I’m no geek by any stretch of the imagination. I mean, I went to science camp as a kid in high school… so…? That does not make me a geek. Hey… I’ve been playing video games since age 8 (my mom got me the Nintendo ES, with Super Mario and Duck Hunt), but still not a geek. So I grew up on Square One and Bill Nye the Science Guy. I. am. still. not. a. geek.
When the smartphone and app era rolled around, I really didn’t care. I’d download Candy Crush and Farm Heroes and I was all right. Then they got fancier and fancier, and I got hooked. Now I’ll search for two to three types of apps that will do what I want them to do, test them all out, and the one that I like best will win. I install and uninstall apps so fast; I’m at a point that I’ll know in 2 hours whether this app or that app will serve the purpose in the way I want it to serve. It’s insane.
It’s embarrassing how many apps I have on my phone. I have work apps, games, fun apps, boring apps, functional apps, shopping apps. You name it, I just might have it.
I’m going to zero in on the fitness apps & period tracker apps I’ve been testing out and I feel have finally made the cut:
(Remember, I am no geek… these are apps that somehow I decided not to uninstall because I liked them so much)
It’s great if you like just enough information when it comes to your calorie intake and calorie burn. What I loved was the fact that it broke down what you were eating and gave you nutritional information as well.
This does the same as MyFitnessPal but has a few workout videos, and schedules your day into a little checklist of meals, workouts, water intake and prescribed reading. If you need an app that gives you a bit of information overload and organises life for you, you might like this one.
Nike Training Club
This has been my go-to for workout planning. I don’t like planning my workouts; I’m not sure how many leg workouts, arm this and that I have to do. So I leave the workout planning to this app. It’s great, and I can do all my workouts when I’m travelling or at home; I have no excuses anymore.
Fabulous: Motivate Me!
This one is great for those who do not like counting calories and want to change little habits a bit at a time. I tried it and liked it, but I realised I liked numbers and graphs more, so I uninstalled it.
Period Tracker Apps
This one is no frills, it gives you the information you need after you input your symptoms and so forth. It’s great for knowing where in your cycle you are.
This is for the ones who like information overload, who want to take little quizzes, and learn more about their symptoms and what they mean. It even helps with pregnancy tracking, so you don’t have to download another app for that.
They’re all available on the App Store and Play Store.
The other reason why these apps made the cut is that they’re pretty functional without having to buy the premium option… since my dear bank won’t let me make online purchases without prior permission anymore *insert side-eye here*.
What are your favourite apps? I’d love to hear from you!
Until next time… your Quarter Wife