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Thursday, December 06, 2012

FINALLY! I finally get to post this vlog and share this super, duper, big SparkSecret Iíve had to keep for so long! I couldnít tell yíall until my little bit aired on SparkRadio this week.

Side note: Do you listen to SparkRadio? Itís really cool. Thereís a link to it from your start page; itís the orange box in the middle of the page. Itís nice, because you can listen to the whole episode, or individual segments. You can also subscribe to the podcast through iTunes. Thatís what I do. I like to listen to it on my phone while Iím in the car, or out walking.

So, I got to do a couple of segments on Episode 7 for SparkRadio this week. It was fun talking to the hosts, Karen and Lily. Theyíre really cool. We talked about my SparkPeople Cup song. Do you remember that vlog? Seems like so long ago!

Anyway, we talked about that and then I got to do a segment with SparkGuy. We talked about working together. See, Iíve been working on the new series of videos for SparkCoach. Strictly BEHIND the camera, I'm not actually in the videos. Iím NOT a SparkCoach. LOL. Iíve had the best time, getting to meet and shoot (with a camera, mind you) SparkCoaches Nicole, Becky, Jen and then, finally, the big man himself, SparkGuy.


Melinda (one of the awesome SparkPeople editors) and I flew out to California to shoot the SparkGuy segments. It was an amazing trip! We were in a beautiful part of the country and I got to see redwood trees for the first time. Bonus. Meeting SparkGuy and his family was so much fun. They are just as down-to-earth and sincere as I hoped they would be. They are walking the talk; believe me when I say that. I tried not to act all starstruck. Remember, Iím a SparkMember; Iím not on staff or anything. This was a really big deal to me, but I played it as cool as I could. I think SparkGuy only called me a SparkStalker once. Ha ha. Added Bonus, I got to meet their SparkPigs (guinea, that is), Vanilla and Pudding. And yes, they named Pudding after our lil guy. I wish I had taken a pic of me with the pigs. I totally forgot that. Cute little girls.

We filmed all the scripted SparkCoach stuff at his house, the first day. Then, the next day, we just shot a bunch of fun stuff. SparkGuy was such a good sport; he was willing to go with anything I threw at him. Hopefully, youíll see some of those fun little videos around the site soon. We even went hiking in the mountains with Mrs. SparkGuy, who is incredibly cool!

SparkRoyalty. :)

My copy of The Spark is on my iPad. I wasnít crazy about having SparkGuy Sharpie my screen, so he gave me a paperback copy. Hee hee.

SparkSwag ha ha

We had a great trip and Iím really excited about the videos coming out. (The Consistency ones are especially fun.) Iím just so glad I finally got to share this experience with my SparkBuddies!

Spark On!


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JACKIE542 12/6/2012 9:00PM

    How very exciting! emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 12/6/2012 8:44PM

    WOO HOO !! Shelli, that was SO AWESOME!! How in the world did you keep that secret and not just explode?? Really, really neat! I am thrilled for you!!

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MOTHER-NATURE 12/6/2012 8:44PM

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DANAPRIME 12/6/2012 8:39PM

    Way cool!!!! I am surprised you didn't explode!

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HEALTHY4ME 12/6/2012 8:36PM

    Well girl you deserve it, you sure do have spark in every pore of your body. GO Girl and I remember your red spark cup that was an awesome song!!! Even hubby listened and laughed.
CONGRATS and nice to know they are al down to earth like most of us.

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CM_GARDNER78 12/6/2012 8:24PM

    That is SO COOL!!!!!!!!! I love your comment after the book "SparkSwag"! LOL Too funny!!! ;-)

Bucket list item for me? Redwood trees! I thought I was the only one! :-D Ha! Way to go on crossing it off! Looks like you had a great time! Awesome!

~ Christa

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PEGGYO 12/6/2012 8:01PM

    so cool

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GIRLINMOTION 12/6/2012 7:56PM

    WOW! It must have took everything in your body and soul not to be star struck. Spark Guy is so amazing to give us the tools we need to move forward on our healthier lifestyle journey. All for free, and the rewards are so priceless.

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SLIMLEAF 12/6/2012 7:19PM

    This is great news, Shelli! Congratulations!

You really deserved it and I'm looking forward to listening to Spark Radio this weekend. emoticon

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SHAMROCKY2K 12/6/2012 7:04PM

    I just want to know if there was any hooping? Soooo cool! How long before you went did you know you were going?

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MARTY19 12/6/2012 6:59PM

    What an awesome experience. Color me green.


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FLORNH 12/6/2012 6:33PM

    So awesome!

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CARRIEANNE1027 12/6/2012 6:22PM

    How awesome!!!!! I'm so happy for you!

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EMILYJEN 12/6/2012 6:05PM

    This is so flipping COOL!!!!!!!!! I don't know how you kept it to yourself!!! I'm totally jealous and I didn't know about the podcast and I will definitely be looking for the videos!!!

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CHACHAOREO 12/6/2012 5:52PM

    emoticon You are such a motivator, that I hope everyone gets to read your blogs. Thank you for sharing your excitement and talents with us. You bring joy into my house!!!! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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TRAILWALKERJO54 12/6/2012 5:06PM

    oh you lucky gal .... nope not lucky you deserved to meet SparkGuy.. You have worked hard and are very dedicated sparker ..

so proud of you -- all they way baby!
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GBSLIM 12/6/2012 4:29PM

    OMG can I get your autograph?

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LINDAK25 12/6/2012 4:16PM

    Oh, that's fantastic! I'm so happy for you. What a wonderful adventure

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GABY1948 12/6/2012 3:56PM

    What a WONDERFUL experience for you! emoticon

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MRSHONEYCOMB 12/6/2012 3:44PM

    Fun!!!! emoticon

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1GODGIRL 12/6/2012 3:44PM

    Wow! I am so excited for you! That is once in a lifetime! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 12/6/2012 3:31PM

    Wow, I'm impressed. I'm glad you got to meet Spark Guy. Maybe one day I will. I did meet Richard Simmons once in October. I hope to see this soon. Great vblog!

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PKBOO3 12/6/2012 3:29PM

    Wow! Impressive! I'm glad you are my SparkFriend!

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CHUBRUB3 12/6/2012 2:53PM

    Yeah Shelli! Your famous! More so now because you met and worked with SparkGuy!
Proud of you girlfriend.
This is wonderful, adventure and all.
Many hugs,

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QUAIL75 12/6/2012 2:49PM

    That's awesome! emoticon emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 12/6/2012 2:33PM

    That is major awesome! You rock! Also, you are a coach to us, you go girl!

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JOYINKY 12/6/2012 2:31PM

    Wonderful Shelli! You deserve every bit of fun adventure that comes your way! Obviously Sparkpeople recognizes what a force for good you are! Go Wonderwoman!!

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123ELAINE456 12/6/2012 2:05PM

  AWESOME!!! Great VBlogs too. Looks like You had a Wonderful Time and Trip. You was very Good on Spark Radio too. Looking forward to the Videos You took too. Spark On!!! Way To Go!!!

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_JODI404 12/6/2012 1:59PM


Your life is an AMAZING, *AWESOME* adventure!!! I loved seeing clips of your trip!
SparkGuy hooping was super cool, and of course, the redwood tree!! LOVE it!!

Life truly is an adventure, and we all need to get off the sidelines and PLAY!!
I'll say it a million times: you are such an INSPIRATION!!

I hope I will get to see some of your videos on the site!! I'm sure you brought a lot of fun into the shoots.

Congrats on living your dreams!!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/6/2012 1:57PM

    Wow! You're rubbing shoulders with the best! Thanks for sharing!!! HUGS

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MCELLO58 12/6/2012 1:49PM

    Wow! That's awesome. Looking forward to the videos and hearing you on Spark Radio. emoticon

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KSCHRAUT 12/6/2012 1:20PM

    This is wonderful!

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    Awesome sister! What a treat to see you in action....can't wait to see the SparkCoach videos! Rock on with your sweet self! Much love, Lily

PS...Please send me your address, I have a gift for you :)

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SP_MELINDA 12/6/2012 1:08PM

    Aw, it's so much fun to work with you, Shelli! :) Thanks for putting this together (and for including my amazing dance skills emoticon ) ;)

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MILLIE5522 12/6/2012 1:05PM

    emoticon great to hear that SparkGuy is a sincere and down to earth person. As for being star struck, I think that is what I might feel if I were ever to meet you let alone SparkGuy!!!

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REBECCAMA 12/6/2012 1:01PM

    Congratulations!! Looks like a great time. :-)

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/6/2012 1:01PM

    You are one lucky MOM! Congratulations on meeting your hero!

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LUCINDARW 12/6/2012 1:00PM

    What an incredible meeting! You are truley a lucky SPperson! Already caught one of the SPradio and it was good enjoyed it very much.

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DAWNESS0404 12/6/2012 12:58PM

    That is so awesome!!!

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FUSCHIA6 12/6/2012 12:50PM

    Wow! No wonder you were ready to explode! What a cool Sparkventure you have had; I can't wait to see the videos.
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Oh, no, the song is stuck in my head again!

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WONDERFUL2BME 12/6/2012 12:42PM

    What a great non-secret! I call it a non-secret because you are such an inspiration (you and Audrey!) that Mr. Sparkguy would be crazy to not want to meet you. I am happy for you because I iknow it has taken a lot of dedication on your part to get here. congrats.

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LEXIE63 12/6/2012 12:28PM

    Bow scrape! I am NOT worthy! LOL
Sounds like you had a lot of fun!
Lex xxx

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PIXIEMOM13 12/6/2012 12:27PM

    I can't wait to listen to these vblogs when I am on my lunch break at work! ;)


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RAINBOWMF 12/6/2012 12:27PM

    Shelli! what a thrill, I am at a loss for words
You rock Lady!!!


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SJKENT1 12/6/2012 12:24PM

    Wow and WooHoo!! Congrats

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FITBIZZZ 12/6/2012 12:23PM

    Awesome. Now I have your cup song stuck in my head. HA!

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