Welcome to our team!
You have come to the right place to find support on your fitness journey. You are NOT DIETING---you are BECOMING MORE FIT. Spark is not a diet. It is not about deprivation. Spark is about making healthy choices in your nutritional intake and in your exercise. The Spark fitness program works best when you set your fitness goals then make small changes at a time in your lifestyle until those changes have become a habit.
It's great that you love baking. The trouble with baking is that two staple in baking are flour and sugar---both of which are immediately converted to fat.Source: thesmarterscienceofslim.com/smarter-succes
Since you are committing yourself to a program which supports fitness and weight loss, you have an alternative to consuming what you bake, You could give it to bake sales and to friends and family who are not challenged by the issue of being overweight. Once you start avoiding breads and other starches you will tend to lose your addiction to sweets and starchy foods and you should begin to lose weight. Vegetables, fruits, fiber and water are central to losing weight---as well as strength training to increase your metabolic rate.
Working at home at the computer tends to be fairly sedentary. I bought an inexpensive timer which I set for 60 minutes. When the alarm goes off, I get out of my chair and do some sort of physical activity for 5 to 10 minutes---housework, treadmill, a strength training exercise such as push-ups or lunges, etc. When I return to my work I feel refreshed. I also walk daily at a park near home and use the strength training exercise stations as well.
You have joined a team of compassionate individuals who are in various stages on their fitness journey. We are willing to listen and to share with other members from our own experience. Stay in touch, okay? I'm glad you've joined us!
Co-Leader, Lewis County Sparkers
Co-Leader, Dealing with Depression Team
"This land was not willed to you by your ancestors--it was loaned to you by your children."---Kenyan saying
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"-Dr. Seuss
| Pounds lost: 18.0