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. 

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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.

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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.

1 comment:

Tonja Treece said...

I use myfitnesspal to track calories, and endomondo for my biking workouts. It's great! It gives you a map of your routes, how long you've been out, elevations, calories burned, speed- and you can use it for most sports, walking, hiking, biking, etc.