i'm so excited to say that i didn't just write it and then totally fall off the bandwagon a week later, which to be perfectly honest, would not have surprised me. but this time was different; this time (so far) i've actually stuck with my goals (woohoo!).
i'm a total geek when it comes to just about anything, but i particularly love tracking my workouts and sometimes what i'm eating. it keeps me motivated to see myself reaching goals and getting better at this working out stuff. plus, i like being able to look back and see that i accomplished things!
runkeeper // runkeeper is my all-time favorite workout app. it's the one i use the most and i love it. you can manually input workouts (not limited to just runs…they have a ton of different things on here like crossfit, zumba, pilates, you name it!), but you can also allow it to track you. periodically during a run/walk/bike ride, it will tell you how long you've been running, what your mileage is, and what your current pace is. it also allows you to play music while running the app and after a workout, it will give you a summary, let you know if you hit a personal record, and save your workout. you can set goals for yourself like a particular distance you want to run, an amount of weight you'd like to lose, etc., and there are built-in training plans as well. if you can't tell, i love this app.
myfitnesspal // my fitness pal is one of those apps where you can track what you eat and what you burn. it keeps a running daily tally of calories in/out and a balance of what you have left for the day. you can also track your weight and measurements in it, set weight-loss goals, and get data about your nutrition and caloric intake. it has a social media feature, where you can follow friends and see how they're doing, but what i love the most about this is that it syncs with runkeeper, so when i use that to log a workout, it automatically updates myfitnesspal to reflect my exercise.