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August 8: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- More SparkPittsburgh Craziness

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Hi SparkFriends!

Highlights include:
* Yesterday was day 177 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak
* Today is day 113 of 121 (93%) blogging for this challenge (details below)

Wow, we're having fun putting together more partners for SparkPittsburgh/SparkAmerica/SparkEarth.

Today was nutty with a ton of new companies joining the next SparkPittsburgh challenge that starts on September 1. This included giant SAP/Ariba, a local university, a police department, and several HR directors at different companies.

Here's what one of our partners said (Bree from Babb) -- it's so much fun because even though we're from different companies, it feels like being on the same team with these partners:
I’m not sure I even sleep anymore… Not that I’m complaining! I love being a part of this and it’s so exciting to see where it is taking all of us! Thanks for the updates!

We're all doing a bunch of extra work adding these teams.

Eventually, the goal is to have a global/national/local leaderboard structure so all of you can select your favorite affinities (location, favorite teams, favorite athletes or celebrities, more) so you'll be participating in these leaderboard challenges as well. All of your activity (steps/fitness minutes/sparkpoints) will be counted towards your favorite affinities.

Does that sound like fun?

Yesterday these same partners had the call I mentioned with one of the largest nonprofit names. It went great and we will likely be doing a challenge that could eventually include over 7,000 kids! This is all super-exciting.

We even have some longtime SP members helping out with all of this.

I got some fitness breaks in today between the crazy work including a 20 minute bike ride.

How was your day?

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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