Monday, January 21, 2013

Tracking

I've never been one to be super strict about following a specific diet plan or count calories. The have been a couple of times where I've used online programs to track my eating (post-babies, for example), but I don't find it as a long-term necessity. That said, I definitely find tracking my intake to be helpful in  establishing or re-establishing the healthy eating habits that help me feel my best. I got into a pretty good sugar habit again over the holidays, and while I've done pretty well getting away from all the treats, I feel I need a little help to get rid of that craving for needing something sweet every day. I'd also like to have a better idea of how I'm doing on my ratio of macronutrients (carbs, fat, protein) along with tracking sugar. Along with this tracking endeavor, I'm making greater efforts toward consuming fewer processed foods. The tool I'm using is My Fitness Pal, and its available online and as a smartphone app. I like that its easy to use and you can customize your goals based on your needs. I'll be updating with specifics regarding my meal plan and recipes. If you're on My Fitness Pal, add me as a friend (username: cmc211)!

Welcome!

Welcome to my health and fitness blog! There are so many fitness and health related topics that interest me that I'd like to share with anyone who is interested. I'm always working to live a healthy and fit life and am learning new ways to do so on a daily basis. Since becoming a mom over three years ago, I've become particularly concerned with helping my family live well and modeling healthy habits for my children. My goal with this blog is to share what I'm doing to help us along this journey.

Here's to living well!