Occupation: Public Health Research Analyst
What apps do you use to track your progress and how does it hold you accountable? I primarily use MyFitnessPal to track my nutrition and weight. I log everything I eat in that app, and it helps me really keep track of my calories and nutrient intake (especially my macronutrients). CFU programs all of their workouts in an app called SugarWOD, so I use that to keep track of my exercise progress. And I use the fitness apps on my iPhone and Apple Watch to keep track of things like my heart rate and my sleep.
What’s been your biggest lesson in nutrition? That home cooked meals will 99 times out of 100 be more nutritious than food bought at a restaurant. Also, the same holds true for fresh versus frozen and processed foods. You can literally feel the difference in healthiness when you digest fresh food. Your body feels so much better.
How does technology make your fitness journey easier? It makes it so much easier to track your progress. When you see the numbers and charts, you can’t make excuses like you could with ways we would track progress in the past. Like, back in the day, you could really think you lost weight because your jeans were fitting looser, but we all knew that the reality was you just stretched them out after eating way too much pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving!
What stat on your InBody means the most to you and why? Percent body fat. I know that I’ll always be a big guy, so pounds don’t mean much to me. PBF is the number that tells me how healthy my body is, and really my health is the number one reason why I wanted to lose weight.
In moments that you want to give up or quit, what’s the motto you tell yourself to keep going? “The only one who can ever stop you from reaching your goals is yourself!”
Initial vs Current InBody Results:
Weight: 290.4 lbs. > 251.8 lbs.
SMM: 124.8 lbs. > 121.5 lbs.
PBF: 25.7% > 16.8%
BMI: 37.3 > 32.3
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