I hadn’t been to the gym for a few days and was really looking forward to a good workout. It was just after six in the evening and the place was packed but a recumbent bike was available so I signed up for 30 minutes and hopped on, anticipating... Read more
If you have a gym membership, you know how frustrating it can be when the gym is too crowded for comfort. Isn't it tough enough to muster the motivation to head out the door to exercise? Then you arrive, dressed and ready for a workout, only to f... Read more
Strength training is no longer just for bodybuilders or athletes. Over the last few years, strength training has gained a lot of popularity in the fitness world among both men and women and across all age groups. This is awesome because strength trai... Read more
"Come and get it!" It may be dinnertime, but when was the last time your family sat down and enjoyed a mealtogether? With music lessons, ball practice, play rehearsal, and work schedules, it can be tough. Rounding up the troops for an eveni... Read more
We are very excited you are here and hope this will be a timely source of support and motivation as you work toward your goals. Did you know that SparkPeople members who use the Message Boards are more likely to lose weight than those who do not? In... Read more
Today I decided to take control and cut the noose of food addiction that has been slowly strangling the life out of me for the past decade. Based upon my personal needs, I have chosen to attempt Whole30. It is strict, but that is exactly what I nee... Read more
I have been tracking for a week and decided to introduce myself on the message board. I used my full name when I started here and didn't want it to show up on the message boards so I changed my username. Now it looks like everything I've put in for... Read more
Hi! My name is Michelle (Chelby) - I am 43 and a single mom of 2 handsome young men. One is 20, the other is 17. Currently I live with my mom and am her caregiver, which doesn't allow me to work outside the home. My kids and I have been here for... Read more
I am new to sparkpeople and am looking to improve my mind, body, and spirit. I plan on starting power 90 this week, as well as reading, and being more mindful. Looking for friends to help me along the way.... Read more
I go to the gym in the afternoons (can't do mornings) but can find a million excuses between my work and home. If I change at work instead of at the gym, having those gym clothes on makes my excuses disappear! And then I don't have to mess with the l... Read more
Have you ever wondered about how to handle sticky situations at the gym, in yoga class, or when exercising outdoors? We got expert advice on questions about how to deal with sticky workout situations. Weighty TalkQ. "My friend gloats abou... Read more
Last week while I was at the gym, a gentleman in his 60ís got on the treadmill next to mine reeking of Aramis cologne. The only reason I knew the scent was because it is the only cologne my father-in-law has worn for the past 25 years. Let me tell yo... Read more
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