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Body Self Image Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Self Image.

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Boost Your Bathing Suit Confidence

While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,...  Read more

Boost Your Body Image

On a recent trip to California, I went on a hike in Runyon Canyon, a park near my daughter’s apartment.  During my climb, I overheard two women chatting behind me.  One was expressing concern regarding comments her teenage daughter ha...  Read more

5 Reasons to Get Rid of Your Skinny Jeans

Peek into a woman's closet, and tucked amid all the clothes is something that almost every woman keeps. She strives to wear it again someday, no matter how unrealistic or out of style it may be. What is it? Her "skinny" jeans. Whether y...  Read more

Help Your Kids Love Their Bodies

Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200...  Read more

When Mom & Dad Diet: Talking to Kids About Weight Loss

It's a philosophy that's repeated time and time again: Healthy habits start at home. And it's true—taking steps towards positive lifestyle changes in the pursuit of weight loss and overall health in the home are among the most rewar...  Read more

Excuses don't burn fat....Move the body!!!!
Updated 5/29/2016 6:06:04 PM

Excuses don't burn fat....Move the body!!!!...  Read more

Anybody moving the body today with physical moveme
Updated 5/29/2016 6:05:10 PM

Anybody moving the body today with physical movement? #Fitbit #Sitting2LongHurtstheBody...  Read more

A few days ago, I was feeling good about my body and the progress I've made. Then I saw 3-4 ladies t
Updated 5/29/2016 3:04:06 PM

A few days ago, I was feeling good about my body and the progress I've made. Then I saw 3-4 ladies that were nice and trim and I felt sad. the cake and ice cream I had are out of the house, and I'm staying on track from here on.......  Read more

I completed Hip Hop Abs (30 minutes), Lower Body (
Updated 5/29/2016 5:26:12 PM

I completed Hip Hop Abs (30 minutes), Lower Body (20 minutes) & Walking w/Leslie Sansone (4 miles). What exercises have you completed today? Let's get MOVING!...  Read more

:) evidently I like my body again. A few pounds of
Updated 5/28/2016 11:40:17 PM

:) evidently I like my body again. A few pounds off and lots of toning and a nice sale on summer dresses equals a shopping spee. :)...  Read more

Media Motivation

Instead of letting media images of fit and fabulous women demotivate me, I decided to turn that on its head and use those images as a light to run towards. There is a particular actress who, whenever I see her, I think looks amazing. Her body is fit,...  Read more

Take it off!

I am 5'6", 28% body fat, and bad self image. I learned a funny secret, but it works! At home, I exercise in skimpy outfits, because your body looks good when it's exercising! Seeing your body working and being pushed helped me get past the vanity of...  Read more

Spark Nebraska – The Official Team

Nebraska residents (statewide) looking to motivate and get motivated to get fit, stay fit, and/or lose their extra weight. (Click on team image)...  Read more

What's Hot and What's Not: The Latest Tips on Mental Health for Men & Seniors

What's HOTIn a previous blog entry, I mentioned some research that showed how keeping your mind active with reading, puzzles, games, and other such activities can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and slow down the general cog...  Read more

Poll: Does Your Body Image Change With Your Weight?

We all know it’s very easy to develop a negative body image when we feel like our own bodies don’t match up very well with media images of the “perfect” body. Sometimes, even very minor imperfections can be the source of much dissatisfaction. And I i...  Read more

body self image ups and downs today

It started out on a pretty good note...my family gave me money to spend on new clothes for my birthday, so I hit Kohl's big bogo sale...it felt very strange to NOT go into the women's department. I feel like a whole new world of options have opened...  Read more

Body/Self Image Insight I had this week

I will make this quick. So I work for a media ministry that is making dramas in different languages for minority people groups to share the gospel. Its cool, and I'm always complaining about how I never get to be an extra because I'm too white....  Read more