Hi ya'll, I've not been on here much - just have entirely too many teams to deal with. So I'm voting myself off the island, since I've not been much of a player. I spend too much time online trying to check in with all the teams and feeling guilty when I don't. I need to spend that time EXERCISING and taking care of myself, so I can help others!! I haven't even been participating in teams I started - and that's a really sad state of affairs!!
We'll likely see each other around on the Spark, and you can always stop by my page and say "Hi!". I'd like to think I could eventually re-join the team (that is, if you'll have me back!!).
So just wanted to let you know (in case anyone notices when the count drops by one!).
Matthew 6:33-34 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
February Minutes: 182
Fitness Minutes: (45) Posts: 1 5/30/13 11:26 A
Hi, I'm new to sparkpeopleand firstly, I fell that I need to commend you for feeling like you have to workout depite your illness, that shows a level of dedication I have yet to reach! I'm a medstudent and need to tell you that when you are ill, there is nothing worse you can do for your body than putting any unnecessary strain on it. Rest sir! The more you rest, the sooner you'll get better (within reason) and the sooner you'll be able to get back on the horse. If you must work out, do as much as you can without strainig yourself. Get well soon =)
current weight: 165.0
Fitness Minutes: (23,210) Posts: 439 4/14/13 9:05 P
We need to give ourselves some slack when illness or injury gets in the way of doing what we think we "should." If all you can do is go back and forth to bathroom and that must add up to 10 minutes, count it! There was a question here recently that asked "How do we know when we are doing excellent on our daily check in?" that really gave me some insight because I hadn't put excellent at all (even days that I had gotten 10,000 steps). The answers were, are you doing all that you can? Then that's excellent. So for someone sick the minutes going back and forth in their home is "excellent." Hang in there. There will be days that you will be back to doing more.
Edited by: JENALLE1 at: 4/7/2013 (12:44)
Have a blessed day.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,130) Posts: 580 3/28/13 1:13 P
Hi----I have a problem with movement I have broke my ankle and recovering so I recovering well from that but also have Sciatic nerve in my back that flares up when I can move. So I will do the best I can. That is why I joined the 10 minute group right now.
4,702 Days since: Coke
Fitness Minutes: (3,130) Posts: 580 3/3/13 10:35 A
Movement is movement. The SP site says that even exercising a bit here and a bit there adds up so I would count the minutes because you are moving as much as you can at the moment. (And if you've walked back and fro to the bathroom a total of 34 minutes, you are doing the best you can!) Don't give up.
Pounds lost: 30.0
Fitness Minutes: (10,498) Posts: 488 3/2/13 11:30 A
I never count the walking I do around the house as exercise. I live a very sedentary life now, mostly sitting down in front of a computer or TV, but I'm sure getting up to walk to various rooms in my house throughout the day gives me 10 minutes or more of walking time, but I never count it as exercise because it is so little compared to people who are in school walking around campus or even people who work outside the house at jobs that don't keep them confined to a desk all day. Even when I was in school or working outside the house, I never thought of the walking I did as proper exercise, since it was a normal part of my day. In order to pass the PT tests I had to take every year, I needed to go to the gym to workout and also had to walk and jog as well, in addition to the daily walking I did at work. Putting a pedometer on and telling my boss or co-workers, or even myself, that I had exercised an hour a day just by walking around the office and that I didn't have to go to the gym or out to the track would be disingenuous and fooling myself as well. We need to up our exercise over what we normally do during the day and more trips to the loo on a particular day when you have the tummy bug doesn't seem kosher by my reckoning. I lost more than a six month streak of logging on to SP because I had my computer turned on and was on the calorie calculation page but forgot to hit the log in button one day. I was upset because I really was on the site and didn't get credit for it.
I have a dilemma. I have been fighting a little tummy bug this afternoon. When I got home from work I really felt like the most exercise I could tolerate was walking to and from the bathroom. My pedometer (which I wear every day) shows that I have walked for 34 minutes today.
I know that exercise does not necessarily need to be in consecutive minutes. Should I count that 34 minutes as my exercise for the day? It always shows up on my workout page, but I never count it.
Now, my dilemma. I have been on an exercise streak. I have worked out everyday, for at least 10 minutes for the past month. Do I need to start over? I hope not, but if I do, I do.
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