You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
What do you do when you don’t achieve the weight loss results you’re looking for?
Do you resolve to cut calories even more, try harder to resist temptations, or log extra treadmill time? These ideas could work—if you’ve b... Read more
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One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
Exhausted from a long day. Placement testing, car inspection & oil change. Lots of driving around in my car w/o AC. Had a "diet" slurpee & it made me ill. At 100 calories for diet I wonder how much a regular slurpee has.... Read more
Took my math placement test for college. It didn't go so well & they want me to retake. Now to shrug this defeat off myself & eat a healthy lunch. Going into grocery store to figure out something easy for under 500 calories.... Read more
I hit a plateau that lasted 6 months, and I wanted to give up! So, I gave myself a new goal: 2 months to get back in gear before my vacation in May. I started "Insanity" exercise program, got a HR monitor, and am tracking everything. It totally rene... Read more
Meet Chris Kramer, a SparkPeople.com member (username ChrisKenandkids) who lost 73 pounds! Here's how she did it. Plus, find out how she fuels up for her favorite sport: taekwondo. How old are you? 43 How long have you been a SparkPe... Read more
Michelle Miller (JUSTCHELLE75)Weight Lost: 140 poundsHometown: Houston, TXOccupation: Paralegal What was life like before your weight loss?My weight has had vast fluctuations my entire life. I maintained at 135 pounds for about three years... Read more
So today was my 4th test and I was again happy with the result. I should have done this yesterday, but I was tired and was not able to resist a few beers, so I did it today. They tack it on in addition to the usual 60 min routine, so tonight's work... Read more
No. I'm not planning on doing Insanity any time soon.
(I would like to eventually, but it won't be my next endeavor.)
However, I am hoping to begin a DVD workout of some sort,
and I just wanted to establish a baseline.
So, here we go.... Read more
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