I noticed today that the sparkpeople app is the free app of the day at amazon.com.
I purchased the app a few weeks ago. I like it because it is sparkpeople, but it is definitely not as polished as other weight loss apps out there. I think it is worth checking out (especially since it is free today) if you love sparkpeople. I can use it to track food complete with a bar code scanner. Some of the formatting in the app overlaps or looks to be in the wrong place. It needs some work, but is functional. The only think it is missing is a way to interact with teams. That is not included in the from the app at all. Food and Fitness tracking are the main focus of the app.
Sorry this is so late in the day, but if you use an android and see this today, I'd check out the sparkpeople app on amazon.com.
(Not affiliated or anything, just sharing because I wished I'd gotten it for free)
I've had this dvd for a while, but haven't reviewed it. Some of that was because I didn't love it at first and thought I should. Because I love sparkpeople. I also love coach nicole as a motivator and some of her videos on the site.
This dvd is great for beginners (but not only beginners, necessarily). It has a warm up and a cool down and stretch, which I find some of my newer videos which focus on being short seem to lack. I had been doing some firm express videos and noticing I was getting sore and less flexible, if that's possible. I went back to this dvd (which I felt maybe I needed something easier) and I was reminded about warming up and cooling down. I knew this, but having those built into the workout was what I needed.
I find I still reach for this dvd when I am less motivated because I love coach Nicole's attitude and you can do just 10 minutes of exercise. I have put this dvd in to to do her stretches at the end of another workout. I know there are various levels of this dvd but it still isn't the one I'll grab everyday. I like to incorporate weights into my workouts. I hear there are newer spark dvd's that do that. I'll add them onto a birthday wishlist. (Maybe set one as a reward for a goal).
I admit I come up with excuses not to exercise. During holiday travel I was very self conscious about exercising at my mother-in-law's house where we were staying for about a week. I got some good walking in, but no sweaty dvd's for me. I guess I don't like people to know I'm doing them - like it is my secret. Now that we are back I haven't done a work out dvd either. The dvd set up is in the basement which is cold! It is hard for me to get back on track when I haven't been exercising regularly.
But both today and yesterday I went on a walk with my hubby around the area around our house. We went to greenlake which has a great path to run and walk around yesterday and today we brought lunch and went to Carkeek Park. There were plenty of trails and I walked 5 miles around today. So now I have a two day stretch and both were thanks to my hubby encouraging me. I needed that. I hope all you who are reading this (yes you) have exercised today. So I'm asking you - did you exercise today? What's your excuse?
Okay I know it has taken me a long time to consider sparkcoach. I have thought of trying it for months now. Why now? One word- holidays. I know I could use the extra motivation in this time of year with so many temptations. I have been on this site for well over 2 years and maintaining for two years but recently my weight has been creeping up. I don't want that to continue. I just want to get back on the motivation wagon. I can't even remember the last time I was tracking my food. Mini goal - track ALL my food this week. (I better think of a good reward for that)
Two Years of Maintenance! I want to thank the friends and motivators here at Sparkpeople who have been with me on this journey. While I wouldn't say everyday of the last two years has been successful, the days I have spent time on Sparkpeople have helped keep me on track overall.
I just want to encourage all those who are reading this. You don't need to be perfect, just jump back on the sparkpeople train. Do a few days of tracking everything you eat, participate in boards and ask for help, even reading some blog entries and articles can re-spark your focus.