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Monday, March 18, 2013

Ever do something and then afterward realize – “that was SO cool”?!?

I have to admit, I don’t watch my Spark trophies all that close. Yeah cool I did it and move on is my normal attitude. Last night while waiting for hubby to get home, I was playing with my trophies. I realized that I have had 12 months straight with 1,000 minutes or more of fitness minutes! How cool is that! This am it dawned on me – I’ve only been on Spark for 12 months!

I went from almost stationary to 17 hours of fitness in the month I joined Spark. Now granted that first March, the total was only 924 min. But as of April 2012, I have not fallen below 2,500 minutes. Talk about surprising yourself! My average is 3,126 per month! That’s 52 hours – how the heck am I finding that kind of time?!?!

Sitting here I realize, I find the time everywhere. I sneak ST in whenever I use the restroom here at work. I walk half of my lunch almost every day (today is a no go as we have a downpour of freezing rain). I gave up ONE TV show a night and walk my dogs. I do weights and other ST while watching movies. I use the elliptical when I watch a TV (commercial to commercial). It has actually become second nature to try to fit in something here or there.

Had you told me about all these changes last March – I can guarantee I would have LAUGHED in your FACE. Now, I just want to do better. So if this lazy (and yes, by nature I am), movie loving, TV addicted, gamer can get it done – so can anyone. And I think that was kind of the point.

Oh, and for other gamers – do NOT do an elliptical while playing Skyrim. The handle will hit the controller and you will kill you henchman, just saying. Legs only!
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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 3/21/2013 5:32PM

    It's really great that you can do it. But, NOT EVERYONE can do it no matter how much they want to. People such as myself DO have serious physical limits.

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JUMPINJULIE 3/21/2013 2:42PM

    you are awesome. And You rock. emoticon

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SOULFISH80 3/20/2013 8:53PM

    Incredible!!!!!!!

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BARCONIUS 3/20/2013 12:53PM

    Way to go!

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PMRUNNER 3/20/2013 11:38AM

    Consistency and perseverance pay off! Way to go!

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CASEYSAUER 3/20/2013 11:35AM

    Amazing! I love this site becasue you can go back and realize all you've accomplished! Congratulations on your achievements!

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DEEBREW6 3/19/2013 10:13PM

    AMAZING Kitty!!! Great job! emoticon emoticon

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DOGLADY13 3/19/2013 9:38PM

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Excellent achievement!

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LANA2520 3/19/2013 6:51PM

    wow that emoticon good job

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VTRICIA 3/19/2013 1:53PM

    Woohoo! That is an inspiration!

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STHAX10 3/19/2013 7:56AM

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GARDENCHRIS 3/19/2013 6:02AM

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PHEBESS 3/19/2013 4:19AM

    Yup, that is COOL!!!!!

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MOTLORAC 3/19/2013 4:10AM

    Wonderful, doesn't it feel great finding ways to keep yourself moving. Keep it going. emoticon
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BOPPY_ 3/19/2013 2:10AM

    Great job!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 3/18/2013 11:10PM

    Dang girl!! I am über impressed!!!

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DEEKELLYE 3/18/2013 11:03PM

    Great job! Keep it up!

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JUSTME29 3/18/2013 10:49PM

    I'm not much of a gamer, but my little guy loves games. I found out that I can't ride my exercise bike and watch him play a racing game. Makes me carsick. Another interesting tidbit for your readers.

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CVWORKNPROGRESS 3/18/2013 9:54PM

  Wow, amazing accomplishment!!!! emoticon

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HHB4181 3/18/2013 9:40PM

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Great job!!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 3/18/2013 9:14PM

    That's awesome, Kitty!
You inspire us all. Keep up the good work!

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TROOPER1961 3/18/2013 9:10PM

    What an accomplishment!!

Great job Kitty!!! emoticon emoticon

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1EMMA2011 3/18/2013 8:39PM

    This is so so true! Such an excellent blog! We need to celebrate our successes more!

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BESCATS 3/18/2013 7:46PM

    You are so consistent ~ I'm jealous !! You have complained about setbacks from time-to-time, but you sure haven't had any in the exercise catagory. And, you are so faithful at taking the time to exercise your girls also.

Good job, Kitty. emoticon emoticon

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CELESTE_B 3/18/2013 7:06PM

    You are awesome! I'm so glad Spark brought us together!!!!

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KEEPITUP05 3/18/2013 6:35PM

    You are so consistent!!!! There are times when I get out of the habit of tracking.. So dumb I know. I did rack up some miles from running and walking though :-) you are doing great KEEP IT UP:-)

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NILLAPEPSI 3/18/2013 6:13PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You go, girl!!!! emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 3/18/2013 5:41PM

    You rock! I am basically a lazy person too, but it is worth sacrificing some down time to exercise and get healthy.

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ANATASHIKI 3/18/2013 5:40PM

    lol , I do my running while watching anime. I can't say if I watch so I can run or I run so I can watch.if it's a cute action one I even forget I am running emoticon

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JAXMOMMY 3/18/2013 5:23PM

    Wow! I'm an exercise nut, but only get about 2000 minutes in a month! You rock! What an amazing transformation for you! I too am lazy by nature. Once again you can color me impressed!

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ANDY_54 3/18/2013 4:46PM

    Way to go! Isn't it funny to find ourselves getting up and moving when a few months ago it would have been nothing? Positive changes, my friend! Great blog!

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CHLOEAGH 3/18/2013 4:06PM

    Fantastic job! I have yet to hit 1000 minutes, but the first time I hit 500, it was so exciting. Surprise accomplishments are the best!

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CALLMENARA 3/18/2013 4:01PM

    Totally inspirational! Thanks for the encouragement and laughs. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 3/18/2013 3:54PM

    Way to go!!!!!! It truely is all about sneaking in those chunks of time daily in any way you can! I'm a big fan of the one minute fitness challenge with each bathroom visit! And being a good sparker, drinking my water, you just KNOW there's a lot of exercising going on! LOL

Congrats and keep up the good work! HUGS

PS LOVE the idea of snow carrots and snow lettuce. Then you need snow bunnies to EAT them!

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NEWSGIRL2177 3/18/2013 3:52PM

    That's really great! I used to do ST during commercials. Thanks for the reminder!

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LIVINGFREE19 3/18/2013 3:34PM

    You have made good use of that year being on SP!

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SHANECODER 3/18/2013 3:14PM

    That's a streak to be proud of!

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MICHELLEPHANT 3/18/2013 2:57PM

    You are tha number one sock rocker girl! I tend to crochet while pedlin meself along in tha pc room....really makes tha time fly! Too bad ya kill off yer henchys...hahaha...try some wii! Might win some games yer not even playin!
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PUPPYWHISPERS 3/18/2013 2:39PM

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Fantastic! I emoticon this blog! Great job, Kitty!!

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ONMYMEDS 3/18/2013 2:38PM

    That's the way to do it. It really doesn't take that much effort to fit a little more activity into our day.

I love your new background, btw.

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SEASONS_CHANGE_ 3/18/2013 2:38PM

    Awesome. You've been Sparked from the get go. This shows your how strong you are. Blood, sweat and tears. I can't wait to see where you're at 12-months from now.

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AURORAMILLET 3/18/2013 2:29PM

    AWESOME!!!!!!

I am not even sure I hit 1000 fitness minutes in a month!

GOOD JOB!!!



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