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10/9/13 6:58 A

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Hi! I'm not only new to this team, but I am new to Spark People. I am so blessed to have a home gym! We remodeled our garage into an apartment for my son and his wife to live with us until they could buy a home of their own. When they moved out, it became a gym! So now I have zero excuses, right? I have everything I need to follow Jillian Michaels' Frontside and Backside circuit training DVDs. When I conquer those, I will be on the lookout for a new challenge. Also, I am preparing for a local 5k on November 9, so I walk 3 days/week in addition to the 6 days/week of the DVDs. There is nothing that keeps me on track like a chart, so I created a schedule for myself to check off every day. I even check off my "rest" days!

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Hello guys :) So looking forward to getting back on my feet after an illness that I am getting under control, I love to dance just with my ipod ,and I do love my yoga which I use P90X yoga and some other of their workouts.

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Hello =) New member since September 13th. My name is Monica and I am in my early 40's and love to workout at home and in the great outdoors. I live in the Western part of Canada... born and raised here. The videos/dvds that I like working out too are: Tae Bo w/Billy Blanks, Power Walking w/Leslie Sansone, The Next Challenge w/Radu and Cindy, and Yoga w/Rodney Yee. I will be adding Jillian Michael's Dvds and when I'm ready Supreme 90 day. I have a huge library of exercise videos to choose from but I am one who likes to buy and collect more of them. LOL emoticon

emoticon I'm trying to lose 25 pounds... and it's nice to come to SparkPeople to get support and motivation to keep on track with exercises and the food I consume throughout the day. Also making sure I drink and keep well hydrated.

Glad to be part of this group forum!

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9/30/13 6:33 P

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Hi Everyone! My name is Karen. I live in Ontario, Canada. I prefer working out at home cause then I don't have to GO out to do anything. I have found Leslie Sansone - my goal, to start, is 2 nights a week doing a 2 mile walk in 30 mins.

I walk at least 4 days at lunch with a friend - 5km in about an hour and if I miss that, I find I'm tired by 3. I need that.

I am looking forward to chatting with you all!

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9/27/13 9:42 P

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Yes, it is. However "find a way". You'll never regret the effort. Your boys can "play" with you.

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9/27/13 9:37 P

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more of a collector of workout vidoes I have so many different ones but I keep coming back to the ones that have kickboxing like taebo. I also like kenpo on p90x. I need to start back at them making time for exercise is a big thing for me to do

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Welcome Michelle!

Wow! You are really into some heavy exercising DVD's aren't you? Congrats and enjoy.

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9/27/13 8:50 P

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Hi my name is Michelle until last year I have been a stay at home mom. I started working at our churches Christian school as a kindergarten teacher. I am married have two boys age 8&10. I have always liked exercise dvd's I have quite a collection I have taebo which is my favorite right now I have slim in 6 and I also have my other favorite set p90x.

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emoticon for the emoticon !!!

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Welcome Kristen.

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Hello Everyone! My name is Kristen, and I am from Nova Scotia, Canada. I am currently a stay-at-home-mom who lives out in the middle of nowhere. Most of my time is spent with my little guy who will be four this Christmas as my husband works evenings Monday-Thursday. Because I am with my son so much I often end up working out at home, which I kind of prefer for the most part.
I look forward to getting to know my fellow team mates here!
Cheers!

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Erin I'm sure the doggies were very sad they couldn't join in on the fun. LOL

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9/25/13 10:29 P

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Well I don't know about brave... I tried my zumba dvds in the spare room (which I now call the exercise room emoticon ) with the door and blinds closed. The dogs didn't even get to watch... but I have to say I had fun!! I guess thats what really counts.However, i don't think I will be putting it on youtube, but nice try lol

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9/25/13 10:28 P

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Well I don't know about brave... I tried my zumba dvds in the spare room (which I now call the exercise room emoticon ) with the door and blinds closed. The dogs didn't even get to watch... but I have to say I had fun!! I guess thats what really counts.However, i don't think I will be putting it on youtube, but nice try lol

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You are much braver than I! Go for it and put it on Youtube!

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9/24/13 9:16 P

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Hi Rawfrugeelvr,

Sounds like you do a lot. I got my zumba dvds in the mail today so I'm excited to start those tomorrow!! emoticon

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9/24/13 6:47 P

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Welcome Erin. Thanks for introducing yourself to the team. I do a lot of body modality DVD's. Stretching, seat exercises mostly, Tai Chi, Qui Gong, Yoga. Love it all!

In the mornings I walk and I'm active in my job all day long.



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9/24/13 6:02 P

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Hey Everyone,
My name is Erin, I'm 38, and live near Galveston, Tx. I have been on and off sparkpeople for 3 or 4 years. I have a lot of problems with back and neck pain. I love to be active and used to join a gym, then get hurt and not be able to go. Paying for a membership and not being able to use it drives me crazy. So now my plan is to exercise at home. I have dvds, kinect, dogs to walk... lots of things to keep me active and from getting bored.... plus no gym fees!
I can't wait to hear what everyone does to exercise at home.

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Hi team. I am definitely an exercise at home kind of gal. Looking forward to sharing my DVD's with you all and getting to know you.

Karen

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9/17/13 9:24 P

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Hello! My name is Pam and I live in Atlanta. I stay home and homeschool my two boys (6 & 10), tutor chemistry & physics, and enjoy biking, running, hiking, and dancing. I have been on spark for a few years, I've had lots of success (off & on) with weight loss and fitness accomplishments for the past 5 years. Two years ago I had lost my most weight, 44 lbs. After gaining 10 lbs. back, I sat plateaued for a year. I've struggled with injuries most of this year, and after really getting taken out of the fitness game in early July while continuing to eat like a training triathlete, I'm now sitting 20 lbs. above my lowest low.

I'm here looking for an active team to check in with regularly. I was part of a wonderful team of awesome ladies that has seen a serious decline in activity over the last couple months. I really feel that I need the support of a team right now to help me stay accountable.

-Pam
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9/14/13 1:04 A

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Hi!
I am new to this group and just wanted to stop by and say hi! :D

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Good afternoon, My name is Terri, just wanted to introduce myself and say hey. I've been on Sparkpeople for about 3 weeks or so...still making adjustments to food, exercises, and life style changes. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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9/1/13 2:27 P

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Good afternoon team! My name is Karen, I live in the hills of S.E. Missouri, I'm new to the team, Happy Labor Day, stay safe, stay healthy! Now lets shed some unwanted pounds, together!

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Hi all! I'm Amy. I did the gym and loved it but lack of babysitter in the morning I gave it up and now workout at home. I am purchasing the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution workouts to try something different. I did P90X, Chalene Exreme, Turbo Jam, Body Pump, Body Combat and others.
Lately I've been in a rut not exercising or eating lean. I am ready to get out the rut and get back on track so.....here goes!

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8/3/13 8:50 A

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Hi everyone! I joined this team because I do workout at home and I need some motivation to keep going. I've been Sparking for a couple years, got serious with it last October when I had a health scare. I've lost over 30 lbs and am currently almost 10 pounds below my ultimate goal weight. I do not want to lose any more weight but I will be 60 in a few weeks. I want to keep working out to stay healthy, keep my bones and brain strong and keep my weight at least at goal. I have a gym right across the street from my office but I've tried 2xs unsuccessfully to participate. I am self employed with a demanding DH so it's just best I do my exercise at home. I walk and use my Wii Fit, I love Coach Nicole and use her videos regularly. I say Coach Nicole ROCKS! Keep up the Spark!

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Hi everyone! My name is Janine. I work out at home because it is free. Currently I swim in our pool which is something I love. In the fall I enjoy walking, bike riding, using Wiifit, and dancing to a computer program called "Dance Praise." I also have really enjoyed the Spark videos. I am working towards getting a handheld GPS so that I can geocache this fall/winter/spring. I am so grateful for this website. It is an answer to my prayers. Together, emoticon

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7/18/13 7:04 A

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Hello,

I hate gyms and I recently discovered that I REALLY like lifting weights. My program of choice is the Firm workout videos. I have seen a lot of changes in my body but not much weight loss. I like how my muscles feel after I have worked them, no pain just the sense that they have been worked HARD.

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7/11/13 5:01 P

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Hello,
My name is Sandy. I am 60 years old and still about 80 pounds overweight. I work out at home because for now it is most convenient. I live in a remote part of Northern California.
We have a very large circle driveway that is 1/4 mile around. I walk laps every morning and every evening. I started out just one lap at a time but am now doing 6-8 laps a day.
I also have a Wii game that I use for exercise but not everyday. When I sit on the couch and watch TV, I will pick up my weights and work out a little too.
Because of joint problems, this is what is comfortable for me right now. I am hoping to do more as I lose weight.
Would love to hear others ideas.
Sandy

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7/9/13 5:42 P

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Hello All!

I'm new to the team and I just celebrated my first month on SP. So far, just by tracking my food intake and becoming AWARE emoticon and making a few cut backs...and adding a little exercise, I have lost 5 lbs (that I am hoping wasn't just water weight.)

Anyway, I am ready to get SERIOUS about losing this weight, being healthy and SUPERFIT! for the rest of my life!

I am finding my workout rhythm and slowly getting into my groove. As of right now, I really enjoy the 10 minute cardio kick boxing workout by SP's Coach Nicole. I use that as my warm up before I do my strength training (30 mins) and also before and sometimes after I do Walk Away The Pounds (2 miles in 30 mins) so altogether...my workout rhythm is turning out to be around 40-55 minutes approx. and I have yet to do that 3-5 days a week. It's been kind of sporadic with no real rhyme or reason.

My idea is to master these 2 workouts until I know them by memory and once they become too easy I'll move on to some videos that are more challenging. Eventually I want a female body builders body right before it begins to look masculine...before the veins pop and the voice drops.

I am open to any and all work out suggestions especially having anything to do with kick boxing and weight lifting to gain muscle and burn the FAT! Preferably ones on you tube since they're um...FREE!

Oh yeah! I almost forgot. As far as my strength training. I am just using 1-3, and 8 lb dumb bells on a stability ball for right now. I use my body weight (since there is enough of it) for strength training and I don't use any specific dvds for that. I've used some off of SP. I have used some tips from different trainers on you tube. Ms. Olympia Linda Murray, future Mr. Olympia Kai Greene, and some others that I can't name from off of the top of my head.

So if there are any strength training videos that use body weight and light weights that anyone knows of I'll check them out. Thanks!



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Hi I'm Gini. I am just now starting to workout at home. I have a few DVD's and will begin with WATP. I hope to find workout and exercise inspiration on this team and really need support.


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7/1/13 4:35 A

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Hi everyone, I'm Fei! I'm new at this team, I joined because I workout at home all the time. I've been using mostly DVDs of any kind, but lately I'm doing workouts online (youtube). My favourites are fitness blender, jessica smith tv, and Cassey from blogilates. I hope I can get any kind of workout ideas and tips from all of you in this team!

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6/27/13 8:04 A

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Hi, I'm Lindsey!
I joined Spark yesterday.
At home I use EA Sports Active 2 for Wii, Spark videos, and my Workout Trainer app to work out.
I would love some more SparkFriends. I will add anyone back!

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6/25/13 2:21 A

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Hi! My name is Andreja, I'm new here and I'm glad I found this team. I work out at home all the time, I'm not comfortable with going to the gym and I don't like running. It was a great revelation for me that I can do all my workouts at home - I do a lot of Turbo Jam along with some strength training exercises on Sparkpeople. It works, I have lost more than 30 pounds so far and I'm very happy about that! Another great thing is that this weight-loss journey has become fun to me, and I wish everyone else the same!

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6/19/13 11:57 P

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hello..I am new to this board but not new to home workouts..I finally got tired of eating in food courts and junk food for the last 5 years..I was very addicted to soda and gave McDonalds and Taco bell a small fortune..well for the last 3 weeks I have been eating clean and no sodas..and I don't miss it at all..I have been enjoying eating healthy and I have been doing my workouts daily at home..I wanted to join a group to keep me accountable..and keep me moving forward..I am in my 50s and by the end of this year I want to be in the best shape ever..that would be my goal.

Thanks for allowing me to join this team.

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Hello. this is my 4th ! sparkversary, and I finally decided to find a team I can really involve myself in beyond huddling and dropping in once in a while-this is it!!! I have always worked out at home, some days not so much as others. So, I'm here to learn some better home exercising habits. You're never too old to change!


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6/16/13 3:52 P

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New around here, or at least learning this time. I joined some time ago but just could not give the time I needed to really get the feel of things, or get them going. I just graduated with a bachelors degree and decided that it was time to get back to me.
I am single with a wonderful son who is helping me stay on top of things and get I into shape.
Still trying to figure how everything works and how to make me time during the day to do what I need.
I enjoy doing crafts, reading, and spending as much time as I can with my son.
Any ways nice to meet everyone.

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Hi new to the team, my name is Kathryn. I live in sunny Ca. I love doing the videos on here and riding my exercise bike. I also take a walk most days for over 10000 steps. i have a neat pocket pedometer that I take with me. I have been using Spark People for almost two years and have lost a little over 33 pounds. I am a resent member to Weight Watchers. I like the freedom of picking what I want to eat and how much I eat. I enjoy being able to now and than have fast food or candy and not think darn I have blown it.




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Hello , everyone , my name is Carmen ( Tathy) and I am new to your team here as a newbie some times I feel lost and I will love and welcome ideas ,tips and suggestions of any kind.Please feel free to talk to me .... Looking forward to this teams goals . I have and use Leslies DVDS and I walk around the park , I am going start doing water exercisess soon since I hurt my back and my legs in an accident December 2012 , I had start very slow , but I'm getting there very slow , I hope to be pain free of these days

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I am starting a journey , I want to find myself ,find my courage , find the person , I know I am and I was meant to be , I want to walk everyday free of pain and shame and I want to feel good without this extra skin , extra weight ,or this folds of skin that sweat like crazy , I want to smile more and set small goals and reach them , it is time to stop been afraid of my weight , and how I look and feel, I know I can do it and I know I will do it by next year I will be a smaller version of me .


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5/15/13 9:50 A

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Hello All, my name is Sandy, I work at a university and do a great amount of walking throughout the campus during the work day.

I have a Pro Form Elliptical and Treadmill and a Gold's Gym stationary bike, hand weights, and a pool in the backyard. My husband and I just purchased new bikes so we will be taking advantage of the beautiful weather and riding our bikes.

I consistently work out 60 minutes a day at home on my machines, at least 45 minutes walking at work and usually 30 minutes in the pool. Now the weather is warming up I will be in the pool more often. It is an above ground pool but I do a lot of running and water aerobics in the pool. I am looking forward to reading other posts and what others do at home to lose weight. Sandy

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Welcome. You should fit right in here. LOL

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I work out all the time at home and this sounded like a great team to join!

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Welcome. Way to go. We are all here for you.

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Hello I'm glad I found this team! I've never belonged to a gym nor ever will I join one. I've worked at recreation centers and at the YMCA as a lifeguard before, from the age of 16 - 28. I had a baby at the age of 20, got back in shape but I was still hanging on to a few extra lbs. Then I re-married at 30, had another baby 3 yrs. later. After having her I walked religiously and started doing DVDs,mostly Jillian Michaels. I lost about 47 lbs! I felt so good! Then my hubby wanted to try for another one. I had another daughter in 2011, got post-partum depression and couldn't lose the weight. I think my body likes to be over 200lbs. So, in March I cracked down on my eating and increased my exercise, we now have a nice hm gym I also use. I've been measuring my waist and lost about two inches and my clothes fit better. We need a new scale and I don't want to get obsessed with it, so I haven't weighed in yet. So hopefully I will look good for summer. Last summer I felt like a sweaty pig, I never want to feel like that again!!
Also I want my body back, figuratively and physically since I'm done having kids and breast feeding!


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Hi! My name is Shannon. I really got into the home workout movement in 2012. I had my son in 2011 and realized that I just didn't have any time to head to the gym. In 2012 I really wanted to start getting into shape. Unfortunately, I was only able to lose 20 lbs, 15 of which I kept off until 2013. I lacked dedication. Now, in 2013, I'm really in the game! I've lost 9 more lbs already - making up for the 5 lbs that I kept gaining back throughout 2012. Last year, I was super in to bodyrock.tv but I've since found Zuzka. I wasn't aware of her when she was with bodyrock because I hadn't discovered it then, but I love her now! I'm currently halfway through week 3 of the ZCUT Power Cardio Program. It has been life changing for me! In just 2 and a half weeks I've lost an inch on my waist and half an inch almost everywhere else (along with those 9 lbs!). I cannot wait to keep on pushing through and getting stronger!

Nice to meet you all and I can't wait to start looking around and gaining inspiration from you all :)

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Hello and welcome to you!

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Hello I am a 50 yr old woman with COPD and Severe seasonal allergies , so breathing can some times be a challenge, I have free weights, a treadmill, exercise ball, and zumba and leslie sansone videos, pluse several other work out videos i use at home. I don't like going to a gym mainly cause they make me very subconsious and embarrased about my body so I just do what i can to work out at home.

I hope to become a valuable member of this team and make a lot of new friends.

have a great day everyone.

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HI everyone!! I'm back on sparkpeople after a pregnancy, birth, and making it through babies first year!! I LOVE sparkpeople and did so well before, just looking for some more motivational friends & teams as I start my journey. I lost 42 lbs before and kept 30 off for 2 years until baby, I actually exercised the whole time while I was pregnant and was 30 lbs lighter the day I gave birth then today :-( As I can't seem to get to the gym or feel too big to run, I am looking to do all my exercise at home. I loved doing biggest loser cardio max while pregnant and want to do that again. I just can't seem to find motivation this time. Seems like a great team, look forward to interacting with you all!

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