The “Spark Your Life” Convention is quickly approaching! The SparkPeople team is thrilled to host the first-ever “Spark Your Life” Convention, a day that will focus on bringing all the fun, fitness and motivational aspects of... Read more
College life opens new and exciting opportunities for young adults. Leaving the comforts of home for the first time to live with a total stranger in a room the size of a closet; making your own choices about where to go, when to return, what time to... Read more
During these uncertain economic times, families are combing their budgets in search for extravagances or amenities they can cut.One large, traditional yearly expense--the summer vacation--seems an easy place to save big. After all, a week at the beac... Read more
The following story is one that’s been circulating for awhile. I believe it holds a very important message regarding appropriately setting priorities in our lives.
A professor of philosophy stood before his class with some items in f... Read more
You may have read our article on easy exercises for when you are on vacation, but there is more to it than that. There are so many different vacations out there; exercise cannot be the same for each one. Would you exercise the same way on the bea... Read more
I recently went from being a couch potato to being a runner on the treadmill after being encouraged to train for a 8K. The problem is adjusting what and when to eat before my running. Running with an empty stomach doesn't give me much energy to run.... Read more
I use the mapping feature all the time on sparkpeople and I have two main comments. One is that for some reason the undo button seems to have disappeared for me. This means that if I make a mistake, like trying to hit the arrow button to move the m... Read more
So I started the C25K program two weeks ago. I've been doing the walking/running program three days a week. I've never been a runner, so running is new territory to me (I love it so far!). Anyway, I notice that on days I do the C25K, by the end of th... Read more
If I'm cleaning 1 room and find something that belongs in another room, I go to the other room and find myself cleaning in there. Instead, I now use empty laundry baskets to hold all the things that go in other rooms. When I'm done in room 1, I tak... Read more
ok so yesterday i piled everything out of place in the living room on the couches, which means i cant sit until its GONE. sooo..even though i have mega orders for the bakery, i am running back and forth..while things are baking i run back over here a... Read more
I grew up playing school sports and taking phys ed class, so I've been in my share of locker rooms. But now that I'm an adult, the only locker room I encounter is at the gym. And to be perfectly honest, I'm really—I mean REALLY&mdas... Read more
Back in December I encouraged blog readers to list 3 wishes and resolve to make them come true. Now that it is March and spring is just around the corner, how are you doing?At the beginning of the year, I encouraged you to decide what two to three w... Read more
Was supposed to go to the gym when I got up (had DH set the alarm for me at 7 a.m.) but I couldn't get moving. Had a coffee and 1/2 of a muffin I'd bought the day before.
When DH announced he was going to a store called the Running Room to look... Read more
2 years ago I ran the Resolution Run on Jan 1st. It was freezing cold, even for me, but I finished in under 43 mins. Not great, but I accomplished what I set out to. I ran more than I walked. I'm thinking about doing it again this year, but I'm heavi... Read more
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