By logging my macros after each meal I was able to see how my meals were stacking up and that portions weren’t telling the whole story.
Making it Fun
Whether it's diets, workouts, or mobile apps, we're more likely to stick to something that's fun. By gamifying small tasks to keep me on track, I was encouraged to follow through. Our points system also allowed me to compete with my friends, motivating each other to keep pushing.
"I’d never used an app like that. I tried apps in the past like MyFitnessPal but I didn't like them. This one is fun. With the point system, logging food, wanting to win, just staying on track, and keeping a streak going, it was fun.
"I had fun with it so I stuck with it."
"I had a few of my friends doing it with me, a little friendly competition. Having them there, eating clean, working out, it pushes you.
What’s the hardest part?
"The weekend, for sure."
"Obviously you've got to live life. You've got family, friends are visiting, going out. If you're not in control your diet, then it's hard."
For me, discipline is about balance. Factoring inappropriate leisure days and treat meals meant I wasn’t playing catchup for them the rest of the week.
"Instead of trying to stay strict seven days a week, I changed it to work hard Monday to Friday and then Saturday just let loose, be with your family, sit back and relax, take a day off.
"But then Sunday, try to plan for the upcoming week."
The Power of Routine
Are you participating in our current TrifectaME challenge? Brijesh says to stick to a routine and let the app support your journey.
"Stick with the app. You're held accountable for everything you plugin. There's your water intake, your calories, your picture, how you’re feeling, how you sleep, all those things. That keeps you on track.
"Every morning I woke up, the first thing on my mind is: let's plug everything in, even if you ate something bad, you plug it in you'll see how bad it was, how many cars that had or how high calories were for that item.
"Just opening that up every day, seeing a workout, logging all my food, it becomes a routine and routine turns into a lifestyle."
"You'll have a better idea of like what you're eating so you make healthier choices."
Keeping the Momentum
I killed it in the challenge but am not falling back to my old ways. The habits and choices I have made over the past 90 days aren't going anywhere.
"Before this challenge, if I missed one day, I’d say, “Oh it’s ok, I’ll just let the whole week go to waste. I'll just pick up next week and start again on Monday."
"Next week turned into next month and next month...I wasted four years like that."
"I look at it as eating healthy is my lifestyle now. When you do something for 90 days straight, that turns into a lifestyle. Eating healthy just becomes a habit."
Trifecta can help you turn healthy habits into a lifestyle.