Sunday, May 8, 2011

2 Sweet New Apps

I recently upgraded my phone.  Yeah I thought I could handle so much information and technology in the palm of my hand.  It’s a smart phone – meaning you have to be smart to use it! lol I am having issues updating my contacts – seriously.  Anyway it opened the world to Apps for me!
The first app I downloaded was myfitnesspal.com app.  My friends at work have been telling me all about it.  Previously, I was texting what I at to my home email account and then adding it up in an excel spreadsheet.  The database is amazing and I love that I can access it via my cell and computer!  Oh and yI can use my camera to scan barcodes!! The quick glimpse summary is great:
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The one thing I do not like is as I log my activity it gives me more calories.   I have never given myself extra calories for working out. Do any of you?  I have been sticking to the 1200 calorie guideline.  They suggest that I only eat 45g of protein a day.  that is significantly lower then what I have been doing via my trainer.

The second App was Runkeeper.com.  it uses GPS to track you as you run, walk, hike, bike….!  Once you are done it gives you a total time, mileage, cal burned. avg mins per mile, your elevation, your mile times and more.  If you go on the website it has an interactive map that shows your speed with the corresponding elevation!
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This is a recap of the run I did both Sat and Sunday!
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Does anyone know if there is an app for Phones for Dummies?  Weight day tomorrow!

2 comments:

Susie said...

I have friends using my fitness pal and they rave about it

Kelly said...

Good luck at WI tomorrow! I have a Blackberry, not a SmartPhone, but I've been thinking about upgrading.