A few weeks ago I wrote a post called Goodbye Baby Bump - Aiming To Be Confident In My Body about how I was feeling crappy about my figure and my self-esteem. I spoke about how I had been sent a Kiqplan app and a Fitbug Orb to try and help me on my fitness journey to lose to excess tummy that I had got from having children.
Well today is time to show you the results of using the app and fitness tracker for 8 weeks and tell you about how I got on with it. So here goes...
Being honest, I did struggle to get the Kiqplan app to track at first. It says that it will track automatically by taking the information on sleep and steps from the Fitbug Orb, but you actually have to load up this app and then press the Fitbug Orb button twice to get the stats to load up. Even then, it wouldn't process my sleep tracking and I ended up just having to manually fill this in myself. Other than that, I've had no problems with it.
As you can see from the shots below, I have drastically changed the amount of steps I now do each day. The left picture was my first day using the app and second shot was from yesterday, 8 weeks later. It's amazing how many more steps I have taken and I think that's down to this app as seeing the results spurs me on to try and beat previous steps scores and therefore gets me to workout and walk more.
The exercises were all devised to help with toning up and I found them easy to follow and not too hard working. It would tell you to warm up and then give you an exercise to do, after this telling you to rest fr 30 seconds before going in to the next. The videos were a help too to make sure that I was getting in to the right positions and doing them correctly.
I was excited to try it to see how it faired at tracking my sleep. I don't sleep much as, not only do I have a baby that feeds during the night but, I'm just not a great sleeper anyway. The sleep tracking didn't go to plan though. Because I get up during the night with Joseph, the Orb assumed that I had woken up and stopped tracking my sleep. I then I had re-press the button to get it to track again which was a pain as sometimes I forgot to do this.
Coming on to the recipes, I found these a great help to make yummy treats that were healthy also. The overnight oats were a huge success with even the boys having a try of them and it's nice to see an app thinking about not only the exercise that you do but also what yo are eating and helping to manage both things together to keep you fit and healthy.
And now for the results. I didn't really need to lose weight as according to my BMI, I am a healthy weight for my height etc and so I was using this app to tone up and try to lose the 'mummy tummy' as I call it.
The above photos show my results and change in just 8 weeks. The photos (again taken on the first day of using the app and yesterday = 8 weeks later) as you can see, show a reduction in my bulged out tummy which is what I was really hoping for. I think, if I carry on using the app at the rate I have been doing so far, then at the end of the 12 weeks, I will be happy with the final results.
The Kiqplan fitness apps are available on Amazon and in Argos stores, or ready to download on the Apple app store and Google Play, as well as from the Kiqplan website and you can find more info on the Orb by clicking through to the Fitbug website.