I am Yogi and have practiced some sort physical workout for a while now. IMHO physical strength/ movement have always attributed to better clarity in my life! This post shows how I managed to get my yogaglo stats to track and measure my practice.
I am strong believer in habit loops and always have found that has worked a lot for me. One of the good books on this which I recommend to other ishttp://www.amazon.com/The-Power-Habit-What-Business/dp/081298160X and also another good resource is http://getupandcode.com/ which is a audio podcast fitness and technology.
I have been practicing Yoga for a while now and I would like to track my practice. I usually go to studio twice a week to be part of the Sangha and the rest 4-5 days I practice twice a day.
I knew yogaglo had my stats information stored in their site because when I logged into the site it did provide me with history. But I wanted the API to query based on the raw data. I wanted to track how often I worked and what kind of classes have I done. My goal was to work on the strengthening my core and I usually like to track that and API would help with this kind of information.
Thanks to tools like fiddler or http://mitmproxy.org/ I could look at the http traffic that was sent with the headers. The headers are important because it contained the authentication token information. FYI I have set yogaglo to remember my login information which meant I have cookies that it could send across part of the http request.
Here is the code to download the yogaglo stats[gist https://gist.github.com/naveensrinivasan/2e40f409bf6c386766c6]
You could take the json and dump into excel and get some amazing stats using powerquery.
I am not a excel whiz to do it. I used the json to convert it to C# objects usinghttp://json2csharp.com/ and here is the code it generated.[gist https://gist.github.com/naveensrinivasan/0cf3cecede742c3587dc]
With that here is a simple query to get total duration by date.[gist https://gist.github.com/naveensrinivasan/213c2092babc23d7c772]