If you're looking for another good reason to try running, look to your dog. Running together can be a great way to make sure your beloved family dog gets or stays in shape right along with you. Many dogs are happy to run alongside their owners fo... 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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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 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
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
I am so proud of myself! I did my first 5k today! I had so much fun and now it is safe to say that I am hooked :)
We are doing another one on the 15th! Yay for lifestyle changes! You can see some pictures on my blog post from today.... Read more
Is there a way to change out meals I don't want on the meal planner. Most of the meals are vegetarian or vegan, which I am not. I know there are recipies on the site, but how do I incorporate/exchange them into my meal planner and delete... Read more
I need help putting a meal together. You can say just eat a salad with some chicken. Okay what is a salad, I can order and eat a wonderful salad with chicken but don't know how to put one together. I can cook, but I have to have exact amounts of i... Read more
I just signed up for my very first 5K! I'm really excited, my friends and I are going to walk it and hopefully I can do more :) Starting something new, for a better me! :) My goal is to eventually jog one.
Has anyone else done one? If so, how wa... Read more
Hi, I am new to Spark People and these message boards. I have recently been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and I am looking to make some serious lifestyle changes. Just trying to get oriented to the website at the moment. Already using nutrition and fitne... Read more
Sign up for a race. That's right, sign up and you'll be amazed at how motivated you'll be to train for it! You don't have to be fast, just go at your own pace. My races of choice are triathlons, which are fun and extremely motivating. But, you can... Read more
Entering a race (5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon) has really helped me to stay motivated. I race against myself, trying to better my time each race. You feel like a real athlete, it's fun no matter your ability. And you get a t-shirt or sometimes a metal for c... Read more
When I started running almost 4 years ago one of the cardinal rules of racing my running coach taught me was, "The shorter the race, the longer the warm-up." It is something that has been ingrained in me all these years and something I still practice... Read more
Wow, what an incredible weekend it was spending time in New Orleans with fourteen SparkPeople Members and their friends and family. You cannot even begin to imagine the excitement we were all experiencing as we made our trek from all over the c... Read more
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