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September 5: Day 1 of the 10+ Minute Fitness Challenge

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Today's Fitness
I did 65 minutes of fitness yesterday (Sept. 5)

Today's Highlights
Ok, I'm back! Let's try this again. I can't remember if I told everyone, but I had a neck injury earlier this summer that I still hadn't recovered from that was zapping my energy so I fell off from blogging. But, I think I'm about back to normal and ready to go.

I figured Labor Day was as good a day as any to start another streak!

Yesterday's highlight was swimming with the boys in the pool again. They still like it when I let them ride on my back while swimming a few laps.

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

SparkCheers!
Chris (SparkGuy)
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  • v AUTODIDACTICUS
    Welcome back! I enjoy hand-delivering items instead of using inter-campus mail. I can get in 5 to 10 minutes walk instead of letting the campus post office do it for me!
    1817 days ago
  • v 4EVERLOVINGLIFE
    Welcome back!! I'm glad that you're neck injury is healing. Since signing up with SparkPeople for the most part tracking what I have been eating I am almost down 10lbs!! emoticon
    1817 days ago
  • v JAMES731
    Glad you are recovered Chris, let's Saprk this son!
    1817 days ago
  • v XME501
    I have a daughter in a long-term care facility and that has gotten me distracted from everything else in life. But, I too am back - did my 10 minutes this morning and feel so much better.
    barb
    1817 days ago
  • v LTMURPHY7
    Labor day I did 60 min of water aerobics
    1817 days ago
  • v OLSEN9310
    I started a new streak this week TOO! I needed a little motivation to get myself back on track....aiming for any sort of exercise everyday - 20-30 minutes. even on rest days, I will stretch or walk my dog. I ran my 1st 1/2 marathon in April and have struggled lately to get my mojo back....on day 3 of my streak and feeling pretty good!
    1817 days ago
  • v TONI501
    Glad to hear your neck is feeling better. Had a great day yeaterday, went for a 45 min walk. You have a wonderful day!
    1817 days ago
  • v QUANYIN1
    9/6---90 min in gym,thank you for sparkpeople, i am down 50 lbs and very excited about my my progress,love and light to you.
    1817 days ago
  • v RICHILA
    I am chair marching on the Virtual Rocky MTN Trek-4000 steps yesterday was a challenge.
    1817 days ago
  • v CGARR442
    I'm glad you are feeling better. I ran 4 miles yesterday.
    1817 days ago
  • v NANCYLEE46
    Sorry about your neck and glad it is better.

    Your boys must be getting big and still you can swim with them on your back? At the cape when I was pulling my niece on the boogie board in the ocean I fell over, good way to get wet and boy did everyone laugh.

    TY for keeping me motivated with the 10 minute streak. I am bringing back to the walk/run team.

    Happy September.
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    Nancy
    1817 days ago
  • v TCM6679
    I have injured my soleus muscle and have not exercised all week! but I am starting again today, although I am still having pain, it kept me awake again last night.

    Glad to hear you are doing better and thank you so much for this great site :-)
    1817 days ago
  • v CMBELISLE
    My last streak made it to 57 days (last Saturday). I started over yesterday. I think I needed the rest too.
    1817 days ago
  • v AZIZRAHIM
    Glad to know about your recovery.

    I took this challenge yesterday and had some exercise this morning. I will do the second lap in the evening.

    I am confident that I will achieve my goal. emoticon
    1817 days ago
  • v TKD_1D
    Hope your neck continues to heal up!! I did 1 hour of tae kwon do training... emoticon thanks for the inspiration...
    1817 days ago
  • v LOVESLIFE48
    I walked on the treadmill for 45 minutes!! Glad you are back and hope you feel better!
    1817 days ago
  • v ESTHER210
    Am glad you are ok now, yesterday i had a lot to do and finding time was tricky but i managed to exercise before i went to bed and i felt accomplished.
    i did 20 minutes cardio and 20 minutes strength training. emoticon
    1817 days ago
  • v ESTHER210
    Am glad you are ok now, yesterday i had a lot to do and finding time was tricky but i managed to exercise before i went to bed and i felt accomplished.
    i did 20 minutes cardio and 20 minutes strength training. emoticon
    1817 days ago
  • v ESTHER210
    Am glad you are ok now, yesterday i had a lot to do and finding time was tricky but i managed to exercise before i went to bed and i felt accomplished.
    i did 20 minutes cardio and 20 minutes strength training. emoticon
    1817 days ago
  • v NUTTYNERDGIRL
    I moved to Chicago almost three months ago, but haven't really explored the city. So I joined Sparkpeople.com and then I took an hour-long walk with my fiancee to find Lincoln Library. Our goal is to walk at least a little every day, finding new and interesting locations, so we can get to know the city.

    Welcome back and thank you for this wonderful site!
    1817 days ago
  • v LLF1020
    Hope your neck gets better! I had been doing (4) 15 minute mile walks (1 mile with 3 lb weights I use Denise Austin's Blast Away the Fat Walking DVD) reduced it to 3 then add 30 minute cardio dance to up my cardio to 75 minutes & added a 10 min outdoor walk with the dogs to get in 10 more minutes. I am burning just in my DVD exercises 493 calories 5 days a week & on weekends I still walk. Thanksf or the inspiration!
    1817 days ago
  • v MOMS100
    Got my 10,000 steps in and went to Curves.
    1817 days ago
  • v MISSLISA1973
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    1817 days ago
  • v APLECHATY
    I walked/Jogged 2.85 miles and did 60 crunches and 50 pushups in the morning before work. Then after work I did 40 minutes of strength training at the gym.
    1817 days ago
  • v MSLZZY
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    1817 days ago
  • v BECKY3774
    I am a nanny. I took the girls on a forty-five minute walk in the stroller, that way I can go at a faster pace than if the three year old is walking herself....
    1817 days ago
  • v WWWSJW
    I did a Yoga Booty Ballet workout yesterday morning, and a Yoga class in the evening.
    1817 days ago
  • v KAYYVAUGHN
    Yesterday was a good fitness day for me. I did a 3 mile aerobic walk which used many muscles. I got a 2.15 walk in. I did at least 15 minutes if not more for the continuous walk for the challenge. Then I did some stretch/strength exercises. Since I've developed tennis elbow, I haven't been using weights. My strength exercises have been those like squats that use all my body weight. I hope that's right.
    Kay
    1817 days ago
  • v JSALERNO
    I'M GLAD YOU ARE FEELING BETTER. NECK INJURIES ARE SOMETHING YOU DON'T WANT TO MESS AROUND WITH. I ACTUALLY HAVE STARTED A STRENGTH TRAINING STREAK WHICH I DIDN'T DO STRENGTH TRAINING BEFORE JOINING SP. I HAVE DONE CARDIO FOR 120 DAYS AT LEAST 10 MINUTES AND STRENGTH FOR 68 DAYS( AFTER I GET TONIGHT'S ) AT LEAST 10 MINUTES.
    1817 days ago
  • v IRENAVB
    I am a relatively new member and didn't know about your injury. Glad you are here and although I am having a lazy beginning with disciplined life, I want to thank you for the wonderful thing that you do for mankind. Not only that we'll all look sexier and be healthier but the community is wonderful. This is one of the most wonderful sites on the Internet and I am so glad I've found it. Thanks and take care. emoticon
    1817 days ago
  • v HEALTHYSLIM2
    I actually ended up coming down with a stomach flu, but because I had planned it, I did a 60 minute zumba class! It was okay - not the most energetic workout I've ever had, but I survived.
    No exercise today, and the illness really took hold after the workout! But tomorrow I am back in action!
    Glad your neck is better!
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    1817 days ago
  • v BYMYDESIGNS
    Go Chris, Go!!

    I didn't get as much time in as you...icky rain and long work. But getting set to leave now for my five mile walk to the train station...even if it is raining. But I got more then ten mins yesterday and will today as well. Even WITH the rain. (summer rain for walking is good UNLESS you are heading to work, then not so great!) :D

    Thanks for being an inspiration....hope your neck is all better.

    1817 days ago
  • v ONLYTEMPORARY
    So glad your better. Got in time today walking and hauling garbage and recycling and cleaning up after the neighbors animals. Then picked tomatoes.
    1817 days ago
  • v DEBBIES_JOURNEY
    I am just starting this challenge. Today I walked for 25 minutes. I have been slowing increasing each week. This is my second week. I love this site and it has me really motivated.
    1817 days ago
  • v MELLABELLAS
    Glad you're back! Sorry about the neck injury
    1817 days ago
  • v SHELT28
    I am getting ready to do a 30 min stair circuit training
    1817 days ago
  • v INFLATED
    I did 15 minutes on my elliptical. I am stating the second leg of 100 days of 10 minutes of daily exercise for 1,000 days. Today is day 102 for me.

    1,000 days is almost 2 3/4 years, lol! I want exercise to be for me how it was when I was a teenager or younger. I didn't worry about having to do it. It was a routine part of everyday life. I like how I am feeling after doing 100+ days. My endurance is building, I have more energy and I feel my attitude is a happy one.

    I agree with what PRAIRIECROCUS said about having your kids hang on to you by your neck if they are doing it that way, while you swim. I am glad you are back though!



    1817 days ago
  • v HEALTHYNEWPAIGE
    Yes, I did have my 10 minutes of fitness workout today! I almost missed it, but I was determined not to end my streak due to extra long work day. Today is day #6 for me. I started reading The Spark a few days ago and am now at about 21% done with the book. Thanks for sharing your inspiring words and all the stories. I am planning on re-reading it even when I am finished so that I won't ever forget.
    1817 days ago
  • v JAZZEJR
    Welcome back! I brisk walked 3 miles, did ST videos, and cycled 20 minutes on Monday.
    1817 days ago
  • v SEPTLEFTY
    Im sorry to hear about your neck and im glad you are able to become active again.
    1817 days ago
  • v 1COUNTRY_GAL
    Sorry about your neck,glad it's better! I did 30 minutes of walking,we are beginning a heat wave the first day of school for our kids,summer has arrived late! I guess better late than never! emoticon Take care of your neck!
    Sincerely,Diana emoticon
    1817 days ago
  • v HEALTHIERKEN
    Yep. I got 85 min: 49 minutes walking with poles and 30 minutes in the pool. Feels good.

    1817 days ago
  • v BIGMAMAAMY30
    Welcome back...I knocked out day 1 week 5 of 5k training and went on a bike ride with my kiddos!
    1817 days ago
  • v WORKOUTWITHPAM
    Sorry about the neck injury, and I am glad that you are feeling better. I taught a Cardio Mix fitness class at the YMCA on Labor Day. What a GREAT way to start the day!

    HUGS
    Pam
    1817 days ago
  • v TAMARA6905
    Welcome back! I got in 40 min of high-intensity interval training today!
    1817 days ago
  • v PRAIRIECROCUS
    Glad to see you, blogging, again !
    Are you sure that you aren't asking too much of your body, to support the
    weight of your children, when you are swimming ?
    Take good care !
    1817 days ago
  • v MOMFAN
    Was at the pool for two hours, then I was in a car accident that involved 6 cars and started when a car hit me from behind sky rocketing me between the two rows of cars waiting at a red light. God was so much in every aspect of it. It could have been fatal, but he allow me to be a witness through it all.

    1817 days ago
  • v LADYGREENEYES
    Make sure they hold onto your shoulders, and not your neck then! Ok day, subbed swimming laps in 62F rain with Wii but can't wait to get back in the pool while I still can!
    1817 days ago
  • v LOVEAZ
    I did my strength work and after an exercise-filled weekend I'm ready to jump back on the wagon!
    1817 days ago
  • v KAMAPERRY
    Glad you are better and back at it! 90 minutes total today!
    1817 days ago
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