Thursday, March 31, 2011

Keep Track to Stay on Track

Did you set a resolution at the beginning of this year? Do you continue to work towards this resolution or have you given up? Many studies shows people tend to abandon their new year's resolutions as the months pass by. If you like me would like to lose weight and need help keeping track or your caloric intake, and calories burned this post is for you.

I would like to share with you the apps on my Android market that have helped me keep track of my daily work outs and daily caloric intake.

My Fitness Pal
Rating: *****

-With one of the largest food databases on the Android Market this calorie counter, is a fast and easy way to keep up with your diet and goals.
-This app syncs with the web every time you enter a meal or snack, like this you can log online or on your phone is easier for you and you will never lose your data.
-This is not only a calorie tracker it also tracks, fat, protein, carbs, sugar, fiber, cholesterol, and much more!
-You can enter your own recipes and this app will calculate the nutritional values for you.
-You can also find support and motivation online from hundreds of thousands of people just like you.
-You will get customized goals based on your age, gender, weight, and more.
-With over 350 exercises in their database you can track both cardio and strength training.
-Record your weight daily and watch as that line on the chart drops a little more every day!
- & the best part is that it's FREE!

Run Keeper
Rating: ****

-This app uses GPS to track activities such as walking, running, cycling, hiking, skiing and more.
-Keeps a daily activity log, and you also have the option of manually entering in your activity for cardio equipment or a fitness class.
-Once you start activity it keeps track of your calories burned, average mph, and current pace of mph.
-You also have options to customize your privacy settings to see who views your results online and/or you could share your progress on Facebook/Twitter.

These are the two applications I use on a daily bases to track my progress. The third thing that I find the most helpful is my support group, my best friends and sister in law. We sign up for a fitness challenge every month and challenge each other at our competitive runs. If you don't have a partner at home and feel that you're on this boat alone, look around their are hundreds, thousands, of people and online supports group just like you.


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