My last 800 days on MyFitnessPal

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I have now logged my food 800 consecutive days without missing a beat. No excuse in life has prevented me from doing so, it has consumed about 5 minutes a day give or take during that time period. If anyone reading this has any desire to improve their health and physique I feel pretty confident anyone could do just the same. More than anything it’s simply a sign of consistency & dedication, after 800 days a routine has been set! Lack of consistency is death to success!

With diet and exercise, you really don’t need to workout 4 hours a day and eat chicken and broccoli every meal. If you have the goal in mind to make it to the gym 3 times a week for an hour, and make better food choices 90% off the time, this must become your routine. You cannot workout 3 times one week, 0 the next, 1 session the 3rd week and make up for it with 10 sessions the 4th week, it doesn’t work that way. You also can’t eat well week 1 & week 2, lose control for four days in week 3 & 4, cut all your calories in week 5, and expect to offset your inconsistencies. Those individuals will get frustrated, fail and give up all together. Slow and steady wins the race, consistency will win.

I can honestly say, and my clients can attribute, that I have not been sick for over 6 years (dreaded mono), and most definitely not sick within the last 800 days. I’ve never cancelled a session on anyone from being sick in my career! I’m confident its my consistency with weekly exercise, and dietary habits, its not a fluke. I am significantly stronger than I have ever been and my weight has successfully gone up and down based on my goal over the past 800 days (seasons for bulking/seasons for cutting). This little free MyFitnessPal app has really been a pivotal piece of the fitness journey and career journey for me….and it boils down to those little 5 minutes a day.

It’s such a simple tool that I recommend to all clients. Those with the most success have really dedicated themselves to maintaining their own streaks and maintaining accuracy on their logging.


About the Author:

Taylor Carpenter is a nationally Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Taylor was featured as a fitness expert in the first publication of NASM's "The Fitness Edge".
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