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Fitness Minutes!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thanks to OldMom for pointing me in the right direction - I had thought the fitness minutes are grossly overestimated!

But, when I figured it all out to 64,750 fitness minutes = 1079 hours = 45 days, it starts to make sense!

For the entire 2 years that I have been working the program, I have averaged 2-3 hours of walking every single day - until this unusual cold & rainy season started in December. Plus the "occasional" strength training (duh on me) minutes and the just as rare Walk Away The Pounds minutes - they really do add up!

I only wish it motivated me to do even more! But it doesn't. Here I sit, on my ball, typing instead of exercising.

Love to y'all,
Linda
P.S. I do LOVE my digital scale that measures in tenths! Anything that keeps me on track is a blessing!

**edit: I forgot to mention that when I divide 1079 hours by 3 for the 3 hours average daily, I come up with 360 days - so it really has been possible!
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CATHEITE 2/11/2010 11:00PM

    The stability ball is definitely a workout - so much better than a regular chair. emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/11/2010 7:09PM

    It is amazing how all those minutes add up. Good for you for keeping it up!

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SLENDERELLA61 2/11/2010 4:53PM

    Linda, you are truly awesome and inspiring!! On WATP Leslie says that for every hour of exercise you get two more hours in longer life. Think what you have given yourself. Just amazing!

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MSLZZY 2/11/2010 4:51PM

    That's a lot of minutes! You are doing an awesome job! Keep on Sparking!

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SHUCG1004 2/11/2010 4:11PM

    Linda, you've done great with fitness minutes!

If you're lacking motivation (which is something I am going through too), I would suggest making an appointment with someone and going to the gym and walking on a treadmill or indoor track for 30 minutes. I did that yesterday when all I wanted to do was go home and sleep. I spread the spark because I got to tell my friend about SparkPeople! I will more likely stand myself up for an exercise appointment but will do whatever it takes to make it for an appointment with someone else!

Good luck, and *huggggs*!! Listen to your body. If you think you'll feel worse after exercising, maybe just take it easy today and have a plan in action for tomorrow. No one is perfect all the time, every day. We love you!



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JUDYK17 2/11/2010 4:10PM

    I try to count all the minutes I can that don't fall into normal everyday living. So I count all the minutes I worked on the shower as it was hard and I was sweating, I know I got a good workout. But doing the dishes and such I don't count.
Good for you for using a ball to sit on.

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MARTY19 2/11/2010 4:06PM

    You are so funny Linda. Tenths of a pound. For someone as small as you. Belssing on you my friend for being such an inspiration to us all.

Hugs,
Marty

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WALKINGANNIE 2/11/2010 4:05PM

    OLDMOM3 often points me in the right direction when she shares her experiences and thoughts!

Typing must use up some calories - but you can't be in perpetual motion anyway. All your activity has certainly paid off, so well done you!

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 2/11/2010 2:26PM

    Someone convinced me of the importance of fitness minutes. Many times I don't get around to logging them in, but I know they count toward my health just the same, and leads to more of those tenths disappearing on the digital scale.

I do like earning the points though to have $ to give goodies to people.

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