Aaah!! That is frickin' awesome!! Stiffs Inc broke up in 1998 and they were always a small cult band without a whole lot of attention. They have a small, freakishly-devoted fan base. :D Including me. I was very happy to get in contact with them about six years ago, and have since gotten to meet 3/4ths of the band, and seen the guitarist play live with his new band, Beaut (punk caberet). I really hope to hear the singer live in concert soon, as his new band, Umbrella Brigade (more 80s electronica), just came out with a new album. Last time they released something, they only had one concert, and I missed it. I will not miss it this time!!! :D 1519 days ago
Are you competitive by nature? One of my daily goals is to hit 100 SparkPoints. When I do that, I've not only read articles, I've interacted with other members by reading and commenting on their blogs and writing my own blog. 100 points gets me here and gets me active each and every day.
When I started, I made the commitment to workout daily and write a blog about it. On days when I don't feel like doing it, I think about the blog I need to write and I certainly do NOT want to write that I was lazy and did not work out.
Maintain your goals on your SparkPage (that's what all the goal-setting gurus write about) and make the goals public on your page. Write about it on your blog every day.
Weight loss = calorie maintenance, cardio, and strength. Calorie maintenance is every day, cardio is at least five days per week, and strength is 3 to 4 days per week. I believe you need all three for a successful weight loss and fitness program.
Above all, be consistent. Doing something toward you goal every day will pay big rewards over the next few months. You can do this!