Secrets of Success

79

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Let Go of the machine!

If you find yourself hanging on to the cardio machines at the gym for dear life, turn the machine down a bit and LET GO! Don't let the machine help you along the way. You will burn more calories going slower by yourself than faster, using the bars for support.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

135

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

watch the biggest loser

When you watch it you get to see these people who are twice your size doing what you think that you cant do. It's xtremely motivating.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

81

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Pandora Radio for music

I have a Droid celll phone, and this and some of the other smart phones have applicatons that can be downloaded, some for free. I downloaded the free version of Pandora radio. Yiou enter a song or artist you like and then it creates a radio station for you based on that choice You can give a thum...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

101

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Dance

Ok...so I am new here, but,...I blast some music and pretend I am clubbing (which I have actually never done). I dance as though everyone is watching and I am a world class dancer like Fergi or Pink. Even as I am out of breath, I think, but the world is watching! They bought tickets to this show!

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

6

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Listen to Music ALL the Time

I listen to upbeat music every chance I get, especially while doing chores and driving. When I'm listening to a good song then my foot is tapping, and most likely I'll even start dancing! Unloading the dishwasher, dusting, cleaning bathrooms and cooking are just some of the chores that are more fu...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

17

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Visualize success

Write down and answer the questions they ask on the Success Stories section. Even if you are a little ways from your goal, reading it everyday and imagining yourself as being successful at your goal helps make it feel so much more achievable!

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

15

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Clean Away the Calories!

I squeeze in extra cardio while I clean my house. I put my headphones on and blast a workout mix, and get really into it. I dance while I clean, and take little breaks for jumping jacks, squats, crunches, etc. It's fun, burns a ton of calories, and gets my house sparkling! I replace one gym sessi...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

5

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Help Food Tracker be more flexible & accurate

Help Food Tracker be more flexible & accurate - enter new favorites in different size servings. For example, my almond milk nutritional info as 1 serving = 1 cup. But what if I like to pour a small splash into coffee? I re-entered (and saved) a new entry using "1 serv = 8 oz" since 1 cup equals 8 oz...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

22

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Go for the SparkPoints

I love going through the list of possible SparkPoints and completing as many as possible. It motivates me and keeps me on track at the same time. I have fun earning points to send SparkGoodies to others and it reminds me to track my food, exercise, and to check out various aspects of the site.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

116

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Distance not time!

I'm training for my first 5k--my goal is reaching that distance every time I'm on the treadmill not completing it within a certain amount of time. I know that as my training progresses the time will start decreasing. BUT hitting that goal of completing a 5k each time I train reassures me that I CAN ...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.