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Day 1000 (with a little help from my friends)

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Monday, January 06, 2014


Friday marked Day 1,000 of my exercise streak, but Iím just now getting a chance to blog about it. Woo to my Sparky hoo! No big parties, no lavish productions. My best-laid plans went slightly askew, which prompted me to fall back on my trusty elliptical. But you know what? That totally worked, made perfect sense, actually. Because if Iíve learned anything in the last 1,000 days, itís that you have to choose to keep going, even when plans go slightly askew. Thatís how Day 1 leads to Day 1,000. You just donít stop. This may not be the most riveting vlog, but itís the real deal and thatís what matters, right? I even sprinkled in some woohoos from friends who have helped me along the way. It takes a village to keep this girl going!


WOOHOO!!!

My Usual Disclaimer and Explanation of All Things Streakworthy: My streak rules are at least 10 minutes of intentional exercise. Thatís it. Thatís the bare minimum. If I do that, it counts and I put a post-it note on my wall. Doesnít sound like much, does it? Itís not. The exercise can be moderate to intense, as long as itís intentional, not something Iíd be doing anyway. Housework? Doesnít count. Shoveling snow counts. (We have a snow blower; if I opt for hand shoveling, thatís definitely exercise.) Walking through the grocery store? Doesnít count. Power-walking through the mall, while Audrey shops with her friends and pretends like she doesnít know meóthat counts. See how it works? There have been days when I wasnít feeling great and barely squeaked by with the 10 minutes. Donít worry, I never did anything that was dangerous. If the streak ever posed a hazard to my health, Iíd break it (the streak, not my health). I managed to find safe ways to exercise on those days when I wasnít feeling my best. Most days averaged between 20-60 minutes of moderate exercise.

As a reward, I ordered myself a new cup. You know how I love my cups. Iíve accidentally broken all but one of my SparkCups, so Iím re-building my collection and branching out a bit. This is how I get my water in, folks. I think I might also get myself some thermal underclothing (see how Iím trying to avoid saying ďlong underwear?Ē) for these winter walks. I like it when my rewards track along with my goals.


Little things make me happy

Invariably, people ask (or want to ask)óIf you exercise so much, why are you still overweight? Fair question. The answeróbecause you still have to put down the cookie. Iím the poster child for ďexercise isnít enough.Ē Sad truth. But Iím starting a new streak to help with that. Iím going to start keeping a calendar on the fridge and give myself a sticker for every day that I get in at least 5 servings of freggies. I want to try to get as many stickers as I can every month. Am I six years old? No. I donít care. Whatever works, people! Side note: I anchored down the calendar with a Wonder Woman magnet my SparkBuddy STRESS80 made for me, the Spark freggie serving size helper and two hooping magnets. Mojo Magnets!!


I just need to get some stickers.

In short, streaking works for me. Even though Iím not at my weight goal yet, I feel better. Being active every day gives me more energy and contributes to a positive outlook. It helps this Tigger keep her bounce. So Iím celebrating by making today Day 1003. :)


Spark ON, Brave Sparkers!!

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GRAMPIAN 3/25/2014 7:14AM

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JAGRIF 2/1/2014 10:18AM

    Wow!!

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Congratulations!!

I am have completed 13 days of my streak. One day at a time, I will get there.

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LEIGHWOMAN 1/27/2014 2:05PM

    This is awesome and inspiring! I LOVE the calendar idea, and the post it idea. I'm a visual person. Way to go and keep it up!

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KPETSCHE 1/27/2014 10:21AM

    You are emoticon ! I love that you have kept post-it notes for each and every day. I write in my calendar to keep myself focused and centered! Ha!

But really, I hope to be in your shoes down the road. Yesterday was day 821 for me and I know, barring an illness or injury that puts me down, I will make my day 1000 and further.

I love your energy Shelli!

Keep Sparking!

Kelly

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NANFITGRAN 1/21/2014 6:23AM

    You are truly AMAZING, girl! Because of you and your enthusiasm, persistence, creativity, and sense of humor, I push myself to keep on keepin' on. AND I even asked for and received my very own cardio hoop for Christmas! I think my son thought I was having a "second childhood" moment when I asked for this gift, but he humored me. I am a total klutz, but I know if I just keep trying, I'll master the moves to keep the freakin' thing up for more than 3 or 4 rotations..... RIGHT???? emoticon

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WALLPER26 1/19/2014 9:32PM

    You are emoticon . Thanks so much for YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!


(Oops! I got so excited, I hit something twice and posted a comment on the wrong blog. This was supposed to be on your Upside down thinking! ) emoticon

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WALLPER26 1/19/2014 9:32PM

    You are emoticon . Thanks so much for YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

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N2IT4LIFETODAY 1/13/2014 4:07PM

    Wonderful! A great inspiration!
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N2IT4LIFETODAY 1/13/2014 4:07PM

    Wonderful! A great inspiration!
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ASTRA58 1/13/2014 10:30AM

    Great and inspirational streak!!

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BEATRIZ269 1/13/2014 9:24AM

    Awesome post! Congratulations I am a big fan! Today will be the first day of my streak !

Thank you for your many inspirations!

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CKOONCE905 1/12/2014 10:56PM

  Way to go. Now I am inspired to start a streak - 10 minutes a day - every single day!
Tomorrow is day 1. Thanks for the inspiration.

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XIAOLINMEI 1/11/2014 7:00PM

    Woooo hoooo!!!! Congrats!!!! emoticon

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WOOFERCOALBOY 1/11/2014 6:20PM

    Yay streak!

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JANEMARIE77 1/11/2014 11:46AM

    way to go you are amazing wonderful soooooooooooooooo happy for you

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GEORGE815 1/11/2014 11:06AM

    VERY GRAPHIC!

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PEGGYO 1/11/2014 10:43AM

    woo to your hoo!!!!

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RUNNERRACHEL 1/10/2014 6:55PM

    I am smiling and WOO-HOOing with you!

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PIGGYWAY 1/10/2014 11:33AM

  CONGRAT I AM GOING TO DO THAT GOOD IDEA

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LUCYLU22 1/10/2014 10:52AM

    WOO to 1000 HOO's!!!! emoticon and keeping on trekking. I may have to use your sticker idea though.... I need a little inspiration, and that may just DO the trick! emoticon

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    great post

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DGRIFFITH51 1/9/2014 11:20PM

    Thanks for sharing. I take a 10 minute walk everyday, outside as the weather permits or inside from one end of the house to the other when it's too cold or icy. Waiting to hear how you do on your new goal! Congratulations on reaching such an awesome goal!
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MAYBER 1/9/2014 11:06PM

    Thanks for sharing your journey
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WHITEANGEL4 1/9/2014 10:48PM

    Wonderful blog

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LOTUSFLOWER 1/9/2014 10:44PM

    I love this!!! And I love cups, tumblers etc too. I think I'm gonna start a streakin. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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_JODI404 1/9/2014 9:42PM

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emoticon on day 1,000, and now beyond!!!!!!!!!

Great vlog & blog!!

So much awesomeness here.
Of course, I LOVE your WonderWoman attire!
My favorite is Logan's "wooo~hooo"! Surprised you got that! emoticon

Wait---what!! Audrey pretends to not know you now!? Who let her grow up that much???

I didn't get a video to you, but I am definitely sending a huge emoticon shout out to you across the miles!! So very proud of you for making this a part of your daily life!

Great support makes a world of difference! And you totally should reward yourself.... it keeps it fun, and you deserve it!!

LOVE your super huge post it note! PERFECT for such an enormous milestone!!!

Good luck on your freggie streak!! I emoticon freggies!!!

Well done my friend! Who needs an invisible jet anyhow. You're doing great!!


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SIMPLYJANE2014 1/9/2014 9:32PM

  What a goal! And for myself, I'd plan my streak to exercise a minimum of 10 minutes per day which I figure that will easily increase to longer and more frequent! Plenty of time before summer to get back on track and finish what I've started. Best of luck in the new year!

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TEDDYBEAR4788 1/9/2014 9:20PM

    Well done!! Super inspiring blog. I am going to try for the exercise streak. I have been more consistent since the first of the year. Thanks for the inspiration!

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JUNETTA2002 1/9/2014 8:44PM

    You go girl good on you

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CINROSIER 1/9/2014 7:42PM

    Way to go. I can't stick with a week. What an inspiration.

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AMBER461 1/9/2014 7:27PM

  Congratulation on reaching 1000 days. Keep it up and thanks for sharing.

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KRAZEKATZ 1/9/2014 5:41PM

    Wow! I am impressed, hope to hear from you on your 2000th day!!
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NOTTINGHAMKATE 1/9/2014 3:48PM

    A while ago you blogged about what to do when you hit your 1000th day of streaking. You inspired me to start my own exercise streak and I decided to use your rules. I backdated it by a few days (until my previous no exercise day) and am now on day 86. On day 100 I'm treating myself to a waffle iron...I'm so excited!
Thank you for your inspiration.

Kate, from England

(See, your inspiration stretched all of the way around the world!)

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PROJECTCHRISSIE 1/9/2014 3:34PM

    Congratulations, I say whatever works keep it going. And this works for you, good on you

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DAWNETTECT 1/9/2014 2:51PM

    It is so encouraging to read someone who is real ~ THANK YOU!

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SPARKLINGME176 1/9/2014 1:36PM

    As always, THE MOST FUN-NIEST SPARK LADY, IN SPARK LAND!!!! emoticon

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KACEYSW 1/9/2014 1:10PM

    You ROCK!!!!!!!!

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