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2/28/15 11:52 P

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Good work. Keep it up.

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2/28/15 4:13 P

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Well, after a minor setback from doing way too many skater squats (ouch), I have gotten back on track. I have incorporated walking the dog, and dancing all the time, in addition to my daily walking routine. Loving the motivation, help and support.

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2/21/15 12:20 P

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I think I am doing ok , this has helped me to add more to my fitness program!! I am going to keep pushing forward.

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2/20/15 8:18 P

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I'm happy to say I'm sticking with the plan. Doing really well with the nutrition and the calories. Have been getting in exercise 6 days a week. Pushing myself to do a little more on the treadmill, a little faster, a little longer. Glad to be part of the team.

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2/19/15 11:52 A

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I've been building myself up to exercise at least 30 mins a day, which I am doing pretty well on and is losing weight also. But recently I've been thinking about ways I could get in more since I am at home most of the time.

I do my house work and make it work for me instead of me working for it. I usually watch TV before bed and I like to color. I have a couple of great coloring books. It helps me to distress the day away by focusing on something else.

However, I am now looking for a nice "stretching and relaxing" exercise that can help me sleep through the night, maybe?

I want to increase to an hour a day of exercising that counts and matters.

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2/16/15 12:57 A

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I am doing exercises in the morning (no one is more surprised than I am). Pushups - my shoulder got weak. Plank - again, for shoulders and abs. I'm looking for a good lower-back strengthening exercise; I tried Superman and while I'm apparently more flexible now, it doesn't seem to be helping the lower back.

I am also walking up one floor and taking the elevator up to my 5th floor office. People who see me on the ground floor look at me funny, but it's one more flight.

Will be working this week to visit people instead of picking up the phone - and since they're rebuilding our restrooms, my longstanding thought that I should use the restroom on another floor is something I now have no choice about.

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2/15/15 9:28 P

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I kept my dumb bells and stretch band next to my chair so I could exercise during odd times during the day.

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2/15/15 4:15 P

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The last 2 days I have gone early to the gym to warm up on the treadmill before strength or cardio classes!!

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2/12/15 5:01 P

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For the last 2 days, I have been waking up before the kids to work out on the treadmill and do my Spark video. This has helped me to limit the excuses in the evening - if I do more exercises in the evening, then those would be a bonus!

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2/10/15 7:18 A

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I have been walking my dogs twice a week, I know that is not daily but it is an improvement over what I was doing. I have a large yard and they are small dogs, so they get plenty of exercise.

At work on my 15 minute breaks I take 10 minute walks around the building.

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I have chronic pain, so its hard some days just to move. But I find that by just doing a little bit here and a little bit there, it can add up and help me be stronger.


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2/8/15 12:45 A

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I've been having a very difficult time with this challenge due to my PTSD, emoticon and the goal I set for myself of doing 90 minutes a day, 3X more than I was really used to doing. But I did it! emoticon And I'm proud of myself for staying with it. Because I've been having night terrors, which are the really bad nightmares that people with PTSD get, and my sleep schedule has been all messed up, it's been all over the map! emoticon But I did my exercise, and I am so glad. It's really a bright spot right now in my life, knowing that I'm building up my fitness level. emoticon Anyway, just to let everyone know, there's a SparkTeam called PTSD that's been giving me support, and you should definitely check it out if you have that or know someone who has it and would like help to support them with their issues. This is a good team! emoticon

Like I said, I've been having difficulty with my schedule. I always exercise after I've gotten enough sleep, to help prevent any injuries. And I make sure that a meal is in me. emoticon And then I'm off! emoticon I can do it. I set a timer for 1 hour. emoticon Then when that goes off, I set it again for a half hour. It's super easy that way, to just do it all in one chunk of time. That's been helping me. It relieves a lot of tension to know I'm done. emoticon

You wanted 2 creative ways I'm working in activity:

1) I'm exercising in my pajamas! Yay! I can do that because I'm exercising in the house, so it works. emoticon

2) I'm also using my slippers! Which I don't really like to do, but my walking shoes are dirty and I haven't had a chance to hand wash them like I would like. But I figure it's better than not getting in my workouts and it's like one of those shoes with minimal soles that they have out now. emoticon

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2/7/15 8:09 P

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Week 2
Had a great time today doing my weekly shopping. Instead of only walking down aisles that contained items I needed, I walked the whole store 3 times. Over 4000 steps.

Also made it to work early during the week to walk the halls before my shift started.

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I have been shoveling a lot of snow this week. We also have a puppy which is a work-out!!

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2/3/15 4:11 P

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For my week 2 exercise, I didn't let snow bother me. I traded my walking shoes in for water-proof hiking shoes and went for a walk on a beautiful snowy trail. I was the only one and it was so peaceful.

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2/3/15 8:22 A

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For my week 2 I carved out time either right before dinner or after to take a walk to increase my activity.

SEAOFCARNAGE, sorry about your car accident, but love your attitude about the biking!
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Sadly I crashed the car yesterday, if you can even call it that. Anyway I had issues getting stuff done yesterday, I did stay active, but not on what my intended activities were. The upside to not having a car is that now all of my errands must be done by bike! I used to bike everywhere and do everything by bike. When I moved to Cali I slumped, due to lack of people to go do stuff with and depression from being evacuated out of Africa and returning to a less than ideal living situation. I have since moved into a new place but my partner leaves his car with me during the week to get stuff done. I have ventured out on bike several times but when I just want to go get something done fast I cop out! Now I am being forced to use my bike and you know what? It is amazing!


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1/31/15 1:39 A

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Week 2-
I am prone to injury, so I dealt with yet another injury!
I added the 10-minutes from days that I missed to the following time I worked out - as per my plan.

I also walked a lot.

"There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps."

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4/26/15: some sort of weight loss from the previous week.
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1/29/15 9:06 P

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I have found daily consistency with the thought of always moving in everything I do. I now don't like sitting down for too long. I find myself standing up or moving while I am doing something. For instance I rocked, squatted, and toe touched the whole time while washing dishes by hand.... 45m! Most of my intended "just do something for 10m" end up to be 20-30m.

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1/27/15 5:47 P

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I have found that if I use a video I am familiar with, I can turn the volume down and then do some aerobic activity while watching TV. This only works if you are pretty much home alone, but since I am currently unemployed it works well for me. I even danced my way through the last Football game. I got a ton of minutes and steps in that way.


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1/26/15 4:28 P

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Week 2 has been difficult for me. I've managed to hit the 10 minute minimum, but some days just barely. I'm hoping to do some strength training tonight and Zumba tomorrow, but then I'll be traveling for 2 days with a packed schedule for business.

Any advice on exercise in an airport?

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1/26/15 4:09 P

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I stuck to it. Saturday after watching a movie, it was 11:30 at night. I really wanted to go to bed, but I went downstairs and hopped on the treadmill for a while to get in my activity for the day.

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My week 2 has been a bust so far. Only able to squeeze in one day out of 3 thus far-long hours at work plus hubby was out of town so that throws off my sleep. I know this is important to keep me on track for maintaining my loss - so I hope to recover starting today emoticon

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1/24/15 7:13 P

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Walked on the treadmill at least 20 minutes each day week 2. I didn't do the yoga I had planned on as I had a terrible cold and decided it was better to wait. I did walk a little faster than the 3 mph I did the first week.

Wise choices each day will get me where I want to be.


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1/20/15 8:43 P

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Finished Week 2 and feeling pretty good. The my time on the exercise bike has increased and I'm getting some walking/treadmill time in too. I also started going back to the gym 2x a week. Plan to add some yoga and try and get the gym visits up to 3x a week.

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1/20/15 3:13 P

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used resistance band while sitting on computer

Trying to eat healthy exercise daily, slow down my pace in life think positive and all in all get in Better Shape and Keep Heart healthy and enjoy the life God has given me.


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1/19/15 3:27 P

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I didn't even realize today was my first day of week 2, but what I did realize was that at the beginning of week 1 I struggled to get through a 10 minute yoga video. Today I did a 20 minute yoga video and was surprised when it finished. 20 minutes already?! The small addition of fitness is improving my ability to do more. I'm thrilled!

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1/18/15 9:46 A

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Starting week 2 today. The first week I did 20 minutes each day on the treadmill. This week I plan to continue with that and add 15 minutes of simple yoga 3 days a week. I lost 3.5 pounds last week and I'm sure the exercise helped immensely!
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1/17/15 10:44 A

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I brought my resistance bands to work and did videos on my break!

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End of 2nd week - I am getting my 10 minutes at least 5 x week. Mainly on my elliptical machine - and often go extra (up to 20). I'm also parking farther away when I am out and about, and taking the stairs at work more.

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1/8/15 9:06 P

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Day 10! Doing pretty good. Getting my 10 min in each day and more most days!

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I thought this was a New Year's thing. I'm only on day 3.

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Week 2 is completed. emoticon

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1/3/15 2:47 P

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I completed week 2 got a lot of walking in and did squats, push ups,and crunches this week.

Now on to week 3

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1/2/15 11:39 A

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12/31/14 7:11 P

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Day 11 completed. emoticon

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12/30/14 6:16 P

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“Exercise is a great leveler. It doesn't matter how rich you are, you can't just buy your way into a great body (or better health~ my words). You have to do the work. I find that comforting. It's one of the few things in life where we're all on a level playing field.” - Vinnie Tortorich

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Day 9 completed. emoticon

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Starting Week 2 lost 3 lbs in week 1
Did some push up and squats today

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Day 8 complete.

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12/23/14 12:48 P

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Hi I missed a little information on this challenge , but time to catch up. I am currently on a 65 day streak of at least 10 minutes of work out. Putting on the tracker has made me accountable to all who see. But more importantly to the Lord as He sees me all the time. I am excited to be challenged even when I am tired I will get a 30 to 70 minute fast walk in. Thank all you spark people who keep on moving and motivating.

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12/22/14 8:11 A

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DAY 7 completed exercise



Psalms 37:5 Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass.
His strength is available: Philippians 4:13.
He can meet every need. Philippians 4:19
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not unto thine own understanding, acknowledge him in all thy ways and he shall direct thy path. Proverbs 3:5-6
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12/21/14 12:53 P

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Day 6 Thank you for starting this challenge.



Psalms 37:5 Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass.
His strength is available: Philippians 4:13.
He can meet every need. Philippians 4:19
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not unto thine own understanding, acknowledge him in all thy ways and he shall direct thy path. Proverbs 3:5-6
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Day 5 whoo hoo! Thanks for starting this challenge.



Psalms 37:5 Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass.
His strength is available: Philippians 4:13.
He can meet every need. Philippians 4:19
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not unto thine own understanding, acknowledge him in all thy ways and he shall direct thy path. Proverbs 3:5-6
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Week2Day 4 emoticon going strong



Psalms 37:5 Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass.
His strength is available: Philippians 4:13.
He can meet every need. Philippians 4:19
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not unto thine own understanding, acknowledge him in all thy ways and he shall direct thy path. Proverbs 3:5-6
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completed Day 3 to minutes so far



Psalms 37:5 Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass.
His strength is available: Philippians 4:13.
He can meet every need. Philippians 4:19
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not unto thine own understanding, acknowledge him in all thy ways and he shall direct thy path. Proverbs 3:5-6
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12/17/14 10:36 A

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Psalms 37:5 Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass.
His strength is available: Philippians 4:13.
He can meet every need. Philippians 4:19
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not unto thine own understanding, acknowledge him in all thy ways and he shall direct thy path. Proverbs 3:5-6
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12/16/14 12:52 P

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Week two started for me yesterday. I really like this program because even if busy I can at least get in 10 minuts.

Blessings, Joyce
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12/16/14 11:46 A

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I started week 2 today and completed so far 20 minutes on the treadmill.
I started recording my food intake in a journal and water as well.
I had gained weight last week due to celebrating the holidays with friends and family. I am trying to be more on the alert this week. I want to ride the treadmill more daily in smaller segments and cook healthier meals.



Psalms 37:5 Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass.
His strength is available: Philippians 4:13.
He can meet every need. Philippians 4:19
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not unto thine own understanding, acknowledge him in all thy ways and he shall direct thy path. Proverbs 3:5-6
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End of week 2. I did 20 min per day on treadmill for week 2 @ 3MPH. Some days went up to 3.5MPH. The 3.5 MPH speed was more difficult than I expected, so I'll continue doing a mix of 3 & 3.5 MPH, changing speeds when I feel too challenged. For a couple of days I did some exercises while watching TV, but didn't most days. I'll try to do more of that next week.


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Hello

Have been averaging 30 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of fitness each day so far this week. Today is a rest day for me. I am really considering getting a fitness monitor. Anybody use a fitness tracker especially the Sparkpeople one. Your opinions would be great.

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12/12/14 2:52 P

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Today I did a 10 minute yoga routine (the routine I love to hate!), and also did a set of abdominal crunches (forgot to do these yesterday!). Am using intensive hurry-up housework for my cardio today - vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, and so on. Sure wish my battery for my step whachamaycallit hadn't died! NO idea how many steps - but bet it's a bunch! All told - 10 for yoga, 5 for abdominal crunches (ok - so I'm just a beginner!), and probably about 30 for cardio housework! Gave me up to a 1000 extra calories in my range! Woohoo!

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I am doing stretching and flexibility exercise today.

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Week 2 going well. I am considering a fitness wrist monitor to track all my activity. Haven't quite decided on one...would like one that monitors sleep as well. Cheers!!

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I have been fitting in exercise by doing exercise at work and also in between commercials. The minutes really add up. I also have been adding exercise to house cleaning by doing lunges while vacuuming and doing squats instead of bending over.

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Didn't exercise all weekend. emoticon
Was a struggle to back on my exercise plan this morning.
My goal is to get back to doing 30 minutes daily.

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I ride my exercise bike for 20 minutes on days I work and 40 on days I don't. I've also started parking near the back of the parking lot when I go shopping.

You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
Babe Ruth

"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." Scott Hamilton

Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
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Just starting week 2. Met the week 1 goals. It helped that I listened to comedy routines on Pandora radio while walking. Started with 15 min per day on treadmill @2.5 MPH, then went to 3MPH by the end of the week. I intend to do 20 min per day on treadmill for week 2, and to take a couple of the SP suggestions for adding other activities during the day.

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Week 2 day 1. Going well.

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I listen to music while I fold laundry and clean. My 14 year old is embarrassed but oh well. I prefer to take the steps over an elevator every day. Especially since I was stuck in one once.

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Week 2, Day 1 - still going strong!

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Sunday I start tracking my steps with a pedometer - goal is 5000 steps to start with

Live to Ride, Ride to make another healthy lifestyle change another day!

"I am not hung up on myself... I was practicing Yoga and got stuck."

" I am not always slow moving, but when I am, it is because I am practicing Tai Chi."

" To be like me, good or bad, is to be me, which by all laws of nature is an impossibility. So be yourself! "


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11/14/14 10:03 P

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I parked in the farthest parking space at the grocery store and the gym

Getting healthier one choice, one moment, at a time!

WE CAN DO IT!!!


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What's a "genie sit"?

Getting healthier one choice, one moment, at a time!

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I walk while talking on the phone and walk in place during commercials. i wear a pedometer to keep track of my steps and miles.

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11/12/14 7:28 P

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Being conscious of finding extra minutes to be active is helpful. Walking when on the phone...moving during the commercials...parking farther away from my destination. They are all little things but they really do add up. I am starting to look for opportunities to be more active

Step 1: Stop and think. Step 2: Take a deep breath. Step 3: Make a good choice.
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Working in extra minutes in downtime is my specialty. This week I am getting creative. While walking the dogs twice daily, extra long once, I will do lunges and wall squats against a tree while I am stopped.

I stretch in the morning from bedroom to bathroom, and do genie sit or wall squats during commercial breaks.

It does help to be conscious of the downtime, as I do not have 30 minutes to devote every day.



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1)
I live on the 3rd floor and the washing machine is in the basement, we have an elevator, but 1: I don't trust it(wires are hanging out of it) and 2: why should it move me, when I can move myself? :)

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I take the bus to/from school and work, so I get off 1 stop too early and walk the rest of the way

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If I have the time I walk from school to the train station. It's a good way to gear down after a long day.

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I have a rule that 1 thin piece of cake(or the equivalent) "costs" 2000 exercise minutes(but often I don't even wan't the cake I've been exercising for, when the day comes. And the cakeday can't be saved, it's a now-or-never moment!)

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I have started looking at exercise as something else than torture necessary for weight loss. It has become my "me-time", and I actually like it. Now it is just about building stamina, so I can start doing the sports and exercises I would like to try! :)




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Today I broke into an impromptu "belly dance" while I was doing the dishes. Just squeezing my abs on either side to pull my hips up, but it feels GREAT! And I did 5 modified pushups! YAY!

Getting healthier one choice, one moment, at a time!

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I got a fitbit for the crazy days when I can hardly find time for exercise which encourages me to park farther away to get in more steps.

During breaks in classes I try to remember to stand up and at least sway a little bit.

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." -Thomas Edison


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Gramma I do that too! :) Maybe I need to do it for a COUPLE of programs instead of just the one! :)

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While watching my favorite TV programs I walk during the commercials. emoticon

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MOST days I don't have any trouble at all getting in 10 minutes :) However, there are days when things are nuts and I only get house work done. Does housework count towards our "exercise" time for this challenge? Or only extra activities?

Getting healthier one choice, one moment, at a time!

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Doing my 10 min a day walk down and up my 'Killer Hill' and feeling great!
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So far, good overall. Been getting 10 minutes minimum daily.

Little by little, step by step, day by day.


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Finally back on track today after three days of missing. Ugh! Did 20 mins of yoga and 30 minutes of walking. It felt great to do them and re-start my streak. Looking forward to working out again tomorrow:-)

Your daily life is your temple and your religion.
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How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
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