Hey ladies! How are you?
This week the Mamavation Monday blogging carnival theme is about using technology for healthy living – a theme that’s very close to my heart, as you all are well aware that I love my computer and my iPhone.
I honestly believe that technology CAN improve your fitness AND motivate you – if you use the right tools. Below are a few ways that technology has motivated me:
- Mamavation – a healthy living online support group
I’ve developed many friendships through my involvement as a Mamavation Cheerleader – friends that gently remind me when I need to run….
- Food journalling – here’s a list of food journals to try
A few months after having Amber I used the LoseIt iPhone app to journal my food. It helped me to guage how many calories I need to eat. I needed to adjust my caloric intake for my activity level and for breastfeeding. This helped me to slowly lose the pregnancy pounds in a way that it didn’t interfere with breastfeeding.
- iPhone apps – here’s a list of my favourite healthy iphone apps
Ahhhh – where would I be without my iPhone? It’s *almost* my best friend (don’t worry Kimmie, you haven’t been replaced yet). I run with it – music pumping while Nike+ records my distance and cheers ring in my ears from facebook, I lift weights with it using the Gym Goal app to create routines, I even use it to play fitness class with the kids (aka the Nike Training Club app).
I ran a 10k race in May with pals I met on Twitter (@virgomommy and @RozBatson) and Jason of @CookTrainEatRce introduced me just this morning to @Adena_Tri who is training for the same 1/2 Ironman as me and lives about 30 minutes away from me!
- My Blog!
Writing here and at Fitness Collaborative has helped me be accountable – especially these weekly Mamavation Monday posts. I love sharing with you AND learning more about YOU!
This post is sponsored by Omron Fitness and I ‘m writing this to be entered into an Omron Fitness pedometer giveaway hosted by Mamavation.