours of sleep last night – ahhh. Not too much fitness today, but another day in the consistency book.


Member Highlight

I love seeing comments like this from members excited about consistent fitness! This is why I try to blog as much as I can.


HOPESINGH
12/27/2011 12:00AM


This daily exercise habit is getting addictive, and I'm really enjoying it. Yesterday (26) I had a feldenkrais class and walked 2 km. Today's my personal training session!

I hope you had a great day! Did you get at least 10 minutes of fitness? What's your highlight?

SparkCheers!
Chris (SparkGuy)
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GREYMOMENT 12/30/2011 11:03AM

    The 8 hours of sleep is the biggie!!!
Proper rest makes the consistency so much easier.

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ERICKSML 12/30/2011 8:18AM

  Walked in beautiful 32 degree weather yesterday, 4 miles! Plan to do the same today, although the weather may be more challenging. The treadmill is always an option. emoticon

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SLIMCHERRIE 12/30/2011 6:51AM

    i like this fitness is really good if you can do it and keep up with it daily emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonway to go sparkguy keep up the good work

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/29/2011 7:38PM

    Strength and cardio day.

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MASRITE 12/29/2011 7:31PM

    Took an hour spin class that kicked my butt. It was a great class as usual.

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KIMKING1 12/29/2011 7:30PM

    I'm starting my life change. I hope I can stick to it this time. emoticon

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BRENDAMASTIN 12/29/2011 6:12PM

  I just joined today and I am excited to learn and do as much as I can in the next year to make new goals and live healthy and lose weight. I live in Togo, West Africa and work there as a missionary nurse/educator and so will only have one more month in the USA with good Internet and after that, it will be hit or miss due to lack of consistent Internet. Thanks for all your help and it is encouraging to read all the other blogs and stories. Thanks, Brenda

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MIRANDALYNN3 12/29/2011 5:34PM

    i also started yesterday and i have already gotten 46 min of fittness 2day and 60 yesterday im on a roll woooohooooo !!!!!!!!

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COLINLC 12/29/2011 4:04PM

  Hi all, just signed up to this so still trying to figure out wot to do next, im not computer savvy at all, have a good day, from us in New Zealand

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DAMIENNA 12/29/2011 3:10PM

    You are way ahead of me, as I just started yesterday, so I can't wait til I can post something similar!

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TRYINGHARD1948 12/29/2011 2:45PM

    Consistency is definitely the key.

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SHANTODD420 12/29/2011 2:11PM

    Wahoo that is my goal for the new year. To start walking two miles a day with my watp dvd atleast.

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ANGIELOSE30 12/29/2011 1:57PM

    Today I decided to make small changes to my lifestyle...I am walking the stairs for 3 minutes every hour since I get 10 minute breaks at work. I also did some standing wall push-ups too!Feeling good! One step at a time!

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MYCBRSWIMS 12/29/2011 12:17PM

    I missed a day, but made up for it yesterday with 15 min. elliptical, 30 min. on stationary bike, and then 15 min. plus 5 min. cool down on treadmill.

I was recording my spark fitness and noticed that I had set a goal for myself of stretching 3 times a week and that I hadn't done that yet this week. So, I got out a beginner level yoga dvd and did that for an hour.

After all that, my goal of getting 8 hours sleep was easy to reach! I slept soundly and woke up this morning feeling strong!

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SCRIVIE 12/29/2011 11:31AM

    Just did coach nicole videos! Thanks for the inspiration!

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TEXAS_KELLY 12/29/2011 10:05AM

    Doing a 60 minute walk today (3 minutes of walking, 2 minutes of running x 12 intervals). Glad to be home from vacation and back on my schedule. Good luck everyone and keep up the hard work!

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SLOPOKE_SAL 12/29/2011 8:34AM

    whatever is a feldenkrais class?

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SUMMERTIMECHRIS 12/29/2011 8:33AM

    I got home in time to walk me dogs for 30 minutes before it got too dark. Combine that with the two 15 minute walking breaks at work and I did 60 minutes of fitness today! Plus my dogs loved walking a different route. Going to do it again tonight!

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GABY1948 12/29/2011 8:26AM

    SparkCheers back at you!

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ANUJAY70 12/29/2011 5:12AM

    i ran 13Km yesterday and am feeling very happy despite the fact that i only managed to cover the distance in a dismal 1 hour 45 minutes. But i hope to improve the timing. Today i did my daily spark workout! feeling pleased.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 12/29/2011 2:15AM

    today the girls and I joined a gym...that we WALKED to!! LOL We worked out about an hour trying out the different machines. I hope we don't lose the novelty of it...

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HOPESINGH 12/29/2011 12:27AM

    Hey, it's me mentioned there! What fun! emoticon
Yesterday was a light workout day - just a 1 mile walk. Too much work!


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RITZIBROWN 12/28/2011 11:31PM

    Today I walked for 60 minutes, did a Spark video and a few ST exercises. It calms my spirit!

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LANEYPHOENIX 12/28/2011 11:09PM

    Today I completed 30 minutes of walking!!

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LANCE992 12/28/2011 11:07PM

    Have a winter cold, but, did manage to work today and got in about 4 hours of walking and 7,216 steps altogether. Will do more tomorrow.

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December 27: Day 114 of the 10+ Minute Fitness Challenge

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Today's Fitness
I did 20 minutes of fitness today.

Today's Highlights
Today's highlight was taking my 2 boys to a tennis court and giving them a double lesson. They just got a tennis racquet for their size for Christmas. They didn't want to stop and were doing a good job learning a forehand stroke.

Member Highlight

I liked reading this member's blog talking about making her Christmas turkey from a SparkPeople Cookbook recipe!

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
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I hope you had a great day! Did you get at least 10 minutes of fitness? What's your highlight?

SparkCheers!
Chris (SparkGuy)
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MOOSEKEETER 12/28/2011 10:22PM

  Tried out the Dance 3 Wii game with my boys. Lots of fun and boy my arms were hurting a bit. But, I am back on track before I do my New Year Resolutions!! No time like the present.

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SHOSHANADP 12/28/2011 10:06PM

    I haven't played tennis in years! I wonder if I can still find my racket.

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VEGGIWAY 12/28/2011 9:27PM

    A month ago I tripped and dislocated my right arm. An MRI showed that I have a tear in my rotator cuff. Tomorrow I start therapy for the shoulder. I was riding my stationary bike, then hurt my back over the weekend. I'm going to start exercising again tomorrow.

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CASEYOKONGO 12/28/2011 8:41PM

    I did about 30 minutes of strength training. Been awhile since I've done that, so... SORE!!! :) But it's a good sore. emoticon

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JENNBABE1 12/28/2011 8:07PM

    Today I will start my Sparkpeople life over again...so I started by taking the 3 flights of stairs at work..instead of the eleveator. Wearing a pedometer to achieve my goal of 11,000 steps a day at least and for dinner made a sparkpeople recipe soup. Later a 10 min work out and some house chores including heaving some laundry...I feel a SPARK OF MOTIVATION COMING!!!

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MICHELEKNY 12/28/2011 3:08PM

    Shook my booty for 30 minutes to "Just Dance" and did two SP strength training moves.
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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 12/28/2011 2:18PM

    Went for a nice 45 min walk with a friend this morning!


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PAMBWS 12/28/2011 11:14AM

    I did stairs...lots of stairs...

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SUMMERTIMECHRIS 12/28/2011 11:09AM

    I just completed 15 minutes of walking on my morning break and will do 15 minutes more this afternoon!

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SLJ1224 12/28/2011 11:05AM

  Going Ice Skating with the cousins today!!!

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TANYA37 12/28/2011 9:38AM

    25 minutes of sweating buckets while playing Dance Central this morning. Great way to start the day!!! emoticon

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KKKAREN 12/28/2011 8:20AM

    I walked outside for an hour in very balmy weather. It felt great.

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GABY1948 12/28/2011 6:24AM

    I prefer outside activity so hiking will be it for me today! Great blos as usual...thank you!

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HOPESINGH 12/28/2011 2:29AM

    Here it's just morning (28th). It'll probably be some yoga and a short 1 mile walk.

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VICIOUS421 12/28/2011 1:34AM

    I walked 3 miles with Leslie S. cardio walk DVD in 37 minutes and did 30 minutes SP Strength Training!!!!!

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MASRITE 12/27/2011 11:51PM

    An hour spin class & an hour boxing class. Had to to make up for the two days I took off.

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GEE-KNEE 12/27/2011 11:27PM

    I went for a nice 8 mile walk with my dog around my local park today.

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KIMMIF 12/27/2011 10:38PM

    Nice workout AND nice highlight! I got 55 minutes of cardio and 25 minutes of yoga done today.

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JILLCHRISTINE4 12/27/2011 10:00PM

    I did 30 mins on the treadmill today! One day at a time.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/27/2011 9:45PM

    Lots of hauling heavy things in today. emoticon

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KAYE_K 12/27/2011 9:36PM

    I got 110 minutes of cardio! Yay me!!!

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OUTDOORGIRL69 12/27/2011 9:11PM

    I got 28.66 min in. Between the Stationary bike and walking on crouches.

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STEADFASTNSEE 12/27/2011 9:05PM

  I did about 20 mins today. I started the stationary bike again. Only two mins but hey it's a start. So. That being said I have a new goal. ADDING 5 mins on the bike to my daily stuff! Here we go!! HUGS

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GINIEMIE 12/27/2011 9:00PM

    Managed to get 25 minutes on the treadmill in today. My highlight was spending time with two of my sons and my daughter in law.
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IMANADJECTIVE 12/27/2011 8:58PM

    Thinking of Sparkpeople today, I made my family go to the Behring Auto Museum in Blackhawk CA and we walked around for two hours. I know it was not strenuous, but I never sat down and just walked and rocked as I read about each car!!!

I feel so good right now!!! I came back to this page and recommitted for the January Challenge.

I have two targets to hit...1st March 10th-Oahu, 2nd August 25-my 50th birthday, in which I will have a BIG party!!! emoticon

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LESLIESENIOR 12/27/2011 8:58PM

    What an extraordinarily fun activity to do with your boys. Sounds like a great day.
I not only got my run in today but I got my husband out for a 2 mile walk at our regional park.
We're having gorgeous weather here in So. Cal. It's definitely "no excuse weather".
Have a Sparkling evening!
Leslie

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PUDLECRAZY 12/27/2011 8:54PM

    Thank you for inspiring me. I didn't join the 10 minute team, but decided to concentrate on increasing my minutes even if I felt too busy.

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December 26: Day 113 of the 10+ Minute Fitness Challenge

Monday, December 26, 2011

Today's Fitness
I did 29 minutes of fitness today.

Today's Highlights
Today's highlight was starting to read Lord of the Rings on the exercise bike. This should keep me occupied for awhile and take up many fitness minutes!

I also had fun putting together Legos with my boys. We started working on the Diagon Alley set today from Harry Potter. What an amazing set with 2,000 pieces.

Member Highlight

Another SparkPeople runner!
JENN245 has just submitted a new topic.

Title: I LOVE Running!

Message: emoticon I absolutely, LOVE running! emoticon

Before I joined SP and lost over 90 pounds, I would become out of breath
easily, even walking short distances. Climbing just one flight of stairs
left me exhausted.

But now I proudly wear the label of "runner," and am looking forward to many
new challenges.

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For more, check out my blog:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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SparkCheers!
Chris (SparkGuy)
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MIRANDALYNN3 12/29/2011 10:17AM

    i did 40 muin of speed walking yesterday and i plan on doin the same today .. can anyone tell me how fast speed walking will shed the lbs

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EUPHRATES 12/28/2011 1:11AM

    Here's my highlight -


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Who knows, maybe they'll accidently print an extra t-shirt again this year. You know where I'll be sending it if they do!
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SHELLB7 12/27/2011 11:27AM

    I love when the 10 min. streaks turn into 30 min.

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CGARR442 12/27/2011 11:23AM

    I love running too! I am running my first marathon in January. I ran 6 miles yesterday.

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SCOTMAMA 12/27/2011 10:34AM

    Putting it on my "TO DO" list -- 10 minutes (or more) of exercise in the house. It will be a bonus besides going to the gym! WooHoo!

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EASH5M 12/27/2011 9:31AM

    Going to the gym for 2 hours of classes today. Make it a great day !

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WENDYSPARKS 12/27/2011 9:12AM

    Yes I doing my 10 minutes plus more of exercise today!

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PATTIE441 12/27/2011 7:49AM

    Awesome! Way to go! Woo Hoo! I jumped on mini tramp for 10 minutes this morning. 10 minutes really does make a difference!! Thank you for all you do!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 12/27/2011 7:32AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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LOSTLIME 12/27/2011 4:55AM

    Ten minute streaks are very easy to do. thanks for sharing.

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ABB698 12/27/2011 3:26AM

    It's all about the Spark streaks! Spark on emoticon

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HOPESINGH 12/27/2011 3:00AM

    This daily exercise habit is getting addictive, and I'm really enjoying it. Yesterday (26) I had a feldenkrais class and walked 2 km. Today's my personal training session!
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GWCANNON 12/27/2011 12:54AM

    emoticonWalked with my Wife for 30 minutes this evening.
emoticonCounting today, we have walked every day for 255 Days straight. Shooting for 1,000!!!

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1BEACHWALKER 12/27/2011 12:41AM

    Even though I have a cold and my one knee is bothering me I still managed some exercise today! Walked 2 miles! emoticon emoticon
Thanks for always being so hands on with SP! You are a true inspiration Sparkguy!!! emoticon emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/26/2011 10:36PM

    Yes, got in my strength today with dumbbells and used the treadmill too emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSIEANGELA 12/26/2011 10:08PM

  I really hand it to you for being so encouraged in keeping up with your exercise,wheather its reg.exercise or walking or gym or what ever.
I am very encouraged with my exercise , or threadmill, but would like to find someone to walk with me in our neighborhood, do not feel comfortable walking by my self, but I hope to, this spring, I am elderly and need to lose weight, also.
I do not know why, but I can not open my e-mails from other member s, I do not know what I am doing wrong.do you??
Keep up the good work, it is so rewarding.
MissieAngela

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 12/26/2011 10:05PM

    Good job!
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TRULYVISIBLE 12/26/2011 9:53PM

  My gym canceled all their Zumba classes this week for holiday. They are usually after 3pm classes. I am now addicted to Zumba so this week I am getting up at 7am (not a morning person) to go to another gym (further away and many more driving minutes) for their 9am classes this week. Yes I have the DVD at home but only do 15 minutes at home and a hour in class. I feel great after class so all so worth it.

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SHOSHANADP 12/26/2011 9:42PM

    I tried to get out for a walk today but failed. Tomorrow is another day to start fresh again.

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STEADFASTNSEE 12/26/2011 9:32PM

  Chris not only have I been doing my Silver sneakers on MWF for 90 mins but I started something new. A mini Silver Sneakers here in my house for 20 mins on Tues and Thurs and either Sat or Sunday. I just completed my first full week. My balance is getting better! WooHOOO!

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-KATHERINE- 12/26/2011 9:21PM

    Highlight today was going for a 30 minute walk this evening and seeing all the Christmas lights on the houses, very pretty. Nice way to enjoy the outdoors while getting a walk in.

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LJCANNON 12/26/2011 9:16PM

    Worked out at Curves this morning (65 minutes), did 27 minutes Leslie Sansone Walking at work, Walked 18 minutes between the Bank and Grocery Store, and took a 23 minute walk after Dinner.
emoticon5.39 miles so far. Still planning a short walk before Bedtime.
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GRACEISENUF 12/26/2011 8:55PM

    Lord of the Rings on the bike...I love it! My hubby just got the Lord of the Rings X-box game for Christmas from our son so needless to say his fingers have been getting plenty of exercise today, lol. I got in a five mile walk with my daughter who is home for the holidays from college.

How fun putting together legos together with your boys. My son just got one of the new Halo sets and he still enjoys legos at 17!

Way to go JENN245 on finding your niche with running.

Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas SparkGuy! I also hope your 2012 is filled with joy and many blessings...may you receive back tenfold what you have given to all of us here on Spark People!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/26/2011 8:51PM

    I went with my dad on a 1 hour walk. It was cold, but the sun was shinning. It was a great way to spend some time with dad.

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December 15: Day 102 of the 10+ Minute Fitness Challenge

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Today's Fitness
I did 38 minutes of fitness today.

Today's Highlights
Today's highlight was the same as yesterday – 30 minutes on the exercise while reading The Hobbit. Fun way to help me stay consistent!

Member Highlight

Here's an exciting birthday celebration!

ROEBUNCH has just submitted a new topic.

Title: birthday celebration

Message: I celebrated my 47th birthday by losing 47 pounds since my last birthday emoticon

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I hope you had a great day! Did you get at least 10 minutes of fitness? What's your highlight?

SparkCheers!
Chris (SparkGuy)
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LIS193 12/26/2011 11:36AM

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GRRARRGH 12/21/2011 8:05AM

    Congrats on your streak!

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IRON_RESOLVE 12/20/2011 11:56PM

    I did check out Roebunch!!
Amazing feat accomplished!! I am going to keep in touch with Roebunch and follow suit!

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MSKIZ69 12/19/2011 9:38PM

    Happy Birthday!!! emoticon

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EMMALEIGHB 12/19/2011 6:19PM

    10 minutes of hula hooping! Love it.

Great work yourself!

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LOSINGITALL4ME 12/19/2011 4:56PM

    Thanks for the motivation! Between my treadmill and elliptical I can get at least l0 minutes of exercise!

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WARMSTRONG2 12/19/2011 2:32PM

  Congratulations on the birthday and the weight loss.

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TIPPY211 12/19/2011 11:52AM

    Today I completed week2 day 1 of the 5K your way walk/jog plan

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ABB698 12/19/2011 11:31AM

    emoticon10 minutes is completely do-able every day! Move it to lose it (or maintain it) emoticon

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35ANGELS 12/19/2011 10:39AM

    Awesome! I need to start an exercise streak!

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SHOSHANADP 12/18/2011 7:28PM

    I got in on the 10 minute challenge but I think it is a great idea!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 12/16/2011 8:44PM

    I have been so motivated by your great example, I've been exercising every day for at least 10 minutes but usually for 60+ minutes. In fact, I signed up for Jazzercise and have been going there most mornings - thanks, Chris - you're a fantastic motivator!!!
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    Hard to get motivated to move when you're sick. emoticon

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HERBKAT 12/16/2011 1:36PM

    Starting over, Day 1 - walked 10 on the treadmill. I have a lot of hip and lower back pain, but I'm going to do this! I saw your 102 day streak and thought, now or never.

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PAMBWS 12/16/2011 9:22AM

    Walked the dog & went swimming...lots of moving!

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ROEBUNCH 12/16/2011 8:13AM

    well I must say the highlight of my day was being mentioned in your blog!! I feel honored.

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HOPESINGH 12/16/2011 7:01AM

    I had 51 minutes walking with Leslie yesterday. Fun and refereshing!
My highlight was that I had a day off. It was sooo good!

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BLACKJEN82 12/16/2011 1:08AM

    I'm on day 4 of my 10 minute streak! Today was a good day with 85 minutes. Highlight: working my lower body with Turbo Jam Lower Body Jam for my winter challenge team!!

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LANEYPHOENIX 12/15/2011 11:10PM

    Going to the employee christmas party tomorrow!! I plan to have self control

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STEADFASTNSEE 12/15/2011 10:43PM

  Everyone is doing so well. I may be out of commission tomorrow because BOTH my hips and low back are out of alignment! Well I will go to the chiropractor and then try to do the second aerobics class which will give me 45 mins. HUGS all!

Just as I was finishing this, Rascal, my cat, pulled his water dish off the elevated step he's got. SO how many fitness mins can I count bending at the waist (I'm in a chair) and scrubbing? Great ab workout though! LOL Silly cat!

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IRON_RESOLVE 12/15/2011 10:14PM

    Wow, 102 days of 10 Minutes of Exercise! I joined it when you did, and I have done the minimum and plenty more nearly every day since!
Thanks for this, it reminded me, that even if I only walked thd dog a short way, I could always fit in 10m minutes.
And I have discovered this year, it's true as I've heard it said, a body in motion, stays in motion.
I don't dread fitting in my exerfcise, I look forward to it!

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MISSA9 12/15/2011 9:33PM

    DId 60 minutes of strength training.

Went out with friends and still stayed under my calories count!!

YAY!!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/15/2011 8:35PM

    walked today

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CHARLOTTE1947 12/15/2011 8:30PM

    Wow! Ditto DancingCajun1. I did exactly the same thing! Coming back to life after fighting bronchitis for 10 days . . . put a real cramp in my fitness program. I took it slow for a couple of days of exercise, but today, I churned up the water!

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DANCINCAJUN1 12/15/2011 8:15PM

    Just got home from doing 60 minutes of deep water jogging/aerobics -- swam another 15 minutes .... feelin' great !!! emoticon emoticon

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December 14: Day 101 of the 10+ Minute Fitness Challenge

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Today's Fitness
I did 62 minutes of fitness today.

Today's Highlights
Today's highlight was 30 minutes on the exercise bike while reading The Hobbit (read the awesome chapter where Bilbo gets the ring!)

Member Highlight

I wanted to post an update about Sunny, our injured member from Texas – received this SparkMail from her daughter a couple of days ago – great example of the amazing support in our community!

From: RC2CATTLE
Date: 12/12/2011 - 5:18 AM
Subject: Sunny (RC2CATTLE)
Message: First, let me start by saying Momma is doing well and making steady progress in her recovery. I will send along a few details in a minute, but first I have to say something to all of you from me and my family – and from EMMITT!

Wow! When I told Momma I would read her the emails people might send I had no idea the impact it would have on me and the rest of our family.

We are all really close and have great support not only from our extended family but from Momma and Daddy’s church family as well. But we have been absolutely OVERWHELMED by the outpouring of love and sincere compassion and concern by the people who use the Spark website. We are amazed so many of you have taken the time to write to her with well wishes and prayers. More than 400 Spark members and counting have sent notes to her private email address and I haven’t even begun to count those who have written notes on her Spark people page.

It is amazing and it has touched our hearts that so many of you want her to know how much you really care. What is so remarkable about this entire thing is that you are so sincerely concerned about someone you know only through this website.

We cannot begin to tell you how grateful we are to all of you and how humbling it is to have such tangible evidence of the amazing Power of God’s love for His people. We are really sad because there are so many of you who have sent such wonderful messages to her, it will be impossible for us to respond to each of you individually. That’s really awful because we all wish we could tell each of you individually how much your kind words, thoughts and prayers mean not only to her, but to all of us as well.

Thank you, so much.

Now, on to Momma. First of all, for those of you who were worried about her dog, you will be happy to know that Emmitt The Wonder Dog has fully recovered and spends most of his day keeping watch at the foot of her bed. He really likes that he has graduated to a part-time house dog and is loving the extra attention he is getting these days. We laughed when Momma said if everyone doesn’t stop giving him treats he is going to be so fat by the time she is better HE will need to get his own Spark page!!

A physical therapist comes to the house every day to help Momma and beginning next week will be here only three days a week. Her mobility is certainly improved and she is recovering some dexterity in her hands. There is still lots of bruising, but even the deep bruising is beginning to lighten a bit. She is working really hard and says she is less sore every day. In her usual upbeat, positive way, she also works on keeping all of us laughing and focused on trying to always see the humor in all that has happened. I can tell she is doing all she can to help Daddy think he shouldn’t be worried about her. Almost losing her rocked him to the core and it has been touching to see how despite how hurt she is, her focus, as usual, is on doing all she can for him. They have been an amazing example of love for my brother and me all our lives and we consider ourselves two of the luckiest people on the planet to have these two as our parents.

We will go in for a doctor’s visit later this week so they can check her breaks, do some tests and get an overall good look at her progress. Getting to the truck and getting in and out of it will be a real challenge but she says she is up to the task.

The days are very busy for all of us as you can expect, but I will try and send another update next week. I am going to post this in the few places I know of and ask that if you see it needs to be posted somewhere else I don’t know about that you pass it along. So many have asked for an update, I want to make sure no one is missed. For those who want her email address again, it is gradyssunshine@yahoo.com.

Thank you again for reaching out to Momma and all of us as well. You just cannot know what it has meant to all of us.

I am uploading a couple of pictures of Emmitt to Momma's page so you can see him.

Amy

I hope you had a great day! Did you get at least 10 minutes of fitness? What's your highlight?

SparkCheers!
Chris (SparkGuy)
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LILYPAD72 12/16/2011 7:17PM

  This is such a cool website and a great commun ity!!! I AM IMPRESSED!!! emoticon

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CGARR442 12/15/2011 8:15PM

    I didn't do much exercise today...I did do heavy duty cleaning most of the day to get ready for Christmas!!

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PAMBWS 12/15/2011 5:00PM

    Great update on Sunny & Emmett...

I swam for an hour & a quarter & walked the dog through the forest for over an hour.

Now, I am just enjoying the afternoon.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 12/15/2011 4:03PM

    no...I didn't get much intoday. I know I need to...just for me. Thanks for the motivation. Now if someone will just come kick my

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AMY-MIMI77 12/15/2011 3:11PM

    That's what I love about this site: the Community support.
Did my 12 min Pilates Abs Video and will be doing my Gazelle tonight while watching "The Big Bang Theory"

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NEWME0519 12/15/2011 1:29PM

    Nothing today! Planning to finish 2011 strong with my plan for the remainder of the year.
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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 12/15/2011 9:45AM

    Thank you so much for the update on Sunny and Emmitt - what an amazing person and what an amazing response to her troubles!!!
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STEADFASTNSEE 12/15/2011 9:10AM

  What an awesome support system we have here. And Emmett the Wonder dog isn't the only pet that needs Sparks! I wonder if you remember my Rascal!? lol Still I am glad Sunny is improving. As to fitness I think I overdid it yesterday. I was going to do something else in the afternoon and had to cancel. I need to balance out better. But the improvement is there so I WANT to do it! (sigh) HUGS!

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GABY1948 12/15/2011 9:06AM

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HISMRS102910 12/15/2011 6:49AM

    10 minute jump rope cardio was all I could do. I have been feeling pretty sick and my body just wants to lay.

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HOPESINGH 12/15/2011 6:06AM

    Glad to hear about RC2CATTLE's improvement.
I've only been able to sneak in 20 minutes of Yoga yesterday, but it was so needed. I really enjoyed it.

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NELLIEC 12/15/2011 12:52AM

    I am so glad to hear about how RC2CATTLE is doing better.

I got a bunch of exercise done (more than 10 minutes), and I got the good news I probably do not need surgery anytime soon.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/14/2011 10:39PM

    emoticon emoticon thanks for up dating us, it is really appreciated.

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LESLIESENIOR 12/14/2011 10:37PM

    Thank you again, for posting this incredible story and the update. People are fundamentally good and loving. This is a phenomenal demonstration of that love. Whew, it gives me chills.
As to fitness minutes, my exercise (1/2 marathon training) has been temporarily stalled due to a severe UTI. But, I have continued to go to work and be very active with my little special needs students. They keep me hopping.
Peace,
Leslie

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MICHCLEARY 12/14/2011 10:27PM

    SP is so awesome that way - to support anyone in need!

I got in 15 minutes of stretching and yoga. Now I'm packing my new SP gym bag for my appointment with my trainer in the morning. #loveit!

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