Saturday, August 20, 2011

iPhone Bliss

So last week my Blackberry kicked the bucket. When my vowels and #2 key didn't work, it was hard to call AAA for help when my gear cable shifter snapped last weekend. Luckily someone let me borrow their phone, but what if I had been on the side of the road?

So Patrick finally said, "enough is enough."

After my car was dropped off at the shop, and Patrick had picked me up, we went straight to Verizon to get an iPhone 4. I had only been DREAMING of this day for 3 years, and it was finally happening. No more t-mobile. No more blackberry. No more gimp keys or slow website access. And so I came home with this beauty.

I'm new to the whole iPhone world, but I'll let you in on my favorite app right now (other than Words with Friends which if we're being honest was my sole reason for wanting this phone in the first place). It's called My Fitness Pal. I know that sounds lame, but it allows you to track every meal, snack, amount of water sipped, as well as every kind of exercise you can imagine. I put in my ideal weight, what I am now, and it gives me a goal caloric intake to shoot for each day. (I also learned that if you have to write everything down, you're more apt to stay healthier and lose weight quicker).

Last night I joined LA Fitness which was a long time coming, I just hadn't taken the plunge. And this morning I went to kickboxing and then did some weights. I plugged in all the machines, weights, and the class that I did, and My Fitness Pal gave me back a few calories for the day! Probably because I started off with -400+ because of my workout. I am trying to get into a habit of working out because if I don't have a routine or people to do it with, I will sit on my couch. ALL DAY.

So here is an example of what a food diary can look like on the app, and the kind of information My Fitness Pal gives you (this is not mine, but I would love for my goal to be 2010, and not 1650). I hope that this (and Fiona) will keep me motivated each week to stay on top of my fitness goals. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

lovinghispresence said...

i love myfitnesspal! lost 15lbs in 4 weeks with that app (and eating better, and going to the gym, and cutting out sugar and carbs)