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Sync up your New Year’s Resolutions and stay on track!

USC_BB_4-18-13_300x268Many of us have made New Year’s Resolutions, or in my case, goals for the year. With almost two full weeks of the new year gone already, have you been finding it difficult to keep track of your goals or have you been working hard to stay on track? Today’s technology and smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S5, offer a variety of apps and products to help keep you on track and increase the likelihood of sticking with any resolution throughout the year.

Think about this: You and your family are already relying on technology in your daily lives, why not leverage that available technology to enhance and simplify your life?! U.S. Cellular is happy to help you do just that so you can enjoy better moments with family and friends over the New Year and all year long.

Utilize smart technology to stay on top of goals and resolutions

A recent survey by Prosper Mobile Insights indicate more than one in four U.S. smartphone or tablet owners plan to use their smart mobile device to help them keep on track with their resolutions. I think it is a truly great way to increase accountability for yourself, as well as give you a visual and physical reminder of the end goal even if you can’t see any changes within yourself day-to-day.

Here are some great apps that can help you start 2015 right, courtesy of U.S. Cellular and their lighting fast 4G service!

Fitness Apps

  • The Runtastic Six Pack app is great for those looking to lose weight or get in shape. This free app allows users to work out from home by creating custom work outs with a virtual personal trainer which will show users the proper way to do new exercises.

  • The Runtastic Six Pack and its 50 workout videos can also be paired with the UP by Jawbonea fitness wristband. It can track what you eat, any activities throughout the day and your sleeping habits, then suggest small changes that will help you reach your goals.

  • Getting organized is another popular resolution, and we all know how hard it can be. The Any.Do app is an award winner that’s perfect for enhancing anyto-do list. The app allows you to create lists of tasks that need to be completed and organize them by category and importance. You can set alarms and also easily sync your tasks from your mobile to your desktop to help stay on top of any to-do list, no matter where you are.

  • Many people resolve to see more of their family members throughout the year. The GroupMe app allows everyone in the family to stay in touch and make plans, no matter where in the country they are located. This app allows users to create several groups in which each member can share events, photos, videos and texts.

  • Saving money is a recurring resolution for many. According to a 2014 U.S. Cellular survey, 43 percent of smartphone users made the resolution to save money in 2014. In 2015, smartphone owners can accomplish this task with the Mint Bills app. The free app allows users to link bills, bank accounts and credit cards. The app then notifies users of when a payment is coming up and even lets users set up automatic payments.

 So tell us….

Which of these apps could you use to help you reach your goals? 


Thanks to U.S. Cellular for sponsoring this post. 


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29 Responses to Sync up your New Year’s Resolutions and stay on track!

  1. Dee Mauser January 14, 2015 at 11:20 am #

    I could certainly benefit from the exercise/weight loss app. I just started a diet on Monday.

  2. Dawn January 14, 2015 at 11:28 am #

    These are great tips. Technology is great for so much more than Angry Birds and Clash of Clans.
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  3. jenny temcio @dapperhouse January 14, 2015 at 11:35 am #

    YAY! I am really excited to learn about the fitness app. I am going to buy myself a jawbone for my birthday and sync up to meet my fitness goals. The any.do app is perfect for me too! Even to remind me to drink water when I am so busy – lol Thanks for your recommendations.

  4. Elizabeth @ Being MVP January 14, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

    I love learning about new apps. I’m all about the fitness apps recently because I want to lose 10 lbs!
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  5. Shauna January 14, 2015 at 4:47 pm #

    Oh wow, these are great. I am going now to look into the The Runtastic Six Pack. Sounds perfect for me 🙂

  6. Melissa Pezza January 14, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

    An app to help me stay on track would be awesome. I have the drive, but I can be a little scatter brained sometimes.
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  7. Amber Edwards January 14, 2015 at 6:48 pm #

    that getting organized app sounds awesome. As does the money managing one. Both could help me with my new years goals.
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  8. Chelley @ AisForAdelaide January 14, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

    Great app- thanks for sharing!I love learning about new fitness apps!
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  9. SaRah Marty rani January 14, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    great tips! I need to try the Up! Mint is awesome!
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  10. Our Family World January 14, 2015 at 11:37 pm #

    This is a really cool app, it makes you far more organized with all your goals!
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  11. Tiffany (A Mom's Take) January 15, 2015 at 8:55 am #

    It’s pretty amazing how useful our phones have become. Your post is very helpful!
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  12. Kristin January 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

    Great list of apps to use to stay on track and reach those goals! I will be checking out a few of those!

  13. Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews January 16, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

    I am such a paper person. I try to use the technology at my finger tips but always seem to revert back to paper.
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  14. Jeannette January 16, 2015 at 6:35 pm #

    At first I was pretty resistant to going digital with everything. But now that I have I have truly discovered that there is an app for everything and it really helps to organize my life!
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  15. Liz Mays January 16, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

    I like the alarms on that Anydo app. I may have to try that one out because I work best under pressure!
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  16. Anne January 16, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

    I got a Jawbone UP for Christmas and have been wearing it everyday. I will have to download the Runtastic six pack to use with it, thanks for the tip!

  17. Cat Davis January 16, 2015 at 8:29 pm #

    Wow, I had no idea you could do that with an app. I really need to download the Mint Bills and help my husband and I get our financial situation more organized.
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  18. Ellen That Chic Mom January 16, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    I love using apps on my phone to help keep me on track with life. These are some great ones I will have to look into.
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  19. Lee January 16, 2015 at 9:17 pm #

    The Runtastic app is something I could use right now while planning my vow renewal. I need to slim down my arms and the best way to do it is exercise. This would help.

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  20. Valerie Remy-Milora January 16, 2015 at 11:43 pm #

    All these apps are wonderful tools! It’s amazing how much technology can do to keep us on track and accountable! It’s like having 10 personal assistants giving you reminders or celebrating your success in every aspect of your life!
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  21. Melissa January 17, 2015 at 9:36 am #

    My goal for 2015 is to get organized – I want to try that app Any.do. Great list!
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  22. DignaD January 17, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

    Too many apps, so little time these days. Would like to try an exercise app though.

  23. Sara P. (@SensiblySara) January 17, 2015 at 4:17 pm #

    GroupMe sounds like a really neat app! It sounds like something I could use with my Sunday School class or family to make things easy and all in one space!
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  24. Crystal Green January 18, 2015 at 11:47 am #

    The Mint App sounds like the one I would use the most in 2015. I am hoping to have a new job this year and will find this to be the most beneficial.

  25. Crystal January 19, 2015 at 7:35 am #

    Great list of apps! Unfortunately, though, they don’t have one to actually kick me in the behind and get me going. Because that’s pretty much what I need.
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  26. Avry January 19, 2015 at 12:27 pm #

    I love love my APPS for exercise and weightloss.. I have used them for about a year now and love that they keep me accountable! I love logging my food as it helps me to watch what I am mindlessly putting in my mouth!

  27. Jen - Life With Levi January 19, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

    Ooh, I have a Jawbone sitting in the closet not being used. I think downloading the runtastic app will be my first step to getting back on the exercise wagon with it.
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  28. Crystal January 19, 2015 at 11:03 pm #

    How did I ever accomplish my resolutions before apps like these were available? I really have no excuse now!
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  29. Vera Sweeney April 14, 2015 at 11:43 pm #

    I love using my smartphone! These sound like great apps for getting back in shape!
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