Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
ALLIESMOMMY's Photo ALLIESMOMMY SparkPoints: (12,236)
Fitness Minutes: (3,676)
Posts: 241
3/31/15 10:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Have you set your long-term fitness goals? emoticon

So what are some of your long-term fitness goals? My long term fitness goals are to continue working on the couch to 5K plan until I finish it and then I think I will try the 10K program.

What are your plans to help you meet those goals? I am going to be walking everyday for at least 30 minutes every day and also doing strength training every other day.

Nikki - Michigan - US - Eastern Time Zone


 current weight: 181.0 
 
204
183
162
141
120
KIMKL3's Photo KIMKL3 Posts: 20
3/31/15 9:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Now that it is nice outside it is easy to put in extra exercise time. Even outside chores.

 May Minutes: 642
 
0
90
180
270
360
CANNONSMC's Photo CANNONSMC Posts: 247
3/29/15 11:30 A

My SparkPage
Reply
Finished week four

WHITETIGER5112's Photo WHITETIGER5112 SparkPoints: (4,650)
Fitness Minutes: (1,105)
Posts: 8
3/11/15 1:13 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I have to admit that this really helped propel me toward more consistent exercising. It seems once I get started with the 10 minutes (jump roping, walking, strength training) I am motivated to do more. Some nights I even feel let down if I have to cut my walking short (as I often do when I watch my grandson). Thank you.

 current weight: 215.0 
 
227
201.5
176
150.5
125
FLRED12 Posts: 3,059
3/8/15 11:49 P

Send Private Message
Reply
This challenge was really helpful.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Chinese philosopher Laozi
BERTIEANN's Photo BERTIEANN Posts: 14
3/8/15 8:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I was thinking the same thing! I had a slump that lasted about 5 days, so I want to start it over again, too.

 current weight: 142.8 
 
149.2
144.4
139.6
134.8
130
LPORTER2015's Photo LPORTER2015 SparkPoints: (13,561)
Fitness Minutes: (4,742)
Posts: 259
3/7/15 7:41 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have completed Week 4, but I feel that I want to redo this challenge again starting tomorrow!

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.

Maya Angelou


 Pounds lost: 8.9 
 
0
10
20
30
40
LACOOK2014's Photo LACOOK2014 SparkPoints: (22,042)
Fitness Minutes: (14,951)
Posts: 304
3/1/15 4:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I will keep on going I do take one day off per week unless I am sick. This has been good for me and I am feeling pretty good!! emoticon

Be Patient, Be Persistent.

Lisa

NEVER GIVE UP!!

Central Time





 May Minutes: 870
 
0
350
700
1050
1400
SEAOFCARNAGE's Photo SEAOFCARNAGE SparkPoints: (17,228)
Fitness Minutes: (11,631)
Posts: 258
2/15/15 12:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
And due to the fact that I have not been receiving pre-service assignments I have spent the last three days running willy nilly to get stuff done. Sadly this means that I have not really been following my plan. I still think I was active enough, just not to the level that I wish to be. :( I did spend many hours on my bike yesterday. so that is a win.


"UNLESS, unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not" ~The LORAX

Be the change you wish to see in the World~ Gandhi www.seaofcarnage.wordpress.com


 Pounds lost: 23.0 
 
0
18.25
36.5
54.75
73
SEAOFCARNAGE's Photo SEAOFCARNAGE SparkPoints: (17,228)
Fitness Minutes: (11,631)
Posts: 258
2/12/15 12:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
In it to win it! This week I have been overwhelmed by life. I did still manage to get workouts in. On Monday was a huge stress filled day, so I wanted to drink really bad, instead I pushed out two intense cardio blast workouts! So that was a win!


"UNLESS, unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not" ~The LORAX

Be the change you wish to see in the World~ Gandhi www.seaofcarnage.wordpress.com


 Pounds lost: 23.0 
 
0
18.25
36.5
54.75
73
TRYINGOVER's Photo TRYINGOVER SparkPoints: (7,948)
Fitness Minutes: (1,944)
Posts: 150
2/7/15 5:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This challenge has been amazing. I finally stopped making excuses and only missed my 10 minutes one day (when I was very sick). In addition, I have more confidence in my ability to exercise and fit exercise into my schedule.

In fact, my long term goal is to run in a 5K supporting CAPSA (citizens against physical and sexual abuse). The 5K is on the same day that I graduate from school and I think it will be a great way to mark a new chapter in my life as a more fit person and a graduate. I am going to meet this goal by shifting from the 10 minute minimum a day to spark people's 5K walk/jog and run training programs.

I take a beta blocker for migraines and will be scheduling an appointment with my doctor to discuss the increase in exercise and intensity. I want to do this the healthy way. I want to be fit, and for the first time in my life I'm realizing that being fit takes the same work and dedication that everything else I've achieved takes. But I've achieved a lot, and I can achieve this too. This challenge has shown me that I can make myself and my health a priority.


 current weight: 208.4 
 
226
219.25
212.5
205.75
199
KWRIGHT42 SparkPoints: (3,706)
Fitness Minutes: (3,626)
Posts: 5
2/6/15 6:53 P

Send Private Message
Reply
My long term goal is to get healthy, look, and feel good! I feel good about my progress and realize I have accomplished so much in one month. I also realize that even when I have a bad day I can still stick with this. I'm in this for the long run! emoticon

 current weight: 191.8 
 
217
207.75
198.5
189.25
180
BOOBERRY's Photo BOOBERRY Posts: 3,091
2/4/15 1:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
long term keep doing what I can no matter how much as long as I am moving that is a good thing . emoticon

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.


 May Minutes: 648
 
0
150
300
450
600
SPEDED2's Photo SPEDED2 Posts: 1,375
1/11/15 8:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Today is day 1 of week 4.

Jeanne ~ Mid-MO

Pray for Peace!


Total SparkPoints: 46,610
 
40,000
42,499
44,999
47,499
49,999
SparkPoints Level 16
BLUE7684's Photo BLUE7684 SparkPoints: (37,666)
Fitness Minutes: (30,860)
Posts: 306
1/10/15 5:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Challenge is over this week and it kept me focused and steady. I did at least 10 minutes of exercise everyday for the past four weeks!!! Have no plans on breaking my streak!! Currently in walking challenge so Spark On Everyone!!!

 May Minutes: 2,475
 
0
90
180
270
360
125TOLOSE's Photo 125TOLOSE SparkPoints: (5,107)
Fitness Minutes: (2,915)
Posts: 229
1/5/15 9:44 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I finished this challenge! Woohoo! Right now I am on day 11 of a 10 minutes of exercise streak and am going to see how long I can keep it going. I wish the rest of you luck in 2015!

~125TOLOSE~


 current weight: 256.0 
 
275
243.75
212.5
181.25
150
125TOLOSE's Photo 125TOLOSE SparkPoints: (5,107)
Fitness Minutes: (2,915)
Posts: 229
1/1/15 5:35 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I am almost done with week 4 and just started the January Jumpstart today. I am hoping I can keep my streak going long after this challenge ends.=)

~125TOLOSE~


 current weight: 256.0 
 
275
243.75
212.5
181.25
150
7HEISTHEANSWER's Photo 7HEISTHEANSWER Posts: 868
12/30/14 11:23 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
completed my goals for today



LIVING_IT_NOW's Photo LIVING_IT_NOW Posts: 63
12/21/14 9:10 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Beginning of week 4. I will walk at least 25 min x 5 days. I walk at 3.5 MPH for most of the time, lower MPH for warm up & cool down. This week, I will go to 30 min x 5 days, and will walk at 4 MPH for at least 5 of the 30 minutes. I will do strength exercises while watching TV.



I am changing what I WANT to eat, not just WHAT I eat.


 Pounds lost: 20.0 
 
0
15
30
45
60
KURTZIE1998's Photo KURTZIE1998 SparkPoints: (22,743)
Fitness Minutes: (8,435)
Posts: 1,869
12/7/14 12:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
NUTINLOOKSLIKE a great goal, I just completed mine 5k yesterday. I walked, (too old to risk running and falling). I did a virtual one, signed up on sparks, I walked to my radio and watched my walk workout on beaches of St Lucia. When you sign up for the race on that day there will be a spot for you to record your time. If you have tracker that will record on your tracker page. Good luck I know you can do it.

Blessings, Joyce
"Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams

"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials." - Chinese Proverb



 current weight: 209.8 
 
209.8
206.35
202.9
199.45
196
STORMIE62's Photo STORMIE62 SparkPoints: (58,381)
Fitness Minutes: (46,879)
Posts: 1,718
12/7/14 11:53 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My long term goals are to lose 55 lbs. Remain Smoke free and have back surgery.

My short term goals are broken down by 12 months:

Weigh 200 lbs. by the end of Dec. 2014 -
Weigh 195 lbs. by the end of Jan. 2015 -
Weigh 190 lbs. by the end of Feb. 2015 -
Weigh 185 lbs. by the end of Mar. 2015 -
Weigh 180 lbs. by the end of Apr. 2015 -
Weigh 175 lbs. by the end of May. 2015 -
Weigh 170 lbs. by the end of June 2015 -
Weigh 165 lbs. by the end of July. 2015 -
Weigh 160 lbs. by the end of Aug. 2015 -
Weigh 155 lbs. by the end of Sept. 2015 -
Weigh 150 lbs. by the end of Oct. 2015 -
Weigh 145 lbs. by the end of Nov. 2015 -


Edited by: STORMIE62 at: 12/7/2014 (11:54)
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! "


 current weight: 223.6 
 
223.6
202.7
181.8
160.9
140
NUTINLOOKSLIKE's Photo NUTINLOOKSLIKE SparkPoints: (19,020)
Fitness Minutes: (9,756)
Posts: 1,726
11/29/14 3:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm going to check into the C25K program :) Thanks for the suggestion, LULU! Maybe we can do it together? :)

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

WE CAN DO IT!!!


 Pounds lost: 7.0 
 
0
17.5
35
52.5
70
LULUHARRISON's Photo LULUHARRISON Posts: 568
11/28/14 12:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
What a fantastic goal, NUTINLOOKSLIKE! Are you going to use the C25K program? I would love to run again, but I will have to work up to that.

Lulu,
EST
2015 Spring 5% Challenge


 Pounds lost: 28.0 
 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
NUTINLOOKSLIKE's Photo NUTINLOOKSLIKE SparkPoints: (19,020)
Fitness Minutes: (9,756)
Posts: 1,726
11/26/14 10:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goal is to be able to do a 5k by my birthday! I'm going to start training for that on Friday, I think :)

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

WE CAN DO IT!!!


 Pounds lost: 7.0 
 
0
17.5
35
52.5
70
SPINSTER321's Photo SPINSTER321 SparkPoints: (39,744)
Fitness Minutes: (12,596)
Posts: 742
11/21/14 10:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Still doing 10 minutes minimum daily, but forgetting to add it here. Today - according to my tracker, 45 minute run-walk event (along with 8 minutes strength training and 20 minutes stretching).

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


 Pounds lost: 10.0 
 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50
MBTEPP's Photo MBTEPP SparkPoints: (58,689)
Fitness Minutes: (28,596)
Posts: 1,125
11/21/14 8:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It's hard to believe week 4 is here already! The extra daily effort has become effortless, and I feel stronger because of the varying nature of the workouts. The dogs have enjoyed the extra long walks, and so have I. I work in lunges and squats along the way.

I have found many new workouts on YouTube and for quicker ones, I love our very own Nicole and her library of workouts.

I have a renewed commitment to working out on a daily basis, and with the holidays I need the commitment. I am taking 2 weeks off from running after my race on Thanksgiving. I will continue strength and cardio daily to ward off any unwanted pounds through the new year.

Great challenge!

emoticon

MB
I am not lost, I am exploring. ~Jana Stanfield

PRs
Hero HM, 10/19/2014 2:34:27
Hero 10K, 10/13/2013 1:07:51
Space Race 5K, 09/21/2014 30:56
Fall Frolic 4M, 11/02/2014 41:07

Asheville, NC 1st HM, March 16th, 2014.


I am running from dementia.


0 Days until:  Chicago Spring HM
 
50
37
25
12
0
MTCAFF's Photo MTCAFF Posts: 14
11/21/14 7:49 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Making the 10 minute commitment has gotten me back into the gym everyday for 45-60 minute workouts. My energy level is so much higher than it used to be.

 Pounds lost: 22.0 
 
0
7.25
14.5
21.75
29
SPINSTER321's Photo SPINSTER321 SparkPoints: (39,744)
Fitness Minutes: (12,596)
Posts: 742
11/18/14 11:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Forgot to do 10 minutes today. emoticon Walked over 6200 steps, though. Back at it tomorrow.

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


 Pounds lost: 10.0 
 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50
SPINSTER321's Photo SPINSTER321 SparkPoints: (39,744)
Fitness Minutes: (12,596)
Posts: 742
11/17/14 11:17 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Arc trainer 25 minutes & stationary bike 15 minutes. Also totaled 11,416 steps.

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


 Pounds lost: 10.0 
 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50
RDEE22's Photo RDEE22 Posts: 8,978
11/14/14 6:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Feeling great. Now I am moving again!

"Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears."
Nola
Two Rocks
Western Australia.

Team Leader "Sparkies Down Under."

Team Leader "One For All and All For One"


 current weight: 172.0 
 
222
209.5
197
184.5
172
RDEE22's Photo RDEE22 Posts: 8,978
11/12/14 5:50 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
40 mins on the treadmill today. Just keep moving!! emoticon

"Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears."
Nola
Two Rocks
Western Australia.

Team Leader "Sparkies Down Under."

Team Leader "One For All and All For One"


 current weight: 172.0 
 
222
209.5
197
184.5
172
SHESMITH1's Photo SHESMITH1 SparkPoints: (62,069)
Fitness Minutes: (34,961)
Posts: 3,006
11/11/14 12:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I plan to see how long I can keep my streak going. At this point, I do NOT want to start over! I keep an exercise band in the kitchen to do spots of strength training while cooking. If I come to the end of the day and have not gotten in at least 10 dedicated minutes of exercise, I either go for a brisk walk or do a strength routine.

Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. A. Einstein


 current weight: 135.0 
 
145
138.75
132.5
126.25
120
DOTTIEJANE1's Photo DOTTIEJANE1 SparkPoints: (144,851)
Fitness Minutes: (117,624)
Posts: 5,512
11/11/14 7:40 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am increasing my steps and using dvd's as cooler days are here .

CST mo


 Pounds lost: 85.0 
 
0
37.5
75
112.5
150
SPARKYFLOWER's Photo SPARKYFLOWER Posts: 1,228
11/9/14 12:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Going to join it again and this time I will do a different exercise. I am going to do the Elliptical every day for 30 minutes total emoticon in 10 minute increments. I hate the elliptical so this will be more of a challenge for me.

 current weight: 128.0 
 
165
153.75
142.5
131.25
120
4EVRYOUNG2's Photo 4EVRYOUNG2 Posts: 2,124
11/9/14 10:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am so proud of myself for sticking with working out on the elliptical every morning for the past 4 weeks!

emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am not going to stop just because the challenge is over, but continue to build on how long I work out on it each morning.

Kath - Anchorage, Alaska


Courage is... doing what you're afraid to do. -Eddie Rickenbacker

No matter what anyone says--no matter what you might believe--it can be done!


 Pounds lost: 13.0 
 
0
21.5
43
64.5
86
RDEE22's Photo RDEE22 Posts: 8,978
11/9/14 1:27 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Feeling good emoticon

"Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears."
Nola
Two Rocks
Western Australia.

Team Leader "Sparkies Down Under."

Team Leader "One For All and All For One"


 current weight: 172.0 
 
222
209.5
197
184.5
172
SPARKYFLOWER's Photo SPARKYFLOWER Posts: 1,228
11/8/14 8:03 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon by Sparkyflower

Sunday Nov.2 30 minutes of stair climbing
Monday Nov. 3 30 minutes stair climbing
Tuesday Nov. 4 30 minutes of stair climbing
Wed Nov 5 30 minuted of stair climbing
Thurs Nov. 6 30 minutes of stair climbing
Friday Nov 7 30 minute of stair climbing
Sat. Nov 8 30 minute of stair climbing

This one exercise has helped me get over a broken leg and to make my body stronger. I love it and will continue it as long as I can. Your challenge made me more dedicated to it.

 current weight: 128.0 
 
165
153.75
142.5
131.25
120
REBECKY441's Photo REBECKY441 SparkPoints: (45,438)
Fitness Minutes: (3,700)
Posts: 3,885
11/3/14 4:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon

~~~Becky~~~

~Pacific Time Zone~
West Highland White Terrier Fans Co-Leader
teams.sparkpeople.com/westhighland



 Pounds lost: 10.0 
 
0
22.5
45
67.5
90
RETIREESMITH's Photo RETIREESMITH SparkPoints: (54,259)
Fitness Minutes: (78,609)
Posts: 1,530
11/2/14 11:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Week 4
Day 1--17 min.
Day 2--80 min.
Day 3--96 min.
Day 4--101 min.
Day 5--53 min.
Day 6--39 min.
Day 7--100 min.

Edited by: RETIREESMITH at: 11/8/2014 (23:29)
Go team! Stay strong!


Total SparkPoints: 54,259
 
50,000
52,499
54,999
57,499
59,999
SparkPoints Level 17
DIAMOND102's Photo DIAMOND102 Posts: 9,176
11/2/14 9:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon emoticon

 current weight: 218.0 
 
244
226.75
209.5
192.25
175
REBECKY441's Photo REBECKY441 SparkPoints: (45,438)
Fitness Minutes: (3,700)
Posts: 3,885
11/2/14 2:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon

~~~Becky~~~

~Pacific Time Zone~
West Highland White Terrier Fans Co-Leader
teams.sparkpeople.com/westhighland



 Pounds lost: 10.0 
 
0
22.5
45
67.5
90
TALAMAR's Photo TALAMAR SparkPoints: (33,222)
Fitness Minutes: (37,251)
Posts: 751
10/28/14 9:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have developed an exercise routine that keeps me active and slows down the weight gain caused by my medication.

My long term goal is to stick to my routine. I plan on doing this by scheduling my workouts ahead of time. I already have two log books set up and ready to go. The logs give me a ready-to-go workout to turn to as soon as I wake up. They also provide a record of my progress which keeps me motivated.

This challenge has shown me that I have more free time than I thought. I've taken control of my time and dedicated blocks of it to exercise. Now, my friends expect me to be exercising during those time blocks. By letting my friends know how important this time is to me I have cut down on interruptions. Occasionally my friends will join in with me.

Patience. Balance. Moderation.

"Fly on the wings of Despair!" --Kamelot


 current weight: 150.0 
 
203
187.25
171.5
155.75
140
DIAMOND102's Photo DIAMOND102 Posts: 9,176
10/28/14 12:55 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Some of the exercising I am doing to reach my challenge .

Edited by: DIAMOND102 at: 10/28/2014 (00:58)
 current weight: 218.0 
 
244
226.75
209.5
192.25
175
MIIMA-ME-MY's Photo MIIMA-ME-MY Posts: 6,118
10/27/14 2:06 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Have you set your long-term fitness goals?

- Yes.

So what are some of your long-term fitness goals?

- To maintain within weight goal range and to maintain physical daily activity.

What are your plans to help you meet those goals?

I plan to:

- Maintain healthy eating habits (and no more dining out)
- Keep working at adding Strength Training to my routine, one day at the time
- Keep drinking that water
- Get those 8 hours of sleep every night (I haven’t done too well with that so far…)

How has integrating 10 minutes of fitness into your day helped change your perspective on exercise?

Trying to reach that 10,000 steps/day made me do simple things I wouldn’t have done if I had not carried a stepper, such as leaving my car at the doctor’s office and walking to the pharmacy and back, parking at the very end of the parking lot when going to the store, taking the stairs instead of the elevator,…; simple things that add up and make a difference.

I have lost 11lbs since the beginning of this challenge, at the beginning of October!  emoticon


Edited by: MIIMA-ME-MY at: 10/27/2014 (02:12)
Gam zu l'tova



 current weight: -4.2  under
 
5
2.5
0
-2.5
-5
DIAMOND102's Photo DIAMOND102 Posts: 9,176
10/26/14 10:41 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
75 on my side and I am continuing on to reach the challenge to lose 3 lbs. by the end of November.

 current weight: 218.0 
 
244
226.75
209.5
192.25
175
LEANNARW's Photo LEANNARW SparkPoints: (73,207)
Fitness Minutes: (60,740)
Posts: 1,624
10/25/14 9:19 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goal is to get down to 150 pounds.

How will I do this? Staying on track with both exercise and tracking my food.

I have learned a huge lesson from this challenge. In the past I looked at things as all or nothing. Therefore, if I didn't have enough time to fit in my usual one-hour exercise routine, I would feel that I had "blown" the whole day. That feeling of failure would lead to binging, often taking days to get back on track. With this 10 minute exercise challenge, I no longer have that guilt so I have been able to stay on track all four weeks. That is a huge turn-around for me and I will continue to keep this mind-set. IT WORKS!!!!!

THANK YOU SPARY GUY - CHRIS!!!!

Pacific Standard Time

Jan......174.2
Feb......172.8
Mar......173.7
Apr......173.8
May.....173.3


 Pounds lost: 12.0 
 
0
8
16
24
32
DRJEANS26's Photo DRJEANS26 Posts: 166
10/21/14 10:37 P

My SparkPage
Reply
Have you set your long-term fitness goals?

Yes

So what are some of your long-term fitness goals?

I have 1 long term goal and 2 longer term goals

Long term: lose 50 pounds by 5/5/2015 (last weigh in I was down 16 pounds already)

Longer term goals: lose 85 pounds by 5/5/2016 and run/walk my first 5k by 8/31/2016 (God willing, I will do more than one by then!)

What are your plans to help you meet those goals?

I plan to:

Continue tracking EVERYTHING on SparkPeople,
Continue my nightly walks, and incorporate some extra workouts where/when I can,
Continue making better food choices,
Continue drip king water
Continue building my FAITH,
Continue working on my relationships (especially with my son and husband),
And, finally, continue to challenge myself daily!

How has integrating 10 minutes of fitness into your day help change your perspective on exercise.

I have found it enjoyable to get myself moving. Walking I the evenings gives my a chance to reflect on the day. It helps to get my mind unwound before bed, which has helped with sleep. It gives me time with my husband. It just makes me feel all together better.

Start July 8, 2014 goal 50 pounds by May 5, 2015.


 current weight: 186.0 
 
219
198
177
156
135
RUTHIET_456's Photo RUTHIET_456 SparkPoints: (38,261)
Fitness Minutes: (41,693)
Posts: 1,362
10/19/14 6:35 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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!

Co-leader Spark New York City-The Official Team

"...come celebrate with me that every day something has tried to kill me and failed." ~Lucille Clifton

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - CS Lewis


 current weight: 179.1 
 
186
182
178
174
170
RUTHIET_456's Photo RUTHIET_456 SparkPoints: (38,261)
Fitness Minutes: (41,693)
Posts: 1,362
10/18/14 5:26 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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!!
emoticon emoticon emoticon

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

Co-leader Spark New York City-The Official Team

"...come celebrate with me that every day something has tried to kill me and failed." ~Lucille Clifton

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - CS Lewis


 current weight: 179.1 
 
186
182
178
174
170
NEVERORNOW's Photo NEVERORNOW SparkPoints: (140,990)
Fitness Minutes: (61,021)
Posts: 17,825
10/2/14 9:58 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.

KAREN

NY/EST
"Casual Travelers Team" (2015 Spring 5% Challenge)

Camp WannabeFit 2015, Winds of Change Lodge

"The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning." Lamentations 3:22-23


 current weight: 154.2 
 
230
208
186
164
142
OPHELIE's Photo OPHELIE SparkPoints: (30,035)
Fitness Minutes: (15,861)
Posts: 985
10/1/14 4:45 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.

 current weight: 176.0 
 
176
173.25
170.5
167.75
165
MINNOA12's Photo MINNOA12 SparkPoints: (9,173)
Fitness Minutes: (1,890)
Posts: 51
9/28/14 9:11 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.

Edited by: MINNOA12 at: 9/28/2014 (09:12)
 current weight: 196.0 
 
204
185.5
167
148.5
130
KAREN-IS-HERE's Photo KAREN-IS-HERE SparkPoints: (22,727)
Fitness Minutes: (6,025)
Posts: 2,566
9/23/14 1:01 P

Send Private Message
Reply
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!

emoticon

Edited by: KAREN-IS-HERE at: 9/23/2014 (13:04)
IMUSTLOSEIT1's Photo IMUSTLOSEIT1 Posts: 4,969
9/22/14 1:41 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.

I will learn the difference between an excuse and a real problem

I will keep a positive attitude.

My name is Linda


 Pounds lost: 2.4 
 
0
12.75
25.5
38.25
51
KEEPITUP62's Photo KEEPITUP62 SparkPoints: (46,542)
Fitness Minutes: (18,942)
Posts: 2,660
9/21/14 10:54 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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

Susan from
Welland Ontario

I WILL reach my GOAL!
I WILL fight for it!
I WILL NOT give up!
NOTHING will STOP me!


26 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
10
20
30
40
CHANGING-TURTLE's Photo CHANGING-TURTLE SparkPoints: (107,351)
Fitness Minutes: (59,405)
Posts: 10,521
9/21/14 5:22 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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

Show the world what you can do!!!

A man can not be comfortable without his own approval-Mark Twain

Kathryn
in California




 current weight: 170.0 
 
210
191.25
172.5
153.75
135
KEEPITUP62's Photo KEEPITUP62 SparkPoints: (46,542)
Fitness Minutes: (18,942)
Posts: 2,660
9/17/14 7:11 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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
Welland Ontario

I WILL reach my GOAL!
I WILL fight for it!
I WILL NOT give up!
NOTHING will STOP me!


26 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
10
20
30
40
KEEPITUP62's Photo KEEPITUP62 SparkPoints: (46,542)
Fitness Minutes: (18,942)
Posts: 2,660
9/16/14 3:14 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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
Welland Ontario

I WILL reach my GOAL!
I WILL fight for it!
I WILL NOT give up!
NOTHING will STOP me!


26 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
10
20
30
40
CHANGING-TURTLE's Photo CHANGING-TURTLE SparkPoints: (107,351)
Fitness Minutes: (59,405)
Posts: 10,521
9/16/14 2:21 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.

Show the world what you can do!!!

A man can not be comfortable without his own approval-Mark Twain

Kathryn
in California




 current weight: 170.0 
 
210
191.25
172.5
153.75
135
KEEPITUP62's Photo KEEPITUP62 SparkPoints: (46,542)
Fitness Minutes: (18,942)
Posts: 2,660
9/15/14 10:17 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.

Have a healthy and happy day everyone. emoticon

Susan from
Welland Ontario

I WILL reach my GOAL!
I WILL fight for it!
I WILL NOT give up!
NOTHING will STOP me!


26 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
10
20
30
40
CHANGING-TURTLE's Photo CHANGING-TURTLE SparkPoints: (107,351)
Fitness Minutes: (59,405)
Posts: 10,521
9/14/14 1:49 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Day 76 of my 100 day streak of doing 25 push ups at a time, I also took a long morning walk

Show the world what you can do!!!

A man can not be comfortable without his own approval-Mark Twain

Kathryn
in California




 current weight: 170.0 
 
210
191.25
172.5
153.75
135
SUEARNOLD1's Photo SUEARNOLD1 Posts: 2,380
9/13/14 3:32 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
WooHoo! Changing Turtle, You rock!

On my way to a healthier life.

Sue from Texas
Central Time Zone


 Pounds lost: 49.0 
 
0
12.75
25.5
38.25
51
CHANGING-TURTLE's Photo CHANGING-TURTLE SparkPoints: (107,351)
Fitness Minutes: (59,405)
Posts: 10,521
9/13/14 3:05 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon The scale is going down, the scale is going down emoticon All this added exercise is really helping. I love to exercise!!!!

Show the world what you can do!!!

A man can not be comfortable without his own approval-Mark Twain

Kathryn
in California




 current weight: 170.0 
 
210
191.25
172.5
153.75
135
SUEARNOLD1's Photo SUEARNOLD1 Posts: 2,380
9/13/14 9:46 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.

Sue from Texas
Central Time Zone


 Pounds lost: 49.0 
 
0
12.75
25.5
38.25
51
REBELJANE's Photo REBELJANE SparkPoints: (30,337)
Fitness Minutes: (12,958)
Posts: 24
9/11/14 1:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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).

The Rebellious One


 current weight: 220.0 
 
225
221.25
217.5
213.75
210
SUEARNOLD1's Photo SUEARNOLD1 Posts: 2,380
9/6/14 5:19 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.

Sue from Texas
Central Time Zone


 Pounds lost: 49.0 
 
0
12.75
25.5
38.25
51
TEXASLADY65's Photo TEXASLADY65 Posts: 109
8/17/14 7:49 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Week 4 Day 6: 130 minutes walking...12047 steps

I can do this because I AM WORTH IT


 current weight: 218.2 
 
220
206.25
192.5
178.75
165
TEXASLADY65's Photo TEXASLADY65 Posts: 109
8/15/14 7:16 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Week 4 Day 5: 140 minutes walking...11842 steps

I can do this because I AM WORTH IT


 current weight: 218.2 
 
220
206.25
192.5
178.75
165
TEXASLADY65's Photo TEXASLADY65 Posts: 109
8/14/14 2:49 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Week 4 Day 4: 83 minutes walking...4489 steps

I can do this because I AM WORTH IT


 current weight: 218.2 
 
220
206.25
192.5
178.75
165
TEXASLADY65's Photo TEXASLADY65 Posts: 109
8/13/14 12:48 P

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



I can do this because I AM WORTH IT


 current weight: 218.2 
 
220
206.25
192.5
178.75
165
TEXASLADY65's Photo TEXASLADY65 Posts: 109
8/12/14 1:13 P

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

Stacey

I can do this because I AM WORTH IT


 current weight: 218.2 
 
220
206.25
192.5
178.75
165
TEXASLADY65's Photo TEXASLADY65 Posts: 109
8/12/14 1:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Week 4 Day 2: 28 minutes walking...939 steps (day off work and in a lot of pain)


I can do this because I AM WORTH IT


 current weight: 218.2 
 
220
206.25
192.5
178.75
165
TEXASLADY65's Photo TEXASLADY65 Posts: 109
8/11/14 7:44 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Week 4 Day 1: 124 minutes walking...11399 steps

I can do this because I AM WORTH IT


 current weight: 218.2 
 
220
206.25
192.5
178.75
165
SUBMOM2's Photo SUBMOM2 SparkPoints: (26,490)
Fitness Minutes: (32,823)
Posts: 1,974
8/9/14 1:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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!

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

 Pounds lost: 20.0 
 
0
8.25
16.5
24.75
33
MOOMSHINE's Photo MOOMSHINE SparkPoints: (71,592)
Fitness Minutes: (51,066)
Posts: 4,203
7/19/14 12:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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!

Em
Pacific Time Zone
Morning Glory
______________________________
I was a victim; now I'm not: changing my story, changes my results. 8-)


 current weight: 155.2 
 
220
197.5
175
152.5
130
TIFFFIT's Photo TIFFFIT Posts: 1,026
7/15/14 5:02 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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] Early goals all met!
[X] ONEderland -- start planning our next major vacation! (Greece!)
[X] Overweight, not Obese (under 202)
[X] 5K (Done! x 3!]
[ ] Healthy weight, not Overweight (under 168)
[ ] Someday/bucket list goal: hike to Havasupai Falls (and out again...)


 current weight: 180.8 
 
266
242
218
194
170
MOOMSHINE's Photo MOOMSHINE SparkPoints: (71,592)
Fitness Minutes: (51,066)
Posts: 4,203
7/11/14 8:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
mid-week four, and now, hate to forget to strength train --- never thought I'd see the day.
8-)

Em
Pacific Time Zone
Morning Glory
______________________________
I was a victim; now I'm not: changing my story, changes my results. 8-)


 current weight: 155.2 
 
220
197.5
175
152.5
130
VEG954 Posts: 6,163
7/11/14 8:05 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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

Edited by: VEG954 at: 7/11/2014 (08:07)
BAILEENAMY's Photo BAILEENAMY SparkPoints: (2,353)
Fitness Minutes: (1,384)
Posts: 10
7/7/14 7:49 P

Send Private Message
Reply
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.

 current weight: 160.4 
 
166
157.75
149.5
141.25
133
SUCHANUT's Photo SUCHANUT Posts: 347
7/5/14 11:07 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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

getting over myself in Dickson, Tennessee...

"Try not....do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda





 Pounds lost: 21.2 
 
0
10.5
21
31.5
42
POLLYPOPPINS's Photo POLLYPOPPINS Posts: 126
7/1/14 1:01 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I thought I would never do it but now 10 minutes is nothing! emoticon

If you don't succeed try try again!


 current weight: 160.0 
 
160
153
146
139
132
SHAWNIEDOWN's Photo SHAWNIEDOWN SparkPoints: (10,105)
Fitness Minutes: (2,372)
Posts: 116
7/1/14 11:49 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.

 current weight: 156.0 
 
177
167.75
158.5
149.25
140
MBPP50's Photo MBPP50 SparkPoints: (94,954)
Fitness Minutes: (48,604)
Posts: 21,340
6/30/14 11:51 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon

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


 current weight: 31.0  over
 
35
17.5
0
-17.5
-35
Page: 1 of (25)   1 2 Next Page › Last Page »

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge Week 4 Discussion Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Week 4 reflections 1/19/2015 2:05:22 PM
Finally Done with week 4 3/27/2015 11:28:39 PM
FUN! 8/5/2014 2:09:56 PM
Starting week 4 and planning to do it right! 6/2/2014 1:44:32 PM
Intentional Exercise for 10 Minutes Every Day 10/3/2014 4:13:14 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15451x42558x34932886

Review our Community Guidelines




x Lose 10 Pounds by July 6! Get a FREE Personalized Plan