This is the fifth installment in my 6 week long series of posts on my Nike Training Club App experience.

I will come right out and let you know I didn’t use the app this week. I feel kind of bad and guilty and all that but I’d feel way worse if I told you I used it when I didn’t.

This week has been all sorts of crazy. Last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, I was freaking out worried out about the possibility of Hurricane Irene coming our way. I wanted to use the app, but was just too distracted: instead I got my exercise moving all the stuff off my deck and yard into the garage, and running around town stocking up on things I thought we might need if we lost power.

The storm finally did hit here Saturday night. There was a lot of wind. And tons of rain. But nothing here was damaged and we didn’t lose power. My chickens were fine. And so were the bees. Phew! I assumed the storm just hadn’t been as bad as the predictions.

Until I went on the internet. And saw postings from friends on facebook that made me feel extremely lucky. And sad. Our area here in the Hudson Valley was actually hit extremely hard by Irene. Many farms are under water: their crops a total loss. People had trees fall on their cars. And their homes. Roads were flooded and remain impassable.

And farther North, in the Catskills and Adirondacks and up in Vermont, the damage is incomprehensible. Entire towns have been cut off by flooding and the collapse of their roads. Beautiful towns…towns we enjoy throughout the winter for skiing…were devastated. As was my son’s camp- where he spent a month this summer up until 2 days before Irene…when we watched this video, we just cried.

I’ve had time to do the app the last few days, but I just didn’t. Couldn’t muster up the energy. Or the motivation. Yet I know sitting here typing this that I should have. It takes very little time (you can do a workout in as little as 15 minutes). And at least then I’d be feeling good about something (taking care of myself) instead of sitting here feeling helpless and depressed.

Have you downloaded the app yet? You can still enter the Nike Make Yourself Sweepstakes, and when you do, you’ll have a chance to win an iPad2 complete with the Nike Training Club app and COOL Nike gear including the Legend Pant, Victory Bra, and Free XT Motion Fit+.

I hope you do give the app a try and let me know how you like it. Also, if you have tips for staying motivated to exercise when you’re distracted and feeling down, I’d love to hear them.

On a positive note, the auction Kim and I dreamed up to help Jennie Perillo raised almost $1000!

So now I’d like to think of a way I can help those affected by Irene, too…so much help is needed right now.

The Nike Training Club App is a full-body functional training app designed for you to make yourself whatever you want to be. Whether you’re looking to get lean, toned, or strong, NTC takes every workout to the next level. Download it here.

I’ll have my last Nike Training Club App update for you next week and I am planning to make up for this week’s non-usage of the app big time, I promise. I’m going to go work out with the app as soon as I publish this post, in fact. And as soon as my kids go back to school next week, I am going to resume my Insanity workouts (which have also completely fallen by the wayside), as well ;)

If you’ve got an iPhone or iPad, why don’t you download the app and take the challenge with me? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by trying the app: it’s like having your own personal trainer…for free.



Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Nike Womens via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nike Womens.

 

10 Comments

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    Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes — August 31, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    I know SO many people that LOVE these kinds of apps!

    I don’t use them consistently… very much like you! All of a sudden, a week or 2 go by and haven’t looked at it! But I guess if your self motivated and try to track things in other ways, it’s okay! As long as your working on it.

    Thanks for the post!

    • Winnie replied: — September 6th, 2011 @ 11:03 am

      Thanks so much for your comment…it’s hard to stay motivated, isn’t it?!

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — August 31, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    I am so grateful you personally did not suffer from the devastation evident in other parts of the northeast. That video should be handed to every single person is who whining about either overdoing preparation or being out of power still. Heartbreaking Winnie.

    And I think the last thing you need to add to your life is guilt. Life happens, things don’t get done amidst the best intentions and we can feel guilty. But I do know this. I would give my eye teeth to be able to do something as simple as take a walk…so I do hope you get out there and do that because the other thing I know is that nothing relieves some of those other feelings like exercise!

    So glad you AND the chickens are OK!

    • Winnie replied: — September 6th, 2011 @ 11:04 am

      Thanks so much for your good thoughts Barb :)

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    Paula — August 31, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    While Irene did not leave behind what was *predicted*, the destruction, damage and loss of life it did cause is devastating. One loss of life is too much. One home lost is too much. One crop field ruined is too much. My heart goes out to all those who had Irene take from them what they loved and/or poured their life’s work into. I don’t know what else to say Winnie except I’m grateful that you and your family came through this so much better than most and may all those who must endure and rebuild, find the strength and support they need to do so.

    • Winnie replied: — September 6th, 2011 @ 11:04 am

      Thanks for your comment Paula. It’s really heartbreaking to see how awful the damage was for some local folks :(

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    Katherine Martinelli — August 31, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    So glad you (and the chickens!!) came out of Irene unscathed! And I’m definitely going to have to check out this app. Just joined a gym again for the first time in a year and i’m psyched!

    • Winnie replied: — September 6th, 2011 @ 11:05 am

      I hope you do check out the app. It’s pretty great, especially since it’s free!

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    katie — August 31, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    I’ve been watching the news…and, seeing all the destruction up your way, from the catskills to vermont. it’s unbelievable!
    As I sat here complaining about not having power for 2 1/2 days, I really should have been focusing on how good I really do have it! Many by me lost so much too. Areas of town that were buried under water are ghost areas now…the grass, plants, trees, even animal…all gone.
    It’s heartbreaking.

    • Winnie replied: — September 6th, 2011 @ 11:05 am

      I hope everything is getting back to normal and that school was able to start for you guys…

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