SparkPeople Phenomenal Women - Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Team Messageboard This group is for Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. seeking support to become healthier, stronger, and more beautiful women of the Pink ~n~ Green. SparkPeople Phenomenal Women - Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Team Messageboard February Challenge - 2Fit2Quit Hello Sorors! <BR> <BR> Welcome to February! Hope you are holding on to those 2015 goals. Statistically, this is about the time that "New Year Resolution" begin to slide. Don't fret or beat yourself up about it. Start today and move forward. I'm talking to myself too. I try REALLY, REALLY hard to stay consistent. It doesn't take much to throw me off my routine. This is my struggle. <BR> <BR> So, the goals is simple: All we have to do is to squeeze in at least 10 minutes of exercise every da... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 14:07:11 EST How I'm Living Hello Sorors! <BR> <BR> I don't know how you feel about it, but it seems like time moves faster and faster each year. Like, is it really 2015? Already? <BR> <BR> I hope in the midst of all your fitness and health goals, you've made room to enjoy life. This discussion will be where we can share new ideas for living. Whether it's a visit to the National Civil Rights museum or the view from the Grand Canyon - let us know how you plan (so we can plan) to add moments to life. For me, I don't wa... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:14:33 EST January - Jump Start Challenge Greetings Sorors & Happy 2015! <BR> <BR> We waved farewell to 2014. The Good. The Bad. The Ugly. The Indifferent. And all other categories in between. We greet 2015. <BR> <BR> Today, we have an opportunity to press forward with all things beautiful in 2015. What better way to set the tone for the first month of the year than with a "January Jump Start" Challenge. <BR> <BR> Here are a couple of options: <BR> **Use this link to join the January Jump Start Team Thu, 1 Jan 2015 08:35:08 EST December to Remember Greetings Sorors! <BR> <BR> We are here...December 2014. This is the time of year that most begin to reflect and revist goals and accomplishments. Post your accomplishments and/or year end goals. <BR> <BR> Also the holiday season tends to bring an air of nostalgia. At least for me it does. Share your current or past memories of the holidays, traditional activities and/or favorite foods. Let us know if you plan to participate in any service projects. <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> ... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 14:48:22 EST DECEMBER "FINISH STRONG" CHALLENGE Hello Soror! <BR> <BR> I pray that your Thanksgiving was a blessed time. <BR> <BR> This year is slowly coming to a close. As I look back over all that we have accomplished, we have done some pretty amazing work. However, the year is not over. So this months challenge is a team goal of 6500 monthly minutes - 1700 more than last month. <BR> <BR> Also your personal challenge is to find your best month and meet or beat your minutes...that's about 650 monthly minutes for me. <BR> <BR> Sorors ... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 01:07:25 EST 30 Days of Thanksgiving Start and/or end each day with an AKAtude of gratitude! Post something you are grateful for. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 15:13:06 EST October OUTstanding Challenge Let's get OUT of any fitness, mental and/or health rut and say what we did that was OUTstanding. Sun, 5 Oct 2014 07:32:59 EST October Goals - Please post What are your goals for this month? Sun, 5 Oct 2014 07:29:33 EST September "Mind Your Minutes" Challenge Greetings Sorors! <BR> <BR> Can you believe it already September! Whew - where has the time gone? <BR> <BR> This month is all about you minutes. Share with us your minutes and encourage a Soror along the way. <BR> <BR> Fit and Fabulous will not come to you. You gotta go get it! So let's go get it, Sorors! <BR> <BR> ~Soror Erica Thu, 4 Sep 2014 19:08:30 EST "June Jump In" Challenge Welcome to June, Sorors! <BR> Let's "jump" in! The Team Challenge for June is to post any and all exercise and minutes. <BR> <BR> Log all your Wii Fit Plus, Zumba, Insanity, dog walking, running, jogging, hiking, house work, treadmill, yard work, gardening, etc, etc on "Line 1" and total activity minutes on "Line 2" (combine minutes if more than one activity tracked). Then use "Line 3" to track your monthly total. Copy this post and update daily. <BR> <BR> [[For a little kicker, add jumpin... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 12:09:49 EST May Flowers The rhyme says April showers bring May flowers. So post the name of a flower to share with a Soror. Thu, 1 May 2014 03:19:14 EST May "Little Black Dress" Dress Challenge Look great and feel fine in your Little Black Dress. <BR> The guide can be found on my blog titled "May Challenge" <BR> <BR> or this link:<BR>ittle-black-dress-challenge/ <BR> <BR> Post your accomplishments here. <BR> <BR> Sisterly, <BR> <BR> Erica Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:21:44 EST April Showers What would you like someone to "shower" you with? <BR> Creative answers are acceptable. <BR> <BR> <BR> I would like to be "showered" with career opportunities that required me to select which career path I WANT without hesitation and God's approval. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:29:15 EST April - ''Rise and Shine'' Challenge Greetings My Lovely Sorors! <BR> <BR> Are you ready to "spring" into a new month? New fitness goals? New inspirations? Are you motivated in the mornings? Well let's get April started off right with the "Rise and Shine" Challenge. What better way to get your day started than with a morning exercise, morning meditation, hydration and balanced breakfast? <BR> <BR> For the next 30 days, do one or more of the following in the morning: <BR> 1) Eat a healthy breakfast [Post: Healthy Breakfast ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 00:58:47 EST March 2014 - "Stepping Up" Challenge Record the number of steps you've made today or how much walking/other activities you've done today. Let's "step it up"! Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:36:38 EST March Madness <em>137</em> What do you have in mind for today? Spring cleaning? Movie? Work? Roller skating? Do something for you today, no matter how big or small. Post it and let's revel in "marching" to the beat of our OWN drum!!! <em>137</em> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:44:18 EST September "Sip it Up Challenge" 2013 Post what beverages you drank today. <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> <em>194</em> <em>466</em> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 20:50:04 EST September 2013- Post Ideal Role Models Jesus Sun, 1 Sep 2013 05:38:43 EST August 2013 ~ Freggie Challenge List HOW many "freggies" you consumed today. <em>368</em> <em>265</em> <BR> Goodies are in store, so rack 'em up! Sun, 4 Aug 2013 08:09:13 EST "Ain't Misbehaving" August 2013 List daily a behavior you want to or have avoided today. <BR> Need examples??? <BR> <em>46</em> carry heart on your sleeve <BR> <em>198</em> overtraining <BR> <em>234</em> quickly angered...and many more Sun, 4 Aug 2013 07:59:22 EST August Consistency Challenge One thing I know the Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha to be is persistent and consistent. So for the next 30 days, take the time to focus your energy on the little things you may have been neglecting lately. <BR> <BR> 1) Identify some areas of your lifestyle that could use some fine-tuning and really focus on those, i.e. tracking your food, eating healthy snacks, more time for that hobby or just time to relax. Then, make a commitment to work on those little things consistently for the next month.... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 22:40:30 EST "Back-to -School" August Chat It's the beginning of August, for many that signifies the end of summer and time to prepare for back to school. Share with us what this time of year means for you. Thu, 1 Aug 2013 22:06:57 EST What are your July Goals? I am committed to 5 goals: <BR> 1) 5 days/ week <em>315</em> <BR> <BR> 2) Drink 8- 8 glasses of water daily. <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> 3) Read Our Daily Bread publication daily. <BR> <BR> 4) Consume 5 servings of freggies daily. <em>368</em> <em>488</em> <BR> <BR> 5) Go meatless on Mondays. Operation "Lower cholesterol" is in effect! Wed, 3 Jul 2013 10:42:49 EST July "What Song Motivates You" Chat Thread Lovely Phenomenal Women- <BR> <BR> We all have that one song (or songs) that motivate us, that warm us up or drive us to move a little more; push out those extra push-ups, run those extra laps. Or the song that is perfect for cool down. Let us know what song motivates you. WARNING: Most of mine are 80's and 90's songs. <BR> <BR> Example: Share My World - Mary J. Blige - Cool down <BR> <BR> Sisterly, <BR> Soror Erica Tue, 2 Jul 2013 04:12:18 EST JULY 2013 - Drink Up Challenge Post the amount of water you consumed today. <BR> <em>91</em> <BR> You may decide to wait until you've reach your 8 glasses OR post as you go and edit along the way. TOAST SORORS!!! <em>274</em> <em>274</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 09:35:25 EST May Discussion Chat Thread Beginning May 1st, discuss what's on your mind. Prayer requests are welcomed as well. <BR> Any vacation plans? <BR> Birthdays? <BR> Anniversaries? <BR> Post here. Sun, 28 Apr 2013 08:03:45 EST Spring to Summer Challenge... .Interested? If you'd like to become a part of the Spring to Summe Challenge and a truly committed, reply to this message thread. I will send you an invitation in your email. <BR> <BR> Smaller sooner than later! <BR> Soror Sonya Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:15:17 EST April "Shower Some Love" Chat Thread Say something encouraging to the next soror who reads this thread. <BR> <BR> You are beautiful in EVERY way! <BR> God created you in His image. Thu, 4 Apr 2013 13:59:40 EST What obstacles tend to derail you? Food pushers? <BR> Spouses? <BR> Colleagues? <BR> Time management? Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:37:46 EST What are your goals for living healthy? Water consumption? <BR> <em>274</em> <BR> Food tracking for accountability? <BR> <em>301</em> <BR> Fitness? <BR> <em>231</em> <BR> Be as specific or general as you'd like. Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:29:05 EST 11 -16 March 2013 Sorry I'm late with this. For this week we're gonna up the ante. <BR> <BR> Monday ~ 30 minutes of cardio and/or ST <BR> Tuesday ~ Something you learned today <BR> Wednesday ~calorie victory <BR> Thursday/Thirstday ~ did you get in your 64oz <BR> Friday ~ Free Day (what did you do exciting?) <BR> Saturday ~ Blog about your week <BR> <BR> Good luck Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:42:40 EST What is inspiring you in March? What are you goals, what are you challenges, what motivates you, what is hard? Let us know so that we can help you get over the hump! Mon, 4 Mar 2013 20:43:17 EST Marching Onward....Group Chat Tell us how you are doing in March...the good, the bad, and the lovely! Mon, 4 Mar 2013 20:41:38 EST March Madness In an effort to get more participation and to encourage myself, I am going to set up a challenge for the month of March. All that it will require of you to is to check in weekly to say how you did on the challenge. There will be something for your body, for you mind and for you soul. <BR> <BR> I really hope my sorors will encourage me by participating. I know, as well as anyone, that we are all doing many things, but I realize that part of my fitness journey's success is being accountab... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 20:40:35 EST February Sweating News Let's see you break a sweat sorors Wed, 13 Feb 2013 09:22:03 EST February Chat Thread...Holla! <em>252</em> <em>26</em> <em>252</em> <em>26</em> <em>252</em> <em>26</em> <em>252</em> <em>26</em> <BR> How ya doing'? <BR> <em>252</em> <em>26</em> <em>252</em> <em>26</em> <em>252</em> <em>26</em> <em>252</em> <em>26</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 21:39:30 EST January "Just Do It" Challenge Tell us what you did today to move toward better health (mental health is included). <BR> Was it <em>135</em> yoga? <BR> Perhaps <em>312</em> ? <BR> Did you <em>379</em> mow the lawn? <BR> Have you <em>301</em> measured your meal? <BR> <BR> Even giving support to a friend <em>361</em> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 09:55:06 EST FitBit...Anyone ever tried it? I've heard so much about it, but never enough to decide to "invest" in it. <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:55:18 EST January Workout Accountability If you are anything like me I need someone who I am accountable to on a daily basis. I do believe that leaving this SP for a while was my health journey demise. Although mentally I needed it. So, I want all of us who need the extra push to tell us what you did in January, how many minutes, and the calores burned. <BR> <BR> You can accomplish this on a daily basis on a weekly basis, just post something! <BR> <BR> Let's get it sorors. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 00:44:21 EST Favorite Resolution/ Goal you "stuck" with was... I didn't allow myself to be used by certain family members. <BR> Ha! They've backed down too. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:56:56 EST January Chat Thread ~Post Here's to 2013, sorors! <BR> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> Let's chat about what's happening with our "January Jumpstart "Ivy" Challenge, families, friends, colleagues...whatever you'd like. <BR> Yes, a true sisterly chat amongst sorors! <em>361</em> <BR> <BR> Sisterly at Your Service, <BR> Soror Sonya Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:52:13 EST January Jumpstart "Ivy" Challenge Join the January Jumpstart Challenge team and follow the steps. <BR> Post feedback in our January 2012 chat forum. <BR> We CAN do this, sorors! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sisterly, <BR> Soror Sonya Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:44:05 EST December Weigh Down Challenge Post fitness minutes to earn points and goodies. <BR> <BR> Today I earned 85 minutes for fitness so far... <em>244</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 14:11:31 EST December birthdays and other celebratio ns...Post. <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <BR> <BR> What celebrations, milestones, birthdays are in store for you this month? <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <BR> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 14:08:48 EST December 2012 Chat Thread <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>389</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <BR> What's the plan for this month? <BR> Fitness? <BR> Personal? <BR> Sorority Meeting? I attend my chapter's meeting in an hour. We meet the first Saturday of each month at 2pm. <BR> Business? <BR> Chat on it, sorors! <BR> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 14:01:02 EST Sparkpoints How many did you earn today? <BR> <em>347</em> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:28:19 EST Has anyone tried P90X? Poll Y/N Work ya body... <em>320</em> <em>362</em> <em>344</em> <BR> Well, I have not (yet), but someday I will. <BR> <BR> So, now my response is NO. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:04:50 EST "December to Remember" Challenge 2012 Tis the season to be giving... <BR> <BR> Let's remember our loved ones (this includes sorors) as we give. <BR> Here's the challenge... <BR> <BR> Post an emoticon, words of encouragement, or anything you'd like for the team. <BR> You'll earn points, make someone happy, even encourage members who may really need it. <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 10:05:43 EST Black Friday? Y/N Are you participating in the Black Friday specials? <BR> Post Yes, No or other comment as applies... <BR> <BR> <em>407</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:58:40 EST How was your workout today? <em>361</em> Did you workout with someone? <BR> <em>231</em> Did you use equipment? <BR> <em>363</em> Did you go solo? <BR> <BR> Whatever you did, ANY form of exercise is a step in the right direction! <BR> Remember, <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Post how/ what you did. <BR> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:53:56 EST November Emoticons Post any November emoticon. <BR> Why??? <BR> FOR POINTS <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Here's mine for today <em>426</em> The good ole cornucopia! Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:41:12 EST November Chat Thread...Speak on it! Today, went to the funeral of Barbara Runnels Reese, long time educator/ entrepreneur who affected many lives with her signature smile and straight-forward attitude. She also taught at the school where I teach prior to her retirement and illness. Truly phenomenal woman... <BR> <BR> Thanks God for sharing her with us all! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sonya Sat, 3 Nov 2012 18:34:33 EST November Birthdays & other celebrations. Post! <em>384</em> <em>383</em> <em>426</em> <em>56</em> <BR> Annivsaries, Birthdays, Daylight Savings Time, Thanksgiving, other events...Post November celebrations here... <BR> <BR> <BR> Mine? November 8, I turn 41...Yipeee!!! <em>383</em> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 18:30:29 EST October Fitness Moments Post workouts, victories," oops moments", new buddies, videos, and ANY fitness related news you'd like to share. <BR> <em>361</em> <em>405</em> <em>366</em> <em>364</em> <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> Work it sistahs! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:05:11 EST October "Drink Up" Challenge Since many of us are struggling with water intake, the challenge has been extended. <BR> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> So, "Drink Up" for better health! <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> Posts count toward goodies! Thu, 4 Oct 2012 07:14:41 EST October Chat Thread What's going on in your neck of the woods,sorors? <BR> Been an uphill battle at my job. Adults lacking common sense or concern for kids' education and safety has made me wonder, "Am I that smart? Or are they that dumb?" Hmmmm... <BR> <BR> Post and chat ladies. <BR> <BR> BTW, goodies will be rewarded. <em>109</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 11:05:25 EST October birthdays & other Celebrations. Post. <em>384</em> <em>383</em> <em>390</em> <em>248</em> <em>242</em> <em>269</em> <em>236</em> <em>336</em> <em>285</em> <em>185</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:59:32 EST September Weekly Goals Good morning sorors. What are you goals per week? If you are anything like me I hate setting goals for fear of not meeting them. However, they also help me to stay accountable to others. <BR> <BR> So, here are my goals for this week: <BR> <BR> ~ Workout at least four times this week (2x weight training and 2x cardio) <BR> ~ Drink my 64oz of water daily <BR> ~ Post EVERYTHING I put in my mouth this week (at least four times) Tue, 4 Sep 2012 07:45:26 EST September Fitness Moments Good morning sorors. Share your hard work here for the month. I'm always encouraged when I can see the sweat my sistahs are putting in. Let's encourage each other to Keep It Moving through the remainder of 2012! Tue, 4 Sep 2012 07:45:13 EST September Fitness Moments Good morning sorors. Share your hard work here for the month. I'm always encouraged when I can see the sweat my sistahs are putting in. Let's encourage each other to Keep It Moving through the remainder of 2012! Tue, 4 Sep 2012 07:44:58 EST September "Sip It Up" Challenge Post your water intake here. <BR> Drink up! <em>274</em> <BR> Goodies given for most posts. <BR> Be in the top 3...Yipeee! Sat, 1 Sep 2012 14:24:57 EST Sisters In Action What have you done today? <BR> Although I am nursing my sinus infection with meds & rest, I have done laundry and exercising for 30 minutes. I'm determined to get well. <BR> <em>282</em> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 14:11:30 EST September News~Share info you want to tell us. This month, I look forward to moving back into my newly remodeled home. <BR> I have been away from it since Hurricane Ike in 2008. <BR> <em>436</em> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 14:04:16 EST September Birthdays & other celebrations Post your birthday, anniversary, promotions, and ANY celebration for September. <BR> <em>384</em> <em>383</em> <em>181</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 13:56:59 EST Labor Day Plans 2012 What do you plan to do for Labor Day this year? <BR> I plan to relax and grill. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 23:57:23 EST Words with AKA...Post! I'll start: AKAdemy Tue, 7 Aug 2012 06:11:53 EST August 2012 ~ Freggie Challenge Consume 5 fruit and/ or veggies each day and post to this thread. <BR> You will earn 3 points for each post and goodies at the end. <BR> <em>370</em> <em>368</em> Ready...set...chomp! Tue, 7 Aug 2012 05:55:58 EST What's Your End of the Year Goal Post what you would like to see happen by December 31st. It is hard to believe that 2012 is almost over, but it IS. Let's work hard to meet our fitness, spiritual, emotional, and physical goals for 2013! It isn't too late. If you have fallen off the wagon (like I have big time <em>198</em> ), you can get back on, brush yourself off and <em>386</em> . <BR> <BR> Come on sorors....what you got? <em>381</em> Mon, 6 Aug 2012 09:34:50 EST Welcome to our August New Sorors We would like to welcome all of our beautiful sorors who are just joining our team. This is a place for support, encouragement and venting. Please feel free to suggest any new topics or just stop by to say <em>213</em> ! Mon, 6 Aug 2012 09:31:41 EST Post Today's Workout~August I cleaned house for 3 hours. <BR> Heavy lifting and excessive cleaning... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 21:32:32 EST August News~Share Info You Want 2 Tell Us Here is where you share the latest good news, concerns, workout ideas, or anything you'd like. <BR> Besides, it's the sisterly thing to do. <BR> Share... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:34:48 EST August Birthdays & other celebrations Post ANY celebrations including birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc. <BR> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:26:51 EST Hello Sorors Hello Sorors, <BR> <BR> I am back from the Boule in San Francisco and ready to get back into my routine. Had a great time, SF is a great city for walking. I have been on and off Sparkpeople before. Just need something to hold me accountable. It really makes a difference when I track. Looking forward to starting anew, again. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:05:44 EST "Water Your July" Challenge Log in your water intake daily. <BR> So far, I've had 2 <em>274</em> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:11:11 EST Post a game if you can think of one. Twister! Mon, 2 Jul 2012 18:18:39 EST July 2012 Fitness minutes -- Earn goodies Post exercises of ANYTHING you've done. Dancing, Zumba, P90X, Spark video...whatever you did. Just have fun doing it <em>247</em> Mon, 2 Jul 2012 18:16:51 EST Per Sonya's request: July Chat What's on your mind today? Let's keep it going... No topic is off limits-- Nothing! <em>211</em> Mon, 2 Jul 2012 18:11:41 EST July Birthdays- Post Here! Fireworks in the sky <BR> Blazing colors mighty high <BR> Awesome wonder if you dare... <BR> I sense birthdays in the air! <BR> <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> If you were born in the month of July (or significant other, child, family member, ...) POST IT! <BR> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <BR> Mon, 2 Jul 2012 10:30:09 EST New June Sorors If you are new to our team.... <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Let us know who you are so that we can welcome you in AKA fashion. Skee~Wee sorors! Sun, 10 Jun 2012 01:27:37 EST June Workout Victories Let's see what you go going on in the world of ftiness this month. Feel free to post and let us cheer you on as you get the BODY RIGHT <em>344</em> for summer <em>67</em> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 01:26:18 EST June Birthdays Singing a summer tune... <BR> Having a look at the moon... <BR> C'mon and post your birthday if you were born in June. <BR> <em>44</em> Sat, 9 Jun 2012 23:46:14 EST June Challenge Ideas welcomed - Post here. Hmmmm.... <BR> Water intake? <em>194</em> <BR> Calories Burned? <em>231</em> <BR> Nutrition for the day? <em>190</em> <BR> <BR> Post a challenge for June, even if it is one already on the site. <BR> Thanks! Wed, 30 May 2012 17:34:09 EST Week #3 May Challenge Ok, I totally suck and had forgotten that I started this challenge. So, since I am officially repenting we will start new on Sunday (13 May 2012). Instead of adding points, which lets face it I didn't do, let just make sure we are posting our results every day. I can commit to that. Also, for our brother SNIKWAD, welcome my friend. Glad to see you! <BR> <BR> So, here is what we will be working with next week: <BR> <BR> CARDIO (tell us what you did to rev up your metabolism): <BR> SUNDA... Fri, 11 May 2012 00:04:18 EST May Birthdays <em>214</em> <em>146</em> Post your special day if you were born in May. <em>214</em> <em>146</em> <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> Happy birthday! <em>410</em> Tue, 1 May 2012 13:22:40 EST May Challenge Ok sorors we need to get it moving. We are really close to summer and I know I have more that I need to do to get to the smoking body I desire. So, for this month we are going to take another crack at working together and posting for a challenge. <BR> <BR> For the first week of May, our challenge is going to look like this: <BR> <BR> Cardio: You will received one point for every minute of cardio that you do this week. There will be a 120 minute maximum for this one. <BR> <BR> Strengt... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:42:23 EST May Workouts- Goodies rewarded!!! Post your workouts and earn points while winning team goodies! <BR> <em>244</em> Let's rock the fit & fine figures, sorors! <em>344</em> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 18:14:59 EST Finished my first 5K competition! Just finished my first 5K competition on iFIT Live! <BR> <BR> I DID IT...Finished my first 5K!!! I'm so proud of myself! Three months ago I couldn't run a half block without gasping for breathe. <BR> <BR> 57 minutes <BR> 3.12 miles <BR> 4 mph(max) <BR> 10 %incline(max) <BR> 322 calories Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:12:33 EST April Shower Yourself Fit ~Post Chat/ Discussions Post your thoughts, ideas, concerns, and comments here. <BR> For example, I would like to see more sorors participate in challenges. <BR> <BR> Post actual fitness in the fitness forum. <BR> For example, I walk/ jogged 5 miles today for 75 minutes...WooHoo! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your turn! Sun, 1 Apr 2012 13:13:11 EST Positive Relationships Colleagues? <BR> Family members? <BR> Friends? <BR> How do your relationships with others affect your nutrition and fitness goals? <BR> Do you feel any of these sabotage your efforts? <BR> Chat on it! <em>290</em> <BR> Post here. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 13:02:20 EST April Birthdays Born this month? <BR> <em>184</em> <BR> <BR> Post your special day so we can celebrate you! <BR> Cheers! <em>408</em> <em>184</em> Sun, 1 Apr 2012 12:55:44 EST April Shower Yourself Fit Workout 15 minutes per day- <BR> Even if you do 1 workout per targeted area(1upper, 1 core, & 1 lower) Strength Training <BR> OR <BR> 15 minutes of cardio <em>318</em> <em>312</em> of your choice (if you do more, cool!) <BR> Do this 5 days/ week. <BR> Rest 2 consecutive days. <BR> <BR> Ready??? <BR> Make it rain fitness, ladies! Sun, 1 Apr 2012 12:51:02 EST Welcome Monique1908 to the team! Our soror has been a member of SparkPeople since April of 2009. <BR> She has several positives influences including her mother, son, grandmother, and Halle Berry. <BR> Let's give it up for our elustrious soror, Monique1908! <BR> <BR> <BR> SkeeeeeeeWeeeeeeeeee!!! Sun, 18 Mar 2012 23:03:14 EST BodyMedia FiT GROUPON OFFER$95 includes shipping! 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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 16:04:07 EST March Workouts Post workouts for this month. <BR> <em>198</em> <em>217</em> <em>317</em> <em>331</em> Fri, 2 Mar 2012 20:45:08 EST March Birthdays <em>441</em> Let's celebrate you this month! <em>437</em> <BR> Post your birthday if you were born this month. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sisterly, <BR> Sonya Fri, 2 Mar 2012 20:35:45 EST Create an Exercise List A-Z abdominal crunches <em>402</em> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 17:47:45 EST March - Post ANYTHING related to the month <em>137</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 21:52:59 EST March into Fitness Challenge <em>227</em> <em>228</em> Take a moment to think about the last time you tracked a video, your steps, or ANY cardio-based activity. <BR> <BR> Okay, some of us are taking too long (throat, don't despair. <BR> Let's record ANY <em>26</em> pumping activity that'll get you moving. <BR> <BR> Let's get ta steppin'! (Martin Lawrence) <BR> <BR> Sweetening the reward...Top 4 posts gets goodies! <em>244</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 21:48:28 EST Valentine Challenge ~ What's on Your Plate? Ok sorors, as many of you know it is nearing the Big V Day. So, until the magical day, we are going to channel our inner warrior. I have been really struggling with keeping my diet clean all day. I find myself munching on candies, so I am challenging all of us to share what we are going to give up for the next two weeks and then checking in daily to see how you are doing every day. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:29:08 EST February Workouts This month, let's share our journey to Valentine's Day. For the next couple of weeks let's commit to eating healthy and working out so that we look Hotter and Sexier for the Big Valentine's Day. My Valentine is over 3000 miles away, but he told me to continue doing my thing so I am hotter and sexier when we reunite! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:26:22 EST Welcome MizMikki to the team, sorors! Give an ear-piercing, pinkies in the air, mirrors up... <BR> SkeeeeeeeWeeeee to our newest team member Mizmikki! <BR> <BR> <BR> May we be of motivational sisterly support to her along her journey! <BR> <BR> Sisterly, <BR> Soror Sonya Sun, 29 Jan 2012 08:06:23 EST Boule' ---- Are you attending this year? As you know sorors, we are hosting the 2012 Boule' in beautiful San Francisco. <BR> Tell us what your plans are - even if you are not certain of may not attend. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> SkeeeeeeeWeeeee! Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:08:16 EST January Workouts I know I am a little late, but here is your chance to share your workouts with us. Let's see what you got sorors <BR> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:49:28 EST January Jumpstart Challenge Chat Sorors, <BR> Tell your sisters by choice how you are progressing in your workouts and any other monthly concerns, and / or victories. <BR> <BR> Sisterly Cheering you on to success! <BR> <BR> Soror Sonya Thu, 5 Jan 2012 22:49:23 EST Happy New Year Sorors! Happy 2 Join :-) Happy New Year Sorors! <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> Happy to join Phenomenal Women - Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha (& TwentyPearlsAKA) team. Great "pretty-sisterly-support!' <BR> <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> Sisterly, <BR> Lisa - 1TresChicAKA <BR> Delta Chi Chapter-Spr '92 <BR> <BR> AKA Forever, First and Finest! So SophisticAKAted - SKEEEEEWEEEE! <BR> <em>464</em> <BR> <BR> "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." <BR> -Coco Chanel <BR> <BR> "A girl should be two thing... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:41:25 EST New Year-What NEW item do you want? In 2012, I would like to have a new <em>340</em> Alaskan cruise with my hubby. Sun, 25 Dec 2011 23:22:56 EST 2012 New Beginnings s...Stress Management With so many obligations, We have to take care of ourselves & each other. <BR> Post ideas as often as possible. <BR> <BR> Today's stress reliever: <BR> Enjoy a movie with family or girlfriends (chick flicks included). <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 12:34:19 EST Holiday Fun...Ideas? Brunch/ breakfast potluck at work...did this & enjoyed ourselves. <BR> <BR> Sat, 17 Dec 2011 22:13:13 EST December to Remember Challenge-Chat Here... With 3 weeks til Christmas, we're gonna kick it up a notch. <BR> No more excuses! <BR> Ready! <BR> daily goal of 20 minutes of fitness-strength &/or cardio. <BR> Track daily here. <BR> <BR> We can do it together, sorors! Sun, 4 Dec 2011 17:20:37 EST 2012 ~ The Year of Evolving! I don't do resolutions, but I would love to hear what you want to do differently or keep the same for 2012. I am cooking up some ideas right now, but not ready to divulge just yet. I do know that I want 2012 to be another year of change and evolution for me. <BR> <BR> So, what is your plan for evolution sorors? Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:47:06 EST December Workouts Again, I am listing my workouts for the month of December. My goal is to list every week. I tend to start strong and then drift off with posting them. <BR> <BR> Also this month I am trying something a little different with my workouts. I am going to change them up every week. I may keep some core routines, but I am really trying to shock my system into going under 160 pounds. So, let's see what happens. <BR> <BR> Here's to a great month for the remainder of 2011! Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:41:14 EST December Birthdays If you were born in the beautiful month of December, please let us know so we can give you birthday love <em>410</em> <em>407</em> <em>409</em> on your special day <em>247</em> Fri, 4 Nov 2011 08:09:49 EST November Eats In our quest to eat right and smarter, I thought it would be great to share here. You can share whatever you like; recipes, you calorie goals, what foods you ate for the day, etc. <BR> <BR> Let's help each other to be accountable for what goes in our mouths and for the VICTORY of eating well. <BR> <BR> Here's to a Great November! Wed, 2 Nov 2011 12:16:29 EST November Fitness Workouts Hey there sorors. Here is a chance to share with us what you are doing to keep your mojo for the remainder of 2011! Let us cheer each other on to VICTORY! Wed, 2 Nov 2011 12:10:21 EST Black Girls Run! I joined the group here in Atlanta and I am inspired and amazed by the inspiration and love this group has for each other. If you're not a runner join anyway, we take all fitness levels. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's a little about the group from the website: <BR> <BR> Black girls run? Of course we do. In 2009, Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks created Black Girls RUN! in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both ne... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 12:30:12 EST Nov 2011 Challenge- "Harvesting Health" This month posts some of its own challenges: full Thanksgiving traditional, hearty, heavy meals; lethargic days & nights; increment weather; and so many other obstacles. <BR> But...this month we are going to "harvest healthy eating habits & practices". Are you in? <BR> Let's do it then, sorors! <BR> <BR> Post ALL positives you have done each day. <BR> The sorors with the top 3(most) posts wins...ready, set, go! Sat, 29 Oct 2011 09:13:25 EST November Birthdays Post your birthday if you were born during the month of November. <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> Sat, 29 Oct 2011 08:53:57 EST A-Z famous sorors Alicia Keys Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:50:43 EST October Workouts Please share with us what you are doing to stay fit. List workout minutes. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:39:58 EST October Challenge Good morning sorors. This is the last Wednesday in October. I wondering who would be interested in an October challenge? If I get enough participation, we can start it on Monday, 3 October. So, let me know who is IN! Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:36:22 EST Finish the sentence in your own words. I am... I am striving for the best each day regardless of what may happen, because God is on my side. Wed, 21 Sep 2011 22:12:59 EST What Attracted you to the Pink and Green? Share with us why you wanted to become an AKA, are you still active, why or why not and anything else you would like to share about the Pink and Green! Tue, 20 Sep 2011 08:31:40 EST September Week 3 Challenge Ideas for Fitness Allow AKAFIT & I to customize your fitness needs with a challenge to suit you. <BR> So reply to this thread. Tell us what exercises you'd like to do & how many reps & sets. <BR> We will calculate goodies accordingly. <BR> <BR> <em>231</em> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 19:04:00 EST September Week 1 Challenge ~ All about your needs What area do you feel you need to improve? <BR> <BR> Post your goals you'd like to conquer in this forum so we can create a challenge to fit your needs for this week. <BR> <BR> Sisterly, <BR> Soror Sonya Thu, 1 Sep 2011 18:01:05 EST August Challenge ~ Week #3 Results Drum Roll Please <em>335</em> <em>335</em> <em>335</em> <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> This week's Top 3 Finishers are: <BR> <BR> AKAFIT ~ 515 points <BR> MRSRUBLE ~ 235 points <BR> LADYMACK24 ~ 210 points <BR> <BR> <BR> Congratulations <em>243</em> b <em>345</em> b <em>250</em> b <em>285</em> sorors for all of your hard work and motivation! Tue, 23 Aug 2011 09:49:04 EST August Challenge ~ 22 August ~ 31 August I am not doing word association this week. The following are your activities from <BR> 22 August ~ 31 August 2011 <BR> <BR> Exercise ~ You will be rewarded 1 point for every minute of exercise that you do this last week. You must post what the exercise was as well to get the points. <BR> <BR> Strength Training ~ For every session of strength training you perform you will earn 25 points. Make sure to post what body parts you focused on. For instance lower body, abs, upper body, etc. Th... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:45:35 EST August Challenge Week #2 Results It was a really tight one for second and third. So, without further ado, here are the results for our August Challenge Week #2: <BR> <BR> <BR> FIRST PLACE <em>209</em> : WALKERS_MOM ~ 843 points <BR> SECOND PLACE <em>264</em> : AKAFIT ~ 749 points <BR> THIRD PLACE <em>279</em> : TAULEESE ~ 743 points <BR> FOURTH PLACE <em>412</em> : RICOLA303 ~ 461 points <BR> <BR> <BR> Good job ladies for all of your hard work last week. Hope to see the numbers increase for this week. Keep at ... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 11:12:36 EST August Challenge ~ Week #3 (14-20 Aug) G ~ Drinking 64 ounces of water will earn you 50 points <BR> <BR> R ~ Every day that you post a BLOG you will receive 25 points. <BR> <BR> E ~ For 30 minutes you get 25 points and for those who go over that, you will receive 10 points for every 15 minutes over the 30 minutes <BR> <BR> E ~ Encourage each other = 15 points each day that you encourage another soror. <BR> <BR> N ~ M, W, F ST= 20 points <BR> <BR> Sunday ~ <BR> G ~ 50 points <BR> R ~ 25 points <BR> E ~ 0 <BR> E... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 14:57:18 EST August Challenge Week #2 (7-13 August) This week the theme is PINK: <BR> <BR> P ~ Post a blog to chronicle your journey for the week. This blog has to be posted by SATURDAY. You will earn 100 points if you do. In the meantime, for those who are on SP more often, you can also received 25 extra points daily for posting a daily blog. <BR> <BR> I ~ Individual "ME" time. We all need time for ourselves to read, walk, journal, or do whatever it is you do to DE~STRESS. This week you will earn 25 points if you take time out for yoursel... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 15:13:09 EST August Challenge ~ Week #1 Results Sorors..... <em>335</em> <em>335</em> (DRUM ROLL PLEASE).... <em>335</em> <em>335</em> the moment you have all been waiting for... <BR> <BR> Week #1 Results are as follows: <BR> <BR> Soror AKAFIT ~ 234 points <BR> <BR> Soror Tauleese ~ 191 points <BR> <BR> Soror Jabzmom ~ 70 points <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Way to keep motivated and posting ladies. Look forward to seeing the Winner's Circle next week! Mon, 8 Aug 2011 10:36:30 EST List Some Victories with your Fitness I am weaning myself off of my crutches and starting to walk on my leg FINALLY! Tue, 2 Aug 2011 11:40:23 EST August Birthdays How many of my beautiful sorors will be celebrating a birthday this month? <BR> <BR> Please list your name and your DAY of birth <em>236</em> Tue, 2 Aug 2011 11:38:21 EST Daily Chat Thread Hello sorors. I am looking forward to this August challenge. Good luck and stay motivated! Tue, 2 Aug 2011 11:36:25 EST AUGUST Week #1 Challenge Thread (2 - 6 August) S ~ Stick to your diet. If you eat within your caloric range (whatever that is for your page), then you will receive 25 points <BR> <BR> O ~ Other exercise. With this point getter, you must choose a TV show and list it. While you are watching the show, perform strength training exercises during the commercial. You must list the TV show, the exercise, and the reps you performed to earn the 25 points. <BR> <BR> R ~ Random acts of kindness. Encourage or give a goodie to at least one soror by... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 11:35:21 EST A to Z Goals A ~ Accepting my limitations without looking at them as defeats Fri, 1 Jul 2011 09:34:28 EST July Workouts Share with us what is motivating you DAILY during the month of July. <em>216</em> <em>326</em> <em>237</em> <em>34</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>332</em> <em>256</em> Fri, 1 Jul 2011 09:31:11 EST July Challenge Instead of coming up with a challenge this month. I would like for us, as a team, to come up with a challenge for August. <BR> <BR> Please post any suggestions you would have to get us motivated to get involved in the team. I thank and appreciate all of of the sorors who have contributed, blogged, huddled and otherwise participated. However, I know we can do better sorors. <BR> <BR> So, let's see what you got! Fri, 1 Jul 2011 09:29:24 EST July Goals My goals for July: <BR> <BR> ~ Work my knee rehab to get safely back to working out (fitness) <BR> <BR> ~ Find real contentment with my current situation (personal) <BR> <BR> ~ Trust that God will take care of us and look favorable on our desires (spirtual) <BR> <BR> ~ By the end of the month have a plan for moving forward with my Counseling Certification (educational) <BR> <BR> What are you goals for this coming month? Fri, 1 Jul 2011 09:25:42 EST July Birthdays What beautiful soror was born in the month of July? <em>411</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>19</em> Fri, 1 Jul 2011 09:22:20 EST Capture the an icon <em>190</em> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 11:51:21 EST June Week #2 RESULTS Monday: <BR> Huddle with Team; DONE <BR> Drink 64oz of water <BR> Strength Training 3x/week <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Jun 2011 09:11:40 EST June Week #2 (6 June - 12 June) Goals for this week: <BR> <BR> Huddle with the Team 3x a week <BR> <BR> Drink 64oz of water DAILY <BR> <BR> Get in Strength Training 3x a week Mon, 6 Jun 2011 09:09:29 EST JUNE CHALLENGE POST You can post your results here. Thanks soror. Let's kick booty in June! Tue, 31 May 2011 12:32:52 EST June Challenges <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> Post your Comments or Daily Accomplishments for this challenge on the JUNE CHALLENGE POST thread <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Huddle EVERY day <BR> <BR> 2. Exercise at least 3x a week <BR> <BR> 3. Comment on a Sorors page or blog 3x a week. Tue, 31 May 2011 12:32:09 EST June Birthdays Who is celebrating a Skee~Rific Birthday this month? Tue, 31 May 2011 12:28:23 EST June Goals What would you like to see in your life? I can't believe we have already hit Month 6 in 2011! Share your goals for this month with us. Tue, 31 May 2011 12:26:14 EST June Workouts Here's a chance to share your workouts with the rest of your sorors. What you got? Tue, 31 May 2011 12:24:43 EST Hello!!! Greetings to the lovely LOVELY ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc! <BR> <BR> I am so excited to have found this team!! I am not exactly new to SP, but I am only reacently taking it seriously. I am looking forward to sharing this journey to fitness and health with a group of my sorors! I know it will not be easy, but I AM worth the effort. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Sun, 22 May 2011 11:10:21 EST 10 things you want to share about yourself! 1. I became a Soror in 2003. My line number is 17 and my line name was Patience (wow! I bet that was hard to figure out! lol) Both my mother and sister are members as well. <BR> 2. I love being a PE teacher! <BR> 3. I would one day want to open up a quilt shop. I also want to open up a softball and baseball academy with my hubby! <BR> 4. I have really bad arthitis in my ankles. I am constantly twisting them, but it's okay because after a second I can walk on the perfectly fine. <B... Fri, 20 May 2011 20:42:27 EST What Kind of Healthy Habit have you Tried? I am currently trying the INNERLIGHT way of eating. It seems super restrictive, but I have actually noticed the difference. It is like veganism! It is challenging! Thu, 19 May 2011 11:21:56 EST April Workout Victories Tell us what victories you are having in your workouts? Are you running longer? Are you running faster? Are you stronger? Are you leaner? What has it been like? Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:49:36 EST How's the Journey Going Sorors Let us know how you are doing in your fitness journey. We are now almost one quarter of the way through the year 2011. How are things going? Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:47:26 EST April Birthdays If you are celebrating your SPECIAL DAY this month please post so that we can celebrate our special Soror <em>236</em> <em>44</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:45:27 EST POST RESULTS for APRIL CHALLENGE HERE Week of 4 April - 10 April <BR> <BR> Monday ~ 50 Pushups (10 Points) <BR> Tuesday ~ 30 Squats (10 Points) w/ weights (5 extra Points) <BR> Wednesday ~ Jog in Place for 5 minutes (10 Points) <BR> Thursday ~ 50 crunches (10 Points) <BR> Friday ~ Overhead Press (5lb or more) (10 Points) <BR> Saturday ~ Standing Leg Abductions (10 Points) <BR> Sunday ~ REST (if you do any ONE of the above exercises = 15 Points) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Monday ~ <BR> Tuesday ~ <BR> Wednesday ~ <BR> Thursday ... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:43:39 EST April Fitness Challenge <em>227</em> <em>227</em> DON'T <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> POST <em>227</em> <em>227</em> HERE <BR> <BR> ****It's been a while since I posted a challenge for us. So, here is the challenge. Every week I am going to post ONE upper body exercise <em>34</em> , ONE lower body exercise <em>416</em> , ONE ab exercise <em>319</em> , and ONE cardio <em>312</em> challenge for you to participate in. Each one has a point value. The one soror who gets the most points for th... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:34:23 EST Greetings Greeting Sorors! I am new to SP just joined today ;-) sorry I had to make a new post wasn't sure how to join the already posted greetings. anywho my name is Torri and I'm currently living in Md. I live with my wonderful girlfriend and two dogs. I look forward to chatting and encouraging all my lovely Sorors <BR> Stay encouraged <BR> T <BR> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:45:19 EST SOROR Tiffany Monique a Spark Success Story Give a shout out to our Soror Tiffany Monique (AKAPELLA13) who's featured in Spark's Daily Blog. <BR> <BR> Read her story about losing weight, being a back up singer for Beyonce' and her solo music career. <BR> <BR><BR>meet_tiffany_a_sparkpeople_success_sto<BR>ry_and_the_next_big_star <BR> <BR> Let the world know that we love Tiffany's song NEMEMIS on YouTube… <BR><BR>0s Fri, 11 Feb 2011 03:29:12 EST February Birthdays Which one of our sorors will celebrate their <em>409</em> <em>410</em> Birthday <em>144</em> <em>19</em> this month? Tue, 1 Feb 2011 08:49:35 EST What's Your Goals for February?? February Goals: <BR> <BR> ** Eat really CLEAN <BR> ** Hit my water intake 5 out of 7 days <BR> ** Try a new Vegetarian Recipe ONCE a week <BR> <BR> What would you like to see in February? Tue, 1 Feb 2011 08:47:44 EST February Workouts Let us know what your workouts look like for this month. Let's strive to HIT some goals to look HOT for Valentines <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> Tue, 1 Feb 2011 08:45:31 EST POST February WORKOUT MINUTES HERE! Goal: 1500 minutes <BR> Today's Minutes: 36 min ~ Athletic Conditioning <BR> Remaining Minutes: 1464 minutes Tue, 1 Feb 2011 08:44:20 EST February Challenges <em>227</em> <em>227</em> DON'T ENTER ANY INFORMATION HERE <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> I am going to try to enter challenges for our team every month. This is something that I have been thinking about for a while. I would love to increase our teams daily participation, so I think having challenges will help. <BR> <BR> There will be 2 WINNERS for this challenge. <BR> <BR> 1. The person who posts the most often <BR> 2. The person who comes closest to hitting their goal or ... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 08:41:44 EST January Birthdays *************ALL JANUARY BABIES POST HERE!!!!********** Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:07:57 EST What's YOUR Goals/Re olutions for 2011! Please let us know what you would like to see different during the next 362 days! <BR> <BR> ~ What do you think you did well for 2010? <BR> ~ What would you like to do better? <BR> ~ What are you nutritional goals? <BR> ~ What are you fitness goals? <BR> <BR> Whatever you would like to share with the team. If you would like for us to hold you accountable. If you would like help. Whatever it is, here is the chance and the place to share it. Mon, 3 Jan 2011 16:08:34 EST Birthdays Hello Sorors, <BR> <BR> THis year, I would like for us to celebrate each other's birthdays. So, if you would like to receive a post on your page for your birthday, please submit your birthday on this link. I will send out birthday reminders so that we can encourage each other on our special days. <em>409</em> <em>407</em> <em>410</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 16:05:16 EST January 2011 Workouts Sorors, let's make sure that we aren't slacking in our fitness/health goals for this year. Let's be better, smarter, stronger, healthier, leaner, and more committed than ever before! <em>344</em> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 16:03:12 EST December Workout News Ok, let's see what you got for DECEMBER 2010! Wed, 1 Dec 2010 09:25:32 EST December Challenge Ok, we are in the home stretch of 2010! Time to make adjustments, cinch up the belt, kick in some serious working out (cardio AND weight training), and decide if you are going to SPRINT <em>312</em> or CRAWL <em>134</em> to the FINISH LINE <em>185</em> . <BR> <BR> I would love for all of us to hit our goals and start 2011 off with a BANG! <BR> <BR> Here are my Challenges: <BR> <BR> ** Workout at least 3x a week <BR> ** Try something new in fitness this month (I am running in the Enm... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 09:24:18 EST November Workouts We are nearing the home stretch of 2010. Let's kick it up a notch and burn some serious calories, shed some serious pounds, and be the sexiest individuals at all the parties! <em>236</em> Tue, 2 Nov 2010 13:59:14 EST November Challenge Ok ladies and gent, here are AKA/ALPHA challenges for November: <BR> <BR> ~ Drink a MINIMUM of 64 oz of water <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> ~ Workout at least 3x a week <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> ~ If you have been doing the same workouts....change them up a bit to continue to challenge yourself <BR> <em>326</em> <BR> <BR> ~ Post an update at least once a week <em>205</em> <BR> <BR> ~ Lastly, give up one bad habit this month and let us know how it went at the end of the month <em>248</em> Tue, 2 Nov 2010 13:53:35 EST October Goals ~ Reach out to other Sorors this month <BR> ~ Drink at least 64 oz of water <BR> ~ Make sure to hit your fitness goals <BR> ~ Don't be afraid to ask for HELP from US! <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Oct 2010 10:13:03 EST OCTOBER WORKOUTS My goal for this month is that people will post their workouts, so that we can share what everybody is doing...come on let's make this happen <em>306</em> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 13:11:50 EST September Workouts Share with us what you are doing on your weekly workouts. <em>311</em> Mon, 30 Aug 2010 09:14:19 EST SEPTEMBER Goals Share with us for what your plans are for September!!!! Let's push ourselves harder and HIGHER. <em>306</em> Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:31:19 EST Something to Share Here is your opportunity share your thoughts; share your concerns with your workouts, healthy, fitness levels or just share your feelings. Mon, 16 Aug 2010 11:28:00 EST AUGUST WORKOUTS Here is the place that you can add your workouts. We want to know what you are doing to be sweaty and drop those inches. So, please share your success and failures with US. All workouts don't work for all people, so there may be some that just didn't cut the bill. We want to know that too. <BR> <BR> HAPPY SWEATING <em>321</em> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 16:51:22 EST What Will Help YOU be successful??? Let us know what we can do as a team to help you be successful on this important journey! Thu, 12 Aug 2010 16:45:36 EST YAY! YAY! YAY... ...AKAFIT is our new Team Leader! <em>247</em> <em>243</em> <em>129</em> <em>201</em> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 15:51:49 EST Let US Know who YOU are!! Introduce yourself to the team and let us know how we can help you on this journey. We have all been there or are there right now and we all need encouragement. This is the RIGHT team for it! Thu, 12 Aug 2010 12:40:17 EST WHAT are you FEELING TODAY?! Today, I am feeling like the WORLD IS MY OYSTER <em>244</em> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 09:38:05 EST Hey Sorors! I'm Columbia and I'm really excited to have found a group of pretty girls on sparkpeople! Please feel free to contact me if you want to chat. Sun, 8 Aug 2010 12:42:49 EST August PLANS So, I decided that I needed to do something pretty radical to jump into August. So, I decided that I would brush the dust off of some old workouts and incorporate something new. <BR> <BR> So, here is my course of action pledges: <BR> <BR> ~ Workout 6 days a week <BR> ~ Do my INSANITY videos 3 days a week <BR> ~ Do my Couch to 5K workout two times a week <BR> ~ Focus on getting vegetarian recipes so that I don't become bored with eating healthy. <BR> ~ and be consistent with posting and b... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 10:07:43 EST The Trip Home Good morning Sorors, <BR> <BR> So, I didn't eat terribly, but I didn't eat that great either while I was home. Mostly, I am super tired from the trip. I don't recommend anyone travel from the east coast to the west coast in just a day and a half. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am back home and now it is time to get back on track. I am going to forgo my weigh in tomorrow because I don't think I am ready to battle the scale tomorrow. I am going to recommit to eating clean and weigh in next week. ... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 10:50:00 EST Clean Eating Week #3 This is the beginning of my third week. It has been great to see myself working hard toward a new way of thinking of food and taking it in. I look forward to this week and seeing what the week may bring. Tue, 20 Jul 2010 12:03:01 EST Just Want to Say Hello Hey there beautiful Sorors of AKA. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of all of you, wherever you may be in the world. I pray that you are all working your program and giving it your ALL. Let's continue to put God first and allow Him to give us the glory. <BR> <BR> Love You All <BR> Skee~Wee <BR> Soror Charice Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:12:33 EST Week #2...NO SWEETS!! Monday~ <BR> <BR> Breakfast: Oatmeal <BR> Snack: Honey Wheat Braided Pretzels <BR> Lunch: 1/2 cup brown rice and 1 cup lentil soup <BR> Snack: Nectarine and Rice chips <BR> Dinner: 50/50 Salad mix (1 1/2 cup), 1 cup fresh spinach, 2 tbsp black olives, 1 cup zucchini, 1/2 cup crumbled feta, 1/2 cup whole grain roasted garlic rice, 2 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, 2 tbsp homemade red wine vinaigrette dressing <BR> Snack: no sugar fudsicle and fresh strawberries over a short cake. ... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 13:37:01 EST July Workouts Hey ladies, what do you say we start posting our workouts for the month of July. I say we post workout type, minutes, and calories (if you know them) <BR> <BR> I didn't get off to a good start in July 2010 <BR> <BR> 6th: Wii Active 30 Day Challenge (workout #16), 31, 222 <BR> 7th: Wii Active 30 Day Challenge (workout #17), 31, 152 & Boot Camp Video, 10, 137 <BR> 8th: Wimi Active 30 Day Challenge (workout #18), 26, 181 & Wii Fit Plus, 15, 61 <BR> 9th: 15-minute Desk Workout <BR> 10th: P... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 11:42:00 EST Clean Eating Challenge Week #1 ~ NO RED MEAT So, today is my official start of my clean eating challenge. I went grocery shopping at our local Natural Food store and the grocery store and picked up some items to get me started. <BR> <BR> Every week for the next month, I am going to challenge myself to alleviate something from my diet. This week, it is all red meats <em>496</em> . I have been reading this book and realized just how much we can hurt our temples with the things we choose to put in our mouth. I will try to update ev... Tue, 6 Jul 2010 10:15:56 EST Let's Pump This Up Hey there sorors, <BR> <BR> I realized that hardly anyone posts on the team page. Let's make a commitment to hit this page up every day. WE need to show the world that we are women of excellence in EVERY area of our lives. <BR> <BR> As African American women, we are on the high end of the spectrum for everything that can kill us or hinder our quality of life. So, let's show the world we are also women who take our fitness and nutrition serious. Let's go ladies, I KNOW we are capable of ... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 11:00:38 EST Homecoming and 10 Year Line Anniversary This year's homecoming will mark my line's 10 year anniversay of crossing Alpha Kappa Alpha on Zeta Gamma Fall 2000 (Prairie View A&M University) and I am going to be fierce! We have all gotten grown had kids and gained weight. I don't know about everyone else but being around my sorors (especially line sisters) brings out some extra confidence and definately makes me want to always look my best. After all when I crossed It gave me the type of swaggar that all of the money in the world could ... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 16:02:43 EST Skee-Wee My Sorors! Greetings to the oh so lovely ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated! I'm looking forward to becoming an overall better person in 2010, and a part of that mission includes becoming a healthier person. I hope that my dear sorors will help me stay motivated as I embark on this journey :) Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:08:50 EST I'm ready to loose so I can win I just wanted to introduce myself, I am looking to shed a few pounds before my wedding day. If anyone has any tips or suggestions please drop me a message, I am really looking to LEARN how to have a better lifestyle. Tue, 10 Nov 2009 21:38:06 EST Where Are My Sorors??? Where is everyone? I know several of you are avid Sparkers. Let's get this team active! Mon, 19 Oct 2009 12:12:50 EST Rewards! I have decided to do monthly rewards...just something simple to keep me going.... <BR> For example, this month, if I have done good with my water and exercise, I will buy Push by Sapphire. Do you ladies have any monthly, weekly, or daily rewards that you give yourselves? Please Share! Mon, 22 Jun 2009 09:44:09 EST Are you keeping motivated? What is keeping you motivated? Share your thoughts!! Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:52:59 EST How do you stay motivated? Sometimes I find it difficult to stay motivated and focused on my goal. How do you stay motivated? Thu, 9 Apr 2009 11:55:23 EST