The last few days have been really busy with a doctor’s appointment, homeschooling, and a concert. So here I am playing catch-up. Holding myself accountable is getting easier every day because my new lifestyle is getting easier every day!
Along with checking in, I want to talk a little about the Fitbit Zip that I ordered back at the first of the year. I’ve been wearing it now for several days and am getting used to the app. I’m finding that the more effort I put into logging my water and calories in the app, the more I like it. It’s really handy to have everything on my phone where I can see how I’m progressing through the day with a quick glance!
Did you know the app did so much!? I love it! It:
- logs your steps
- tracks your active minutes without you having to input additional details
- allows you to log how much water you’ve drank
- allows you to log each food that you eat through the day and the calorie count
- lets you input whether you want to gain, maintain, or lose weight
- lets you enter your current weight and log your new weight at any time
- has a dashboard that shows steps, distance, calories, water, active minutes all on one screen
It takes a little time to look up calorie counts and enter the foods into the calorie log, but when you do, it saves them. So once you have a decent database saved, the time that you spend looking up calorie counts will greatly decrease. You’ll notice this especially if you are like me and you are always using the same almond milk, or buying the same coffee from the same place ;). Yep, did that today but stayed within my calorie allowance, so it’s all good!
Finally, here’s what the last few days looked like.
13th: (doctor trip day)
Late breakfast: 6″ egg and veggie sub with provolone, water
Workout: we did a lot of walking around town (shopping after doctor) but I have no idea how many steps (forgot the Fitbit!)
Breakfast: Chocolate Peanut Shakeology
Lunch: homemade quesadilla (two Trader Joe’s whole wheat tortillas on the griddle with shredded cheddar cheese, diced avocado, chopped tomato and onion, chopped black olives, canned chicken breast, squeeze of lime juice)
Workout: technically was a rest day, I shouldn’t have taken it but I did
Supper: Trader Joe’s frozen turkey meatballs with Trader Joe’s apple bourbon BBQ sauce, mashed sweet potato with butter/canola oil blend and cinnamon
Snack: Kashi Pumpkin Spice granola bar, Trader Joe’s Tropical Carrot juice
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology (8 oz. unsweetened almond milk, 4 oz. water, 2 T. peanut powder, 1/4 tsp. buckwheat honey, sprinkle cinnamon, handful of ice)
Workout: 25 minutes on the treadmill, total of 7217 steps as of right now (10pm) and I only “needed” 5500 (SUCCESS 🙂 )
Lunch: same as yesterday
Snack: McDonald’s small nonfat French vanilla latte
Supper: Subway veggie salad, hardboiled egg, water
Snack: 6 Triscuit crackers, water
‘Til tomorrow! Hopefully I’ll get caught up. Have lots to do this weekend…maybe even some new posts and recipes for you!