WELCOME TO SPARKS!!! YOUR GONNA LOVE this site and all the tools it gives you to help you reach your GOALS!!
"FAB-U-LICIOUS STATUS ~ Gett'em BOO" There is strength in numbers. Doing everything by yourself can be lonely and discouraging. But having a buddy or a team of supporters can help you to stick to it when the going gets tough. Instead of just going solo on the treadmill or bike, consider taking a group fitness class or joining a team sports league. When you need a word of encouragement, post on the Message Boards or join a SparkTeam here at SparkPeople!
If your looking for a SPARK TEAM to join check out: "FAB-U-LICIOUS STATUS ~ Gett'em BOO" we are on fiyyyahhh come check us out!!
So, for all you beautiful people out there...let's get to it and shed some pounds! A NEW 2011 TO U ALL!! ~ CHEEEEEEHOOOOOO!!
Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by 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.
I'm so sorry about your recent problems - and it seems like you have the right idea about taking care of yourself because if you don't, things will be even worse. I understand the stress-eating - a lot of us here have done our share of that - but setting a goal like the 5k is an awesome way to make the change!!
Sometimes the best way to start on our bigger goals is to just pick a small goal such as drinking 8 glasses of water a day or eating 5 fruits and veggies - whatever you pick, I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized here instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, but also to maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place! You're off to a great start already, just by posting here and I think you'll be at your goal before you know it!
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 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.
Some of the other teams that are good for beginners include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan - but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!
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. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site. It takes awhile to get the hang of the site but you can earn SparkPoints and Trophies while you explore and learn!
Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. Sorry to hear about your family and health problems. I hope everything starts to come together for you soon. All the best on achieving your goals! 2004 days ago
Hello and , You have come to the right place for all the info and support you could ever need.They are both just a click away 24/7 !! I wish you lots of luck as you continue on your journey here on Spark People !! Baby steps is all it takes.Making mini goals is a great way to move slowly so you don't have to push your self!! Just take it step by step on day at a time..and watch how successful you can be !! Have a wonderful weekend !!