The new year has finally come, and resolutions have been made while clinks of wine glasses and noisemakers sounded at midnight on Sunday. Unfortunately, more than 75% of resolutions will fall by the wayside throughout the year, and many resolutions don’t live past January.
Fortunately, there are many new apps out there that can help us all keep our resolutions throughout the whole year. Check out these 8 bodacious apps and find the one that suits your needs!
Resolve to Lose Weight (and Keep it Off) – One of the most common New Year’s resolutions made is losing weight and getting fit. But if you’re lacking in a plan, a journal, and motivation, sad to say, but your ship will sink in no time. Luckily, there are apps out there that can help you get and stay in shape easily! Nike Training Club is a FREE app that offers easy-to-learn exercise routines, which are detailed step-by-step based on your own weight loss goal. You can even receive tips from celebrity trainers!
Lose It! is another excellent app that will soon be your bff. This app logs the food you eat and the exercise activities you do, making it easy to see which foods affect your caloric budget the most and which physical activities help in decreasing your caloric intake. And before you say that you’ll forget to log in, Lose It! will remind you when to log in your activities and meals. It will also allow you to share your progress on your favorite social media networks!
Resolve to Eat More Healthily – Who DOESN’T want to eat more healthily? But then again, in our busy society, who has the TIME to eat more healthily? And with the persuasive nature of advertising saying that such-and-such is healthy or this food will help you reduce your cholesterol and so on, how on earth can we know which foods are ACTUALLY good for us? Well, as they say, there’s an app for that! Fooducate is an awesome app that gives you the letter grade for a product, the calories per serving, any warnings, and alternatives to a product before you buy it in the grocery store!! All you have to do is scan the barcode of an item and voila! Results! This app makes eating healthily easier AND more fun! You may never visit your local McDonald’s ever again!
Resolve to Learn Something New – If you want to learn a new language this year, then here’s a great app for you! Learn a language with Michel Thomas will help you learn a new language and stay committed to learning it. It also helps you learn the natural way, not simply through repetition and memorization. Currently, you can learn French, German, Italian, and Spanish on this app, and while it’s free to download, you must pay per lesson. Learn the fun way, and soon enough you’ll be impressing your significant other when you order dinner in Italian at the hottest Italian restaurant in the city!
Resolve to Kick the Habit – Quitting a bad habit is a common New Year’s resolution, and the app Quitter can help you do just that! It helps you quit any addiction through motivation by showing you how far you’ve gone and how much money you’ve saved by not indulging in your addiction. And this doesn’t just apply to drinking and smoking – this app can help you break ANY addiction, including eating candy, watching too much t.v., and anything else you want to give up! You can also keep track of how long you’ve gone without your addiction (and how much money you’ve saved) by entering the date you stopped and how much you would’ve spent on it. Finally, an app that helps you to SEE the benefits of quitting!
Resolve to Manage Your Money – Christmas is notoriously a time that breaks the budget, and for some people, that’s a huge no-no. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to keep track of your finances… until now. Mint is a safe, secure app that will help you manage your money. It asks you to add you financial information, including your credit card information and bank accounts, and it will automatically push information from these accounts and track your spending! And get this – it also takes into account how much money is left in your account and can create a budget for you AND it can remind you to pay your bills on time! This app is a must-have for financial betterment!
Resolve to Help Others – Many times, we want to reach out and help others, but it can prove to be difficult to find. Catalista helps you find great non-profits near you that you can volunteer your time to. It finds non-profits based on what you like to do, your location, and your availability. And better yet, you can share opportunities to help the non-profits on Facebook and through email!
Resolve to Get Organized – Who doesn’t want to get organized? The app Evernote can help you get organized quickly and efficiently! It manages notes, ideas, pictures, and recordings, and it also instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or PC. You can “favorite” certain notes, and the text within your notes is searchable!
So what are YOUR New Year’s resolutions? Which apps do you plan to use? Tell us on our Facebook fan page or on our Twitter page! Have a bodacious new year, and stay strong in keeping your resolutions!
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