You might be gung-ho about tackling new goals in the New Year, but not so fast! The best way to set yourself up for success is to make sure that your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Using these guidelines is a... Read more
This is Step 2 in a series of 5 articles about starting and sticking to a budget. To start with step 1, click here. 2. Draft your budget. If your roof were leaking, you'd follow the trail of water back to the source. That spending log serves the same... Read more
Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is a measure of the energy your body uses in normal, everyday functions, like digesting food, moving your lungs and pumping your heart.
This maintenance level is the minimum number of calories your body needs in o... Read more
Sometimes it can be difficult to quickly and easily find accurate information that you can share with your kids about health, their bodies, eating well and exercising. However, many reputable organizations offer free health, nutrition and fitness inf... Read more
Quick, what’s the difference between a dream and a goal?
Any goal-setting guru will tell you that goals are dreams that you write down and track. Why? By writing down your goals, you're creating a "to do" list for your life,... Read more
So getting everything set up ,right, so I can begin to tear it up! I don't know what it is about this time around but its the ONE.... oh, wait ..i know... all those hours I put into listening to positive, motivational speakers are actually paying off... Read more
I am going to start all over again!!!!
I am going to exercise everyday for at least 30 min.
I am going to eat right and the right amounts.
I am going to get in all of my water.
I am going to get in fruits and veggies each day.
These ar... Read more
My nutrition tracker was reset recently and now I am having trouble staying in my goal of 67-84 protein per day with only 17-21 for each meal. A 3-4 oz piece of chicken or fish alone will put me over my goal but then if I add whole wheat bread or pas... Read more
...or cupboard, or closet, or shelf, or tote... etc. Set a goal that once per ___ (week? day?) you will clean out one of section of your living space. (Glove compartment, plastic container full of office supplies, dining room table, junk drawer, cr... Read more
If you are Texas born, got here as soon as you could,or just WISH you where here; WELCOME to a family of friends! So, wherever you hang your hat, join in the fun and lets reach our goals together!
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When setting goals, it's easy to put limits on ourselves. "I can lose 10 pounds, but there's no way I could lose 20." Or, "I can walk a mile, but I'd never be able to walk 5 miles." Sometimes we set limits because we want to be realistic (which is... Read more
When we were researching and writing our best-selling book, The Spark we discovered 27 secrets of success that thousands of successful SparkPeople members have used to reach their goals, lose weight and keep it off. Some secrets--including these--are... Read more
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