Getting in shape with the iPhone

Federico Viticci's great article about how the iPhone has helped him get back in shape after chemo:

Last year, I decided to put an end to my sedentary, lazy lifestyle. I was fed up: I gained weight because I didn't pay attention to what I was eating or drinking; I didn't have enough breath for two flights of stairs; I might have beaten cancer, but I wasn't living a healthy lifestyle. I was wasting the second opportunity I was given and I felt ashamed of myself for not valuing it enough.

I turned to the iPhone for help. In the back of my mind, I always knew that I was the kind of person who would be interested in a daily exercise routine and healthier lifestyle with kind encouragement and the ability to visualize data and progress. That was the perfect motivation to get into the world of fitness tracking and lifestyle apps that was flourishing around the iPhone and the App Store. Change needed to come from myself and from my personal willingness to exercise every day and make conscious decisions about food and personal life balance, but the iPhone would provide all the other tools.

It's a great read, and Viticci correctly notes that technology can only do so much. You need to get up off your butt and put in the work, but it's reassuring to know that when you're ready, there are great tools on the iPhone that can help you on your fitness journey.

As an aside, on the eve of the Apple watch event, I'm curious as to how much more helpful or accurate the watch will be in tracking steps, elevation, and things that the M8 motion coprocessor already tracks. I've stopped wearing my Fitbit Force since purchasing the 6 Plus and use the iPhone for tracking my steps. 



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Mario Marathon 5

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Retina MacBook Pro

So I've had the Retina MBP for a little over a week. I'll post my thoughts and pics soon.


Back from Omaha

Had a great Berkshire weekend 2012. It's always nice to go back to Omaha. Didn't find the diamond that I wanted, but the search continues...

Now back to your irregularly scheduled updates.