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SWORKIT – my exercise app for fitness newbies on a budget!

Thank Ryan Hanna, this app’s creator, for a way to exercise in 5 to 60-minute sets. SWORKIT is an exercise app with video examples that I can easily follow so I don’t look like a flailing dolphin…or whale.  

Just like the name sounds, you SWEAT and WORK IT. All you have to do is follow the exercise sequence, given to you in 30-second increments, and stick it out until the next exercise. It even gives you a 30-second break in between sets. [It’s called circuit training, but for some of us who are exercise-challenged, that sounds painful.] No more worrying about keeping up with the skinny girls in class. I can do this in the comfort, privacy and dignity of my own home! 

The workouts range from hard-core cardio to gentle warm-ups and full sequence yoga. I do the 5-minute stretches before bed just to help loosen up from the day’s events. Don’t want it so predictable? (Introverts might cower at this one). There is an “Anything Goes” workout that gives you a surprise selection.I also like that the exercises don’t require weights or other accessories. You can use a yoga mat or tension bands to add difficulty. But even if you don’t, you won’t feel like you’re missing something.

AND the workouts sync with MyFitnessPal so it can calculate your daily exercise –>this means you get to eat more calories! Okay, not really. But it’s nice that it coordinates with your meal diary and you can track your activity and calorie intake together. 

See? Another free way to get your fitness and weight loss goals going.

BTW: You can also upgrade to SWORKIT PRO for swag on your sweat sophistication. 

Are you using apps in addition to your fitness routine? Let me know what works for YOU! 

Coffee – my crutch, fave creamer, creep calories?

I like coffee. A lot.

I’d have a hard time giving up. It’s the routine associated with it. Brewing, getting my favorite creamer and sipping a hot drink while I read/write/plan.

Using the food tracker on myfitnesspal.com, coffee is the repeat offender. Not a lot of calories per entry but over time, it adds up. The coffee itself isn’t the culprit. It’s the magical flavored creamers with sugars and cafe’ goodness.

After radiation treatment, I knew I was getting better once I was able to digest coffee. I could probably cut down on it. But… it’s so magical.