What my degree in IPE didn't teach me about baking, DIY, fitness, and life…
Hi everybody. What did you think about yesterday’s availability post? Have you thought about the one thing you’re going to change to make your healthy goals more available to you? Well, I have good news. SlimKicker wants to help! SlimKicker is a calorie tracking app that takes your health/fitness goals and turns them into a level-up game. You upload an image of something you’ll reward yourself with, such as a pair of shoes, and when you reach a certain number of points, they’ll remind you that it’s time for your reward. SlimKicker also has lots of recipe ideas such as Medifast chili.
Tracking is a scientifically proven method of achieving your goals. It’s way too easy to deceive ourselves into thinking that we just had a “bite” or a “pinch” – or my favourite: “the calories don’t count if the cookie is broken”. The trouble is that they do! Those little bites add up quickly and can completely derail all your hard work (trust me I know from experience! See my No Seconds 2.0 plan). Talk about demotivating! Tracking is the antidote to this sort of mindless eating. It makes you aware of what you’re taking in and forces you to make a conscious choice. There’s nothing wrong with having a treat. The trick is to keep those treats in check.
In order to make that tracking easier, SlimKicker is offering one lucky reader a brand-new food scale (Sorry US residents only- for shipping reasons.) All you have to do is leave a comment with a health or fitness challenge. Submissions are open for a week. After which, they’ll choose their favourite who’ll win the scale.
I’d love to have lots of comments for them to choose from and lots of challenges to inspire us all. How about your availability goal? For me, I want to cut down on my afternoon snacking and increase my afternoon exercise. So I think I’m going to challenge myself to move before I snack. To make the idea of moving more salient, I’m going to put a reminder on my phone that pops up mid-afternoon.
What are you going to do? How are you going to make your life healthier today? =) Don’t forget to leave a comment and earn a chance to win the scale!