"The morns are meeker than they were, The nuts are getting brown; The berry's cheek is plumper, The rose is out of town. The maple wears a gayer scarf, The field a scarlet gown. Lest I should be old-fashioned, I'll put a trinket on." --Emily Dickinson
Fitness Minutes: (227,844)
52,997 1/23/13 1:33 A
WELCOME TO SPARK!!! Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time.
A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.
1. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.
2. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.
3. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.
The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family! *~ Paula *~
Paula in Denver, Colorado
"You were given life; it is your duty...to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)
"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)
"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)
Fitness Minutes: (2,799)
1/22/13 12:45 P
Hello! Started last week and excited about this community. My goal is to shred 40 lbs, and learn how to eat better. I exercise at a gym M-F for an hour. Cardio for 1 hour M-F, and strength training for about 15-30 minutes on T & Th. I followed my plan last week until the weekend. I fell back into a few bad eating habits, and recovering. Funny thing is, I did not get any satisfaction from the food. Needless to say, I didn't lose any weight last week, even though it feels like I lost an inch or two. Didn't measure. I am using the NutriBullet to replace one meal per day. (breakfast) Juicing reduced my caloric intake and I felt full with all the fruit and veggies. This week, I plan to eat more calories and exercise the same amount of time. My plan also includes the 15-min interval training on the treadmill. However, I will not be running at 7 miles per hour. My times will look more like 3, 3.5, 4, and 5 MPH at the various intervals.
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