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
I've been a member of SparkPeople for awhile and have posted very seldom to any boards. I really started to take my weight loss and exercise seriously in January 2014. Just in need of connecting with like minded people who live real lives and still find a way to stay on track!
Fitness Program: T25 I have completed one round - all ten weeks. This was major for me as I have never stuck to any exercise program faitfully for that long. I am now working through another round of the second set (BETA).
I am 37 and divorced. I have children at home, whom I adore, but I also love my grown up adult time. I love being outdoors - camping, hiking, trails. Something about being outside just makes me feel alive! I absolutely love to travel and see new places. I love writing, crafting, trying new things every time I get the chance. I also like football. My kids and I have to budget, life gets stressed, activities are constant - but we love life and enjoy every moment we can.
My motorcyle is my guilty pleasure. I adore days spent riding to somewhere, anywhere, and nowhere in particular. I have a Kawasaki Vulcan that I've owned since August 2014. It's the first thing I did for myself that was major in a very, very long time. I grew up on Harleys.
In short, that's me.
You OWN the wagon. You can jump back on it at any time.
You've got three choices in life: Give up, give in, or give it ALL you've got!
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