New year… new year resolutions…
My goal for this year is to lose my chubby tummy! So far I’m trying (desperately trying, seemingly failing) a low carb diet, exercise…
And I downloaded a bunch of Apps:
So far, I’ve tried to “work out” using Seven and lolo’s Easy Abs.
Although Seven only comes with 12 free Full Body exercises, which includes push ups and planking, which I don’t think is physically possible for me.
I really like the perky cheerleader attitude of the voice over trainer in Seven. Although if I were to listen to her voice for 7 months, I might get sick of it.
Seven is great because the entire session only spans for 7 minutes, and it includes rests, which I definitely need, in between each exercise.
lolo’s Easy Abs
I just tried out lolo’s Easy Abs yesterday, and I like it so far.
It’s all about exercises to get abs, which I’d like to strive for. But I’ll be just as happy if I can just get rid of my chubby tummy.
I love that it has videos with voice over instructions showing each exercise. Since I’m quite a stranger to exercises, I want to make sure that I’m doing it right.
And each day includes 5 exercises (which you can swap based on your preference); the free version only allows 3 minute sessions.
And there are different sets of exercises for each day, which I think should prevent me from getting bored.
You can also play music, the app will change the song’s BPM to match your pace. Although I’m not really a workout music kind of person, so I haven’t tried that function yet.
Moves and Walking Hello Kitty are apps that I downloaded as pedometer (they say even walking helps lose calories!).
I really like the look of Moves, and it tracks where I walk to and from. And it counts how long, how far, how many steps and how many calories I lose per day.
The only thing that I don’t like about Moves is I can’t see a graph of my progress.
Walking Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty anything is super cute.
You can dress up Kitty, change your background, etc. And see your progress in a Calendar form or through a graph…
But but but, I don’t know why it’s buggy on my device (maybe because I’m only an iPhone 5 running iOS 7), it doesn’t seem to be able to track my steps at all.
So at the end of the day, I actually deleted both Moves and Walking Hello Kitty. Instead I downloaded Pacer because it links up with My Fitness Pal.
Pacer is also a pedometer, it tracks steps, you can record your weight and blood pressure, and presents your progress in really nice graphs.
You can even set a target and it’ll help you track how close you are getting to your target with your steps each day.
EDIT: At the end of the day, I deleted Pacer, because it drains my phone’s battery.
My Fitness Pal
I think I need to keep track of the food I eat to make sure that I’m dieting more than I’m cheating (according to my friend, cheat day only happens once a week! aghast!).
It allows me to keep a diary of the food I eat. And it has a seemingly large database of foods (it even has the Taiwanese pineapple cake and the Filipino dish giniling!), so I can find out how much calories each contains. You can set a target for each day, and it will automatically calculate if you are over or under you target (I am unfortunately almost over my target, but I will try harder).
And I was just curious what my ideal weight is, so I downloaded runtastic’s Ideal Weight.
And guess what? I am only 3 KGs away from underweight, and I actually still 2.7 KGs shy from my ideal weight. That means that I need to lose my chubby tummy without losing weight, in fact, I need to gain weight.
And I also found out that I am lighter than 94.9% of the population!
I also downloaded a secret folder app to hide my chubby tummy progress photos.
But the app that I think will help me most of all is Line.
Because my friends on the other end, asks me what I had for lunch, for dinner to make sure I keep with my diet. And she send cute stickers.
New Year, New Me? Aja! Fight on!