This SparkTeens calendar will help you boost your confidence with simple actions you can take each day to improve your health, beauty and self-esteem inside and out.
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Lunchtime doesn't have to be bland or boring, just as it doesn't have to be a frenzied time to run errands or multitask. Our printable calendar provides 30 ideas to add a little adventure to your midday break.
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On your quest for a healthy lifestyle, you'll frequently encounter the beast called temptation. Slay him once, and he returns stronger and smarter. Slay him again, and he rises from the ashes to lure you away from your good habits. Fear not! You... Read more
Quick, what’s the difference between a dream and a goal?
Any goal-setting guru will tell you that goals are dreams that you write down and track. Why? By writing down your goals, you're creating a "to do" list for your life,... Read more
During the Summer 5% Challenge, I thought I would see if I could lose an average of 2 pounds per week to lose 10% of my starting weight. I did, but also learned that I had to exercise like the devil to ensure a 2-pound loss. It was a relief when I... Read more
I've noticed this summer that when I record a large number of minutes (like 240 yesterday for kayaking) they don't show up on my weekly/monthly minutes. I tried dividing it into 4 entries of 60 minutes: no change. Is this only updated at weekly int... Read more
I work during the week (I'm in at 7AM and leave at 4PM). The best time that I can squeeze in a workout is typically in the afternoon, at around 6PM. That's when the group classes, that I'm interested in, are offered at my gym. I typically do zumba... Read more
Sure there is a long way to go... but I'm on track to meet my 5% goal at the end of September if I continue to lose less than 1 lb. per week. I don't expect to reach my goal until the start of next summer, but still, when it felt like I started with... Read more
Every day that I do a minimum of 10 minutes of exercise, I give myself a star on a daily calendar. It seems silly, but the visual reminder really helps. Especially since I hate to see gaps on the calendar! And, of course, once you get in 10 minutes,... Read more
During a 30 minute cardio workout, when reaching the minute prior to 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30, I do a one minute full out sprint. This makes the time pass so much faster and expends significantly more calories.Added bonus: I have to cool down after... Read more
As a small company, everyone at SparkPeople wears several hats. Kelly, our office manager answers the phone, mails prizes, monitors message boards, and keeps our office life running smoothly (which involves about 1,000 other tasks). Paul is a program... Read more
I've been keeping track of my workouts and trying to create SparkStreaks this year by logging my workouts on a monthly calendar. It's been so motivating to see all the days checked off that it makes me want to work out more often. But I've noticed a... Read more
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