Wednesday, March 23, 2011

At the gym, on the phone

I recently got a new phone.  My old one was on its last legs – crackling through phone calls and texting a few too many stucccck keys.  Although I was hesitant to replace my previously reliable, little Centro, I have to say I am absolutely digging Android.  In fact, with just a tiny dose of exaggeration, I could even say that it’s already IMPROVED my LIFE.

Perhaps it should be too embarrassing to admit that an app I downloaded for my phone is ultimately what got me to join a gym again.  And who would believe that a complimentary set of apps are what’s behind the fact that I’ve been consistently eating more vegetables than ever before?

But it’s true.  CardioTrainer, Calorific, and Weight Loss for CardioTrainer by WorkSmart Labs somehow manage to make the whole process behind working out and eating more consciously interesting and fun.  Fun?

The little incentives programmed into these applications managed to spur me into action when knowledge and intention themselves weren’t doing the trick.  In fact, I’m in the middle of my 5th week and I haven’t missed a workout badge yet.



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