I will never forget my first New England winter. Despite stories of the relentless snow storms and unbearably icy winds, it came to represent an unforgettable time in my life. Not the most confident person then, I was surprised to find an inner stren... 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
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
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?
... 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
I've taken to writing inspirational messages on my palm. It washes off but I'm not a tattoo girl - I like to change it up - and it gives me the extra boost every time I look down or pick something up. Today: be your own CEO.... Read more
How's your math? Here's a fun word problem: Linda weighs 198 pounds and her goal is to weigh 135 pounds. At her current loss of 1 pound every 3 days how many days will it take her to reach her goal. :-)... Read more
Motivation is the key word today. What motivates me to start this new journey I'm on? I just did my first ever ToughMudder last weekend. My motto" what am I doing today that's gets me closer to my goal tomorrow". Great littl... Read more
Lol there was this word game kinda thing on facebook, it says the 1st 3 words you find explains you... The 1st word i noticed in letters as FAT!!!! Nooo wtf!! lol it doesn't describe me! Its where my mind focus that's why i saw it first!! Lol :))... Read more
To keep me motivated I made an inspiration poster and put pictures of all my family and inspirational words and pictures out of magazines to remind me why I'm doing this. I also hung it by my bed so every morning that is the first thing I see.... Read more
The weekend before Thanksgiving, Chris "SparkGuy" Downie spoke at the “I Can Do It” Conference, created and put on by Hay House, the publisher of many inspirational books, including The Spark. In addition to sharing his story, Chris had two successf... Read more
The contest is closed. The winners are: FIERCEBALANCE, CHUCKRABBI, GRAMMAALI, AVENS18, and NASFKAB!
We love CLIF bars, so when the company offered to give away a caddy containing 12 of the classic nutrition bar, we jumped at the chance. (Disclosur... Read more
247 252 247 252 247 252 247 252 247 252
"Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself... Nothing is impossible!"
~ Norman Vincent Peale
247 252 247... Read more
I am always SO very hard on myself and don't think nice of myself enough. I've been in this funk for the past month or so...I have stalled on my throwing weight away..and this is where my mind likes to go full psycho and screw me over...this is what... Read more
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.