A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to... 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
We begin a new fitness routine with the best of intentions—telling ourselves that we’ll hit the gym three times a week—but actually accomplishing what we set out to do can be harder than expected. Combining a busy work week with oth... Read more
If you ever stared at your closet full of clothes and thought, “I have nothing to wear,” imagine how Amanda McQueen, a 28-year-old from Alabama, felt during her weight loss journey. “I’ve lost 115 pounds in total. I started at... Read more
When I was pregnant with my daughter I asked a friend of mine, a mother of three, “Don’t you get bored staying home with the kids all day?” Looking amused she replied, “Oh, I find stuff to do.” Now that my... Read more
I put on a pair of suit pants today and it was the first time I was able to button them without sucking in! I have no idea how much I weigh/how much I've lost since I started (apx a month ago) but it's definitely working! 💃🏼🙋🏼 #weightloss... Read more
Ridiculous impulse buy--electronic yoga pants that take your measurements and locate the perfect pair of jeans for you. I can't believe I bought them, but I'm pretty stoked I don't have to fumble around with measuring tape. Jeans part an added bonus... Read more
I try to wear 'exercise wearable clothes' most days (yoga pants). Right when I wake up, 10 minutes elliptical or aerobics; while dinner is cooking, 10 minutes of crunches, etc) so I'm always exercise ready. So on days I don't get a workout in at... Read more
I have a skewed perception of my body (see my 4/15/11 blog, "Skewed Perceptions" -- I discovered I'm not alone!), but taking a picture of myself wearing yoga pants and a sports bra (see my 4/13/11 blog --ack!) gave me a good reality check. If you hav... Read more
A couple months ago, I shared some fun and entertaining 80s aerobics videos. Many of you could relate to these workouts and remember doing similar moves yourselves. Today I'm back with another fitness flashback that is sure to conjure up some more me... Read more
Here at SparkPeople, we love the feeling of putting on brand new workout clothes. There's just something so empowering about a piece of clothing that makes you look and feel good while you get fit! Sometimes, all you need to re-ignite a dwindling... Read more
Ok, so I recovered from my mini binge the other day. Yesterday I did a lot of exercise and my hubby and I went out to a Mexican place. Mexican isn't healthy. At least this place wasn't. They had one salad on the menu and it had sour cream and cheese... Read more
I fell into the new mom trap-yoga pants. They're easy and comfy, and much more sit on the floor, crawl after babies, etc friendly than jeans. So you wear them. All. The. Time.
Then one day, my jeans didn't fit. WTF.
I'm one of those unusual ladies... Read more
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