SparkPeople Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge Team Messageboard SparkPeople's Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Challenge will help you establish an exercise routine and improve your fitness level in just 4 weeks! Completing the program, you'll earn a SparkTrophy. SparkPeople Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge Team Messageboard A change of mindset from Week 1 to Week 4 When I first started this 30 day challenge I said to myself I will never sign up for another one, I don't see the benefit of 10 minutes of exercise and now I've committed myself to this!! Now I do see that I was building consistency, perseverance and self-discipline. And possibly a little aerobic conditioning. Now I'm thinking of other areas where I can use the 10 minutes of activity rule (like deep cleaning my apartment) to get goals accomplished. In other words, I'm glad I did the challen... Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:00:58 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:24:19 EST I See The Goal Last week I said to myself 'I'm never going to commit to exercising every day for 30 days straight ever again'. I didn't feel it was safe, and what about a rest day? But 10 minutes turned out to not be so bad, the hardest part is mentally knowing that I have to exercise. In the beginning, I found that I spent more time agonizing over doing the exercise than it would take to just do it!! I also learned that it's easier to do it earlier in the day when I have more energy and I wouldn't have... Tue, 13 Apr 2021 22:42:31 EST It's Only Been 2 Weeks?? I had to go back and look at my calendar. Yep, there's still 16 days to go. 10 minutes a day sounds simple, and it is simple when I do the exercises earlier in the day. If I wait until 10 pm, it's the hardest thing ever. Learned something new I guess. Wed, 7 Apr 2021 23:12:05 EST How can I get a pop-up reminder on my start page Hi to everyone. This is the first team/challenge I've ever joined, and I've been a member for a while. I wonder if there is a way that I can see a pop-up reminder every day of my challenge on my Start Page? Any suggestions?? Tue, 23 Mar 2021 16:01:33 EST new day, new plans 1st day, beginning again. let’s get the first week under our belt, 1 day at a time. Mon, 8 Feb 2021 11:15:08 EST Goals Consistently walking at least 30 minutes every day. Trying to get to 10000 steps a day.. <em>331</em> Fri, 16 Oct 2020 23:23:01 EST Spin Points 3 Wheel Spin 3 Bonus Wheel Spin Fri, 16 Oct 2020 23:20:01 EST Goals for Daily Exercise Streak Challenge My goal is to gain consistency in exercising. I've been on/off exercise for years and would rather do about anything else (e.g., mop floors, clean the bathroom) than directed exercise. <BR> <BR> I often get exercise from other activities (cleaning house, cutting brush, gardening) but that's more of a baseline and isn't the type of exercise that is consistent or that shows results. Mon, 31 Aug 2020 11:52:55 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 22 Jun 2020 06:19:51 EST I did it!!! Today is the last day of this challenge, but definitely not the last day of my streak! I've exercised for at least 10 minutes for 28 days in a row!!! <BR> <BR> This week included the following: <BR> 112 minutes of walk/jog intervals (C25K training) <BR> 40 minutes of yoga <BR> 15 minutes of Disney Cardio Dance <BR> <BR> Going forward, I want to continue my C25K training with the goal of running an entire 5K by summer 2021. I've set a goal of taking a hike or going kayaking every weekend to ... Sat, 20 Jun 2020 19:01:11 EST I've got the momentum! Guys, I'VE EXERCISED 22 DAYS IN A ROW!!! I'm so proud of myself and I've actually started having fun! <BR> <BR> This past week's workouts include: <BR> 150 minutes of walking/hiking <BR> 30 minutes with Coach Nicole <BR> 56 minutes of walk/jog intervals (C25K training) <BR> 17 minutes of basketball <BR> 8 minutes of Disney-themed cardio dance Sun, 14 Jun 2020 19:50:46 EST Week 2 Summary I can't believe I've exercised 14 days in a row! I'm going to keep this streak alive, and I've picked a reward for myself if I reach 25 days. <BR> <BR> This week I did: <BR> 112 minutes of walk/jog intervals (C25K training) <BR> 61 minutes of yoga <BR> <BR> I also tried to keep myself moving more in general. I joined my kindergartener in dance breaks from his schoolwork, took walks up and down the driveway, etc. Sat, 6 Jun 2020 10:43:53 EST Share your favorite workouts! I'm one week into this challenge and feeling hopeful! I'm on a 7 day exercise streak, but I also fit in lots of FUN exercise outside! <BR> <BR> This week's stats: <BR> 84 minutes of walk/jog intervals (C25K training) <BR> 162 minutes of kayaking <BR> 30 minutes of yoga (outdoors!!!) <BR> 10 minutes of walking <BR> <BR> I'm so proud of myself and would love to hear what exercises everyone loves! What makes you excited to work out?? Sun, 31 May 2020 10:16:13 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 20 Mar 2020 15:54:49 EST End of Challenge - Assessment and Goals I've finished the challenge. I've consistently done at least 10 minutes of exercise each day (usually 30 or more minutes over the course of the day). I do believe doing some form of exercise each day has become a habit! WooHoo! <BR> <BR> I can tell I've gotten stronger and more flexible and I'm actually enjoying exercising - probably for the first time in my life!! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Continue with at least 10 min of exercise each day. <BR> 2. Continue improving Interval Walking W... Sun, 16 Feb 2020 08:35:02 EST Picking up some strength I'm great at walking for at least 10 minutes, but yesterday I tried a yoga program and even though it was basic I could only do 5 minutes. The same thing with strength exercises. So I'm going to work on doing strength or yoga for at least 10 minutes a day. But may start with 2 sessions 5 minute until I can get to a straight 10 minutes. Sun, 26 Jan 2020 13:21:33 EST I have really fallen off the wagon weight wise I have really fallen off the weight wagon in the last couple years. I gained back all 30 lbs. i feel so disgusted with myself when I look in the mirror. Sun, 29 Dec 2019 11:53:04 EST New to the Team Hi, I'm Marilyn from Ohio. I have lost weight with Spark before. I am glad to be back and committed to regular exercise! Thu, 3 Oct 2019 08:53:40 EST How to get a trophy <em>227</em> Please do not reply to this informational message. <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> This official challenge was created by SparkPeople's coaches as a fun way for members to get motivation, tips and support to reach a new goals. This SparkTeam works much like all other SparkTeams, except that it has a few special features and a set program you can follow. Here's how it works. <BR> <BR> 1. Join the Team. Click the "Join This Team" button at the top of the team page to become a mem... Wed, 7 Aug 2019 15:24:17 EST week 2 Starting tomorrow I'm starting my streak getter mode. LTMS! <BR> I will do 30 mins exercise a day. <BR> I will also get in xtra fitness in by climbing my stairs many times a day. My bathroom n bedroom is up-stairs. <BR> The last wk, wk 1, I wasn't very active due to rain n surgery. But I did get 90 mins in for the week. My goal is to have 210 mins exercise a week. That is no less than 30 mins in a wk. Sat, 29 Jun 2019 11:26:04 EST 1st week completed So it has been 1 week since I started again. I have loss 3 lbs but already losing some of my momentum but I am remembering my reasoning for starting and why I want to lose and become fit. Sun, 9 Jun 2019 09:07:45 EST Need Motivation Hello everyone, I have always had a hard time fitting exercise into my daily routine. I am hoping this challenge will help me accomplish that. My goal is to do at least 10 minutes every other day on the elliptical trainer and in between days doing strength training. I will try to update my status daily which will help keep me in check. Tue, 28 May 2019 08:34:01 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 20 Apr 2019 08:19:18 EST Restarting the 10 minute Daily Exercise Streak. I'm getting that trophy! :-) I joined too many teams, and I was looking at them trying to figure out how to get off some of them so I can be more serious about the ones I really want to focus on, and I remembered why I joined this team. My perfectionism says 10 minutes isn't worth putting on shoes &amp; socks for, but my dog begs to differ. We went on a 21 minute walk today, and I can tell it was hard for him...maybe harder than it was for me for once. Since I want him to live forever, I ne... Sun, 7 Apr 2019 14:21:37 EST Looking for More Ideas. I recently watched a video message by Coach Nicole where she talked about N.E.A.T (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) - ways to add a little exercise outside your normal "exercise" routine. Like doing an extra squat before you sit all the way down; pace while you're on the phone, etc. What are you all doing along those lines? <BR> <BR> So far I've done isometrics while I'm driving, pace or lunges while I brush my teeth, put my computer up on books so I can work at it standing up - and d... Sun, 3 Feb 2019 23:18:11 EST Newbie Hi! <BR> Robin here. I have been working on cleaning up my nutrition but I know that exercise is a key component to becoming healthy and fit! <img src=""> Thu, 31 Jan 2019 02:02:44 EST Hello! I am returning after turning 65 last Saturday I am up to Recreating Me. Yes, I said recreating me, as in learning and eating healthy exercising and gaining strength. I believe this is DOABLE. <BR> I hope to gain encouragement and motivation to endure and stick with the program. I have fallen by the wayside in the past and I wish to STOP this non-merry go round and travel a better path. Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:44:07 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 28 Dec 2018 19:09:44 EST Howdy New to the team, but not really new to SparkPeople! I live in upstate NY, right around the capital. Getting 10 minutes of exercise a day should be a snap... theoretically. I've been pretty good about creating new habits since August. But being part of a team and contributing to everyone's success would be pretty cool! <BR> <BR> I meet with a personal trainer Mon, Wed, Friday, and try to walk at least 1.5 miles Mon-Sat. Sunday I tend to loaf around, and I need to change that! <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Dec 2018 16:22:15 EST week one goal for exercise goal #1 do 10 min of my physical therapy exercises <BR> goal #2 take 10 min walk as weather permits Mon, 22 Oct 2018 23:49:52 EST Two week point <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is a random pic I took from my files, I dunno what it looks like! I am going to be taking some new pics which are more relevant to my new life in spark. <BR> <BR> I like these forums for challenges and they are really giving me good ideas and I use them. I am not on the day always, but thats ok. Just getting thru it. ITs great to have all this support. Support is out there if I make a... Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:15:46 EST Learning to pace my exercise I am retired and at home, with no car. So I tend to get no exercise or to get out and walk to the store or go shopping or to visit my daughter, and suddenly get a huge amount of exercise. Then I am exhausted and cannot exercise at all for a while. I also have sleep issues that weaken me so I cannot do my 10 minutes a day. I am working on pacing my exercise to something daily. It takes time to turn life habits around, but I am getting there. And I feel so much better as I improve. AS I slowly... Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:50:19 EST Day One Sept 19 2018 Day One 2.5 hours walking, 150 minutes, but I only claim 120 because some of it was slow walking in a large grocery store Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:15:29 EST Hello New to this team, Sept 19 2018 Hi I am sarah, 66 years old, restarted in spark and on a new fitness program as of August 2018 with 100 LB to lose. In 6 weeks have lost 10 lbs. I hope to lose 5 more by Oct 1. I really want to lose 10 LB per month, at least. I have 2 grandkids. I am retired at home, I sew, write, self publish. I find that a strictly kept daily schedule is my best fitness tool. It is difficult because am bipolar, impulsive, and get distracted easily. I have discovered Coach Nicole's 12 minute chair workout a... Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:58:31 EST New member, my first goal 10 minutes a day any exercise. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:47:17 EST Week 1 Challenge My goal is to complete at least 10mins of exercise a day. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 12:37:00 EST doing better <em>91</em> drinking more water . Still feeling very tired and can fall asleep at the drop of a hat. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:41:43 EST How do I start over the challenge? I missed one day of the 10 minutes of exercise this week. How do I start over? <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> ~gagafeminist. Thu, 24 May 2018 07:29:19 EST Re-Sparking my fitness routine My goal for this week is to start walking at lunch for at least ten minutes. Sun, 13 May 2018 12:31:31 EST Goal I do well exercising during the week, but let fitness slip on weekends. My goal is to do at least 10 minutes on the weekend days, whether or not I get to the gym. Thu, 3 May 2018 14:14:32 EST Goals My Goal is to do 10 mns 2x day of exercise Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:45:59 EST Hello Hello everyone, <BR> I am new to this challenge. I saw this one and had to get doing it. <BR> I really need this. <BR> What got me started on this challenge is I lack motivation to keep going <BR> with my diet and exercise. I know I need to lose the weight etc, <BR> but when you got no support from people around you you just let it all go. <BR> I know a lot about what to do when to do it follow this diet follow that diet. I just dont know where to start. <BR> <BR> Sherry <BR> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:42:50 EST Yoga Every Morning My goal is to do a yoga session every morning. Whenever I do this, I feel so much better the rest of the day. Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:51:32 EST Hello! I've joined this challenge team to get myself going and becoming more active physically than I am. Good luck to everyone here! <em>521</em> Thu, 8 Feb 2018 23:31:10 EST New Here I've joined this challenge team to get myself going and becoming more active physically than I am. Good luck to everyone here! Thu, 8 Feb 2018 21:33:38 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 4 Jan 2018 22:06:04 EST Goal 10 minutes of exercise daily <BR> Track my food daily <BR> Drink at least 32 ounces of water daily <BR> Check into spark daily Tue, 26 Dec 2017 07:17:48 EST Long term goals <BR> Work out with weights three times a week. <BR> <BR> Cardio twice a week: Stationary bike or running. <BR> <BR> To get of the cholesterol meds, 180lbs by Jan 30th 2018 and get built. Tue, 5 Dec 2017 18:10:29 EST My challenge Goals Good Day: I have been doing a 10 minute exercises each day for 6 days straight now, but just joined this challenge today. <BR> <BR> Sundays 20K jog/run 40 min out of the 3 hours( with 3 min jog and 3min walk). <BR> <BR> Tuesdays: 5K trying to jog the whole thing but still 3 min jog/walk. <BR> <BR> Ten min a day exercises, join the challenge today, modified pushups 3 sets of 15 reps, crunches 3 sets of 25, reverse crunches 3 sets of 15 and squats 3 sets of 15 reps. <BR> <BR> I have added d... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:18:41 EST Before and Now Summer 2016 -- over 265 pounds <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today Nov 2 - 207 pounds <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 2 Nov 2017 15:18:06 EST about my weekend and finding inspiration. I wrote a new blog post about my weekend and finding inspiration. Take a gander or even a look. Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:26:17 EST Back to work After being out sick yesterday and laying low, I am back to work today and still keeping a low profile. I have a cold but am too antsy to sit at home. Feeling a bit better. I will not do any strenuous exercises for the next couple of days. My head is still in a bit of a fog so taking things slow and deliberate. I did some more sketching yesterday. I can't call it artwork because it is not work for me. It is joyful and relaxing. Below are some of my sketches. Enjoy. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:40:56 EST GOALS I intend to complete between 10 - 30 minutes of exercise each day Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:03:02 EST Stress from work is doing me in. Hey I been off line for awhile due to my crazy hours at work. I work with homeless folks with severe mental health issues. My company let go of all the case managers but me which was needed but left me so overwhelmed all I did was work and sleep. They hired new leads and things have gotten worse. I am binge eating now and my hair is falling out from the stress. I am back here hoping to get back on track. Any ideals on how to slow the stress eating down and how to get more exercise in will be... Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:15:58 EST Great walk today: It has been a goal of mine to get my heart rate up when I walk. Today I did that. I walked 45 minutes and got my heart rate up to a peak rate for 2 minutes ( high of 151). I did 20 minutes at cardio rate and 23 minutes at fat burn. I did this by running and jogging part of my walk. That got my rate up quite well. My reward is that it felt really good. I worked up a sweat and am glad I have my own office not shared with anyone else. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did my strength training and fi... Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:37:53 EST CDC links cancers to obesity CDC links cancers to obesity <BR> <BR> "The link between obesity and cancer just got even more real. A recent report finds that over 40 percent of cancer cases are tied to obesity. <BR> <BR> The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 39 percent of adults in the world were overweight in 2014 alone. That’s over 600 million adults. This number is not only expected to rise, but also include more children and adolescents." <BR> <BR> Full article: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.l... Thu, 5 Oct 2017 12:47:21 EST Today - 9/27/17 For my walk I have: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> See my new blog post at <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415642 </link> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:44:42 EST Fitbit Blaze I wrote a new blog post on using the Blaze: <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412861 </link> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:09:15 EST Week 2 finished week 2! I sneak in exercise by doing squats while cooking. Sun, 10 Sep 2017 16:25:16 EST Update Good start to the day. Up at 7 am. I did 22-minute resistance band workout after warming up. I also did some stretches for my back. Now eating my blueberries, greek yogurt, and special k high protein cereal witha cup of black coffee - salted caramel kcup. <BR> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Sat, 26 Aug 2017 08:25:13 EST Goals report and a question Yesterday was a bit of a mixed bag on meeting my goals, as it usually is. I did well with my walking. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I met my steps goal of 8500 and my two goals for exercise, 30 minute walk and 10 minutes constant activity. My distance goal of 3 miles is just a bit short. That makes it a good day. <BR> -- I made my lunch for today. <BR> -- Did not get out to the garden and orchard because of sever... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:01:57 EST Done or just beginning? Two goals so far today: <BR> <BR> WALKED 2.02 MI ON 8/22/17 <BR> DISTANCE 2.02mi <BR> STEPS 5021 <BR> DURATION 48:35 <BR> AVG PACE 24:01 <BR> KCAL 322 <BR> <BR> Made my lunch up last night with a new recipe for a wrap: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=3289138 </link> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:11:54 EST Fiber and exercise I always eat fiber but it's hard to hit the lower end of my goal I have made it before but not enough times, and exercise I have been doing at least 10 min.'s and sometimes more. It's hard to get in too much and I can only do some of the exercises because of my broken foot it's still healing and I'll get there eventually, I still have faith. Have a great weekend everyone. Sat, 5 Aug 2017 11:15:21 EST Hi, I'm Di Hello Sparkpeople Team, I'm Di and this isn't my first time on Spark but after some time away, I am ready to get back to basics and start building a sustainable, healthy lifestyle again. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:26:21 EST New here I joined last week. Just finished week 1. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:46:35 EST My goal at end of week 1 My reason for joining this team is to exercise more and to continue my progress. I just got back from walking 2 miles in 45 minutes. It included hills up and down. It is beautiful outside. I am also researching gym memberships. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:41:33 EST 10 min. exercise challenge Hi everyone I did 20 min.'s of exercises with Kathy Smith it was an awesome routine, which I enjoyed. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:09:29 EST New Hi. My name is Paula. I am trying to find motivation again. And I like to walk, I like Tae Bo, and 80's music. I have also tried yoga. Ready to start over again. <em>311</em> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:06:36 EST 10 min. exercise challenge Hi I did the 10 min. crunchless core exercises today it felt great to do the exercises. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:52:24 EST 10 min. exercise challenge I started today I did 10 min.'s of crunchless core exercises. It felt good. I plan on doing exercises that I can do without using my right foot for now Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:42:22 EST I'm New Here Hi Everybody- <BR> <BR> I'm new here, hoping to make exercise part of my daily routine. I'm 68, and exercise used to be a big part of my life. I was a competitive swimmer, and later was a gymnastics coach with my husband. I had my 2 kids, and life was great. <BR> <BR> Later on, I was diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia. I did my best to keep up the healthy eating and exercise. A while after that, in a 5 year span, both of my parents died, my husband left us (after 20 years decided didn't ... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:58:22 EST Ten minute exercise challenge I'm still figuring out the blogs and whatnot, so I hope I am entering this correctly. I am responding to the week one challenge where we set our goals. I am already walking ten minutes a day and a lot more, but I have to break it up through the day because I don't have a lot of stamina. I get up every 15 minutes (I set a timer) and walk around my house. So, with the movement thing already underway, my goal is to do at least ten minutes a day of some sort of strength training video. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:20:47 EST New to challenge I just found this challenge <em>30</em> . I have a Spark Fitness Streak of 10+ minutes for the past 122 days which is how long I have been a member of Spark People. I had been exercising regularly before joining Spark People but I hadn't kept track of it. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:54:33 EST First Day This is my first day with the 10-min. challenge. I've been doing other challenges for at least a month or more. However, I don't want to burn out so I joined this team. I spent over 10 minutes watering my garden and hauling water. I logged it as housework since I didn't find gardening listed. <BR> I did walker's strength exercises for 10, and will be walking to the library this afternoon and back in the evening. <BR> <BR> I may have joined this challenge earlier and forgot about it. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:39:17 EST Hello to everyone I am Josi and I initially joined SparkPeople in August 2016. I had a major setback soon thereafter which left me extremely demoralised.. Well I am back since the beginning of June trying to have another go at it but I am struggling to maintain consistency. I hope that by joining this challenge it will give my lacking motivation a push to do regular exercises again. Best wishes to all of you. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:59:28 EST Hello <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 65 years. 6'. 254. <BR> Immediate goal is 238. Then 220. <BR> Exercise is presently DAREBEES Age of Pandora (a role play exercise adventure). <BR> Exercise time between 10-45 minutes at least 5/7 days. <BR> Diet: focusing on vegetables, with little meat. <BR> <BR> Challenge: snacking. Weight has been vascillating between 250-260 for a while. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:12:04 EST 10 minute goals challenge for me! week 1: walk 10 minutes every day <em>248</em> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 22:34:40 EST week 2 - 6/4 - 6/11 Not sure I'm posting this in the right place. <BR> Week 2 - in addition to minimum of 10 minutes of exercise, need a different activity besides water walk/ water aerobics, although those are best on the knee and back. Leaving 6/9 to visit daughter through 6/14; downloaded SP app still not working right:-(! Also looking for ways to sneak movement in! <BR> <BR> 6/4 - water walked; Maybe "subscribing to discussion" works better than add a new post or reply. If so, it will be duplicated. Well t... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 07:26:05 EST My goal I walk every day. My goal is to exercise in other ways. Short on time and support. Thu, 25 May 2017 13:47:08 EST Cross effects I wrote a short blog post after viewing the cross effects video. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6356197 </link> Mon, 1 May 2017 14:51:43 EST My Week One Goals I would like to increase my workout regimen to the following: <BR> <BR> 3 days Boot Camp sessions, 60 mins each <BR> 3 days walking 4 miles, 70 mins each day <BR> 1 day of non-scheduled exercise, at least 10 mins <BR> <BR> May change up the walking to some sort of strength training...gonna pull out the <BR> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:03:05 EST My progress I am making good progress. Read my blog post about my second visit to doctor. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354226 </link> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:11:07 EST I'm Back... ...since I've been doing The Great Walk Challenge: 100miles in 100 days! <BR> My mini goal is to aim for 1 mile or 15 minutes each day so been going strong and remember there was an official team for getting mini daily activity. Good thing about it is I always end up doing a little bit more :) my name is Deborah btw. I've been on SP for almost 5 years! The time just flew by <em>12</em> <em>252</em> <em>224</em> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:39:20 EST Returning member I've let life get in the way. <BR> <BR> I've joined this challenge group to get myself back on track. <BR> <BR> I hope to increase my exercise by 10 minutes each day, and hopefully more, but I know I need to start small. <BR> <BR> I also hope to improve my eating patterns by tracking my food again. <BR> <BR> I should add that my beginning goal is to weigh 180 by my birthday on May 25, just less than 7 lbs to lose. <BR> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:29:19 EST Excited about new challenge Good morning, <BR> <BR> Just started the 10 Minute daily exercise streak. Looking forward to getting moving. I can do this. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:33:46 EST Renewal/Ener y/Enthusiasm It's been a few years, but I am back! Exercising daily is such a small thing with such GREAT rewards. I feel better, my migraines reduce in intensity and frequency, I am just plain happier! Just 10 minutes a day......I've got this! Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:40:05 EST Week 3 almost done I have met and exceeded goals for this week. I posted the stuff below on my blog: <BR> <BR> Just got back from my brisk walk at lunch. Here are the stats: <BR> <BR> Time walking: 36 minutes 28 seconds <BR> Distance: 1.73 miles / 2.79 kilometers <BR> Speed: 2.85 mph / 4.59 km/h <BR> 5,809 steps <BR> 214 calories calculated as being burned. <BR> <BR> I used a app called Simply Walking that bases the distance on GPS and maps my walk. <BR> <BR> According to FitBit (which appears to be accur... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:41:11 EST My goals I am slowly figuring out how posting to message boards works... I am afraid I may post to the wrong thread here and there! Be patient with me please! Anyway, my goals... My goal for the next four weeks is to refresh my determination and enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle. I am so excited that all our snow is gone, so I want to take some fitness outdoors at least once a day (weather permitting). I want to limit my snacking, especially in the evening. I want to improve my hula-hooping, somethin... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:22:58 EST My goal I want to exercise for at least 10 minutes EVERYDAY. I get distracted and busy and don't do it every day. But this is a new day Wed, 5 Apr 2017 21:30:14 EST Walked 34 minutes brisk walk but... My walk was tracked on my fitbit. It was not recognized by Sparkpeople as 10 minute of continuous exercise. Supposedly fitbit can tell what is continuous exercise. Wed, 5 Apr 2017 11:50:00 EST My Goals My goal is to do 3 to 4 hard workouts per week and 2 light work outs. Wed, 5 Apr 2017 10:45:45 EST April Challegen Eat at least 5 to 6 veggies a day. <BR> Exercise 5 to 6 days rest oe day. You take a pick. <BR> Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. <BR> Dar Tue, 4 Apr 2017 01:56:02 EST Elliptical question I have an old elliptical that no longer has a functional display panel. It was just gathering dust. I can't afford a new one right now and it would be very expensive to fix this one. Can I still make practical use of it by just timing myself on it? Mon, 3 Apr 2017 09:02:40 EST week 1 goal Get moving! Walk 6 days this week. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:26:33 EST Week 1 Goal To exercise 10 minutes a day. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:09:03 EST Back on the wagon Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been a SparkPeople member for several years and had lost 38 pounds thanks to the tools and support here. Unfortunately, I fell off the wagon and gained all but 10 pounds of it back. I am on a 10-day streak of improving my food choices, tracking what I eat, and using SparkCoach. I have even signed up for the premium membership for the premium reports. My biggest challenge, however, is getting back my motivation to work out. So, here I am, joining this SparkTeam to... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:10:46 EST Wanting Spark Buddies & Am Serious About My Goals I'm very excited about getting to know my team better and starting some exercise challenges! I'd like to hear everyone's springtime goals and start a chat here so we can help encourage one another to make this the best spring we've had in years! What do you say guys! Share your goals and let's help each other get pumped up to reach them! <BR> <BR> I'm trying to take it in small steps towards a bigger goal. So my 1st milestone goals are to get down to 165 lbs and to walk/step 4,000 a day. If... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 03:40:45 EST 10 minutes a day I'm good at exercising the days I go to a class, but not so much when I don't have a class. I challenge myself to excercise for at least 10 mintues daily. Starting today! Tue, 7 Mar 2017 14:02:15 EST My goals My goals are to exercise more frequently as well as keep my cholesterol and blood pressure numbers down, Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:49:25 EST Stretching Exercises or beginner exercises Does anyone know if there are any stretching type exercises? Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:28:58 EST Starting Today Hey everyon!! Ok here are my goals for this week. <BR> Go to the GYM!! <BR> <BR> Simply fitboard, just got it so need to figure how many minutes to start with <BR> hula Hoop <BR> REbound, <BR> And drink 64 oz. water!!oh yeah and the Quickfire challenge <BR> <BR> Did 10 minutes on my simply Fitboard <BR> And 100 seconds of Elbow planks, do 5 sets of 20 seconds then 10 seconds rest. I am sweating! And that is all I can not beileve how much it makes me sweat! Mon, 6 Feb 2017 16:03:24 EST Newbie... 10 minutes?... I Got This! My Goal is to do as much as I can. As a beginner to all this, I hope by this time next year 10 minutes will be something I can laugh at... lol. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:34:43 EST 2017 chat room Lets keep this chat room open and PLEASE PLEASE don't close it. <BR> Dar Wed, 4 Jan 2017 17:42:01 EST 2017 chat room Happy New Year and please come and join the chat room. Lets have a great year. <BR> Dar <BR> Mon, 2 Jan 2017 15:18:52 EST January 2017 Challenge With the Holidays over and we are wanting to get back into our healthy lifestyle, this challenge is an individual challenge that you can do to accomplish the goals. The goals to achieve are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1 - WATER - 8 Glasses per day. <BR> 2 - CARDIO - At least 3 times per week <BR> 3 - STRENGTH - At least 2 times per week . <BR> 4 - VEGETABLES - 5 per day. <BR> 5 - PAMPER - Yourself 15 minutes per day. <BR> <BR> To participate just copy the five goals in a reply message and answer ... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 07:30:53 EST goals Get 10 minutes of exercise a day and work on increasing my steps Mon, 19 Dec 2016 06:33:19 EST In a wheelchair from an accident a year and a half I need to find wheelchair fitness training Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:18:32 EST No more yo-yo fitness Here I am, as a result of SparkCoach. Today's video on SparkCoach was about yo-yo fitness, and I realised how much I do that. It's all or nothing with me, but it's so hard to start again after taking a break. So I'm focusing on 10 minutes at least every day. <BR> <BR> Thursdays and Fridays (usually) my friend comes over so that we can do a Jillian Michaels DVD (20 min) together, and I have a treadmill in the house, so this really shouldn't be too hard, but I can easily go days and days wi... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 07:05:49 EST December 2016 Challenge With the Holidays upon us and attending Holiday parties, this challenge is an individual challenge that you can do to accomplish the goals. The goals to achieve are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1 - WATER - 8 Glasses per day. <BR> 2 - EXERCISE - At least 10 minutes per day. <BR> 3 - VEGETABLES - 5 per day. <BR> 4 - EAT - Breakfast every morning. <BR> 5 - SLEEP -8 Hours Each Night. <BR> <BR> To participate just copy the five goals in a reply message and answer yes or no to each goal. Look forward to... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 06:06:40 EST I am ready!! 10 minutes is doable!! Not sure what I will fo but will come back and edit later when I am done. <em>381</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:50:55 EST Doing 10 10 minutes <em>244</em> Sun, 13 Nov 2016 08:12:17 EST 10 Minutes a day, that's doable right? I am not one that seeks out exercise so this is going to be a challenge for me. It's only ten minutes in 24 hours. Hopefully motivation will come. I am committed to 10 minutes most days in the week. I can do it! Mon, 7 Nov 2016 21:05:40 EST New And Confused Hi I'm new to this challenge and I'm not sure how it works. Will I get a daily email to tell me the challenge or do I do my own thing for 10 minutes? Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:43:38 EST How do I save the videos? I'm trying to stay on track with this challenge, but every day I have to first remember I'm doing it and then figure out where the videos are that I need to do. Is there a way to bookmark them or something? Fri, 9 Sep 2016 18:18:49 EST and.... Week 4 And starting week 4. <BR> I already feel so much better and I will certainly carry on-- at least 10 mins a day, but most probably more. I am trying to increase just a little bit every week. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sunday: Pilates stretch <BR> Monday: step machine <BR> Tuesday: walk <BR> Wednesday: day off <BR> Thursday: arms strength <BR> Friday: core strength <BR> Saturday: swimming Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:55:34 EST Here I go I'm starting this challenge today. My goals for this week is: <BR> 1) To walk at least 10 minutes three times a day. <BR> 2) Plan my meals and make sure I am tracking my food. <BR> 3) To be active most of the day. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:23:30 EST back on track went away for a few days and managed alright the first day, but totally fell apart yesterday. Now I have a sore throat and am feeling awful... <BR> Will put off the exercise for today, but plan to start the boot camp videos tomorrow, which should get me back into the swing of things. <BR> I'll weigh in tomorrow morning and see what damage I have done. <BR> <BR> Glad you are all here to get me back on the straight and narrow!! <BR> Enjoy your week, everyone. Sun, 14 Aug 2016 02:57:37 EST 5 minutes twice a day Is it ok for me to start with 5 minutes twice a day for a total of 10 minutes a day ? Mon, 8 Aug 2016 23:06:20 EST My Goal My goal is to walk or do a workout for 10 minutes at least for the day. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:31:58 EST Celebrating my Progress! As the heat and humidity rise in Tennessee and my own health issues increase I have found it most beneficial to exercise at night. My husband and I take our dogs out for a walk at 3 AM every morning and this morning I tried something new ( for me). I tested my legs in a jog for a few minutes. This is significant for me because I have had a fear of jogging and running for the last 30 years. Also significant because my current health diagnosis suggests I not overexert myself ( I was mindful) . ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:25:01 EST Game: Name The First Word That Comes To Mind! Jesus Sat, 16 Jul 2016 17:22:57 EST We can do this! I'm approaching 50 and I am confident that losing ( and never again finding) 70 pounds will decrease the effects of diagnosis I have been given of Fatty Liver, Osteopenia, Epilepsy, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Meneires Disease, and Metabolic resistance. I began slow, walking in place for 5 minutes a day. Now I am logging in over 30 minutes daily in cardio and strengthening exercises. <BR> <BR> Know that regardless of what you may tell yourself about your health, your diagnosis, or your fitness... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 23:02:02 EST All things Terrific in Tennessee Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm really enjoying my Sparkling journey this go around. <BR> <BR> My name is Tonya, you can call me Terrific Tonya(all my good friends do). I enjoy living in Tennessee and enjoy time taking care of myself. Society teaches us it is bad to be selfish. I believe otherwise. Think about it, YOU cannot do any good for others until you first take care of yourself ( this includes rest). I enjoy my selfishness! <BR> <BR> After the sudden closing of my non-profit business ... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:36:07 EST Back and ready to rock my goals! It has been a while since I have been here, but I am ready to get back on track and get headed in the right direction. To start I am going to make sure i get 10 minutes of some sort of exercise every day. Then each week I will tweak and adjust my goals to make sure I keep progressing. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:14:42 EST 10 minutes a day this week and 1 pound 10 minutes a day this week and 1 pound <BR> realistic goal... <BR> can't make excuses about not finding time Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:04:33 EST 1 pound a week and just 10 minutes a day... Its time to stop the madness.... <BR> I keep telling myself that that next week I will start... and then I make the ususal excuses...I was too busy <BR> <BR> Well its time to stop making excuses and get healthy. <BR> <BR> Today is the day and I'm setting easy goals... just 1 pound this week and 10 minutes a day of exercise... <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:00:43 EST Just my minutes on this one please 23 minutes and 20 seconds today. 2.25 miles Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:45:15 EST my walk 28 minutes 20 seconds today, outside on the Heritage trail. Almost made my goal of 7k steps today. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:17:35 EST Consistency I am working on being regular with exercise, it's not easy Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:10:18 EST June goals! I will move at least 10 minutes a day for the next 6 days! <BR> <BR> Add more fruits and veggies to diet. <BR> <BR> Drink my water. <BR> <BR> Track, track, track my food! Tue, 7 Jun 2016 09:35:08 EST "Lose 5 Pounds In 30 Days In June!" Weigh-In Days: <BR> 6/1 191.8 <BR> <BR> 6/3 191.0 <BR> <BR> 6/10 191.0 <BR> <BR> 6/17 188.8 <BR> <BR> 6/24 191.2 <BR> <BR> 6/30 <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>223</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 4 Jun 2016 00:23:02 EST Game Show Food Show Emotion <em>261</em> Sat, 4 Jun 2016 00:11:04 EST Letter to Team About New SparkPage Dear Team, <BR> <BR> As you may have noticed, SparkPeople has changed our SparkPages. If you are not pleased with the new design and how it is working, please message them about it. They have a suggestion box, which you can use to let them know how you feel. Here is the link to that: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>uggestion_box.asp </link> <BR> <BR> This can be used for anything, anytime, so please bookmark it to use again. <BR> <BR> “Never doubt that a small gr... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 10:21:43 EST exercise daily I want to stay on track, I want to get better cholesterol, lose weight, and sleep better. I want to exercise every day for at least 20 minutes walking and lifting hand weights Fri, 27 May 2016 13:11:47 EST week 4 discussion the last week or 2 have been rough. nevertheless, i have decided that this summer i am going to go back to working out at a gym for about 5 days a week. Thu, 19 May 2016 14:36:41 EST burnt out What a week this was. With all the babysitting and walking and cleaning i could hardly even think. I am hoping to be able to control the things i have to do from now on and get my life in order. <em>198</em> Wed, 11 May 2016 23:57:05 EST Name A Word That Ends In ing Sparking Mon, 9 May 2016 21:59:05 EST Favorite song with a beat to walk or exercise to? My husband and I watch NCIS daily. I can not remain seated during the theme song. I get up and walk in place. Mon, 9 May 2016 19:11:02 EST week 2 discussion this week definitely was a hard week for me. i got plenty of exercise playing with my grandson, and I definitely did a lot of cleaning. nevertheless, i could not find 2 things on the list that interested me, but i did at least find one. <em>246</em> Sun, 1 May 2016 10:24:37 EST Newby I'm new to this team. Not sure were to start. Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:30:35 EST In general..... Hi my rant of the day: I really luv food!! I wish that I could eat "bad" all the time. (&amp; don't we all!). Also I would like some advice: if I weigh 215 now....about how L O N G would it take for me to weigh 164?-----_____51 pounds? a year?! Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:12:06 EST doing the best i can the kind of exercise i usually do is taking care of a 2 year old and doing housework sometimes and my son's and daughter in law's approximately 3-4 times a week. in addition to this i have y housework to do and errands to run. <em>521</em> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:23:13 EST New to the team Hey I'm very excited I'm new to the team and also learning how to work this app Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:12:27 EST Need help <img src=""> <BR> My name is Cara, I really need help. I have been on this medication (Prednisone) for 7months and I have gain all my weight back that I had lost, I'm on a lower dose now and hope to be off soon. It seems what ever I do I can't lose the weight. I get really down from this, and I need some help or answers from other people. <BR> Thank you, <BR> Cara Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:24:00 EST Adding 10 minute bursts of exercise to my routing Walking regularly, want to take advantage of short routines to keep me moving throughout the day. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 19:38:05 EST 10 minutes Walking outdoors with my puppy 30 minutes. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:20:02 EST my goal My goal is to find new things to do. I seem to be stuck on yoga and walking/jogging, would like to find some new fun things to alternate with my boring basic stuff! Sun, 28 Feb 2016 13:36:01 EST allergies! Allergy season has started here in my desert, so I've had to move my daily walks inside on the treadmill. Not really happy about that, but, it's better than giving up! Sun, 28 Feb 2016 13:31:11 EST my goals My goals are to exercise at least 10 min a day, to stay within my calorie range. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:18:36 EST My goal for this week To make a plan and stick to it. I have picked two days I will go to the gym,two days I will <BR> workout at home, and 2 days to walk/jog outside.. and 1 day to do a yoga class at the gym. <BR> <BR> This is what I need to do and just stick to it. and what ever I do it will be at least 10 minutes <BR> <BR> I did go to the gym to day and with warm up, strength training and cool down did 50 min today Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:15:51 EST Sick all the time - 10 min a day anyway. yup. That's my goal. I'm not thrilled, honestly. But I'm trying again. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 12:46:38 EST What I did today: I'm one an 8 day Spark Streak. Walking on my treadmill 10 minutes a day - and aiming for 2 and 3 more times each day to increase total minutes. At 320 pounds and a major couch potato, this is a challenge - but taking it a step at a time! Mon, 8 Feb 2016 12:50:10 EST G2RMG2016 Week 1 My Goals for this challenge is to start and complete Leslie Sansone Walk it off in 30 Days dvd. <BR> For week 1 I will follow the plan and track my progress on here and my personal page. <BR> Each week I'll add to my goals. <BR> <BR> I hope to reach 160lbs or be close to it. <BR> <BR> I have set up my personal streak. Let's get it going! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 19:09:20 EST Lose 10 lbs Hi I'm applejack64, want to lose 10lbs how does the 10 minute work out challenge works ? Sat, 23 Jan 2016 17:19:26 EST Hello I've had a triple bypass and gained weight when I quit smoking. I've pretty much got my eating habits in a good healthy mode but I'm having a terrible time staying on track with exercise. I'm starting with the 10 min and hopefully I can get in the groove. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:45:00 EST Joining today I work full-time. Any exercise I complete I will have to do alone. I'm not consistent because there is no accountability. Hold me accountable, please. <em>521</em> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:22:47 EST Walking I got my exercise on the treadmill and with a new video from Leslie Sansone. <em>244</em> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:26:18 EST Joined Again....Add me as a SparkFriend!!! Hi everyone... <BR> I'm back in the team :) I left the team a few months ago because I was on way too many and had to sift through which one I was gonna be consistently be active in as well as take on, a recently accepted leadership roles for my SparkTeam (Zumba for Life!!! Feel free to check us out). <BR> <BR> Now that I've figure out which I can commit to...I decided it was important to join this group again (shouldn't have left in the first place lol)...just wanted to say that <em>224... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 17:08:07 EST What are exact week 1 STEPS? And are there videos? Hi, I was wondering what exactly are the Steps are to week one. ? I think it says in the action plan that to -track and create streak-is that all?. Also please tell me where are the videos that applies to this challenge? <BR> Thanks ,,,:) Wed, 6 Jan 2016 16:59:34 EST I have problem in my back bone.what type of exerci Type of exercise should I do Tue, 5 Jan 2016 08:27:50 EST 2016 chat room is open Our new chat room is open and I pray that we all have a great year ahead. Lets keep pushing towards our goal. <BR> I'll be putting in a new challenge tomorrow morning for this year. To tired right now cause I'm still up and it's way past my bed time. <BR> Dar Fri, 1 Jan 2016 04:03:22 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 28 Dec 2015 21:51:54 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 27 Dec 2015 19:56:28 EST week 1 My goal is at lest 10 min every day including stretching and to add in a couple longer workouts this 1st week too. Sun, 27 Dec 2015 10:45:53 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 27 Dec 2015 10:29:21 EST How to do 10 mins. daily as goal My goal is to do some conscious exercise daily for at least 10-minutes! I want to do strength training with 5 lb. free weights, use a resistance band, walk, stretch and figure out cardio to do at home with no exercise equipment by watching videos here and learning new tips. I learned a tip to schedule in exercise time in my day-timer. That will really work! Wed, 16 Dec 2015 01:44:02 EST 1st day in 10-Min Daily Exercise Streak Challenge! Hello, I'm still pretty new to SparkPeople and I think this group will help me get moving for an extra 10-minutes a day. After all, who can't do 10 minutes a day? That's not much but it's a way to get started with DAILY exercise, right? Wed, 16 Dec 2015 01:39:55 EST Got away from goal But know I am back on track Sun, 13 Dec 2015 03:33:28 EST Goaaaals OK well, my goal is to squeeze in 10 mins a day. I have an elliptical and stability ball. Thaaats about it.. for now! Plan on getting some resistance bands also Fri, 11 Dec 2015 13:14:47 EST Week 4 Long Term Goals I started Sparking the 1st week of August, 2015 and have been here every day since then. The first day I took a 5 minute walk twice during the day. It's about all I could do. I have been gradually increasing my active minutes since then. I have only broken my streak a couple of days when I was traveling. <BR> <BR> In September I got a Fitbit for my birthday. I was walking about 2-3,000 steps a day. I just increased my goal from 6,500 to 7,000 but lots of days I go over my goal. My long term... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 15:23:00 EST Hi This should give some structure to my December Tune Up Fri, 4 Dec 2015 13:21:07 EST Back up plan That's what this is for me since regular ex and workout at the gym is not always possible. Especially now while traveling and spending lots of time in the car. Fri, 4 Dec 2015 12:55:23 EST Week 1 after several weeks <em>313</em> I guess I joined this challenge 4 weeks ago, then forgot about it. Now I won't feeling better now so think I can be more accountable now. <BR> <BR> Have always hated exercise but can see that nothing will change unless I "just do it." <BR> <BR> Suggestions and prayer are welcome! Fri, 4 Dec 2015 02:38:12 EST Week 3 Completed Well, here I am. Week 3 of the Official 10-minute daily exercise streak challenge and starting month five of my SparkPeople life changing journey to health and a long life. In the past three weeks I have learned to add some spice to my journey by setting some good goals, working to reach them and mixing things up a little each day to keep it interesting. I am using a Fitbit to track my activity and keep me moving. When I started, I set my goal at 3000 steps a day which was a lot for me and I ... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 19:47:55 EST Success We all want to succeed. I joined the 28 day fitness challenge. It helps me to get my 10 min. a day at the same time. Give it a try. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:46:39 EST Not receiving the Weekly Digest Emails I am not receiving the Weekly Digest Emails. This has not been a problem before. Is anyone else having the same problem? Sun, 8 Nov 2015 12:56:58 EST day 2 DONE!!! walked the stairwell at work - 10 min 14 seconds (2 minutes was a walk in the hallway when I thought my chest would explode &amp; my knees were feeling woozyish) but I got it in!! Wed, 4 Nov 2015 13:28:12 EST 10 minutes - a gentle start Greetings All <BR> <BR> The last time I starting exercising, I went from doing very little to a hard-core personal training program in a very short period of time. I ended up pretty sick for about 8 months, barely able to do anything. So, as I begin again, I just love this idea of "10 minutes a day". A gentle start. <BR> <BR> I plan to either walk, or find a video to follow on SparkPeople. Some days I will do yoga (probably with a video, but on my own if I am feeling inspired and focuse... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:15:07 EST Hello Just joining the group. My goal is to walk while at work each week day. The path is right at a mile, and takes me about 16 minutes to walk it. I have pushed it, and got down as just over 14 minutes a time or two. Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:05:04 EST Need a new way to focus that 10 minutes? I created a new game called Cardio through the Country. Go to my spark blog for 10-19-15 and read the details,get the map, and find a list of states organized for the game. <BR> The Gist of it is this: You're going to spend 10 minutes for every LETTER used in the spelling of a U.S. State. Start with the lowest number, 4, Ohio, Iowa, and Utah. Each of those would take 40 minutes of exercise to complete. Report back to the team each time you have visited a state! I think it will be fun! R... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 10:42:16 EST 10 minutes My goal is to walk an extra 10 minutes each day when walking the dogs . Ive always taken the dogs for a 15 to 20 minute walk , So for the next 4 weeks I will make it 25 to 30 minutes . Wed, 14 Oct 2015 21:32:37 EST Goals for Days To wrack up at least ten minutes of exercise a day. Sun, 11 Oct 2015 21:22:20 EST Week 4: My long term goals Consistent daily exercise had always eluded me. Then I found this team. Now I am happily looking forward to both my daily exercise and lots of bonuses like sleeping better, feeling better, increased energy, toning up...everywhere!, clothes that fit better, and a scale with reducing numbers! Can I get a WooT, Woot!! <BR> <BR> My long term goals are to keep my streak alive and keep challenging myself as what I am doing feels less demanding. Right now that means changing speed and intensi... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:29:49 EST Finishing Week 4 I've actually received this trophy many years ago but I redid the challenge to get me back into exercising. I've been doing 10 minutes daily, most days but now I need to increase to 15 minutes of daily exercise. I should be able to do this since it was fairly easy to do the 10 minutes. My long rage goal is to keep exercising and not quit doing it!!! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:25:14 EST week 3 insights The Things I have learned mirror what SP teaches. <BR> 1- set goals ( for me this was writting it down and joining a challenge group) <BR> 2- start small and focused. <BR> 10 min of exercise to start allowed me to feel better without feeling pain and worn out. <BR> Before I tried to do it all, this time I focused on nutrition and what used to be my biggest failing - exercise. <BR> 3- I learned the body craves what you give it regularly. Give it junk food and it just craves more. Now my bod... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:44:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 13 Sep 2015 10:22:38 EST Three weeks of Exercise! I've finished my streak of 3 weeks of exercise. I didn't do much extra this week but I did stick with the walking. I walk in my house, even while folding clothes, putting things away, etc. <BR> I've actually been on this team before, and received the award for the exercising. I needed to get back into walking though so I joined it again. I've been able to lose a very little weight in the past three weeks for which I'm very glad. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 06:35:38 EST My 10 minutes today Actually got in 12 minutes of cardio early this morning before everyone else woke up. Was nice to have exercise time to myself. Was actually quiet! <em>334</em> Wed, 9 Sep 2015 19:36:05 EST Just started this forum Just had knee surgery and this will be my 2nd week of recovery, am doing the physical theraphy and walking at least 30 mins a day Fri, 4 Sep 2015 00:41:57 EST Week 2- Creativity in exdercise. Well, I'm not too creative in exercising. I read the calendar and many of those activities I am unable to do or don't have the occasion to do. I am doing well with my 10 minutes of exercise streak. I do it by walking in my home. At the same time I am moving things from one room to another, cleaning up. I'm not just standing there watching TV while walking. I have been using a pedometer again but I don't get many steps yet. Yesterday I restarted my knee exercise. One of my knees is stiff and w... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 05:43:15 EST I DID IT!!!!! It feels unreal to check that little "week 4" box as complete. According to the note above the checkboxes, I joined this challenge January 1, 2011. Life has been unbelievably crazy since then, but part of me is still ashamed that it took this long to finish. On the other hand, I DID IT. I have spent the last four weeks building new, good-for-me habits that I'm going to continue for a lifetime. A big part of that has been encouragement from you guys; thank you all. <BR> <BR> The biggest and m... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:20:23 EST Let's do it! Goals for this week: Get outside more, walk my dog around the apartment complex and then again at the dog park daily, and take the stairs any chance I get (this includes parking up on the hill at work instead of right in front of the building). Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:16:30 EST Took a breather! <img src=""> <BR> I went out and walked for 20 minutes and felt freedom! Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:05:24 EST 3 Weeks Down! Woohoo! I survived week 3, officially setting a personal record for the longest consistency in any "lifestyle change" I've ever attempted. <BR> <BR> That's...kinda sad now that I think about it. But you know what? Who cares about those attempts. THIS time is the time that matters, and THIS time I'm killing it. <BR> <BR> I had a little bit of discouragement this morning when I stepped on the scale and saw a three pound gain. I was so bummed out that I almost gave up for the day (which, kno... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:14:00 EST Too long without Exercise! In 2012 I had a catastrophic knee injury, along with a broken wrist. It put me in the hospital and rehab for two months, wheel chair, walker, then cane, etc. Eventually I had a knee replacement but never got a good bend in my knee because of the swelling. <BR> <BR> I got back to walking but my left leg swells every day and I sit a lot! I walked while I was actively working but I retired and mostly don't do any exercise. I must start walking again though so I'm ready. I started this team y... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 14:31:30 EST Two Weeks Down I feel like I should pat myself on the back just a little for my progress these last two weeks. I've set a workout schedule that works for me: 30 minutes every weekday and 10 minutes on Saturdays. I let myself have Sundays off. I've also tried to incorporate the daily suggestions as much as possible. We went on a walk as a family, I've made a game of housework by trying to see how quickly I can get daily chores done, and I've spent a lot more time in the floor wrestling with my toddler. <BR... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 19:44:55 EST Week 1 Goal My week 1 goal is just to get back into the habit of moving. I changed jobs at the beginning of the year to a much more sedentary role and then moved in with my fiance into a new house that is 45+ min from work. I want to go to the gym, yet everyday I find myself saying "I'm too tired", "It's too late," "It's too early", "I'll go tomorrow". <BR> <BR> Well...tomorrow is today! I know that I will not succeed if I keep trying to go from 0-60 over night. If I make a few small changes today I ca... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:26:12 EST Never Give Up Have decided regardless of age or weight, I am going to keep trying. It is never to late. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:46:50 EST Hi ! Hi everyone I live in AR....I am 45 and decided it was time to get in better shape....I have a 6 month old grandson and he is my life so I have to be around for him. I have a married son and a daughter. I lost my husband suddenly in 2012 to cancer and I'm determined to get healthy...Glad to be here and looking forward to completing this challenge Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:54:18 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 9 Aug 2015 18:44:12 EST Creating my Challenge goals <em>249</em> My goal is to go about integrating the exercise equipment I already have on hand (1, 3, & 5 lbs weights, bands, large ball, and a rubber kickball) as well as a free indoor walking track, to meet my daily 10 minute goal. The purpose is to move everyday and I have it as part of my daily inspirations that I will "use my equipment daily for at least 10 minutes." <BR> <BR> With the thousands of dollars I have spent in the past on gym memberships that kept my attention for a few w... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 21:18:01 EST Week One Do-Over I've started over this challenge after a couple of years of inactivity. I was doing pretty well with my goals in 2013 until I found out I was expecting. I was immediately put on bed rest for six months before giving birth at 23 weeks, then spent 7 months at my son's bedside in the NICU before he was able to come home. That was a year ago, and I still haven't recovered from the loss of muscle mass and the overall weight gain. <BR> <BR> I am not really able to leave the house because of my so... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:58:39 EST New and need a push <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hello all, <BR> I am 47, mother of a 7 year old with a pretty sedentary job. I am on the road and doing home visits with families for my work. My 7 year old and a dance class I have been in for almost a year are my only forms of workout right now. I actually joined an African dance and drum class with a fab group of women and it is a blast! But it is only once a week and on break for the ... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:29:23 EST Week 1 I am doing this challenge to help motivate me to exercise each and every day. I have had very little motivation since Mom passed away. Hopefully, by checking in every day, I will remain motivated to continue exercising and make it a habit. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:19:09 EST clarification Hi - a question. Is the challenge to do 10 minutes a day, 7 days a week, or 6, taking one day off a week? Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:29:19 EST My Goal To start out slow with ten minutes of gentle exercise a day. Sorry I thought I added this to an active discussion!!!!!! Don't know what I am doing lol Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:52:42 EST Starting out I am aiming to do ten minutes of gentle exercise every day as I'm just starting out (again) I need to build up my stamina slowly. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:41:40 EST Day 1 This week I hope to spend up to 5 minutes on abs and brisk walk/jog for 5 minutes even if it is around my house. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:09:11 EST Week 1 <em>24</em> Hello, <BR> My goal is to try to get back into working and trying to learn zumba. I will take 10 minutes out a day to work on the 1st disk of my Zumba collection. I will be starting tonight. I will let everyone know how it went after. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:33:25 EST Day 1 week 1 Who doesn't have 10 minutes, Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:11:36 EST Newbie Hello! I just joined sparkpeople and this was the first challenge I wanted to join! I'm excited to start on my journey to health and this seems like a manageable way to start. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:50:08 EST Hello Hello everyone! I'm new to sparkpeople. I've joined because I am making a commitment to a healthier lifestyle. I think that's true for most of us :) I'm blogging about my journey which I'm hoping will add to my accountability. I'm excited to meet you all and start this journey! Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:42:40 EST 1st Week I have started again. I plan on doing one of the Spark videos a day. I did the 9 minute seated arm and shoulder workout tonight. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 23:14:03 EST strating over I strated over and my goal for this challenge IS AT LEAST 10 MIN OF EXERCISE A WEEK. I loss over 50 pounds 6 years ago and gain most of them back.So here I go again, Sun, 19 Jul 2015 10:20:00 EST My Week One...So Far So I joined the 10 minute challenge,for the second time yesterday, after completing a 115 minute workout <em>40</em> , but don't worry, I'm only at a walking speed right now. Today I walked for 108 minutes. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 04:03:19 EST Long Haul Journey I successfully completed the four weeks challenge in this group and have decided to stay. My goals this week is to up my exercise, and fruit/veggie intake. I get up to about 15 mins a day of exercise. I would like to do 20-30 mins of exercise consistently. <BR> <BR> As far as weight goes I am currently 206.8 so I have lost three pounds. My ultimate goal is a while away, but I am doing this more for learning to be healthy then the numbers on the scale. I want to get to healthy weight, cook ... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 21:14:14 EST My Week Two I am really, really happy that so many of the things on that 30 days list are things I already try to incorporate... I do all the dishes by hand, I wear my baby (yay ergobaby), I cook all the time, I wear a pedometer, I have a (small) garden... <BR> <BR> so this week I am going to create a playlist, and park further away. <BR> <BR> I will also be exercising every day, at least 10 minutes, as I continue my #100daysofexercise streak <BR> <BR> Day 7: Couch 2 5k with my sisters (yesterday) Thu, 9 Jul 2015 14:01:28 EST What did you do to exercise today? 72 min. walking, cardio boot camp video, 3. Wed, 8 Jul 2015 16:07:19 EST Week 1 I've lost motivation again, hoping this will get me on track. Going to try to do a 10 minute workout on my break at work. Wed, 8 Jul 2015 07:25:53 EST Week one AGAIN OK, I had started this team a little while back but i did not stick to it!! :( I know, same on me. But I am back, starting week one again. Today is day one. I did over 10 min of cardio today so im pretty happy. But I am going for at least minimum of 10 min each day and maybe build up from there each week that passes. <BR> I am a musician and I have a show at the end of Oct. So I am wanting to see some progress and some weight loss by then! <BR> Wed, 8 Jul 2015 00:25:03 EST My week One Day 1: p90 video, all my water and tracked food <BR> Day 2: Les Mills Combat video that I LOVED, all my water and tracked my food <BR> Day 3: Jessica Smith walking youtube video - still going to track water, food <BR> <BR> Yeeeahhh buddy! Amazing how proud I feel after just a 3 day streak :) Sat, 4 Jul 2015 13:27:57 EST Hello Hello all, I am Nicole from Chicago. I started walking 1 week ago to lose weight and to lower my blood pressure. Good luck to everyone! Wed, 1 Jul 2015 16:48:33 EST Week Three: June 29-July 5 Monday, June 29: 45 minutes walking (30 +15) <BR> Tuesday, June 30: <BR> Wednesday, July 1: <BR> Thursday, July 2: <BR> Friday, July 3: <BR> Saturday, July 4: <BR> Sunday, July 5: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:53:31 EST Gettng Started I'm having trouble getting started. I got my Tracker, but I have open diabetic ulcers on my right foot. Chair exercise is just NOT doing it. Discouraged, Mon, 29 Jun 2015 02:12:52 EST Hellooooooo Hi Everyone. <BR> <BR> The part of this journey that's getting me right now is exercise. I can't seem to fit it in so I'm hoping this challenge So ten minutes a day is something I can handle. <BR> <BR> Good Luck Everyone Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:20:50 EST Week Four Journey This week I hope to continue to do 6,000 or more steps tracking with the spark tracker. I want to do a minimum of 20 minutes of workout for 3 out of 7 days. The rest 15 minutes. <BR> <BR> I also want to work more on balancing food. Getting enough fiber seems to be difficult for me without going over on carbs. Getting enough protein is difficult without going over fats. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my weigh in we shall see how that goes. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 02:15:04 EST Week 1 Day 1... Start. So, I'll be honest... I hate exercising. I hate to sweat, jiggle, and I get embarrassed really easily, so just getting started with 10 minutes is going to be tuff, but I know it's good for me. I know the benefits of exercise but it still doesn't make me like it right now. I hope by the end of these 4 weeks I find that #1 I stuck with it, and #2 it ain't so bad after all. :) <BR> <BR> So, 10 minutes per day... either on the treadmill, mini stepper, e-bike, or dancing... starting today. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:14:44 EST Hello I've been yo yo dieting for months now and I'm proud to say, I think I am FINALLY going to succeed because I'm MENTALLY ready, unlike before. I'd love some weight loss support and tips to help me along my new journey if anyone would help. Thanks in advance! Hope to hear from someone soon. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:49:45 EST Week Two: June 22-June 28 SW: 207 <BR> <BR> Mon June 22- 13 minute circuit at gym/10 minute walk with doggie <BR> Tues June 23- 40 minutes in the park with my doggie <BR> Wed June 24- 20 minute circuit at gym/10 minute walk with doggie <BR> Thurs June 25- 20 minutes in the park with my doggie <BR> Fri June 26- 20 minute circuit at gym/20 minute walk with doggie <BR> Sat June 27- 10 minutes assorted walking/stairs <BR> Sun June 28- 20 minutes walk with my doggie <BR> <BR> EW: pending (TOM) <BR> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 17:09:22 EST This weeks Goal This week I challenge myself to work out consistently 10-20 minutes a day or more and to log my time of exercise and log my food Sun, 21 Jun 2015 10:48:11 EST Starting Again! I know I can do it for sure this time. I will have ALL of you. I've been on here for a while just have not been able to get my butt in gear. Plan on doing that this time. In fact I just did upper body. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 22:51:11 EST Just signed up I'm doing whatever I can to get and stay motivated! Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:32:23 EST Week 3 Journey My goals this week is to get to 6,000 steps on the spark tracker per day. The closest I have gotten is 5000 steps. This basically means getting off my butt more then I already do. Those little steps really do add up! <BR> <BR> I am also going to be trying some new workouts via spark people's videos, and maybe I can pick up a new active activity. I'm still doing mile 2 in walk away pounds. This coming Friday is my next weigh in so we shall see how that goes too. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:12:03 EST Week One: June 15-June 21 <em>363</em> My goal is to get at least 10-minutes of exercise in daily and 45 minutes three times a week. <BR> <BR> SW: 208 <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> Monday, June 15-50 minutes (walking, circuit-upper body) <BR> Tuesday, June 16-20 minutes out with my dog in the park <BR> Wednesday, June 17-45 minutes (walking, circuit-upper body) <BR> Thursday, June 18-10 minutes out with my dog <BR> Friday, June 19-36 minutes (walking, circuit-upper body) <BR> Saturday, June 20-10 minutes out with... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:58:15 EST Week 4: Long Term Goals I am amazed that I actually managed to keep up with this for 4 straight weeks. Every week it got easier to make sure that no matter what the day, I was able to get in 10 minutes of some sort of fitness. I've become more regular in making sure I'm paying attention to weight lifting as well as cardio. There's a lot of toning to do and watching TV you can get in a lot of dumbbell work. <BR> <BR> As for the long term, I plan to keep exercise part of my day, not something I have to schedule ... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:16:19 EST Hi... Just joined spark people a week ago. To be truthful I haven't been active in over a year...Going to start small. So this past week I have had 5 days of ten minute walking! Sat, 13 Jun 2015 11:58:13 EST Week Two Journey Quick recap. During week one I lost one pound and I have proven to myself I can exercise everyday. I did have my ups and downs. I am doing Walk Away the Pounds 1 mile three days a week, then strength training two days, and kids yoga for the other two days. <BR> <BR> For week two I hope to continue to exercise, as well as start to eat out less during the weekends. Weekends are the hardest for me since my husband is home and we get so busy that it's hard to come home cook, eat, only to go ou... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 13:56:47 EST What I Learned:Week 3 Reflection Here on day 21 with morning coffee and it's a struggle recently. I have recurrent major depressive disorder and I struggle with accepting it as real and not me just being lazy. If you know about depression you can understand how even 10 minutes of fitness can be the most herculean task imaginable and so hard to do it's crippling. But I've been trying it, and somehow I've made it to day 21 of my streak. Other things have been falling by the wayside (my desk here is messy and the laundry is... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 06:20:52 EST What I Learned:Week 2 Reflection By nature I'm a distance hiker and mountain biker rider. I like to do 10 mile hikes and 20+ mile bike rides so my workouts tend to be long and take some planning. Quite a bit of an undertaking and quite a bit of time...very easy to make excuses not to go. <BR> <BR> But 10 minutes, I haven't even figured out I'm working out and I'm done. Twenty minutes goes by and it still feels short. I decided to start the 8 week rookie running program to give myself some quick built in workouts any da... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 20:50:35 EST First week challenge My goal is to workout at least 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Walking or some form of aerobic activity. I'm getting winded easily and I need to improve that. Daily stretching! <BR> <BR> Getting myself slowly in gear for a 5k in September. baby steps! <BR> Wed, 3 Jun 2015 16:51:21 EST Week One Journey hi all, <BR> <BR> I joined spark people couple days ago and thought this would be a great group to kick start an exercise routine. I'm mostly doing Walk Away The Pounds 1 mile which I started this past Friday. I also do a nightly walk with family, though it's much slower paced due to walking alongside the short legs of a toddler. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Anyways this is my start in this group. I just finished my workout for the day and I'm relaxing. Hardest part for me is staying motiv... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 22:40:18 EST My two part challenge goal(s) This is my first post, first challenge, first everything so I hope I am posting correctly. I like this challenge because it is manageable and achievable for me. My goal for this challenge is two parts. <BR> <BR> My first part of this goal will be to walk my dog for 10 minutes in the morning and to keep my feet moving even if the dog stops to sniff. I want to have the walk be a continuous activity instead of lots of stops and starts. <BR> <BR> My second part of this goal is to ride my exerci... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 20:06:22 EST My exercise goals My goal is to take three 10 - 15 minutes walking exercise breaks during my work day. Weekends I ride my bike for transpo to do chores. Sun, 31 May 2015 17:59:50 EST Trying again I started this challenge the last time I was on SP, but gave up on it. I'm trying it again. I started using the gym at school, which is free until the end of June, so why not? Gotta get started somewhere and the doc told me WALK! I've already been Wednesday and Thursday this week, and am enjoying myself tremendously. If I don't make it today (I don't have classes on Fridays and Mondays), I will probably walk outside for 10-20 minutes.I want to get healthy, but, more than anything, I want to l... Fri, 29 May 2015 01:08:49 EST New Girl Here Making an Attempt! Okay so let's try this. I'm on day 2 now and I got in a mile walk the last 2 evenings. It was quite awesome actually. I said to myself, it's 10 minutes, go walk/run a mile and change into your pajamas when you get home. So I did. <BR> <BR> Hi, I'm Jenn and I'm going to see how long I can do this. Even on my off days I'm going on a 10 minute walk. <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>362</em> <em>331</em> Thu, 21 May 2015 20:31:27 EST breaking in to this challenge I am going for 5 out 7 days a week of 10 continuous minutes of exercise of any kind... yoga, walking, pulling weeds out flower beds, free weights, seated exercise videos, heavy duty housekeeping... I will track minutes for continuity <BR> <BR> I'm starting with one of the free seated fitness videos I can do right here at my desk. <BR> <BR> oops! I should of posted this by clicking Coach Nicole's Week 1 forum Thu, 21 May 2015 12:25:27 EST Goals My goal is to get up 30 minutes earlier, and exercise for 10 minutes the first week. Wed, 20 May 2015 12:07:36 EST Going to Give This Challenge Another Whirl Got started and then lost internet. Got internet back so giving challenge another shot. Wed, 20 May 2015 00:33:23 EST my goal To do 10 min a day 5 days a week minimum Tue, 19 May 2015 11:45:57 EST Trying something new I'm hoping this challenge will help motivate me. I do attend Silver Sneakers classes twice a week and one Yoga class a week. But, I find myself unmotivated the rest of the time. Maybe this will help me keep moving. <em>249</em> Sun, 17 May 2015 13:00:46 EST My Goal I would like to incorporate 10 minutes of strength training in my day. Sun, 17 May 2015 08:24:37 EST Making it through the first week! Well - tomorrow I weigh in for the first time (gulp). A little nervous. Fri, 15 May 2015 23:08:13 EST Day 1 I want to commit to drinking 8 glasses of water a day and exercising at least 10 mins EVERY day! Fri, 15 May 2015 07:42:40 EST NEWBIE! Drum roll please! I'm new here and am setting my first week's goal at doing at least 10 minutes of exercise each day. I can do this!......................right? <em>40</em> Thu, 14 May 2015 18:31:05 EST Week One Goals My goal is to keep myself moving. So, for at least ten minutes every weekday I do not have another fitness activity planned, I'm going to walk. Tue, 12 May 2015 15:33:59 EST My Goal Joined last week, but going to make this week count! Yesterday did archery for about an hour (didn't actually time myself, but estimated that). Today I'm going to go to the gym for hopefully about my typical 30min with a 5min cool down. I'm hoping to get in the habit of 30 min at least three times a week and 10 min every other day. <BR> <em>316</em> <em>521</em> Mon, 11 May 2015 17:28:42 EST Day Two Today I worked out with Jillian Michaels Shred (day 3 of 30). I really needed a workout today after going out to eat for mothers day. Now I'm gonna do the 10 min kickboxing with Nicole. <BR> <BR> Happy Mothers Day to all the lovely mommies Sun, 10 May 2015 21:26:53 EST My Goals When I first started out, these were my goals: <BR> here are my goals: <BR> Long term: <BR> I will stabilise my weight during the next three months <BR> I will lose ten pounds by the end of the year <BR> Current Action Steps <BR> <BR> I will exercise for an hour each day <BR> I might not be exercising a whole hour every day but I am exercising every day <BR> <BR> will bring my own food to work <BR> I haven't been doing this. Getting free food at work has been too tempting <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 9 May 2015 19:14:47 EST Day One Today I worked out with Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. After reading some of the other posts I think Im also gonna try to get my boogie on and dance for a few. (do people still say boogie?) Sat, 9 May 2015 16:11:15 EST My Goal My goal is to make it a habit to exercise at least 10 minutes a day. Hopefully joining the challenge will hold me to that goal. Sat, 9 May 2015 16:02:40 EST Going to Give This Challenge Another Whirl Hello, everyone. Joined this challenge a while back but just didn't do well with it. Well back to give this challenge another whirl. My wish is to follow through this time and finish it. Well here I go. <BR> <em>524</em> <em>521</em> <em>220</em> Wed, 6 May 2015 21:15:23 EST Doing the challenge again I did this challenge last fall and found it very helpful to get over my plateau. My goal now is to add 10 minutes a day to my normal work day on top of my regular workouts! I hope to do active movement for a straight 10 minutes, walking the stairs, moving boxes etc. are what I plan to count for my 10 active minutes. I am also redoing all my streaks to reflect some of my new goals since my old ones are second nature now-like drinking water or flossing! I am also hoping this will remind me ... Tue, 5 May 2015 17:51:09 EST Can I just hang around with you guys? LOL As some of you know I've completed the challenge twice. I left the team last week because I just can't do anymore repetitive exercises until I get clearance from my doctor but to do that I have to have some testing to see what's going on. <BR> <BR> But I'm feeling like by leaving the team, I am giving up. So, I'll join in when I can. <em>252</em> Sat, 2 May 2015 13:00:38 EST Starting Over.....AGAIN Starting over and want to walk 5 days a week and find something else the other 2 days. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:45:01 EST . Not sure what happened here. Was trying to reply in another forum and this happened. :P Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:41:55 EST First Week Goals Hiya! I'm new to SP, really still finding my way. I have very simple daily goals to begin with: <BR> <BR> 1. Walk for 10 minutes. <BR> 2. Meditate for 10 minutes. <BR> 3. Check my fasting blood glucose. <BR> 4. Eat one meal with no distractions (tv, computer, books, etc.). <BR> 5. Post one thing for which I'm grateful to my journal. <BR> <BR> That's it for me; good luck to everyone! <BR> <BR> Peace be with you, <BR> Raeniel Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:39:54 EST I need to lose weight to feel good in my own skin I plan to lose weight i have been struggelling to lose and keep off. I had a baby but its almost 2 years. I want to be healthy and be a motivator for my daighter and husband. &#128516;I have failled many times but i am starting again... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:18:54 EST week 2 progress I am looking for and finding additional times to sneak exercise into my everyday life - parking farther away at work; walking to talk to co-workers rather than use the phone; and adding in a walk after work each day if the weather is nice. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:23:46 EST First week. my streak is at 10 days, i decided to walk my way until i get more stamina. Working out is hard on me with asthma so what i done was take my cats in stroller and walk them. which equals about 30 lbs between then . Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:14:08 EST Healthy Habits Reset Challenge I have a question. <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> I just joined this challenge yesterday, and it says that you earn 5 sparkpoints for every day that you complete the task assigned to you. When I click on the "earn sparkpoints" button, it says I have earned those points, but yet when I look at my sparkpoints for the day these don't seem to be included in my total. <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> Am I doing something wrong? <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:58:26 EST week 1 goals I'm just getting started and I have not exercised in years. I'm feeling bad today because I gained 3 lbs over night and I feel bloated and swollen. My first week goal is to be less worried about the scale. Accomplishing the 10 min. workout each day is where I want to focus my efforts and thoughts. I am praying for God to help me reach the goals, because without Him, I know I can't accomplish them on my own. I just don't have the strength. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:14:23 EST sneaking exercise in I always go for a walk after dinner perferably outside. I ride a stationary bike and listen to cds. I check out peoples gardens and ask a freind or relative to join me for a walk. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:12:27 EST Getting back into the first week goal...starting to walk for at least 30 mins/day. This *should not* be a problem, especially during the work week. It is pathetic considering that I have such a beautiful walk route that hundreds - literally hundreds - of other California state employees manage to fit in each day, walking around the California State Capitol. <BR> <BR> I often use the excuse that I am too busy. Sometimes, I legitimately am too busy to walk at the time that my "walking buddy" can go, but ... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:28:32 EST Extra fun challenge On top of 10 minutes a day I've now joined a pool! 25 minutes today and hopefully next week I'll increase the duration of my workouts! Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:54:26 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:23:05 EST My week one... I am so excited I have exercised every day this week! I had really been letting exercise slip away. Using the excuses that now I work, I don't have time, and I'm too tired. <BR> <BR> Hogwash! People all over the world make time for exercise before or after work. I can do this. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:43:32 EST Week 4: Long-term Exercise Plan Long-Term Exercise Plan: <BR> <BR> Train for 5k 3 days a week. <BR> Strength training 3 days a week. <BR> Walk my dog a minimum of 5 days a week. <BR> Minimum daily step goal. (Actual number TBD.) Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:08:20 EST Week 3 It looks like I forgot to post something after week 3 of this challenge. I added variety this week by spending time outside chasing my dog instead of walking her. I also did a lot of yard work and major housework that I counted as fitness minutes due to the amount of energy I spent. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 02:59:09 EST 10,000 steps before day's end Walked for 30 minutes in the tulip fields in La Conner WA Sun, 5 Apr 2015 20:09:01 EST Making Lifestyle Changes I'm actually trying for a bit more than 10 minutes a day for exercise. I'm planning to run (jog) in my first 5k on April 25 so I'm training for that 3 days a week and trying to do strength training and yoga on the other days. I've been averaging about 30 minutes a day which is a good balance for me right now. Sun, 5 Apr 2015 09:59:09 EST Slightly Embarrassing Milestone Went from morbidly obese to obese this week. Will be more excited when I can say overweight to within normal range....but I have to go through these steps first. Rewarded self with new athletic shoes, workout pants and a "portable Pilates trainer." Sat, 4 Apr 2015 12:13:13 EST INTRO Just got my Spark Activity Tracker in the mail yesterday so it's set up and working today. Current goal is 6000 steps a day and at least one 10 minute period of continuous exercise a day. Baby steps. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 10:04:20 EST INTRO WELL THE 10 MINUTE CHALLENGE IS NOT MUCH OF A CHALLENGE FOR ME AS I LOVE TO EXERCISE. THE PROBLEMS IS I EXCERICE TOO MUCH WHICH CAUSES HEART PROBLEMS SO JUST MONITORING WHAT I DO AS FAR AS EXERCISE IS THE BEST GOAL FOR ME. tHE OTHER GOALS I HAVE STATED ON MY SPARK PAGE AS WELL AS THE 8 WEEK DIABETIC CHALLENGE. THEREFOR, I WILL NOT REPEAT THEM. I STILL HAVE MY MOON BOOT ON FROM MY ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR BUT HANKS TO NICOLE NICKEL'S AND SPARK PEOPLE I FOLLOW THEIR SEATED VIDEOS ALOMOST DAILY. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:34:15 EST Hello! Good morning! <BR> My name is Cary and I've been looking for a way to get motivated to work out and be consistent about it. I am a runner that became injured last spring after/during a half-marathon. I've ran on and off since during the recovery process, but would easily get frustrated with the pain in my foot knowing that it wasn't time to start running again. Then, I wouldn't do anything for a week or two and then try again. This was counter productive as I my fitness level has now slowly ... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:15:53 EST Just starting I am just starting the challenge. I am glad to be motivated by so many people. I love reading the other blogs. I am glad to see I am not the only one who struggles. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:35:18 EST Getting to the Home Stretch I'm starting week 4 and it has been difficult at times. Balancing work and my exercise is tough, but I got it done. I work from home a few days a week and it makes it manageable. Imagine my surprise when I found out my gym at work is now open to the entire building! I'm in the right track for continued success. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:01:17 EST Week 2 Reflection The two goals I chose for this week were to walk my dog for at least 10 minutes a day and to spend 20-30 minutes cleaning my house. I accomplished both of these - mostly. One day, I had to take my friend for a walk, because my husband was camping with the dog... <BR> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:05:12 EST Come in and chat with us 2015 Good morning team, I'm hoping you are having a good weekend and a Blessed Day in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. <BR> I'm suppose to go to the women's retreat but decided not to go this yr cause when I come back my lower back hurts and I get upset for going so this yr I am staying home and relaxing on my own bed for a change. <BR> The sun is out but the clouds are here but don't know if it's going to rain or not. I hope not cause I like it sunny out. I hate the rain but it's good for the g... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:52:57 EST Flag Team Bonus Points I got 50 points for out team. <BR> Dar Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:40:56 EST Starting Week 2 Proud of the achievements that I made last week. I aim to add a little more challenge to my overall routine. I think that I will start to incorporate the outdoors and walk outside or do calisthenics outside. Just need some variety. Sun, 15 Mar 2015 08:31:59 EST Week 2 down; Tip--walk dogs at the animal shelter I completed week 2 of 10 minutes per day. Don't have a dog to walk but want some time with animals who need love? One of my ways to walk once a week is to volunteer at my local animal shelter. Did you know that most animal shelters use volunteers to walk the dogs? By volunteering to walk the dogs once a week, I help keep these dogs socialized, do a good deed to help abandoned animals, and get some exercise for myself. My daughter goes, too. So that's an added bonus: mother/daughter time. Once... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 08:24:23 EST Week One - Done I did it! Completed week one - at least 10 minutes each day. Some days were small 5 minute walks during work, some days were nice long 45 minutes. Forgot how much I like having the chance to zone out while walking the treadmill. <BR> Looking forward to week two starting today! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>137</em> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:06:55 EST Week One - How Did it Go? Just to check in - how did week one go? <BR> <BR> I actually passed my 500 minutes this week! I am still learning to balance a full work day with my exercise. I have to learn that exercise doesn't just happen in the gym. I can do SP videos and just walk. <BR> <BR> Best of luck to you all in Week 2. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:52:35 EST Goals! I plan to do ten minutes of workout at least 5 times a day and get in 10,000 steps as well! <BR> <BR> For me, the ten minute workouts don't have to be extremely calorie burning, or the most bang for my buck, I just want to get exercising! Mon, 9 Mar 2015 17:36:14 EST New Here Hi all! Looking forward to this challenge because10 minutes is doable. I'm hoping that if I can actually do it : ) then maybe I will keep going and turn it into 20 or thirty! Mon, 9 Mar 2015 14:50:40 EST Reset my goal and wondering why I did that I was inactive and became lazy for exercise.. <BR> <BR> Morning I got up and super charged.. wanted a fresh start. <BR> I reset my goal and all my weight loss history gone.... grrrrrrrrrr (I know it prompted me about the history erase ..and I was all ok with that.. monday morning super duper hyper active u know) <BR> That 8 kg loss was some thing use to motivate me... <BR> I want it back on my start page.. <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 01:22:24 EST My Week Goal I am returning back to work from being on medical leave and want to make sure that I keep my momentum. My goal is to keep up with my current progress of 30 min per day and find time in my work day to do an additional 10 minutes. Sun, 8 Mar 2015 07:36:25 EST End of week 1 I did it! I checked in with Spark People every day for a week and did at least 10 minutes on my exercise bike every day. And although I only lost 1 lb, I am proud of myself for doing the whole week. Starting week 2 feeling positive. <em>334</em> Sun, 8 Mar 2015 00:16:29 EST My Activity Tracker doesn't track a trampoline Suggestions? <BR> <BR> With my activity tracker (that I love), the calories indicated as burned are different than the fitness workout entries I made for rebounding, and I cannot delete the activity tracker information to correct it. Closest I can do is call it "Other Exercise - higher intensity." <BR> <BR> I understand 10 minutes of rebounding is like 30 minutes of jogging. I'm not sure how to adjust the settings for accuracy. It feels high intensity, yet even the Other - lower intensity ... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:27:24 EST