SparkPeople Fitness and Exercise Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=6 Get and give fitness and exercise tips. Plus, quick answers to your fitness questions and strategies for success from the SparkPeople Fitness Experts. SparkPeople Fitness and Exercise Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=6 Turbo Jam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39811900 Is anyone currently doing turbo Jam Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:36:32 EST getting around again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39811705 Well, not walking on treadmill, but doing stationary bike for exercise. Not real fond of it, but uses calories and controls my weight. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:04:11 EST couch to 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39807885 I heard of this from a fellow spark member and decided to do this. I have wanted to run a long time and I think this is the spark I needed. Did the first session tonight and I feel good about it. I hope the motivation sticks with me. It was hard to run all of it but I paced myself at the end and decided not to give up. There is a Sparkteam dedicated to it which I joined tonight. So wish me luck!! Have a good evening Sparkfriends!! Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:40:31 EST wanted more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39804163 My foot hurts today, had to limit all exercises. Did minimal. Not happy with it, but just cut back on portions of food. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:36:24 EST Must I push myself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39801997 I've recently found some 30 minute workouts. Sometimes, I feel so lazy to exercise that these come in handy, because some exercise is better than none at all, right? <BR> <BR> I do have 40, 60 and longer workouts that last for more than an hour. <BR> <BR> So, my question is, should I push myself to workout for an hour or more on the days when I just don't feel like working out? I find that I really feel tired when I workout for an hour or more! Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:16:38 EST Not liking HIIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39801922 I've heard that HIIT workouts are the best for burning fat! <BR> <BR> But I just hate doing it! I prefer dance workouts! <BR> <BR> But I need to lose fat! So, should I force myself to do HIIT? Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:50:07 EST Silver Sneakers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39800480 I just started Silver Sneakers circuit. Does anyone else do this and how do you track it? Thanks! Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:38:09 EST Encouragement... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39797192 So I have been working out since June. I go to Orange Theory twice a week and burn 500 calories then I do hot yoga once a week. (I am not sure what I burn there but I believe it has to be close to 400). This last week I upped it to three times at Orange and 2 times at Yoga and still I am not losing weight. I also quit drinking alcohol (was drinking 2 to glasses of wine a night) and I started Isagenix. I am positive I am getting less than 1500 calories a day this last week and I know I normall... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:38:38 EST sparkpeople message today in my yahoo mail. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39796848 Today in one of my sparkpeople messages in my yahoo mail inbox there was a advertisement. from opensky.com it was about a sale on wrist style pedometers with 2016 upgrades. some with orginal prices as high as $129.99 currently at 24.99 called Upgraded Version Smart Bluetooth Fitness Bracelet. <BR> <BR> What I'm wondering is if anyone else has purchased any of the pedometers from there and how well they work. And if anyone else had the same email today and if they are planning on buying from ... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:17:02 EST Best Activity Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39793628 I've been wearing a Nike Fuel band for about 2 years and while I love it, Nike isn't selling it any longer and won't be updating the app or the website. Not sure how long they'll support it either. <BR> <BR> Think I need to change and want suggestions. I love Nike because it tracks intense minutes, calories burned, steps, and reminds me to move every hour. What other activity trackers do this? Looked at the Spark activity tracker, but it's not longer available. And BTW, the calories ... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 21:55:37 EST Fitbit paired with spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39793081 I synced spark and Fitbit together. My fitness calories is 490 for the day. I never used Fitbit with spark before. Do you feel the fitness calories are accurately? My total burn with Fitbit is around 2500 each day. Is 490 reasonable or too high? Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:21:56 EST Pilates rebounder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39789579 I just bought a Pilates Rebounder on clearance from QVC. I did some research before I bought it and reviews were good. I am looking forward to trying this type of exercise! Right now the 70 pound box is sitting at the bottom of the steps waiting for hubby to take it upstairs. <BR> Any one have one? Likes? Dislikes? Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:24:57 EST resistance bands http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39787174 Can I create my own resistant band workout? And how do I create one that will actually work? Sat, 27 Aug 2016 22:11:32 EST Esercising with a broken leg http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39782361 I just found out yesterday that what I thought was a pulled muscle is really a broken leg. I'm not allowed to put any weight on it. What kind of exercises can I do? Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:47:57 EST Calories automatically adjusted to exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39781248 Hi all, <BR> I am just returning after a long time, but what I want to know is if the system will still adjust calorie range based on the amount of exercise each day. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 02:15:06 EST Improvements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39775737 I've been using me to transport myself lately, shopping, going to the gym. Like everybody I've been driving for a very long time, always had a vehicle to transport me, now I have a vehicle that I have to propel to transport me. <BR> I feel better, I feel motivated, I feel improvement in my stamina, it continues to increase. Many will say, not for me, I need a car to get to my doctor, shop, but if you condition yourself you can do it in stages, leave the car home, try to use your body to move.... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:50:08 EST Climbing Stairs Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39771809 How do you track climbing stairs? Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:48:41 EST Virtual game apps for pedometers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39771620 I purchased a cheap pedometer from the clearance section of a store this month and it never worked so I'm deciding on gettign a good one. The only reason why I purchased it was because it was like 50 dolalrs and they sold it for like 3.00 and the style and virtual stuff looked cool. Take so many steps to reach the top of the castle tower and stuff like that. <BR> <BR> Here's what I'm wondering is there apps for pedometers like fitbit zip. Or others. I want to get a fitbit zip or a wrist wea... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:05:18 EST Calorie tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39770816 Since spark People has not real calorie counter to help determine weight loss and calories burned I looked online and I located this site <link>https://www.healthstatus.com/calcula<BR>te/cbc </link> By entering my minutes used on a variety of categories it calculates the calories burned each day including BMR (resting rate) and sleeping. I then take it and place it into my fitness tracker to calculate actual calories burned each day. Since there is no way on Spark People to actually track ... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:19:43 EST Turn my commute into a training plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39767914 I ride my bike 30 miles round trip to work almost every day in good weather, which in reality works out to 3-4 times per week in the summer months. The 15 miles one-way takes me about an hour with the traffic lights, intersections, etc. I'm finishing up my third summer with this commute. <BR> <BR> The first summer, simply biking this much resulted in some weight loss, and significant fat loss, muscle building, and fitness. Over the winter (when I ride less), my body composition changed back... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:03:46 EST Help For Calluses When Lifting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39764593 Hi, Has anyone tried Cobra Grips for lifting weights? I have severe calluses on my hands, and was thinking of ordering a pair being that they have them specifically for women. Any thoughts? Thanks. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:54:47 EST New to Strength training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39763601 Any advice would be appreciated. I am planning to start with my gym's Ladies-Only weight room and use the machines there, but I don't know yet what weight to start with. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:44:38 EST Destroyed Knee -- what to do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39762816 On Monday, I tore the ACL in my left knee. I also pulled a muscle on the opposite side of the knee. <BR> <BR> Any exercises (gentle) I can do to help rebuild and strengthen the knee whilst I recuperate? Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:53:30 EST Vionic Shoes..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39758426 Has anyone tried them/use them? <BR> <BR> I'm so hoping these will be my saving grace when I pick them up! <BR> <BR> My fitness has declined greatly bc of my horrible Plantar Fasciitis. <BR> <BR> I get cortisone shots when I can from doctor and see him regularly. <BR> <BR> I'm to the point once again of almost being on crutches bc I cannot put pressure on my left heel. <BR> <BR> I sure miss all my park walking and even indoor fitness! <BR> <BR> I used to walk 2.5 - 3 miles at our be... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:09:39 EST Best cardio machines? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39757904 I would like to invest in a cardio machine-either an elliptical, stationary bicycle or a walker (I.e Norditrack). Does anyone have any feed back as to what might be the better investment, fitness wise, as well as investment for my money. <BR> I want to get something good, that will last a long time. I appreciate the input. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:07:21 EST question re exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39757311 Can you help me with that kind of exercise would help with bursitis in the hips. <BR> I can not get on the floor for anything as my knees wont work getting me back up but need to find some exercise that will help heal this problem Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:50:40 EST Simple exercise to reduce belly fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39754059 In this era of fashion we all are conscious about our health. Making us fashionable first and foremost it is important to maintain our figure, reduce extra fat, having healthy diet and of course a routine life. Belly fat is a very common phenomenon regarding extra fat issues. Some simple exercise could be helpful to reduce belly fat. <BR> 1. Nothing burns belly fat faster than crunches. Lying down flat on a mat and lifting legs off the floor at a 90 degree angle and taking deep breath is a ve... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:48:04 EST Anyone else never feel the "rush"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39745249 All over the media(internet, TV, even magazines), any expert claims that exercise = feeling better. I've always been an active person, to be honest I could never sit down. However, recently, I've been trying to fit my body for show(aka a diet and some new exercises.) <BR> <BR> Anyway, no matter how successful I am with my routine, I've never felt "better". Exercise has never made me smile or feel "happier". Some have stated they experience a Runner's High, which interests me because I've ra... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 22:04:31 EST Pain When Walking...Sometimes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39743255 While at work, I walk on my morning break (about 1 mile). If it's not too hot I walk during my lunch hour (maybe 2 miles) and my afternoon break (another mile). I have no pain and feel I can walk forever. However, when I go for my 3.5 to 4 mile walks on the weekends my lower back and hips always hurt within minutes. <BR> <BR> For my weekend walks I usually get out of bed, get into my workout clothes and am out the door. For the weekday, my first walk is about 5 hours after I get out of ... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 16:30:56 EST What is this exercise? Can I track it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39737690 Just wondering if there is an "official" name for something I do in the pool? I take two foam dumbbells, make a plank, then bring my knees up and dumbbells back so that they touch. Then return to plank position. <BR> <BR> Is that a dumbbell crunch? Or... ??? I'd love to know so that I can add it to my fitness tracker. <BR> <BR> Thank you for your help! <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 21:52:58 EST Work Equals Fitness? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39731273 Hello. I work a physical job where I am a housekeeper, laundry person, and locker room attendant for a private fitness club and pool. I am constantly on the move not only walking but moving hundreds of towels (wet and dry) cleaning bathrooms and showers, moving and cleaning cardio, weight and Pilates equipment, mopping and running the sweeper. That is a basic description but gets my point across. I am working a sweat for the 6-9 hour shifts I work. Should I be tracking this as fitness in addi... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 02:37:26 EST Finding the time!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39728688 So I am a single Mom who works full time (40 hours one week, 50 hours the next). I have my kids all the time except every other Friday/Saturday night. When I was still with my ex, I used to run every morning before he left for work. Now that's not an option. I used to go in the evening as well once the kids were in bed. Again, now not an option. Any suggestions on how to get motivated while being stuck inside??? My house is small so equipment is pretty much out of the question. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:30:56 EST Fitbit sync with sparkpeople and nutrition tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39726558 Can anyone explain how this works? <BR> <BR> Right now my settings are: <BR> 1. Fitbit is synced with SP <BR> 2. Steps counted throughout my day are converted to calories burned in the fitness tracker. <BR> 3. As calories burned goes up so does the calories allowed on the nutrition tracker. <BR> <BR> As the calories burned goes up so does my calorie daily allowance. ..even though these are just regular steps I take in the run of a day. <BR> <BR> I want to keep it all linked because I do ... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:27:09 EST Starting tennis at age 40? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39721457 Has anyone started playing tennis at age 40 or later? I'm signing up for some lessons and wondering if I'm to old to be trying to learn the game. Everyone that I know that plays have been playing since a very young age. Any advice would be welcome because I know almost nothing about the game. <BR> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:52:21 EST I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing and need http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39721395 Hey everyone. I'm new here. I guess a little info about me is in order. I'm 29, married and have a 3 year old son. I'm 5'9 and 230lbs and as you could guess I'm completely out of shape. I hate it. I did a health screening through work and turns out I'm on the verge of being diabetic. So I really want to get healthier since diabetes and heart failure run in my family. But I honestly just have no clue what to do. I don't know what exercises I should do, or when I should do them. My wi... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:33:24 EST Weight Vest/Flack Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39720768 How would I calculate calories burned during a run with additional weight added via a vest/flack jacket? Adding about an extra 20lbs (23 with camelback). Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:50:48 EST Minor Injury; Requesting Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39719482 Greetings, all. <BR> <BR> I took my first tai chi class this weekend and somehow managed to injure myself on the first form. <BR> <BR> Basically: with all my weight shifted onto my right foot, I tried to twist my body to the left; I ended up rotating all my weight on my right ankle and ended up feeling a sharp pain near the pinky toe of my right foot. I did this several times, trying to force my body to move correctly; the instructor did not stop me to examine my form when he noticed I was... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:24:49 EST Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39718861 I need to replace my fitbit and was wondering if I should consider something different. when I started with the fitbit it was more to track steps. Now with working out more I was wondering if I should consider one with a heart monitor. Thought I would see what others are using. <BR> Look forward to some feedback Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:52:00 EST Calories burned walking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39716190 So I enter my mileage and steps each day into my fitness tracker. Why doesn't it translate into calories burned. How am I suppose to know how many calories I burned? It has an empty spot for calories but it does not automatically calculate. For example I walked a little over 2 miles for 60 minutes. When I entered the time as requested it does not show calories burned in the Fitness Tracker. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:24:39 EST Lower Belly Fat- It just won't go away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39715993 Back in October I weighed 185, and today I weight 148. I am so proud of my achievements- but I still can't loose the residual lower belly fat. <BR> <BR> I eat healthy, and exercise AT LEAST 5 days a week.. 30 min of intense cardio and 15 min of body resistance training. <BR> <BR> What else could i do to get rid of this stubborn belly fat!!?? Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:45:59 EST Functional fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39715949 I had a fitness epiphany the other day. <BR> <BR> My husband has muscular dystrophy which means that in 10 or 15 years, I will be his caregiver. <BR> <BR> Rather than a generalized, full-body strength training program, my question is: which muscle groups should I be targeting to ensure that I am strong enough to prevent getting injured as I care for a 200-pound man who won't be able to walk? <BR> <BR> I'm thinking legs, back, and core, but wanted to get some expert opinions. I figure my... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:40:36 EST Country Heat - Beach - tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39711950 Since the country heat series is new it is not listed in Spark People. Thoughts on how to track it? <BR> <BR> Should I use something like Turbo Jam or 21 day fix? Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:24:59 EST Problem with Google Fit / Android http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39711758 I've been using Google Fit to keep track of my daily walking times. I started out using it for my distances, but the _weirdest_ thing happened -- a fixed distance in Manhattan which Google Maps reports to be 1.5 miles, was recorded by Google Fit as about 0.75 miles, barely half of the distance (and my walking times supported the longer distance, at about 35 minutes). <BR> <BR> It's persistent, and I don't have a clue why it's working that way, but I don't feel like I can trust Fit for the... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:43:05 EST Bad Ad (Vionic / Weil) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39711723 I need to complain about something, and I hope that the Spark management team is listening. This morning I received an advertising mailer from Spark, for "Vionic Footwear." It used a number of buzzwords, including "misalignment," and "biomechanical technology," and boasted the endorsement of Doctor Andrew Weil. <BR> <BR> Weil is a quack. I refer you to the following links: <BR> <link>www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/weil.html </link> <BR> <link>https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org<BR>/andrew... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:37:28 EST out of shape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39707762 Having trouble with minor exercises like squats. Wish they had some videos for the simply out of shape people on the "how to's" Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:44:46 EST Anyone Else doing Couch to 5K? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39705210 I just started C25K and I love it!!! I just completed week 1 Day 3. Is anyone else doing it? Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:29:43 EST Pool workouts?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39704631 I just moved to an apartment complex that has a pool! It's not a giant lap pool or anything, but I could do laps in it and am looking for other great suggestions for cardio and resistance training. Ideas? I'm thinking of jogging in the deep end, etc... <BR> <BR> Thanks!!! <em>26</em> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:30:24 EST anybody roll? (bjj) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39702384 looking for some idea for exercise. <BR> <BR> I'm currently on my last rest week from ALC reconstructive surgery. Doc appointment is on Monday to start rehab. <BR> <BR> Looking for some exercise idea to help get knee bending correctly while I'm in rehab for the next 6 months. I'm sure the rehab center will be able to give me enough to do but I'm not confident they'll know what's drills people in bjj go through for flexibility Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:33:15 EST Exercise when sick? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39700600 I been debating about getting some exercise like swimming and using the treadmill and bicycle but I been having a cold for over a week now. I just been coughing up flim and I have no fever or anything. What do you think? Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:52:56 EST Exercise With A Bad Knee/Chronic Pain/Arthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39699224 I am 46 and have the knee of a 70 year old according to my Dr. I am too young to get a replacement so all I can do is deal with it the best I can. Once I have taken 8000 to 10000 steps it gets to where I am in so much pain I can hardly bend my knee, and at work I get that many steps in pretty often. So my problem is that once my knee is swollen and hurting finding the motivation to exercise is very hard. Any ideas from those with similar challenges would be welcome. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 17:53:15 EST Kettle Ball Info Sought http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39696742 I've been working out pretty faithfully since February. Most recently, I have been biking in the mornings before work. The tropical rains we have gotten in Florida are putting the breaks on early morning biking (don't want to ride in the dark with lots of standing water and downed tree limbs). <BR> <BR> I've been thinking about getting a kettle ball. What kind of experiences have you all had and how many calories do you burn? Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:34:14 EST problems with SP stripping calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39694323 I use a Garmin Vivofit 3 as well as a 910XT watch for other exercises. <BR> <BR> Problem is with the all day activity on the fitness tracker. <BR> <BR> Take yesterday, <BR> walked 14216 steps <BR> 30 minute bike ride 4.5 miles 289 calories <BR> 68 minute bike ride 12.5 miles 634 calories <BR> <BR> that is 17 mile on the bike and about 7 walking Garmin showed 22 on its site <BR> <BR> When SP had got this the miles logged was 8 and the calories 294 + 113 minutes (I can't walk 8 mile in 2... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 04:14:13 EST Pushing vs. pulling? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39693385 I've been reading about different arm exercises and a lot of articles say you should do one push and one pull exercise. What exactly does that mean? I'm struggling to ID which exercises are which and what makes them that? Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:26:07 EST Fitness trackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39688283 I am in the market for a new fitness tracker. I know that I want one that measures heart rate. I am having a difficult time narrowing which one I want. If you have one, tell me which one and whether you like it and why. Thanks! Sun, 14 Aug 2016 07:21:30 EST Anybody did THE KNOT exercise routine for 6 months http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39688176 I have been doing these workouts for 2 months now. I am interested in knowing if anybody has done this workout and how was the end result? Sun, 14 Aug 2016 06:42:23 EST I met a good goal today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39686773 First time I ever walked 4 miles in one day. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 21:56:51 EST Pilates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39685571 I have been thinking about incorporating some Pilates into my workout routine. I was thinking of doing it once a week and do full body strength training 2x/week, and cardio on my other days. I know that there are a lot of resources online as well as DVDs that you can find in stores and online. I was wondering about how to approach Pilates. Are there specific moves that would be beneficial? Would the T Stand and Airplane Pose be Pilates moves? Any advice on where to begin or which DVDs and you... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 18:56:26 EST yoga for big gals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39684820 hey everyone I wanted to share what i found on youtube while trying to find exercise videos I could do being 373 lbs [started at 389) and haveing hard time with alot of exercise. I found yoga for big gals its wonderful the ladies in the videos are big gals too so we can see what the pose looks like when we do it, and there are so many modifications for us if we cant get into a particular pose , and also it has given me alot more confidence seeing that there are others out there like me....hop... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 17:02:50 EST Need a new fitness tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39680495 I just lost my SECOND misfit tracker. It worked well for me- it was simple, but tracked the basics, I could wear it on my wrist or on a clip on my shoe/belt/bra and it wasn't extremely expensive ($70). <BR> <BR> I really liked having a tracker, so I'm trying to figure out my next one quickly. The most important parts are A) cost- definitely under $100 and B) able to wear it places other than my wrist- I like wearing a real watch. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? What trackers do you lik... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 01:45:29 EST wanting to walk outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39677466 I started yesterday early A.M. walking 1/2 mile outside. Still way too hot to walk outside past 11:00 A.M. Did it today, also. can't wait for about 4 more weeks then I can go to the gym that has an outdoor run, so I can walk and do exercises in the same place. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:43:27 EST Seattle Area Workout/Accountability Buddy Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39675912 Is anyone in the Seattle/North Seattle area? I need some motivation and accountability to workout and am hoping to find a workout buddy. I'm ~350lbs and want someone in a relatable place to help push/motivate me when I need it. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:20:40 EST Raining Outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39675872 I started a walk program but it is a rainy day out. Any suggestions? I don't own a treadmill or anything like that. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:13:25 EST Running/ Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39671747 What are some good stretches for running/walking? I stretch but the next day I'm stiff and sore. Not sure if I'm stretching enough Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:25:24 EST kettlebell training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39671568 I have been thinking of going back to kettlebell training <BR> <BR> I'm kind of afraid to because I've heard it gives you a thicker waist? <BR> <BR> has that been other people's experience? Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:58:11 EST Tracking Walking / Jogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39671161 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I have a question about tracking my treadmill workouts. I have an Up Jawbone that tracks my steps taken and uploads to SP. So, when I do a 30 - 45 minutes session on my treadmill do I add that as a workout or just let Jawbone upload the steps/distance? <BR> <BR> I don't want to add extra mileage to my daily total but at the same time SP doesn't really count daily steps as a workout. (For me, at least right now, my treadmill is one of my main workouts). <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:51:03 EST How do I lose weight on my thighs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39669742 I've been doing HIIT workouts and running but the only time I ever saw them slim down a ton was when I wasn't eating enough calories a few years ago. Anybody have a solution? I've always had a relatively curvy body. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:28:49 EST How do you lose trunk fat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39668295 Last week, my employer offered InBody assessments. I have now had the first one done. InBody is an instrument that not only measures body weight and body fat percentages, but it also distinguishes between Fat Mass (FM), intracellular and extracellular water, and lean body composition. <BR> <BR> It turns out I have good Skeletal Muscle Mass but still high Body Fat Mass and that my trunk is the major source of the problem (171%). My overall Body Fat percentage is 28.2%, which is on the upper ... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:56:26 EST Walking at the Mall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39665493 It's been too hot to walk outside recently. Does anyone here ever walk at the mall? Do you enjoy it? I can't go early in the morning because of work, but does anyone walk during more crowded times of the day? Do you feel as if people get in your way? Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:20:06 EST Exercise question: Please share your experiences! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39664971 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> One of our writers is looking for member quotes to be included in her story. Below is her question that she would like to get some quotes for: <BR> <BR> You're 40 minutes into your workout and the sweat starts pouring as your legs start screaming at you to please, have mercy and just stop this madness. What do you say to yourself to keep going? <BR> <BR> Please share your answers here by Monday, August 15th and we'll feature the best quotes in a new blog post! <BR> ... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 20:04:36 EST sore muscles. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39662312 My friend showed me how to use a kettlebell for the first time on monday, she kicked my butt, but it was awesome. Yesterday, I was a little sore, so I took it easy and just did some treadmill walking at the gym. My body is SO MUCH MORE sore today, I want to go back with her tomorrow and work out again, any advice for alleviating this muscle soreness? Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:03:18 EST Begining to exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39658321 Has anyone else only been able to walk 5 minutes in target heart range in the beginninig? Tue, 9 Aug 2016 21:17:35 EST Looking for virtual running buddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39655515 Hello :) <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark People and also new to Running (use to run more often but haven't for a long time, so starting over). Trying to find motivation and was wondering if anyone else was just starting and would like to help keep each other accountable on a daily basis? I'm planning to start the "Couch to 5k" program with hopes of running a 5k this fall. Tue, 9 Aug 2016 13:18:49 EST Spark Wearable Fitness Tracker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39654611 Is this still being sold? Tue, 9 Aug 2016 10:59:38 EST Sync with fitbit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39651212 Does spark people app sync with fitbit? Mon, 8 Aug 2016 21:31:41 EST still wishing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39650556 Still wishing SparkPeople would have a more elderly exercise person doing a few elderly exercise routines. Mon, 8 Aug 2016 20:21:45 EST Need help with the exercise tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39649330 I need help with the exercise tracker. There are exercises that SP shows ( for example 5 exercises for knees today) that I simply can't find on the tracker. How do you track these? Maybe I don't know what to call them? Mon, 8 Aug 2016 16:22:37 EST more motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39648673 everyday i read an article on sparkpeople from the motivation section and it definitely keeps me motivated. Mon, 8 Aug 2016 14:10:52 EST Does SP have a store? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39647446 I want a t-shirt with the Spark People logo on it. Can I get one? Can I legally have one made? Mon, 8 Aug 2016 11:17:48 EST fitness trackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39646918 Hi, I am looking for a reasonably priced fitness tracker that is accurate for heart rate, walking and cycling. Any recommendations? Mon, 8 Aug 2016 09:50:09 EST Best Online Fitness Plan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39635386 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I recently just joined my local gym, and I'm anxious to get my workout on! I received 2 free training sessions with my membership, but don't think I can afford to keep a personal trainer after my second session. I've looked into joining Nerd Fitness, but am wondering if there are better programs out there that some of you can recommend. I want to use the gym so I don't need something that doesn't require you to leave the house. Also, I hate hate HATE running/walking on the ... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 16:35:25 EST Need suggestions for a good walking shoe. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39632814 I am looking for recommendations for a good walking shoe. My shins kill me when I wear sneakers. I can't wear sandals or crocs for miles at a time. So many makes/models out there, I don't know where to look. I don't mind spending money on shoes that will help me reach my goals. It just shouldn't hurt this much trying to get there. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :) NugsMom... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 10:07:44 EST Extra Skin after Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39628902 I've gone from 245lbs (April 2015) to 165lbs (August 2016) and I'm more than happy about my weightloss, except that now I have extra saggy skin in 3 main spots: my upper arms, upper thighs, and stomach. <BR> <BR> I lost almost all the weight through diet alone, so I know it's my fault for not balancing the weightloss with exercise. <BR> However now that I've lost most of the weight my loss has slowed down and I've begun going to the gym. <BR> <BR> I do a little cardio on the bikes or ellipt... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 18:23:15 EST Planks in the pool? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39627064 I hold a "pool noodle" under the water to hold a plank. Will this have a similar effect as a regular plank? How long to hold the plank? <BR> Is there a specific way to hold one's arms / legs for maximum effect? <BR> <BR> All help is greatly appreciated, thank you! Fri, 5 Aug 2016 11:35:40 EST Boxing for weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39622937 I used to enjoy kick boxing, one of the only things I kept up with for a good amount of time, my husband also would box. We bought a bag and stand, to add to our fitness routine. I have stubborn weight from last baby, and school but only a few lbs left to lose. I just want to know if any one has had any good results, or any tips? Thu, 4 Aug 2016 20:07:27 EST Night or Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39612317 I love excerising in the morning but my time is so limited that it has forced me to do night time but now I am loving it. Which do you prefer? Wed, 3 Aug 2016 11:35:38 EST Live Forever! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39611786 Well, maybe not forever. At least as long as you can, how's that? <BR> <BR> <link>www.voanews.com/content/mht-one-hour<BR>-of-exercise-offsets-damage-of-sitting<BR>-8-hours/3438614.html </link> <BR> <BR> Notice that any amount you do increases your chances. You will also contribute to the global economy by not running up the worldwide bill for sickness and all that good stuff. <BR> <BR> Having said all that, I wonder if they took into account the increased chance of death or injury... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 10:16:51 EST What's result to body shape when lose wt? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39609020 I'd like to read something from SP about what really happens when we lose wt. Where does the fat go? How do we fill up the excess skin after the fat leaves? I know fat doesn't "turn into muscle"...so what does happen? Tue, 2 Aug 2016 23:24:46 EST Which one would be better for losing weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39607760 I want to be able to exercise indoors and am not sure which would be better for losing weight. A treadmill or an elliptical bike 2 in 1 cross trainer exercise fitness machine? Any suggestions or thoughts would greatly be appreciated. <BR> Thank you, <BR> PhatGypsy Tue, 2 Aug 2016 20:38:16 EST Is this my new happy weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39606262 I have asked this question before, but I am not sure it was understood. <BR> <BR> I have gained 20 pounds in the past two years. The big thing that has changed is that I've gone from road running to trail/ultramarathon. Of course I am bigger everywhere, and I know a lot of it has to do with muscle. Should I still try to lose weight? It's like if I was a gymnast switching to Olympic weightlifting, some gain is going to happen. But is this my new happy weight? Tue, 2 Aug 2016 16:00:26 EST Totally changed exercise routing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39605773 I had been walking 2 miles in the mornings before work about 5 days a week. I recently changed my routine for a couple of reasons. Walking was getting boring, my bad knee was bothering more than before and I felt I needed to up my game so to speak. <BR> <BR> I have lost 66# and still have a long road ahead of me. If I could, ideally I could still lose close to 100#. I injured my left knee about 9 yrs ago and have bad arthritis in it now. My xrays from June show basically no cushion left. ... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 14:41:52 EST Any drawback to swimming every day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39604346 Hello, <BR> <BR> So, for my exercise I've been doing swimming. It's the easiest exercise for me at the moment because I'm very overweight. I've been trying to be more active this summer going to outdoor places like the zoo that involve a lot of walking. <BR> <BR> I've been swimming every day so far and since I really enjoy it and am able to listen to music while I'm doing it this has been pretty easy even though I do get a bit tired some days. <BR> <BR> I know that I've heard before tha... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 10:28:22 EST Running 4 Miles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39603968 Hi everyone, so I've set a goal to run 4 miles and I'm not sure how to get there. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! Tue, 2 Aug 2016 09:30:01 EST Biggest Loser Fall Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39597665 First of all, you will need to have a sparkpage made and set to public. <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name of this challenge. It's a 10 week commitment. You have several little teams (with 24 members) that compete with each other. Main requirement is to weigh in each week. If you know for some reason that you can't post your weight (let the leaders know). Otherwise after 2 missed weigh ins (with no excuse) you would be moved to honorary. We have ITC (inter team challenges) that consist of e... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 13:13:21 EST EXCERICE IN THE OFFICE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39597110 Hello, <BR> I need some ideas of exercises that I can do in the office that I work at. I work in a busy doctor's office and I work up front in the reception area where all the patients can see me. I am trying to find some exercises that I can do at my desk, up front, that will not be noticeable while I am doing them. I do not get many opportunities to exercise while I am at work and I would like to get at least 10 minutes in while I am sitting at my desk. Thank you Mon, 1 Aug 2016 11:22:35 EST fit bit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39596923 can someone tell me how to add my fit bit miles on my spark people Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:55:21 EST HIIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39590075 How do you incorporate high intensity interval training into your usual workout routine? Can you do it on your ow bat the gym or home or is a class absolutely necessary? I've heard it's the most effective way to train and lose weight and maintain weight loss over the long run. <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 12:17:16 EST Why wouldn't you strength train?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39589774 <link>www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2016/07/29<BR>/biggest-loser-weight-regain </link> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 11:21:55 EST Exercise Suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39587279 I have very advanced arthritis in my knees, and kneeling/squatting is extremely painful. This also means that getting down on the floor is quite difficult, and getting back up is even worse. I've been looking through some of the videos on SparkTV, but am disappointed to find that most things I've found so far require squatting, getting on the ground, or jumping. Any suggestions for videos that don't require these things? I already walk and am looking for aqua-aerobic facilities in my area, bu... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:57:08 EST Howw should I start exercising? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39584479 Is there a beginner exercising article on this site? I want to start to exercise but don't know how to start? Any help is appreciated <BR> <BR> <BR> Tammy Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:30:38 EST Sore hip muscles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39581194 Can anyone recommend some stretches for aching hips? I think I may have strained my right hip, near to the buttock through walking and now it aches when I get up from sitting. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:37:41 EST Spark People measurement form lacks uniformity :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39579580 I have concern about the measurement section in Spark People. <BR> I filled in my measurements in the section that says "Weight/Measurements". But when I did the calculations they didn't seem correct compared to the measurements from an older past date. I used a different calculator from a different site. There is no standard way to do this on Spark People? Each calculator site is different and gives slightly different measures. Below are examples on the Spark People form <BR> <BR> Measure y... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:08:10 EST Took off yesterday, but slow today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39579365 I was tired of the exercise so I took off yesterday. Today was not enthused, but wife went with me to walk. It is so much easier to do exercise when I have someone with me. Thanks Ruth. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:34:40 EST Reassurance needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39578651 HI, <BR> <BR> I've been a SparkMember for about 8 years, sparking on and off at different times. Last year when I returned to work when my second son was 7 months, the weight fell off, I was still feeding him and expressing 500mls a day to begin with, which fell to about 200ml by the time he was a year. I dropped down to a happy weight of about 77kg. Christmas happened, then with careful eating and no more expressing, but feeding twice daily I got back to that happy weight. <BR> <BR> A coup... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:27:08 EST question about building muscle under fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39577285 I had a health issue a while back that left me at my highest weight ever when it was resolved about 5 weeks ago. So I started to do something about that. I've lost only 3 lbs in 5 weeks. My weight dipped down 6 lbs total and then came back up 3. When I take my measurements some of them have actually gone up except for around my belly which has gone down inch. (Yay!) But none of my shorts fit anymore. <BR> <BR> I've been doing a lot of weight lifting but not necessarily a lot of cardio. I'm ... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:29:36 EST Tracking steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39576651 I keep hearing about Fitbit and since I'm not into gadgets, this is all new to me. I mostly want to check my daily steps. Can I get something very inexpensive to just strap on or does everything have to be charged? Then, if so, how do you charge it? Again, I'm not a user of gadgets, have a basic computer and a very 'dumb phone'. Suggestions anyone?! Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:41:45 EST When to take a break from working out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39571716 I've been working out 3 days a week for 22 weeks straight now. I really don't feel like quitting as I enjoy it. I'm not tired of it or burned out by it. My workouts are all different. They vary in intensity. <BR> <BR> I'm just wondering if it is recommended to take a break after so many weeks. <BR> If so, for how long. I'm just afraid if I stop, it will be hard to get going again. It's now such a part of my weekly routine that I don't want to stop unless I have a good reason I can't d... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:38:41 EST The scale and strength training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39569724 Hi guys <BR> <BR> I rapidly gained weight from 58 to 67 kgs by bingeing for nearly 2 months cus I focussed only on the scale and lost all my mojo realising I still had a stomach and a belly Nd big boobies despite being a low scale weight.. The lowest I'd been. Sure the whooshes and falls in the scale reading kept me going, but I wasn't feeling as good as the scale read. Long story short, I have over years of yo-yoing really lost muscle and gained tons of additional fat stores. Now I seriousl... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:17:52 EST Fluctuating weight without much improvement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39566049 Hi there, <BR> <BR> Figured I would see if I could gain any friendly advice. <BR> I have been making a conscious effort to eat healthy most of the time (probably about 85%) for the last several months, along with walking a few times a week and an occasional more strenuous workout. <BR> My weight fluctuates like crazy, but I really never see any improvement. I'll have 5-6 great days in a row and drop down to 189, go out to dinner once with my boyfriend and be back up to 197 the next day. An... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:48:34 EST WHAT DO IN COOL DOWN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39560453 What do you think?? <BR> <BR> its winter right now in aus, so its cold! on that note i will be wearing an extra layer of clothing to do my exercises outside and inside, i want to increase my bodies temperature so that it will get used to it by the time i start interval training in a month. <BR> <BR> what i want to know is if it is better to cool down inside my extra layer of clothes (eg jumper and trackey's) or is it fine to shed those extra layers when doing cool down exercises at the end... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:45:30 EST Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39560248 Fitbit or no fitbit? Wed, 27 Jul 2016 02:45:01 EST over 4 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39557777 Finally, did 4+ miles today, thanks to desire to do it and my wife walked with me for a little over 1 mile. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:58:35 EST Include commute in fitness tracker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39557208 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I recently started walking to and from work which is roughly 2hrs worth of walking round trip. Should I include this in my fitness tracker? I want this to become a regular thing unless its bad weather! Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:29:48 EST How to track Daily Burn 365 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39554996 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> For those of you who use or have used Daily Burn 365 - how did you track it on the fitness tracker? I have found some old message boards discussing DB365 (all of them were over a year old), and even found some where people specifically asked this question, but none of them had a response to this question. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:07:01 EST Taking off today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39549369 Planning to walk total of 1 mile. Started to feel guilty, but remembered what has been said about renovation of muscles. God took a day off after recreation. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:33:29 EST Exercising special condition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39545263 I was excerising 60+ minutes a day on a brand new treadmill my husband got me but things went downhill from there, I started having horrible pain through my lower back and down my right leg, each day it got more unbearable with no relief. Saw a doctor, got x rays and found out I have grade 2 spondylolithesis. Walking, jogging, running are all out of the question right now. I want to continue my path to a healthier weight, does anyone else have this condition here that can give me safe exceris... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:02:39 EST Finally got close to 4 mi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39542820 Did a little over 3.5 miles walking and treadmill. Most I have done in many years. Feels good. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:28:31 EST 15 Reps Max but No Next Day Muscle Soreness? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39541889 With my current weights I experience muscle fatigue at 12-15 reps per set. However I never experience next day soreness. I know what that feels like because I once walked up & down several steps at a scenic site & I definitely felt it for the next couple of days. Am I still building muscle even if I'm not sore the next day? Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:31:43 EST Frequency for muscle training workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39541249 Hi, <BR> <BR> So I am trying to figure out an optimal workout schedule. My idea right now is to do three days of 1 hour cardio sessions and 3 days of weights/muscle training sessions each week, with a day of rest. I would alternate the cardio days and the weight days. <BR> <BR> I have divided my weight days so that the first day I do upper body, the second day I do lower body, and the third day I do core. This means that I only repeat training for a muscle once a week. Does this seem like ... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:40:27 EST Dorky/Cheesy Things At The Gym? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39537812 Hi. <BR> <BR> My husband and I work out together/separately at the gym. We hate exercise but love the results. <BR> <BR> Yet, at times, I tend to get bored/distracted...and think some take this too seriously. Here's how you can find me: <BR> <BR> I'm the one wearing a tie dye t-shirt. When we first started working out early in the mornings (cardio), I also had on "Bozo the Clown" headphones on....I think there's a pic of me in my profile :0 <BR> <BR> If it's "weight night" I'm carrying ... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:47:10 EST Plus size work out gear http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39529600 I am struggling to find work out gear in my size. Not so much shirts, those are easy. But pants. I attend barre classes so I am looking for yoga type pants. But the kicker is, I need them for a plus sized body. I am in a size 18-20. Have any other ladies had any success in finding workout bottoms in larger sizes? If so, where, and would you recommend them? Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:17:21 EST right amount of weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39527327 so I work out at home, how do I know if I am not using enough weight or using to much? Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:43:21 EST You know you're making progress when.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39524309 You know you're making progress when...those 5# weights which killed your arms when you first started feel like 'feather weights' now... <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> OR, you know you're making progress when.... <em>23</em> <BR> <BR> Feel free to keep this thread going with your own fitness & exercise 'progress' lines! Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:39:59 EST Fun Outdoor Workouts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39522169 Hey all! Lately my back pain has hampered my running (never really like running anyway!) and I have been looking for some ways to exercise outside. I recently bought a slackline which is difficult but very fun and a great core workout. Looking for any other suggestions that would be easy on the back. Thanks in advance. <BR> <BR> www.tanpantsdiaries.com Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:35:02 EST catch 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39511491 I have bursitis in my hip. I need to lose weight to help alleviate the pain and walking is my exercise of choice - I'm a klutz so this is the safest. I am also 66 yr young. When I walk it hurts. Any suggestions? Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:58:39 EST Depressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39509033 I don't know what to do, I want to get motivated but I just cant seem to get there :( :( :( Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:22:11 EST weighing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39504293 when is the best time to take your weight? I keep getting mixed answers and reasons. Thought I would see what others are doing. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 07:47:30 EST How much strength training is enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39501004 So I have a question. I recently started weight lifting and sense I am not the most coordinated person I have been following a plan from a very popular website. The workouts are about 5 days per week at the most. Each days workout targets about 2 different body part. Some of the suggested workouts will have about 4 workouts targeted to work the same area(so 4 different machines used each body part) and call for 3 sets for about 10-12 reps. So double this for the 2 body parts to work for t... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:49:54 EST feeling sick after exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39498264 Am I the only one who feels sick after exercising? <BR> I am not actually sick but I feel pretty green, i don't drink too much water before or during just a few sips every so often when my mouth gets dry then have a glass after. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:36:42 EST Question about water dumbbells and barbells http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39497878 I have been using these dumbbells in the pool: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b8d59bd-ce26-488e-8ed2-6f3ad635541d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> They are foam and weigh .66 lbs. Can anyone tell my what these weights "weigh" under water? Are they equivalent to 5 lbs? 10 lbs? I know that it's quite a workout and I am seeing rapid progress. <BR> <BR> But it's difficult to track. I've been tracking them as equal to 10 lb dumbbells. I don't know if this is accurate. <BR> <BR... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:00:18 EST Should I rest today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39495680 I really want to exercise right now but I ate something that didn't agree with me and now my tummy hurts! I've been to the toilet twice already but I still feel uncomfortable! <BR> <BR> I'm just worried I might have an accident if I were to workout today. I'm not making excuses, I really don't feel so good! Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:54:52 EST Having issues with noticing weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39495239 When I started this I weighed 271 lbs. Now I am down to 255 (I'm 5'2 if that helps)but I have not noticed any weight loss at all. My scale says I lost weight but I cant tell. I still feel/look just as big as before. I have been walking almost 3 miles every day. Anyone have this issue or am I not doing something right? It's frustrating. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:54:17 EST Carbs burned vs Cals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39487647 I worked out a good bit today. I burned 400 calories with in total 1 hour of playing basketball. I have consumed 117g of carbs and 1300 calories today. I'm wondering how many carbs I burned? and if I need to add back into my system. I have tried looking for a calculator and haven't had any luck. Thanks! Sat, 16 Jul 2016 23:19:33 EST Need Help Building Exercise Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39486673 Greetings, all. <BR> <BR> As I indicated in my profile, changing life circumstances have left me with abundant spare time and little interest in anything but exercise (with the goal of conditioning myself to learn a martial art). Though I would classify myself as a beginner, I took two semesters of weight training in high school and pay excellent attention to form; I am also familiar with yoga. I have approximately two free hours before work (I awaken at five AM every day) and two free hours... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 20:36:09 EST Still unable to do proper pushups! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39483007 I do them on my knees and can't even go all they way down. My upper body, esp my arms lack strength. And my abs are really fatty! I wish I could look like those fitness models! With washboard abs and everything! Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:46:36 EST Office Filing calorie burn? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39479351 HI yall, <BR> Just curious but how much cals do u think ive burn doing office filing? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Lu <BR> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:49:43 EST Which crossfit shoes would you suggest? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39478502 I tried Reebok nano 5 but it was not too stable during intense wods...which crossfit shoes for women would you suggest? Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:05:25 EST Disappointed in Calories burned http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39477980 Hi, everyone, <BR> When I got my membership I got a half an hour free with a personal trainer who developed a plan for me to do a mixture of weight machines with some cardio. After I am finished with my routine and input the weights and reps plus the cardio into the fitness tracker I am always very disappointed to see the low amount of calories I should have burned. I feel like I've had an amazing workout yet the numbers are so low. Currently I put in the amount of time I spend on the cardio ... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:14:04 EST Butt is uneven http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39477103 My butt cheeks are uneven and it bothers me. My right cheek is hanging low and a little saggy, while my right is not. It makes me feel concious about myself whenever i wear pants. Is there any exercise or medical advice to address this? Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:12:36 EST I need a plan that will actually work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39476878 Hey guys, <BR> I thought I would ask here for a bit of advice. I have tried quite a bit to lose weight and I know part of my issue is getting nutrition plus exercise to balance. <BR> My husband will eat some healthy food but not all the time. The same can be said of my children. I also can't afford a lot of the stuff we should be eating. <BR> <BR> I used to try to just workout daily and eat regularly. We make quite a bit from scratch, and cook practically every meal so I didn't think it was... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:41:51 EST Down to Goal Weight but Still Skinny Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39476810 Hello all! I just hit my goal weight of 120 (actually at 119) dropping from 155 pounds. The weight really took a while to come off due to hitting a plateau for a whole year at 130-135. Doctor put me on a low dose of thyroid medication for hypothyroidism (though labs showed I was normal). That combined with my Vyvanse and eating an unhealthy amount of 800 calories a day dropped me down to 119 in 4 months. But now I'm skinny fat. Specifically my lower body which was the last area to see improv... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:24:57 EST spark activity tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39476546 I wonder why the spark people stopped selling their activity tracker when they are available on Amazon. They cost much more there and are only water resistant as opposed to waterproof. What's up with that? Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:40:34 EST How do i get rid of man "boobs"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39473160 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if you could call mine manboobs but they are pretty flabby and unattractive. I'd like to know if anybody has any solutions to get rid of them? <BR> <BR> I've suffered with these probably since I was a teenager. I don't think medications are to blame either. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:42:01 EST Incorporating more activity into my day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39469790 The easiest way for me to add more activity is to take a walk. Exercise, for me, is going to the gym, Pilates, pool exercise or dance class. Some days though I look at my steps and see that I need to move more. A walk in my neighborhood gets my steps up and clears my head, a great combo. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:54:32 EST calories consumed minus calories burned http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39465867 Is there a way to show calories consumed minus calories burned on the tracker page? Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:46:28 EST bike ride to xenia ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39464199 anyone going to the Greene County Cycling Classic in Xenia Ohio ? About 20 of us from the Cleveland /Akron area are heading down south to partake in this awesome family bike ride that covers 60+ miles of paved bike trails. BEAUTIFUL. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:04:43 EST Help please? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39462994 Does anyone know how to add a step tracker to my start page? <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance!! <BR> <BR> Trixy Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:33:04 EST BMR changes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39462753 Why is it that my BMR changes on the reports? I was looking at my reports over the past weeks and noticed that my BMR changes on the Differential reports over time. I realize this may be an "average" but on the daily differential it states that my BMR is 2020 and on the weekly BMR it states that my BMR is 1569 on day, 1560 on another etc. I do have my activity level as active and haven't changed that. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:18:49 EST cheap equipment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39462186 Author was talking of ways to save money on exercise equipment. These people seem to miss some inexpensive alternatives. Barbells - I have two empty milk cartons I cleaned out. Put water in them, now they are 7 lbs. each, barbells. Cost - the cost of cleaning the gal. cartons and filling each with 7 lbs of water. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:13:04 EST Not sure how to log my workout.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39462137 ...I did look. I just cant figure out which would be closest to what I did. Since the exact DVD I did is not on SP. I did Debra Mazda's Cardio Toning with Weights for the beginner for 30 min. <BR> <BR> This is the first time I have done exercise for that long and I REALLY would like to log it! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Here is a link to it on Amazon for those who are curious. https://www.amazon.com/Debra-Mazda-Shapely<BR>Girl-Moving-weights/dp/B0026GDVAW/ref=<BR>sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1468418... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:04:04 EST upper body workouts for women? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39461109 Can anyone suggests what's the best upper body workout for women? Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:39:18 EST Arm ergometers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39458283 I am a wheelchair user and I have a very basic arm ergometer. Absolutely, no electronics at all, just two peddles mounted on a base; allowing it to be peddled by either arms or legs while seated. <BR> <BR> I'm interested in SP "experts" thoughts on how to measure, intensity and or energy/cals used. I have done a bit of net searching and while most tend to rate it similar to a traditional stationary bike, (with ranges for light to vigorous intensities) some references ARE all over the map, ... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:45:54 EST Sport Bra Recommendations - Your ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39457556 I'd love a list of sport bra reviews. What do you like? <BR> <BR> I'll start: <BR> <BR> ENELL <BR> Sizes - many available <BR> General - Compression. Front hook and eye. <BR> Positives - Wonderful support. Very effective. <BR> Negatives - Doesn't lie flat under a shirt. There's a visible seam in the front. Fairly high coverage so it can be seen under a v-neck. <BR> Price - ? <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:59:15 EST anyone wanna be fitbit friends? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39457419 hi everyone, I have never posted on this slight before, so hello. <BR> has anyone got a fitbit? I would love some fitbit friends. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:29:53 EST More Bollywood Exercise Videos? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39457257 I found a couple of Bollywood exercise videos on our SP site today, and they were so much fun AND I could actually do them. Is there a way I can request more of these types of workout videos from the SP coaches? Being 100 pounds overweight doesn't lend itself to a lot of the SP videos. :-( <BR> Thanks! <BR> Lori Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:52:05 EST Barefoot running http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39453964 One danger that was not brought up when barefoot running. Running in sand!! What is sand? Silicon. What is one ingredient in glass - Sand.. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 07:25:47 EST post workout nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39453106 What's your favourite post workout nutrition? Tue, 12 Jul 2016 03:27:24 EST worked up about working out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39452770 Hi Guys <BR> <BR> I'd been on a 500/600 calories, poor nutrition diet and lost 14 kgs over 3 months, and gained back 7.5 kgs of those in a month of binge eating. Post counseling, I'm eating about 850-1000 a day (slow increments) and doing light cardio 4 days per week for 60 mins each. My question: <BR> <BR> 1. Due to my blind attachment to the scale reading, I need the weight going down to keep me going. I weigh in twice/week. If I start Strength Training (alongwith 30-40 mins of moderate c... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:53:40 EST exercising with arthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39450664 What kind of exercises can I do? My knees hurt even when I just walk. I tried riding my bicycle, it just hurts too much. What are good exercises that won't hurt my knees so much? Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:38:15 EST Podst WorkOut Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39448882 Hi yall, <BR> After a real good workout is it common to have heavy / thick saliva coming up??? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:32:15 EST Workout buddies: Please share your experiences! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39448440 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> One of our writers is looking for member quotes to be included in her story about workout buddies/accountability partners. Specifically, here are the questions she wants to ask: <BR> <BR> 1. How did you find your workout buddy? <BR> 2. For those that found their buddy through SparkPeople, how did you go about the process? <BR> 3. What tips would you give others looking for workout buddies? <BR> 4. How has it changed your relationship with exercise? <BR> <BR> Please ... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:03:13 EST The time is coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39442208 My wife goes back to work in a little over 3 weeks. It has been great her coming with me to the malls to walk!! I still have at least 7 weeks to swim outside, which will be good for me. Sun, 10 Jul 2016 16:55:57 EST Looking for device to measure my fitness progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39435072 So many Fitbit type things out there, I have no clue what to get. I'd like one that tracks my walks, like that Map my walk app, or my steps etc. I am looking for recommendations. Any help would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Laurie Sat, 9 Jul 2016 12:16:57 EST Yoga strap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39430703 How do I go about picking one that is right for me? I've never used them before. Fri, 8 Jul 2016 20:23:20 EST Nike + App ~ Running Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39429724 Hi Yall, <BR> <BR> I was wondering how many of u guys use the Nike + app to run with if so I was looking for some running buddies to add and if you want to u can add me = username KSBride. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Lu Fri, 8 Jul 2016 16:54:36 EST Water weight question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39429396 I didn't know exactly where I should put this, but I was hoping someone would have an answer. <BR> <BR> I have a body fat scale that I love. But as the weight and body fat have dropped and the muscle mass has increased, the percentage the scale tells me is water has also increased. I'm not talking about fluctuations over the course of a week or month, I'm talking a steady increase in percentage points over the course of months. I would have expected that as my sodium intake decreased, so to... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 15:39:14 EST Nike + Run App Issue - HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39427735 HI Yall, <BR> <BR> I have an HTC EVO 4G LTE and the last time ive used my Nike + app was when I was running and the phone died while Nike was still tracking my run and ever since then I can't get it to track a run and play music either the only music it plays is the powersong even tho I have the music setting on tho. And it just keeps coming back to the old run the one that was when the phone died. Ive tried to end it snyc it and even tried to cancel the run and start a new one but it would ... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 10:08:47 EST Holding strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39426735 It very hard making time for myself. I am the only driver in my family so trying get my exercise in. I want to loose weight I start out good for about 3 weeks and I get lost on where to go. My goal is to buy a bike we are moving to a new home so I praying the space and better area will help promote better exercise encouragement. Fri, 8 Jul 2016 07:34:46 EST Big girl workout clothing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39421815 Anyone have any leads on some affordable, comfortable and "forgiving" workout tops for fat chicks? <BR> <BR> I have a mom belly...it hangs...I have taken to wearing the huge tank tops from the mens section that go to my knees to provide coverage but I look ridiculous. <BR> <BR> Hoping someone has a better alternative. Thu, 7 Jul 2016 11:48:02 EST 21 Day Fix http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39421754 Is anyone doing the 21 Day Fix? I'm on day 3 & feeling great! Thu, 7 Jul 2016 11:37:56 EST EATING OUT ON VACATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39421177 What are some good picks when you must eat out besides salads? Thu, 7 Jul 2016 09:49:04 EST Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39418803 I want a Fitbit but don't know where to start. There seem to be a lot of different types. Can anyone out there explain the options? Any recommendations? <BR> <BR> Thx! :) Thu, 7 Jul 2016 00:03:44 EST Health rider cardioglider http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39417768 Does anyone own one of these and know the best way to register steps with a SparkTracker? Wed, 6 Jul 2016 21:15:31 EST Any success from loose skin after weight loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39415342 is there anyone that has any success from loose skin after major weight loss using methods other than surgery? If so please tell me what you did and how much it helped. Wed, 6 Jul 2016 15:15:30 EST Workout Anxiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39414976 I enjoy working out at the gym. I always have enjoyed going, sweating, seeing the calorie burn, and the post workout bliss that I did something for myself. However, I am in a relationship with someone who has developed a very unhealthy outlook on healthy eating and working out. <BR> <BR> My boyfriend has serious workout anxiety. The very thought of going to the gym is enough to send him into an excuse/defensive attitude. Now, this is something that has sprung up from his all or nothing appro... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 14:26:47 EST Richard Simmons Stretching http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39414541 I am 65 and weigh 260 pounds with poor knee and hip flexibility so I need low impact exercise to start. Would using Richard Simmons Stretching Tape be an option for me? <BR> <em>252</em> <em>317</em> Wed, 6 Jul 2016 12:56:58 EST How long did it take for you to run a full mile? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39410828 I started running at the beginning of May, had a minor set back with a respiratory infection and had to start all over mid june. I am someone who has very little exercise in my background, in fact i barely made 1 lap around the track in highschool, 1 time. But I've found with out an overbearing coach yelling at me, it's much more enjoyable. I've been using the couch to 5k app, and just this last week was able to fully run(slowly) a full lap. I'm just wondering if my progress is too slow? or i... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 23:08:05 EST Sweat with Kayla http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39409446 Has anyone tried Sweat with Kayla or any of the Kayla Itsines stuff? My friend recommended it to me but I wanted to get some other opinions as well. Tue, 5 Jul 2016 19:48:13 EST 4 weeks in - no weight change!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39407333 Still not seeing any weight budge over 4 weeks in! Lost a few inches though. Eating healthy, exercising when I didn't before, walking everywhere, tracking everything - staying within ranges on daily nutrition. And, not doing weight/muscle building work. What am I doing wrong??? Tue, 5 Jul 2016 14:10:43 EST Non ambulatory workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39407215 I had foot surgery 5 weeks ago. I am non weight bearing right now and will be for a few more weeks, then light weight bearing. I'm loosing muscle tone and gaining weight. What kind of exercises can I do where I don't have to put any weight on my feet? Tue, 5 Jul 2016 13:54:34 EST Need Info and Tips on exercising and diet with my http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39406858 I belong to an HMO and have posed many of the following questions to my MD's and Phys Therapy professionals and can't get a good answer without having to go in and go to multiple appointments or they tell me to go take classes (usually held during the day while I work). I am 54 years old female, 5’0”, 145 lbs., apple shaped with a waist and hip measuring 40+inches. My A1c hovers at 7.0, I want to get it below 7.0 in order to get off of insulin. I take insulin once a night, have high blood pr... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 12:50:28 EST Vivofit data inaccuraties http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39406177 I am wondering why all of my steps are not transferring to SP. Yesterday I had over 5000 steps and SP only showed a little over 2000. Today I am at 1544 but SP shows 0 even though I just synced. Anyone else having this problem? #techsupport Tue, 5 Jul 2016 10:43:24 EST Working out while on vacation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39405242 I am going out of town for four days this coming weekend. We are staying at an Air B&B house, so no fitness room like at a hotel. Do you have any advice for getting in my workouts while I am out of town? <BR> <BR> I am going to check and see if my YMCA membership will work in another city, but I would like to have a backup plan just in case. Tue, 5 Jul 2016 08:30:23 EST Pain, and More Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39403843 I had an amazing weekend, My husband and I went to Arkansas and hiked down and up Petit Jean, swimming at Long Pool and Falling Water. But now I find myself in a bit of a pickle. First off, my quads are killing me, I can handle walking up stairs, or it feels like my leg is going to hyperextend on me. Also I'm battling a chafed area. What Can I do to still get a good work out for cardio? Or do I need to suck it up? Tue, 5 Jul 2016 01:07:14 EST How much is too much? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39403247 Hello fellow Sparkies! :) <BR> I have a question about exercise that has been asked before, but I wanted to get opinions on my plans specifically... <BR> How much exercise is too much exercise? <BR> I joined a GREAT gym and they have so many fun classes to do and it is so hard to choose which ones to do! I end up doing several in a row, and have spent up to 5 hours in the gym in one day! It is so fun to push my body and see how much I can do! :) <BR> Some of my friends are worried though, and... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 23:03:19 EST rowing machine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39399170 Can anyone recommend a good rowing machine. I know the concept 2 is supposed to be one of the best ones but I am looking for something a little less expensive. Mon, 4 Jul 2016 11:30:42 EST Having trouble getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39397426 Found workout video I like - but cannot figure out how to rewatch it after I select it to go on workout list. Any ideas?????????/// Mon, 4 Jul 2016 07:41:17 EST Elliptical Trainers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39386546 I was wondering if anyone could recommend an elliptical trainer? I am not sure of the price range I want to be in. I might buy a higher end model if I could try it out. If I can't try it out, I do not want to spend much. Thank you. Sat, 2 Jul 2016 11:25:05 EST Couples who exercise together http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39385939 Hi. <BR> <BR> Are there any couples out there who exercise together? <BR> <BR> If so, I'd love to hear your stories. <BR> Who's idea was it to start? <BR> What exercises do you do and how often? <BR> Why do you continue doing it? <BR> <BR> Here's our story: Yes....it really was all my fault (as my now-husband constantly points out). While we were dating, I once said that I loved the idea of working out together--it seemed like a nice, healthy thing to do. I hated my weight and wanted ... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 09:42:10 EST Exercise clothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39384550 Where can I find decent workout pants that are not skin tight? i don't like walking around town like that. i want capri style pants that skim the leg. Sat, 2 Jul 2016 00:21:22 EST Sports Bra Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39383882 Does anyone else experience chaffing from wearing a sports bra? I am busty and wear an Enell sports bra. I often have chaffing around the seams near my arm pit. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have this issue and have solutions for dealing with it? Fri, 1 Jul 2016 22:10:33 EST Muscle recovery time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39382605 How long does muscles to stop hurting after being 'used'? <BR> <BR> And what to do to make the recovery time quicker? <BR> <BR> I seem to be stuck. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 18:02:11 EST Max Fitness Minutes Per Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39381372 Forgiving me for asking this question again. I know I have asked it & it was answered before put I can't find it. So here it is again: <BR> <BR> I noticed a while ago that my fitness minutes did not match up with my total fitness minutes. I remember the reply stating something about there was a max # of fitness minutes you could get credit for in 1 day. Ring a bell? <BR> <BR> Thank you again for you time & help! <BR> <BR> Walking the Day Away, <BR> OLK..... <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 13:43:47 EST Exercises to get rid of hip dips/ violin hips? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39381007 Maybe not 'get rid' but 'improve the appearance of'. <BR> <BR> My hip dips are a large problem for me. For years I believed I was over weight due to these dips. <BR> <BR> To improve my body image, I want to improve the look of these dips. It be nice to wear jeans and a crop top without cringing due to these unflattering dips! <BR> <BR> Thank you guys! Fri, 1 Jul 2016 12:18:14 EST shoes interfering with exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39377470 Everyone, I need some suggestions... <BR> <BR> Today was yet another day that I had to cut short my daily walk because of my shoes. I just replaced some old fancy crock style shoes because the rubber detached. Looking for something that I could walk in for as cheaply as possible, I finally decided on some top band style sandles with memory foam padding. After walking in them for a few days, I developed a raw spot on my left foot from the top band. In order to wear them for my walk today, I p... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:37:25 EST 250 Steps an Hour http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39377044 So my job as a shift supervisor normally requires me to stay close to the shift floor to record actions of my team members in a master station log. I make it a point to get up once an hour to tour the facility. In addition to meeting a SP suggestion to get up and move around once and hour it helps me meet a FITBIT goal to get at least 250 steps an hour. Cheers, lj <em>381</em> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:15:24 EST remember the elderly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39375739 It would be nice for SparkPeople to consider help for the elderly who are not as in good of shape as the youngsters. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:23:38 EST Is anyone doing the 21 Day Fix? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39374096 Hello, <BR> <BR> I see some threads and posts on this topic from 2014-15 but nothing current. <BR> <BR> Is anyone currently doing this plan? I just started on Tuesday and could really use some Spark buddies who are also doing it. <BR> <BR> I needed something to help me with portion control. When I started using these 21 Day Fix containers I realized that I was eating way too much of even healthy foods. <BR> <BR> When I started the exercise DVDs I also discovered that the exercises I was ... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:14:21 EST out of curiosity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39373444 how would you track vigorous strength training with LOTS of rest in between sets? The tracker only has an option for little to no rest between sets. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:32:01 EST 5K Mud Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39372238 I want to run a 5K/Mud Run and am not sure how to get started training. I'm not much of a runner, any suggestions? Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:31:49 EST Do people eat their exercise calories? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39371726 Hi All <BR> <BR> An area that I have long since been confused about in terms of my self is whether or not to eat exercise calories. I tend not to and feel sufficiently full but as you may have seen from previous posts, I have not consistently lost weight for the past 5 or so years. I am short and not particularly big boned so to eat this too would seem a lot. I am going on holiday soon and am disappointed that since the beginning of the year, I really have lost very little weight overall ... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:23:06 EST Gym Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39368111 Hello! I just joined Planet Fitness in my area and I have toured it with the personal trainer, but I am still a little lost and what a good "gym routine" would be. My husband is going to be going to the gym with me as well. Any tips on couples training together? Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:08:55 EST Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39367923 Can I add information from my fitbit? Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:44:20 EST Commute Exercises? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39366560 Does anyone know of any exercises/ stretches to do in traffic? Obviously I don't want to wreck so don't get crazy. I've been commuting an hour to work and sometimes 2 hours home and I can't stand feeling like I'm wasting time. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:28:26 EST google step tracker. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39365994 I downloaded the google step tracker to my phone but had problems with it. Im now using Pedometer, does any one know this app? <BR> Is it ok to manually enter my steps on sparkpeople? Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:04:17 EST barre class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39356479 I'm hoping to go to my first barre class Wednesday night... any tips or advice from anyone who has done barre before? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:06:55 EST Swimming Laps To Miles ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39353010 Hi Yall, <BR> How many laps does it take to make one mile swimming in an Olympic size pool? <BR> Whats the best meter coverter to miles website? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Lu Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:23:39 EST remedies for post-hike soreness? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39352635 I went for an awesome hike yesterday, but overdid it a little bit and am more sore than I expected today. Hike went up a pleasant 1,500', but then down 3000', and it's definitely downhill soreness for me today. My legs are sore, but the most irritating stiffness is in my knees and hips. Nothing like an injury, but let's just say that I have a meeting up three flights of stairs later and am already planning a strategy for how to get there (and back)! <BR> <BR> Rest, stretching, gentle walking... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:20:06 EST Embarrassed to be seen exercising?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39350467 I don't just been embarrassed, I mean totally and completely humiliated. I would rather be paraded naked through the streets than be caught exercising. <BR> <BR> I moved my aerobics step out of my bedroom and into the living room today (my bedroom is SO hot atm) and while my parents were in the garden I was going to do 30mins on it, but then I thought 'What if they come back in and see what I'm doing?'. The mere thought of it had me in panicked hysterical tears for a full 10minst. <BR> <B... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:02:07 EST Piyo schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39347297 Does anyone here do piyo? I was going to try and follow the schedule but need to move my rest day to saturday. Should i just start the program on a day that allows the rest day to fall where it would but be on Saturday instead of i think Thursday? And is anyone out of shape able to do this program? I have trouble with yoga and pushups and such. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:24:39 EST fitness device http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39345643 I am considering getting a fitness device/tracker to keep me motivated. <BR> I am currently walking and getting into swimming. I was previously sedentary. I would like to know my hr also. Any recommendations ? <BR> I dont need the top of the line but not the cheapest one either. Thanks Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:15:58 EST About myself (fitness and exercise wise - advice?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39344962 I haven't done Spark People since 2012. I would like to get back to doing it again, but I don't know. <BR> <BR> I weigh about or a little over 240 lbs and I'm about 5'11 for starters. <BR> <BR> Now, I've got some medical issues that affect my balance, A-Taxia it's called so it's sometimes tough for me to do certain exercise. This isn't the excuse though, I'll also add I have a mild form of autism (autistic spectrum disorder) but that's something different. <BR> <BR> Being a little overwe... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:25:11 EST Fit firm & fired up dvd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39344875 How come none of the workouts from Coach Nicole's fit firm & fired up is not in the search engine? I'm doing the dvd and I can't log it. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:05:59 EST Tracker question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39339553 Hi, <BR> I am experimenting with using an app on my Android phone, called S Health that tracks my steps and minutes walking. <BR> <BR> I am then tracking my steps on my SP page under the exercise tracker. <BR> <BR> Here is my QUESTION: <BR> At the end of the day it shows how many minutes it considers me to have walked. <BR> Do I track that as walking exercise or is that redundant? <BR> I have been only tracking walking when I have gone out on walks - this tracks walking (all walking that I ... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:52:21 EST Swim work out? How often? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39339203 I swim almost daily (heated pool) <em>237</em> and often use a pair of water dumb-bells. <em>34</em> <BR> <BR> Because it's low-impact, can I safely use the dumb-bells for arm workouts daily or do I still need a rest day between? <BR> <BR> Your advice is greatly appreciated. <em>304</em> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:21:03 EST Is anyone doing T25 or JM30DS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39338458 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm a teacher who has one month left of summer break. Since I have the time, I will be starting T25 and JM30DS tomorrow. I'm currently on week 7 of C25K as well, and hope to run a half marathon in January 2017. <BR> <BR> Just wondering if anyone out there has/or is using T25 and/or JM30DS. I've been away from Spark for a while, and are looking to add some friends who are kind of in the same groove as me. :) Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:09:34 EST Any recommendations for a fitness tracker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39337090 I'm looking to invest in a tracker and with so many out there these days I'd like some feedback on which ones are worth the money. I'm looking for one that will track not just steps but biking also. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:04:01 EST How much weight loss is safe in one week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39336932 I started my journey on June 20th. I am 52, will be 53 in 3 months. My start weight was 168.8. I was eating around 1200 a day. ( I take care of my elderly mom. She lives with us, plus I have my family and house to tend to. Needless to say I was forgetting to eat breakfast and was lucky if I took time to eat lunch.) I was working out 3 nights a week with my husband at the gym, but that didn't seem to work to well, I guess because of the way I was eating. I'm eating 3 meals a day and snack... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:44:59 EST Need a heart rate monitor tracker (Chest strap) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39335300 Hi, <BR> <BR> am looking for a good heart rate monitor and tracker. You know the kind that goes around the chest. I'm not sure which one is good for both tracking and heart rate monitoring. I'm not sure what's out there. I know there's the Polar, but that the only one I've heard of. I'm hoping it would be something I can wear for swimming, too. I'm trying to stay in the aerobic zone heart rate wise. Having a tracker like this would definitely be a help, <BR> <BR> Anyone have a good one the... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:54:15 EST tracker only goes to 10000 steps??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39333543 Disappointed! Went on all day hike. Did 10000steps and then tracker turned over and started again. When I got home to computer to sync it only registered 4044. Big disappointment. Didn't even get credit for daily goal. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:46:44 EST HELP confused http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39329567 Okay heres the problem I go 23 mph on my stationary for 20 mins a day and my bike is calibrated for a 150 lb person and can not be changed. What I am having problems with is how much am I actually burning. In order to get the speed right I have to put it as biking but is the calories listed based on my weight or someone elses? Each of the other sites I've gone to have different results. Grrr. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 01:32:02 EST FIT BIT STEPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39324885 WHERE CAN I ENTER MY STEPS THAT I LOG ON THE FITBIT INTO SPARKPEOPLE? Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:33:24 EST Metabolism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39324007 I need a serious boost to my metabolism and am not sure if this is more of an exercise issue or a nutrition issue. Recommendations? Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:41:00 EST Active Recovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39319371 This was a new term for me but I see searching on here that lots of you have commented on this. So, I thought I'd start it up again and ask you what you do for active recovery days? <BR> <BR> For those that don't know (like I didn't); I've been working out hard three days a week with a personal trainer. Another two days, in between sessions, I've been working on core, stretching and a light cardio. A kinesiologist following my weight loss said they liked my 'active recovery days'. <BR> <... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:56:10 EST Exercises for at work, in small apartment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39318968 I take care of my grandmother everyday in her small apartment. She sleeps much of the day leaving me to sit and do nothing! What are some exercises I can do in a tiny space with no equipment that won't make a ton of noise? Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:15:36 EST THE ULTIMATE YOGI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39317541 Hey All! <BR> I'm Meg Marie- I am a yoga teacher and own a small studio in my hometown. <BR> Looking to get into the ultimate yogi dvds and see what its all about! I did a search and have seen posts for this series in the past, but nothing current. <BR> Anyone out there still doing this? I just ordered mine... should be in the mail soon! <BR> Let me know! Id love to connect and start a support group for it! Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:51:10 EST New to resistance bands, questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39317181 I bought a resistance band, and have been using it with one of the Sparkpeople videos, for upper body, it's about 7 minutes long. My question is, how much should I be doing it? Should I do the video twice, or increase the number of each movement for more reps? I can feel the muscles in my shoulders and upper back and arms, not in a "oh gosh it hurts" way but just a slight tightness, I think it's a good thing. I've only been doing it for 5 days, once through, and I feel like I could do more... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:57:03 EST Stupid scale or Stupid Feet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39316574 My scale told me I gained a few ounces--I'm not a daily weigher, more like weekly, Monday and Friday, that sort of thing. The low-carb Atkinish diet's been working for me, using Carb Manager app to track the ins. About a week ago I started spicing my regular a.m. walk with intervals, actually breaking a sweat and everything (no running, just fast walking for 10 secs). I also do squats about once a week, sometimes twice, and aquarobics when the mal de mer isn't plaquing. I feel like my cal... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:33:55 EST I can't do a full bridge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39316535 My arms are not strong enough! I used to be able to do it when I was younger. I tried doing it today and I just couldn't lift my upper body up. My arms lacked to strength to support my upper body! <BR> <BR> Does anyone here know how to do it? Any tips? Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:28:06 EST What exercise classes/sports classes do you go to? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39315899 What exercise classes or sports do you enjoy? Why do you enjoy them? Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:42:15 EST Reintroduction to swimming http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39314585 Hi there. <BR> <BR> I moved into an apartment complex recently that has an outdoor pool. I used to swim a lot when I was a kid. I haven't really swam since then. So now at just under 40 I decided to swim some laps... <BR> <BR> Shock #1 - I went to swim normal freestyle, put my face in the water, and even though my mind knew to blow out, my body froze. I couldn't blow air out and when I turned my head out of the water I had too much air held in to breathe in...mini panic episode.. <BR> ... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:34:27 EST 2 months with major body changes no weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39310961 So I started a health and fitness journey March 1st. <BR> 1. I have half a non working thyroid (thyroidectomy) Diabetes and fatty liver. <BR> 2. I have been eating SUPER clean and healthy and have had my diabetes meds cut in half, with the hopes of being off them completely in a couple months. <BR> 3. I have major body changes, look better and feel better, but NO weight loss. I started at 233 of pure fat, and now hover between 230 and 233 still. I know I am making a huge difference, but th... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:35:33 EST Legs don't want to move http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39309571 Last evening (after taking Sunday off as a recovery day) my legs did not want to move. I had to slow everything down. I still spent 45 mins on the treadmill but I couldn't go at my usual slow pace (i had to go slower) and I had to walk more. Very frustrating!! Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:59:27 EST What are the best scales on the market in the UK? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39309109 Anyone? <BR> <BR> Do people think the all singing all dancing scales that measure weight, BMI, Water etc are actually accurate OR would you just stick with standard ones? <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:53:47 EST Vitamin D Deficiency Fatigue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39307527 Any suggestions to help with energy when dealing with the fatigue during a recovery period that could take months? <BR> <BR> It's really cutting into my exercise routine, the muscle weakness doesn't help either but I wont get started with that. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:34:47 EST Exercise after knee surgery. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39305995 I had surgery about 3 weeks ago. I tried working out last week and it just felt off. <BR> <BR> Today I awoke with pains in my calves and shoulders. I decided to try a light workout. I can honestly say it was the best decision. My joints and muscles feel pain free although I have lost some strength for taking off a few weeks. <BR> <BR> I now understand what people mean when they said listen to your body. My body was not ready last week. This week my body was grateful for the movement... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:19:58 EST Calling all Fitbit users http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39299311 The challenge: "Fitbit: Million steps of Summer Challenge" <BR> <BR> Begins: Tomorrow, Monday June 20th, the first day of summer. <em>67</em> <BR> Ends: September 22nd, the first day of fall <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> The goal: Walk a million steps throughout the summer. That's just 10,526 steps a day. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Open to: All Fitbit (and other tracker) users <BR> <BR> Location: Worldwide in the great outdoors, and/or on treadmills and ellipticals everywhere!!! <BR> <... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:34:31 EST First bicycle ride in 8 years - help needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39299034 Today hubby and I went on our first bicycle ride in 8 years. (Hubby broke his femur 8 years ago, and we haven't ridden since). Any ways, now everything hurts.We only managed 45 minutes, but I wasn't prepared. I probably should've done some exercises prior to. What exercises should I do prior to my next ride to get me ready? What should I do OR not do after completing this ride as far as pain goes? <BR> <BR> Any tips or tricks will be greatly appreciated! <BR> <BR> Deirdre Sun, 19 Jun 2016 16:52:49 EST Rhomboid Strain Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39298749 About a month ago, I sneezed when I was sitting and pulled/strained my rhomboid back muscle. It hurts if I lay down or do any exercise related to stretching out my arms (e.g. lat pulldown) or crunching my stomach (e.g. situps, crunches, even hamstring stretches). I can't believe a sneeze has prevented me from doing so much. I was wondering if there are good exercises to help my back loosen up and feel better? Sun, 19 Jun 2016 15:51:52 EST What's your weekly exercise routine? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39295436 Hi. <BR> <BR> My husband and I workout together and have been doing so for more than a year. We're curious about what other people's exercise routine looks like. <BR> <BR> Here's what we do. We workout a total of 4 hours a week. <BR> M, W, F 5:30am ish to 6am ish <BR> Stairmill hell. <BR> <BR> Monday and Friday evenings (we have no life or kids :( 1 hr <BR> 10 minutes stairmill <BR> The rest of the time we're doing a full-body workout. <BR> <BR> Saturday mornings <BR> 1 hr <BR> Swimmi... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 23:25:53 EST Fun time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39287318 Got to get my wife to go with me to mall, not shopping!! We walked a mile, and it was free, no buying!!! Fri, 17 Jun 2016 20:23:37 EST Ideas for working out with lower back pain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39282282 Hi guys! I'm new here. <BR> <BR> I thought this would be a good first step in my fitness journey. <BR> <BR> I wanted to see if anyone here has struggled with lower back pain due to obesity and has had issues with working out because of it. I work a sedentary office job where I'm on my butt all day, but outside of small walks around the office I find that standing and walking for periods of time is almost unbearable on my lower back. This really sucks because I'm only 21. I want to be out ha... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 02:48:27 EST Spark fitness teams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39281300 Looking for a spark team that primarily focuses on fitness (walking). Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:45:51 EST When does muscle start to burn fat... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39275393 and in turn reduce the number on the scales? <BR> <BR> I have been following a strength and aerobics routine for some time now and have adapted my diet accordingly however, alarmingly, the numbers on the scales are rising! <BR> <BR> This is the first time in 5 years that I have seen any aesthetic difference in myself physically and certain old clothes that I couldnt get in to previously are now fitting/looking better. Others have also commented on my emerging 'shape' so why is this not ref... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 04:42:24 EST estimated weight with tape measure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39275327 I'm lacking a scale, so as I approach my 4th week on steady diet and exercise plans, I find myself curious as to what my weight is. I did not allow myself to look at the scale in the doctors office because I have been known to become very upset about the changing or lack of changing numbers of the scale. <BR> In any case, I don't have access to a working scale, but I have been taking body measurements with a tape measure. After a lot of research and no small amount of confusion, I found an in... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 04:00:00 EST Apps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39274545 Does anyone know of a good app for interval training? I want to be able to personalize my own timers. Does anyone know of one that is good for kickboxing? I have an android device. <BR> And preferably a free app. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 15 Jun 2016 23:31:57 EST Using the fitness maps... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39272402 I like to design routes to walk using the Fitness Maps feature, but I can't figure out how to delete a point on the map that I put in by mistake. The instructions say to "simple click on a marker to delete the marker" but that doesn't work. Any ideas? <BR> Thanks.... <em>313</em> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:37:21 EST Any casual bike riders? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39271472 I decided to buy a bike to be able to get outside and get some exercise. Most likely just around the neighborhood. I started looking and there are so many different ones. Comfort, cruiser, road, and so on. Any suggestions for a reasonably priced bike to start with? What should I look for in a bike? Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:48:21 EST Cardio or Weight training when losing weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39270499 I have been working out for a few months. The trainer I am working with swears by weight training. I have asked how much cardio should I be doing and she said no more than 10 minutes after lifting. I will add I am trying to lose weight as well. I am on a 1300 calorie menu with Carbs 35%, Protein 35%, Fat 30%. I have been on this plan for about 7 weeks and have lost only 3 pounds. I am not cheating, I am journaling everything I put in my mouth. Thoughts? Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:55:44 EST Biggest challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39268470 Hi <BR> <BR> My name's Mike and I've just started my fitness journey. I've become fed up with being out of breath in climbing a couple flights of stairs, I'm struggling to keep up with my kids and it's not a pretty sight in the mirror. <BR> <BR> I'd like to throw a couple questions out there to help me along and it'd be great to hear your stories. <BR> <BR> What was your single biggest challenge or difficulty in starting off in becoming fit? How did you overcome it? <BR> <BR> Thanks for ... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:30:44 EST My Fitbit Charge HR doesn't synch my workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39264360 My fitbit doesn't show my workout. I worked out, burned 758 calories according to my charge HR, and I had to manually enter it here? Anyone know why? <BR> On another note. I saved 46.00 using the 20% off coupon an buying the fitbit on sale at Bed Bath and beyond. The coupons says excludes fitbit but the girl at the register said I could use it. I paid 103.9 before tax for my Charge HR! DEAL! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5a7eaf0a-7473-4e21-913a-929071a94999.j... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:56:29 EST Tummy Misery: Stubborn Fat or Loose Skin? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39262919 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/39f1c0ab-c01b-4689-aca2-d2b952c37a1d.JPG"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0eebac79-3669-46e0-961f-10772bbc040c.JPG"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0c928b6-8ab0-48e0-a45e-8eab89d82807.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I have tried to show some pictures of my stomach. When standing, there are no wrinkles or folds. <BR> First photo shows me sitting down <BR> Last photo shows me grabbing the skin. When I push the ski... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:03:23 EST Does anyone own a Samsung Gear 2 classic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39261115 I'm eyeing the rose gold one! I am wondering if a smartwatch like this one is a wise investment. Does anyone own a smartwatch? Are they a necessity? Tue, 14 Jun 2016 03:56:53 EST Garmin 235 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39260878 I just recently got a Garmin 235.. Can anyone tell me how to daily sync it and how to get the step counter to work.? I am confused Tue, 14 Jun 2016 01:50:45 EST Anxiety and getting the heart rate up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39260207 It's been a year since I took antibiotics for a stomach infection.I'm a little better every day. But I had severe anxiety off and on for that year. Though I've only had a few incidences since then my fight or flight is still all out of whack. If my heartrate goes up just walking fast I get a small panicky feeling, even thinking I'm eating something that might bring my infection back raises my heart rate. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? It's so hard to work out when it causes panic for even the s... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 23:00:18 EST Pedometer - Walking in Place http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39259465 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I downloaded a pedometer on my phone today and was shocked how few steps I actually took during my chores and yard work. To try to reach my goal, my husband suggested walking in place while cooking dinner and doing dishes - does walking in place actually count? It seems like cheating or that I wouldn't be working hard enough. That being said, I racked up a couple thousand during each task. <BR> <BR> Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 21:11:02 EST Exercise Routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39258039 I am looking for comprehensive exercise routines I can use to "change" up from the normal things I'm doing now. I do 3 days of cardio (45 minutes mostly on an elliptical) and 3 days of strength training (depending on what I do, depends on how long). If someone could give me some ideas that would be appreciated! <em>304</em> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:00:44 EST Walking for Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39255046 Does anyone know how much walking each day will help with weight loss? Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:43:03 EST Achilles Tendon calcification tendinitis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39251119 Does anyone have cardio suggestions for when the doctor says you should give the Achilles' tendon a 2 to 3 month rest? I don't have access to a pool to use regularly. Any help appreciated! Sun, 12 Jun 2016 18:45:06 EST Fitbit vs Garmium (sp) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39243416 I am looking at both of these and was wondering which works best with the Sparkpeople App and which seems the most accurate? As a professional cook I move my arms continually. Thanks for any feedback Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:56:02 EST Distance or speed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39243351 I can now jog on a treadmill at 4 for twenty mins and not feel tired. Is it better to work on being able to go farther at 4.0 or start faster intervals? Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:46:46 EST excersied to much yesterday? what to do..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39242673 No , dumb question... right? I really over did myself yesterday. painted the house, cleaned gutters and raked the lawn...... I did not consume anywhere near the needed to the task. I was just to tired to eat. I need some advise on what I should do today? I do plan to take a 15 min walk later, maybe some stretches. But really I am totally worn out. HELP any advice would help Sat, 11 Jun 2016 10:49:09 EST Some Moderate Exercises Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39242254 Here are some moderate exercises you can do and enjoy: <BR> <BR> 1. Do the Walking. Make use of your surroundings. You can walk your dog, with your partner or child. Encourage your family to do the walking exercise daily and you will find yourself burning calories while enjoying the surroundings and getting enough sunlight that is also good for your body. <BR> <BR> 2. Discover the wonders of Yoga. Yoga is one effective exercise that energizes not only your body but also your soul. You may ... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09:37:25 EST Bill Phillips Programs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39237460 Is anyone doing any of Bill's Programs? His Transformation program or his newest Back to Fit? Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:55:03 EST Ab Wheel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39237389 I know there used to be a way to look up exercising with an ab wheel but now I can't find it. Can anyone help? Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:37:51 EST Loosing weight with mainly cardio? Can it be done? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39236210 I am trying to loose weight. I have started eating healthier, and I know that is a larger part than exercise, however I am fairly active as well. I work in a daycare so am on my feet and moving for a good portion of the day 5 days a week. I go to the gym 3-4 days a week. I hate strength training and only really use the elliptical and treadmill at the gym. I have been using the elliptical for 12-15 mins (am slowly building up the time) and have been walking on the treadmill for roughly 45... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:40:52 EST Who is swimming this summer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39231291 I am blessed that I have access to a heated pool from May through November. I try to swim at least 3X per week (more if possible). <em>237</em> <BR> <BR> I tend to swim for about two hours each time -- pool walking, treading water, swimming. <BR> <BR> Anyone else a "water baby"? Thu, 9 Jun 2016 16:21:53 EST How are calories burned calculated? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39229982 Yesterday, I worked for 7 hours straight cleaning out and reorganizing a garage. I worked muscles I forgot I had! When I entered the exercise it showed a calorie burn of 3600! That seems crazy high to me. I'll take it, but is that a realistic amount? How is calorie burn calculated and doesn't it depend on a lot of factors that vary from person to person? Thu, 9 Jun 2016 11:57:35 EST Does dehydration cause shin pain in running? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39229208 I spoke with a friend this morning about running. I told her I have trouble getting into it because I get shin pain and she asked how much water I drink. I said on days I try to run I try to get 6 - 8 ounce cups before the run (then I drink more after) and she said I should be drinking 3 times that amount and that's what's causing my pain. <BR> <BR> 3 times?! I have enough trouble getting in my 6 cups and now I'm supposed to get in 144 ounces/18 cups? <BR> <BR> Is this right? I know there a... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 10:17:06 EST Weight gain with strength training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39227565 I ran a marathon at the end of April. Afterwards I needed to cut back on the mileage due to allow some aches and pains to heal. In the meantime I have been running ~20-25 miles per week and taking body pump classes (hoping to gain some strength in my legs in the meantime). I am having a really hard time regulating my weight since decreasing the amount of running. Part of me thinks I have gained some muscle, while the other part wonders if it's just an increase in fat. I obviously don't want t... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 07:55:55 EST Stretch before or after? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39226369 Guru's, before or after? Thu, 9 Jun 2016 04:07:10 EST Ideas for working out with your kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39223084 I am seeking ideas for working out with or near my kids...any ideas ranging from baby to teenager. The idea is to not dump them with a sitter, gym-care, or miss a winning goal because I am 100 yards away walking the track. Thanks! Wed, 8 Jun 2016 16:04:05 EST My first 5 K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39222844 I signed up for my first 5 K which is next week and I am tickled that my husband and daughter are going to do it with me! I am not a runner, so I will be walking it but maybe I will job short distances. I am looking forward to it! Wed, 8 Jun 2016 15:22:30 EST no loss around hips? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39222427 Not sure if this is the right board for this question, but needed to ask. <BR> First thing you need to know is, I'm dirt broke. My diet consists of mostly vegetables, some fruits, brown rice for carbs, and beans, nuts, and eggs for protein. Even that much, I'm having trouble keeping stocked on. I'm not tracking calories, but I tested my blood sugar the other day and it was in the high range of normal, so I'm fairly sure I'm getting enough. On top of the diet, I have a one hour daily walking g... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 14:10:40 EST Exercise after critical illness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39216661 I'm looking for information about resuming exercise after going through a critical illness. My doctor isn't very helpful and I don't have access to a physiotherapist. <BR> <BR> I spent most of the month of March in ICU with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS has the same symptoms as pneumonia but it's worse) and respiratory failure brought on by the H1N1 flu. I was on a ventilator and feeding tubes for two weeks while in a coma. I now need to strengthen and rebuild my lungs and ove... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 20:43:06 EST Cardio Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39215948 I want to try doing some cardio exercises but am unsure of where to start and where to do. Any sample workouts or recommendations? Thanks <em>41</em> Tue, 7 Jun 2016 18:58:23 EST Exercise for Paraplegics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39215508 HI: I am looking for exercise suggestions for Paraplegics to do for helping with weight loss please? Tue, 7 Jun 2016 17:41:37 EST Pre Exercise snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39214842 Any idea's on what to eat/snack on before you exercise <BR> and what about after you exercise, i'm having a hard time <BR> trying to find out the proper foods. Tue, 7 Jun 2016 15:04:28 EST Developing an exercise plan with a DVT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39210120 Hi. <BR> <BR> I was diagnosed with a blood clot in my leg about 3 weeks ago. I'm looking for advice or examples of what others with a DVT have done in order to make a fitness plan that would create the healthy lifestyle needed to prevent future clots without risking movement of the current clot. Mon, 6 Jun 2016 23:20:28 EST Has anyone discovered this coach for larger people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39210012 I just discovered Coach Tullin on Youtube. Not sure if you can find her elsewhere. She is a larger woman who is also a fitness coach and she gives great tips for altering exercise moves to accomodate heavier people. <BR> Maybe you can find her here and go back to find all her other exercise videos. <BR> <BR> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXsnCf1E<BR>rXU&list=PLM44VK2bBR_mWSl1BFj1rn7EmeQv<BR>rppNM&index=11 Mon, 6 Jun 2016 23:03:45 EST achilles tendon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39205219 Today, I go in to find out if my Achilles tendon is torn. I'm so bummed. I haven't been to the gym since last Weds. and all this sitting around is driving me crazy. I just want to live a healthy and active lifestyle. It shouldn't be this difficult. Mon, 6 Jun 2016 09:52:40 EST easy listening music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39199420 Prefer quiet time music vs. present day music. Present day music hurts my ears and makes me nervous. Sun, 5 Jun 2016 15:23:18 EST Spark tv http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39197609 I have seen some workouts on the spark TV I would love to do, but trying to do them from my phone is ridiculous, so I looked into the roku and subscription to spark TV . My question is what are your thoughts? Is it worth it? Do you use it, or prefer something else? Sun, 5 Jun 2016 10:12:39 EST plantar fasciitis and exercising?? Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39196855 I hate shoes and I dread wearing them but my plantar fasciitis is kicking my butt. I can barely walk in the mornings and it has now progressed to being painful throughout the day. As much as I hate it I am now wearing shoes all day. :( Looking for some exercise options that won't aggravate it as I am healing. Kickboxing is out for now and even walking has been painful. I am looking into swimming but I need some ideas for home workouts besides yoga. Any suggestions and tips are welcome. Sun, 5 Jun 2016 08:37:31 EST Exercises to do in bed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39192785 Looking for exercises to do in bed. <BR> <BR> I've found a good way to get myself going in the mornings is some exercise in bed. My problem is that I'm not sure if the exercises I'm currently doing are okay. So far, I have not suffered any pain or discomfort to suggest I shouldn't be. I've currently been doing hip exercises, such as thrusts, to tone my buttocks while in bed. <BR> <BR> Is there any exercises I can do in my bed? Sat, 4 Jun 2016 17:34:34 EST Can anyone recommend a treadmill? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39190430 I'm in the market for a treadmill. I don't need an expensive high-end NordicTrac, (if I was rich, maybe, but...not). Just a basic motorized treadmill with calorie, time, etc. display, HRM a plus but not absolute necessity. For now I'm just walking, trying to get my speed and heart rate up at intervals, but eventually would like to try running. The reviews I see online are so all over the place for every brand, from it's the best ever to it's a piece of trash. If anyone has a treadmill at... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 10:48:33 EST Pedometer steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39189695 Good morning. How do I add the steps I walk during the day in my fitness tracker. I'm a very busy MA and walk around 17000 a day, and at a very fast pace. Sat, 4 Jun 2016 08:55:16 EST SHIRTFALL ON EXERCISE POINTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39177726 I know it's only 1 point, but why am I only getting 10 fitness points for today when I did 55 minutes work? I don't know if this has been a regular shortfall, or just one today - either way, is there a problem, please? <BR> <BR> Thank you. Thu, 2 Jun 2016 17:52:34 EST New here hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39173082 Hi I'm 28 and weigh 184 pounds I would like to get down tob130 as that is what my weight should be I do cardio some days and walk five miles when it's nice out any tips and suggestions would be great... thank-you Thu, 2 Jun 2016 07:16:02 EST When Obese, do cardio only or weights too? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39169999 I have at least 60 more pounds to go before I'm in a weight range where running/jogging are even remotely comfortable. The elliptical machine has been my best friend for the past month, and I love it. <BR> <BR> My question is, as an 'obese' individual, should I lose the extra 60 pounds first with cardio to lighten up before I do weight training? Or do I do the weight training 2 of the 5 day workout, because of the loss of muscle mass during weight loss? Wed, 1 Jun 2016 21:17:07 EST Starting workout despite arthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39157882 Hi- I have not exercised in 20 years. My doctor says that I need to start moving around and some light weight lifting. Tweet years ago I was in the Marines and could run 10 miles and do 30 pull ups with no problem. I am now 100 pounds overweight and have arthritic shoulders and hips. <BR> <BR> How do I start exercising again? Tue, 31 May 2016 11:48:47 EST How long did it take you to lose your last 5 lbs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39157456 I thought I would bring back an older thread I came across but start it up again. How long did it take you to lose your last lbs? Whether it be 10, 5, or 2? lol I have been at the last 5 lbs for 2 months now! lol Ugh! So close yet so far! Tue, 31 May 2016 10:57:20 EST How do you help your kids to keep good habits? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39156883 I've maintained my goal weight for a year now, with the help of Spark. My main driver to start this journey was modeling good healthy habits to my toddler kids. We can regulate their food while in daycare and they get decent outdoor play there. But soon they will be going to public school. How do you help your school-age kids to maintain healthy habits? Tue, 31 May 2016 09:37:11 EST Daily Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39155316 Hi, all- <BR> I have a semi-sedentary desk job...some days I am tied to my desk all day, some days I am not. I was struggling to hit 6,000 steps per day so that's where I set my fitbit daily goal. I started hitting it every day, so I raised my goal to 7,000...I have hit that the past week and a half so I am thinking about raising it to 8,000. I don't think with my job I will ever be able to get 10,000 per day like the Heart Association says is good for you. Am I doing myself any good or shoul... Tue, 31 May 2016 06:48:22 EST need hip replacement and have torm miniscus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39153690 What type of exercises are safe for me to do? Mon, 30 May 2016 23:04:01 EST Extremely out of shape needing exercise plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39153188 I suffer from PTSD with depression and anxiety as well as fatigue and trouble sleeping. As I am coming out of it, I am becoming health conscious once more and wanting to start an exercise program. My doctor has been encouraging me to do this as well, but will not go as far as to help me develop a plan. I am a teacher, and stand or walk for pretty much the entire school day. However, whenever I try any form of formal exercise (brisk walk, elliptical, yoga, etc.) I end up even more tired th... Mon, 30 May 2016 22:08:02 EST Fitbit vs Garmin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39149605 I am looking into buying into buying an active tracker, and I know nothing about them. what are peoples thoughts on Fitbit or Garmin? Are they both SP friendly? Can I wear them swimming? What features should I look for <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 10:50:36 EST confusion on weights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39149568 I was adding my reps etc into my weights and it asked for the weight of the bands is the weight in kg or lbs ? mine is 5.9kg band. would appreciate any help <BR> thanks Mon, 30 May 2016 10:45:15 EST Help! Meeting with a Trainer. What to expect? Ask? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39149478 I'm meeting with a Personal Trainer tomorrow for the first time in my life. I'm excited, yet nervous, because I don't know what to expect. I also don't know what questions to ask. <BR> <BR> What can I expect? What should I ask? What info should I make sure I get from it? Tips? Pointers? <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 10:30:04 EST Gym buddy(s): Auckland, NZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39148281 I am looking for a gym buddy in the Auckland NZ area. I go to Les Mills New Market. <BR> <BR> I prefer the classes but don't mind doin just a normal workout. <BR> <BR> Hoping to make new friends and have someone to keep me company at the gym. <BR> <BR> If you are interested please let me know :) Mon, 30 May 2016 07:39:54 EST Newbie struggling with Mileage Tracker - pls help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=39146945 I have set up a Fitness Goal to walk 15 miles per week. <BR> <BR> The Goal shows at the top of my Fitness tracker page, but the total is stuck at 0/15 even though I have entered 60 mins of walking at 19mins/mile. <BR> <BR> Why hasn't the goal total registered the three miles, please? Am I doing something wrong? <BR> <BR> Thanks for any help. Mon, 30 May 2016 06:11:12 EST