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10/19/14 6:35 A

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Even though my trainer disappointed me yesterday by not showing up, I kept moving at the gym and did a 30 minute workout in addition to maintaining my walking.

I'm Ruth and I live in NYC. I love Jazz!

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10/18/14 5:26 A

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Long term exercise goal: move, move move, every day, no matter how sore I am. If I don't feel like doing my stretching and strengthening program on a given day, go to Spark or YouTube for short workouts that I can complete. No excuses!! This is training for life!!
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10/2/14 9:58 A

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I've learned that it really is true that if I get started and do 10 minutes of exercise, most likely I'm going to keep going and do 30 or 40. The key for me is getting started. I've exercised on all but 2 of the 30 days of this challenge and feel pretty good about that. My goal is to continue with that kind of consistency and to add other exercises to those I'm already doing.

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10/1/14 4:45 A

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I have learned that exercise does not need to be painfully boring. I still need to develop my love for strength training, but I have found out that i am pretty comfortable with cardio (walking and biking).

My long term goals would be to keep up the fitness minutes I have been putting in (120 minutes most days, mainly by shifting my habits), and to increase strength/workouts.

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9/28/14 9:11 A

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I enjoy the fact that I have gone from being a couch/computer potato to being able to walk about 2 miles in 30 minutes in the 4 weeks I have been doing this and the 2 weeks I have been doing the walk a 5K in five week training program (on this site). I am also able to actually find and use the ab muscles I have (they have been getting stronger emoticon ) and I have a lot more energy to keep up with my children when my school work is done. I still cannot keep up with them on the weekend, but Rome was not built in a day.

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9/23/14 1:01 P

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I have a loop measuring 3/4 mile through neighborhood (mostly with street lights and sidewalks) all residential. I like walking this specific loop because I can go at dusk when I've run behind, or dawn when summer is sweltering by 8 am. I feel good about it because it's only 16-18 minutes (my pace is 24 minute mile for simpler daily tracking purposes) I started in August with Streak100 team, and then added our 10 Minute Fitness team here. My fitness minutes went from zero to 500 to over 1,000 when I add yoga or extended my loop! how cool is that! Enjoy!

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9/22/14 1:41 P

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Just starting week 4 today, actually yesterday, got my mile walk in, 10 min. spontaneous exercise was another half mile, and got my kitchen exercises done, and help hubby outside with moving machinery, so I really did get my exercise. Today as soon as my soap is over will get my walk done, and while watching soap I will get my PT exercises done and the Kitchen exercises done.

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9/21/14 10:54 P

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I finished my week four today but will continue to always have fitness in my daily life.
I was so busy today cooking home made dog food for my older dog which took me 4 hours. In spite of the fatigue I had afterwards, I could not go without getting out and power walking . I took my dogs out individually to add to my walking time and they have certainly profited by my new found sense of accountability to me.

I absolutely can not get through a day without doing some form of fitness and even on the days where I am tired I will do at least 30 minutes.

I am glad to have made this a habit because habits are hard to give up. This one is one of the best habits I have ever developed.
Thank you for this team that I will continue to remain with. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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9/21/14 5:22 P

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Took two walks for a total of 118 minutes, feel great, also did 32 push up on my streak day 83 of 100 day streak

I AM A FIGHTER, A WARRIOR I AM DETERMINED TO NOT BE OVER WEIGHT !!!!! I WILL NOT GIVE UP OR GIVE IN!!!!!
I WILL CONQUER!!!!

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

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9/17/14 7:11 P

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did 25 minutes of rookie training for 5K this morning. Week 2 day 2 then went for a walk with my dog this afternoon and then after dinner went power walking for 30 minutes by myself. Feels great

Susan from
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9/16/14 3:14 P

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that's awesome Kathryn.......................I love walking too!

today I went walking for 30 minutes, rode my stationary bike for 30 minutes did 1200 steps on my stair climber and 10 minutes of free weights at 8 lbs.

I feel great right now!

Susan from
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9/16/14 2:21 P

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Read a book about walking and it says you should walk 60 minutes 3 times a week and about 10 on the other days so I am doing the 60 minutes and 20 on the other days.

I AM A FIGHTER, A WARRIOR I AM DETERMINED TO NOT BE OVER WEIGHT !!!!! I WILL NOT GIVE UP OR GIVE IN!!!!!
I WILL CONQUER!!!!

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

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9/15/14 10:17 A

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Just starting week 4 today and as soon as I finish typing this I will be going out for a 60 minute power walk. I love my daily walks.
Tomorrow will be week 2 day one of training for a 5K which I am so looking forward to. I want to be able to run (not walk) a 5K thus I joined the group to train for that.

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9/14/14 1:49 P

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Day 76 of my 100 day streak of doing 25 push ups at a time, I also took a long morning walk

I AM A FIGHTER, A WARRIOR I AM DETERMINED TO NOT BE OVER WEIGHT !!!!! I WILL NOT GIVE UP OR GIVE IN!!!!!
I WILL CONQUER!!!!

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

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9/13/14 3:32 P

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WooHoo! Changing Turtle, You rock!

On my way to a healthier life.

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emoticon The scale is going down, the scale is going down emoticon All this added exercise is really helping. I love to exercise!!!!

I AM A FIGHTER, A WARRIOR I AM DETERMINED TO NOT BE OVER WEIGHT !!!!! I WILL NOT GIVE UP OR GIVE IN!!!!!
I WILL CONQUER!!!!

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

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9/13/14 9:46 A

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I will be completing week 4 today. But . . . . not completing the 10-min a day challenge. This has been one of the best challenges so far. I am exercising 10 mins a day and longer on most days.

I am enjoying it, especially my weekend walks. I'm looking forward to cooler weather to walk in the evening during the week.

I'm also hoping to be walking with my DH.

Happy Sparks to everyone.

On my way to a healthier life.

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9/11/14 1:23 P

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Starting this challenge I went from 10 mins cardio video a day to full on boxing/kickboxing 5 days a week. I've been really good about sticking with a routine, which I didn't do before. I've lost some inches and a few pounds. I learned that I really love to box and I plan on sticking with it from now on (which is also my future goal, to get keep at it & get better).

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9/6/14 5:19 P

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I'm starting week 4 today.

Morning walk 1.9 miles
2 hours shopping and walking around Walmart
Stationary bike later tonight

On my way to a healthier life.

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8/17/14 7:49 A

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Week 4 Day 6: 130 minutes walking...12047 steps

I can do this because I AM WORTH IT


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8/15/14 7:16 A

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Week 4 Day 5: 140 minutes walking...11842 steps

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8/14/14 2:49 A

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Week 4 Day 4: 83 minutes walking...4489 steps

I can do this because I AM WORTH IT


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8/13/14 12:48 P

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Week 4 Day 3: 62 minutes walking/recumbent bike...4489 steps (day off work and in a lot of pain)



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8/12/14 1:13 P

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My new goal is to increase my daily exercise from 10 minutes to 30 minutes. Continue wearing/tracking my pedometer/steps.

Stacey

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8/12/14 1:09 P

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Week 4 Day 2: 28 minutes walking...939 steps (day off work and in a lot of pain)


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8/11/14 7:44 A

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Week 4 Day 1: 124 minutes walking...11399 steps

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8/9/14 1:29 P

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End of week 4 for me. emoticon

Didn't try a whole lot of new things, but my goal was to consistently exercise and do the things I enjoy most, which are walking and swimming. This challenge "forced" me to plan ahead and make the time for fitness, each and every day. I've broken even on the scale, but overall I have more energy, mentally and physically.

I plan to continue the streak!

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7/19/14 12:36 A

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YaY! I did it!
The great thing about it is that I am now in the habit of doing 40+ minutes of cardio and am strength training 10+ minutes every day. Keep these challenges coming!

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7/15/14 5:02 P

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I didn't keep up with the message boards but I DID keep up with the exercise challenge! Although I'm at a bit of a weight plateau right now, I have been exercising at least 5 days per week, 25-35 mins per day, since March 20. I am thrilled to still be on my streak!

"I can't get there from anywhere but here."

Rewards:
[X] 2 weeks: New water bottle
[X] 1 month: New gym shoes
[X] 3 months/10% body weight: New workout clothes (still haven't bought these yet!)
[ ] Birthday: Come and gone, no idea what to get myself :-(
[X] Cool weather: new hiking stuff
[ ] ONEderland -- start planning our next major vacation!
[ ] Someday/bucket list goal: hike to Havasupai Falls (and out again...)


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7/11/14 8:10 P

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mid-week four, and now, hate to forget to strength train --- never thought I'd see the day.
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7/11/14 8:05 A

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How do I start the challenge over.

I fell off a stool and really hurt my foot.
I have screws in it from corrective surgery.
Think I may have done some damage.
Have an appointment with the surgeon on the 31st.
Haven't been able to fully complete the challenge.

So see you the next challenge

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7/7/14 7:49 P

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I just started week 4,but I figure reply to it right now in case I forget. 10 min per day is nothing to me, but some days harder than others since I do about 30-40 min 5 days per wk which also includes a 10 min dog walk everyday - so 30 min of actual cardio workout. In 4 wks I've lost 2 inches which I'm so happy and amazed just to be here and lost 6 lbs since started 1 month ago. Just want it to keep dwindling down. I can tell clothes a tad looser already. Aiming for flat tummy in the long term.

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7/5/14 11:07 A

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I agree - 10 minutes is nothing. This challenge fulfilled my goal - to gain control of my exercise instead of allowing my fear to control it! I'm in charge of my body! Yay!

Toni

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7/1/14 1:01 P

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I thought I would never do it but now 10 minutes is nothing! emoticon

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7/1/14 11:49 A

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Almost finished with week four I have learned so much in this past month and instead of saying or planning to workout I just do it and has made a big diferrence in my life and health.

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6/30/14 11:51 A

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There are no great acts of love, only small acts done with great love- Mother Teresa


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What a difference three weeks makes! From sedentary couch potato to a dog walking, yoga maniac with at least 6000 steps a day! I will keep up with this and will be looking around the site for a new challenge! I need to walk more!

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I am keeping up my streak of 120+ workout minutes a day. Now that it is a habit, I think I will keep on trying to do it.

There are no great acts of love, only small acts done with great love- Mother Teresa


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I am so excited I am almost finished with week four, I plan to keep going and I am happy that I stuck this out so far!

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Just about done. I have had 120+ minutes of exercise for the whole month of June. I hope to keep that streak going!

There are no great acts of love, only small acts done with great love- Mother Teresa


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6/26/14 11:44 P

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Almost done with this challenge and can't wait to get my trophy. Hopefully Ill continue the exercise habit. Did some major house cleaning today and I still have more to do but I am going to do a walking dvd anyway. Have a great day!!!

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.

~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~~


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In he beginning of week 4 I am happy and excited about being able to keep this up for more then just 5 days. In the past I would start to workout only until I give my self 1001 excuses to stop or to wait and start next week or the week after that.

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I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in this challenge. Makes me more aware of being active and accountable. My long-term goal is to continue to meet my daily steps goal (which I plan to increase by 500 steps every 2 wks as it's currently at 11,500). I will also continue crossfit 3-4 times per week.

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6/24/14 9:42 P

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Well here I am in week 4!!!It went really fast!! I exercised during my mini vacay over the weekend. I just walked for 20 minutes each day. When I got back I had alot to do so I did miss Mondays exercises. But today I was back to the 20 minute workout that has become a habilt rather than a hassle. I hope I can continue after this challenge. maybe Ill do another challenge as well so I can become healthieer and more disciplined.

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.

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6/19/14 3:46 P

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I am setting my long term goal to do 3 10 min workout videos a week. I am going to continue to consciously exercise 10 mins per day. This challenge has helped me rethink my day and find time for myself.

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This challenge has helped me so much. I started walking 10 min. a day and doing a few other things like weights for the arms, swiss ball and some yoga. Now into week for I'm walking 2 miles a day and I'm feeling stronger. emoticon

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My longtime goal challenge is to keep my 10,000 steps streak going for as long as I can and to keep doing the little 10 to 15 minutes videos to add changes to my daily exercise!

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Phil 2:3-4.


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This challenge has been fun to think of something different to do each day to add 10 more minutes of exercise to my day.

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Phil 2:3-4.


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You're so right to say make your exercise fun! I, along with my sister tried out her new Wii Just Dance. We had so much fun that we exercised much longer than we thought we would.
I'll certainly be doing that again. emoticon

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Well done great

How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed.

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Did a 12 minute seated core exercise yesterday. Walked with Leslie Sansone's DVD. Manages 11,000 steps. It does get easier. emoticon

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I think we found this when we started but after week one it seemed to get shorter and I found that is is easy to to do 20 or 30 minutes.

THe most I have done in one go was a 105 or so. It felt good in the end.



How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed.

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I found at the beginning of the challenge, 10 minutes seemed to be a lot longer than it actually was. I kept thinking, as I was exercising, 10 minutes must be done by now. I'd check the clock and only 5 minutes had passed.

As the challenge continued those 10 minutes started going by faster and at times found myself wanting to surpass the ten minute mark and I did so, on several occasions!

I will continue doing a few minutes of exercise each day. When I start feeling I want to do more, I am going to start going on hikes in places with scenic views. Fundy National Park has several hiking trails. I will probably start there.

My long term goal is to get in really good shape so that I can go hiking in Norway next year without getting exhausted after only a short jaunt.

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In the 3 weeks prior to this last week I have enjoyed finding different types of new exercises. There are several different 10 or 15 minute videos to follow here on SP and I know now that I can sneak those in through out the week to get in some extras.

Reset some of my goals last night and I will revisit those each day to stay on plan.

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Phil 2:3-4.


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Thanks for the encouragement. I can see where it would be beneficial to keep on going and pay it forward to those starting. Nice that you stuck around. I believe I will as well!


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Well done on completing the challenge. I finished last July (I think) and have carried on. It helps others and it helps to keep me motivated. It also helps to make friends.

Try and stick with it as there is a lot of help on this team and you maybe able to help as well



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My streak is done - tho I think I will likely continue working on an extra 10 minutes every day anyway. I like the challenge of finding ways to sneak it in.

Long term goals are to continue with 10k plus steps daily, (made it thru may and still going strong) and add 30 minutes of general extra physical activity for June. Will add another element in August and see how I am doing from there. Eating healthier and making better choices.

My tried and true is walking, and I find ways to sneak that in all day every day! Let's keep making strides forward!


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Suess

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great work


How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed.

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Week 4 already, I have been doing good getting at least 10K steps in a day,many days it was over 15K, working on strength training about 3 times a week.
Long term goals, stay with the at least 10K steps on work days and 15K on days off, try to get that stability ball pumped up next week, the pump that came with it is defective so I need to go get a new one and do some core exercises. I do have a space problem with it right now but hope to take care of that next week also.
Walking is my best bet on exercise, like to do hiking over the pastures and woods on my farm, working on strength exercises on upper arms and shoulders, have a core of 5 exercises to do on SP.

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finish your streak~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
*Been doing good about not missing workouts
*Going to the zoo at least 2xs a week with kids. LOTS of walking!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Set your long-term exercise goals~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
*Focus on burning more calories. *More workout dvds *Spark workout videos at least 30 minutes a day

~~~~~~~~~~Stick with your favorite fast and fun workout~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Treadmill is the easiest for me. If I can't do anything else, I do that. I like the stability ball workouts with Coach Nicole. NEW YOU workouts.

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It is great how we learn to do these things with an injury, mind in the right place I think.

Well done


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See what you are made of by joining the 100 day challenge.

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Dealing with foot issues but still walking at least 2 miles most days

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Now that is a good advet for the this team emoticon

How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed.

Join the 10 minute challenge and get exercising.

See what you are made of by joining the 100 day challenge.

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My goal for this month long challenge was to work to develop the habit of exercising at least a little bit every day even if it is just for 10 minutes. I really feel that it has made a difference in the way that I plan out my day and what my body expects of me. I'm really glad that I joined this challenge and hope to keep it up over the upcoming months.

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KARYNLYNN17 I too cannot do too much exercise at a time due to having arthritic hips and knees. I don't think you should feel despondent at not being able to do as much as others although I have to admit to having similar feelings myself when I see how much they are able to achieve. If I were younger and if I didn't have arthritic joints I'm sure that I could match some of the things that others do (bar running because I don't think that was ever my forte). Just do what you can and gradually you will be able to do more. Just managing what you have done so far is great and you should be congratulated on your achievement.

GENERAL - I walked 20 minutes today through a mixture of sun and showers. Was a good walk even for the showers.

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Flew home on Sunday after a week of walking 65 miles plus swimming and the gym. Got home at 0100 and got to bed at about 0200 yesterday morning. Could not get up to hike with the dogs so just counted yesterday as a day of rest. I did walk at work as normal. Today I got the dogs out on the 44 minutes short trail and I will dance tonight. I am finishing up this challenge this week and still feel disappointed that what I logged in this SP system only shows up in my own trackers. Probably will stick to challenges on Fitbit from now on.

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Didn't sleep well the night before last. I only had 4.5 hours of sleep and although I slept for 8 hours last night the deficit caught up with me today. I did manage 10 minutes on the Wii doing Step but that was all I could manage today.

Taking two steps forward and one step back is still progress!SP


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Did CoachNicole's 28 day BootCamp 12 minute Cardio Burst today plus the warm up and cool down. Also Wii step for 10 minutes.

Taking two steps forward and one step back is still progress!SP


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Rest day today so no exercise recorded.

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I don't know how this team site adds up fitness minutes but it's bogus. I am ranked as having 330 minutes on the team digest for the month of May. None of my days in May add up to 330. I have a total of 695 minutes in May. Why is it ranking me so far off from what I have actually done? Anyone know? It makes me feel like I have worked really hard for nothing. I know I am challenging myself in this challenge but it sure would be nice to see that what I did actually counted.

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WATP 2mile walk 30 mins.

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15 minutes walk today.

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I hiked 12.97 miles yesterday and another 9 today. I am sunburned and not walking very fast at all but I am continuing to move. Also got some swimming in.

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I've done WATP today for 23 minutes. About all I could manage today.
Editing to say I have done 15 minutes strength training with the resistance tubes this afternoon.

Edited by: MARUKI52 at: 5/1/2014 (14:42)
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All of us started this challenge at different fitness levels and for different reasons. I needed some motivation to keep going and my other team seems to have faded out. I had stopped going to the gym when I quit my job on the mainland and I was basically just going to work and home to the bathtub then to bed. I have always been good at challenging myself as long as I have others that are doing the same thing. I am hiking the trails near my house for hours a day and loving it. It keeps me happy with my job and keeps me from spiraling into depression. I intend to keep this up. Today I started my vacation and already put in a 7 3/4 mile power hike/walk. I sure miss my 4 legged hiking buddies! Tomorrow I think I will hit the gym and the beach and walk but not with so much intensity. My entire 4th week of the challenge has me sitting in work out heaven on a beach with a fabulous gym

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I just reread the data for this challenge. Then I went back to the week 1 introduction that I wrote. I have felt discouraged the last two days. So many people speak of long walks/hikes or hours spent at gym. I need to face that I may never be able to do these things. I was a runner when I was young. But my statement when I started this challenge is I can barely walk to the mailbox. I have done much more than that and some pain is reduced. I needed enough exercise to reduce my blood sugar levels. This morning's FBS was 135 - that is a major change for me.

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I am down 2 pounds over the month. I was in maintenance but I love I have gone 5 weeks with doing 10 mins a day minimum and I have more energy in the morning and stay more relaxed.
I really like this the gym machines and walking I will do every other day during week!

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Hopefully 10 min a day will be a habit now! I am motivated because it brought me down 10 pounds!

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I completed the challenge yesterday. Got in 210 minutes of fitness in today. I had 180 of cardio and 30 minutes of strength.

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I've been busy this past week. I haven't been able to post much....my cat is gravely ill and we've been running back and forth to the vets.
I still worked out but not as much as I wanted to.
Did some yard work for 3 days and walked. Stretches and a few videos.

What I did learn was that even doing 30 minutes of exercise a day consistently, moves me in the right direction...forward. It's so much more than I used to do, but I still want to do more. I've learned not to overwhelm myself because I will quit. The tortoise won the race. emoticon


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Falling is inevitable. The challenge is to get up and keep the end in site.

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Hello all,

DId 120 minutes of heavy cleaning today. One day left in the challenge.

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DId forty minutes of fitness in today.

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Completed Week 4, today last day. Did 31 minutes of Cardio.

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Hello all,

MS- Congrats on your weight loss. You are an inspiration. I pray that you will have continued success. I too have fibro but I do not allow it to stop me from exercising.

Plan to do two a day workouts three times a week this week. I actually feel guilty if I don't exercise and I do it. I am loving doing morning exercises and I am doing the April rise and shine challenge. I am on my 6th day of eating a healthy breakfast and doing morning exercise.

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Well I'm feeling pretty good about myself ....after starting my journey May 27th 2013 I have lost 82 pounds and I am two pounds away from being under 200 since early school days. I started in a size 24 and now wear 14 comfortably ( for a month I occasional would put them on to wear briefly but they were so tight it wasn't comfortable)...now they are loose.
I have Fibromyalgia so it is a struggle to exercise, but no pain no gain. I need to do it more but it's a work n process. This Spark site is great for counting calories and these little challenges help me. Have a great day all :)

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Hello all,

The last week of the challenge. I had 400 minutes of cardio this week and 150 minutes of strength. I plan to do two a day workouts this week three times a week. I also have been doing HITT which is High Intensity Interval Training through Jessica Smith You tube channel.

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