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August 10: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Roller-coasters and Drop Towers!

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hi SparkFriends!

Highlights include:
* Yesterday was day 179 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak
* Today is day 115 of 123 (93%) blogging for this challenge (details below)

Whew, I'm wiped out today. In addition to a bunch of work, I took half of the day off to take my youngest and his friend to the amusement park to celebrate his 11th birthday (birthday next week).

There weren't many people there today, so we did 11 roller coaster rides. This place has really good -- but not world-class -- rollercoasters. So it was a ton of fun.

Here is my favorite ride there if you are interested -- it's a fun hanging roller coaster that takes you right over a lake a few feet above the lake. We did this 4 times:

Here is my least favorite ride. It's called Drop Tower. I did it once and was shaking a bit afterwards and said, "once is enough for that one!" But then my son wanted to go again later, but said, "will you please go with me, otherwise I'm too scared to go by myself." So guess what I did? :)

A human body is not supposed to do this type of free fall! Sorry, the "s-word" is used in this one -- but totally appropriately!!

I'll tell you tomorrow about the kickoff event for SparkPittsburgh. I couldn't be there, but it was amazing and got great news coverage on the 6pm news on ABC with a top local government official speaking!! I'll try to find a version of this I can post tomorrow -- along with some even better details!


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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