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Body Media FIT

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It’s nearly New Years, the time of resolutions and goals. Almost everyone I know is setting a goal to better themselves is one way or another. For a lot of people, that means loosing weight and getting in shape. It’s easy to say you’re ready to get fit, but it’s not always easy to stay on target and keep motivated. I decided I would give Body Media FIT a try and see if it could help me do just that.

I received my BodyMedia FIT Core Armband a couple weeks ago & I immediately got to work. This armband (and the optional display) works with an online program to track your body throughout the day. With the armband, you can track your sleep, calories burned, steps taken, intensity of your workout (or activity). You also input your meals into the program for help with your nutritional needs.

To start, I charged my armband with the included cable and I set up my account. The arm band comes with a 3 month subscription to the online program to help you get started. There is a small sound that lets you know that the arm band is connected to your body.

This is an actual screen shot from when I set up my armboand. I set a goal to be my target weight and loose about 50lbs by April. In order to do that, I need to take 8000 steps a day, have 45 minutes of activity and have a calorie deficit of 1,000. That means I need to burn 1,000 more calories than I consume.

I also received the optional display. With this, I was able to see real time stats that my Core armband was collecting, like calories burned and steps taken, on this display. I just clipped this to my shirt and went about my day. I really liked having this in case I was coming up short on my steps taken or my activity, I could easily track that information and do some more exercise or go for a walk or in most cases, get up and clean the house ๐Ÿ˜›

Most days, it was easy to get just over 7,000 steps in my day chasing around two toddlers, but I often had to push to get my last 1,000, but I really enjoyed the challenge!

While I didn’t find it hard to stay within or under my 1800 calories a day goal, the program was quick to catch mistakes I was making that I didn’t even realize I was doing. Like this day I decided to have Kolaches for breakfast! The fat content was out of this world! Needless to say, I haven’t had one since. There are tips that will pop up fro all aspects of your health, whether you’re diet should be improved or you’re not getting enough rest, I loved that this program was there to guide me.

It was also there to cheer me on! It would congratulate me for meeting my goals or having a personal best!

They say that the Body Media FIT program and armbands can help you loose 3 TIMES more weight, but I know what you might be thinking. HOW? It doesn’t actually burn calories for you, so what’s the point? I found that the best part was that this gave me more accountability and knowledge as to what I was putting into my body and what I was getting out of it. It wasn’t until I had to enter in all my meals, that I realized just how much Soda I was actually consuming in a day. I also realized that I get less than 5 and a half hours on any given night. Sleep is an important part in any weight loss journey, but more importantly in your overall health!

I thought the BodyMedia program was easy to use, the armband is comfortable and you forget you’re wearing it. Overall, I really enjoy this program. I was given a longer subscription, so I plan to continue to use this and see if I get any more results. My weight loss has been slow, but consistent so I’m happy with that. I was beginning to feel like I’d tried about everything to get started and something was missing ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

Creative BioScience 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge

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I heard about an exciting opportunity for blogger to try on of Creative Sciences exciting weight loss supplements in a 90 day trial. All you had to do was blog your experience. Before I get into it, I wanted to mention that if you’re a blogger and meet their requirements, you can still get in on this program! Just Click HERE and read the details. You can then fill out the application HERE.

So, where to begin. I’ll be the first to admit that talking about “my body” or my weight on my blog isn’t exactly what I woke up thinking I would do today. It’s personal, but fact is, there are more people that you realize with the same hang ups you have about yourself! I knew that if I was blogging about my progress and sharing with all my amazing readers, you guys would be the motivation I needed to keep going! So here we are.

My name is Alison, I’m a stay-at-home mother of two and I about DIED when I hit (and stayed at) 200lbs. I want my old body back and I ‘m ready to do something about it! My long term goal is 50lbs. I’m hoping to be there by my birthday in early April.

For the purpose of the 90 Day Weight loss, I was allowed to pick through all of their products and choose which I thought was right for me. They have a bit of everything- even the new and extremely popular HcG (in several “varieties”). I read through the descriptions and as PUMPED as I am about loosing weight- I want to be realistic. Which is why I chose diet 1234. As much as I want to hit the gym and eat like a bird everyday, I know that may not always happen. With diet 1234- it combines many of the popular weight loss supplements I’ve been interested in like raspberry keytones and Green Tea Extract while “taking into account the hectic pace of modern lifestyles and human nature.” Now that sounds like what I need ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m excited to be sharing with you all & I hope you’ll find this to be a place of sharing ๐Ÿ™‚
What diets have you tried? Which worked for you and which were a huge waste?