As many of you know, I am fully committed to logging my food and exercise in an online journal. Not only has this tool been imperative in my efforts to lose weight, it has also proven to be a vital part in making sure I eat enough now that I’m focused on getting in peak physical condition.
After being somewhat frustrated with FitDay, I moved to FatSecret in 2010 and was impressed with the application. But when my Domestica Fitness Train Passengers started asking about which program to use, I began researching other programs and came across MyFitnessPal. And I’ve been converted! This program is sleek, highly intuitive and incorporates some great tools to keep you focused on your goals. For instance, once you push the “submit” button to indicate you’ve completed all your food entries for the day, the program gives you a little message to show you how you’re progressing in reaching your end goal:
Do you also see the water ticker at the bottom? Perfect! And the iPhone app is great which means I can instantly add my water intake right on my phone if I happen to leave my water bracelets at home!
As a fantastic added bonus, the program is set up much like Facebook, with a news feed and the ability to post your own status where your “friends” can comment. Even though I’ve been a part of this community for less than a week, I’ve already seen just how effective it can be with everyone encouraging each other to reach their goals.
On that note, I decided to post my before/after pics in the Success Stories forum and to my surprise, it drove huge traffic to my website. I’m thrilled to have a whole new group of readers who are dedicated to making positive changes in their lives! I have also been wondering over the past few months if my blog should become a full-on Health & Fitness website or if I’ll go back to my baking and recipe roots. After receiving countless private messages and emails from women all over the world who wanted me to know how inspired they were by my story, I now know the answer to that question. Your stories, comments, and messages have motivated me to take the leap and help more women realize that pregnancy (or an unhealthy past) is not the end of their bikini days!
- Smart Swaps at the Coffee Shop
If you’re like me and enjoy a visit to the Green Siren, I’ll share some creative ideas on how to make your drink healthier!
- The Dieter’s Mistake
Many dieters are making this critical mistake. Is it sabotaging your efforts?