Using technology and gadgets for your 2010 resolutions
My New Nemesis
What was your resident tech blogger to do? Simply eat better and exercise more? Of course not. That would be an awfully boring post. I needed to find a way to trick my body into thinking I was messing with new gadgets and fooling around with technology, and not working out. How would I do this? You'd be surprised how much a few little gadgets can make me say, "Yes! Time to work out!"
First up, I bit the bullet and went the way of many people who had failed before: The Wii Fit System
Wii Fit Plus in Action
The problem? You are barely working out at all. Being confined to the balance board restricts the amount of calories that you are able to burn and sometimes makes you feel as if you are making more progress than you actually are. If you are looking to have a lot of fun and get in a little exercise while you're at it, this is the game for you. You can track your progress, play as a family and even track the weight of your beloved pets.
If you are looking to lose some serious weight and feel a serious burn, (or an entire year's worth of Little Debbie Nutty Bars) I suggest purchasing a separate game to go along with your new Wii Fit Balance Board. I went with the highly reviewed EA Sports Active.
EA Sports Active Bundle
Now that I've tricked myself into working out, how do I trick myself into eating better? The answer: Lose It! an app for the iPhone from developer Fresh Apps.
Screen Shot of Lose It!
The Verdict: Will I lose all of this extra weight that I've accumulated? Only time will tell. Have I spent the first four days of 2010 tricking myself into working out and eating better? You betcha. In the end, as is always the case with these types of things, you have to find out what works for you. You may hate working out with a virtual personal trainer. You may love to run up and down the stairs at your office building during your lunch. You may hate working out at a gym full of meatheads. Whatever the case is, I always like to have lots of options in front of me before I choose a route, and this is one example for you of a way to use technology and cool new gadgets to get your new year off on the right foot.
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