Let's talk weight. First things first, I realize that I am not overweight. I have felt uncomfortable in my skin for quite some time and want to get to a "happy weight" where I feel confident. This morning when I stepped on the scale I weighed 127 lbs (I'm 5'2). My highest weight over the past year was 135 lbs. My "happy weight" is around 115 lbs. Being only 5'2 extra weight is very noticeable on my frame. Any change of 2-3 pounds and my pants start fitting a little snug. Here is a recent gym picture to keep me accountable.
Alright, let's talk motivation. Sometimes a little extra motivation goes a long way when trying to lose weight. When I feel like I'm getting into a funk or need an extra push, I try to find a new to me fitness app or workout plan to change up my gym routine. These are two of my favorites.
Diet Bet is an online game in which for a small bet you can win money for losing weight. I like that the game promotes healthy weight loss with a goal of 4% of your weight in 4 weeks. You can join a popular game or set up your own game with friends. Whoever meets their 4% goal splits the pot!
Pact is an app which tracks your gym attendance, food tracking as well as veggie intake. The rewards are based on the number of days committed to complete the pact- you get money for each day you complete. On the flip side, when you don't meet your goals you have to pay a small fee as well.
Have you tried these apps? What do you think?