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
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. If you Google "gym near 47th and Spruce," all you really get is Fit Gym. Of course, there's the YMCA... "Iiiiiinnnnn WEST PHILADELPHIA, where I was born and raised...!"... Read more
Since my workplace allows wearing jeans, I was off the scale for a few weeks and thought I was doing great since my jeans were feeling slightly looser. When I weighted to see just how much I lost, I was horrified to see I gained 15 lbs! How!! My c... Read more
I want to do this challenge again. But I did it before and they are marked. I remember there is a way to reset it. I don't remember how to do it. If any one could tell me I would be grateful. Or suggest a challenge that has menus for the whole mon... 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: tae kwon do. How old are you? 43 How long have you been a Spar... 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
Wow...not sure what I signed myself up for!!! All I can say is this is going to be a crazy 60 days. I already know I am going to be so sore in the morning, and that is just from doing the fit test :) I injured my ankle going backwards on the globe j... Read more
I don't do well with blogging as my days become so busy that I just resort to keeping track of everything mentally but I realized that when I do blog I feel more accountable to my fitness as I am sharing my journey with people who will help to keep m... Read more
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