- Working out with Leslie Sansone in the garage. It just feels better than anything else
- Playing with my new Jawbone UP24 fitness tracker
- Logging food in MyFitnessPal
- Losing 3 lbs or there abouts
- Making time for myself
About that Jawbone Up24 fitness band:
I’ve been wanting a fitness tracker. I thought I wanted a Fitbit Flex but Apple and Fitbit don’t play well. I did research and read some really positive reviews of the UP app that supports the fitness band. So, I had Target gift cards from my birthday and Christmas and last weekend, I took them and got myself the band. Downloaded the app and learned that food logging wasn’t as easy as I had hoped, thus MyFitnessPal, which plays very well with the UP app.
What I love about the UP app is that it is not full of numbers. Food gets logged and I see a food score for the day – 10 is good, 3 is not. I’m no where near a 10 yet. The thing is, it keeps me from getting caught up in the numbers the way I’ve done in the past.
What I love about the band itself? It’s easy to forget you’re wearing it, but when you look down and see it, it’s a great visual reminder to get up and move. Better yet – it has vibration alarms. I have it set so that if I don’t move for an hour between 9 AM and 9PM, it buzzes me. I love it. I also love that it tracks my sleep and my steps. And updates the app (and MyFitnessPal) almost immediately.
Joining that gym was a good positive kick in the butt for me. I HATE gyms and treadmills and once again, I was looking for a magic bullet instead of what I already had in my arsenal. I quickly saw that I had made a mistake and looked around for what I knew I would do: Leslie Sansone. I always go back to her workouts. They are easy to do (no movements or poses to make you feel like a beached whale), they can be ramped up or ratcheted down depending on fitness level. I’m feeling good about myself for the first time in a long time.