I’ll admit it—I’m vain. So when I put on my summer tank tops a few months ago and noticed the dreaded "batwings" growing on the back of my arms, I panicked. I was too young to have my arms jiggling when I moved! I had to d... Read more
My friend Christine had been trying to lose those last 10 pounds for months, but to no avail. Despite my regular invitations for her to come to the gym with me, she always declined. One Saturday afternoon, she finally agreed to try it out, but on one... Read more
Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
Every active woman, regardless of her breast size, should have a sports bra as a part of her fitness wardrobe. Not only do these specially designed bras offer better support and more comfort than a regular bra, they also help minimize movement during... Read more
I have been in a WICKED weight-loss plateau for a couple of months. My youngest baby of 4 is only 4 months old, but since I got the go-ahead 2 months ago to start working out and dieting I have been fairly consistently on the low end of my daily cal... Read more
I've been here before, but created a new account upon my return to the Spark World. My name is Lindsey. I am 30 years old and happily married to my Martial Arts Instructor :) We have a blended family of 6 children under the age of 13. I was in an abu... Read more
I just want to get out of the 250's!! After that I know I can then get out of the 240's and so on. I don't get my body, it isn't letting the fat go. I was 254 yesterday and am 257 today! I am eating below my recommended calorie intake and walking 40... Read more
Dr. Oz says 2 tbs per day can help you shed pounds and inches. Many doctors & dietitians recommend the use of safflower oil. Get the one rich in polyunsaturated fats, use on salads & not with heat as it gets rancid when heated. Research was done on... Read more
At first this might sound demeaning/degrading (and it might be), but it worked for me. I felt like I had such a far way to come weight-loss wise that I needed to look at pictures of people who had more to lose than me. So I google imaged various phra... Read more
Kick Off the CaloriesBlast fat (and stress!) with this easy kickboxing workout, created by TaeBo founder and fitness expert Billy Blanks. JabBilly says: This warm-up also trims your waist and tones your arms and legs.A) Stand with your left leg abou... Read more
No one wants saggy or flabby arms that flap like wings when you wave to a friend or raise your glass for a celebratory toast. That back-of-the-upper-arm area is a common trouble zone for women, a place where extra fat and excess skin seems to gather,... Read more
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