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July 31: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Surgery Boo :( -- Partners Yay :)

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Happy Monday!

Highlights include:

* Yesterday was day 169 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak
* Today is day 108 of 113 (95%) blogging for this challenge (details below)

Hi All

Well, bad news at the doctor for my son today. It turns out he does need surgery. In addition to the 2 breaks in his tibia, he has a small fracture in his ankle that needs surgery. The doctor really debated whether or not it needs surgery and brought in a podiatrist to also look at the x-rays. They both agreed it would be best to put a small pin by a small bone to make sure it grows in the right direction and doesn't lead to a deformity. At least he said it's a simple surgery looking on the bright side :). So we're doing this tomorrow morning.

Thanks for all of your prayers and support!

On the good side, I'll be giving you a sneak preview of one new partner tomorrow -- one of my heroes who has a SparkPeople member connection!

Another interesting partner note: we're chatting with a major nonprofit about a project that would involve a fitness challenge for more than 5,000 kids in a program they run!

I'll be back tomorrow with an update on everything!

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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