Online fat-loss Accountability

It’s the first week of February and most people have fell of the wagon with their resolutions? How are you doing? Sometimes, you need a little extra inspiration to stay motivated. Fortunately, these websites feel your pain. Beyond inspirational stories and motivating tools, these sites each have special insights, points of view, or sharing features that help you to stay on track with your fitness goals.

Before You Were Hot. What is it? Before You Were Hot is an online collection of users’ not-so-hot pics from childhood or their teens (uh, 80’s bangs, anyone?) – plus photos of what they look like now. Transformation is a powerful thing. If you ever doubt that you can change something about yourself, check how fat these people came. See? You can do it!

SparkPeople. What is it? SparkPeople is the largest online weight-loss community, with more than 8 million members working toward their goals and encouraging each other as they do it. A motivation tab features articles, quotes, videos and success stories that’ll get you moving even on your laziest days, including 5 Things You Can Learn From Your Mistakes.

This Is Why You’re Thin! What is it? Thank you! A site that makes healthy food look as good as what you see in a pastry case! While This Is Why You’re Fat features calorie bombs like bacon wrapped in cheese and wrapped in more bacon—and then deep-fried, this is the anti-site that showcases pretty-enough-to-eat images of foods that make and keep you healthy.

Yum Yucky. What is it? Yum Yucky is one mom’s no-holds-barred blog about her attempts to strike a healthy balance between her love for food and her fitness goals. Warning: This site’s occasional four-letter feistiness isn’t for the prim.

43 Things. What is it? 43 Things is a collection of lists of things people want to do, from running a half marathon and taking a photo every day for a year to keeping a notepad of awesome moments and empowering girls and women to be free-thinkers and be self-sufficient.
Not only can you list your dreams, but you can add others’ to your list.

What is it? Set your health, nutrition or fitness goal, plug in your credit card number and pledge a specific amount (an amount you’d really miss!) to a charity or political party that you don’t support. If you don’t reach your goal, the folks you disagree with get the dough. Putting cold, hard cash on the line is a sure way to get motivated. Hey, sometimes it takes a little fight to get you moving.

Join Personal Trainer Dustin Bogle and Chiropractor Jamie Wiegel for a special event: Spine and Dine. These experts will be presenting compelling and useful information for back pain, spinal health and exercising with proper form. Admission is $10 and attendees must R.S.V.P at or 760-995-3366. Dinner and dessert is included. Spine and Dine will take place tomorrow, February 7, at 6:30pm at Kokomo Fitness in Hesperia.


Dustin Bogle is a personal trainer at Kokomo Fitness in Hesperia. Contact him at or (760) 995-3366

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