SparkPeople Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge Team Messageboard SparkPeople's Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Challenge will help you establish an exercise routine and improve your fitness level in just 4 weeks! Completing the program, you'll earn a SparkTrophy. SparkPeople Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge Team Messageboard Excited about new challenge Good morning, <BR> <BR> Just started the 10 Minute daily exercise streak. Looking forward to getting moving. I can do this. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:33:46 EST Renewal/Ener y/Enthusiasm It's been a few years, but I am back! Exercising daily is such a small thing with such GREAT rewards. I feel better, my migraines reduce in intensity and frequency, I am just plain happier! Just 10 minutes a day......I've got this! Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:40:05 EST Week 3 almost done I have met and exceeded goals for this week. I posted the stuff below on my blog: <BR> <BR> Just got back from my brisk walk at lunch. Here are the stats: <BR> <BR> Time walking: 36 minutes 28 seconds <BR> Distance: 1.73 miles / 2.79 kilometers <BR> Speed: 2.85 mph / 4.59 km/h <BR> 5,809 steps <BR> 214 calories calculated as being burned. <BR> <BR> I used a app called Simply Walking that bases the distance on GPS and maps my walk. <BR> <BR> According to FitBit (which appears to be accur... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:41:11 EST My goals I am slowly figuring out how posting to message boards works... I am afraid I may post to the wrong thread here and there! Be patient with me please! Anyway, my goals... My goal for the next four weeks is to refresh my determination and enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle. I am so excited that all our snow is gone, so I want to take some fitness outdoors at least once a day (weather permitting). I want to limit my snacking, especially in the evening. I want to improve my hula-hooping, somethin... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:22:58 EST My goal I want to exercise for at least 10 minutes EVERYDAY. I get distracted and busy and don't do it every day. But this is a new day Wed, 5 Apr 2017 21:30:14 EST Walked 34 minutes brisk walk but... My walk was tracked on my fitbit. It was not recognized by Sparkpeople as 10 minute of continuous exercise. Supposedly fitbit can tell what is continuous exercise. Wed, 5 Apr 2017 11:50:00 EST My Goals My goal is to do 3 to 4 hard workouts per week and 2 light work outs. Wed, 5 Apr 2017 10:45:45 EST April Challegen Eat at least 5 to 6 veggies a day. <BR> Exercise 5 to 6 days rest oe day. You take a pick. <BR> Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. <BR> Dar Tue, 4 Apr 2017 01:56:02 EST Elliptical question I have an old elliptical that no longer has a functional display panel. It was just gathering dust. I can't afford a new one right now and it would be very expensive to fix this one. Can I still make practical use of it by just timing myself on it? Mon, 3 Apr 2017 09:02:40 EST week 1 goal Get moving! Walk 6 days this week. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:26:33 EST Week 1 Goal To exercise 10 minutes a day. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:09:03 EST Back on the wagon Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been a SparkPeople member for several years and had lost 38 pounds thanks to the tools and support here. Unfortunately, I fell off the wagon and gained all but 10 pounds of it back. I am on a 10-day streak of improving my food choices, tracking what I eat, and using SparkCoach. I have even signed up for the premium membership for the premium reports. My biggest challenge, however, is getting back my motivation to work out. So, here I am, joining this SparkTeam to... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:10:46 EST Wanting Spark Buddies & Am Serious About My Goals I'm very excited about getting to know my team better and starting some exercise challenges! I'd like to hear everyone's springtime goals and start a chat here so we can help encourage one another to make this the best spring we've had in years! What do you say guys! Share your goals and let's help each other get pumped up to reach them! <BR> <BR> I'm trying to take it in small steps towards a bigger goal. So my 1st milestone goals are to get down to 165 lbs and to walk/step 4,000 a day. If... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 03:40:45 EST 10 minutes a day I'm good at exercising the days I go to a class, but not so much when I don't have a class. I challenge myself to excercise for at least 10 mintues daily. Starting today! Tue, 7 Mar 2017 14:02:15 EST My goals My goals are to exercise more frequently as well as keep my cholesterol and blood pressure numbers down, Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:49:25 EST Stretching Exercises or beginner exercises Does anyone know if there are any stretching type exercises? Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:28:58 EST Starting Today Hey everyon!! Ok here are my goals for this week. <BR> Go to the GYM!! <BR> <BR> Simply fitboard, just got it so need to figure how many minutes to start with <BR> hula Hoop <BR> REbound, <BR> And drink 64 oz. water!!oh yeah and the Quickfire challenge <BR> <BR> Did 10 minutes on my simply Fitboard <BR> And 100 seconds of Elbow planks, do 5 sets of 20 seconds then 10 seconds rest. I am sweating! And that is all I can not beileve how much it makes me sweat! Mon, 6 Feb 2017 16:03:24 EST Newbie... 10 minutes?... I Got This! My Goal is to do as much as I can. As a beginner to all this, I hope by this time next year 10 minutes will be something I can laugh at... lol. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:34:43 EST 2017 chat room Happy New Year and please come and join the chat room. Lets have a great year. <BR> Dar <BR> Mon, 2 Jan 2017 15:18:52 EST January 2017 Challenge With the Holidays over and we are wanting to get back into our healthy lifestyle, this challenge is an individual challenge that you can do to accomplish the goals. The goals to achieve are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1 - WATER - 8 Glasses per day. <BR> 2 - CARDIO - At least 3 times per week <BR> 3 - STRENGTH - At least 2 times per week . <BR> 4 - VEGETABLES - 5 per day. <BR> 5 - PAMPER - Yourself 15 minutes per day. <BR> <BR> To participate just copy the five goals in a reply message and answer ... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 07:30:53 EST goals Get 10 minutes of exercise a day and work on increasing my steps Mon, 19 Dec 2016 06:33:19 EST In a wheelchair from an accident a year and a half I need to find wheelchair fitness training Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:18:32 EST No more yo-yo fitness Here I am, as a result of SparkCoach. Today's video on SparkCoach was about yo-yo fitness, and I realised how much I do that. It's all or nothing with me, but it's so hard to start again after taking a break. So I'm focusing on 10 minutes at least every day. <BR> <BR> Thursdays and Fridays (usually) my friend comes over so that we can do a Jillian Michaels DVD (20 min) together, and I have a treadmill in the house, so this really shouldn't be too hard, but I can easily go days and days wi... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 07:05:49 EST December 2016 Challenge With the Holidays upon us and attending Holiday parties, this challenge is an individual challenge that you can do to accomplish the goals. The goals to achieve are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1 - WATER - 8 Glasses per day. <BR> 2 - EXERCISE - At least 10 minutes per day. <BR> 3 - VEGETABLES - 5 per day. <BR> 4 - EAT - Breakfast every morning. <BR> 5 - SLEEP -8 Hours Each Night. <BR> <BR> To participate just copy the five goals in a reply message and answer yes or no to each goal. Look forward to... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 06:06:40 EST I am ready!! 10 minutes is doable!! Not sure what I will fo but will come back and edit later when I am done. <em>381</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:50:55 EST Doing 10 10 minutes <em>244</em> Sun, 13 Nov 2016 08:12:17 EST 10 Minutes a day, that's doable right? I am not one that seeks out exercise so this is going to be a challenge for me. It's only ten minutes in 24 hours. Hopefully motivation will come. I am committed to 10 minutes most days in the week. I can do it! Mon, 7 Nov 2016 21:05:40 EST New And Confused Hi I'm new to this challenge and I'm not sure how it works. Will I get a daily email to tell me the challenge or do I do my own thing for 10 minutes? Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:43:38 EST How do I save the videos? I'm trying to stay on track with this challenge, but every day I have to first remember I'm doing it and then figure out where the videos are that I need to do. Is there a way to bookmark them or something? Fri, 9 Sep 2016 18:18:49 EST and.... Week 4 And starting week 4. <BR> I already feel so much better and I will certainly carry on-- at least 10 mins a day, but most probably more. I am trying to increase just a little bit every week. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sunday: Pilates stretch <BR> Monday: step machine <BR> Tuesday: walk <BR> Wednesday: day off <BR> Thursday: arms strength <BR> Friday: core strength <BR> Saturday: swimming Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:55:34 EST Here I go I'm starting this challenge today. My goals for this week is: <BR> 1) To walk at least 10 minutes three times a day. <BR> 2) Plan my meals and make sure I am tracking my food. <BR> 3) To be active most of the day. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:23:30 EST back on track went away for a few days and managed alright the first day, but totally fell apart yesterday. Now I have a sore throat and am feeling awful... <BR> Will put off the exercise for today, but plan to start the boot camp videos tomorrow, which should get me back into the swing of things. <BR> I'll weigh in tomorrow morning and see what damage I have done. <BR> <BR> Glad you are all here to get me back on the straight and narrow!! <BR> Enjoy your week, everyone. Sun, 14 Aug 2016 02:57:37 EST 5 minutes twice a day Is it ok for me to start with 5 minutes twice a day for a total of 10 minutes a day ? Mon, 8 Aug 2016 23:06:20 EST My Goal My goal is to walk or do a workout for 10 minutes at least for the day. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:31:58 EST Celebrating my Progress! As the heat and humidity rise in Tennessee and my own health issues increase I have found it most beneficial to exercise at night. My husband and I take our dogs out for a walk at 3 AM every morning and this morning I tried something new ( for me). I tested my legs in a jog for a few minutes. This is significant for me because I have had a fear of jogging and running for the last 30 years. Also significant because my current health diagnosis suggests I not overexert myself ( I was mindful) . ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:25:01 EST Game: Name The First Word That Comes To Mind! Jesus Sat, 16 Jul 2016 17:22:57 EST We can do this! I'm approaching 50 and I am confident that losing ( and never again finding) 70 pounds will decrease the effects of diagnosis I have been given of Fatty Liver, Osteopenia, Epilepsy, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Meneires Disease, and Metabolic resistance. I began slow, walking in place for 5 minutes a day. Now I am logging in over 30 minutes daily in cardio and strengthening exercises. <BR> <BR> Know that regardless of what you may tell yourself about your health, your diagnosis, or your fitness... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 23:02:02 EST All things Terrific in Tennessee Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm really enjoying my Sparkling journey this go around. <BR> <BR> My name is Tonya, you can call me Terrific Tonya(all my good friends do). I enjoy living in Tennessee and enjoy time taking care of myself. Society teaches us it is bad to be selfish. I believe otherwise. Think about it, YOU cannot do any good for others until you first take care of yourself ( this includes rest). I enjoy my selfishness! <BR> <BR> After the sudden closing of my non-profit business ... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:36:07 EST Back and ready to rock my goals! It has been a while since I have been here, but I am ready to get back on track and get headed in the right direction. To start I am going to make sure i get 10 minutes of some sort of exercise every day. Then each week I will tweak and adjust my goals to make sure I keep progressing. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:14:42 EST 10 minutes a day this week and 1 pound 10 minutes a day this week and 1 pound <BR> realistic goal... <BR> can't make excuses about not finding time Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:04:33 EST 1 pound a week and just 10 minutes a day... Its time to stop the madness.... <BR> I keep telling myself that that next week I will start... and then I make the ususal excuses...I was too busy <BR> <BR> Well its time to stop making excuses and get healthy. <BR> <BR> Today is the day and I'm setting easy goals... just 1 pound this week and 10 minutes a day of exercise... <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:00:43 EST Just my minutes on this one please 23 minutes and 20 seconds today. 2.25 miles Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:45:15 EST my walk 28 minutes 20 seconds today, outside on the Heritage trail. Almost made my goal of 7k steps today. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:17:35 EST Consistency I am working on being regular with exercise, it's not easy Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:10:18 EST June goals! I will move at least 10 minutes a day for the next 6 days! <BR> <BR> Add more fruits and veggies to diet. <BR> <BR> Drink my water. <BR> <BR> Track, track, track my food! Tue, 7 Jun 2016 09:35:08 EST "Lose 5 Pounds In 30 Days In June!" Weigh-In Days: <BR> 6/1 191.8 <BR> <BR> 6/3 191.0 <BR> <BR> 6/10 191.0 <BR> <BR> 6/17 188.8 <BR> <BR> 6/24 191.2 <BR> <BR> 6/30 <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>223</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 4 Jun 2016 00:23:02 EST Game Show Food Show Emotion <em>261</em> Sat, 4 Jun 2016 00:11:04 EST Letter to Team About New SparkPage Dear Team, <BR> <BR> As you may have noticed, SparkPeople has changed our SparkPages. If you are not pleased with the new design and how it is working, please message them about it. They have a suggestion box, which you can use to let them know how you feel. Here is the link to that: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>uggestion_box.asp </link> <BR> <BR> This can be used for anything, anytime, so please bookmark it to use again. <BR> <BR> “Never doubt that a small gr... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 10:21:43 EST exercise daily I want to stay on track, I want to get better cholesterol, lose weight, and sleep better. I want to exercise every day for at least 20 minutes walking and lifting hand weights Fri, 27 May 2016 13:11:47 EST week 4 discussion the last week or 2 have been rough. nevertheless, i have decided that this summer i am going to go back to working out at a gym for about 5 days a week. Thu, 19 May 2016 14:36:41 EST burnt out What a week this was. With all the babysitting and walking and cleaning i could hardly even think. I am hoping to be able to control the things i have to do from now on and get my life in order. <em>198</em> Wed, 11 May 2016 23:57:05 EST Name A Word That Ends In ing Sparking Mon, 9 May 2016 21:59:05 EST Favorite song with a beat to walk or exercise to? My husband and I watch NCIS daily. I can not remain seated during the theme song. I get up and walk in place. Mon, 9 May 2016 19:11:02 EST week 2 discussion this week definitely was a hard week for me. i got plenty of exercise playing with my grandson, and I definitely did a lot of cleaning. nevertheless, i could not find 2 things on the list that interested me, but i did at least find one. <em>246</em> Sun, 1 May 2016 10:24:37 EST Newby I'm new to this team. Not sure were to start. Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:30:35 EST In general..... Hi my rant of the day: I really luv food!! I wish that I could eat "bad" all the time. (&amp; don't we all!). Also I would like some advice: if I weigh 215 now....about how L O N G would it take for me to weigh 164?-----_____51 pounds? a year?! Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:12:06 EST doing the best i can the kind of exercise i usually do is taking care of a 2 year old and doing housework sometimes and my son's and daughter in law's approximately 3-4 times a week. in addition to this i have y housework to do and errands to run. <em>521</em> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:23:13 EST New to the team Hey I'm very excited I'm new to the team and also learning how to work this app Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:12:27 EST Need help <img src=""> <BR> My name is Cara, I really need help. I have been on this medication (Prednisone) for 7months and I have gain all my weight back that I had lost, I'm on a lower dose now and hope to be off soon. It seems what ever I do I can't lose the weight. I get really down from this, and I need some help or answers from other people. <BR> Thank you, <BR> Cara Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:24:00 EST Adding 10 minute bursts of exercise to my routing Walking regularly, want to take advantage of short routines to keep me moving throughout the day. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 19:38:05 EST 10 minutes Walking outdoors with my puppy 30 minutes. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:20:02 EST my goal My goal is to find new things to do. I seem to be stuck on yoga and walking/jogging, would like to find some new fun things to alternate with my boring basic stuff! Sun, 28 Feb 2016 13:36:01 EST allergies! Allergy season has started here in my desert, so I've had to move my daily walks inside on the treadmill. Not really happy about that, but, it's better than giving up! Sun, 28 Feb 2016 13:31:11 EST my goals My goals are to exercise at least 10 min a day, to stay within my calorie range. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:18:36 EST My goal for this week To make a plan and stick to it. I have picked two days I will go to the gym,two days I will <BR> workout at home, and 2 days to walk/jog outside.. and 1 day to do a yoga class at the gym. <BR> <BR> This is what I need to do and just stick to it. and what ever I do it will be at least 10 minutes <BR> <BR> I did go to the gym to day and with warm up, strength training and cool down did 50 min today Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:15:51 EST Sick all the time - 10 min a day anyway. yup. That's my goal. I'm not thrilled, honestly. But I'm trying again. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 12:46:38 EST What I did today: I'm one an 8 day Spark Streak. Walking on my treadmill 10 minutes a day - and aiming for 2 and 3 more times each day to increase total minutes. At 320 pounds and a major couch potato, this is a challenge - but taking it a step at a time! Mon, 8 Feb 2016 12:50:10 EST G2RMG2016 Week 1 My Goals for this challenge is to start and complete Leslie Sansone Walk it off in 30 Days dvd. <BR> For week 1 I will follow the plan and track my progress on here and my personal page. <BR> Each week I'll add to my goals. <BR> <BR> I hope to reach 160lbs or be close to it. <BR> <BR> I have set up my personal streak. Let's get it going! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 19:09:20 EST Lose 10 lbs Hi I'm applejack64, want to lose 10lbs how does the 10 minute work out challenge works ? Sat, 23 Jan 2016 17:19:26 EST Hello I've had a triple bypass and gained weight when I quit smoking. I've pretty much got my eating habits in a good healthy mode but I'm having a terrible time staying on track with exercise. I'm starting with the 10 min and hopefully I can get in the groove. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:45:00 EST Joining today I work full-time. Any exercise I complete I will have to do alone. I'm not consistent because there is no accountability. Hold me accountable, please. <em>521</em> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:22:47 EST Walking I got my exercise on the treadmill and with a new video from Leslie Sansone. <em>244</em> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:26:18 EST Joined Again....Add me as a SparkFriend!!! Hi everyone... <BR> I'm back in the team :) I left the team a few months ago because I was on way too many and had to sift through which one I was gonna be consistently be active in as well as take on, a recently accepted leadership roles for my SparkTeam (Zumba for Life!!! Feel free to check us out). <BR> <BR> Now that I've figure out which I can commit to...I decided it was important to join this group again (shouldn't have left in the first place lol)...just wanted to say that <em>224... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 17:08:07 EST What are exact week 1 STEPS? And are there videos? Hi, I was wondering what exactly are the Steps are to week one. ? I think it says in the action plan that to -track and create streak-is that all?. Also please tell me where are the videos that applies to this challenge? <BR> Thanks ,,,:) Wed, 6 Jan 2016 16:59:34 EST I have problem in my back bone.what type of exerci Type of exercise should I do Tue, 5 Jan 2016 08:27:50 EST 2016 chat room is open Our new chat room is open and I pray that we all have a great year ahead. Lets keep pushing towards our goal. <BR> I'll be putting in a new challenge tomorrow morning for this year. To tired right now cause I'm still up and it's way past my bed time. <BR> Dar Fri, 1 Jan 2016 04:03:22 EST my goal Forgot to do this last night. <BR> I'm really good at overwhelming myself with that old line, "...but you should do more!" So my goal is to simply complete the challenge: 10 minutes of exercise a day for 4 weeks. We can do this! Mon, 28 Dec 2015 21:51:54 EST 10 minutes a day This is a good way for me to start and keep on exercising. Thanks SparkPeople! Sun, 27 Dec 2015 19:56:28 EST week 1 My goal is at lest 10 min every day including stretching and to add in a couple longer workouts this 1st week too. Sun, 27 Dec 2015 10:45:53 EST Intro Hi everyone. I always have 10 minutes free at least twice a day. I can fill it with exercise! Sun, 27 Dec 2015 10:29:21 EST How to do 10 mins. daily as goal My goal is to do some conscious exercise daily for at least 10-minutes! I want to do strength training with 5 lb. free weights, use a resistance band, walk, stretch and figure out cardio to do at home with no exercise equipment by watching videos here and learning new tips. I learned a tip to schedule in exercise time in my day-timer. That will really work! Wed, 16 Dec 2015 01:44:02 EST 1st day in 10-Min Daily Exercise Streak Challenge! Hello, I'm still pretty new to SparkPeople and I think this group will help me get moving for an extra 10-minutes a day. After all, who can't do 10 minutes a day? That's not much but it's a way to get started with DAILY exercise, right? Wed, 16 Dec 2015 01:39:55 EST Got away from goal But know I am back on track Sun, 13 Dec 2015 03:33:28 EST Goaaaals OK well, my goal is to squeeze in 10 mins a day. I have an elliptical and stability ball. Thaaats about it.. for now! Plan on getting some resistance bands also Fri, 11 Dec 2015 13:14:47 EST Week 4 Long Term Goals I started Sparking the 1st week of August, 2015 and have been here every day since then. The first day I took a 5 minute walk twice during the day. It's about all I could do. I have been gradually increasing my active minutes since then. I have only broken my streak a couple of days when I was traveling. <BR> <BR> In September I got a Fitbit for my birthday. I was walking about 2-3,000 steps a day. I just increased my goal from 6,500 to 7,000 but lots of days I go over my goal. My long term... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 15:23:00 EST Hi This should give some structure to my December Tune Up Fri, 4 Dec 2015 13:21:07 EST Back up plan That's what this is for me since regular ex and workout at the gym is not always possible. Especially now while traveling and spending lots of time in the car. Fri, 4 Dec 2015 12:55:23 EST Week 1 after several weeks <em>313</em> I guess I joined this challenge 4 weeks ago, then forgot about it. Now I won't feeling better now so think I can be more accountable now. <BR> <BR> Have always hated exercise but can see that nothing will change unless I "just do it." <BR> <BR> Suggestions and prayer are welcome! Fri, 4 Dec 2015 02:38:12 EST Week 3 Completed Well, here I am. Week 3 of the Official 10-minute daily exercise streak challenge and starting month five of my SparkPeople life changing journey to health and a long life. In the past three weeks I have learned to add some spice to my journey by setting some good goals, working to reach them and mixing things up a little each day to keep it interesting. I am using a Fitbit to track my activity and keep me moving. When I started, I set my goal at 3000 steps a day which was a lot for me and I ... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 19:47:55 EST Success We all want to succeed. I joined the 28 day fitness challenge. It helps me to get my 10 min. a day at the same time. Give it a try. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:46:39 EST Not receiving the Weekly Digest Emails I am not receiving the Weekly Digest Emails. This has not been a problem before. Is anyone else having the same problem? Sun, 8 Nov 2015 12:56:58 EST day 2 DONE!!! walked the stairwell at work - 10 min 14 seconds (2 minutes was a walk in the hallway when I thought my chest would explode &amp; my knees were feeling woozyish) but I got it in!! Wed, 4 Nov 2015 13:28:12 EST 10 minutes - a gentle start Greetings All <BR> <BR> The last time I starting exercising, I went from doing very little to a hard-core personal training program in a very short period of time. I ended up pretty sick for about 8 months, barely able to do anything. So, as I begin again, I just love this idea of "10 minutes a day". A gentle start. <BR> <BR> I plan to either walk, or find a video to follow on SparkPeople. Some days I will do yoga (probably with a video, but on my own if I am feeling inspired and focuse... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:15:07 EST Hello Just joining the group. My goal is to walk while at work each week day. The path is right at a mile, and takes me about 16 minutes to walk it. I have pushed it, and got down as just over 14 minutes a time or two. Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:05:04 EST Need a new way to focus that 10 minutes? I created a new game called Cardio through the Country. Go to my spark blog for 10-19-15 and read the details,get the map, and find a list of states organized for the game. <BR> The Gist of it is this: You're going to spend 10 minutes for every LETTER used in the spelling of a U.S. State. Start with the lowest number, 4, Ohio, Iowa, and Utah. Each of those would take 40 minutes of exercise to complete. Report back to the team each time you have visited a state! I think it will be fun! R... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 10:42:16 EST 10 minutes My goal is to walk an extra 10 minutes each day when walking the dogs . Ive always taken the dogs for a 15 to 20 minute walk , So for the next 4 weeks I will make it 25 to 30 minutes . Wed, 14 Oct 2015 21:32:37 EST Goals for Days To wrack up at least ten minutes of exercise a day. Sun, 11 Oct 2015 21:22:20 EST Week 4: My long term goals Consistent daily exercise had always eluded me. Then I found this team. Now I am happily looking forward to both my daily exercise and lots of bonuses like sleeping better, feeling better, increased energy, toning up...everywhere!, clothes that fit better, and a scale with reducing numbers! Can I get a WooT, Woot!! <BR> <BR> My long term goals are to keep my streak alive and keep challenging myself as what I am doing feels less demanding. Right now that means changing speed and intensi... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:29:49 EST Finishing Week 4 I've actually received this trophy many years ago but I redid the challenge to get me back into exercising. I've been doing 10 minutes daily, most days but now I need to increase to 15 minutes of daily exercise. I should be able to do this since it was fairly easy to do the 10 minutes. My long rage goal is to keep exercising and not quit doing it!!! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:25:14 EST week 3 insights The Things I have learned mirror what SP teaches. <BR> 1- set goals ( for me this was writting it down and joining a challenge group) <BR> 2- start small and focused. <BR> 10 min of exercise to start allowed me to feel better without feeling pain and worn out. <BR> Before I tried to do it all, this time I focused on nutrition and what used to be my biggest failing - exercise. <BR> 3- I learned the body craves what you give it regularly. Give it junk food and it just craves more. Now my bod... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:44:04 EST Long Term Exercise Goals Doing at least half an hour of exercise at least six days a week Sun, 13 Sep 2015 10:22:38 EST Three weeks of Exercise! I've finished my streak of 3 weeks of exercise. I didn't do much extra this week but I did stick with the walking. I walk in my house, even while folding clothes, putting things away, etc. <BR> I've actually been on this team before, and received the award for the exercising. I needed to get back into walking though so I joined it again. I've been able to lose a very little weight in the past three weeks for which I'm very glad. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 06:35:38 EST My 10 minutes today Actually got in 12 minutes of cardio early this morning before everyone else woke up. Was nice to have exercise time to myself. Was actually quiet! <em>334</em> Wed, 9 Sep 2015 19:36:05 EST Just started this forum Just had knee surgery and this will be my 2nd week of recovery, am doing the physical theraphy and walking at least 30 mins a day Fri, 4 Sep 2015 00:41:57 EST Week 2- Creativity in exdercise. Well, I'm not too creative in exercising. I read the calendar and many of those activities I am unable to do or don't have the occasion to do. I am doing well with my 10 minutes of exercise streak. I do it by walking in my home. At the same time I am moving things from one room to another, cleaning up. I'm not just standing there watching TV while walking. I have been using a pedometer again but I don't get many steps yet. Yesterday I restarted my knee exercise. One of my knees is stiff and w... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 05:43:15 EST I DID IT!!!!! It feels unreal to check that little "week 4" box as complete. According to the note above the checkboxes, I joined this challenge January 1, 2011. Life has been unbelievably crazy since then, but part of me is still ashamed that it took this long to finish. On the other hand, I DID IT. I have spent the last four weeks building new, good-for-me habits that I'm going to continue for a lifetime. A big part of that has been encouragement from you guys; thank you all. <BR> <BR> The biggest and m... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:20:23 EST Let's do it! Goals for this week: Get outside more, walk my dog around the apartment complex and then again at the dog park daily, and take the stairs any chance I get (this includes parking up on the hill at work instead of right in front of the building). Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:16:30 EST Took a breather! <img src=""> <BR> I went out and walked for 20 minutes and felt freedom! Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:05:24 EST 3 Weeks Down! Woohoo! I survived week 3, officially setting a personal record for the longest consistency in any "lifestyle change" I've ever attempted. <BR> <BR> That's...kinda sad now that I think about it. But you know what? Who cares about those attempts. THIS time is the time that matters, and THIS time I'm killing it. <BR> <BR> I had a little bit of discouragement this morning when I stepped on the scale and saw a three pound gain. I was so bummed out that I almost gave up for the day (which, kno... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:14:00 EST Too long without Exercise! In 2012 I had a catastrophic knee injury, along with a broken wrist. It put me in the hospital and rehab for two months, wheel chair, walker, then cane, etc. Eventually I had a knee replacement but never got a good bend in my knee because of the swelling. <BR> <BR> I got back to walking but my left leg swells every day and I sit a lot! I walked while I was actively working but I retired and mostly don't do any exercise. I must start walking again though so I'm ready. I started this team y... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 14:31:30 EST Two Weeks Down I feel like I should pat myself on the back just a little for my progress these last two weeks. I've set a workout schedule that works for me: 30 minutes every weekday and 10 minutes on Saturdays. I let myself have Sundays off. I've also tried to incorporate the daily suggestions as much as possible. We went on a walk as a family, I've made a game of housework by trying to see how quickly I can get daily chores done, and I've spent a lot more time in the floor wrestling with my toddler. <BR... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 19:44:55 EST Week 1 Goal My week 1 goal is just to get back into the habit of moving. I changed jobs at the beginning of the year to a much more sedentary role and then moved in with my fiance into a new house that is 45+ min from work. I want to go to the gym, yet everyday I find myself saying "I'm too tired", "It's too late," "It's too early", "I'll go tomorrow". <BR> <BR> Well...tomorrow is today! I know that I will not succeed if I keep trying to go from 0-60 over night. If I make a few small changes today I ca... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:26:12 EST Never Give Up Have decided regardless of age or weight, I am going to keep trying. It is never to late. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:46:50 EST Hi ! Hi everyone I live in AR....I am 45 and decided it was time to get in better shape....I have a 6 month old grandson and he is my life so I have to be around for him. I have a married son and a daughter. I lost my husband suddenly in 2012 to cancer and I'm determined to get healthy...Glad to be here and looking forward to completing this challenge Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:54:18 EST Challenge I'm new to the challenge and currently struggling with a health issue. I'm challenging myself to a minimum of 10 minutes and/or 3,000 steps per day. Sun, 9 Aug 2015 18:44:12 EST Creating my Challenge goals <em>249</em> My goal is to go about integrating the exercise equipment I already have on hand (1, 3, & 5 lbs weights, bands, large ball, and a rubber kickball) as well as a free indoor walking track, to meet my daily 10 minute goal. The purpose is to move everyday and I have it as part of my daily inspirations that I will "use my equipment daily for at least 10 minutes." <BR> <BR> With the thousands of dollars I have spent in the past on gym memberships that kept my attention for a few w... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 21:18:01 EST Week One Do-Over I've started over this challenge after a couple of years of inactivity. I was doing pretty well with my goals in 2013 until I found out I was expecting. I was immediately put on bed rest for six months before giving birth at 23 weeks, then spent 7 months at my son's bedside in the NICU before he was able to come home. That was a year ago, and I still haven't recovered from the loss of muscle mass and the overall weight gain. <BR> <BR> I am not really able to leave the house because of my so... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:58:39 EST New and need a push <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hello all, <BR> I am 47, mother of a 7 year old with a pretty sedentary job. I am on the road and doing home visits with families for my work. My 7 year old and a dance class I have been in for almost a year are my only forms of workout right now. I actually joined an African dance and drum class with a fab group of women and it is a blast! But it is only once a week and on break for the ... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:29:23 EST Week 1 I am doing this challenge to help motivate me to exercise each and every day. I have had very little motivation since Mom passed away. Hopefully, by checking in every day, I will remain motivated to continue exercising and make it a habit. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:19:09 EST clarification Hi - a question. Is the challenge to do 10 minutes a day, 7 days a week, or 6, taking one day off a week? Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:29:19 EST My Goal To start out slow with ten minutes of gentle exercise a day. Sorry I thought I added this to an active discussion!!!!!! Don't know what I am doing lol Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:52:42 EST Starting out I am aiming to do ten minutes of gentle exercise every day as I'm just starting out (again) I need to build up my stamina slowly. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:41:40 EST Day 1 This week I hope to spend up to 5 minutes on abs and brisk walk/jog for 5 minutes even if it is around my house. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:09:11 EST Week 1 <em>24</em> Hello, <BR> My goal is to try to get back into working and trying to learn zumba. I will take 10 minutes out a day to work on the 1st disk of my Zumba collection. I will be starting tonight. I will let everyone know how it went after. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:33:25 EST Day 1 week 1 Who doesn't have 10 minutes, Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:11:36 EST Newbie Hello! I just joined sparkpeople and this was the first challenge I wanted to join! I'm excited to start on my journey to health and this seems like a manageable way to start. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:50:08 EST Hello Hello everyone! I'm new to sparkpeople. I've joined because I am making a commitment to a healthier lifestyle. I think that's true for most of us :) I'm blogging about my journey which I'm hoping will add to my accountability. I'm excited to meet you all and start this journey! Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:42:40 EST 1st Week I have started again. I plan on doing one of the Spark videos a day. I did the 9 minute seated arm and shoulder workout tonight. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 23:14:03 EST strating over I strated over and my goal for this challenge IS AT LEAST 10 MIN OF EXERCISE A WEEK. I loss over 50 pounds 6 years ago and gain most of them back.So here I go again, Sun, 19 Jul 2015 10:20:00 EST My Week One...So Far So I joined the 10 minute challenge,for the second time yesterday, after completing a 115 minute workout <em>40</em> , but don't worry, I'm only at a walking speed right now. Today I walked for 108 minutes. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 04:03:19 EST Long Haul Journey I successfully completed the four weeks challenge in this group and have decided to stay. My goals this week is to up my exercise, and fruit/veggie intake. I get up to about 15 mins a day of exercise. I would like to do 20-30 mins of exercise consistently. <BR> <BR> As far as weight goes I am currently 206.8 so I have lost three pounds. My ultimate goal is a while away, but I am doing this more for learning to be healthy then the numbers on the scale. I want to get to healthy weight, cook ... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 21:14:14 EST My Week Two I am really, really happy that so many of the things on that 30 days list are things I already try to incorporate... I do all the dishes by hand, I wear my baby (yay ergobaby), I cook all the time, I wear a pedometer, I have a (small) garden... <BR> <BR> so this week I am going to create a playlist, and park further away. <BR> <BR> I will also be exercising every day, at least 10 minutes, as I continue my #100daysofexercise streak <BR> <BR> Day 7: Couch 2 5k with my sisters (yesterday) Thu, 9 Jul 2015 14:01:28 EST What did you do to exercise today? 72 min. walking, cardio boot camp video, 3. Wed, 8 Jul 2015 16:07:19 EST Week 1 I've lost motivation again, hoping this will get me on track. Going to try to do a 10 minute workout on my break at work. Wed, 8 Jul 2015 07:25:53 EST Week one AGAIN OK, I had started this team a little while back but i did not stick to it!! :( I know, same on me. But I am back, starting week one again. Today is day one. I did over 10 min of cardio today so im pretty happy. But I am going for at least minimum of 10 min each day and maybe build up from there each week that passes. <BR> I am a musician and I have a show at the end of Oct. So I am wanting to see some progress and some weight loss by then! <BR> Wed, 8 Jul 2015 00:25:03 EST My week One Day 1: p90 video, all my water and tracked food <BR> Day 2: Les Mills Combat video that I LOVED, all my water and tracked my food <BR> Day 3: Jessica Smith walking youtube video - still going to track water, food <BR> <BR> Yeeeahhh buddy! Amazing how proud I feel after just a 3 day streak :) Sat, 4 Jul 2015 13:27:57 EST Hello Hello all, I am Nicole from Chicago. I started walking 1 week ago to lose weight and to lower my blood pressure. Good luck to everyone! Wed, 1 Jul 2015 16:48:33 EST Week Three: June 29-July 5 Monday, June 29: 45 minutes walking (30 +15) <BR> Tuesday, June 30: <BR> Wednesday, July 1: <BR> Thursday, July 2: <BR> Friday, July 3: <BR> Saturday, July 4: <BR> Sunday, July 5: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:53:31 EST Gettng Started I'm having trouble getting started. I got my Tracker, but I have open diabetic ulcers on my right foot. Chair exercise is just NOT doing it. Discouraged, Mon, 29 Jun 2015 02:12:52 EST Hellooooooo Hi Everyone. <BR> <BR> The part of this journey that's getting me right now is exercise. I can't seem to fit it in so I'm hoping this challenge So ten minutes a day is something I can handle. <BR> <BR> Good Luck Everyone Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:20:50 EST Week Four Journey This week I hope to continue to do 6,000 or more steps tracking with the spark tracker. I want to do a minimum of 20 minutes of workout for 3 out of 7 days. The rest 15 minutes. <BR> <BR> I also want to work more on balancing food. Getting enough fiber seems to be difficult for me without going over on carbs. Getting enough protein is difficult without going over fats. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my weigh in we shall see how that goes. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 02:15:04 EST Week 1 Day 1... Start. So, I'll be honest... I hate exercising. I hate to sweat, jiggle, and I get embarrassed really easily, so just getting started with 10 minutes is going to be tuff, but I know it's good for me. I know the benefits of exercise but it still doesn't make me like it right now. I hope by the end of these 4 weeks I find that #1 I stuck with it, and #2 it ain't so bad after all. :) <BR> <BR> So, 10 minutes per day... either on the treadmill, mini stepper, e-bike, or dancing... starting today. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:14:44 EST Hello I've been yo yo dieting for months now and I'm proud to say, I think I am FINALLY going to succeed because I'm MENTALLY ready, unlike before. I'd love some weight loss support and tips to help me along my new journey if anyone would help. Thanks in advance! Hope to hear from someone soon. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:49:45 EST Week Two: June 22-June 28 SW: 207 <BR> <BR> Mon June 22- 13 minute circuit at gym/10 minute walk with doggie <BR> Tues June 23- 40 minutes in the park with my doggie <BR> Wed June 24- 20 minute circuit at gym/10 minute walk with doggie <BR> Thurs June 25- 20 minutes in the park with my doggie <BR> Fri June 26- 20 minute circuit at gym/20 minute walk with doggie <BR> Sat June 27- 10 minutes assorted walking/stairs <BR> Sun June 28- 20 minutes walk with my doggie <BR> <BR> EW: pending (TOM) <BR> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 17:09:22 EST This weeks Goal This week I challenge myself to work out consistently 10-20 minutes a day or more and to log my time of exercise and log my food Sun, 21 Jun 2015 10:48:11 EST Starting Again! I know I can do it for sure this time. I will have ALL of you. I've been on here for a while just have not been able to get my butt in gear. Plan on doing that this time. In fact I just did upper body. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 22:51:11 EST Just signed up I'm doing whatever I can to get and stay motivated! Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:32:23 EST Week 3 Journey My goals this week is to get to 6,000 steps on the spark tracker per day. The closest I have gotten is 5000 steps. This basically means getting off my butt more then I already do. Those little steps really do add up! <BR> <BR> I am also going to be trying some new workouts via spark people's videos, and maybe I can pick up a new active activity. I'm still doing mile 2 in walk away pounds. This coming Friday is my next weigh in so we shall see how that goes too. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:12:03 EST Week One: June 15-June 21 <em>363</em> My goal is to get at least 10-minutes of exercise in daily and 45 minutes three times a week. <BR> <BR> SW: 208 <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> Monday, June 15-50 minutes (walking, circuit-upper body) <BR> Tuesday, June 16-20 minutes out with my dog in the park <BR> Wednesday, June 17-45 minutes (walking, circuit-upper body) <BR> Thursday, June 18-10 minutes out with my dog <BR> Friday, June 19-36 minutes (walking, circuit-upper body) <BR> Saturday, June 20-10 minutes out with... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:58:15 EST Week 4: Long Term Goals I am amazed that I actually managed to keep up with this for 4 straight weeks. Every week it got easier to make sure that no matter what the day, I was able to get in 10 minutes of some sort of fitness. I've become more regular in making sure I'm paying attention to weight lifting as well as cardio. There's a lot of toning to do and watching TV you can get in a lot of dumbbell work. <BR> <BR> As for the long term, I plan to keep exercise part of my day, not something I have to schedule ... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:16:19 EST Hi... Just joined spark people a week ago. To be truthful I haven't been active in over a year...Going to start small. So this past week I have had 5 days of ten minute walking! Sat, 13 Jun 2015 11:58:13 EST Week Two Journey Quick recap. During week one I lost one pound and I have proven to myself I can exercise everyday. I did have my ups and downs. I am doing Walk Away the Pounds 1 mile three days a week, then strength training two days, and kids yoga for the other two days. <BR> <BR> For week two I hope to continue to exercise, as well as start to eat out less during the weekends. Weekends are the hardest for me since my husband is home and we get so busy that it's hard to come home cook, eat, only to go ou... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 13:56:47 EST What I Learned:Week 3 Reflection Here on day 21 with morning coffee and it's a struggle recently. I have recurrent major depressive disorder and I struggle with accepting it as real and not me just being lazy. If you know about depression you can understand how even 10 minutes of fitness can be the most herculean task imaginable and so hard to do it's crippling. But I've been trying it, and somehow I've made it to day 21 of my streak. Other things have been falling by the wayside (my desk here is messy and the laundry is... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 06:20:52 EST What I Learned:Week 2 Reflection By nature I'm a distance hiker and mountain biker rider. I like to do 10 mile hikes and 20+ mile bike rides so my workouts tend to be long and take some planning. Quite a bit of an undertaking and quite a bit of time...very easy to make excuses not to go. <BR> <BR> But 10 minutes, I haven't even figured out I'm working out and I'm done. Twenty minutes goes by and it still feels short. I decided to start the 8 week rookie running program to give myself some quick built in workouts any da... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 20:50:35 EST First week challenge My goal is to workout at least 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Walking or some form of aerobic activity. I'm getting winded easily and I need to improve that. Daily stretching! <BR> <BR> Getting myself slowly in gear for a 5k in September. baby steps! <BR> Wed, 3 Jun 2015 16:51:21 EST Week One Journey hi all, <BR> <BR> I joined spark people couple days ago and thought this would be a great group to kick start an exercise routine. I'm mostly doing Walk Away The Pounds 1 mile which I started this past Friday. I also do a nightly walk with family, though it's much slower paced due to walking alongside the short legs of a toddler. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Anyways this is my start in this group. I just finished my workout for the day and I'm relaxing. Hardest part for me is staying motiv... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 22:40:18 EST My two part challenge goal(s) This is my first post, first challenge, first everything so I hope I am posting correctly. I like this challenge because it is manageable and achievable for me. My goal for this challenge is two parts. <BR> <BR> My first part of this goal will be to walk my dog for 10 minutes in the morning and to keep my feet moving even if the dog stops to sniff. I want to have the walk be a continuous activity instead of lots of stops and starts. <BR> <BR> My second part of this goal is to ride my exerci... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 20:06:22 EST My exercise goals My goal is to take three 10 - 15 minutes walking exercise breaks during my work day. Weekends I ride my bike for transpo to do chores. Sun, 31 May 2015 17:59:50 EST Trying again I started this challenge the last time I was on SP, but gave up on it. I'm trying it again. I started using the gym at school, which is free until the end of June, so why not? Gotta get started somewhere and the doc told me WALK! I've already been Wednesday and Thursday this week, and am enjoying myself tremendously. If I don't make it today (I don't have classes on Fridays and Mondays), I will probably walk outside for 10-20 minutes.I want to get healthy, but, more than anything, I want to l... Fri, 29 May 2015 01:08:49 EST New Girl Here Making an Attempt! Okay so let's try this. I'm on day 2 now and I got in a mile walk the last 2 evenings. It was quite awesome actually. I said to myself, it's 10 minutes, go walk/run a mile and change into your pajamas when you get home. So I did. <BR> <BR> Hi, I'm Jenn and I'm going to see how long I can do this. Even on my off days I'm going on a 10 minute walk. <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>362</em> <em>331</em> Thu, 21 May 2015 20:31:27 EST breaking in to this challenge I am going for 5 out 7 days a week of 10 continuous minutes of exercise of any kind... yoga, walking, pulling weeds out flower beds, free weights, seated exercise videos, heavy duty housekeeping... I will track minutes for continuity <BR> <BR> I'm starting with one of the free seated fitness videos I can do right here at my desk. <BR> <BR> oops! I should of posted this by clicking Coach Nicole's Week 1 forum Thu, 21 May 2015 12:25:27 EST Goals My goal is to get up 30 minutes earlier, and exercise for 10 minutes the first week. Wed, 20 May 2015 12:07:36 EST Going to Give This Challenge Another Whirl Got started and then lost internet. Got internet back so giving challenge another shot. Wed, 20 May 2015 00:33:23 EST my goal To do 10 min a day 5 days a week minimum Tue, 19 May 2015 11:45:57 EST Trying something new I'm hoping this challenge will help motivate me. I do attend Silver Sneakers classes twice a week and one Yoga class a week. But, I find myself unmotivated the rest of the time. Maybe this will help me keep moving. <em>249</em> Sun, 17 May 2015 13:00:46 EST My Goal I would like to incorporate 10 minutes of strength training in my day. Sun, 17 May 2015 08:24:37 EST Making it through the first week! Well - tomorrow I weigh in for the first time (gulp). A little nervous. Fri, 15 May 2015 23:08:13 EST Day 1 I want to commit to drinking 8 glasses of water a day and exercising at least 10 mins EVERY day! Fri, 15 May 2015 07:42:40 EST NEWBIE! Drum roll please! I'm new here and am setting my first week's goal at doing at least 10 minutes of exercise each day. I can do this!......................right? <em>40</em> Thu, 14 May 2015 18:31:05 EST Week One Goals My goal is to keep myself moving. So, for at least ten minutes every weekday I do not have another fitness activity planned, I'm going to walk. Tue, 12 May 2015 15:33:59 EST My Goal Joined last week, but going to make this week count! Yesterday did archery for about an hour (didn't actually time myself, but estimated that). Today I'm going to go to the gym for hopefully about my typical 30min with a 5min cool down. I'm hoping to get in the habit of 30 min at least three times a week and 10 min every other day. <BR> <em>316</em> <em>521</em> Mon, 11 May 2015 17:28:42 EST Day Two Today I worked out with Jillian Michaels Shred (day 3 of 30). I really needed a workout today after going out to eat for mothers day. Now I'm gonna do the 10 min kickboxing with Nicole. <BR> <BR> Happy Mothers Day to all the lovely mommies Sun, 10 May 2015 21:26:53 EST My Goals When I first started out, these were my goals: <BR> here are my goals: <BR> Long term: <BR> I will stabilise my weight during the next three months <BR> I will lose ten pounds by the end of the year <BR> Current Action Steps <BR> <BR> I will exercise for an hour each day <BR> I might not be exercising a whole hour every day but I am exercising every day <BR> <BR> will bring my own food to work <BR> I haven't been doing this. Getting free food at work has been too tempting <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 9 May 2015 19:14:47 EST Day One Today I worked out with Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. After reading some of the other posts I think Im also gonna try to get my boogie on and dance for a few. (do people still say boogie?) Sat, 9 May 2015 16:11:15 EST My Goal My goal is to make it a habit to exercise at least 10 minutes a day. Hopefully joining the challenge will hold me to that goal. Sat, 9 May 2015 16:02:40 EST Going to Give This Challenge Another Whirl Hello, everyone. Joined this challenge a while back but just didn't do well with it. Well back to give this challenge another whirl. My wish is to follow through this time and finish it. Well here I go. <BR> <em>524</em> <em>521</em> <em>220</em> Wed, 6 May 2015 21:15:23 EST Doing the challenge again I did this challenge last fall and found it very helpful to get over my plateau. My goal now is to add 10 minutes a day to my normal work day on top of my regular workouts! I hope to do active movement for a straight 10 minutes, walking the stairs, moving boxes etc. are what I plan to count for my 10 active minutes. I am also redoing all my streaks to reflect some of my new goals since my old ones are second nature now-like drinking water or flossing! I am also hoping this will remind me ... Tue, 5 May 2015 17:51:09 EST Can I just hang around with you guys? LOL As some of you know I've completed the challenge twice. I left the team last week because I just can't do anymore repetitive exercises until I get clearance from my doctor but to do that I have to have some testing to see what's going on. <BR> <BR> But I'm feeling like by leaving the team, I am giving up. So, I'll join in when I can. <em>252</em> Sat, 2 May 2015 13:00:38 EST Starting Over.....AGAIN Starting over and want to walk 5 days a week and find something else the other 2 days. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:45:01 EST . Not sure what happened here. Was trying to reply in another forum and this happened. :P Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:41:55 EST First Week Goals Hiya! I'm new to SP, really still finding my way. I have very simple daily goals to begin with: <BR> <BR> 1. Walk for 10 minutes. <BR> 2. Meditate for 10 minutes. <BR> 3. Check my fasting blood glucose. <BR> 4. Eat one meal with no distractions (tv, computer, books, etc.). <BR> 5. Post one thing for which I'm grateful to my journal. <BR> <BR> That's it for me; good luck to everyone! <BR> <BR> Peace be with you, <BR> Raeniel Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:39:54 EST I need to lose weight to feel good in my own skin I plan to lose weight i have been struggelling to lose and keep off. I had a baby but its almost 2 years. I want to be healthy and be a motivator for my daighter and husband. &#128516;I have failled many times but i am starting again... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:18:54 EST week 2 progress I am looking for and finding additional times to sneak exercise into my everyday life - parking farther away at work; walking to talk to co-workers rather than use the phone; and adding in a walk after work each day if the weather is nice. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:23:46 EST First week. my streak is at 10 days, i decided to walk my way until i get more stamina. Working out is hard on me with asthma so what i done was take my cats in stroller and walk them. which equals about 30 lbs between then . Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:14:08 EST Healthy Habits Reset Challenge I have a question. <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> I just joined this challenge yesterday, and it says that you earn 5 sparkpoints for every day that you complete the task assigned to you. When I click on the "earn sparkpoints" button, it says I have earned those points, but yet when I look at my sparkpoints for the day these don't seem to be included in my total. <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> Am I doing something wrong? <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:58:26 EST week 1 goals I'm just getting started and I have not exercised in years. I'm feeling bad today because I gained 3 lbs over night and I feel bloated and swollen. My first week goal is to be less worried about the scale. Accomplishing the 10 min. workout each day is where I want to focus my efforts and thoughts. I am praying for God to help me reach the goals, because without Him, I know I can't accomplish them on my own. I just don't have the strength. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:14:23 EST sneaking exercise in I always go for a walk after dinner perferably outside. I ride a stationary bike and listen to cds. I check out peoples gardens and ask a freind or relative to join me for a walk. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:12:27 EST Getting back into the first week goal...starting to walk for at least 30 mins/day. This *should not* be a problem, especially during the work week. It is pathetic considering that I have such a beautiful walk route that hundreds - literally hundreds - of other California state employees manage to fit in each day, walking around the California State Capitol. <BR> <BR> I often use the excuse that I am too busy. Sometimes, I legitimately am too busy to walk at the time that my "walking buddy" can go, but ... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:28:32 EST Extra fun challenge On top of 10 minutes a day I've now joined a pool! 25 minutes today and hopefully next week I'll increase the duration of my workouts! Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:54:26 EST My Week 1 Post Hello Challenge Team! <BR> <BR> I have made it my goal to exercise at least 1x per day for at least 10 mins. My plan is to exercise in the morning. If I don't exercise in the morning, I plan to exercise at work during my 15 minute break. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:23:05 EST My week one... I am so excited I have exercised every day this week! I had really been letting exercise slip away. Using the excuses that now I work, I don't have time, and I'm too tired. <BR> <BR> Hogwash! People all over the world make time for exercise before or after work. I can do this. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:43:32 EST Week 4: Long-term Exercise Plan Long-Term Exercise Plan: <BR> <BR> Train for 5k 3 days a week. <BR> Strength training 3 days a week. <BR> Walk my dog a minimum of 5 days a week. <BR> Minimum daily step goal. (Actual number TBD.) Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:08:20 EST Week 3 It looks like I forgot to post something after week 3 of this challenge. I added variety this week by spending time outside chasing my dog instead of walking her. I also did a lot of yard work and major housework that I counted as fitness minutes due to the amount of energy I spent. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 02:59:09 EST 10,000 steps before day's end Walked for 30 minutes in the tulip fields in La Conner WA Sun, 5 Apr 2015 20:09:01 EST Making Lifestyle Changes I'm actually trying for a bit more than 10 minutes a day for exercise. I'm planning to run (jog) in my first 5k on April 25 so I'm training for that 3 days a week and trying to do strength training and yoga on the other days. I've been averaging about 30 minutes a day which is a good balance for me right now. Sun, 5 Apr 2015 09:59:09 EST Slightly Embarrassing Milestone Went from morbidly obese to obese this week. Will be more excited when I can say overweight to within normal range....but I have to go through these steps first. Rewarded self with new athletic shoes, workout pants and a "portable Pilates trainer." Sat, 4 Apr 2015 12:13:13 EST INTRO Just got my Spark Activity Tracker in the mail yesterday so it's set up and working today. Current goal is 6000 steps a day and at least one 10 minute period of continuous exercise a day. Baby steps. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 10:04:20 EST INTRO WELL THE 10 MINUTE CHALLENGE IS NOT MUCH OF A CHALLENGE FOR ME AS I LOVE TO EXERCISE. THE PROBLEMS IS I EXCERICE TOO MUCH WHICH CAUSES HEART PROBLEMS SO JUST MONITORING WHAT I DO AS FAR AS EXERCISE IS THE BEST GOAL FOR ME. tHE OTHER GOALS I HAVE STATED ON MY SPARK PAGE AS WELL AS THE 8 WEEK DIABETIC CHALLENGE. THEREFOR, I WILL NOT REPEAT THEM. I STILL HAVE MY MOON BOOT ON FROM MY ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR BUT HANKS TO NICOLE NICKEL'S AND SPARK PEOPLE I FOLLOW THEIR SEATED VIDEOS ALOMOST DAILY. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:34:15 EST Hello! Good morning! <BR> My name is Cary and I've been looking for a way to get motivated to work out and be consistent about it. I am a runner that became injured last spring after/during a half-marathon. I've ran on and off since during the recovery process, but would easily get frustrated with the pain in my foot knowing that it wasn't time to start running again. Then, I wouldn't do anything for a week or two and then try again. This was counter productive as I my fitness level has now slowly ... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:15:53 EST Just starting I am just starting the challenge. I am glad to be motivated by so many people. I love reading the other blogs. I am glad to see I am not the only one who struggles. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:35:18 EST Getting to the Home Stretch I'm starting week 4 and it has been difficult at times. Balancing work and my exercise is tough, but I got it done. I work from home a few days a week and it makes it manageable. Imagine my surprise when I found out my gym at work is now open to the entire building! I'm in the right track for continued success. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:01:17 EST Week 2 Reflection The two goals I chose for this week were to walk my dog for at least 10 minutes a day and to spend 20-30 minutes cleaning my house. I accomplished both of these - mostly. One day, I had to take my friend for a walk, because my husband was camping with the dog... <BR> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:05:12 EST Come in and chat with us 2015 Good morning team, I'm hoping you are having a good weekend and a Blessed Day in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. <BR> I'm suppose to go to the women's retreat but decided not to go this yr cause when I come back my lower back hurts and I get upset for going so this yr I am staying home and relaxing on my own bed for a change. <BR> The sun is out but the clouds are here but don't know if it's going to rain or not. I hope not cause I like it sunny out. I hate the rain but it's good for the g... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:52:57 EST Flag Team Bonus Points I got 50 points for out team. <BR> Dar Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:40:56 EST Starting Week 2 Proud of the achievements that I made last week. I aim to add a little more challenge to my overall routine. I think that I will start to incorporate the outdoors and walk outside or do calisthenics outside. Just need some variety. Sun, 15 Mar 2015 08:31:59 EST Week 2 down; Tip--walk dogs at the animal shelter I completed week 2 of 10 minutes per day. Don't have a dog to walk but want some time with animals who need love? One of my ways to walk once a week is to volunteer at my local animal shelter. Did you know that most animal shelters use volunteers to walk the dogs? By volunteering to walk the dogs once a week, I help keep these dogs socialized, do a good deed to help abandoned animals, and get some exercise for myself. My daughter goes, too. So that's an added bonus: mother/daughter time. Once... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 08:24:23 EST Week One - Done I did it! Completed week one - at least 10 minutes each day. Some days were small 5 minute walks during work, some days were nice long 45 minutes. Forgot how much I like having the chance to zone out while walking the treadmill. <BR> Looking forward to week two starting today! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>137</em> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:06:55 EST Week One - How Did it Go? Just to check in - how did week one go? <BR> <BR> I actually passed my 500 minutes this week! I am still learning to balance a full work day with my exercise. I have to learn that exercise doesn't just happen in the gym. I can do SP videos and just walk. <BR> <BR> Best of luck to you all in Week 2. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:52:35 EST Goals! I plan to do ten minutes of workout at least 5 times a day and get in 10,000 steps as well! <BR> <BR> For me, the ten minute workouts don't have to be extremely calorie burning, or the most bang for my buck, I just want to get exercising! Mon, 9 Mar 2015 17:36:14 EST New Here Hi all! Looking forward to this challenge because10 minutes is doable. I'm hoping that if I can actually do it : ) then maybe I will keep going and turn it into 20 or thirty! Mon, 9 Mar 2015 14:50:40 EST Reset my goal and wondering why I did that I was inactive and became lazy for exercise.. <BR> <BR> Morning I got up and super charged.. wanted a fresh start. <BR> I reset my goal and all my weight loss history gone.... grrrrrrrrrr (I know it prompted me about the history erase ..and I was all ok with that.. monday morning super duper hyper active u know) <BR> That 8 kg loss was some thing use to motivate me... <BR> I want it back on my start page.. <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 01:22:24 EST My Week Goal I am returning back to work from being on medical leave and want to make sure that I keep my momentum. My goal is to keep up with my current progress of 30 min per day and find time in my work day to do an additional 10 minutes. Sun, 8 Mar 2015 07:36:25 EST End of week 1 I did it! I checked in with Spark People every day for a week and did at least 10 minutes on my exercise bike every day. And although I only lost 1 lb, I am proud of myself for doing the whole week. Starting week 2 feeling positive. <em>334</em> Sun, 8 Mar 2015 00:16:29 EST My Activity Tracker doesn't track a trampoline Suggestions? <BR> <BR> With my activity tracker (that I love), the calories indicated as burned are different than the fitness workout entries I made for rebounding, and I cannot delete the activity tracker information to correct it. Closest I can do is call it "Other Exercise - higher intensity." <BR> <BR> I understand 10 minutes of rebounding is like 30 minutes of jogging. I'm not sure how to adjust the settings for accuracy. It feels high intensity, yet even the Other - lower intensity ... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:27:24 EST hello - hard to get find 10 minutes Hi everyone,my name is Valerie 28 years old 5'4,I'm a mother of three ages 1,5,&7 , <BR> I'm trying to lose 50-60pounds,current 214-216. <BR> <BR> I recently found from spark the world of quick workouts :) and yesterday I gave it a shot,but it was extremely hard with my 13month old screaming and grabbing at me the whole time lol,she's super high maintence.So even finding 5mintues to workout is hard,due to my bad wrist it's hard to hold her to workout and she's too big for baby carrier now s... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:24:11 EST Action plan? Can someone help me find the week 2 action plan? <BR> I am not receiving emails and cannot open the week 2 link at the top of the challenge page. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:35:21 EST Starting week 4 today. So far, so good. No more significant injuries. <BR> Hoping to make it thorough week 4 and beyond. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:47:53 EST Hi!! I have not been on the SPARKS program for quite a while. Ready to get back into the game... <em>41</em> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:16:00 EST Back after 4 weeks Due to my daughter ill health conditions, i am out of track for 4 weeks now. <BR> I am missing my exercizes and friends here. <BR> now i am back.. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:07:49 EST Can you teach an old dog new tricks? I am 73 years old, so I hope that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks! We recently joined the local YMCA, and we are supposed to work out 3 times a week. Living in NE Ohio, with sub zero temps and snowy roads makes traveling a bit hazardous, but I have several dvds and a Gazelle to work out on, so I am confident that I can manage 10 minutes a day on the days that I don't go to the "Y". I have NEVER had an exercise plan before, but I am more than willing to try. I've never been involved in... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:54:43 EST week one so far Just began week 1 yesterday. Still learning rules! I will do this! Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:52:37 EST My goals I am planning to do a different 10 minute workout video everyday for 30 days. :-) Fri, 13 Feb 2015 21:25:40 EST My exercise today So far while at the office the only walking I git was from car to desk to rest room a couple times and back to car oh and stairs one flight up and down. Waiting for a five o'clock doctors appointment. By the time I get home I may have time only for dinner before bedtime. I will determine to do a 10 minute Pilates before I eat. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:55:30 EST my exercise I walked twice for ten minutes each today Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:51:54 EST Just getting started Hello. I am just starting my weight loss journey and thought this is a realistic goal to shoot for. I hope to create a habit by doing this challenge. The habit of exercising (and losing a couple of pounds wouldn't hurt either). Mon, 9 Feb 2015 17:14:21 EST New to forums/blogging I'd like to become a regular member but get confused on how to post. Please be patient and I will try to figure this out. Mon, 9 Feb 2015 12:30:14 EST My week one I am off to a good start my second day of 10 mins exercise. Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:39:20 EST Week 2 At the beginning of week 2 and I'm sick. Don't want to lose the momentum from week 1, but need to rest and get better. I may be in bed, but I'm cheering you all on! Wed, 4 Feb 2015 10:05:10 EST My Week 1 My overall goals for this challenge is to continue with and complete my 30 day sit up challenge and continue with daily jumping jacks. I hope to get into the 160s. <BR> <BR> For my week one I'll be starting small and building from there. <BR> <BR> Week 1 - February 3 - 9 Goals <BR> -Track all of my food. <BR> -minimum of 10 minutes physical activity. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 12:46:21 EST I can do that! 10 Minutes a great start to a healthier lifestyle! Tue, 3 Feb 2015 10:32:37 EST 10 min. or more of exercise? Do we have to tell our teams this info? I thought it would s-l-i-d-e its way over bec. of entering it on our regular Spark tracker. Thanks in advance! Sun, 1 Feb 2015 18:42:22 EST Good Afternoon Hello, I am just joining this challenge today! Cannot wait to see what I am made of. I have been lacking motivation and hoping to achieve some of that here :) Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:05:25 EST How to earn points for team Hi All, <BR> <BR> I have seen on the team wall , members post they earned points for the team.. <BR> Could any one please help me understanding how to earn points for team.. I earn points by spinning wheel and tracking my activity and by commenting on post.. But i have not earned any points for my team.. <BR> <BR> I too want to earn points for team... <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Priya <BR> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:10:09 EST UNDER 200!!!!!! 199 pounds!!! FINALLY!!! Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:46:55 EST I'm in! I LOVE the goal of 10 min. a day. I'm looking forward to better fitness and overall health. Glad to have all of you for company on the journey. Thanks for being here. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:45:58 EST Joining! Ok, week one challenge for me is to take BART to work every day. This ensures two (count 'me -TWO!) 10 minute walks from the train to my office and back. Monday, Wednesday andFriday are yoga days. Tuesday's and Thursday's are (gulp!) cardio days. Saturday, I'll have a 10 minutes walk to my hair appointment in the city and back to BART. Sunday, I will be doing yoga. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:54:08 EST Just Joined Hi to everyone. I just joined and want to give myself the accountability to exercise daily so this challenge is just what I need. I have multiple medical problems that I hope to get rid of by losing 70 pounds and increasing my exercise. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:11:11 EST New to the Team Hi, I'm new to the Team and new to Sparkpeople. I'm looking forward to using the tools and facing the challenges. <em>249</em> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:02:08 EST Wk3 completed and 1 KG down.. Hi, <BR> <BR> Feeling Fantastic... Week 3 completed and I am 1 kg down... I think consistency helping me.. <BR> I will continue my streak.. loving it.. <BR> <BR> All the best to u my dear friends.. Lets march ... <BR> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:15:16 EST LT Goals Hi! <BR> <BR> My longterm goals are to continue exercising at least 10 min a day, eat 3 servings minimum a day, and to take my vitamins and medicine every single day. <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:47:34 EST Hello! Hey everyone! I am Melissa. I was on Spark People for a while but stopped and gained a pretty considerable amount of weight. I think I just gave up for a while because it didn't seem that important. I have been feeling awful the past few months and when I stepped on the scale today I knew why. I am so ready to start feeling better about myself and become healthier and I think this challenge will push me to get back into a regular habit of exercising. <BR> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:07:41 EST I'm New Here <em>524</em> I live in PA. In October of 2006 I decided I had to lose weight. I've lost 75 but need to lose more. My son bought me the Spark Activity Tracker for Christmas. So far it's giving me motivation. I keep telling myself I can at least do the 10 minutes, then I always do more. I lost that 75 lbs the first 2 years & kept it off. I just need a push to get me going again! Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:01:18 EST 10 minutes a day...with foot problems I will have a goal of arms and upper body exercise since I had foot surgery (and my other foot still needs surgery) <BR> I will do arm circles, pilaties, yoga boxing..etc Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:38:38 EST New Member HI! I am new to SparkPeople - signed up last week, but just started to log food yesterday. I just finished a 21 day junk food fast on Thursday - and to my surprise, lost barely 1 pound. I guess I did triple my banana intake - ahahah. Looking forward to the challenge- hoping to walk alot, and if the weather doesn't cooperate (Illinois) - doing alot of Just Dance with my 10 year old girl! Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:33:41 EST Week 2 Discussion This week has been good. I have been out of the house almost everyday this week and recently figured out my phone has an app (LG Health) that automatically tracks my steps. It is really cool because it shows how many steps I walk in a day. It also tracks how many calories I burn for the day just by walking around. I'm enjoying this challenge and finding out I like working out. I have been doing anywhere from 7 to 15 minutes per workout sometimes doing more than one workout per day. I hope to ... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:18:03 EST Time to Mix Things Up I'm heading toward the end of week 3 and I'm feeling good. I've spent a lot of time on my exercise bike, walking and just started going back to the gym. Now that I seem to have a handle on getting "moving" everyday, it's time to add some new things, especially here at the house. I've ordered a mini trampoline, an exercise ball and a medicine ball to mix things up. I'd hate to lose my momentum from boredom. <em>381</em> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:33:21 EST Give Me Ten I have done this successfully before so I can do it again. 10 minutes minimum daily. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:49:17 EST My week 1 goal My goal is to walk atleast 15 minutes every day Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:09:09 EST Week 1 goals My main goal for week one will be to work out at least 10 minutes for 5 - 6 days. <BR> Get into a routine and make this a habit. <BR> My second goal is to mindful of what I am eating and how much. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:43:22 EST My week one challenge plan I will either run in place or dance like the fool I am. As long as there is music I will be fine!! :) Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:46:23 EST Come on in and have a chat with us Please come on in for our daily chat room and we will have a ball telling each other what we did today and everyday of the year. <BR> I did my walk to the store for apples cause I wanted some and I was craving them so this way I have my apples and eat it too. <BR> Sorry I haven't been on cause a friend of mine was murdered by her husband and I was not with it all the last couple of weeks. So now I'm fine and getting read to exercise my body and mind. <BR> Dar Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:28:52 EST A Big Thank U Thank u very much to all my 'official 10 mins challenge' forum friends.. some how ur posts on wall inspires me... " I too can do it" u know.. I see people from different part of the world, different time zones, different age groups and different health conditions are making effort to stay fit.. stay healthy .. day or night some where in some part of this world one person in making the progress.. with out joining this forum, i would not have completed 2 weeks of working out streak.. so... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:55:52 EST Week 3 fun Hmm, fun... I got to spend a few days out in the gorgeous sunshine hanging laundry. I do like to do it, even if it was 40F out. I also danced with my dogs and ran laps in the back yard with them. Fun but exhausting since our yard is bumpy and hilly and I'm really out of shape. LOL. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:10:52 EST 21 day streak I have already completed the challenge, but have decided to do a 21 day streak. Anyone up for going on this streak with me. I push myself to get at least 10 minutes of exercise, a lot of days it is more than that. <BR> <BR> Today is my day 1! <em>521</em> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 07:41:40 EST Week 1 with lots of goals. This is week 1 day 1 for me. I want to exercise almost daily even for only 10 min to start boosting my motabolism and energy to start doing even more in my work out days. I have a goal to loose over 50 pounds and want to loose at least most of it by my birthday and for summer and bikini wearing time. I want to look good in a bikini again and have my flat belly and ton legs and arms. This is the start to my very exciting journey. <BR> I hope to have and gain spark friends by my side to help me... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:24:51 EST Starting a New year starting this year with a challenge is the best way to start it. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:41:32 EST Exercise Increments I am so excited about the 10 minute exercises and the exercises done from a chair. I have bad knees and so many times I can't do certain exercises or complete an exercise program. This is the first time I think I am on the right track. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:10:28 EST 10 mins a day! I have bad knees so my goal is to start with the chair videos, which are all around the 10 min mark. After 30 days of that I should be able to try some other exercise. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 01:19:47 EST Walking to better health! I walk/jog in my house while listening to music! I did go for a walk with my dog today outside since it was warming up some. I feel more energetic when I do some walking. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:08:37 EST This time is different! I'm excited about starting this challenge. I did the 15-minute workout yesterday and survived, so my goal is to workout everyday up until my birthday on 2/17. My reward is completing the challenge! Wish me luck and pray for my success! Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:44:24 EST Goals 10 minutes a day 7 days a week and kickboxing 3x week. Sun, 11 Jan 2015 19:58:19 EST Quick Wk 2 reflection ns--adding exercise Hi! <BR> Here's how I've been adding exercises. <BR> <BR> 1. When I empty the dishwasher, I slowly squat instead of bending over to get the dishes out. Then I either slow squat again to put them on low shelves or do a calf raise to the above waist shelves, even if I don't need to stand on my toes. <BR> <BR> 2. Before and after I fill and empty each the washer and dryer I'll do five slow plies and five slow backward left lifts with each leg. So, emptying and filling both once results in twen... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 18:03:18 EST Boot Camp MANAGED TO GET Bob Harpers Boot camp done,65 minutes. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 13:51:46 EST SAHM looking for support Hi!, I am a stay at home mom of 2, with 3 step children (grown). I am trying to lose 10 more pounds, I've lost 8 so far! WE have horses and love to ride, I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family. My biggest challenge is eating when I'm tired and anxious. I still get up a lot during the night with our toddler and feel tired very often! I am starting the year out very positive and hope to find some encouragement here to meet my weight loss goal and maintain a healthy weight! Thu, 8 Jan 2015 09:26:37 EST 10 min Challange I want to exercise at least 4 days a week. My chosen exercise is walking. I travel a lot so the treadmill is going to be needed, though I prefer an actual hike. Will do that at home. First week I missed one day already. Gotta do better! Wed, 7 Jan 2015 11:07:48 EST Almost done with week one! Tomorrow is my last day in week one, and I've managed to exercise at least 10 minutes a day. The most I've done is 30 minutes, and a few days it was hard to get that minimum 10 in (I'm a stay at home mom of 4 ages 13 to barely 1, and school is FINALLY back it today!), but I have done it! That's saying a lot for me. <BR> <BR> Making goals is easy, but putting in the work (otherwise know as commitment) really isn't. A doable goal like just 10 minutes a day is awesome. I feel accomplished that... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:16:42 EST my goals Hello, <BR> My goals is to get out and walk 10 minutes a day no matter if it is rainy or snowing out. After achieving 10 minutes of walking in first week then time will be added and mileage . This weeks goal is 4 miles this week. Mon, 5 Jan 2015 19:56:56 EST 10 min a day is doable!! I love the short SP videos and I'm using them for this 10 min a day challenge, my goal is to tone up and 10 min a day is all I need! <BR> I am on day 5 of the challenge and have done more than 10 min so far each day! <em>362</em> <BR> <em>529</em> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 21:30:21 EST New again Going to do the 10 min video work outs. Did a 7 minute upper body and walked today. Sun, 4 Jan 2015 18:42:50 EST week 1 of 10 minute daily exercise challenge ill plug the tread mill in and walk that 10 minutes <BR> ive been telling myself all week to walk in the afternoon when i get home from work <BR> each day i have not <BR> maybe with this challenge ill get it done now <BR> <BR> motivation.... out the window, but ill be competing the week <BR> thanks Sun, 4 Jan 2015 09:35:03 EST Completed week 1 My goal is to complete the 10 minutes (or more) exercise x at least 5 days a week, and drink 8 cups water 7 days weekly. I'm also trying to eat less, and listen to my body more. Sat, 3 Jan 2015 22:53:58 EST Goals My short term goal is to do 10 minutes exercise per day and track my steps, for 30 days straight. Also begin a clean eating program. Sat, 3 Jan 2015 20:16:40 EST today Today I have committed to post my challenges, my ups and downs. TODAY WILL BE GOOD. <em>313</em> a nice long (I hope) with my stubborn dog Sat, 3 Jan 2015 09:45:42 EST getting started anew Hi, I am new to Sparkpeople. I found this site when a patient of mine was telling me about 12 week challenges she found for motivation. A Google search brought me here. I have lost weight in the past, gained back, yo yo'd awhile. At 64 years of age it's time to get my life in order- I have a mother with Alzheimer's, and if anything happens to me there is no one to take care of her. So here I am- and I plan to reach my goal (104 lbs down) in 12 months as a Sparkpeople member. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 20:40:12 EST new and improved Restarting the 10 min challenge with the new year. I have a new outlook on my weight and attitude towards pushing myself to be in better health. <em>331</em> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 11:13:18 EST New to challenge Starting today on 10 minute exercise streak. Walked 15 minutes and did three flights of stairs. I hope to do this every day this year. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 10:23:55 EST Today day 2 2015. took my 10 minute walk day is just beginning for me expect to do more. make it a good day. chilly in new england. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:17:18 EST not a lot 10 minutes really isn't that long. I run my 5 /10 miles and then throughout the day do little thing for 10 /15 minutes. Sometime my little work outs have a better outcome then my running dancing or the other crazy things I di Fri, 2 Jan 2015 06:47:48 EST new to challenge Hi all happy and Healthy new year. <BR> I am Joanne New to the group Fri, 2 Jan 2015 06:43:41 EST 10 minutes is something It is not nothing. I can do 10 minutes and it will mean something. This week something is not only good enough but great! Fri, 2 Jan 2015 01:03:53 EST One year commitment starts today Hi everyone! I am a maintainer, having reached my goal of 39 lbs lost in May of 2013. I've become a runner, but I have never been a consistent exerciser. I know more consistent exercise will help me maintain without creeping back up, as I've started to do. :-( So I am committing to daily exercise as my resolution for 2015. I am so glad this forum is here to help! Thu, 1 Jan 2015 19:51:36 EST The best This must be the most motivating team there is on SP as you just can't log on and not find anyone not motivating others. <BR> <BR> Well done and Happy New Year to friends and team <BR> <BR> Trev Thu, 1 Jan 2015 06:28:33 EST Treadmill 100 minutes on the treadmill yeah. Haven't been on this site but I am trying a lot of new things so here I am. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 20:25:49 EST Challenge Goals Greetings and salutations! <BR> <BR> I can do 10 minutes a day, right? <BR> <BR> I work a desk job and, while the pay and benefits are great, the sedentary lifestyle is about to do me in. <BR> <BR> About 6 years ago, I was going to the gym regularly, walking around my neighborhood, hiking when camping, and all that fun, happy stuff. Then I started developing chronic pain in my neck, shoulders, upper back, and left foot. After seeing too many doctors who could not give me a definitive an... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:46:54 EST Hello, I am new here Hi everyone, <BR> I am really enjoying SP, it looks like so much fun and support! I like to walk my dogs, but now it is winter and very cold out with snow so exercising is more challenging for me, I am happy to be part of this team . It will help keep me motivated. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:05:40 EST Keeping Focused There are so many things to do in a day, why is it the important and healthy get put on the back burner. I'm determined this week to leave my office and walk 2 or 3 blocks to break the habit. If its raining, I can find an empty conference room to dance 10 minutes. How do you keep focused on getting exercise? Sun, 28 Dec 2014 22:22:21 EST Challenge goals Hi! I joined this challenge to kick start an exercising habit in my life. My goal is to be able to hike and be active by Thanksgiving 2015, because we are going on a camping trip that weekend. <BR> <BR> I also have a goal of learning to use the community feature of the Spark People website. It has intimidated me way too long. That said, if I've posted this incorrectly, I welcome helpful advice. <BR> Thanks! Sun, 28 Dec 2014 21:47:19 EST Help me do 10 minutes a day? I've made a goal of 10 minutes a day for at least 5 days a week. The thing is once I've done 10, I usually want to go on and do more - sometimes 30 minutes or more. But my goal is to do at least 10 minutes. Is anyone willing to post on my wall and encourage me or check up on me once in a while? I'm willing to do the same once in a while to others. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:07:27 EST Hi and new here I am going to start with the 10minute challenge for at least 5 days a week, then progress as per the weekly challenges until by the last week I will be at a fitness level that will enable me to stay on track and reset my goal again for the next 4 weeks. I will be both fitter and healthier plus will have reset my motivation to stay on track. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 01:26:27 EST Week 3 Complete It was a bit of a challenge this week, with the holiday and one nasty cold floating around our home, but I still completed week 3! Woohoo! I missed a day, so I had to restart my streak again, but I am happy with how much I am enjoying this challenge. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:10:37 EST My 10 minutes a day Not sure where to post these every day; but posting them somewhere makes me feel more accountable for them. <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> This morning I did a 25 minute hike through the woods with the dog (actually went up the hill through the woods to Grandma's house (mother-in-laws)) <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Tonight another 25 minute hike through the woods walking the dog. Bubba is liking this new exercise plan. <em>338</em> <BR> <BR> Also yesterday I added 5 sets of 10 each leg extensi... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:49:58 EST Week 2 Complete Hi everyone! I completed week 2! Woohoo! <BR> <BR> In the last 14 days since starting this challenge, I have exercised 13 of them. My current streak is 7 days (I only missed last Sunday). I am not putting in as many minutes as most of the other team members, but I need to focus on me and work at the level I am at- this is the only way I will be successful in keeping this streak going. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone else is doing good with where they are in this challenge and wish you all the bes... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:30:50 EST st Starting on this and excited Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:06:42 EST Going to do 10 minutes! Hi! I joined this group a long while back. Sorry but I have trouble finding stuff on such a HUGE place as Spark People. I LOVE Spark People .When I log I do pretty good. Going to do the 10 minutes each day for sure! Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:54:49 EST goals My goal for this challenge is to establish a routine that works with two toddlers, and to find exercises that I can do with my two "helping" me. :) Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:13:58 EST New Here Hi everybody. I'm new here and have been rather physically inactive for a while. I just needed to have some kind of achievable goal with physical exercise to start getting me motivated. So here I am. I joined in the early morning, so before today is out, I hope to report what I've done for this day in exercise. I'm also right now recovering from being down with a rather awful virus, so I need to start slow and build. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 03:46:12 EST Week 1 Complete! I completed week one! Woohoo! I set my goals last Sunday, did at least 10 minutes of exercise everyday except yesterday, and learned about my trophy. Moving on to week two, I am restarting my streak, since I missed yesterday, and hope to do even better than 6 days. I hope everyone is doing just as well. =) Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:30:58 EST My Goal Normally I set goals based on weight loss wanted to achieve. But this time my goal is based on movement. <BR> Goal 1: Walk 10 minutes a day seven days a week <BR> Goal 2: Up my walk time by 5 min a day <BR> Goal 3: Accomplish first two goals and go from there <em>20</em> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:41:40 EST How Week Two is Going So Far... So far this week I've ridden my stationary bike for 15-30 minutes a day. I've also adjusted my the seat of my car so that I sit up straighter(this has been a challenge since I tend to slid down in my seat) and I've stopped using a shopping cart unless I'm buy 20 or more items. <BR> <BR> How has everyone else week 2 been going? Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:26:38 EST