4 Apps to Track Your Weight and Fitness Goals

Lose weight. Get fit. Eat healthy food. These rank among the top New Year’s resolutions every year. Resolving to do better is easy. Making it happen is a different story. The good news is that there are a lot of apps that can help you achieve your fitness goals.

Most of us have our smartphones with us all the time. Apps are great because once you download them onto your smartphone it’s with you all the time. This makes it easy to track your activity. Once you get into the habit of tracking your physical activity, you’ll likely make better food choices because you won’t want to sabotage all the good you’ve done.

Here are four apps that will help you on track.

Endomondo

Endomondo Screen Shot

Free; iOS, Android

Described as the personal trainer in your pocket, this app allows you to track your fitness, analyze performance, set personal challenges and interact with others. A premium version is also available.

Lose It!

Lose It - Screen Shot

Free; iOS, Android

Lose It! helps you create a customized weight loss plan – one that works for YOU. Set your daily calorie budget, track your food and exercise, and stay motivated to make smarter choices and achieve your goal. The premium upgrade will allow you to track your activity too.

MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal - screen shot

Free; iOS, Android

The most challenging part of most weight loss programs is tracking your calories. MyFitnessPal allows you to track your calories using the app or by logging in from your desktop. No excuses! The app boasts a searchable food database, the ability to add your own personal food database, peer support and flexibility.

Google Fit – Fitness Tracker

Google Fit - Fitness App

Free; Android

If you’ve got GPS enabled on your Android phone, your movements are already being tracked. Why not take advantage of that with Google Fit? This fitness tracker allows you to manually add activity too. The app allows you to set goals and aggregates data from apps to track fitness, nutrition, sleep, and weight: Android Wear, Nike+, Runkeeper, Strava, MyFitnessPal, Lifesum, Basis, Sleep as Android, Withings, and Xiaomi Mi bands. As with most Google products, you can log in and check your progress at fit.google.com.

Tracking your fitness goals is just one tool you should have in your fitness journey. Diet, routine, focus and even having an accountability partner can help you reach your fitness goals. To be successful in reaching your fitness goals, take a look at this resource guide “What to Include in Your Fitness Journey”.

(Editor’s note: This post was originally published January 2015.)

Kimberly Hickok

Kimberly Hickok

Kim is one of the founding editors of Food Home Life Style. She loves to TRY new things, COOK with fresh ingredients, EAT with friends & family and CREATE in her home and garden. (Photo by Mary Ellen O'Loughlin)
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Kim is one of the founding editors of Food Home Life Style. She loves to TRY new things, COOK with fresh ingredients, EAT with friends & family and CREATE in her home and garden. (Photo by Mary Ellen O'Loughlin)


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