So, I am already on week 3 of using my BodyMedia and I am still absolutely loving it. I find myself multiple times a day on bodymedia.com checking my stats and staying on top of where I'm at with calories, physical activity, etc.
Next week I am going to be in Las Vegas from Monday until Friday for work, and if it is anything like it was last year, I will be getting very minimal sleep, no time in the gym, and eating every 3 hours is going to be nearly impossible. I'm thrilled about the trip, can you tell? Anyway, I'm definitely planning on wearing my device the entire time because although I won't be working out (the MGM doesn't have a gym, they have a cardio room, WTF?!) I will be running around a showroom floor all day long. Right now my steps are pretty low since I sit at a desk all day and I'm not doing any cardio at the gym.
My bodymedia will be SO helpful next week because I will need to gauge my calorie intake based on how many calories I am burning every day. Since I likely won't be hitting up the "cardio room" I will need to eat at a maintenence level. Basically my goal will be to eat the same amount of calories as I am burning so that I don't lose weight (muscle) or gain weight (fat). Without my bodymedia I think this would be a very hard goal to attain-- last year at this event I lost 5 pounds in 5 days. If that happens again I'm going to scream! I've worked too hard to let anything get in the way of achieving my goals. If you're thinking "oh it's only 5 days you'll be fine," well, I wish. In fact, I will be returning to Vegas 9 days after I get back to do it all again! Craziness. I will blog later this week about how I plan to stay on track while I'm at these events.
I am also VERY interested in seeing what my quality sleep looks like while I’m working at this event. If I remember correctly last year, there were about 6 hours of sleep per night, but sleeping away from home is hard for me so I can only imagine what my true number was. I’ll be bringing melatonin with me on my trip, so hopefully that helps, but I’m just glad I’ll be able to monitor it using my device. Thank you so much BodyMedia for this amazing tool, it is really going to help me out and help keep my stress levels down!