Hi guys! I hope y’all are waking up today feeling refreshed and energized from a good ‘ole long weekend! We had a great time in Austin, but three people in one bed, including one wild monkey, did not make for the best sleep. I swear I fear for my life when I sleep with James because he seriously does somersaults in his sleep! Even when you have a great time out of town, it’s always so good to come home to your own bed!
Last Monday, I gave you the low-down on my 6-months post baby body and my new goal of losing some body fat in the next 40 days, my 40-Day Challenge. I loved hearing that y’all are on board with me and are trying to get in shape too! Maybe September marks a fresh start with back-to-school and back to giving our bodies some attention since the lazy dessert days of summer.
Today, I’m giving you a quick update on the 40-Day Challenge and showing you how I’m using the My Fitness Pal app to track my macros because I know a lot of you want to use it but don’t know how. I figured the easiest way would be to show you in a video of me actually using the app, so I hope it’s helpful. I’ve never done a video tutorial like this, so I was kind of nervous, but I tried to just picture if you were sitting next to me what I would tell you, so that made it easier.
I went through the MFP app kind of quickly since it was just a beginner’s tutorial and so you wouldn’t to have to watch a super long video (it’s about 7 minutes already), so if you have any questions, leave them in the comments so I can answer them for everyone. Chances are, if you have that question, other people do too!
40-DAY CHALLENGE UPDATE
Starting Stats 8/22/16: Weight 109.7, Body Fat 22.7%
8/29/16: Weight 106.3, Body Fat 21.7% (lost 1 whole point in a week! Fantastic!)
Goal Body Fat: 19% I weigh myself first thing in the morning when I wake up. By the time I weigh in at the gym, I’m always up a couple pounds.
Up until this weekend, I’ve been in strict compliance with my nutrition goals eating only one cheat meal a week. I actually found it hard to get in all my calories and fat at first, but now I’m good. I’m a little nervous to go get my body fat tested on Wednesday because while we were out of town I certainly indulged, but I gave myself that opportunity with no guilt and just came back home ready to get back on track. Let’s do this friends!!
I created a YouTube channel yesterday so I could share this video, but so far it’s the only video there since I really have no idea what I’m doing yet! You can see everything better if you watch it on YouTube or in full screen mode. I do plan to do more videos in the future on everything from fitness to fashion to beauty, home organization/productivity, decor and more.
You can subscribe and ‘like’ the video if you’re interested in seeing more videos in the future. Let me know what you’d like to see! Sometimes it’s so much easier to watch something than read about it!