Sunday, 17 January 2016

Tech Tools

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!

  1. 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!
  2. 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.  
  3. 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 :)
  4. 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. 
Some of my all time favourites remain Barre 3 online workouts, Blogilates and Trainer Road.

Do you have any go to Apps or websites that help you achieve your fitness goals? Let's swap ideas!


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