Welcome to Sparkpeople. Be sure to take advantage of all the great free online sources available here, such as the nutrition and fitness trackers. Also, the online community is great. We are all here to offer support when you need it, or celebrate your successes with you.
Here are some links that will help you navigate the site and get started!
Take this first week to familiarize yourself with the tools here. Once you get used to using them, it becomes easier to use them even when you are busy. Personally, I spent my first week learning to use the tools, and just tracking everything I was already eating and doing for exercise. It gave me a baseline to work from. It also gave me a chance to really decide what my goals were, and how to get there.
This site can only provide the support and the tools to reach these goals. You need to put the hard work in. Personally, I end up kicking my own butt every day. Feel free to check out my blogs to see how I kick my butt out the door to get my fitness in. I can tell you, once I am finished with my exercise for the day, I feel great. No more I should do this and I should do that. Instead, I feel accomplished, and able to relax and enjoy the rest of my day.
Katrina Saskatchewan Time Zone
You can not change yesterday - it's done. You can only dream of tomorrow. The only day you can change is today. What are you going to do today to reach your goals of tomorrow?
It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it GREAT
Go little Turtle Go!
current weight: 245.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,819) Posts: 7 1/14/14 3:42 P
My name is Laura and I am 39 years old. I am hoping to loose between 18 and 22 lbs. by my 40th Birthday in June. No pressure. I have always been, "heavy", but my clothes fit. Not so much anymore. I only have 4 pairs of pants, and one pair are yoga pants. Do they count? I found spark on Swag Bucks and joined just for the points. Now, after hearing everyone's success stories, I thought I would give it a real shot. I worked out on my elliptical (after locating the on switch...yes, I forgot where it was, and I feel so out of shape. I am hopeful that the community that Spark People provides will continue to encourage me.
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