Obstacle Workout App Review

Is anyone else out there ready to celebrate Thanksgiving? I know I am! I hate all the guilt that comes with eating everything in sight though, so I try to eat healthy and work out more a few days before it so that my shame and guilt over the massive quantities of pie I consume are somewhat lessened. So when the creator of Obstacle Workout reached out to me, I thought it was perfect to test out! This app has some really interesting features.

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Now, I wouldn’t exactly say I’m a fitness buff. I try to work out when I can, but too often it gets pushed to the wayside. That’s why I like apps like this so much! It makes it easy to get a quick floor workout in.


THE GOOD:

This app is really user-friendly! You can create the type of workout you want, and then it takes you through a series of exercises complete with both audio and video instructions!! It’s really useful to have the videos, it makes it so simple to figure out how to do the exercises yourself, I used this in place of my regular floor workout, and it really gave me a tough workout! It’s also nice that it comes with a warm-up and cool-down exercise built in.

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Example of an exercise

THE NOT-SO-GOOD:

To be honest, I was really impressed with this app! Only downside is, it’s only available for iPhones and iPads, so sorry all you Android users :/ It also has an alignment that makes you hold your phone sideways, which I personally find somewhat annoying. It costs just $0.99 in the app store, and there are in-app purchases available.


Overall, I really like this app! I’ll be keeping it on my phone alongside Sworkit for when I need a quick floor workout with really simple instructions (because I’m not the best at following directions, haha)! The great instructional videos are really the biggest plus here, they’re so helpful. I give it 4.5/5 stars! If you like, you can read more about it on their website.

Do you use any kind of apps to work out? What’s your favorite way to exercise? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Love Kiki

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All opinions are my own; this app was provided free of charge, but this review is free of bias.

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6 Study Tips For College Kids (And Other Busy People)

Hey there everyone! As a current college student, sometimes I feel like my life is totally consumed by my classes and schoolwork. Nursing requires hours of studying from the textbook every night, and it can get really overwhelming. So I wanted to share with you some of my tips for successful studying and keeping the stress levels controlled. I think that these tips work not only for college kids, but for busy bloggers as well! Read on for more!


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1. Use Your Resources.

Tutors aren’t just there to look pretty-they’re there to help you succeed! Same with your professors. Their job is to help you learn, so take advantage of that and go to office and tutoring hours to review any questions you might have and stay on top of your work.

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2. Set aside a specific time to study each day.

It’s hard to make study time a priority in college with so many time demands from friends, clubs, and work. Make sure to set aside a specific time every day to study, so that you get into a routine and get used to doing it each day.

3. Put away distractions.

Turn that phone off and put it where you can’t see it. Out of sight, out of mind! If you don’t need it to study, put your computer away and just focus on the textbook or notes you took. Which brings us to number 4-

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4. Take good notes.

Taking notes might seem time consuming and difficult while in class, but they’re so helpful to look back on and connect the material from the textbook to what your professor is saying. Studies have shown that if you don’t take notes, 60% of what you hear in class is forgotten after just 9 hours- yikes! Avoid this by reviewing and rewriting your notes after class to help you retain the information.

5. Eat Healthy Snacks.

Snacking is something all of us do, but when you’re stressed and studying it’s too easy to sit down with a new bag of chips and find it’s empty an hour later! Stock up on healthier snacks like blueberries, yogurt, and almonds that contain brain-boosting compounds (and taste delicious too).

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6. Leave time for yourself.  

Sure, studying is really important. And you’re in college to learn. But breaks are important too; they give your brain time to recharge and help you do better in the long run. Take a 15 minute break for every hour of studying, and you’ll find yourself much less stressed than trying to do all of it at once. Grab dinner with friends or binge-watch some Netflix (I recommend Once Upon A Time 😉 ). It won’t kill you or your GPA to take a break every once in a while!


I targeted this post towards college kids like me, but I think these tips can be applied to blog work as well! What do you think? What study strategies do you use? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Love Kiki

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All opinions are my own; this is not a sponsored post. All photos courtesy of Unsplash.

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