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6/2/14 2:30 P

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Hi, this is Dawn. I don't have my kit yet, but I hope to get it as soon as I have the funds.
I have a stability ball, but I don't know where the pump is.
I have resistance bands somewhere, but I have moved so many times they could be anywhere. I have boxes in the garage that I still need to go through and boxes in my mom's warehouse to go through after that. I had a pedometer, but I have misplaced that, too.

Sooooo... I thought that I would just buy the kit and start fresh to avoid the anxiety of all the digging and giving up on my workouts altogether. Plus, I'll get a DVD with the kit. Bonus!

Right now, I am focused on getting my 10 minute workouts in on a regular basis. Sometimes I get in more, up to 45 minutes, but this time I am really focusing on consistency. If I can only get in 10 minutes I will celebrate that instead of giving up.

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emoticon What a great little motivator you have toddling around the house, MEREZIP! You have the right approach -- take care of yourself so you can better care for and inspire others.

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Now that my toddler is toddling laps around the house, I thought I'd get back in shape to keep up with him once he's running. That means establishing all those healthy life habits I want him to learn from me.

Dance like nobody is watching... except Jesus... and his mother... You know what, just dance like you're with your best friends.


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I don't know that it will adjust it automatically. I think you need to tell it to adjust. Go to the Start Page, my Goals & Progress section. If you click on Change under the Calories burned section and make an adjustment, when you save it the number of calories you should eat will then adjust if needed.

Best of luck!

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Hi, yes I use the trackers.. so they will adjust my calories automatically when I am doing more exercises?? .. I am back to 1600 cals but doing 75 min of cardio a day so far this week.. just because I feel good enough to do it....

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Hi SPIRITSEEKER2. Do you use the SP Fitness and Nutrition trackers? When I take time to fill these out, I find they do a great job of estimating calories in & out and helping me find the right balance. SP even suggests when you should consider changing calories in based on current amount of exercise.

Not sure if that helps...let me know if I missed the mark.

BTW - It looks like you've made great progress already. Way to go!

Merle
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I do not know if I am in the right place.. I am having a problem figuring out cals in cals out...
I mostly do Walk Away the pounds videos- have wrist weights and dumbbells and stability ball. hate bands... when I go to the senior center they have a bike and the pull down equipment that I use- .. some days I do more than I have on the tracker like 5 miles instead of 4 and I am hungry.. I lost more weight doing less burn but lost inches... I want that scale to move !!!!! am I making any sense ??
edit- oh I am 5' 6" and 197 lbs...

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emoticon BEASKID! Congrats on your new starter kit. Have you inflated that ball yet?

It's nice to meet you & I wish you lots of good workouts with your new tools.

Merle
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1/4/11 12:10 P

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Just got the Starter Kit and this morning I did the band workout (too lazy to pump up the ball yet). Feel like I've accomplished something today and it makes me happy!

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I hope they do the trick for you too. Two great purchases!

Merle
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Hi SHEENADEE! I ordered it on Friday so I should have it soon. I just bought the Spark book, too, so I have to start reading!! I'm hoping these purchases will really help to spark my interest and help keep me motivated to get the job done! :)

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emoticon STACEYJANEJ! Congrats on your new starter kit. Do you have it already or did you just order it today? Buying the starter kit is one of the best purchases I made. I really like using the ball especially. Enjoy!

Merle
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I just purchased the starter kit and am excited to get started! I'm off to read the rest of the posts on this team board: what a great idea!! :)

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LOL It's no problem of course. I just didn't want anyone to think I was impersonating Coach Nicole.

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Have a good day!

Merle
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Oops. sorry Merle.
I looked on the spark page and must have read it wrong or something.
I thought at first I had the wrong name,but the one I thought I had was wrong too.
Oh well, I'll get it right one of these days...

Thanks anyway for your help!

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You're very welcome.

By the way, I am Merle & not Nicole. Would love to be as young as Coach Nicole again but that age is long behind me now. LOL

Merle
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4/24/10 3:48 A

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Thank you Nicole!
I am looking forward to working more with the starter kit. Right now I am using the pedometer and my daughter uses the ball.
I appreciate the suggestions about the pedometer.

I think I am going to have to figure out a way to attach it so I don't hit it so much. Sometimes it falls off as well. I don't have a belt, so I attach it to the top of my jeans and cover it with my shirt.
But all the bouncing around seems to do all sorts of things to it.
I will call customer service if it keeps on bouncing around. Hopefully they can offer some suggestions as well.

Thanks again!
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Ugh, I know that must be frustrating, Sue.

First, welcome to the team & congrats on your new starter kit!

Regarding the issues you're having with the pedometer... I had similar problems with the first pedometer I owned; but not with the one that came with the starter kit. Sorry that's your experience. When I had those problems, it seemed to have to do with where the buttons were on the pedometer and that I would 'bump' the reset button by mistake simply by bending over or something similar. I reposititioned it and that seemed to help although it was never perfect.

If you keep having that problem, I suggest calling customer service & see what they have to say. Good luck & I hope you enjoy your kit. There are lots of great ball & band exercise demos & videos on SP.

Merle
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Hi Coach Nicole and everyone else,
My name is Sue.
I decided to purchase the Fitness Starter Kit and received it about a week ago.
Been having fun logging my steps with my pedometer.
I am hoping to get some ideas on how to use the ball and resistance bands and hoping that by joining this team I can do that.
I could use some help with the pedometer. It is jumping all over the place when I walk and then resets itself all over. Was hoping to log another 10,000 steps today when I walked to the bus stop and around to the stores and such. The pedometer jumped a whole lot and then reset itself before I could note how many steps I've taken.
Could anyone give me suggestions to prevent this?

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emoticon STARRYNIGHT1589!

It sounds like you have the right attitude and are beginning things that can really chane your life. I wish you the best of luck. Let me know if you have questions about your starter kit or SP. I'm happy to help if I can.

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Hi All,
I am a 20 yr old college sophomore and I recently joined SP in an effort to finally do something for myself. College stressors and food have taken a toll on me this year, but I want to make some changes in my lifestyle to improve me physically, emotionally, and socially. Starting with this new kit, I hope to become more active and more comfortable with working out by myself and with other people. I want to get into a routine where I don't make excuses and actually have fun exercising. Thank you for your support!! emoticon

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Great decision! I hope you really enjoy the ball and band when you get them. They can open up a whole new set of available exercises for you. Enjoy!

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon So...I did it! I ordered the sparkpeople fitness starter kit! I am kind of excited and now that I have a laptop, I can do the sparkpeople workouts here on the site. Feeling sparkwonderful today! emoticon

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I can do this. I will do this. Becoming the Christie I want to be.

Focusing on fitness minutes and not the scale! Just me and my fitbit.

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Yay! Thanks! I'll sleep better tonight, now! emoticon emoticon



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LOL Absolutely!

Merle
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Thank you, Sheenadee! I found out by tracking that it will come tomorrow. I hope it's honest to do both bootcamps tomorrow when I get my BALL! emoticon



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Hi Lori. Welcome to the team!

emoticon Congrats on your weight loss so far. That is wonderful!. I couldn't agree with you more about SP being a great site. I love it and the people here. I just finished a short workout using the ball & still enjoy using it. I hope you do as well once your kit arrives.

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I am Momma_Little (aka Lori), and I have fallen in LOVE with SparkPeople! I should be getting my starter kit today or tomorrow--can't wait to get home and see! I joined on 10-21-09 and have lost 21 lbs. so far! emoticon emoticon I am reading The Spark right now, and all of this DOES fit into so many areas of my life! Thank you for including me in this team!



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Hi CRYSTALLULLABY & welcome! Excellent... a starter kit & Wii Fit Plus! You've now gotten my 2 favorite home workout tools. I LOVE Wii Fit and the Plus version was a great addition. Both these definitely help keep thing interesting for me & I hope they do the same for you.

You'll have to let me know which Wii Fit Plus activities are your favs after you have had a chance to try them out.

Merle
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Hi!

I'm lucky - both my starter kit and my Wii Fit Plus arrived on the same day. I am definitely an outdoor exerciser but knew I needed something new to entertain myself in the winter months. (All I've done since May is run and I love it but it's time to focus on the muscles!)

I did the stability ball routine yesterday and wow - so happy that I finally broke it out and started working with it.

I'm getting ready to do resistance band one on Monday.

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emoticon Lee! Congrats on getting your fitness starter kit. Glad to hear you've already checked out some of our links, etc. I think there's a lot of good info in those posts from Coach Nicole especially...everything we need to get us started using this equipment.

I also use Wii Fit almost daily. In fact, I think you are already member of the Wii Fit Challenge team that I also lead. Nice to be on another team together. Do let me know if I can ever help.

p.s. I checked out your Page & must say that your twins are adorable! I really like the pic with them & their twin dogs.

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Good Morning - I woke up and realized that this is what I need to do. My fitness starter kit was just delivered a few days ago and I have my pedometer out for the first day. I will be checking out the videos and resources here. Thanks for your help in advance, I'm sure I will have some questions later. I also have a Wii Fitness and I really enjoy using it.

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You're very welcome. Glad to hear you are finding helpful info for the workouts.

Merle
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SHEENADEE - thanks.. I did find some links earlier. I was SO happy to find complete videos for small workouts and ideas. Thanks for the other link, I saved it for when I get my ball. I can also find lots of other stuff online at other places. Its just a little hard to use it at the computer. lol

BLAQUELORELEI - http://www.sissel-online.com/balls/exercis
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The website claims:
All TheraGear® Balls have two weight ratings:

* Burst-proof limit or SecureMax: This will ensure that the exercise ball will not explode but deflate slowly if it is accidentally punctured. They are generally rated to hold between 200lb – 500lb

* Weight Limit: Static weight that can be put on the ball, generally between 600lb – 2200lb


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BLAQUELORELEI - Here's what I learned about the balls: Since the one that SP sells in their kits may not be the limit you're looking for, the coach really just recommended that you check your local stores (many places sell them such as Target, Wal-Mart, some sporting goods stores, etc.) and just read the weight limit on the ones they sell. They did not have a particular brand to recommend.

Another member gave me this link for an online site that has balls rated at 500 lbs support if you want to check that out. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb
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BLAQUELORELEI - Sorry it took me a day to answer your question; but I had to really search around to find it. In the end, I dug out my booklet that came with the ball to find the answer... it said there is a 300 lb limit. Mine is the Bell Fit ball that comes in the SP kit. I wonder if you might want to shop around and see if there are other types or brands that have different limits. Let me know if you want help researching. I will ask the coaches what they recommend.

Hi INTEGRITYBLUE - Welcome to the team! Even without the videos that come in the SP starter kit, there are lots of videos and exercise demos here on SP that you can use. Check out this article for links to some of the videos, including some getting started type info: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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Also see the first sticky post in our General Discussion Forum. It has some great info to help get you started. I hope you enjoy!

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Hi everyone. I am new to fitness balls. Ive never used one. I couldnt afford the kit here so I just bought one at Yoga Direct. It was under 20 with shipping and came with a pump. I didnt need a pedometer or a band but will have to use the internet for how to exercise since I didnt get the videos. If anyone has them but stopped using them, Id be glad to take them off your hands. emoticon
Im looking forward to using this with my kids. Ive always wanted to lose weight but it was never fun. Im just now finding new ways to make it fun. Im excited!
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Hi I have actually not ordered a kit yet, I have a question about the kit before I decide whether or not to order. How much weight can the ball hold?

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Welcome to the team, Tonni! Congrats on receiving your starter kit; I hope you put it to good use. There are a lot of good exercise demos for the ball & band here on SP when you are looking for ideas of how to use these tools. Enjoy!

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My starter kit is here! Ball is ready to go! Tomorrow I start!

My name is Tonni. I am a stay at home mom to 5 great kids. I've lost 46 pounds so far and have about that much to go.

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emoticon Rich! Glad to hear that you kit will be delivered so quickly. Just take it easy and build up to doing more exercises as you gain the experience with your new tools. There is a variety of exercises to pick from so I hope you find a good number that you are comfortable with. In addition to the DVD that you will receive with the kit, you can find quite a few ball & band exercises demo'd in the SP fitness demos / videos. Some are more advanced, but there are enough beginner ones for you to pick from. Let us know what you do first.

emoticon ELLA91! I know several people who had the wrong size ball at first too. I hope you find that your newly ordered one is better suited for you. Enjoy!

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Hello, just purchased the starter kit, can't wait till it comes. I already have a ball, but after reading the height to ball size ratio, I realized that mine is too big. I'm looking forward to mixing up my exercise with the kit. Best of luck to all.
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Hello, just purchased the starter kit, can't wait till it comes. I already have a ball, but after reading the height to ball size ratio, I realized that mine is too big. I'm looking forward to mixing up my exercise with the kit. Best of luck to all.
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Hi everyone. I ordered the fitness starter kit yesterday and just got an email that it has been shipped. I checked the UPS site and it's scheduled to be delivered on Monday.

I'm concerned about how many of the exercises I'll be able to do. I'm almost 63 years old, way overweight and arthritic. As a kid I couldn't understand why my grandmother didn't want to get down on the floor to play with me but I sure understand it now!

I've never done a formal exercise plan before. I always figured I got enough exercise pushing my luck! emoticon I have clearance from my doctor to start exercising as long as I start slow and build from there. I'm having lap band surgery in November and I need to make exercise part of my daily routine. Hopefully, in this group I'll get encouragement when I need it and a kick in the tail when I deserve it. emoticon

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What a great surprise to have a delivery that late. Congrats! Good to hear that you started using it right away. They really help add variety to your workout so hope you enjoy...without overdoing your new 'toys'.

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I got it!! That was amazingly fast!! I was bummed when I got home tonight and it was not here, but at like 8:30 the UPS guy knocked on my door! I did some of the exercises in the booklets and tomorrow morning I am going to wake up early and do the video! Wish me luck!!
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emoticon ELIZABETHW82 - I'm sure your kit will arrive soon. As I remember, it didn't take very long for mine to arrive.

emoticon BAMBERMC - Congrats on getting your new kit. Please let us know how your first workout went. I still like to do the workout that is on the kit's DVD.

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Hi everyone!!
I am not new to sp but I got received my starter kit. I am soooo looking forward to doing this. I have watched the video and as soon as I sign off going to inflate the ball. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.
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Hi!! I just joined the team! I ordered the kit on Tuesday, so I am hoping that I get it pretty soon! I am so excited to start!!

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Welcome to the team, Lonna! The ball & band have really helped me to have more variety in my workouts, which they say is a good thing. :-) While you wait for the DVD to arrive, you might want to check out some of SP's ball and band exercise demos or videos that are online. That way you can get started sooner.

Good luck in progressing towards your goals. Happy to have you in our team.

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Hello all my name is Lonna. I am from S.E. Louisiana and there is way to much good food, drink, heat and humidly down here. So needless to say I have about 70lbs I need to get rid of. I already have a ball, bands, and pedometer so last night I ordered the DVD. Looking forward to it and to then getting myself healthy. It is much to hard to move around down here in this heat with the extra weight. Looking forward to learning some new exercise and doing more walking.

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emoticon to our team, UHAVENOIDEA, and congrats on getting your starter kit. If you check out the instructions that come with the kit and then do the videos that come with it, you will be well on your way to learning to use your new workout tools. Best of luck to you. Let us know if you have questions as you get started.

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Hello! I got home from work today and my starter kit is here! Great timing because I am off work the next four days. I'll be home by myself and I can actually take the time and concentration to figure it out and use it without witnesses! I've been sparking for almost two months, tracking nutrition, but not exercising. I'm hoping my starter kit will help me get motivated to consistently MOVE!

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BITEMENCO and PISCESWOMAN87 welcome to the Team!


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