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A Thousand Times, Yes!

Friday, March 08, 2013

This April will mark my first full year of being active on SP -- but before my first year is out, there's something I wanna do, something I've never actually done on Spark:

Earn a "1,000 Monthly Fitness Minutes" medal.

I know, I know, what's the big deal, right? Before I started running, back when I still thought I had to work out 6 days a week to lose weight, I coulda hit 1,000 minutes every dang month! But when I came to SP last year, I was trying out a new philosophy: "eat more, work out less" -- and so for nearly a year, I've been working out a maximum of 3 days a week.

Running 3x/week will do a lot of things: it'll help you lose 60#, it'll shrink your azz and help you drop 2-3 sizes, but let me tell you something it will *not* do -- and that's earn you a 1,000 minutes medal!

250? Yeah, no problem.
500? If my mileage is up, sure.
1000? NEVER!

So, my friends, here's the deal: it's no secret that I've been struggling to get solidly back on track for the last few months with little success, but have no fear: I have decided that ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

Before my first year anniversary next month, and in order to jumpstart my efforts and get back on track, I've decided that this month, I *will* get my 1,000 minutes medal!

(Now, don't get excited -- when March is done, I'm going back to my 3x/week strategy to prevent burn-outage, but for now, peeps, THE CHALLENGE IS ON!)
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  • no profile photo CD12254304
    YES!!!!! Even parking the car farther out in the lot (next lot over?) can add a bit each day that makes a big difference at the end of the month.

    emoticon We can do this!!!! Maybe I can still meet that goal this month too!!! emoticon

    2958 days ago
    You got this!
    2964 days ago
    I think as long as you switch it up, you won't burn out. I suggest dancing around your living room to old punk records.
    2965 days ago
    Make it happen! It averages out to 30ish minutes per day, which is very doable I think. I like to work out every day (one rest day per week) because it keeps me in the habit. It's almost hiking season so if you're into that, it's a way to bank some extra fitness minutes.
    2965 days ago
    Yay, I love big goals! I know you can do it : D
    How are things going with your busy life? Feels like ages since I just checked in....sorry bout that.
    2965 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Go kick some azz and get those minutes!
    2965 days ago
    Go get 'em girl! Whatever it takes to recharge your Grrrrr. I firmly believe we've gotta shake it up every now and then. Add some spice to our lives. (Sort of like the sex in a long term marriage.) Hey, gotta keep things interesting, right? emoticon
    2965 days ago
  • MEDUSA1977
    You can do it doll!

    Now I'm thinking I should try running instead of the 4- 5 days a week. Although I've never been a fan of running, maybe its time to give it another shot.
    2965 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13526625
    2965 days ago
    Now I'm imagining you stopping after every one of those 1000 minute to do a fist pump and yell out "Yes!
    2965 days ago
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