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
Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... Read more
For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu... Read more
Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
I'm sure you have heard people say, "Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part."
Well, I disagree with this statement. I think losing weight is hard, but keeping it off is even harder!
Permanent weight... Read more
I am having a hard time being excited about exercise. I'm wondering if anyone who was feeling the same way and purchased a Fitbit found that it helped nudge you in the right direction?? Or did it end up being a waste of money?... Read more
I know it sounds crazy, but eating some plain old yellow mustard when you get a leg cramp will relieve that cramp in a matter of seconds. Don't ask me how it work but dip a teaspoon in the jar and eat about a half-inch worth from what sticks to the... Read more
I used to always use the excuse that PMS was keeping me from exercising; literally, I would miss days of work/school b/c it (PPD, severe cramps etc.) can be so debilitating. But this time is different: I spend more time on spark, researching and gain... Read more
For many runners, our biggest concern after injury, is becoming dehydrated, especially when temperatures start to sore and our mileage begins to creep up. While dehydration can be an issue, overhydration can be an even more dangerous issue, particula... Read more
I am not a runner. I really do not enjoy running. To me, it's more challenging than other cardio activities, and I think it can be boring. So itís not the kind of thing I do very regularly. I run maybe once a month for 30-40 minutes, and then I donít... Read more
Hey everyone!!!! I am feeling much better than I was last week. My boss said I'm not doing bad, I synced my Fitbit with this and I spent all my food money on healthy groceries. I am proud. I almost made it through a whole mile without incident. LoL I... Read more
This morning my neck hurt. I tried a hot shower but the pain would not cease.
I wore a scarf around me to keep warm. Why I didn't take an aspirin, I do not know.
Now it is 9:30 at night and the heating pad is calling my name. I wish my pj's h... Read more
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