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January 17: Day 135 of the 10+ Minute Fitness Challenge

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Today's Fitness
I did 42 minutes of fitness today.

Today's Highlights
Today's highlight was practicing my tennis strokes outside in the cold this evening one of my favorite ways to keep my strokes from falling apart when I'm not able to play that often.

Member Highlight

Fun to hear from a member who heard us on the radio!

Date: 1/16/2012 - 11:15 PM
Subject: Listened to a radio show you were on
Message: Sparkguy---

Sparkpeople advertised that they were on the radio daily, so I listened to a few of the shows, one with you, and the other with Coach Nicole.

A couple of things you said really hit home with me. First, how you committed to ten minutes a day of exercise and it helped you feel in control amidst your very busy life in Corporate America. That is absolutely true with me and exactly how I feel.

Second, you said there is a tipping point where your exercise routine really starts to payoff and it's generally between 3-6 months and that most people don't reach this benefit because they quit before then. (I am pretty sure you said this...maybe i read it in an article...i have been reading a ton of them.) Anyway, I thought back to some of my very successful workout seasons in my life and realized you were right (again).

So, thank you. These two things have been floating around in my brain and both inspire me to keep MOVING. :-)


We can all do it! I hope you had a great day! Did you get at least 10 minutes of fitness? What's your highlight?

Chris (SparkGuy)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARKATSPARK 12/24/2015 6:38AM


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MUSICANDWORDS 2/16/2012 12:37AM

  I'm going to do this challenge! I know that it's super late (by 130some days) but better late than never!

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EBETHET 1/18/2012 9:04PM

    I exercised 40 minutes today. Ten minutes is not much time. I brush my teeth every day. I am recommitting to 10 minutes of exercise every day. emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/18/2012 9:05:40 PM

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JDRR22 1/18/2012 10:03AM

    I did a total of 233 cardio fitness minutes yesterday. I walked 7.61 miles between the treadmill and a walk I took last night, and cycled 17.33 at the gym. I think that's the most I have done in a day, with my previous being almost 24 miles walked/cycled. And so far have done 50.05 miles this week, and I have yet to hit the gym today! Going to get a good workout in just getting to the gym, because it's snowing here :)

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RITASANGELS 1/18/2012 7:37AM

    Yesterday was a good exercise day for me. 45 minutes at gym on elliptcal and then since it was raining and couldn't walk dogs:(( They were sad but I popped in a Leslie Sanson walk off the pounds video and did 4 miles. Total of 9 miles yesterday YAY for me!! emoticon

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HOPESINGH 1/18/2012 2:41AM

    I had my personal training session yesterday, which was fun (about 83 min all in all).
Had to break my streak though (the day before yesterday). But the important thing is to just keep doing it!

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LILORITA 1/18/2012 2:31AM

    I did a 3o minutes walk and 15 minutes stair climbing

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1BEACHWALKER 1/18/2012 12:27AM

    Today I pushed myself past where I thought my limits were and was I rewarded. Walked the farthest I ever have= 3.5 miles! emoticon

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KIMMIF 1/17/2012 11:14PM

    Got in 85 minutes today that included cardio, strength & pilates. Would love to know more about that radio show!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/17/2012 10:57PM

    Lots of moving today and will do the treadmill later.

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HYE101 1/17/2012 10:53PM


We did 63 minutes today at the gym. I felt great after completing my exercises. We also did some strength training on 9 stations.

Have a great week !!

Sam emoticon emoticon

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CGARR442 1/17/2012 9:43PM

    No minutes today :-/ Dr Appointments and errands all day. Will do better tomorrow!

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