A few weeks ago, Lynn’s Weigh was part of the international Blog Your Heart Out Day to raise awareness of women’s heart health (see “Lady In Red, Do You Know Your Numbers?”) I was so encouraged to hear from many of you who either knew your numbers or went straight to your doctor and had a blood draw (that wasn’t so bad, was it?). Knowledge is power! Knowing your numbers can help keep your fitness goals on track.
So can the very spiffy fitbook™ (with a little “f”).
Leading the BYHO campaign is Angela Manzanares, founder of fitlosophy, inc., which makes the fitbook™. Angela asked if I’d take a look at the fitbook and if I liked it, give one away to one of Lynn’s Weigh’s readers.
I can wholeHEARTedly say that I don’t just like fitbook™. I love it! (And, no, I’m NOT paid to say that. In an earlier post I'd forgotten the word "not"! OOPS!)
Why I love fitbook™ so much is because it is exactly the kind of tool that fits with my own philosophy that journaling is key to weight loss and maintenance. You know I’m always harping at you about journaling: journaling thoughts and feelings about weight, journaling food intake, journaling exercise strategies and goals. Turns out I’m right! Research suggests that people who write down their goals are 75 percent more likely to achieve them.
Because there was no fitbook™ when I was starting out (and yes, I walked uphill both ways through the snow to school, too), I used blank journals, Word, a homemade spreadsheet, bar napkins, whatever it took to record my daily feelings/food/exercise.
To lessen that clutter, fitbook™ is a 12-week journal in which you establish goals and track your food and fitness strategies for achieving those goals. It is a square, flexible spiral-bound book with pages and pages of food logs, nutrient and fitness trackers. (Click here for a little demo.)
It’s compact so you can take it with you to the gym, and its vinyl cover cleans up easily. fitbook™ also comes with a pen, and there’s a pouch in the back to hold your membership card and/or $$ for an after workout smoothie (no trips to DQ!).
The fitbook™ costs $19.95 each or 4 for $75.95. The fitlosophy site also offers an e-newsletter and fitness tips through its website.
If you’d like to win a fitbook™, leave a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me a little about your journaling efforts or intentions. I’ll announce a random winner on Friday!
Go Red For Women. I joined the site and found a ton of great info about heart health. If you’re on Facebook, become a fan by clicking Go Red For Women Fan Page.
And while you’re on FB, become a “fan” of Lynn’s Weigh! Click here to join our conversation.
To read fitlosophy’s press release about BYHO and learn more about the American Heart Association’s 12-week fitness and nutrition plan, click here.
See ya'll on Friday! Good luck!