The Talk Test has been a generally accepted method of measuring (aerobic) exercise intensity for a long time now, although fitness experts have questioned whether or not the test is accurate across populations and different types of exercise. The tes... Read more
If you put yourself in a positive frame of mind, you can accomplish anything. If you can clearly see your goal, see that it’s within your grasp, there’s nothing stopping you. That’s why surrounding yourself with positive images and... Read more
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
I am a big believer that attitude and outlook on life accounts for a lot. Research clearly shows that people are actually healthier and much happier when they wake up each day with a positive mind-set. For example, in a 23-year study by Miami and Yal... Read more
Some animals face tough obstacles from Day One, like the dog born without front legs or one born without sight. Others demonstrate a sense of loyalty that knows no bounds, like an elephant that befriends a mutt. Still others survive and thrive in the... Read more
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"She said just skip the middle aisles and just go for all the produce and the meat," said Lauren. "She said don't eat a lot of processed food and don't eat out very often and watch your sodium intake so we listened to h... Read more
Aaliyah- Try Again.
Micheal Bolten- When I'm Back On My Feet Again
Alicia Keyes- That Girl is on Fire
Christina Aguilera- I Turn To You...... This song for me is for Jesus. I recently started asking for his guidance and strength in m... Read more
It was Winston Churchill who gave a speech back in the 40s to never give in! I just looked it up so I wouldn't misquote him...“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in excep... Read more
Moving Mountains - A Goals Speech
Halfway Point Reached and 89 lbs Lost with Pics!!!!
You are the Spark (A poem)
Accomplishments that have nothing to do with a scale...
2 yr. Sparks Anniversary, a couple of before & after pictures, still in p... Read more
I'd never heard the name Amy Palmiero-Winters until a co-worker of mine sent me a video about her. Although you've probably never heard of her either, she's someone we can all learn a lot from. Amy had always been a runner, but lost one of her legs... Read more
I sometimes make up little inspirational speeches. They're focused on educating and inspiring others but since I never say them out loud they're really for me. Here's this morning's speech:
At the end of the Wizard of Oz, Glinda tells Dorothy:... Read more
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