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Carrots, Not Spurs: the Importance of Mini Goals and Rewards
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      1 comments

I posted yesterday about struggling to balance my life (school, family, friends, domestic responsibilities) with a regular, MWF work out routine, and stressing when I couldn't get them to mesh. I even posted on one of the message boards asking ... Read more
Help! Balancing Fitness with Life
Tuesday, April 28, 2009      0 comments

I'm having a hard time balancing the Sparks exercise program with the rest of my life. Actually, it's not really sparks' fault--I have been struggling with this issue since I stepped up my exercise regimen back in February, when I went from my ... Read more
Small Victory
Thursday, April 23, 2009      1 comments

Today I met a mini-goal of mine, one that isn't officially recorded anywhere on this website. I've been working out with the Wii Fit since February (another one of my doctor's suggestions, heh), and while I know for example that the calories bu... Read more
Bad hip
Wednesday, April 22, 2009      0 comments

Seven years ago this fall, I screwed my hip up. I had gone to a 2 week camping event where I had done a lot of walking in a very hilly area, usually carrying a heavy basket or other items. Then I went on my honeymoon, where we continued to do ... Read more
Water and Other Musings
Monday, April 20, 2009      0 comments

Everyone has been really friendly since I logged on here! Thank you. I'm not sure how to respond to comments or what the protocol is here, but it's great that people have been so friendly. I had to reset my goals because I messed up when ... Read more
Original Introduction
Saturday, April 18, 2009      0 comments

I opted for a shorter introductory statement, so I'm reposting the longer version here. I am a married graduate student in the process of trying to reclaim my health. I've never been considered exactly athletic, since I've had asthma and a... Read more
Greetings and Salutations
Saturday, April 18, 2009      1 comments

Hmm. I'm brand new to sparkpeople and am not entirely sure what to post that wasn't in my introduction text. As I said there, I've been trying to regain my health and fitness after years of dealing with bursitis in my hip. When I started, I c... Read more

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