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Building Self Esteem Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Building Self Esteem.

Why Do We Beat Ourselves Up?

If we had friends that treated us the way that many of us treat ourselves, they wouldn’t be our friends for very long. Imagine a friend who calls up just to complain–about you. Or an alleged buddy who quickly says “I told you so...  Read more

An Exercise in Self-Esteem

If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here&r...  Read more

30 Days to Beautiful Confidence

This SparkTeens calendar will help you boost your confidence with simple actions you can take each day to improve your health, beauty and self-esteem inside and out. Click here to download and print your calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader...  Read more

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

7 Good Reasons to Give Back

According to the Giving USA Foundation, charitable giving in the United States reached an estimated $295 billion in 2006—a new record. The record-setting donations included $1.9 billion from Warren Buffett, paid as the first installment of his...  Read more

Positive Self Talk
Updated 4/18/2014 12:12:08 PM

Post your positive self talk that is getting you through the day....  Read more

Self-sabotage at 18 pounds down
Updated 4/14/2014 8:55:14 PM

I don't get it! Two weeks ago, I weighed in at 15 pounds down, and I got my butt back into gear. I exercised, ate right, and dropped enough weight to get into the 18 pounds down range. But suddenly, my motivation was gone. The idea of mea...  Read more

How Long Does it Take to Build Muscle?
Updated 4/8/2014 4:38:00 PM

I know building muscle won't happen overnight, but I'm just wondering about how long it takes to strengthen muscles some. I've been doing an arm routine for about a month now, and I've upped the weights I use from about 2 lbs to 2.5 lbs. I did this...  Read more

Over 60 want to rediscover self
Updated 4/14/2014 9:40:03 AM

I hope to find others who would love to share in this experience of rediscovery. While cleaning out and trying to organize to move (yet after 30 years in the same home) I found a notebook I had worked on years ago. It opened with a picture of me a...  Read more

Self Magazine
Updated 3/29/2014 11:25:18 AM

www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Magazine-Ma
kes-Fun-of-Cancer-Survivors-Tutu-25256
0451.html If you haven't heard yet, Self Magazine posted a ridiculous thing in the "BS Meter" section of their April edition making fun of women runners of...  Read more

Take the focus off the scale

Make a solid effort to take the focus off the scale....set a goal that is meaningful for you....learning to run? set a goal to run a mile without a walk interval, enter a race, Can't do a push up to save your soul? make a goal to complete a set of te...  Read more

Building Self-Esteem

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. ~ Thomas Carlyle...  Read more

SparkGuy's 10 Minute Fitness Club

Group for anyone to build a consistent fitness habit by doing at least 10 minutes of fitness most days per week. See the message board in the SP Challenges forum by the same name....  Read more

10 Quick Confidence Boosters

From our partners at Woman's DayConfidence is easily attainable and makes a huge impact on how others view you as well as how you feel about yourself. Try these instant boosters to put a little spring in your step: Straighten up. A recent Ohio...  Read more

Calling All Teens: How To Change Your Life This Summer

The teen years aren’t easy, usually neither for the teens nor the parents!  I don’t know anyone who survived them unscathed.  Between hormones, homework and the ''Heathers'', most teenagers have experienced pangs...  Read more

Building Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is not always easy to come by... Throughout my younger years as a child, teenager and even in adulthood - I met people who berated me, who mocked me, called me names and it led to my lowered self-esteem. With my failed relationshi...  Read more

28 steps to building Self-Esteem - Day 28

Day 28 Choose one thing off the list over the last 4 weeks that you personally found the most difficult. Attempt to do this today. If you succeed write down your difficulties with accomplishing it and how you felt on completion. If...  Read more