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
Hi everyone! I am new to this but it seems to be a great way to get back on track.
I am 41yrs old and have PCOS. Struggled to lose 65lbs over 2 years. I am 5'9 and currently weigh 295. My heighest was 345! Working to get back to losing weight.... Read more
Hey everyone! I am looking for someone to help me on this weightloss journey! I need someone that is willing to help hold me accountable as well as keep me motivated and in return I will do the same for you.... 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
Alright, I will put this out there and it will not come as a surprise to a single person I am sure.
I have a hard time walking the line of flexibility. I tend to be quite rigid. I tend to set the standards so high for myself. I have a to do l... Read more
Last night I didn't turn the electronics off at 11, and ended up going to slep at about 1 am. The pooch woke me up half an hour early, so I only got about 6 hours of sleep- if I slept well, it would be okay, but that's not the case. So I got up crank... Read more
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