As the fall brings cooler weather, it becomes more difficult to stay on track with fitness goals. I like to use technology to push my lazy butt into action. For strength training, I use the Bikini Body Mommy Workouts on YouTube. For cardio, I use the Fitbit and the health app on my phone. While I’m not a huge fan of running, I occasionally challenge myself to do a 5K or 10K.
Luckily, I found a new feature to train for a 5K or 10K in the phone health app. Since I prefer strength training, yoga and dance (anything else)…I am adding the 5K training to get the cardio needed for fat loss.
Yesterday, I got home from work, was feeling a little sleepy and tired. Then I looked at my phone and realized, I needed to run 1.35 miles to stay on track with the 5k training. I changed into sweats, setup my music and walked out the door. I walked and jogged a little over a mile and a half.
I’m a fan of checklists and having something to checkoff or seeing a trend chart gives me a sense of accomplishment. Nerdy, I know but I can’t help it. What do you to stay on track through the fall and winter months?
- S Health for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – measures steps, heartrate, food, water, blood pressure, etc.
- Fitbit with Fitbit Zip – to measure steps
- Nike+ Running – to log jogging
- Map My Run – to find running paths
- My Fitness Pal – food journal, the Fitbit app connects to this to log steps & exercise
Technology for This Post
In addition to the apps above, I used the following apps to create this post.
- Evernote to write, organize and archive blog posts.
- Photofy to create the collage and frame for the featured image.
- Photogrid to create the collage with my post-run selfie, map, and picture
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was used to take all pictures.