How Accurately Do Running Apps Track Your Distance?

I trust my running app, most of the time. If I set out for a three-miler, and come home with only 2.8 on the screen, I’ll jog around the block to finish the job. But even a smartphone can be dumb sometimes: like when MapMyRun grabbed a data point on the other side of the river my friend was running along.

Source: How Accurately Do Running Apps Track Your Distance?

Running, cycling, swimming… All the same issue.  Aside from marathon training, most advocate “double the distance”.  Which covers the margin of error…

Don’t forget about running tangents!

Transform Your Eating: A Start-to-Finish Guide to Tracking Your Food

For lunch on Tuesday of last week, I had a vegetable stir-fry mixed with curry ground beef and a side of rice (all topped with Sriracha, of course). I could recall this meal from a week ago because I track my food every day. Not only does it keep me on top of my goals, but now I have records to look through when things go from “under control” to “oh sh*t”.

Source: Transform Your Eating: A Start-to-Finish Guide to Tracking Your Food

It’s a pretty comprehensive article, while weight loss is the goal for most – it does mention weight gain for those of us wanting to bulk up.

How Selfies Can Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

You probably think that selfies have a special place in the burning pits of Mordor, but don’t be down on them. They’re actually a very useful weight loss tool for measuring progress, and for keeping you motivated.

Source: How Selfies Can Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Sometimes I think that it’d be interesting to see a “before” picture, but I’m reminded of the number of times I had to go clothes shopping because of how much I’d lost.  I’m not photogenic, so I don’t care to see myself anyway.