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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Whether you're overworked or just plain overstressed, time is valuable to all of us. When making a lifestyle change, it can easily seem overwhelming to include new habits like exercise and healthy eating into your jam-packed days. Between everyth... Read more
Although a packed lunch can be a healthy alternative to cafeteria food, making sure all those required vitamins and minerals also squeeze into that brown bag can be a challenge. Just as the hot lunch counter may be laden with unhealthy foods, so may... Read more
Without a shopping list, a casual trip to the grocery store can be a recipe for disaster. Sometimes, even with a list in hand, we still find ourselves in a state of confusion as we meander through the store.
Organizing your shopping list can smo... Read more
Sloth. Lazy. They keep me from moving this body that needs to shed 130 pounds. Need supports who will urge me to move. And, even as I say that I don't know how I'm going to handle the prods, pushes and nudges.... Read more
I keep lots of fruit to snack on; the pop of freshness helps me feel more upbeat. As for workouts, you could try grabbing a couple of DVDs from the local library or the bargain bin at Walmart and do them at home.... Read more
When I buy crackers or cookies (low fat of course) I come straight home and divide them into snack bags, 1 serving per bag, then I print off lables stating the date I bagged them, the product in the bag and the nutrition facts (ex. calories, fat, fib... Read more
By Debi Silber, MS, RD, WHC, the Mojo Coach
Think healthy meal planning needs to be difficult and time consuming? Use even a few of these tips and enjoy the extra time you’ll discover as a result.
Use a slow cooker: These are a busy person... Read more
One of the most riveting and inspirational stories of last summer's Olympic Games in Beijing was the comeback of swimmer Dara Torres, then 41. Torres, who had retired after winning five medals at the Sydney Games in 2000, returned to the pool seven y... Read more
I am still training for the 5k that is next weekend. Life got in the way for a little over a week, and I was not able to get out and run. That was a serious set back. I was able to do a 20 minute run before that week, but since then, I lose my stamin... Read more
I was scheduled to run yesterday, Sunday. I have been running Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. But I went out of town for the weekend and had a little too much fun with some friends on Saturday night. I woke up Sunday feeling pretty pickled and NOT i... Read more
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