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I have been using the Daily Burn app for about a week now. I am really enjoying it. I have used the mapmyrun app previously. What I like about this app is that it’s focus is not mainly on running. This is the off season for running for me because it is too cold to drag the kid outside. Plus I just find running in weather that is TOO cold and it is miserable. I actually do better in extreme heat. I digress.

The daily burn tracks

  • Nutrition, if you want. They have a nice list of foods for you to choose from. You can also add foods if you would like. They even have brand name foods and you can search by that name. I was able to find my Lucerne Fat Free Cottage Cheese. (When I tried for about 10 hours to track my food. I don’t like tracking food. I find I tend to eat far too little when I do that and when you are nursing and don’t have a weight problem I don’t think that is really good!)
  • Track Exercises. Their list is rather long of different exercises you can track with calorie totals. Right up my alley. I may not focus on recording every calorie I take in but I do like to track the calories I burn! You can also add exercises online. You may submit them for personal use only, for public use, or both!
  • You can track your weight gain/loss. Depending on your goals.
  • You are able to set goals for yourself.
  • You can view your progress.

This is all with the FREE version. There are even a few free “programs” you can follow. Training plans. There are 3

  • Weight-loss training plan
  • Cardio Training Plan
  • Strength Training Plan

Then there are MANY plans you can follow if you upgrade to Pro. It is only a matter of time before I upgrade.

I have recently begun playing around with their website under my account. There is so much on there as well. I have been able to add some moves that I like to use that I didn’t find on the app. I appreciate that since I am always looking for fun new exercises in magazines and online. I like to keep my workouts fresh so that I avoid a plateau at all costs.

Basically I feel this app has a lot of offer, and I have only used the free version. I recommend it if you are looking for a way to track your fitness goals. Or even your nutrition goals.

You can have friends or as they call them motivators. Check out what they are up to and they can do the same for you. Currently just my hubby is one of my motivators. You can create a profile and there are forums. It is a social network for the fitness freak.

You can create or find challenges to set for yourself. This was an important factor for my hubby. He likes goals set for himself. It keeps him motivated for all things. He wanted something where he could set goals or challenges and then meet them. I don’t need that kind of incentive to stay motivated, it is just part of my life and routine at this point, but if you do feel you need that, it is here for you.

I haven’t found anything I dislike so far. Other than wanting to explore a few things that ended up being part of the pro account. I understand that. I am not bothered. They are a company and want to make a profit so they can feed their families. I get it. So I can wait until I decide to upgrade.

I highly recommend this app and site. I am obsessed and loving it.

I tried out intervals when running yesterday. There is a link on my page I posted about interval workouts. I followed through and tried it. It is hard especially while pushing about 50lbs of stroller and baby up hills! It felt really great though. AND I actually did it, which felt like an accomplishment. Hard or not I tried and I did it.

My running app is all messed up. It doesn’t actually have a setting for where I put it, in my stroller tray. I think it is time for a new app anyway. I am pretty sure this one was free and it is pretty basic.

Also, my normal route was partially closed due to construction. I had to head the other way and double back. Between both hiccups I am not totally sure all my totals for the day. Unfortunate, but I do know I got an excellent workout regardless.

On that note does anyone have a running/jogging iPhone app they love and recommend? I want to try a new one. Has anyone encountered one that is for using with a baby jogger? Do you have an armband that you like? I had one but I lost it. I have been wanting to replace it for some time but I am having trouble making a commitment! HA!

I also ordered a new dvd to try to switch things up. I will write about which one and if I liked it after I try it. I am feeling in a weight loss rut. I have sort of just stopped since August. I still vary from needing to lose 2-4 lbs depending on the day. If you were to ask my husband or mom I am insane and both refuse to talk to me about this. My mom refuses to read this blog as well. However, it is very important to me that I get to my pre pregnancy weight, and yes a pound or two is a big deal for me. I feel that if I accept a pound here and a pound there that I am setting myself up for slow weight gain over time. I feel I can always be a little better. Jason and my mom went on to tell me that it is time to settle that I look great etc. I just can’t settle. The settle comment came from a joke on the show Louie that the hubby and I watch. Ahh that husband of mine, always the funny man! I have a goal and I plan to achieve it.

 

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