Just like most people, I usually log my exercise with Fitbit & log my food with MFP. However now that I have a trainer she wants to see all my exercise activities. Based on the table below, Fitbit only syncs STEPS not exercise activities. So now I have to start logging my exercise activities in MFP - which sucks because it is such a cluny app from the 90s and there are barely any updates on the UX. The only reason MFP is still around is because of the food database. Everything else is pretty useless.
My issue is this: on the MFP app when I hit "log exercise" it asks me Strength or Cardio. I am focusing on strength and have 2 issues:
1. I can't believe I have to log EVERY SINGLE exercise I do. Every rep, set, etc. This isn't realistic. In Fitbit you just select the activity "weights" and log how much time you did it for and it will guestimate calories burned. Does MFP not do this? I can't log every single rep I do.
2. Even if I did log every strength activity, it asks me how many reps, sets, and pounds. This it asks me for Calories Burned. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW THAT!? Isn't that MFP's job to log that in? If not what is the point of this?? I don't know how many calories burned because I don't have time to figure it out. If you log your exercise and leave that blank it's like you might as well not even logged your exercise.
Fitbit > Steps > MFP
Fitbit > Calories > MFP
Fitbit > Aria measurements > MFP
MFP > Logged food > Fitbit
MFP > Activities > Fitbit
For someone that is forced to log non-step exercises in MFP, can someone please please help me make this easier?