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Day 731 - 2 Years of Streaking!!!

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Friday, April 05, 2013


Yesterday was a big day for me. It was Day 731 of my exercise streak. Factoring in a leap year, that makes TWO YEARS of daily exercise.

Iíll pause to let that sink in.

Two years. I didnít even know that was possible, that I could do something like that. I especially didnít know it when I weighed over 200 pounds. Back then, I could barely see past Day 5. But guess what? I kept getting up, getting out, getting on with it--10, 20, 30 or more minutes at a time. Lots of days, I didnít want to, but I did it anyway. Some days, Iíd go full throttle; some days it was a stroll around the block, or casual hula hooping in the backyard. But I intentionally moved. Every Day. For Two Years.

And Iím so glad I did. Yes, I still have quite a bit of weight to lose. But Iíve gained so much awesome stuff along the way, the numbers on the scale donít hold me hostage anymore. Confidence. Energy. I feel better when Iím moving. I love any excuse to get outside and play. This daily habit has more than paid off. Itís absolutely been worth it.

To celebrate the day, I decided to earn my 20,000 daily steps badge with my FitBit. FitBit lets you earn badges for big milestones, like steps taken, floors climbed, stuff like that. The highest Iíd ever reached for a day, was 15,000. So, I cleared my calendar and planned for a very active day. First, I walked to town and back, which got me a little over halfway. Then some friends came over to help me get to the finish line. We hippity hopped, played disc golf, and walked a fitness trail. And I made it!


Victory!

By the time I got home and ran around some more, I realized I was awfully close to 25,000. I figured I might as well keep going, so...


I ended the day with 25, 718 steps, before my head hit the pillow.

What a great day! I canít thank you enough for all the encouragement and support youíve shown me over the past two years. Sharing this journey has been the most awesome part of the whole thing, and definitely the most fun. If youíre streaking, let people know, so they can cheer you on. If youíre not streaking, what in the world are you waiting for? Youíre missing out on all the fun!


Iíve marked every day of exercise with a post-it note. LOVE that stack of notes!

SPARK ON!!!! (We're going back to the park.)
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CATNCAG 11/18/2013 3:12PM

    Shelli u r awesome - such an inspiration!
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IMSOOZEEQ 9/11/2013 8:02AM

    My mom shared this blog with me back in April and I guess I never got around to checking it out. I think maybe it wasn't the right time because today, I am so in the right mindset to start a streak! Thanks for sharing you fantastic story of success!

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SUPERSYLPH 8/2/2013 1:14PM

    emoticon I need to start a fitness streak!

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WELSTEACH 7/13/2013 12:39AM

    Ahh maaa zing

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TERRIJ7 6/24/2013 2:10PM

    I love it! You ROCK!

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LYNNIERN 5/4/2013 10:51AM

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EFFRAYECHILDE 5/1/2013 8:30AM

    emoticon Love the post-it note idea!

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VALKYR8 4/29/2013 1:39PM

    That is huge! Wow! Now I'm tempted to add you to my FitBit friends, but you would probably blow me out of the water. I have yet to earn my 20,000 steps. I think that should be my next goal.

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RUSSELL1960 4/29/2013 7:49AM

    I'm working on my first streak of 100. You are inspiring! Amazing! Congratulations! Thanks for motivating us to keep moving!

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GEORGE815 4/27/2013 12:39AM

    Great use of the fitbit.

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ROBINJOY61 4/25/2013 3:24PM

    Hi MostMom1! You have got to be the most inspirational and Fun person I've "met" on this website. Now I haven't been a member long, so I haven't met very many people yet, and I'm sure there are lots of great inspiring people here. But I'm so glad to have found your blogs. Gunner looks like a real ham, I'm sure he's sorely missed! By the way, where did you get the little hula hoops for your arms? And the adult sized hippity hop toys? You Go Girl, you're awesome!

P.S. I love all the cool statues in your town! where are you from?

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HOPEFILL 4/20/2013 7:50PM

    Thanks for the kick in the pants!

And congrats on your awesome achievement!

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WINE4GIRL 4/20/2013 5:43PM

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You are an inspiration!

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2014ISTHEYEAR 4/20/2013 4:09PM

    Love your attitude and your enthusiasm! A 2 year streak is no small feat. You just talked me into giving it a try too:-) Congrats on all that you have accomplished, including inspiring so many people. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SALLY_MANDER 4/18/2013 12:56PM

    You are AMAZING!! Congratulations!! I'm not sure what I'm more impressed by: a two year exercise streak or 25000 daily steps!!

Wow!

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PATTIE441 4/17/2013 10:16AM

    Woo Hoo! Way to go! You are Sparktacular!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thank you for being such an inspiration! You have truly sparked me!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PANIK257 4/16/2013 4:41AM

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MTRACHEL 4/15/2013 10:08PM

    I love the stack of sticky notes, gonna use that as a motivator. Thanks!

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SHARIKAYE 4/15/2013 1:31AM

    This is one of the most inspiring of your blogs I've seen! I recently busted my fitness blog and it has really kind of bummed me out and I haven't been so excited to be consistent again. You have reinspired me! I guess I'm going to have to learn to hula hoop :) It's hard sometimes to keep moving when you're bored with what you're doing. I think you have found the secret to keeping things exciting by mixing up what you do, and doing some fun and different things for fitness. It motivates me to get out there and think of new things.
Thanks for all your sharing.

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 4/13/2013 11:49AM

    I bow to you Obiwan of stepping!

Dontcha love the fitbit? I use the other one, but it helps celebrate victories you wouldnt knowo you had! 20k, really that is somethng!

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GRACIE4ONE 4/12/2013 11:58PM

    I am so going to start a streak tomorrow! Thank you for the Spark!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!

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LEIAMLOW 4/12/2013 2:52PM

    Way to go Shelly! I was watching along last year when you hit 365! I can't believe its already been 731! You are amazing!! emoticon

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LEANMEAN2 4/12/2013 6:56AM

    congratulations!

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KRYSTALLA 4/11/2013 11:26PM

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TWAYGOH 4/11/2013 12:48PM

    I love that post-it stack too! I love Spark, but I am more physically/visually oriented I think than a webpage can provide, so I really like that simple yet impactful visual reminder of success, as a way to keep urging me on. Congratulations on your streak :-)

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ILOVEROSES 4/11/2013 4:31AM

    What an inspiring video and blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEWFREEDOM4ME 4/10/2013 9:56PM

    emoticon to you! What inspiring blog!!! Yes, you made me feel like even me.....can do it too!!!! Thank you for taking the time to film yourself. I did enjoy watching it. Made me get up off my butt and get on my treadmill emoticon

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ATHENAE1 4/10/2013 7:37PM

    You're awesome!!!

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SHARON360 4/10/2013 5:48PM

    You are such a motiving force of joy! Congratulations on your accomplishments! You GLOW! XOXO

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GRAMPIAN 4/10/2013 4:22PM

  Great! emoticon

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TEQPEACH 4/10/2013 1:14PM

    Quite inspiring. Love it! Keep up the great work.

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CHARTHESTAR 4/9/2013 9:06PM

    I just passed over 30,000 in one day and over 112,000 for the week.
Big goals achieved are so awesome.

WTG on yours. You have motivated me to start one of my own. Thanks!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 4/9/2013 5:10PM

    Okay you are just SUPER AWESOME. I'm inspired by you as always. Way to go!

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JLPEASE 4/9/2013 4:44PM

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RUNNER4LIFE08 4/9/2013 3:57PM

    emoticon .... Spark on!

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KIMCOLLINGS 4/9/2013 2:53PM

    Total Woo to your total Hoo!!!!! Way to go. You are emoticon

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BEATRIZ269 4/9/2013 1:15PM

    I just love your blogs. So much energy and funny, relatable stories. Thank you for sharing.

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P.S. Just activated a Fitbit One yesterday and earned my first 10,000 steps badge.

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KPETSCHE 4/9/2013 4:59AM

    I revel in your Awesomeness! and I follow in your shoes, though I'm ~200 days behind you! Keep it up, Shelli - you're such a motivator!!!!!

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BIGFAMILY9 4/9/2013 2:13AM

    You are so sweetly motivating! emoticon emoticon

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SNOWYOGA 4/8/2013 11:57PM

    Wow you don't know how much emoticon I missed you video's! And you made me feel like I could do it to! emoticon emoticon emoticon & your emoticon Thanks

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NEWTINK 4/8/2013 7:51PM

    You know if you had been a show when i was younger I may not have been so long getting into shape ... you always make me feel better thank you emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 4/8/2013 7:49PM

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You should be VERY proud of yourself! I know you are and you are such an inspiration to me! The longest streak I had was just over a month, I have a long way to go to catch up with you! You have inspired me to put forth the effort!

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MOMOSG 4/8/2013 3:07PM

    Way to go! You make it into such fun.

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LEWILL1982 4/8/2013 2:43PM

    Epic Awesomeness! Way to go, that's fantastic, congratulations!

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Thanks for the inspiration.

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CWHEATLEY12 4/8/2013 1:37PM

    You are truly an inspriation and your positive attitude is absolutely contagious! Congratulations on all of your success and thank you for sharing!

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SPARKGUY 4/8/2013 12:08PM

    Woohoo Shelli -- incredible milestone reached and thanks for sparking everyone including me!

SparkCheers!

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