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12/13/13 11:56 A

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After not walking while I have the flu...I am back to walking short bouts....will increase some this weekend....

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12/10/13 1:26 P

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trying to be back into the swing of things and walked almost a mile today .. the bitter cold makes it hard but I need to get out and get what little sunshine I can..

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12/10/13 11:59 A

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I am getting over having the flu but did walk yesterday just a jaunt around my neighborhood circle...which is around .6 miles.....it wore me out so I know I am not well yet. Gonna try again tomorrow.

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10/20/13 9:26 A

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Looks like this is the place for me to start -- thanks for the explanation below. I'm off to walk!

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10/15/13 10:21 P

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Katie-Happens to all of us. Do what you can, when you can. That's what this team is about.

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

Never give up what you want the MOST for what you want at the MOMENT!


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10/15/13 10:00 P

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Hmmm Well, today was kind of a melt down, brain dead day and I didn't do any exercising. Tomorrow will be better. It has to be better. see you then :)

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10/13/13 3:57 P

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Hi again :) Thanks for the email imlocolinda. I have been doing different exercises lately rather than walking but I need to do that too. So tomorrow I will start walking atleast 3 times aweek as well as other things. Now if I can just remember :) ...lol

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10/13/13 3:28 A

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Bonnie-It is kind of confusing if you didn't start at the top Forum, called General Team Discussion and read what JACKSGRAN wrote where she tells you not to post. It's kind of the instruction manual and mission statement. There are 3 groups on this 1 team. The BEST FOOT FORWARD group is for very beginning walkers. If you look at the schedule it is asking that you walk 11 minutes 3 times a week for Week 1. This is for people who are just getting started, recovering from an injury or have not done walking at all. That's the thread that this one is...BEST FOOT FORWARD WEEK 1.

The next group is BEGINNER'S WALKING. In Week One of Beginner's group it is asking that you walk 15 minutes 3 times a week.

The group that most people belong too is INTERMEDIATE WALKING. In week one of that the schedule asks for 20 minutes 3 times a week.

So if you read the Week One for each of the 3 groups you will decide which group you should belong to, to get yourself started. Then you will be posting with that group in the particular week that YOU are in. So while I am in Intermediate Group, Week 6, you would START in Intermediate Group, Week 1. I noticed in one of your posts that you said you had to do the week over. I think you mentioned an eye infection or something? You can certainly do that. There are many of us who walk every day. There are several people on this team who do 5K walks. There are several people on this team for are also on Walk Your Way to 5K Team which will prepare you for your first 5K Walk. There are lots of walking teams on Spark People. There are a few people ON THIS TEAM who walk 10K, 1/2 Marathons and Marathons. I will defer to JACKSGRAN, but the idea of this team was for those who needed encouragement to start walking. This team, 12 Weeks to Walking, is to get people walking. There were no teams on Spark People for people who were not ready to train for a 5K. There are none that are just for the purpose of getting people out of their chair for baby steps to begin a walking program, except this one that JACKSGRAN created.

It's part of why I caution some of the people who join that this is for beginners. There are lots of walking teams and all of them have different goals. There are running teams. There are marathon teams. THIS team was created to get people walking. It is evolving and who knows where it will end up. If you started in Best Foot Forward and did it for 12 Weeks and then graduated to 12 Weeks in the Beginner's Group and then did 12 Weeks in Intermediate Group you would be on the 12 Weeks to Walking team for 36 Weeks. I have a feeling that many of those who started in the Intermediate group will stay on this team long after the 12 Weeks just because of the friendships and encouragement. That's fine.

JACKSGRAN and IMLOCOLINDA post on all 3 groups in several different week threads because as leaders we feel like our job is to encourage each team member at the level they are. I'll find a way to post an article that explains how the Forums and Topics work on a team. Each team is free to do it their own way. We are a new team and growing and evolving. Some people create a new topic to introduce themselves instead of posting on the Topic, "Introduce Yourself" Some people "chat" on a Topic that is for posting what you see and hear. If you look at the Topic, you should be able to tell what the purpose of it is.

I do understand that it is confusing. Since only 5 Topics can show up on the main page under a particular Forum you may have to click a box at the bottom of that Forum to take you to the week that you are looking for in your own progression. JACKSGRAN put Weeks 5 through 8 as one Topic because after you have posted on Week One, Week Two, Week Three and Week Four you should have a good idea of what's going on. But I'm glad you asked. I will have her write a better description of how it is supposed to work...but the best laid plans....

I don't know if this answers your question?



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Just got done walking. Only 35 minutes today, but it all counts! Have a great weekend!

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I am totally confused. Where are the teams. I thought this was the team. I found the schedule but it said nothing about teams. Also what is a gentle walk. When I walk I walk. No different speeds. I always walk like I do when I grocery shop or I am meeting someone somewhere. Not a jog, not a crawl. I walk outside like I do in the house.

Today I did my walking in the water. I did 24 laps.

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10/2/13 9:14 P

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Well my walking goals got jipped. I haven't kept up with it. However I just got new walking shoes today so I will try again. Can we join this anytime and start our 12 weeks or will it all be over after 12 weeks?

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9/24/13 1:13 P

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I'm making great progress....I'm surprising myself, but I have to admit my back is sore tonight so maybe I did too much.
Today I walked further, 3085 steps, 1.4 km in 1 hour. Nothing to write home about, but good for me. I'm not following exactly the schedule for the program, but I did walk the first 15 minutes without resting for the first time. Also an improvement.

The last two days I did the Leslie Sansone 1 mile indoor walking workout.....I like that a lot and am also able to follow along better too. I can do the whole 16 minutes even if at my own pace.

I hope I didn't bore everyone who comes along here!

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9/23/13 6:11 P

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Walked 17 min. today

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9/22/13 8:07 P

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I walked 15 min. today

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I know in this challenge I'm supposed to walk 15 minutes every other day. Today would have been week two, and I should have walked 17 minutes. However, my legs were just plain tired, and I took the day off. So first day of week two was a blank. Tomorrow, I hope to walk the 17 minutes. Glenn



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9/19/13 9:38 P

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Treadmill 11 min. 2.5 mph and 2 min. 3.0

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Treadmill 30 min. emoticon

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I forgot about this :( sorry I live in Kansas and usually use the treadmill. I have been walking several times a day about 5 min. each time. Now that I am here and remember the goal I will be more efficient. So this evening I will walk the full 11 min. (if I can) Have a great day everyone.

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Did treadmill for 30 min. and Leslie Sansone 1 mile walk.

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Not sure where to post these. I just finished my second walk of week 1. 15 minutes.

Walked out and the air was humid and the woods smelled like peat.

Went down the driveway, where there seemed to be a meeting between a bird and a ground squirrel. The ground squirrel scurried off to the side and the bird took to flight.

Looked with focus at the side of the road as I was walking. Saw dead leaves of fall and some occasional trash.



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Still walking everyday either along the river or in my house with Jessica Smith. I am doing 5 miles a day! emoticon

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9/11/13 4:58 A

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One of my walks yesterday was dedicated to this team. Read about it here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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Not really. We did go out of town yesterday and walked 30 mins at around the mall, but no way to say how many miiles. I couldn't count the step in a situation like that. I think I'm going to drop out of this team. When I joined I didn't know I'd have so much going on SP as well as in life. Two teams I've been on was starting up the next round and pretty busy.
I'm starting a new Bible study class at a nearby church, etc. I didn't know I'd be having a problem with my foot either. it did start to hurt some while at the mall.

I'll check in off and on to catch up on the prayer request. I don't walk most days

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9/10/13 5:07 A

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Can you count your steps? Measure your stride and work out how many miles you are walking. It will then be simple math each time you finish.

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Since I can't do the Peak I'll follow the calendar from this team. On another team we can count 20 min = 1 mil, so can use my peddler.

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You are doing well. We're following the Spark program but you are more than welcome to follow the one you are already doing. Keep it up.

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I"m doing okay, walked yesterday, I find iit easier to take it easy after the warm up. I'm a member of the Peak8 team and you have warm up, 10 min stretch, 30 sec fast pace, 90 sec slow and do as many as you can of the 30 sec/90 sec, then cool down. I'm up to Peak5, but since my foot trouble I'm laying off that for a while.

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9/5/13 5:29 A

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Let us know how you are getting on by checking in here as you walk your way through the week. Repeat the first week if you need to, no disgrace, it will help to build up your stamina.

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