Back in July I clocked in my 100th! run with NIKE plus.
Even though I split my runs between this app and others like Mapmyrun, and in some cases exclude indoor treadmill runs , I am still impressed with my accomplishment.
Apps that help you track exercise or food patterns are great for weight loss. The idea is not to be obsessive about it but to have an awareness of how much your're actually eating versus you're rate of physical activity.
I can say without a doubt that my weight loss was always very linear to my amounts of runs logged. Plus the extra competitive edge they provide when you compare your workouts to that of your friends is an added bonus.
When I started using fitness and nutrition apps, I didn't have any specific goals. I just wanted to test out the new technologies. Now I find that signing up for challenges created by members who use the apps and meeting them keeps me motivated to keep working out.
Right now I am 210 miles away from the Blue Level.
If I ran 12 miles a week for 4 months , I could make it to the Blue Level by December 31, 2016!
What apps are you using for accountability on your healthy lifestyle journey?