Thursday, March 4, 2010

Phone Coaching....

Well, it was bound to happen, but today I suffered my first disappointment with the BodyBugg. Not really the Bugg itself, but with the phone coaching. My coach called right on time as promised...she had even called the day before to confirm our time. She answered all of my questions well, but I really felt she was rushing through it.

I had a 45 minute coaching session. Twenty eight minutes into it she told me that she needed to wrap it up and get on to her next coaching client...HUH? Well, I still have another question...she answered it quickly and told me goodbye and good luck.

Grrrr....Now, I must admit, there wasn't anything really UNanswered at that point, but I was hoping for some amazing insight into the program...some incredible tool that I haven't discovered yet. No dice there.

I did get some good information. I got some tips that I'll blog about in the days to come. One that I'll share now is that food labels can be off BIG TIME. But, there is an easy way to check something that seems "too-good-to-be-true".

There are 4 calories in 1 gram of protein.
There are 4 calories in 1 gram of carbohydrates.
There are 9 calories in 1 gram of fat.

So, if something claims to be 80 calories and that seems too low for you...check their math! Add the grams of total carbs and protein. Take this number and multiply by 4. Now take the number of fat grams and multiply by 9. Add the two numbers together and you should be close to calories. If not, the label LIES!!!!!

That's a tip I'm gonna use....I think.

Also, I have seen people complain that the coaching was a sales pitch for Apex products. I didn't feel that way at all...she asked me if I take a multivitamin. Yes, I responded.

Great, the coach replied, we encourage you to take at least a multivitamin. BB members get 10% off Apex products and free shipping. Then she told me where to click to order, should I choose to do so.

That was it. Not a huge sales pitch, in my opinion.

And finally, a parting tip....Do NOT let the battery completely run down. She said the battery indicator when you upload is not always accurate, and it will not be good for the bugg to run completely out. To really check it, push the button on the bugg...if you get 2 green lights, that's charged. If not, plug it in! Let it charge for 3 hours for a full charge (or until the light tells you it's fully charged).

We had a good discussion on WHERE to wear the bugg...look for that in my next blog post. The information I had read online is NOT accurate for stationary cycling. More to follow....

Have a great day, buggers!



Terry said...

Sorry you were disappointed in the call. You should be getting a email/survey on how the coaching session went. I would make sure to answer it correctly. Funny, my coach was very good but never mentioned anything about the battery should never get to low. You had some good tips.


kristi said...

That's too bad that you were disappointed with the coaching. I need to set mine up soon too. Who was the person you spoke with? I don't really have a lot of questions so far, so I'm worried that I won't get too much out of the session this early.

~ Lori ~ said...

Sorry for the lack of response...I've been away. Um, the coach's name was Jamaica. I will sit down soon with the notes from that day and blog about what we discussed. There were several good items, and worthy of sharing tid-bits!