SparkPeople HOTTER by the month Team Messageboard Our team is built on support, determination, healthy lifestyle and most important friendship! There are monthly goals to help keep up your motivation so you can stay HOT year round! SparkPeople HOTTER by the month Team Messageboard June team challenge We skipped two months on challenges but this is bikini season we have to kick it into high gear!!! They say 90% of weight loss comes from your diet so that's what we are going to focus on this month, log your food everyday you can, you might be surprised at how much or how little calories you're consuming. Also, try to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your day, they are full of fiber and low on calories so its a win win. What's your goal this month? How are you planning on getting ... Tue, 31 May 2016 10:12:01 EST March team challenge Ok you guys no excuses! We are in March this is crunch time to get is shape for shorts, bathing suits and tank tops!!! So this month is a tone up challenge!! Each day I challenge you to do 100 reps of an exercise to tone up any area you want to work on at the end of the month that is 3100 reps for 31 days that would be an awesome accomplishment! What is your goal this month? Tue, 1 Mar 2016 11:38:59 EST January team challenge CALLING ALL TEAM MEMBERS!!!! This is the first challenge of 2016 so no excuses, lets do this!!! This is a new year so we all get a fresh start...what are your goals this month? This year? For this month I want everyone to focus of what they want to accomplish not only for the month but for the year as well. This month lets get back in the habit of tracking our food, fitting exercise back into our schedules and logging into the team page to encourage each other. Easy enough right? Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:10:42 EST November December team challenge With the hustle and bustle of the fast approaching holiday season I am doing one challenge for November and December together. I know everyone is busy this time of year so I thought we'd keep it simple. These 2 months are the most difficult to stay on track with holiday parties, get togethers and lots of sweets everywhere so the challenge for the months of November and December is to stick with your diet 80% of the time, so you can still enjoy turkey day and those holiday parties if you sti... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 11:28:25 EST September team challenge I hope everyone had a great August, thanks to everyone who participated in the challenge. How is it already September? It feels like August just flew by and now here we are with fall fast approaching. This month is a self challenge (if you will) I want you to work toward what you feel like you need to focus on. Better eating? More exercise? Organizing? What is it you want to achieve? Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:32:34 EST August team member of the month Congrats EOWYN2424 you are the team member of the month!!!! She was the most active on the team page this month, way to go !!!! Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:27:25 EST August team challenge Ok guys its been 7 months until we've done a challenge let make this one count! I'd love for everyone to check in once a week (maybe Fridays)? and share your success with the team. Ok so for August we're getting back to basics tracking food, water, sleep etc so even those of you with busy summer schedules can participate. On top of that I would love everyone to set a personal goal of there own what's yours? Here's to getting HOT in August and getting back to the basics Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:30:50 EST My muffintop just won't go! I have been exercising consistently and keeping to 1500kcal and below but I still have a big belly. Other sparkers think that just bcoz I joined in 2006 that I know it all but honestly, I still struggle! <BR> <BR> I find that keeping in shape is harder now that I have reached my 40s. To make matters worse, I have put on about 5kgs during these 3 years! ARRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!! Thu, 28 May 2015 15:13:28 EST Januarys team challenge Who's ready to JUMP START in January? I know I am in desperate need of some motivation, how about you? So the goal this month is simple lay out a plan to succeed this month transitioning from holiday overload to a healthier 2015...what are you goals this year? Mon, 5 Jan 2015 17:13:54 EST November & December team challenge Does anyone else spend the last two months of the year slacking off on their diet and exercise? The challenge for the next two months is simplejust try your best to keep moving and try not to go overboard with the pecan pies and pumpkin lattes. Simple enough eh? Mon, 3 Nov 2014 17:15:24 EST October team challenge This is YOUR month! I want everyone to set their own goal, their own challenges. What are they? How to you plan to achieve them? Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:18:17 EST August team challenge Whos a member of the original team? Remember GETTING HOT IN AUGUST? We started off as a one month challenge team and here we are 2 years later woo hoo! So in August why dont you say we get HOTTTTT!!!! Nutrition contributes to 90% of your weighloss so we are going to focus on eating better this month. As always fitness and water will remain up because we need to always focus on that too. So...whats your plan of action this month? Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:52:11 EST Julys team member of the month Thanks to everyone who participated in Julys challenge, I can tell a difference in my core strength for sure, anyone else? Congrats to EOWYN2424 for being our team member of the month! She checked in more than anyone (not counting myself), big congrats to her! Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:48:46 EST Jiggle-less July Challenge Do you realize how long its been since we've done a challenge? <em>198</em> I feel bad not posting but it got discouraging no one was participating but I want to start again for those who want something to work towards, I hope thats all of you. Besides, what's more motivating than a little friendly competition? Ok so since this is bathing suit season I'm calling this challenge Jiggle-less July, so you know what that means CORE WORK and the best core exercise? Planks! I know they aren... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:12:01 EST Monthly challenges Sorry I'm not posting a monthly challenge this month, the lack of activity has got me kinda bummed out and until there are a few members that want to participate in a challenge I won't be posting those :( Tue, 6 May 2014 13:19:03 EST Aprils Challenge Are you ready for Aprils challenge? I know I am, I need something to work towards in order to stay motivated. The goal this month is a little different, the challenge is to lose 5 pounds. If your goal is more than way to go my little over achievers <em>9</em> I wanted a goal that is obtainable for everyone on the team so lets all try for AT LEAST 5 pounds. What is your plan? More exercise? Calorie restriction? I'd love to hear your plan of attack. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:12:49 EST Having trouble with exercise consiste cy...... Hi guys, <BR> As the topic line says, I'm having trouble with exercising regularly. Even though I know it's what I need to add to the formula, I only do it once or twice a week.I actually like to exercise, but maybe I have the winter blahs and just don't want to get up off the couch. Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> - Barb Sat, 22 Feb 2014 09:22:39 EST Hi from NY !! Good morning everybody, <BR> My name is Barb. I'm 54,married with 4 semi grown children (15,17,19,21). This team caught my attention because I love the name and once I checked it out, I love the energy. I hope it's ok that I join you guys :) . <BR> <BR> - Barb <em>213</em> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 08:44:16 EST Sorry... I completely forgot to post a challenge for February! I've had so much going on it just slipped my mind... that wont happen in March I promise :) Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:53:06 EST Jump start January Ok you guys its time to get off our lazy little butts and accomplish something this year. I haven't been poosting challenges because the lack of participation but I'm done with that if you don't want to participate that' s your choice but it's not fair not to post the challenges for those who do want to participate. I hope all of you will join in, I'd really love it if you participated, besides what's better that a little healthy competition? <BR> This months challenge is all about ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 11:49:08 EST No shame November I am not posting an "official" challenge b/c the lack of participation just gets me bummed. Introducing no shame November. This month is all about coming clean where we've been slacking and owning up to things where we might have been able to make better choices...NO SHAME!!! Mon, 4 Nov 2013 13:51:12 EST Septembers Challenge The August team challenge started out strong but quickly fizzled! There was a lot of excitement about the challenge with several participants but one by one everyone disappeared...including me! Maybe you couldn't fit it into your schedule? Was too challenging? Not challenging enough? Whatever the reason we didn't finish as strong as we started so Septembers challenge is all about YOU!!! You pick your goal for the month and MAKE IT HAPPEN!! Everyone should participate this month, the only... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 13:02:05 EST August Challenge Hello August (well tomorrow anyway)! Is this year flying by for anyone else? It is for me and I realize I should be at a different place as far as my weight and goals go. What better way than to get a challenge going??? For those members who started with the original team you'll remember we were "Getting HOT in August" so lets do just that!!! The challenge this month is all about our core! I have posted on the team photos a challenge calendar so you can refer to it everyday or print it ... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:48:03 EST What are your goals?! Hey My Hot Ladies!!!! <BR> <BR> I wanted to get a thread going so we could all share goals, what we are doing, etc. So...what are all of your goals?! <BR> <BR> Mine is to loose 30 pounds by Christmas!! I know I can do this, I just have to stick to it!! I used this weekend to "reset." I got all my bad eating, munching, laziness out of the way...and I am ready to get started!!! <BR> <BR> I am about to start back up at the gym doing cardio 5 days a week, and then doing strength classes at my... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:53:10 EST Julys Challenge Wow is it July already? CRAZY!!! I hope all of you are doing well, the teams been a little more quiet lately Im guessing because of summer vacations and spending a lot of time outdoors. Good thing about spending so much time outside is its easy to be active but with for vacays and bbq's eating can be a challenge so thats the goal for the month of July. Challenge yourself to eat better...I know this will truly be a challenge for myself! Good luck! Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:13:50 EST Mays challenge I know we are all busy with summer being here we are spending more time outside and traveling so I hope everyone will still try and make time to check in. I am keeping the "basics" posted until we get a little more participation. Hope everyone has a successful June Mon, 3 Jun 2013 11:06:46 EST Whoo Hooo!!! I lost 1.5kgs!!!! Finally!!! After a 4 year plateau, I've finally lost something!!!! <BR> <BR> I aim to go down to 50kgs if possible!!!! Wed, 1 May 2013 19:14:52 EST Mays challenge I am not doing a challenge this month because we didnt have much participation last month. I am leaving the fitness minutes and ST goals up. Maybe if we get back to basics this month we get a new challenge up next month Wed, 1 May 2013 09:51:07 EST Aprils team member of the month We didnt have much participation in Aprils goal but we did have a team member that stood out HIP-MOM you had this one in the bag! She lost over 12 pounds thats amazing!!!! Congrats! Wed, 1 May 2013 09:48:51 EST Aprils Challenge I know I am a couple days early but there is good reason...I promise! One of my good friends on spark is doing a challenge this month on to lose 4% of her body weight. I didnt have enough planning to get in on the game but it doesnt mean I can still have the same goal. Then I thought to myself "This might be something the team would enjoy" thats Aprils challenge lose 4% of your body weight. Make sure to get on the message boards on the team page and tell us what your goal... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:05:43 EST March's challenge Im almost hesitant to post a challenge this month for the lack of active members but I'm going to for those few of us that still do. For those of you who havent been active you do realize this month is spring break?!?!! Oh yeah that means shorts....sleevless shirts....bathing suits? Got your attention? Hope so cause seeing what month is fast approaching sure made me wanna change my lack of a healthier lifestyle. Here is your challenge for the month of March...write down your goals. If it... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:54:59 EST Februarys challenge This month is going to be a little different. Since a lot of out team members went MIA this month I want everyone to try to be more active on the team. Whether its posting on the message board, joining the huddle, logging fitness minutes or sending a team member a message or goodie. We need more active members to make the monthly challenges more fun! Im keeping the fitness minutes up b/c thats something we always need to strive for. Have an awesome day! Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:24:23 EST January's challenge Can you believe its 2013? We hope you had a wonderful 2012 and will have an ever BETTER 2013!!! For this months challenge we are going back to basics, most of us slacked off around the holidays...ate more...moved less. Sound familiar? It sure does to me, unfortunately!!! So lets get back into the swing of things, the goal is 500 fitness minutes for the month. No time to fit in a 30 minute workout? How about 10 minutes in the morning and evening? Cleaning the house? It all adds up so ... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 13:53:40 EST It's a NEW YEAR!!! What are YOUR goals?! Hi Team!! 2013 has officially started!!! Like many of you, and many around the world. I am using January 1 to start "over" in my weight loss efforts, and have resolved to get this weight off for good in 2013. No more slacking, and no more excuses! <BR> <BR> I want to know what YOUR goals are for 2013! Ready. Set. GOOOO! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:43:40 EST Decembers challenge Were are going to do it a little different once again. Last month we changed it up everyday which proved a little hard for me to keep up with, this month we are splitting it up into weekly changes for those who like a little change. After a few request we are once again focusing on our core yay, love this!!! <BR> Week one the challenge is crunches, week 2 planks, week 3 sit ups and week 4 supermans! If you dont like the weekly change up thats perfectly fine stick to just a monthly core c... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 14:30:30 EST Novembers team member of the month Hope everyone had a wonderful November and a very happy Thanksgiving! I know this is a very busy and stressful time of year ESPECIALLY if you are trying to lose weight to congrats to every member for being active and doing your best to succeed. TEEBEE44 congrats, you are our team member of the month!!! Way to go, keep up the hard work! She consistently tracks on the team challenge and is always in the top 5 on the Hotter by the month leaderboard. Mon, 3 Dec 2012 12:11:30 EST What are you Thankful for this year?? I am Thankful for my wonderful Sparkpeople Family, and such a wonderful resource so I know what choices are good, and what choices are bad, and masked as good!! :) <BR> <BR> I am also so Thankful for my family and friends, who without them I would not be where I am today!! :) Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:31:45 EST October team member of the month Update from yesterdays post: <BR> We did a team member shoutout to those on the team that stood out this month simply because I was the only one that had logged miles on the team page. GIGI4AUSTIN posted later on that she completed 62.43 blowing my 47.6 outta the water so congrats GIGI4AUSTIN you are our team member of the month! Way to go ! Thu, 1 Nov 2012 09:41:33 EST October team member shoutout!!!! We didnt have enough participation this month to name a team member of the month but we still wanted to commend a few!!! I'd like to pat myself on the back first off b/c out of 50 miles I did over 47 and I'm pretty proud of that, it wasnt easy. Next shoutout to JOELLEY, she started the challenge late in the month and still did her best to that!! SBHELLWIG, you had us again on fitness minutes...thats amazing! Last, GIGI4AUSTIN you are so great about checking in on member... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:26:31 EST November's Challenge!! Okay ladies!! We are going to try something a little bit different this month!! It's going to require you to check in each day of the month to see what the challenge is for that day, and to tell us how well you did in this!! <BR> <BR> Here we go: It's a BATHROOM CHALLENGE!!!! ;) <BR> <BR> Here's how it works...each day is a different activity. Attached to this challenge is also a goal for you to drink 8 GLASSES OF WATER per day!!! If you do this, you shouldn't have any problems doing these ... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:38:58 EST Happy Halloween!!!! Happy Halloween to all my Hotties!!!! I hope you all are saying "NO" to the candy fairy today/tonight, and remember to log those that you do eat!!! <BR> <BR> Also, today is the last day of the month to get those fitness minutes in, and track your mileage!!! Who's going to come out on top this month?? <BR> <BR> Stay tuned for Novembers challenge, I think it's going to be GREAT! :) <BR> <BR> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:12:01 EST Welcome! <em>235</em> to all of our new team members! Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:20:07 EST Are you reaching your goals this month?! Hey team, <BR> <BR> <BR> Just thought I would do a little check in to see how everyone was doing with their goals this month?! I'm not doing as well as I had hoped, but I will get there....going to really push hard this last full week of the month, and try my hardest to make up for slacking!!! <BR> <BR> You each have the ability to do this, you just have to believe you can!!! :) <BR> <BR> Hope all is well, and I can't wait to hear your progresses!!! Happy Monday all, and have a GREAT wee... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:27:51 EST Octobers challenge First off thank you to everyone who participated in Septembers challenge, I hope we will have even more of you participate this month. This months challenge is to complete 50 miles. You can do these by walking, biking or even the elliptical...every mile counts! There is a 5k your way challenge for those of you that need day to day planning. Grab those pedometers and hit the pavement this month, good luck! Mon, 1 Oct 2012 10:45:05 EST Septembers team member of the month Thanks for everyone who participated in Septembers challenge! This was a close race for team member of the month but SBHELLWIG took it! She was the member with most fitness minutes!! <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 10:36:13 EST Hi from Kentucky Hi! My name is Cindi. I am new to this team but not to SparkPeople. I have been a member now for well over 6 years. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to joining all of you on our journey to being healthy and getting " HOTTER " by the month! <BR> <BR> Have a Great new week everyone! Mon, 17 Sep 2012 00:09:01 EST Hi from Houston Hi, I just joined sparkpeople yesterday, having fun with it but still learning how to maneuver around the site. I have a hard time getting motivated, I have Osteoarthritis and am about to have foot surgery in a month or so, so I won't be able to work out at all except laying around. Ought to be able to do something . I'm afraid of gaining while I'm laid up so I really could use the support and inspiration to keep going. Thanks and looking forward to getting to know you all. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:15:30 EST Hi from Colorado :) Hi all, <BR> <BR> I just joined this team so wanted to say hi. I've been a Sparker for a while now but keep falling off the wagon. I'm hoping this time getting back on will stick and am just looking for some support and motivation, and also hoping to offer some to those who need it too! Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:09:19 EST Whats your plan for this months challenge? I am going to increase my fruit and veggie intake! I am hoping to do this at least 2-3 times a day! I usually have frozen veggies to serve with dinner and I'm going to try to incorperate more fresh veggies rather that the frozen (way less sodium)! I am also going to try and get in more whole grains. I am hoping to get down 4-5 lbs this month. Cant wait to hear what you're plan is! Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:37:53 EST Septembers challenge With a new month brings a new challenge!!!! First and foremost welcome ALL new members we are thrilled to have you and hope you will be participating in the montly challenges! There is no better motivator that a little healthy competition, right? I am also wanting to start up team member of the month again and I'm hoping we'll have enough participants this month to do that! <BR> <BR> I left the ST 2-3x's a week up as well as put 500 fitness minutes back up on the team goal page, these... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:34:30 EST I had Cancer---it never had me Hi! Thanks for the invite. My name is Jennifer. Im a 37 yo mom of 6 and a cancer survivor. I live in SETexas. In June of 2011 (3 months after the birth of my youngest child) I was diagnosed with Stage IIIB cervical cancer. I went thru 9 weeks of chemo and radiation. It was a huge wake up call. So the cancer is gone...and here I am....I have 40 pounds to lose. Without the support I had hoped husband was great beating cancer but messing with.his Dr.Peppers and junk food ballg... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:12:11 EST Hello from Nova Scotia !!! My name is Kathleen, <BR> I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. <BR> This is my first week on Spark, <BR> I was looking for a challenge/team and found this one. <BR> Looking forward to seeing you online :) Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:12:26 EST Hi from western MA!! Hi everyone, my name is Laurie. I've been a member of spark since 2007, but only active a little of the time. Had my wake up call at the doctors and I'm heading toward a healthy lifestyle. I have quite a bit to lose, but I'm getting there at a pretty good pace. <BR> <BR> I purchased the Spark for my kindle, and followed the 28 day breakthrough in it. Final weigh in tomorrow, but I measured tonight and have lost 4.5 inches so far. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I've also signed up for a local Bigg... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 20:54:23 EST *wave* Hi! I'm new. Firstly, I hate introductions because I never know what to say to people that they will be interested in hearing. So, I'm a wife of 24 years, mom 3 three grown children and I drive a screaming yellow mustang. <BR> <BR> Secondly, I'm hear so let's get this party started. LOL <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend everyone. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 23:10:20 EST Hey everyone My name is Rachel, I'm 30 years old and I just joined the team today. I've been looking for a smaller, active group that will help me stay motivated. This team seems perfect. Looking forward to interacting with you all more. I'm ready to get hot and have others there with me on the journey. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:47:48 EST August Challenge Hope everyone got in there cardio in July because in August we are focusing in STRENGTH TRAINING!!! Im sure you've all heard that ST is just as important for weight loss as cardio is so thats what we're working on this month, building lean muscles to burn MORE fat! The goal is to ST 2-3 times a week, dont forget its important to skip a day in between ST days to let your muscles heal. Lets finish out the summer getting HOT!!!! Wed, 1 Aug 2012 10:50:48 EST Hi team! Thanks for the invite from Jessica and the warm team welcome. This is where I want to be, because that is my ultimate goal-hotter by the month! <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 22:10:59 EST Where are all the HOTTIES?!?!?!?! ;P Hey everyone!! We all joined this page for what I am assuming is a common goal - to get our HOT bodies back, or to keep them!! So, where are all of you that are wanting to get "Hotter by the Month"? How is everyone doing? Let's get this show going, Summer is the PERFECT time to get back on the wagon if you've fallen off - or to get started if you haven't yet! Just because you missed getting that bod back for summer, doesn't mean you can't work towards a KILLER Body for winter!!! :) Wed, 11 Jul 2012 20:02:53 EST July's Challenge How's everyone doing on the challenge this month?! It looks like we need to log in at least 500 fitness minutes this month!!!! Just doing 10-15 minutes per day will get you close to that goal!!! Up it to moving 20-30 minutes a day and you will definitely hit that goal!! :) <BR> <BR> Good luck to all you wonderful members!!!! I hope to see it be a very close race this month!! :) Mon, 9 Jul 2012 23:16:09 EST Junes goal Is everyone ready for this months challenge? Lets try to get everyone involved this month! This months challenge is PLANKS!!! We've done these once before but thay are awesome for your entire core!! The goal is to do hit 600 this month! Each second you hold the plank postion counts as 1, so if you hold it for 1 minute log 60 planks! Easy peasy!!! Good luck! Fri, 1 Jun 2012 10:06:49 EST Mays team member of the month Hope everyone tried their best to hit their goal this month, I know I could have done a lot better myself! This months team member of the month is a newer member, she is a wonderful asset to the team and is always posting on the team page and encouraging others she also rocked out 630 minutes!!! So shout out to JESSICAMARIE12 shes our team member of the month for May!! WOO HOO!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Jun 2012 09:39:15 EST May team member of the month Hope everyone tried their best to hit their goal this month, I know I could have done a lot better myself! This months team member of the month is a newer member, she is a wonderful asset to the team and is always posting on the team page and encouraging others she also rocked out 630 minutes!!! So shout out to JESSICAMARIE12 shes our team member of the month for May!! WOO HOO!!!! Fri, 1 Jun 2012 09:37:50 EST Just a little Intro.... Hey everyone!!! Just wanted to introduce myself! :) <BR> <BR> My name is Jessica, and I am a 25 year old mother of 2 (well 3 if you could the DH) ;) <BR> <BR> I work full time as a teller at my local Credit Union, and am trying to balance sitting in a chair all day, and getting up and moving around. Today, I finally got one of the girls I work with to do today's strength training workout with me, instead of laughing at the excersizes I was doing...after today, I don't think she'll be laugh... Wed, 9 May 2012 13:33:17 EST May's challenge You ready for May? Well, ready or not its coming..... along with a new monthly challenge! We are going back to basics for this months challenge, you're challenge for the month of May is to log 500 fitness minutes! This can be any kind of cardio...walking, exercise dvd's, gym time, cleaning anything that gets your heart pumping! Encourage your other team members to get active and dont forget to log your minutes on the team page. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:47:10 EST I'm in! Hey hey hey! Thanks for the invite Amber :) For those who don't know me, my name is Kitty from Jersey and I joined this team because I feel that I will get the motivation to get me back to where i was in 2010. I gained 30lbs. It's a bit hard cus I have a broken tendon and ligament on my right knee and my left knee is a bit weak :/ so i can't do any physical activity like the ones i like to do. I miss playing flag football, jogging, volleyball in the sand... but little by little i am working... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:27:38 EST Aprils goals Hello and happy April! I am keeping the goals the same this month until there is a little more team participation on the goals. If you have any ideas for challenges or something you'd like to accomplish and would like to see it made a team challenge feel free to e-mail me, I'd love you're input! Have a great day and a wonderful April! Mon, 2 Apr 2012 14:16:38 EST March's goal Feburarys challenge was a flop! So we are not going to have a team member of the month <em>39</em> <BR> I have left the fitness minutes and ab counter up on the team page so we can continue to log those. This month we are going to focus on getting more active on the team. How can we kick but on challenges when only a handful of people participate? So this month get active!! I want you to stay active fitness wise but get active with your team...huddle, comment, etc. Here is a personal ... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 14:41:42 EST Februarys goal This months goal can be tailored to you in anyway you need it to. This month we are going to set a goal and try to work on it at least once a day. Whether it be eating healthier, adding a certain something to your diet, taking something out, trying a new work out, organizing a room or your office space.....ANYTHING! Post on the team page so we can see what everyone comes up with...good luck! The team member of the month will be the person who worked hardest to accomplish there goal or ach... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 14:19:53 EST Januarys team member of the month Ok well this months challenge was a flop! I ended up with the most planks BUT since I am the leader I cant name myself team member of the month! Boo!!! <BR> <BR> The other challenge was for anyone who sent a friend to check out our team amd join but I didnt get any responses from anyone that they got someone to join, we did get a couple new members this month but since I dont know how they found us I cant give someone the title for that one either. Lets hope Febuary is better! Wed, 1 Feb 2012 14:12:07 EST Hi From Florida Hi, I'm Vicki. I live in Titusville, Fl. I'm 55 years old and about 80 lbs over weight. I've been trying for over a year to get my weight down and all I've done is yo-yo back and forth. So I've started a lower carb plan like I did back in the 80's ( I lost 105 lbs in 13 months and kept it off for 18 years), and I'm hoping to get the weight back off over the course of the next 2 years. I'm not nearly as active as I used to be so I know the weight won't come off as fast as it did back then. Plu... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 17:16:32 EST Januarys goals Can you believe we are planning for our first challenge in January? It doesnt seem real, this team has been going strong since our "Getting HOT is August challenge" UNREAL!!! Anyway...this challenge was really hard to plan I have certain muscle groups planned for the entire year so we can really focus on something different each month and of course I'll throw in a push up or squat challenge here and there to throw you off <em>334</em> I really wanted to start of the new year with cardio B... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:03:10 EST Decembers team member of the month So who is going to be the last team member of 2011? You had to have seem this coming people she rocked out a total of 1914 fitness minutes!!! You heard correctly 1914!!!! If you havent already guessed it its dun dun dun.... Bikini_Dreamer!!!! Yay, I am so so so so proud of you Maureen! This girl went from hardly being able to find the time to excersie to leaving all of us in her dust. So give her some love , she deserves it! Working on posting the first goal for 2012 lets keep this th... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:32:13 EST introducing mom gained too much Hello, This sounds like an interesting kickbut team. I'm not hot but I would like to be. Lost 25 pd before joined sparkpeople and lost 10 on sparkpeople. Just want to finish this task of losing weight and ,maintain. And look hot! Thu, 1 Dec 2011 10:09:28 EST Decembers challenge Whats harder than maintain in December? Losing is December!! Right? This has got to be by far the absolute HARDEST month to maintain let alone lose, but if anyone can do it its US!!! <BR> So instead of focusing on one part of out HOT little bodies to tone up this month we are going to focus on making our bodies calorie burning machines (that way when we are enjoying holiday treats we are burning them off too) so our goal? ((Please dont hate me)) <BR> 500 fitness minutes this month! ... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:22:43 EST Novembers team member of the month I hope everyone had a wonderful November and a blessed thanksgiving! I cant believe the month is over....CRAZY!!!! So the team member of the month this month had rocked out 200 crunches before the middle of the month even hit! I dont know what her final count ended up being but that showed some SERIOUS determination!!! So congrats JOELLEY23 your rocked out November and are the team member of the month!!!! Awesome job!!!! Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:12:30 EST I'm not so hot now :( My belly roll is actually getting bigger and my weight has increased slightly too! ARRRRGGHH!!!! <BR> <BR> I refuse to give up! I can be hot again!!!! Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:31:38 EST Novembers Challenge It gonna be a KNOCKOUT November! You guessed it....ARMS!!!!! Our team challenge this month is to do 500 pushups!!! For all you mathletes out there thats 16.6 a day. So no matter how you split them up just get them done! We're getting close to the holidays which makes it really hard to get in those workouts so lets keep pushing through the last two months of the year! I am so proud of each and everyone of you! You inspire me everyday! Tue, 1 Nov 2011 10:30:14 EST Octobers team member of the month Octobers team member of the month is ((DRUM ROLL))................. VIBRANTVAL!!!! Congrats little lady I am so proud of you! Val consistenetly logged her squats/lunges and exceeded her goal by the middle of the month! Show this girl some hotter by the month love! Tue, 1 Nov 2011 10:24:45 EST October 2-8, 2011 Weigh-in: <BR> 09/04 - 100.0 <BR> 09/11 - 99.2 <BR> 09/18 - 99.0 <BR> 09/25 - 99.0 <BR> 10/02 - 98.8 <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> -Drop 0.5 pounds. <BR> -Team goal of squats. <BR> -Eat right everyday. <BR> -Do 60 minutes of boxing and arm strength training 4 days a week. <BR> -Continue my Halloween 5k training. <BR> <BR> Anyone else? Sun, 2 Oct 2011 18:32:38 EST What do you hope to accomplish in October? I am going to log 500 fitness minutes, 1500 crunches, ST 3x's a week, walk/run 3 miles a week, bike 5 miles a week kill the squats/lunges challenge and bust my butt to lose 5 pounds this month! Fri, 30 Sep 2011 18:03:56 EST Octobers challenge Hope everyone tried their best for Septembers crunch challenge, the numbers werent near what I was hoping but we'll do better this month!!! This month we're gonna focus on legs! The goal is to do 500 lunges or squats for the month. Wait! Don't panic there are 31 days in October thats only16 a day! So split them up however is easiest for you, the point is EVERYONE just try! Lets try this... sit at a 90 degree angle againt a wall and see how long you can last then we'll try again at the ... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:56:28 EST Septembers team member of the month This team member was on the huddle several times a week counting crunches right along side of me, out of the goal for the month of 1500 crunches she did over 2000! So JKWETZSTEIN you are the team member of the month for September! Congrats girl, you rocked it! Hope I can count you in for Octobers challenge! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:48:24 EST September 25-October 1, 2011 Weigh-in: <BR> 9/04 - 100.0 <BR> 9/11 - 99.2 <BR> 9/18 - 99.0 <BR> 9/25 - 99.0 <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> -Team goal of crunches. <BR> -Eat right everyday. <BR> -Do 45 minutes of boxing and arm strength training 4 days a week. <BR> -Do boxing footwork 4 days a week. <BR> -Continue my Halloween 5k training. <BR> <BR> Anyone else? <BR> Sun, 25 Sep 2011 15:47:49 EST Howdy, ya'll Hi, i'm Valerie from the West Texas South Plains <em>334</em> i'm 46.5 years old, 184.6 lbs, down from 228, and HECK YA, I wunna be a healthy, fit, lively, HOTTER BY THE MONTH granny! Thanks for the invite! Thu, 22 Sep 2011 10:06:04 EST September 18-24, 2011 Weigh-in: <BR> 9/04 - 100.0 <BR> 9/11 - 99.2 <BR> 9/18 - 99.0 <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> -Team goal of crunches. <BR> -Eat right everyday. <BR> -Do 45 minutes of boxing and arm strength training 4 days a week. <BR> -Continue my Halloween 5k training. <BR> <BR> Anyone else? <BR> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 15:37:45 EST Crunch it out What are you sitting at for the month right now in number of crunches done? I'm at 700...gotta get going Tue, 20 Sep 2011 10:08:13 EST Mid-Month weigh-ins hey all! has anyone lost weight this month yet? i started off at 141 and am currently 139. <BR> how are those crunches working out for you? i need to step mine up a little, i think i'm only at like 500. time to buckle down! anyone seeing results from all the crunching? is anyone done with their 1500 yet? Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:35:39 EST September 11-17, 2011 Weigh-in: <BR> <BR> 9/11 - 99.2 <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> -Team goal of crunches. <BR> -Stick to my diet everyday. <BR> -Do 45 minutes of boxing and arm strength training 3 days a week. <BR> -Begin training for my Halloween 5k run. <BR> <BR> Anyone else? Sun, 11 Sep 2011 16:34:33 EST September 4-10, 2011 Weigh-in: <BR> <BR> 9/04 - 99.8 <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> -Team goal of crunches. <BR> -Stick to my diet everyday. <BR> -Do a new cardio video everyday. <BR> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 15:07:29 EST 1st goal as a new team So the votes are in and our team name is now (drummmmmmmmmm rolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll) HOTTER by the month! Everyone seemed to agree to keep HOT in the name to stay with our original team and we liked the idea of having a monthly goal so the goal for the month of September is........................ CRUNCH IT OUT!!! <em>402</em> <BR> <BR> Everyone is doing pretty good on watching what they eat and getting in exercise (for the most part) so were going to focus on something a little ... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:35:25 EST I'm so mad at myself for letting it slide! I haven't been exercising as much as I should and I've been very naughty diet wise too. <BR> <BR> Only I do try to watch my portion sizes and split meals that are too large with someone. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:05:13 EST What happens to the team now?? The end of August is fast approaching and since the team was built on an August challenge where do we go from here? I'd like your do we call it quits or make us a permanent team and just change the name? I'd love your input.... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 09:34:54 EST What are you having difficulty with this month?? For me, it's two things. I'm too emotional, which gets in the way of exercising. Fortunately, I've been able to separate emotion and food, so there's been no "eating my feelings." But finding a job is tough, and when I'm already having a bad day, I can't seem to be able to make myself get up and exercise. I'm working on this though; it's a long work in progress. <BR> <BR> My other thing is strength training. I often find it boring, and there aren't any good spaces in my house to do it. I kno... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:41:23 EST August week of 21-27 I know this is a few days early but as most of you know I lost two family members two hours apart over the weekend so I will be out for the next several days. This weeks challenge is try to eat clean even, if you can only get to this once or twice this week just try to make a clean recipe or tweek a recipe you love that might have ingredients you can replace with fresh ones. One of our team members I'm sure can give you great ideas her name is BEKAHSAYS shes amazing! ((SHOUT OUT Bekah!!)) Tue, 16 Aug 2011 17:29:04 EST August goals week of 14-20 Can you believe we are in week 3 of our challenge? Its going by so fast!!! So for this weeks challenge we're gonna get sore and sweaty!! Push a little harder during your workouts, get a good sweat going, wake up sore from pushing yourself let our bodies tell us were are working hard!! Make this week count! Whats your plan of attack? Are you still sticking to the ST and mile challenge? Fri, 12 Aug 2011 16:26:09 EST August goals week of 7-13 Hello getting HOT in August team!!! I hope everyones 1st week was a success!! For the second week we're going to add on to our first week goal of ST 3X's a week and for those of you who are also doing the 3 miles a week we will continue that as well. This weeks challenge is to go out of your comfort zone! Try a new machine at the gym, a new work out dvd or video found on spark thats new to you or even try a new class at the gym whatever it is just step out of the box! Post your plan of a... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 10:11:39 EST How is everyone doing so far? Hey! I wanted to see how everyone else's August is going so far? <BR> <BR> Mine is going pretty good on the workout front, done 30 DS a few times (about to do it again after i'm done with this post) and ran 4 miles the other day. I'm also doing a challenge with a few other people to do 100 crunches or sit-up a day. <BR> <BR> What are you all doing for exercise this month? Thu, 4 Aug 2011 18:19:42 EST August goals week of 1-6 Yay for our first week of the "Getting HOT in August" team challenge!!! I will be posting weekly goals for each week this month so we can really keep this month interesting and consistenly challenge ourselves! So lets kick butt and take names! <BR> <BR> This week try to fit in ST 3 times. If this is something you already do try increasing the weight or adding a few more reps. Confusing your body rather than just doing the same old thing will help speed up metabolism and whos not up for a... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 13:46:56 EST August Challenge template Getting HOT in August <em>259</em> <BR> <BR> This is the template for the challenge you can paste and copy and fill in your goals or use it in a blog to keep up with your goals <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> August 1st Weight <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> Measurements (you can measure whatever you would like here) ex: waist, hips, thighs etc. <BR> <BR> <em>189</em> Personal goals <BR> <BR> Then at the end of the month we'll go back and look at what we accomplished as far as weight, measurements and... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:34:55 EST Indroduce yourself I'm Amber from Texas and am hoping (even though I'm on a pretty good path right now) that I can take the month of August to really challenge myself. BBQ's will be over no more weekend trips to the lake....not so much temptation. More time available for the gym!!!m I'm excited to see what I can do in 31 days! Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:26:46 EST