Favorite Website/App of the Week: MyFitnessPal.com
I once heard the worst lie one can believe, is a lie you tell yourself. Sounds like a circular reference in Excel, but another way to say it is saying you cheat yourself, when you try to cheat. That's what I told a friend over the weekend, as he logged in his activity for the day. Let me explain. My friend has an app - My Fitness Pal. It's available for iPhone and Android phones and he convinced me of its value. He told me he sets goals, enters his activity and also what he consumes. The app helps convert that data into caloric representations (not sure if that is the proper way to say that, but im sure you understand). So if you want to lose a pound a week, in 7 weeks, it'll tell you how much it would take to do so. It will tell you to minimize how much you consume, and also tell you how much you burn dependant on your activity. If you lie and say you ran for 20 minutes, instead of the 10 minute brisk walk that you actually took, who are you hurting? No one, but yourself. That is why this app is better the more honest you are with yourself.
My friend downloaded it, added some of her friends and with the accountability involved, and the friends to witness her activity, she has already seen a difference in her choices when it comes to driving, walking, or eating specific foods.
It seems like a great app to get, so check out the website to learn more about it. It is FREE - completely FREE and the more energy you put into it, the more results you'll see.
(If you want me to be your fitness pal - look me up @ lacutegeek)