There are hundreds of different scenarios you can do with your picture. Just pick one, upload a photo, and the app does the rest. I'm not sure if I'll ever have a need for photos like this, but check them out:
|I love the symbolism of burning my fat picture!|
|Jerry as a zombie, haha|
|Yes, that is my face... hahaha!|
|That bottle of wine says "Chateau de Runs for Cookies 2011" ;)|
|If only I could swap out those cats for my own!|
There are a bunch of photo editing apps available, but this one has been so easy and so fun that I couldn't stop playing around with it. You can also do this fun stuff with pictures online, without the PhotoFunia app, at PhotoFunia.com.
(Disclosure: I am part of the Windows Champions program. I receive the use of a computer for a year and access to other products and information, but was not paid for this post. All opinions are, as always, my own)
Anyway, I went for an unscheduled run today--very unusual! I was actually in the mood to run, even though it was freezing outside, so I just went for a quick 3-miler. I was feeling really anxious this morning. When I started running, I could feel my heart rate jump up, like it does for about the first mile of a race, because of the anxiety.
I tried to just calm myself down while I was running, and after a couple of miles, it was better. But I hate that feeling while it lasts! I pushed myself pretty hard the last mile, and finished it under eight minutes--a great run. And thankfully, it cured my anxiety.
I'm glad I got that done when I did, because it started snowing really hard after that...
This afternoon, I got a package in the mail from a woman named Sara, a reader of my blog. She had written me and asked if I would like her Active Link (a Weight Watchers product similar to a FitBit), because she didn't want it. That was super generous of her, and I said sure! I'd love to try it out.
|Does that box not look like a pregnancy test box?!|
My sister has one and loves it, and I've heard good things about them. I've also heard that they give you less activity PointsPlus than the calculator would give, so I'm really curious about that. On today's run, for example, I earned 4 PointsPlus. However, once I am able to use the Active Link, that run may not earn so many PP.
First, I have to wear it for eight days so that it can come up with my "baseline" activity. I'm supposed to wear it at all times, and just go about my normal activities. After the eight days are up, then it will give me a goal to aim toward each day for activity.
The way it works is that you have to get in a certain amount of activity before your exercise will earn you PP. So if I run first thing in the morning, it might not show that I've earned anything--but then each step I take during the day will "count" toward my goal. This should be very interesting, because other than my running, I'm not a very active person. I (obviously) spend quite a bit of time on the computer. I'm hoping that using this Active Link will push me to get moving some more! I'll continue to write about it as I use it.