No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Last week I met my "ideal" version of a goal: to walk three miles, 5 days in the week. Mainly I like to walk home, as it's 3 miles from work to home. I nailed it last week! Already, this week in order to make it I will have to use Saturday, because I have a meeting tonight and won't have time for the walk.
This has been a goal for me for forever. At best, I managed 3 days per week; too often, less or even none. Mostly none, for the past several months. So I am very happy about it. However....
I totally flaked on updating MyFitnessPal. Part of the problem is that I have been making good eating choices- not ALL good, believe me, but many good choices like fresh juices and salads. The problem is, it's so cumbersome creating these items, you have to add one ingredient at a time and guesstimate how much. Online calorie counting is much easier when you're eating at chain restaurants or cooking processed foods at home. The calculations are already done!
Eating well is simply not the simplest option, ever. There's always more work to do. Last night, I bought organic carrots pulled right from the dirt, with their green stalks still attached. I had to soak then scrub the dirt off. Steamed with cinnamon, they tasted GREAT, and worth the effort. But it would have been so much easier to grab a bag of frozen carrots and toss them into the microwave.
So that brings me to time management. In part, the walking 3 miles daily zapped my energy and my time and that's probably why I was less motivated to sit there and do MFP. Even though calorie counting is so helpful for me. Maybe I will just use MFP for my processed foods, and then write in the notes area the healthy food I ate. I won't have exact calories, but that way I'll still be using MFP to pay attention to what I'm eating. Voila! Customization= success! I'll try this strategy out this week.