Fake it Till You Make it

In today's podcast we talk about caring about yourself, liking yourself, loving yourself. What if you don't? Then fake it till you make it. You can also think of the others that rely on you and get healthy for them. So for now, you may not like exercise but let's pretend you do. I've never got done exercising and said, “I hated that.” I may wake up the next day and be a little sore, but that's just my muscles growing. My high school teacher put it this way (after I got fired from a Grocery store for being too shy), “Act the way you want to be and eventually you will be the way you want to act.”

Too Hot To Exercise – Easy Fix

I burn very easily when I get in the sun, so walking during the day is a very dangerous thing for me (I use sun block that might as well be elmers glue). I have found that if you push yourself away from the dinner table, you can catch some great sunsets and get your walk in before you go to bed. It's cooler, and many times (in Ohio) there is a breeze (and it's actualyl relaxing).

Portion Control is Key

If you look at a label you may be surprised that the one container of (insert product here) you may actually be drinking two servings (so the calories you are drinking need to be doubled).  Likewise you need to know how many calroies you are burning (see this tool). Keep in mind that a single serving of steak is 3 oz and you can order at 12 oz steak in many restaurants. This means you are eating three extra portions of steak (600 extra calories). Some tools you can use to help you with this is the portion control plate (see below) and a digital food scale so you are accurate in entering your food.

Body Media Vs Bodybugg – What's the Difference?

When I was at Blogworld NYC I came across a bodymedia booth. So I asked them what the difference was between a bodymedia and a bodybugg, and it was exactly what I thought. Bodymedia supplies the technology, and a Bodybugg handles their own software. When I used a bodybugg, I found their software a bit clunky. It worked. It did the job, but it didn't exactly scream “cool.” Body media seems to have their software a little more polished. The prices are abuot the same and you get six months free use of their software.

If you are looking for an accurate way to count how many calories you are burning, this is the system for you.


Striiv Ads Social Tools To It's Platform

I've always said the Striiv is the suped up pedometer/game for those who don't have a computer. I don't sync mine too often (no need to), but when I did I saw where they had added some new features. If someone you know has a Striiv you can race each other and watch each other's progress (via bluetooth that's built into the unit). This adds some more fun to an already fun motivational tool. Watch this video to see someone with two Stiiv units race against each other. I noticed there is a “Firends” feature in the display (that wasn't there before) so I'll be updating you on that in the future as well.

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Best Deal on a Bodybugg

I have mentioned this in the past, that Gowear Fit was the company that makes the Body Bugg which is showcased on the television show The Biggest Loser. The Bodybugg is a system that uses many sensors to accurately determine how many calroies you burn during the day. You then enter how much food you had to eat and see if you lost weight.  It is the ultimate tool for calroies in vs calories out.

I was looking into the Body Bugg and I found the blog for Bodymedia. Who is bodymedia? Well it's better to ask, “Who is Bodybugg?” According to the bodymedia blog site:

bodybugg is licensed through BodyMedia’s fitness club partner 24 Hour Fitness.

So when you purchase a bodybugg, you are purchasing a product created by BodyMedia.

What happened to Gowear Fit? Again, I take this from their blog

” We have changed the brand name of our product from GoWear fit to BodyMedia FIT. We did this to leverage the brand equity the company has built over the past 11 years around wearable body monitors.”

What's the difference?
Technically nothing (from what I've read). You can buy it from 24 hour fitness, you can purchase it from bodymedia.com

Well you can purchase the bodybugg at bodymedia.com for $189 (With a subscription to their website for as low as $7/month.  If you want the display with it, the total is $259. You get one month free at bodymedia.com

You can still buy a gowear fit at amazon.com for $179 for the unit. The website Activity Manager is FREE for three months with Amazon purchase. The optional display is $80 at amazon.com

You can order a Bodybugg from 24 hour fitness with the display for $249 and you receive six month subscription to the website. This means that currently the best deal for a bodybugg is at 24 hour fitness. Plus you can get an addition $15 off using the coupon AFPBGD1 when you buy the bodybugg and display. Your price is $234 (see image below).

This price, and coupon according to the 24 hour fitness website is now through 3/31/10

I've contacted both 24 hour fitness and bodymedia to see if I could get an evaluation unit to play with for two weeks. I'll keep you posted.

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