I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race, I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and although not every run is joyful, running is my pa... Read more
We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... Read more
Jackie (MISSJCISRUNNING) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2007. She started running to help deal with the death of her mother and has progressed to marathon and triathlon training. What made you decide to start running?I didn't decide to sta... Read more
If you’re getting bored with your normal strength training routine, or if you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, think about trying HIT: High Intensity Training.
HIT is a specialized approach to strength training th... Read more
Donkey basketball. A classic example of two words you’d never include in the same sentence let alone next to each other. Yet some of you may have heard of it nonetheless. Donkey basketball was an annual event that took place in my small souther... Read more
I was just thinking. If I do a minimum of 40 mins cardio, yoga 45 mins every other day and floor exercises including planks, leg lifts, etc. do I still need to lift weights? Am I not getting stronger by doing those things? It's so hard to fit all the... Read more
Hi! Just thought I would introduce myself! I am new on here because even though I am working on the exercise part.. I am still finding it hard to eat right... Would love some support and new friends on here and maybe share recipes and motivate each o... Read more
Okay.. I am 10 weeks pregnant and trying to start a 2 day a week pregnancy strength training routine.
My question is... is their a bad time or a best time for exercise?
Here is my weekday schedule:
5:15am-5:45am 30 minutes cardio (walk... Read more
I've been running for almost 4 years now, continuing to be a relatively short distance runner. I have completed learn to run programs a couple of times and generally run 3 to 5k 3x/wk.
After a long struggle and some injuries (I started ru... Read more
Sign up for an up coming 5km, 10km event or even a half-marathon. I find working towards a tangible event makes me get off my couch and go outside to train. I have been training for an upcoming half-marathon (my first) and I am really doing well. I c... Read more
As many of you may know I am a runner. I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and though not e... Read more
This is part two in a series of blogs I am writing to help runners have a better understanding the role recovery plays in their healthy living journey. While I am primarily addressing runners, anyone can benefit from the information provided whether... Read more
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