Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) can sometimes have a bad reputation. It can be addicting and suck up all of your free time. However, when used for a positive purpose, it is really a great asset to the online world. For example, Social Media can be a significant platform for moving forward in your weight loss journey. Check out these examples of why you may want to take advantage of Social Media to launch your food and fitness transformations.
- VARIETY: Thousands of workouts, healthy recipes, and motivational quotes are available on Social Media sites. Searching different hashtags will lead you to a variety of options, so take advantage of them. You can be as broad or specific as you want when it comes to your search. #guiltfreecheesecake, anyone?
- TRACKING: As tedious as it might be, logging your food intake and workouts can help skyrocket your weight loss efforts. Check the app store on your smart phone for plenty of journaling options made easy. MyFitnessPal is a popular site that allows you to really take inventory of your eating and exercise habits.
- ACCOUNTABILITY: Posting your workouts or writing a status stating you’re heading to the gym puts your plans out to the world. Doing so allows you to potentially have thousands of accountability partners to ask how that workout went. If that’s the case, wouldn’t you want to have a legit and honest answer to give?
- SUPPORT: The great thing about making your journey public is that others can offer their support and cheer you on. Your friends can offer advice on the days your drive and determination have stalled out. They can also celebrate your big and little victories with you, as well!
- MOTIVATION: It may not be your initial motive, but keeping the online world up to date with your health journey could end up motivating someone else to (re)start theirs! Knowing you are inspiring another person may be the motivation you need to continue you on with your efforts. There’s nothing quite like the reward of inspiring someone else to be the best version of themselves.