Now that the summer is coming to an end, this is the perfect time to step up the fitness and weight loss efforts without summer vacations and barbecue’s ruining your hard work. Now is the perfect time to get ready for summer 2010! To help you get your healthy lifestyle to a good start, I wanted to share a few online tools that have helped me lose weight in the past.
•Self Magazine Weight Fate Quiz: Before you kick off your healthy lifestyle journey, get an idea of how your daily habits affect your weight. Self Magazine tells you what your weight will be in the next 5 or 10 years based on what you your current lifestyle. http://www.self.com/magazine/quizzes/weight_fate/weight_fate
•MyFitnessPal.com. This free online food and fitness trackers tells you how many calories you earned back if you work out. I don’t see many other online food trackers letting you do that. Perfect for my lifestyle because I work out more than the average person…sometimes 2.5 to 3 hours at a time. After you finish tracking your food and fitness for that day, the online tracker can tell you what you you’ll be in the next 5 weeks if you continue to eat and workout the same way for each day moving forward. Pretty neat! http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/home
•My Virtual Model Community Why I love it? Mental image is a great inspiration! You can create a virtual model of yourself to see what you will look like at your goal weight and you can also go back and see where you started. http://www.mvm.com/cs/
•WeightWatchers.com Online community: You don’t have to pay to be apart of the community or even follow the WeightWatchers program. Everyone needs support and encouragement. I have 108 friends from across the country that always give me kind words every day, share tips, read and comment on my blog, congratulate me when I achieve a success, and encourage me to keep going when I’m having a tough day. http://community.weightwatchers.com/index.aspx
That’s just a few! I’m sure there’s more out there, so if you know of any other free online tools that can help us lose weight, do share!