Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the... Read more
Is there anything more boring than the treadmill? After endless hours staring at the same wall, anyone would start to wonder if that’s all there is to exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By shaking it up and loading your wor... Read more
For some of us out there, if we could just convince ourselves that there is enough time in the day to exercise, we could be on track to a great fitness program. For others, we get started but quickly lose momentum and give up. To help get started... Read more
To stick around and work, weight loss has to fit within the bigger picture -- and then made into a daily priority. Like a movie extra struggling to be seen on a blockbuster film, if weight loss isn’t in the big picture, it won’t get w... Read more
Do you often have trouble finding the motivation to stick to your exercise and nutrition goals? If so, then you might not be looking in the right place.
Experts who study motivation have long recognized two basic types of motivation:
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I been on spark since may or june... I lost seven pounds now I'm stuck... I was just walking then I noticed I was really stuck... I tried adding pilates and yoga. I eat as healthy has can be and I don't have pop or chocolate unless its dark then its... Read more
New to Sparks. My motivation? I AM HORRIBLY STUCK! I have been at this since February 2014 (well, actually my whole life). I THINK I am making much better food choices and excercising, but I am just not seeing any results (down only 6 lbs). Grrr.... Read more
I started here on Tuesday 07/15.
I'm 28 years old, married and have two boys (5,6)
My husband was the one that encouraged me to get back on track.
To start eating healthy again. He wanted to do it for himself so that he
could get the job he w... Read more
Just looking for some encouragement/advice.
I started the 5:2 about 3 months ago and initially had pretty good results (about 10 lbs.) However, recently I have gained back a few of those pounds. I added the Plexus Slim drink and accelerator 3 week... Read more
I lost 40 pounds in 2013 and have been able to keep it off. For that I am very proud. I've been stuck at that since November of last year. A big reason was health issues (I could barely walk across the room without pain). I've been slowly fighting ba... Read more
Earlier I said I was substituting Good & Plenty licorice candy for licorice twists, because G & P was eaten slower. By the end of a few days I was starving! Why? I wondered. Lots of fruits and vegetables and whole grains. The only thing I could think... Read more
I have chronic cravings. 4 I have found substitutes for some of the cravings, but not all. Here are the substitutes for two of the toughest: LICORICE (licorice root tea with no calories and Good and Plenty licorice with still has sugar but takes lon... Read more
A group for all us girls trying to make a little one! A discussion involving everything from POAS (pee on a stick) to dpo (days past ovulation) to baby dancing. Get ready.... set... conceive!... Read more
By Amanda Greene of WomansDay.com Most of us are familiar with bloating—that uncomfortable, swollen feeling in your belly. Whether the bloating is caused by water retention, gas or constipation, you don't necessarily need to head to the pha... Read more
Want to know what's really zapping your zip? Don't blame your bed—or the lack of time you spend sleeping in it. The real problem may be sitting on your plate. Find out the surprising reasons behind your energy crisis and take steps to f... Read more
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