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
Want to be really motivated to start or continue reaching your health and fitness goals in the new year? Then fill your holiday wish list with gift ideas that will motivate you and make it easier to stay on track. Your friends and family will be happ... 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
Before I was diagnosed with GERD, I experienced chronic bouts of heartburn off and on. But it wasn't until my heartburn started waking me up in the middle of the night that I began to suspect it was a symptom of a more serious condition. I ha... Read more
I just started a beginning yoga class and absolutely love it. But, I am very surprised with my level of soreness! At first I thought my sore muscles were from a tough tennis match, as my yoga class is very mild. We go through a series of poses, the... Read more
I was following the entire controversy for the past 5 days ... and I checked elsewhere on SparkPeople for this topic, and came up: crickets ...
A yogini who calls herself TheZenG, writes:
"I am always the only Black woman in my yoga c... Read more
I've gained a kilo! NO! Seriously! I weigh myself every time I start dialysis and again when I end dialysis! Even the doctor agrees that I've gained weight! My dry weight (the weight they aim for after dialysis) has increased by 1 kilo, so in essence... Read more
I have recently begun taking some yoga classes and am finding that I like the more challenging ones best (like Power Flow or Ashtanga). I often feel quite sore (especially in the arms and core, but it varies by which poses we do) after t... 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
Not exactly weight loss this week, but I went to go and buy some new clothes (my weight has fluctuated too much lately) and realized that I was 2 sizes bigger up top. I was flabbergasted. But, my normal lets take care of this attitude = eat loads of... 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
You often hear that you want to wear form fitting clothes; stretchy clothes can make it too easy to overeat.
Lately I've been living in my exercise pants for about half a day on ST days. In fact, I get dressed in my exercise pants & top first th... Read more
So Saturday I was feeling really good. Good weigh in. I worked hard last week, and I was feeling just so GOOD. You know, one of those days where you're feeling good about how you're doing, how you're looking. There's still progress to be made, bu... Read more
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