Tuesday, February 21, 2012

EmpowHER BodyMedia FITness Challenge: Week 3

So, I am already on week 3 of using my BodyMedia and I am still absolutely loving it. I find myself multiple times a day on bodymedia.com checking my stats and staying on top of where I'm at with calories, physical activity, etc. 

Next week I am going to be in Las Vegas from Monday until Friday for work, and if it is anything like it was last year, I will be getting very minimal sleep, no time in the gym, and eating every 3 hours is going to be nearly impossible. I'm thrilled about the trip, can you tell? Anyway, I'm definitely planning on wearing my device the entire time because although I won't be working out (the MGM doesn't have a gym, they have a cardio room, WTF?!) I will be running around a showroom floor all day long. Right now my steps are pretty low since I sit at a desk all day and I'm not doing any cardio at the gym.

My bodymedia will be SO helpful next week because I will need to gauge my calorie intake based on how many calories I am burning every day. Since I likely won't be hitting up the "cardio room" I will need to eat at a maintenence level. Basically my goal will be to eat the same amount of calories as I am burning so that I don't lose weight (muscle) or gain weight (fat). Without my bodymedia I think this would be a very hard goal to attain-- last year at this event I lost 5 pounds in 5 days. If that happens again I'm going to scream! I've worked too hard to let anything get in the way of achieving my goals. If you're thinking "oh it's only 5 days you'll be fine," well, I wish. In fact, I will be returning to Vegas 9 days after I get back to do it all again! Craziness. I will blog later this week about how I plan to stay on track while I'm at these events. 

Also, just an FYI I've had many people ask me what armband I am using and where to find more information... I have the CORE armband and you can buy it from bodymedia.com or find more information on empowher.com as well. This is what it looks like (don't mind the pinkish redish color... I wore a new red sweater with it and it rubbed off on my band. boo.)

BodyMedia FIT automatically tracks the calories burned during your daily activities — from pumping iron to using aniron — and monitors the quality of your sleep, an important factor in weight loss. Add in the easy-to-use food log and you have the information you need to improve your weight loss.  Our 3 part system includes:

1. An Armband that automatically captures data

2. An optional Display device or free downloadable mobile apps that give you up-to-the-minute readings throughout the day

3. An online Activity Manager* that analyzes raw data, allows you to log food and presents info in an easy-tounderstand way(*subscription required)

“Disclosure: Device and accompanying online Activity Manager subscription was provided by BodyMedia viaEmpowHER.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions orpositions of BodyMedia or EmpowHER.”


  1. You are so inspiring! I was just talking myself out of my workout for tonight, (week 2 of phase2) and reading all your blogs really gets me motivated. :) Thanks!!

  2. I love this!! I want one so bad. I can't believe you lost 5 pounds in 5 days! That's bananas!!

  3. I used it this morning and LOVE it - I'm obsessed :))

  4. Man, I would love this...of course it has to be almost $200 bucks!

  5. How awesome is this little gadget?! I've always wanted to try one!!!

    I hope it works fantastic at your event to help make sure you keep all that precious hard earned muscle :-D

  6. This was an evening event, so the setting was nice, warm and welcoming. The floors were dark wood with iron chandeliers above, leather club chairs and benches.


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