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Make Every Fitness Minute Count: Set a SparkAmerica Goal for 2009!


Thursday, January 15, 2009



January is the perfect time to revisit your goals, setting both long- and short-term goals for the year. One thing we recommend is checking out SparkAmerica, where you can set a goal to exercise for a certain number of minutes during 2009.

All SparkPeople members can see an ongoing total of their fitness minutes for each week, month and year by visiting the SparkAmerica page. Each time you track your workouts on SparkPeople—on the cardio tracker, strength tracker or QuickTrack—your minutes will automatically count toward these totals.

We recommend that you visit your SparkAmerica page and see if revisit your 2008 fitness minute goal and set a new goal for 2009. Here's how:

  1. Log in to SparkPeople (if you aren't already logged in).
  2. Go to the SparkAmerica page (under the Community tab).
  3. Scroll down the page until you find a red box on the left side titled "My SparkAmerica." Here, you'll see your current totals, as well as your 2008 and/or 2009 fitness minute goals (if you have set them).
  4. To edit your goals for 2009, click "Edit Minute Goals" at the bottom of the red box.
  5. Enter both a monthly and a yearly fitness minute goal. If you're not sure what to enter, 360 minutes per month (or 90 minutes per week) could be a good place to start.
  6. Click "Save Your Changes" and you're all set!


While you're on the SparkAmerica page, take a look around! SparkAmerica is our health and fitness challenge, where we encourage people to take small steps to become more active. One of the best parts of SparkAmerica is seeing the grand total of all the fitness minutes that all of our members have tracked. You can also see which cities and states are the most active on our Leaderboards (on the right side of the page).

Here's to a fit and healthy 2009!
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FREEOAK1 2/17/2009 1:36PM

    ....so much, that a few weeks ago I had received a blank email from an animation company. I wrote to them stating I received a blank e-page. Yesterday, I received a phone call from a staff member of that company explaining that it was probably a promotion for me to re-subscribe.

I talked with her about online things and asked if she knew of anyone who was overweight. I have been on a weight loss site that would "blow your mind away." She said she knew of someone; someone with whom she works and sits by her; it was her and she wanted to know all about it. I gave her the SP's URL and she brought it up as we were talking. She said, "Wow, this looks great! I am going to check out this site when I get home."

I told her that all my DRs (One is the nephew of the late Art Carney) have given me 3 thumbs up on SP.

It made my heart feel so good for her that she may be able to do something healthy for herself on the best site on the globe.

FreeOak

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POLYANASUNSHINE 1/28/2009 6:47PM

    You all keep coming up with better things for us. Thank you. emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 1/28/2009 11:58AM

    VERY VERY COOL!! Thanks

Barbara

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GOLDENPEARLE 1/25/2009 11:08AM

    emoticon

Thanks for starting Sparkspeople

Wendy, Victoria, BC

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GOLDENPEARLE 1/25/2009 11:08AM

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Thanks for starting Sparkspeople

Wendy, Victoria, BC

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DOCBUTTERFLY 1/23/2009 10:45PM

    Great idea

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IDALUKE 1/21/2009 5:54PM

    Thank you for the information, It's very helpful emoticon Ida

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MTFRAWLEY 1/20/2009 6:51PM

    Thanks for the support, I love SparkPeople !!

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JOE731 1/20/2009 3:49PM

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BELLACUDDLES 1/20/2009 3:44PM

    Thanks

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MARGOLUND 1/20/2009 11:27AM

    Thanks

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LAVBROWN 1/20/2009 9:23AM

    I am new to SP but this blog was very helpful in me getting oriented with the site.


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LEANMEAN2 1/20/2009 8:27AM

    Didn't work.

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ZGRUNTLOVE 1/17/2009 2:24PM

    Thanks!

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ALICE61 1/17/2009 10:47AM

    Thanks for the encouragement, and yes my goals are set. It is great to know what your aiming for.

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GIGGLES40 1/17/2009 8:38AM

    Thanks

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SHERI1969 1/15/2009 11:59PM

    I do this almost every day! Thanks a bunch for the support and insight!

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KIMUSH23 1/15/2009 11:14PM

    Great reminder my goal is already set...

Thanks by the way for all the positive changes you are making on the website!

SPARKappy New Year SPARKPEOPLE!
2009 Is Our Time To SPARKLE!
Kim emoticon

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MARYANNE4403 1/15/2009 7:41PM

    thanks for letting us know about this

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/15/2009 6:18PM

    Thanks for the reminder, this is something I need to do.

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TAZ675 1/15/2009 5:57PM

    Thank you

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BEEJAY49 1/15/2009 12:11PM

    Thank you for the reminder! emoticon

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CARLI_MAE 1/15/2009 11:57AM

    Thanks for posting this, Nicole! I'd re-evaluated my goals for this year, but wouldn't have thought to adjust my SparkAmerica goals ... if I hadn't flaked out the last part of '08 I would have exceeded th number! emoticon Oh well, at least I didn't gain back any weight while I was being such a slacker ... LOL

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SINISTRAL 1/15/2009 11:46AM

    Already have - right when it hit the new year! I doubled mine from last year (which admittedly wasn't much) Hope I make it!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 1/15/2009 10:52AM

    Thanks!

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ANOVED74 1/15/2009 10:51AM

    I'm all set!! Thanks for the info!

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COLEMANSR 1/15/2009 10:30AM

    Thanks for the info.

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DRIGBET 1/15/2009 9:59AM

    Thank you I have been wanting to reset this and could not remember how!

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MISSJCISRUNNING 1/15/2009 9:56AM

    I set my goal for 30,000 minutes since I was at over 28,000 last year!!! I would be great if we could get more than 120 minutes total for the day since as a long distance runner I can easily exceed 120 minutes a day!!! emoticon

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REDNECKFEMINIST 1/15/2009 9:09AM

    I set mine!

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