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
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
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
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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I am a woman in her late 50's. I've done ST in the past,nothing serious in recent years. I don't want to end up like my mother, who has trouble moving things around if they weigh more than three or four pounds. And that's a load for two hands.
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Have any of you ever had an escape plan like to get out of a bad relationship, job or any situation? I'm talking about actually planning and having a set date to evacuate and jump ship. How did it workout for you? Did you tell anyone about it or keep... Read more
If I concentrate on only my weight I get upset and depressed. So I always have something else to do. Like today I am planing on going to a pot luck dinner and play bingo with friends. Of course, I have to watch what and how much I eat, but, fun is my... Read more
I'm training for my first 5k--my goal is reaching that distance every time I'm on the treadmill not completing it within a certain amount of time. I know that as my training progresses the time will start decreasing. BUT hitting that goal of completi... Read more
I hit my first plateau after the first 15 pounds. I reassessed my calorie intake and my exercise routine. I adjusted my calories down about 100 to 200 per day. I added resistance training, and upped the mileage per week that I was walking by a half o... Read more
A team to meet others that have had WLS and planning or trying to maintain weight after being post-op for years. All is welcome friends and family too. Our path on this journey never ends.... Read more
Fall is almost here, but Halloween candy and décor is already appearing. While everyone's favorite candy-and-costumes holiday can be a real deterrent for your diet, you can vow to stay on track—at least when it comes to your fitness&... Read more
With the New Year just around the corner, exercise is on a lot of people's minds. So many of us are bound and determined to reach new fitness goals, hit the gym with vigor, and change our bodies once and for all. Does this sound a lot like l... Read more
Feeling pretty good. Had some great runs this week. Day 2 of wk4 of the 5k training went great! I did an extra rep. Today was the last of wk4 and I jogged at at least 5 mph for closer to 3.5 minutes for each rep. I even got to 5.5 mph for a few minut... Read more
I actually began my weight loss journey last December (down 20 pounds since then!), and I started at 5k training program back then. I admit, I haven't actually finished the whole program. I get to a point (usually around the 10- to 12-minute long ru... Read more
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