One more week of #JuicyInJuly to go! This challenge has been leaps and bounds better for me than #JuicyInJune was, but still not without its own struggles.
My main struggle has been to stop at *just one* cheat per week, because I have a tendency to want to keep the party going, once I allow an indulgence. But, that’s also the POINT of this challenge! The goal is to build healthier habits within my less-than-healthy behavior. I want to be comfortable enough to have a single cheat without it turning into a 2 week food vacation.
Also, something super cool happened! The folks over at Lose It!, the weight loss app that I started using during the #SnatchedForSummer challenge, saw my video where I first mentioned that I was enjoying the app. And, they were cool enough to offer all my internet pals (and me, of course), a trial of the premium version of the app, FOR FREE!
I’ve never done any collaborations on my blog or YouTube channel, up to this point. (Indeed, I have declined a fair number of offers, simply because I don’t want my little corner of the internet to become just another ad.) But, I’m really happy that something I actually use, IRL, happened to be on the company’s radar, and allowed me to share a cool little offer with my blog readers and subscribers.
You have the entire final week of #JuicyInJuly to take advantage of snagging a whole month of Lose It! premium for exactly zero dollars. Just use the code JUICY in the Lose It! app any time between now and next Thursday, July 28th, and you’re good. I repeat, you only have until July 28th, 2016 to get your free month of Premium. That’s next Thursday, so move your ass if you’re interested.
If you don’t already have the app installed, you can get it right here!
Oh, and if you’re in the app and can’t sort out where, exactly, to put in the JUICY code for the free month, go to here to get walked through it. Lose It! Premium is new to me, as well; but, I’ve been looking around the new features, and it has quite a lot of tools that I didn’t have access to, with the free version.
Amongst the new shit I didn’t have before is the ability to set goals for my macros, by calorie percentage and/or by grams. I’ve been procrastinating on sorting out how to get my macros right for a really long time, because it’s so goddamned tedious. So, having it within the app will be a big help in finally getting my act together, and hopefully figuring out my ideal macros to finally get things moving on the scale again.
They also have workouts, which I’ll admit I haven’t dug into, because I’ve got that part of my routine sorted. But, I do want to utilize some of the other “custom goals” features, like hydration goals and weekly calorie burn goals.
Even though this is the final week of the actual challenge, the habits that I’ve been practicing during it are the same ones that I will strive to maintain in my day-to-day life, from here on out. More water. Exercise a solid 5 days a week. Don’t eat too much. And, if I want to go to Roscoe’s with the boyfriend on the weekend, I can do that too.
Let’s kill it in this last week of the challenge! And, be sure to let me know if you decide to check out the fancied up version of Lose It! with me. You know, if you like to be fancy and prefer apps that require you to use them with your pinky up.