SparkPeople Working Out at Home Team Messageboard Welcome aboard If you work out at home using dvd's, tapes or even a home gym, this is the team for you! SparkPeople Working Out at Home Team Messageboard New to the team but not SP Hello everyone, I'm not new to SP or exercising at home. We moved at the end of December and there aren't any workout facilities near me now that have lots of exercise equipment like the Y does. I also tore a muscle in my leg at the beginning of December so my exercising is a little limited at the moment. However, I recently bought a Total Gym because they use them at the place where I get physical therapy and it looks as though you can do a lot of exercises with it. I also have resistanc... Mon, 5 Feb 2018 21:20:24 EST Recommendations on any YouTube Videos Beginner at exercise. Does anyone have any suggestions on who I should start with? <em>15</em> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 09:22:25 EST Hello Hello all!! I am new to the group but not new to SP. My main goal for joining SP again is to lose weight but quickly realized that I need all the support and motivation as I can muster. My habit is starting something, sometimes I finish, sometimes I don't. A lot of times the things that I start revolve around diet and exercise. My new goal is to learn consistency and allow consistency to be my new habit. My favorite form of exercise is walking. I recently started back walking on the outside b... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 15:39:12 EST FitnessBlender Hi! Anyone who works out with FitnessBlender videos? I'm going to start today (I have tried it loong time ago, but for some reason I forgot it even existed). What are your favourit videos of FB? Have you done any workout plans? Is it worth paying for such plan? Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:08:52 EST Ideas for "kitchen- workout"? Today I will be making Polish dumplings and it will be a lot of them (so it will take time)! I will also be late home so I won't have time to do a proper training. So I was thinking: maybe I can introduce some excercises in my cooking? Of course not when I'm carrying a pot with boiling water or taking things out of the oven, but when I'm standing and making dumplings? Why not? I was thinking somenthing like: 1 dumpling = 1 squat. It will be, I guess, something like 200 squats. <BR> <BR> Or... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:14:06 EST Hello everyone! Hi! <em>524</em> I'm 34, trying to lose 20-30 lbs. However, I have decided to change my focus and now I've set up my goal to get a certain number of fitness minutes each month instead of focusing on losing a certain amount of weight. The ony problem for me is that I need to work out at home. So I guess this team is a perfect team for me. I'm looking forward to get to knw people here and to build a solid support-network :) Wed, 14 Dec 2016 02:21:39 EST I'm back I joined about a year ago, and then left due to personal issues, and now I'm back. Between work and school, I'm strapped for time, so I have to workout at home. Looking forward to getting to know everyone. Sun, 31 Jul 2016 09:39:05 EST looking for accountability buddy! Hi there! <BR> <BR> My name is Lauren. I'm looking for an accountability buddy! Thanks! Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:57:06 EST Five Below has... Five Below has a Yoga and Pilates DVD right now. I haven't bought them yet, but thinking of it. I can't work out until I get clearance from my Dr, but hoping at the end of the month I do, and maybe pick these two up. Anyone see them or have them and try them? Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:25:28 EST Any exercise plans or self-challenges for January? Setting my agenda for January and would enjoy sharing support with anyone else interested in doing so. <BR> <BR> Weights: 3x per week, using dvd training/guidance <BR> <BR> Treadclimber/Elliptical/Bike: Any or all of them 3x weekly, on alternate days from weight work outs...minimum of 30 minutes per day. <BR> <BR> 1 day rest during which I include either a low impact aerobic dvd or relaxed pedaling on bike. <BR> <BR> Yoga 40-60 minutes, 5-6 days per week. <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 17:09:00 EST Hello all Hi, my name is Tonya. I joined the team a couple of days ago, and I am excited about getting to know everyone. I'm a mother, I work full-time and go to school part-time, so exercising at home is what's best for me right now. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:02:37 EST Hello from Germany Hi, I'm Reytschel and live in Germany. I use an online gym, it costs me 10€ per month an I can pick any course I want to. I use this gym for more than 2 years now and I am very happy with it. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:43:32 EST Rosacea Laser Treatments I posted a blog with pics <BR> <BR> is anyone else doing laser ? <BR> <em>204</em> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:57:07 EST Debbie Mack dvds Hello, everyone! It's been ages since I have posted here, but I recently discovered the Debbie Mack dvd's, and I was curious if anyone here has tried them and how they liked them. I love getting opinions before I buy :) Thanks! Fri, 1 May 2015 19:34:24 EST Hi! <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> I'm Angey. I stumbled across this team and since I'm a single mom of a seven year old I always work out at home and thought I would join! Happy to see that this is an active team, I am looking for more active teams to be a part of. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all while I travel my journey to a healthier and fitter me! Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:21:32 EST needing friends hello everyone happy Monday. i was wondering if anyone works out only at home using dvds (i also have a treadmill and stationery bike) and has a fitbit. i am looking for friends that can help me lose weight and understand the fitbit and correct way to use it. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 15:11:56 EST Question of the week What exercise do you like to do ? Mine is walking because I like to look for wildlife. I have see deer, coyotes, hawks, eagles, rabbits I once saw a eagle scoop a fish out of the river, that was awesome. <em>250</em> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 08:19:31 EST Just Checking In--Week 1 Hello, All! <BR> Just a quick check-in, so I’ll post this to all my teams. <BR> It just hit me earlier this morning that yesterday I completed my first week on SparkPeople, and today is the first day of my second week. I was just pondering how it is going. <BR> First, I worked out at least 30 minutes on 5 of the first 7 days, skipping Saturday and Sunday, which is my plan. <BR> Second, I tracked 5 of the 7 days faithfully. The 2 days I did not track were days in which something knocked me o... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:22:14 EST What is Water???? Hello, All <BR> I’m posting this to a couple of groups, because I’m interested in getting a bunch of feedback on this question. As the topic indicates, my question is simply, “What is water?” <BR> To clarify, for tracking and health purposes, what can I track/count towards my water total: only pure H-2-O, or any liquid that I drink? I drink a lot, but not a whole lot of pure, unflavored water. <BR> So, would you consider my morning coffee (with Splenda and a touch of half and half) to be tr... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 13:01:44 EST Calroie Count!!!!! Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Just a basic question that doesn't really matter a whole lot, but I'm asking anyway. I'm a curious sort! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> How accurate (if at all) are the calorie counts, either on fitness games/equipment or on the Sparks People calculator? Yesterday I spent 30 minutes walking in place on Walk It Out, and both my Wii and the tracker calculated that as burning about 350+ calories. It really didn't seem to be that arduous (although my thighs are a bit sore t... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 09:47:35 EST Noob here, what're y'all doing? Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Well, as I mentioned in my intro, I'm new here <em>211</em> . Just wondering what y'all are doing for your exercise time? <BR> <BR> Right now I'm (I mean right now, as I just started up today) playing Walk it Out on my Wii. That's about it for my lower body. A few years at this weight has made my knees a bit shaky, so I'm planning on taking it easy on them, until I've dropped a few pounds at least. In the future I have WiiFit to move up to, as well as an ellipti... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 01:45:39 EST Hello, All! (My Introduction) Hello, All! <BR> Just a brand-spankin’ new Sparks-Person saying “howdy.” My name is Tom, and I’ve decided not to wait until New Year’s to begin doing something about my weight. <BR> I live out in California, in the desert a bit North of Los Angeles. I’m a Christian, and go to an awesome non-denominational Church. I also have an amazing wife, and 3 fantastic kidlets, ages 7, 9, and 11. I myself am 49, 50 in April. <BR> As to why I’m here, too big a question for an introduction post, so I’l... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 01:38:36 EST Gym mirrors Where can I buy large gym type mirrors? Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:26:52 EST Challenge of the day Today challenge is to spend time with the ones you love. <em>390</em> Sun, 9 Nov 2014 15:39:09 EST Recumbent exercise bike? Hi! <BR> <BR> Does anyone own a recumbent indoor exercise bike? I'm thinking on buying one and would love recommendations. Thanks! Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:40:15 EST Get 'er done! Are you guys throwing yourselves across your living rooms today? Me too! Do I LOVE it? NOOOO! BUT, I will do it because it's what I know I need to get me closer to my goal! Have a great weekend! Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:08:07 EST hello Hi everyone I am not new to spark nor to this team. I have been a member for years but have not been posting and I have been off spark for while. <BR> <BR> Now I am back with a vengeance. the weight has been creeping up and I want to stop it in its tracks. I usually work out at home. <BR> <BR> I know this site works because I had lost all the weight I wanted when I was active on the site. <BR> <BR> for now I am running on my treadmill Mondays and Wednesday, strength training on Tuesday a... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:25:17 EST New here! Hey there! Well, I'm not new to the site, but new to the group. I am just getting started on incorporating exercise and am thinking this would be a great group for me. Looking forward to cheering y'all on and getting to know you! <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:49:08 EST Wildfires I have been gone because of the wildfire in Washington State The wildfire in my area burn 10000 acres I lost my pump house,a shed and vehicles. The firefighter save my house but there was lot of smoke damage. We had to clean everything and repaint the house. We are now back in the house. Now it just reorganizing thing and clean up the yard. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 04:00:45 EST New to Team - Veteran Sparker Hi! I've been sparking since 2006 but need a new, active team to be a part of! <BR> <BR> I'm currently training for fall races (running) and doing PiYo! Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:46:00 EST Dance it away! I was dancing around my house and decided to track it and I burned a pretty large amount of calories and it barely felt like i put in effort because I was having so much fun while listening to some up beat music. This is one of the easiest way to burn some calories and lose some weight! <em>306</em> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:30 EST new to group and yes I work out at home When I was young I always said I would never be fat like most of my family members. when I was fifteen I would eat two big macs with double fries. I was over weight and never had an energy. when we would run at school I was last or next to last out of my class. As a child though I road my bike everywhere or else I would walk everywhere which kept the weight off, but when we moved to the east side of town there was very few places to walk to or ride too. at that point I began to put on weight.... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:17:27 EST New Member Hi! I am Emily. I am currently in college at LFCC. Other than walking I do most of my work outs at home. I have been to gyms before but the memberships cost a lot of money. At my house I have various hand weights and a leg magic workout machine. I have always had issues with my weight. I am currently in the 150s and I am trying to lose weight and feel better about myself and be healthier. The heaviest I have been was 208lbs in high school and I managed to get down to 123lbs by the time I grad... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:00:27 EST Hi, everyone! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Kristy. I am 33 (about to be 34 in a couple of weeks). I have been married for 2 years now to an amazing man. I recently quit my job to become a stay at home wife and work on getting a couple of businesses started. We are working on starting a home baking business. My husband went to culinary school for about a year and has always wanted to open a food business. I loved watching cooking shows on tv and wanted to be a cook from the age of about 10. So, after ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:05:16 EST Hi - New to this Team I just joined Spark yesterday, and I looking for motivation to work out at home. I have a jump rope, an elliptical fan bike, and several DVDs, mostly yoga, tai chi, and PIlates. I also have walking shoes and a dog! I hope I get the motivation I need here, and maybe some new ideas too. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 20:45:56 EST New zumba incredible Has anyone tried the new zumba incredible please let me know your thoughts Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:53:26 EST Did you get ur SWEAT ON today? 3/5 Yesterday I did a great workout from - alison-sweeney-workout - Great moves and man am I SORE!!! <BR> <BR> Today I did Real Fit TV - Step Workout: Tighten Your Butt With 30 Minutes Of Step.- Great workout... &#9829; Wed, 5 Mar 2014 12:18:46 EST Hi I have been a member of gyms in the past but I find I much prefer working out at home with Dvds and/or equipment rather than driving someplace to exercise. I have space and I have Dvd's ( I even still use some VHS tapes!) so I have no excuse not to exercise. I always had to talk myself into going to the gym, I never went often enough for the money each month to be worth it. Whenever I did go, the machine I wanted wasn't open or there was some other distraction that made me hate being there. I... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:18:17 EST A new member to this team Hello, fellow team members. I've been a SP member since 2/2012. I reached my goal in 11/2012 and launched into maintaining my weight loss for the last year or so. I've done ok gained, but did add a few pounds and want to take those pounds off. I had some shoulder issues after my weight loss, so I stopped I'm trying to get back on track. I have a Gold's home gym set up (pulley-type weights), but struggle with finding the exercises on the "Fitness" portion of SP. So I'm lookin... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:40:59 EST Lat Pulldown alternative for home Does anybody know of an exercise that could be done at home that is similar to using a lat pulldown machine at the gym? Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:04:52 EST FRIDAY! 2/28 - How did you get your SWEAT ON!? How did you get your sweat on today?? I did strength training video on You Tube - Jessica Smith!! Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:44:03 EST Starting out once again So it's been a while since I've been here but I'M BACK <em>244</em> !! I haven't updated my profile yet so don't read it to see about I'm now almost 28 years old and starting out this weightloss journey once again. I had a baby boy back in December 2012 and he's just the most amazing little man EVER <em>129</em> I'm still with the same man since 2006 and no matter how big or small he loves me for me even though we drive eachother nuts at times <em>20</em> . <BR> <BR> I... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:40:24 EST Piloxing Has anyone ever tried piloxing , I tried the toning version it was Brutal..... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:25:11 EST not a good start-- Hello Spark Friends--Haven't been on this team's forum lately --and just when I am getting serious about working out again --I have a back and arm injury --I am a caregiver and the person I am caring for is getting almost completely immobile and it is taking a toil on my body--but I did get on my Elliptical Machine for a few minutes and stretched as much as I could without hurting myself--I am going to try and work out a the Elliptical Machine a few times in short sessions a day and do a few ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 14:05:55 EST make friends with your food This blog by Pam is a must-read for all Spark people. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Pam has asked that those of us who agree with her ideas, kindly pass it on to all our teams and friends. <BR> <BR> thank you! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604929 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:00:20 EST Just starting out - again! I'm getting serious about my weight loss again. I've already lost about 50 pounds from my highest point and now have 25 more to go. I just found sparkpeople a few days ago and love it! I think this will provide me with the motivation I need to lose the rest of the weight by my birthday - mid May. <BR> I ran an hour today then did an exercise DVD - and also walked my dog. I'm hoping to see a good result on Monday! <em>362</em> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:27:38 EST Where to buy home fitness equipment in Memphis, TN Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew where to buy a hyperextension bench in the Memphis, TN area. Hubby and I both have back problems and would love one for home. Thanks. Also in search of replacement ankle pads for gravity inversion machine. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:09:48 EST Tell me your story... it motivates me. Hello everyone! I was here yesterday under a different name... long story. but here I am again. I wrote a blog post to introduce myself. Please read it and tell me your story. because you inspire me... all of you. <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594442 </link> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:17:10 EST Newbie to Spark & Wheat Belly I just joined the Spark website today, and am excited to meet people and share ways to get/stay fit and healthy. Since we now live full-time in our RV, I have let exercise and diet slide...especially since the "environment" is so different. I need to develop a plan that is "do at home"...this should help eliminate most of my excuses (weather, gym clothes, travel time, etc). <BR> Look forward to hearing from you! Thu, 9 Jan 2014 17:02:26 EST New to the team NOT to sparkpeople Hi! I am Julie. New to the team but not to sparkpeople. In 2013 I lost nearly 30#. I am so much healthier now. But I have about 20 to go. I gained 4 between. Christmas and New Years and had been nursing an injured foot for the last 3 need Lots of encouragement and motivation.....Just got released to begin walking on my treadmill again yesterday....can't wait to get on it tonight! <BR> <BR> <BR> I am glad to have found this team. <BR> <BR> I am 48 yrs. old and my husband and I a... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 17:30:32 EST What are your goals for the new year? My goals are; <BR> Be positive; Be positive to at least one person. <BR> Eat right, cut down are the junk food. <em>495</em> <em>493</em> <em>480</em> <BR> Exercise <em>231</em> <em>330</em> <em>316</em> <BR> Project are; Fix my Bathroom up [new tub] and building a rock wall in my yard. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 19:41:22 EST Happy New Year Happy New Year everyone may all your healthy wishes come true this year Wed, 1 Jan 2014 17:33:59 EST Hi Hi all, I am new here I am doing the Brazilian Buttlift and it is no joke!! I really do like it though!1 What all do you do? Sat, 21 Dec 2013 01:40:38 EST Just Ordered... Lisa Welchel's new Fitness Video! It looks like a really simple and fun one to do on a light day! I am going to start doing Video Reviews on some of the many DVD's I own, I have all kinds! It may help someone who is trying to find the perfect workout for themselves! Tue, 3 Dec 2013 10:13:35 EST Exercise DVD's I like doing Exercise DVD's at home. If the narration gets boring I just put some fast exercise music on and do the moves without the DVD sound Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:09:10 EST Hello Everyone! Hi, my name is Janet and I am new to the team. My exercise consists mainly of running outdoors. Now, that winter is coming, I am trying to figure out things to do at the house when the weather won't allow me to hit the streets. <BR> Although, I am consistent when it comes to running, I am not so much into ST or the gym. <BR> So, this is where you lovely people come in. <BR> I need encouragement, support, and ideas to help get me motivated. If anyone wants to be my accountable buddy, let me kn... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 13:27:06 EST Hello group! I am on track to start exercising daily at home since there is no close by gym. So I am using home video tapes. and exercise channel and walking and biking. I AM TRYING TO LOOSE THOSE BAD LAST 10 POUNDS, MAY NEED 15 OR 20 BUT MY START IS 10. I HAVE RESTARTED RECORDING FOOD AND EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> ANY SUGGESTIONS TO KEEP ON TRACT Fri, 4 Oct 2013 21:43:42 EST WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR CHALLENGES AT HOME WORK OUT? I happen to have 2 cats who want to be involved in everything I do! My boy cat Buddy-Buddie wants to either sit in my lap or take over the chair I'm in when I'm doing my stretching exercises. I do most of my workouts sitting because I'm standing all day at work. <BR> <BR> When I am standing doing yoga moves I often have one of the cats leaning against the leg I'm balancing on! <BR> <BR> When I'm doing mat exercises again the cats are involved ON THE MAT! lol <BR> <BR> Oh well. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 08:57:30 EST newbie Hi <BR> I'm new here but not so new to exercise. Sometimes all I need is motivation and that is mostly due to when I get bored with the usual exercises, at home. I'm glad to have found this team and this site. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:22:42 EST DVDs using resistance bands Hello Working out at Home Team! <BR> <BR> I'm going to be required to travel for work for the next 3 months and will be staying in hotels. That being said, I am not able to take my free weights with me and I'm not particularly interested in going to a gym. So, I'm looking for a really solid, engaging weight/toning workout that uses resistance bands since they are super light and easy to pack in my suitcase. For reference, these are the kinds of bands I mean - <em>317</em> <BR> <BR> I lik... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 04:28:37 EST Inspiration and Knowlegde I wanted to share a video with all of you. It's a recorded chat with trainer Chalene Johnson. She does talk about her programs a bit, but for the most part, Chalene shares valuable information on burning calories, losing weight, strength training, fitness, cravings and staying positive. I always feel very inspired and enlightened after one of these videos. Hopefully you guys will find it helpful too. <BR> <BR> PS. The beginning of the video is an advertisement for one of her programs. If you... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 16:17:02 EST New to Team Hello, I am new to this team, I have been sparking for a couple of months somewhat, but finally got my own internet at home, so I will be on everyday! I have about 100 lbs to lose, I have lost 12 so far. I have 2 daughters ages 15 and 8, a dog and a live in boyfriend. I have recently been told I am diabetic, I go to the doctor tomorrow so he can discuss possible medications and diet ect. I am slightly familiar with the diet because both of my grandparents have type 2 diabetes. I also have a s... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 14:22:55 EST The Perfect Group! Hello All! Hi everyone! My name is Chantelle and I'm 22. I've had multiple gym memberships over the years but I never ended up going and then I would cancel and after a while I would get another and pledge that this time I would go. I always hated going to the gym, I always felt so insecure and it seemed like a waste of money. The idea of driving to the gym to run on a machine. But at the same time, for strength training anyways, I am completely lost at home! Hopefully I can meet some awesome people and... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 17:45:23 EST new member Hello Spark Friends--New to this challenge--I have my work out clothes and shoes on ---now just getting back to that work out room----that is what I got to do next!!! Thu, 16 May 2013 14:18:04 EST I am a new member Hello to all! I wish everyone good luck with their goals. I have been yo-yoing with my weight for the past 8 years. Last year at this time I was at least 50 pounds lighter and then bam, in the fall I gained back some of the weight that I lost. I was last summer where I wanted to be with my weight. But I haven't gained all of it back and I want to put a stop to any more weight gain and lose what I have put back on. But, I have to work out at home and I can walk or jog outside when I begin exer... Wed, 15 May 2013 12:47:58 EST help on what things to get I know I should get a Pedometer and have looked at some Wal-Mart has online but I need a good cheap 1 and have no clue which ones will work well.. any suggestions.. walking will be my main exercise for now as I get into working out more. <BR> Im also wanting to look into exercise DVDs that are not to intense for a beginner like me .. I do have some old VHSs of Richard Simmons that I have used in the past and I love cause he always have real women in his tapes, some bigger then me. that motiv... Sat, 4 May 2013 12:02:02 EST Almost re-joined the gym. Hello everyone <BR> <BR> As you may be aware, at the moment I'm having a hard battle with myself regarding working out too much and trying to take a more moderate and sustainable approach to my exercise. <BR> My previous topic entitled "Having Trouble Getting My Head Round This" should further explain the problems I've been having. <BR> <BR> Anyway, over the weekend just passed I've been beating myself up because for some reason part of me wanted to re-join the gym after 18 months or so of ... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 02:12:13 EST zumba vs. taebo I've been doing a walking dvd for the past 3 months and noticed it's getting easier. I'm afraid that it'll get to the point that my body will adapt to it. I've been looking at zumba and taebo but don't know enough about either to pick a dvd that I'll enjoy doing. Any thoughts? Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:52:14 EST 30 Day Squat Challenge Has anyone tried this 30 day squat challenge I've seen going around lately? <BR> <BR> I might do it, but I'd love any feedback anyone has, or some buddies to join in! <BR> <BR> Day 1-50 squats <BR> Day 2-55 squats <BR> Day 3-60 squats <BR> Day 4-Rest <BR> Day 5-70 squats <BR> Day 6-75 squats <BR> Day 7-80 squats <BR> Day 8-Rest <BR> Day 9-100 squats <BR> Day 10-105 squats <BR> Day 11-110 squats <BR> Day 12-Rest <BR> Day 13-130 squats <BR> Day 14-135 squats <BR> Day 15- 140 squats <BR> Day... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:34:55 EST hello all Hi there, <BR> I'm finally taking my "Get Skinny" goal seriously. Just finished 30 minutes of Just Dance on the Wii, my core hurts! Yay!! I prefer working out at home, it's cheaper and I don't have to put on shoes :-) My favorites are fun dance work outs like Zumba. I also have an elliptical in my bedroom and some stretchy bands for strength. I just need to add a yoga class and I think I'll be all set. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:46:51 EST Kendra Kemerley Does anybody else use the Kendra Kemerley videos on Comcast on demand? I've used almost all of the walking videos they have with her, and I think they're great! I would like to add them to my fitness tracker, but I don't see it in the system, and I don't know how many calories to say I burned while doing the workouts. <BR> <BR> Does anybody have any insight? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> -Laura Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:27:32 EST New to SP My name is Kim and have several reasons why chose to workout at home. First, money is tight, Then there is always my job schedule. I work 7 days on then 7 days off at night so it leaves little time in a busy mom's schedule for a gym. My husband works crazy hours so that leaves me with little support with taking care of our son. Luckily my job has a lot of down time so I can do a workout video there (the week on my job feels like a second home). I also have problems with one of my shoulde... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 07:44:55 EST Back of Arms It appears my biggest trouble spot is the backs of my arms. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do either at home or on gym equipment to help with this? Help! Wed, 3 Apr 2013 15:55:44 EST Trouble getting my head round this ........ Hello every one! <BR> <BR> As you may know, I've been an avid exerciser for more years than I care to remember now. <BR> <BR> I have been working out at home, after quitting my hideously over-priced gym, for about 18 months now. <BR> <BR> I am having a really hard time getting my head around taking a break, either in the form of including rest days in my weekly routine (which I don't do at the moment, although I know I should) or taking a few days off completely. <BR> <BR> I sometimes fee... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 07:04:32 EST How's Your Workouts Going How are your workouts going.....Please share what are you often....where meaning at home or gym...with a buddy or alone....are you still on track <BR> <BR> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:58:27 EST Vitamins Who takes vitamins......I've been so energized with the exception of last night of course for like the last month I don't know if it's the working out or the vitamins the doctor has me on...just curious if anyone else get that kind of energy from vitamins sometimes I'm up at 3 in the morning trying to workout and not wake anyone....I'm so hyper right now.....I don't know what is going on Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:48:03 EST I'm an introverted exerciser ...meaning I don't really need/want to exercise with others. Can I keep up? Am I too fast for them? What the heck to talk about while huffing and puffing? I found a group of women that gets together once a week at a person's house to free form dance for a couple hours. I thought that would be fun - not. We were all too self-conscious. The music selections didn't do me. <BR> <BR> So, I have got to find the umph to do it by myself. I did well last year for several months on my treadmil... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:31:21 EST Biker Girl is here... riding season is almost here Hello everyone! Well I'm new here but I'm not new to the yo-yo world of weight-loss/weight-gain. Soon it will be riding season and I really don't want to have to buy new leathers. I have a good 35-40lbs to lose and I'm looking for every once of support out there I can find. I will be embarking this challenge along side my Fiance (he prefers to stay offline). Looking forward to reading interesting posts daily. Chin up! We are all worth the time to feel better and live longer :) Phantom64 Sun, 24 Mar 2013 18:53:55 EST Injury frustrations / concerns Hello everyone <BR> <BR> This time last week I somehow pulled a muscle in my left shoulder/upper back area. It is mainly around the shoulder blade, but also I feel pain in the middle of my upper back. <BR> It has slowly started to improve as the week has gone on, but it is not better yet. <BR> <BR> I have had this same injury before, but I seem to remember it being in my right shoulder then. <BR> <BR> It hurts to put pressure on it in certain positions, such as a plank on the elbows - s... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:02:33 EST Spark Points from reading a Spark article? I try to get Spark points by reading a Spark article but am not able to do this. Will someone please tell me how to do this. I have no idea what I am doing wrong. Thank you for your help. May all your paths be bright ones. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:22:45 EST Do you have a favorite Mantra to motivate you? I was wondering who out there might have a favorite Mantra or a few that they'd like to share that motivates you to aim for your goals, start or finish that workout, step away from the not so healthy food choice and grab the healthier one. <BR> What is yours? <BR> <em>189</em> Tue, 5 Mar 2013 13:12:03 EST Hello to all I went through the message boards and didnt see alot of men on here, but i guess my situation is a lil different. i am a husband and father of two (ages 5 and 1 1/2),. Juggling work, entertaining my children and it being winter time in alaska prevents me from doing alot of outdoor activity. Working out at home is very easy and i love not having to spend alot of extra money even though i love going to the gym. so i just wanted to say hello to everyone on here. Mon, 4 Mar 2013 04:27:15 EST Trying New Veggies What new veggies have you tried lately.....I just bought some asparagus and roasted them and actually enjoyed them what about you what have your tried lately Sun, 3 Mar 2013 21:08:22 EST Greek Yogurt How many of you like this stuff I tried and can't get into it <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 21:00:33 EST Wheels Points 5 Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:52:50 EST My 13 yr old wants to die I'm so sorry I haven't been around lately I had surgery three weeks ago and I've been sick and in so much pain then last week my 13 year old wanted to kill himself so I had him committed into the psych hospital...I just don't know what else could go wrong at this point....So please pardon me as I deal with this....thanks for understanding everyone I will be back online as soon as possible <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 17:47:45 EST new to the team, old to sparkpeople... hi! <BR> <BR> i am so glad to have found this team! i know so many people that work out at gyms, and do really well. as much as i would love to work out at a gym, finanically, it is not something i can do. i have LOTS of DVD's. i have a lot of Tae-Bo videos, Jillian Michaels videos, and my FAV, are my Biggest Loser videos! <BR> <BR> i also have P90X, and Insanity, but i don't use them right now, since i am starting over. even with that said, about 3 years ago, i lost 40 pounds, just us... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:46:07 EST What is your best weight loss secret? Good morning, SparkPeeps, since I'm new, I thought it would be helpful to me (and maybe others) to find out your best weight loss secret? We all have little tricks of the trade, so I wanted to hear some. Any takers? Sat, 9 Feb 2013 11:27:33 EST California Dreamin :) Hello! <BR> <BR> I am not a stranger to SparkPeople however I have not been a part of the community for a few years. I used this site 6 years ago while I was living in California and within a year I was the smallest, healthiest, and most fit I had ever been! I loved my energy, my glow, and especially my beach body!! However 5 years and 2 kids later, and living back in my home state of WI, I am now the heaviest I have ever been. My husband and I were just married July 2012 and we are taking ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 20:50:45 EST Hello Everyone Hello everyone, My name is Jay, I'm a 25-year-old electrical mechanic from The Netherlands. <BR> I'm looking to lose around 13 KG (28 pounds) and I'm going to be doing this by working out at home. I've had a set of dumbbells, a barbell, resistance band, and some gripper/squeezer devices laying around for a while, but I guess it's finally time to really put some work into them. :) Thu, 7 Feb 2013 17:12:15 EST Decisions decisions .......... Ever have one of those days where you just can't decide which workout to do? <BR> <BR> I'm having that dilemma right now in choosing what to do tomorrow (Sunday) morning. <BR> <BR> I've been reading reviews of Nell McAndrew's new DVD Peak Energy Recharged, and it sounds pretty good but I haven't bought it yet. This has made me tempted to dig out my original Peak Energy DVD and give it a blast tomorrow for old time's sake. <BR> <BR> However, I'm really enjoying Jillian Michaels at the mome... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:10:47 EST Children with Diabetes Hello all I've had a busy day today....Doctor appt. with the kids all day long...finally our last appt. was with the pediatrician and I found out not one but both boys ages 13 & 15 are right at the threshold for diabetes the range is 4.5 I think to 6.0 and they are at 5.8 & 5.9 they will test again in three months if they 6.0 they will be given some other test to see where they are at and may have to get on I'm going to go and google diabetes to see how we can get this under c... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:26:59 EST My Hard Earned Tips for Success! You wouldn't believe me if I told you how often I tried to loose weight and did... but ultimately bounced right back to where i was. I was doing everything right, I was exercising, I was eating healthy, I was determined.. So why was it I was never successful? It will surprise you what little things make a huge difference, and if the hard earned lessons I've learnt along the way can make someone else's experiences just a little bit easier, then how can I not share? <BR> <BR> Welcome to Misse... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:20:09 EST The Hot Seat:Pen nyrile77 Okay Penny it's your turn....time for some have three days from tomorrow to answer all the questions...only if you want... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:31:54 EST Treadmills I have been toying with the idea of buying a treadmill for a few months now, to use in rotation with my DVDs and weights. <BR> <BR> However, imagine my disappointment when after a little web searching I realised just how expensive a decent treadmill would be! <BR> <BR> Also, if I'm totally honest I don't really have the room for one. <BR> <BR> And ...... if I'm even more totally honest it would probably end up being a waste of money because I do enjoy running outside a lot. I guess I was j... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:15:43 EST I'm Just Getting Started ... I hear that song, "Let's Get The Party Started" ... I'm trying to dance-dance-dance, while doing my treadmill at home. Love listening to Zumba music while treadmilling. I'm in my 50's, ready to start a whole new look, new colors, make-up ideas, etc. I don't know what happened - but one day I was feeling the frump and then I was looking at fashion styles on Pinterest! So, here I am ready to start a whole new "me." Married to a great man who really is amazing to be with after 30 years... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:02:51 EST I'm New To Your Team Hi everyone, I'm from chilly NY-USA and working up a sweat here on SparkPeople! Can you recommend some home DVD's that deal with strengthening & muscle-building. I'm more an aerobics-type person, but have a few weights lying around and some pilates bands. Thanks. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:55:03 EST Tip to keep it going! It's hard to find the motivation and even time to stick to a regular exercise routine, and if you're anything like me, I seem to find ways to distract myself /out of time/ when I'm exercising from home. My tip (Learnt from personal experience) is to exercise in the morning. Of course, never sacrifice sleep (get 8 hours people! It makes a difference to how you feel, and how well you feel capable of exercise/ eating healthy as well), but that does not mean you can't get to bed earlier and get u... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 05:04:51 EST Heart Rate Monitor? I have been thinking about getting one of these things but they can be a bit expensive. I have a tax return coming and was wondering if you guys have one. If you don't have one you you use those fitbit things or anything like that? <BR> <BR> I pretty much want to know if I will be wasteing my money. I'm not a fitness guru yet, are they an essential like I think in my mind? Wed, 23 Jan 2013 02:00:24 EST The Hot Seat: Rheynklaw Rheyn you have three days from tomorrow to answer questions you're in the hot seat Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:27:11 EST Do you have a workout buddy Do you have a workout buddy or do you go it sister works out with me every morning she's a retired school teacher and has nothing but time so I talked her into joining me at the gym....she wont come to the house and workout with me though....strange.... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:33:40 EST What are your favorite workout dvds What are some of your favorite workout dvds please share maybe you can help someone change it up a bit.... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:31:23 EST The Hot Seat:Fit ormykids How did you find Spark people...and how do you like it so far <BR> <BR> What is your most memorable moment as a child <BR> <BR> What is your birth order <BR> <BR> Who is your mentor Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:19:16 EST Best workout DVD or Equipment Anyone have suggestions for a good workout DVD? something fun, motivating? and or a good piece of equipment? Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:14:52 EST Getting to know you better Hello to all the newbies that have joined the team...I just thought if you were interested we could share 10 things about ourselves to get to know each other better so here we go <BR> <BR> 1. My name is Tema and I lead 5 teams here on Sparks <BR> <BR> 2. I'm a mother of two adorable teenagers.... <BR> <BR> 3. I'm a part time student... <BR> <BR> 4. I love African and World History.... <BR> <BR> 5. I've been a sparker now for 7 years...I'm a sparker for life <BR> <BR> 6. Last year I lo... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:53:49 EST Starting Spark Streaks Lets get two streaks that we can do and commit to doing them for 60 days...who's in it with me Streaks (doing something every day or week or month) are a great way to stay motivated and to reach some amazing goals! You can start a SparkStreak on any of your goals and can share them with other members on here..... <BR> <BR> So pick two streaks that you want to work on and post and keep us updated on how you're doing daily if needed... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:25:51 EST Favorite at Home Workout What is your favorite at home work out....I would have to say my treadmill because I just love my walking Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:19:16 EST The Hot Seat Dee797 This is how it works for three days you get to answer questions from the team....(only the ones you want to answer) then after three days you choose the next person from the list in the thread "The Hot Seat" to answer the for the next three days...just email me the name of the person you want to be in the hot seat and I will start a new thread for that person... <BR> <BR> So here are my questions to start <BR> <BR> Have you ever taken a cruise if so to where <BR> <BR> What's your favorite ... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:27:49 EST Hello New here, been w/SP since Feb, 2012but gave up pretty much by March. So I'm here again and this time I'm going to do it! I have a gym membership, but the only class I enjoyed is no longer offered so I created a workout room in my home w/a treadmill, yoga mats, etc and TV w/DVD player. I've been doing some yoga stretching and my treadmill but have just purchased some new DVD's to try. I have to mix it up or I will get bored, so this time I'm gonna keep trying. I WILL GET HEALTHY! <em>... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:41:16 EST What do you do when... You're stuck in a rut? I've seen no loss in 5 weeks! And I've only lost a total of 7 lbs since starting this in September!! We thought there was something wrong with my thyroid but I got the all clear on that. I've been doing my cardio consistently and watching what I eat (although sometimes I know I could eat better!). I do strength when I can, but that's not often with the kids and no sitter (husband works evenings). So what do you do when you are in a weight loss rut? Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:11:28 EST Ground Hog Day... Has everyone watched this Movie?! <BR> <BR> Sometimes I feel like my Weight loss journey is just like this!! <BR> Always starting over again right from the beginning.. but i REALLY need to find a way to change the ending... <BR> <BR> I was doing soo great in December, workingout everyday and really sticking to my diet and then.. BAM I got hit with the Holidays.. busy times.. too many sweets and holiday drinks and well working out!? What's that?! Then DOUBLE BAM i got hit with the Flu bug ... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:11:52 EST Hi Everyone! Hello Everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Linda (Fuzzylambsears) and I live in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. I have about 85 lbs to lose and I don't like going to gyms to workout. I have a lovely stash of workout videos and exercise equipment at home just waiting for me to use it and maybe this will give me the motivation I need to get started. For some reason it doesn't work when it's still in the box. <em>20</em> This looks like perhaps it might actually be fun to lose... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 00:11:21 EST and I'm back... Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I originally joined SP back in 2009 when I had gained 20 pounds. Since then I lost 15 pounds, had a baby, gained 30 pounds with the baby, then lost all of that plus 15 pounds. After an office move (across the hallway from a gourmet cooking class) I have now gained 15 pounds again and am back on the boat. <BR> <BR> The only difference is now I have to do it all over again with a 17 month old girl hanging onto my legs lol. <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:09:43 EST Improper Breathing.... I seem to be realizing that I breath the exact opposite of how your suppose to breath when your exercising (especially during strength training). I really try and listen to the cues given by whatever instructor on the DVD I'm using but it is hard for me! Even when I do a 60 minute cardio DVD I find myself yawning through the entire cool down and stretch. Does anyone know of an instructional DVD that "teaches" you how to breath properly? I know it's crazy but I just don't seem to "get it"! Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:41:47 EST 5k runners, i have a question How do you decide which race to participate in? Do you do it based on the cause or just to participate and train for something? I'm wanting to do a 5K and there are some good ones but I just don't know how to choose! Tue, 8 Jan 2013 15:53:50 EST Resistance Bands I love my resistance bands and they were so much more affordable than buying sets of free weights. My problem is that I'm super bored with the one and only 20 minute video that spark has posted. Anyone have suggestions on a good video to purchase and have on hand? Or even a good YouTube link? Tue, 8 Jan 2013 12:53:33 EST I'm back to SparkPeople :) Hello! After doing yoga yesterday, I thought about spark people and wanted to return to the forum, the motivational pages, blogs and people. It's been about 6 months of not routinely exercising and it was about time to focus on me again. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a great day! Mon, 7 Jan 2013 13:56:24 EST The Biggest Loser Season 14 Do you watch the show what are your opinions of it....will you be watching it this season if so here's a place to chat about it.... <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 20:58:48 EST Black Team Chat Thread BLC 2013 This is a chat thread for the black team to chat and motivate each other....good luck to you all Sun, 6 Jan 2013 17:57:29 EST Blue Team Chat Thread BLC 2013 This is a chat thread for the blue team only to chat and motivate each other...good luck to you all Sun, 6 Jan 2013 17:56:42 EST Purple Team Chat Thread BLC 2013 This is a chat thread for the purple team to chat and motivate each other good luck to you all Sun, 6 Jan 2013 17:55:56 EST Ordered Turbo Jam I ordererd Turbo Jam and I'm looking forward to it coming in the mail! A friend of mine let me try out her copy, and I thought it was fun. Have you gotten any new fitness dvds lately? Which ones do you like? Sun, 6 Jan 2013 17:07:39 EST Weight Loss 90 day challenge Hey Team! I am starting a 90 day challenge. I would like to lose between 10-20 lbs. If anyone would like to take on this challenge with me and be my accountability partner, Please inbox me :) Thanks! Sat, 5 Jan 2013 23:57:20 EST Where are the MANNERS I've been teaching my kids manners from day one...where does it all go to when they turn into teenagers? I'm absolutely livid right now....I just took my sons out to dinner and a movie and one my oldest wanted to take his girlfriend and of course he spends all his money like there will never be anymore so I'm paying.....where we go to a nice restaurant and then to a movie it was four or us and I spent 96 bucks on dinner plus 10 bucks on a tip so that was 106.0 then we get to the movies and th... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 19:00:00 EST Can't find instruction for door knob exerciser I am setting up my exercise equipment. I came across Bally's Door knob rope exerciser but cannot find the instructions. I tried a web search but with no luck. Any ideas??? <BR> <BR> Thanks!! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:55:06 EST Returning Member Hey Everyone! My name is Celeste. I am 27 and a returning member. I don't know what happened in the past but my motivation kept waning. The good news is, I think I am finally sick and tired of being unhealthy! <BR> <BR> I have several ways of working out, which is why I am hoping that I will not be overcome with boredom: <BR> <BR> 1) The Apartment Complex Gym <BR> 2) My Wii Fit <BR> 3) Ab Lounger <BR> 4) Netflix and Access to workout videos. <BR> <BR> I am really excited to get started thi... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 23:39:16 EST Pre Packaged Meal Plans Have you ever tried the pre package meal plans like Nutrisystem or Jenny Craig or any of the others...if so how did you like them....did it benefit you at all Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:56:05 EST Exercise Minutes Per Week How many exercise minutes do you shoot for each week.... <BR> <BR> I personally try to get in at least 450 a week....that's usually 1 1/2 hours a day for me...what's your schedule like with exercise Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:44:46 EST The Biggest Loser Challenge Winter 2013 Would anyone like to get fit and have fun? How about become bikini ready for the summer months Would you like to get either one of these AND get in shape and more connected with people on here? <BR> <BR> Here’s how: <BR> <BR> One (1st place winner) person will win a Withings Wi Fi Body Scale that syncs with your spark account along with other weight loss programs. Current retail value $159.99 <BR> <BR> One (2 place winner) person will get a Sportsline Solo 960 Heart Rate Monitor/Watch gre... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:21:29 EST I'm new here! Hi everyone! i joined today to get ready for the new year. I am sure MILLIONS of people are doing the same! I am going to begin with working out at home. I do have agym membership and used to go, however I know how the "skinny girls" can be at my gym and I know that I will be judged! I need to start working out at home to get in shape to go to the gym. Crazy isn't it!??!? <BR> I am planning to start slow, I will start with wii fit, and other games and a workout tape. then go to jillian mi... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 14:30:16 EST New Years Eve Are you going out for New Years Eve <BR> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 16:07:39 EST What gifts did you get What gifts did you receive for the Christmas holiday this year...were you at all disappointed in any way... <BR> <BR> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 23:44:16 EST Exercise Program What workout program are you currently working it something you put together youself or more like a structured program you're Jillian Michaels or some Beachbody program....Starting Jan. 1, 2013 I'm going to start Jillian's Body Revolution again... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:07:38 EST stiffness as anyone ever experinced stiff back and legs whe theyhaveno orked out i havent walkd for a month or more due to schdule change but when i sit or get up in am i am sooo stiff could it be lack of exrcse? Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:40:19 EST New Years Resolutions 2013 Will you be making any New Years resolutions if so what is it <BR> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:39:08 EST 2012 How did you do? Now that the new year is almost upon us, how did you do with your weight-loss goals this year? <BR> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:04:20 EST new to this forum I am a working out at home kinda gal for sure. I love my walking dvds, my wii and my treadmill. Most days look forward to working out, but somedays I need a push. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:13:11 EST Christmas Wish List What's on your Christmas wish list.....I just picked up the Wii U and I must say it's interesting it's going to take me some time to get used to the controller which is about the size of the machine itself...I also picked up a couple of Just Dance games <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:00:36 EST Christmas Time I absolutely love this time of year....I love giving gifts to my family and friends just to see their's priceless....I shop for my entire family...and I like giving the gifts I know they wouldn't buy for themselves....I sometimes give gift cards or cash one person this year is getting cash and his father is getting a gift card...I'm finished shopping for everyone except one of my sons....he wants the ipod touch so I'm going to pick that up this weekend...Some times I wrap and some... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:38:54 EST New to the team...... .......... but not new to working out, as you will see from my Sparkpage. <BR> <BR> I think working out at home is the best - so many options to choose from, DVDs, circuits, strength, heading outside to run, gardening...... who needs a stuffy old gym, eh guys?! Tue, 11 Dec 2012 04:04:49 EST Dec. 2012 Goals What are your goals for the month of Dec...I know that this month we get bogged down with a lot of holiday mindless eating but we can focus and stay on track <BR> <BR> My goals is to not do a lot of mindless eating and continue to get my glasses of water in and more veggies that's my biggest problem <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 16:36:25 EST How has your life changed How has Sparks changed your life so far... <BR> <BR> How has getting healthy affected your life... <BR> <BR> What can you do that you were not able to do before.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 16:33:47 EST What do you want for yourself in 2013 What do you want for Christmas and the upcoming year in your life <BR> <BR> I'm still mauling this one over.... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 15:41:54 EST Hi there! New to this thread... Hello! My name is Sarah, and I joined Spark People last January. I had great success, but then summer came, and I returned to work full time. I just kind of let my health slide...I ate junk and stopped exercising. While I don't have much to loose, I do need to firm up and develop some stamina. Since I work full time, and I have to get my workout in early in the morning before getting the kids ready for school, home workouts are the best option right now... I have a great collection of DV... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 10:53:00 EST Newbie! Hello everyone! I am here to lose about 50 lbs. I do not have the money for a gym so I'm having to do it at home. I saw this team and thought I would join! I'm always looking for new ideas and workouts I can do at home! Also, any advice when it comes to working out with kids in the house would be helpful! I have three boys, age 11, 5 and 3. Mon, 3 Dec 2012 11:44:57 EST New To The Team Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm Trista and I live in Washington state. I love exercise DVDs, especially this time of year. It rains a lot this time of year in Western Washington. I don't mind a little raining, but pouring and cold is a whole other thing. So that's when I really rely on fitness videos. But anyway, I look forward to getting to know you guys! Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:12:03 EST Black Friday Y/N Black Friday Y/N <BR> <BR> My answer is yes yes yes this year Best Buy which happens to be my favorite store is having some amazing deals Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:26:35 EST Holiday Plans We have three upcoming holidays Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years day what will you be doing....what are your special plans <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:55:35 EST Back to Sparks! Hey everyone! I am not new to SparksPeople but I think I'm finally ready to be serious about weight loss again since I fell off track last June-July-ish. I've lost then gained then lost then gained then lost then gained a LOT of weight (around 30 that's actually stayed off) over the past 2 years and I just want to get serious and finish these last lbs. I gained 10 lbs back in the past 5-6 months and I'm not too happy about it. I started the year off great and had lost 25 lbs in about 5 months... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 11:58:14 EST Newbie Hello everyone, my name is LaShaunda. I am starting my program again I been on track since November 5, and I've decided that it's time to really time to drop these pound due to some health problems I have, I like to work out at home. . I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone better, see you soon on the message boards. <BR> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:08:41 EST Hi, I am new and a big fan of exercise DVD's. I started back with Spark People this past August. I biked a lot when the weather was warmer but now I use exercise DVD's. I hoping to find tips from others about what DVD's have worked for them. I prefer to exercise at home as I have the space and time and cheap. I am looking for some new challenges. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 06:46:59 EST Never introduced myself I'm a newbie here but been around spark for a while. I'm just trying to get back into the swing of things. I was running consistantly up until my 5k in August then just fizzled out. Life got in the way and I let it. Bad Me! Lots of stressors right now so I want to get back into my yoga DVDs to start and then go from there. I have 2 kids and work second shifts so those are small hurdles to my goals. I hope to learn some tricks of the trade here. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:16:32 EST Halloween Plans What are your Halloween plans this year....I'm probably going to do movies and study no plans on going out for me....what about you <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:51:43 EST What was your workout for today? I did one of the "walking" programs on my treamill.(3.5-6 is like running for me right now!) 20 minutes. Walk boy to and from school. 20 minutes. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday!!!! <BR> <em>32</em> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:30:40 EST I Finished Week 1!! I started doing the Jillian Micheals Ripped in 30 DVD this week. She says to do it 5-6 time per week. Well, today was my 5th day! I finished week one. I even had some extra time this morning so i did a little exxtra on my treadmill. I worked out for 45 minute this morning! Also, I'm going to bike to work (even though it is raining.....ugh) and get some more time in today! Can't wait to start week 2! <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 13:40:02 EST new here Hey everyone, I started working out again last month and was walking 3 to 6 miles a day depending on my work schedule. In light of the recent weather change I have moved my workouts indoors and have started working out on my eliptical/bike my knees do not like this, so its been 15 minutes 2x's a day till I work back up to my hour of exercise. I have a ton of workout dvd's mostly the Biggest Loser which I have all of and about 4 of Jillian Micheals along with some Leslie Sansone and lets not f... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 00:08:03 EST Ripped on 30 with Jillian Micheals I have this DVD and was wondering if any of my fellow sparkers also have this DVD and want to work the program with me. I want to do a before and after photo thing and make it exciting also to hold us accountable. Daily check ins with each other etc. etc. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you are interested! Sun, 7 Oct 2012 10:46:28 EST I'm New! Hello everybody. I work out with biggest loser DVD's, a treadmill and my bike. I try to use my bike instead of car whenever I can. Looking forward to getting new ideas, Tue, 2 Oct 2012 17:37:39 EST New also I'm Jessica. My husband is a truck driver and I am NOT... so working at home and working out at home is my life! I am a freelance writer with insomnia so my workouts seem to happen at all hours of the day and night! I'm definitely a DVD person, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Gilad... Right now my routines normally consist of his Cardio Strike DVD ( basically 37 min of circuit traning) along with 1 - 3 toning videos depending on the muscle groups I did the day before. He's incredible. We live along the ... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 15:09:08 EST Oct. 2012 Goals What are yours <BR> <BR> Here are mine.... <BR> <BR> 1. lose 10 lbs this month <BR> 2. stay with the calorie range of my program <BR> 3. work out 5 out of 7 days per week... <BR> 4. celebrate my bday with a bang....but stay within the range <BR> <BR> What about you guys what are your goals for the month <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 23:43:17 EST Hey All! Hey All! I'm Jen and I'm a stay at home mom with 2 sons, a toddler and an infant. I prefer to workout at home instead of in a gym. I have quite a few DVDs but I'm always looking for something new to try. If you have any favorite DVDs or workouts please share! Gotta mix it up!! I'm also looking for other people that like to workout at home so feel free to friend me! <BR> Jen Mon, 1 Oct 2012 11:00:01 EST Do You Have Skype? Need a workout buddy? My name is Brandi and I am looking for on line buddies who would like to Skype with me and work out at the same time!!! (Skype is super simple to download and you can get a good webcam for as little as $30.00) I just bought an elliptical machine which I pick up in a few days and I can’t wait lol! I have about 100 pounds to lose and I am more than ready to do it with your help! Here’s the thing with me…If I am by myself I won’t do it. BUT…if I have a buddy or if I know someone is watching me... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:50:34 EST Hi everyone Hi everyone, my name is Tonya. I re-started my program July 23, and I've decided that due to health problems, it's best for me to workout at home for now. So here I am. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone better, see you on the message boards. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 19:04:43 EST HELLO HELLO I JUST JOINED YOUR TEAM.I AM A 40 YEAR OLD WOMAN WHO ONLY CAN AFFORD TO WORKOUT AT HOME AND I BELIEVE THIS TEAM WILL DO WONDERS FOR ME.I JUST NEED TO GET THIS WEIGHT OFF OF ME AND LEARN TO KEEP IT OFF. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:30:56 EST Looking for buddies to exercise with me via skype My name is Brandi ...I'm new to this online support group and I am looking for on line buddies who would like to Skype with me and work out at the same time!!! I just bought an elliptical machine which I pick up in a few days and I can’t wait lol! I have about 100 pounds to lose and I am more than ready to do it with your help! Here’s the thing with me…If I am by myself I won’t do it. BUT…if I have a buddy or if I know someone is watching me I will push myself to get done what I set out to ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:08:42 EST HOT SEAT: JEANSHEP2 What is your favorite thing about Sparks <BR> <BR> Are you on track to meet your goals or have you fallen of the wagon <BR> <BR> What's you bff name <BR> <BR> How many times have you stopped and started on this journey <BR> <BR> <BR> You have 3 days in the hot seat answer what you will Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:52:30 EST Just Join hello am Cynthia. <BR> tell you about my self I am a photographer, a day care assistant and I also do Network marketing. I believe in being health, beautiful and traveling for low cost. I recently went to a peak your potential event and it change me. it was a great expeience and anyone who has been will tell you the same. I work out to the biggest loser, Pilates for beginners. <link> </link> you can go check out my photography. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:41:58 EST No Soda Spark Streak Sept. 19th To Oct. 19th I got this ideal from another spark member on another team to start doing spark streaks and a streak is just seeing how long you can go doing a thing... <BR> <BR> So lets us do a thirty day streak with no soda....who's is with me starting tomorrow from Sept. 19th thru Oct. 19th let see how long we can go without drinking pop/soda <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:07:03 EST HOT SEAT: HEALTHYPRIYA Okay my friend you're in the hot seat we have three days to ask you questions here we go <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:46:38 EST HOT SEAT: HOLLY255255 You have 3 days in the hot seat <BR> <BR> <BR> What's your favorite song <BR> <BR> Do you sing <BR> <BR> Do you dance <BR> <BR> What's your favorite exercise <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:58:01 EST high fiber Was just talking to a nutryionist and found on ww I was eating a lot of lite foods but starving she recommends high fiber and coconut oil to replace olive oil actually more whole foods less diet or light foods. Says I will lose weight as long as I'm aware of portion size and still work out what's your input on this Thu, 13 Sep 2012 08:38:45 EST New Girl:) Hey everyone! my name is Diana and this is my first day on this site im super excited about this new journey in my life, ive done alot of really bad diets like water fasting for 3 weeks and only eating soup for a week, stuff like that and ive figured out those diets only last untill u start eating again and u gain all that weight back, ive really ruined my health and im only 20 yrs old :( but im ready to regain my health..This time im losing this weight the right way.. Im so glad i found this... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:27:56 EST New WiFi Scale Well after lusting for this scale over two months I finally went out and got it...It's called the Withings Wifi Scales...heres the link to what it's like so far I love downloads the info right into my computer and when you step on it it logs the info and as long as you connect it to your wifi it will download your info...weight, body fat, bmi, and a few other things I also like the fact that you can share the info straight from your phone or computer with your doctor o... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:26:15 EST HOT SEAT: MOMOF2GREMLINS Have you ever taken a cruise if so to where <BR> <BR> What's your favorite time of the day <BR> <BR> Have you read 50 Shades of Gray <BR> <BR> Who is your mentor or do you have one <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 9 Sep 2012 15:26:47 EST HOT SEAT:ARDISSA Ardissa you're in the hot seat for the next three will answer questions posted by the team....have fun <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 22:48:06 EST Just Joined Team Hi everyone. I've been on SP for about a month now, and just joined this team. I work out at home usually using the treadmill, or doing Zumba on the wii. :) I usually try to do my workouts in the morning, before work - before my husband and son are up for the day. Looking forward to chatting with everyone :) Wed, 5 Sep 2012 16:27:50 EST New Member Hi everyone! I just joined today and am looking forward to getting my daily exercise started again. Now that it's starting to cool off, I think I may spend some more time outside like walking the dogs or something. I hate hot weather! Anywhoo, I'm glad to be here and am looking forward to contributing to the group! Mon, 3 Sep 2012 18:47:08 EST Hot Seat: Jet150!!!! Okay so our first hot seater is Jet150 and we have three days to ask questions...if anything is to person it's okay not to answer <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Sep 2012 23:21:29 EST The Hot Seat This is a neat little question game I stole from another team but it's so fun <BR> <BR> <BR> Please tell me if you wanna be in the hot seat. <BR> <BR> The hot seat is where a member is asked questions by the team and they answer. It's fun and last three days per person in the hot seat <BR> <BR> So if you're interested in playing sign up here on this thread....Just say whether or not you're in and we'll go from there it's fun give it a try <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:11:31 EST Just joined, hi! HI everyone, I'm using my Wii to get into shape cheaply at home and save money on gym membership whilst having fun! Using EA Sports Active, More Workouts, Just Dance, Zumba. Wii Fit Plus, any other suggestions welcomed especially if I can buy them cheaply second hand. I'm aiming to live a healthy lifestyle by eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly, to develop a passion for fitness, and to drink more water. I've just completed the 6 week challenge on EA Sports Active More Workouts an... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 15:08:34 EST Howdy... Hi y'all...I'm new to this team...YAY!! I've been a sparky for almost a year has helped me stay motivated and on track! Yay!! I have a elliptical at home...its a love hate I do that daily and also go to the track with my boys. That's me in a nut shell <em>213</em> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:49:28 EST Hi all! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been a Sparker for several years, but have fallen off the wagon over the past year or so. In early 2010 while I was unemployed, I really threw myself into SP and doing Jillian Michaels dvds and lost nearly 50 pounds (175 to 128). Got a job in late 2010 and moved back to Chicago, and between going out with friends and eating and drinking more, and totally lapsing on my workouts, I am not only about 18 pounds up from my lowest, but I AM SOFT AND SQUISHY again! <... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:58:25 EST Leaving the team I have joined to many teams and don't feel I am doing right by the team by not being active in discussions. I don't feel I am giving you all my best. I am stressing myself out over it and that does none of us any good. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:31:52 EST HI!!!! Hello all! <BR> I love to work out at home for so many reasons. Saves time and money....I can go at my own pace all in the comforts of my home :) <BR> I enjoy yoga,The Firm,Leslie Sansone and Jillian Michaels <BR> I am starting Spark People again and can't wait to get connected with other people out there who also like to work out at home Mon, 20 Aug 2012 02:44:14 EST Hi everyone! I work out @ home for 2 reasons: first is because I can't go to a gym (pt orders) second I don't want to wait if people are using what I would like to use so home is the best. Plus I love have the trainers to myself (DVDs) lol. So hello everyone! Sun, 19 Aug 2012 16:08:59 EST Down 38.7 lbs Hello all I have some awesome news....I went shopping Thursday and bought some new workout outfits...didn't think about them until today So I tried them on and the pants fell down...I couldn't believe it...So this morning I took them back and got 5 brand new workout outfits 2 sizes smaller....I wanted to shout for joy....I'm so excited my hard work is paying off...This only makes me want to keep going and go down more sizes...So far since Feb 2012 I've lost 38.7 lbs I'm 11 lbs away from my go... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 15:13:21 EST Lots of DVD's ok maybe not as many as some i have 9 which include walking, Jillian Michaels, Pilates and Yoga. i also have a jump rope. i pretty much have all i need. just gotta use them Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:29:20 EST We can achieve what we set our minds to ! Hi <BR> <BR> I am a new member and so happy i found this site. My name is Paula and i am 43 years old and the pounds don't come off easy like i was younger but i take it one day at a time my goal is to lose at 0.5 pounds a weeks and i will get there eventually. <BR> <BR> <BR> Paula <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 11:22:28 EST Any other FIRM lovers out there? Hi everyone, <BR> is anyone of you working out to FIRM workouts? I'm currently doing the Firm Express rotation and loving it! <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 04:13:01 EST Highest weight My highest weight was 245 when I delivered my daughter in 2001 ... then it sat at 212 for most of my 30's until I went down to 190 at 38 ... and now, at almost 44, it's (annoyingly) back up -- to 221! I'm tall (5'10") and I used to think I could carry it and be okay (I'm a size 16) but the truth of the matter is a), it's WAY too much weight for a woman and b), I don't feel or look that great at this weight. I am trying to drop 25 by mid-November, and then I'll tackle the next bit. Baby steps! Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:33:58 EST Hi all! Just wanted to introduce myself ... I work out at home and at the gym in combination, but probably more so at home. Have a lot of pounds to lose this time around! Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:29:54 EST New Loser Here! Hello Team, <BR> <BR> My Name is Shelvon and I try to work out at home because I cannot/will not afford to pay for a gym membership for what I can do at home. I have decided to pick up the pieces again and loose this 40 pounds that I picked up from somewhere. I have decided to start back with Jillian Michaels 30-day shred. I need support and would like to support you all as well...Let's be BIG Losers :) Fri, 3 Aug 2012 15:13:02 EST Hi! Glad to be here I'm Jae, and Sparkpeople has been soooo good for me! I'm 56, and working part time from home. I miss having a "regular" job, but the economy being what it is, I'm adapting as well as I can. <BR> <BR> I walk for over an hour just about every day, but I know I need to do more, like yoga and strength training. The problem is space. I have a small area in my room big enough to do a basic workout but no space to move around. There are bigger spaces in the house but I have to plan it out to do my ... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 14:50:17 EST 47 and lovin it Anyone beginning P90x Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:28:33 EST Kinda New Hi to all. My name is Jeannine and I have been a member of Spark People for about a year. I have lost about 13 pounds but that has only been in the last month or so. I have never really taken full advantage of this site and I want to start doing this. That is why I am introducing myself now. I am a single mom of 2 boys ages 13 and 17. I am about 100 pounds overweight and I need some help keeping motivated and keeping on track. I have friends that are "trying" to lose weight too but I k... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:03:13 EST Question of the week 7/23 thru 7/29 QOTW 7/23 thru 7/29 <BR> <BR> Which normal-eating concept do you have the hardest time accepting? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Eating when I'm hungry and stopping when I'm satisfied <BR> <BR> Using my food preferences as a guide when making choices <BR> <BR> Creating a caloric deficit over time, not necessarily daily <BR> <BR> Sometimes it's okay to eat for other reasons besides nutrition <BR> <BR> There are no good and bad foods <BR> <BR> I don't have to feel hungry in order to lose weight... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:15:00 EST HEY everyone!! I'm not new to spark but I have a hug problem with slacking off when I feel alone or no support. I'm not the best at commiting to goals and sometimes my husband makes me feel bad about it. I have a home gym and i really want to get back to working out. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:31:43 EST Gettin my curves back Good morning Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I have met and maintained my weight loss goal but the downsize of that is that I lost my curves <em>46</em> . Can someone please suggest some exercises that I can do at home that will help tone as well as reshape/revive my curves. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 09:02:39 EST Question of the week 7/9 thru 7/15 What is your perfect weight and what size would you like to be..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:13:40 EST Question of the week 7/2 through 7/8 <BR> <BR> In my mind, a "perfect" body is one that Mon, 2 Jul 2012 20:35:40 EST July challenge To keep track of this months personal challenge I will edit this and log my time. . <BR> <BR> ° At LEAST 180 minutes of fitness a week. <BR> <BR> July 1-7 = 250 <BR> July 8-14= 317 minutes <BR> July 15-21= <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Jul 2012 14:16:28 EST Ordering P90x Okay so I've been thinking about this for about a month now and today finally made up my mind to do....Has anyone else ever tried it....what has been your experience....I'm really scared to try it because of my weight and knees right now...but I'm going for it and will probably have to modify everything but we'll see.... <BR> <BR> Anyone else try this program if so what are your thoughts on it <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 20:39:56 EST hi and we can do it! hello everyone! i am turning 39 and have lost 6 pounds so far from the weight i accumulated after having three kids in a span of 5 years. i love working out with videos..i found out that i actually prefer this to joining an exercise class!i wish for everyone i this team to attain our goal! Sat, 30 Jun 2012 03:58:52 EST Kettlebell Workout Do anyone use Kettlebells as a workout....I just got some this weekend with a dvd but haven't used them yet....just wondering what others think of this workout <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 23:01:08 EST New to this team.... Hi all. I'm Carol. I admit I do have a gym membership, however, 90% of my workouts are done either at home or from home. I mainly have the membership for pool access. <BR> I've got a pretty good home gyme going with a TM, VersaClimber, bike trainer, free weights from 5 - 75 lbs (in 5 lb increments, and no, I do not use the 75 pounders...those are hubby's) and a variety of DVDs along w/ various balls and such. We also have an xbox kinect. I've been looking at getting the Your Shape Fitness... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 08:55:26 EST Wrapping up Insanity and wondering what's next? Hello everyone. I just joined this group, and I'm hoping for some great ideas. I only have 6 days left of Insanity's 60 day program, and now I'm wondering what next? <BR> <BR> Each workout is about 1 hour long with high intensity, 6 days per week, where I normally burn about 500+ calories per workout. I want something similar, without buying extra equipment (other than the DVD), and would love to hear your ideas. <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:37:37 EST BeFit in 90! Hey team members!...Just an idea for anyone and all of you that like to work out at home like me....a sparkfriend of mine told me about the befit channel on youtube and they have a FREE 90 day program. I started yesterday and so far I really like it. Workouts average about 35ish minutes and they have a warm up/cardio/ST/stretch or yoga section each workout. Sun, 10 Jun 2012 17:24:29 EST New here Hi all. I'm Carol. I have a home gym and a gym membership. Honestly, the only reasons I have the membership is for pool access and a select few classes. But, considering I am being laid off come 8/1, the membership may be gone soon. My home gym consists of a TM, bike trainer, VersaClimber, various resistance bands, med ball, stability ball, etc, weight bench and free weights in 5 lb increments from 5 - 75 lbs. I also have a variety of DVD's and an xbox Kinect (Kinect boxing is quite a w... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 12:53:28 EST MIA Hello all I just wanted to stop and let you know I will be MIA for four days my 14yr old has dislocated both hips and need surgery to put them back so I will be in the hospital for that time and will take my tablet but not sure I will be able to get online there.... <BR> <BR> Stay strong and sta focused everyone <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Jun 2012 11:57:26 EST Training both Mind and Body Hi. I'm a 42 yr old martial artist who has spent the last 12 years training both my mind and body for my up coming black belt test. This is an achievement that I am very proud of. The funny thing is, when it comes to achieving a weight loss goal, I'm falling short on training my mind, and ultimately my body. I have about 60 lbs to lose and don't seem to have the will power to say "no thanks" to my favorite foods. I am taking steps to a healthier lifestyle, I just need to get my head in the ga... Tue, 29 May 2012 09:53:02 EST Question of the week 5/28 thru 6/3 What is the most important lesson you've learned from the SparkPeople coaches? <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 May 2012 11:33:48 EST New also - Introduce Yourself to Team Forum I also am new to this team. I want to be more consistent in my workouts at home. I am looking for tips including motivation to show up when I scheduled the time on my calendar. Sun, 27 May 2012 21:43:21 EST Hi! Hello I'm 28 and a stay at home mom of 3 and I'm looking to lose some of the 80lbs I've gained in the last 3 years. Right now i am using the leslie Sansone walk at home dvds. I also have jillian michaels 30 day shred but it about kills me lol. I also use wii fit plus and zumba and yoga. If I'm feeling brave i use my elliptical but havent built up to much more then 5 minutes at a time. I'm also trying to get out of the house more and walking after dinner. <em>30</em> Thu, 24 May 2012 00:15:38 EST Body Measurements How often do you take your body measurements once a week or monthly or non at all...if non at all why not <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 May 2012 13:57:16 EST What was your highest weight ever What was your highest weight what point did you make a change <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 May 2012 13:31:19 EST What kind of Scale do you have What kind of scale do you you find it accurate I'm looking at getting another one and thinking of this one <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPD<BR>KIKX0DER </link> Wed, 23 May 2012 13:20:33 EST Question of the week 5/21 thru 5/27 Question of the Week 5/21 through 5/27 <BR> <BR> Do you use the fitness & nutrition tracker daily <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 May 2012 21:01:17 EST New to team My name's Amy and I have been struggling with my weight for at least 11 years now... I seem to always be on a roller coaster. I have been married for 12 years, with 2 children...I am determined to do this right this time around... Tue, 15 May 2012 06:10:55 EST Question of the week 5/14 thru 5/20 Question of the Week <BR> <BR> 5/14 through 5/20 <BR> <BR> Have you ever experience depression because of your weight/health issues <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 May 2012 17:17:21 EST Hi there! New to team... Hello! I just recently joined this team. I'm always looking for ways to do my workouts at home, for days when I can't get out to the fitness center, and when the weather here in the Mid-Atlantic gets too hot for me to be able to get outside (I have MS and the heat affects me in bad ways). Looking forward to meeting everyone! :) Sun, 13 May 2012 22:55:36 EST Peak 10 DVDs? Has anyone tried any of the "Peak 10" DVDs? They look good, but wanted to hear what others hear of them before I buy them.... Sun, 13 May 2012 02:25:51 EST Zumba (for Home Work Outs) Info Needed Newbie to Zumba here :)... <BR> <BR> Need advice on what good Zumba Home WorkOut DVD's should I get? Would like if the intensity is from intermediates to advance...advice and suggestions appreciated... <BR> <BR> God Bless... Fri, 11 May 2012 15:26:19 EST WII Vs WorkOut DVDs Hey Friends... <BR> <BR> Would like your advice or suggestions on this topic? Is having WII better or just follow exercises on Work Out DVDs? I've done both, and basically prefer the WII, however unlike Work Out DVDs, you can't increase weights (or hold on to them) just cause you have the Will remote in your hand....And if you say WII is better, what are some of the good middle/high) intensity workouts should I get? <BR> <BR> Thank you and God Bless... Fri, 11 May 2012 15:03:17 EST Sparkpeople Bootcamps Has anyone tried any of the sparkpeople bootcamps they are awesome....How did you like them <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 May 2012 01:43:51 EST Making Yourself A Priority How do you make yourself a priority? What do you do just for you <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 May 2012 01:28:08 EST Mothers Day 2012 What are you plans for Mothers Day this year....please share <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 May 2012 01:15:21 EST Rewards How do you reward yourself for a job well done? <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 May 2012 00:42:09 EST Game:Two words change one This game is simple I will list two words and you change one to make a new phrase <BR> <BR> example <BR> <BR> Top Gun <BR> <BR> then the next person might say somthing like <BR> <BR> Gun battle....or Top spin <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 May 2012 14:58:51 EST Question of the week 5/7 thru 5/13 Question of the week 5/7 through 5/13 <BR> <BR> What do you do to help others get healthy? <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 May 2012 22:24:49 EST just finding out about you I am Beth, I am from the Birmingham, Alabama area. I have been on the site just over a week. I have been watching my calories and working out. I joined the Bootcamp challenge and started last Sunday... in my first 7 days on my program I lost 3 pounds.... <BR> I hope to stay in touch with all of you and find out more about this team. <BR> <BR> I am happy to say we can all do it! Sat, 5 May 2012 14:11:45 EST Your favorite music? What kind of music do you work out to??? <BR> <BR> I just LOVE Nickelback!!! <BR> <BR> Love their newest cd "Here and Now" <em>345</em> Thu, 3 May 2012 18:17:05 EST 100 Reasons to Work Out Check out this Spark article I found today <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_reasons_you_should_work_out_today </link> Wed, 2 May 2012 12:50:25 EST Question of the Week 4/30 to 5/6 Here is the questions of the week 4/30 to 5/6 <BR> <BR> Do you take any workout classes? If so, which workout classes are your favorite? Have you been (or are you) scared or nervous to take a workout class? Do you have an recommendations on how to get over those feelings? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:13:24 EST Spring in Shape Bootcamp Enter for a chance to win a 300 dollar amazon gift card and get in shape at the same time <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e_detail.asp?challenge=9 </link> Sun, 29 Apr 2012 16:25:45 EST TRX Anybody here try doing TRX suspension exercises? I was wondering how one sets this up using the door anchor securely enough at home. I've seen this set up at the gym but still not sure how they even set it up there? If you know how this works, I would love to hear from you! Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:03:36 EST Billy Blanks Fat Blaster DVDs 4/23 - did the first 30 minutes of the Billy Blanks Tae Bo Total Body Fat Blaster DVD <BR> 4/24 - did the first 35 minutes of the Billy Blanks Tae Bo Total Body Fat Blaster DVD <BR> <BR> The one workout on this video is 55+ min. Just got it from the library and trying it out for the first time. This is not for beginners! It's intensive because it's fast-paced! <BR> <BR> Has anybody else tried this DVD? What about the Cardio Fat Blaster DVD? <BR> If so, what did you think? I really like... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:31:22 EST Hello everyone! I'm new here. My name is Charm. I have exercise equipment and many exercise DVDs. I love working out at home. I do not belong to a gym and have no desire to join one. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:10:37 EST Hello Hi there, I'm new to Spark People. I joined back in August last year but only really making full use of the site now. I'd like to lose 7 - 14lbs and focus on good nutrition. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:05:31 EST Hi, I'm new here... New to this team, back for my third or fourth time to SparkPeople. I'm having more success this time around because I gave up a daily glass of wine (or a few)... so I have been sober since 3/15/12 and on a pretty strict Mediterranean diet regimen that I set up myself. Lots of H20 and about an hour of exercise a day is helping. I work an hour from home, so I lose two hours a day to the commute. I have a pretty demanding schedule once I get home, too... so my solution has been to do a 25-minute... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 20:35:42 EST At Home Strength Training So, I can't really afford to go to the gym on a regular basis and want to add strength training into my at home regimen. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I can do? I have some hand weights that I can use and a stability ball, but I'm not sure how to utilize them. Sun, 15 Apr 2012 13:08:47 EST A Little Tough Love Email I'm really interested to know how the other members of this team responded to the recent team email from THEGETNSHAPEGRL, one of this team's moderators. <BR> <BR> I'm usually very pleased to read my Spark mail as it's usually full of inspiring and motivational messages from my Sparkfriends and SparkTeams but this email has made me cross. I was apalled to see the distain for obesity and obese people expressed by a SparkTeam moderator. <BR> <BR> "These are the people who sit in line to make ... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 19:57:18 EST Hello! I'm Staci - married mother of 3, with a full time job & soon to be back in school. I've been on-again/off-again with weight loss & living healthier goals for the past few years. "This" time though - the whole family is on board. Hubby quit smoking 9 months ago, and proceeded to put on a good bit of weight. Now we are together in the plan to live better. (His goal all along was to get one bad habit out of the way, and then focus on other things. He is down 20 pounds in the past 4 weeks.)... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 14:24:49 EST April 2012 Challenge Here's your monthly challenge!!!  So excited for you guys to get started and GET RESULTS!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> 1. Try a new recipe each week. Check out the free recipes on my site<BR>ee-stuff/free-recipes/ <BR> and try something new. What do you like best? <BR> 10 points/ recipe. Max 10 points a week. <BR> <BR> 2. Test your mile. How fast can you run it? Do you have to take breaks? Beat your time by the end of the month! <BR> 10 points/ mile. Ma... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 23:22:58 EST Hi from an ol new home-work er-out-er Hi I joined Sparkpeople in early January to get back in shape. Got back in the groove with the Sparkpeople 28 day bootcamp. Today im 20 lbs lighter and looking forward to getting to know you and hear about the things you do to get results at home and the things you like to do. <BR> <BR> Just so you know I'm 46 years old and I think my very first home workout was Jane Fonda back in the mid 80s! Then Kathy smith and gin miller and tami lee! Oh and how could I forget the original firm video... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 20:06:15 EST 87 Days to Summer! Join the countdown... Share with us daily how you are getting ripped or bathsuit ready for summer that starts on June 21, 2012! <em>298</em> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 12:42:03 EST Hello from the Pacific NW! Hi there! <BR> <BR> My husband and I are empty nester's in our early 40's (have one son) and we live north of Seattle, WA. We both work out together 6 nights a week in our garage which my husband made into a home gym (connecting rubber mats, dvd player, tv) We motivate eachother which is so cool. <BR> <BR> Right now, we are 2 days from finishing week 5 of "Insanity" with Shaun T (4 more weeks to go) It's amazingly demanding and insane but do-able. Hey.. if I can do it, anyone can!!! Fri, 23 Mar 2012 15:18:37 EST Hi! Hope your all sleeping! Hi Everyone! YOu would think I would know where to post after umpteen years on here, but no I guess I didn't, my name is Ellen or I go by Vee too, I live in the midwest and I'm happy to have found this team. I use to work out in gyms but its too spendy when I moved here, so I workout alone at home, its a bit boring, but I like the weights the best and I don't like cardio so much but I do it to get the old ticker going. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to have found this team, most everyone I know goes... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 01:13:03 EST Aloha from Hawaii! Hi there! I just joined SparkPeople today. I am a 30-something, work full-time and am a wife and mom of 2 kiddos. I have hypothyroidism and so weight just sticks to me no matter what I do. However, I am motivated to try to get rid of some pounds... <BR> <BR> Exercise is my least favorite thing, so I tend to slack in that department. But when I do feel like being active, I enjoy going for walks, playing JustDance on my wii, and using fitness DVDs. My sister tells me I should try Zumba, ... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 22:36:16 EST Get Shredded For Summer! Join Team-Shredded NOW to get reach your health and fitness goals! Summer is right around the corner and the time to get that swimsuit body starts this month! I am an Independent Beachbody coach located in Auburn, Al looking to help others get the best possible results with their health & fitness goals. I highly recommend Beachbody's line up of products but ANYTHING is better than NOTHING! Obesity is a trend growing that we have to fight together! <BR> <BR> Are you starting your P90X/Insanit... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 17:44:53 EST New here Hi! I just joined, I've been a member here on sparkpeople for about 3 weeks but been losing weight since october last year. <BR> I'm 30 years old, have some 15-20 kg's left to lose, already lost 15. I'm a housewife who finds it more practical to work out at home using videos.. works great so far! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:35:37 EST Next level... Hello everybody, My name is Karolina and for over a year I have been on amazing journey to health. I have already released almost 100lbs and just completed 92 days juice feast, all without exercising. But it is time to kick it up a notch and start working out. I am a huge slacker in that area and am hoping to find much needed motivation here to keep me on track. <BR> I have already started yesterday, actually, the goal for the next 30 days is to exercise 5 times a week for at least 30 minu... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 20:44:06 EST Does Spark have a chat client? I thought I read somewhere on one of the bulletin boards that there is a chat client on spark. If that is so, I do NOT know where it is, and I have looked and looked.. is that true? Fri, 2 Mar 2012 12:05:28 EST March 2012 Challenge!! Here's your monthly challenge!!! So excited for you guys to get started and GET RESULTS!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Every month I'm going to create a new challenge. Each week it will consist of ONE physical aspect, ONE nutritional aspect and one bonus aspect. <BR> <BR> Posting progress photos in group photos or private message me about them. Progress pictures keep you honest and they allow me and you to see changes you don't see in the mirror daily. <BR> <BR> We will track points each week so update... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 09:12:59 EST DOMS I was wondering what everyone does when they experience Delay Onset Muscle Soarness? Do you continue to work out or do you take a few days off? Tue, 28 Feb 2012 08:37:43 EST New to Team -- Looking for Home Gym Information Hi, <BR> I have been a member of SparkPeople for about 1 1/2 years and finally reached my Goal Weight last November (- 48 lbs). I never joined a gym. I knew I would think of too many excuses not to go to the gym -- too tired, traveling, out of way, takes too long, its raining, etc., etc. Harder to make excuses for not to go down stairs to the Rec Room. <BR> <BR> In the beginning, my exercise routine began with 15 minutes on a recumbent bicycle with no resistance. My husband would laugh at m... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:58:59 EST Introducing Me Hey, <BR> I am new to the group and I am new to posting in groups altogether. I usually don't post but maybe that is why I haven't done so well in the past. I started a video blog on my spark page and was VERY nervous about that. I look probably ridiculous and I have like so much energy in the morning and then my son gets home from preschool and i have no more energy. <BR> I do the biggest loser workouts at home. I do at home challenge and cardio knockout. Yeah ok well My son brought home a ... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:12:23 EST Rookie Hi everyone. I was invited to join this group, and here I am :). I've been on Sparkpeople for a couple months now and love it so far. I'm on my journey to weightloss and a happy, fit and healthy life. Feel free to add me as a friend. Looking forward to the support and motivation! Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:08:38 EST My Home Gym Hi Everyone. I am new to this group. My name is Ardissa and I currently weigh 315 lbs, down 15 since January 1, 2012. <BR> <BR> I live out in the country, too far to attend the gym daily so I created a home gym out of a spare bedroom (empty-nester). I painted 2 walls a high energy lime green, and calm lavender on the other 2 walls to reflect both the cardio/strength aspects of the gym and the yoga/qigong side. I stenciled bright colored bubbles in a random pattern around the top border of ... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:39:13 EST I need some suggestions... I joined last month and saw immediate results. However, I seem to be at the "plateau" stage. Gain half a pound, lose half a pound, repeat. My calorie intake is between 1300-1500 a day. I don't have any 'big' equipment to work with. What are some ways you all were able to ramp up your workouts to overcome the sticky spot? Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:58:23 EST NEWBIE HELLO EVERYONE MY NAME IS LESLEY!! I HAVE REJOINED SPARKPEOPLE. I WAS A VERY ACTIVE MEMBER ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO AND IT WAS GREAT. THE LOVE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGMENT WAS GREAT. I HAVE REJOINED TO GET THAT SUPPORT AGAIN WHILE I TRAVEL THIS WEIGHT LOSE ROAD AGAIN. I AM 35 YEARS OLD AND HAVE ONE 2 YEAR OLD SON. <em>334</em> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 13:26:59 EST Hey Everyone! Hey everyone!! My name is Liza I'm 21 and my goal is to lose 53 pounds I have already lost 11 yay!! Me and my mom own a business out of our home so its easier for me to workout at home because I'm always here and if I try going to the gym I never end up going! I have a treadmill and a elliptical at home but I also love workout dvd's (kickboxing being my favorite) and I do zumba on the wii alot!! I'm really excited to get back into shape and and be a better me!! Tue, 7 Feb 2012 16:27:53 EST Just joined! Hi! Just joined this SparkTeam. I am working out at home doing the Jilliam Michael's 30-day shred. Anyone else trying this? I am on day 2 today and will work out tonight! Tue, 7 Feb 2012 12:10:33 EST Feb 2012 Challenge! Here's your monthly challenge!!! So excited for you guys to get started and GET RESULTS!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Every month I'm going to create a new challenge. Each week it will consist of ONE physical aspect, ONE nutritional aspect and one bonus aspect. <BR> <BR> Posting progress photos in group photos or private message me about them. Progress pictures keep you honest and they allow me and you to see changes you don't see in the mirror daily. <BR> <BR> We will track points each week so updat... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 11:38:13 EST Gotta make your fat cry! Hiya! I have been working out at home now for about 7 months now. My husband and I decided it was time for me to be a stay at home wife/mom. So I canceled my gym membership and working out at home. Its been an adjustment for me. I use turbo fire, chalean extreme, p90x and a total gym. Hope to encourage and steal some motivation for you lady's on the days I need it! Wed, 1 Feb 2012 11:10:44 EST Advice on Upper Torso Workout Hey Team <BR> <BR> I need some advice for my upper torso, arms, etc while I do my stationery bic. Can't do floor work at the moment so I can only do my bic, that's good but there goes the weight/sculpt training for the abs and arms. I have hand weights and writs weights but not sure on exercises I can do while cycling. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? Hope to hear from you guys soon and thank you. <BR> <BR> Peace! :) <BR> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 06:53:49 EST Anyone here using BodyRock workouts? I found the site a few days ago, wanted to get some thoughts.... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:44:09 EST Question for the ladies . . . I am debating whether or not I want to weigh in tomorrow. Here's the thinking, two weeks in I was down 6.5lbs, the following week I gained 2lbs, last week I lost 1lb. I usually weigh in on Tuesdays but the debate here is, is that it's that "time of the month". Should I just skip it until next week because of the water retention, etc. that comes with "that time of the month" or just go for it. I think I'll be okay if I show a weight increase again so soon in . . . . . I guess I'm just wo... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:30:25 EST New with a question already lol Hi there! I'm Carla. I still have a gym membership, mostly to use the treadmill when I don't want to brave the outdoors for my runs; however, I've become quite the DVD fiend lately. My go to workout is the slim in 6 series but I needed something new so I'm now using biggest loser extreme shred and shed and extreme cardio with the new cute trainer Dolvett lol <BR> <BR> I also mix in MTV 4 pack of yoga, power yoga, pilates and pilates mix with Kristin McGee. <BR> <BR> Before these I used exe... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 22:17:45 EST What gagets are you using to aide in weight loss With the introduction of the slimcoach as seen on the biggest loser <link><BR>000-BL-M2-T200001-Loser%C2%AE-SLIMCOAC<BR>H/dp/B006ODMEGA/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-<BR>goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1327872974&sr=1-1 </link> <BR> <BR> and the fitbit <link><BR>ity-Sleep-Tracker/dp/B005PUONIK/ref=sr<BR>_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1327<BR>873013&sr=1-1 </link> <BR> <BR> and of course the bodybugg <link> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 16:42:02 EST Anyone in Springfield MO walk the Battlefield Mall I was thinking of adding mall walking to my fitness routine and wondered if anyone here was from SPringfield MO and knew the mileage of walking the Battlefield Mall? Sun, 29 Jan 2012 15:59:44 EST Getting to know you better Tell us ten things about yourself that you would like to share <BR> <BR> 1) My name is Tema <BR> 2) I adopted 5 kids <BR> 3) I lost one of my sons 3wks ago <BR> 4) I'm a sparker for life <BR> 5) I can't cook <BR> 6) I'm a single mom <BR> 7) I love any type of cat wild and domesticated <BR> 8) My favorite colors are purple & blue <BR> 9) I'm a student <BR> 10)I need to lose a lot of weight <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 Jan 2012 22:39:03 EST How much weight do you have to lose I know this can be daunting to admit but how much weight do you have to lose....I need overall to lose about 150 lbs wow a whole person....but short term I'm shooting for 50lbs <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 Jan 2012 20:56:18 EST Should Have Done This Years Ago Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> A little background on my home workouts: <BR> <BR> I used to do DVDs now and then in my living room but me, being the queen of excuses, used to tell myself it was too much trouble to move my coffee table out of the way and back again every time I wanted to workout! Silly, I know. <BR> <BR> Well a few months ago my mother had come to stay with us temporarily. It's a long story but I have to say my mother is a really negative person... I am a bit skeptical of some me... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 20:07:59 EST Success! I joined the site a little less than two weeks ago, and I'm already down 3 lbs! I think the suggested exercises are a big help-I had just been doing the same old thing over and over. This really helps me change it up, and learn how to target areas I hadn't focused on before! Sat, 28 Jan 2012 10:27:24 EST Heart Rate Monitor Does anyone have advice on the best kind to get? I am just in the beginning of my research, so any info is appreciated. <BR> <em>304</em> <em>26</em> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 22:19:30 EST Hi there I've been with spark almost a year, I quit going to the gym but have found many items are easily obtainable at home. I normally walk with leslie, I have a stationary bike and just purchased a step. I enjoy working out at home and hope to get back on that train once i'm done being sick. Good luck with everyone's journey and I hope to get to know the team more as I interact. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:32:02 EST A Fun Word Game leave me a one-word comment about your day that starts with the third letter of your first name. Only one word please. Come back each day with a new word......I'll start it off <BR> <BR> Messy <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:56:12 EST Hi! Hi, I'm Katy. I joined last week. Budget has me working out at home, only. I use 2 and 5 lb dumbbells, resistance bands, Wii Fit Plus, and a weighted hula hoop. I have a Tae Bo video, but it scares the daylights out of me. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 20:00:22 EST Hi Everyone! I just joined Sparkpeople at the beginning of January 2012 and so far I am loving it. Somedays I just don't feel like leaving the house, especially when the weather is cold but I still want to work out. A few weeks ago I bought Jan Fonda's Prime Time Work out. It's great for us older folks since it is all low impact. I also have a series of stretching and resisstance exercises I do with bands and light weights. My doctor has suggested Tai Chi which I'm not very good at. Any hints on how... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:23:54 EST Making Serious Changes Hello! <BR> How's Everyone <BR> <BR> I've been away from Sparkpeople due to illness, better now. I'm back to working out at home and getting serious about my health. <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Sat, 21 Jan 2012 19:14:30 EST gYm Membership/Home gYm HeLLo....I do have a gym membership to the YMCA but recently completed a small gym here at home. My recent addition to it is the Pilates Power gym & it's awesome to use it's easy & you don't feel like you are working out till later when you feel muscles aching that you never knew you had...LoL. I also have a Treadmill & a Spin bike...I also work-out to fitness videos. <BR> I keep the membership for a change of pace such as Swimming or getting motivation from being around ppl. I'm excited to m... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:05:53 EST Free Videos does anyone know some websites that have free online exercise videos? i recently found some fun ones on you tube, but the best one was removed...Drat! <BR> <BR> SparkPeople of course has a bunch, but i want to find some more. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 01:06:18 EST Ellipticals Hey, so Im going to buy an elliptical, this weekend hopefully. <BR> Im wondering if I should get a $200 one, which is obviously pretty basic. Or an $800 which comes with a fan, different workout selections, mp3 hookups, etc. <BR> Both of these are a sale price... at 50% off. <BR> How often do you use your elliptical? What type of elliptical do you have? Are you happy with it?? Thu, 12 Jan 2012 19:39:12 EST At home workout I started with my recommended at home exercises this week! Let me tell you it is kick butt! I have been doing some stuff often and walking 15 miles a week but this is getting the burn going! Love it! Keeping me focused! <em>198</em> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:25:47 EST made a home gym I have 4 kids and no time or money to go to the gym! so I turned the babie's nursery into a home gym. It includes a gazzelle, pull up bar, exersize ball, ab roller, and light weights. Plus I can listen to my kids playing in the room next to me so makes it easy to keep going since they are my inspiration!! Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:34:19 EST Hello Hello I am an active mom of two girls. I do not have time for the gym so I work out at home and walk 3X a week with a couple of girlfriends. I have recently lost 33 pounds and 42 inches using the FirstFitness Suddenly Slim Program. I am now using this site to help keep it off and help meet my exercise goals. <em>252</em> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:08:36 EST Glad to be here! Hey all! I joined SparkPeople about a month ago (became active, anyway lol) and have been training 6 days a week in the comfort of my own home. I do mostly calisthenics, but have some light weights that I use also. I used to train for amateur figure competitions, so that muscle memory seems to be coming back quickly and I'm going to be investing in some heavier free weights here soon. For cardio I've been learning how to rollerblade and I go on walks around the local lake and hike. I don... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 22:58:19 EST Do you walk,jog, or run outside- what did you see? Hi, <BR> Part of my fitness plan is to walk my dogs daily for at least 1 mile or more and also go for my own cardio walk without all the stops for smelling and peeing along the side of the road. <em>313</em> <em>200</em> <BR> <BR> One of the thing I like to do is observe what I see as I am out stepping along. <BR> How about on this post if you went for an outdoor trek you post what you saw. <BR> <BR> Today, I just finished walking with my husband & the dogs for a 1.25 mile walk and we saw... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 16:58:21 EST 2012 Goals - Update Monthly Hey everyone. I want you to list your 2012 goals here. Then come back in once a month and update us on your progress by editing your own post in here. <BR> <BR> I'll start - <BR> <BR> PR in my Disney Princess Half Marathon time Feb 26th <BR> <BR> Bikini Competition April 14th <BR> <BR> January - So far I've signed up with my nutrition coach for the bikini competition and I've been running 2 - 3 times a week following a program my running coach gave me <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 15:33:55 EST 30 Day Fitness Challenge I am starting a 30 Day Fitness Challenge group and have space for just a few more people. Together we willl track our progress along the way, hold each other accountable, and motivate, inspire, and encourage each other to achieve amazing results. Do you have any interest? <BR> <BR> Shoot me a message or comment on this forum! Tue, 3 Jan 2012 01:30:04 EST Jan. Goals 2012 What are your goals for the month of Jan....It's a new year let's make it a better you....What will you change to make this your healthiest year yet <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Jan 2012 17:00:37 EST A Reintroduction! Greetings everyone! <BR> <BR> I wanted to reintroduce myself since last year, I pretty much kind of...disappeared. Last year was extremely difficult with hardship after hardship piling up. I am remaining positive though that this year will be different...that things will go my way! So...hello again everyone! Mon, 2 Jan 2012 16:11:07 EST Hello! I'm glad I found your team. Looks great. Looking forward to getting to know you all. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 12:51:40 EST Just joined and saying Hi I've been a sparker for a while but I'm new to this team. I use a bodybugg and work out at home. Sometimes it gets a little tough, I like to wait for the kids to be in bed first because if they're up I have to keep stopping to help them with stuff or break up fights (the usual parenting stuff). I feel really wierd working out in front of people (even my husband). I know this is silly but it makes it hard to stay on track. This year I've vowed to just get over myself and do it. Hope everyone i... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 01:21:26 EST Elliptical or zumba!? I recently bought an elliptical and I find it very great! But someone told me the readings are not accurate, so I started to do 2 miles in 15 minutes! Is this really a good way to exercise or should I just stick withe aerobic dances!??? <BR> <BR> Please do help! <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 01:58:30 EST Happy New Year to everyone!!! Hi, my name is Samanthia and I am new to this team. <BR> I am from Bermuda <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I work out at home mostly with DVDs and I used to be a jogger but due to a knee injury I avoid the running. Hopefully when I lose more weight I can try it again as I love running. <BR> <BR> While I'm at it I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that you all have a great 2012 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 19:53:50 EST