Congrats on getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support- it's also lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together.
Sometimes the best way to start is to just pick a small goal such as drinking 8 glasses of water a day or eating 5 fruits and veggies plus a small exercise goal such as increasing whatever you've been doing by 10% - I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized here instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' and another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
Please check out SparkTeams - you can choose them by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location, common goals such as a certain weight loss or several other ways. I'd also like to invite you to join the Virtual Walk/Run/Cycle Thru the US @ exercise.lbl.gov SparkTeam - it's a really fun way to track your walking while you travel 'virtually' across America from Virginia to Oregon. Go to the SparkTeam page at www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i ndividual.asp?gid=19805 for more information.
If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site and great FAQs for many topics. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site. I wish you the best on your journey!!!
Welcome! Take your time. There are tons of resources here. Start out with figuring out and using the Nutrition Tracker and the Fitness Tracker. This will be helpful to you over time. Also, consider joining a Spark Team or two based on your own goals, interests, and hobbies, or anything else you can think of. You'll give and get lots of support. Very cool. Enjoy your journey.
Hi and Welcome! It sounds like you are off to a good start. One good way to stay motivated is to participate on your Spark Teams. Members are great at offering advice and support to help you through the temptations. Best of luck to you and keep up the good work!
Hi Friend!! Stopping by to WELCOME you to Your Quickfire Challenge Team and to Congratulate you for adding One more tool to your belt.. Check in daily on your Quickfire Challenge Of The Day! Or sign up for "New Team Postings" to keep up with your daily QuickFire! Also, join in the Individual/Team Goal to track your QuickFire & SparkPoint standings.
We suggest you read over "Your QuickFire Map" & other Sticky Notes; Check out the Tabs at the Top (Announcements, Photos & Links) for additional Information, Tools & Motivation to help You achieve Your Goals!
Have a GREAT journey... and remember to eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there, One QuickFire Challenge At A Time!
If you have any question, please fee free to contact us!... Thank-You for QuickFiring Your Life! Rosie, Mic, Lynn, Karen & Wendy
Nike ~~~"If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."
~~~~~"Others aren't staring at you. They're thinking how they should be running, too."
"Someone who is busier than you is running right now."
Make change happen.....QUICK FIRE Your LIFE!!! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Rosie ~~~Mic~~~~ Lynn ~~~ Karen ~~~~~ Wendy 1929 days ago