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July 10: Day 24 of the 10+ Minute Fitness Challenge


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Monday, July 11, 2011

Today's Fitness
I did 77 fitness minutes today WooHoo for weekends and getting outside!

Today's Highlights
Today's highlight was running sprints in the neighborhood. I love these because you can get a great workout in a short time. I think sprints do more than just about any exercise I do to help me with clear thinking.

With the great fitness this weekend I slept well and feel good today. I'm ready to make this a great week and hope you are also ready for this!

Member Post
Here's one of my favorite member posts from yesterday:

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I began this journey to better health, (again), on April 30th and found SparkPeople shortly after. I am so glad I did!!! Today I got on the scale expecting it to be about the same since I had shown a loss yesterday. Well.....I got on, looked, couldn''t believe my eyes, got off, got back on and then screamed with delight! I had broken the 250 mark, weighing in at 249.8!!! That makes 18 lbs lost (and I don''t want them back - so if you see them just ignore them they''ll go away , I hope emoticon ) I think everyone on my side of town must have heard me! What a motivator! All those minutes of dancing in the living room to Electronica/Disco music on cable are paying off - plus the walks on the days that aren''t to hot and humid! I set my first goal at 10% of my body weight and I am well on my way to accomplishing that goal. Small goals make a difference - when I look at the amount of weight I have to lose it is overwhelming! Small goals are the key in all of this! (for me anyway). AND the KISS principal - keep it simple sweetheart! Anyway, I''m rambling -which I tend to do when I''m excited! I hope all of you the best in your journey! Take care of YOU!
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How was your Sunday? Did you get at least 10 minutes of fitness? What's your highlight?

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Chris (SparkGuy)
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DOREEN112 7/15/2011 1:46PM

  Great Job emoticon

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DWILCZKO 7/15/2011 12:43AM

  cool!

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ROJAKHAN 7/14/2011 12:07PM

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SONYALATRECE 7/13/2011 1:22PM

    WooHoo!!! I LOVE this blog entry!
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DIDS70 7/13/2011 1:00PM

    Started a new fitness regime myself in the past few weeks. I have been surging or interval training and although that definitely makes the clothes looser, it also increases muscle which is not the best for seeing it on the scale. So I talked to my Raw Food Chef who is also a runner. Now running is not something that I even thought possible. My knees get sore and my calves don't like it, but she told me to KISS. Ok. I started out with 30 sec sprints and managed a few in a 30 minute walk. Each week I increased it 15 seconds. I am now up to 2 minutes and 15 seconds of sprinting. In a 45 minute session on mr. treadmill, I usually sprint about 20 minutes. I am feeling great. Unfortunately the treadmill doesn't go anywhere and running outside has a different feel, but I still do my 2.15 minutes. Next up is 2.30. Come on legs, we can do this together

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JDFAN448HS 7/13/2011 12:47PM

    Great!! and thanks for the umph emoticon emoticon

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MACEWOMAN 7/13/2011 12:32PM

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Love that blog entry!

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JENACE1 7/13/2011 7:57AM

    Nice deal there Spark Guy! Good for you!

I started my 10 minute streak of exercising exactly when my Spark book told me too. I almost killed myself one day when I did 20 minutes because I was so out of shape. I'm still out of shape but I can do 30 minutes now and it is one heck of a workout. I do this everyday and not only is it helping me lose pounds my mind is clearer and I get the best business ideas when I am working out. I like to workout alone so that I can get in my zone and think.

Thank you for all you do and for connecting me with people who help and motivate me!

Maybe next weekend you will have time for some fun outside again. emoticon

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MRSAKINS2005 7/13/2011 6:40AM

    I do two 1 hour cardio walks a day. I like to get outside. Since it's summer I split it up. Too hot here.

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TAXPROF 7/13/2011 1:56AM

    where are the sparkpoints for this - the game is rigged!

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19PITSY53 7/12/2011 4:11PM

  I try to get a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio each day.

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GOING-STRONG 7/12/2011 11:45AM

    Those 10 minute bits do add up... Yippee!

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SNLHOT_08 7/12/2011 12:28AM

    Today I broke down and started working out on my Glider for a work out and I did 26:17 on my machine and then I did a little weights and some tubing work out and I took a walk afterwards emoticon Plus i am going to do some more work out with my weight s tomorrow and maybe I will do a little more tomorrow

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JESTICJADE 7/12/2011 12:18AM

    I was outside playing with the kids all day. I even jumped some rope too. But I didn't log the mins because it was too much fun.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/11/2011 10:14PM

    Loved the member's post!

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GRATEFULBOB 7/11/2011 7:50PM

    emoticon lacking a little,no alot of motivation in this hot weather

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LADYANDREA2012 7/11/2011 6:54PM

    Hello, Christ!!!

After reading your Blog yesterday, it brighten up my motivation so intensely, that I decided to join your team and the Official SparkPeople 10 Minutes Workout Challenge.

My Sunday turned out to be a very different one. I felt motivated, energized and refreshed, with a new sense of achievement. I did Coach Nichole 10 minutes Cardio Jump Start video, and Coach Nichol 20 Minutes Bands Workout. I felt awesome after I finished them. They are safe, well taught and very doable. She is a caring trainer and explained everything so well, that I really felt her coaching like if she were really beside me. I felt I was in a new view of doing exercise with her.

My highlight is that after I finished, I felt so capable and successful that I ended up my day achieving more than in any other weekend I used to have before. I slept very good and wake up refreshed, energized and very motivated. Thank you, Chris for writing that Blog that compelled so much to me and awaken the afraid little girl that once felt incapable and unsuccessful.

A hug, Carmen


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AGAPEJOY 7/11/2011 5:22PM

    Yes, I did the 10 minute cardio from the Spring into Shape BootCamp Workout! emoticon


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ABB698 7/11/2011 4:31PM

    Walked 5 miles with my niece on my Sunday! My highlight was being able to *really* Spark again after being on vacation for 3 weeks. emoticon
Thank you Chris!!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/11/2011 4:08PM

    Just walking for me

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SEDONACAT 7/11/2011 3:09PM

    Yes, I did the treadmill at the Y and then an hour of gardening.

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ANNISSAT 7/11/2011 2:49PM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 7/11/2011 2:22PM

    Yes, Sunday I did strength training, a Coach Nicole workout video on the stability ball, Zumba, and Pilates! Felt great! A very active weekend indeed!

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SHEENADEE 7/11/2011 1:57PM

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Thanks for keeping us updated.

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JABULONESTAR 7/11/2011 1:37PM

    Even though I was sick I was still able to get in 10 minutes :) It really does help breaking it down to 10 minutes! Thanks so much emoticon emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 7/11/2011 1:23PM

    Thanks for sharing !

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 7/11/2011 12:32PM

    I love reading about your progress and enjoy the quotes from other blogs so thanks for sharing them!

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MSAZLADY82 7/11/2011 12:13PM

    I got in a full 60 minutes (I like saying that more than 1 hour, lol) and the highlight? I attacked my pantry! I'm almost 30 days here, and I tell you what, just organizing the clutter that was my pantry, is making ideas about preparing food less stressful, and I'm seeing now where I need to really focus when shopping, and getting rid of things that might trip me up. Accountability...who knew!?
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KNITTABLES 7/11/2011 12:12PM

    I joined your ten minute challenge and ended up doing 35 minutes on the bike and walked a total of 15,000 steps in 90 minutes.

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SUNSHINE_GAL 7/11/2011 12:11PM

    While watching TV last night, I marched in place, did some stretches and utilized my treadmill.

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NANCYLEE46 7/11/2011 11:35AM

    emoticon I got a 5 hour sprint in shopping with my mom preparing for vacation. While she puttered I went and walked the parking lot.
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CGARR442 7/11/2011 11:34AM

    I'm doing my cross training today. Mostly strength training with a little cardio thrown in.
Loved the member post, I remember when I started seeing results it was so thrilling!!

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MARCH_ 7/11/2011 11:33AM

    Chris, thanks for posting this kind of stuff. It's just what I needed this Monday morning!

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KITTYB77 7/11/2011 11:23AM

    I got a new puppy so I am walking at least an extra hour each day with him... :):)

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LOVESLIFE48 7/11/2011 11:06AM

    today 50 minutes cardio!

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COOPSM 7/11/2011 11:05AM

    Great job on the sprints...only 30 minutes for me...Insanity fit test

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MSLZZY 7/11/2011 10:52AM

    I spent 90 minutes on cardio yesterday-moving boxes and
doing heavy cleaning upstairs. It felt so good! Thanks for the inspiration!

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FABBECKY 7/11/2011 10:43AM

    12o minutes of walking and yard work!

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FITFABJENN 7/11/2011 10:21AM

    My Sunday was great! I walked for 30 minutes in the morning and then got in 30 minutes of the elliptical in the afternoon. Then we all went for a swim, the highlight of my day.

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CALIDREAMER76 7/11/2011 10:14AM

    Going out for my walk as soon as I'm done here. Missed it yesterday due to medication issues.
Keep up the good work!

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FATHINSN 7/11/2011 9:57AM

    I think my energy was been suck out by the hot, sunny day on both Saturday and Sunday - kept drinking water to get myself hydrated, my favourite fluid in the world! Maybe I should do exercises underneath the shower (no swimming pool, too afraid of getting drowned, haha).

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LAND313 7/11/2011 9:55AM

  Great job Chris!
I went to the Reservoir with my children it was 102degrees in MS with a heat index of 105 I do not know how to swim, but we did get in the water in the section we could stand up in. We played kick ball as well.

I did my workout on my Wii Gold's Gym Dance Workout when we returned home. Really enjoying getting fit. Determined to stick with making healthier choices.

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WANT2BHEALTHY11 7/11/2011 9:50AM

    Thanks for keeping all of us sparkers motivated!! I got my 35 minutes of fitness this morning. emoticon emoticon

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PAMBWS 7/11/2011 9:44AM

    One day at a time...& don't we all feel much, much more alive.

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MICHCLEARY 7/11/2011 9:43AM

    Hi Chris - Way to go on the sprints and encouraging new members!

My highlight - first time on the elliptical post shoulder surgery (7 1/2 weeks out) and I got in 4.2 miles not using the arm thingies. Thingies being my technical term! I was also able to do full situp/twist on the stability ball.

Today I'm photo blogging my food for accountability and the woo hoo in that is SP has taught me a lot of options about how to hold myself accountable through all the ups and downs!

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KITT52 7/11/2011 9:38AM

    great job and I could not agree with you more...
I love how I feel when I get a good work out


Have a healthy day , and think happy thoughts

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DETERMINED_SOUL 7/11/2011 9:37AM

    I am so glad you are blogging daily, it is so motivating. If you can do it with your busy schedule, I know I can. I am also liking the special blog posts from other members. Thank you.

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LAURIE5658 7/11/2011 9:34AM

    Outstanding!!!

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