Posted on Jan 2, 2017 | 0 comments
FITBIT FLEX 2 $99
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.
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Posted on May 30, 2016 | 0 comments
Here’s what I do know about most guys, including mine, that they love their techie gifts and sharing it with others. For instance, I suppose I shouldn’t get embarrassed when my hubby is walking around the grocery store with his new bluetooth headset, and pretending like he is listening to what I’m saying. Or, how every time he opens a gadget package, he reverts to a little boy, with big ole eyes, a huge smile, and starry gaze. LOL
In fact, his love of techie gadgets goes back a long way…..here’s my guy in high school wearing a Sony Walkman from 1984! Seriously, it amazes me how far we have come in technology! 🙂
So, if you have one of these kind of guys in your life, whether it be a father, hubby, step-dad, brother, son, or friend, it’s ok, because they truly are a blessing, that work hard to take care of all of us, and they deserve a little time to play. So, in honor of Fathers Day, I thought that I would share some of the recent techie gifts that my guy had to have, or REALLY wants in the future. Check them out below:
Headphones have come a long way, you can get them wired, wireless, in the ear, over the ear, with mics, waterproof, sports, and even in a knit hat like this one on Amazon. ($28) The best part is that all of the bluetooth headsets connect to your music apps on your phone or player, so that you can get your custom groove on. Work it now!
My hubby and I like to go to the gym or walk outside, but we both prefer different types of headphones. He likes these wireless, around the ear headphones such as the ones below. ($69-$100)
He doesn’t like the wireless, in the ear buds like I do, but if you’re looking for a quality set, with super sound and price, here’s my suggestion for around $22 at Amazon.
Activity Sports Watch
We are in our late 40’s and getting and staying fit is really important for both of us, and I know there are a lot of guys out there, no matter what age they are, feel the same way. The biggest trend at the moment is getting a Apple Sports Watch, which runs around $299 and up! If you like all the bells & whistles then please go for the Apple watch, but if your on a budget, and want a super, smart, sports watch, without the hefty price tag, the Fitbit Blaze for around $199 is the next best choice.
Click here to see all that this watch offers: Fitbit Blaze
Wireless Bluetooth Speakers
My guy is always on go, partly because he is a petroleum tanker driver, and an avid fisherman. I bought this Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker for him this last Christmas and he loves it. It’s just the right size, with quality sound, and perfect for when he’s in his truck or out on the boat. ($100-120)
And finally…..if your guy is truly a gadget geek then a tablet is a must have. We both have iPad’s and love them, but he really likes to watch movies on our Amazon Fire HD 6, and if I need a larger tablet, the Fire HD 10, is next on our list. It’s got a large viewing screen, plenty of speed, and for only $229 a super price. Besides, we have Amazon Prime and love how easy it is to use these benefits with this tablet.
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I could possibly go all night about the awesome techie gifts out there for Dad’s, because let’s face it, there’s gaming, tools, computers, action cameras, shavers, and even fancy dancy toothbrushes!
Geez….. I also know that whatever you find, you will keep in mind, how special each and every one of them are, and if all you have to give is a simple hug, they will surely appreciate that too! Thank you to all the Dad’s out there, and Happy Father’s Day!
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