What is it that makes people successful and I mean really successful compared to you or me? Are they smarter or do they work harder? Are they risk takers or have powerful and influential friends?- pandadress.com
Wash,dry, and freeze your greens (spinach/kale) in a bag and throw them in the blender with your protein shake. They get so small and don't over power the taste you wont even know they are in there!
Back in June this year (2013) I made the decision to walk every day. Little did I know the benefits that would follow. I began with 15 minutes, and now sometimes walk for more than 4 miles. Little by little with the help of Spark and a walking team I have extended my distance. Friends are commenting on how well and fit I look - even though I'm not yet at my goal weight. Get walking. Get looking at your surroundings - and you will blossom too.
I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at least 13 strains of bacteria that are essential for preventing inflammatory illnesses and the health of our intestinal system which is the seat of our immune systems. These so-called 'good bacteria' crowd out the nasty ones.
I remind myself "What I REALLY want matters more than what I want right NOW."
I save on my workout costs by Trading Workout DVDs with friends. It allows me to do workouts by fitness gurus of all types. It's so fun to try out new workouts like Qi gong, yoga, Ti Chi, Strength Workouts, Cardio Workouts and more !!!
You will never know how many doctor's visits or surgeries, or cancer treatments you avoided, the copays you'll save, the money you'll earn because you can work and bring home a paycheck and maybe even do a little something for your retirement when you will be older, but you will not feel like you are.
I recently bought a food scale because I was having a hard time knowing what is considered a reasonable portion. I use it pretty much every day! I have found it very helpful because often times, we may think that we're eating the "right" amount of food but are usually over indulging. I use the scale to measure my nuts, fruits, rice/quinoa before eating.
I was dealing with Anorexia for years, which turned into Bulimia. I have been trying to get my eating habits back on track. Thanks to Sparkpeople, I am slowly learning to do this, and am not struggling as much. I am not in danger anymore, and I realize how many people out there are dealing with the same issue. We can conquer this! We are stronger than our eating disorders.
Start small, celebrate often! Just one baby step at a time!
I recently went on my FB and sent out a message looking for people to exercise with for five days a week after my work-out buddy and i developed conflicting schedules. To my surprise so many people were looking for the same thing. I find myself wanting to do even more so now I am exercising at home on my bike watching an hour long t.v. show first thing in the morning before I leave with a friend to where ever. Its great I'm able to be more motivated and its creating a lil club of our own!!
If you get hit with a craving, or after you`ve finished eating, brush your teeth. It will get the taste of the food out of your mouth, get your mind off what you were craving and break the cycle of eating. And, it will improve your oral health!!! :D
I am tring to be up,but it would be a lie.I just want to feel that i matter to some one,and be loved and cared for.I don't have any of that in my live.I am a loving and caring person,and even if i am so sick,i will help anyone in every way i can.I don't have anyone except my baby Minnie.
My goal was to at least stick through it until I could get my husband to worry about his health, I knew as soon as he did that I would not be able to slip at all. We have such a great relationship that we will find any excuse to be around each other. He has become the best work-out partner yet!! Plus its really easy cause he lives with me and now we are finding all sorts of fun activities to do together, it's like going on a vacation all the time!!
("This is Why You're Fat" by Jackie Warner) Even if you're not interested in following her plan, the book has some really good information. There are some really good exercise plans in there also, "Power Circuits" as she calls them.
Be careful when exercising during the middle of the day.
Are you feeling a bit stressed today? When I feel frazzled, I tune out the world for a minute by closing my eyes and taking several slow deep breaths. (This works during an argument as well to diffuse the tension with a short time-out.) Wishing you peace and a sense of calm, Sparkers.