Prepare to ‘Bare’: Keeping Track of Food Intake and Exercise

Written by Angela Atkinson

Yoga-imagesDear DTB Challengers,

It’s Thursday and we’re just a few days away from our Project Blissful & MTM Body Dare to Bare Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge! As we move closer to the big starting day (Tuesday, Sept. 3–the day after Labor Day), we’re preparing for the challenge mentally and physically.

So far, we’ve covered planning for what to eat and planning for our workouts. Today, we’re talking about how we’re going to track  our food intake and exercise.

Learn more and sign up for the challenge, right here.

Ask Yourself: How are you going to keep track of your food intake and exercise?

Decide in advance how you’ll track your food and exercise. I like to use a smartphone app called Noom Weight Loss Coach. It offers me the ability to track my food and workouts, plus I have Noom Walk, which automatically tracks my steps every day and gives me goals to increase my fitness based on my weight and diet and previous activity levels. Noom gives me daily tasks to complete and is just generally a really easy-to-use and effective tool.

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I have also tried and liked MyFitnessPal and the official Weight Watchers app, as well as a couple of motivational apps that just offered little tips and pokes throughout the day. I ended up removing all but Noom and Noom Walk from my phone when I recently had to free up some space.

If you have a fitness and weight loss app you prefer, please tell me about it in the comments section below—I’m always interested in finding great tools!

Are you gearing up for the challenge? Share your thoughts in the comments section, below!

Next up: Finding the support you need during the challenge


  • Angela Atkinson

    Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own. Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves. Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse here at and at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.

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