For a long time I thought that being in pain was part of the plan, a sign of progress. I was so used to hobbling around on achy feet, with leg muscles so sore that I couldn’t walk up and down stairs without holding on to the banister for de... Read more
When you first start making room for healthy habits in your busy life, being a stickler can be beneficial—setting a workout schedule, planning your meals in advance, saying no to things that get in the way of your goals. Without giving yo... Read more
I needed to get a social life. This revelation hit me late on a Friday night when I realized I had spent another evening knee-deep in laundry when I really wanted to be out having some fun. Busy with work and family, I hadn’t seen my girlfriend... Read more
Could you change your life in 28 days? Could you lose weight, get fitter, and change your attitude about weight loss in just four weeks? We think so! That's the premise behind our best-selling book, The Spark, written by SparkPeople.com founder a... 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 at 140lbs and need to lose it, I used to be 115lbs and I used to feel a whole lot better.
I am vegetarian (but no egg and very little dairy) and I have knee issues and athsma so I find it hard to workout. HELP!... Read more
I am excited to start the Jillian Michaels 30 - day beginner shred program. I added it as an add - on to my amazon.com order today . It caught my eye since it is gentle on the knees and it doesn't come w a crazy diet plan. One thing at a time!... Read more
I am the same way :( This time around instead of grabbing the wrong things I emotionally eat a ton of fruit, nuts and yogurt. I found I don't eat as much because the nuts make me full but have tricked my brain into thinking I have followed my pattern... Read more
I am so sorry you and your children are going through this - I will be keeping you guys in my thoughts. Although I don't know you guys, there is a small part of me that hopes this ends up being a 'Catfish' situation for your husband.... Read more
If there is something I REALLY want to eat I give myself permission to eat it. I may limit my portion size, or adjust my eating for the rest of the day, but by using this strategy I have headed off the cravings, feelings of deprivation, and need to b... Read more
Most fitness experts and trainers have super-toned bodies that are sculpted (I can only assume) by many hours in the gym. How do they do it? How much time do they really spend working out? I can't speak for them, but I can tell you what I do to stay... Read more
Although not everyone agrees about when to stretch, how long to stretch or what to stretch, most people include stretching as a regular part of their exercise routine. Research has shown that flexibility and range of motion decrease as we age. Regu... Read more
So. I'm doing this Primal Blueprint 21-day Challenge (this is day 10, I think). Every day has this list of tasks that are designed to instill and/or break some habits. I'm working on between 3 and 6 different tasks or habits a day. Some are easy,... Read more
It's a bit eye opening. I've always had poor flexability, even at my best shape and fitness level. It seems to be centered my legs. I think I'll be doing some research on that since it'll be a long while until I can afford any sort of session with a... Read more
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