There’s a ton of information out there! And while yes, some of it is conflicting, and sometimes confusing. It can also be very motivating to keep the message in front of ourselves. I know I like to see what other people are doing, what’s working for them and what’s not working for them. Honest reviews of products. New exercise routines. Recipes. Trends, fads, transformations, myths debunked.
I love that kind of stuff!
So what kind of resources am I talking about?
Well, first I love listening to weight loss podcasts. My favorite is The Cut the Fat Podcast. I’ve been listening to this for quite some time. Both Blythe and Jonathan are extremely knowledgeable and they have so much experience working with clients and helping them lose weight. They are so motivating. When I listen to them while I’m working out, I feel like my workouts only last a few minutes! You can download a podcast app on your phone even if you don’t have iTunes. I use one called Podcast Addict. It’s completely free. Also check out Jonathan Bailor and his Podcast, the SANE show.
I also subscribe to a few fitness magazines. Not bodybuilder magazines, just exercise and health magazines. Shape and Women’s Health are the two I usually renew. It’s only about $10-$15 per year. I read them in my downtime, and I always learn something when I do. If you don’t want to subscribe, check out their online articles.
I have a few blogs I follow. Break Out the Skinny Girl is great. Super motivating. She is on a weight loss journey that has ups and downs just like the rest of us, and she is able to verbalize it in a way that most people can’t. If you are looking for some more blogs to follow, check out Bloglovin‘ and search the genre you want. Just about every blogger uploads their posts to Bloglovin‘ and you can follow as many as you like.
I belong to a fitness group on Facebook. The girls are always posting their meals and their workouts, and usually I’m the slacker who does not. Everyone is always encouraging when someone is having a rough day, and it’s the one place on Facebook where we know there won’t be a fight about anything ever. Seriously, why do people fight so much on Facebook? Enough with this already!
I read the daily blog posts on My Fitness Pal, which are usually written by trainers or nutritionists. I really love these! They are short, and easy to read. They often have a few new exercise moves to try, or they’ll be about exercises that maybe aren’t as helpful as you think they are. Whatever it is, I always find it interesting. And My Fitness Pal is still free, and I still love it! I’m on my 655th day, I think.
And I also check out what’s trending on Pinterest, although I don’t believe everything I read there. Sometimes I have to take it with a grain of salt. Today I read if I drink one lemon and one cup of water on one day and two on the second day and three on the third and so on. Until I guess I’m drinking like a dozen lemons and a dozen cups of water, I can lose 20 pounds. Meanwhile, I’m supposed to eat only oatmeal for breakfast, then veggies, and meat for lunch and dinner. Wow, nothing could go wrong with that plan, now could it?
But, there are plenty of awesome things to be found on Pinterest. Especially if that’s where you came across this post. I hope you found it helpful!