And Now for Something Completely Different…MyFitU

As part of Team Pretty Muddy, I’ve been given the opportunity to participate in a three month free trial of MyFitU to help me prepare for the race in September.  Since I’ve been losing steam on both the weight loss and fitness fronts, I thought this would be a great experiment to try to get myself going again.

MyFitU logo

So first a little bit about MyFitU.  It’s is an online personal training system developed by Daniel Meng who is, apparently, Kenny Chesney’s personal trainer.  You can sign up for one month, three months, six months or a year.  I’ve never done anything similar so I don’t have a basis to compare pricing, but it seems pretty good deal.  The three month subscription is $54 which is about what I pay my personal trainer per hour so…compared to that this program is a steal.

After signing up, you complete a short questionnaire about your goals and current fitness level.  The site then provides you with workouts, eating plans developed by Eating Well, and educational and safety information.  They also have an iPhone/ iPod Touch app so you can take your workouts with you to the gym.

I’ve been struggling with the whole weight loss thing for a while now – bouncing back and forth in the 155 – 160 range.  Honestly, I’m mostly okay with my weight were it is.  Yes, I want to get to my freaking goal weight, but the real issue here is that lately I’ve been a super slacker with my strength training.  I can feel myself getting squishier, and I know I’ve lost some muscle over the last couple months because I haven’t been putting in the work like I need to.  I’ve been running a ton, and I tend to struggle to balance race training and strength training.  But I know full well they really do go hand in hand.  So my goal for the program is “lose weight, but simply getting leaner and more toned are more important.”

For the next three months, my plan is to follow the workout plans – using my #PRorBust training plan for cardio days and following MyFitU’s plans for strength.  Realistically, I don’t see myself sticking to the eating plan because a) I’ve never been good at following eating plans and b) they’re for one person and I need to feed 2 people.  But I do plan on incorporating some of the recipes and maybe following the eating plan here and there.  I know this could mean I would see the same results as I would if I followed the program to a T, but I also know myself well enough to know what I need to do for this to be sustainable for the next three months.  I’ll be taking measurements each month and reporting my progress here.  Maybe I’ll post pictures…maybe.

Starting Measurements
Weight: 160.8 lbs
Waist: 28″
Hips: 39″
Chest: 38″
BMI: 28.5
Body Fat %: 33.3% (Note: I’m measuring my body fat % using my bathroom scale. I’m sure it’s not super accurate when it comes to measuring body fat %, but I thought it would be interesting to track it nonetheless.)

At the end of the three months, I’ll be providing a full review of the site and services.  So let’s get this party started shall we?

Full Disclosure: While I’ve been given the opportunity to try My FitU free of charge, my thoughts and are opinions are my own.  If I think something is awesome, I’ll tell you.  If I think something sucks, I’ll tell you that too.
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