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#Prodchat - Being Productive With Your #Fitness with @longlivefit - 1/24/13

NOTE: We had some technical difficulties getting @longlivefit's tweets, so please go to her feed directly so see all of her tweets (as I couldn't get them into Storify either. I tried to retweet her tweets into the conversation during #prodchat, but I may have missed a few!)

Storified by Ray Sidney-Smith· Thu, Jan 24 2013 10:24:01

We have @longlivefit, #fitness & #nutrition guru on the #prodchat discussing how to be productive with your #fitness and #nutrition goals! Great chat and lots of great nuggets of information!
We'll getting started with #prodchat in about five minutes. Join in and say hello...let's chat about #productivity/#fitness!Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @rsidneysmith: We'll getting started with #prodchat in about five minutes. Join in and say hello...let's chat about #productivity/#fitness!Kenna Griffin
Hi, guys. Michelle here. (Productivity geek, GTD'er, and OmniFocus fan.) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
MT @rsidneysmith: Getting started with #prodchat in about five minutes. Join in and say hello...Topic: #productivity/#fitness! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Hi everyone glad to join in this week from NJ. #ProdChatMike St. Pierre
@michgunn Hey, Michelle! Great to have you on the #prodchat!Ray Sidney-Smith
Let's start things off with introductions. Who are you? And, do you use to a specific #productivity system? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Welcome 2 #ProdChat, weekly #productivity chat! Topic: “Keeping Productive With Your Fitness” w/ @longlivefit, #fitness/#nutrition guru!Ray Sidney-Smith
As we start, remember to add #prodchat to every tweet to make sure you show up in the feed! Answer A1, A2, A3, etc. so we track with you.Ray Sidney-Smith
@TheDailySaint Great to have you hear, Mike! It's gonna be a great #prodchat tonight. I can feel it!Ray Sidney-Smith
hi #prodchat -- I'm Natalie, a #productivity coach & academic. I help people to stop procrastinating and move forward w/ their goals.Natalie M. Houston
Hi everyone! Excited to join #ProdChat from snowy Syracuse, NYKyle Suba
Hello! I'm Kenna, a journalism professor from Oklahoma. You can find my media blog at http://www.profkrg.com. #prodchatKenna Griffin
RT @nmhouston: hi #prodchat -- I'm Natalie, a #productivity coach & academic. I help people to stop procrastinating and move forward w/ their goals.Ray Sidney-Smith
@nmhouston Great to have you here, Natalie! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q1: HOW DO YOU PLAN A #FITNESS ROUTINE PRODUCTIVELY (TO AVOID INJURY, BURNOUT, DEMOTIVATION)? #PRODCHAT #productivityRay Sidney-Smith
Shout-out for Augusto! #clickitlater MT @diymarketers @bizsugar PSD Podcast: Interview with @apinaud http://ow.ly/h2Ydn #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@kylesuba Welcome, Kyle! @profkrg Welcome, Kenna! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Hi #prodchat, I study and consult on school leader productivity. Big OmniFocus & GTD fan.Justin Baeder
RT @rsidneysmith: Q1: HOW DO YOU PLAN A #FITNESS ROUTINE PRODUCTIVELY (TO AVOID INJURY, BURNOUT, DEMOTIVATION)? #PRODCHAT #productivityKenna Griffin
RT @rsidneysmith: Q1: HOW DO YOU PLAN A #FITNESS ROUTINE PRODUCTIVELY (TO AVOID INJURY, BURNOUT, DEMOTIVATION)? #PRODCHAT #productivityJustin Baeder
A1: cross-training with different kinds of activities, and planned rest days #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
#prodchat A1 I use an iPhone app with short, paced workouts I can do while watching TV. Not super intense, but pretty consistent.Justin Baeder
A1 ill be honest here- I don’t have one… would like to establish one though #prodchatMike St. Pierre
@eduleadership Welcome to the #prodchat, Justin!Ray Sidney-Smith
A1: also important for #productive fitness: ask what increases your physical fitness? your mental fitness? spiritual? #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
@rsidneysmith Thanks! Nice to be here for #prodchatJustin Baeder
Q2: WHAT ARE SOME FUNDAMENTALS FOR BUILDING THE HABIT OF GOOD #NUTRITION AND #EXERCISE? #PRODCHAT #productivityRay Sidney-Smith
RT @rsidneysmith: Q2: WHAT ARE SOME FUNDAMENTALS FOR BUILDING THE HABIT OF GOOD #NUTRITION AND #EXERCISE? #PRODCHAT #productivityKenna Griffin
@thedailysaint what gets in the way of starting your fitness routine? #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
RT @rsidneysmith: Q2: WHAT ARE SOME FUNDAMENTALS FOR BUILDING THE HABIT OF GOOD #NUTRITION AND #EXERCISE? #PRODCHAT #productivityJustin Baeder
#prodchat A2 You can only move forward from where you are, not where you wish you were. Start small & build habits.Justin Baeder
A1 I used a paper calendar to map out my runs and workouts when marathon training. It was motivating to see my progress in writing #prodchatMichelle Gunn
I'm in a fb group called 40FOR40 where we work out for 40 hrs in 40 days and post our progress #prodchat it's by 1 of the biggest loser guysaudaciouslady
@nmhouston I really don’t have any excuses… busy w/ work and family but still, no excuses #ProdChatMike St. Pierre
A2: Start with baby steps if it feels overwhelming. Small habits form a good foundation for nutrition & exercise. #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
yes, tracking your workouts is so motivating @michgunn! #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
.longlivefit is tweeting via #prodchat but it's not appearing in the feed so I'm retweeting her answers! FYI.Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @nmhouston: @thedailysaint what gets in the way of starting your fitness routine? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A2 for easy nutrition changes, focus first on adding green vegetables and whole grains to your diet. Simple steps with big payoff. #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
RT @audaciouslady: I'm in a fb group called 40FOR40 where we work out for 40 hrs in 40 days and post our progress #prodchat it's by 1 of the biggest loser guysRay Sidney-Smith
#prodchat A2 I try to avoid combining ambitious goals with things I dislike. Ex: work out at night, not early, as I am not an early riser.Justin Baeder
A2 For nutrition, I've found food journaling helpful. I like using paper for this one too. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
.@longlivefit wrote about getting fit during holidays, but I think it's applicable just as much right now! http://ow.ly/h4Nfl #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
I use the streaks app. I get competitive about keeping my streak alive. @nmhouston: yes, tracking your workouts is so motivating #prodchat”Kenna Griffin
@profkrg is that for iOS? #PRODCHATMike St. Pierre
.@thedailysaint you might like @JonathanRoche no excuses workouts: http://www.noexcusesworkouts.com/ #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
@eduleadership I mix the workouts. I hate the treadmill, but don't mind working legs. I do them on the same day. Elliptical/arms #prodchatKenna Griffin
@nmhouston Does going to gym only to hit steam room and shower count fir anything?? Srsly. #prodchatRosemary G. Feal
+1 ;) RT @rgfeal: @nmhouston Does going to gym only to hit steam room and shower count fir anything?? Srsly. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @nmhouston: .@thedailysaint you might like @JonathanRoche no excuses workouts: http://www.noexcusesworkouts.com/ #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
I read that calorie counting apps really help people lose weight. I'm bad about using one, though. #prodchatKenna Griffin
Does anyone have any ideas why @longlivefit is not appearing in the #prodchat feed? :-( Ray Sidney-Smith
@nmhouston In my productive exercise years I kept a daily log of what I did. #prodchatRosemary G. Feal
I've used stickers on a wall calendar for yoga challenges-- the analog version of that app @profkrg #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
@profkrg not sure what #prodchat is all about, but I use WeightWatchers online tracking helps me think fats, proteins, carbs, etc.Janice Person
@profkrg #prodchat Yeah, I really dislike running and anything that strains my neck (like squats with bar) bu elliptical is good.Justin Baeder
@JPlovesCOTTON we're talking about productive health and fitness routines tonight. #prodchatKenna Griffin
@profkrg also love the @fitbit for tracking my exercise/steps! #prodchat http://bit.ly/W1jUdgJanice Person
Q3 sorry… can’t answer that one! :) #ProdchatMike St. Pierre
@rgfeal Yes, I think so. Steam room is helpful for detoxing and relaxing. (Remember, I do #Bikram yoga --big fan of the heat) #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
@rsidneysmith Not unless her twitter account was hacked recently. Even if fixed, could be excluded from search for a while. #prodchatJustin Baeder
@profkrg planning ahead has always helped me. Count them all before the week even starts. #ProdChatJobBrander
@JPlovesCOTTON #ProdChat is a weekly #productivity chat here on Twitter! Join us any Wed at 8pm ET! :) Ray Sidney-Smith
Hi everybody! On my way out so I can't stick around. Miss y'all! #prodchatTara Rodden Robinson
@rsidneysmith I can't see @longlivefit in the stream in either of two different twitter clients. no idea why. #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
@TheDailySaint Oh come on...you could be a fitness model! (maybe a part-time model? :) #prodchatJustin Baeder
@profkrg I've found MyFitnessPal to be really helpful. #prodchatShaundraBlundell
.@longlivefit RT @eduleadership: was her twitter account was hacked recently?. Even if fixed, could be excluded for a while. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@nmhouston There's a 7:30 am gentle yoga. I wish I had the motivation to be there. #prodchatRosemary G. Feal
@LongLiveFit Agreed. the fitbit I have has a component that represents that too. :) #prodchatJanice Person
RT @LongLiveFit: A3:a. haha I get this all the time! I actually do most of my workouts either with clients or squeeze in gym time #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
#prodchat I also have a couple of yoga programs on my iPad which are great for travel, need to play more strenuous #kinect games tooJanice Person
RT @LongLiveFit: A3:b It's not about the length of time u spend working out its the quality of it, so finding little chunks... #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@rgfeal have you ever been to that class? or a similar one, or same teacher? can you imagine how it will make you feel? #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
MT @LongLiveFit: @nmhouston Exactly! Your mind is the most powerful tool you have. ...you have to start w/ the mind #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
MT @LongLiveFit: @JPlovesCOTTON A heart rate monitor is also very effective! It enables u to measure calories & your heart rate #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @nmhouston: I've used stickers on a wall calendar for yoga challenges-- the analog version of that app @profkrg #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@nmhouston never been. Imagine it will make me sad. #prodchatRosemary G. Feal
@LongLiveFit maybe try to log out of Twitter and Tweetchat and log back in! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
+1 most people don't really know how hard they are working MT @LongLiveFit: A heart rate monitor is also very effective! #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
Yes! I used to love using my heart rate monitor for self-monitoring and challenging! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Q4: DO’S/DON’T’S FOR WORKOUTS? TRACK YOUR EXERCISES/NUTRITION? IF YES, WHAT SHOULD YOU MEASURE? #PRODCHATRay Sidney-Smith
RT @rsidneysmith: Q4: DO’S/DON’T’S FOR WORKOUTS? TRACK YOUR EXERCISES/NUTRITION? IF YES, WHAT SHOULD YOU MEASURE? #PRODCHATKenna Griffin
Another app I like for tracking strength workouts is Jefit -- can design your routines, track progress #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
RT @LongLiveFit: A4: a. Measure your inches lost thru the skinfold test or tape measure! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @LongLiveFit: A4: a ...Avoid using the BMI it doesn't take into acct muscle mass #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A4 for health, I've started tracking my sleep with an app called Sleep Cycle. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A4 When starting out, track just that you did something. Put a star on calendar, see them line up in a chain. #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
Here’s a really great blog article that @longlivefit wrote about yoga. #prodchat http://ow.ly/h4NlJRay Sidney-Smith
A4 Later on, track weight lifted, miles run, etc. But not if it makes you anxious. #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
A4 Sleep Cycle has really shown me how much better I sleep through the night depending on when I go to sleep! Who knew?! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
+1 RT @nmhouston: A4 When starting out, track just that you did something. Put a star on calendar, see them line up in a chain. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Yes! RT @nmhouston: A4 When starting out, track just that you did something. Put a star on calendar, see them line up in a chain. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
.@michgunn is that sleep tracking app with a device like Fitbit? #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
.@michgunn that is very cool to learn. Sleep is so important! #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
Sleep Cycle is an iPhone app. No other stuff necessary. You lay the phone near your pillow and it registers your movements. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Yeah, sleep, it turns out IS very important. ;) My 20-hour work days were really killing me. ;) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@nmhouston It's pretty freakin' awesome! @sleepcycle #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q5: YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN DIETS, WHY? HOW DO YOU RECOMMEND SOMEONE SHOULD EAT TO BE HEALTHY? #PRODCHATRay Sidney-Smith
@michgunn does it also track kitty or doggy paws walking around in the bed? :) #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
There's a free Android app“@LongLiveFit: @michgunn That is pretty cool! This is motivating me to make the switch from android. #prodchat”Michelle Gunn
RT @LongLiveFit: @michgunn That is pretty cool! This is motivating me to make the switch from android. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
There's a free Android app“@LongLiveFit: @michgunn That is pretty cool! This is motivating me to make the switch from android." #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Good question... RT @nmhouston: @michgunn does it also track kitty or doggy paws walking around in the bed? :) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
I think I searched "sleep cycle app android". I want to say it was called Sleep Timer?? #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @michgunn: Good question... RT @nmhouston: @michgunn does it also track kitty or doggy paws walking around in the bed? :) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
learning about polyphasic sleep really helped me maximize quality sleep #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
@michgunn what does it tell you? #prodchatKenna Griffin
@michgunn @nmhouston My cat walks around all night on me. So far it hasn't made a difference in the data. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @rsidneysmith: Q5: YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN DIETS, WHY? HOW DO YOU RECOMMEND SOMEONE SHOULD EAT TO BE HEALTHY? #PRODCHATKenna Griffin
MT @LongLiveFit: @michgunn What is it called? I'm curious if I'm a restless sleeper. Tho... My head hits the pillow and I'm out! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @LongLiveFit: A5: a. There's no one diet that works 4 everyone. Listen to your body esp if you have allergies or... #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @LongLiveFit: A5: a. ...feel esp fatigued after eating #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
on polyphasic sleep, see this by @dcurtis http://www.dustincurtis.com/sleep.html #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
Reports time in bed and wake up time, sleep quality, shows sleep cycles through the night. It also plots that info across months #prodchatMichelle Gunn
MT @LongLiveFit: A5: b. I like to pay attention to how my body responds to the foods based on my blood type. specific to ur DNA #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
check it out here: http://www.sleepcycle.com (I have no affiliation other than big fan!) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Cool, thanks! I'll check that out! RT @nmhouston: on polyphasic sleep, see this by @dcurtis http://www.dustincurtis.com/sleep.html #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @nmhouston: on polyphasic sleep, see this by @dcurtis http://www.dustincurtis.com/sleep.html #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@LongLiveFit yes, it is. Anyone can join. :) #prodchat it will over soon & then he will create another challenge.audaciouslady
Remember that if you have any physical (cold/flu/etc.) or mental health issues, polyphasing is not for you! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
MT @LongLiveFit: A5: There's no 1 diet that works 4 everyone. Listen to your body esp if you have allergies or feel fatigued #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
Q6: FAMILY MATTERS. HOW DO YOU SUGGEST GETTING SPOUSES/PARTNERS AND CHILDREN INVOLVED IN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE? #PRODCHATRay Sidney-Smith
RT @LongLiveFit: A5: c. I would recommend reading Eat Right 4 Your Type #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @rsidneysmith: Remember that if you have any physical (cold/flu/etc.) or mental health issues, polyphasing is not for you! #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
RT @rsidneysmith: Q6: FAMILY MATTERS. HOW DO YOU SUGGEST GETTING SPOUSES/PARTNERS AND CHILDREN INVOLVED IN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE? #PRODCHATKenna Griffin
@LongLiveFit Do you have any more info on foods and blood type correlation? #prodchatGreg Glovins
A6 I can't help with any suggestions on this one. ;/ #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @LongLiveFit: A6a: a few great posts on this topic check this out featured on @mizzfit_bianca site http://mizzfit.com --> #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Here’s another article from @longlivefit about getting buy-in from your spouse/partner: http://ow.ly/h4Npr #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@LongLiveFit Thank you…I do, A+. #prodchatGreg Glovins
Everyone, please give @longlivefit a warm thanks for joining us #prodchat this evening!Ray Sidney-Smith
Thanks @LongLiveFit!!! RT @rsidneysmith: Everyone, please give @longlivefit a warm thanks for joining us #prodchat this evening! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
This was a great topic for #prodchat, @rsidneysmith -- thanks to @LongLiveFit for hanging in there despite twitter issues :) #prodchatNatalie M. Houston
Thanks, everyone, for making #prodchat great tonight!Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @nmhouston: This was a great topic for #prodchat, @rsidneysmith -- thanks to @LongLiveFit for hanging in there despite twitter issues :) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
“@rsidneysmith: Thanks, everyone, for making #prodchat great tonight!”//Great job as always!! Thank you!Greg Glovins
Check out tmrw's #prodchat transcript, which I’ll tweet tmrw am! I’ll also have a special #ProdPod.net interview w/ @longlivefit!Ray Sidney-Smith
I'll publish the #prodchat transcript of our conversation tomorrow so keep a look out for the tweet!Ray Sidney-Smith
Finally, an extended interview with @longlivefit will go out Friday on http://TwoMinuteRule.com! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@LongLiveFit I appreciate all your help! Have a great night. Great sight btw…will def be reading more of your articles. Thx again.Greg Glovins