Using Fitbit to Lose Weight

Using Fitbit to lose weight is an awesome strategy. That is if you use it. Lately, I’ve been cleaning out my craft room making space for a new business adventure and noticed a little black bug peeking out from a container. I went to smash it, but it didn’t move. I swept it into my rag and almost tossed it in the garbage bin before realizing that it was my Fitbit. using fitbit

I had taken my Fitbit off after a rash developed on my wrist and totally forgot about it. I intended to make a necklace for it out of some scraps of fabric but never got around to it. I decided that today was a perfect day.

Making a Fitbit Necklace

using fitbit as a necklaceMaking my Fitbit Necklace was easy. Using a piece of leftover scrap fabric, a piece of cord, a necklace finding and a hot glue gun. It was super easy. Basically, cut a rectangle like a mini sleeping bag and glue together. Then, attach the finding and thread the cord through. Easy as pie. Not sure why it took me so long to do it!

Using Fitbit to Lose Weight

This week I’ve been using Fitbit to lose weight and can already see a remarkable difference in my workouts and eating regimen. I wear it every day and tuck it under my shirt. I use the Fitbit app to track my progress as well as the Weight Watchers app, which incidentally you can hook your Fitbit up to as well.

So far the results are accurate. I’ll need to make something for when I ride my bike since I’m not sure using Fitbit as a necklace will work for that activity. I’ll give a try before I whip out the glue gun.

If you’re ready to use Fitbit to lose weight, the best price that I’ve found is on Ebay. But you can also find great prices on Amazon, Walmart and BestBuy. Especially, if you use Ebates and get the free $10 gift card Click here for the link and support my site.

Disclaimer: I’m not affiliated with Fitbit and was not compensated by them for this post. There are affiliate links in this post. Please see FTC disclosure on my About Me page. I only recommend products that I use and love.

Back to School Means Back to You

If your summer weight lost journey grinded to a halt, don’t worry. You’re not alone. With vacations, trips and crazy summer camp schedules, it’s difficult to stay on track. Back to SchoolNow that the kids are headed back to school, it’s time to put some focus on your weight loss efforts. Here are four tips to get you back to you.

1. Pack your lunch when you pack theirs

Pack your lunch the night before and when you pack your kid’s lunches. Not only will it encourage you to prepare for the next day, but you’re likely to make their lunches healthier. Preparation is key to solid weight loss success on any program.

2. Prep after school snacks

Cut up veggies and fruit and put them into containers so both you and kids can grab and go. Having healthy food prewashed and prepared, makes it easy to stick to the Weight Watchers program as fruits and veggies have zero PointsPlus® values.

3. Walk your kids to the bus

I know…it’s embarrassing for them. But, it’s good for you so do it. Walk them to the bus and then keep on walking. In fact, walk yourself to the closest gym and spend the first 30 minutes of the day on you.

4. Put time on the calendar for you

You can’t take care of others, until you take care of yourself. I promise myself 30 minute of me time every morning and then take 60 when I can. That means that I get up before everyone else. I quietly grab my gym clothes, brush my teeth, put up my hair and then peddle my bike to the gym while listening to my favorite podcasts. Once I’m there I spend 20 minutes on the elliptical and 20 on strength before peddling back home. If I sleep in that day I’ll still take a walk around the block.

If you want to lose weight, get healthier or just want to take time out for yourself, you have to plan ahead and protect your time. Blocking time on my calendar for myself and getting up earlier than my family works best for me, but I’d love to hear what works for you in the comments below.

Note: I’m not affiliated with Weight Watchers and they haven’t reviewed this site for accuracy or suitability. You are encouraged to go to a Weight Watcher’s meeting for actual information about their program. The best deal that I have found with Weigh Watchers or Weight Watchers Canada is by using Ebates. There are affiliate links in this post. Please see FTC disclosure on my About Me page. I only recommend products that I use and love.

What is the 21 Day Fix Schedule?

The 21 Day Fix schedule involves a different set of exercises for each day of the week. This helps prevent you from becoming bored with the workout, helps to work all areas of the body equally, and promotes overall fitness. In addition to weight and measurement changes, you’ll see a boost in your overall energy level.

What is the 21 Day Fix Schedule?

The 21 Day Fix schedule is a workout plan spanned over 21 days. It will help you to incorporate exercise into your daily routine even when you don’t have a lot of free time to spare. It takes only 30 minutes per day to work your way towards your goals and increase your overall health and fitness levels.

The use of the optional double workout will help you to reach your goals faster and is great for anyone who has more time to exercise or is at a higher level of fitness. You may choose to add the optional double workout every day of the week, alternate days, or on days where you have time. One way or the other, this program is all about results and making long-term changes that will help you to reach and maintain your goals for the rest of your life.

This workout plan may not take a lot of time out of your day, but the results are substantial nonetheless. Your cardiovascular fitness and endurance will improve. Your metabolism will boost and make it easier for you to burn calories even at rest.

For those of us who need modification (i.e., me), the workouts provide instructions for following a person who is doing less, working hard or working out with different equipment (like bands). In the first video, I couldn’t do the Surrender exercise without killing my knees. I opted to hold on to the counter top to help me perform a few of those. You should always modify workouts to suit your needs and level of fitness.

Weight Watchers Points

You can count your weight watchers activity points is you’re on the weight watcher’s program. Your point values vary based on your weight, exercise duration and intensity level. When I entered  30 minutes of regular gym aerobics for this activity, the calculator returned 3 activity points. When I entered 30 minutes of yoga, the calculator returned 2 activity points. I’ll take 2-3 activity points for 30 minutes of exercise any day.

Regular exercise helps to ward off cardiovascular disease, decreases your risk of diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. Your endocrine system will have to work less to keep all the hormone levels in your body stable. Your sleep quality will improve, and your stress and anxiety levels will decrease. Additionally, exercise is a mood enhancer and energy booster so you’ll feel better throughout the entire day.

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The 21 day fix schedule will ensure all muscle groups are getting equal attention, will keep you interested, and each component can be adapted to suit your particular fitness level. This handy schedule will help make sure you are using each of the exercise components to their fullest advantage, will prevent boredom and will help you reach your goals.

Click here to download a free printable 21 day fix schedule.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
DAY 1Total Body Cardio Fix DAY 2Upper Fix DAY 3Lower Fix or Barre Legs DAY 4Pilates Fix or Flat Abs DAY 5Cardio Fix DAY 6Dirty 30 DAY 7Yoga Fix
DAY 8Total Body Cardio Fix DAY 9Upper Fix DAY 10Lower Fix or Barre Legs DAY 11Pilates Fix or Flat Abs DAY 12Cardio Fix DAY 13Dirty 30 DAY 14Yoga Fix
DAY 15Total Body Cardio Fix DAY 16Upper Fix DAY 17Lower Fix or Barre Legs DAY 18Pilates Fix or Flat Abs DAY 19Cardio Fix DAY 20Dirty 30 DAY 21Yoga Fix
Optional DoublePilates Fix Optional DoubleCardio Fix Optional Double10 Minute Fix for Abs Optional DoubleTotal Body Cardio Fix Optional DoubleUpper Fix Optional DoublePilates Fix

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