Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Spark!

For anyone else trying to get in a little better shape, I have to suggest this website:

It's a totally free site where you can track your nutrition and fitness. I'm loving it! It's a little time-consuming at first to enter everything you're eating and all your activities, but it lets you save things you eat often to a short list so it gets much quicker as you go. It gives you the option to make your own workouts or have them create one for you. And when you input an activity you do and for how long, it tells you how many calories you've burned. Way cool. It tracks everything for daily goals as well as weekly. So you know if it happens to be a rainy cold Wednesday morning and you're still bruised and sore from your soccer game Tuesday night and are just bumming on the couch updating your blog with no intention of going to the park for a run (hypothetically speaking), you can take a day off. And still make sure at the end of the week, you've put in the time to burn enough calories cumulatively over 7 days.

But my favorite feature is the daily report. Each morning after I've entered in everything I plan to eat that day, I can look and see if I'm within my optimal range for calories, fat, protein and carbs. This is so helpful, because getting the right amount of those things can be difficult! It's tempting when trying to get healthy to cut out all fat and really reduce calories, but that's not good for your body. So it's great to be able to see if everything's balanced.

So far it's been really helpful when it comes to planning my meals and workouts and tracking them. And it's keeping me motivated! I highly recommend it!


Joel said...

That's pretty cool! I think I will start using it.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Teara,
I love you beyond reason but I do have one teensy weensy little complaint. The spark; did it die out? Become an engulfing flame? You're leaving your loyal blog readers just twisting in the wind, love! And I know you eventually got off the bus! I think some time passed between that bus ride and your wedding day, no. Inquiring minds want to know!
With love and affection,
Aunt Linda :-)

Christy said...

That's pretty cool! I think I will start using it....and then soon quit due to my chronic case of laziness. My habit of procrastination will also delay signing up for this for about a year or so. But be assured, I have good intentions. Why can't good intentions keep me in shape?

sonflowerjax said...

Just thought I'd leave you a comment on here to let you know that I miss your blog posts! :) Hope all is well!

grandpa said...

Is your wounderful life on hold since March or have you gone underground.