SPARKGUY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SPARKGUY SPARKGUY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ August 18: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Anniversary! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401487 Hi SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> * Yesterday was day 187 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 121 of 131 (93%) blogging for this challenge (details below and this counts weekly emails if I don't blog that day) <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Today is the 16th anniversary for my wife and I. Many adventures in that time with more ahead! <BR> <BR> Fun day to finish the week. I've been driving our youngest to school this week so my wife can take the olde... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:36:41 EST August 16: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Exercise breaks work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400727 Hi SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> * Yesterday was day 185 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 120 of 129 (93%) blogging for this challenge (details below and this counts weekly emails if I don't blog that day) <BR> <BR> Another good day here, I hope the same for all of you! <BR> <BR> I had an interesting fitness experience. I got up very early this morning and started working. So by the afternoon I was getting wiped out. I then did just 5 minutes on the... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:37:31 EST August 15: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Check out this video on ABC!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400341 Hi SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> * Yesterday was day 184 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 119 of 128 (93%) blogging for this challenge (details below and this counts weekly emails if I don't blog that day) <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I have a really fun update for you today!! <BR> <BR> First, the start of school is going well for our kids. I had a talk with our oldest the day before school and said this might be a great learning opportunity for ... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:45:47 EST August 13: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- School Tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399551 Hi SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> * Yesterday was day 182 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 118 of 126 (93%) blogging for this challenge (details below and this counts weekly emails if I don't blog that day) <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> Ahhhhh, school starts tomorrow for the kids. Hopefully all goes well especially for the oldest in his wheelchair. He has anxiety like I did as a kid so is very nervous about this. I talked to him today about ho... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:20:09 EST August 11: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Happy Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398821 Hi SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> * Yesterday was day 180 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 116 of 124 (93%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! I hope you had a good finish to your week. <BR> <BR> I'm wiped out after a long week, but in a mostly good way after getting a lot accomplished. <BR> <BR> Today was a fairly light fitness day with about 20 minutes, but that included jump rope before a big call. <BR> <BR> Yeste... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:44:12 EST August 10: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Roller-coasters and Drop Towers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398433 Hi SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> * Yesterday was day 179 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 115 of 123 (93%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Whew, I'm wiped out today. In addition to a bunch of work, I took half of the day off to take my youngest and his friend to the amusement park to celebrate his 11th birthday (birthday next week). <BR> <BR> There weren't many people there today, so we did 11 roller coaster rides. This place h... Thu, 10 Aug 2017 22:27:53 EST August 9: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Back to school events http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398043 Hi SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> * Yesterday was day 178 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 114 of 122 (93%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> My wife and oldest son just returned from his back to school event. We start early -- next Monday. It will be interesting to see how this goes for him. We have a wheelchair, but he tried to use crutches tonight. The school is really big. One of the concerns with his type of break is that h... Wed, 9 Aug 2017 21:40:29 EST August 8: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- More SparkPittsburgh Craziness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397657 Hi SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> * Yesterday was day 177 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 113 of 121 (93%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Wow, we're having fun putting together more partners for SparkPittsburgh/SparkAmerica/SparkEarth. <BR> <BR> Today was nutty with a ton of new companies joining the next SparkPittsburgh challenge that starts on September 1. This included giant SAP/Ariba, a local university, a police department... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 22:37:09 EST August 6: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Working on SparkPittsburgh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396847 Hi SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> * Yesterday was day 175 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 112 of 119 (94%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Quick check-in tonight: <BR> <BR> First, Linda and Homer HIckam are blown away by your response -- thanks so much for all of your comments! They got in touch with me today saying they are showing the announcement and member comments to a bunch of their friends. <BR> <BR> The more comments th... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 22:48:08 EST August 5: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- New Partner: Watch Out And AIM HIGH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396397 Hi SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> * Yesterday was day 174 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 111 of 118 (94%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hi SparkFriends <BR> <BR> I'm happy to announce an amazing new partner today! <BR> <BR> Here is the story behind this announcement: <BR> <BR> A couple of years ago, I wrote a weekly SparkGuy email about showing the movie "October Sky" to my kids. I talked about how this was one of my favori... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 17:55:48 EST August 4: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Happy Friday and Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396093 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 173 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 110 of 117 (94%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> I hope you are all having a great Friday and had a good week! <BR> <BR> This week has been a bit overwhelming, so I'll catch up with a bunch of stuff this weekend. But I wanted to check-in and give you a quick update. <BR> <BR> My son is doing great after his surgery. He's been sleeping ... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 21:43:26 EST August 1: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Whew -- made it through surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394813 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 170 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 109 of 114 (95%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Whew, I'm too wiped out today to do justice to giving you a preview of the new partner, so will get good sleep and do that tomorrow. <BR> <BR> We had to be at the hospital at 7am for a 10am surgery today for our son. Here's what I shared with our CTO after the surgery (he had a spiral fra... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 20:12:43 EST July 31: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Surgery Boo :( -- Partners Yay :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394401 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 169 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 108 of 113 (95%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hi All <BR> <BR> Well, bad news at the doctor for my son today. It turns out he does need surgery. In addition to the 2 breaks in his tibia, he has a small fracture in his ankle that needs surgery. The doctor really debated whether or not it needs surgery and brought in a podiatrist to a... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:39:48 EST July 30: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Tennis with my friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393989 Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 168 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 107 of 112 (95%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hi SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Hope you are having a great Sunday. We had a fairly busy weekend here also while trying to keep everything as calm as possible for my son with the broken leg. He'll see a doctor either Monday or Tuesday to determine whether it needs surgery or just a cast. At l... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 21:32:36 EST July 29: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- How You Can Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393656 Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 167 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 106 of 111 (95%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hi SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Below is the text of my SparkGuy email for this week -- getting ready to send that out and using this link as a place for people to post comments on the email or this blog :) <BR> ** <BR> <BR> Hi SparkFriends <BR> <BR> I'm having so much fun sharing more about... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 23:18:35 EST July 27: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Son update and Medjool Dates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392883 Happy Thursday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 165 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 105 of 109 (96%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Thanks so much for all of your prayers and positive wishes about my son (see yesterday's blog if you missed this and are interested). I really appreciate it! We took him to the doctor today. She said things look good, but there's still too much swelling to tell if he'll need surgery or ... Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:48:49 EST July 26: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Sad Day at Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392394 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 164 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 104 of 108 (96%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Today is a bad day at home. My oldest (almost 14) broke his leg (tibia) in 2 places today at skateboarding camp. He is super-careful and this is his first-ever real injury. He just caught something wrong. <BR> <BR> We have to take him to the doc tomorrow for a cast and cross our finger... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:57:38 EST July 25: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Faulty Fire Alarm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392030 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 163 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 103 of 107 (96%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Well I had a Terrible Tuesday -- at least during the night last night! Our fire alarm malfunctioned and went off at 2am. I jumped up and knocked a bunch of stuff everywhere trying to figure out what was going on. Eventually got back to sleep and it went off again at 3:45 and proceeded to... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:18:04 EST July 24: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Friendly Competition Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391655 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 162 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 102 of 106 (96%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Woohoo -- feeling a lot better today. <BR> <BR> Here's an update on my fitness streak within a streak (doing at least 20 minutes of bike/exercise bike for 75 of 100 days): After doing all of the first 20 days, I missed 3 days in a row -- 2 from being busy with other fun adventures and one ... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:23:15 EST July 23: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Tune Out Distractions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391183 Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 161 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 101 of 105 (96%) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> I realized why I felt so wiped out yesterday. Turns out my youngest son and I both caught some kind of small bug. It could have been from the amusement park Friday when we hung out with thousands of other people :). At least it's not bad at all and seems almost gone for both of us. <BR> ... Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:45:39 EST July 22: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Big Sur visit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390754 Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 160 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 100 of 104 blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Whew, I am wiped out today. We drove down to Big Sur, California -- one of the prettiest areas around. Our favorite part was doing a hike up a large hill with a great view of the rocky ocean and mountains. <BR> <BR> If you are interested in seeing the location, we hiked to the top of the hill... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:20:41 EST July 20: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- I need your help with my secret plan :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389947 Happy Thursday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 158 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 99 of 102 blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> * Hooray for crossing 40,000 presses -- thanks everyone! <BR> <BR> Note: the text below has been edited to match a revised version sent out as my weekly Hello from SparkGuy email: <BR> <BR> Hi SparkFriends <BR> <BR> Today I will share part of a secret plan. I'm so passionate about this project bec... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:47:59 EST July 18: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- From SparkPeople to Carnegie Hall! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389017 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 156 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 98 of 100 blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hi SparkFriends <BR> <BR> I'm back earlier in the day today with a great success story to share with you today if you haven't seen it yet. This is the article we did about Jeanne/Hayburner1969 and her incredible adventure that led to a performance at Carnegie Hall. If you aren't familiar with ... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:52:13 EST July 17: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Great meetings today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388676 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 155 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 97 of 99 blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hi SparkFriends <BR> <BR> I hope your week is off to a good start! <BR> <BR> I had a busy day with 4 meetings (3 on the phone and 1 Google Hangout). I can't say the name yet, but one of them was with a superstar we're talking to about a partnership. It looks like this will happen pretty soon an... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:11:37 EST July 16: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Welcome new members! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388283 Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 154 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 96 of 98 blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> * Today is day 16 of 16 for my 20-minute bike/exercise bike streak <BR> <BR> Hi SparkFriends <BR> <BR> Welcome to a bunch of new people joining the SparkTeam for this challenge from my email last night/today! <BR> <BR> If you really want to dig in to this challenge, the top 2 steps to participate are... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 21:35:22 EST July 15: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- You are keeping me accountable! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387925 Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 153 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 95 of 97 blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> My highlight today was hitting day 15 of 15 for my 20 minute bike/exercise bike streak (minus 2 travel days that I don't count). <BR> <BR> This is one of the best streaks doing this I've ever had. I'm very determined to step up the fitness and all areas of life and do s... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:08:36 EST July 14: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Jumped in the ocean :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387496 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 152 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 94 of 96 blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Whew, home yesterday afternoon from my business trip and was a little fried from a bunch of meetings and flying. At least the flights were short at a bit over an hour. <BR> <BR> On the flight home, I was in a middle seat. Fell asleep right after takeoff and woke up about 5 minutes before landin... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:32:35 EST July 12: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Continued the streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386755 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 150 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 93 of 94 (9 in a row) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Another quick late night check-in just to see how you are doing? <BR> <BR> I had a long day of meetings on a business trip that were fun but exhausting. Only got 10 minutes of fitness today, but continued the streak. Woohoo for hitting 150 days in a row yesterday. Excited to ge... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 01:05:57 EST July 11: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Exercise begets Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386293 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 149 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 92 of 93 (8 in a row) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Quick check-in from my business trip tonight. I hurried to finish our presentation for tomorrow so I could get out for a quick hike near the ocean (we are close to San Diego). I wanted to go jump in the ocean, but it was getting too dark and I'd need to hike down a bluff. I'll sta... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:58:16 EST July 10: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Sea otter fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385791 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 148 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 91 of 92 (7 in a row) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> * We crossed 1,000 members for the SparkTeam for this challenge -- woohoo! <BR> <BR> I'm happy everyone had fun with the hydrobike in yesterday's blog! <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu<BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=63<BR>85196 </link> <BR> <BR> One point I forg... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 20:40:55 EST SGCC Lesson #7: Streaks (10+ Fitness Minutes and More) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385334 This lesson is from the Fire Cornerstone. As a reminder: <BR> <BR> <b>Fire Cornerstone – Live with Passion, Energy & A sense of Adventure</b> <BR> Most people set goals and then forget them. This cornerstone is designed to keep you motivated with passion and fire as you reach goals. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc15c6ed-8738-473b-8dd2-bf8145cc2bbf.png"> <BR> <BR> If you haven't read the 10+ fitness minutes strategy lesson yet, I'd recommend reading that one f... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 20:02:07 EST July 9: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Hydrobike fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385196 Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 147 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 90 of 91 (6 in a row) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> As I have mentioned in prior blogs, I'm currently doing a streak within a streak for fitness trying to hit a goal of doing at least 20 minutes on either a bike or exercise bike for 75 of the next 100 days. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I used a form of a "bike" that is mind-blowing. Watch thi... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 12:36:30 EST July 8: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- Beautiful Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384798 Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 146 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 89 of 90 (5 in a row) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> I'm back earlier today to share my fun morning! The benefits of my fitness streak continue to kick in. It takes time, but it's sure worth it. I can tell I'm on the verge of something amazing after putting in a bunch of work. <BR> <BR> This morning I did one 10-minute walk/hike a... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 11:01:46 EST July 7: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- Quick check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384629 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 145 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 88 of 89 (4 in a row) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> <BR> Late Friday check-in! <BR> <BR> Did a 25-minute bike ride today to make it 9 of 9 for the mini-streak of at least 20 minutes on bike or exercise bike. I think I can go 10 of 10 tomorrow. <BR> <BR> In the morning I'll write my weekly email. This one will be all about the new ... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 23:11:25 EST July 6: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- Great 10+ fitness minutes comment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384164 Happy Thursday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 144 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 87 of 88 (3 in a row) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> * We crossed 600 members for the SparkTeam for this challenge -- woohoo! <BR> <BR> Just finished my 20 minutes on the exercise bike -- day 8 of 8 of the streak within a streak to motivate me to ramp up my fitness. <BR> <BR> Here's a great post today on the 10+ fitness minutes strategy l... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 18:34:08 EST July 5: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- Exercise bike mini-streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383826 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 143 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 86 of 87 (2 in a row) blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hi all! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the positive comments on "breaking" my blog streak. This is definitely why I'm in favor of different variations of streaks. I'll pull out the streaks section of my mini-book and post that as a lesson soon. <BR> <BR> Speaking of streaks, I've started... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 21:55:08 EST July 4: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- Broken Streak? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383398 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 142 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 85 of 86 blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hi all! <BR> <BR> Shoot -- I was busy yesterday and forgot to do an update blog, so broke that streak at 84 days in a row. But that doesn't bother me too much. Now I'll just track it at 85/86 days, which is 98.8% :). The fitness minutes streak is more meaningful for me to keep going as a dail... Tue, 4 Jul 2017 22:01:44 EST July 2: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- 10+ Fitness Minutes Lesson http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382466 Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 140 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 84 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hi all! <BR> <BR> Whew, I'm busy as a beaver this weekend! <BR> <BR> I just published the next lesson for this challenge -- all about the 10+ fitness minutes program. Luckily, I was able to copy most of the content for this from my mini-book and just do some small updates: <BR> <link>http:/... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 15:39:29 EST SGCC Lesson #6: Why the 10+ Fitness Minutes Strategy Works – and Can Change Your Life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382462 This lesson is from the Positive Force Cornerstone. As a reminder: <BR> <BR> <b>Fitness & Health Cornerstone – Get in the best shape possible both physically & mentally</b> <BR> This cornerstone focuses on helping you get in the best shape possible physically and mentally to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc15c6ed-8738-473b-8dd2-bf8145cc2bbf.png"> <BR> <BR> This is one of my favorite lessons for this challenge because it’s at the very root of ... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 15:31:10 EST July 1: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- Team Launch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382107 Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 139 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 83 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hi all! <BR> <BR> I updated the SparkTeam for this challenge today -- we're up to 47 members to get this started. Come join the fun if you'd like! <BR> <BR> Here is the link to the team: <BR> <link>http://teams.sparkpeople.com/small_g<BR>oals_commitment_challenge&gcode=1ECR7N<BR>IFNZ </li... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 16:58:03 EST June 30: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- Beatles vs. Beach Boys plus Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381552 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 138 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 82 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> My blog for today is running on the main SP blog platform. It's Part 1 of an awesome story about the friendly rivalry between The Beatles and The Beach Boys. And talks about how that is relevant to you :). Here it is if you'd like to read the story: <BR> <BR> <link>h... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:49:33 EST June 29: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- Challenge SparkTeam http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381337 Happy Thursday! <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 137 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 81 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> Just a quick check-in today. As soon as I finish this blog, I'll work on the SparkTeam for this challenge and come back to let you know when this is finished (think I can finish it today). <BR> <BR> Also, I finished tomorrow's blog. It's a great story that we're runni... Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:54:32 EST June 28: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- Challenge SparkTeam http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380973 Happy Wednesday <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 136 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 80 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hope you are having a great day! <BR> <BR> As I mentioned yesterday, I took my boys to the inaugural American Flag Football League game. We had a lot of fun sitting in the front row and it was only $10/ticket. <BR> <BR> There were a bunch of former NFL players in the game. The biggest rea... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:54:34 EST June 27: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- American Flag Football League http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380624 Happy Tuesday <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 135 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 79 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Another quick late-night check-in! <BR> <BR> I just returned from taking my boys to see a professional flag football game. We had a great time. This was the first game for this league, so the tickets were only $10 and we bought early so got seats in the front row. <BR> <BR> I'll share a bit... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:48:01 EST June 26: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- Great lunch meeting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380176 Happy Monday <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 134 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 78 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hi all -- just a quick check-in to see if you had a good day Monday or start to your Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Great day here. I had a good lunch meeting with the team of a real superstar. I can't mention the name yet, but we might be able to partner on a project that could be on SparkPeople. <BR> ... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:51:42 EST June 25: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- Kayaking Elkhorn Slough Photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379613 Happy Sunday <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 133 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 77 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Yesterday I mentioned going kayaking with my 2 boys yesterday. I'm rested up from that adventure and back to share more details. <BR> <BR> Recently I mentioned that last year we kayaked on a river in Kauai -- one of my favorite adventures ever. I've been excited about doing this activity agai... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:05:44 EST June 24: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- Kayaking Elkhorn Slough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379250 Happy Saturday <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 132 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 76 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Whew, we had a great adventure here today! Recently I mentioned a goal to go kayaking with my boys. But the youngest had a minor knee injury from skateboarding so we weren't able to go then. <BR> <BR> Today we went on the kayaking adventure to Elkhorn Slough near Monterey, CA. <BR> <BR> Wh... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:21:44 EST June 23: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- Dog and Caterpillar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378904 Happy Friday <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 131 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 75 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great Friday and are ready for the weekend! <BR> <BR> Today was a pretty calm Friday for me. Just working away on some projects. Got enough fitness breaks to hit 50 minutes total throughout the day. <BR> <BR> And pretty good eating too with home-cooked chicken plus veggies. G... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:27:09 EST June 22: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- Heat Wave http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378474 Happy Wednesday <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 130 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 74 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Hi all <BR> <BR> I'll be easy today and just do a quick check-in :). <BR> <BR> This is in part because I just took a fitness break and did jump rope, tennis practice, and stretching outside in the HEAT. It's 97 here today. I know many other places are even hotter. <BR> <BR> How about y... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:57:09 EST June 21: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- 42 Motivational Songs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378055 Happy Wednesday <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> <BR> * Yesterday was day 129 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak <BR> * Today is day 73 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) <BR> <BR> Who is ready for music today? As I mentioned yesterday, I'm back today with some of my favorite motivational songs. This is part of an activity we talked about yesterday if you missed it: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu<BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=63<BR>77625 </l... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:22:27 EST