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Monday, May 07, 2012


My magical stack of Post-it notes hit 400 today.
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PS: Some people have asked the significance of the post-it notes. They represent my exercise streak. I put one on the wall, every day that I exercise. (Obviously, the whole stack is on a shelf now.) Anyway, if I miss a day, I start all over. After about four or five tries, this streak kept on going and now I'm on Day 404 (as I'm typing this). I got the idea from reading The Spark. One of SparkGuy's co-workers put a note on her cubicle wall. That story stuck with me and it's been a key motivator for me.
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MAKBABE 5/9/2012 4:25PM

    Awesome! I have been struggling with the 10 min a day of exercise spark streak, but this has inspired me to keep trying! Thanks for sharing

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PETESKI24 5/9/2012 3:55PM

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ALYNNSELLNER 5/9/2012 3:51PM

    wow this is awesome! I may steal your idea! that's a great visual way to stay motivated!

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JMCADE 5/9/2012 3:47PM

    Great idea and even greater streak. You go girl!!

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KASSANDRA_MAE93 5/9/2012 3:47PM

    That is so cool I love that idea!

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MSTAPLE1 5/9/2012 3:11PM

  Awesome!!!

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MILLIE5522 5/9/2012 2:42PM

    emoticon Brilliant idea!

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STRI23 5/9/2012 2:30PM

    This is so fun, I love it! I currently put a star on the calendar if I exercised, but I really like the idea of putting the number too. emoticon

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REBECCA24333 5/9/2012 2:11PM

    This should be a commercial!

You have the neatest ideas!

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SNAILTURBO2GO 5/9/2012 2:11PM

    Ha ha, that's great! I'm only in my first two weeks, but I started with ne sheet of paper and put Day 1, Day 2,etc with a check box. So everyday i check off that day. It really keeps me motivated to see the progress. I like the bright paper too! Keep it going! emoticon

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ZIMZUMPOGOTWIG 5/9/2012 1:56PM

    awsome idea!

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PATTILYNN224 5/9/2012 1:39PM

    Streaking... hmm. Didn't think of that one.
Congratulations on your 400th post it.

I think I may try to do that if you don't mind. It's a great visual and I love the way you jazzed some of them up!

Yipee!!! for you

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HHB4181 5/9/2012 1:33PM

    So Awesome!! What a great video! Great job!!
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NAVYMOM133 5/9/2012 1:23PM

    Amazing!! You are an inspiration, Shelli !! Loved the uniquely decorated notes, here and there in the stack!
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ROADBIKEMAMA 5/9/2012 1:05PM

    Woo hoo!! Great job!!!

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GUITARWOMAN 5/9/2012 1:03PM

    Fabulous!


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KRISTEN_SAYS 5/9/2012 12:57PM

    You're so wonderful! This put the biggest smile on my face. Way to go!

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JAMIELOGICAL 5/9/2012 12:21PM

    Aw, now I wish I thought to SAVE my daily post-its! I make a new one every day for my exercise streak, but I always throw out the previous day's.

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Oh well, it still makes me happy when ever I see the current day's post-it stuck to my monitor and I love the ritual of making a new one each morning. I'm only on Day 22 of my current streak of doing all my "scheduled exercise", but maybe I can get to 400 eventually! "Scheduled exercise" is the daily strength training I have programmed into my Fitness Tracker and my cardio on non-rest days. My cardio schedule is run - bike - run - rest, repeated over and over. So it's not set to specific days of the week.

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 5/9/2012 11:59AM

    way to go! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EMILYROSEBUD 5/9/2012 11:50AM

    Shell-You are such an inspiration to me! I really love your positive attitude and your desire to motivate others, and use your experiences and journey to inspire others just like myself! I admire how much you actually enjoy fitness and trying new things. Thanks for sharing and here's to another 400 post-its! You Rock! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 5/9/2012 11:45AM

    Welcome to SparkPeople! It represents 400 days of daily exercise, ten minutes or more. I got the idea from reading The Spark. One of SparkGuy's co-workers stuck post-its on her cubicle wall.
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LASICILIANA 5/9/2012 11:39AM

  sorry, I'm new to spark people but what does the stack of post-its represent?

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BUBU54 5/9/2012 11:36AM

    This was a fun video to watch and it has motivated me to start with a counter system. Thank you....

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MCJULIEO 5/9/2012 11:35AM

    Yay, YOU!

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RUNNINGOLLIE 5/9/2012 11:17AM

    Great video and motivator! emoticon

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LUCKYONE60 5/9/2012 11:10AM

    Super cool film and GREAT JOB!

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CMAROTICH 5/9/2012 10:58AM

    That's fantastic! In the past when I was successful in my weight loss, I had a giant dry erase board, every day I exercised got a large X, every day I skipped, got an O...for some reason seeing any string of "O"s got me motivated....working out became mandatory, a ritual, How I miss that part of me....Good work!

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SANDRAREGINA 5/9/2012 10:43AM

    Okay, I am a big fan of visual reminders and 'rewards' for doing things (I LOVE Spark Trophies and my Weight Watcher stickers). This sounds like a lovely idea.
Also - 400 days in a row? You ROCK!

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CAHIGHTO 5/9/2012 10:37AM

    Very cool!

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MRRLORO2U 5/9/2012 10:19AM

  So proud of you cousin! I believe I will start the 10 minute post it challenge TODAY! Woo Hoo!

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GUCCI9300 5/9/2012 10:08AM

    emoticon !!!!!!!!!!!!

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OLDERDANDRT 5/9/2012 10:01AM

    Your talents and creativity never cease to amaze me! You ROCK!!!! Fab blog!

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JULES0051 5/9/2012 9:26AM

  Great job!! very creative & I love the video. thanks for the inspiration! emoticon

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DOTTY7267 5/9/2012 9:26AM

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 5/9/2012 8:27AM

    emoticon Shelli!

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MUSOLF6 5/9/2012 7:50AM

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SKIDEE 5/9/2012 7:50AM

    I know I should be impressed by the 400 days of 10 min. (at least ) of exercise, but really, I'm impressed by the video!! I wanna learn how to do that!! Kidding aside...congrats on your accomplishments...ALL of them!! Can we see before/after photos? Jo

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CORGIGIRL2 5/9/2012 6:55AM

  This was a great video! Shows how just 10 minutes a day can really add up!

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ADNAW_YOTS 5/9/2012 6:04AM

    really cool vid proud of you and it inspires me to start over on the 10 min challenge emoticon

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123ELAINE456 5/9/2012 5:05AM

  Awesome!!! This is the WAY TO GO!!! You Inspire All Of Us. Thank You For Sharing This And Your Other Videos With Us. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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AMSPARKER 5/9/2012 3:17AM

    awesome!! so inspirational!! I love it.

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BLUEJEAN99 5/9/2012 1:56AM

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CLOVER2 5/9/2012 1:45AM

    I just LOVE your videos! Now if I could just figure out how you do it!
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400 post its....one right after another, that really is impressive! emoticon

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MAMAON0911 5/9/2012 1:44AM

  WOW!

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NANHBH 5/9/2012 1:29AM

    Awesine accomplishment! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.
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RUNRAYRAYRUN 5/9/2012 12:38AM

    WAY TO GO!!! KEEP UP THE STREAK!! emoticon emoticon

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QUEENMOXIE 5/9/2012 12:34AM

    That was cute! emoticon emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 5/9/2012 12:06AM

    CONGRATULATIONS on "400 Post-Its."

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HUGS
Pam

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