I’ll be honest. I have seasons where I don’t track my personal fitness goals. If I’m not working toward something specific or I’m in maintenance mode, I workout consistently & I make healthy food choices. Coming from years as an anorexic, there is extreme freedom that I am in a place mentally to be able to have that liberty.
However, there are other seasons, like prepping for a race, getting my body back after baby, or working for gains in my strength, where tracking my progress is necessary.
And call me old school, but when it comes to tracking my progress, I am all about pen & paper. (I love my smart phone, aka my genius in my pocket. But I get more results when I write than I do when I type.)
So introducing the winner…the fitbook lite!
This handy journal consists of 4 small tweaks to make to lose 5 lbs. in 6 weeks. You track your workouts, what you’re eating, your sleep, your steps, and your tweaks all in one convenient location.
Here are the 3 reasons I love it most:
1. It’s simple.
The 4 tweaks are simple. I can’t give away the secrets, of course, but if you’re looking to make positive changes in your health, this is a very manageable way to begin. I say this with love – If you can’t make these tweaks, you’re more committed to your excuses than seeing positive change. (Ouch. That hurt to type. But it’s true.)
2. It sets you up for success.
One thing I don’t like about many weight loss plans is that they tell you, “We’re going to lose 40 lbs. this year!” And while that sounds great, a lot will give up. A year is a long time to wait to accomplish a goal! Setting small goals that allow you to celebrate more frequently is a much better way to stay committed to the larger goal.
3. It’s not really about the numbers.
The food tracker portion never asks you to count calories. It asks you to track nutrients & record how you felt after the meal. So if you’re sluggish afterward, or your workout suffers that day, you have a place you can look to see if there are patterns. It was through using my fitbook that I discovered what meals work best for me when performance is important, as well as foods that just simply don’t agree with my body. So for someone who used to be a slave to calorie counting, this is a way that allows me to still track what’s going in my body without putting myself in danger of getting crazy obsessive over the numbers.
So for you, my reader, I have a gift! How does a site-wide 20% off discount code sound?
Well…alright…just because it’s Christmas, I suppose that’s fair! ::wink::
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Which reason of mine (1, 2, or 3?) appeals the most to you about using this tool?