Tweet Yourself Fit

A woman texting on her cell phone while walking down the streetDo you love to update, check-in and tweet? Well, why not use these communication tools to document your weight-loss goals? Having a good support group makes weight loss much easier, and social media is an excellent way to partner up for success. Feeling connected to a support system can be a great way to keep you motivated and share results. Lost another 5 pounds? Great! Post it so that everyone can comment with positive feedback and help push you further.

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Using social media can also help you make better choices. If you have followers that are watching for your updates, you may be less likely to eat dessert or skip a workout if it means there won’t be such positive results to post. Also, friends, fam, and followers can give you advice or tips if you find yourself in a slump.

There are also handy apps that can help you upload when on the go. Snap a photo of your meal to track your calories or tweet a 3-mile run from your phone. If you already have a known presence on Facebook be sure to regularly post updates so your friends will be in the loop (they may even join-in so you can start your own biggest loser).

Documenting your weight-loss journey online is just another form of journaling. If you want to get really advanced you can even start a blog with weigh-ins, pictures and nutrition tracking. Once you start, be sure to include all your friends and family so you can build an online community of followers and personal cheerleaders.

You can even train virtually for an upcoming event with a buddy in a different time zone, or electronically prove your bragging rights for lost pounds. Social networking your fitness life is also a means of holding yourself accountable quite publicly. So what are you waiting for? Let the world know how you’re going to rock your weight loss!