December's Goal: 3 miles/day

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Burn off the Turkey

I haven't posted in a while... never did a Thanksgiving post... been sick...

Oh well, I just need to find the time then!

Just wanted to get in a really quick post:

Now that Turkey-Day is over, the thoughtful folks at WorkSmart Labs, the developers for my all time favorite app CardioTrainer, have put together a widget to help visualize what it takes to work off your Thanksgiving dinner.

It is said that Thanksgiving meal is roughly 3000 calories on average. This widget sits on my home screen, a beautiful steaming turkey... Then as I workout using my CardioTrainer app (which calculates my time, pace, distance, calories burned, etc), it takes the calories I burned and subtracts it from this 3000 calorie goal. Then my turkey transforms as though I'm consuming it.

^Mine only transformed from being steaming hot to having a knife shoved into it... That's how far my lame, sicky-recovery 2 mile run got me.

This had me thinking: What if I could set up all my goals into something visual? I would love it if they generated customizable options in this fashion. Example: For every beer I drink, I can put a widget on my phone to burn off an additional 170 cals or so. Hmmm... me likey


  1. Certainly puts things in perspective. Kinda scares me --- but I too "likey". ;)

  2. Visualizing definitely helps, cool you got an app for that!

  3. Seriously? 3,000 calories? Per meal? Oh depression is setting in!

  4. That's a pretty neat idea. I could see it getting out of hand though: if you have one beer, then don't manage to run it off.. and you add another beer and another, it could get overwhelming!!

    Dailymile does tell you how many donuts you've excercised off!! :D