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Some Of The Tools/Gadgets/Tricks That Keep Me Going!

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Hello fellow Sparkers!!

Tonight Im gonna talk about (and photo blog about) things/tools/gadgets etc. that keep me going!! :-)

Exhibit A: The Calendar!!

As you can see, I mark my fitness minutes, my weight, and I total out the number of days per week as well as avg exercise mins per workout day! :-) I think its a great visual tool to keep hanging in your bedroom! :-)

Exhibit B: The Pedometer!!

This is a fairly basic and satisfying step counter, which aslo tells me my distance covered, calories burnt, I can check my speed while Im walking and it also differentiates between fitness walking and general everyday walking! :-) I find this lil thing quite a motivator on an everyday basis! :-) Its takes the laziness factor and throws in outta the window! :-)

Exhibit C: The Resistance Tube/Band

This is a super light weight piece of equippment that can really add (for want of a better/different word) "resistance" to your strength training moves! Its super versatile and works your muscles both while extending away from you and while bringing the handles back near you! There are tons of videos online that show a plethora of creative ways to use these bands/tubes for an awesome workout! :-)

Exhibit D: The Measuring Tape!

When All Else Fails, This One Rescues Me!
Plateaus, bad weight days, Feeling stuck days!! My trusty tape measure never fails to show me the positive side to some bad weight situations! It reminds me that my weight plateau may just be me putting on muscle weight while loosing fat weight! :-) I wouldn't advise anyone to start a weight loss programme without one of these! :-)

That's about as much photo madness I can come up with after midnight! I hope your all doing well!!

What do you feel are tools/ gadgets/ tricks that keep you going?!
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    Love your attitude! You are sending waves of motivation my way to keep at it. I have only lost one pound this week and am ever so not motivated. After reading this post, I'm back on my mental track. Didn't get this way overnight..mot going to reverse it overnight either. I truly thank you!
    2363 days ago
    You are so fun! Enjoy!

    2364 days ago
  • GAL7288
    Does your pedometer stay put? I have bought about 3-4 over the months and they fall off all the time, it frustrates me! But I do want to count the steps I take. BTW thank you for stopping by my blog! I pretty much read anything, but I prefer mysteries. I love the Massie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear, it has it all! The strong female lead (she is the detective) a very sad, sad love story, history ( It is based on events happening during and after the Great War) and of course mystery. But I also like classics like Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, and my all time favorite books are "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "Rebecca" and "Put out the light" by Vercors. I can go on and on, lol What do you read? What do you recommend?
    2391 days ago
  • SHERYLP461
    Yep, use them all. Great blog by the way, love the demo's.
    2392 days ago
    Love this blog!!! Its very helpful to learn tools that help!!! Keep up the good work!!!
    2392 days ago
    This is an awesome blog! I just love your enthusiasm! I'm the type that does well when I track stuff, like you do with your calendar. It's great to see what works for someone else. emoticon for sharing!

    I used to decide I'd exercise for, say, 10 minutes or 15 minutes, then keep checking the time instead of enjoying what I was doing. Now I start the timer on my phone and let the time run up (not down) and just dance around my basement (where there are no windows lol!), mixing in some kickboxing stuff and random moves from cardio videos I've done or whatever. Next thing I know, 20 or 30 really fun minutes have passed! This sort of thing gives me SO much energy, especially if I've got some great music going.
    2392 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14731147
    emoticon emoticon a checkbook register to track calories fitness and water, sleep too!
    2392 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/5/2014 7:02:55 PM
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