You might be gung-ho about tackling new goals in the New Year, but not so fast! The best way to set yourself up for success is to make sure that your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Using these guidelines is a... Read more
Did you know that helping other people is one of the best ways to stay on track and reach your own goals? Read on to learn why and how you can apply this at SparkPeople.com…
When members decide to step forward and take leaders... Read more
This article has been a long time coming. In fact, it’s probably several years overdue. Why? Because… I’m a closet procrastinator.
I’ve been too aware for too long that I’ve suffered this affliction. In college, 73... Read more
Once you've created your vision statement for weight-loss, you probably know the general direction you want to move. The next step is to work out the particular short- and intermediate-term goals that will get you moving in that direction, follow... Read more
At SparkPeople, we believe that health should be fun and inspirational—not clinical or negative. That’s why we invented the word “Healthtainment ®to best describe the motivational and positive experience people have here at Spar... Read more
So getting everything set up ,right, so I can begin to tear it up! I don't know what it is about this time around but its the ONE.... oh, wait ..i know... all those hours I put into listening to positive, motivational speakers are actually paying off... Read more
I am going to start all over again!!!!
I am going to exercise everyday for at least 30 min.
I am going to eat right and the right amounts.
I am going to get in all of my water.
I am going to get in fruits and veggies each day.
These ar... Read more
My nutrition tracker was reset recently and now I am having trouble staying in my goal of 67-84 protein per day with only 17-21 for each meal. A 3-4 oz piece of chicken or fish alone will put me over my goal but then if I add whole wheat bread or pas... Read more
...or cupboard, or closet, or shelf, or tote... etc. Set a goal that once per ___ (week? day?) you will clean out one of section of your living space. (Glove compartment, plastic container full of office supplies, dining room table, junk drawer, cr... Read more
If you are Texas born, got here as soon as you could,or just WISH you where here; WELCOME to a family of friends! So, wherever you hang your hat, join in the fun and lets reach our goals together!
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When we were researching and writing our best-selling book, The Spark we discovered 27 secrets of success that thousands of successful SparkPeople members have used to reach their goals, lose weight and keep it off. Some secrets--including these--are... Read more
Nicole Joranstaad has been curling since she was a teenager, but this marks her first Olympics. This 29-year-old Madison, Wisconsin, resident is committed to healthy eating and goal setting to help her achieve her Olympic dreams. Though they're out... Read more
Goals should be realistic but at the same time they should push you beyond your current level.
Don't make the goal so challenging that you end up... Read more
-Eat 5 servings of fruits/veggies every day from Sunday - Saturday, get a reward on Sunday.
-Exercise 5 times per week (10 minutes or more) from Sunday - Saturday, get a reward on Sunday.
-Clean 5 times per week (10 minutes or more) fr... Read more
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