It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari... Read more
There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko... Read more
Bet you never thought you’d see the day when the federal government was the hallmark of clarity and common sense. But it just happened. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) just released th... Read more
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2005. You can easily incorporate these strategies into your everyday SparkPeople plan.
Here are the highlights:... Read more
The current cover of Woman's World magazine will grab your attention, shouting "Secrets from America's Hottest Diet Club!" This headline article is referring to none other than SparkPeople.com, and the "secrets" revealed come fro... Read more
WELL, back in the old days, I'd vowed I'd never, ever go back to Weight Watchers meetings. They'd once done the age-old fantasy to motivate their members to lose weight - ye old millenarian number on my then very young, 170 pound self, that life wou... Read more
There use to be a calisthenics plan on the fitness tracker. I have been away for a couple years, but liked the feature, because it had videos of different exercies attached to it. I can not find it now. Any ideas?... Read more
Today is the day. I passed the -100lb mark.
Start weight: 308.6lbs
starting shirt size: 2-3xl
current: Lg, some mdm
Starting jean size: 46/48
Holy hell I am flyin... Read more
"So I'm skipping my workout today because I'm going to this 30 Seconds To Mars concert tonight"... That's what I told myself.ACTUALLY I probably got more of a workout at the concert. So, if you are a person who loves rock shows, REALLY get into it.... Read more
When I find myself making excuses, I remind myself that I'm a member of the BIDIA club: But I Did It Anyway! This helps to keep me on track, even when I'm feeling less than enthusiastic about the challenges I'm facing that day.... Read more
(Disclaimer: As I write this, it's 4:55 p.m. and I need a blog post for tomorrow. While I guarantee this post will entertain and delight you, don't expect anything too deep.)
When you think of aerobics, what comes to mind? Tights, thong leotards... Read more
Over the next several weeks, gym enrollment across the country will hit a season high as many of us prepare to follow through with our New Year’s resolutions of finally getting in shape. But before you jump into any long term contracts, review a list... Read more
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