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My cardio streak ends at 572 days...

Monday, November 26, 2012

Yesterday was my 572nd consecutive day of cardio but today was not my 573rd...

I want to thank all of you who have been cheering me on and even those of you who have been right there with me. Things were great yesterday - I did cardio and then strength. However, at the end of one of the strength sets, "it" hit me suddenly and without warning. "It" came at me like a lightning bolt and I knew I was in trouble... BOOM! It was the dreaded flu monster and I didn't see it coming.

Basically, I don't get sick. It's one of those things that I credit to good genetics. As an adult, I had never been hospitalized until that little problem with excess weight back in 2008. If not for that, I probably would never have found SparkPeople, so it was a silver lining to a potentially dark cloud.

I've been up since about 0800 this morning. I ate a small breakfast and promptly lost it back again (after having everything I ate yesterday come back up after the flu monster hit). It's not fun...

Today was spent snoozing on the sofa while catching up on Dexter and The Borgias, although I only remember some of it, haha.

I may take another day off tomorrow then get back on the horse about Wednesday or so, depending on how soon this bug leaves me. My plans are to do cardio only about five or six days a week now. I think that's manageable.

572 days, probably not a record but it got me where I needed. May you all have a 573 day streak!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
INTHEGAP 12/19/2012 7:18PM

    That is 1.57 years which I find amazing. Good for you. That is really inspirational to me. emoticon emoticon

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ARCHIMEDESII 11/28/2012 2:02PM


That's still a pretty amazing streak if you ask me ! Remember, even Lance Armstrong took days off.


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NSMANN 11/28/2012 1:59PM

    It has been an inspiration to watch you keep up with you streak this far! Of Course it's a record, and an impressive one at that! Thanks to you I am working on my own fitness streak now.

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EMMAJANEAUSTEN 11/27/2012 7:14PM

    Sorry that you got sick...get better and start a new streak.

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BLUE42DOWN 11/27/2012 4:42PM


A glorious run - and, really, only a temporary stop in your active future.

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TRICIAE2 11/27/2012 8:40AM


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KRISZTA11 11/27/2012 3:45AM

    Get well soon!

emoticon to th2 572 day cardio streak!

It is amazing you were persistent and healthy enough to do cardio every single day for so long.

I too do some cardio every day, and I consider my health very good, but still I had to skip 4 or 5 days in the past one and half year due to viral infections or procedures. So I admire your 572 streak!

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ANDIBG 11/26/2012 11:11PM

    Ugh! I just got over the flu. I was sick all through Thanksgiving. No fun at all! I hope you feel better!

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WALKINGGRANDMA 11/26/2012 10:55PM

    Feel better soon. Your streak will now be weeks you did cardio 5+ days . It is good to have such a streak and I expect you will do enjoy doing cardio several days and enjoy an occasional day off to do somethiing else.

You have done great and are an inspiration to me.

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FINOFX 11/26/2012 9:08PM

    572 days. You sir are my hero on this day emoticon

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4CONNIESHEALTH 11/26/2012 9:03PM

    emoticon Get better soon!

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MOBYCARP 11/26/2012 8:49PM

    572 days is pretty darn impressive. I'm sorry you had to break that one, but getting better from being sick takes precedence over a streak.

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LESLIELENORE 11/26/2012 8:42PM

    emoticon I hope the flu monster leaves soon. Not fun at all.

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