SparkPeople Dance Like Nobody's Watching Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=65092 We love dance! Belly Dance, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Salsa, Line Dancing, Ballroom, Contemporary, Flamenco, Zumba or just dancing at home for the fun of it. Come in and play! SparkPeople Dance Like Nobody's Watching Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=65092 COVID Coach app http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x75376824 New COVID coach app <link>www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/mobile/COVID_<BR>coach_app.asp </link> <BR> <BR> The COVID Coach app was created by VA's National Center for PTSD for everyone, including Veterans and Service members, to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. <BR> <BR> COVID Coach can be used as a stand-alone education and self-care tool, or as a supplement to professional mental health care. You can mark your favorite coping tools and trac... Sun, 14 Mar 2021 16:41:38 EST My new Spark Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65092x74352337 In case you're interested, I just started three Spark challenges that last for 90 days. <BR> <BR> Daily Fruit and Veggie Challenge <link>sparkppl.com/t5xnB </link> <BR> <BR> Daily Water Challenge <link>sparkppl.com/0wXzQ </link> <BR> <BR> Daily Exercise Challenge <link>sparkppl.com/gqBcn </link> Sun, 13 Sep 2020 00:12:49 EST Words related to Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x73386928 Blossoms <BR> Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:06:31 EST Just to make you smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x70330860 Amazing triple spiral made of fifteen thousand dominoes! <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo6x4eulY9g </link> Sun, 28 Oct 2018 19:07:55 EST Mindful Living Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30017x65092x69048095 7 Days of Mindful Living <link>www.mindfullivingweek.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Day 1: Pay Attention <BR> Day 2: Feel Cared About <BR> Day 3: Tune Into Your Body <BR> Day 4: Make Your Home Your Refuge <BR> Day 5: Tune Into Others <BR> Day 6: Make Work Your Offering <BR> Day 7: Expand the Circle of Us <BR> <BR> Click here to get free access to Mindful Living Week: <link>www.mindfullivingweek.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> By signing up, you’ll also receive free access to the Mindful Living Week S... Sun, 13 May 2018 20:45:14 EST Food Revolution Summit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30017x65092x68958829 The Food Revolution Summit starts online today at no cost, and will include interviews with 25 leading visionaries who promise to bring you the most up-to-date research and wisdom about food, nutrition, disease prevention, and environmental stewardship. <BR> <BR> <link>www.foodrevolutionsummit.org/ </link> Sat, 28 Apr 2018 15:50:19 EST Performance anxiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x68886227 Strategies to conquer stage fright <BR> <link>www.dance-teacher.com/use-these-7-ps<BR>ychologist-recommended-strategies-to-c<BR>onquer-recital-anxiety-2555617546.html </link> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:03:02 EST Inspiring Women with Soul http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30017x65092x68604818 Wow, what a nourishing feast of wisdom from Lisa Nichols today about opening to abundance even when everything seems bleak. What a treat that replays are up for 48 hours so there is plenty of time to check it out: <link>inspiringwomenwithsoul.com </link> Thu, 1 Mar 2018 22:21:27 EST Words related to winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x68308678 chill Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:55:47 EST Body Positive Rebellion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30017x65092x68193426 Interested in a little guidance in feeling more positive about your body right now? Amber is sharing her journey to radical self-acceptance in the Body Positive Rebellion. No charge, starts December 31st! <link>bodypositiveyoga.com/rebellion/ </link> Sat, 30 Dec 2017 17:10:40 EST Moving through stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x68027572 How to beat the holiday stress <link>shes-got-hips.com/holiday-stress-a-b<BR>alancing-act-for-dancers/ </link> Fri, 1 Dec 2017 14:45:38 EST Self-Acceptance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x68022180 How to practice self-acceptance right now when you really wish your body was different than it is <link>bodypositiveyoga.com/grateful-body-f<BR>eels-impossible/ </link> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:07:37 EST 10 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30017x65092x67853841 Free ten day challenge to help you practice your art painlessly in the morning! <link>www.jessicadonnellyreed.com/challeng<BR>e/ </link> Sat, 4 Nov 2017 16:16:10 EST Music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x67681365 How to slow down music for your dance practice <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkJt4jSs3o0&<BR>amp;feature=youtu.be </link> Sun, 8 Oct 2017 17:16:10 EST Words related to Autumn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x67585782 pumpkin Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:57:48 EST Self-Acceptance Summit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x67512521 The Self-Acceptance Summit: How to overcome self-judgment, and live a life of bravery, compassion and authenticity <BR> <BR> <link>www.soundstrue.com/store/self-accept<BR>ance-summit/free-access </link> <BR> <BR> This free online 10-day summit will have 31 leading experts in the field of self-acceptance and self-compassion. Starts tomorrow on Sounds True. Sun, 10 Sep 2017 18:29:06 EST Words related to SUMMER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x67169535 sunshine Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:36:28 EST Mindful Relationship Summit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x66717823 In case you're interested in the Mindful Relationship Summit: <link>www.mindfulrelationshipsummit.com/?r<BR>ef=1d3f5ce86d </link> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:33:26 EST Food Revolution Summit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x66649344 The Food Revolution Summit provides free online inspiration and support from 24 top food experts, showing you how to eat safe, healthy, and delicious food. <BR> <BR> <link>www.foodrevolutionsummit.org/ </link> <BR> <BR> The list of experts includes Doreen Virtue, Kris Carr, and Dr. Christiane Northrup, as well as world famous doctors Sanjay Gupta, MD; Dean Ornish, MD; Michael Greger, MD; Mark Hyman, MD; Vandana Shiva, Ph.D; and Joel Fuhrman, MD. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:17:07 EST Meditation Experience http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x66598010 Oprah and Deepak's 21-Day Meditation Experience, Hope in Uncertain Times, starts today <link>chopracentermeditation.com/experienc<BR>e </link> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:14:20 EST Eat Train Win for Life Summit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x66545053 Christie Miller's event starts tomorrow--Eat Train Win for Life Summit: Weight Loss Made Simple in Your 50s and Beyond: <link>eattrainwin.com/summit </link> Sun, 2 Apr 2017 15:23:40 EST Chair dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30017x65092x66414546 <link>www.youtube.com/user/chairdancing </link> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:06:03 EST Words related to Spring! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x66396510 green Thu, 9 Mar 2017 18:32:24 EST Share your non-scale victory here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30017x65092x66396491 Halfway through day 9 of no desserts, including no honey in my tea or yogurt. Thu, 9 Mar 2017 18:27:04 EST Meditation Summit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x65277323 The Science of Meditation Summit is about the transformative effect of meditation on the areas of our lived experience that shape our happiness, well-being and ability to be of service to others. The five-day online program will begin on 19 October and will feature over 20 renowned thought leaders, leading researchers, and wisdom holders offering their insights and proven practices--all at no cost. <link>earlyaccess.shambhalamountain.org/?r<BR>ef=2594631ba2 </link> <BR> <em>135</em> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:27:02 EST Olympic women http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65092x64958039 Fifty photos that show the raw power of this year's Team USA <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/photos-<BR>show-the-raw-power-of-olympic-women-te<BR>am-usa-ftw_us_57979c7ee4b0d3568f84a7b0? </link> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:54:32 EST Advice for the beginning of your journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65092x64903802 Anything that you would like to be able to turn around and share with yourself at the beginning of your healthy journey? <BR> Thu, 4 Aug 2016 13:13:15 EST Emoticon: How are you moving it today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x64444622 <em>313</em> Sun, 29 May 2016 15:33:42 EST Did you dance today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65092x64127365 Ballet Boot Camp and Belly Dance classes tonight Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:31:03 EST How did you move it today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30017x65092x64078463 Pushups <BR> Dog walk <BR> Ballet boot camp <BR> Belly dance class with veil work! Fri, 8 Apr 2016 01:35:04 EST Choreography http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x64027421 <link>gem.godaddy.com/p/58b287?fe=1&amp;pa<BR>ct=132994-130581785-8297323745-a55bd18<BR>d75ce87cae03bdcb06aa43a7db69bb6a0 </link> <BR> <BR> How do I start to write choreography? <BR> <BR> There are probably as many approaches to writing choregraphy as there are choreographers! It comes so easily to some and to others it is a total mystery. I am an improvisational dancer at heart but because I teach, I regularly have to write choreography for my classes. Here are a few techniques and star... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 16:03:07 EST Finding ease in dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x63833186 <link>danceproject.ca/restoring-your-movem<BR>ent-map/#.VtyETUDuOc4 </link> <BR> <BR> If you’re soaked in sweat by the end of the first plie exercise, you’re doing it wrong. <BR> <BR> I used to think it was “correct” to be working so hard that what should be an easy warm-up becomes a heart-pounding, sweaty ordeal. <BR> <BR> So too we see this trend in fitness, but just because you’re sweating, red in the face, and tired does not mean you’re being effective. Making a fitness class “hot” ... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 14:32:55 EST Shedding the Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x63756619 <link>chopracentermeditation.com/experienc<BR>e </link> <BR> <BR> Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit is an all-new 21-day meditation experience from Oprah and Deepak. <BR> <BR> Do you want to feel lighter in body and spirit? Begin an inspirational meditation journey that will shift the way you look and feel. This transformative experience led by Oprah and Deepak, will give you more energy, creativity and light that can last a lifetime. You will discover what nourishes your entire... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:01:07 EST Share A Danceable Video! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65092x63679471 Hi everyone, I'm new here! <BR> <BR> I was sifting through Youtube, and thought it would be fun for everyone to share videos that make you want to get up and dance! Of course, not everybody's going to like the same thing, but anything with a good beat, or that shows people dancing to some type of style, should be generally motivating to a lot of people. <BR> <BR> I was craving some old skool 80s/90s hip hop and found "Bust A Move" by Young MC. [The video is a little sexist, but I can ignor... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 12:17:28 EST Stretching http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x63593304 Are You Stretching the Wrong Way? <link>dancemagazine.com/inside-dm/are_you_<BR>stretching_the_wrong_way/ </link> <BR> <BR> Keelan Whitmore used to be on a tireless quest for elastic hamstrings—until he began experiencing “a very weird and scary feeling” each time he finished stretching. “I’d have a sharp, shooting pain on the outside edge of the back of my knee,” says the Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancer. Only after seeking physical therapy for another injury did he learn that his habit o... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 02:37:15 EST Have you been dancing lately? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65092x63191804 One evening I went to an event in Copenhagen.. <BR> There was lots of entertainment and afterwards there was lively music <BR> I went up dancing and we were 3 women who danced most of all. We danced until about 2 o´clock in the morning.So I got their mobile numbers <BR> And this saturday we will go out dinning together and afterwards we will dance the same place - this time there will be Brazilian music. Wonderful. <BR> <BR> Sometimes it is really nice being a single..then life does not have... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 17:30:35 EST Menopaused and not liking the changes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65092x63037850 I just keep gaining and gaining! I menopaused at 40 and I haven't had a period for 3 years. My waist used to be 28inches, now it's more like 33. My arms look bigger too! And my shorts are getting tight. <BR> <BR> I am also on dialysis. So I really need to watch my water weight. I have reached an all time high of 5kg water weight gain this weekend and I am frantic! There is no running away from it, I am getting fat! <BR> <BR> I know what I have to do and I keep trying but nothing seems to ... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 15:54:00 EST Fresh Coffee and Freeform Dance - Both Make News! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65092x62510166 Yup, nothing like them - together. <BR> <BR> Let Eric Calderon (name of the barista busting those moves to The Weeknd) show you the way ... <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dancing<BR>-starbucks-barista_55f33c8de4b042295e3<BR>65d95 </link> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 23:09:37 EST 7 Simple Ways to Reclaim an Hour a Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62282486 7 Simple Ways to Reclaim an Hour a Day <BR> <BR> <BR> It seems our world keeps spinning faster and faster and our to-do lists keep getting longer and longer. No matter how good we are at time management, there never seem to be enough hours in the day to get it all done. At some time or another, we could all really use a 25th hour! <BR> <BR> Sadly, it just can’t be done. No matter how hard we try, there are only 24 hours in a day. But what we can do is find what our time drainers are and ... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:53:42 EST Dancing class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65092x62282097 I am starting in a dancing class in september. <BR> I am sorry I haven´t learnt to dance properly so I am looking forward to be better. <BR> Usually one has to come as a pair. I am single and many men prefer sitting and looking at the dancers rather than dancing themselves. <BR> The teacher wrote the dance is for pairs but 1+1 is 2 she wrote so I decided to join. <BR> I usually get transformed to a man in dancing classes as I am tall, 177cm. Nowadays many women are 1.80 in Denmark so I hope t... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:06:00 EST 8 Health Benefits of Coffee... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62274782 8 Health Benefits of Coffee <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you enjoyed a cup of coffee this morning, you have already started the day on a healthy (and possibly more productive!) note. Not only does a cuppa Joe deliver your trusty a.m. caffeine boost, but it also may reduce the risk for certain healthproblems and can improve bodily functions. Check out the top eight health benefitsof consuming coffee. <BR> <BR> Increased Alertness and Energy Levels <BR> Coffee contains caffeine, which is respo... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:53:01 EST 50 Easy Ways to Burn 100 Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62267057 50 Easy Ways to Burn 100 Calories <BR> <BR> Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to achieve that goal! To put it all in perspective for you, we’ve gathered 50 different ways to burn 100 calories. From standard exercises you do at the gym, to everyday chores around the house, you can burn 100 calories in j... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 10:01:05 EST The Healing Power of Touch... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62260302 The Healing Power of Touch <BR> <BR> <BR> It's common sense that a hug at a stressful time, a handshake after an important meeting or just cuddling at the end of the day help us relax, leaving behind negativity and worry. Now researchers are investigating whether this feel-good energy has an impact on our well-being. Are there health benefits to touch? <BR> <BR> When we experience friendly, affectionate touch, our bodies release oxytocin, which is sometimes called the love hormone. Oxyto... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 10:26:10 EST 100 Reasons you Should Work Out Today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62252409 100 Reasons You Should Work Out Today <BR> <BR> <BR> We all have those days that we don't want to work out even though we know we should. <BR> <BR> When you need a little motivation, look no further. <BR> <BR> Here are 100 reasons you shouldn't skip your workout today. <BR> <BR> Print, save, pin or "like" this post so you'll have easy access to it on the days you need it most. <BR> <BR> 100 Reasons to Exercise Now <BR> <BR> <BR> Because it makes you feel confident <BR> Because ... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:25:41 EST A Blueprint for Goal Achievement.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62245473 A Blueprint for Goal Achievement <BR> <BR> <BR> It was just a coffee table. A resting place for coffee cups and gatherer of used magazines. Normally, it would have no meaning for me. But because I invented this table and scraped my knuckles raw for it…I was a proud papa. <BR> <BR> This Christmas gift to my wife was more than a hobbyist’s diversion. It taught me how to succeed at anything in life. I’m now confident that I can achieve any goal I set my mind to. <BR> <BR> Why did it have ... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:33:44 EST How to Keep Your House Clean in 15 mins. a day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62237430 How to Keep Your House Clean in 15 Minutes a Day! <BR> <BR> <BR> If you hate having a designated cleaning day, but love having a clean house, it can seem that the only solution is to hire a cleaning service. But that can be expensive, and many people who hire others to do the dirty work for them often end up cleaning before the cleaning staff arrives anyway! You can avoid spending an entire day cleaning the house if you break the housekeeping chores up into about 20-minute segments each da... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:13:44 EST What Separates Weight-Loss Winners & Losers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62228290 7 Things that Separate Weight-Loss Winners & Losers <BR> <BR> As you've probably figured out, winning at weight loss is about making long-lasting, life-altering change. Just like any sport or skill, you might start out a little rocky. Choosing healthy foods, trying different workouts, and finding the strategies that work for you will take a little practice. As you find your stride, those habits will get easier and you'll start knocking down more barriers that try to get in your way. Your mo... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 08:18:39 EST Chew Slowly to Prevent Heartburn... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62219128 Chew Slowly to Prevent Heartburn <BR> Nutrition News Flash <BR> 320 <BR> SHARES <BR> <BR> By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> Related Content <BR> <BR> 7 Hidden Ways to Get Better Sleep <BR> <BR> Probiotics: A Billion Good Bugs <BR> <BR> Stop and Chew Your Dinner <BR> <BR> Diet and Nutrition (forum) <BR> <BR> SparkTeam: Acid Reflux Support <BR> <BR> Help for Chronic Heartburn <BR> <BR> Veggie Pizza On Whole-Wheat Crust With Feta And Mozzarella Cheeses Recipe <BR> Heartburn may feel ... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:09:12 EST 10 Ways to Stop Binge Eating in It's Tracks.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62211865 10 Ways to Stop Binge Eating in Its Tracks <BR> <BR> We’ve all heard the lunch room chatter about people's latest diets and weight-loss escapades. Maybe you’ve even led the discussion by saying something like,"I am going to be ‘good’ today and only eat salads and fresh fruit and avoid the sugar and junky stuff." Or maybe the conversation went more like, "I ate so bad this weekend! Now I have to go to the gym for two hours after work to burn it all off." Sound familiar? <BR> <BR> As a diet... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 10:04:58 EST Do You Suffer From Portion Distortion..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62204543 The Portion Distortion Guide <BR> A List of Serving Sizes <BR> <BR> Quiz: Do You Suffer from Portion Distortion? <BR> Selecting the right foods also means choosing portions that are proper serving sizes. The terms "portion" and "serving" are often used interchangeably, but they don't mean the same thing. <BR> <BR> A "portion" is the amount of food you choose to eat for meals or snacks (like a plateful of pasta or a handful of raisins). In comparison a "serving" is the amount of food tha... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 09:37:40 EST Too much on the computer ..Idears about what to do http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65092x62197884 I have gotten a very bad habit of spending too much time by the computer.. <BR> Debatting and writting to people and making advertisement for ceramic events <BR> <BR> It spoils my day and plans - if I had some definite ones <BR> Hmm <BR> What do you do to avoid this? <BR> Fri, 7 Aug 2015 10:34:54 EST Chocolate: A Not-So-Guilty Pleasure... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62196432 Chocolate: A Not-So-Guilty Pleasure <BR> By Rebecca Pratt, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> We’re talking of course about your love affair with CHOCOLATE— that dark seducer even more likely to attract as you're surrounded by heart-shaped displays. Long thought to be an aphrodisiac, chocolate has been inextricably linked to Cupid and lovers since it was discovered among the ancient Aztecs and carried to the Old World. <BR> <BR> The New World likes it too: the United States is the second largest imp... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 08:15:26 EST 50 non-Food Rewards for Fitness and Weight Loss... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62188643 50 Non-Food Rewards for Fitness and Weight Loss <BR> <BR> <BR> Losing weight and maintaining healthy habits are both challenging, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't also be rewarding. Besides the intrinsic benefits that come from feeling better and reaching new goals, rewarding yourself for your healthy efforts will reinforce your new habits and inspire you to continue your journey. <BR> <BR> There are lots of effective and motivating ways to reward yourself (both large and small), but... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:07:51 EST Common Foods That Could Be Hurting Your Belly... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62181927 Common Foods That Could Be Hurting Your Belly <BR> <BR> It can be as frustrating as it is familiar: the achy tightness in your abdomen after you eat, or the sharp pain, bloating and distension you feel after a large meal--or any meal. With so many foods now composed of a multitude of ingredients, it can be tricky to figure out which foods are helping and which are hurting. <BR> <BR> Any food that causes a pain in the gut after you eat it needs to be further investigated to determine the a... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 10:15:59 EST How to Separate Healthy Fact from Fiction... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62174465 How to Separate Healthy Fact from Fiction <BR> <BR> <BR> ''Show me the research!'' Of all the advice and information I absorbed as an undergraduate studying health and physical education, this one phrase from a literature review professor is one that has stuck with me throughout my career. It taught me to question everything that I read and never take any information as gospel. When I read headlines regarding the latest trends in nutrition and exercise today, I ask, ''Who did the research?... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 12:12:49 EST Shopping Cart Essentials.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62164522 Shopping Cart Essentials <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So, you’re going to start eating healthy. Congratulations are in order—and so is a trip to the grocery store. Stocking up on some new items is a must. If your pantry is full of healthy fare, you’ll stress less about meals, and you’ll be less likely to snack on nutritionally-empty junk. <BR> <BR> But should you buy 12-grain or whole wheat bread? Low-fat milk or soy milk? Butter or margarine? Grocery shopping isn’t rocket science, but it can be... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 10:38:07 EST Are Your Friends Making You Fat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62156056 Are Your Friends Making You Fat? <BR> <BR> If your friend who lives across the country comes down with a cold, you’re surely not going to catch it from her. But if she becomes overweight, that just might spread to you. <BR> <BR> So say researchers from Harvard Medical School and the University of California, who published research in a July 2007 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. After analyzing data from 12,067 individuals, they found that when one individual becomes obese, ... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 10:13:59 EST Write Your Own Contract for Success... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x62131788 Write Your Own Contract for Success <BR> A Simple Way to Make Yourself More Accountable <BR> <BR> By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> Related Content <BR> <BR> You know that keeping yourself accountable is a key to weight loss success. Even with all the information in the world and all the right intentions, you won’t get very far if you let yourself off the hook when it’s time to actually do what you should. <BR> <BR> There are two very effective ways to increase your ... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:07:18 EST Zumba DVD Deal tonight 7-27-2015 on Amazon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65092x62114074 This sale that this message is about will likely expire in the next 2-3 hours, depending on your time zone (it's 10:19 pm CST now where I am, in the USA) - and I have no idea if any of this works outside the USA - But....the Gold Box Deals of the Day: Over 25% Off Select Zumba Fitness DVDs - they look to be offering 4 basic packages, and 2 of the packages look like they are the same thing, but different prices.... I tried to put this link on my Status update, but I think it cut off - <BR> ... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:25:57 EST Songs That Make Us Move.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x62100694 I heard it tthrough the grapevine. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:34:28 EST How many TEAM bonus points? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x62026343 2 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:30:25 EST Songs:The word dance or type of dance in the title http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x61983569 Le Freak - Chic Sat, 11 Jul 2015 12:24:54 EST Hello, This sounds like a fun team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65092x61880225 My name is Terri and I love to dance but have no one except my sister to dance with. My husband use to dance with me now he has a bad back and a bad knee. I wanted my sister to hear the song by Josh Turner, "Why don't we just dance". She loved it so much that she downloaded it after we danced in her living room. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:14:01 EST TEAM DANCE PARTY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65092x61727782 This is a place to post links to YouTube videos (or other places) that have fun songs to dance to. Post the song title, band/singer, and the web link address. Feel free to add why you like it or if it has any special meaning to you. Then we can all dance together, share our favorite music, and have fun exercising! <BR> <BR> To kick us off, because they are about dancing: <BR> <BR> Walk The Moon, Shut Up and Dance <BR> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JCLY0Rl <BR> x6Q <BR> <BR> ABBA, Dancin... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 19:42:22 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65092x61707814 I love ballroom dance of any kind: waltz, foxtrot, rumba, swing. Not so good on the latin dances and currently without a partner to learn them. My quest is for a new partner so that I can dance more. I also do line dance, but not as much because I don't enjoy it as much as ballroom. <BR> What does anyone else do for dance? Love dancers <em>335</em> Mon, 8 Jun 2015 14:33:17 EST 10,000 mins of exercise ....team challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30017x65092x61633402 Let's see how long it takes us to reach 10,000 mins. of exercise. <BR> <BR> Next person fill in what you did and add your mins. to the team total! <BR> <BR> <BR> My mins. of exercise....90 <BR> <BR> Team Total....90 <BR> Sun, 31 May 2015 09:52:54 EST Emoticon ...Let's Dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x61627599 <em>353</em> Sat, 30 May 2015 15:27:00 EST THE DAILY EATING JAR...What Did You Do Instead http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30017x65092x61598701 or those of us who like to have just a little snack once in awhile. <BR> <BR> INSTEAD OF EATING... Let's create and " EATING JAR" <BR> <BR> 1) get a container that you can put in your kitchen, on your desk, etc. <BR> <BR> 2) get some paper, a pen, and a pair of scissors. <BR> <BR> 3) cut your paper into little pieces big enough to write "ideas" onto. <BR> <BR> 4) come up with ideas that you can do INSTEAD OF EATING. <BR> <BR> Here are some start your list ideas: <BR> <BR> * pain... Wed, 27 May 2015 09:15:55 EST Any suggestions for more dance workouts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65092x61536946 I walk when the weather is nice, and do Pilates for strength training. I have following Cassey Ho on youtube. Ocassionaly, I will do some HIIT with Joanna Soh. <BR> <BR> I only have a few dance DVDs. Can you suggest more dance youtube videos? I'd like to expand my library but I don't want to spend a lot on DVDs, so if you could just suggest more youtube vids? Wed, 20 May 2015 03:04:04 EST ARE YOU UP FOR A DARE CHALLENGE.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30017x65092x61534793 I WILL POST A DAILY DARE AND SEE IF YOU ARE UP FOR THE CHALLENGE!!!! ARE YOU READY???? <BR> <BR> <BR> DARE YOU TO....BURN BABY BURN.... <BR> <BR> YOU DECIDE what you will do. You can choOse either cardio or strength exercises. You can burn a little bit of calories, or a bunch of calories. <BR> <BR> SOOOOOO....WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TODAY??? <BR> Tue, 19 May 2015 20:50:40 EST Reflection and inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65092x61505782 The challenges of being an introverted dancer in an extroverted profession <link>reflectionsinsequinsandsatin.wordpre<BR>ss.com/2015/03/22/challenges-of-being-<BR>an-introvert/ </link> Sat, 16 May 2015 15:41:03 EST Did you sleep well last night... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30017x65092x61489128 <em>334</em> Thu, 14 May 2015 16:25:36 EST Lumba and ChaCha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x61487827 blob:https%3A//www.youtube.com/cf3c2ff0-bc<BR>d6-40e1-b385-6317f16d6a7d Thu, 14 May 2015 12:58:34 EST Chair Dancing Site .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30085x65092x61487709 Chair Dancing can be fun. Here is a very upbeat way of exercising at home or at the office . <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> https://youtu.be/TOrfPlH5nCk <BR> <BR> www.chairdancing.com <BR> Thu, 14 May 2015 12:39:44 EST Check In ....Have You Made Your Bed Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65092x61437900 <em>530</em> Fri, 8 May 2015 18:01:50 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65092x61412292 Hello Everyone! I'm new to SparkPeople and very excited to be a part of this learn team. I love this community, for it's very positive and uplifting. My goal is to drop 20 pounds by my 36th birthday September 14th which will put me at 190. <em>306</em> <BR> Once this goal is completed I will create another weight loss goal for myself, I'm trying very hard to be realistic with my goals! I wish everyone the best on their journeys <em>104</em> Tue, 5 May 2015 22:22:33 EST WOO HOO.....If you posted on the huddle wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x61381648 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1229920042.jpg"> Sat, 2 May 2015 13:18:32 EST Two Words, Change One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x61375079 Spark people <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 May 2015 17:46:16 EST A - Z THINGS IN MY REFRIDGERATOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x61374415 Red, Yellow, Green, Orange Peppers Fri, 1 May 2015 15:50:11 EST SPARK POINTS FOR MAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x61374372 DOES ANY ONE WANT TO SEE WHO CAN GET THE MOST SPARK POINTS FOR MAY? I HOPE YOU HAVE A BLESSED DAY! lyl! ( lyl means love you linda!) Fri, 1 May 2015 15:45:27 EST DID YOU KNOW THAT....On Going http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65092x61363272 Did You Know .... <BR> <BR> Unless food is mixed with saliva you can't taste it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1613348248.jpg"> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:38:26 EST Inspirational Quotes of the Day...Come Share http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65092x61352137 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l913968185.jpg"> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:59:21 EST Daily...... Question of The Day ?????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65092x61349383 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What's your favorite indoor workout? <BR> <BR> <BR> Following along with a workout DVD <BR> Doing body weight exercise circuits <BR> Using my home gym <BR> Doing chores <BR> Other <BR> <BR> For me....I use DVD work outs occasionally and I use my treadmill, elliptical machine and twist plate on a daily basis. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 23:02:39 EST Did You Use The Trackers Today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30017x65092x61347679 <em>224</em> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:09:26 EST Did You Post to the Team Wall... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65092x61347676 <em>334</em> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:08:44 EST Spin the Wheel... How Many Did You Get... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65092x61347668 On the start page of Spark People, you will notice on the right hand side a section that says SPARKPOINTS TODAY. It will have a red flag in this section.. Click on that and it will show you all the teams you belong to (they will have a red flag beside them) <BR> <BR> 1.. Click on the flag. <BR> 2. The Points earned for the team will appear for the day. <BR> 3. Then post the results in here. <BR> <BR> You can choose to post up to 5 different teams you belong to each day. <BR> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:07:32 EST What Exercise Did You Do Today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30017x65092x61347494 <em>311</em> <em>315</em> line dancing Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:40:00 EST Last Letter Starts a New Word.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x61347486 anxiouS Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:38:50 EST A - Z things in your refridgerator or cupboards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30016x65092x61347477 Applesauce Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:37:09 EST Emoticon....Say Hi to Your Team Mates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65092x61347454 <em>213</em> or <em>524</em> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:34:30 EST Chit Chat Corner... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65092x61347435 Here's a place to come and hand out with your cup of coffee or morning tea. Come on in a get to know each other and let us know how your day and progress is coming along. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:32:17 EST