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Feedback Friday: Your comments this week

Posted by Elizabeth Comeau  January 27, 2012 12:28 PM

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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 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.

Staying fit is an important part of staying healthy. This blog will offer exercise tips from experts as well as share the personal journeys of Globe staff members committed to fitness. No matter your age or energy level, we invite you to join in and share your own story. How do you find time to work out? What are your daily challenges? Let us know and read along -- and together, we can all get moving.


Elizabeth Comeau is a social media marketing manager at She will be blogging about her personal fitness journey and using a device called a FitBit to track her weekly goals and progress (see below). Follow her journey and share your own. Read more about Elizabeth and this blog.

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