SparkPeople Sparkteam Joyce Vedral Team Messageboard This team is for people who are interested in Joyce Vedral's fitness books and/or DVDs SparkPeople Sparkteam Joyce Vedral Team Messageboard Venting, Complaints, etc. We Are Here To Listen! Lazy housemates. Period. <em>24</em> Sat, 20 Feb 2016 17:36:08 EST How Is YOUR Weather Today? Where I live today, it is still winter but the sun was soooo nice for a change. (I am a sun worshipper!!!!!) Sat, 20 Feb 2016 17:30:30 EST Snack Suggestions? A small bowl of coleslaw or a protein shake... <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>91</em> Sat, 20 Feb 2016 17:25:55 EST Monthly Penny Challenge Every day that you get in your exercise, give yourself a penny. At the end of each month, state how much you have paid yourself to all of us. Then, put it toward anything you want to make you happy whether it be a good cause, a pamper me something, etc. Let the games begin! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 20 Feb 2016 17:17:42 EST Emoticon How You Feel Today <em>521</em> Sat, 20 Feb 2016 17:04:51 EST Discussion About Favorite Diets & Lifestyles Today, I just started the Atkins diet. I have been on the Mediterranean diet my whole life. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Sat, 20 Feb 2016 17:01:44 EST July Challenge for Joyce Workouts! Okay here we go again - - another Challenge to get us moving in July with Joyce Vedral. I need to get moving - do you? Let's do this for the entire month of July - starting Wednesday - July 1st 2015. Exercise at least twenty minutes - at least three days a week - Log in and let us know what and how you are doing! WE CAN DO THIS!! <em>381</em> <em>362</em> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:02:55 EST Spring 2014 Eight Week Joyce Time Challenge Time for another challenge! Time to get this Joyce Vedral Team moving! Time to get in shape! So, let's get started and put some Joyce Time into our week. Here's the challenge - Exercise with Joyce (any workout that you choose to do) for at least 5 days a week for eight weeks starting Sunday March 30th thru Saturday May 24th! Log in at least once a week to let us know how you are doing and what workouts you are doing. Be sure to Track your exercise minutes and earn those wonderful Spark ... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:13:51 EST Is there anyone here???? Gosh, this team is quiet! It would be great to get some interaction so I hope to read a few posts soon! <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>381</em> <em>665</em> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:00:09 EST Down three sizes by the end of the year Hi all, <BR> <BR> I haven't done a JV workout in a long time. I just opened her annual email with a rotation/diet to get down three sizes in 21 days. I'd love to get down one size! Two or three would be dandy. <BR> <BR> I'm at a 16/18 right now. So my definite goal is get into size 14 jeans comfortably by the end of the year. If I could make that size 10 or 12, I'd be in heaven. <BR> <BR> Anyone else interested? We could compare notes and progress. <BR> <BR> Happy holidays! <BR> Mary Mon, 9 Dec 2013 10:08:11 EST "Welcome the Holidays Challenge" Let's start the Holidays by putting Ourselves on the Gift List & giving Ourselves the Gift of a Healthier Life! <BR> Starting Sunday December 1st 2013 thru Saturday January 25th 2014 exercise with Joyce Vedral (Any Workout Routine you choose to create for yourself) at least 5 days a week! <BR> Let's start Our Resolutions early by Tracking our exercise minutes a month in advance to the New Year! <BR> Let's turn this Eight Week Challenge into a Habit - Motivation will get us started, Habit... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 08:11:15 EST Time to get the Joyce Vedral Team Active again!! This team is considered "Inactive" because there hasn't been any activity for at least 3 months! My last entry was from a challenge I started and didn't finish in December of 2012. It will Very Soon be December 2013 - one year since my last entry and basically since my last serious exercise routine. Time for some Activity - with the Joyce Vedral Team and with Me! <BR> If anyone is still receiving updates from the Joyce Team - please join me in this challenge OR I will have to go it alone... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 19:33:08 EST Male Joyce fan! Hello everyone! Hi everyone, I've just joined SparkPeople and this team because I'm getting back into the swing of fitness after a sedentary period spent writing a book. Need to shift a few pounds and get back into the exercise habit. <BR> <BR> I've set myself four different week-long routines based mainly on Joyce Vedral's weight training workouts supplemented with some kettlebell work, along with some cardio (mainly Susan Power step DVDs) and yoga/pilates/stretching. <BR> <BR> Happy to share my progra... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 05:26:20 EST Spring Is In Full Swing - Six Week Challenge! Spring is in full Swing! It's time for us to get Moving toward a Better Body for Summer & Life! <BR> Here's Our Next Doable Challenge to keep us going in the Right Direction! This is another Six Week Challenge starting Sunday, April 14th and going until Saturday, May 25th! <BR> The Challenge is to Workout at least Five Days a Week for at Least 30 Minutes -using any Workout you choose - as Intense as you are able to work! Weather permitting -Get Outside at Least Twice a Week and go for a Wa... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:03:27 EST March into a Healthy Routine Six Week Challenge!! Time for a new Challenge - a Doable Challenge to get us Moving in the Right Direction! <BR> A Six Week Challenge Starting Sunday - March 3rd and going until Saturday - April 13th! <BR> Workout at Least Three Days a Week for at least 30 Minutes - Gradually work our way up to Five Days a Week for at least 30 Minutes!! <BR> Be sure to Post your Daily Workout times so we can encourage each other on this journey! <BR> I will be doing my best to keep at this in Honor of SPECIAL6 who will be out ... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 08:56:48 EST Finally! Well, it took me a while, but I'm finally going on my Speedy workout with Joyce. I have 5, 8, and 10 pounds weights. It really pushes me, but I can do it. I always feel so much better after a workout! Sun, 20 Jan 2013 13:15:07 EST The Holidays Are Happening Challenge Here's the Challenge... Exercise with Joyce Vedral (any workout that you choose) at least Five Days a Week for Twelve Weeks starting Sunday November 25th thru Saturday February 16th! We need to Exercise at least 30 minutes a day and increase our Personal Time as the Twelve Weeks Progress. This Challenge will take us through Christmas, New Years and Valentines! We should Post how we are doing and be here to Encourage Others with this Challenge for the Holidays!! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> ... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:19:18 EST Holidays Are Happening Challenge Here's the Challenge... Exercise with Joyce Vedral (any workout that you choose) at least Five Days a Week for Twelve Weeks! Starting Sunday, November 25th thru Saturday, February 16th! We need to Exercise at least 30 Minutes and Increase our Personal Time as the Twelve Weeks progress. This will be a Personal Goal, to see how much we individually can increase our time. <BR> Everyone is invited to join us for the Challenge and Post your Progress over the days and weeks ahead. This Challen... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:15:40 EST End of year personal challenge. Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the board. I missed the eight week challenge. Congrats to you for doing that! <BR> <BR> Any amount of JV workouts would be an improvement for me. I've been the total couch potato for months and months. <BR> <BR> The eight week challenge got me thinking I can do a personal one til the end of the year, seven weeks as of today. I'll aim for four days of strength training and post here. Maybe some others will want to do it? <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting you... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:06:34 EST I moved to Hispanos & Amigos.... <em>223</em> <em>381</em> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 00:00:07 EST Eight Week Fall Fitness Challenge Here's the Challenge... Exercise with Joyce (any workout you choose) at least five days a week for eight weeks Starting Sun. Sept. 23rd thru Sat. Nov. 17th for the Eight Week Fall Fitness Challenge. We will be starting on the First Sunday after Autumn Arrives and Ending on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. <BR> <em>465</em> <em>417</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Be sure to let us know how you are doing!! Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:30:39 EST Weight Training Made Easier!! Are there any Weight Training Made Easier People out there? Can we create a Challenge or make some goals to keep each other motivated? I am ready for some Joyce Workout motivation - now that cooler weather is on its way and we can get moving before the Holidays set in on us!! Fall is Officially starting soon and we need to get ready for all those Holiday family pictures!! Let me know your thoughts!! <em>465</em> <em>417</em> <BR> How about a Fall Fitness Challenge Joyce Style - "You C... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:50:01 EST Which JV workouts are you doing? Also, how many days a week are you working out with JV? <BR> <BR> I will start the Bottoms Up program soon. Definition is my favorite. I have also done the Fat Burning Workout and the Swimsuit Workout. Mon, 9 Jul 2012 12:53:34 EST June Goals I have just started back with my Joyce workouts. <BR> <BR> Last week I did the Fat Burning workout 4 days. My goal is to do the workout 6 days a week for the next three weeks along with walking 1 -2 miles per day. <BR> <BR> I will keep you posted on how it goes and what my results are. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else here and still working out with Joyce? Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:53:03 EST Equipment Can I do Joyce's workouts with resistance bands? I borrowed the book "The Fat Burning Workout" from the library Wed, 8 Feb 2012 19:46:16 EST Emergency "Spring" Workout Notes Ok, so I have had enormous success in the past with doing Joyce's "Emergency 'Spring' Workout" (ESW) in the past. Back in August I joined a gym, and thought I was doing really well. When they recently changed their rules (and ticked me off in the process, how are they gonna change my contract mid-term, taking away one of the things I'm contractually paying for without telling me and without letting me break my contract?) I decided not to return to the gym, and instead go back to Joyce's ESW.... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 06:56:27 EST Goodbye Gym, Hello Joyce The gym that I joined this summer has made changes I cannot accept. As someone who battles fibromyalgia, I was THRILLED to find a personal trainer who knew about it and knew how I had to work out without creating a flare. <BR> <BR> Well they fired her, and allow her to come in only for her own personal clients. So I've let them know they lost a customer forever. I am going to go back to working out at home solely with Joyce's workouts. <BR> <BR> I lost more weight that way anyways. Sun, 6 Nov 2011 07:45:33 EST TRACKING PROBLEM - HELP, PLEASE! I feel very guilty as I'm somehow getting way too many minutes when I track my exercises: <BR> <BR> I started my JV Top Body workouts just 2 days ago, unable to do the lower body ones owing to a badly injured knee, and am doing the right thing by following her guidance and starting off gently with just 1 set of 10 reps of each of 17 exercises, using 1.5kg (3.3lb) dumbbells. Even though I'm going slowly with each set, in order to work the muscles, and definitely not going too quickly because... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 20:15:20 EST WELCOMING NEW LEADERS As a very new - actually, the very latest, the 53rd! - member of this team, I am excited that Safiyah and Yolyta have added me as a Friend, and I they. I am particularly excited, after sending out my 'Hellooo, anybody there?' message last week, that I woke up today in England, the VERY day on which I will start my JV routines for the very first time, (even though I've owned one of her books for years after buying it in MA!), to find not only a hugely upbeat and inspirational Safiyah and lovel... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 05:43:02 EST IS THERE LIFE OUT THERE?? Hello, HELLO... HELLOOOO-O-O-OO? Anyone there? Oh what a shame! I'm new and really hoped to be able to hook up with other JV fans who are more familiar with how to do her routines and also to be spurred on by their successes. <BR> <BR> If anyone happens to read this, please please reply! <BR> <BR> Thanks. <BR> <BR> Jo from England <BR> <BR> <BR> I posted this yesterday under a different topic, but so far no reply - which is a shame. I would love to see this team pep up, partly because ... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 02:09:29 EST Progression is Key It's so important when you're doing Joyce's workouts to raise your weights on occasion. To keep challenging yourself makes the difference between reaching your goals and stuck in a plateau wondering why things aren't moving. <BR> <BR> Because of this, I have often raised my weights, when I get through a tough workout and feel like I could have kept going and done many more reps with my highest weight, then I know it's time to raise them. <BR> <BR> Recently I bought 20 pound weights, and no... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:26:40 EST Gains??!! Ok, I typically weigh myself once a week. I take measurements that day too, and usually will see progress in my weight, hips and waist. This week's number were frustrating though, I went from 170.6 to 172.2. I realize all the usual excuses people give for them, maybe it's water weight, or the reminder that even though there are no visible results there are still great things happening inside my body, and all that. I have recently increased my weights, and that has made for a very intense w... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 10:08:38 EST Giving away some Joyce Vedral VHS tapes.... Hello, <BR> <BR> I have several older Joyce Vedral VHS tapes that I'm no longer interested in. They're the video companions to the books with the same name. Since I hate to throw things away that can still be used, I thought I'd try to find a home for them first. I don't even know if anybody still has a VCR, but I thought I'd give it a shot. I don't want money for them, and I will pay for the shipping. If you're interested, please post the ones you want here so others will know which ones... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 11:03:13 EST Celebrate Your Non-Scale Wins!! Many of us get frustrated by how slow our scale seems to be moving, even though we may be working out on a regular basis. But I am a firm believer that when you consistently workout with Joyce's DVD's, Books (or even any other type of workout) that you will see MANY positive changes. <BR> <BR> So what's YOUR non-scale win? I may be something simple like being able to keep your streaks going one more day, or it may be a major milestone like finishing a 10K race. Whatever your non scale v... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 18:59:30 EST Thank You Joyce!!! I have been doing Joyce's workouts for just over 6 months now, starting first with the Definition workout for 4 months and then switching up workouts (following the Emergency Spring Workout) for the past 6 weeks. I have lost a total of 6 inches off my waist, 5.5 inches off my hips, and a total of 20 pounds... I feel fantastic and I'm NOT finished... <BR> <BR> My strength has improved greatly, I'm able to do much more than I ever could. My body is shaping up quite nicely, even though I'm ... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 15:39:11 EST JV rotation I'm doing a rotation with Definition, Bottoms Up Gold, and Fat Burning 2. I found I needed to lower my weights for Definition and Fat Burning. For Bottoms Up Gold, I am lifting heavier and slower. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone else was doing a rotation, and what your favorite JV workouts are. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Beth Mon, 21 Feb 2011 13:22:28 EST Progress & Check-In Okay, I've passed the three-weeks back with the upper body workout, and was able to kick up to five pound weights (for the first set of reps) last night. It made the second set (3lbs) a lot easier, but yay! <BR> <BR> Five pounds may not sound like a lot, but it sure felt like it near the end, especially the lateral side raises. <BR> <BR> Yay, progress! Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:02:50 EST Are you all still working out to Joyce? Hi, I just purchased my first Joyce workout, Cellulite Be Gone. I was wondering what weights you all are using for her workouts. I have previously been using 15s for bicep curls and 30s for squats (6-8 reps). Since these are more cardio workouts, I am stumped as to what weight to start for the first pyramid. Any advice is appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thanks!! <BR> Beth Sat, 22 Jan 2011 12:35:02 EST This is just *too* cool! Just for fun, I decided to see if there were any Joyce Vedral SparkTeams - and there is one! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I was first introduced to Dr. V via Joe Weider's Shape magazine (back in the early 90's!) - her "Now or Never" workout was in there, and I was tired of not being able to lift *anything*, so I started. <BR> <BR> Since then, I've learned that (a) if I do any of her programs (Now or Never being my fave), I feel better and (b) it's oh-so-much-easier to lose weight. I fell off t... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:51:36 EST Couldn't believe I found this!! Hi! I was on SP last year & sadly slacked off & got myself deleted :( But 3 weeks ago I restarted my Bottoms Up! workout & while searching for success stories found this Joyce Vedral page on SP. I thought the book was so old that no one heard of it but am SO motivated to see so many other fans!! So I immediately signed back up w/SP & here I am!! I'm feeling better already - how's everyone else doing?? Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:00:11 EST Joyce 4 or 6 times per week? Hello! <BR> So happy I found other Joyce fans. I have known about her workouts since 1997, but have done them only off and on until now. I tried lots of "stuff", even looking at bodyweight workouts, but have now come back to Joyce. <BR> <BR> I did her workout once for two weeks (six days, upper and lower split) and my sister complimented on how I was shaping up nicely. Then, I got sick. <BR> <BR> I'm trying Joyce again, because I KNOW her stuff works. What I'm not sure about is how much ... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 17:31:58 EST 23 weeks until the New Year! There are 23 weeks until the new year. What are your goals for the rest of the year? <BR> <BR> Mine include: <BR> Building a better mind/body connection <BR> Working out daily and with consistency. <BR> Be able to run 5k a couple times a week. <BR> Eating healthy daily. <BR> Losing 1-2 lbs/week consistently. <BR> By the end of the year weigh around 150-175 lbs. <BR> Have established a healthy and doable routine again. <BR> <BR> This summer and year I have slipped in putting my health fi... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 23:03:31 EST Re-started my goals . . . again. Headed out for a run in a few minutes. This is the fourth or fifth time I've gotten sidetracked, and re-started my program. When I re-start, I always click the little button that says, "tell one person about your goal." My children are rather used to me telling them that I'm re-starting; at least they know that I refuse to give up! Basic goals are to track calories in, track calories out, gain muscle tone, and lose weight. Good luck to all of us! Sat, 8 May 2010 09:52:28 EST *****THE ADDING GAME***** HOW FAR CAN WE ALL COUNT IN HERE? LET'S FOLLOW THE LAST NUMBER POST, I WILL START!! WILL YOU POST THE NEXT NUMBER? THEN WE'RE PLAYING <em>244</em> Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:57:08 EST ***HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY*** <em>223</em> <em>220</em> Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:47:44 EST ***LINK'S SHARING*** LINK'S ARE HANDY WEBSITE ADDRESS, WITH IMPORTANT TIPS AND INFORMATION. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE WITH US SOME LINK'S? IF YOU LIKE TO, POST IT HERE, THIS CAN BE A JUMP START TO SOME OF OUR DEARLY MEMBERS.!!! SHARE YOUR LINK'S TOPIC IS A GREAT TOOL SPARKPEOPLE HAVE.!! <em>304</em> <em>223</em> <em>220</em> <em>306</em> Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:41:18 EST ***** CHECK IN ***** ARE YOU READY TO CHECK IN EVERYDAY? <em>30</em> <BR> iAM YOU CAN CHECK IN WITH EMOTICON IF YOU'RE IN A RUSH, OR IF YOU SHY IS OK, OR YOU CAN TALK, THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER, AND THE KEY TO HELP EACHOTHER. TRY IT IS FUN AND IT HELPS US STAY ON TRACK.!! <em>223</em> Fri, 8 Jan 2010 01:05:06 EST *****DAILY CHAT***** HELOOOOOOOOO DEAR TEAM, I LIKE TO INVITE ALL OF YOU TO STOP BY THIS FORUM AS OUR FIRST STOP, HERE WE CAN SHARE A CUP OF COFFEE <em>271</em> WE CAN CHAT WITH YOU GUYS, WE CAN SHARE OUR SUCESS AND WHY NOT THE GOOD AND BAD, WE'LL BE HERE FOR YOU GUYS, LET'S ALL MAKE A HABIT BY STOPPING FIRST STOP HERE TO SAY HI AND WE ALL DO THE SAME IS LIKE OUR FIRST STOP. <BR> <BR> COMO ON IN DAILY AND CHAT WITH US. I'LL BE HERE EVERY MORNING HOW ABOUT YOU? <em>223</em> <em>220</em> Fri, 8 Jan 2010 00:59:16 EST **** Alphabet Game From A to Z **** Let's play this game, in english, spanish, is okkkk but let's play following the last letter post.!! <em>211</em> Mon, 4 Jan 2010 22:50:55 EST ***Walk***J og***Run*** Join me, we can all post here how many minutes we walked, if we walked with Joyce, if we did it in our treadmill or outdoor, great we have to keep moving to lose those extra pounds, we can do it, yesssss we can, let's kick out our enemy the fat, 2010 is just starting and we can do it, yessssss.!! <em>104</em> <BR> Mon, 4 Jan 2010 22:38:07 EST Hi Sparkers I'm Backkkkkkkkkk!! Hellooooooo Yolyta dearest sparkfriend, heloooo heloooo beautiful people, i miss you guys, but i'm back home again!! <em>244</em> Love u all, lots of muaaaaaaaaakisssss to all of you. <em>212</em> <em>212</em> <em>212</em> Sun, 3 Jan 2010 00:04:29 EST Goals for 2010 What are your goals for the upcoming year? <BR> <BR> I have 2 goals: start practicing yoga, even if I only do it 10 to 20 minutes a day and eat healthier. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to set a weight loss goal this year. Instead, by meeting my 2 new goals, I should see some weight loss and feel less stress. Sun, 20 Dec 2009 07:16:35 EST How do you add in cardio with Joyce? Except for Joyce's walk DVD and Interval Aerobics, all my Joyce DVDs are strength workouts. Do you do cardio in addition to the strength workouts? How do you add it in - on the same day or separate strength and cardio days? Sat, 19 Dec 2009 07:55:10 EST What have you accomplished this year? :) Hello everyone! So I can't believe it's already December. . .and the end of 2009. I was thinking of what I have accomplished this year that I'm proud of. What are you guys proud of? What have you done for yourself this year? <BR> <BR> I'll start: <BR> Lost about 40lbs. <BR> Got my B.A. and got into Grad school. <BR> Can run more than a couple minutes at a time. <BR> <BR> I can't wait to see what you guys have done! <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 2 Dec 2009 13:29:44 EST Books or videos Which gives you the best results? Joyce's books or her work out DVDs? I have about 4 books now and all of her DVDs, so I don't know which to do. I might try doing one of the workouts from a book, because they seem a little shorter and it will be something different. Fri, 20 Nov 2009 12:24:08 EST Hello I'm new to the group I'm glad to know that this group exsit...I have a lot of Joyce's books and some videos. Being that I'm older her workouts I can relate to. Hope to pick up some support friends and motivation. <BR> Bunny 55... <em>34</em> Mon, 16 Nov 2009 13:18:22 EST YOLYTA & Joycersizers!! 1st of all, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your warm welcome! I am SOOO LOVING this place! I can't believe how nice everybody is.... <BR> <BR> On a 2nd note.... Just so you all know... Besides losing my Daddy, going through a divorce, and moving back to Cali to be with the "Love of my Life", having my stuff in storage is just another one of my many inconveniences! I have about 10 Joyce Vedral DVD's.. Yes I'm HOOKED... <BR> (long story short: lived in Las Vegas for 1 year with ex-... Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:53:31 EST Book and CD Sale I got an email from Joyce this morning that she is closing out her books and CDs on her website. The books are $1 each and the CD set is $6 or $1 each. <BR> <BR> I ended up getting Bottoms Up, The Fat Burning Workout and the Bone Building Book. Shipping was $15, so the total was $18. So that is just $6 a book and they are autographed by Joyce. <BR> <BR> Her website is <BR> Sat, 24 Oct 2009 09:42:59 EST Monthly Challenge: October Alright, who is up for a month of hard work and caring about ourselves? <BR> <BR> I think for October it would be neat to focus on caring for ourselves. That means doing something every day. Whether it be a Joyce Vedral workout, cardio, a walk, run, eating healthy, getting more sleep or a bubble bath. . .whatever you have done to show love and care for yourself. <BR> <BR> Let's support each other and start out October in an awesome way! Sun, 27 Sep 2009 22:57:41 EST Who's working out with Joyce this month? Hello! <BR> <BR> Anyone doing Joyce Vedral's workouts this month? If so what dvds? Books? What are you doing? What pound weights? Anyone seeing results? <BR> <BR> I'm doing JV's Definition (book) and just started The Bathing Suit Workout. I don't know if I'm going to add that in or just keep Definition for the rest of my body. I noticed a line on the top of my abs the other day. I also noticed my back is looking. . .like it has muscles? Lol, I don't think I've ever had muscles in my back. A... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 18:50:24 EST Hey all! Hello, <BR> <BR> I have just begin to get serious about my health. I am 23, just graduated college and taking some time off before grad school. Just looking for a job. I am trying to use this time to work on myself. I really want to be more fit and healthy. <BR> <BR> I remember my mom using Joyce Vedral's Definition and becoming very fit and losing weight. I went out and bought Definition- along with some 1,2,3, pound weights. I have been doing it for abotu a week and half now and I really ... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 19:40:03 EST Is anyone doing the 12 minute total body workout? Hi, haven't been here in a very long time. I just started again using Joyce Vedral's 12 min Total Body Workout. I had done the Fat Burning Workout years ago. I have not been motivated to workout , so I thought I would look at her books that I have. <BR> I do like the 12 min workout but I feel the 3 lbs weight is too light. I would like to move up to 5 lbs but not sure with this workout. Has anyone tried this? Did you have any success? Sun, 9 Aug 2009 17:12:53 EST New to Group - Love Joyce Hi - I am new to Spark but not new to Joyce. Am starting again after surgery and laziness! How does everyone track their workouts here? I stick with NonStop, and rather than log in each specific exercise I was hoping to just click one button. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Looking forward to cheering us all onto good health! Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:01:09 EST New to the SP but not to Joyce Hi everyone!I am new to SP & I just found this team. I love, love, love JV! I did her workouts consistently with great results about ten years ago. At the time I got great results. A lot has happened since then. I have slacked off & I now need to lose about 15lbs & regain the muscles that I used to have! I wouldn't think of doing it any other way than with JV. I am so thrilled to have found SP & this team to help with the motivation! Sun, 31 May 2009 20:07:24 EST Clean Eating I just started a new team. This team is for anyone interested in eating clean. Topics such as clean ingredients and recipe exchanges are the main focus. There is also a TEAM COOKBOOK. <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=32586 </link> Wed, 6 May 2009 14:48:59 EST Weekly Challenge - 4/26 thru 5/2 Let's change it up a bit. Getting active is good for you. This time, instead of the complicated game we played for the last two weeks, we're going to ease up some and just go for Fitness Minutes. Keep sticking to your nutrition and track it in the tracker if you do. We're going to have three levels of fitness minutes to go for. You choose the level that fits you. <BR> <BR> 1: 180 Fitness minutes for the week. (30 min/day for 6 days or about 25 min/day for 7 days) <BR> <BR> 2: 350 Fitness ... Sun, 26 Apr 2009 18:18:55 EST Good Morning Team! Good Morning Team!Physical exercise, especially aerobic exercise , is a very effective method of relieving stress, but not if you injure yourself in the process! <BR> Today is Warm Up Wednesday. Since I started working out I have noticed how sore I get a while after my workout so I decided to look up ways to relieve the soreness. Low and behold I discovered how important it is to warm up and cool down. Here is a bit of what I learned: <BR> Warm-up exercise gets your body ready for tougher ac... Wed, 22 Apr 2009 09:46:26 EST Weekly Challenge - April 19 thru April 25 We all have a range of calories to stay within in order to maintain or lose weight. It's OK if you write it down in a notebook or use the calorie tracker here on SP - whichever is best for you. <BR> Let's all stay within our calorie range, count every bite and try to make the healthiest choices possible! <BR> <BR> 3500 Calories is about equal to 1 lb. Burning off 1200 calories is about 1/3 of a pound, 1750 calories is about 1/2 a lb and burning off 3500 calories is burning off about a pound!... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 01:35:11 EST Does anyone have the bra-roll dvd? I'm wondering if anyone can give a rec on this workout? I don't have it..but that is a trouble spot for me. If you've done it, have you seen great results using it? (I know all Joyce's workouts are good, but some are better than others, ya know?) Wed, 15 Apr 2009 11:18:59 EST Help understanding features on SP Hey everyone..I'm relatively new to SP, just began using the board and set up a page. <BR> <BR> I have NO earthly idea how to use the trackers, as in fitness, weight goals, how to write a blog, etc... <BR> <BR> I'm sure as I go, I will figure it out. But, if there's something I haven't responded to, or you dont' see my fitness points moving, it's because I don't get it yet! <BR> <BR> I'm not a computer savvy person, although I aspire to be! <BR> <BR> Any tips you might have, pointing m... Sun, 12 Apr 2009 11:42:00 EST Weekly Challenge - 4/12 thru 4/18 This challenge is a little more complicated than the previous one. <BR> <BR> This week we get points for the things we do for ourselves. <BR> <BR> Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> Staying within your calorie range - 10 points <BR> Crunches or reverse crunches - 5 points <BR> Pushups or modified pushups - 5 points <BR> drinking your 8 glasses of water per day - 5 points <BR> Posting your progress each day - 5 points <BR> ... Sun, 12 Apr 2009 11:07:16 EST New to Group! Hey, my name is AJ, I live in North Carolina in the western mountain region, but am originally from Wisconsin. I'm married with a 10 year old son who is heavily involved in sports, baseball in particular. Last spring, he was really falling behind in his game (due to inactivity and starting to gain weight). To motivate him, we sat down as a family and agreed to change our lifestyle...begin excersise AND elimate most of the garbage foods. The son plays on 2 baseball teams now, o... Sat, 11 Apr 2009 11:52:11 EST Have you done Joyce's COUGAR workout yet? I thought it was pretty good! <BR> <BR> You? Thu, 9 Apr 2009 23:31:26 EST Weekly Challenge - 4/5 thru 4/11 We all have a range of calories to stay within in order to maintain or lose weight. It's OK if you write it down in a notebook or use the calorie tracker here on SP - whichever is best for you. <BR> <BR> Your Fitness Tracker here on Spark People automatically keeps track of your fitness minutes from Sunday to Saturday, so the weekly challenges will run from Sunday to Saturday. <BR> <BR> Let's all stay within our calorie range, count every bite and try to make the healthiest choices possible... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 14:08:49 EST Name a favorite TV show I Dream of Jeannie Wed, 8 Apr 2009 14:06:26 EST Favorite Song Name your Favorite Song today! Wed, 8 Apr 2009 14:05:34 EST Fitness Minute Challenge for April 2009 Beginning April 1 <BR> Do something and get those fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "MY Fitness Minutes" turned on, t... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 14:01:30 EST Login Points from spinning the SP Wheel 2 for me today Wed, 8 Apr 2009 14:00:13 EST A to Z - I am (something positive or fun) I am Affable <BR> Wed, 8 Apr 2009 13:59:05 EST ****Welcome to JW New Members*** Welcome aboard new members, get yourself confortable and never forget that together is better.!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>223</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> Wed, 8 Apr 2009 12:54:13 EST How Many Sparkpoints You Got Today? Spin the Sparkpoints Wheel everyday and post it here!! <BR> <em>292</em> <em>243</em> <em>292</em> Wed, 8 Apr 2009 12:46:29 EST *** Counting Numbers Game *** I will start this game is easy just follow the last number posted for example i will start with number one, and if you're next to post you will be number two and so on.!!! Plssss team don't leave me alone in this game, let's play together cause together is better, united we stand.!!! Thanks guys for playing with me!! Love You <em>223</em> <em>211</em> Tue, 7 Apr 2009 17:22:51 EST Hello! It's kinda funny... I stumbled on this team. Joyce's book (I can't remember the name of it) and workout in it, was the very FIRST time I did any kind of strength training. LONG before DVDs. GOD, that was about TWENTY years ago. Geez, how old IS Joyce now? She must be getting up there. LOL! <BR> Anyhow, I just saw the team and thought I would join! Sun, 29 Mar 2009 17:43:30 EST How Are You Today? Express yourself here!!! <em>223</em> <em>252</em> <em>220</em> Wed, 4 Mar 2009 19:21:27 EST **** Let's Drink Water **** This challenge is about drinking water, post here how many glasses of water you drink daily.!! Want's to join this challenge? <em>91</em> Mon, 2 Mar 2009 23:08:16 EST **Eat One Fruit Daily or One Vegetable a Day** This is an easy challenge, we all eat fruits & vegetables, this challenge is for you to post here everyday your fruits or vegetables eaten.!! We can start with a minimum of 1, some of us don't like eating fruits or vegetables,is ok guys we can try one, fruits & veggies will keep our system clean, also it has less calories, you can lose weight and is a good choice for craving sweets, so let's start eating fruits & vegetables this month of March, we'll detox from those February goodies!! <BR> ... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 15:23:32 EST How is the Weather in your Town? You can post here how's the weather where you live.!! <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>54</em> <em>31</em> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>298</em> <em>437</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> Mon, 2 Mar 2009 15:07:10 EST *** WHAT'S YOUR GOALS FOR 2009? **** Hi Guys: <BR> This Topic is about goals to meet! Here you can share with us your goals, let us know what your experience is in meeting those goals, what are you doing to meet them, and if you couldn't reach them let us know, we want to give you the motivation to meet those goals, together is better just a little push a little effort it's all it takes to reach out.!!! You can do it, we can all do it.!!! Yesssssssss 2009 is passing by let's all get there together, we will reach our goals ye... Thu, 5 Feb 2009 00:05:57 EST Let's Walk 10 Minutes Daily*** We Can Do It***Yes Oh Yesss yesss yessss we can do 10 minutes a day, we can borrow 10 minutes from our busy time, and we don't need no equipment at all, we can walk around our living room table, walk in the kitchen, we can walk standing in front of the tv, there's no excuse guysssssss, we don't need no room either, all we need is 10 minutes and that's itttt. Let's do it together for ever.!!! Post it here.!! We all can do itttttttttt yeap yeap yeappp let's goooo, this is the season eating time we don't want mor... Thu, 4 Dec 2008 15:18:18 EST Which Joyce DVD or Book for best results? Which Joyce DVD or books has given you great results? I have Joyce's Just Joyce DVDs and I got really good results from the Bra-roll Boobs and Just Arms. I just order Bottoms Up Gold and I'm hoping for great results from that one. Tue, 25 Nov 2008 19:51:16 EST ****Daily Chat**** Hi Joyce Sparkers!! <BR> I open this topic, so we can start our day chatting in here, this can be our first stop, everytime we stop in the team.!! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> We can stop by here to say hi, bye etc. this way we get to know each other better. <BR> If we can do this daily, soon we'll find lots of supports from other members, specially those days when we're down.!! Come on guys, let's get to know eachother and let's start kicking the fat out, fat is our enemy we need to destroy it, ... Tue, 21 Oct 2008 23:52:18 EST *** Check In*** Check in here daily, can you? Yes we can!! Let's all sign in here everyday, let's all get together and tell our team leader Yolita, we're here!! <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> <em>244</em> <em>215</em> Wed, 8 Oct 2008 09:56:22 EST ***Joyce Walk Challenge*** Let's go for a walk, let's do the Joyce Walk workout, let's use the treadmill, let's all post our daily walk workout here.!! <BR> <BR> <em>231</em> <em>68</em> <em>231</em> Wed, 8 Oct 2008 00:48:14 EST ****Leg Squat & Arm Twist Challenge**** Let's all get together and work our legs, is easy we can do it anywere, we don't need that much time and is great workout.! <BR> If you don't know how to do it, check out the demos that sparks have.!! <BR> <BR> Arms twist is also easy and is great for the arms, you can do it seating, standing, or on your break, you don't need much time and no equipments.!! <BR> <BR> Let's go team, we can do this one. Can we do it? <BR> <BR> <em>85</em> <em>216</em> <em>85</em> Wed, 8 Oct 2008 00:42:49 EST Workouts are great stress reducers! I did a workout yesterday after not getting a workout in since Sunday. It's been a long hard week with some family troubles going on. <BR> <BR> But I just knew I had to workout yesterday. So glad I did. <BR> <BR> Nora Fri, 3 Oct 2008 10:13:23 EST **ABDOMINALS CHALLENGE** lET'S GET ARE ABS TOGETHER THIS MONTH OF OCTOBER, LET'S WORK IT OUT.. YOU CAN DO IT, LET'S POST DAILY HOW MANY ABS WE DID. <BR> <BR> IT'S SHOW TIME, LET'S GET OUR ABS LIKE IRON THIS MONTH. YOU'RE ALL INVITED TO JOIN ME IN THIS CHALLENGE. <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> <em>84</em> <em>215</em> Wed, 1 Oct 2008 01:15:44 EST Lifting with Joint Pain Do any of you have issues with joint pain or arthritis? <BR> <BR> I have had joint pain issues off and on for a few years. Docs say either it's arthritis or fibromyalgia. I've chosen to just deal with it and not have a bunch of tests done. I take alfalfa and Omega 3's for their anti-inflammatory ability and I try to be careful about what I eat. Wheat and wine seem to cause me to have more pain. <BR> <BR> In any case, I did a little bit of lifting in my 30's and I am starting to get back int... Sat, 27 Sep 2008 08:54:05 EST Which Challenge You Like To Do? Hi Team! <BR> You can post here, which challenge you'll like to do, if you like mini-challenge, one day challenge, long terms challenge? let us know, because coming soon in Oct. 1 we're starting more challenges, and i will like to invite you to join!! <BR> <BR> We have a battle with fat, let's destroy the fat and let's lose some pounds, let's go guys, we can do it!!! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>9</em> <em>104</em> Wed, 24 Sep 2008 22:05:24 EST Add An Emoticon !! Express yourself, tell us how you feel today! sometimes we're running out of time or we don't want to talk too much, or maybe we're shy. <BR> <BR> This is your stop.! post it here!! & say it with an emoticon. They can talk for us.!! Woohooo!! Let's go team let'ssss go, go go.!! <BR> <BR> <em>68</em> <em>231</em> <em>68</em> Wed, 6 Aug 2008 08:12:37 EST What's State Do You Live?**&** Where You From? Hoooolaaaa! <BR> My Name is Maritza! I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. <BR> <BR> I was raised in New York City, and I live in Manhattan, New York. <BR> <BR> Anyone from the Big Apple, New York City? <BR> <BR> Post it here guys, we might be neighboors.! Yesssssss <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> <em>223</em> <em>126</em> Wed, 6 Aug 2008 08:02:34 EST Penny Challenge This month we will be tracking: workout minutes, sparkpoints, and water intake. For every workout minute, for every point from the logging wheel and for every glass of water we drink, we will be saving a penny. Here we will post our savings (or gains???) <em>40</em> and we will see what are our results at the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Following is mine for today August 1,: <BR> <BR> W. Minutes 128 <BR> Wheel 5 <BR> G. Water 9 <BR> Total 142 <BR> I w... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 20:16:29 EST Daily Chat !! Good Morning Sparkers!! <BR> I hope all of us can use this topic as our first stop! Just to say. <BR> Hoooola, Hi, Hellooo, Good Morning.!! by the way.! <BR> <BR> How are all of you feeling today? Yolita how's your little princess? <BR> <BR> I'm waiting to get my first two dvd, it's on it's way. <BR> <BR> I ordered "Walk With Joyce & Abs" as soon as i receive them i'll start my Joyce's work out. And I will let you know guys.!! <BR> <BR> I wish all of you, to have a blessed & hap... Sun, 27 Jul 2008 09:54:06 EST Welcome New Members!! What's Your Name? Welcome New Members; <BR> what's your name? where you from? What's your goal? These are some of the questions, you're going to find in this forum. <BR> <BR> Come in and check us out,!! Is the best way to communicate and to get to know each other.!! Woohoo!! <BR> <BR> Hi:!! My Name is Maritza!! <BR> I live in New York City the Big Apple. I speaks spanish and english but spanish is my main language. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone from New York? Post it here. <BR> <BR> Bueno! Here i... Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:03:43 EST Which one of ** Joyce ** dvd is your favorite? Hi, i like to know which are the joyce dvd that's working good on losing those pounds, honestly i haven't take the time to order them but i;m ready to order one now, and i'm thinking on ordering walking with joyce, i will go to her website now i might end up getting something else, i really need to lose only 10 to 15 lbs, what matters more to me is shapping and sculpting my body but i don't like weights, i guess i have no choice anyway i will appreciate any sugestions.!! (excuse my spanglish... Sat, 26 Jul 2008 01:47:39 EST Welcome MBARJONES ! MBARJONES <BR> <BR> Welcome! Come post often! Glad to have you woth us! <BR> <BR> Beau Wed, 23 Jul 2008 07:38:52 EST problems with sit ups Good morning, I have a problem. I am doing the lower body workout routine. The abs routine is causing my neck to become stiff and painful the next day. I am 50 lbs overweight and can not really pull up my upper body very well. I love JV's routine but I have to find another way to do the abs workout that does not put strain on my shoulders and neck. I was told by a friend to use the large exercise balls but it seems that I must still pull up with my upper body and neck. Does anyone have this p... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 08:38:46 EST Sticking to your exercise program Hi, I need some encouragement. I completed one week of Joyce's program. I was feeling great and motivated and then I had some changes my daily work schedule and this threw me off and I did not walk either. I want to stay with it, but I feel the old procastinating coming back. Help!! Mon, 7 Jul 2008 21:23:45 EST getting back on track I am very proud of myself. I am almost finished this week with my workout and I have not procrastinated or whined about doing my workouts. I feel motivated to keep it up. I went hiking last weekend and had such a great time. I was struggling a little and now I want to be in better shape to keep hiking. Sparkies we can do it! Wed, 2 Jul 2008 20:41:42 EST WHICH WORKOUT? WHICH OF JOYCE'S MANY BOOKS/VIDEOS ARE YOU CURRENTLY WORKING OUT TO? OR HAVE WORKOUTED TO IN THE PAST? Fri, 20 Jun 2008 00:10:50 EST DIET? ANYONE TAKING UP HER OLD DIET ADVICE? Fri, 20 Jun 2008 00:06:19 EST RESULTS? WHAT KIND OF RESULT DO YOU HAVE USING JOYCE'S METHODS? Fri, 20 Jun 2008 00:05:36 EST Shocked by my weakness! So, I got the DVD's I ordered. The vertical workouts are fairly easy. Speedy nonStop is a much bigger challenge, especially the abs portion. I was shocked by how weak my abs are. In fact, I was only able to maybe 2 sets of a couple of the exercises. I am disappointed, but I guess it's to be expected since I haven't done any serious weight training in a while. Tue, 17 Jun 2008 15:20:12 EST DVDs on sale! Did everyone receive Joyce's email that all DVDs will be on sale this week for $19.98 ea! <BR> <BR> Great time to get a new one. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Wed, 11 Jun 2008 12:49:43 EST Ordered some DVDs Well I ordered two of Joyce's DVDs from Amazon today. I ordered Speedy Non Stop and the Vertical Abs/Fat Zapping workout set. I am excited to get these. Let me know if any of you has used these and what your experience was. Thu, 5 Jun 2008 15:37:48 EST Challeng es/goals Here are the challenges/goals for this month of June: <BR> <BR> If you have been reading a little bit here at SparkPeople, you have realized already how important is to be accountable, and that people who stay connected have more chances of success. For June you are encouraged to: <BR> <BR> 1. Track your water,fruit and veggies intake. <BR> Water is an essential part of weight loss. Weight loss occurs much more efficiently in a well hydrated environment and also helps to flush out toxins... Sat, 31 May 2008 18:13:42 EST Sparkpeople new features!!!!!! This section will be for new features from SP, you are free to comment, ask questions or extend on them. <BR> <BR> <BR> We launched a new feature today called SparkStreaks, where you can challenge yourself to reach certain goals every day (or week or month if you'd like). We know that members track streaks on their own, so we wanted to create this feature to make it easier to track. Streaks are a great way to give you extra motivation to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> You can view and manag... Sun, 25 May 2008 15:44:03 EST New to the team Hey, guys. I'm new to the team, but I'm no stranger to sparkpeople or Joyce's workouts. I have used her workouts many times to drop inches quickly, but I have never stuck with it for more than a couple of months at a time. I plan to change that. I have most of her books, but plan to purchase a few of here DVD sets from her website. I'm especially interested in the loose skin set, which I think was the Now or Never book. I'd be interested to know if any of you have tried that. Good luck... Thu, 22 May 2008 13:40:34 EST Rotations What rotation are you doing now? <BR> <BR> I am working on the Speedy Summer Shape up <BR> <BR> Day 1: WALK WITH JOYCE AND JUST ABS DAY ONE. <BR> Day 2. FAT BURNING WORKOUT UPPER BODY AND JUST ABS DAY TWO. <BR> Day 3. THE BATHING SUIT WORKOUT AND JUST ABS DAY THREE. <BR> Day 4. FAT BURNING WORKOUT LOWER BODY AND JUST ABS DAY FOUR. <BR> DAY 5. WALK WITH JOYCE AND JUST ABS DAY 5. <BR> Day 6. THE BATHING SUIT WORKOUT AND JUST ABS DAY 6. DAT 7. DAY OFF OR OPTIONAL FAT BURNING WORKOUT UPPER... Wed, 21 May 2008 13:18:26 EST How do you????? This tread is for you to share your experiences with Joyce's workouts, What workouts do you prefer, anything that you would like to share or would like to know. Let's keep it going!!! <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> Mon, 19 May 2008 21:51:46 EST Joyce Fan Hi my name is Yoly, I love to workout with Joyce dvds, I started this year with three of her workouts, I look forward to meet more people who have done her workouts, exchange ideas, give and receive motivation. <em>34</em> Fri, 16 May 2008 17:48:20 EST