Thursday, August 29, 2013

Apps I love

So on this journey of losing weight I have discovered some great apps to help keep me on the right path.  My favorite of course is myfitnesspal and my fitbit flex app. 


But the couch to 5k is great too.  If you want to be able to run a 5k but you are a couch potato then this is the app for you.  It starts you off slow.


You walked for 5 mins.  Run 30 sec, walk 2 mins.  Etc.  As each week goes by the running gets longer and there is less walking.  Until at the end you are ready to run a 5k.  I am on week 4 day 3 so far I am doing well.  Its week six that I truly dread.  But I want to run at least one 5k in my lifetime.  You can play your music while the app runs also.  It will talk over the music when it’s time.

The next on I like is this new one my fitness coach suggested.  Another freebie.  It’s called gym boss.  You can set up your intervals anyway you want.  I do 23 sets (15mins)  My exercise is 25sec then rest 12 sec.  I do my circuit exercise (crutches, mountain climbers, planks etc.)  Until it beeps.  Then you rest till it beep then start your next exercise.  The best part is you can still listen to your music.  It beeps over the music.

8a4c997085612fe8a75922db92ceca7c  You can also use it for running but I like the couch to 5k better.


Another one…not a big favorite but interesting is HealthCalc.  It will calculate many different activities calories for you.  Also calculates ideal weight, body mass and body fat.  Even has a blood alcohol estimator.    So tell me what is your favorite apps for fitness?  I can always use new ones.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Here Piggy Piggy: Yo-yo

smiling-pig-clipartYup I am starting to feel like a yo-yo.  5 lbs lost….5 lbs gained.  Back and forth I go.  Which is really annoying since when those five are lost I am only 4 pounds away from my goal.  It’s extremely annoying that I can’t see 124 lbs.  I am not asking for under 120.  I would like to at least STAY under 130.  Which is where my 5 pound fluctuation is.  Yea I know it’s probably water weight.  I know to stay away from the process food but unless the fresh stuff becomes more affordable it’s not going to happen.  I probably have increased my grocery bill a good 100 dollars or more.  Which really sucks.   They should have a tax break on the healthy stuff.  Maybe more people would eat healthier.  It’s just aggravating.  I am eating healthier than I ever have.  I eat in moderation.  I haven’t had McDonald's in forever.  Haven’t had a real soda since last Halloween.  So is it too much to ask to get to my darn goal weight??!!!

So I have been trying to do 30 day shred.  Got all the way to 14 or 15 days and boom…a week goes by.  Also been doing couch to 5 k.  It would be nice to actually complete one of these.  Working nights is havoc on keeping any type of workout schedule.  Especially when there is a bad night in the ER and you can barely stay awake on the drive home. 

Yea I know I am whining.  Just get up and do it right?  Well today my get up left.  I will be better tomorrow…lol