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Sharing Spark Guy's Latest Blog Because...

Monday, July 14, 2014

... he makes an excellent point.

He has been going through a tough time with his poor Mum being so ill, but his ten-minute exercise streaks have kept him going, even though he has had to start over several times this year.

I feel the same way about my Mile with Leslie Sansone streak (currently day 254). I've been luckier than Spark Guy, in that I haven't missed a day since I started on my 50th birthday, because even on my worst days I've managed a mile, which can be anything from 12 minutes to 20 or so, depending on warm-ups, cool downs and stretches.

Some days I've scraped one mile and been pleased to manage that much, because it was quite an achievement, given my state of health at times. Other days have seen me manage up to 5 miles, or I've included other exercise, such as using the Wii, walking into town, and gardening.

The point is, that as long as you have a personal baseline goal that you can manage reasonably easily, that is not unrealistic given your current state of fitness, you are far less likely to fail, and if you do have a stumble, for whatever reason, it isn't such a difficult thing to get back up and start again.

One other thing you notice over time is that, even with the odd blip, your streak days when added together far outnumber the days you couldn't manage to stay on track.

You don't fail on an off-day as long as you get back up and start again.
Lex xxx
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CARLA-216 7/16/2014 7:26AM

    His blog is timely for me as well as my dad was hospitalized last Thursday and will be coming home today but with hospice care.

I am proud of your for keeping your streak alive!

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PAULA-ZARYA 7/15/2014 11:56AM

    Your doing emoticon emoticon no matter how much we do it all helps

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ARTJAC 7/15/2014 4:42AM


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_LINDA 7/15/2014 2:04AM

    So sad and scary when bad things happen to your Mum, felt sorry for him :((
Keeping the goals realistic and attainable just makes sense! You do a bang up job of keeping on in spite of your health challenges!
Keep up the great work you Rockstar, you!
Linda xxx

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ICECUB 7/14/2014 6:57PM

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    Good job on your streak. I keep falling off but wil try again

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MAURIZIA 7/14/2014 1:23PM

    Thanks, Lexi, for sharing his blog and for your motivational comments. I needed inspiration today!


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BOVEY63 7/14/2014 1:16PM

    He does make a very good point, and you are doing great yourself!

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SHAWFAN 7/14/2014 12:37PM


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NEW-CAZ 7/14/2014 11:51AM

    emoticon Lex and thanks for sharing SparkGuy's blog, good read!

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