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500 Fitness Minutes in a Month. Wow.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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Sparkpeople sent me an email this morning saying that I won a trophy. Huh? In general I find virtual awards more or less ersatz praise. Or well I did before this morning. :) So I went out and logged in to see what "trophy" I had won. As it turns out, in the first 16 days of January, I have logged over 500 Fitness minutes. What!?!?! Me???

I'm willing to wager that in the last five YEARS, I hadn't amassed a total of 500 exercise minutes. So this new me didn't WIN a "trophy"... she EARNED it.

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    1887 days ago
    Congratulations on your commitment to exercise!!! You are right... you did EARN it! Good luck with your liquid diet and upcoming surgery!
    1887 days ago
    Congratulations, that's awesome!!

    1887 days ago
    Way to go on hitting 500 minutes! I really like your point of view on EARNING it versus winning it.
    1887 days ago
  • KTREK32
    Great job!!

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    1887 days ago
    How awesome. I bought a Fitbit 2 months ago. I hate to exercise and have done walking in the past which was never made into a habit. Funny thing about the Fitbit. I like seeing the numbers! I have been doing 10,000 steps since I got it. I now have lots of friends with one also and we have linked our scores and I have found it extremely motivating. I have had many days that I did not want to walk and had excuses not to walk but I did.

    I put on my headphones and music and prompt myself to walk one more song or 500 more steps and before I know it I am at my 10,000 steps! Last month Fitbit sent my monthly walking records and said I had walked the Bering Strait!!!!! I too was not impressed with trophys but find this works for me!

    Great job. We are making good habits!
    1887 days ago
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