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It's the goals thread! Post here for: Any goals you have Any milestones you meet Any goals you achieve Any questions you have about setting goals (goal setting isn't always intuitive!) This doesn't have to be major! If your goal is to cut out soda and you didn't make Pepsi your idol at lunch, THAT COUNTS! Whenever YOU have something you are proud of, post it here!
Who is the Blerch? The Blerch is that voice in your head that tells you to take a break from achieving your goals. He's the spirit that possessed the vending machine the other day to give me TWO snickers when really I didn't even need one. He tells you to nap instead of go outside. He tells you to binge 4 seasons of Call the Midwife instead of going for a run and order takeout instead of cooking. He insists you grocery shop when hungry, and then follows you there when you do, filling up your cart with nonsense. He tells you to stop. To quit. To give up. That this is too hard. That you're not worth the effort. But he is wrong. No matter what our goals are, one of the highest hurdles we will have to clear is silencing the Blerch, that inner voice that holds us back. There are many ways to do this, because each and every Blerch is different. Who is your Blerch? How do you silence him? (He was also created by The Oatmeal and can be found here: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running )
Hello everyone! In my past weight loss journeys, I have found these tools to be very helpful. I wanted to share them and also open a thread for people to share and discuss tools they enjoy! As always, these are just tools to provide you with data that may help you navigate your journey. No single number is the be all and end all of health, but numbers can help us set goals, identify potential problems, and give us more data upon which to make educated health choices Calculators: BMI Calculator (adjusted for height): https://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/trefethen/bmi_calc.html (If you are tall or short, this calculator will probably give you a more accurate metric. If you're around average height, you won't see much difference ) BMR Calculator: https://www.iifym.com/bmr-calculator/ Macro Calculator (works for several dietary options): https://www.iifym.com/iifym-calculator/ Apps: MyFitnessPal (food logging app) StrongLifts 5x5 (if you are looking for a lifting regimen) PokemonGo (hatch those eggs! we can be friends!) WalkJogRun (a running route calculator and creator that allows you to make and calculate your own routes, see nearby routes other people run, log your running/walking via GPS, and provides often informative newsletters) What tools or apps or websites do you find helpful?
...and I don't mean, "Fittin' all this cake in my mouth." The most recent Fitness Thread I could find was archived, so I've made a new one. So as we found out in the "Lord Laid it On My Heart" thread, a lot of us have fitness resolutions and would love a nice supportive community! Obviously no body-shaming or guilting or any of that nonsense, and please use your discretion to determine if this is a safe thread for you. I know that I look forward to the accountability. I guess I'll just start off with a little sound-off about me...because this is clearly the FF show Goal: Drop my remaining 30 lbs by 1 May (about 8 lbs a month, so approx 1.5-2 lbs a week) My reasons for motivation: getting in shape for heart surgery, and my wedding gown! How I'm gonna do it: follow my prescribed eating plan from my weight loss center/neurologist (gfree!) and attend workouts (yoga & OTF) three times a week What I've already done: Signed up for a weight loss physician (but now I need to stick with it!) and started using MyFitnessPal (I need to stick with that too!). Today, I've taken my vitamins for the day and took my first class at OrangeTheory fitness this morning! And as of right this moment, I commit to an experiment with meal planning this week from Tuesday (tomorrow) through Tuesday, complete with set out grab-n-go foods, just to see how it works for me. To the grocery store with me! How about y'all?