Consistency: Level Up With Health Tracking Apps


In the grand tapestry of achieving lasting success in fitness and nutrition, the often-overlooked thread is consistency in small daily habits. It’s a journey not of drastic overhauls but of incremental, sustainable changes. Let me share a personal anecdote that beautifully illustrates the impact of small daily habits in my life and that of my daughter. While not fitness focused, it demonstrates the big payoff to small daily habits.

The Daily Chapter Ritual: A Lesson in Consistency

Every evening, my daughter and I share a special ritual – reading one chapter of a book of her choosing together. It’s a simple act, yet its cumulative effect is profound. In less than 30 minutes a day, over the course of a year, those daily chapters add up to 365 chapters. That is equivalent to nearly 15 full books. The magic lies not in the volume but in the commitment to consistency.

In the same vein, small daily habits in fitness and nutrition can lead to remarkable transformations over time. Whether it’s opting for a nutritious snack over a sugary one, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or committing to a daily workout routine – these seemingly minor choices compound into significant results.

The Power of Apps and Accountability

To navigate the labyrinth of daily habits, technology becomes a valuable ally. Apps serve as digital accountability partners, helping you track and monitor your progress. Just as my daughter and I track our reading streak, fitness and nutrition apps offer a tangible record of your journey.

Consider integrating habit-tracking apps into your routine. These apps not only provide a visual representation of your efforts but also offer reminders, nudging you to stay on course. The satisfaction of ticking off completed habits fuels motivation and reinforces the power of consistency.

Small Daily Habits: A Blueprint for Success

1. Start Small, Build Momentum:

Begin with manageable habits that align with your goals. Whether it’s drinking an extra glass of water or incorporating a 10-minute workout, starting small sets the stage for sustainable success.

2. Consistency Over Intensity:

Consistency trumps intensity. Regular, moderate efforts have a more lasting impact than sporadic, intense bursts. Think of it as the tortoise and the hare – slow and steady wins the race.

3. Mindful Nutrition Choices:

Pay attention to your daily nutritional choices. Opt for whole, nutrient-dense foods, and make gradual adjustments to your eating habits. Small changes, such as swapping sugary snacks for fruits, accumulate over time.

4. Daily Movement:

Incorporate daily movement into your routine. It doesn’t have to be an intense workout; a brisk walk, stretching, or quick bodyweight exercises can make a significant difference.

5. Accountability Through Apps:

Leverage habit-tracking apps to monitor your progress. Set realistic goals, track your daily habits, and celebrate your achievements. The visual representation of your efforts serves as a powerful motivator.

Exploring Health Habit Tracking Apps

The amount of apps on the market are endless. The secret to success is finding the one that resonates with you. Apps, like diet and exercise routines, are only affective if used. Here are just a couple that I have trialed over the years and found to be helpful.

1. MyFitnessPal:

MyFitnessPal is a versatile app that allows you to track both your nutrition and exercise. With a vast food database and the ability to connect with fitness trackers, it provides a comprehensive overview of your daily habits. However, if you are looking for nutrition only (not exercise) I would highly recommend MacrosFirst over MyFitnessPal. The food catalogue, barcode scanning, and ease of use is superior on the free version.

2. Streaks:

Streaks is a minimalist app focused on building and maintaining positive habits. You can customize it to track various health-related activities, from daily workouts to hydration, with a simple interface that encourages daily check-ins.

3. HabitBull:

HabitBull combines simplicity with robust features. It lets you track multiple habits simultaneously, set reminders, and visualize your progress over time. The app’s community aspect adds an element of social accountability.

MyCoach- Shred 27’s App of Choice

At Shred 27, we understand the transformative impact of small daily habits. That’s why we’ve integrated the MyCoach app into our approach. It includes all of the features of the above apps, with so much more. Imagine having a personalized plan designed specifically for you, based on your unique goals. With the MyCoach app, you receive daily tactics tailored to your objectives, all with the additional support of a Shred 27 coach guiding you along the way.

Our app doesn’t just track habits; it’s a companion in your fitness and nutrition journey. Whether you’re aiming for weight loss, muscle gain, or overall well-being, the MyCoach app ensures that every small daily habit aligns with your overarching goals. It’s your pocket-sized accountability partner, empowering you to build sustainable success one habit at a time.

In the spirit of small daily habits, take one small step today. Commit to using a tracking app, journal, or any other desired mechanism for tracking your habits. Your success story begins with consistency.

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