For the new year, like everyone else, I plan to work on my weight. As many of you know, it’s been a struggle for years for me but the difference this year, is that I’ve actually learned some important things. I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to visit the California Health and Longevity Institute where I had one on one consultations with fitness and nutrition experts. It was an eye opener and now I feel optimistic about making small changes to live better.
I joined our new local fitness center, Anytime Fitness, where I’ll be working out with a group of friends. It’s exactly the motivation and support I need to be successful. I tested out the equipment last night with my friends and am always a fan of the elliptical.
I was impressed with all of it but specifically the ‘workout room with a virtual trainer’. Now that was what convinced me to sign for a membership. I LOVE working out in a group and was excited to see this feature. You simply pick out the workout you want to do on the screen below and walk in the room and get started. You have your own virtual trainer!!! SO COOL!
They have an incredible weight set.
And you know I had to get a photo of me in the mirror…doesn’t everyone do this?
Now this is all great but the fact is, I can’t drive to town every single day to workout so I’ll have to do workouts at home too. I’ll also need to use some FREE health & fitness tools to keep me on track. For this, I’ll be using Walmart’s free tools. I started by entering some info, including a motivation note to myself.
There are discussions for support and to help answer some of your questions, you can track your progress on your mobile phone, and you can create reminders using your calendar like google or ical.
Since I have learned so much about nutrition, I’ll be using the the personalized diet evaluator. Wow, this was awesome. It took a few minutes to fill out the survey but seeing the end results were worth it. Based on my information, it calculated that I need to reduce my calorie intake by 233 and burn 700 calories to lose one pound per week. That is realistic and I like realistic. I feel like that’s doable and when I take that small change and adjust to it, I’ll be able to perhaps even burn more calories at some point. It’s a very handy tool!
If you want to see my full report, I downloaded and uploaded to my files for you to see. Nothing to hide here! See my report!
So there’s a rundown of some of what I’m doing to live better in 2011. What are YOU doing? Even the smallest changes matter. They truly do!
Disclosure: Walmart has provided compensation for my time & efforts to create this post. Fitness has been a big struggle so I was excited to participate in this campaign. I truly want to be healthier! As always (and you should know this by now), opinions are my own, always have been, always will be.