iPhone for my bicycle

It's begining to feel like summer... I've been riding my bicycle quite a bit lately.
It's begining to feel like summer... I've been riding my bicycle quite a bit lately.
As you may have noticed on the right hand side of the blog, I have added the "Recent Activities" list, that shows some of the things that I have been doing to work on being more physically healthy. I have found my iPhone to be a huge help in keeping track of my activities. I am using an application called iMapMyFitness which allows me to track my bike rides, walks, runs and other physical activities. For example, I just open the application and hit record at the beginning of a bike ride and it will automatically record my route, time, speed, and calories burned. I can then log into their website, Map My Fitness to name the workout, and add extra details such as the weather, my weight, heart rate, etc. I can also set goals for how many miles I want to ride in a month, if I want to loose weight, how much sleep I get and more. The site will then use the data that I enter when recording my workouts and tell me how far along I am in achieving my goal. This application also integrates into this blog so that I only have to update my information about a workout in the Map My Fitness site, and it automatically gets updated here. Another iPhone application that I've started using this month to help me monitor my physical health is called Lose It! which allows me to keep track of what I've eaten, how many calories my food contains, what my optimum calorie intake is based on my height, weight, and gender. Lose It! also tells me how many calories I have left to consume for the day and subtracts the calories that I've burned through my physical activity. There is also a Nutrients tab in the Lose It! application that lists the fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, fiber, and protein that is in the food that I've consumed for the day and also gives me a weekly average that I've been consuming of these things (since I've been using this for two days, that feature has not been too helpful so far.) These two applications together are a great way for me to track my physical health. Now, I just need to figure out what the ideal numbers on of these things are, so that I can work on becoming more healthy, and not just being able to track a bunch of numbers. ----- On another note, on Sunday I realized that you have to be careful when biking with loose fitting jeans on. I got my pant leg caught in the gears of my bike and it totally wrecked the little thing that shifts which gear the chain is riding in. Where this shifter is normally parallel with the frame of the bike, now it is sticking out at a 45 degree angle with the chain caught on in and not moving. I'm still biking, but am borrowing someone else's bike temporarily. I tried bringing my bike in to the the bike shop on Monday only to realize that the bike shop is closed on Monday (it was a nice mile and a half walk with my bike.)pixelstats trackingpixel