Two Apps, Two Dollars, Better Habits

Good morning + Happy Monday! How was your weekend?
I want to start off this week telling you about two apps I recently started using. Even though I consider myself a true pen-and-paper girl, I have to admit, it’s a lot easier to keep up with my phone than any binder, day planner, or checklist I create or convince myself to buy. For that reason I’m trying to truly (and fully) embrace technology and use my iPhone for better organization… and while I’m at it, better health, too!

Waterlogged (free):

Water… I’m not a huge fan. I mean, of course, I know the importance of drinking water. I know it aids with weight loss and prevents breakouts, and has a whole slew of other amazing benefits, but what can I say? I’m just not that into water.

That is, until I started using Waterlogged, a free app for tracking water intake!

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The first day or two I had this app on my phone I didn’t pay much attention to it, but then, I decided to play along (it’s kinda like a game). I looked up how many ounces of water the tumblr that sits on my desk holds and was pleasantly surprised it’s 24 ounces! With a daily goal of 64 ounces, I figured, hey, 24 might get me there! So, I forced myself to drink one full glass first thing in the morning. Recording 24 ounces was exciting, but let me tell you, recording ANOTHER 24 felt even better! I had some tea in the afternoon to give myself a few more ounces, and hey… look at me… I’m drinking water!

I highly recommend this app as it makes drinking water FUN, which is the opposite of what I think of, when I think of water). Give it a try and let me know if it changes your perspective, too!

Be warned: this app causes excessive peeing.

Streaks ($1.99):

No, no, not that type of streak! God no! We’re talking about a healthy streak, whether it be a few good days of clean eating, getting to the gym, or drinking water! Whatever your daily health goals are, make a calendar in Streaks and mark off days you’ve accomplished your task!

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For whatever reason, even though I know this is just an app, it’s really pushing me to stick to my guns. Right now I have two calendars set: paleo eats and handstand practice, and yesterday, in the afternoon when I was really craving some choclate (or something sweet! anything!) I couldn’t stop thinking of this app and how sad and disappointed I’d feel for not even getting a TWO day streak! Something about the psychology here. It works!

What are you favorite health apps?

Do you like water?

Would getting a long streak motivate you?

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  1. Thanks for sharing these as I’m really excited about both of them!

    I DO NOT drink enough water….I blame it from my days as a high school teacher when it wasn’t convenient (or technically “allowed”) to leave my students to go to the bathroom. Some of my classes were 120 mins+ long so I got in the habit of hardly drinking at all. But that was two 1/2 years ago so I don’t think I should use that “excuse” anymore lol.
    I’m trying the water one today!

    And I was just thinking that I wish I had a way to track how I was doing with my healthy eating as I’ve been doing really well for a couple days now and the “Streaks” app looks like it will be perfect for that!

    Posted 11.20.13 Reply
    • Sara wrote:

      I’m so glad you’re excited about these apps – I was too! I am still using Waterlogged but Streaks fell by the wayside a little sooner than I expected (especially considering I actually paid for that one)! I’m going to try to pick it back up today but I know what you mean about drinking water! I resist it for some strange reason. Apps are great for helping us with these simple daily tasks, huh? Gotta love technology!

      Posted 11.20.13 Reply