Ever notice how you can’t spell "workout" without the word "work?" Most of us view work as something we have to do, not necessarily something that we want to do. It's the opposite of leisure and the killer of fun. We all... Read more
When I was pregnant with my daughter I asked a friend of mine, a mother of three, “Don’t you get bored staying home with the kids all day?” Looking amused she replied, “Oh, I find stuff to do.” Now that my... Read more
I believe that most people would say jumping rope is for play, not for exercise. After all, you jumped rope as a kid on the playground and you probably forgot about it entirely after fourth grade. And it certainly isn’t touted as a benefit of j... Read more
I'm not a real mom, but I did play one once.
Some friends of mine, planning an overseas trip, asked me to stay with their boys while they were gone. Honored to be chosen-- especially after I heard that the boys, ages 12, 14, and 16, ha... Read more
Imagine you’re in Pamplona, Spain, in July. You’re sightseeing, shopping through downtown for that perfect souvenir for your spouse back home (hey, someone had to watch the kids, right?). You notice a crowd. Then a commotion. Then, right... Read more
I am overweight, about 150 lbs overweight.
I keep reading that jumping jacks are one of the best cardio exercises. But I struggle with jumping jacks and running and anything that requires bouncing. I have a lot of knee and ankle pain, and an a... Read more
Sigh! I really have to stop procrastinating and JUST DO IT!
I have to make appts. with myself for exercise and stop diddy dallying and JUST DO IT!!!!
Do you ever feel meh! when it comes to exercise?! I wish I didn't!... Read more
I feel really stupid for asking this, but I know it will be easy for someone to answer! :)
I've been here for years and several times have run across a list of exercises that can be added to my tracker but have always ignored it. Now I want to a... Read more
I think I got it ... can I get a Friend now? I am hoping to hook up with an exercise accountability buddy. I will be moving more into food accountability later. One major life-change at a time ...... Read more
In October, SparkPeople partnered with National Geographic Kids magazine to attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. We needed more than 20,000 people to do jumping jacks to break the recor... Read more
SparkPeople has partnered with National Geographic Kids magazine to attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. These Let's Jump events are happening all over the country (and the globe) b... Read more
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