I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the sa... Read more
Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon.
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Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life.
But if you’re lo... Read more
"I only run when chased."
That was my answer anytime I was asked about running, otherwise known as torture disguised as exercise.
The way I saw it, there were only two reasons to run:
1. to catch a bus, plane or train
2. to... Read more
I am a sugar addict!! I need help! How do you quit eating 4lbs. Of sugar every 3-4 days?(and that's just in my coffee) I want to use a sugar replacement that is not so harmful to my health,or high in calories. Any suggestions?... Read more
I have been taking for a week, I am down 8 lbs and feel great. I have been going to the gym 5x a week but just out ate any exercise I did, the contrave keeps the cravings under control and I am not snacking. My meal portions are much smaller too.... Read more
Today I am realizing and trying to work through many fears about my health. for example, what the repercussions may be if I do not adopt healthier habits. not only will it impact myself but others around me.... Read more
I love running so it's more like I am rewarding myself with a treat when I fit in my runs. On days I work I wake up at 4 am and run 3 miles on the treadmill and on days I have off I take my long runs outside anywhere from 5-10 miles. It also helps mo... Read more
I have tried so hard to loss weight and have failed miserably. Walking is the key to losing weight so I am going to start walking everyday even if it does hurt but I want this so badly. So lets all walk for a healthier life style and we will be succe... Read more
Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone... Read more
Three years ago, I started running, but didn't really consider myself a "runner." I ran casually, just once or twice a week and didn't have any lofty goals like completing a marathon. I wasn't even thinking about doing a 5K&mdas... Read more
When I took inventory of my life for 2010 and shared it with you, there's something I didn't tell you. I hope you can forgive me. I didn't intentionally leave it out, and it was really firmly planned then. However, it's something I think you should a... Read more
5K=3.1 miles. Well, today I walked 4.20 miles in an hour and 14 minutes! Not too shabby! I walked from the bank back to my apartment. There were some fairly steep hills that really got my heart pumping, but overall it wasn't too grueling. In other wo... Read more
Duh. I thought 5k meant 5 miles. I just realized that I've been walking enough for the past two months to ease my way through 5k training. Well, that's walking. I can jog up to 10 minutes, but not really on a regular basis.
That was kind of... Read more
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