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Performance Goal Setting Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Performance Goal Setting.

Exercise Boosts Work Productivity

Exercise during the workday improves job performance, British research has shown. A study by Jim McKenna from the University of Bristol showed that after exercising, participants returned to work more tolerant of themselves and more forgiving of thei...  Read more

Think Yourself Fit!

I love motivational quotes. One of my favorites is, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re probably right!” I believe that there is a lot of truth to that statement. As a runner, I know that if I focus on the fatigue...  Read more

5 Shortcuts to Sculpt Your Body Fast

I have a friend who can either build or fix just about anything—the guy is handy! I’m constantly amazed to see how he can take care of most any restoration or carpentry problem. Something that seems impossible is like putty in his hands,...  Read more

6 Things to Look for When Buying Exercise Apparel

A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to...  Read more

Drinking Water During Exercise

The Well-Watered Exerciser Except for oxygen, there’s nothing your body needs more than an adequate supply of water. And the more you exercise, the more important it is to drink the right amount of water before, during, and after your workout...  Read more

July goals MET
Updated 7/30/2014 6:54:24 AM

1200 minutes exercising: CHECK minimum 10 pounds lost: CHECK and counting the last 4 days of June (started 6/26), total 13 pounds lost! Not too shabby considering I was sick for a week in there and was regulated to bed rest...  Read more

Goal Met: Lost 100 pounds in 1 Year
Updated 8/1/2014 8:38:16 AM

Following a visit from a childhood friend with a 20 inch waist and needing to use a cane during her visit to manage weight related arthritic pain----I am thrilled to announce that I have lost 100 pounds in a year; with the help of all my friends and...  Read more

Privacy settings
Updated 7/30/2014 11:22:24 AM

Could someone please tell me how to get to my privacy settings in order to change things such as my 'online' status?? TIA! :)...  Read more

One of my goals
Updated 7/30/2014 11:46:51 AM

I would like to have a flatter belly by Christmas of this year. How will I measure this? Well, I guess if I lose 2-3 inches off of the belly area, that would be nice. Some steps I take to reach this goal: Eat healthy meals Exercise dall...  Read more

resetting goals
Updated 7/28/2014 10:58:51 AM

Can someone please let me know how to reset my calorie and weight loss goals? When I first joined, I was able to calculate my goal date based on pounds per week I wanted to lose and was able to set my calorie goal based on my current weight. I woul...  Read more

Using Spark Goals

I can never remember to take my daily multivitamin, so I added it to my "other goals" page to both remind myself and give myself a spark point for doing it!...  Read more

Clean out one drawer...

...or cupboard, or closet, or shelf, or tote... etc. Set a goal that once per ___ (week? day?) you will clean out one of section of your living space. (Glove compartment, plastic container full of office supplies, dining room table, junk drawer, cr...  Read more

Spark Texas The Official Team

If you are Texas born, got here as soon as you could,or just WISH you where here; WELCOME to a family of friends! So, wherever you hang your hat, join in the fun and lets reach our goals together! ...  Read more

Win a Road Bike: Our Biggest Giveaway Ever!

The winner is: FREDLYB!!! May is a great month. In addition to marking the beginning of warm weather in most parts of the country, it's also my birthday month, and, more importantly to most of you, it's Bike Month! Here in Cincinnati, the mo...  Read more

5 Motivating Goals That Result in Weight Loss (without Trying)

It’s no secret that the majority of people who start a new exercise program do so because they want to lose weight, which is a great reason (and motivator) to get fit.That being said, if your only motivation to exercise is fat loss, you can eas...  Read more