SparkPeople 60 Day Fitness/Health Challenge Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=59695 BEGINS JUNE 9TH: For 60 days we will be committed to a healthier lifestyle (healthier eating/physical activity). This is a support group with daily/weekly challenges! Join for more details! SparkPeople 60 Day Fitness/Health Challenge Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=59695 NUTRITION TRACKER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59695x58191404 <BR> Another problem I am having is tracking my food. I click on the nutrition track and if the food is not there I hit the search tab.. I put the food that I ate in the box and click and it shows that food item. The problem is in the drop box below it won't show anything so I can click it and it tracks on my menu, so I don't get the calories or anything else.. <BR> Anybody having this problem or can tell me what I can do Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:35:07 EST GOUT AND EXERCISE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59695x58191397 <BR> I have gout in my feet, knees and off and on in my wrist and arms...Usually it last about a week or two and it hurts but it gets bearable and I rest... <BR> This time I have it in my feet, left foot more than right and it's been like this since the end of March. Even went to the hospital for a week and that helped but it is still here.. <BR> The reason why I am writing is there anybody with this problem of gout, how do you deal with it, what are some remedies for dealing with ... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:34:32 EST Working Out Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59695x57319412 Hello, <BR> My name is Denise. I just started working out on Saturday, March 22, 2014. I started with a Zumba Class. I did another one on Saturday, the 29th, of March. Then I actually worked out on the machines, working my arms and abs; then ending with 30 minutes on the elliptical machine. I am going to work on working out more, that's one of my goals. I'm glad to be apart of the team. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:29:53 EST IT'S THE BEGINNING OF THE END!! (WC 9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x56969991 <em>30</em> Weekly Challenge 9 <em>36</em> <BR> (March 2nd - March 5th) <BR> <BR> THIS IS THE LAST WEEK GUYS! LET'S PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTIVITIES FOR THIS WEEK BY EXERCISING, POSTING COMMENTS AND PROGRESS, AND ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER!! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday (May 2nd) <BR> ** FITNESS <BR> -10 to 30 minutes of cardio <BR> -5 to 20 minutes of strength <BR> - 20-50 minute workout <BR> <BR> ** NUTRITION <BR> - At least 36 ounces of water <BR> - No fried or fast f... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 04:17:12 EST Weekly Challenge 7: Turning Things Up!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x56791380 Weekly Challenge (February 16th – February 22nd) <BR> <em>9</em> TURNING THINGS UP! <em>363</em> <BR> <BR> I. Sunday (February 16th) <BR> a. Baseline Assessment: How many of each exercise can you do in 60 seconds? <BR> i. Jumping Jacks <BR> ii. Push Ups <BR> iii. Sit Ups <BR> iv. Squats <BR> v. Step Ups <BR> vi. Football Sprints <BR> vii. Ski Jumps <BR> b. Modified Base Assessment <BR> i. One-Legged Jumping Jacks (Coach Nicole) <BR> ii. Wall Push Ups <BR> iii. Toe Touches... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 01:55:00 EST WC 6: Falling in Love... with a Healthier You!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x56705030 <em>129</em> Weekly Challenge <em>212</em> <BR> (February 9th – February 15th) <BR> Falling in Love… with a Healthier you! <BR> <BR> I. Sunday (February 9th) <BR> a. Fitness (Choose One. Complete a minimum of 20 mins. Aim for 30-60 mins) <BR> i. Workout Tape/DVD – complete any workout tape either within your home, or wherever you choose. <BR> ii. Wii Fit, Just Dance, or some other workout game <BR> b. Nutrition <BR> i. Between 60 and 100 ounces of water <BR> ii. 2 servings of veget... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 08:21:29 EST Weekly Challenge 5: PICK YOUR DAYS 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x56610520 I. Sunday (February 2nd) <BR> a. Baseline Assessment: How many of each exercise can you do in 60 seconds? <BR> i. Jumping Jacks <BR> ii. Push Ups <BR> iii. Sit Ups <BR> iv. Squats <BR> v. Step Ups <BR> vi. Football Sprints <BR> vii. Ski Jumps <BR> b. Modified Base Assessment <BR> i. One-Legged Jumping Jacks (Coach Nicole) <BR> ii. Wall Push Ups <BR> iii. Toe Touches (bend down and touch your toes) <BR> iv. Sit down and stand ups (sit in a chair and stand back up again) <BR> v. Knee... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 00:33:34 EST Weekly Challenge 4: VEGGIE IT UP & STRUT UR STUFF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x56517368 Weekly Challenge (January 26th – February 1st) <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> VEGGIE IT UP AND STRUT YOUR STUFF!! <em>370</em> <BR> <BR> I. Sunday (January 26th) (Cardio Day) <BR> a. Fitness <BR> i. Walk/Jog for at least 15 minutes <BR> ii. 50 Jumping Jacks (100 for advanced) <BR> iii. 25 Squats (Jump Squats for advanced) <BR> b. Health <BR> i. 2 servings of “green” vegetables <BR> ii. NO FRIED FOODS, FAST FOODS, OR DESSERTS <BR> iii. 36 ounces of water <BR> <BR> II. Monday (January 27th) ... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 02:29:18 EST Weekly Challenge 3: PICK YOUR DAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x56422619 Weekly Challenge (January 19th – January 25th) <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> PICK YOUR DAYS <em>363</em> <BR> <BR> I. Sunday (January 19th) <BR> a. Baseline Assessment: How many of each exercise can you do in 60 seconds? <BR> i. Jumping Jacks <BR> ii. Push Ups <BR> iii. Sit Ups <BR> iv. Squats <BR> v. Step Ups <BR> vi. Football Sprints <BR> vii. Ski Jumps <BR> b. Modified Base Assessment <BR> i. One-Legged Jumping Jacks (Coach Nicole) <BR> ii. Wall Push Ups <BR> iii. Toe Touches (... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 01:31:44 EST Weekly Challenge 2: HEALTHIER EATING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x56306475 Weekly Challenge (January 12th – January 18th) <BR> <em>551</em> HEALTHIER EATING <em>265</em> <BR> <BR> I. Sunday (January 12th) <BR> a. Fitness <BR> i. 0.5-2 mile walk (or jog) <BR> ii. 3-5 minute stretch after walking <BR> b. Nutrition <BR> i. 5 small 300 to 500 calorie meals <BR> c. Team Participation <BR> i. Post within Team Forum (or on huddle wall) <BR> d. Find 1 spark recipe (or healthy recipe) to cook for next week <BR> <BR> II. Monday (January 13th) <BR> a. Fitness <BR> ... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:27:41 EST Mr. Shut Up and Train (Total Fit 21 Day Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x56220238 This is a more well known challenge. The challenge begins on Tuesday, January 7th. Participants will be sent a detailed message including more details about the challenge. (HIGHLY SUGGESTED) <BR> <BR> Sign Up: http://mrshutupandtrain.com/30daycc/ <BR> <BR> Clean Eating: http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eat<BR>ing/ <BR> <BR> Twitter: @shutupandtrain <BR> Facebook: www.facebook.com/mrshutupandtrain <BR> Instragram: mrshutupandtrain <BR> Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/events/5... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 23:20:25 EST Weekly Challenge 1: JUMPSTART YOUR NEW YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x56220075 Weekly Challenge (January 5th – January 11th) <BR> <em>277</em> JUMPSTART YOUR NEW YEAR!! <em>364</em> <BR> <BR> I. Sunday (January 5th) <BR> a. Baseline Assessment: How many of each exercise can you do in 60 seconds? <BR> i. Jumping Jacks <BR> ii. Push Ups <BR> iii. Sit Ups <BR> iv. Squats <BR> v. Step Ups <BR> vi. Football Sprints <BR> vii. Ski Jumps <BR> b. Modified Base Assessment <BR> i. One-Legged Jumping Jacks (Coach Nicole) <BR> ii. Wall Push Ups <BR> iii. Toe Touch... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 23:06:26 EST New Year's Challenge: December 1st - 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x55840277 Welcome to the New Year's Challenge! <BR> <BR> You may post your comments here!! This forum will be used for the entire month until the next 60 Day Fitness/Health Challenge, which will begin on January 5, 2013. Below are the guidelines for this challenge: <BR> <BR> **NUTRITION** <em>491</em> <BR> 1. At least 2 servings of GREEN vegetables each day <BR> 2. At least 40 ounces of water each day <BR> 3. No fried foods or unhealthy fast foods <BR> 4. No refined sugars (limit if you must... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 15:00:55 EST Weekly Challenge: Happy Holidays!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x55771387 Weekly Challenge 8 <BR> November 26, 2013 - November 29, 2013 <BR> <BR> I. Tuesday (November 26th) <em>426</em> <BR> a. Fitness (Choose One. Complete a minimum of 20 mins. Aim for 30-60 mins) <BR> i. Workout Tape/DVD – complete any workout tape either within your home, or wherever you choose. <BR> ii. Wii Fit, Just Dance, or some other workout game <BR> b. Nutrition <BR> i. Between 60 and 100 ounces of water <BR> ii. 2 servings of vegetables <BR> iii. 8 cups of water <BR> <BR> <BR> II.... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:43:25 EST Weekly Challenge: :"Work"out now and "Eat" later!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x55688200 Weekly Challenge (November 19th – November 25th) <BR> “Work”out Now and “Eat” Later!! <BR> <BR> I. Tuesday (November 19th) (Cardio Day) <em>198</em> <BR> a. Baseline Assessment: How many of each exercise can you do in 60 seconds? <BR> i. Jumping Jacks <BR> ii. Push Ups <BR> iii. Sit Ups <BR> iv. Squats javascript:void(0) <BR> v. Step Ups <BR> vi. Football Sprints <BR> vii. Ski Jumps <BR> b. Modified Base Assessment <BR> i. One-Legged Jumping Jacks (Coach Nicole) <BR> ii. Wall Push ... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:47:27 EST Weekly Challenge: VEGGIE IT UP & STRUT YOUR STUFF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x55603672 HELLOOOO team and Welcome New Members!!!! <BR> <BR> For those of you that have joined and have not received your "welcome goodie", I will be sure to get those to you as soon as possible. We want you to know that we are glad to have you here with us! Again, WELCOME!! emoticon <BR> <BR> This week's challenge is a bit more realistic. Some days we can go to the gym, and other days we're stuck at home. It's time to really focus on how you can incorporate healthier habits into your everyday li... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:53:54 EST Weekly Challenge: November 5th - November 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x55519461 Weekly Challenge (November 5th – November 11th) <BR> AT LEAST 40 OUNCES OF WATER EACH DAY <BR> I. Tuesday (November 5th) <BR> a. Baseline Assessment: How many of each exercise can you do in 60 seconds? <BR> i. Jumping Jacks <BR> ii. Push Ups <BR> iii. Sit Ups <BR> iv. Squats <BR> v. Step Ups <BR> vi. Football Sprints <BR> vii. Ski Jumps <BR> b. Modified Base Assessment <BR> i. One-Legged Jumping Jacks (Coach Nicole) <BR> ii. Wall Push Ups <BR> iii. Toe Touches (bend down and t... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 22:28:02 EST Achieved my Goal and Beyond http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59695x55495642 I am so excited. When I started Sparks in January of 2013 I was 256lbs. In July I got down to 218lbs.. But in August so many things happen I got off track, didn't exercise, doing for others, and not watching what I ate...really stop not caring I got to 227lbs..my goal was to get at least down to 218 by the end of October. Well I did, not only that I lost 2lbs extra I am now at 216lbs. I went in the basement and tried this shirt on I like from a while back and only got to wear two or three tim... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 06:20:28 EST Day 30 Special Challenge (October 30, 2013) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x55446823 SPECIAL CHALLENGE: DAY 30 <BR> <BR> - Jog 1 to 3 miles (jog only) <BR> - 10 Opposite Arm, Opposite Let (10 each side) <BR> - 10 jump lunges <BR> - 10 switch kicks <BR> - 10 squat jumps <BR> - 10 knee lifts <BR> - 10 butt kicks <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge? Wed, 30 Oct 2013 07:23:56 EST Weekly Challenge: October 29th - November 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x55429386 Weekly Challenge (October 29th – November 4th) <BR> I. Fitness <BR> a. Cardio Days <BR> i. 1-2 mile jog (VERY brisk walk at the least) <BR> ii. Pick 2: <BR> 1. 15-25 burpees (2 sets) <BR> 2. 25-50 jumping jacks <BR> 3. 20-30 heismans <BR> 4. 25 ski jumps <BR> b. Strength Days <BR> i. 5-10 minute warm up <BR> ii.Pick 3: <BR> 1. 10-15 Crawl down push ups (2 sets) <BR> 2. 30 seco... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:16:50 EST Weekly Challenge: October 22nd - 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x55349944 Please post your comments on this week's challenge here. <em>30</em> <em>9</em> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 07:51:54 EST Weekly Challenge: October 8th - October 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x55180083 Please see team wall (to the right) for this week's challenge. Photos will be posted daily containing the task for the day. For a detailed list of exercises for the entire week, please refer to your inbox or email me. <BR> <BR> Thank you! Mon, 7 Oct 2013 20:37:01 EST The 30 Day Total Fit Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x55164895 Here's another challenge for those of you who think you can handle it, or have additional needs. (This one is a bit more intense starting off!) Join quickly because it begins tomorrow!! <BR> <BR> http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1c08<BR>01e3f4b2f07ee06bb40fa&id=b7e535c829&e=<BR>18a83e8830 Sun, 6 Oct 2013 17:43:02 EST Picking Up the Pace!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x55133037 Day Four and Day Five(October 4th and 5th) <BR> <BR> 1) 10-20 minutes of interval walking <BR> - Beginner's: 2 minute BRISK walk, 30 second jog/run (and repeat) <BR> - Intermediate: 2 minute walk, 1 minute jog/run <BR> - Advanced: 2 minute walk, 2 minute jog/run <BR> <BR> 2) At least 24 to 36 ounces of water (that's 2 to 3 bottles) <BR> <BR> 3) 2 servings of vegetables <BR> <BR> <BR> Day Six (October 6th) <BR> <BR> 1) At least 10 minutes of walking/jogging <BR> 2) A... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 22:07:50 EST CHALLENGE KICKOFF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x55102227 Day One (October 1st) <BR> <BR> 1) 10-15 minutes of walking/jogging <BR> 2) At least 2-3 bottles of water (25-36 ounces) <BR> 3) 1 fruit and/or 1 vegetable serving <BR> 4) At least 20 minutes of "self" time (some call it meditation) <BR> <BR> <BR> Day Two (October 2nd) <BR> <BR> 1) 10-15 minutes of walking/jogging <BR> 2) At least 2-3 bottles of water (25-36 ounces) <BR> 3) 1 fruit and 1 vegetable (or 2 servings of either fruit or vegetables) <BR> 4) At least 20 minutes of self t... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 15:29:57 EST Week 9 (September 15th - September 21st) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x54907849 Let's finish this challenge out strong!! <BR> <BR> *Challenge (for Cardio Days): <BR> 1) run 1 mile in 13 minutes or less and total 4 miles this week <BR> <BR> AND <BR> <BR> - 25 jumping jacks <BR> - 30 jumping-switch lunges <BR> - 10 burpees <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> 2) 25 of EACH of the following on your cardio days: <BR> - bicycle crunches <BR> - high knees (two knees up counts as one) <BR> - butt kicks (right and left count as one) <BR> - ski jumps <BR> - jump squats <BR> and 10 burpe... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 09:33:21 EST Week 8 (September 8th - September 14th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x54824487 Week 8 Challenge <BR> <BR> <em>323</em> <BR> **Fitness** <BR> (You need dumbbells for these exercises.) <BR> <BR> ARMS <BR> - Tricep Extensions: Above Head (seated is also okay) <BR> - Bicep Curls <BR> <BR> SHOULDERS <BR> - Front and Side Lateral Raises <BR> - Upright Row <BR> <BR> PECTORALS/CHEST <BR> - Bench/Chest Press <BR> - Lying Fly <BR> <BR> ABS <BR> - Crunches (Place weights in your hands and cross arms across your chest) <BR> - Dumbbell Side Bends <BR> <BR> LEGS/BUTTOCKS <B... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 09:47:29 EST excited http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59695x54782372 looking forward to daily exercise and healthy eating. want to feel better about myself and feel more confident getting into a bathing suit for our March vacation Wed, 4 Sep 2013 18:19:22 EST Week 7 (September 1st - September 7th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x54737687 Week 7 Challenge <BR> <BR> <em>323</em> <BR> - Complete the Base Assessment (first topic in the Nutrition and Fitness forum) <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> Health <BR> - Drink at least 36 ounces of water <BR> - Prepare at least 1 healthy home cooked meal this week <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> Fitness <BR> - Walk/Run 3-5 miles this week <BR> - At least 10 minutes of strength training on 2-3 days this week <BR> - At least 30 minutes of cardio on 3-5 days this week (optional). <BR> <BR> <em... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 10:02:21 EST Week 6 (August 25th - August 31st) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x54651580 Week 6 Challenge <BR> <BR> **Fitness** <BR> Cardio (usually 3-5 days per week) <BR> - Walk/Jog at least 1 mile; <BR> - 25 burpees (modified: bend down and back up); <BR> - 3 sets of 45-60 second heismans (modified: jump in place); <BR> - 50 jumping jacks (modified: step out foot to one side with same arm up and alternate); <BR> - 20 switch kicks (optional); <BR> <BR> Strength (usually 2-3 days per week) <BR> - 25 push ups (modified: wall push ups); <BR> - 25 crunches or sit ups (m... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 08:59:55 EST Week 5 (August 18th - August 24th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x54565591 Week 5 Challenge <BR> **Fitness** <BR> - Beginner: At least 2 hours of cardio this week (you can choose what type of exercise you want to do) <BR> - Intermediate: At least 3 hours of cardio this week <BR> - Advanced: At least 4 hours of cardio this week <BR> <BR> Note: You may list some of the exercises that you choose within this topic. <BR> <BR> **Health** <BR> - 2 or more servings of veggies per day <BR> - 36 ounces of water each day <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge? <em>9</em... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 08:55:12 EST joining the 60-day challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59695x54480794 Hi, my name is Cheryl. I've been a Sparks member for a couple years however just started being serious with it a few months ago. The last month has been tough and I haven't followed through on consistent exercise or eating habits so I'm wanting to join the 60-day challenge to get back on track. I need help! Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:00:31 EST Week 3 ( August 4th - August 10th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x54480243 Week 3 Challenge <BR> *Fitness* <BR> - Minimum of 10 minutes walking or jogging (5 days this week) <BR> - Strength Training (3 days this week) <BR> <BR> *Health* <BR> - 36 ounces of water each day <BR> - At least 1 serving a vegetables each day <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge? Sun, 11 Aug 2013 10:11:23 EST Week 4 ( August 11th - August 17th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x54480229 Week 4 Challenge <BR> *Fitness* <BR> - Beginner: 10 minute power walk and 20 squats <BR> - Intermediate: Interval Walking/Running for 10-15 minutes and 35 squats (or lunges) <BR> - Advanced: 10-15 minute Jog/Run (complete at least 1 mile), 25 squats, 25 lunges <BR> <BR> *Health* <BR> - 36 ounces of water each day <BR> - At least 2 servings of vegetables each day <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge?! Sun, 11 Aug 2013 10:10:40 EST Week 2 Challenge (July 28th - August 3rd) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x54295391 Week 2 Challenge <BR> *Fitness* <BR> -10 minutes of exercise each day <BR> <BR> *Health* <BR> - 36 ounces of water each day <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge? <em>9</em> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:26:25 EST Week 1 Challenge (July 21st - July 27th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x54205830 FITNESS <BR> 1. Complete the base assessment. You may record your results in the forum. <BR> 2. If you can (if needed), record your body measurements for your own records. <BR> 3. You may do any exercises this week that you feel up to. <BR> 4. Create a plan that will help you reach your goals. (Feel free to post your plan online.) <BR> <BR> HEALTH <BR> 1. 1 serving of fruit or vegetables each day <BR> 2. 36 ounces of water each day <BR> <BR> I want you guys to be excited about this!! We're ... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 23:21:30 EST Week 9 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x54120137 **WEEK 9 CHALLENGE** <BR> (July 14th-July 20th) <BR> <BR> Monday and Wednesday (Friday for the advanced) <BR> - 1 to 2 jog (you may walk, or speed walk, if needed) <BR> - Jumping Jacks (25 - 50) <BR> - Ski Jumps (15-25)javascript:void(0); <BR> <BR> Tuesday and Thursday (same strength exercises from last week) <BR> <BR> ARMS <BR> - Tricep Extensions: Above Head (seated is also okay) <BR> - Bicep Curls <BR> <BR> SHOULDERS <BR> - Front and Side Lateral Raises <BR> - Upright Row <BR> <... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 07:59:52 EST Week 8 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x54029407 WEEK 8 CHALLENGE (July 7th-July 13th) <BR> ***Fitness*** <BR> <BR> This week, there are only strength exercises. You need to include your own cardio exercises if you'd like. <BR> <BR> ARMS <BR> - Tricep Extensions: Above Head (seated is also okay) <BR> - Bicep Curls <BR> <BR> SHOULDERS <BR> - Front and Side Lateral Raises <BR> - Upright Row <BR> <BR> PECTORALS/CHEST <BR> - Bench/Chest Press <BR> - Lying Fly <BR> <BR> ABS <BR> - Crunches (Place weights in your hands and cross arms acr... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 00:31:35 EST Week 7 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x53944827 <BR> WEEK 7 CHALLENGE (June 30th-July 6th) <BR> **Fitness** <BR> <BR> MONDAY/WEDNESDAY (Cardio) <BR> - Walk/Run 1 to 2 miles <BR> - Elliptical (30 mins) OR Bicycle (30 mins) <BR> <BR> TUESDAY/THURSDAY (Strength) <BR> - Brisk Walk (5-10 mins) <BR> Please to at least 3 sets of 10 of each. you may modify these if it's too intense. <BR> - Push-Ups <BR> - Sit-Ups <BR> - Squats <BR> - Lunges <BR> - Supermans <BR> <BR> <BR> FRIDAY (Leisure Workout) <BR> You choose your workout for... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 10:11:13 EST Week 6 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x53853288 WEEK 6 CHALLENGE (June 23rd-June 29th) <BR> **Fitness** <BR> <BR> MONDAY/WEDNESDAY (Cardio and Abs) <BR> - Walk/Run 1 to 2 miles <BR> - Bicycle Crunches <BR> - Sit-Ups <BR> - Switch Kicks <BR> - Planks (Regular or Walk Outs) <BR> - Torso Twists <BR> - Reverse Crunch <BR> - Push Ups <BR> - Squats <BR> <BR> TUESDAY/THURSDAY (Strength) <BR> - Warm Up <BR> - Push Ups <BR> - Squats <BR> - Tricep Dips <BR> - Lunges (Switch Jump or Regular) <BR> - Heismans <BR> - Burpees <BR> ... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 09:55:14 EST Week 5 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x53764998 WEEK 5 CHALLENGE (June 16th-June 22nd) <BR> <BR> You should perform the Base Assessment that was posted a few weeks ago. Do this to see how much you have improved since the last time. <BR> <BR> **Fitness** <BR> <BR> WARM UP <BR> Choose your own warm up. It should be no shorter than 5 minutes and should not be too intense. A nice walk or jog is good for warming up. Below is an article on how to create your warm up. <BR> <BR> http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/injur<BR>yprevention/a/aa07... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:28:28 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59695x53763732 Hello Everyone <BR> This looks like a small group and I hope full of successful members. Speaking of "full" I just binged on a BK sandwich and fries - not what I had planned for today. I have +100 pounds to lose and as I sit here typing this I remember saying to myself last summer"this is the last summer I am going to feel this bad in this heat" Well, here I sit, feeling bad in this heat! I have tracked what I ate so I'm not totally whiping it from my mind. I will walk early evening and get ... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:16:28 EST Week 4 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x53668521 WEEK 4 CHALLENGE (June 9th-June 15th) <BR> **Fitness** <BR> <BR> Perform these exercises on 3-4 days this week. <BR> <BR> Beginner: <BR> WARM UP <BR> - 20 min walk/light jog @ 3.0-4.5 mph (does not have to be on a treadmill) <BR> <BR> MAIN WORKOUT <BR> - 10-20 min bicycle (machine or physical bike) <BR> OR <BR> - 10 to 20 min workout video <BR> <BR> Intermediate: <BR> WARM UP <BR> -15 min (or more) @ 5.0 mph+ <BR> <BR> MAIN WORKOUT <BR> -2 0 min elliptical (with slight elevation & ... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 10:10:24 EST Week 3 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x53573736 WEEK 3 CHALLENGE (June 2nd-June 8th) <BR> **Fitness** <BR> <BR> Perform these exercises on 3-4 days this week. <BR> <BR> Beginner: <BR> 10 minute power walk <BR> 10 wall push-ups (3 sets) <BR> 10 squats (3 sets) <BR> 10 toe touches (3 sets) <BR> <BR> Intermediate: <BR> Interval Walking/Running for 10 minutes <BR> 10 modified push ups (3 sets) <BR> 10 squat down and jump ups(3 sets) <BR> 10 lunges (each leg) (3 sets) <BR> <BR> Advanced: <BR> 10 minute Jog/Run <BR> 10 push ups (3 set... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:44:38 EST Week 2 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x53483335 WEEK 1 CHALLENGE (May 26th -June 1st) <BR> **Fitness** <BR> <BR> Perform these exercises on 3-4 days this week. <BR> <BR> Beginner: 10 minute power walk and 20 squats <BR> Intermediate: Interval Walking/Running for 10-15 minutes and 35 squats (or lunges) <BR> Advanced: 10-15 minute Jog/Run (complete at least 1 mile), 25 squats, 25 lunges <BR> <BR> (I know that we're walking/running again, but these exercises are really good for your heart and overall health. Let's get out there and get ... Sun, 26 May 2013 09:35:18 EST Base Assessment (Fitness Test) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25767x59695x53394065 Please record how many of each exercise you are able to do within 1 minute. Try to complete the entire assessment within 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> - Jumping Jacks <BR> - Push Ups <BR> - Sit Ups <BR> - Squats <BR> - Step Ups <BR> - Football Sprints <BR> - Ski Jumps <BR> <BR> (Modified Base Assessment) <BR> - One-Legged Jumping Jacks (Coach Nicole) <BR> - Wall Push Ups <BR> - Toe Touches (bend down and touch your toes) <BR> - Sit down and stand ups (sit in a chair and stand back up ag... Sun, 19 May 2013 00:04:13 EST Week 1 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x53394040 WEEK 1 CHALLENGE (May 19th - May 25th) <BR> **Fitness** <BR> <BR> Perform these exercises on 3-4 days this week. <BR> <BR> Beginner: 10 minute brisk walk <BR> Intermediate: Interval Walking/Running for 10-15 minutes <BR> Advanced: 10-15 minute Jog/Run (complete at least 1 mile) <BR> <BR> ~ Lose 1 lb <BR> <BR> **Health** <BR> <BR> - At least 6 oz. of water on most days <BR> - At least 2 - 3 servings of fruits/vegetables EACH day <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge?? Sun, 19 May 2013 00:00:01 EST Plans and Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25767x59695x53393942 Hello Team!! <BR> <BR> No matter where you are in the challenge (or in life), I feel that it is important to have well-thought out goals and a plan of action that you will use to reach those goals. Your goals should be reasonable and tailored to you. <BR> <BR> I have posted my Goals that I hope to reach by the end of this challenge. I have also posted a very general plan to get to my goal. Your goal/plan can be as detailed or as vague as you would like it to be. Remember, these are health ... Sat, 18 May 2013 23:43:24 EST SPECIAL CHALLENGE: Week 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x53327570 May 13th-May 18th <BR> <BR> *Challenge (for Cardio Days): <BR> 1) run 1 mile in 13 minutes or less and total 4 miles this week <BR> <BR> AND <BR> <BR> - 25 jumping jacks <BR> - 10 jumping-switch lunges <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> 2) 25 of EACH of the following on your cardio days: <BR> - bicycle crunches <BR> - high knees (two knees up counts as one) <BR> - butt kicks (right and left count as one) <BR> - ski jumps <BR> - jump squats <BR> and 10 burpees <BR> <BR> This is one set. Do 2 sets.... Mon, 13 May 2013 10:52:14 EST SPECIAL CHALLENGE: Week 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x53226939 *Challenge: <BR> ~ 1 leisure activity this week (hiking, camping, swimming, etc.) <BR> ~ At least 3 cardio days <BR> ~ Lose 1+ pound <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge? <BR> <BR> <em>332</em> <em>237</em> <em>278</em> <BR> <BR> Note: We all have individual goals that we are working on. Please keep in mind that Special Challenges are completely optional. Sun, 5 May 2013 09:51:46 EST New 30 Day Challenge (referred to me) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x53180962 Hi everyone!!! <BR> <BR> I've started a new challenge today with Mr. Shut Up and Train. This is a 30 Day Challenge (I know that some of us have fewer than 30 days left in this 60 Day Challenge). I am posting the link in case anyone is interested. <BR> <BR> http://www.mrshutupandtrain.com/30daycc/<BR>spring-2013-day-1-baseline-assessment-<BR>jump-rope-challenge/ <BR> <BR> You do not need to do it. Weekly challenges will still be posted. So far, this challenge seems to give you specific dail... Wed, 1 May 2013 14:56:16 EST SPECIAL CHALLENGE: Week 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x53137652 *Challenge: <BR> <BR> ~ Walk/Run 2-4 miles <BR> ~ At least 2 strength training days <BR> ~ Lose 1+ pound <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge? <BR> <BR> <em>23</em> <em>364</em> <BR> <BR> Note: We all have individual goals that we are working on. Please keep in mind that Special Challenges are completely optional. Sun, 28 Apr 2013 10:41:19 EST SPECIAL CHALLENGE: Week 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x53052523 *Challenge: April 21st - April 27th <BR> <BR> ~ 4+ hours of cardio this week (you can choose what type of exercise you want to do) <BR> ~ 3+ servings of veggies per day <BR> ~ Lose 1+ pound <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge? <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>9</em> <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> Note: We all have individual goals that we are working on. Please keep in mind that Special Challenges are completely optional. Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:19:07 EST Strength Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59695x53048850 I have problems with consistant strength training and stretching. <em>39</em> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 01:40:34 EST Make it happen!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25745x59695x53002038 It has bothered me that for the last 33 days, I haven't lost any weight. The exercise and eating have balanced each other (as far as weight loss goes). Pants aren't fitting any looser. It amazes me that I am only 20 lbs away from my weight goal, and yet I keep sabotaging myself by overeating. <BR> <BR> I'm that person that eats when she's bored, when she's studying, for celebrations, etc. Well, it's finally hit me that I will always be this way until I realize that mental preparation and fo... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:05:53 EST SPECIAL CHALLENGE: Week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x52957885 *Challenge: April 14th - April 20th <BR> <BR> ~ Workout at least 4 days this week (each workout much be 10 minutes or longer) <BR> ~ Drink 32 oz. of water each day <BR> ~ Lose 1+ pound <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge? <BR> <BR> Note: We all have individual goals that we are working on. Please keep in mind that Special Challenges are completely optional. <BR> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 02:10:58 EST 60 day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59695x52899321 I decided to join this challenge as a way to incorporate my new fitbit I bought. I work out 6 days per week, but I don't work out long enough. I'm averaging 30 minutes per day of cardio or strength training. My body is changing and I'm building muscle. I think its time I kick up the cardio to 45-60 minutes 5-6 days per week. The fitbit was recommended to me, so I'll see how it works. Tue, 9 Apr 2013 16:49:12 EST SPECIAL CHALLENGE: Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x52863983 *Challenge: April 7th - April 13th <BR> <BR> ~ Walk/Run at least 3 miles this week <BR> ~ Lose 1+ pound <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge? <BR> <BR> Note: We all have individual goals that we are working on. Please keep in mind that Special Challenges are completely optional. Sun, 7 Apr 2013 09:00:14 EST Should I post a during and after pic for challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x52814326 Ideas or is that to bold ? Posted a blog entry about it need some input please Wed, 3 Apr 2013 15:53:39 EST We are a PROUD TEAM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25745x59695x52773751 Hello team!!! <BR> <BR> I have great news. Though we have less than 100 members, we are truly standing out. We are ranked 94 out of the 486 Spark Teams for Ongoing Challenges. Many of these teams have a greater amount of members than we do!!! Here's to us!! <em>279</em> <BR> <BR> So, please, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND STAY MOTIVATED!! We rock!!!!! <em>20</em> <em>104</em> <BR> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 00:28:52 EST Week 2: How are you progressing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59695x52766143 Hello team!!! <BR> <BR> How did you do this past week for the 60 day challenge? Are the weeks getting harder or easier? We want to know!!! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Let's try to give weekly updates on the progress that we're making. It doesn't have to be long if you don't want it to be. Just post something and read other posts from your team members! <BR> <BR> Let's stay motivated!!! Sun, 31 Mar 2013 12:52:45 EST SPECIAL CHALLENGE: Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x52766097 *Challenge: March 31st - April 6th <BR> <BR> ~ Stay within your calorie range 3 out of of 7 days this week <BR> ~ Lose 1+ pound <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge? <BR> <BR> Note: We all have individual goals that we are working on. Please keep in mind that Special Challenges are completely optional. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 12:48:29 EST Answer with a Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x52724166 Have you been working out? Thu, 28 Mar 2013 01:06:58 EST A-Z Fruits and Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x52724122 Avocado Thu, 28 Mar 2013 01:00:18 EST SPECIAL CHALLENGE: Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x52679921 We all have general goals that we are working on. For this week, the challenge is to workout AT LEAST 10 minutes a day for 6/7 days and to eat AT LEAST 3 servings of veggies each day! <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge? Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:35:15 EST How was week 1 for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59695x52673253 Hey team! <BR> <BR> How did everyone do with week one of this challenge? What are you hoping to improve with this coming week? Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:52:44 EST Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59695x52673233 This is my week 2 / week 1. I did very well last week with incorporating more veggies. Now, it's time to pump up the exercise. Spring break is over and distractions (for the most part) are out of the way!!!! Let's do this!!! Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:51:45 EST Motivate to Lose: 4 Tips for Sticking to Your Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25745x59695x52632934 Hey Guys!! <BR> <BR> Here are a few tips that may help each of us do a little better with our nutrition plans! Don't forget to post your own motivational tips! <BR> <BR> <link>www.health.com/health/article/0,,204<BR>09977,00.html </link> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:50:26 EST Setting The Start Date http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59695x52621880 At the end of Friday I finish work for 10 days. <em>224</em> <BR> So, having read the team goals, my Challenge start date is set for Saturday 23rd March 2013. Being off work will give me the opportunity to focus on the start and allow me to plan for the remaining 50 days after my break. <BR> Bring it on ....... <BR> <em>362</em> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:59:08 EST Checking In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59695x52617733 Hey guys!!! *sigh* <BR> <BR> I hate to be posting this message, but I need to be honest with you all and myself. Since Sunday, I have gone over my calorie count each day. I have still been losing weight because of the increase in fruits and veggies; however, you can imagine that I'm not too thrilled with myself. (I don't know, maybe it'll be better once spring break is over.) <BR> <BR> Guess when I mess up?! AT DINNER. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are always carefully planned and healthy. B... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:03:13 EST Change One Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25785x59695x52603289 Let's go team! Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:17:04 EST Nutrition and Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25767x59695x52566149 Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Per your advice and comments, I have created this forum. Here, you can track your eating habits and fitness. You can also give healthy recipes or exercise ideas. <BR> <BR> Keep in mind that only 3 additional forums can be created (not including General Discussion and Introduction.) so we have one more free forum if you guys have more ideas. I'm thinking it will be a challenge/game forum. <BR> <BR> Anna <BR> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 22:05:47 EST Hi Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59695x52552477 My name is Jackie. I am 51 years old, a mother of four, and a grandmother of 12. I am a type 2 diabetic that would like to lose 120 pounds in order to gain better control of my bloodsugar and reduce my medications. I joined this team because I am competitive and will try harder when a challenge is involved. I wish us all much success!! <em>381</em> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:31:16 EST Greetings From GA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59695x52543576 My name is Holly and I live in Southwest Georgia. <BR> I would like to get into shape and stay that way this time. <BR> I used to be 135 lbs but I didn't get rid of the negative/way I think of food. <BR> So I ended up gaining my weight back. <BR> I would like to get healthy (mind and body) and help others along the way. <BR> That is why I signed up for this challenge. <BR> To make better choices and make friends. <BR> See you guys around the challenge! Holly <em>247</em> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:56:24 EST It's all about YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59695x52532056 One of the important aspects of this team is that we receive input from everyone! What kind of forums would you like to see for the team? A Game forum? Challenge forum? Maybe a Support Forum, or somewhere we can give tips and advice?!?! <BR> <BR> What about group goals?! What goals would you be interest in? Jogging a certain number of times per week or abstaining from sugary drinks?! <BR> <BR> Leave some feedback and let's make it happen! <em>267</em> <em>364</em> <em>491</em> <... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:15:04 EST CatinCJ's March challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59695x52531132 <BR> Thanks for the invitation to join your challenge team! <BR> And I am up for the challenge. <BR> <BR> This is the game plan that I started at the first of March. <BR> But I find that I need the motivation and support from a team . . . so here goes! <BR> <BR> March Challenge: GAME ON!!! After a couple months on 'maintenance' I find myself slipping . . . not exercising as much as I need to; eyeballing rather than measuring my food. <BR> <BR> Although I'm not gaining, I just don't fee... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:04:11 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59695x52525104 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Anna. I'm a graduate student at Georgia Southern University. I haven't been my ideal weight since freshman year of high school! Yikes!! That's embarrassing to even say. <BR> <BR> I have decided not to compare myself now to myself back then. I've grown and I am a different person now. I just want to be the healthiest me that I can be. I want to be confident in my physical abilities and self image. <BR> <BR> I will also use this time to work on my spiritu... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 00:13:54 EST