I have been running a lot lately to train for my upcoming half marathon, but I have not really been keeping track of my eating habits.
Over the weekend, my friends and I were talking about this issue, and they inspired me to start using the My Fitness Pal app again. I used this app when I graduated from college and lost nearly 40 pounds (along with exercising). Fastforward a few years, and I’ve gained a little of that back. Now it’s time to work on losing it again.
Essentially, this app is just a calorie tracker, but it really has gotten me to think about what I am eating, and how much I am eating. I realized that I have been majorly overeating for the past few months, and probably even years. I’m trying to use this tracker as a way to create better habits for myself.
One other thing I would like to do is start meal planning, but every time I try, I struggle to find footing on where to start. I am a vegetarian, but a lot of meal plans include meat, and it can be hard to find simple, fulfilling vegetarian options. I’ve been doing a better job of cobbling together meals with what I have in my kitchen, but I’d like to try actually planning them.
Changing your habits is hard, no matter what that habit is. I just need to make sure that I am sticking with it – actually thinking about my choices instead of reaching for whatever seems good at the moment.