SparkPeople Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=42558 SparkPeople's Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge will help you establish an exercise routine and improve your fitness level in just 4 weeks! By completing the program, you'll earn a special SparkTrophy to display on your SparkPage, too. You can join the Team anytime. SparkPeople Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=42558 10 minutes in the morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59015121 My week 1 goal is to get up and do 10 minutes on the elliptical machine each morning. <em>249</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:53:21 EST Intentional Exercise for 10 Minutes Every Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x59013881 I feel that I've been 'slacking' by doing the ho-hum DVD workouts that I've stuck with over the years. Using the Spark Tracker and setting out to get a 10 minute 'walk-event' has motivated me to get out there and DO it! I enjoy the way I've been feeling, and hope to continue this way indefinitely. <BR> I am concerned when cold weather and icy roads are here I won't be able to walk in the morning like I do now; right out the door with the dog and away we go; that is HARD in the winter time! ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:00:14 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x59012550 I started this challenge a few times. I found a workout that was easy but it had squats and my knees hurt to bad. I did the first week and got discouraged because of my knees. If someone has any suggestions it would be appreciated. I asked before but I lost the post. I'm going to push myself to do something. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:31:58 EST Stroke & Cancer Recovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59010841 1. Do 10 min of recliner leg, arm and head exercise <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> <em>362</em> <em>402</em> <em>32</em> <em>101</em> <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:08:48 EST One step at a time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59005652 Hi Im Katy and this is my first day on Sparkpeople and in this group. Im hoping that Sparkpeople can give me the motivation I need not just to lose the weight but keep it off. <BR> <BR> Over the next four weeks I hope to increase my activity level and get outside more. I plan to focus on walking. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:42:16 EST Just starting the Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59000640 I always like a challenge, and this looked like a great one to sign up for. <BR> <BR> I am Amanda, I have diabetes and high blood pressure and I find that exercise is the best way for me to control that issue, however I also find that my blood sugar crashes very easy because of it! I am working on that control and may even be getting off of some medications soon because of exercise and sparkspeople! <BR> <BR> I hope to beat my challenge of 10 minutes per day as I am already doing, but I li... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:32:01 EST Week One Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59000604 Since I just started, and it told me to set a goal and I LOVE goals I am going to do so! <BR> <BR> My goal for this week is to increase my exercise time and intensity. I would like to do thirty minutes a day at a medium intensity if I can =) Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:27:18 EST September goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58995133 I plan to add 10 minutes of strength training every day to my regular workouts. I've gotten into a rut and am ready to break out starting today. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:44:54 EST Hard to exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x58993292 I have been finding it hard to exercise since returning to work. I have been moving around a lot, but I don't count that time. Perhaps I should because it is difficult to carve out time each day. I manage to walk my dog around the block (about 1 mile). I know I need to do much more in order to lose weight. Next week I am hoping I can get into a routine. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:11:13 EST Going on Vacation with the Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x58988486 I plan to visit my son in KY next month. I think I could just take my Tracker, download the software on HIS computer, and check in as usual... <BR> Or, should I just BE on vacation, and maybe log in to the site, but not track my steps? Any thoughts on this? Has anyone else taken the Tracker along with them on a trip? Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:20:34 EST Begin 10-Minutes of Daily Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58965549 Today is the day I am beginning this challenge. I've been getting 10 min 3x a week (per a challenge with my work's health care program), now I am ready to increase this to 7 days a week! I have the time to accomplish this, and the motivation is there! Ready, set, go!! Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:23:26 EST No Fooling Myself with the Tracker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x58961339 That little black bug is pretty strict! Even though I think I do a 20 minute workout, if it includes stretching, standing there and lifting weights, etc., the answer is NO I didn't do that much. <BR> Twice now I have 'failed to meet my goal' on the days when I work out to a DVD in the morning then have to go to work, without taking a walk or doing something to purposefully move my feet for 10 minutes straight. <BR> I am not complaining; just observing, because that's a good thing to have le... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:55:55 EST Sharing my week 1 goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58939659 <BR> My goals for the first week are: <BR> stationary bike cycling <BR> strength training <BR> power walking <BR> for a minimum of 10 minutes daily 7 days per week Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:48:53 EST If you're tired of starting over, stop quitting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58934711 My goal has been to exercise 30 minutes daily but it hasn't been happening. So, if I have a busy day I HAVE to do at least 10 minutes of exercise. <BR> 24 minute walk done today and 50 squats. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:21:38 EST my goal for week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58933526 My week 1 goal is to do the 10 minute challenge everyday with my kids. I want them healthy too!!! Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:08:10 EST Using Coach Nichol's 28 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x58933468 I ordered Coach Nichole’s 28 Day Challenge DVD at the same time I ordered the Tracker; so today, August 24, 2014 I am going to start the challenge. <BR> My weight this morning is 172.6. It is my weigh in day, and I am disappointed I couldn’t make it all the way down to 172; but I’m still pleased that I’m no longer 175 and climbing. Obviously this didn’t happen by wishing for it, so I need to use the tools the site is giving me and work. <BR> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:00:40 EST finally week three http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x58923671 Today, I am taking a Thai CHI class. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:20:42 EST First Test http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58902941 So this is my first test on the challenge as I am fighting the flu it seems and I just want to stay in bed. <BR> <BR> My initial goal was to overcome exactly this type of thing, hibernating and ditching my goals when I don't feel great. I can manage a 10 minute walk for some fresh air I'm really not that bad, but it's a mental battle isn't it, " I'm sick so I must stay in bed bundled up" is entirely just an attitude, not infallible truth. <BR> <BR> I will decrease by aerobic activity, bu... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:38:47 EST Making a change! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58897448 Hey! I just joined the challenge today and I'm really excited about getting started. I've always made an excuse about not having time to work out because of my 10-12 hour class days. Hoping to continually work out at least 10mins a day or more after the challenge ends! Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:47:04 EST I can so do this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58896493 I can so do this everyday. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:14:58 EST I can so do this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58896392 I am wanting to lose 50-80 lbs within a year. I just watched Leslie Sansone video Walk it off in 30 days that I borrowed from neighbor. I believe I am going to buy it. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:08:04 EST How do I enter # of steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58891053 Yesterday at work I did 23,551 steps, today I did 13,303 steps just at work. Does anyone know how to enter steps into the exercise tracker on the site? I do not have any of the gadgets can not afford it right now. <BR> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:03:11 EST I've learned how to exercise... for life! (Week 4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x58890099 <em>248</em> <BR> • Finish your streak <BR> • Set your long-term exercise goals <BR> • Stick with your favorite fast and fun workouts <BR> • See All Fitness Streaking Resources <BR> • Earn your trophy <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi, everybody! <BR> <BR> My Goals, briefly: In addition to a basic 10 minutes of INTENTIONAL EXERCISE daily (which has three components - cardio, strength, family), I'm also streaking 30 minutes of DECLUTTERING daily, and waking up at 6:00 AM DAILY. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:46:09 EST My Week 1 Goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58878174 During This first week, I want to do at least 10 min a day for at least 5 days. that is what I am starting out with. If I end up doing more time or more days that will make me happy but at least to start with doing just everyday during the week for at least 10 min. <BR> I am trying to get back on track with working out, and staying motivated to do it to reach my goals that i have in place! Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:50:26 EST Week 3 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x58868346 I am hoping to get a lot of activity in this week. My goal is to add additional minutes to my daily walks and add an activity that I don't usually do like swim. I used to swim a lot, but haven't for a while now. I would also like to find a walking trail to go on. We'll see how it goes. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:26:50 EST Rough week staying on food/exercise plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58865338 I started this challenge on 8/13 and only exercised 2 days. My motivation beginning this challenge was great and then I stopped exercising. I do not know how to get serious about exercise and eating right. I have gained 30 lbs. since December and I am very unhappy about being so out of shape and not fitting into my clothes. I need to get my mojo back! Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:28:06 EST W1 goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58857562 Just to get 10 minutes in and so far I'm on day 4 and I'm rocking it! I'm doing the 7 day bootcamp and unfortunately I forget my cardio but do walk a lot. So that plus my 10 minute workout videos I've been doing well and I'm proud to have been able to do at least a 10 minute video. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:47:54 EST week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x58853167 I am enjoying this challenge. I didn't get a workout in but I did do some walking today. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:21:19 EST new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x58853113 Hi..I have arthritis in my whole body and I am using sparkspeople to keep me going. So far I love the challenges Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:13:34 EST Restarting my journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58850106 I joined this in 2012. I'm baaaaccckkk! I have already spent ten days getting familiar with SP and meeting my goals. I want to move at least 10 minutes a day, stretch to keep limber from arthritis, JOURNAL everyday, make healthy food choices and visit SP everyday in order to meet my goal of becoming a healthier me! Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:19:16 EST Miscellaneous Streaking Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x58843986 Accidental Streaking <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745119 </link> <BR> <BR> As a commenter on my blog pointed out, she was so solidly living her lifestyle that she didn't even notice her habits as 'streaks' any more. <BR> <BR> I never really considered all I do 'streaking' because I never set out to specifically plan and accomplish a streak... most of my streaks started out with 'what have I got to lose' or with a 'wish and prayer' or wi... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:33:54 EST I'm Having FUN/Creating Variety (Week 3 Progress) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x58843856 <em>248</em> <BR> • Try a SparkPeople workout video <BR> • Find something fun to do <BR> • SparkPeople's 10-Minute Exercise Bootcamp <BR> • More Ideas from Our Workout Generator <BR> • Reflect <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi, everybody! <BR> <BR> I actually started the 'Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge' on Wednesday, July 23, before I even knew there was team (and I want my trophy), LOL! So, now I am catching up! <BR> <BR> My Goals, briefly: In addition to a basic 10 min... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:18:45 EST I'm Sneaking In More Exercise (Week 2 Progress) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x58843467 <em>248</em> <BR> • Discover 30 ways to add more activity to your days. <BR> • Sneak it in and tone up! <BR> • Give Your Workouts a SparkStart <BR> • Start Small with an Exercise Fast Break <BR> • Reflect <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi, everybody! <BR> <BR> I actually started the 'Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge' on Wednesday, July 23, before I even knew there was team (and I want my trophy), LOL! So, now I am catching up! <BR> <BR> My Goals, briefly: In addition to a ... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:45:47 EST I'm Challenging Myself & Tracking (Week1 Progress) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58841880 Hi, everybody! <BR> <BR> I actually started the 'Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge' on Wednesday, July 23, before I even knew there was team (and I want my trophy), LOL! So, now I am catching up! <BR> <BR> My goals for this challenge are detailed here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744420 </link> <BR> <BR> Short & sweet: In addition to a basic 10 minutes of INTENTIONAL EXERCISE daily (which has three components - cardio... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:39:45 EST I'm Setting My Goals (Week 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58841717 Hi, everybody! <BR> <BR> I actually started the 'Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge' on Wednesday, July 23, before I even knew there was team, LOL! So, now I am catching up! <BR> <BR> My goals for this challenge are detailed here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744420 </link> <BR> <BR> Short & sweet: In addition to a basic 10 minutes of INTENTIONAL EXERCISE daily (which has three components - cardio, strength, family), I... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:16:06 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58840214 New to team. I believe the 10 minute exercise goal will motivate me better than finding 30-60 minutes to exercise. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:59:04 EST Week 1 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58840101 I am definitely one of the people who "claims" that life gets too busy to exercise which in my mind has always been equivalent to ONLY going to the gym. I have now decided that I want to adopt exercise into my life in a more enjoyable way such as taking the dogs for a walk on the trail, playing tennis, etc. I want to start this goal by doing at least 15 minutes of exercise a day to get into the habit. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:39:34 EST I want to lose 50 pounds before my Cruise in June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58839013 I went on a cruise this past June and when I looked back at all my pictures, I looked like a fat cow and I don't want to look that way next year when we go on our next cruise. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:03:16 EST week 1 goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58815383 My goal for week one is to do at least 10 minutes of exercise everyday, whether cardio or strength training! In the process I also want to mix up my workouts and get creative with what I can do. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:46:33 EST Week Four http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x58810901 I did it!! Five out of seven days during my final week. I with this program at least five out of seven days. I'm not sure if I have more energy, but I am sleeping better. Woo-hoo!! Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:39:48 EST Need some help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x58791435 I can not do lunges. My knees for some reason have been hurting, they feel like they need to pop but won't. Does anyone have any suggestions for other exercises that will do what the lunges do? Sat, 9 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EST feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x58785437 I feel better since I started this challenge. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 22:05:56 EST Week 1 goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58762452 I'm starting this challenge over. <BR> <BR> I started working with a trainer and going to the gym 2-3 times a week 3 weeks ago. I am going to be with my trainer 3 times a week as of this past Monday up to and including Aug. 22. The week of the 24th she has a week off and I will be busy with a lot of things; I am going to ask her what I should work on that week, but I am not asking for a "substitute trainer" as I am not sure what time will be best for me to go in that week. During the school ... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 14:24:02 EST Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58760715 I will be walking 10 minutes a day 5x a week! I'm starting tonight after work! A friend of mine is going with me! Wish me luck! and good luck to all of you! Wed, 6 Aug 2014 11:08:34 EST Short or Long workouts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58733201 I've been exercising for a long time so I think it's okay for me to do an hour a day. It's easy for me to run in intervals for fifteen minutes then walk on an incline for forty five. <BR> <BR> I already started out with the ten minute routine so now I've advanced to an hour. Sun, 3 Aug 2014 19:28:06 EST Week 3 Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x58733175 I was sick mid-week, so I only managed 4 days of 10 minute or more exercising. Bummer:( <BR> Unfortunately, I didn't try anything fun ( although I have done some of the Spark Fitness videos <BR> prior to this challenge). I am looking forward to finishing as strong as possible. Sun, 3 Aug 2014 19:24:22 EST My week two reflections. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x58721839 I battle some chronic illnesses, which raised their ugly head this week. I know I do much better the days I exercised, so I made water aerobics class three out of four times this week. I walked, which also helps the FIBRO pain, 4 out of 5 days so far. I tried to stay in calorie range, and have a deficit of -500 calories, which I made 4 out of 5 days so far. <BR> <BR> I refuse to let the four headed dragon of diabetes, fibro, bi-polar and IBS win. Sat, 2 Aug 2014 15:18:30 EST First timer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58720376 For my first week I want to: <BR> - stick to my 10 minute exercises <BR> -drink a cup of water before and after my 10 minutes <BR> -gain energy Sat, 2 Aug 2014 12:04:50 EST Week 1 Do Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58714844 I started this challenge a it is few months ago. My life gets very stressful, and at the time I thought participating in the 10-Minute Daily Challenge would keep me on track with my personal goals. As things grew more stressful, I became less focused on exercise and more focused on my work. I guess this is my personal normal, something I need to work on. One thing I don't do is give up easily, so I am back. My goal for this challenge is to get 10 minutes of arm exercises in each day. I ... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:22:24 EST FUN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x58704848 Just as week four comes to a close of this streak challenge (a successful one at that) it is time for the Aug 1 #backontrack challenge is starting tomorrow. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:08:15 EST Week 2 Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x58698973 My Week 2 Reflections... <BR> <BR> I feel a LOT better on days that I exercise than on days that I don't. I am more motivated to eat well and tend to resist urges for less than healthy choices, and I have a more overall calm than on days I don't get to exercise. <BR> <BR> I wish I could say that I have started and continued that streak, and honestly, I feel so good when I do exercise I do not understand why I don't get it done every day. But I am not going to beat myself up over the fact ... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:27:30 EST my goal... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58698647 is to create a new healthy habbit... even on days i am just tired. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:03:23 EST Hello ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x58698481 Hello my name is Carina. I was quiet a bit lazy in the past years. I work 10 hours as a salesgirl and most of the time, i am just done with everything in the evening. I joined SparkPeople 3 weeks ago and started doing fitness and extra walks. I bought myself a pedometer to keep on track with what i am doing. I am so happy that i have full support of my husband even on days i am not in a good mood because the scale is not showing me what i wanted. I am happy to be part of this challenge group ... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:54:04 EST A tip for everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x58689154 If you are having trouble getting 10000 steps in try this. When the adverts come on (on the TV) go for a walk around the house. I have been doing this for over a year now and my what a lot of steps you can get in. <BR> <BR> You also find the best route to get the most. <BR> <BR> Have a go and see how you get on <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:07:14 EST Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x58675875 I walked at least 10 minutes 5 days out of 7, usually during the evenings. I also parked farther away from the store entrance & walked my cart back to the receptacle in front of the store instead of the one in the parking lot. I hope to get in one more 10-minute day this week. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:43:10 EST Don't want to be a couch potato any more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x58655862 I've been eating healthy for about a week now, and my next step is to get active. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 01:03:47 EST Week 1 Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58644339 <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> This week, up to walking 15 minutes a day with 7 minute cool down and 7 minute stretch, 5 days a week starting Monday Jul 28, 2014!! <em>243</em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:19:09 EST Canadian workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58618000 I restarted doing my 5BX program, chart 2, level C+ modified (I also usually add dumbells). This is taking me 20 minutes per session and I intend to do it on a daily basis! Wish me luck! (alright, not luck is the main part of this) <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:40:08 EST Canadian workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58617986 I restarted doing my 5BX program, chart 2, level C+ modified (I also usually add dumbells). This is taking me 20 minutes per session and I intend to do it on a daily basis! Wish me luck! (alright, not luck is the main part of this) Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:31:26 EST Week 1 day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58613729 I had to force my self to do my workout, but I did it! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:10:43 EST Week 2, What do I hope to accomplish? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58606653 Just doing it! Actually doing workouts the second week. Gonna get some! PT! OH-Rah! Walking the big dog off! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:16:27 EST Week 1 Challange http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58606632 So, I'm not even sure if I'm "blogging". I see no feed back, but what he hell, I'll keep blogging". I am finally on the right road. Looking forward to completing this. Sundays, off for the good Lord, but every other day, 30 mins. 200lbs, by 1 Jan 15 buddy! Gettin' SOME! <BR> Whooooooooo! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:11:44 EST Week 1 Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58606239 Did the Transform You workout again. It says it's 26.54 minutes but he tells you how to do the exercises so I think it may only be 20 minutes. But it is a good workout. I feel good after doing it. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:22:26 EST Week 1 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58595304 I signed up for this challenge last Sunday(7/13/14) and completed 5 days of 10+ minutes of exercise. Next week I'll try for six. My goal is to be consistent and complete at 10 minutes of walking every day. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:10:38 EST Week 1 Goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58594206 Sorry folks, my internet went out on Friday. Couldn't post. Did walk Thursday 1.68 miles, Friday 1.24 miles, and .097 miles Saturday. Sundays off, for the good Lord! Back at it Monday, Will only be able to do treadmill walk for the next 2 days. GETTIN SOME! PT! Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:25:06 EST Week one goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58563777 Just doing 1 solid week of walking at least 10 minutes a day! Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:44:51 EST Starting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x58563754 Howdy. Kevin from Central Texas. Getting back at it after "falling off the wagon again". 37 minute hike in the pasture. Try again tomorrow! Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:42:15 EST Started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x58563692 Started today. 37 min. hike in the pasture. Not really sure how these challenges work. Don't see anywhere to check in or verify a completed task. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:34:49 EST Week 1 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58544721 I'm so excited to start this challenge. I'm really great at starting but not so great at finishing things. Especially when it comes to sticking with exercising. My goal is to do at least 20 minutes of exercise everyday. Today is day 2 and I went for my 27 minute walk :-) Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:50:11 EST Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58530473 I joined this challenge because some days I'm on point regarding exercise, and some days I don't do anything. I will move at least 10 minutes (in a row) this week!! Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:48:04 EST What I hope to accomplish this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58527765 I hope to walk my dog once a day for at least 5 days. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:55:18 EST My goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58510315 I've been trying to walk everyday. Since I don't have a gym membership or a treadmill I've been going outside on the days it is not raining. My goal for this challenge is to walk every clear day and do a kettlebell workout on the rainy days. I expect to have a little trouble around this time next week as I'll be taking my medical board exams but I think I will be able to pull off at minimum a 10 minute walk. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:33:12 EST Last day of week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58502047 Have been totally exhausted this week. Monday - Thursday did not exercise, but I do have a pedometer on my cell phone . Monday I did 1,248 steps, Tuesday I did 15,816, Wednesday I did 11,709, Thursday I did 21,593. So if the steps are working out than I did Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and I am getting ready to workout right now. <BR> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:36:02 EST Getting there slowly. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x58499753 Hi everyone. I'm Liz. I've been doing Spark for a few months. I've lost 36 pounds so far. It's hard with several asthma, but I'm starting slowly. Walking at least .5 mile a day. I strive for 1 mile. I've also been going to a dietitian. That has helped a lot. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:47:20 EST Regular Exercise Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58490831 I'm challenging myself to MOVE at least 10 to 20 minutes every day! Walking or in the pool, or walking in the pool, gotta move and stay in the groove. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:55:05 EST Newbee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x58489638 I'm Renea I'm a 27 year old nurse and mother of 3 ages 8,7, and 1 I work full time just married the love of my life March 2014 and am currently 45 pounds what I would like to be weight wise. I always start out doing awesome but after about a week hubby brings in take out or the baby needs extra attention during my workout or I work 13 hours a day and need to sleep before driving 1.5 hours to work. I'm seeking motivation here if anybody wants to join me on my journey. This time there are no pl... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:45:19 EST Bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x58472575 15 minutes on the stationary bike. Week One, Day One: Let's get this started! Tue, 8 Jul 2014 21:03:21 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58472526 My goal is to work out at least 10 minutes/day and to BE CONSISTENT. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 20:55:57 EST Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58416072 My goal is to work out at least 10 minutes to fit into that sexy dress and bikini I found. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:17:21 EST My goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58330603 Well, I have a history of setting impossible goals (though they seemed perfectly reasonable when I made them) - and of course fail them. This time I'm aiming low, to break into a habit. <BR> <BR> 10 minutes of *concious* exercise each day. Meaning I'm not counting things I do anyway, like playing with kids and walking to the store. <BR> <BR> All in the hopes of me crating a habit that will slowly increase with time. 10 minutes now ... an hour in a few months. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:38:09 EST 10 MINUTE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58330537 I'm beginning to walk today for 10 minutes a day, 3 days a week. I plan on increasing my time and/or days per week as the challenge continues over the next 4 weeks. I hope to make exercise a habit by the end of this 4week challenge! I also hope to learn to love exercise, especially walking in the park with my dear husband and 2 chihuahuas. <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> I did indeed walk 10 minutes this morning! I haven't exercised at all for 9 months. I feel great about myself and I enjoyed... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:28:46 EST week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x58310498 I am beginning week 2 now. I hope to do everything and to do it sufficiently Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:47:10 EST week 1 goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58297190 Hi <BR> I'm Batya, starting again ... and again ... and again ... <BR> This is the first time I'm doing a challenge. <BR> My goal this week is to follow one of Nicole's 10-minute videos every day. <BR> Wish me good luck!! Sun, 22 Jun 2014 04:55:17 EST Spark Activity Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x58286192 Is it worth the money? What are your likes/dislikes about it? Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:25:08 EST First Day..... setting goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58280763 I plan to do at least 10 minutes of exercise a day..... I haven't been doing much so here goes.... <em>249</em> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:04:52 EST Let's give this a shot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58276792 In the interest of refocusing on my exercise routine I'll give this a go! <BR> <BR> My goals are to: <BR> -cardio 30min per day <BR> -strength 15min per day <BR> -and add in 10 min of exercise at home 3 nights a week.... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 04:16:55 EST back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58276788 not been able to walk lately for health reasons but managed to walk for ten minutes today. not much but feel happier for it. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 04:11:00 EST excited to get moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58263365 Ready to get moving, Ready to walk, bike, or elliptical 10 minutes a day to get started and HEALTHIER! <em>244</em> <em>104</em> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:53:47 EST Share your challenge goals here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58241657 At the moment, my goal is really just to get into a routine of working out and eating right. I will definitely be starting this bright and early tomorrow morning! Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:26:53 EST Week 1 goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58229153 I will start out with riding my stationary bike 10 minutes a day. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 20:31:14 EST Wk 1: Ready, Set, Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58221939 10 min a day can make the fat go away. ..This is good ....Sherilyn Sun, 15 Jun 2014 03:21:13 EST NUTRITION TRACKER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x58191381 Another problem I am having is tracking my food. I click on the nutrition track and if the food is not there I hit the search tab.. I put the food that I ate in the box and click and it shows that food item. The problem is in the drop box below it won't show anything so I can click it and it tracks on my menu, so I don't get the calories or anything else.. <BR> Anybody having this problem or can tell me what I can do Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:33:07 EST GOUT AND EXERCISE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x58191331 I have gout in my feet, knees and off and on in my wrist and arms...Usually it last about a week or two and it hurts but it gets bearable and I rest... <BR> This time I have it in my feet, left foot more than right and it's been like this since the end of March. Even went to the hospital for a week and that helped but it is still here.. <BR> The reason why I am writing is there anybody with this problem of gout, how do you deal with it, what are some remedies for dealing with the pai... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:28:33 EST Stand up, take a step, repeat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16647x42558x58170283 I have completed the challenge and I have to say it really helped me stick to a plan that I have been trying to implement for many months. Over the course of the next 2 months I want to continue with the challenge of 5 workouts per week. In just about two months I will be moving back to the US and will start back to work on August 18. I have lots of traveling planned for the summer but I am determined to keep up with it. On this thread I will keep posting my workouts and I think it will... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:20:05 EST Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x58162336 I'm learning that I feel better if I just move more - Gym days are easy as my husband has been going with me as my gym buddy and he's always challenging me to do more - I also challenge him in some areas so it has been enlightening :) We've been together for 16 years but this is the first time we've actually done the gym thing together - should have known it would be more fun with him there not only as my challenger but my moral support. On none gym days I have been doing tons of active stuf... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 14:16:37 EST Week 4 Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x58156926 So Week 4 went well overall. <BR> <BR> Monday: arms <BR> Tuesday: core <BR> Wednesday: chest/back <BR> Thursday: needed a rest! <BR> Friday: shoulders (very quick 10 minutes) <BR> Saturday: legs (another quick 10 minutes) <BR> Sunday: turned out to be rest from strength training but I did walk 3 miles. <BR> <BR> So I made it! <BR> <BR> I readjusted a long term goal to complete 75 workouts by August instead of 50 since I am just about at 40 right now. I think this will help me keep goin... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 04:20:24 EST We Are In This Together! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58153601 I am a seasoned member of Spark People, but I have not been committed to working out and eating right like I should be. I see others accomplish their goals here all of the time, but I always fail to do so. Not this time. I start way too grand with my goals and I always end up failing and gaining back what little weight I lost. With this 10 minuet challenge, I will be conditioning myself physically, while also conditioning my mindset by setting realistic goals. I already feel confident in myse... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 19:45:26 EST My goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58149522 My goals are: <BR> A minimum of 10 minutes per day of exercise. <BR> Drink 10, 10 oz glasses of water daily. <BR> <BR> Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 11:50:51 EST Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58117687 My daily goal is to be active for a minimum of 35 min every day. My ultimate goal is that this challenge will help me lose 8lbs. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 10:10:32 EST commitment to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58108822 I was tired this morning and had a few things to do in another town.My first thought was to skip the gym especially since I had gone yesterday( I was going MWF) BUT I reminded myself that I am more important than errands.I went on the treadmill for 30 minutes. I even signed up for a"Cooking Light" cooking course! Wed, 4 Jun 2014 13:57:55 EST Determined to succeed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58106646 I recently re-committed myself to healthier living and becoming more active. I lost 35 lbs while doing WW and have been able to maintain my weight loss for over 2 1/2 yrs now; however, I seemed to have lost the focus to stay on program. I find that I do better when challenged. Can't wait to see results but I know that I must put in the time and effort first. I got this!! <em>224</em> Wed, 4 Jun 2014 10:29:47 EST Quotes of the Week ( June 1 - 7 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x58097933 <BR> QUOTES BY RENE DESCARTES <BR> ============================== <BR> <BR> 1It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. <BR> <BR> 2)Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it. <BR> <BR> 3)The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt. <BR> <BR> 4)Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 15:57:19 EST Getting back in shape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58096624 My goal is to get back in shape by working my way back up to running 5 miles per day. First I am going to start by walking for 10 minutes each day non-stop. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 13:28:18 EST On to success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x58095767 Working hard at exercising every day. So far, so good!! Tue, 3 Jun 2014 11:48:53 EST Going to keep going with my streak! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16647x42558x58091285 With all the fabulous support I have received from this group, I have decided to keep going with my streak. I plan to do 3500 steps a day at least and 4 flights of stairs. I also am going to try to get at least 3 very active minutes on my fitbit. <BR> <BR> 06/01 - 3776 steps - 2 flights of stairs - 4 very active minutes <BR> 06/02 - 4077 steps - 8 flights of stairs - 1 very active minute <BR> 06/03 - 2930 steps - 2 flights of stairs - 3 very active minutes Tue, 3 Jun 2014 01:54:42 EST Week 1 goal: Follow Through! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58085448 I am beginning this challenge with the hope of accountability. 10 minutes a day seems doable, and I believe, for this week at least, it will get DONE! Mon, 2 Jun 2014 15:17:16 EST Trying to reach a milestone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58054674 It's taken 16 years but I have lost 95 lbs. I am determined to hit the "100 lbs. lost" mark by the end of June. Fri, 30 May 2014 21:39:27 EST Going to do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58049563 I am going to 10 minute of exercise every day and try to do it all all of june, I am trying to lose 20pounds before july 4 hope this will work.. Fri, 30 May 2014 10:50:37 EST Continuing on to Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x58011463 Week 3 started with a rest day on Monday. Today I worked out my arms and did some indoor walking. It has gotten really warm here--I need to find some other options. Tue, 27 May 2014 07:50:16 EST Starting week 4 and planning to do it right! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x58010235 I plan to keep up with my current goal of 3000 steps a day, but am adding that I want to do 4 flights of stairs a day also. I also want to do 3 minutes of very active minutes as detected by my fitbit. I know I can do this! <BR> <BR> 05/26 - 3514 steps - 2 flights of stairs - 1 very active minutes <BR> 05/27 - 4622 steps - 6 flights of stairs - 0 very active minutes Tue, 27 May 2014 03:37:27 EST My Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58009877 It is my goal to do 10 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week. Tue, 27 May 2014 01:11:00 EST Goal for week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x58000343 Learn to get in 10 minutes of exercises with a very busy demanding job this week, so that I can start losing this belly fat and really just taking control. I bought an eliptical and should be using it in the morning before day begins. Mon, 26 May 2014 08:17:21 EST My week 1 goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57999286 My only goal right now is to make it through the one mile Walk Away the Pounds without feeling like I'm dying. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:10:57 EST Hi everyone ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57968840 I'm Danetta ! I had an abdominal hysterectomy on March 6th , so I'm having to go slow . It's great to be here !!! Fri, 23 May 2014 03:40:22 EST Hi I'm Lisa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57968257 I just joined this team this morning. I need to start exercising more so I thought this would be a good way to start slow & work my way up to longer exercise times. I live with my younger brother Steven. We lost our mom to cancer last year on Mother's Day. I have a lot of really bad MIGRAINES so maybe if I start getting in more exercise this will help. Fri, 23 May 2014 00:26:18 EST week 2 reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x57953486 One of the biggest things that helps me do more activities is the FitBit, I have made over 10K steps a day for the last 5 weeks and often 12K or 13K steps. I have also started in the last two weeks doing strength exercises 3-4 times a week, usually every other day. This being spring in Maine, there is tons of outside gardening, fencing, raking and other outside things, so I have been spending afternoons out doing stuff on my days off. I have gotten in the habit of going on a hike around m... Wed, 21 May 2014 18:10:10 EST Sort of new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57933570 Hi my name is Amy, I am sort of new to this. I have some pretty serious health problems, I was walking three miles a day. I had a set back, but I,m on track now. I have to excercise on supplemental oxygen, but that's what I have to do so let's getter done! Tue, 20 May 2014 01:06:29 EST I love a challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57925434 Looking to be more active - 10 minutes a day sounds like a perfect way to start. I've done this before and really got to the point I loved it and the 10 minutes quickly grew to 1 hour plus a day. My life is busier now BUT my health is important so I'm going to make myself a priority for once. No excuses! Mon, 19 May 2014 11:00:53 EST Going Strong Into Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x57924139 I am glad to report that week 1 was a success and I have a lot of momentum going into week 2. <BR> <BR> Right now I am living in Europe and find that I get lots of added exercise in my daily life compared with my life in America. I walk to the grocery store (about a quarter mile round trip) and pull or carry the groceries home. I walk to church. My kids and I walk to the park each night. I walk about two flights of steps to get to my apartment (no elevator). I don't have a clothes dry... Mon, 19 May 2014 09:29:30 EST My first time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57909394 I have been on spark people for a while now but i always tend to quit when i get busy, sad, mad, or even happy because i do not have much discipline when it comes to food. This is my first streak so hopefully i can continue to discipline my mind to be more healthy Sat, 17 May 2014 22:47:50 EST My week 1 goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57859839 I'm coming back to Spark People after a loooong vacation away. I felt that this challenge was the most manageable challenge to start off with and thus here I am. My goals are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1. Walk my dog at least 3 days of the week for at least ten minutes at a time. <BR> 2. Attend martial arts class at least twice a week for at least ten minutes at a time (each class is 60 minutes so this will be simple). <BR> <BR> I am already doing half the work, I just need to make sure I am... Tue, 13 May 2014 13:23:06 EST No look to a healthier me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57849894 My goal is at least 30 cardio plus added weight strength training switching off arms legs n abs planet fitness my best friend now a days Mon, 12 May 2014 18:01:31 EST My Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57848873 My goal is to walk on my treadmill or outside at least 10 min a day! Might sound like a small goal but I have not done any extra moving in a very long time. <em>521</em> Mon, 12 May 2014 15:45:27 EST Lifestyle Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57848829 1st week here..Need some motivation to get off my butt and move! I have already given up cigarettes 6 months ago after smoking for over 30 years. So now to get moving and get this extra person off of me that I have been carrying around for far too long! So lets do this !!!! Mon, 12 May 2014 15:40:20 EST My Goals for this Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57842527 I have been trying to get restarted on a strength training program for about a year now and have finally gotten serious about it. In this challenge I am only counting my strength training and core workouts. I am thankfully doing well in the cardio area. So, I hope over the next month to get into a better rhythm in this area. <BR> <BR> I started today with a tricep/bicep workout using dumbbells and bands. I need to get comfortable using the bands because I will be traveling a lot this s... Mon, 12 May 2014 05:47:47 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57838551 New member . . . trying to ease back into exercise to lose the 50 pounds that I have regained in the past few years. Sun, 11 May 2014 18:46:13 EST Summer Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57835825 I am renewing my commitment to making myself the best that I can be. I had a great summer last year. I lost almost 70 pounds and was regaining my health. I felt so wonderful and successful at what I had accomplished. By walking each day, I was able to regain strength in my knee and hip. When I return to school, I was taken aback by the comments of my colleagues. But, when I returned to work, I was taken aback by the comments of my colleagues, and their behavior. During the course of th... Sun, 11 May 2014 12:23:17 EST Starting fresh and going to do it right this time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57786456 I messed up last time I tried to begin a 10 minute a day streak. The weekend came and I turned into a couch potato. My dog wasn't much help, since it was cold outside and he wanted to watch Animal Planet with me. lol I know I can do it this time, and I have already started off well. I joined a couple of extra challenges and for one I try to do as many steps as I can, which is an always goal. So that makes me want to make sure this time I take my dog for those long walks, even if it is raining... Wed, 7 May 2014 04:11:57 EST Starting fresh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57760221 I joined this goal about 2 weeks ago. Then I started having problems making sure I got that 10 minutes of exercise in a day, so I decided to start again fresh. Nothing like a fresh start to get you inspired! <BR> <BR> My name is Alisha and I am from southern Minnesota. I am 37 years old and live alone except for my dog, Graysen. He is the best! He loves to go for walks, which is my primary form of exercise. I love being outside, especially at night, looking at the stars. I have a very funny ... Mon, 5 May 2014 01:21:16 EST My goal in joining this challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57756414 It is rather two fold, In that my main goal is to begin to change, To change and create new habits, to change and get rid of old habits, but in doing so there will be a side benefit, I will also feel some better motivation to watching my food portions and choices, and I will begin to see a loss of weight. I would like to lose 10 lbs in this month, and although I know spark people say 2 lbs a week is enough I don't think 10 lbs in a month is undoable nor do I think its unhealthy. <BR> ... Sun, 4 May 2014 18:50:52 EST Starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57745724 I started this challenge awhile back but then I stopped getting online so much and forgot about it. I am trying to get back into logging in every day for Sparkpeople tracking. I actually love it more now. <BR> <BR> This week, I plan to do chair exercises for 10 minutes a day and walk at least 3 times a week. The walking isn't that difficult since I walk to the store for groceries and back. Sat, 3 May 2014 20:33:23 EST Catching Up, & Up & Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x57717851 I had to go to Kansas City twice for some procedures, so now I am behind. I am on board with the things to work in exercise, have incorporated some of my own. I am working these goals this week. <BR> <BR> I have been ill, and in bed--will do week 2 next week. I have at least exercised once. Thu, 1 May 2014 13:46:05 EST Looking back over Week 3 just completed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x57704924 I found this week harder than the previous two mainly because I wasn't feeling up to par all week. I did manage to get my five days in with two rest days though so I am pleased that I was able to complete this leg of the Challenge. I've used, and will continue to use, many different types of exercise as I find the variety suits me. Now there is just Week 4 to complete. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:51:34 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57701376 Did another 20 minutes so far today! <em>48</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:13:51 EST 10 minutes a day? I CAN do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57695076 Everyone always says I gotta do it for 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week...or they'll say every day for 20 minutes. I barely have time to shower daily and I'm the kind of mom that always puts the rest of the family first and forgets about herself. So I can never stick to exercise plans because someone else gets in the way (me). I'm really liking this 10 minute challenge - it feels a lot less daunting. Yesterday it took me about 2 hours to get ready for my 10 minute walk. Today, it took ab... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:03:09 EST Set Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x57690816 I went to the doctor yesterday between my classes and I found out that I have walking pneumonia. I have been sick for 12 days today. I had tried taking cheap pills from dollar tree then I tried taking the pseudophed that you have to buy from the pharmacy and sign for and those didn't work, so I finally gave in and went to the doctor. I had been doing some exercises and even helped my brother move out of his apartment on Sunday all while I was doing so I was coughing up stuff like crazy and lo... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:26:27 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57688513 I actually walked 20 minutes instead today! I felt so good while out there that I just kept on going! <em>248</em> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:20:50 EST My goal to a new me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57686490 My goal is to get back into the routine of working out 5 days a week. I aim to get in at least 20 minutes a day. <em>521</em> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:48:26 EST the great restart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57662314 I am starting over again at the most I've ever weighed. I hope I can do 10 minutes a day. Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:46:13 EST My goal is to get 10 minutes of activity every day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57657637 Hi my name is Cara. I am a nurse. I have fallen into a habit of comfort food and inactivity. My initial goal is to get a 10 min walk (outside of the norm) every day. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 21:29:51 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57645757 I am 47 and just had a heart attack. Now that I am home from the hospital I am slowly trying to get my life/health turned around. 10min. a day is about all I can do right now so this seemed like a perfect challenge for me to start with. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:01:07 EST Starting Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57624333 Hello everyone! I am just starting my streak and I plan to do at least 10 minutes of walking each day. I will probably get in more than that with walking my dog, but just in case the weather is bad, I plan to do some other forms of exercise when I can't walk him. He will still get to go outside, just in the yard though instead of around the block. I have some exercise tapes that I am planning on pulling out for those bad weather days. I know I can do this. I have been doing it basically since... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:22:40 EST For this month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57618106 My goal is to get into an exercise routine by getting at least 10 minutes of exercise a day Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:58:01 EST A fresh start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57599240 I am just home from a stay in the hospital. After resting for a week I think I am ready to start getting back into the swing of things. 10 min. a day sounds like a good starting point, a little fresh air and exercise should help with my recovery. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:40:12 EST NEW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57596609 just getting started exercising 10 minutes a day. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:45:50 EST Day 1 complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57587986 Today was my first day of this challenge! I am trying to start running again and as my breathing is terrible I am starting with 1 mile at a time with very short running intervals. My main goal is to be active daily, so I am thinking that a small goal of 10 minutes a day is manageable. (It does help that the weather is finally cooperative!) Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:40:11 EST Quotes of the Week ( April 13 - 19 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x57488980 1)You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there. <BR> <BR> 2)It’s better to know and be disappointed than to never know and always wonder. <BR> <BR> 3)There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go <BR> <BR> 4)Happiness is not determined by what’s happening around you, but rather what’s happening inside you. Most people depend on others to gain happin... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:10:20 EST Quotes of the Week ( April 6 -12 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x57488894 1)Anyone can come into your life and say how much they love you. It takes someone really special to stay in your life and show how much they love you. <BR> <BR> 2)Love and appreciate your parents. We are often so busy growing up, we forget they are also growing old. <BR> <BR> 3)When someone tells you, “You’ve changed,” it might simply be because you’ve stopped living your life their way. <BR> <BR> 4)When you’re up, your friends know who you are. When you’re down, you know who your friends ... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:00:19 EST Quotes of the Week ( March 23 -29 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x57488751 1)You cannot change what you refuse to confront <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 2).Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 3)If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Think twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 4)The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are spe... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:41:28 EST Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57484418 I have already been exercising but I like the challenge of not missing a day! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:00:13 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57435769 hi everyone. I'm Cheryl. I am back to SP after a 3 year break. I'm 53, married, have 3 grown daughters and 14 grandchildren. I choose my username because 5 of those kids are currently into Judo and doing very well. I love watching them and it does get me thinking that I need to get up and move myself! <BR> <BR> I've been tracking what I eat, not really following any plan yet, just getting an idea of what my daily intake currently looks like. I know where I need to work on that! But ... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:56:35 EST Week 1 goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57435642 I've been back to sp for a week now and have yet to start on the exercise. so I've joined this group and my goal is to get at least the 10 minutes of exercise in every day. I have an elliptical in my bedroom and if it's nice out, I can go for a walk. I will also be tracking this every day. So, time to get moving!! Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:46:10 EST Week 4 my Long Term Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x57404989 Setting Long Term goals still have to be realistic. <BR> <BR> Do a workout every day: <BR> <BR> During the week I will include Cardio, Strengthening, Core, Arms and Stretches <BR> <BR> My exercise will be broken up into sections so I can do them during the day. <BR> <BR> Have fun during exercising so it will not become a chore and find ways to add a little extra when ever possible. <BR> <BR> When life steps in and things are harder to do I will do at least 10 minutes exercise. <BR> ... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 08:51:30 EST Results of week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x57404888 This week I managed to get the exercise in and have some fun as well. <BR> Dancing is something I love, I would never make a dancer but I enjoy moving to the music. <BR> <BR> Chair exercise videos here on Sparkpeople are great and I have them saved to files on my computer so I can find them easily. <BR> <BR> I have slowly increased the amount of exercise that I do and enjoying it. Sun, 6 Apr 2014 08:42:24 EST weight lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57362620 Hi my name is Mindy I joined this team to get myself motivated to workout daily.My goal is to lose 30 pounds. <em>313</em> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 19:12:40 EST Week 2 reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x57340165 This week I have worked on finding ways to get extra exercise in and it has been working well. <BR> Getting off the bus one stop away helps. <BR> Marching on the spot in the Kitchen waiting for the kettle to boil. <BR> Marching on the spot whilst cleaning my teeth in the morning in the bathroom <BR> Counter press ups <BR> Chair squats <BR> <BR> All help to add that little extra and that means I am working on staying on track. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 06:44:50 EST Challenge Goals, Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57339548 * Start the Wii EA Active More Workouts challenge (again). On easy, so that it doesn't make me hate it. <BR> * On rest days from the EA Active challenge, go for a walk. <BR> <BR> I really do need to get more active again - I've let it slide lately! <BR> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 04:38:15 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57323064 I am excited to embark on this new journey to a healthier lifestyle. I have high blood pressure and recently suffered a mild heart attack along with finding out that my heart does not function properly. I was told that I need to lose 120 pounds.. I have been put on a cardiac diet and exercise program. This really woke me up and made me realize that I don't need to go on a "diet", but I need to make a lifestyle change. I have started walking 10 minutes a day to slowly work my way up to 40 m... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:48:56 EST 10 Minutes A Day, Here I Come http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57320267 My goal is to do a fitness video every day that is at least 10 minutes long. Monday to Friday I will do it in the morning before I go to work. Saturday and Sunday I will be more flexible about the timing. Except for today. As soon as I finish writing this post, I am going to do my first video. I want to build consistency and I want a strong foundation for an active lifestyle. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:58:18 EST Renewing my Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57317386 I'm starting again with Spark People. Looking for ways to keep moving forward and staying healthy! Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:02:39 EST my challenge goals for week one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57289277 This week I intend to do atleast ten minutes of exercise a day. The weather is becoming nice and warm so I am very anxious to get out and about in the fresh air. I want to defeat that voice that tells me I cannot accomplish this. That's a huge goal for me this week! Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:44:47 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57288712 Just joined wish me luck. <BR> <em>521</em> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:39:26 EST Finding ways to Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x57281712 I get up early to exercise in the morning then exercise before lunch and again in the afternoon. Housework is also part of the plan as I can deep clean the Kitchen, Bathroom, Living room and Bedroom on a regualr basis. <BR> Getting off the bus one stop further away and walking the rest of the way is a great way to get more steps in. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:25:56 EST SeaWave's week 4! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x57274280 I've made it to week 4 for the first time, on March 24th <em>244</em> . <BR> <BR> I have been slowly adding steps, as per doctor's orders, and today reached my goal of 3500 steps for the first time. Although I'm not always walking the circuit at work as I had planned, when I don't I compensate by doing other things -- tonight was the library and groceries. <BR> <BR> Yesterday (day 2 of week 4) was a skipped day, though, as I was home sick. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:29:03 EST ***Drum Roll*** INTRODUCING... STACY N. ELLIOTT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57262684 ... ***and the crowd cheers*** <BR> <BR> Hello, everyone! <BR> <BR> I have been on sparkpeople before but never really communicated with anyone. This time, I'm going to chuck social phobia out the door and reach out to others. <BR> <BR> I know I have the drive and determination to loose the weight as evident from my picture on my sparkpage, but when depression kicks in... well, let's just say that it is a little hard to get up off that couch. <BR> <BR> So, I am hoping that by reaching ou... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:56:42 EST Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x57227780 Well, I have the exercise part down. I'm getting my 10 minutes in, but now I am going to have to try and track my food. I feel like I am eating more than I move. I have been down this road before. I lost 24 pounds with a lot of work, but with medical issues and such when I stepped on the scale at the end of Dec I realized I had gained it all back plus a few extra. I'm back in the routine of exercising and not drinking pop, but the pounds are not coming off. So now to work on the tracking. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 05:52:02 EST 10-Minute Daily Challenge Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57214586 I have been very good about getting 3 to 4 - 30 minute exercises in a week. That is just not enough to reach my goals. So my goal is to do at least 10 minutes on the days I am not getting exercise. I can always spare 10 minutes. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:35:22 EST Week 1 Day 4 for me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57189945 I rode my bike 6.5 miles today in under an hour...and it felt so good. Ive had a very difficult situation to deal with and I really got my mind off of it and found some focus. And I got to see some wildlife as well... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:27:08 EST SeaWave is in week 3 - for the first time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x57187345 At least I think this is the first time I've made it to week 3. I'm on Week 3, Day 3 today (March 19). <BR> <BR> The doctor has again told me not to go too hard as I may have some cardiac problems (having an EKG Friday), but I am slowly adding steps to my days. I now have a walking circuit I do at work between two buildings in addition to the 10 minute yoga video and stretching. I realize it's not much relatively speaking, but I feel like I'm flying after having so many health issues bring... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:36:45 EST WEEK 2 DISCUSSION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x57184202 Finished week one with ease and now i have added taking the stairs @ work to my routine..feeling stronger <em>206</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:10:45 EST Welcome back Dellmel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x57180814 Welcome back Dellmel, I hope everything went well <BR> <BR> Trev <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:52:03 EST Week 4 - finally here!! :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x57180478 Week 4: <BR> I unfortunately wasn't near a computer with internet for the past couple of days to log onto sparkpeople but this did not deter me in finishing off week 3 on monday and starting week 4 yesterday. WEEK 4 YAY! <BR> <BR> Day 1: 90 Minutes yesterday. Learning to dance with my man. 30 minutes went by so fast! <BR> Day 2: This Morning - 50 minutes. :D Wed, 19 Mar 2014 03:17:46 EST Week 1 day2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57178737 So day 2 was pretty good, I am under my calories for the day still had three meals and 2 snacks, and I was able to walk for 40 min. I have been on spark people a lot today still trying to figure it all out. Oh and I drank my 8 glasses of water. I have to say I am pretty proud of my self.I know its day two but I kept thinking it was day one. Day one I'm always excited and ready to go, so from now on everyday will be day one. <em>521</em> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:39:37 EST My Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57172973 So far each day I have managed the 10 minutes of exercise. It feels good to get back to exercising and thi is just what I need. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:50:00 EST Team bonus points today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x57163389 50 today <em>244</em> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:56:48 EST Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57122434 Today I will walk at home with Leslie Sansone. I will do her 2 mile power walk and toning video! I can't wait to be able to walk outside again!! <BR> <BR> Toni Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:51:44 EST 10 minute dailies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x57110003 20 mins of toning and strength training!!! Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:50:26 EST week one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57106893 I happened upon this challenge, so I thought I would give it a try. I have been working out 2 to 3 days a week but have not been able to motivate myself more. I am hoping this will do it. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:04:48 EST Week 1, Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57099853 I am planning on exercising at least 20 minutes a day this week. I am restarting after taking a couple if weeks to reevaluate my goals and refocus on achieving them. I am excited to join this challenge. <BR> <BR> Susan : ) Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:27:57 EST HI, just found your challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x57099017 Hi, I am Julie and I am beginning month 2 of Spark. I am looking forward to this and checking in. I work long hours at my computer and have already set a goal of getting up and moving every 90 minutes, so this fits right in with my own personal challenge. <BR> Looking forward to hearing everyone's success stories. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:17:01 EST Week 3!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x57095103 Week 3 - Day 1: <BR> <BR> Finally made it to week 3 and still going strong. <BR> Sticking with the basics (crunches, walking and jogging, push-ups) now but throwing in a different exercise everyday. Trying to make 1 hour a day, thus 30 minutes in the morning, 30 minutes in the evening. <BR> <BR> Morning - completed: 36 minutes. <BR> <BR> <em>208</em> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 03:21:40 EST Playing wii will help me with my 10 min. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x57092513 I have been doing great now for 2 weeks, I been walking more then 10 min a day and also play wii fit games with my husband. <em>386</em> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:36:34 EST WEEK 4 REFLECTION (I AM OVER 50) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x57065882 OVER THE PAST MONTH, I HAVE LEARNED TO LOVE STARTING EACH DAY WITH A 3+ MILE WALK WITH THE HUBSTER. IT SETS UP THE DAY FOR HEALTHY EATING AND STAYING ACTIVE. <BR> <BR> EVERYTHING IS COMING TOGETHER. EXERCISE AND HEALTHY EATING HABITS HAVE LED TO SCALE AND NON-SCALE VICTORIES. I HAVE LOST SEVERAL POUNDS DURING THIS PAST MONTH AND I HAVE LOST INCHES EVERYWHERE. WHY WOULD I NOT WANT TO CONTINUE WITH THIS TREND?!!!!! <BR> <BR> I HAVE NEVER HAD SO MUCH ENERGY, AND I HAVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 19:33:41 EST WEEK 3 REFLECTIONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x57065832 VIDEO: COACH NICOLE'S CHAIR EXERCISES (I AM STILL RECUPERATING FROM A BROKEN ARM AND CANNOT JUMP AROUND...DID WHAT I COULD) <BR> <BR> ADD SOMETHING NEW: WATER ZUMBA - LOVE IT. A GREAT WORKOUT. <BR> <BR> REFLECTIONS: IT IS GREAT TO MIX IT UP A BIT AND ADD SOMETHING NEW TO YOUR ROUTINE. HELPS PREVENT BOREDOM FROM ROUTINE SINKING IN. Sun, 9 Mar 2014 19:27:42 EST WEEK 2 REFLECTIONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x57065805 HERE ARE THE ITEMS I INCORPORATED INTO WEEK 2: <BR> 1. TAKING THE STAIRS EVERY DAY <BR> 2. STARTING MOST DAYS WITH A 3+ MILE WALK WITH THE HUBSTER <BR> 3. WATER ZUMBA AND WATER AEROBICS <BR> 4. WORE MY PEDOMETER ALL THE TIME <BR> 5. PARKED FURTHER AWAY AND WALKED <BR> 6. HUNG DRY SOME OF MY LAUNDRY TO GET IN MORE STEPS <BR> <BR> ALL-IN-ALL, A VERY GOOD WEEK! Sun, 9 Mar 2014 19:23:09 EST Getting off my butt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57065502 Finally got started today. Did some ab, arm and leg exercises today. Did a little walking but not a lot. For me it's a start doing anything. Now my goal is to keep it up and follow through on my calorie counting. Sun, 9 Mar 2014 18:51:46 EST Week 1 : Daily Log In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57058784 day 3 - 26 mins walk, plus core and stretching <BR> <BR> have a great day!! <em>381</em> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 07:35:44 EST Weed 1 Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57049345 I managed to squeeze in 10+ minutes of walking each day at work during my lunch break. I work for a supply company and we have a big warehouse. During my lunch I went back in the warehouse and walked the perimeter. Almost every day I managed to get a whole mile in! I walked approximately 20 minutes each day. <BR> <BR> Warmer weather is coming and Daylight Savings time begins Sunday. That means it will still be daylight out when I get home from work so I can walk again! Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:23:34 EST Week one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57042285 Week 1 Day 1: <BR> <BR> Hello everyone! I have 10 min exercise each day already as one of my goals, so I thought joining this challenge would be perfect for me! <BR> <BR> Right now I have a two day streak going. So this will be one day behind what I actually have but that is okay. <BR> <BR> My other goals include: <BR> 8 glasses of water each day <BR> stay within my calorie range <BR> And no eating after 8:30 P.M. <BR> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 15:58:17 EST Week - 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x57040415 I want to put active life with exercise as a habit in life. In this mission, I started my streak yesterday. Want to challenge me to out beat my habits and excuses for not doing.. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 12:53:03 EST Turbo Jam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x57012385 Just started a new video Turbo Jam on Saturday... It's a 50 minute workout program, but I had to stop around 40... I did however get my heart rate up to 150.. Anyone every try TJ. Wed, 5 Mar 2014 08:50:35 EST Week 2 - Day 2 :-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x57010091 Completed 20 minutes this morning, more to follow after work! <BR> <BR> Is anyone trying or completed this "brazen fit 24 days ab challenge"? If so, thoughts? Wed, 5 Mar 2014 02:43:14 EST Week 2 - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x56996845 <em>224</em> Very happy to have reached week 2! <BR> <BR> Morning - Completed: approx 35 minutes today <BR> <BR> Afternoon/evening - Completed: 12 minutes <BR> <BR> Total: 47 minutes.. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 01:42:52 EST Dealing with ice storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56993008 Hi ; ) <BR> <BR> I began walking because it was the easiest way I knew to begin to get exercise. The ice storm has the doors to my house frozen shut so I can't get out and the footing would be treacherous at best. One person suggested walking in place. Does anyone else have any ideas of how to get in 10 minutes of aerobic activity while confined indoors with no equipment. Thanks ; ) Mon, 3 Mar 2014 19:16:40 EST Week 1 - Day 5 to 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56982815 Couldnt get access to sparkpeople this weekend, so updating for Saturday and Sunday in this post as well. <BR> <BR> Day 5 ~ 30 Mins <BR> Day 6 ~ 20 Mins <BR> Day 7 ~ 15 Mins (Thus far) <BR> <BR> Yay! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday <em>381</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 02:41:17 EST Doing exercise 10 min streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56982249 How do I add myself to the 10 min streak and make a line with some people have weight or lbs lost I don't know how to do anything I'm getting so discouraged thanks in advance Mon, 3 Mar 2014 00:24:51 EST Week 1 Day 1 ~ DONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56978054 <em>248</em> Sun, 2 Mar 2014 18:01:54 EST Week 1, Day 1: Day 1 Completed!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56976222 My goal for this week is very simple; to do a cardiovascular workout or weight-bearing exercises, yes, for at least 10 minutes, especially after stressful work days, when I very much wouldn't want to or on days I just don't feel like it. This is a very good challenge to join!! Sun, 2 Mar 2014 15:25:31 EST Just trying to say hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56967008 Hoping creating a new topic is the correct way to introduce yourself to the group. ~~It's asking for a Topic to continue so thinking this is not the right place :( <BR> <BR> What a great challenge, hoping to put those Tony Horton 10-Minute Trainer videos collecting dust to good use with this challenge. Joined the challenge, as I'm not very good at being accountable to myself (hence videos collecting dust) so hoping this will do the trick. First big goal is to lose 28.5 pounds, by the end of ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 21:06:35 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56966816 Hello, <BR> <BR> I want to get back into taking care of me. To help get motivated and improve, participating in this challenge seem the right step. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 20:49:52 EST Just keep moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56959038 I've been a part of sparkpeople for a little over a year and lost a bit over 30 lbs by being accountable. The last 2 weeks have been hard though, I've missed several workouts - winter malaise following a cold and tweaked back. I'm just under the upwards limits of a healthy bmi and would like to lose 5-10 more lbs before swimsuits and sleeveless weather comes. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 08:32:26 EST my goal for this challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56947215 I committed to doing at least a minimum of 10 mins a day for at least 4 days a week, with hopes that once I get started, I will kep going for longer. Maybe 15 - 20 minutes. <em>521</em> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:49:39 EST Week 1 - Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56943925 10-minutes daily exercise - Check <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Is there any good exercises that work for: <BR> 1. thigh and calf reduction and <BR> 2. shoulders? Fri, 28 Feb 2014 02:00:51 EST SeaWave's back in the game! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56940694 So here I am starting week 1 again. Had my annual check up yesterday and have to take it really slow and actually restrain from doing too much until I get more tests done. But she said that the stationary bike is ok for 10 minutes. I'll probably be using some of the wonderful Spark videos as well to change things up again. I really liked the Qi Gong video last time I was here. So, Week 1, take 3 (I think) starting tomorrow! Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:05:29 EST Organizing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56939510 Cleaned out my dresser drawers today and took out 4 loads of trash ( up and down stairs) Does this count as exercise? Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:06:22 EST Week 1 - Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56930769 Up early again and added another exercise to routine. 25 Minutes! Thu, 27 Feb 2014 02:15:17 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56928881 Hi, <BR> <BR> I have been using Sparkpeople for a little over a month. This is my first time posting to a team and honestly, and I don't know what I'm doing but here it goes. <BR> <BR> I joined this team because I really want to establish consistent exercise habits. <BR> <BR> Instead of rigid rules, I set goals like taking a walk daily. Currently, I take a walk, do Zumba, or use Wii fit exercises. I'm a type 2 diabetic with gastritis and have other health issues. Because of Sparkpeople... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:57:51 EST Restarting this challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56921505 I am restarting this challenge with new motivation and a plan! You gotta have a plan! Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:37:19 EST Week 1 - Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56918233 I'm an early bird type of person, so figured I should rather do the 10-minute daily exercise in the morning before work etc. So I got up earlier and completed 20 minutes of exercise. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Need to keep it up. <BR> <BR> Side note: Went to gym later in the evening for an added 15 minutes. :-D Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:00:24 EST Week one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56912548 It is really easy for me to get in long exercise sessions once or twice per week, having a new little one and all, as opposed to more short sessions during the week. The issue being by the time I get her loaded up and to the park for a good walk, I may as well go ahead and spend an hour rather than 10 minutes but then I have a million things going on at home that I'm missing being gone so long. Yuk, I need some balance, and perspective too, I'm sure. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:18:15 EST Week 2, Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x56908664 Another crazy work day... only managed 10 minutes of walking today. Sort of a letdown after all my success last week. Bright spot? I am noticing that I have more energy when I get home in the evenings. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:22:03 EST Week1, Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56908610 Back in town and back to my regular walking trail. But this time I did 60 minutes... not just 45. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:18:07 EST Week 1, Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56908600 40 minutes of walking... maybe more, but only 40 confirmed. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:17:11 EST Week1, Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56908585 While the kids were in their sessions, I managed 90 minutes of walking today (broken up into a couple of segments). Yippee!!! Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:16:04 EST Week 1, Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56908568 Out of town as a chaperone with 9 thirteen year-olds... yikes! Still managed to walk for 30 minutes. Yay for a walkable town!!! Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:14:17 EST Week One, Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56908539 Only managed 10 minutes this evening... another late night at work and then packing for out of town this weekend! Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:12:29 EST day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56902792 Hi! Just starting this challenge today. I'm a 48 yr old mom/grammy/wife with rheumatoid arthritis. I run 3-4 times a week but I have a desk job and it is easy for me to sit straight thru an 8-10 hour day without hardly moving at all. So on the days I don't run, I NEED to make time to get a minimum of 10 minutes of exercise. Hoping the accountability of a challenge group will ease me into this. <em>521</em> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:10:50 EST Week one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56900332 Trying a challenge for the first time...not sure what to do. Goal is to exercise for 10 minutes a day. Since it is winter...lots of treadmill time right now. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:55:59 EST 10 minute "sparks" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56873460 I am trying to lose weight and get back in shape after months of being in grad school and not having any time or energy for working out. Taking this semester off and working from home, so now I have time to exercise! <BR> <BR> I read that you can do three 10-minute workouts and get the same benefits as doing one 30 minute workout. I decided also to try to do minimum 10 minutes of cardio, 10 minutes of strength training and 10 minutes of yoga a day. I think I can do it! Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:24:31 EST MY GOAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56873087 I want to do daily 10-minute workouts, a minimum of 3 a day: 1 for cardio, 1 for strength training and 1 for flexibility (yoga or stretching). Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:37:53 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56841621 My name is Shannon I need and Will exercise at least 10 min. a day I just need to believe in myself, way to many failures Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:26:00 EST Week 1, Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56833006 Well, not my best workout. I had to put in some overtime at work and did not get home until 9:00... so the workout was minimal. But at least I did it! Thursday and Friday will be challenging also, as I am traveling with and chaperoning 9 girls out-of-town at an All State Chorus event. I am taking my workout clothes though, and I'm determined to walk or SOMETHING for at least 10 minutes each day! Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:29:25 EST Em http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56828419 been doing spark for 12 months, now. 've 27.8 lbs to goal,and 62.2 lbs behind me. has not been a lark, but, I believe it's been made much easier by using Challenges. I'm at a place where I wonder how much strength training I actually should be doing, and where will I find 5 10-minute sessions that aren't repetitive. That is my Challenge. <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:10:47 EST Week 1, Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56814160 Off to a good start! I actually did 20 minutes of upper body toning: arms, shoulders, back and chest following a Denise Austin 5-minute Target Toners DVD. I used 3-lb. weights, and yes, I broke a sweat! Feeling good... and feeling it!!! Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:30:59 EST Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56789873 My goals for this week are to exercise 10 minutes a day (at least) and add an extra 20 minutes to my walk home from work. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 21:54:48 EST Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56778760 Goals: <BR> 1. walk 3 miles each day <BR> 2. do 45 minutes of water aerobics 3 times per week <BR> <BR> Results: <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:13:02 EST Awesome videos on my discovery journey week 3! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x56766171 I was doing the week 3 list, and checked out the video section (which I've been meaning to) but - they are awesome. I liked what I saw from the video previews via email, but in doing some real exploring.... everything I need is right there! I worked up a sweat doing Nicole's 9 minute seated arm workout. I really need to get going on these and I will. This site is such a wealth of resources which include the very friendly folks here in the forums which I've been reading! <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:28:00 EST Nancy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56736909 Hi my name is Nancy and I am on the road to a new beginning Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:15:58 EST THANK YOU!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56720203 Thank you all for your much needed encouragement and well wishes! It is doing wonders for my mood and motivation! Be blessed and have a wonderful day....Happy Monday! Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:27:21 EST Stefanie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56710323 I started this program to be able to keep track of my calorie intake and finding so much more! My goal is to lose 30 lbs or more :( <BR> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 16:04:13 EST February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56709798 1. Lose 8 pounds <BR> 2. Eat Clean 5 days a week <BR> 3. Exercise for 60 minutes 5 days a week <BR> 4. Take stairs at work <BR> 5. Perform ten minutes of vigorous house cleaning on exercise rest days Sun, 9 Feb 2014 15:13:23 EST sick 2 days. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56707088 Was down for 2 days but try end my best to get in 10 min. I'm back better than ever. <BR> 20 min power walk Sun, 9 Feb 2014 11:14:15 EST Starting Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56706378 Hello, everyone. I am just getting back into a regular exercise routine. I'd been agonizing over finding a doable plan I could fit into my schedule. Then realized Challenge Central was the perfect place to start. I'm starting slowly and adding small changes to my eating and exercise routine daily. I'm looking forward to living a healthier more active life. Good luck to everyone! Sun, 9 Feb 2014 10:13:14 EST Quotes of the Week ( Jan 19 -24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56688024 1) Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do. <BR> Zsa Zsa Gabor <BR> <BR> 2)You never really know a man until you have divorced him. <BR> Zsa Zsa Gabor <BR> <BR> 3)I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house. <BR> Zsa Zsa Gabor <BR> <BR> 4)Engrave this Quote Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. <BR> Bill Gates <BR> <BR> 5)Often you have to rely on intuition. <BR> Bi... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 19:07:46 EST Quotes of the Week ( Jan 12 - 18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56684956 1)Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again. <BR> Rosa Parks <BR> <BR> 2)I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue. <BR> Xenocrates <BR> <BR> 3)No human being will ever know the Truth, for even if they happen to say it by chance, they would not even known they had done so. <BR> Xenophanes <BR> <BR> 4)Men create the gods in their own image. <BR> Xenophanes <BR> <BR> 5)The sweetest of all sounds i... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 13:28:23 EST Quotes of the Week ( Jan 5- 11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56684867 1)If you can dream it, you can do it. <BR> Walt Disney <BR> <BR> 2)Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night. <BR> William Blake <BR> <BR> 3)Know or listen to those who know. <BR> Baltasar Gracian <BR> <BR> 4)True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing. <BR> Baltasar Gr... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 13:17:29 EST Day One - Ready to beat my last streak of 180 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56679494 My last streak of a minimum of 10 minutes of exercise a day ended August 31/2013 with 180 days. I don't think I've made more than three days in a row since. There is something really powerful about keeping up that streak once you get going. I'm excited to start again! Fri, 7 Feb 2014 04:13:06 EST todays streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56671151 started the 30 day plank and squat challenge...today completed a 1 minute plank and 120 body weight squats... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 11:43:36 EST goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56671089 complete the 30 day plank and squat challenge Thu, 6 Feb 2014 11:39:40 EST goals for challange http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56659941 1. Workout at least 10 minutes everyday. <BR> 2. Record at least 6000 steps everyday on my tracker <BR> 3. Drink more water! Wed, 5 Feb 2014 14:57:54 EST 10 minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56652543 I will do 10 minutes of strength exercise every day. <BR> <BR> Just starting out here on spark people. Hope I can figure everything out, <em>249</em> Wed, 5 Feb 2014 01:37:22 EST hope and planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56650658 I plan to get 10 minutes activity minimum each day. Also I am trying to get 10000 steps a day. This is challenging because for me to reach that goal I typically have to walk an hour in the morning... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:56:42 EST videos not for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x56649962 I have to be honest, I do not like working out to videos. I did do it though. I guess I just have not found the one I click with. However, I did continue with the week 2 steps. It is amazing how the little things can make a difference! <BR> Tue, 4 Feb 2014 20:59:10 EST todays exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56644933 so far today I had 45 minutes of our bone builders class and I also walked 10 minutes. Later this early evening I will be having my yoga class. <em>414</em> <em>417</em> <em>401</em> Tue, 4 Feb 2014 13:37:32 EST spin wheel + bonus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56631904 7+5 Mon, 3 Feb 2014 15:18:34 EST Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x56607093 20 min zumba on youtube! Sat, 1 Feb 2014 19:46:10 EST Staring over for the bazillionith time.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56577208 I am starting over, yes, but first time with Spark People. I have set my phone to go off every morning at 8 am & will do 10 min. I always schedule a day & then a don't follow the plan so will concentrate on just 2 things this week. Planning & following my food diary and exercising 10 min a day. Hurt my knee & that has been my excuse but I found chair exercises & will do those! Yes I will Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:48:37 EST Get in that extra bit of exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x56542413 I have a timer set to go off every hour at work. Even if I don't get up every hour it is a reminder that I need to. I try to get in about 200 steps whenever my timer goes off. I also park at the back of the parking lot to get in the extra steps. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:53:01 EST Getting in the extrras http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x56540674 Hey all! I just wanted to share what I did to get in a little extra exercise. First I replaced my regular desk chair with one of those exercise balls. Boy that was interesting at first! Then despite the sub zero temperatures I parked in the furthest part of all the parking lots. I got up and moved a little more. My daughter wanted me to make her a dance CD so I did. Then we danced! Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:34:05 EST Building up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16647x42558x56532775 <BR> After being laid up for a week with a Virus )not a cold of Flu) I think I am read to make a fresh start. Last week was a no go as I did not have enough energy to make a start. <BR> <BR> Today is different as I have hit the treadmill and kept at it. <BR> <BR> My normal 15 minute walk to get my paper was great and I really felt like doing it. <BR> Then late morning two 20 minute walks on the treadmill. <BR> <BR> 1200 I was off to my Monday morning lunch break with friends. Returning a... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:24:53 EST getting on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56530071 I haven't stuck to the exercise to well during week 1. I did get out of the house and walk around in department stores for 3 hours yesterday just to walk. I hope it counts as exercise. I am getting serious the second half of the week. between recovering from bronchitis and the cold weather, I have been unable to walk outside. My goal is to lose 50lbs. by the end of July! Mon, 27 Jan 2014 03:58:33 EST Make friends with your food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56524016 This blog by Pam is a must-read for all Spark people. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Pam has asked that those of us who agree with her ideas, kindly pass it on to all our teams and friends. <BR> <BR> thank you! <BR> <BR> please copy this link into your browser <BR> <BR> www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo <BR> urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604929 <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:21:54 EST goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56519983 My goal is to workout every morning before work for at least 10 minutes each day. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 10:04:18 EST Day 1 the change in me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56513448 Hi everyonne..Today is my first day of doing exercise , my foot is not good but I did not use it as an excuse I looked up a 10 min routine here in sparks and did it.. amazingly after doing it I decided to dust a room then vacume and mopped... all that and did it under 45 minutes... usually when I am alone at home I would use the time for laying in bed watching tv.. so there is the change ... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 18:52:41 EST Giving it my best shot, done for today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56477711 Just do it! Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:40:57 EST First day of challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56465508 My goal is to do some form of exercise for at least 10 minutes everyday. I'm getting over being ill so I'm mainly focusing on yoga and chair exercising (I was have serious breathing problems and bronchitis). I also want to try to mix it up with strength training. Wish me Luck! I really need it! <em>381</em> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 06:40:44 EST My First day of the challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56465020 I know it seems like tiny steps but it is steps. I have done 100 off the wall push-ups and 20 squats this morning. I will have to do this in sessions through out the day due to my RA and fibromyalgia. If anyone else has these conditions please give pointers on exercises I may try to start out with. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 05:01:18 EST Today is my first day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56464498 I am a 43 years old who is really excited right now. I have a long way to go to reach my goal. I have tried everything. My goal is to lose 200 pounds! Luckily I have no serious issues except the weight itself. I have fibromyalgia, RA, and hypothyroid issues so exercise gets to be hard tough. But hopefully the 10 min challenge will help give me with a much needed boost. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:32:04 EST Day 1 of the challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56457821 I did 20 min power walk & 50 Squats&#9786;&#65039; Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:20:51 EST todays exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56457056 OK , I am new at this. Today so far I exercised for 45 minutes at our bone builders class. We do a stretching warm up for 15, and weights ( ankle and small dumbells ) for 15, and another cool down for 15. Tonight I have an hour of yoga up at the school. oh yea, I also did the 7 minute video with dumbells and stretching that Sparks emailed to me . Day 1, not too bad for me. <em>521</em> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:15:18 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56444484 I joined 10 minute daily exercise challenge to keep me motivate and consistent with exercising. The challenge felt like it would be a great place for me to start. I've struggle with my weight for most of my adult life. I am now dealing with the effect of being overweight. My goal is not just to lose weight, but learning how to live a healthier lifestyle and making better choices. So instead of looking at the long term goal, I decided to deal with it one day at a time, knowing that each day... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:13:03 EST 10 Minutes per Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56437472 I think I can, I think I can, Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:24:56 EST week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x56437091 some days are tougher then others to get motivated but definitely never regret doing it when I;m done. I am learn to to switch it up so I don"t get bored and to go by what my body need more then trying to kill my self so some days are zumba some days are pilates some days might be yoga but something active is going to go in some form. This challenge has been a big incentive for me. <BR> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 07:46:38 EST Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56430129 I love this challenge, instead of focusing on a huge unattainable goal this is all about at least getting up and doing something. I want to lose at least 66 pounds by my 21st birthday in october. <em>212</em> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 16:47:31 EST Hi everyone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56367114 Happy Tuesday evening everybody. My name is Colleen and I'm super excited about this challenge, it's right up my alley. In a nutshell, yo yo dieter my whole life and currently at the heaviest I've ever been. The last few years my family has been struck one after the other with cancer, my oldest sister starts chemo tomorrow for lymphoma. I have a special needs child at home and at 38 years old it's time to take better care of myself. With my family history of cancer and diabetes I imagine I wi... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:08:52 EST Day 1 :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56365136 Hi everyone, what a great challenge. I'm so excited. My name is Colleen and I'm new to this site. I can't believe how amazing it is. I'm 38 and a stay at home mama. Today I walked for 30 minutes in the snow on a trail near my house. It felt great!! Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:43:44 EST a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56354455 To day was a really good day. I had more energy and strength than i have had for awhile Tue, 14 Jan 2014 01:56:04 EST 10 minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56324379 A 10 minute commitment is a great way to jump back into the water after a dry spell. Happy to have a challenge to motivate me. <em>381</em> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:50:27 EST Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56305636 Beginning this week I will exercise every day for at least 10 minutes. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:06:32 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56300645 Hello, I would like to introduce myself. I joined spark people 2 days ago, after hearing about you great people on Facebook. My start out weight was 140. After 2 days, I am down to 137. I am a full time secretary, with a husband who works full time (shift work), and two children. Ilook forward to visiting with everyone. Please feel free to add me, or friend me, as I do not know all of the details of this feature yet. I am a fast learner, and hope to get to know a lot of new people here. T... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:13:29 EST Challenge to pay attention every day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56284041 Just started this daily exercise challenge today. I'm *scheduled* for water aerobics 2 days a week and this challenge is to make sure I pay attention to the other 5 days. Thu, 9 Jan 2014 03:09:55 EST Week 1! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56277457 Day 3 of healthy eating. Just watching my portion size and making better, healthier choices. Hoping this challenge will build a habit of working out which will build my motivation. Plus at only 10 minutes it's just the right amount of time with 2 kids! Wed, 8 Jan 2014 16:46:31 EST Sunday through Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56270521 My daughter bought the Just Dance video so we have been doing that every day since Sunday. I love dancing, and learnin new moves gets my mind off thinking that I'm exercising lol. It works! Wed, 8 Jan 2014 07:54:06 EST my recent goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56270495 10- 20 min per day of some sort of aerobic exercise: <BR> <BR> Just Dance has some timed workouts I like to use <BR> <BR> BellyDancing videos from Youtube <BR> <BR> zumba workouts from Youtube <BR> <BR> Brisk walk to my mailbox and back takes about that long <em>104</em> Wed, 8 Jan 2014 07:51:35 EST Joined today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56260873 I decided to commit to this group today. 10 minutes a day ISN'T out of reach. I'm sure I can do this. I did 30 minutes on my elliptical machine already today but I need to commit to doing movement EVERY DAY. I,too, have the Leslie Sansone walking tapes and love them. Will be alternating those with the eliptical. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 14:22:36 EST St. Patrick's Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16647x42558x56249712 As I'm writing this, starting tomorrow that would make 70 days! <BR> <BR> Anybody want to join, getting 10 minutes or more of purposeful exercise a day? Start whenever you start and show some fighting spirit! <BR> <BR> Post how much, what you did and how it's going! We can do this! <BR> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 20:13:57 EST Hello to everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56244148 I just want to say hello and I am glad to be part of this team :) Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:10:38 EST Trying to keep moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56220479 Just started yesterday. Yesterday did chair exercises (using a video that they had up on here) and today did my belly dancing (using belly dance work out video by Jillina) and trying to stay active as I can in between. :) Sat, 4 Jan 2014 23:38:12 EST My Week One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56213391 I am settling in this well..10 minutes is doable.. although there is a part of me that wants to push myself to do more..I know my body would rebel.. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 14:11:26 EST Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56213194 12/29 -- 20 minutes walking <BR> 12/30 17 minutes <BR> 12/31 -- 17 minutes <BR> 1/1 -- 17 minute walk <BR> 1/2 -- longer walk -- more than 30 minutes, with some pauses tracked as 34 (minimum) <BR> 1/4 17 minute walk <BR> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 13:50:45 EST My goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56205935 My goal is to ease into working out. I have not been active for so long that I find it's hard for me to really even do the easy work outs. I hope that doing 10 minutes every day will help me to do this. My overall goal is to be able to run and maybe do some race starting with a 5k and going from there. Fri, 3 Jan 2014 23:22:45 EST Just joined this challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56200726 I am working on keeping my motivation going. I have lupus and RA and so sometimes on my "bad days" it is hard to get going. I am making mini goals for myself (making sure I spend a certain amount of time active each day and trying to increase that) trying to eat healthier and trying to fit some exercise into my schedule. I was doing some belly dance via video but since my tv is sometimes (a lot of times) occupied I am wanting to learn some other things I can do indoors since it is so cold out... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 16:48:13 EST Extra Incentive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56196548 As a little extra incentive, I'm rewarding myself with $1 for every day I exercise. I've printed up a calendar that I've stuck to a jar, and will use it as a "don't break the chain" visual encouragement. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else set up an incentive to keep them going on this challenge? I'd be interested to hear what Sparkers are trying and how it's working out. Fri, 3 Jan 2014 11:23:53 EST Day 3 week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56196262 Did Great..Did 37 minutes of video exercises. Thanks Nicole this little exercise videos add up love them... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 11:07:00 EST MAKE IT A PRIORITY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56195934 My goal this first week is to make 10 minutes of exercise a priority. So many times it's at the bottom of the list of things to do. On my cable network there's a fitness option. It's so easy to click on the 10 minute workout. No equipment needed. I just have to make up my mind and do it... <BR> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 10:46:23 EST goal for challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56193968 my goal for this challenge is to start taking better care of myself again. I was exercising consistently then everyone's schedule in my house took over and know I feel horrible but I want to feel better so I've decided to take control and do something about it once and for all. Fri, 3 Jan 2014 08:41:46 EST Why I joined this challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56187455 I joined this challenge in order to show myself that I can start an exercise program and stick to it. But I know I need support, so I'm doing it with you guys, too! I am striving to find an activity I like so I can create a lifestyle change -- something I look forward to doing most days. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 19:53:44 EST Week 1 Day 1 **I'm Ready** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56186998 My week 1 goal is to simply keep myself disciplined - I am very hard headed and stubborn, and I admit that, 00000but I need to break myself down and build myself back up! <BR> <BR> It is 2014 and my time is now! I know everyone likes to make new years resolution at the beginning of the year and say all kinds of motivational things such as new year new me, but that saying is much played out. I like to call this, "It's about damn time you get your lazy butt up off that couch and get your **** ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 19:20:36 EST Gotta start somewhere http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56184856 my goal for week one is to make the time to do it. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 16:31:13 EST Week 1 Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56182972 Right now, my goal is simply to track everything I eat, as well as get up and move for at least 10 continuous minutes daily. Once I get those habits established, I'll up the ante. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 14:11:46 EST Day 2 Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56180201 Did good.. Easing into my challenge did 19 minutes of cardio video.. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 10:58:52 EST Define "easy" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56176076 "Ten minutes a day? That should be easy!" <BR> <BR> I've said that far too many times about exercise, but the thing is 10 minutes one time is relatively easy - particularly if a friend or loved one encourages you to get going - when I'm on my own watching another episode of something on the TV is what's REALLY easy. 10 minutes of exercise in as many days of the week as possible - that's hard. The goal is 5 in 7, but I know I need to think about it EVERY DAY so when that one day comes that I... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 05:42:20 EST Quotes of the Week ( Dec 29- Jan 4 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x56163028 NEW YEAR QUOTES <BR> =================== <BR> <BR> 1)The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months! <BR> ~Edward Payson Powell <BR> <BR> 2)Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. <BR> ~Oprah Winfrey <BR> <BR> 3)People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:50:59 EST Livonia, Michigan Seeks Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x56162979 HI there, <BR> I'm from Livonia, just joined the Curves on 5 Mile near Merriman, and am seeking a workout buddy/motivational buddy to help keep us both in fabulous spirits and losing weight this year. <BR> Please connect! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:48:39 EST No more cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56148681 My goal for this first week of 2013 is <BR> 1. Drink water instead of eating cookies,chips or other junk <BR> 2. Read Bible devotional before email, team boards, etc <BR> 3. Walk 1 mile each day/ bad weather 10 min on machine Tue, 31 Dec 2013 09:31:44 EST Getting Started with this challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56136248 Hi! I just started today and thought this would be a great way to get me back into a fitness routine. Heck it's only 10 mins per day! I CAN DO THAT! <BR> <BR> My goal for this challenge is to make exercise a daily habit and to get on the road to better health and a better shape! <BR> <BR> I am going to start with 10 mins per day and work my way up to 3 ten minutes sessions per day by the end of the month by adding an additional session every week beginning in 10 days. <BR> <BR> Good luck e... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:33:16 EST 10mins a day thru 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x56129026 It's week FOUR! <BR> <BR> Since I started late, my 4 weeks actually will carry into 2014--which is a pretty good thing, I think. Keep me from thinking 'now that's done since 2013 is over.' <BR> <BR> Must play tricks with my brain or my brain plays tricks on me! <BR> <BR> I did my longest Official Workout yet today, great place to roll into week 4: <BR> <BR> 5 minutes sun salutations, 10 minutes upper body circuit training and 5 minutes other yoga (twists, wide legs and forward bends) all ... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:55:43 EST SeaWave's Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x56121470 Continuing in my posting for accountability. <BR> <BR> Week 2, Day 1 (Dec 28): Light housekeeping, stretching and reaching to put away Christmas decorations because tomorrow we are re-organizing the furniture in the house! Of course, I'm still on post-op limitations, so my DH will be doing the heavy lifting! Sun, 29 Dec 2013 06:54:28 EST Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x56112803 Goals: <BR> <BR> 1) Continue with 10 minutes a day minimum. <BR> 2) Recruit more workout buddies and push a few days past the 10. <BR> 3) Utilize the fun workouts and hidden time (like during commercials) to squeeze in workout time. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 10:24:02 EST A Need For Consistency http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x56111942 Hi, I'm Diana <BR> I've joined this challenge as, although I have been a Spark Member for some time now, consistency is a problem for me. My hope is to complete the challenge and then be able to build on the consistency going forward. <BR> I enjoy working with Leslie Sansone DVD's but also have a treadmill at home which is gathering a bit of dust! <BR> Wishing you all success with your own goals. <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 09:06:18 EST