TV can be educational. After all, I outlined eight great lessons you can take from NBC’s hit television show, "The Biggest Loser" and apply to your own healthy lifestyle program. I said it then and I'll say it again: I am a big fa... Read more
Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon.
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Going to the movies can be an enjoyable experience, but it can provide a host of temptations for anyone trying to lose weight or eat healthier. As soon as you walk in the door, you're hit with the smells and sights of delicious goodies--buttery p... Read more
You already know how personal trainers help you reach your goals and push you to the next level, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned exerciser. You probably also know a little about how to choose the right trainer with the proper qualificatio... Read more
They may seem superhuman at times, but personal trainers are people, too. And although they love sharing their workout wisdom and helping people reach their goals, there are a few things that might get under their skin when they're training a cli... Read more
I am a 42 year old. I am at the heaviest I have ever been and trying to make healthy lifestyle changes. My husband is not stepping up as my weight loss partner, so looking for a supportive buddy.... Read more
I am a working mom in my mid-30's who has put on 30 lbs in three years and having trouble getting down to business.I used sparkpeople years ago and need some new accountability partners for tracking and moral support.I promise to support you as well!... Read more
I am 27, starting at almost the same weight (275). I think 'ah ha' moments are good for sparking motivation but a good plan will go a long way to keeping that motivation. I'm working on finding a plan that will work for me and I will stick with!... Read more
I'm having trouble posting a new blog entry. I am using my cell phone, so the mobile app may be automatically switching me to its view of my page instead of the full site's view, although I'm on the full site when I click on "make a new blog entry."... Read more
I am wondering how many "ah ha" moments it will take for a healthier lifestyle to stick? It's all in the mind. How badly do I want this??
My life depends on it. No 24 year old should weigh 272. ðŸ˜... Read more
I am a personal trainer and a weight management consultant, and the biggest problem I run into is when people begin a weight loss effort they start reading and watching everything they can find about it. There is a sea of miss information out there.... Read more
Getting back into shape after baby. Is it really as easy as many celebrities make it sound? Heidi Klum did the Victoria's Secret fashion show just a few months after the birth of her third child. Denise Richards posed for Playboy when her daughter... Read more
When Stepfanie recently told me and then subsequently blogged about a bad experience she had with a personal trainer, I wasn't surprised. I know a bit about what goes on in gyms where the line between trainer and salesperson is a fine one. What s... Read more
Happy Hump Day Everyone!
I've had quite a few people asking how my meeting with my Personal Trainer went the other day. Rather than answer everyone individually I decided to just blog about it. It's easier for me. Yes I'm selfish like that. HA!... Read more
So, medically things have not been great. I spent the third week of January at the hospital, having reams of tests done. After being endlessly scanned and shot up with nuclear stuff and gone over with a fine tooth comb, they found nothing. I still... Read more
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