Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Woo-Hoo!!!! I have reached 100 days in my 10 minutes or more exercise streak!! Celebrate with me!

I decided to share this because if I can do it, so can you!

I have always been more or less faithful to exercise, almost always first thing when I get up in the morning, but I have to admit there were more than a few days when I didn’t exercise - either because I had a busy day ahead and “didn’t have time”, or because I got up too late, or I was “too tired” and sometimes because I just didn’t feel like exercising. I think we all have used these excuses and others to avoid exercising.

Then one day I happened to read SparkGuy's blog when his streak of 10 + minutes a day of exercise was fairly new…. I think he was on Day 48. I read his blog the next few days, and began to think “Maybe I could do that….” After all… 10 minutes…. Even on a busy day I could take 10 minutes to exercise!!! And so after a few weeks of thinking about it, I began my streak!

And I found that once I started, I didn’t want to break my streak. (I have a very competitive nature!) So even when I was rushed, or tired or just didn’t feel like exercising, I told myself “Just do 10 minutes” and I did!! Actually most days I exercise for 30-40 minutes, but, yes, once in a while circumstances make me do just the 10 minutes – but that isn’t very often.

Recently I traveled to participate in a conference, and was at a hotel for a week. For the first time in my life, I actually exercised in my hotel room! I just couldn’t break my streak!!

Benefits??? I feel better – physically and emotionally. Exercise does lower stress levels!! I’ve lost a few more pounds – finally breaking the plateau I had been on for a long time! And now I truly feel that daily exercise has become a habit. I no longer think about it or debate whether or not I’m going to exercise – I get up, get into my exercise clothes and start my “10 minutes” – which almost always ends up being at least 30 minutes. And if not, at least I’ve done my 10 minutes!!!

So, if you already exercise every day, Great!! But if not, why not think about starting a 10+ Exercise Streak? Or join the 10+ Exercise Challenge.

Now to see if I can reach 200 days!!

Blessings and hugs to all my Spark Friends!!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I just read your blog about 100 day streak of 10 minute exercise. It was encouraging and motivating. I have just started to try a 100 day streak of checking in to Sparkpeople. Now I'm motivated to try another 100 day streak after I complete this one. I also read about your surgery. I hope you are feeling better. emoticon
    1744 days ago
    emoticon my friend emoticon
    Wishing you continued success all the way to 200+
    2453 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13234279
    Very inspiring!!
    2454 days ago
    emoticon emoticon to you!! What exercises are you doing? Are they here on Spark? I had been exercising faithfully, using DVDs, but the DVD player in my computer no longer works and I haven't got around to repairing/replacing it yet. I would really like to get back into the routine.

    You are an inspiration! emoticon

    Hugs, Leslie emoticon
    2457 days ago
    Awesome and inspiring!
    2458 days ago
    Hi Marge, it's been too long!
    I am so proud of you! Maybe if you can do it, so can I!
    How is your knee doing? Any more trouble?

    Keep up the good work!

    2459 days ago
  • DEE107
    woo hoo way to go my friend
    2459 days ago
    Good for you Marge!
    What a wonderful streak you have going 100+ Days of 10 minutes(or more!) each day!
    I know you will reach 200 and then 365 days in a row!
    It is interesting that if you get 10 minute done, it usually ends up being 30 minutes. Good Job!
    So nice to hear from you.
    By the way, I use Facebook to accumulate recipes I think look interesting or that I would like to make at some point. I don't actually get them all made. I too would balloon up if I did. Exercise does help with my knee pain and flexibility. But I really need to pay more attention to what I put in my mouth. LOL! I seem to track exercise each day, but don't get more than my first meal tracked.
    So happy for you that you have lost some weight and you are feeling better physically and emotionally. Those are big pluses!
    Thanks for sharing your success with us! You motivate me to commit to "just 10 minutes each day."
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2459 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/29/2014 11:32:35 PM
  • no profile photo CD2305472
    Way to go! I'm doing fairly well with Silver Sneakers but let up on weekends. Sounds like a challenge I should embrace.
    2459 days ago
    Thanks for sharing this really inspiring accomplishment. Way to go!
    2459 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13769210
    Fantastic. So happy for you!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Okay though, I only gave you the silver trophy so you have to outdo yourself to get the gold.

    (If worse comes to worse in motel rooms -guest at dad's casino- see if they have the {believe it or not} foot workout....(mostly for ankles)) :)
    2459 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1951302
    emoticon That is fantastic. So how is the new buildings project coming? I know you mentioned that a while back.
    2459 days ago
    2459 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.