Group photo
Author:
MARJCLAY's Photo MARJCLAY SparkPoints: (49,062)
Fitness Minutes: (13,794)
Posts: 163
9/20/16 12:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I didn't make my crunch goal but will try harder this week to meet the challenge.

Marj PST Seattle





 November Minutes: 0
0
90
180
270
360
KINILANI25 SparkPoints: (9,990)
Fitness Minutes: (2,507)
Posts: 176
9/19/16 12:45 P

Reply
200/150

I didn't make my crunch goal but I'm ok with what I was able to do. Congrats to everyone who succeeded and to those who tried. We are doing it and that's what REALLY counts. Now for the new challenge!

emoticon

LEANNARW's Photo LEANNARW Posts: 3,439
9/18/16 10:42 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
350/350 emoticon

Leanna
Northern California
Pacific Standard Time


 current weight: 161.7 
185
176.25
167.5
158.75
150
IVORY1825's Photo IVORY1825 Posts: 8,431
9/18/16 7:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Did my 100 on Friday and also Sunday, so that's my 4 times!

No day but today ...
-Jonathan Larson - Rent

"You have to laught at yourself, because you'd cry your eyes out if you didn't"
Emily Saliers - Indigo Girls

~Melissa/Ivory

Co-Leader of Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/g
roups_individual.asp?gid=2074


 current weight: 182.8 
195
180
165
150
135
RAVENMAMA's Photo RAVENMAMA Posts: 711
9/18/16 1:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
400/400..... it took me until Sunday, but I got them all done!!! emoticon

Melissa (EST, Maryland)


 current weight: 197.1 
201
185.75
170.5
155.25
140
LABRYANT's Photo LABRYANT SparkPoints: (42,051)
Fitness Minutes: (22,530)
Posts: 5,384
9/18/16 8:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
So happy! This Team is full of life and some of the finest people on Sparks!

Great job, everyone!

L.

“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” -Dean Jackson


 current weight: 162.8 
176
165.75
155.5
145.25
135
RDUPRE180's Photo RDUPRE180 SparkPoints: (20,317)
Fitness Minutes: (49,661)
Posts: 86
9/18/16 7:23 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sat-Sun: crunched it! 100 each day. Total of 600!

The time is here to make things happen!


 Pounds lost: 4.0 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 18,757
9/18/16 12:08 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
100/100

hey, look at all the posters!!!!!!

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


 current weight: 139.6 
143
139.75
136.5
133.25
130
MAGGI-TT's Photo MAGGI-TT Posts: 362
9/17/16 11:03 A

Send Private Message
Reply
400/360

Writer, Artist, Office Monkey
Roller Derby Goddess of Mediocrity


 November Minutes: 0
0
300
600
900
1200
RAVENMAMA's Photo RAVENMAMA Posts: 711
9/16/16 9:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
400/200,

Melissa (EST, Maryland)


 current weight: 197.1 
201
185.75
170.5
155.25
140
KINILANI25 SparkPoints: (9,990)
Fitness Minutes: (2,507)
Posts: 176
9/16/16 10:09 A

Reply
200/150

HAFISHMAN's Photo HAFISHMAN SparkPoints: (4,245)
Fitness Minutes: (3,842)
Posts: 130
9/16/16 9:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I usually do not work out on Friday and Saturday. I was hoping to change that and get in a short workout today. It didn't happen, but hopefully it won't set me off track. Looking forward to next week's challenge.

 current weight: 158.8 
158.8
152.85
146.9
140.95
135
RDUPRE180's Photo RDUPRE180 SparkPoints: (20,317)
Fitness Minutes: (49,661)
Posts: 86
9/16/16 8:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thurs: Crunched it! 120

The time is here to make things happen!


 Pounds lost: 4.0 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
LEANNARW's Photo LEANNARW Posts: 3,439
9/15/16 11:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I commit to 350 bicycle crunches (50 a day for all 7 days).
I already cut out sugar and drink 80 oz. of water a day.
However, I know I need to be much more aware of sodium intake!

350/300


Edited by: LEANNARW at: 9/17/2016 (23:44)
Leanna
Northern California
Pacific Standard Time


 current weight: 161.7 
185
176.25
167.5
158.75
150
RAVENMAMA's Photo RAVENMAMA Posts: 711
9/15/16 10:00 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
400/110. Forgot yesterday. Got some making up to do 😊

Melissa (EST, Maryland)


 current weight: 197.1 
201
185.75
170.5
155.25
140
LABRYANT's Photo LABRYANT SparkPoints: (42,051)
Fitness Minutes: (22,530)
Posts: 5,384
9/15/16 8:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yeah, y'all!

emoticon

L.

“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” -Dean Jackson


 current weight: 162.8 
176
165.75
155.5
145.25
135
ONEBLUEMOON's Photo ONEBLUEMOON Posts: 1,647
9/15/16 7:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I had a good first full Sparks day. Tracked my food, drank my water, and learned to do bicycle crunches. It was fun!

~Lynn~
Michigan - Eastern Time Zone

EMERALD GEMS / Biggest Loser Challenge

ROWDY REBELS / 5% Challenge



 Pounds lost: 2.6 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
CBULLIS1's Photo CBULLIS1 Posts: 1,892
9/15/16 5:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Now I don't know if turbo jam counts for the mc but it really works the abs in every workout. That's what I've been doing all week

www.facebook.com www.facebook.com


145 Maintenance Weeks
0
40
80
120
160
ANGWHIT's Photo ANGWHIT Posts: 2,691
9/15/16 1:42 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply

500/225

Angela
Scarlet Dragons, Summer Cruisin' and Losin'
EST


 Pounds lost: 30.0 
0
8
16
24
32
KARENOFMS's Photo KARENOFMS SparkPoints: (16,601)
Fitness Minutes: (8,966)
Posts: 97
9/15/16 12:12 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yay me! I did them 100 crunches tagged on to the end of my workout!! Happy!! emoticon

 Pounds lost: 8.8 
0
7.25
14.5
21.75
29
AMARTIN2264's Photo AMARTIN2264 Posts: 489
9/15/16 9:17 A

Send Private Message
Reply
400/100

Ashley
CST - Broken Arrow, OK

Fall 5% Challenge - Weight Warriors

5% Goal 198
10% Goal 188
15% Goal 177
20% Goal 167
25% Goal 156
30% Goal 146


 current weight: 208.5 
208.5
192.625
176.75
160.875
145
HAFISHMAN's Photo HAFISHMAN SparkPoints: (4,245)
Fitness Minutes: (3,842)
Posts: 130
9/15/16 8:15 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wednesday: I did 3 sets of full and side planks for 45 seconds. It was MUCH harder than 30 seconds. I'm not sure I'll manage 3 sets for a full minute. Drank my 64 fl oz of water.
Thursday: I managed 1 set of full and side planks for a full minute!! Maybe tomorrow I'll actually be able to do 3 sets, let's see.

 current weight: 158.8 
158.8
152.85
146.9
140.95
135
RDUPRE180's Photo RDUPRE180 SparkPoints: (20,317)
Fitness Minutes: (49,661)
Posts: 86
9/15/16 8:03 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thurs: crunched it! 100

The time is here to make things happen!


 Pounds lost: 4.0 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
JEBNURSE2000's Photo JEBNURSE2000 SparkPoints: (39,653)
Fitness Minutes: (9,483)
Posts: 512
9/15/16 6:58 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Did my crunches last night --- 400/200

Happiness is a choice we all make everyday. Choose happiness.
Do or Do Not, There is NO try!


 current weight: 166.4 
170
162.5
155
147.5
140
KAMEE720's Photo KAMEE720 SparkPoints: (32,093)
Fitness Minutes: (13,412)
Posts: 340
9/14/16 11:10 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Working on crunches

400/400
300/400
150/400
100/400

Edited by: KAMEE720 at: 9/18/2016 (00:06)
Sam


 Pounds lost: 3.4 
0
27
54
81
108
LEANNARW's Photo LEANNARW Posts: 3,439
9/14/16 10:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I commit to 350 bicycle crunches (50 a day for all 7 days).
I already cut out sugar and drink 80 oz. of water a day.
However, I know I need to be much more aware of sodium intake!

350/150

Leanna
Northern California
Pacific Standard Time


 current weight: 161.7 
185
176.25
167.5
158.75
150
MAGGI-TT's Photo MAGGI-TT Posts: 362
9/14/16 9:32 P

Send Private Message
Reply
400/195

Writer, Artist, Office Monkey
Roller Derby Goddess of Mediocrity


 November Minutes: 0
0
300
600
900
1200
ONEBLUEMOON's Photo ONEBLUEMOON Posts: 1,647
9/14/16 9:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just starting. I commit to studying the crunches article and learning how, since I don't think I have ever done one! Since it's nearly Thursday, I'll commit to doing more each day than I did the day before. Will also keep up with water and avoiding sugar.

~Lynn~
Michigan - Eastern Time Zone

EMERALD GEMS / Biggest Loser Challenge

ROWDY REBELS / 5% Challenge



 Pounds lost: 2.6 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
IVORY1825's Photo IVORY1825 Posts: 8,431
9/14/16 8:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Did my 100 crunches (crunches, bicycles, and leg lifts) for Monday and today. 2 down!

No day but today ...
-Jonathan Larson - Rent

"You have to laught at yourself, because you'd cry your eyes out if you didn't"
Emily Saliers - Indigo Girls

~Melissa/Ivory

Co-Leader of Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/g
roups_individual.asp?gid=2074


 current weight: 182.8 
195
180
165
150
135
NEWDJPG's Photo NEWDJPG SparkPoints: (8,835)
Fitness Minutes: (3,271)
Posts: 24
9/14/16 8:12 P

Send Private Message
Reply
500/100 kicking it up for the rest of the week!

 November Minutes: 0
0
200
400
600
800
CBULLIS1's Photo CBULLIS1 Posts: 1,892
9/14/16 8:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Did 35 mi. Turbo sculp and 24 sit-ups

www.facebook.com www.facebook.com


145 Maintenance Weeks
0
40
80
120
160
ANGWHIT's Photo ANGWHIT Posts: 2,691
9/14/16 12:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
500/100

Angela
Scarlet Dragons, Summer Cruisin' and Losin'
EST


 Pounds lost: 30.0 
0
8
16
24
32
MARJCLAY's Photo MARJCLAY SparkPoints: (49,062)
Fitness Minutes: (13,794)
Posts: 163
9/14/16 11:42 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
100/20

Marj PST Seattle





 November Minutes: 0
0
90
180
270
360
KINILANI25 SparkPoints: (9,990)
Fitness Minutes: (2,507)
Posts: 176
9/14/16 9:43 A

Reply
200/100

MARPARMC46's Photo MARPARMC46 Posts: 980
9/14/16 8:28 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
did 50 wall push ups and 50 jumping jacks



 Pounds lost: 8.0 
0
2
4
6
8
RDUPRE180's Photo RDUPRE180 SparkPoints: (20,317)
Fitness Minutes: (49,661)
Posts: 86
9/14/16 8:18 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wed: Crunched it! 100

The time is here to make things happen!


 Pounds lost: 4.0 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
HAFISHMAN's Photo HAFISHMAN SparkPoints: (4,245)
Fitness Minutes: (3,842)
Posts: 130
9/14/16 2:06 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Tuesday: I did not do my planks because I like to take a break between muscle groups. But I did do my cardio and other strength training (mostly lower body). As far as water, I forgot to take my water bottle with me when I left the house in the morning. I did get water in but I do not know how much and probably not as much as I would have liked. But, on Monday I surpassed my 64 fl oz of water goal. Tuesday was good but I am hoping Wednesday will be better. Good luck to everyone!

 current weight: 158.8 
158.8
152.85
146.9
140.95
135
LEANNARW's Photo LEANNARW Posts: 3,439
9/13/16 11:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I commit to 350 bicycle crunches (50 a day for all 7 days).
I already cut out sugar and drink 80 oz. of water a day.
However, I know I need to be much more aware of sodium intake!

350/150

Edited by: LEANNARW at: 9/14/2016 (22:09)
Leanna
Northern California
Pacific Standard Time


 current weight: 161.7 
185
176.25
167.5
158.75
150
RAVENMAMA's Photo RAVENMAMA Posts: 711
9/13/16 10:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
400/ 50

Melissa (EST, Maryland)


 current weight: 197.1 
201
185.75
170.5
155.25
140
HENLADY11's Photo HENLADY11 Posts: 35
9/13/16 7:14 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
55/200 and tracking water intake. Slow and steady.

CBULLIS1's Photo CBULLIS1 Posts: 1,892
9/13/16 6:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Tuesday 50 jumping jacks and a 40 min turbo jam video

www.facebook.com www.facebook.com


145 Maintenance Weeks
0
40
80
120
160
RDUPRE180's Photo RDUPRE180 SparkPoints: (20,317)
Fitness Minutes: (49,661)
Posts: 86
9/13/16 3:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Tues : crunched it! 100

The time is here to make things happen!


 Pounds lost: 4.0 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
CBULLIS1's Photo CBULLIS1 Posts: 1,892
9/13/16 2:12 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Mc has been harder for me then I expected. With my boy in the hospital yesterday I did manage to do 50 sit-up in the hospital room.

www.facebook.com www.facebook.com


145 Maintenance Weeks
0
40
80
120
160
MAGGI-TT's Photo MAGGI-TT Posts: 362
9/13/16 2:11 P

Send Private Message
Reply
400/135

Writer, Artist, Office Monkey
Roller Derby Goddess of Mediocrity


 November Minutes: 0
0
300
600
900
1200
MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 18,757
9/13/16 2:00 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
100 50

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


 current weight: 139.6 
143
139.75
136.5
133.25
130
KINILANI25 SparkPoints: (9,990)
Fitness Minutes: (2,507)
Posts: 176
9/13/16 1:48 P

Reply
200/50

RDUPRE180's Photo RDUPRE180 SparkPoints: (20,317)
Fitness Minutes: (49,661)
Posts: 86
9/13/16 12:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I commit to doing 100 crunches each day starting Tues 9/13/16 until Sunday 9/18/16!

The time is here to make things happen!


 Pounds lost: 4.0 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
MARPARMC46's Photo MARPARMC46 Posts: 980
9/13/16 8:48 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
50 wall push ups and 50 jumping jacks



 Pounds lost: 8.0 
0
2
4
6
8
MAGGI-TT's Photo MAGGI-TT Posts: 362
9/13/16 12:56 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Crikey, I totally forgot to post my stuff. I did 60 crunches today (plus a lot of other stuff).

Writer, Artist, Office Monkey
Roller Derby Goddess of Mediocrity


 November Minutes: 0
0
300
600
900
1200
IAMAUNTYEM's Photo IAMAUNTYEM Posts: 6,716
9/12/16 11:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I commit to doing 4 15-minute abs vedeos this week.

8-)
AuntyEm
SoCal
Pacific Time Zone
______________________________
NEVER FORGET


 current weight: 175.4 
220
197.5
175
152.5
130
AREATIES5's Photo AREATIES5 SparkPoints: (221)
Fitness Minutes: (117)
Posts: 2
9/12/16 10:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Monday - I commit to 500 crunches this week (in addition to my scheduled workouts)
500/100.

ANGELSMERCY's Photo ANGELSMERCY Posts: 39
9/12/16 10:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I can commit to this MC. emoticon

 current weight: 145.0 
185
167
149
131
113
LEANNARW's Photo LEANNARW Posts: 3,439
9/12/16 9:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I commit to 350 bicycle crunches (50 a day for all 7 days).
I already cut out sugar and drink 80 oz. of water a day.
However, I know I need to be much more aware of sodium intake!

350/50

Edited by: LEANNARW at: 9/12/2016 (22:16)
Leanna
Northern California
Pacific Standard Time


 current weight: 161.7 
185
176.25
167.5
158.75
150
JEBNURSE2000's Photo JEBNURSE2000 SparkPoints: (39,653)
Fitness Minutes: (9,483)
Posts: 512
9/12/16 9:01 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
400/100
Whew!

Happiness is a choice we all make everyday. Choose happiness.
Do or Do Not, There is NO try!


 current weight: 166.4 
170
162.5
155
147.5
140
NEWDJPG's Photo NEWDJPG SparkPoints: (8,835)
Fitness Minutes: (3,271)
Posts: 24
9/12/16 7:59 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Count me in for 500 this week!

 November Minutes: 0
0
200
400
600
800
MOM4BOYS87's Photo MOM4BOYS87 Posts: 9
9/12/16 7:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I will do 100 crunches Monday/Wed/Fri and planks on Tues/Thurs/Sat.
Better get going since today is almost over!

MAMADUCK8 Posts: 137
9/12/16 7:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I will do 100 crunches for the week. I haven't done any in years..... this will be a challenge.

Blessings,
Kimiko


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
0
16.825
33.65
50.475
67.3
MARJCLAY's Photo MARJCLAY SparkPoints: (49,062)
Fitness Minutes: (13,794)
Posts: 163
9/12/16 4:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I will do 100 crunches for the week. Need to start slow or I will burn out.

Marj PST Seattle





 November Minutes: 0
0
90
180
270
360
AMARTIN2264's Photo AMARTIN2264 Posts: 489
9/12/16 3:15 P

Send Private Message
Reply
My goal is 400 crunches this week.

Ashley
CST - Broken Arrow, OK

Fall 5% Challenge - Weight Warriors

5% Goal 198
10% Goal 188
15% Goal 177
20% Goal 167
25% Goal 156
30% Goal 146


 current weight: 208.5 
208.5
192.625
176.75
160.875
145
LABRYANT's Photo LABRYANT SparkPoints: (42,051)
Fitness Minutes: (22,530)
Posts: 5,384
9/12/16 3:05 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sunday! All MC's begin on Monday & end Sunday evening.

L.

“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” -Dean Jackson


 current weight: 162.8 
176
165.75
155.5
145.25
135
RAVENMAMA's Photo RAVENMAMA Posts: 711
9/12/16 2:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Goal 400 cruches of some type this week.
BTW, when does the week end? Friday, Saturday? Thanks.

Melissa (EST, Maryland)


 current weight: 197.1 
201
185.75
170.5
155.25
140
KINILANI25 SparkPoints: (9,990)
Fitness Minutes: (2,507)
Posts: 176
9/12/16 12:52 P

Reply
Goal - 200 crunches for the week


HENLADY11's Photo HENLADY11 Posts: 35
9/12/16 9:20 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am setting a goal of at least 200 crunches and tracking my water intake.

ALWAYZTRU2ME's Photo ALWAYZTRU2ME SparkPoints: (18,663)
Fitness Minutes: (4,906)
Posts: 45
9/12/16 8:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just starting out, I will commit to 200 crunches this week.

4_MY_LIFE's Photo 4_MY_LIFE Posts: 14,062
9/12/16 8:45 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Going for 500 crunches this week
500/100

Edited by: 4_MY_LIFE at: 9/13/2016 (02:14)
***Renee***
Scarlet Dragons
Time zone: Central Time


 current weight: 194.0 
194
178
162
146
130
ANGWHIT's Photo ANGWHIT Posts: 2,691
9/12/16 7:53 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am going for 500.

500/0

Angela
Scarlet Dragons, Summer Cruisin' and Losin'
EST


 Pounds lost: 30.0 
0
8
16
24
32
PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 19,321
9/12/16 7:43 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hope everything goes smoothly for you, Lynn.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


 current weight: 127.0 
137
133
129
125
121
JEBNURSE2000's Photo JEBNURSE2000 SparkPoints: (39,653)
Fitness Minutes: (9,483)
Posts: 512
9/12/16 7:16 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Goal = 400 crunches this week.

Happiness is a choice we all make everyday. Choose happiness.
Do or Do Not, There is NO try!


 current weight: 166.4 
170
162.5
155
147.5
140
CBULLIS1's Photo CBULLIS1 Posts: 1,892
9/12/16 6:25 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I will comment to 400 crunches this week

www.facebook.com www.facebook.com


145 Maintenance Weeks
0
40
80
120
160
LABRYANT's Photo LABRYANT SparkPoints: (42,051)
Fitness Minutes: (22,530)
Posts: 5,384
9/12/16 6:00 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Fantastic! I wish we could "Like" individual posts....I'd Like them all!

With my upcoming surgery (mastectomy) and recovery from the deep core biopsy this week I'm not sure how much I can participate in this MC, but I will try to be mindful.

Great job, everyone!

L.

“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” -Dean Jackson


 current weight: 162.8 
176
165.75
155.5
145.25
135
HAFISHMAN's Photo HAFISHMAN SparkPoints: (4,245)
Fitness Minutes: (3,842)
Posts: 130
9/12/16 4:19 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
First day pretty good.
Working towards a one minute plank (full plank and side planks) by the end of the week. I did 3 sets of 30 second planks. Full plank and a side plank on both sides. I also surpassed my daily goal of 64 fl oz of water a day, yesterday. Hope I can keep the momentum going. Feels good to be part of a team and held accountable :).

 current weight: 158.8 
158.8
152.85
146.9
140.95
135
KARRIEBOTHA SparkPoints: (2,032)
Fitness Minutes: (1,085)
Posts: 5
9/12/16 1:23 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I commit to 400 crunches this week.

And no sugar or sweetener. Am already off sugar aside from the odd cheat. So NO sugary cheats this week

MAGGI-TT's Photo MAGGI-TT Posts: 362
9/11/16 11:18 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I'll commit to 400 in the week.pretty sure I can do it. :)

Writer, Artist, Office Monkey
Roller Derby Goddess of Mediocrity


 November Minutes: 0
0
300
600
900
1200
MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 18,757
9/11/16 10:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i'll commit to 100.

i won't even count the abs stuff you inspired me to do today. coach nicole's standing stuff, vacuum on all fours, short planks.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


 current weight: 139.6 
143
139.75
136.5
133.25
130
KRPHELPS Posts: 5
9/11/16 4:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am ready

LABRYANT's Photo LABRYANT SparkPoints: (42,051)
Fitness Minutes: (22,530)
Posts: 5,384
9/11/16 8:26 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yes! Any kind of "crunch" or modified "crunch" counts. Anything that works the ab...planks count!

L.

“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” -Dean Jackson


 current weight: 162.8 
176
165.75
155.5
145.25
135
CKAYTHOMAS's Photo CKAYTHOMAS Posts: 11,956
9/11/16 8:16 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I will work on those crunches. Do bicycle crunches and obliques count? I'm new, so I need to ask.

I love sugar free coffee creamer; I may try to wean myself from it.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your srength and all your might. Love your neighbor as yourself.


 current weight: 130.4 
164
155.6
147.2
138.8
130.4
PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 19,321
9/11/16 6:58 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Welcome to the team, HAFISHMAN.

I don't use sweeteners and can't do crunches so will have to decide what I can do without exacerbating problems


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


 current weight: 127.0 
137
133
129
125
121
HAFISHMAN's Photo HAFISHMAN SparkPoints: (4,245)
Fitness Minutes: (3,842)
Posts: 130
9/11/16 6:47 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello, I'm new to the team and really excited to get started. I will definitely focus on less sugar and more water. I will commit to tracking water to insure I'm am getting it in. I will also focus on core strength. I have a hard time with crunches (my form is no good and I always end up in pain) so I will commit to working up to a 1 minute plank this week and will post progress.

 current weight: 158.8 
158.8
152.85
146.9
140.95
135
MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 18,757
9/11/16 12:32 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i'm in. said today that i'm neglecting my abs. not sure how yet. certainly not standard crunches.

i'm off sweeteners. need to work on stress.

Edited by: MINNIE at: 9/11/2016 (00:33)
Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


 current weight: 139.6 
143
139.75
136.5
133.25
130
MARPARMC46's Photo MARPARMC46 Posts: 980
9/10/16 4:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i have been told that crunches were not good for you so i will do two ( alternateing) tapes targeting the core.

i will cut back on refinded sugar

i will up my water intake and cut back on diet caf free cokes

good luck everyone



 Pounds lost: 8.0 
0
2
4
6
8
LABRYANT's Photo LABRYANT SparkPoints: (42,051)
Fitness Minutes: (22,530)
Posts: 5,384
9/10/16 6:39 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Exercise Week! Who-Hoooooo!

So here it is! The dreaded but oh-so-good-for-you (and me!) 100+ Crunches MC!

Did you know that refined sugar goes and salt may be the biggest contributors to a bloated abdominal area AND did you know that stress is a factor in belly fat? Read this article and find out more about that here: tinyurl.com/2ylxp7

When I switched to the paleo diet in January, I cut out all refined sugar. That meant coffee for me since almost all creamers, those one's I was addicted to, have an enormous amount of sugar. Too, the "fake" stuff is terrible for you. I was using 4-5 packs of Sweet-n-Low a day (in fact, we have a MC for that!)

But I digress...read on! The MC for this week is to focus on our abdominal area in one of two ways (don't get all overboard now!) by EITHER:

1) completing at least 100 Abdominal crunches, of any type you desire, for 4 of the 7 days this MC is in effect, for a total of 400 crunches in the week.

OR

2) declaring a goal of how many crunches you wish to accomplish in the week and then posting your progress, like this:

By Tuesday, I declare 500 total crunches for the week: 500/0
On Tuesday I do 120, so I would post: 500/120
On Wednesday I do 50, so I would post: 500/170

and so on. You choose which way you'd like to handle the challenge by declaring which method of MC on Monday, the day it starts. All that I ask is that if you choose #2, that you think about what will challenge you as far as number. If 200, or even 300 is a challenge for you, then post that, but if you are already whipping out 300 each week with no problem, push yourself; challenge yourself, REACH!

Some folks have a hard time with this MC because of neck or back problems. For those folks, do it this way: lay on the floor and lift both legs at a time off the floor as far as you can and hold it. You can do this for #2 of the Challenge and plan for yourself what is comfortable.You may also try a standing leg lift crunch, either holding or not holding a weight.

Also, it also wouldn't hurt to increase your water, decrease your refined sugar and de-stress, but hey, one step and one MC at a time, right? :)

As always, post your progress in this Forum. emoticon

If you choose, you can combine any other of the tips from the articles, but they are not required for this weeks MC.

tinyurl.com/3cz6je

Here is an SP article with a few suggestions for different kinds of crunches:
tinyurl.com/2fqpum


Here, also, is Coach Nicole's Ab Video that you can do, if you choose:
Don't forget to get your 3 points, too, for reading it.

Want some inspiration??? Check this out!!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2EG
LIyDkXE


Hugs ya'll and let's whip those abs into shape!

L.




“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” -Dean Jackson


 current weight: 162.8 
176
165.75
155.5
145.25
135
Page: 1 of (1)   1

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Starting Over: Weekly Mini-Challenge Team General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics:
Last Post:
7/6/2018 6:37:00 AM



Thread URL: https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6560x65152280

Review our Community Guidelines