What You Measure Tends to Improve
This past year, our Fabufit Team has focused on several very important aspects of health and fitness in an endeavor to develop lifelong good habits in each area. Read on to see an app I have very recently discovered that will make your good habits start falling into place.
One of the habits we began last summer was that of premeasuring 30 ounces of pure water the night before to have ready to drink as we arise the next morning.
This is a fabulous habit as it gives such a head start to the day’s valuable water drinking.
My husband, John, has even joined in on this habit with me.
A year ago I received a Fitbit for my birthday. This has been such a motivator for me. Honestly I’ve gotten even more diligent with using it as the months have gone on.
This one little tool literally saved the day for me as we went to Australia this year and had 14 days of delicious food served on the cruise. I enjoyed the food, but was extremely diligent to reach and go beyond my 10,000 steps each day.
Keeping a Food Diary is one of the very first fitness tools I learned about so many years ago. We honestly do tend to improve that which we measure. I have seen many clients cross the success line once they began keeping a food diary.
This past month I learned about an app which I can use on my phone, ipad or computer. This is by far the best tool I have found for easily keeping a food diary, tracking exercise, water intake, calories burned, and giving me guidelines for how much I should be eating to maintain or lose weight (inches).
Following the Fabufit Paleo way of eating, I really do not count calories and don’t even believe in or desire to do so as it has always seemed so tedious and limiting. However, I must admit that knowing how many calories I am eating each day does keep me on my toes and point out where I have been eating too much and exercising too little. In my opinion calories are NOT all the same. One could have a goal of 1500 calories a day and fill that total up with candy bars, and it would yield far different results than the person who had the same goal, but filled their total up with healthy, life giving food.
Since I have already trained my body to like and choose healthy food, I now need to focus on how many and how big are my portions. This simple app is fabulous for that purpose.
Using MyFitnessPal is quite simple to put into practice. It makes keeping a Food Diary and an Exercise Log a snap. I highly, highly recommend it. Just go to myfitnesspal.com. It is also free.
I would love to have your feedback. Are you using this app? Do you like it?