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July 11: Day 25 of the 10+ Minute Fitness Challenge

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Today's Fitness
I did 41 fitness minutes today (July 11) can you tell that I used to be an accountant with my odd fitness minute totals down to the minute :)?

Today's Highlights
Today's fitness highlight was increasing my number of leg lunges. If you haven't tried lunges, they are an amazing exercise to build leg strength! I'd recommend starting with a small number and working your way up or otherwise you'll get in technical terms "Lunge Legs" and be barely able to walk the next day. I once did a bunch of lunges after having not done them for awhile and then the next day I walked all around San Francisco or at least tried to BIG mistake! Learn from SparkGuy's mistakes :).

My other day highlight was playing a game with the boys outside in the great weather. I'd kick a plastic ball high in the air and they had to chase it and then whoever got it first had to run it back to me without getting tackled by the other one (my 7yo came up with this idea). They each had to run at least a mile, but didn't notice because they were having so much fun and squealing while out-running each other. Unfortunately, the game ended when the 4yo tried to tackle the 7yo and got the wind knocked out of him for the first time ever which freaked him out, but I grabbed him and let him know he'd be able to breathe again in a few seconds.

Member Post
Here's one of my favorite member posts from yesterday I had several great ones to choose from today!

Title: 69 Pounds Lost!!

Message: I never in a million years thought that doing something as simple as eating healthier and exercising more could bring results like I have seen. Any time you see people on TV talking about how much weight they have lost there''s always some magic pill they took or some magic exercise equipment that they used or some special deliver at home meal system. Well guess what? I haven''t done any of these things and I have still lost 69 pounds!! Not that anyone who uses these systems are wrong or anything. Whatever is good for you is good for you! I eat healthier, feel better, get more sleep, and exercise like there''s no tomorrow and I still find myself smiling and laughing and enjoying my life. When I first started this on the first of this year if you would have told me that I would be 69 pounds lighter by July 11, I would have looked at you like you were crazy. But as crazy as it seems if you give yourself the chance you can do amazing things! It''s not over yet and I know that tough times are to come, but right at this very moment I want to celebrate my feet having 69 less pounds to lug around. Thanks for all of the support SP! Could not have done it without you!

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How was your Monday? Did you get at least 10 minutes of fitness? What's your highlight?


Chris (SparkGuy)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MILLISMA 7/13/2011 2:33PM

    I thought it was great and made sense to me! Thanks

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KDLOCA 7/13/2011 9:21AM

    Monday ran/walk 1.5 mile and brisk walk 1.5 total of 49 mins. on treadmill
Wed did it again but got on the trail near my house 47 mins.
Great job on everyones fitness goals.
Chris what a great way to get the kids moving.

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MSLZZY 7/13/2011 8:15AM

    30 minutes walking!

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LOVESLIFE48 7/13/2011 7:47AM


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JANICE1313 7/13/2011 7:44AM

    Thanks for sharing, I am going to make it to the gym today even if form 10 minutes. emoticon

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LOSTLIME 7/13/2011 4:51AM

    Great! Have a great day!

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    I love how you highlight posts every day... and enjoy hearing about your own experience! Great personal touch Chris!!

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_CYNDY55_ 7/13/2011 1:49AM

    Got My 10 Plus *✲*. Awesome Day .*✲*

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AMANDALADY 7/12/2011 11:51PM

    I love your idea of the 10 minute challenge! Thanks for continuing to support and inspire the SparkPeople - I managed to do 60 minutes of cardio even though I am fighting off a cold!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 7/12/2011 11:47PM

    Glad that you and your boys had so much fun, and fitness, today !
So did I !
Because of SparkPeople, I am much more active !

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MOMFAN 7/12/2011 11:39PM


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ONELBATATIME 7/12/2011 9:29PM

    60 min at the gym doing water aerobics tonight! yay!

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LOGOULD 7/12/2011 9:06PM

    Sundy was 60 mins...Yesterday 90 mins.....tomorrow 90 mins.....and a long run Thursdy AM, so today is just going to be a 10min unless I get a wild hair to sneak in an extra 5 or so.

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KNITTABLES 7/12/2011 8:48PM

    I'm on day three of the ten minutes day challenge and I ended up doing 35 minutes on the bike today. I love these challenges. Thanks.

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NHGRL68 7/12/2011 8:38PM

    I hear ya about those lunges! I've had that painful feeling a few times! Lol. Great job keeping that streak going and AWESOME that you are keeping your boys active too. I bet you all had a lot of fun playing together. emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/12/2011 8:35PM

    I did well also and am doing an hours worth of cardio now, just taking a quick break emoticon

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SUNSHINE_GAL 7/12/2011 8:23PM


Did good

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2BFREE2LIVE 7/12/2011 8:05PM

    Sounds like your having a wonderful time with the children and getting your workouts while your doing so.
Congrats to the young lady who lost 69 pounds I know how hard that is and she did an awesome job. I went to her blog to support her this afternoon.
Keep having fun with the little ones they don't stay little to long.
I started my day with a five mile Walk Away the Pounds DVD and then worked on the landscape project today.

Comment edited on: 7/12/2011 8:07:53 PM

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ENUFF81020 7/12/2011 7:56PM

    After I did my workout in the pool, I went to the gym and rode the bike while I worked on my homework, a reading assignment. That's a win-win for me and using my time well!!

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VAMPTRIANA4EVR 7/12/2011 7:52PM

    I started my day with 35 minutes of walking! Did 2.16 miles! Woohoo!

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