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2/17/13 8:10 P

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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!

* SparkPeople's User Guide:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/user_gu
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* New Member Tutorial Videos:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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* For Additional Motivation:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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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
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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!


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BECKYANNE1's Photo BECKYANNE1 SparkPoints: (158,547)
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2/17/13 2:42 P

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Welcome to the team!

Good Luck on your first 5k! You do great!

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ALL4THEMUTTS's Photo ALL4THEMUTTS SparkPoints: (29,142)
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2/17/13 11:04 A

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Welcome aboard!
Great work getting started and having a plan to keep moving forward! You Will do great!
Enjoy your journey! ;)

Laura
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On no account brood over your wrongdoing.
Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.
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~~I shed 56.8 lbs in 2008, and 20.6 in 2009!!! Happily maintaining!!!~~
My ticker represents my Maintenance range!!!
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GWBACH's Photo GWBACH SparkPoints: (124,330)
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2/16/13 8:37 P

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emoticon you will do great!!!!


"The future ain't what it used to be"
Yogi Berra
Life is full of obstacle illusions.
-- Grant Frazier



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2/16/13 7:24 P

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Hi everyone! I just started walk/jogging about a month ago, and I'm "running" my first 5k in two weeks! I don't think I can jog the full length of this particular race, but I know I can walk 3.1 miles at the required 15 min/mi pace, and I will be able to (slowly) jog parts of the rest of it.

My phone was stolen recently, so I haven't been following a set couch to 5k program, but after this race I will start one so that hopefully I'll be able to jog the entirety of my second race which is taking place in May.

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