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It’s official.  I’m in my middle forties, and I can’t lose one pound without paying close attention to how much I eat, and at least 30-45 minutes of exercise five days a week.  

What a bummer it is to get old, but at least today we have access to super food tracking apps, books, fitness gadgets, and online communities for encouragement.    

So, over the next couple of posts I thought that I would share some of the ways that I keep my forty-year old self in reality, and first up is how I track my daily calories, carbs, and fiber. Check it out below!          

 

 My Fitness Pal

In the olden days, most of us had to write in a daily food journal of what we ate for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.  You also had to get a food calorie counter book, and search for your foods calories, carbs, fats, or sugar counts, something like the following book below:    

 

 

The Calorie King is a super book, for those of you who like to have an actual “book” in your hands, and want to write everything down.  But, for me personally this method would maybe last about a week, because it takes way too long, and I just don’t have the patience.  So, my absolute favorite way to track my daily intake of calories, carbs, and fiber is with MyFitnessPal app.  

I have had this FREE app for a couple of years now, and what I like is that it’s user-friendly, fast, and I can customize the foods that I eat.  

For instance, if I only have 8 almonds for a snack, I can record that exactly amount.  (I’m one of those people who really wants to know how many calories & carbs are in a single Hershey’s kiss)  🙂  Some of the other apps that I have used will not let you break down your food calorie counts like this.  

Also, it’s very rare that I don’t find a certain food in MyFitnessPayl’s extensive data base, which a huge plus.  And finally, it’s so darn smart that it remembers the foods that I eat on a regular basis, so I don’t really have to enter them again.  I just click on in the tab that says, “frequent” and see my faves and click away.  DONE!  🙂  

I really think that it’s important to track what your eating every once in a while, because many times we are eating way too much and that’s where the weight gain comes in.  

I’ve been trying my best to teach this to my teenagers, because they are used to eating what ever they want, and we all know that has to change as we grow older.  

Next post is all about how I combine MyFitnessPal with my FitBit fitness tracker, cause I got to move it, move it.  

Disclosure:  Just so ya know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission if you decide to buy.  As always, I thank you for stopping by and spending time with me, and I hope that your New You is well on its way.  

          

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Gifts For Musicians

 


 

 

See that guy playing the bass above?  This was my dad back in the 70’s, with his white polyester suit, platform shoes, and stars & stripes bass guitar.  It’s so groovy, man!  LOL  

The cool thing is, that my father was able to continue to be a successful, professional, musician in the Chicagoland area, and as I look back now, I realize what special times we had as a family.  

I was blessed to have met, and see some of the most talented artists preform on stage, and in the spirit of the season I thought it would be fun to find some gifts for musicians, that only they would understand and appreciate.    

 

 

Marshall Compact Fridge

 

 

 

 

One thing I remember the most growing up as a kid, is the the big, black, speaker boxes that my dad would hall from gig to gig!  The above Marshall compact fridge is perfect for any musician who would like to just grab a beer instead of getting a work out.  LOL  It’s available at Amazon for $350.00  

 

Fender Strat Cutting Board

 

 

This Fender cutting board is perfect for the musician who not only rocks the guitar, but is also a rockstar in the kitchen.  It’s available at Amazon for $17  

 

 

Zildjian Cymbal Clock

Of course you have to have something for the drummers out there, and this Zildjian wall clock is not only attractive, but it will get you to your gigs on time.  Amazon $45

 

Coffee Mug Amped Amplifier

 

 

There’s nothing like a cup of joe to get you amped up in the morning!  Get it?  This Amped Amplifier mug is available at Amazon for $23

 

 

Hammond B3 Art Print

My pops not only played bass guitar, but keys as well.  I know if your a true musician, and a piano player, you know all about the Hammond B3, and the groovy sounds that come out of it.  This wall art print above is the perfect gift for any keyboard player out there, and it has different sizes available.  Amazon $15

 

Set of 4 GUITAR ORNAMENTS 

 

 

And finally, since we are in the holiday season, this set of 4 Guitar Ornaments will most certainly put a kid-like smile on the musician’s face in your life.  Amazon $7

 

I hope that you have enjoyed some of my musician gift picks above, and just so you know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission fee if you decide to buy.  I thank you for your continued support, and may you crank up the volume this holiday season with your family and friends!   


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