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
I started running in June and I have almost worked my way up to running a full 5K. But I have this problem. About 10 min into a jog I find that I REALLY have to go to the bathroom. I will stop, walk and the sensation will go away but when I start... Read more
ok ppl stay motivated. I keep telling ppl I train it doesn't happen overnight. it's a journey, it's not easy, or the whole country would be 8% body fat. don't get frustrated with the scales. keep working, get past the 3 month barrier. you can do it..... 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 bought a chalk board at CostPlus World Market so that when we run out of things we can keep a running list...I wanted to go retro...did not want a white board...too modern...plus I can have fun decorating it for each season...I... 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
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