Biggest Obstacle: Staying motivated
Wake up 15 minutes early to squeeze in a mini strength session. Since there are usually fewer conflicts at 6 a.m. than there are at 6 p.m., morning exercisers tend to stick to their routine... Read more
Thank you for purchasing SparkPeople's "28 Day Boot Camp" workout DVD! This article should answer some of the most common questions about using your DVD. If you have additional questions, please join our 28 Day Boot Camp SparkTeam to ge... Read more
You wake up to your husband preparing a platter of fruit and a slice of whole wheat toast for breakfast. Your wife always has a healthy dinner—lean protein and fresh veggies—ready at 6 o’clock. Your co-workers have teamed... 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
Getting motivated--and staying motivated--can be difficult, and when temptations abound, it seems like the world is conspiring to keep you indoors, on the couch and stuck in your unhealthy life.
Instead of viewing temptations as roadblocks, thin... Read more
I have been using different workout DVDs everyday plus running in the evening. I am extremely sore. What do you do to alleviate muscle soreness. I don't want to stop working out just because I am sore. Mainly because I know in a few days I will be fi... Read more
I'm in a weight-loss contest at work, we weigh in Monday and Thursday mornings around 730-8am at work. Other than the obvious tips like, after going to the bathroom and before eating/drinking, etc. What other tips and tricks do you use to get the low... Read more
I've been travelling the last month. When I logged in today to resume recording strength training, I cannot find the "old" page. Has the system changed recently? How can I find and log individual strength exercises like crunches on the ball or dum... Read more
Be realistic when determining your workout schedule! When I first decided to exercise, I'd aim for 5 times/week. However, with a busy schedule, I'd usually miss 1 (sometimes 2). That would just make me feel unaccomplished and demotivated - even thoug... Read more
Planning ahead is a common key ingredient to a successful story, no matter what the goal may be. Having a plan will not only help you reach your goal(s), but it can help you stay on track with your goal(s) a lot easier. Something that I have experien... Read more
I am a creature of habit. Once I get into an exercise routine I like and works well for my schedule, I tend to stick to it. For years, my primary cardio activity has been running. I regularly change up the distance, speed and route... Read more
I am starting a new program today and don't have the schedule in front of me, so I'm not 100% sure which days are on the program, so I'll just put it everyday. The ones in () are extra workouts that if I have time, I will try to get in.
Monday... Read more
Monday - Week 1, Day 1 5K to 10K
Tuesday - Jillian Michaels Circuit Training
Wednesday - Jillian Michaels Circuit Training
Thursday - Week 1, Day 2 5K to 10K
Friday - Jillian Michaels Circuit Training
Saturday - Week 1, Day 3... Read more
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