In Part 2, I want to look at a few more apps that will help you achieve your goals. But before I do, let me first say that apps will only help you to achieve your goals. They are simply meant to be tools to track your progress. The rest has to come from you, unfortunately. This was a hard thing for me to come to terms with because I lacked motivation. Not because I didn’t want to lose weight, but I lacked the motivation and the drive. That’s not to say that I don’t struggle with this on a daily basis, and I suspect I will for the rest of my life. But having tools and resources to help me understand what’s going on and ultimately give me a way to improve my life has been and will continue to be helpful.

MyFitness Pal

MyFitnessPal does a lot to help you lose weight, but where it really shines is in its calorie tracking capabilities. You input the food that you ate throughout the day, as well as your workouts. All this will give you an idea of whether or not you overate. Now, this is one of my favorite apps because it helps me keep on track from a nutritional perspective. That said, this is also the one that I find the most difficult to keep up with consistently. No one is perfect, but knowing how much food I put into my body will certainly help me to keep my calories in check. Here’s looking to a better 2019 in terms of calorie tracking.


I am writing this, and I am completely exhausted. My advice to anyone who is trying to achieve a goal – whether that’s fitness related or something else, you need your sleep. But how do we actually know we’re getting quality sleep? Find an app! myNoise is a fully customizable sound generator that has hundreds of multi-track noise programs from nature to science fiction and everything in between. I like to hear the sound of ocean waves when I’m falling asleep, but each sound features 10 tracks to help you get to sleep. There are other apps to help you track your sleep, but you already know this if you’re an Apple Watch user.


You might not realize it, but the brain needs exercise too. When your mind is strong and focused, it helps to keep you on track in order to get the rest of your body in shape as well. Elevate has special sessions to help increase your skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and even math. When you do the daily exercises, it increases the speed and accuracy in which your brain performs.


Cardiogram is great when it comes to making sense of the heart data that your Apple Watch measures. There’s that Apple plug again. It shows a detailed graph of your heart rate history, average beats, and it even works with heart peripherals to give you even more helpful information. If your heart rate spikes, you can tag it with whatever you were doing at the moment, so you can know when you need to learn to relax or when you were busting out that Friday morning workout.