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
My name is Bonnie, gained alot of weight and need to act on this right now. I need any and all the help I can get to get me to stay motivated. When you weigh as much as I do at 5'1", help is definitely needed. I will give you the support that I am... Read more
Hello - I am a 'slightly older' lady who has let herself go due to ill health and need some support please!!!! I am also willing to give support to anyone else who needs it. This is my first visit to any site like this and really don't know what to... Read more
So yesterday I went to my job as a casino dealer. It was bad enough that I got tapped out of my cushy table in high limit and shoved onto a blackjack table in a high-traffic area (blackjack is not only boring and full of obnoxious people but it gives... Read more
Ik i have talked about this before but im struggling even more! been struggling like 2 weeks ago went from 107.4 to 109.0 than like end of last week got back down to 107.6 but this week it went up to 108.4+ lbs and i dont know what to do!! Like ive b... 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
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
About 3 months ago my friend Cindy and I were working out and it was one of those workouts where you have to have a buddy because if they don't push you you'll probably quit. We were doing straight leg lifts and it was when we were pretty new and th... Read more
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