Thursday, May 30, 2013

Summer Fitness Goals: My Fitness Pal Fun!

Alright, y'all -- I am SO SO serious about getting fit this summer.

I just started with an app called "My Fitness Pal," which is a social app where you track your diet and exercise. I love it because a) it helps me keep track of what I am and am not eating (enough protein? enough fiber?) and b) my friends see a newsfeed-style list of what exercise I've done and if I've logged in to track my food (not what I've eaten, just if I've logged in and if I'm under my calorie goal it will say that ... but not over, lol!). They post encouraging messages and it's a fun way to stay motivated to just MOVE.



SO ... my question is, would anyone here be interested in joining up for some cheerleader-style social media motivation? I'm thinking there are a few options:

1. Join up on My Fitness Pal (I'm ashleybbz -- find me using my e-mail, ms.bbzteacher at gmail.com). OR
2. Do a photo-a-day challenge or something similar on Instagram. (I'd make a list of exercise/fitness things to keep track of.) OR
3. A book-club style blogging check-in once a week or so, with everyone setting a goal and stopping back in to share their progress. (Sort of like Chris sets up here for our TpT goals.)

Editing to add: We decided on My Fitness Pal and Instagram! More information in this blog post.



29 comments:

  1. I'm on MFP!! I've been on it for around 18 months now and have lost almost 50 lbs....I'm HeidiHoMom on there if you want to add me!

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    1. Wow!!! Good for you! That's awesome! :) I may have found my inspiration! ;)

      Renee
      Mrs. Mathis’ Homeroom

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  2. Too cool, and GOOD FOR YOU! That is incredible and inspiring. :) I think you have to have an e-mail. Mine's ms.bbzteacher at gmail.com - what's yours?

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  3. I just downloading this app after seeing all of the Instagram posts! I love this idea, my email is tarawitte413@gmail.com. :o)

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  4. Tara - Awesome, I just sent you an invite! Let's get fit!! :)

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  5. Yayy! So awesome! I have been using My Fitness Pal for about a year with no friends to do it with! (All my friends think I am crazy for counting calories!) Haha! My email is kaylaparker989@gmail.com if anyone wants to link up with me! This will be fun!!!

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  7. Oy - I was trying to say ... Kayla I hate counting calories in theory but when I "earn" extra calories for working out I'm suddenly WAY more motivated. Whatever works, lol!!

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  8. This is so great! I LOVE the photo a day challenge! I would totally do it! Can't wait to lose this weight!

    Ashley
    Flying High in First Grade

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  9. If you go into "Community" and "Find Members" you can add by either username or email. I just tried to add you but it keeps saying site down for maintenance grrrrr. I'll try again later.

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  10. P.S. Don't be alarmed...my food diary often involves copious amounts of chocolate...

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    1. I use a lot of chocolate in my calories also!!! That is why I work-out so I have more room for chocolate. LOL!

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  11. Ashley - We're totally friends! Maybe I'll make the photo a day challenge and gauge interest, whoop whoop! :)

    Second-grade-alicious - I think maybe you can only do the "Community" choice online, not on the app - is that right? I'm going to search for you!

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  12. Oh maybe you're right, I'm online right now...my ipad is too far away. I would have to get off the couch to get it :P heidisproul at rogers dot com is my email address.

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  13. Haha, and we can't see your actual food diary, ONLY whether you came in under your calorie allotment (but NOT if you went over, lucky for me!!). :)

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  14. I'm downloading the app now! I'd love to join! I'll come back later with a username!

    Renee
    Mrs. Mathis’ Homeroom

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    1. I've added all of you! :) My user name is dtrmined and email is reneelachance@hotmail.com Let's do this!!

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  15. I blogged about this on Wednesday for my Workin' It Wednesday post. I will start following all of you!

    Aloha,
    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

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    1. oh my email is corgandara@yahoo.com

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  16. Woo hoo ladies! I think I'm following all of you, and I've blogged about the for-sure plan here: http://msbbz.blogspot.com/2013/05/getting-fit-instagram-photo-day-and-my.html

    Can't wait to get fit with you. :)

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  17. Oh gosh!! I tried to not do this, but I can't stand it any longer and actually want to cry just thinking about it!! Sign me up! Email is iteachtinytoes@gmail.com

    Jo

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  18. I'm in too! My user name is Pixelista and email katepulen@gmail.com

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  19. I am in! My name on My Fitness Pal is HeatherM2012. Feel free to add me. I have been using it on and off over the past couple years and really need encouragement to lose those last pounds to make it to my goal!! Thank you for starting this!

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  20. I just invited all of you! Coincidentally, I happened to just download and start this app today before I even read this thread on TPT. I can't wait to lose!

    My email is jeniferstewart@comcast.net

    Good luck, y'all!

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  22. Nice. There would be those days when you want to pass up on a workout and skip your diet. I think this app will help one to get going with the fitness goals. With this app, you’ll be reminded on how much effort you put up for fitness. How much weight have you lost since you started using this? Nick Osborne @ GoFitnessCenter.com

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