“My uptown girl! You know I’m in love with an uptown girl!” As these lyrics pump through your headphones, it’s easy to forget that while Billy Joel sings to you, you’re actually running on the treadmill.&... Read more
We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi... Read more
I have a friend who can either build or fix just about anything—the guy is handy! I’m constantly amazed to see how he can take care of most any restoration or carpentry problem. Something that seems impossible is like putty in his hands,... Read more
You know that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack is touting the importance of the perfectly crafted mix tape? A tape that has to kick off with a killer track to grab attention, then take it up a notch, then cool it off a notch?
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Are you bored with your cardio workout? Do you yawn when thinking of getting on the stationary bike again? Are you already dreading the stair stepper workout that you have scheduled for tomorrow morning? If you answered "yes" to any of thes... Read more
I missed my workout today soooo badly I cannot wait to go tomorrow! Never did I think I would miss getting my ass kicked like I did today I feel so disappointed for not getting making it in today.... Read more
Dude, I cannot get my protein up, highest it has been is 17 percent, any suggestions? I put a protein bar and peanut butter on menu today and I'm only at 13 percent. And I have been the same weight for a few weeks now...I'm sticking with it!!!... Read more
Ok folks, I need some ideas for high protein, low calorie snacks I can hopefully take with me to go and can eat quickly. Also looking for new ideas to up my iron intake if anyone can help. Thank you!... Read more
Can anyone recommend a high fiber, high protein, low sugar snack/meal replacement bar?
And, what is wrong with dairy and dieting if it is low fat, like plain Greek yogurt and/or skim milk?... Read more
Before starting high intensity training eat a serving of protein and complex carbohydrates about 90 minutes before. If you don't get your blood sugar up and glycogen stored in your muscles your body will release cortisol, which breaks down muscles t... Read more
I find that I get more out of a workout when I’m playing music than I do when I watch TV. For some reason, when I watch TV, I get more bored and find myself getting tired quicker. I watch the ‘Calories Burned’ counter more frequently. TV doesn’t d... Read more
Music goes a long way with motivating me to work out. I can't imagine running, teaching Spinning class or even lifting weights without some good tunes to keep my mood and energy levels high. When I teach classes, music takes center stage. I take a lo... Read more
I believe that fitness should be fun, accessible and affordable. That's why I've created more than three dozen free online workout videos for SparkPeople. Lately, I've been branching out to create new workouts that you can buy on DVD at The SparkPeo... Read more
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