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Getting More Out of What You Do is the Key

Saturday, July 20, 2013

As I was walking my dogs last night I thinking about my almost year long Spark journey. I realized that the key to my success is that I have made an effort to work harder at what I was already doing. It started with my dog walks last summer. Instead of just strolling around the park for 10 minutes with my dogs, I started walking faster and longer. I started walking or riding my bike for trips that I would have taken my car on in the past. When I referee ice hockey there are a lot of opportunities, especially during men's league games, to just coast. I started to treat each game as a workout. It not only improved my officiating, but I got more calories burned out of each session. I do get most of my calories burned from my planned workout, but the incremental difference of getting more out of normal activities gets a lot credit for my success and for helping me maintain my weight.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RAINBOWMF 7/22/2013 6:17PM

    Good thoughts

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JUDY106 7/22/2013 5:28PM

    Glad to hear from you. This was a great blog. We need your encouragement. Thanks!!!

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NORWOODGIRL 7/20/2013 11:27PM

    Glad to read another thoughtful post from you!

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MOM_VICKI 7/20/2013 10:43PM

    Congrats on a very successful year! I like your insight of getting more out of what we're already doing!


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FERRETLOVER1 7/20/2013 8:30AM

    Good for you. Plus, I'll bet your dogs are healthier and happier, too!

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WEARINGTHIN 7/20/2013 2:57AM

    Good for you for getting more activity in. Last year was my first active year on the Spark. I had a very successful gym member ship that lasted for about 6 months. Today, I rejoined. I'm starting my new exercise program tomorrow. Thanks for your blog, Glenn

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SUSANBEAMON 7/20/2013 1:30AM

  you've got the idea. keep it up. you can do it.

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