After years of having awful sleep from sleep apnea I hit a major low this summer – depression, no motivation, non stop snacking, moodiness, the whole nine yards. I figured I had no other options than to get my body as healthy as I could just so I might not be so damned exhausted every minute of every day.
The thing that has REALLY made a difference for me lately is the bodybugg.
I got an incredible personal trainer and as part of the program got a bodybugg. I have always had a very difficult time finding motivation to work out – don’t care how much money I spent, don’t care if I disappointed anyone, don’t respond to other people’s anger or whatnot. Well, I have found my motivation and it comes on a computer screen.
The bodybugg records the calories I burn throughout the day, steps I take, minutes of physical activity (any time you are burning more than 3 calories a minute). I upload the info to a website, enter my own data about what I eat, and it shows me exactly how I am doing calorie and exercise-wise. So, for me, motivation is a bar chart on a computer. I never would have guessed it. In the 6 weeks that I have been using it and working out with my trainer, I have lost almost 12 pounds of fat and gained 2 pounds of muscle. I’m stronger, leaner, feel better, have more energy and am constantly amazed at how my body is changing. (The bodybugg program also helps you figure out a good diet for you, based on a questionaire, your body paramaters, etc. For example, I eat 1650 calories a day and burn 2150 calories a day, giving me a 500 calorie a day deficit.)
– article by Heather D.