Friday, September 14, 2012

7 Things You Need To Know.....

.......To Get The Most Outta Fit Camp.

Wow!  A lot of new members added to Fit Camp!  That said, I thought I'd give the newbies a few tips to navigate and get the most out of Fit Camp.

1) Interact with the group!  This means posting anything related to your fitness journey or giving someone a little nudge when they need it.  Not to mention, we are picture whores so show us your progress, after workout photos, or you in a new smaller sized outfit.  Seriously, the more you interact with fellow campers, the more you will get out of it.  I can not empathize this enough!

2)  Get on My Fitness Pal (MFP) and track your calories and exercise.  This free app is seriously amazing and so many Fit Campers are on it cheering each other on!  I swear, even if I lose just a matter of ounces - with all the positive comments I received you would have thought I lost 20 pounds.  You can access the list of Fit Campers' MFP ids by going to the file tab and finding the Index of Camper Resources.  In that document there is a link to a spreadsheet containing member ids.

3) Participate in Wednesday Weigh-ins!  On hump day, I encourage you to post your weight and your loss or gain for the week.  Yes, even the gains - this group is all about accountability!  And if you missed out on the current weight loss challenge (it started on August 1st and ends October 3rd) - do not fret, we are working on another.  I promise.

4) Support fellow Fit Campers' blogs.  Of course at the top of your reading list should be Mama Laughlin and Fitness Unscripted (FU) by I highly encourage you to also checkout the many awesome blogs written by other Fit Campers.  For a list of blogs, see the Index of Camper Resources.  Also, I am always looking for FU contributors - email me at if interested.  The goal of this blog is to be the voice of Fit Camp.

5) Get on the Instagram.  Did I mention we are picture whores?  You can follow Mama Laughlin (MamaLaughlin), me (Passingleft) and many other of your new friends.  For any pictures fitness related tag that shit with #MLfitcamp and #goteam.

6) Don't get lost.  I ain't going to lie.  The chatter gets crazy in this group - especially now that it has grown.  It is very easy to get lost.  At the top right you will find a magnifying glass.  If you click on that it opens a little text box.  You can search for key words, topics, or people using it.  It is very helpful.  Use it!

7) Camp Counselors.  The group is moderated by Jen J. (me) and Jen S.  We are here to provide content and sorta run the show.  You can read about us under Camp Counselor's about.  Even though we are here, the purpose of this group is really for you guys to interact amongst yourselves and motivate and learn from each other.  You can friend request Camp Counselor to make sure you don't miss any of our updates.  However, only the group is closed - which means what you post within the group can only be viewed by the group.  However, if you post on the Camp Counselor timeline, I can not make the same guarantee.  

If you have any questions, please post them in the comments. I can do a follow-up post.

Welcome!  ~ Jen J.


  1. Great tips! Thanks for all of your hard work to keep our group fun, active, and super motivated to do better.

  2. Go team! I have been with the group since it started, but this was a good refresher course! Lol!

  3. Great tips! I didn't know we had so much info store on the site, I will be checking that out ASAP!


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