I use the SPARK PEOPLE App for the iPhone tracker GPS Workout it's not exact but I'm doing the workout and that is what matters to me that I'm 'OUT THE DOOR' and just doing it...
It seems whatever makes the process easier and most accessible keeps me available to be consistent. It's like Spark People NOT being a DIET but a life-style change. For me at this moment in my life I'm needing simple do-able & efficient enough.
If anyone is interested although for those of you high tech folks out there SEE:
You’ve got to stick with it. Change doesn’t happen overnight—not meaningful, lasting change. Practice regularly, whether it’s leg raises or gratitude exercises or positive affirmations. Make it part of your daily routine if possible.
You need patience (goes hand in hand with the persistence mentioned above). It’s seldom a straight shot to your goal. You’ll have setbacks and hit plateaus. But you’ll also have breakthroughs and make great leaps forward. If you feel stuck, don’t lose hope.
current weight: 164.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,292) Posts: 48 10/9/13 3:49 P
I have 3 apps going while I'm running or walking. I use the Zen Labs C25K app, it tracks my time and gives me voice cues when to run/walk, then I have my Map My Walk app...I set it for run/walk intervals and it tells me my split pace, distance, and time. Lastly I have my FitRadio app for music. It has stations based on BPM and helps keep my pace on target. The Map My Walk also gives me an estimated calories burned that is pretty accurate. Once I lose 20 pounds I can get a Polar HRM.
current weight: 166.0
Fitness Minutes: (150) Posts: 2 8/21/13 1:13 P
I use the C25K APP by Rundouble. Keeps track of days, reads out your pace, when to change pace and maps if you have the GPS functions set up. It does give calories, but not sure how accurate they are. I use mine on an Android platform with music playing in the background. Seems to work.
I would like to find the spread sheet of calories mentioned in another post?
Wish I had a HR monitor, but for now, I log C25K workouts the same as Cheryl--how many minutes I walked and how many I ran, using my usual treadmill pace of 3.5 mph and 5.0 mph whether I run inside or outside.
Last night I gradually increased my jogging speed to 5.5 mph, and it felt pretty darn good. So I may recalculate going forward.
Courage comes from the Old French for "heart". To be courageous literally means to do something heart-felt.
I use a heart-rate monitor to get my calorie burn, and then I use the fitness tracker to mark my route/check my mileage. Both use a formula to determine caloric expenditure, but I'm using my Polar as a matter of consistency. It will be easier for me to see trends over time, methinks.
Is anyone else using a heart-rate monitor for this purpose?
"Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves."
When I run outside I use the map your route button on the fitness tracking page. It is near the bottom of the page. When I run on a treadmill, I match the closest mph to my average for the run and then enter the time, it isn't perfect but I figure close enough.
current weight: 178.0
Fitness Minutes: (20,343) Posts: 5,323 11/9/12 1:31 P
I just add up the total number of minutes I spent running and put that under my average speed. For me, I run at an average pace of 5.2mph or 11:30. Then I add up how many minutes I spent walking and put those under the Walking 3.5 mph.
For each time you complete a session, just put a one in on your other goals to add up to 3 in the whole week. This is not the place to log your fitness minutes. Does this help? I hope so. If not, please let me know.
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