Visual images can be powerful tools in helping you reach your goals. There are lots of creative ways to use this motivation technique, such as posting an image of your goal where you’ll see it most—in your car, on a bathroom mirror, or on... Read more
Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200... Read more
While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,... Read more
Peek into a woman's closet, and tucked amid all the clothes is something that almost every woman keeps. She strives to wear it again someday, no matter how unrealistic or out of style it may be. What is it? Her "skinny" jeans. Whether y... Read more
What brought you to SparkPeople? Maybe you were on the hunt for weight loss tips, nutritious recipes for your family, motivation from a supportive community—or all of the above. Whatever your goals, they probably fell into the bucket... Read more
Hi guys, I am thinking of changing my routine. Instead of cardio I want to focus on upper body strenght. But I do not know how to input it. Like what is a set, a rep and weight? And do i have to time my resistance workouts? #coach... Read more
#TKA Hi I am not new to SP but I have a major surgery on 10/21 for a TKA of my right knee. I have lost almost 50 pounds without much exercise due to pain. How long before I can really walk again? I am healthy no meds and 41. I have 3 small kids.... Read more
Instead of letting media images of fit and fabulous women demotivate me, I decided to turn that on its head and use those images as a light to run towards. There is a particular actress who, whenever I see her, I think looks amazing. Her body is fit,... Read more
I am 5'6", 28% body fat, and bad self image. I learned a funny secret, but it works! At home, I exercise in skimpy outfits, because your body looks good when it's exercising! Seeing your body working and being pushed helped me get past the vanity of... Read more
I am always on the lookout for new workout songs. I keep a paper and pen in my purse at all times so I can jot them down when I hear them. Since I continuously add to my playlist to keep my workouts fresh and fun, I figured I'd help you out too.... Read more
I've never been a big fan of fashion magazines for a number of reasons. First, I've never considered myself to be a "fashionista". If you saw me on the street, my standard outfit is usually sweatpants and a t-shirt. ... Read more
Why is it some days I can feel very good about myself and like I'm making progress, and then other days I wake up, look in the mirror and want to cry! 46
This weight loss thing is so frustratingly mental! The psychology of it is driving me nut... Read more
I have been working on myself and journeying toward a healthier me with serious commitment for over 2 years now, and here's what I have learned:
1. The scale is no longer my enemy.
I use the scale once a week and hope to see progress mostly becaus... Read more
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