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Mobile Nations fitness month week 2: Nutrition! 3

by Rene Ritchie Mon, 11 Feb 2013 5:33 pm EST

Leave a comment below telling us your Fitness Month goals and be entered to win a Withings Wireless Scale!

It's February and you know what that means? Mobile Nations Fitness Month! That's when we all get together to get in shape, share tips and tricks and recipes for success, review amazing apps and accessories, give away great prizes, and have a ton of fun! This year we're doing it a little differently, though. We're doing weekly themes, and that means every week you'll have new and exciting challenges, and new chances to win!

Week 2: Nutrition!

You know the old saying, you are what you eat? It's a cliche because it's true. Food is what gets us going and makes us run. Eating the right foods can improve the way we look and feel, how we handle stress and how we make it through the day. Food is our fuel, and we want to make sure we give our bodies and minds the best fuel possible.

As part of fitness month, we'll be reviewing a bunch of great apps and accessories that can help motivate, track, and train us to eat better and smarter.We'll also be doing THREE cool contests!

Eating Clean contest

First is our Eating Clean contest. Every day this week there'll be a thread in our forums (here's the first one), and all you have to do to enter is tell us what you ate during the day. The idea is to get a little community pressure going so we all eat less junk food and more healthy, tasty meals and snacks. If you have a food tracker, a Withings scale, or any other device that helps you out, you can simply share your results each day!

This is a great way to keep us all motivated and accountable, and get a little healthy peer-pressure going! Plus, every day you enter is a chance to win a $20 webOS Nation Store gift certificate!

Nutrition MY Way contest

Second is our Nutrition MY Way contest. Just head on over to Nutrition MY Way thread in the forums and tell us how you use your mobile device, your phone or tablet, to eat healthier. What are your favorite apps? What are your go to accessories? We want to know! Tell it to us in the form of a story, like a blog post. We'll post the best entries on Friday, so get them in ASAP! Need more incentive? We'll pick one winner a week and send them a $100 webOS Nation Store gift certificate!

Comment to win contest

Last but certainly not least, leave a comment below telling us about your Mobile Nations Fitness Month goals and you'll be entered to win a Withings Wireless Scale! It's a great -- and super geeky! -- way to track your weight. You want to win this, so hurry up and leave a comment NOW!


Goals are to a) lose ten pounds (it'll take more than a month), b) not cheat on this diet, and c) make it through ab ripper x on P90X.

Got a wedding in a little more than three months. Gotta get on the ball like yesterday.

One one hand, I might need to fine tune my goals a little bit, but on the other, having opened ended goals might eliminate potential discouragement / failure. I'm a 52 year old male and am about 40 pounds overweight. My overall goals for the year are the basic & sensible ones... Eat better and exercise more.

If I get just a little more detailed, the goal is to be at 190 by the year end, with a stretch goal of hitting 180 lbs. My target weight should be a combination of fat loss accompanied by some muscle gain, and if I was to really be brutal with myself, I'd go get a BMI, but I don't think I'm going to do that quite yet!

I started off the year at 220 and am currently down to 211 - 212 by simply cutting out snacks, eating healthier at home more frequently, less eating out, and walking with my wife several times a week, even when it's below freezing...

Quite frankly, my ultimate goal is simply to live a healthier and consequently, a happier and longer life.


Every time I see the 'step it up' thread for fitness.... I want to make a thread called 'sit it down'. We could post favorite pizza recipes and share suggestions on how to do stuff around the house while expending the least amount of energy. :)