This year I’ve been devoting one week a month to a themed blog series with daily blog posts. I’ve talked all about project life, shared some ‘wish someone told me sooner’ parenting advice, written about ways to preserve your memories/photos, revealed our favorite things in West Seattle, taught a few easy photo editing tips, celebrated my third birthday, and shared ideas for documenting childhood. This week is all about my favorite apps!
my favorite apps: health
I’ll admit today’s post is a bit of a short list, because, well, I only just started making my health a priority, but here are my favorite apps related to HEALTH.
1. My Fitness Pal. Food journaling is SO EYE OPENING. I’ve used this app a couple times in the past few years and it’s been instrumental in my weight loss. If you haven’t tried it before, it’s FREE. You enter your current info & weight loss goals and it’ll set a calorie intake number. You track your food intake (their database is enormous so most dishes already exist) and exercise. There’s also a social component that we’ve been using in Fit4Mom Body Back to cheer on friends.
2. SWORK IT. This is the best app I’ve found for at-home workouts. You don’t need any weights or equipment… just personal motivation! Select your preferred workout (I like Bootcamp or Full Body Strength), set a time, and the app will lead you through interval exercises. The videos are really helpful and not at all annoying and it’ll give you a great workout FOR FREE. No excuses!
3. Plant Nanny. Ok, this app is ridiculous. I can’t figure out why it’s so motivating. You set a water intake goal based on your weight & activity level and then track your water intake. You have a plant that will thrive when you drink enough water and begin to wilt if you disappoint. Seeing a sad little plant is really effective for me in helping me drink a lot of water, strangely enough. It’s FREE so give it a try.
So, that’s it… my favorite health-related apps! Tried any of them?
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