Has anyone else noticed that Amazon Video is partnering with AcaciaTV for fitness videos, now? I pulled up my queue this week, thinking I’d try a new yoga video, and in addition to the usual “buy for $10/try for $3” choices it gave me the option to subscribe to AcaciaTV through Amazon. So I decided … More Acacia TV on Amazon Video
Because we all need good running music, right? I’ve found that I do best with driving beats and major keys (read: upbeat, happy music), so that’s what most of my playlist is made of, sprinkled with the occasional “Rawr power we are awesome!” song, here and there. I’ve added my running playlist here so you can check … More Jen’s Fave Running Playlist
This pretty much sums up why I needed a heart rate monitor: my fitness app tells me yoga (let’s not even get into the fact that it has five different yoga categories, but no Flow/Vinyasa!) burns 120 cal/hr. The internet says it’s almost 600! Sounds great, right? I’ve been using that number for the last … More In Which Online Calorie Estimates Are Ridiculous.
I’m going to be honest: my least favorite task as wife/mom/adult is meal planning. I love cooking and I don’t mind grocery shopping and I love looking at recipes, but there’s something about having to sit down and actually put it all together before I go to the store that just feels like such a … More How I Meal Plan for Successful Weight Loss
At my house, we have a lockbox. I know, it looks like a toolbox. But it’s a lockbox. I’m sure that’s what the good people at Home Depot think it is, and bless their little ol’ hearts for selling such a nice, big one, because I need it to fit an entire 52-bag variety box of … More The Junk Food Lockbox (and other tricks.)
My last Christmas present finally came and I’m so excited! I hate running on the treadmill, so I really need a good jacket so I can take to the streets when it’s below freezing. This is the Pearl Izumi Fly, and it’s perfect! I’m particular about a few things in a running jacket: I want … More New Running Jacket!
Would you believe I haven’t had a normal doctor for 15 years? I have an endocrinologist, a neurologist, an OB/GYN, but no one to see when I have a normal problem! It’s time to talk to someone about my asthma. I’ve been running with it for three years, and I’m ready to see what it’s … More Waiting.
Now I know exactly how many calories I burn when I wash dishes. 😄 Can’t wait to work out with this and see exactly what I burn. This should be such a great tool. It tracks intervals and has GPS and all kinds of fun stuff. I’m so excited! I’ve been enjoying the holiday, but … More New HR Monitor Watch!
My five fave fitness apps! From top left: Heart Rate Pro by Runtastic, Jefit to track weightlifting, Spotify for workout and running music, LoseIt! for food tracking and body stats, and MapMyRun for run tracking. What apps do you love?
Tracking is one of my most useful health/weight loss tools. I was looking at my goal charts, today, and I can see that I’m doing pretty well at not eating more sugar than works for me (top) but staying under the amount of fats I wanted is kind of a fail! I kind of already … More Why I Track Macros (Fats, Proteins, Sugars…)