Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon.
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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
Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, or make it to the end of the block without stopping, running can be a great addition to your exercise routine. In fact, running burns more calories per minute than most other forms of cardio exercise.&n... Read more
If only there were two or three more hours in a day, then I’d be able to reach the bottom of my to-do list. But between children, work and juggling the needs of an elderly mother, there never seems to be enough time. And like many women, exerci... Read more
I am someone who has had eating issues in the past and still struggle sometimes to meet my calorie goals. When tracking my food I get a little paniced when I see the number creeping up. For about a week now I have had trouble even getting to 1000 cal... Read more
I joined Sparkpeople on the 11th so I would have a way to track my progress to keep me motivated. I started out at 315lbs, and have already dropped 5. I'm currently doing a chair exercise routine designed for folks who are over fluffy, have mobili... Read more
Monday the 21st I will be 57. I have been following the Sparkpeopler program for several weeks and have shed 13 pounds and several inches. I am excited to start at the wellness center with a trainer to lose the remaining weight and get in better sh... Read more
I got back into running because I wanted an inexpensive way to exercise and lose weight. However, I have been reading several articles that talk about running can stall weight loss because your body gets used to the long distances and d... Read more
I have just read an article (on-line) that said walking was as good as running. I won't ague with that but myself I burn more calories when running than walking. I would bet that most of us burn about 2/3 more. So how can that be as good.
Anyone... Read more
Start by walking, and carry a stop watch. Start running, and clock the amount of time you run each time you do it. Alternate walking and running and look at your total time running at the end. Next time out, try to increase it for the same course,... Read more
We've gathered links to this month's latest and healthiest articles from SparkPeople!
10 Keys to Keeping the Weight Off These strategies will help you look and feel great long after you reach your goal.
A Surprising Exercise th... Read more
We've all had those times when we set a goal, start working toward it, and then begin to wonder if we're going to be successful. Was my goal to aggressive? Is this the wrong time to pursue it? Do I have all of the tools I need? Whether your goal... Read more
Since the beginning of BLC, I was doing great, exercising 20 minutes a day, at least 5x a week.
Then I fell off the streak, and since, I'm struggling.
I need a plan, a schedule, something to take the guess out of the workout.
So here it i... Read more
After setting my own personal 10k records these past two weekends, I wanted to reflect on how hard I’ve worked to get to this point. Why? Because my first reaction to my 8:43-mile pace was, “I should be faster.”
While I have been running at leas... Read more
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