Every Move

I’m an app junkie, I’m a fitness enthusiast, and I’m completely type A. So when I was approached to review the new app Every Move I decided to give it a shot. Throughout the years I have been tracking my activities on many different apps from Weight Watchers to Livestrong, each one has really focused on how much my activity affords me to consume. To put more simply, how many miles do I have to clock to get that cake. Though that is helpful, I want to try and break the mindset that I workout or am active to eat. I workout because I love the feeling of a good sweat, I workout to make my body strong, I workout to clear my head after a long day and I workout so I can stick around just a little while longer.

In comes Every Move, they have created an app that is just tracking your fitness.  photo 1

Where every time you do something active you log it into the app. Pretty cool huh, you can see what days are more active and you can reflect on how you felt those days. Not enough for you to want to try the app? Well how about I tell you that when you accumulate points you get coupons off items you select? Hopefully I have your full attention now. That’s right, different healthy companies have paired with Every Move and allow you to work towards different rewards.

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Currently right now I’m working towards $30 off Fit shoes by Skora. I can’t have enough sneakers! Just ask my boyfriend and his awe of how many different running and training shoes I have. There are a few things I’m not too fond of though about this app. The first is there is a “leader board” where you can compare your fitness levels to other people.

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I know a little competition is good, but I think it should be about beating your personal best. “Comparison is the thief of Joy” -Theodore Roosevelt. I’m happy that more people are getting out and getting active, but I don’t like that you are ranked. The second part I’m frustrated with are the badges. The other day I put in my tennis activity and this popped up.

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What?! What is this thing? How do I get more of them? I went to the badge page and I couldn’t figure it out. So I looked on their website and they said ” While we show you a list of possible badges, we don’t disclose exactly how you get them. We think of badges as a fun way to reward activities that fall outside the every day world of points and rewards. However, when a friend earns a badge, you will be able to see what they had to do to earn it.” Show me now!!!! That’s just me being a total brat and wanting to know what to do to get the badge instead of just getting out there and doing things. 

Not too many negatives with this app and the positive parts more than outweigh them. There is nothing like getting a very active burning heart to make you feel fit that day!  photo 4

 

Every move is a free app that you can download to use as well if you would like!

Mobile app for iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id563721483
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.everymove.everymove

Please note: I was asked to do this review. I got nothing in return and all opinions and screen shots are my own. 

Are you more motivated by comparing to your personal best or someone else? Personal all the way baby! 

What I’ve Been Eating Lately

With traveling all last week and not doing a full grocery shopping trip my eats have been all over the place. I haven’t eaten as much fresh as I would have liked, a lot has been premade or from a bag, which isn’t how I like to eat normally. Luckily I have made good choices for the most part and have been able to maintain my weight through it. I’m going to link up with Jen over at Peas and Crayons to bring you the eats today!

Peas and Crayons

First up is a go-to breakfast now that it is summer and the produce is everywhere. It’s simple yet so delicious, sometimes I even use a fork and mash the berries to make it more like a jam.

photo 1 Pete’s Coffee and KIND granola. I got the coffee while I was trying to bounce back from my flight into St. Louis and they even had mint to infuse it with. I’m obsessed with iced mint coffee right now, so refreshing. I also loved the KIND granola, it was so peanut buttery. The only thing, if you are expecting actual clusters it disappoints as a lot of the reviews have stated. I never eat it plain, I always throw it in some yogurt or ice cream so I didn’t mind.  photo 3

Egg white omelette with american cheese on a bed of fresh greens. A few weekends ago I was at the Boilermaker and Erin’s mom gave me a whole bad full of greens from her garden. I inhaled them, I couldn’t get enough of the fresh taste. Yes I even ate them for breakfast!  photo 12 Next up are two package food items. The first is Vegetable Wheat Thins and the second is Special K chips. To be honest, neither I was a huge fan of. They reminded me of my dieting days and both tasted very fake. I would rather a grain packed cracker or a hunk of fresh bread. I didn’t feel good after eating either one of these.  photo 15 photo 14

Don’t waste your dollars on this next bar. It was almost like a fig newton cookie texture but didn’t taste of peanuts at all. I would rather a Vega One bar any day of the week.  photo 13 Do spend your money on this though! Oh my gosh are these coconut bites so good. They aren’t too sweet thanks to the dark chocolate and they are so crispy. I loved to have a few of them when my sweet tooth kicked in. The punch of the dark chocolate cuts out any sugar craving you have and honestly can you go wrong with chocolate and coconut?!  photo 2

The reason I was able to stay awake through all of the meetings! Seriously, you can’t leave home without this stuff if you need a quick fix and don’t want coffee or soda.  photo 11 If you take nothing away from this post take away that Grillo’s Hot Pickles are a must have. Seriously they are so good. They are fresh made pickles that have an awesome snap when you bite into them. The hot is quite spicy but if you are like me and like your food with a little kick you will love these. The brininess is spot on with not too much salt and not too much vinegar and the garlic and fennel they add just kick these over the top. Yes I’ve eaten more than one jug at this point!

 

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So those are my eats. Hopefully next week I’ll have a recipe for you guys!

Do you like sweet or salty? I’m beginning to like both as a combination. Still can’t have fruit in my savory foods though. 

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