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August 9: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Back to school events

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Hi SparkFriends!

Highlights include:
* Yesterday was day 178 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak
* Today is day 114 of 122 (93%) blogging for this challenge (details below)

My wife and oldest son just returned from his back to school event. We start early -- next Monday. It will be interesting to see how this goes for him. We have a wheelchair, but he tried to use crutches tonight. The school is really big. One of the concerns with his type of break is that he shouldn't put any weight on the bone because it was a spiral fracture, so the crutches have some risk. This will be an interesting stage of his healing :).

Good fitness day here. Did a 20 minute bike ride, a little rowing machine, light weights, and stretching.

Had a great SparkPittsburgh story today. A new organization came in for a special needs school district that covers 3 counties in the area. Turns out the person registering this organization has been a SP member since 2007 and I met her at a SP event in Cincinnati several years ago! So fun to have this project where members can get their organizations involved! I can't wait to launch the national/global leaderboards so anyone can do this.

Have a great night/day tomorrow!


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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