When weight loss professionals discuss emotional eating, you hear a lot of talk about stimulus control, stress management techniques, and cognitive reframing. This is all well and good (and you’ll be hearing some of that here), but it doesn&rsq... Read more
You know that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack is touting the importance of the perfectly crafted mix tape? A tape that has to kick off with a killer track to grab attention, then take it up a notch, then cool it off a notch?
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Coaches, mentors, trainers, teammates, partners, fans. Even the greatest athletes in the world can’t do it alone.
People naturally perform better when others are on their side and helping out. Even in everyday nutrition and fitness, we&rsq... Read more
Going to the gym and working out can get monotonous. The same machines, the same steps on the treadmill, it gets boring. Aside from changing gyms, what is something that can be done to make it a little more exciting each time you go? The answer i... Read more
“My uptown girl! You know I’m in love with an uptown girl!” As these lyrics pump through your headphones, it’s easy to forget that while Billy Joel sings to you, you’re actually running on the treadmill.&... Read more
So what music format(s) do you all listen to when you're at the gym or exercising outside? Me, I like Hip-Hop or any dance music on cardio days. Weights-Various Metals like Slipknot, Disturbed or Avenged Sevenfold.... Read more
I try to take time-outs during my day to move. I work from home, so I have some flexibility with this. I'll often put a song or two on YouTube and then do Leslie Sansone steps (walk in place, knee lifts, side steps, kicks, tap out, lift foot behind)... Read more
This team is for anyone who participates in music groups, programs, or just loves music. Please join in offering support in weight loss, building health and stamina, and sharing our love of music.... Read more
If you read many of my blogs here, or follow me on Facebook or Twitter, then you know how much I love finding and sharing great workout music. Why? We all know it and research even proves it: listening to fast paced and upbeat music makes working out... Read more
To me, one of the most defining moments in an inspirational movie comes when the protagonist overcomes adversity and we all leave the theater with that 'ain't life good' feeling. Many of us are quite familiar with theme songs of movies such as Star W... Read more
So today's SparkCoach lesson for me was finding inspiration music. I find this amusing as I have a playlist already that I labelled "Racheal's Inspirational Music." Not an inspiring title I know, but I am on the constant lookout for stuff to add. The... Read more
Katy Perry's Firework - Video
Here are the lyrics:
Do you know that there's still a chance for you
'Cause there's a spark in you?
You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July
'... Read more
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