According to a new survey, the top resolution (again) is get fit. Unfortunately the survey also found that 3 of 4 people making the resolution won't follow through.
Statistically, if you can make it past January 13, you've got a better chance of sticking to your goals. So why not get an app to help? Here's 16 to push you through the next 2 weeks:
Nike Training Club [free]
This app is targeted at women, but no matter I'm loving it. Whether you want to get toned, get lean, get strong or get focused, the app has 30-60 minute workouts to fit your plans. You choose your skill level and then this app helps you get it done.
It's a personal workout class, you can select a playlist for your session and then a coach comes in to help you switch between exercises and urge you on. If you don't know what straight leg kicks, slide and glide or modified plank is, there are quick videos embedded right in the workout to show you.
This has been my go to app at the gym to help me plan my attack for the new year.
Run Keeper [free]
If you prefer your fitness to be done outside, this a great app to time and track your runs. It uses the GPS on your phoine to track your pace and distance and can also be used to help with interval workouts.
Runner's World Smart Coach [free]
I'm training for a Team Diabetes marathon in Iceland this august, this app helps you plot your training distances. You input your training level, previous times and distance you're training for and you could be doing a marathon in just 12 weeks. The free version is ad supported, their is a premium app that adds social features and the ability to print your workout.
Last year I cranked out a full list of Fitness apps including one that could have you doing Navy Seal basic training, or learning how to do 100 Push-Ups or just tracking your diet along with 7 other fitness finds.
MANAGING YOUR MONEY
They say the best way to save money is to actually track where your money goes. This app has been huge in the US since it was released, and has now come to Canada. You input some basic information regarding your banking and investments, and Mint pulls everything together to show you where exactly all your money is going.
Mint can create a budget based on your actual spending, or you can create your own. Track your spending, find places to cut back, and set realistic goals you can stick to. You'll be on track in no time.
If this is the year you plan to "get things done" then Teux Deux (pronounced to do) is a website and app that will help you set goals and knock them down. It's a simple calendar that lets you set tasks, cross them off or carry them over until they're done.
There's also a big picture section for your "someday" plans, like winning the lottery What deux yeux have teux deux today? (That's the question the homepage asks). This app can help.
Of course the real way to get things done is to stop wasting time. (There's a tracker in the Jetpack Joyride app that tracks your time spent playing the game - I blew off more than 6 hours in that app one week).
Rescuetime is not an app, it's a website that will help you get things done by tracking when you're not getting things done. The site works by installing a tracker that monitors which websites and programs you're most active in. If you just want to try it out, there's a free two week trial.
That should be a good start. If you need more inspiration, check out the iTunes App Store's "New Year, New You" section for hundreds more recommendations.
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