A Calorie Counter

Did you eat one too many cookies at Grandma’s house this Christmas season?  Want to track your calorie consumption and exercise minutes for free?  Try SparkPeople.  I recently started using this site.  Here’s why I love it:

1)  It counts fat grams, carbohydrate and protein amounts.  I’ve always watched my caloric intake, but never know if I eat enough protein or etc.  Now I know down to the exact gram.

2)  It tallies water consumption.

3)  It spurs me to stay on the treadmill longer.   Knowing that I have to track my exercise minutes motivates me to run longer.

4) It is easy to use.

Here’s to a healthy New Year!  Hopefully this post will help you stick to your New Year Resolutions!

*I was not paid to advertise for SparkPeople.  I just really like their website!


Cheap Exercise Equipment…

I love/hate this exercise band! It works the gluteal muscles like none other! I bought one like this at Target for approximately $1. It’s cheap and it works. Who could ask for more?

Go HERE for exercise instructions.

*This blog reflects the opinion of the author. Please understand that all information or opinions gleaned from this blog are done so at your OWN risk*


Saving Money. Remaining Fit. P90X and Planet Fitness

My husband and I are dedicated to fitness. That being said, we aren’t fitness models but remaining healthy is important to us. How can becoming/remaining or striving to be fit save you money? Most have heard that obesity increases risk of diabetes, stroke, cancer and ect. These diseases will often land you in the hospital. (go HERE, for a CDC article regarding this topic) Hospital stays cost money. I like to save money, so I exercise. I have worked out at home to avoid gym membership costs. I have also exercised in a gym so I wouldn’t have to buy my own equipment. I believe both options are good. Read below for a review of Planet Fitness and P90X.

Here is my husbands review of P90X.

My husband did the P90X program 3 times. I missed treadmills. Thus, we both got a membership at Planet Fitness. It costs approximately $21/month for BOTH of our memberships. We are not bound to a one year contract and have never had to wait in line for any cardio equipment.

All of that being said, some money-saving blog authors will encourage you to ditch your health club membership. If you find a cheaper, yet effective way to exercise definitely cancel it! Just don’t give up on exercise! In my non-professional opinion..staying healthy will save time and money in the long run.

*This blog reflects the opinion of the author. Please understand that all information or opinions gleaned from this blog are done so at your OWN risk*