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July 25: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Faulty Fire Alarm

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Highlights include:

* Yesterday was day 163 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak
* Today is day 103 of 107 (96%) blogging for this challenge (details below)

Well I had a Terrible Tuesday -- at least during the night last night! Our fire alarm malfunctioned and went off at 2am. I jumped up and knocked a bunch of stuff everywhere trying to figure out what was going on. Eventually got back to sleep and it went off again at 3:45 and proceeded to go off about 10 more times over the next hour. So, terrible sleep and a giant headache from the interrupted sleep. We had someone out this morning trying to fix the system, but he has to order parts and come back later in the week. We just had him disable the fire part of the system until then.

So I told my kids no smoking in bed until the alarm gets fixed. Ha -- just kidding :).

At least I got a fairly good amount of work finished and was able to hop on the exercise bike for 20 minutes and do stretching afterwards. This was one of those "power through it and survive" days (while not pushing too hard to risk getting sick or anything).

There was a bunch of good news though. My favorite was receiving a signed book yesterday by someone I'll probably be able to announce soon as a very exciting new SparkEarth/SparkAmerica partner. It turns out this person's wife is a longtime SparkPeople member!! I can't wait to share this one.

I hope you had a better night's sleep than I did and a good day of reaching goals!

Here is the link to the team if you haven't joined yet (we're over 1,200 members!):

Here is the button to press. Each time you press the button, the number of total presses will increase by one as a way to show that we're all part of something bigger -- a community of people reaching goals together!

Below is overview information for the challenge:

If you haven't seen this yet, here is the original announcement for this challenge:

And here is the link to the SparkPeople Fuel for Improvement System Overview that lists all of the current lessons and activities:

In addition to pressing the button, if you like posting comments, feel free to make a comment in each blog. I love seeing all the comments on the first blog with people saying "I commit to.......". Also feel free to post/track any of those goals to the community goals feed if you'd like.

Come back and push the button as many times during the day as you'd like to re-affirm your commitment -- like if you are wavering on making a healthy vs. unhealthy choice or just need a little extra push. All you need to do is refresh the page and the button will also refresh. Remember to subscribe to my blog if you would like to get an email alert right when I publish.

The button will remain on my blogs for now, but we might move it to a more prominent location at some point.

I am committed to a couple of goal right now:
1) Getting this challenge launched. I think this could be a lot of fun and a big way to help people, so I will work on this almost every day at least some.
2) I'm working to build the fitness level for my kids in various ways that I'll share more about on future blogs.
3) A commitment to keep my 10+ fitness minutes streak going.

SparkCheers and thanks for your support!

Chris (SparkGuy)
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