Mornings are crazy in my house, as I’m sure they are for many of you. Every morning, I try to exercise and do some work before my family gets up. Then, I make breakfast for my four kids and me, maybe throw in some laundry and deal with any emer... Read more
Are you someone who jumps out of bed each day, bursting with energy and ready to go? If not (and not many people are!), then you aren’t alone in wondering how morning exercisers do it. Somehow it must be easier for them to get up wh... Read more
I am not a morning person.
This confession will come as no surprise to my friends and family, most of whom have spent many glorious years making merry over my tendency to nod off over breakfast, my need for copious amounts of c... Read more
We all have days when finding an hour to exercise just isn't an option. That doesn't mean you should skip your workout. Instead, you just need to get creative about how you'll fit in some activity. The people behind SparkPeople.com are av... Read more
As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone up, fed, dressed and out the door takes precision timing and a level of organization that most businesses couldn’t match. And while I insist my children have... Read more
I am looking for a good toning workout that is motivating. I am not into anything that is extreme like P90X, Insanity, Jillian Michaels, etc. but I also do not want anything geared for "seniors". Am I the only one who feels there is a need... Read more
Not feeling great this morning. Feeling overwhelmed and hopeless at the idea of successfully losing 50 pounds. Wish it could come tomorrow since it feels impossibly far away. Any advice for when pessimism takes over??... Read more
Was feeling kind of blah today and ate more junk than I would have liked this weekend. Was feeling kind of down on myself and overwhelmed with how much I want to lose. Just did an awesome 50-minute workout and in a much better mood!... Read more
Noticed you are new to Spark. Take this morning as a NSV (non scale victory). Know that a lot of us want to eat when stressed and it helps to learn the triggers. Plus you now know you have lots of support on Spark! Keep strong. Prayers for mom.... Read more
Since I work fulltime and the weekdays are uber busy I make sure to get to the grocery and farmer's market on Sunday to be sure the family will have all the fruits and veggies we'll need for the week (including the fruit I'll need to take with me to... Read more
Break through a plateau by kick starting your metabolism in the morning with a short workout. After a frustrating plateau, I started riding the stationary bike in the morning for 15 mins, in addition to my regular workouts. Within days my weight star... Read more
You want to be a fit person, right? That's why I'm sharing my own habits for keeping fit and staying healthy in the ongoing Habits of Fit People series.
Here's one that works for me: Sleeping in my workout clothes. This is especially helpful this... Read more
I am not a morning person. When my alarm goes off at 7:30 a.m., I like to hit snooze at least once or twice. Even when I finally give in and open my eyes, I will lie in bed in protest for up to 15 minutes before I even move my body or get up. But jus... Read more
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