I’ve been trying to find the perfect tracking software (app for you youngsters) to track my exercises. Yes, I can track everything with an excel spreadsheet and make a nice graph to show how I’ve gone from 25 push ups to 140 or from 20 sit ups to 160. I would, however, like to be lazy and let a website or phone app do it for me. Something I could use anywhere. I have tried several of the popular websites and they all seem to track everything the same way. For example, I put in that I did 100 push ups and it converts them to 5 minutes of fitness and 0 calories burned. I eat well and run three times a week and use push ups for strength. I’d like to see from day-to-day how many push ups I’ve done, not how many minutes it says I spent doing these exercises.
With that said, 5 minutes is about how long it takes me to do a total of 100 push ups. I went on to do 40 more push ups yesterday for a total of 140. I love the fact that I can tell people you can spend 5 non-consecutive minutes per day working out to make a difference in your life.
Today is couch to 5k day 2 of week 3. Day 1 was quite hard but after a cold ice bath I felt much better. The problem is, today I don’t have 16 lbs of ice but I should be fine. I’m doing great, I feel great and I don’t want to go back to being out of shape again.
Speaking of ice baths, I am planning to write a good post on the science behind the ice bath but I have a lot of research to do. I’m sure a lot of readers are wondering why I am taking ice baths. My kids sure wonder. Hopefully in the next week or two. There is a lot of information out there and I want my post to be complete.