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Sometimes you need ideas or inspiration when you are stuck or overwhelmed. So here is a list of resources I thought are beneficial. I will be updating this list as I find other helpful tools. Please share if you find this helpful.
Plum Paper Planners
I have many planner I enjoy but the ME (My Everything) Planner is one of my top favorites. Plum Paper have many types of planners including Teacher, Student, Fitness and Wedding Planners. Please check out my blog post on the reasons I enjoy it to see if the ME Planner may be right for you.
Some days I am on my feet all day but don’t have a chance to workout while other days are sedentary but I did get in a 30 minute workout. I wonder how many calories did I burn and how much walking did I do? Sometimes I over or underestimate how active I am in a day. I really love using the Fitbit One because I can quickly see if I was inactive for the day and need to get on the treadmill quick. With this type of FitBit you can see your progress on the FitBit One itself, your app and also on the website. I prefer the Fitbit One to the wrist versions since it counts my steps accurately, especially when using a stroller or grocery cart. You can find the Fitbit One here.
FitBit Aria (scale)
Just like I over or underestimate my activity level, I also tend to be bad at tracking my weight. With four pregnancies over 5 years my progress of gaining and losing weight was important. Also the ability to see my BMI and body fat % was a bonus. Since I am already using the FitBit One and the FitBit Aria was a great additional that wireless synced with my FitBit account so I can see my activity level and weight in one place. My husband also uses the scale and the scale tracks our weight separately. One special note, my FitBit Aria scale runs on wi-fi using 2 GHz so make sure your router at home can handle this since many people are using 5 GHz. The FitBit Aria can be found here for more information.
MyFitnessPal (Calorie Tracker)
So keeping track of what I eat, guess what. I often underestimate what I was eating and my caloric intake. There is a theme going on, if you can’t tell! When you keep track of anything in your life you can begin seeing trends, problems and begin making change. So using MyFitnessPal is currently my favorite app for keeping track of what I eat. I am using the free version and I can’t comment on the paid upgrade. My top three reasons I love this app: I can search an extensive library of food, scan barcodes of my food and it syncs with my FitBit account. When I use my FitBit One and MyFitnessPal I am able to stay active and healthy. MyFitnessPal syncs with many activity monitors and you can check them out here.
One of my weekly goals is to create meals as healthy as I can to fit into our schedule. Some nights we have crockpot chicken with potatoes and other nights it is a quick sandwich. Like anyone else I get stuck and need inspiration. Here are two of my favorite real food blogs and I hope they inspire you as well.
- 100 Days of Real Food Great resource for cutting out processed food over time
- The Nourishing Home Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Meals & Planning
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