July 18: Day 32 of the 10+ Minute Fitness Challenge

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Today's Fitness
I did 34 minutes of fitness yesterday (July 18)

Today's Highlights

The fitness highlight yesterday was doing even more lunges. By going slow, I've gotten back to the highest level of lunges I've done. Now I'll just work on pushing off even more explosively when doing the lunge. I was out running errands yesterday and – yes – was literally running from errand to errand. I really noticed that my legs are getting much stronger from the consistent lunges this year – fun!

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Today's post is a short one – but fun. This is from a personal trainer who heard about SparkPeople from one of his clients. Thanks again for spreading the spark!
Hey Chris, one of my Clients just turned me on to your site, in a word...AWESOME!!


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


Chris (SparkGuy)

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    2301 days ago
    Nice work! Keep up all your awesome efforts. It is so cool to have you actively participating in this online community you created--and to know that there is still so much value for you here.

    Highlight of my fitness was pushing past my last reps of physical therapy exercises despite my muscles aching!
    2302 days ago
  • ALLIB22
    thanks for the encouragement...i've noticed doing lunges more and more makes it way easier
    2305 days ago
    I miss the updates. How is the challenge going?
    2307 days ago
    I went for a walk/jog today!!! I love the support Sparkpeople has given me. Also love the many friends I have made.

    Wendy emoticon
    2310 days ago
    I just want to tell you what a difference your site has made in my life. SparkPeople has done something no other weight loss program/site has ever done. It has given me the tools to set and meet my goals. I just completed my first sprint triathlon on Sunday and there is no way I would have gotten here without the tools, motivation, and support I received from SparkPeople. Thanks to you and SparkPeople's staff for the amazing work you do!
    2311 days ago
  • MARGIE4230
    Monday through Friday my daughter and I do water aerobics 60 minutes.Along with this exercise we also have a 60 minute yoga class on Fridays , a zumba gold class on Mondays, and a low impact aerobic out of the water on Wednesdays. We have been doing this for 2 months and I have only lost 8 pounds but I had to up my calories since I workout so much. We will now see how much weight I can lose.
    2314 days ago
  • MARGIE4230
    Its Saturday and I do not do as much on weekends but I did take my little dog for a 30 minute walk . I also pulled weeds for 60 minutes, so I got more than my 10 today.
    2314 days ago
    I have lost almost 70 lbs since the beginning of my journey in Feb 2010. Thank you for this site and for the Over 60's team............it and they have been my constant companions throughout my journey.

    Now...........to the real challenge of keeping it off! emoticon vista
    2314 days ago
    So where are you Chris? Are you on vacation? Three weeks since your last blog and looking forward to your next one, including American Idol installments! Keep that streak going! emoticon emoticon
    2320 days ago
  • DEBBA330
    It is amazing to read this everyday. It keeps me motivated and inspired. I just started on Monday and I am navigating the site. Adding my favorite foods, tracking my food, water. Headed for Vacation with family so I plan on some fun active activities with the kids to keep me moving. I have had some minor injuries like planter fascitis but found shoes so I can walk. Teva sandals. Yesterday, I had a moment of "boredom" and decided to do some errands after work to break that cycle. Coming home from work each day, was my downfall. Alcohol. So I have been alcohol free for 5 days, feeling alot better about myself and doing the low carb thing. I am actually not that hungry since I am eating small amounts throughout the day. I am so proud of me. emoticon
    2323 days ago
  • SHELT28
    Thank you for the inspiration and the great website.

    I have lost 7 pounds in 14 days!
    2323 days ago
    Thank you for the encouragement!
    2326 days ago
    Thank you for the encouragement!
    2326 days ago
    Thank you for the encouragement!
    2326 days ago
    The Kat and I do 20 minutes of floor exercises every morning except on weekends - it starts my day off right - and when I don't do them, I feel I have cheated myself. Thanks for the encouragement, I need to get back to cardio too ! emoticon
    2326 days ago
    How do you make certain parts of your blogs bold??
    2328 days ago
  • MARGIE4230
    You've inspired me. I am now up to 60 minutes water aerobics every weekday. On Saturdays I cut the grass and walk 30 minutes. I do yoga once a week for 60 min and low impact aerobics once a week for 60 min. I have noticed a big difference in how I feel. My heartrate is 100% better. I am 68 yrs old and don't want to feel old. I feel great. Also I have lost 9 lbs since June 7th. Thank you for your challenges.
    2329 days ago
  • MARGIE4230
    Thanks for the inspiration .
    2332 days ago
    Had an injury yesterday but I got my 25+ min. walk in first emoticon . I have to say that I love the new tool bar at the bottom of the screen. Takes me to the things I do the most and I don't have to go searching for it. Too cool! I have to rest today due to pulling a tendon in my leg but that won't stop me from doing all the other things I can. Thanks again for this site! Your the BEST~
    2333 days ago
    It's easy to do 10 minutes of exercise per day: get off the bus a few stops early, park as far away from the door as possible at the supermarket, use the stairs instaead of the elevator, etc. These are all things I do on a daily basis.
    2333 days ago
    Anyone can do 10 minutes of fitness, even if it is just sitting in a chair and doing vigorous arm circles our having your arms straight out in front of you and doing criss crosses; it gets the heart rate up!!
    2333 days ago
    2334 days ago
    getting lots of walking and swimming in the ocean while on vacation at Cape Cod.

    2334 days ago
    Did my yoga fitness video twice today or 30 miniutes yay, feel good! emoticon
    2335 days ago
    thanks for the inspiration! Pat
    2335 days ago
    Been with SparkPeople a few years, but been AWOL. My absence has mostly been due to health reasons. I am getting more motivated everyday. So happy to see all the wonderful changes I'm seeing since I came back. Love it!!! It's just so much easier to navigate and find things. Thanks SparkGuy! You are ONE WONDERFUL person to do all that you are doing with SparkPeople.
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    GlennaRae & A SparkFriend, Ollie Bollie McFollie & Opie (my new kittens)
    We send our love.
    2335 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/23/2011 8:46:28 AM
    I try to get at least 120 minutes everyday, even if it's just 120 minutes of walking. I find it's the only way to stay consistent.
    2335 days ago
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    2335 days ago
    I did spin tonight for 60 minutes! Love this class! 3x a week I take spin.
    2335 days ago
    emoticon I make sure to get my fitness points ....it is the highlight of my day !
    2336 days ago
  • THEIS58
    Got it in!
    2336 days ago
  • JDFAN448HS
    emoticon emoticon I do the best I can everyday with a foot that will never be 100% again. You are in my prayers for bringing this wonderful site/opportunity to the world. God bless you and your efforts for the many.
    2336 days ago
    I really wish I could do lunges. I have such bad knees from being a long distance runner for 28 years, they are just totally worn out! Not to mention arthritic. But I DID manage a 20 minute mile today. (Walking, of course!) emoticon
    2336 days ago
    Have been doing a yoga tape for 15 minutes for about a month, does this count? Just started but like it!!Ty
    2337 days ago
  • REIKA31
    got uo at 5 this morning and did my 20 minute workout. went class had 5 bottles of water today now i am at work ready to go home and do my power walk. been doing this for a little over two weeks now. starting to see the difference and feel it. Lets get it guys. WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon
    2337 days ago
    I agree that lunges are great for building both power and strength, but I have bad knees -- I've had three knee operations -- and lunges are painful for me.

    Is there any other exercise that might be similarly effective that I might substitute?

    Thanks! Am new to the site, and am just getting started, but so far it's been great!
    2337 days ago
    Started this program a couple of days ago. Needing help with the exercise? Did my daily devotion and also started drinking 8-8oz glasses of water each day. I'm not giving up.
    2337 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/21/2011 3:07:56 PM
    Hi there,i am new to SP . This is my first week on this site and so far i like it a lot, so glad i found it.
    I power walked today for 45 min and i am doing lunges and squats now. emoticon
    2337 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/21/2011 12:04:54 PM
    Getting back on spark and getting back into fitness program i have to stay dedicated this time, i'm so tired of disappointing myself! I'll keep you posted.... this is a great source for accountability for me. *smoosches* emoticon
    2337 days ago
  • MICHELLE77301
    Got up bright and early this morning and did my 20 minutes of power walking. Feeling great.
    2337 days ago
    Walking with our family before dinner -- a great way to enjoy some exercise, enjoy the weather and our family time!
    2337 days ago
    I would never have known where to start in getting healthier if it had not been for this webside. Thanks, SparkGuy.
    2338 days ago
    my grandaughter turned 4, a real highlight!!! yes I got in my fitness too!!
    2338 days ago
    30 minutes work out 5 days week!
    2338 days ago
    Doing better today. Got some play time with the kids.
    2338 days ago
    120 min of mixed doubles in 100+ degrees. Love this sport!
    2338 days ago
    20 minutes fitness! Fitness highlight? Finishing the 10 minute bootcamp with Nicole!!!
    2338 days ago
    today is another walk the dog day
    clean clean clean emoticon emoticon
    2338 days ago
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