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
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
One of the best things about supermarkets can also be the most confusing: all the choices! When walking from aisle to aisle, it can be overwhelming to look at all the products in each section. Just think of all the choices when you’re looking a... Read more
So there I was, cruising along on the exercise bike (as I often am) and thinking (as I often do). I was thinking about the positive, sometimes amazing changes I’ve made in my life thanks to fitness.
I was just about to congratulate myself... Read more
My closet used to be divided into three sections: clothes that fit when I was 20 pounds heavier; clothes that fit when I was thin but miserable (from my “never-eat-anything-fun” phase); and clothes I could wear at that moment.
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Before I started on sparkpeople I ran a small nonprofit music group as a part-time job and passion. I quit partially because of my health. The current director just gave notice because he's moving out of state for a new job.... Read more
Didn't have a good food day and overate... but I tracked everything and I actually ate way less than I thought, and still in range! Tracking it kept me from eating more! Hopefully tomorrow will be better.... Read more
The folks behind Renée Zellweger's latest movie, "New in Town", have partnered with the dailySpark and SparkPeople for the "New in Town, New You Giveaway." The prize, which is exclusive to dailySpark readers and SparkPeople members, is a PaceMaster e... Read more
Strength training is an important part of any workout program, but it's not without its risks. That's why I am always (over)emphasizing safety and form in my workout videos and in real life when I lead people through a class. When you're... Read more
I'm beginning to run again, after about 5 yrs or so of slacking off from it altogether. I am earnestly going to use a workout schedule and stick to it and sign up for a 5k in a couple of months.
I have a little challenge where I am healing from... Read more
So, last night I attended a good running form clinic at one of my local running stores. WOW what an eye-opener for me. I was 1) the only female there and 2) 1 of 2 individuals at the clinic. So we got a lot of individual attention. We were taught... Read more
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