Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holding myself more accountable...

I am in the process of holding myself more accountable in life...

Certain things need working on, so I have started the process by utilizing 
modern technology to help me keep on track.

I have discovered a few IPhone applications that are making quite a difference in my life
and that are helping me reach my goals more efficiently.


First, one I want to tell you about is Nike+.

This app is a great running partner.  
It not only tracks your distance, time and speed but, it also has many great 
additional features that can keep you on track while make working out FUN!

Before each run, I log on and let it track my progress at getting in shape.

I love to hear the cheers that people are sending from facebook while I run 
and also the narrator letting me know I have almost reached my goals!


The second app that I think is absolutely GREAT 

I love to eat! 
I love to wind down at the end of the day with a glass of wine (or 2).

Because I do, I seem to have gained 20lbs in the last year.

Although I am working out, I have not been watching my diet.
Therefore, I have been getting little results.

A while back my running partner told me about this app.
I thought, eh, I know what I am eating and it's okay...
BUT, what I learned from this app is that IT ISN'T OK!

By logging in my daily food consumption and workouts
I have been able to realize that I am eating completely wrong to 
get the results I am looking for.

With this all I have to do is scan the UPC barcode on the 
food I eat and then watch as the 
calories add up. 

This triggers me to work out more and also be more 
conscious of what foods I am 
choosing to eat.

This app is great for holding yourself accountable and helping 
you see what it takes to reach your weight loss goals.


The third app that I live by is I CHING.

I used to love reading my daily horoscope 
but, since I have put this app on my IPhone,
I find myself looking for my daily "motivation" here.

There is something to be said about having positive thoughts.
With this app I find that each day 
I read my daily divination
& from there is seems to  
guide me through my day.

All you have to do is touch the coins!