After several false starts to lose weight over the years, Rick (LOGHOUSE) tipped the scale at 289 pounds. A weight loss challenge (and exercise buddy) at work motivated him to walk every single day for more than a year. He's now 40 pounds lighter... Read more
SparkPeople member WALKWITME started out at 210 pounds, walking two to three miles at a time. Now her weight is down to 153 pounds (less than 20 pounds away from her ultimate goal) and her mileage is up—sometimes to 10 miles per day! Find out h... Read more
Losing weight and maintaining healthy habits are both challenging, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't also be rewarding. Besides the intrinsic benefits that come from feeling better and reaching new goals, rewarding yourself for your health... Read more
Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the... Read more
Fitness can be incredibly simple. Sometimes, the most effective workouts don't need celebrity spokespeople or a payment plan. Walking and running are excellent ways to stay in shape year-round. These basic workouts are convenient, feasible al... Read more
I walk my dog 2miles every day, normally the same route at least 5 days out of 7. This I cannot change. However, I usually walk him after I have been to the gym or pool. The help I am looking for is ideas really on how to 'ramp' up the walk without... Read more
My big goal for 2014 along with being fit and losing weight is to complete The Running for the Bay half marathon (13.1 miles) in Apalachicola, Florida on October 26, 2014. I walked it last year on October 20th and finished in 3 hours 45 minutes at a... Read more
I have just read an article (on-line) that said walking was as good as running. I won't ague with that but myself I burn more calories when running than walking. I would bet that most of us burn about 2/3 more. So how can that be as good.
Anyone... Read more
i use a stopwatch on walking routes I use a lot. It's very motivating for me to beat a previous "best" time. It also lets me know that I am walking at a good pace, and not just phoning it in. It is also good for runners or joggers. You can find... Read more
When I realize I'm stuck in a workout rut I like to try something new to get me motivated again. A new workout video, a new machine at a the gym, a new walking route, or whatever I can think of. Of course Sparkpeople is a great place to get new ideas... Read more
Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone... Read more
Walking to school can be a great way for kids to get some exercise and socialize with friends out in the fresh air. It helps get their heads straight for the school day and allows them to decompress on the way home after long hours behind a desk.&nbs... Read more
"I only run when chased."That was my answer any time I was asked about running, otherwise known as torture disguised as exercise.If I ran, it would be:1. to catch a bus, plane or train2. to outrun someone chasing me (This never happened, bu... Read more
I live and work on Route 66, and sometimes walk it too. I walked 2 miles this morning, and 4 more tonight. I feel like I've gained a little, but I'm staying off the scale until next week. Hopefully by then, I'll be back to where I was or less.... Read more
My walking route is getting a little stale. I can now do the full 3 miles pretty comfortably in under an hour. But planning a new route is stumping me a bit.
The routes I'm coming up with are either not much longer or too much longer. I may e... Read more
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