Many of you had a lot to say about the post I did on my fitness secret weapons. From sharing your own weapons, to sending me personal e-mails about your progress, I love that you all had so many great ideas!
Keep those ideas coming. I really look forward to reading your e-mails, and while I can't answer each one, I am keeping track of what you'd like to see me write about or try. One reader suggested I try a "Warrior Dash" obstacle course. Who knows? I may just be crazy enough to try it.
On to another useful suggestion for tools you can use to help track what you're doing for exercise. This comes from commenter MountMac who said:
I recently started using a pedometer (only 17$ and you can get apps for cheaper) because I am having back problems and need to make sure I get up off my chair more frequently. I'm starting out charting my average steps and how my back feels at the end of the day and then will develop a plan to up my steps by 25%. This doesn't replace exercise, just a way to limit the bad things that happen from sitting too much (eye strain, back pain, carpel tunnel, etc.)
Also, I've been enjoying the free USDA www.choosemyplate.gov to track what I'm eating. I like it.
Good suggestion, MountMac, I like MyPlate's site as well, especially since the site breaks down your nutrition needs based on different categories such as children, adults, and more.
There are so many tools out there to try. I'd love to continue to hear more about your favorites.