Trish Transforms : Healthy Lifestyle apps

June 12, 2015 Trish Transforms 18

Trish Transforms is my project for 2015.  I want to get fitter, I want to get leaner and I want to enjoy the journey. Dieting doesn’t have to be hell and this isn’t a diet anyway, I want to make changes for good. So I’m going to document my random thoughts along the way in an effort to inspire and motivate myself.



I’m an iphone addict and my phone is never beyond hands reach.  And when you see just how many apps I use to keep me on the healthy straight and narrow, you will see just what I mean.  I love, love, love these apps and they are a huge part of my weight loss journey.  By the way, I’ve used all these apps for a long time so it’s hard to remember exactly but I think they were all free except for MyScorePlus which cost a few euro.

First up, the app I use all day, every day.  And its MyScorePlus.  I use this to track all the food I eat and to give it the right  weight watchers points value.  Logging this on my phone is effortless and this in turn means it happens.  When I use to use pen and paper, I got lazy about it.  And there is a database on there also that you can use to check points values on loads of foods.




My next favourite is FitBit.  This is only a new addition, not to mention a new addiction but I’m obsessed.  I love taking part in challenges and seeing what my friends are doing.  Seeing them pushing themselves makes me push myself too.




Running is an app that I use for both walking and running as I like to track just how far I’ve gone.  Especially for my running as I can see that I am VERY slowly getting a bit faster.  Sometimes it feels like I’m making no progress but then when I check the times to the ones earlier in the year, I can see that I am.  Plus I love that it shows me on a map just what route I took.




Spotify is an essential for me.  I need music to keep me moving when running and walking.  I often find that when a song I love comes on that I speed up effortlessly.  I do get bored easily though so I’m always updating my playlists.




Instagram is another one I adore.  But I already talked about just how Instagram inspires me so I won’t get in to that again.  Suffice to say, when I need a motivation boost, IG delivers.





Audible is often my choice when I’m in the gym and am not in the mood for music.  Come on I’m a book blogger, you knew books would sneak in somewhere!





Talk to Trish : Do you use phone apps to help you stick with a healthy lifestyle?  Which ones do you love the most?

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18 Responses to “Trish Transforms : Healthy Lifestyle apps”

  1. Red Iza

    I use my phone to text, and sometimes call, or to check my train schedule but that’s all 🙂 On the other hand, there are apps I use every day to stay fit, “Daily workout apps” : arms, legs, butt and abs. Very practical and efficient !
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    • trish

      I track my water on the Fitbit too. Kind of, I drink a good bit of it so once I get to 2L, I’m happy enough and stop tracking but this way I know I always get the minimum.

    • trish

      Yay, we are friends now Cynthia! I’ve had a migraine for the last 2 days so my steps were zilch but come tomorrow I’ll be back on track!

  2. S. J. Pajonas

    I really like RunKeeper for keeping track of my walks or workouts. I’ve been through a ton of apps in the past few years and yet I always go back to RunKeeper. It seems to be good at keeping me! (ha)
    S. J. Pajonas recently posted…Taking A Wee Break…

    • trish

      I’m not familiar with that one Kim. I just use Audible and Overdrive but I will check it out to see if it would be useful for me, thanks for the tip.

  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I use LoseIt which is just a food log and like it pretty well. I love Spotify and I also have Amazon Music. Weight loss inspiration wise I use Pinterest a lot and I keep meaning to use Instagram more. I keep thinking about getting a Fitbit but just haven’t yet. I like the idea of tracking how much I walk without having to have my phone attached to me in some way.
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…Recipes for A Beautiful Life – Review

    • trish

      Yes that was my main reason for getting a Fitbit too, it’s just too awkward to carry the phone all the time. Spotify is great, I love that I have lots of playlists that I know will suit whatever mood I’m in. It makes walking and running a lot more enjoyable.

  4. Berls

    I use My Fitness Pal, which sounds a lot like the first one you mentioned. I track my calories there and it works much better than pen and paper. I also use fitbit, though my fitbit hasn’t been working as well for me lately. I think I need them to send me a new one, the charge just isn’t lasting 🙁 I don’t listen to music much, but I do use the audible app. I also have smart audiobooks for my audiobooks that aren’t on audible. That’s about it. It does really help having apps to keep us healthy!
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  5. Ken

    It is great to have such gadgets that help us to track all our activities and keep us healthier. I have a fitbit that always records my healthiness now I want such type of app in my iphone that reminds me about my health because I am addicted to it.

  6. Vi @Inkvotary

    Hi Trish, just wanted to ask you, if you are still using all those apps (incl. My Fitness Pal). Since this post is from 2015 and I am writing this in January 2019 :). So, are you still happy with them?

    Best wishes
    Vi (who´ve just got inspired)
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    • trish

      Hi Vi, I use My Fitness Pal, my Fitbit, my running app (but for walking right now!), Spotify, and Audible. I also use DownDog, a yoga app. I’ve put on weight since I broke my shoulder, and am still trying to get back on track, but finding it hard to stay disciplined. But when I use My Fitness Pal, I find it a great way of staying accountable. And all the apps I use are free.

      • Vi @Inkvotary

        Good to know that you are still using those apps. I am usually not an app girl, but I need something that keeps me motivated without having to turn on the laptop and check a list. Thanks for your reply, Trish.

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