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CONTEST: Fitness Month Dream Device Giveaway! $400 value, enter NOW!

Leave a comment below telling us what you got out of Mobile Nations Fitness Month and be entered for a chance to win the phone, tablet, or game system of your dreams!

It's February and you know what that means? Mobile Nations Fitness Month! That's when we all get together to get in shape, share tips and tricks and recipes for success, review amazing apps and accessories, give away great prizes, and have a ton of fun! This year we're doing it a little differently, though. We're doing weekly themes, and that means every week you'll have new and exciting challenges, and new chances to win!

Week 4: Balance!

That's right, it's time to bring everything together and work towards a balanced life! It's really hard to eat and sleep well, and exercise regularly, especially with as all the other things we have to do. That's why it's important to not only act healthier for a week or month, but to build healthier habits into your ever day lifestyle.

To round out the month, we'll be reviewing a bunch of great apps and accessories that can help you keep it together, and keep yourself on track with your nutrition, exercise and relaxation goals.

And we are also going to be doing the mother of all contests.

Contest: Win the fitness device of your dreams!

Leave a comment below telling us what you've gotten out of Mobile Nations Fitness Month -- how much you've improved or been inspired, what you plan to do to keep it up throughout the year, or even how much you simply sat on the couch and watched it all transpire around you! -- and you'll be entered to win a $400 gift certificate to put towards whatever phone, tablet, or even gaming system will help you keep up with your fitness goals!

Be it iPhone or Galaxy Note, Lumia or BlackBerry, Surface or Droid, iPad or Android tablet, Xbox or Wii, we want to help you bring it home!

Our usual contest rules apply, and only one entry per person, but you can enter once on all of our sites: Android Central, CrackBerry, iMore.com, webOS Nation, and WPCentral

So what are you waiting for? Enter NOW, NOW, NOW!

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Chummsy says:

I got a lot of inspiration out of fitness month. I've always been one for tech over exercise. WPCentral helped a lot in giving me advice and suggesting gadgets like FitBit that have now made keeping track easier as well as something I have an interest in pursuing.

damielrohie says:

It just helped me stay motivated. I am working out everyday and watching what I eat so that I can get back into shape. It has been hard but I am like I need to work out incase they throw up a new post. I didnt win anything but it was fun anyways. I am going to keep working out because at the end of the day I really just want to eat donuts and frozen pizza whenever I feel like it. If i am in great shape and constantly eat healthy I should be able to have donuts now and again. I have actually gone down 3 belt holes since I started but my pants havent gotten any more loose because I am also trying to pack on muscle. so my big old thunder thighs are no longer as flabby and are more rock hard but the diameter stays the same.
I like knowing that others are working out as well because it motivates me to work out. it is like a community of poeple getting into shape. also it gives you ideas on what to try because there is no direct answer to working out or in other words there is no best way to work out. all there is, is finding something you like that pushes you physically. And sometimes someone does something that allows you to find a new push, a new challenge to overcome. so keep it up everyone and keep sharing.

outoftime84 says:

Thanks to this month I have become fully invested into gaining a healthier life style, thanks to the review and recommendation of wp central I got a fit bit one, linked it with my fitness pal and am now one the way to creating a healthier and more confident me. Im classed as over weight on the bmi index and my goal is to loose enough to become a safe a good weight. So far I'm 4lbs down and keeping it up, so thanks guys for that little push and inspiration I needed!

venom5150 says:

I downloaded the Chaser app for my bicycling needs.  This app uses the Strava APIs and helps motivate me on the bike.  Also, MyFitness Pal has been great!  Joined LA fitness and will continue to go.  To bad Key Ring app dosent pick up on the LA Firness  scaner at the Gym.

bizzyqu says:

I've lost about TEN pounds during fitness month using my BlackBerry (w/Livestrong and Runtastic) and the tips in the fitness month articles.  Thanks Mobile Nations!

Good OL MC says:

I gained some nice tips from listening to the weekly Zen and Tech podcasts with Rene, Georgia, and guests. I especially enjoyed the episode with CrackBerry Kevin and the exercise tips :).

I've used my fitness pal to spur on my push to lose weight and get a healthier lifestyle. Counting calories has certainly helped. 20lbs since the new year!

hbjoroy says:

I have read or browsed most the articles on wpcentral, taking interest in the fitbit and the wifi-weight.

I have been looking out for a good sports tracker for WP8, but I still am not convinced. Maybe inspired by fitness month, maybe not - but I haven't used my kayak for a long time, this week I used it twice, and tomorrow I'll have another trip.

I tried tracking with Endomondo - but that was a joke. I used to use Sportypal back in the Windows Mobile days, but I still haven't found a working solution. I'll try Sports Tracker and I have to try Runtastic.

Since my sport is kayaking, pulse-tracking would work better than step-counters or altitude-counters.

You wrote that anyone could run, but if you are enough overweight it is very straining on joints to run, so cycling and kayaking are better options for me, so the software/hardware has to work for those sports.

(Something wrong with the commeting system from Windows RT/Surface? - had to switch to plain text)

Mason Baxter says:

I've always been into staying fit, but I really have learned different ways to balance my MIND this month, through yoga. Taking the time to clear my head really benefits my overall well-being. THANKS GUYS and GALS.

gksmithlcw says:

I've already been working on all the things discussed this month but what I've been able to take away is the camaraderie of all the rest of the folks participating, the tips being passed around and the motivation garnered from making things public.

I intend to continue counting Calories and watching my nutrition to aid in weight loss, exercising to increase my physical fitness and aid in weight loss and improving my relaxation techniques.

If I win this contest I'll finally be able to get a tablet which will greatly aid me in my daily work and recreation activities.

Thanks Mobile Nations!

moc426 says:

I was already on my current workout routine since around last October but seeing tips and ideas here has been great and surprisngly I pre-ordered a fitbit flex.

fopho says:

This inspired me to start training for the 10k I keep putting off. I started a month ago and it is still going strong!

mindfrost82 says:

I enjoyed reading about all of the apps that are out there.  My wife and I live a very hectic life with 2 toddlers and full time careers.  We recently joined a gym and have been trying to stay motivated in our diet and workout routines.  Having a bunch of apps at our fingertips has helped maintain that focus.  We've been tracking our food and our workouts every day.  We've cut back on carbs and have added more protein, including shakes.  Having the apps like MyFitnessPal and Livescape help us see where we're at for daily carbs and protein.
My wife has lost over 2 inches in the past 2 months and I'm down 1 size and building muscle.  We look great and feel great and we can still be geeks with our smartphones helping us along the way!  I use the Nokia Lumia 920 and she uses the iPhone 5.
One of the great things with Mobile Nations is that we can compare different apps for the different platforms we have in our house.  I follow WPCentral for me and iMore for her and there's great tips from both sites!
Motivation is key though, and fitness month at Mobile Nations definitely helped us with that!

m0scs says:

I downloaded Myfitnesspal, to track my calories, been out cycling using my Polar cycle computer, upped my effort, cut out the crap and lost a stone! Seeing Georgia on various podcasts also got
my heart racing! ;-)

acegi1983 says:

I've been doing a lot of what was talked about for awhile now, but I did get some new ideas to try.  I would like to thank Mobile Nations for doing fitness month.  It's a great idea and it does help me stay motivated. 

CJ Thunder says:

This month's theme wasn't so much a gut check, but a kick start. I had broken a few bones in December playing football and was down and out. The variety of apps showcased helped to track my improvement and getting back to where I was physically. OneNote helped as well, keeping a general pain log and what new exercises and stretches I could entertain doing as the weeks went on. Next month I should be all healed and keep with the momentum of the last six weeks.

MSFTMatt says:

I have always been a fan of using my smartphone to help it run my life more efficiently. I was really excited to see what the Jawbone Up was going to bring, but iOS only is disheartening. So I purchased the FitBit ultra last yeah and have loved using it with my HTC Trophy and now 8X. I did like the extra insight provided by the reviews of the other 3rd party apps that use fitbit API. I use the FitBit companion. I am doing PT to help with my back pain and am inspired to lose more weight to help relieve the pressure o ln my discs. I am totally going to buy the Aria WiFi smart scale. originally I was on the fence because I wasn't sure if like it but WPC's review of it sold me on buying it for myself to help me log and track my progress with less effort thanks to WP, FitBit, the health apps, and a scale to monitor my fatta$$ become a healthy one instead. Thanks for the tips and articles. I really enjoyed reading them!

Agent-P says:

I got some pretty great tips for how to use different types of tech to help me stick to my workout routines. And the constant support from others participating definitely helped on those days when I just didn't feel like doing anything. I like to think during this time I've built some pretty good fitness habits.

fluidh2o says:

I think the biggest insight gained during Fitness Month is the need for good solid sleep in my daily life.

lucktr says:

My life is already fused with established pattern of physical fitness with randomized exercise sequences to keep it interesting. The fitness month then allawed me to tip off some helpful apps with new exercises and monitoring capabilities. Men's Health WP8 app is then the cherry on a low fat cake :P hahahah

thenott says:

I got back into the swing of running again. Balance for me is about that infamous work life thing, where the balance of my home office versus my fitness routine versus my family time, etc. takes place.

ajhall62 says:

I got tips on how to work out.

mythos13 says:

I used to work-out regularly but with 2 moves this year and my recumbent bike/rower not setup yet I was out my routine for over a year and it was really starting to show. But I wasn't inspired to do anything about it.I heard of devices like FitBit before but I never paid any attention to them. But reading the article on WPCentral about FitBit I decided I would try it as well as getting back into a few more of my old routines.

I've only had FitBit for 3 days so far but I must say I love this little device way more than I anticipated. It's inspiring me to get back into shape and I believe the halo effect of that is going to positively affect many areas of my life. Thank you FitBit and WPCentral.

pvcleave says:

I was insprined to start tracking my eating habbits again. I found a good app and have lost 15 pounds, so far, this month.

zealout says:

I think honestly the biggest thing I got was the importance of drinking lots of water every day, and keeping a log of it with waterlogger has been super helpful.

DavidinCT says:

I got a lot of inspiration out of fitness month. I went on a diet and trying to lose a little weight. I have lost 22 pounds so far this month, so it's really helped. I still have a little more to reach my goal but, with more walking and starting some new workouts, it will help me reach my goals. I wanted to be motivated a little and this helped.
Thanks for keeping me up to date with apps and programs that could help here. It has helped !

 

hary536 says:

I get really good useful information from these videos. Since, I am not an active person, this has been quite useful 
and motivating for me, which has spurred an interest in me to get active and fit. 

iDonev says:

I'm happy to say I didn't do anything during this month that I haven't been doing since last October. :)

Still, it's nice seeing so many suggestions for greats apps and tips on Mobile Nations!

xirsteon says:

I consider myself pretty fit since I play soccer [indoors during winter] and outdoors in the Spring/summer. My wife on the other hand isn't active in any sports other than watching and supporting her favority soccer team [FC Barcelona]. I was able to motivate her to use some of the apps...especially Endomondo and R-static. I have also been doing abs, push ups (which she despises of all things exercise), and few other exercise sequence. Since she's not a morning person, I have been able to motivate her into doing the exercise with me for 15 minutes and to my surprise she has actually got a hang of it since then. Now all I hear is her complain that her abdomen hurts from the ab crunches. I'd like to believe she is doing something right since she's sore from doing the exercise and also tracking her weight. She also signed up for WW and enters her points as well as weight. So far she has lost 4 lbs which she's quite happy about. As of rightnow, I think it's safe to say I'll continue to motivate her to continue to exercise with me. I'm impressed and satisfied with her progress thus far. 

schandlich says:

It made me want to go out and buy a FitBit...which I then did. :)

schandlich says:

Can't post to AndroidCentral currently by the way.

sinime says:

Debating taking the plunge and getting a Fitbit. Anyhow, been trying to get ready for the Tough Mudder this April in Austin! Part of my preparations involve working out while listening to WP Central Podcasts on my 920!

msft0682 says:

I liked seeing more about the best apps to get fit. We could all make use of one of these tools to make ourselves healthier.

5hea says:

To be completely honest, I haven't gotten up off my backside and changed anything dramatically... yet. But if there's one thing this month has acheived, it's definitely highlighted many of the options out there in terms of motivational tools, and guides, and easier ways to actually get some sensible information which can help a fitness newbie like me get started. More than anything, I've just been surprised by how quickly tech seems to be infiltrating the fitness industry, and I feel like it's just about time for me to get on board. I may not be visibly overweight or anything, but I'm definitely not as fit as I'd like to be. With all these new tools to motivate me, help me get more out of exercise, and pick up the pace of a more active lifestyle, I may just go ahead and begin. As a technology / gadget lover, I've come to see that there's probably never been a better time to dive in.

RoccOn16v says:

Fitness Month managed to guilt me into working out. It was the only regular reminder that I was fat and lazy, and that grad school is no excuse! I've been playing racquetball regularly and just started biking to class with Endomondo. I'm already addicted, gotta beat my best time every week!

Great compilation of fitness apps. Runtastic is still my fav.

Chregu says:

Not much, but I was 6 days skiing, so that's good, and I'm still running at least 3 times a week, but I did this before, so really not much. But good for everybody who was able to gain something from this month. :)

PiyushNexus says:

made me more energetic. wanna buy Nexus 10.

Nakazul says:

WPCentral have shown and proved to me that technology and exercise is very fun and inspiring. I want to continue this road and exercise (walking/hiking).
The only problem I have run in to is that Windows Phone is not a good source compared to iPhone for this type of stuff, which is really putting me down. I made a lot testing of Eudomondo(spelling), Marathon and Runtastic PRO and I thought at first they were all good, but infact there all off. I'm hoping for some kind of solution and discussion around this to get back on track...so to speak.

ripcity00 says:

Fitness Month reminded me to get moving and how much I've enjoyed using some of the helpful software tools to get on track.

erz2192 says:

I have been using apps on my Galaxy Nexus- Nike+, Endomondo, and Fitness Buddy to stay in shape. I would love to get a Jawbone Up to help track all of my stats constantly.

blak8830 says:

Need to burn more calories !

Ronnet says:

Fitness month came exactly at the right time for me. Due to the bad weather I started to neglect on my weekly exercises. It reminded me to keep things up with Endomondo and the 6 Weeks Training app. It also introduced me to Runtastic (which has a fantastic modern UI) but in the end I decided to stick with the apps I already used. Which doesnt matter as all that matters are the end-results. Hopefully next month the improved weather will be enough to motivate me!

cracgor says:

A slimmer waist and a better attitude.

abaggy says:

Great tips and apps.  Plan to incorporate many of the ideas into my daily life.

radewa says:

I would love to win because I will have great device in my hand to control my fitness information, buy some fitness apps for my device! Love to win !

mithmal says:

I've lost 7 lbs!

Well, I was already on my way to living a healthier lifestyle before before February rolled around.  I'm currently in my 8th week of P90X, I've cut out all sodas, and alcohol as well.
I've lost ten pounds, two inches around my stomach, three inches around my chest, and who knows about my thighs and biceps.  I've stuck to a high protein, low fat, low carb diet (although phase 3 is coming up, and I'm gonna increase the carbs), and I wouldn't have been able to do it without my Windows Phone.
I use Skydrive to access various important P90x related PDF's in regard to diet, workout schedules, etc., and I use the Calorie Meter app to make sure I hit my 2400 calories a day.  I also use the native calendar app to keep track of my workout schedule.
How would I benefit from a new mobile device?  Well, I don't have a tablet as of yet, and I think a bigger screen will definitely help, considering I'll be doing a second round when I finish this round. :D

mmohn01 says:

Thanks to fitness month, I went out and got the Fitbit One to go along with myfitnesspal app I've used for over a year. This month I have lost 18lbs. Thanks guys!

I got tips on how to keep fit and use my device as a workout companion

My wife and I both struggle to eat right and exorsize. I check 3 of the mobile nations sites daily. It's been a good motivator and reminder to maybe not large size that meal or eat a second helping of salad instead of potatoes.
 
Thanks for all the great tips and keeping us all thinking about helping living.

troystaylor says:

Time to start running again!

tiwi13 says:

Well you guys were a big factor in me deciding to go running with one of my friends... running over 6 kilometers at least once a week outside, but the cold temperature and my LG Optimus 7 don't mix too well, it keeps shutting down by itself...
'Grats to everyone who lost weight, but at 6" 150 pounds, that ain't exactly my goal...
Would love to get my hands on an Ativ S or a lumia 620...

stab244 says:

I learned that I'm a lazy SoB and need motivation to work out. Please?

steve_w_7 says:

I got on my bike a month earlier than I usually do. There are great WP cycling apps. Thanks for the motivation!

hibackhand says:

always good to hear what apps are relevent and what tips to focus on.  Thanks for the month!

rodneyej says:

Well, I realized how you can use technology to help make a positive impact on your health. That, and how WP devices can help you reach your goals year round.. I think MS should use this in marketing WP. WP should be marketed as "Your best friend""....

Darkgift says:

What I got out of fitness month? The motivation to quit smoking, the energy to getting back in shape, and the strength to get myself mentally sound. If it wasn't for Mobile Nations, none if that would have happened. For some reason it home this year. Maybe because I'm getting older with my 37th birthday right around the corner on March 13th....I don't know. Even if I don't win, thank you guys.

jabrecer says:

Thanks a lot. better person. happier life... so far.

bokchoy1 says:

I was inspired to work harder - but not on fitness. In that sense, I've been a couch potato this month.

I enjoyed the community that sprang up in the forums around fitness month and I enjoyed the fitness app reviews on the site.

RyanDaLyon says:

I have a high risk blood pressure due to my coartation of my aorta, im 23, and during this fitness month I've lost 8 pounds and have continued to exercise and eat healthier.

Nodnerb says:

Honestly i didn't "learn" a lot about fitness pre se'. I've been certified as a personal trainer out of personal interest, but dont do it for a living and I exercise regularly. I have been active and have lived a healthy lifestyle for the majority of my 38 years alive.
What I did learn though is that it is awesome that you are getting the message out about healthy living and lifestyle choices for longevity. Sappy, but true, as that all is I wanna win a new damn phone. :)

Yu Cheng says:

Besides classwork, reading gadget blogs, exercising has been my greatest interest, I played badminton twice a week, tennis three times a week, and doing weight for the rest two days of the week, prepare my own meals on Sunday, and have enough rest every night, I'm inspired by how you demonstrate that one can add smartphone, gadgets and apps to their exercise plan, I started to use gym workout guide, and planning to get a fitbit to monitor my level of workout more closely. Thank you wpcentral!

Zeroplanetz says:

by seeing this new story post i have learned to read what i normally pass over haha! yes i have failed to read or listen to the fitness month stuff BUT i have started to work out. it did help from seeing all the stories on here so go ahead keep pushing mental stuff our way!!!!

tpitts15 says:

I got the sweet winter ski and ride app that I can't wait to use in two weeks during my spring break ski trip!!

Murphdog456 says:

I have been sitting on the couch for over a year and depressed over the death of my best friend...my Dad!  I am not easily motivated.....need a little push from time to time.  By watching your podcast during Feb. Fitness Month, it caught my attention and inspired me to get "moving" and off the couch.  I purchased Fitbit after hearing you guys talk about it as I never heard of it before.  I started going back to the gym, eating heathier foods, and looking forward to continue my success with weight lose utilizing the Fitbit device.

Jnbs says:

I got some useful tips to keep myself in shape and as well I downloaded some good apps like runtastic pro to keep track of my training.

dlrohm says:

WPCentral, Fitbit, and inspiration got me almost 10 ponds lighter!

RyanAMG says:

Fitness month got my fiancee & I motivated to get in shape for our wedding. Just sent out the save the date in binary as I recently discovered adding our ages gave the wedding date. She is an Network Admin & I am a IT Consultant and don't have time to eat healthy so we always grab what we can. We now track what we eat with the Fatsecret app and have learned to pick better choices and portion control. Seeing the WP Community starting to take care of themselves gave us nerds the push we needed and so far we are making progress. We couldn't walk more then a mile without feeling like we were going to die and now we travel 3 miles in the same time. If I can give a word of advice it would be to drop soda and drink unsweetened ice tea or water. I am a different person from last month so thank you WPC & MN for helping this nerd get in shape.

Picked up a few good tips, but it's really the motivation and constant reminders that were more important.

atkulp says:

It got me thinking of how my Lumia can help me meet my goals. It also brought the FitBit One to my attention. This should really help me!

Enzo83 says:

Mobile Nations Fitness Month in one word=Motivation.  From all the videos and posts of the best fitness apps that are available, paid or free and knowing that Mobile Nations is into it, just gets me going.  You guys come together and make sure that not only do you guys bring us the latest news about tech and Apple, but you always want to see us happy and feel great about life.  Sometimes, when the tech world slows down a bit (just like my metabolism, oye!), you guys are giving us something unique and healthy to think about!  And last time I checked, I cannot think of any other tech site(s) that sincerely care about their readers like Mobile Nations does.  It only gets better from here.  Thanks a lot guys and here's to next year!

Ridlah says:

Fitness month helped me fight the urge to consume sugar and motivated me to continue running past my limit

techjmw says:

Helped remind me of all the tools and options out there to get active even if it is small changes. Great information and thanks for all the tips!

33497746 says:

I would like to continue the program to lose the 5 pounds that I have

I have to be honest I've done nothing as far as exercise or eating healthy. However i have gained something from fitness week. Helping me sleep by using the recommended apps. Thanks guys :)

Ajmcbsat says:

I got a prize!

Yuliy Kurylo says:

Thanks for the inspiration!
I'll try to moving as much as possible and  less to sit in one place.

giffis says:

Winter is the right time to remind people about importance of fitness.

DurnDurnDurn says:

It's been good to read up on everyone acheivements.  I've been crossfitting for about a year now and being able to come to my favorite tech site to see what others have accomplished helps me stay motivated to stay in shape during the hardest time of the year to stay motivated.  Seeing all of the apps that help support a healthy lifestyle has also helped.  I didn't track anything until now.

BryanTheRed says:

Fitness month has motivated me to start getting healthy so that I may live a long and exciting life. Need to get in shape by mid May for mine and my wife's trip to the Dominican Republic! A nice shiny device would be a great companion on the trip!!

DigitalDK says:

So I haven't really attempted to enter the contests being held during mobile fitness month even though I've read every single post and been creeping on the forum posts and comments. I've been exercising for quite awhile (about 9 months) now striving to lose a little weight and get into shape. I wouldn't say I wasn't happy with myself, just a little uncomfortable in my skin and wanted to tone up and improve my somewhat lethargic lifestyle. For the past 9 months I've been working towards those goals and trying to eat healthier and go to the gym as often as possible, over Christmas and January however I started to slip and regress to my old ways and then Fitness Month came along. I can't thank you guys enough for helping me back into my routine. Its amazing to know how many other people are here in this community that have the motivation to keep on going even when the going gets tough. I've been moved and inspired by quite a few comments on these threads and I can't thank you guys enough. No matter what happens don't give up on your goals, you can make it!

Also sorry for the long post, I just didn't know how else to describe my experience with less words.

swizzlerz says:

What I got was the knowledge that I made the right choice by purchasing the fitbit.

kevin2577 says:

I've become aware of some great apps thanks to Fitness Month! Runtastic and Zombies Run really help me stay on my goal and stay motivated!

Kronk says:

I gained renewed motivation and tools to implement after my upcoming surgery.

I'm following this blog from a month and found many useful apps to stay healthy..

I started running and lost some weight :)!

Arachnicide says:

I downloaded water logger and endmondo thanks to some articles I saw on Wpcentral. This site is my go to for what is going on, glad I bought the app.

explosive0 says:

I got nothing out of it. Didn't participate. Did I win?

Oxagarh says:

athletes, doctors and my mom recommend exercise, this mobile nations fitness post convinced me and i will start

willied says:

I have become more interested in all aspects of fitness. I've engaged in using new fitness apps, such as Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. I've been drinking more water than ever before, and I've been eating healthier than I ever have before. I've also been getting more exercise, and I look forward to even greater health in the future.

thetuxmask says:

I got alot of inspiration from all your work...went out got a fit bit...working on my exercise and this was the perfect time. In January I put myself onto a plant based diet....not I'm all set to start working out. This was just the next boost I needed thanks guy...keep up the great work wpcentral

suraj.das says:

Fitness month is awesome! From the apps you guys have suggested.. I selected 6 week training and my god! My chest has increased by 3 inches! Now no one calls me a skeleton! Thanks you guys :)

drg says:

As much as I'm already a fitness buff, it was very buff to read about all the buff tech that can help achieve my buff goals. I'll most likely buy one of those buff Fitbit step readers and hope to see my buffness increase to new high buffs. Buff!

fitness month showed me how new technology can assist us in healthier choices

pepe68 says:

Well for me it's relaxtion and how it's important to take some time out in our crazy schedules!!
The wealth of information (with a little help from out TECH) goes a long way to remind us to we need to take care ourselves! Mind, Body & Soul!!
Cheers!

ajm135 says:

well i lost 10 pounds thanks to many of the suggestions and apps like runtastic and such. So this helping me to keep it up since it feels great

nilchak says:

Thanks to your fitness coverage on Fitness month, firstly I have some

therandomone says:

Fitness month has helped motivate me to get back in the habit of exercising more. I've lost and kept off 40 pounds since May of last year, and when the holidays came, I kinda fell out of the habit of working out regularly. Basically, it guilted me into doing what I know I should be doing already.

jfudge says:

Started using my fitness pal to track calories and exercise. Also learned about the fitbit products and considering one.

nilchak says:

Thanks to your fitness coverage on Fitness month, firstly I have some apps on my Windows Phone with the finesse and fitness worthy of your coverage. and secondly thanks to the apps, I am up and about more than before, cause what else to motivate geeks like me than a shiny app on my shiny phone?

Tony_11 says:

I got the greater tips, such as apps like endomondo and my fitness friends. Also the community of people's support and tips have been great (i've mostly lurked them) and the podcasts as well! Before the mobilenations I didnt know how exactly to incorporate tech and workout, but now I do!

reelon says:

It helped me to focus and to really use my phone to monitor my exercise and food.

k1s23 says:

I have been very inspired by Fitness Month these past few weeks.  Two apps in particular I used that have been referenced during this period are Maps and WaterLogger.  Currently, both of my parents are going through major health problems at the moment (my mom has kidney stones and my dad has heart problems) and I've been a periodic Asthma sufferer my whole life, so Fitness Month couldn't have come at a more ironic time for me.  I've realized during this period (1) the importance of life, (2) the importance of taking care of my own life, and (3) how my actions can affect those around me, not just myself.
Being that it is summer weather now, I have opted out of short distance driving in favor of walking to close destinations, and the Maps GPS function has allowed me to track the amount of distance I covered visually and see my progress in real-time, rather than referencing an odometer and fuel gauge.  I see the path I can take, with the black and white checkered flag as my goal.  With this, I can feel a sense of accomplishment when I get to where I need to be: "I've arrived" is less a "finally Iʻm here" and more of an "I'm proud of doing what I just did, and I can relive it going back home."
Speaking of summer weather, it is hot and humid so heat strokes are a possibility which is why I also started using WaterLogger.  I've enjoyed eating healthy and taking vitamins for quite some time, but I tended to forget intaking more of the building block of many of our foods, water.  WaterLogger allowed me to track my progress in drinking water, not only to get an adequate amount of H20 in my body daily but to combat dehydration and heat strokes that other people I've heard of have recently suffered from.
In conclusion, I've started to take actions in staying healthy during Fitness Month, as the baby steps are what lead to the long-term goals in life.  Maps and WaterLogger are a few of the apps that have changed my life within these few weeks, and I will continue referencing Fitness Month articles to test even more apps.  The health conditions my parents are going through, along with the articles written for Fitness Month, made me realize my own health is my most valuable thing on Earth and I should be taking care of it as much as or even more than the other tangible things I take care of.  Taking care of myself means I will be around longer to meet my future children, and grandchildren, and possibly inspire others that I come in contact with throughout my lifetime.  I feel healthier even as an Asthma sufferer, I feel motivated to continue this progress, but most importantly I am feeling better every day.
Thanks, Mobile Nations!  Congratulations to everyone else that has had changes in their lives!

phil9o says:

mobile nations motivated me to get back in the gym. Downloaded many apps on the ipad and Im  working out every day since.

GreyGhostRos says:

Well I have been trying to do the opposite.. Trying to put on some wait.. (I am almost underweight for my height)
But I did follow your videos and figured in generality it should be pretty similar right?
So started eating healthier, Working out a bit more (better use of free time), and going on runs in the evening.
Gained only 1 Kg as yet though :(

chumsy says:

Made me feel motivated and inspired by the aspects of shredding 10 Kilos in such a short period of time. Planning to keep up with the fitness course and work hard to acheive a better lifestyle, a balance between work, family and fitness. A perfect way to stay healthy!
Previously sat on the couch for approx 2hours after work now I hardly get to relax on the couch (only if I have companies) but other than that, its been superb!

komeilkarimi says:

I sat heavily on the couch with a bag of chips in hand and said to myself I will one day do this

steenrock01 says:

It has helped me to keep motivated and some new applications on how to improve my workouts Thanks!

eureb says:

I use Endomondo Pro to track my nightly walks with my dog

drankurn says:

It just help me get back in to the rhythem after the winter break. thanks you.

owoseni1 says:

<p>mobile nations fitness month jolted me out of a near death situation due to weight. thank you so much. i am now doing 30 minutes on my livestrong treadmill. but i must say that, it was not easy going from 5 minutes to 30 minutes 4 days a week. thank you so much.really appreciate what you are doing(changing lives for better)</p>

fone_fanatic says:

I just moved in to a new place and while I've mostly been setting up, I do have a plan to start a daily work out.

tyguy829 says:

I have started getting up at 5:45 before school to go for a nice run.  I can't get enough of the Endomodo app on my Gnex!

dwain77 says:

It's easier to work out with a friend helping to motivate you...this month Mobile Nations was that friend.

akashpats says:

This month and the newly released apps helped and inspired of alot. Now, with more new inspiration and energy i restarted my gym which i left out a month ago beacause of getting on time for it. Truly it helped me making sense of living a healthier life.

jackbcohen2 says:

I have lost weight, slept better, ate healthier and felt better all month. I've also lost 10 pounds! The contests helped motivate me and knowing that everyone else in the Mobile Nations community was participating made me want to as well. If I got the gift card, I would get a Nexus 4 to help me track runs with Zombies, Run! and track everything else with Fitocracy. Thanks so much Mobile Nations!!!!!!!

brandon_L says:

I'm ready to start working out, just waiting for a nexus 7 to help me out. 

justflorin says:

i rested cuz i hurt my back....ive enjoyed the articles and as soon as my back stops hurting i plan on revisiting the multiple threads and do it on my own time, hopefully with a new tablet :-DDD

eidorian22 says:

I have learned that Fitbit is a really cool new way to track my fitness! And it is encouraging to see a 3rd party WP8 app in the Store! 

wer404 says:

I just started 2 weeks ago to being in a diet, working out and eating healthy but this makes me happy to know that I will get rewarded. I would like a Nexus 7 32gb and something that will hold it near me when I run. Thank you for this!!

Appogee says:

Loved the suggestions given, but I ended sticking to my Insanity workout and let me just say the cardio work is crazy.

darrix says:

Eating fewer pastries!

dreamfly says:

Biggest reward is not just healthier, but gotten my daughter to complaining about me gotten lazy and didn't work out with her for a few days!  Father-daughter bonding is priceless.

mouseglider says:

Made me thing of how unfit I am, hope I can get my arse in gear and do the deed :-)

Fredy N says:

Help me see what other geeks are doing and keep up what i was already doing. 

redsandvb says:

Lazy couch potato here, watching it all go by...

dannyd86 says:

Fitness month came alongside month 2 of p90x so I was well on my way to fitness. Its always nice to read/watch other people getting in shape though. The companionship is really motivating. And when it comes to health and fitness theres always something new to learn. 

bnbliss says:

Balance is really the watchword now. I've gained and lost a lot during this past month and not just myself.  My husbear and a number of ours friends.  We'be banned together to really USE technology to recapture Balance in our fitness routines, our eating habits and our bodys.  Pure numbers are much easier to measure, Balance isn't.  My husbear and I plan our meals now using LoseIT! every Sunday before shopping and then have incorporated Zumba Fitness as a couples activity every Saturday morning, which also helps us not to drink if we go out Friday night.  I personally have gone from 256 lbs to 245.1 as of this morning.  More importantly is the increased energy and decreased body fat.  I'm down from 38% to 27.8%.   It's the marriage of Tech, Motivation and Determination along with a strong support system that has returned both of US to a state of Balance.  Thanks for lighting a fire that's lead to these wonderful changes.

_iL33t_ says:

i use my phablet during all my workouts, gyms have some of the most awful playlists and tracks that do not help with maintaining concentration while working out. i've maintained my weight, but have converted a lot, and i mean A LOT of fat into muscle. i look and above all FEEL GREAT! thanx for the all the inspirations to keep me motivated!

mykoljb says:

I learned about some excellent aps and how to get a better nights sleep, thanks WPCentral!

Purge_GT says:

Honestly, 
I work out three-to-five days a week, and I push weights, do some cardio and plyometrics. It doesn't cause any weight loss though - food has always been the big thing.
 
Read Gary Taubes "Why we get fat" or better yet, Good Calories, Bad Calories if you're looking for weight loss and why the SAD diet doesn't work. 
 
That being said - I use my phone constantly for music while I work out - and I'd love to have a Lumia 920. 

danno.scu says:

All these fitness posts during mobile fitness month have really made me think about living a healthier life to be a better example for my son. With all these apps that are out there I can really get excited about living healthy. Hopefully that excitement will rub off on my son as he gets older.

david.ao says:

It came just in time! im on college vacation right now and i planed on exercising a bit this month so when i saw this on mobilenations it really helped me keep motivated!!!

Hanhua Yin says:

I learned that I really need more quality sleep, and I'll try to do that, right now :)

OscarMaDi says:

I've got some nice advices and advertisements. And I'd discovered some awesome and helpful apps that may be I wouldn't have founded by myself.
And I've got all of this from a friendly community which includes both of my hobbies: tech and fitness.

A new fitness app that just came out this weekend for CrossFit is Wodhalla. Check it out. It's the best CrossFit app out there.

matiqi says:

Nice tips and checked some apps which i didnt have a clue

Talbot690 says:

Im not gonna lie i didnt download any of the fitness apps but reading the articles and post did motivate me to start using the treadmill and running outside quite a bit more then i used to. I feel like i have alot more stamina and im even considering joining the military as a result. I just want to push myself more and more and alotta of thanks is to these articles on mobile nations (wpcentral) THANKS GUY!

thorwaler says:

I think I got a lot out of the fitness month. I downloaded Runtastic and Zombies, Run! and started going running on a regular basis. My body just feels much better now that I am doing sport on a regular basis again.
Thanks guys for motivating me for sport! :)

miczroberts says:

i learned how to balance sleep, relaxation and of course exercise. i'm looking forward in continuing the progress i made in losing weight!

jimmykwok91 says:

I've been inspired to find a balance between my study time and exercise time. As a student, I always study hard to get good grade all the time, that's why I am lack of exercise. I will plan regular exercise throughout the year while still maintaining the balance between it and my academic life.

I have learned that while taking care of my family for years, its finally time to take care of myself...i owe myself great heath and a long life...its overdue! Thanks MN!

harsh_padia says:

First of all, a big thanks to Mobile Nations for running Mobile Nations Fitness Month !

I have managed to strike a balance between my academic and social life. I spend time with my friends without worrying about the impact it will have on my studies, as I complete my studies first.

I have also been inspired to exercise more regularly, eat the right foods and, to sleep early to keep my mind, body and soul balanced.

Keep up the good work ! :)

ninjatertle says:

I've learned to incorporate a workout routine into my daily schedule!

irvin792 says:

I got my weight back under control by eating more home made food rather than fast food. Back down to 185 from 205

nrln says:

I've always been a real health nut with my diet but the physical exercise aspect had always been lacking. This month helped me to challenge myself physically and be all the more healthy. Im saving up and waiting for the new fitbit device to launch. I feel like having that tracker band will be a great reminder to push myself to stay more active.

neelagopi says:

Due to this Fitness month initiative, I got back to my workout/excercise routine along with regular sports activity, which I stopped in last september... Thanks Mobile Nations!

soumian says:

I'm planning on taking box training/fitness classes to keep this thing going!!

Mic98 says:

I ran a lot of distance and kept track on it with some apps, that wpcentral provided us.

tigerhoodz06 says:

I learned some new apps and ways to stay on top of my workouts. 

Fairclough says:

 
Great! I needed something to kick start my fitness and re joining rowing. At 17 I lost to the gold medalist this year by 1.5 seconds in the u/23 so this fitness thing has inspired me to retrain but now with the medalist as he was one of my brothers former team members. I have started running with my sister on weekends (she has dropped 20kg), running to my sessions were i coach 14 year olds which is about 10km when i can, cycling to uni about another 20km every day, going rowing 5-6 mornings a week and when I have breaks a long ride.
IT has made me manage my sleep, i approximately get 8ish hours always told never less and if you cant just rest your eyes at you will be 95% of your sleep. So i go to bed 8:30ish - 9 and wake up about 5am for training. If I can I will have a nanna nap during the day.
As for food, I have cut a lot of junk out my system, big breakies after training porridge / cereal but I do have a few treats as my coach says since i dropped for 79kg to 71.8-73 (changes) and I am a light weight (72.5kg and below) I should keep my eating habbits right up so i don't go too light into the 60s.
In winter thanks to you kick starting my plan my coaches and former coachs at my old school i coach at have created to bulk me up muscle wise in winter. I am 2 weeks into rowing but a month or two into my general fitness which this comp made me not give up on. They say it takes a month to create a fitness habbit and you guys have helped me. So thank-you from Tom Fairclough
 

Well, I got tips on how to keep that exercise routine
going. Mine usually just lasts for a week.
Thanks Fitness month!!

restlessdan says:

Some new ideas which that i can add to what i am doing now. And a nice but of competitive inspiration from the wpcentral group on fitbit.com. So far this year i have lost 8lb and i am going to keep going.

reevester says:

I use RunTastic Pro on my Nexus 4 while using my tablet (iPAD 2) for entertaining myself (and diverting my mind from the stats screen on the treadmill) while walking/jogging!!

prcntg says:

Good to see how everyone else is doing it. Both basics and tips/gadgets.

ph3n0m3n0n says:

My personal advice: kids also improve your overall fitness, no additional activities needed...
But Winning prizes is a good motivator too. ;)

my motivation is to have a new phone to work out with.

This month helped me stay motivated and fit instead of just lying around the house all day. I have slimmed down and toned up so far this year. My eating habits are tremendously better now too!

dmedesha says:

I've got sore legs, new bruises, lost two pounds, fell off my bar stool last night.  But, hey, can always use a new device.  Thanks!

fleetfoot says:

I am exercising six days a week for 35 minutes starting at the beginning of January.  I am tracking my workouts with endomondo pro and tracking my calorie intake with myfitnesspal.  Having the tracking software on my phone has helped with motivation.  I feel stronger and more alert.  I sleep better.

rhenford says:

I got a fitbit based on a review I saw here and made a change in my diet. I'm eating less meat now. I've gone from 96 kilos down to 92. I'm happy and I think I will continue watching what I eat and what I do going forward.

gokkenath says:

I'm fit by using apps suggested by wpcentral during mobile nation fitness month. I don't want to share a huge story. Just two lines "I'm fit with sexy WP and flexy wpcentral

If my fellow mobile geeks could get fit, I could too. I found fitness month was great motivation for me to improve my health not with just exercise but also dieting.

CjEggett says:

Helped me get back on my bike recently (against the terrible weather we've had recently) and have been using WPC recommendations to record distances. While I'm not back up to the 100miles+ a day I clocked over the last summer I hope to be there soon :)

squintyboy says:

stay fit and good diet

GeekGie says:

Through all the apps and workout recommendations, as well as just living a healthier lifestyle mostly I've been motivated to get into the gym more and actually push myself.  As for the future, it'll be a little more difficult but I plan on keeping up my gym time as much as possibly during my deployment.

lottidah says:

I got a lot of great information on how to use my phone and other technology to help me get fit. The info on the FitBit product, in particular, has been an eye opener. I had no idea such technology existed and I can't wait to start using it!

karchie says:

Tons of great advice and most important inspiration, thanks to all !

landjo77 says:

Your "Fitness Month" helped get me out of the holiday slump and back into my regular exercise routines.  Thank you for this!!

abc1111 says:

The Fitness month made me think about my health. I should be eating well, should have a good sleeping habit and, of course, should be doing exercises regularly. I really should start soon. :D

I've used all the info to help myself recover from a long illness and surgery! The tips helped me improve my activity level and my diet :)

branedge says:

got me back into running! using endomondo

AkAdam says:

I've been inspired to challenge all my friends at work to a 3 month "Biggest Loser" challenge starting March 1st! Can't wait to use all the recommended apps to help me reach my goal!

IggySmalls says:

It got me inspired, but I did injure myself, so not too much physical activity in the last couple weeks.

i dont use any apps to track my progress but i give all these insights to my mom and dad. well im really skinny so i just eat all i can to put some meat on them bones. But my dad used to over eat and now i told him how to go about with it and explained all the details about how it takes 20 min for the brain to tell us that our stomach is full. i also take them with me for a morning walk and i take my dog along as well. Feb fitness month was really great and gave me alot of info which i really didnt know. I am going to keep me and my family fit and healthy from now on :)

TripNFry says:

February as a fitness month is great! when can we do a fitness year!!

the tree says:

 

Talking about balance for the end of fitness month...

I balance a lot, a full time job working 50 hours a week, a second job working 30 hours a week, a wife to keep happy, and an active 4 year old that has soccer, tball, school, and play dates to organize. 

 

on top of that I am training for the Chicago marathon, and after losing 160lbs I am lifting and running my way to be an inspirational role model for all the people who want to lose the weight and look good but keep thinking whatever they see on TV or hear on the radio is the newest fad. The diet industry is a vicious cycle and a horrible marketing monster that preys on the fact that they KNOW you will fail. 

 

eat better, lift weights, do some cardio each week, and stop sitting on the couch.

 

I say this to a lot of people, I don't know who said it first, but I say it a lot. 

There are more places on this planet that you have NOT seen than you have seen, go out, live your adventure, have purpose, win your race, see your sight...it's never too late to start living.

 

 

I would get an Iphone5, because it would help simplify my life with my wife/daughter/schedule for training/work/running

use endomodo, bodybot, google music, podcaster, music, HR monitor, nike run, and nike fuel if I had an Iphone(no android app)

 

OmniGeorge says:

Fitness Month hasn't been so much about inspiration or motivation for me as it has been about knowledge and information which can be used to make better choices.  Because of WPCentral, I went out and purchased a FitBit, which I now wear everyday around the clock.  It has given me information, not prevously available.  I always figured that with my desk job, I wasn't really getting as much exercise as I should, but now I have true and relatively accurate feedback on my activity level.  This information has caused me to make minor tweaks in my routine: I park farther away, I always take the stairs, I walk around the building during coffee breaks, while brainstorming, or while on my windows phone.  I also paired my FitBit account with MyFitnessPal which gives me a beter idea of what I am consuming.  So I opt for a banana with my coffe instead of banan bread.  I eat carrat sticks intead of chips with my lunch, etc.  Having the data in front of me keeps me accountable to myself; I cannot just estimate and fi=gure that i'm moving around enough or staying within a healthy calorie limit.  These changes are simple ones that I have made and think will be easy to continue, unlike past decisions to join a gym or go for a daily run.  Decisions which only last a couple of months before my busy life gets in the way.  And I have WPCentral to thank for making me aware of the tools I now use to make these better informed decision about my lifestyle.  Thank you.

Discovered the app my fitness pal and it has helped keep me motivated to staying on my workout plans. Already down a few pounds and counting!

brentgee says:

I got inspired to find out that not all techies are couch potatoes. I've been not sitting down much more over the past few years, and it's nice to know that not all are slobby looking geeks. To all, keep up the good work the Mobile Fitness Month inspired.

bp3dots says:

I got inspired seeing regular people get excited about fitness!

Barrett1134 says:

I agree. Very motivating topic, but I really like the new apps I had no idea a) existed and b) could use the phone to do things like monitor heart rate. Very cool

frogman44 says:

I enjoyed the Fitness Month information, and discovered some very useful apps.  Thanks!

I had so much fun with fitness month, it was inspiring to see how my devices can be used with fitness.  Thanks to your advice, I am no longer bored on the treadmill!

hankwatt says:

I don't mean to brag and I dont mean to boast...j/k but the awareness was very helpful knowing I had my mobile community getting fit at the same time I am.

Steps I'v taken to drop 20 lbs in 26 days (from 235 to 215 and counting!):

#1) Watch "Forks Over Knives" and "Vegucated" on Netflix (mobile)
#2) Go Peskatarian, Take Corella (anti-mercury) with your salmon or albacore! $4 per half pound at the salad bar in your grocery store. Also the Chipolte veggie bowl is $6.82. I did zero exercise in my first week.
#3) Buy the armband for your mobile and use Map my Run/Ride and Zombies, Run!
#4) Sideload P90X on your phone and use it during your lunch break. You need a towel and a yoga mat.
#5) Enjoy the compliments that come with your new lifestyle!

slavovpe says:

Fitness month reminded me that I am responsible for my own health! Back on the treadmill!

tehkei says:

thanks to myfitnesspal app that I downloaded after reading your articles, its much easier to keep track on what I eat and maintain a cavemen/ketos diet. 

Bcloutier says:

It's reminded me that I need to keep fit during university. With lots of classes and work I don't have much free time, but Fitness Month has kept keeping in shape on my mind. I haven't lost any weight, because at 19 years old and my size, I don't need to, but I have maintained my weight and fitness.

vincentw56 says:

I gained inspiration from reading others comments. I also looked into some of the fitness gadgets.

shultsy75 says:

I have lost 10 pounds working out with Insanity paired with a low carb diet. I am also using the "FATCALC" app to track my body composition!

TheStrider says:

Loving my Endomondo app for tracking my runs!

i_arpit says:

It is due to all the fitness tips I got....that I was so impressed I made an account here...now I am a glad member :)
Thank you Mobile Nations Fitness Month for changing my wrong habits and helping me adopt new healthy habits :)

tacofiend says:

It's motivating to see fitness updates when you're only accountable to yourself and not working out with anyone else. It's hard some days and you need a kick in the butt, and seeing everyone else getting excited about their progress is a huge help, even moreso when you use tools like MyFitnessPal to track your diet and exercise. For that reason I also pre-ordered a FitBit Flex, even though it doesn't work with Windows Phone. It looks like an awesome tool to help you stay on track.

cloakinghalk says:

I have been able to fit a workout routine into my schedule. Im also eating better and tracking calories with a fitness app. Im going to continue to work out and limit the amount of alcohol I consume.

isma_mail says:

I have remembered how important is to do exercise. Mens sana in corpore sano ;)

feraask says:

I just liked learning about all the different apps that I hadn't even heard of yet to help me track and improve my workouts! :)

wbadry says:

The fitness month simply... Made me love how I look now

upupandawol says:

I am currently the fitness rep in my my military duty station. I come up with cool workouts and help others become successful with dieting to achieve optimum fitness levels, watching the various posts on Fitness Month with Mobile Nations I've been slinging new ideas and inspiration left and right. My computer just crapped out on me and I was thinking of taking the mobile plunge. If you guys granted me a Surface I would be forever grateful!. Thanks guys

Zubuu says:

Haven't really been traning this month... Been busy reading your articles about traning and fitness so no time for it... Starting up next month... ;)

LuWiiGi333 says:

Honestly, it put the fire back into my drive to get fit. I was hit by a car riding my bicycle to work back in April and since then I'd gained 50lbs. I used to ride and walk everywhere, I never drove. The accident cause physical damage which limited me physically and I just gave up. As of the beginning of this month, I pushed myself to get back up and make a change. I've lost 10lbs since and I'm not looking back!

Ricky Babalu says:

Time to start living healthy!!

Jobook1 says:

you guys have kept me pumped during this crazy month of sports!!! I laterally have sport 5 to 6 times a week! Somehow I still manage to make my way to mobile nations????

ody360 says:

Motivation to reach my set target!

I've been a Windows Mobile follower and now a Windows Phone fan! I own a bunch of Windows Mobile and Phone devices from imate, Qtek,htc, and now Lumia 920, which is my fav! 
WPCentral is by far the best WP site that I've come across and I use it daily. When I came across the post about February being the fitness month, I was kind of chuckling because I actually started my fitness journey back in October 2012 and I completely my first round of fitness workout (P90X) a few weeks back.
I lost 25 lbs and 12% body fat from sticking to the workout and using MyFitnessPal for WP8 to keep track of my exercise and diet. Boy, that was quite a journey! I enjoy every moment of it!
I still use MFP to this day and I've logged 140 days consecutively since Oct 2012. Check it out on MFP. My username is "proton77" :)

hulickr says:

Great to see all the the great tips to use our tech to improve our personal health.

facedown41 says:

No concrete accomplishments but I'm definitely better prepared for basic training next month.

More motivated to keep my gym schedule going and some great apps

zeroaxs says:

Let me know about some great new apps for my new phone. Now, to convert the wife. 

Jordan2348 says:

Fitness month reminded me to get back to my new years resolution. I use Spotify to liven up my workouts.

zdn1042 says:

It's all about discipline! Motivation, balance, and determination! Setting a goal!

February is fitness month..... Good call picking the shortest month!!

s0briquet says:

I've definitely found my balance this month: I've improved my squat, bench press, and deadlift all over 20 pounds during fitness month; I've adhered to a healthy, fresh, and natural diet; and I've finally normalized my sleep schedule to give myself the recharge I need.
Train like an animal, eat like a horse, sleep like a baby
oh, and record your progress like the fitness device of my dreams

Jakez98 says:

I've been hearing a lot about MyFitnessPal from my friends, and I thought it was just another lame iOS / Android app. But then it appeared on WPCentral's Fitness Month article, read up about it, saw some positive reviews about it in the comment section, and so I decided to download the app. And the app is FANTASTIC! Beautiful, smooth MetroUI that makes it a really pleasant experience for showing off my progress to my friends and relatives.

Now my favorite apps on my phone are the WPCentral app and MyFitnessPal!

BigRhet says:

Both basics and tips/gadgets.

Well to be honest, I mostly watched you while slouching on my couch. But you made me feel guilty so I started doing a few push-ups everyday.

doublin says:

I used Endemondo alot and took in consideration most of your suggestions.No real weight change but I dont need,but I feel a loooot better.

Thargoid says:

I started late as I missed the thread in the forums, but I was inspired to get up and do something - even a little is better than nothing - so I bought myself and my wife a FitBit Zen and joined the Windows Phone Fitbit Community, added loads of friends to make it a real challenge and I have started to walk more than I have for many years.
I go for a short walk after I leave my car in the office car park in  the mornings, then I go for two walks at lunchtime (one before my sandwich and one after it), and then I go for a walk in the evenings before driving home. I have to confess that my wife takes some keeping up with!
My determination to get my mileage up this last weekend was dashed by the surprise arrival of acute gallstones on Friday afternoon which managed to disable me all weekend, however I'm fighting back now, but cursing those lost days.
It's a great shame that there isn't a Fitbit made app for my Nokia 920 but "DotNetNuzzi Fitbit Tracker" is a great alternative which I use in conjunction with the Nokia Maps app when I am out walking off those pounds.
So I may not be the hardest or the fastest, but I am extremely grateful to the community for starting this challege and getting me off my back side and doing something, as well as allowing me the opportunity to coerce my wife into challenging me.

gtmerciless says:

For some reason I had never really thought to look into fitness apps on the phone always equating them with nike fitbit and other peripherals, but I took this opportunity and grabbed a few to test out over the next few weeks.

bimmin says:

I've mostly sat on my butt this month. I do come to Mobile Nation everyday to look for updates. I live in a cold part of the US where its much easier to be lazy this time of year. I do have the SmartRunner app on my phone. In the summer I often bike to work and I'll use this app to track my distance and time. Keep up the good work!

jean15paul says:

I really enjoyed the sleep and relaxation podcast.  I have a sleep disorder and am very interested in sleep science.  There was a lot of good information and tips!

jean15paul says:

oops ... double post .... please delete

Reyeinn says:

All the app suggestions helped me find apps to make working out less of a chore.

AfroZepher says:

Sore calves and motivation. . .lego!!!

130hp says:

Fitness month has motivated me to get off my ass.

okay, I haven't lost any weight... but i'm not big... not a stick either... i consider myself fairly fit... so instead of eating less, I began to eat better... hopefully I can stick to this for a long time though admittedly, I tend to change things up alot... also found a lot of apps to track my work... a stopwatch, a skiing progress tracker, and a food diary... 

Paunngaq says:

Fitness month has been motivational for me. I completely stopped exercising in January and the beginning of February, but in the last week and a half I've lost 4lbs. It may not seem like much but it is to me
Cheers,

Yamishi says:

Sure, I lost a few (22) pounds, but what I really got out of this was a new outlook on life. I have to buy a lot of new clothes -- and that's the worst thing that has happened to me this month.

xd1936 says:

You've all inspired me to get a Fitbit Zip and start tracking my daily stats. There's a lot to learn! It's only been a couple of days, but I'm already noticing patterns and trends that I hadn't before. Thanks, guys!

rhettwhite82 says:

Inspired on how to keep track of calories consumed

manneo says:

I was motivated by mobile nation commitment to fitness month, I start the day early with exercise and I stopped drinking sweet beverages for the month. I feel good.

Sameeris7860 says:

eating better, feeling better than ever. last year around this time i was in the hospital so all this is so surreal

vegetto_456 says:

I feel like i have a lot more energy throughout the day. i cut out sugary foods. and i sleep more too!

Harry_gooner says:

Thanks to the app Sleep Journal and Water Logger, I started to keep track of the amounts of sleep and water that I'm getting and drink everyday. I never knew I had so little sleep and drank so little water! Actually what's more important is that they actually had an positive effect on me and I've definitely improved at those aspects. Besides, I'm now lifting harder than ever with the help of Deekfit Gym, hopefully I'd gain more muscles soon. Btw I'd just like to say thanks for all the hardwork and keeping me updated with the latest news and updates.

Flip4Bytes says:

Every time I went to the site,I was motivated to turn around (after reading a few articles of course) and go to the gym for an hour or two. Normally when I'm bored I'd find my way to the site, but you guys quickly motivated me to get off my 8utt. Its a great motivation to an otherwise very lazy activity. Thanks so much guys/gals, and keep it up! :)

oldpueblo says:

Based on the previous editorial I purchased a fitbit one and an aria scale for myself and my wife, got three friends to also get involved, and have now lost just over ten pounds just by walking more and paying more attention to what I eat (mostly walking).  Now we are in a competition to out-walk each other and I don't see the motivation ever ending.  I actually rush outside and walk for an hour at 11:00PM just so that I can get all my steps in for the day before the midnight reset, even though it's freezing out!  So basically Fitness Month helped me get on a fitness track and lose weight where I had no plans to do so previously.  Thanks!

i use the usual fitness apps during my daily workout !!!
motivates me 2 keeep headn to the gym as well as keeping in shape eating wise :)

melan26 says:

Lots of apps helping us be healthier and share that with others.

peregrineay says:

The Mobile Nations fitness month helped me figure out which phone to look for because some of these fitness apps look very useful!

klcow says:

talking bout balance, i've not had enough sleep but the good news is that throughout the month of February, i have started using that long forgotten gym pass to my uni gym and get those blood pumping through myself. Started up badminton games which is fun as well and intensive :D. Hope to keep it up thoughout the year :D

I learn which apps are the best for tracking my calories and exercises!

smith2sc says:

Got some new apps for working out and read lots of stories about people who are doing the same things I am.  

PGWP says:

My 'fitness month' really began iin Sept 2011, got tired of being slightly overweight at 190 lbs and 5'9.  I decided to workout daily using the Kinect and EA sports active 2 for about 45 minutes everyday.  Really only started seeing results once I started cutting back on the calories, within 5 months I dropped down 50 pounds to 140 and stayed there.  I didn't go to any gym or use any fancy equipment, simply a kinect and some running shoes.
Throughout 2012 I've been gaining back muscle mass that I lost due to the fast weight loss; anytime you lose weight that quick you also burn muscle due to limited calorie intake and less muscle building exercises.  I've put on 20 pounds of muscle in 8 months and intend to keep it up to pack a few more pounds on.   My cardio sessions no longer are with the kinect :), it's much more advanced now - I use a weight vest and do running, jumps forward/back - side to side, push ups, squats.
My workouts now consist of 3 days of cardio and 3 days of weight training with moderately heavy weights for 2 hours everyday at 6 days a week.  I've been doing this workout for 8 months straight and have not missed a single day. 
 
So while fitness month didn't help me directly thats the great thing about it; it very likely will help someone to get back into shape and thats really promising to see.  With the constant reinforcement it encourages people to lose the extra weight they've put on.  Its the positive reinforcement and encouraging articles that help people get up and go do that workout.  When your trying to lose weight you always have those few people who try to sabotage your diet either intentionally or think they are doing you a favor offering you a donut, having someone encourage you to lose weight like these fitness articles do is very positive.
It's really not that hard to lose weight, its simply you looking at the end goal and doing the exercises + diet and following through.  Theres nothing complicated about it, just you having to follow steps and getting to the end result.  Take small steps, and don't think of it as monumental - that will lead to giving up.  Each small step you make leads to the final goal, if you give up you fall back to step one.

tnymnky11 says:

I just loved watching the podcasts and picking up some fitness apps to try out!

khl says:

It is inspiring to read the comments on how we have our own ways to get fit and keep fit.

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