So you've been cleared for exercise after the birth of your baby and you're anxious to get outside and get moving! But who's going to watch your little one? If running or walking is your thing, you can take baby along in a jogging strolle... Read more
When I was pregnant with my daughter I asked a friend of mine, a mother of three, “Don’t you get bored staying home with the kids all day?” Looking amused she replied, “Oh, I find stuff to do.” Now that my... Read more
I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the sa... Read more
Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach... Read more
As an adult, you need to exercise and maintain a good level of fitness for your health—to manage your weight, prevent diseases, reduce stress, and be able to accomplish normal activities of daily living, from carrying groceries to cleaning the... Read more
Ok, so wow I don't know why this makes me so nervous, but here we go. I'm 19 years old and I have been overweight since I was 11. Recently I fell into the edge of the "obese" category and I started to freak out. Its been hard losing weight in the pas... Read more
This is a big step for me. For years I have been "googling" information when it comes to diet, fitness and advice. I have been reluctant in regards to creating my own message board but here it is!
I am ready to take action! I have... Read more
Hi all, I'm just rejoining SparkPeople because I'm out of control with my eating. I just reread / relived my first experience of joining back in 2009 (before wedding, before baby). It was actually extra motivating (and nostalgic) to read my old goa... Read more
Hi, I'm new to spark people. It's a bit overwhelming. It's also a terrible time to start a diet, eventhough I prefer to call it a life change. I've not had much luck with diets so I'm changing the way I look at it. Life change is more appropriat... Read more
When I'm running and I want to stop, I tell myself that my body is strong and I can do it. I just need to slow down my breathing by taking some big breaths and lengthen my stride to slow down but continuing to move.312... Read more
When my daughter was about 6 months old, I started taking her for runs in the jogging stroller. In the beginning, I was nervous. Would she be comfortable? Would she be content to ride along? My dad and I would go to the park and take turns pushi... Read more
Meet Diane Wilson, a SparkPeople.com member (username WILSOD1) who lost 75 pounds! Here, Diane shares what has worked for her in her journey so far--and how she plans to lose the baby weight from her recent pregnancy. What is your age? 28 ... Read more
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