Given the time of year, I know that setting new fitness and health goals is cliche, but so what; I’m doing it.
I started keeping a food diary this week. I’ve been using the S Health app on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and one of the features is a health coach that suggests small missions for you to complete in order to meet your health goals.
A mission I picked for this week was to spend a day tracking what I ate. I actually did it or more than one day, and I’ve decided to continue the practice because the benefits of it make it worth it.
Entering everything I ate into this app made me really conscious of what I was putting into my body. Today was a good day where I ate mostly fruits and vegetables. My breakfast bagel was more calories than I care to expend on one item, and that made me realize that I want to spend my calorie budget on healthier, more filling foods that are going to keep me energized throughout the day.
Another challenge that I am taking on is the physical activity challenge. Let’s face it; I’m lazy and fat. I am working on improving that, but it is a work in progress, and so to that end I am using the app to keep myself accountable.
I got in over 14K steps today, and that includes mile and a half I walked this morning to get my day started. I promise I felt more energized today after starting it off with a walk first thing.
One of my main goals is to move around as much as possible. Even when sitting at my desk, I am doing my new favorite leg exercise: tracing the alphabet with each foot. You can actually feel the results of this.
These are all just small steps that I know will lead to larger ones and bring me to a healthier place overall, and for that I’m excited.
You can follow along with my journey.