Today is my the official first day of my new Manifesting Body Diet and Fitness Plan.
Technically speaking, I announced that I started working on putting together my new diet plan back on February 23rd, which is almost two months ago, but I didn’t actually START the plan until today.
I took that time to get my thinking straight, and to get a whole bunch of stuff prepared and figured out.
The toughest part was changing my mindset / attitude around weight loss and fitness.
I had to do some soul searching, journaling, researching and meditating to get more clarity around what I want to achieve with my new diet and fitness plan.
More importantly, I had to figure out how to change my beliefs and my thinking related to health and fitness so that I can implement a life-long plan into place and not just lose weight for a few months and then gain it back.
Even though I know that I’ll always be working on and tweaking my mindset in this area of life, I do feel confident enough to get started and to see where my new thinking and my new beliefs take me.
Once I got my thinking right, the action steps of getting ready to get started weren’t that hard to implement.
I bought a new strength training gym and got that setup.
I got an infra-red sauna installed, and setup my workout room.
I have been researching and testing out various different nutritional supplements I will need during my journey of re-shaping my body.
I’m also meeting up with and considering hiring a personal trainer to work with me on the strength training side of things.
My starting weight as of this morning is 245.1 lbs and a body fat percentage of 32.8% according to my Fitbit Aria scale.
Now, according to my Skulpt Aim my overall body fat percentage is actually 37%, which is think is probably more accurate than my bathroom scale, but it will be interesting to see how the numbers change as I lose weight and get in better shape.
My MQ (Muscle Quality) scores for all my major muscle groups are shown above… Most of my muscle groups fall into the yellow category which is “average”, except for my calves which are showing up as a a bit lower than average which I find a bit surprising.
I may need to re-run the tests again as I wouldn’t have thought that my calves would get a lower score than for example something like my lower back or my hamstrings which I would have guessed are weaker than average.
In either case, these are all just beginning stats and I’ll see how things change as I make progress.
If you’re wondering how I got these stats, check out this device by clicking here – Skulpt Aim.
My Tracking Tool
I did some testing on various apps I could use to track my meals and calories and the macro-nutrient composition of my meals, and I think I’m going to stick with an app called MyFitnessPal as it seems to do everything I need.
I tried out an app from Weight Watchers which also allows you to track your meals and it breaks them down into their point values, but the problem I found with that app is that it is very slow, and it has a very limited database of food compared to MyFitnessPal, AND you can’t search or add new foods on your mobile device.
Meaning, you can use the online Weight Watchers website application to search their food database and then you can add certain foods to your favorites list, and then the mobile app they have will show you those foods, BUT you can’t just arbitrarily add a food from your app by searching for it.
So if I’m at a restaurant and I want to search for a food I’ve never had before on my phone, I can’t do that with the Weight Watchers app… at least I haven’t been able to figure out any way to do it.
With MyFitnessPal you can do it pretty easily.
If you’re using MyFitnessPal and would like to add me as a friend on there, you can find my MFP Profile here.
Blogging About My Journey
One of the benefits of being a blogger is that when you embark on a new journey in your life like the weight loss / fitness journey I’m starting right now, there is an opportunity for you to document your journey by Blogging about it, and to help other people who are on the same journey and potentially even make money by Blogging about it.
If you haven’t already, check out my video on how to get paid to lose weight for more details of how that works.
I’m really excited about my new journey and I’m looking forward to blogging about it as well, so that maybe I can help to inspire someone else to also make the decision to lose weight and get fit and healthy.