As I sit at the kitchen table trying to turn over a new leaf by putting some effort into meal planning for the week, I thought I would share some of my favourite fitness and meal planning related apps. I tend to be a late adopter on things like this but as they say, it is better late than never!
- Cody App: Some friends of mine set a goal for January to complete the Complex Foundations plan by Darrel Michnowicz. You can watch online from pretty much any device and track your progress. I do end up doubling up some days because of falling a bit behind, but the workouts are about 20-25 minutes so it isn't too time consuming. Once I complete this one I might do a yoga challenge. I would love to be able to do a headstand!
- Fitocracy: This one is really easy to use. I upload my panned workout before I head to the gym and enter the weights I use and # of sets as I go. Except when I forget my phone at home (like yesterday). I have (loosely) been following Jamie Eason's From Flat to All That plan. It is really helpful for those new to weight training or heading back to the gym after hiatus.
- On The Regimen macro calculator: In late December I had a body scan done to obtain a more precise calculation of my Resting Metabolic Rate. I have been trying to be more accurate with my macronutrient intake so that I fuel my training and recovery properly. With this calculator, I can input my meal totals and see how things add up. I use it mostly as a tool to remind myself to eat more balanced meals. I have a tendency to eat 80% carbs so this helps :)
- Eat This Much: This one goes along with the OTR calculator. I was finding I was consistently having a hard time meeting the right macros for the day and needed a better planning system. With the help of this site, I can plan out three to four really good days and then repeat them. I know a lot of people enjoy more variety but I can honestly eat the same thing for weeks. If you upgrade to a premium account you can plan your whole week out in advance.