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2012 Fitness Minutes

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Since SP started its SparkAmerica campaign, I haven't adjusted my goal of 9000 yearly minutes (nor have I completed that goal. . .). I was just thinking about adjusting it, mainly based on how much I think I would earn with just derby practice. If I did the math correctly, that would put me near 15000 minutes for the year. Holy derby socks!!! Still, I am scared to set a goal that high. So, I'm thinking maybe I should either leave it alone, or set it for maybe 10000. Any thoughts or suggestions from the SparkLanders?

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JIBBIE49 1/6/2012 9:42PM

    I went through all of the activities that they count now as "exercise" and I get minutes for HEAVY CLEANING, going Bowling, doing Yoga, and Tai Chi, and Yard work, etc. All of these were things I didnt' think in the past counted. I certainly do 2 hours of housework daily.

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MRSHEATHERB 1/1/2012 9:33PM

    BLTSMUM, I came up way short, but I also spent 7 months out of commission when I broke my ankle. As far as practice time, we practice 3 times per week for 2 hours, and I only calculate between 75 and 90 minutes of that time, and still came up with 11,000-15,000 minutes. And you are definitely right about not making every practice.

Thanks for the advice to both of you ladies! If all else, I can adjust during the year, right?

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BTLSMUM 1/1/2012 11:09AM

    How short did you fall of your 9,000? I think it's fair to add practice as part of your goal minutes, but be realistic about it. I wouldn't factor in every potential practice because realistically, you probably won't make it to every practice. I also wouldn't use the full practice time because realistically, who practices the whole time? When I track my practice minutes I usually subtrack 30 minutes (or whatever seem appropriate based on the practice schedule) to allow for warm up/cool down stretching, team discussion, etc.

I'd assess the year's goal and why you fell short. If you fell significantly short, I probably wouldn't change the number. If you were pretty close, I might bump it to around 11,000?

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CAROLISCIOUS 1/1/2012 10:17AM

    I do suggest you go with will be a step up from previous years, but still an attainable goal!

Here's to 2012!

Comment edited on: 1/1/2012 10:17:40 AM

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