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 New and need a push http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x62131206 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b921fbc2-6280-4579-a857-fd80d9048680.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x62110065 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x62101702 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x62100396 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x62100311 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x62083627 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x62080095 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x62078599 Who doesn't have 10 minutes, Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:11:36 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x62056476 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x62056440 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x62050668 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x62045826 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x62021319 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16647x42558x61994346 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x61968844 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x61961004 72 min. walking, cardio boot camp video, 3. Wed, 8 Jul 2015 16:07:19 EST Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61956451 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61955242 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61925867 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x61901683 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x61877977 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x61876928 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x61858927 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x61853057 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61840761 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x61835163 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x61815634 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61813527 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61795222 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61786762 I'm doing whatever I can to get and stay motivated! Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:32:23 EST Week 3 Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x61784234 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61769052 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x61763459 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x61749263 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x61716920 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x61712711 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x61667600 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61666194 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61659333 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) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61658283 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61636931 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61614296 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x61552680 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61550025 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61540803 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x61536571 Got started and then lost internet. Got internet back so giving challenge another shot. Wed, 20 May 2015 00:33:23 EST my goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61531126 To do 10 min a day 5 days a week minimum Tue, 19 May 2015 11:45:57 EST Trying something new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x61512862 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61510380 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61500486 Well - tomorrow I weigh in for the first time (gulp). A little nervous. Fri, 15 May 2015 23:08:13 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61493631 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61489956 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61471020 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61462274 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61454780 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x61446184 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x61445211 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61445154 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61421041 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61410412 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x61381550 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61344620 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 . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x61322842 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61322022 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61309601 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x61298789 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61296962 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x61293424 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61243495 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x61232010 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 groove...my first week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61215634 So...my goal...starting small...is 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x61212193 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61208111 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61189513 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x61177298 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x61177283 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x61135493 Walked for 30 minutes in the tulip fields in La Conner WA Sun, 5 Apr 2015 20:09:01 EST Making Lifestyle Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61131621 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61123968 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61114361 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61087796 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x61083770 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x61075972 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x61063332 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x61062541 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 Flag Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x61006811 I got 50 points for out team. <BR> Dar Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:40:56 EST Starting Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x60935252 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x60935183 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60928558 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60909375 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60884638 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60883531 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x60877850 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60869434 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60868417 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60826996 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60822069 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x60805037 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x60801318 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!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60796807 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x60750873 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60745236 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60715938 Just began week 1 yesterday. Still learning rules! I will do this! Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:52:37 EST My goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60652768 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x60631517 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x60623274 I walked twice for ten minutes each today Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:51:54 EST Just getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60611146 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60608684 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60568947 I am off to a good start my second day of 10 mins exercise. Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:39:20 EST Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x60558029 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60548940 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60547543 10 Minutes a great start to a healthier lifestyle! Tue, 3 Feb 2015 10:32:37 EST 10 min. or more of exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x60529218 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60507962 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x60491705 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!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60485120 199 pounds!!! FINALLY!!! Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:46:55 EST I'm in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60478235 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60476402 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60476131 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60475415 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.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x60469607 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x60465709 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60457076 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60456441 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60448822 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60445524 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x60436724 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x60426848 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60417175 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60405488 My goal is to walk atleast 15 minutes every day Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:09:09 EST Week 1 goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60395568 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60388544 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x60385988 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x60379937 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x60376512 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16647x42558x60360329 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60345700 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x60342595 starting this year with a challenge is the best way to start it. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:41:32 EST Exercise Increments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60339844 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60336598 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x60334548 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60324052 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60298150 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x60274608 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60260917 MANAGED TO GET Bob Harpers Boot camp done,65 minutes. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 13:51:46 EST SAHM looking for support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60257752 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60247268 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60235943 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60227898 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!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60216157 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60214303 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60207610 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60204423 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60202797 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60196517 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60191810 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60186318 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60185703 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60184986 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60183718 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60183689 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60182602 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60180091 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x60172517 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x60169847 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60166202 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60145161 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60141528 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60141313 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60137318 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60133013 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x60130200 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60101951 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x60085307 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60063197 Starting on this and excited Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:06:42 EST Going to do 10 minutes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60045148 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60044859 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x60037336 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60030570 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x60029305 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x59994110 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 The 10 minute challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59980050 Didn"t realize that there was a posting forum. Got 86 minutes on the treadmill. <em>9</em> Tue, 9 Dec 2014 14:54:30 EST Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x59965483 I just finished riding my stationary bike for 15 minutes and plan on riding for another 15 minutes later today. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 02:50:41 EST Day 7...and I'm on my way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59956438 I just completed my 1st week of the 10-minute daily exercise streak challenge with 20 minutes of ride my stationary bike. Here's to many more days of exercising! Sun, 7 Dec 2014 01:44:26 EST Day 5--Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59940419 Another 20 minutes on my stationary bike today. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 02:40:20 EST Day 4--Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59931494 20 minutes on the stationary bike today! <em>30</em> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 02:36:58 EST Day 3-Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59926865 18 mins. on the stationary bike. Wed, 3 Dec 2014 14:48:06 EST Dec2-Dec8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59915759 I'm having a later lunch and checking out challenges on here and decided to join this one. Something I know I can achieve :) <BR> Having a delicious salad & chicken dressed in a freshly squeezed lemon and on the side a half a baked potato. <BR> <BR> Week one goals: <BR> -continue working on my water intake <BR> -10,000 steps <BR> -a minimum of 10 minutes workout Tue, 2 Dec 2014 12:03:31 EST Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59912736 Just rode my stationary bike for 15 minutes. <BR> <BR> Rode my stationary bike for another 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> Total exercise: 25 minutes. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 06:13:23 EST Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59895419 My goal is to finish this challenge! I never follow through with anything. Sun, 30 Nov 2014 11:46:40 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59874880 My goal is water aerobics 3x per week and at least 10 minutes Tai Chi, walking, elliptical, exercise bike, etc on the other days. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:19:39 EST Hello everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59852930 My name is Corliss, I am a Christian and child of the Most High God. I am a divorced mom of 11 children, all 11 are from my ex husband. Seven of them are grown and on their own. I am also a grand mother of 4 with a 5th on the way. I am engaged to a wonderful man who loves me and my children. We home school the four children that are still at home. I am from Killeen Texas but currently the six of us live in La Marque, Texas where my fiance' was born and grew up. I started with Spark Peopl... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:52:50 EST I love this streak and don't want it to end! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16647x42558x59845688 I finished my challenge a few days ago and have continued with my daily walks. It is a habit now and I do not want to lose it again! After the Thanksgiving holiday, I am going to try a 30 day Spark exercise video challenge. I am hoping this will ease me back into some strength training. I don't think I am ready for the bootcamp challenge yet but I have my eye on it! Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:06:28 EST Intent to exercise ten minutes or more every day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59839282 <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to taking on the challenge of exercising ten minutes or more every day. It was raining outside so was not able to go for my usual walks but I did a 9 minute and a 12 exercise video - 21 minutes of exercise time for today! Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:06:32 EST Better Late Than Never http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59835285 <em>213</em> Hi! My name is Leanna. <BR> <BR> I completed the whole challenge and then realized I had not introduced myself! OOPS! I do want to stay active on this team as the daily exercise commitment helps me stay on track on those days I feel like throwing in the towel. Thank you for being here. <BR> <BR> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:21:48 EST Restarting My Fitness Journey step by step http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59800057 I am recovering from a motorcycle accident and not able to do to much but want to take back <em>104</em> control of my body. I have been into fitness for most of my life, so why not restart the journey with 10 minutes. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:19:37 EST New Goal with Cozumel at the End http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59794014 I lost 40 pounds thanks to SparkPeople, and have kept most of it off for the last few years. I'm still only 10-15 pounds away from my goal weight (depending on the day), but am comfortable with where I am. <BR> <BR> Due to illnesses, surgery, etc. I lost most of the summer and fall, have fallen back into the rut of less than 4k steps a day. I used to do 14k! <BR> <BR> So, my goal is start with that 10 minutes a day (hopefully some of those days I will feel like continuing longer). Cozum... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:30:58 EST Week 4 reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x59787196 I'm happy to report that I finished week 4 strong- exercising every day for at least 10 minutes- most days even more. I've learned to make exercise a priority, and I definitely feel much fitter than I did at the start of the month. I'm excited to keep the streak up, and to incorporate even more fitness in my daily life. This was a great challenge for me, just starting up again, and would be great for anyone who needs a push to keep going! I'm excited to start my next fitness challenge with Sp... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:07:04 EST I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59768486 Just joined this morning and I am checking everything out. Just ordered my Spark Activity Tracker...excited to get that. Not sure exactly how to do this 'post message' thing, so I hope this will tell me if I'm doing it right. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 12:09:52 EST Have a question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x59768088 I did really good the first week. Finally, but week 2 was not so good. I did 10 minutes sometimes 5 or 10 minutes more. Can I go to week three or do I need to do week 2 over since I did not do more than 10 minutes every day? Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:21:37 EST Working through week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x59766440 I can hardly believe I am starting week 4 today! A few weeks ago, I was struggling to get out of the house and now I am starting to feel funny if I don't get out for my walk. Something funny: My little dog Percival has accompanied me on my walks, which have gotten longer as this challenge has progressed. I have discovered that walking in the morning helps my sleep, so aim to get my walk in sometime before noon. <BR> <BR> Yesterday my hip was bothering me and my son was sick and I did not get... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 07:50:29 EST Started Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59756246 I started my challange yesterday. I am walking 30 minutes everyday. I walk from hoem to office and go back to home walking. It sometimes takes 15 or 20 minutes to walk to office from home so I am doing it everyday. <BR> I used to walk with crutches in last 7 years. Now I got rid of them and I am trying to start exercise again. It is very difficult but it gets easier everyday. I am trying to learn to balance myself and walk without cruthes. I managed to exercise for two days and I am looking ... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:20:24 EST 10 min.: goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59747313 Feel better posture and that elusive stay out of bed longer each day. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:59:34 EST How do you get your exercise in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x59722350 I work in 30+ minutes at least 3-5 x/week. Pool, senior aerobics, yogi, pilates, wgt room, circuit training, as many scheduled classes as I can fit into my calendar....and loving every minute of it!' This weekend, we had our 2 1/2yr old grandchild with us, for the whole weekend! Now I think I fit in all my classes, in just 3 days! LOL! But, starting tomorrow, I will be back to scheduled classes! Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:26:56 EST Progress in week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x59719266 Last week, I struggled to exercise every day- I think I only made it 4 days out of the week! This week, I exercised 6 days for longer periods of time. I slipped in sneaky exercise, I parked farther away from the store, and I had fun too! I tried a Bollywood dance video on spark- challenging, awkward, but fun! And, I made a workout out of dancing to some of my favorite songs- a huge calorie burn and I could really feel it. I want to finish strong in week 7, with at least 10 minutes the full 7 ... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:23:55 EST 10 minutes EVERY day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59710674 I have been exercising more since starting SP than I have in the past several years, but it's on again and off again. I'm trying for at least a 10 min walk every day, particularly on the days when I have trouble getting going. Sun, 9 Nov 2014 13:10:55 EST Finding fun in Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x59701948 I read through the suggestions for ways to add more fun to exercise. Today I decided to listen to an audible book while I was taking my walk. I lucked into a great one called "Orphan Train." The woman who narrates it does a great job with the different voices. It was so good that I walked longer than I have since I began the challenge! <BR> <BR> I still got to enjoy the beautiful day - once again, the sun came out while I was walking and the leaves are still changing, so it's just beautiful... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 13:25:34 EST 10 minutes realistic starting goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59695522 I worked out last month but got frustrated after 2 weeks because I pushed so hard and got bored and fed up. So I am on here trying to get motivated by checking in and starting with a small workout time so I know I can achieve it and be confident, before I know it I can add another five or ten minutes to that. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 18:43:03 EST 10 minutes a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59694528 I want to exercise for ten minutes everyday! I am hoping then I will become committed to exercise and hopefully lose some weight! Fri, 7 Nov 2014 16:10:11 EST hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59679631 I'm not new to Sparks, just lost for awhile. Found out almost two years ago that I have celiac. So for me carbs and calories are high with gluten free foods, so I gained my weight back and then some. Trying to loss 30 lbs. I do better when I wright things down, so I figured join a group might help more. Thu, 6 Nov 2014 07:00:48 EST week 2 reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x59675880 I added strength training this week and I can really feel it, but it is a good feel it. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling changes in my clothes and bought some new stuff and I'm super excited! People can tell that I'm losing inches which means the exercise is paying off! Wed, 5 Nov 2014 18:55:56 EST Starting something new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59674632 I am starting this challenge to keep myself motivated to move and lose some weight. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 16:20:31 EST Week 2 reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x59672184 Week 2 was hard on me. I had a lot of stress, there was a lot going on. I definitely didn't go on a 7 day streak of exercise. It was more like 3 or 4 days. Having said that, it's more than I would have done 3 weeks ago, so I'm still ok with the results. <BR> <BR> As for slipping in more exercise, I made a point of carrying more groceries, doing chores, etc.. I definitely could try applying more of the ideas this week though.There's room for improvement but I am not giving up. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 11:25:39 EST 10 min. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59671936 Starting today! We can do this! Wed, 5 Nov 2014 11:03:47 EST Includes my Son! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59652158 My goal is to get my son moving more also. Trying ot be a positive influence and teach him to lead a healthier life style. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 13:00:43 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59647098 I lost 50lbs on myfitnesspal back in 2010-2011 and I've been slowly gaining it back since I stopped tracking in 2012. I'm here so I don't lose all that work I've done and to get me back on track. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 03:18:08 EST Week one day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59646173 I did it. A 9 minute upper body. Yeah Sun, 2 Nov 2014 23:21:45 EST Week 2 and I'm off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x59639433 I read the two articles on how to add more activity into my everyday life. Last night, I went to the grocery and parked in the farthest space from the store. I have been trying to just get up and do more- get my husband a glass of water instead of waiting for him to get it, picking up something that needs moving to another room instead of waiting for things to pile up. <BR> <BR> Today it's really cold, so I am going to wait until the middle of the day for my walk, but I like having this str... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 10:11:25 EST Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59636072 TodayI start my journey 11/01/4 10 mins will be the minimum that I give to myself! Sun, 2 Nov 2014 00:14:59 EST Starting a new streak again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59634734 I have started over so many times, but hopefully this time will be different. My knee has been bothering me the last year in a half. Thought it was work because I work on concrete 10 hours a day. Finally went to doctor and he sent me to therapy. <BR> <BR> The therapist gave me some exercises to do that will hopefully help. <BR> <BR> I will start my streak tomorrow. I am still so tired. Did not get home until after 11 last night after taking my son trick or treating. Sat, 1 Nov 2014 21:40:20 EST 10 Minutes a Day? Yeah I can! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59629869 Hi! I'm Debi and I just joined SparkPeople this morning. I also got up this morning, knowing that TODAY was gonna be "the" day to start on my weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> This time around though, I am not gonna do the things I've always done before, because frankly, they haven't worked. <BR> <BR> When I signed up, I could check as to whether I wanted to lose one pound or two pounds per week. I initially clicked on the two pounds but then changed my mind and clicked on one po... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 11:56:14 EST Late Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59610348 Hi my name is Donna and I am 58 years old. I have actually been tracking my time for a while now but just noticed the introduction topic. <BR> I am going to loose 40 pounds so am joining this group to help me with keeping up my exercise. I plan to do more than 10 min but by belonging to the group hope it will make sure I do at least 10 min everyday <em>189</em> . Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:49:50 EST Starting a new streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59577763 Today is day 2 of my new 10-minute exercise streak. I did two hours of heavy cleaning yesterday, in preparation for my trip this week. This morning I am going for a walk. I now have the Spark app on my phone so I can track my exercise even if I don't have internet access. <BR> <BR> My goal is to do 10 minutes, no matter what! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:16:20 EST 4 we challenge goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59571619 I will do my P.T. exercises for 10 min. Everyday. It's been tough being consistent while being ill. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:37:50 EST Week 1 reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59565127 With a little mindfulness it isn't that hard to get in 10 min. Just marching in place through part of a TV show will get it done. A small start gives me a platform to build on. How about 10 min. 3X day? I know I need to get limbered up and work on my stamina so I can start doing some of the more "energetic" type work outs. But every step forward is a step closer the healthy person I would like to be. Now to "step it up" for week 2 :-) Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:50:13 EST Should I start over? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59561805 By the time I got home yesterday, I was really hurting. I had taken a 30 minute walk the day before and then later unexpectedly did about an hour of gardening with a friend. End result: I did not do ten minutes yesterday. I am not beating myself over this - I know part of what I am learning to do is pace myself. I can't overdo it the way I could when I was younger and in better health. Just have to start my streak over. <BR> <BR> I feel good today and plan to go for a walk. <BR> <BR> I am ... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:01:51 EST away from home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59555412 Been away from my home for almost two weeks. I have been trying to go out walking everyday whether it's taking out the dogs or going for a mile to 2 mile walk. I have done a few 10 minute workouts and a BL walk. I have also done a strength training using my body weight but am missing my weights. Just glad that I am moving. knowing I should move a minimum of 10 mins keeps me grounded. <em>334</em> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:20:01 EST Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59551945 I realized that I can't make myself go to the gym. It's too easy to say I don't have time or I don't feel like driving up there. Then I feel obligated to stay for an hour. I'm not at a point where I can exercise for an hour straight, ten or fifteen minutes makes WAY more sense. I'm doing WAY better at getting in at least half an hour of exercise over the day if I do that then I was before. I do fifteen before I go to work, which means I'm actually getting up in the morning, which is a da... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:33:00 EST new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59545706 New to the group. I have been doing 10 minute workouts for a short time and find them to work for me. I also have started to do some 5 and 7 minutes that I do more than once, sometimes right after each other or split through out the day. Looking forward to being more accountable and consistent. Thanks for a place to do this. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:28:34 EST Lynnie's Accountability Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x59544139 I will update as I have the time so I may not have time to post each day but I WILL be doing at least 10 minutes a day. <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> 10.22.14 ~ 10 minutes walking <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> 10.23.14 ~ 10 minutes sweeping 40 pounds of leaves off my roofless porch here in the country; vacuumed 3 rooms <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> 10.24.14 ~ 15 minutes Cleaned bathroom, did laundry, 10 minutes walked dog <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> 10.25.14 ~ 5 minutes stretching, 10 minutes chair dancing... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:22:41 EST I am doing a little more each day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59543723 Yesterday my legs were sore, so I did some gardening instead. I helped a friend harvest Hibiscus. It was a great way to spend some time together and I have two pitchers of fresh hibiscus tea in the fridge -perfect for my husband who has a terrible cold. <BR> <BR> Today I walked for 30 minutes! I am going to hit the magnesium lotion for my legs immediately, rather than wait for the soreness. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:33:55 EST Finishing this challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x59529756 Hi All <BR> I have not seen anything like this but if there has I am sorry to repeat it. BUT <BR> <BR> When you have done the four weeks you don't have to stop the ten minutes. There are a lot of members who have done this challenge for over a year (August last year I think for me). <BR> <BR> For me it is a matter of trying to, one keep me motivated and, two help to motivate others, after all we all need that sometime. <BR> <BR> Stay healthy and keep moving <BR> <BR> Trev <BR> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:52:32 EST Week 1 goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59524546 do at least 10 minutes of ex every single day without failure! Achieve a streak of 21 days Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:41:08 EST Day 3 and I walked 20 minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59523124 It is soooo beautiful outside right now and my dog is so happy with the extra walks! Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:52:59 EST How do you keep from getting bored? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59522942 Part of my challenge is getting bored, especially when I think I'm at my goal time only to find I've been walking or biking 3 or 4 minutes. Suggestions? <em>29</em> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:26 EST my intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59522859 Hi my name is Kathe. I'm 56 years old & I'm trying to loose 35 lbs. I do have some problems with past back surgeries. This exercise challenge will help me keep on plugging away. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:31:17 EST my intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59522810 Hi my name is kathe. I'm 56 years old & I'm trying to loose 35 lbs. I do have some problems past back surgeries that I'm try to recover from. My exercise program will be slow but with this challenge will keep me plugging away. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:26:17 EST baby steps.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59517952 Day one 15 mins dancing.. Sorta I danced and put away laundry.. It's a start! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:09:49 EST Major accomplishment tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59517854 I had a long, hectic day and was not feeling so well by the end of it. I cooked dinner, watched some tv, got on to Sparkpeople to track my stuff for the day and, there it was : I hadn't done my 10 minutes. I said to my husband that I would take the dog for a walk. He said it wasn't necessary. I silently agreed with him, and did a little more on the internet. I decided I really didn't want to give up my goal on day 2, so got up at 10:30 p.m. and went for a 15 minute walk with my pup. I am a li... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:59:36 EST At least 10 minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59517303 Just joined the challenge today ... <BR> my goal is walking at least 10 minutes a day; hopefully more though <em>41</em> <BR> I've been trying to do this the last few weeks for at least 4-5 days a week but need to work on making it an every day thing Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:03:52 EST Week 2 Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x59515546 A couple of days late, but better late than never! <BR> This past week, I really didn't change much in what I was doing. However, I did try to increase my moving time, which I managed for the most part. <BR> On to week 3!! <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:54 EST Back at it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59510685 After a couple of very stressful years and some health issues, I FINALLY feel ready to get back on track. <BR> <BR> I am committing to either briskly walking ten minutes a day or doing Walk It Out on the Wii ten minutes a day for the next week. <BR> <BR> The weather in North Carolina is still beautiful so walking outside will be a pleasure (I have to keep reminding myself)! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:16:29 EST Just getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x59510419 Beautiful Fall day to start this challenge. Admiring the foliage and listening to great tunes while I walk! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:00:13 EST Line Dancing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x59505532 Putting fun into exercise. I love this suggestion since I have always wanted to line dance since I really enjoy country music. I will find the instructional video and entertain myself right here in the living room. It will be tomorrow's activity. <em>276</em> <BR> <BR> I'm already going to a Silver Sneakers workout twice a week and like that very much. Our instructor is constantly coming up with new challenges. <BR> <BR> The rest of the time I walk - up the hill and back down - here at t... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:39:47 EST My battle with medicine side effects http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x59459497 I now exercise 2-3 times a day. I do this because if I don't I start gaining weight because of my medicine. I can't fit in anymore exercise into my day. I don't want to over train. I am taking a close look at what I eat to see what I can do to lose more weight and keep it off. I find that what works for me is often more extreme than what I have needed to do in the past. Yet, the medicine works and I thank God for that. I will just make my own discoveries and find out how to stay health... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:38:21 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59443670 I have been a Spark member off and on for the past couple of years but have finally made the decision to become a healthier me. <BR> <BR> I love the 10 minute fitness challenge, since exercising for long periods is something that I can easily talk myself out of doing. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you! Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:47:38 EST got on scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x59439772 <em>521</em> <em>519</em> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> <em>252</em> well, I got on scale this morning and was so happy, but of course I had to weigh tonite, 4# heavier. I need to trust the process and not set myself up for another failure. This is going to sound stupid, but I began deleting the day after Joan Rivers died. I. too, am a senior and it scared the crud out of me. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:38:35 EST Walking without getting shot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59423790 I am planning to take at least a 20 minute walk per day...wearing bright orange...so not to get shot! Lots of hunting around here~ Sat, 11 Oct 2014 08:38:24 EST My Tracking for 10-minute exercise challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59381777 My goal is to have a streak for these four weeks to exercise 10+ minutes a day. Also to have lost two pounds by the end of the four weeks. Starting date October 6. Starting weight: 168 <BR> <BR> October 6- 60 minutes walking <BR> October 7- 30 minutes walking, 2 spark videos- 21 minutes <BR> October 8- 60 minutes walking, 5 minutes squats <BR> October 9- nothing <BR> October 10- 45 minutes walking, 2 spark videos- 21 minutes (weight- 170) <BR> October 11- 90 minutes walking, <BR> October ... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 22:56:40 EST WEEK ONE goal and tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59381560 My goal is to read Spark Guy's mini book and do at least 10 minutes of exercise daily. My first day is October 6, 2014. <BR> <BR> 10/6/14: <em>248</em> I got 15 minutes of exercise and read about half of the book. Mon, 6 Oct 2014 22:33:18 EST 10 minute daily challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59380320 Week 1-Day 1 <BR> 61 minute walk!! <BR> I know I'm not going to get that much in every day, but it's a heck of a good start! <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 20:31:01 EST Return to the Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59379773 Just got started last week, after being away for several years. This time my husband is doing it with me and he is even committing to doing walks with me. I'm 61 and need to lose over 100 pounds, and know that this is a longer term commitment. Were both retired and want to be more active and enjoy our retirement more. Mon, 6 Oct 2014 19:28:20 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59375634 How can I post in the sticky note section about my goal without replying to someone else's post? <BR> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:33:29 EST goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59375449 To post every other day tips in a health group I am in, to walk the dog every day (unless rain) & to do a monthly calendar daily, right now it is push up month. <BR> 10 minutes a day...This can be done! Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:18:36 EST Posting my goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59369966 Hi. <BR> <BR> Can't find anyone locally to do fitness with so I am going it alone. <BR> <BR> I lost 1 kg this week woo who! <BR> <BR> Ok, I do yoga 3 times a week for an hour, my goal is to get better at it. <BR> The days in between, I will do 10 minutes of exercise, probably walking the dogs or some weights. <BR> <BR> So this time next week I plan on being another kilo down :) Sun, 5 Oct 2014 21:48:48 EST W1 D1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59363910 This week I will track everything that passes my lips. I will continue the 30 day challenge I signed up for 5 days ago (planks). I will ride my bike to/from work x 3 days. I will be active at least 30 minutes a day. Sun, 5 Oct 2014 10:08:17 EST W1 D1 - setting goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59363875 I've been pretty good about being active most days for at least 30 minutes and started a few 30 day challenges over the last few months but I'm not good about following through. <BR> I started a 30 day plank challenge, today is day 5 - I'll continue it until I finish it. I've even already signed up for one next month too (on a FB page). <BR> I ride my bike to work 3x a week so get an hour of bike riding in on those days. I try to ride it on my days off too for at least 30 min. <BR> Exercis... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 10:06:19 EST Week 1 Goals - 10 Minute Daily Streak challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59358206 My goal this week is to do at least 10 minutes of activity, whether it is walking, stairs or ? <BR> <BR> My other goal is to do at least 10-15 minutes a day of relaxation activity. <em>252</em> Sat, 4 Oct 2014 17:52:56 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59356401 New to this team. Thought I'd join to get more inspiration from members here. One of my goals is become more consistent with healthy eating habits and accomplish losing 15-20 pounds by January 2015. Looking forward to working with this team. Hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend. <BR> Sat, 4 Oct 2014 13:36:13 EST Routine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59340990 My goal is to get a routine in place to create a habit! At least 30 min is my long term but starting with t10. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 23:45:38 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59334412 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the community aspect of SparkPeople so Hi! to all (proof in the fact I'm still trying to figure out this posting business :P). I'm trying to get back in the habits of staying active and paying better attention to what I eat. By myself wasn't working too well so I figured I would try something new. My goals are simple - get back into shape and don't overdo the splurges in food. I'm starting small with this idea of 10-15 minutes a day because I'm more worried about ... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:01:50 EST baby steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59316442 Just started my get in shape journey last week. We've been caring for my mom-in-law for going on 7 years now - she lives with us and is now in advanced stages of Alzheimers. Time for ME is few and far between, which is why I am now in the worse shape of my entire life. My goal this first week is just to fit at least 10 minutes of exercise in each day. My usual MO when beginning a weight loss/health plan is to jump completely in - not this time! Baby steps so I can achieve success instead of f... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:25:05 EST walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59300366 I jus moved to a new community so I am going to start walking and check things out Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:36:52 EST Week 1 Goal...Here I go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59298291 At one point I used to be very active. Now at 226 lbs (5'4") my weight makes life uncomfortable. I have all the usual excuses...leg injury, busy family life, busy, busy, busy...but they're just excuses. :-/ My goal is to shoot for 1 week (5 days) of 10 min. of exercise. Here goes Week #1! Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:40:16 EST October Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59294944 I have started and started again and again. This time I am going to go full force. I plan on doing at least 10 minutes a day. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:43:56 EST Ready to turn a new page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59294887 I have been all over the map with exercising and I will admit that I hate it! I hate going to the gym, no I despise going to the gym so I usually do not go. I have tried doing things at home on my own and tend to only last a few days, maybe a week before I get bored and move on to something else. I am definitely ready to give Spark a try and I think that if I can remember to log on daily, I should be able to start and keep a routine. Any help and motivation would, however, be greatly apprecia... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:36:10 EST Boot Camp--- Have I lost my mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16647x42558x59265132 I remember saying that I would NEVER do bootcamp. I am unable to do all the stuff that they do...but I am giving it my all. Having a blast and sweating up a storm. 60 minutes for me today. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:31:06 EST MOTIVATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59246989 Dance for at least 10 minutes to you're favorite tunes. <BR> <BR> DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING! It's a great way to excercise and have fun at the same time. Grab a friend or dance alone. Just Dance! <em>355</em> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:13:15 EST What Was Your Workout Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16647x42558x59229584 32 push ups, Strength training for 30 minutes, and stair climbing for 20 minutes Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:38:32 EST I totally fell off the challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59223021 I totally fell off this challenge - there's been a lot going on. So today I am starting over with 10 minutes of exercise each day. <BR> <BR> My goals: at least 10 minutes of intentional exercise every day and 8 glasses of water. AND during the week when I am at work no visiting the tuck shop! Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:08:11 EST Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59183994 I will live life today, not when I lose the weight, not next week but today. Starting again, without excuses define my own life not letting anyone else do it for me. Healthy eating along with exercise will get us where we deserve to be. What a great opportunity Spark provides for us all. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:44:00 EST started Today 9/16/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59162449 Started my 10 minutes had to separate it but did it, feel good. <em>249</em> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:58:05 EST 10 minute Daily Exersise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59160918 I,m Debbie, having trouble with the weight since I got injured at work(Knee). This has brought on a lot of Health issues. But I can do this! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:59:54 EST Getting the fun out of it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x59150464 I added some fun by wrestling (like WWE) with my hubby, <BR> <BR> Going for a long adventure hike around the city we live in, acting like tourists and exploring stores we havn't been in =) It was fun <BR> <BR> I do Coach Nicoles videos all the time and they are really great Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:31:21 EST Got to start moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59147587 My small goal is to exercise at least 10 minutes per day for seven days. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:18:18 EST Week 3. The adventure continues! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x59146277 Keep it up team! Finally got a walk in today. Coyote kept me company. Little unnerving as the sun goes down, but I'm still here! I get lazy at home. At home all this week. Gotta motivate myself to get it done! I think I can........I think I can.............. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:58:13 EST Hi Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x59135489 Hello fellow sparkers. I am sorry I have been AWOL for a while but there's a lot going on in my life and I have not been able to post as often as I would like to. We are downsizing and have put our house up for sale. I have been busy packing, cleaning up, looking for a new house and all the "good stuff" associated with moving. We are staying in the same area but we want a house of half the size of the one we had. <BR> <BR> I will do my best to post more often. I hope y'all had a great summe... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:55:32 EST Week Two WOO HOOOO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x59132194 Week two! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Last week I was not on much so I did not get to log any of my work outs. I hope that does not effect my participation with the challenge. I do have my ten minutes marked on my calendar on the wall though for my own record. <BR> <BR> The ten minutes a day is very easy for me to get in. Some days I was like no I'm not going to bother, because I was depressed. Then I thought you know you will feel a tiny better if you do at least ten minutes and then stop if... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:44:46 EST Week 3 forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x59114038 <em>521</em> , <em>306</em> and <em>381</em> . I switched up my routes this week so that I am not going the same way each day. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:33:01 EST Week 1 Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x59113980 I am accepting the 10 min a day challenge!! <BR> <BR> I know I have a long way to go, but small steps will get me there! Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:27:01 EST introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59112396 Hi everyone. New to Spark as of this month. So far loving it. 10 min of daily exercise is very doable. I walked for 23 min. today Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:41:42 EST Started training to run a 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15450x42558x59101798 This morning I was researching on how to run with proper steps, posture , breathing etc because I truly want to be able to be able to run a 5K all the way through. <BR> <BR> I have begun training for the first time this morning and did 5 mins warm up and 5 minutes cool down. In between walk 4 mins run 1 min times 3 for a total of 20 mins. <BR> I am determined to do this once and for all. <BR> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:34:55 EST 10 Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59092065 Anyone can find 10 minutes a day to exercise and I am accepting this challenge as a point to start my weight loss program. I will exercise AT LEAST 10 minutes EVERY day and track my goals on this site. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 13:15:32 EST Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15424x42558x59082279 Week two looking back i can see i did extra exercise/work outs with my husband when we went out shopping via bus/walking for four hours with my husband. We had to carry everything as we do not have a car. <BR> <BR> I also used my resistance band when I watch tv to get in extra strength training. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 14:13:37 EST Date and times http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42558x59080271 Today I have noticed that the posting dates are wrong. The one that I and a few others posted yesterday are dated 8/7/14 or something like that, but should read 9/7/14. <BR> <BR> I wonder what this does to the postings <BR> Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:38:47 EST Week 1 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59068488 My goal this week is to get up every morning and do week 1 of Slim in 6, go to Tae Kwon Do Class Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Drink water everyday and track all calories eatern Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:38:20 EST Week One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59057875 I need to work out realistic ways to fit in my exercise because if it is not then I will give up. Once the kids are back at school on Monday it should be easy to fit in 10 minutes and I plan to do Spark Videos. <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we are going to a theme park so the amount of walking I will be doing will count as it is very hilly there. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Today I am struggling because we have a really busy day ahead. I am hoping to get in a spark video later on this ... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 05:50:51 EST Goals for week one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59057541 My goals for week one are simple - 10 minutes of intentional exercise each day and to drink 8 glasses of water. <BR> <BR> So far I have done two 12 minute workouts on two days this week, and went for a walk with the OH one day and a walk with my dad on the other. <BR> <BR> The water drinking is not so good - it's worse when I have days off work but I have seven days straight at work starting today so that should help the water drinking! Sat, 6 Sep 2014 03:05:03 EST Need help on what to do for a 10 minute work out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59048976 Should different types of exercises be done across different days? What types of exercise are recommended if one is just starting out? Yesterday for my 1st day of the 10 minute challenge, I did the 15 minute ab video. <BR> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 07:48:26 EST 10 minutes daily starting now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15423x42558x59035481 <em>521</em> <BR> 12 minutes of Wii Fit. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 22:23:31 EST just joined SPARK today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59034830 Hi all, my name is Connie and I just joined Spark today. I've been dieting and exercising for 5 weeks and I'm down 5 pounds but was needing more motivation and direction. Looks like Spark is the way to go! Loving this community already! Wed, 3 Sep 2014 21:16:23 EST Getting moving again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42558x59026739 Hi, I've just joined the challenge. I've been on and off with exercise for the last two years, I'd lose a bit and gain a bit. Due to work and stress etc I'm back to just under my highest weight. Consistent exercise is my biggest problem so I have challenged myself to 10 minutes a day, every day. Then I found this challenge so I've joined to try and give me a bit of accountability! Wed, 3 Sep 2014 04:20:19 EST 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